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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

    Bestcovery.com 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.com. 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 SearchBoth.com 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 DiscountMore.com, travel industry with Comparison.travel and real estate industry with RentCompare.com. 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 Shopzilla.com 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 Mesmo.tv). Mohit hints that DotSpots "will make my other ideas to date look like child's play".

    Jason Nazar

    In 2007, Nazar founded Docstoc.com 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
    310-691-2370
    
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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 www.fisherhealthcare.com

    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.

    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    "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: contact@triangledirectmedia.com

    Web: www.triangledirectmedia.com

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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.

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    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 www.suniva.com.


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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

    www.connectaddress.com

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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; dot@brandtalkers.com

    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 AbilityJobsPlus.com 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, AbilityJobsPlus.com'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 IndieGogo.com 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 AbilityJobsPlus.com

    Media Contact: 
    Richard F. Hill
    E-mail: info@abilityjobsplus.com
    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 (www.theupsstore.ca), including all of its local properties (www.theupsstorelocal.ca). 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.

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    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 www.reshiftmedia.com 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 www.theupsstore.ca or contact Michelle Cameron at mcameron@theupsstore.ca.

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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: 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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    April 9, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Imagine a hospital without power for seven months. Imagine a patient with burns on sixty percent of her body. Imagine if you were that patient and that this was the hospital where you were being cared for. This is the reality of medical care in the Njombe Region of Tanzania, Africa, one of the poorest and least developed regions in southwest Tanzania and often referred to as the "forgotten land" by the residents. The villages in this area are all in critical need of local health services, reliable electric power and safe drinking water.

    After visiting this region Lucy Rodriguez was inspired to found Operation Upendo, Inc., an Idaho-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Her vision is to provide various aspects of humanitarian assistance to the poor in remote areas of Tanzania.

    The seed for Operation Upendo started in 1997 when Lucy traveled to Tanzania on a vacation. While on safari she observed the magnificent wildlife of Africa, but also became aware of the hardships of the residents. This impacted her life in a profound way. In 2009, she began to realize her dream.

    OPERATION UPENDO  Njombe Region of Tanzania, Africa

    Lucy made three fact-finding trips to Tanzania, two of which included her volunteer medical director. Based on those trips it was determined that the immediate goal should be to rebuild St. John's Hospital, including the provision of reliable electric power.

    Operation Upendo's approach is to provide the training and the means that will make it possible for the people to improve their living conditions and become self-sustaining; a jumpstart rather than endless handouts. Operation Upendo will work with non-government organizations in Tanzania, also known as NGOs, that know what the people of Tanzania need in order to improve their quality of life. However, in many cases these NGOs are unable to progress with their project plans due to lack of financial and/or project support. Operation Upendo intends to select and qualify existing NGOs to work with directly to accomplish its goals.

    Upendo means love in Swahili. Those who join Operation Upendo will become an important part of the organization's core group of volunteers whose mission is to help the less fortunate in Tanzania. But more importantly, they will leave a life-long legacy for generations to come.

    For more information about Operation Upendo please visit www.operationupendo.org. We need the help of people that can volunteer their time to this worthy cause.

    OPERATION UPENDO®
    PO Box 1054
    Meridian, Idaho 83680
    
    Contact:
    Office Phone: 208-297-5624
    
    Lucy Rodriguez, Founder/President
    lucy@operationupendo.org
    
    David Posey, Secretary/Treasurer
    david@operationupendo.org

    Website: www.operationupendo.org

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    New offering protects budgets and simplifies vendor billing for academic, government and corporate library customers

    Shallotte, NC (MMD Newswire) April 9, 2013 -- WT Cox Information Services today announced a new spend management offering, which enables WT Cox customers to more easily manage literature acquisition spending by providing single-source invoicing for document delivery via Reprints Desk. Academic institutions, government organizations, and corporations use document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscription access does not exist and as a supplemental alternative to interlibrary loan (ILL).

    WT Cox subscription customers who activate this option will set up a vendor account with Reprints Desk, but instead of receiving a monthly invoice from Reprints Desk and paying Reprints Desk independently, WT Cox customers will be billed by WT Cox and submit payment to WT Cox using their established systems and workflows.

