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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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    PORTLAND, Oregon (MMD Newswire) April 22, 2013 -- In response to increased customer demand, Steviva Brands, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of stevia-based sweeteners and other bulk-ingredient sweeteners, has introduced SteviaSweet RA98TM, the sweetest and most highly concentrated product in its stevia extract line.

    SteviaSweet RA98 contains 98% minimum Rebaudioside A (Reb A), derived from the South American Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant, which has intense sweetness and a superlative flavor --with minimal caloric contribution. The high levels of Reb A sweeten --approximately 300 times sweeter than sucrose --with minimal aftertaste.

    Processing further enhances flavor. Steviva Brands' products are uniquely water-extracted so there is no petro-chemical residue, a particularly important processing method when making a claim or implying a product is natural.

    Steviva Brands Adds SteviaSweet   Steviva Brands SteviaSweet

    Zero calorie, Stevia Sweet RA98 is designed to replace sucrose as well as chemically-based sweeteners in a wide range of food applications, such as soft drinks, cereals, snacks, desserts such as ice cream, confectionery products, and jams and jellies.

    "The flavor of SteviaSweet RA98 is a sharper sweet profile in comparison to the softer, smoother profile of our SteviaSweet RA 95/60," said Thom King, president, Steviva Brands, Inc. "We are really proud of the purity of this product. It is what customers have been demanding since RebA has been made a standard for stevia sweeteners."

    Stevia Sweet RA98 is sourced solely from the extract from the Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant, which is accepted by The European Food Safety Authority. All Steviva Brands' products are certified GMO free, pesticide free, petrochemical free, Kosher, Halal and gluten free.

    For more information about SteviaSweet RA98, please contact Thom King at (310) 455-9876, thom.king@steviva.com or visit http://www.steviva.com.

    About Steviva Brands:

    Steviva Brands, Inc., was founded in 1999 and has become one of the premiere producers of stevia based sweeteners and other bulk ingredient sweeteners, including Steviva BlendTM, FructeviaTM, SteviaSweetTM and SteviaSweet 95/60TM stevia extract. Steviva Brands sweeteners and bulk ingredients are all natural, GMO free, soy free, corn free and allergen free. More information about Steviva Brands is available at: http://www.steviva.com.

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    Editor's note: A white paper discussing SteviaSweet RA98TMcan be found at http://www.steviva.com/press/white_sheets/Stevias%20_Sweet_Spot_RA98.pdf

    Contact:

    Cheryl Tessier, APR, 608-695-6510, ctessier@finessepr.net

    Thom King,(310) 455-9876, thom.king@steviva.com


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    New Hire to Support Waterways and Environmental Services

    ROCKVILLE, MD (MMD Newswire) April 23, 2013 -- Apex Companies, LLC - a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm - has retained Kenneth Fields as a Senior Project Manager to provide regulatory support and project management to the company's Waterways Group.

    Based from Apex's Boston office, Fields is a seasoned environmental professional with more than 20 years of experience in urban harbor development, as well as broader planning and permitting consulting skills. His primary focus is land use with coastal and inland wetland issues, including dredging projects, stormwater and general compliance.

    "Ken will be an integral element as we expand our local Waterways Team to provide nationwide services in support of lake, pond and port infrastructure improvements," says Jay Borkland, Apex's Director Waterways and Alternative Energy Services. "His addition will aid our expanded geographical focus to assist with the design, approval and construction of port projects where there is a growing need to address the construction staging of offshore renewable energy generation facilities."

    Apex provides coastal engineering services in order to improve, restore, and maintain our waterways. Apex employs a client-focused approach to the completion of its projects resulting in quality work that is completed in a cost-efficient and timely manner.

    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 23, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- After years of intense R&D work, Castolin Eutectic is pleased to launch the OTW range of hardbanding cored wires that are both casing-friendly while providing tool joint protection, one of the biggest challenges in Oil and Gas drilling today.

    During the 1990's, tungsten carbide-based hardbanding was in widespread use and was determined to be the primary cause of casing wear. However the absence of hardbanding, while slowing casing wear to a small degree, allowed the tool joints to wear at an accelerated rate, lessening the torsional capacity of the drill pipe and putting drilling operations at a serious risk. The challenge was to discover a balanced, simultaneously effective solution between both casing wear defense and tool joint protection, which is caused by the worsening conditions associated with highly deviated ERD wells. Previous casing friendly alloys reduced casing wear, but produced unacceptable tool joint wear as a consequence. Crack-prone design flaws were also present, as widespread cracking of the alloy material often ensued. This caused catastrophic tool joint failure and in some cases, even the failure of the hardbanding itself, due to tool joint spalling.

