New StuffAlert Website and Improved eBay Alert Service Launched by SonicZero Limited

SonicZero London, England 31st May 2012 is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new upgraded website and improved email eBay alert service that helps increase the probability of buyers finding exactly what is being searched for on eBay.

eBay buyers have been using StuffAlert to locate hard to find items on eBay since 2007. Now, as well as setting up alerts when no matching items are found, users can create email alerts where up to 25 items have been found. A complete record of all the items found matching users searches is automatically created and available to users on the website.

With StuffAlert users can quickly and easily search eBay and set up email alerts for the items they are looking for. StuffAlert continues to search eBay all day everyday and automatically sends email eBay alerts notifying users of new listings with direct links to the item on eBay. Users can manage all their eBay searches and alerts in one place with no cap on how many alerts can be set up and with complete control over email alerts.Passwords are encrypted so only users know what searches they have set up.

“The decision to upgrade the service was made in response to users requests and coincided with a decision to get eBay approval to increase the frequency of our automatic eBay searches. The result has been to deliver more frequent and consistent eBays alerts to our users who in turn are successfully completing more transactions” stated Rene Bachman, Managing Director of SonicZero.

StuffAlert currently works on iPads and other similar tablet devices and should be accessible via smartphone later this year. It is available to eBay buyers using the US and UK eBay marketplaces. Plans are already underway for StuffAlert to be rolled out to other English speaking countries in the forthcoming weeks.

eBay buyers whether newcomers and seasoned users interested in learning more about StuffAlert’s eBay alert service can visit the website ( or for more information Contact Us.


FPL Urges Customers to Prepare Now for Power Outages this Hurricane Season

FPL asks customers to be prepared to be without power for several days should a powerful storm bring devastation.

Juno Beach, FL (May 31, 2012) — As Floridians turn their attention to the tropics this storm season, Florida Power & Light Company reminds customers that no utility is hurricane proof. While the company’s careful investments since 2006 have made its electric system more resilient to severe weather, hurricanes are powerful forces of nature that cause significant damage, and including potential widespread electricity outages.

“Hurricanes are powerful forces of nature that can cause significant damage and widespread electricity outages,” said FPL President Eric Silagy. “FPL has a well-developed plan for storm restoration. We train rigorously and we are prepared.”

Customers’ storm plans, like those of FPL, should anticipate that a direct strike by a major hurricane could damage the electric system so significantly that many customers could experience power outages. FPL asks customers to be prepared to be without power for several days should a powerful storm bring devastation. The following tips will help customers to best be prepared for power outages this storm season:

FPL’s Storm Preparation Checklist for Customers
• Review family emergency plans for back-up power and relocating;
• Update the phone number and e-mail address on file with FPL;
• Keep a copy of a recent FPL bill in your storm kit so key phone numbers and account information are readily available;
• Ensure that you have all necessary adapters to charge cell phones or laptops from a generator, solar charger or car charger;
• Those dependent on electric-powered, life-sustaining medical equipment should know relocation arrangements now for when a storm warning is issued;
• If customers haven’t done so already, they should have their trees properly trimmed by a trained line-clearing professional. This minimizes the potential for debris to impact the power lines for homes and neighborhoods. It is important to have debris cleared prior to a hurricane warning announcement when trash pickup is suspended. For more information on FPL’s tree trimming policies, visit Trees and Power Lines;
• Gather and test essential supplies needed during power outages:
o two-week supply of fresh batteries
o Flashlights
o Battery-operated radios
o Extension cords
o Emergency generators;
• Now is the time to test portable generators. Make sure the equipment works, know how to operate it and where to safely use the equipment. For more information, visit our Generator Safety web page.

How FPL Communicates with Customers Regarding a Storm
When outages occur, FPL understands that its customers need to know when their power will be restored so they can plan ahead. That’s why FPL communicates frequently through the news media and makes its communications accessible on smart phones and tablets, through such sites as:
• FPL website:
• Twitter:
• Facebook:
• YouTube:
• FPL blog:
• FPL Power Tracker:

How Customers Can Best Communicate with FPL
After a storm, FPL is aware that customers are without power and urges them to call FPL only for emergency situations.
• FPL urges customers to keep its phone lines open for emergency situations.
• Customers should call 911 or 1-800-4-OUTAGE if they see a downed power line.
• FPL is aware that customers are without power so there is no need to report outages at this time. If you have already reported a downed power line, it is not necessary to call and report it again.
• However, if customers still find themselves without service, even though their neighborhood or area of business has been mostly restored, we want to hear from them. If customers are in this situation, they should call FPL at 1-800-4-OUTAGE, as they may be experiencing a more localized problem with their electric service and we want to restore their power safely and as quickly as possible.