    "Providing Reprints Desk services directly to WT Cox customers is beneficial in that our libraries can now create a deposit account and access document delivery services all within their existing payment methods. As an information partner, this is another important service that we can offer our customers to save their library time and money," said Michael Markwith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

    WT Cox is a full-service serials and information services provider, serving academic, corporate, special, government, school and public libraries nationwide. WT Cox offers a portfolio of services that include electronic and print subscription access, eBooks, ERM solution, discovery tool, online serials management tools, personalized services, transitions coordinators and free service proposals.

    Reprints Desk has held lone honors as the top-rated document delivery supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. since 2008. Reprints Desk recently announced the release of its new academic document delivery

    collection service featuring special academic pricing. The company also launched its new article-level Open Access (OA) Filter in March 2013, which helps customers to dramatically reduce document delivery spending by processing all orders through Reprints Desk's proprietary OA Filter before being processed as an external document delivery fill.

    For more information about WT Cox Information Services, visit www.wtcox.com online. For more information about Reprints Desk, visit www.reprintsdesk.com online.

    About WT Cox Information Services

    Founded in 1974, WT Cox is a full-service serials and information services provider, serving academic, corporate, special, government, school and public libraries nationwide. WT Cox offers a portfolio of services that include electronic and print subscription access, eBooks, ERM solution, discovery tool, online serials management tools, personalized services, transitions coordinators and free service proposals. http://www.wtcox.com

    About Reprints Desk®

    Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property (IP) choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in the every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008.

    Contact: Candace Mooney
    Director of Marketing & Communications
    201 Village Road Shallotte, NC 28470
    Email: cmooney@wtcox.com
    Tel: 800.571.9554 x263

    www.wtcox.com

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    Vir2o, a Highly Anticipated New Paradigm in Social Media, has Launched in Beta

    ATLANTA (MMD Newswire) April 10, 2013 -- East Coast Diversified Corporation (ECDC:OTBB) announces that its new social media engagement platform, Vir2o, launched in beta midnight on Friday April 5.

    "Vir2o is finally in its beta release," said East Coast Diversified CEO, and creator of Vir2o, Kayode Aladesuyi. "Now, beta users can see for themselves what we've believed all along, that Vir2o is going to fundamentally alter the landscape for social media engagement. Users can expect the mobile application on iOS, Android and Blackberry will be following shortly"

    Interested parties can go to www.vir2o.com to register as beta users where they will be able to experience the most engaging and interactive social media platform.

    "I am excited to be in this moment" says Kirk Williams, CTO of ECDC. "Finally, Vir2o is the platform that will allow users to experience the internet in a truly engaging way. Multi-player gaming, movies, music and shopping are powered by our proprietary multi-user "JoinMe" technology which will redefine "social" on the web. We will introduce additional features such as Video room where users can watch movies and videos with friends or subscribe to live events, all powered by our "JoinMe" technology. We will also launch VMaestro, a robust music service which will debut as part of the full launch of Vir2o".

    Vir2o allow advertisers to reach and engage users in a non-intrusive manner, unlike other social media sites. Vir2o offers very unique approach to advertising bringing product placement to the web as never seen before. Advertisers can send targeted, relevant messages to users to foster a mutually beneficial social experience.

    "I've been waiting to get on Vir2o for myself for a long time," said former NFL defensive tackle DeMario Pressley, who played for the Super bowl champions New Orleans Saints and has agreed to act as advocate for Vir2o on Twitter and other social media outlets. "I saw bits and pieces and heard all about it, yes the newsfeed is there and the timeline is there but you have to experience "JoinMe" to understand my excitement. Invite your friends to join Vir2o so you can experience it. I think this is the beginning of a real success story in social media."

    About East Coast Diversified Corporation (ECDC:OTCQB) - ECDC is a holding corporation with a diversified group of technology companies. Its business portfolio includes companies offering technology for logistics and asset management, media entertainment, transportation safety and class attendance monitoring and social media applications.

    For more information on ECDC and its group of companies, please visit: www.eastcoastdiversified.com.

    SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the Company's entry into new commercial businesses, the risk of obtaining financing, recruiting and retaining qualified personnel, and other risks described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company disclaims any obligation to provide updates, revisions or amendments to any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in the Company's expectations or future events.