    Castolin Eutectic develops new range of hardbanding wires to fight open and case hole wear

    OTW 12Ti combats wear in extreme drilling conditions, as demonstrated by its performance in highly deviated well & open hole applications. Maximum drill pipe life is achieved through superior wear-resistant properties, coupled with the ultra-smooth, casing friendly features preferred by most oil companies.

    OTW 10SS is a gas shielded, metal cored alloy wire, specifically designed for use in severe sour (SS) environments and is fully compatible with all drill pipe sour service grades. Drill pipe sour service grades (VM 105 DP SS™, TSS™-105, CYX™-105) and HWDP differ greatly from normal API grades and use a modified form of steel on the pipe body and tool joints.

    OTW 16XS Extreme Service is a product ideally suited for drilling in the most demanding ERD and Ultra ERD wells. The unique nature of these wells puts severe stress on the drill string, prompting the industry to respond with High performance Tool Joint Connections (XT™, VX™, TT™). These connections produce higher torque values with lower drag and wall thickness. This requires increased reinforcement through optimized hardbanding solutions, resulting in heightened structural integrity and minimal dilution, while still providing effective overall durability.

    During development of the OTW range, Castolin Eutectic constructed its very own hardbanding C-Wear testing machine. The machine tests encompass:

    - Casing material combined with full-size, hardbanding alloy-infused wear samples.
    - Specific mud parameters, measuring tool-joint, open hole and casing wear rates.
    - established hardbanding coating friction dynamics.
    
    Contact
    Antonio Fu
    antonio.fu@castolin.cn
    +86 1381 7361 629

    www.otw-hardbanding.com

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    ETwater Outperforms Competition in Two-Year Comparative Analysis

    NOVATO, CA (MMD Newswire) April 24, 2013 -- ET Water Systems, Inc., the leader in smart irrigation management with a full range of solutions for new landscapes and irrigation system retrofits, announced today that Bemus Landscape Inc. saved 36% in water use for a southern California Homeowner's Association the first year after ETwater smart controllers we re installed with the ETwater Manager online irrigation management system.

    Bemus Landscape Inc., a southern California landscape management company that specializes in HOAs and commercial properties, partnered with ETwater to help them manage multiple properties with dozens of controllers across hundreds of zones, while also saving water and money for their HOA clients. According to Be mus irrigation specialist Max Moreno, "Time and cost constraints made it difficult for our qualified irrigation specialists to make irrigation adjustments at each client site, at each controller, every time the weather changed, in order to stay within a month's allocated water budget. So we started a search for a solution to help us with these challenges and ran a two-year comparative analysis at a client HOA site between an ETwater controller and another controller. With undeniable results, we were very pleased to find a new partner in ETwater."

    The results from the comparative analysis are as follows:

    - 36% water use savings the first year for the ETwater controller

    - ETwater stayed consistently under the allocated water budget

    - The competitor controller consistently watered over the allocated water budget

    - ETwater used 23% less water than the competitor controller

    Payback on investment for the ETwater controller was less than two years According to Moreno, other key benefits of the ETwater solution include:

    - Automatic adjusting of irrigation schedules based on daily weather

    - Remote monitoring and adjustment capabilities via computer or smart phone

    - Proven track record of saving money for HOA clients

    Bemus Landscape Inc. Joins Forces with ETwater To Save 36% in Water Use for Southern California HOA

    With the ETwater solution, daily adjustments are automatically made and implemented based on local weather data. Further, managers can log in remotely via their smart phone, computer or tablet to make any additional adjustments they desire, without the need to drive to each location. According to Moreno, "ETwater is delivering for us on many levels. First, our customers save money because the ETwater solution is automatically irrigating based on what each plant needs on any given day. Second, we are able to work more efficiently and respond more quickly to changes in site conditions through remote monitoring and alerts from our web-based ETwater management system. Finally, we are proud to be leading the way in our community in conserving water, one of our most critical natural resources."