FPL’s Pre-Storm Activities
Prior to the start of storm season, FPL conducts extensive training to prepare its employees to respond safely and as quickly as possible if a storm threatens FPL’s service territory. To get ready for storm season, FPL also coordinates assistance agreements with other utilities for out-of state support, orders restoration supplies and equipment, and secures staging sites throughout its 35-county service territory. These preparations enable the company to quickly deploy equipment and crews to storm-damaged communities.

FPL’s plan recognizes that restoration of power to its customers will vary not only on the path and intensity of the storm through FPL’s service territory, but also on how the storm impacts other utilities and how quickly additional restoration workers and supplies can reach Florida.

In addition, FPL works closely with emergency operations officials to update lists of Critical Infrastructure Facilities, such as hospitals, police and fire stations, communication facilities, water treatment plants, and transportation providers. This information is used to establish priorities for restoration in any communities that might be affected by a storm.

Year-round, FPL proactively makes its infrastructure more resilient to strong winds and less likely to be impacted by debris as part of its comprehensive, long-term plan to deliver reliable electric service, in good weather and bad. These efforts include:
• Clearing tree limbs and branches from power lines;
• Inspecting poles for strength and health;
• Upgrading poles, many of which are replaced with concrete or steel, and;
• Inspecting power lines and equipment with infrared technology.

Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Zevrix Updates Package Central for InDesign CS6 Compatibility

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.6, a compatibility update to its file packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hotfolders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collecting process. The new version adds compatibility to the recently released InDesign CS6.

Toronto (ON), Canada – May 31, 2012 – Zevrix Solutions today announces Package Central 1.6, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hotfolders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collecting process.

The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently released InDesign CS6. The update is free for licensed users of Package Central.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to hotfolders that reside on the network. Package Central automatically collects the files from its station using hotfolder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hotfolders linked to its workflow settings. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:

Automatically process InDesign files from hotfolders
-Update modified links automatically
-Font auto-activation
Create PDF and INX/IDML files on the fly
-Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
-Compose variable folder names
-Metadata-based processing
-Detailed processing logs
-Easy to install and use

Zevrix also makes BatchOutput Server software which automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hotfolders.

Pricing and Availability

Package Central can be purchased for $299.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central runs on Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.7, is a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS6.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. Reports IFRS Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2012

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. announced its unaudited IFRS financial results for the first quarter of 2012 ending 31 March 2012.

Moscow, Russia – May 31, 2012 — (For Immediate Release)

– Revenue increased to US $673 million, compared to US $566 million in Q1 2011.
– Operating profit increased to US $178 million, compared with US $160 million in Q1 2011.
– Adjusted EBITDA grew to US $207 million, compared to US $186 million in Q1 2011.
– Net profit amounted to US $354 million, compared with US $174 million in Q1 2011.

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. (hereinafter URALCHEM Holding or the Company), a Cypriot holding company of the URALCHEM Group (hereinafter the Group), one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia, announced its unaudited IFRS financial results for the first quarter of 2012 ending 31 March 2012.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC (part of the Group), commented on the first quarter of 2012 results, “I am pleased with the Company’s results in the first quarter of this year. We are moving ahead as planned. Net profit in the first quarter of 2012 more than doubled compared to the same period last year. This happened due to the acquisition of Minudobrenia in Perm, as well as the reassessment of our share in the enterprise. Besides, the net profit figure was influenced by a considerable reduction in interest expenses on loans which became possible after we refinanced the loan portfolio last year.”

Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 grew 19% to US $673 million, compared to US $566 million in the first quarter of 2011. Operating profit amounted to US $178 million, or 26% of the revenue, compared with the operating profit of US $160 million, or 28% of the revenue in the first quarter of 2011.

Net profit for the first quarter of 2012 more than doubled, amounting to US $354 million, compared to US $174 million in the first quarter of 2011. Without the reassessment of the Company’s share in Minudobrenia, Perm the net profit growth comprised 15%.

During the first quarter of 2012, adjusted EBITDA reached US $207 million, compared to US $186 million the year before, a rise of 11%. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the first quarter of 2012 comprised 31% of revenue compared with 33% of revenue for the first quarter of 2011.