    East Coast Diversified Corporation

    770-953-4184

    866-503-9316

    mediarelations@eastcoastdiversified.com

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    Los Angeles, California (MMD Newswire) April 11, 2013 -- President Obama said in his April 2nd speech "We have been a nation of dreamers and risk-takers; people who see what nobody else sees sooner than anybody else sees it. We do innovation better than anybody else -- and that makes our economy stronger. When we invest in the best ideas before anybody else does, our businesses and our workers can make the best products and deliver the best services before anybody else."

    Babak Kateb, founding Chairman of the Board of SBMT, attended the White House event at which President Obama announced a new federal effort to fund research that will constitute a major new Brain Mapping initiative. The SBMT Board of Directors had previously submitted a white paper to the White House and is part of the national dialogue about President Obama's Brain Mapping Initiative.

    "SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation are naturally well positioned in playing a significant role in President Obama's initiative. We are planning to establish a NanoBioElectronic Consortium, which will focus on integrating nanotechnology, stem cell, cellular and molecular biology, immunology, device and imaging" said Babak Kateb, President of the Brain Mapping Foundation, Director of National Center for NanoBioElectronics, and editor of the Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nenoneurosurgery. "We are also establishing the American Board of Brain Mapping in order to certify specialists in this field and planning to have a cross disciplinary doctoral program in nanobioelectronisc in collaboration with one of the most prestigious universities in the US. This will help us integrate and translate technologies across multiple disciplines into neuroscience and train new generation of cross disciplinary thinkers and scientists."

    Copyright Brain Mapping Foundation

    The BRAIN Initiative is going to fund research on cutting-edge technologies, which could probe and or image the brain in order to better understand its structure and neuropatho-physiology as well as breaking new ground on the treatment, cure and prevention of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, brain cancers and neurotrauma.

    "The standardization of training, technologies and introduction of technological solutions for neurological disorders need a body that could play a neutral role. SBMT for sure has the history, scientific credibility and the credential to insure President Obama's Initiative is a success" said Warren Grundfest, Member of the board of SBMT, Professor Department of Bioengineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Surgery, UCLA Geffen school of Medicine

    The white paper the SBMT board of directors submitted to the White House, NIH, DARPA and DoD, calls for the formation of the National Alliance for NanoBioElectronics (NANBE) &

    National Network for Human Brain and Specimen Banks (NNHBSN) and National Data Repository and Analysis for Neuroscience (NDRAN). " We examined the entire national policy in neuroscience and tried to come up with a truly unique approach in order to address some of the fundamental problems in the field; we also believe that board certification is a necessary step toward standardization of the science and the technology" said Gary Steinberg, member of the SBMT board, Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst Professor of Neurosurgery and the Neurosciences Director, Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

    SBMT is holding its annual meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center on May 12-14, featuring more than 45 scientific sessions and nearly 300 invited speakers. The meeting will cover all aspects of Brain and spinal cord mapping including neurosurgery, radiology, neurology, neuroscience, stem cell, engineering, psychiatry, immunology, brain bank, military medicine, space medicine and neurophtolmology, neurodegenerative disorders, autism, Parkinson's disease and radiation oncology. This program is also jointly sponsored by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Imaging (ISMRM) this year and in 2012 was jointly sponsored by American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

    Pioneer in Medicine awards will be presented by the SBMT to Drs.:

    - Wieslaw Nowinski for his pioneering work in brain atlas;

    - Shouleh Nikzad (NASA/JPL) for her pioneering work in translating NASA/UV into clinical trials and her leadership role in establishment of SBMT;

    - Margie Homer (NASA/JPL) for her pioneering work in using NASA-electronic nose to sniff brain cancers;

    - Robert H Kraus for his pioneering role in making an ultra-low field MRI technology;

    - Rafat Ansari (NASA/Glenn Center) for his pioneering role in applying NASA technology to solve ophthalmological diseases;

    - Yosef Kronyo and Maya Kronyo for their role in introducing a new technology that could detect Alzheimer through retinal imaging.