    About ETwater

    ETwater is redefining landscape irrigation with patented smart-irrigation solutions for large scale landscapes. The company's pioneering products integrate its award-winning web portal with real-time weather data and wirelessly connect ed smart controllers to create and implement optimal watering schedules, resulting in beautiful landscapes while producing water savings of 20-50%. The powerful, web-based ETwater Manager™ aggregates key data from multiple sites, enables hands-on management from any remote location, and delivers significant savings not only in water, but in time, money, and labor. ETwater is a private company based in Novato, CA, and manufactures in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.etwater.com.

    AboutBemus

    Bemus Landscape is a family owned and operated corporation that has been serving Southern California since 1973. Bemus has been successful over the last 40 years by establishing long-term relationships and partnerships with their clients based on trust. They pride themselves on a unique approach to landscape with programs such as enhanced training, well-paid E-Verified employees, job sequencing, Improve Quality Program (IQ), and cutting-edge irrigation techniques, all related to higher productivity and increased quality at a lower cost. Bemus performs all services "in-house," specializing in Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Tree Care, Irrigation Management, Environmental Services, and Green Waste Recycling. The company is technically experienced, service-oriented, quality measured and their attention to detail and client-focused approach set them apart from the competition. For more information please visit www.bemus.com.

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    April 25, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Whittard of Chelsea, commerçant de thé de luxe, de café et de chocolat propose une sélection exclusive de cadeaux pour les mères à l'occasion de leur fête le dimanche 26 Mai.

    La collection de Whittard se caractérise par un choix de thés - des classiques vénérables aux feuilles les plus rares du monde entier, une sélection variée de grains de café fraichement torréfiés de même qu'une gamme exclusive de porcelaine de Chine peinte à la main.

    Thé pour les mamans

    Que diriez-vous d'un classique atemporel? Le thé Whittard original, une variété provenant du Kenya qui fut crée par Mr. Whittard lui-même dans la Fleet Street à Londres. Fabriqué à partir d'un mélange de Assam et Ceylan, il s'agit d'un thé gouleyant qu'on peut boire tout au long de la journée.

    Autrement vous pouvez feuilleter le Livre Britannique et choisir un des mélanges les plus connus sur les Iles Britanniques: Le thé English Breakfast. Cette sorte de thé "possède un bon caractère Assam, est vivifiant et requinquant", selon la formule des Jurés du Bon Goût.

    Fine Porcelaine de Chine - Parfait pour la Fête des Mères

    La collection de services à thé en fine porcelaine de Chine de Whittard est conçue et fabriquée en Angleterre. Elle compte la superbe série bleue et blanche Blue Chintz, décorée d'un motif à fleurs traditionnel et la collection Alice au Pays de Merveilles très appréciée et décorée des motifs farfelus du conte classique.

    Disponible maintenant

    Tous les cadeaux cités ci-dessus - et bien plus encore - sont disponibles en ligne sur le site www.whittard.fr sous une rubrique particulière pour faciliter l'achat de cadeaux pour la Fête des Mères: Cadeaux pour Elle, Cadeaux café, cadeaux thé et plus.

    Remarques aux éditeurs:

    1. Des photos électroniques sont disponibles sur demande via eleanor@make-it-rain.co.uk.

    2. Whittard of Chelsea se procure les variétés les plus fines de thé et de café à travers le monde entier et bénéficie d'une expérience de plus de 125 ans; nos collaborateurs sont des spécialistes en la matière et sont fiers des produits que nous livrons. Nous proposons un large éventail de thés, de cafés et de chocolats, des thés instantanés et des cadeaux ayant rapport au thé, de même que des services de table et des accessoires. Grâce à notre passion pour les meilleures variétés de thé et de café et des cadeaux qui vont avec, nous nous sommes donnés pour mission de surprendre nos clients et de leur faire plaisir.


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    Shrewsbury, MA (MMD Newswire) April 25, 2013 -- Life is Nutz, Inc has a very unique business model in place that has been designed to help those less fortunate as the company grows thru its sales of apparel and accessories. To date Life is Nutz™ has been willing to designate 10% of their GROSS annual Profit to specific charities that are smaller in size and limited in resources. After the tragedy that took place in the Company's hometown of Boston, Life is Nutz has agreed to contribute 20% of the GROSS Profit to the One Fund. One Fund has been established for the victim's and their families thru the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    "Life is Nutz today and sometimes not in a good way" says President and CEO William Beers in a statement regarding the tragedy that took place on Marathon Monday. "Sometimes when things like this hit close to home we all must look at ourselves and our role as helpers to those directly affected by such acts of malice. It is time we step up and become part of the solution and not part of the problem!" Beers also noted "The one thing that we all have is Hope and a true belief that we will survive and get thru this as a stronger Commonwealth because we NEVER GIVE UP!"