In the first quarter of 2012 the prices of fertilizers and intermediates showed significantly different dynamics. Prices for ammonia at the Yuzhny port fell to $70 / t due to low demand, both in agriculture and industry, which coincided with the launch of Qafco V. Market recovery began only in late March.

During January to early February the urea market repeated its dynamics in 2011. However, in mid-February a rapid increase in the price of urea started due to high demand in the U.S. The late Q1/early Q2 price level approached peak figures ??of 2011 even surpassing them at certain markets. Prospects for market development in the second quarter remain optimistic for market participants.

Prices for ammonium nitrate were stable during the first quarter due to high volumes of domestic market shipments.

The global market of phosphate fertilizers in the first quarter of 2012 was characterized by low activity, with prices going down slightly. European demand was limited due to severe weather conditions and financial instability. Moderate recovery in prices occurred in late Q1 due to higher demand in Latin America and the U.S. domestic market.


In the first quarter of 2012 the Group’s product sales amounted to 1.7 million tons, up 20% compared to the first quarter of 2011. Through the acquisition of OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm in January 2012, sales of urea and of ammonia increased significantly.

Financial Situation

Cash generated from operating activities grew by 4%, from US $167 million in the first quarter of 2011 to US $174 million in the first quarter of 2012.

On 31 March 2012, the Company’s net debt amounted to US $1,076 million. The weighted average interest rate in the loan portfolio for the first quarter 2012 decreased to 5.85% compared to annual 8.0% for the same period last year.

Annex to the press release about the unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2012

EBITDA is a profit / loss from financial and economic activities during the reporting period, before deduction of income tax on profits, income and interest costs, depreciation and amortization. “Adjusted EBITDA” is EBITDA for the reporting period before goodwill, profit / loss from associates, profit / loss on foreign exchange differences arising on financial performance and profit / loss on operations with derivative financial instruments. Adjusted EBITDA is operating profit before depreciation and amortization and financial results of operations with derivative financial instruments. In accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), depreciation and amortization are included in cost structure, and in the selling, general and administrative expenses. IFRS does not require the disclosure and does not describe the calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, among other financial indicators, so they can not substitute for net profit for the period when evaluating the results of operations or the measure of cash provided by operating activities when evaluating liquidity. Approach to the calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, as described earlier, may not coincide with the approaches used by other companies, therefore, comparability may be limited. We believe that EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors because they are indicators of the stability and efficiency of our business and our ability to fund discretionary spending such as capital expenditures, the acquisition of subsidiaries and other investments, as well as indicators of our ability to incur and service debt. IFRS classifies depreciation and amortization to operating costs, while in fact they are distributed to the current period non-cash expenses for the acquisition or creation of fixed assets, incurred in previous periods, and are not affiliated with the movement of funds.

For more information, please visit the Company web site or use the following contact information:

PR department
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89

IAPAM Enhances its Website with Common Skin Conditions Content

The IAPAM has just added a new section to its globally-respected website This new web content focuses on Common Skin Conditions.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – May 31, 2012 — The IAPAM has just added a new section to its globally-respected website ( This new web content focuses on Common Skin Conditions. As part of the IAPAM’s commitment to best practices, the Aesthetic Resources pages provide physicians and patients around the world with treatment-focused content and timely intelligence on aesthetic medicine.

Today, the IAPAM announces the launch of the NEW Aesthetic Resources Page on Common Skin Conditions ( This NEW content provides definitions, descriptions, and treatment information on 5 of the most common skin conditions: acne, aging, hyperpigmentation, melasma and rosacea.

Providing physicians, their staff, and consumers with DYNAMIC CONTENT is the mission of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM). Comprised of board certified physicians, business experts, researchers and communications specialists, the IAPAM Team is driven to ensure that its website, is the best one-stop ‘window’ for physicians new to aesthetic medicine, seasoned professionals or the public. IAPAM is dedicated to keeping physicians and their patients up to date with ever-changing, relevant information on current clinical treatments, costs benefits, business improvements, horizon technologies and global trends in the aesthetic medicine arena.

The new pages on Common Skin Conditions offer comprehensive intelligence on acne & acne scarring, aging, hyperpigmentation, melasma and rosacea, as well as expertise from industry leaders like PCA Skin, on how best to treat these conditions.