    Congressman Jim Moran (D), Earl Blumenauer (D) and Cathy McMorris-Rogers(R) will be accepting the Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award for their role in advocating policies, which has been positively impacting neuroscience.

    Humanitarian award of Brain Mapping Foundation goes to the Founder of Cogent Inc., Ming Hsieh for his significant role in pushing the boundaries of the science through USC Ming Hsieh institute. Eric Bailey, Founder and CEO of Neurologica and Reese S. Terry Jr, co-founder of Cyberonics Inc are the recipients of the Pioneer in technology development. Brain Tumor Survivor, Singer/Songwriter, Beth Nielsen Chapman will be accepting the Beacon of Courage and dedicating award from the Foundation.

    "We are truly pleased to have such an amazing group of scientists, a key policymaker and industry leaders as well a talented brain tumor survivor and a humanitarian on our award list" said Michael Roy, President of SBMT (2012-13), Professor of Medicine and Director of Internal Medicine at Uniformed Services University Health Science.

    SBMT is also holding a Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress on May 10th 2013 from 10-12 noon at the Gold Room in Reyburn building. Members of the society will be discussing state-of the-art neuroscience.

    About Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics: www.WorldBrainMapping.org

    About Brain Mapping Foundation: www.BrainMappingFoundation.org

    Media Contact:
    Press@WorldBrainMapping.org
    
    Or
    
    Leo Balthazor
    Leo@WorldBrainMapping.Org
    310-5006196
    
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    VILNIUS, LITHUANIA (MMD Newswire) April 15, 2013 -- The European Commission released the Innovation Union Scoreboard for 2013 on March 26 calculating that Lithuania had the second highest increase in innovation growth performance in the European Union between 2008 and 2012. The score highlights growing opportunity in the life sciences sector in Lithuania.

    With a pool of 18,000 researchers and specialists and more than 25 highly advanced research and manufacturing companies in the biotech field Lithuania is on its way to become a top biotech innovation hub in Eastern Europe. Investors are learning that Lithuania's engineers, scientists and doctors can perform quality, cost-effective research and production that bolsters a firm's bottom line.

    On April 22nd, at 9am in Chicago at the BIO International Convention2013, Milda Dargužaite, Managing Director of Invest Lithuania, will discuss Lithuania's advantages and potential proposals for business development in the biotech sector. She will join Martin Berardi, President of Moog Medical Devices Group; Arūnas Karlonas, Director at the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology; and moderator, Gary Keller, President and CEO of Xomix, Ltd, to address:

    - Lithuania's accommodating infrastructure and policies to support Life Sciences;

    - The country's talented, cost-effective workforce and the nation's strong scientific ethos;

    - Opportunities for clinical and regulatory partnerships; and

    - Potential for cross-border collaboration and capitalizing on growing regional business demand.

    The BIO International Convention 2013 event will draw 16,500 CEOs, scientists and investors from around the world to learn about emerging bioscience technologies; to network with their peers; and to showcase global business opportunities. For more information please follow the link: Lithuania: an emerging biotech investment destination.

    To arrange a personal meeting with one of the speakers and learn about opportunities in Lithuania, please contact Ms. Agne Selemonaite at agne.selemonaite@investlithuania.com. For more information or to register for the event please visit: www.convention.bio.org .

    Lithuania's innovation growth performance second highest in the EU

    About Invest Lithuania

    Invest Lithuania is a government agency that provides global companies interested in doing business in Lithuania free advice and introductions to on-the-ground experts. The agency serves as a single point of contact for foreign investors and companies, guiding them through every step of establishing operations in Lithuania.

    Invest Lithuania also provides information on Lithuania's labour force, tax incentives and local financing options. The agency has worked with numerous well-known global companies taking advantage of many incentives to expand their businesses in Lithuania.

    For more information please contact:

    Justinas Pagirys | Invest Lithuania, Senior Investment Advisor

    Tel.: +370 5 2194310 | Email: justinas.pagirys@investlithuania.com

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    April 16, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- "People's Omnibus" is the first project ever that makes social research available for everyone. This will be a statistical picture book that answers all your questions on the chosen topic.

    'People's Omnibus' provides a new approach towards popular science. Its team wants to conduct professional social surveys on topics and questions provided by its audience. The topic might be a country or some social issue, and hundreds of people will be interviewed to answer the questions.