    All online sales made in conjunction with the code 117 during checkout will be tagged as One Fund contributions and 20% of the GROSS PROFIT from the orders will go back to the One Fund to help those families and victims recover. The website for purchases is www.lifeisnutz.com

    Life is Nutz

    Finally an apparel brand that recognizes people for who they are and what they love to do! Life is Nutz™ for everybody today and we get that! We also get the fact that there are those less fortunate out in the world that need our help. Every purchase helps us continue to "Do the Next Right Thing" and support a local charity's fundraising efforts. Please visit www.lifeisnutz.com for more information.

    The One Fund

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. www.onefundboston.org

    For more information on Life is Nutz or their mission please contact:
    Marvin A Collin
    Managing Director
    Life is Nutz, Inc
    617-680-9792
    marvin.collin@lifeisnutz.com
    
    Life is Nutz to Donate to ONE FUND

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    Report supports ACMP's work toward establishing the first global standard for change management and the hallmark for the Change Management Profession.

    Winter Springs, FL (MMD Newswire) April 25, 2013 -- The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) released its first independent Change Management Market Research Report to over 800 change management practitioners, providers and thought leaders at the ACMP 2013 Global Conference in Los Angeles, California April 14-17, 2013. The research substantiates ACMP's dedicated efforts to develop a global, legally defensible standard in change management and the professional credential to support maturation of an emerging profession.

    Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data, the research found Change Management as a discipline is growing in value and adoption by both industry leaders and organizations around the world. Overall, 85% of respondents cited the value of change management and the value of change management to organization leaders very valuable or valuable. In contrast, 65% of organizations had change management functional groups and an even smaller group (37%) had a change management office, demonstrating the continued need for an organization such as ACMP to help steward the maturation of the profession.

    CHANGE MANAGEMENT MARKET RESEARCH REPORT SUPPORTS GROWING NEED FOR STANDARDIZATION  The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)

       As a Change Management Practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the industry, change 
       management continues to evolve and mature as a professional discipline with proven bottom 
       line results. ACMP's continued work toward the establishment of the first global, legally 
       defensible standard will do as much to change business as it will to the business of managing 
       change. Maria Darby, ACMP President

    Information was gathered regarding methodologies, processes, tools, and techniques used by Change Management practitioners, examining differences based upon industry, geography, and job type (e.g., practitioner, hiring manager, consultant, and academic/training and development).

       ACMP's Market Research Report validates ACMP's vision to establish and advance 
       the change management profession through the establishment of the global 
       standard and the professional credential against the standard. Our continued efforts 
       and dedication to advancing the change management profession will have 
       increasingly positive results for the organization's that embrace and adopt change 
       management - and practitioners of change management. Linn J. Wheeling, CAE, 
       Executive Director

    Founded in 2011, ACMP is dedicated to advancing the discipline and profession of change management practices that support the success of individual and organizational change for the realization of intended business results. ACMP is leading development of the first global standard in change management and subsequent professional credential - The Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP®). ACMP's vibrant professional membership community of change practitioners and service providers provide instant access to information and best practices for managing change. ACMP's Annual Global Change Management Conference is recognized as the leading education and professional networking conference for change thought leaders and practitioners around the world to discover, discuss, and advance new trends and best practices in change management.

    Media Contact:
    Linn J. Wheeling, CAE
    Phone: 407.610.6138
    Cell: 407.488.6285
    Email: lwheeling@acmpglobal.org

    Website: www.acmpglobal.org

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    If you would like a more information or a copy of ACMP's Change Management Standards Project and Change Management Market Research, please contact Linn J. Wheeling, CAE at 407.610.2267 or email at lwheeling@acmpglobal.org.


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    Phoenix, Arizona (MMD Newswire) May 2, 2013 - - Genius Avenue's end-to-end solution for engaging, enrolling and empowering members solves three common challenges faced by associations today: member retention, simplified administration, and increased revenue opportunities. The Genius Avenue System makes it easy for associations to enroll new members, offer non-dues revenue generating products, and create strong, lasting relationships with their members without having to buy, build, or license complex software.

    The Genius Avenue System integrates sophisticated communication tools with enrollment, billing, and ongoing administration into a flexible and powerful platform built on proprietary 3eG Technology. The System also incorporates products and programs that empower members to make informed decisions that can improve the quality of their lives and create new revenue opportunities for associations."