    Igor, the project leader, wants to share how social science is interesting and helpful: "For me the most interesting thing in the world is trying to understand the human being. And the People's Omnibus is a great project towards such comprehension."

    ''People's Omnibus'' is going to discover the World with you and Kickstarter    ''People's Omnibus''

    For the first experiment Russia was chosen as the topic, as the team has everything needed to guarantee high quality of project's results. For those who have any interest in Russia - that's a chance to ask those strange Russians anything and to understand them a bit more.

    If you have no interest in Russia at all - just imagine. Would you find such project interesting if it was about another country? USA? Japan? Australia? If the project is successful - People's Omnibus claims to try launching similar project for other countries as well.

    Got interested? Check People's Omnibus Kickstarter page and support them: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rakudajin/peoples-omnibus-russia

    More details on "People's Omnibus: part 1 - Russia":

    The idea of the project is in allowing people to ask their own questions:

    - Backers - ask any questions they want.

    - People's Omnibus team - interviews 600 people via professional online survey, process and analyze the answers.

    And then there comes a book with your questions and gathered answers, where all the participants are shown as co-authors of this book.

    So here are two basic ways for people to take part:

    - Get a book - either PDF version (5-8$), or a paperback one (21$);

    - Ask a question (60$+).

    The book will consist of at least 40 questions: 5 basic questions + 1 question for every 20 books ordered (both digital and paperback count) + all the questions added directly by backers via 'The Question' pledge. So the more questions are asked the more books are ordered - the better the book will be.

    The question might cover any topic:

    - Lifestyle and habits;

    - Politics and economics;

    - Games and entertainment;

    - History and culture;

    - Psychology (including complicated questions);

    - Opinion towards your hobby or interest;

    - Anything else.

    Project team will use one of the greatest Russian internet-survey panels, which is used by most of professional research companies. And it is capable of representation of all the internet users of Russia - males & females, young & old, rich & poor, those who live in Moscow & those who live in a village in Siberia (in case he/she has connection to the Internet).

    The questions already submitted vary from "What is your opinion towards Russian opposition?" to "Where have you ever seen a bear?". If you want to support the project and submit your own question, join the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rakudajin/peoples-omnibus-russia

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    Racine, WI (MMD Newswire) April 16, 2013 -- WVRC, Veterinary Emergency Specialists, Opens 3rd Hospital in Racine To Serve Emergency and Critical Care Pet Needs of Southeastern Wisconsin.

    WVRC now maintains three fully staffed emergency, trauma and critical care facilities (Waukesha, Grafton and now Racine). Dr. John Beltz, DVM, said, "Adding the Racine hospital allows WVRC to expand our mission of providing patients, clients and primary veterinarians with the highest quality emergency and specialty veterinary medical care. Our clients and patients are treated with the utmost care, compassion and respect."

    Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC) Acquires the Former Animal ER of Racine  Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC)

    Dr. Jeffrey Meinen, DVM, DACVS, added, "The Racine/Kenosha area was in need of a 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary hospital and the WVRC staff is extremely pleased to provide our services."

    The WVRC Racine hospital is now open serving the public and referring veterinary community at 4333 S. Green Bay Road. The current hours of operation are 6pm - 8am during the week and 24 hours on the weekend. In mid-May the hospital will transition to full-time 24/7 hours.

    About Us: WVRC provides emergency and specialty veterinary services to the public and referring veterinary community. The staff of WVRC shares a vision and common set of core values to provide you and your pet the highest quality veterinary care in southeastern Wisconsin. To learn more about WVRC, visit www.wvrc.com.

    Media Contact:
    Kristin Bowen, Marketing Coordinator
    WVRC - Waukesha
    Phone: 262-309-6942 x138
    Fax: 262-542-0805
    Email: kbowen@wvrc.com

    www.wvrc.com

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    Precedent setting legal case sends strong message about intimidation and suppression of expert witnesses, and could help end the "White Coat of Silence"

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (MMD Newswire) April 16, 2013 - It has been a long road to justice for Dr. Steven R. Graboff, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who for the past 20 years has also been a highly regarded expert witness in hundreds of medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, civil, and federal cases. In April of last year Dr. Graboff won a precedent setting defamation claim against the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons, collectively known as the AAOS, and a law firm whose actions resulted in Dr. Graboff's wrongful suspension from the AAOS. After a jury awarded Dr. Graboff $392,000, the AAOS filed a post trial motion to set aside the verdict. But on March 28, 2013, the Honorable Judge Joel H. Slomsky of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied the AAOS' motion, upholding the verdict and, says Dr. Graboff, restoring the doctor's own reputation and credibility as an expert witness.

    Dr. Graboff sees this latest ruling not only as professional and personal vindication but also as a stern and powerful message that expert witnesses cannot be intimidated and silenced. He says, "There is no place in our justice system for witness intimidation practices, such as that which is instituted and used by the AAOS to control its member physicians - and which in turn strengthens the 'White Coat of Silence.'"

    The "White Coat of Silence" refers to the reluctance by all too many physicians to testify against other physicians in medical malpractice cases, or even to report unethical, incompetent, or dangerous colleagues. As Dr. Graboff has learned the hard way, it's not easy being a medical doctor who is willing to testify on behalf of medical malpractice plaintiffs. Doctors who speak out for malpractice victims may face repercussions not only from their fellow physicians but also from their respective medical societies.

    Dr. Graboff's saga began a few years ago when he was retained by a Philadelphia medical malpractice law firm to provide expert witness testimony for one of their clients. He prepared a draft of a report, based only upon initial information the firm had given him, and clearly labeled the report as such. However, the law firm whited-out the word "DRAFT" and submitted the documents to the defendants as final. Dr. Graboff's preliminary opinion suggested that the doctor being sued had violated the standard of care in treating the plaintiff; as a result, that doctor filed a grievance with the AAOS, stating that Dr. Graboff had violated the Association's Standards of Professionalism regarding expert witnesses. Dr. Graboff was suspended from the AAOS in June 2009 for 2 years, and the Association publicly listed his suspension on their web site and online newsletter, AAOS NOW. Due to the way the listings were worded, the exposure resulted in significant questioning of Dr. Graboff's reputation, as well as a significant loss of income.

    He filed a defamation claim against the AAOS and also filed suit against the law firm that had wrongfully turned over his draft report to the defendants (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Civil Action No. 10-1710). The 2012 verdict in Dr. Graboff's favor was significant because his attorney, Clifford E. Haines of the Philadelphia firm Haines & Associates, argued that the expert witness program developed by the AAOS was intended to silence doctors who testify against other doctors. This, Mr. Haines explained, was the AAOS' way of handling the medical malpractice insurance crisis.

    The jury apparently agreed with Mr. Haines' argument.

    Said Mr. Haines after the verdict was delivered, "This case was really about standing up for the rights of medical expert witnesses and the patients for whom they testify. I believe that medical associations like The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (the AAOS) are going after doctors who help prosecute a patient's claim of medical malpractice. The principle we're fighting against -- the silencing of doctors - is why we took on this case." http://www.mmdnewswire.com/dr-steven-graboff-md-wins-lawsuit-aaos-and-colleran-firm-108119.html

    Dr. Graboff says, "My legal team and I believe that my initial lawsuit against the AAOS, the jury verdict against the AAOS, and the Judge's ruling defeating the AAOS' attempt to overturn the verdict have been a precedent setting series of events. As far as I know, I am the first doctor to win a case like this against a large and prestigious medical society."

    In his March 28, 2013 opinion upholding the verdict, the Honorable Judge Joel H. Slomsky wrote that it was evident that the AAOS has "intruded itself into the marketplace of orthopaedic surgeons who earn a living testifying as experts..."

    Judge Slomsky added that the AAOS' Standards of Professionalism are all encompassing and written in such a broad manner that virtually anything an expert witness says or does is subject to AAOS review. He wrote, "The AAOS is well aware of its clout in the profession of orthopaedic surgeons and created its compliance program and standards to control the occupation of its members as experts. [The AAOS] is also aware that its enforcement program and standards would affect the income of doctors because the loss of AAOS accreditation has a substantial impact on the ability of an expert to work in that industry...the evidence shows that the intrusion of the AAOS into the marketplace of expert orthopaedic surgeons is substantial and jeopardized Dr. Graboff's source of income as an expert."