    The Genius Avenue System offers a turn-key solution to associations and meets an unmet need in the marketplace," according to Ben Rozum, president of Genius Avenue. "We're looking forward to presenting our solution at the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta in August."

    If you're an association manager and would like to learn more, contact Genius Avenue at contact@geniusavenue.com or 602.795.5464 to learn how the Genius Avenue System can improve member loyalty, create administrative efficiencies, and significantly improve your bottom line.

    About Genius Avenue

    Genius Avenue transforms the way organizations engage, enroll and empower their members by helping them develop stronger relationships with members, improve member acquisition and retention, improve member satisfaction, simplify benefits administration and achieve a significantly better bottom line.

    To learn more, visit www.geniusavenue.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Curt A. Wieden
    Genius Avenue
    Phone: 602-795-5464
    E-Fax: 602-687-7844
    curt.wieden@geniusavenue.com
    
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    Melville, NY (MMD Newswire) May 3, 2013 - - The premier Telly Award winning production company Close-Up TV News has spotlighted the some of the most successful businesses across America. With the paid television program Close-Up On America's Business, now in its 10th year, business leaders and entrepreneurs who truly make a difference are able to share their story with viewers on the nationally recognized cable television station, the ION Network. Hosted by celebrity correspondents Doug Llewelyn (former host of the People's Court) and Jim Masters (PBS, Clear Channel, and 960 WELI), our focus is to share compelling and entertaining news stories about people who have persevered and redefined the ideas of success.

    Selected features have the opportunity to be seen and heard through an outstanding multimedia campaign, which includes features on Close-Up On America's Business, HD quality video segments, monthly newsletters, various promotional materials, and the new and widely successful radio show, Close-Up Talk Radio. Close-Up Talk Radio, in conjunction with Blog Talk Radio, is rapidly changing the way we discover, consume and share information.

    Close-Up TV News Expands on Exciting Variety of Multimedia Platforms 

    Close-Up Talk Radio provides media giants, entrepreneurs, business owners and everyday people with a platform to tell their story. We provide our clients with a direct way to interact with their consumers and target audience both nationally and internationally, through conversational marketing. Our platform allows our clients to network their products and services to build their brand and market to millions of listeners worldwide.

    The future is bright for Close-Up TV News. If you have a story, a journey, or a personal tale of triumph to tell, we can create genuine features in a variety of fascinating formats and share them with the world. For more information visit www.closeuptvnews.com, email info@closeuptvnews.com, or call 866-211-NEWS.

    Contact:
    Close-Up TV News
    Tel: 866-211-6397
    Tel: 631-421-8500
    Email: info@closeuptvnews.com

    www.closeuptvnews.com

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    CALGARY, Alberta, Canada (MMD Newswire) May 6, 2013 - - Delancey Direct Incorporated announced today the unveiling of a new bottled brew, "Vulcan Ale." Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the brew is set to be released May 17, 2013, and distributed Canada wide.

    "Vulcan Ale" will be the first in a series of Star Trek(TM) themed alcoholic beverages to be released in Canada. Delancey Direct has 'Colla-BEER-ated' with Montana based Harvest Moon Brewery Company to produce its Episode One craft brew "Vulcan Ale".

    "Vulcan Ale will be a high-quality hand crafted Irish Red Ale that promises to explore a new universe of taste said Delancey Direct CEO and founder Vern Raincock.

    vulcan ale canada

    "Vulcan Ale" will be available in Alberta in time to pay tribute to Vulcan Alberta's Centennial celebrations celebrate the release of the latest film of the franchise Star Trek Into Darkness.

    (TM) & (C)2013 CBS Studios Inc., STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All rights Reserved.

    About Delancey Direct Incorporated

    Delancey Direct is referred to as one of the most influential importers of craft beer in Western Canada. Delancey Direct's portfolio has expanded since 2003 to include the World's finest hand crafted specialty ales and lagers available during shore leave.

    For more information, visit www.delanceydirect.com., https://www.facebook.com/vulcan.ale1

    About Harvest Moon Brewing Company

    Harvest Moon Brewing Company of Belt Montana, brewer of iconic "Pigs Ass Porter" is located in the majestic town of Belt, MT and has been brewing high quality ales since 1996. For more information, visit www.harvestmoonbrew.com.

    Media Contact:
    Richard Weger
    sales@delanceydirect.com
    1-403-250-3390 ext 112
    
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