    The Court's March 28 opinion and order to deny the post trial motion can be viewed in full here: http://ia801607.us.archive.org/4/items/gov.uscourts.paed.354973/gov.uscourts.paed.354973.169.0.pdf

    An article by Mary Ann Pazanowski in the Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) "Health Law Reporter" (4 April 2013) concurs that Dr. Graboff's case is an unusual and significant one. The article explains how Dr. Graboff's case illuminates the sometimes-oppressive clout that organizations such as the AAOS have over their membership in regards to expert witness testimony. This scrutiny of expert witnesses by professional organizations short-circuits the judicial system. The Bloomberg BNA article on Dr. Graboff's case can be read here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3nvxHb2xXaUZXlLSE1pTm9UeW8/edit?usp=sharing

    For his part, Dr. Steven Graboff says he is relieved that his good name, reputation, and credibility as an orthopaedic expert witness have been restored. He notes, "What Judge Slomsky's ruling indicates is that the AAOS has been found guilty by the Court of knowingly publishing information on the Internet publicly that portrayed me in a false light, and that knowingly would have a substantial impact on my practice as an orthopaedic surgeon expert witness. The jury's original verdict and the Court's subsequent ruling vindicate me. And even more importantly, I believe that the verdict and ruling represent a victory for everyone for whom the pursuit of justice depends upon the testimony of an expert witness."

    Steven R. Graboff, MD

    About Steven R. Graboff M.D:

    For over 20 years, Dr. Steven R Graboff has worked with attorneys reviewing radiologic studies and records, answering their questions, writing opinions, and advising attorneys regarding the medical legal aspects of their cases for both the plaintiff and defense. He has qualified and testified nationally over 500 times as an expert witness in medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, civil, and federal cases. Steven R. Graboff, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, and a Certified Forensic Physician. He is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and American Board of Forensic Medicine, American Board of Forensic Examiners, and is appointed by the State of California as a Qualified Medical Examiner.

    Dr. Graboff received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1980. He did a general surgery internship at the University of California Irvine Medical Center and affiliated hospitals from 1980 through 1981, and he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in 1985 from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and affiliated hospitals, Los Angeles, California.

    As a guest lecturer, Dr. Graboff has taught musculoskeletal physical examination at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He also teaches Orthopaedics, differential diagnosis, and musculoskeletal radiology at California State University, Long Beach.

    Dr. Graboff is a medical specialist and advisor for the Huntington Beach Fire Department Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security and a member of the Orange County Medical Reserve Corps. He also volunteers his services in community education through the Huntington Beach Fire Department. Dr. Graboff is a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Association, the California Orthopaedic Association, the California Faculty Association, the California Teachers Association, and the Association of University Professors.

    For further information visit http://www.DrGraboff.com

    Contact:
    Steven R. Graboff M.D.
    American Orthopaedic Associates
    17752 Beach Blvd. Suite 202
    Huntington Beach, California 92647
    Phone: 714.843.0019
    DrGraboff@gmail.com
    
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    ROCKVILLE, MD (MMD Newswire) April 17, 2013 -- Apex Companies, LLC - a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm - has named Dale Holman Senior Geologist, based out of the company's Frisco, TX office.

    Holman has more than 16 years of environmental consulting experience focusing on oil and gas environmental due diligence, site assessment, site remediation, compliance and liability valuation. Holman's expertise spans upstream and midstream petroleum, retail petroleum, petrochemical plants, and industrial facilities.

    "Dale's background in environmental assessment and remediation projects will be extremely beneficial as we aim to expand our capabilities throughout Texas," says Bart Gaskill, Apex's Texas Division Manager. "His familiarity with the Oil & Gas industry will provide additional top-tier bench strength for our existing clients and enable us to build new client relationships."

    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: 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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    Arequipa, Peru (MMD Newswire) April 17, 2013 -- Gold Horizons Mining Co. Ltd. (ticker GHMG on GXG markets) continues to explore and develop the Blanca Vein in preparation for its Yuromayo processing plant, which is scheduled to start production in the coming months. The 11th of February saw the company receive its highest assay results to date. We took several samples and the results can be seen in the attached document. In the lower Blanca tunnel, sample MN13003856 we received 10.33 grams per ton. In the Blanca upper tunnel, sample MN13003858 we received 12.30 grams per ton. We have come to expect at least 10 grams per ton from the Blanca vein given the entirety of past assay results. We were not, however, expecting nor were we prepared for the sampling results in the lower Blanca tunnel (20 meters down the shaft) on the two new fronts. These results far exceed our expectations with sample MN13003857 reporting 78.37 grams per ton and sample MN 13003858 reporting 97.15 grams per ton. We will continue to exploit this area mining several tons of ore per day to better confirm the average grade per ton numbers. After crushing and milling several hundred tons of this mineral we will report back with a more conclusive overall gram per ton average.

    Gold Horizons Mining Co. Ltd. is a start up gold and silver producer as well as an exploration company operating in Arequipa, Peru. The Company is committed to building long-term shareholder value through strategic opportunities and identification in the mineral resource sector. Gold Horizons Mining specializes in small mine development, specifically underground, narrow vein mining. The Company's strategy has now evolved to include the processing of its own mineral which has lowered total production costs by up to 50% per ounce. The Company, in partnership with its Peruvian joint venture partner, locates, develops and operates near production ready mineral projects in Peru.

    Contact: Scott Francis
    Email-scott@goldhorizonmining.com
    Phone- +51 988 988 003

    www.goldhorizonmining.com

    Gold Horizons Mining Co. Ltd. ticker GHMG

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release by its very nature contains forward-looking information. Except for statements of historical fact certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements which may include statements regarding production estimates and targeted production for 2013/14. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipation", "scheduled" or "believe". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information.

    Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in this forward-looking information there may be other factors that cause the results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking information or statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information or statements except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


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    April 18, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Triple E Holdings Ltd. keeps improving its acclaimed how-to website Waysandhow.com by constantly adding new popular categories and sub-categories to the pleasure of its loyal fans. The new additions include hundreds of videos and articles to help visitors deal with different types of issues pertaining to finance and family-related matters. Since its formal launching in October of 2011, Waysandhow.com has constantly been a thing of joy to its loyal fans and growing readers across the globe.

    To meet the demand of its readers, waysandhow.com continues to impress by adding a new sub-category under "Family" to cater to those who are interested in the topic of "Pregnancy and Childbirth." And for those seeking to learn more about finance, hundreds of articles and videos were added to create a new category called "Real Estate and Investment." As a how-to or do-it-yourself website, Waysandhow.com believes that these hundreds of pages of articles and videos would certainly help its readers and fans alike to learn and expand their knowledge in these very crucial areas.

    Due to the popularity of self help websites these days, one of the spokespeople for Waysandhow.com believes that by adding more articles and videos to this already content-rich how-to-article website, it will soon became a major hub for all who are eager to learn to do things for themselves. This do-it-yourself website currently has thousands of articles and videos in such popular categories like "Fashion," "Food and Drink," "Relationships," and "Home and Garden," as well as a how-to-videos page where you can browse and watch hundreds of do-it-yourself videos on hundreds of topics. Among the newly added videos to this website, "How to Conceive a Boy" which is under the sub-category of "Pregnancy and Childbirth," has been a big hit with women of all ages.

    While discussing the importance of these newly added articles and videos, a senior spokesperson from Triple E Holdings stated that adding the "Family and Childbirth" sub-category, as well as the "Real Estate and Investment" category was born out of mutual respect for their loyal fans and readers who demanded those topics. She also admits that, while this will please thousands of readers, she knows that thousands will be unhappy since their requested topics and categories are yet to be added. She concludes by saying that quality trumps quantity, and that they will not rush to publish articles that do not meet the standard of quality tutorial articles that Waysandhow.com is known for.

    About the Company: Waysandhow.com is one of the newest, but most popular how-to or do-it-yourself websites, which has gained immense popularity in recent months. Waysandhow.com is a subsidiary of Triple E Holdings Ltd.

    Contact:

    Email: webmaster@waysandhow.com

    Phone: 612-866-5402

    Website: http://waysandhow.com/

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