Come and use the ever-expanding content on the IAPAM’s Website. If you have any questions regarding existing treatments, new technologies or future trends, please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704 or

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

Center for Productive Longevity Seeking Success Stories from People 55+

National Competition Celebrates Older Americans Who Embrace Successful Living

Boulder, CO, May 30, 2012 – The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is organizing a nationwide competition to select the best entrepreneur success story and inspiring life story from people 55 and older.

The Later-Life Story Contest begins on June 1, 2012 and ends on August 31, 2012 with the winner in each category selected by a panel of three independent judges. Each winner will receive $1,000 and a specially designed trophy. The best stories will be posted on the CPL website throughout the duration of the contest. The winners will be announced on October 1, 2012 and will be posted on the CPL website ( under “Success Stories”.

CPL created the contest to stimulate discussion and dialogue about how people 55 and older can continue adding value to their extended lives in an era when they are living 30 years longer than people did at the beginning of the 20th century. The Later-Life Story Contest is intended to achieve three objectives:

1) Stimulate people to continue leading meaningful and rewarding lives after reaching the age of 55. Baby Boomers were acculturated to believe that when they reached a certain age (55, 60, 65), they were over the hill and out of the game. Many of them need to understand that, with their increased longevity, they have the opportunity to become entrepreneurs or lead inspirational lives.

2) Demonstrate that older people can remain productively engaged and live inspiring lives into their latter 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. There are 78 million Baby Boomers who began reaching traditional retirement age of 65 in 2011 and will continue to do so each year through 2029 at the rate of 4.2 million per year. These are people with experience, expertise, seasoned judgment and proven performance (referred to as EESP). Many of them have also acquired some accumulated wisdom. At a time when unemployment is high and economic growth low, creating a new business is a bright spot on a gloomy employment horizon. Stories about how older entrepreneurs have successfully taken the new-business route may stimulate others to do so. Stories about how people 55 and older have led inspirational lives may have a similar impact.

3) Change the pervasive national mindset that when people reach a certain age, they should move to the sidelines. This thinking encourages older workers to shed the wrinkles, hide the years, and pretend to be younger than they are. With people living substantially longer lives, Americans must recognize and find ways to enable this large and growing talent pool to continue adding value.

“We look forward to learning about the trailblazers around the country and to celebrating their stories,” says William Zinke, 85, Founder and President of CPL. “We believe that this contest can achieve these three objectives and look forward to sharing success stories with the public.”

We have selected three highly qualified judges for the competition:

Helen Dennis is a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging, employment, and retirement. She has conducted research on these issues for organizations such as The Conference Board, AARP, UC Berkeley, and the U.S. Administration on Aging. Nationally, she has lectured extensively to the business community, professional groups, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Greg Merrill is President and CEO of the National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC) and former Chairman of the NOWCC Board of Directors. The NOWCC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting experienced workers as a valuable and critical component of the nation’s workforce. Since its establishment in 1997 NOWCC has, through hundreds of workers ages 55+, provided over 13 million hours of dedicated, experienced labor to federal agencies.

Fred Mandell is a catalyst for personal change and co-author with Kathleen Jordan of Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Your Life at Any Stage. Fred’s life and work has been featured in the Public Television Series “Boomers: Redefining Life After 50.” Fred currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Life Planning Network and Discovering What’s Next.

All have had substantial experience regarding the productive engagement of people 55 and older.

To submit a story, visit and complete a submission form. Entrants must be over the age of 55, have a compelling story to share, and be willing to have it posted on the CPL website for viewing by the general public and for possible publication. Stories may also be emailed to James R. Hooks, Director of Marketing and Technology, at

For more information on CPL, the contest, and Success Stories, visit or Facebook at

Media Contacts:
Jenny Foust or Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
303.433.7020 or

Company Contacts:
William K. Zinke or James R. Hooks
Center for Productive Longevity
303.499.3939 or

About the Center for Productive Longevity
The mission of CPL is to stimulate the substantially increased engagement of people 55 and older in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to continue adding value. It is imperative that we recognize the value that can be added by an aging population. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook at

Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Provide rapid parcel delivery options and reap the benefits, says Parcel2Go

Businesses should look to offer customers a wide range of rapid delivery options if they want to maximise sales opportunities, according to online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go.

The Bolton-based company has advised online retailers of all sizes to ensure that they have a variety of solutions available, including next-day, 48-hour, Saturday morning and overseas delivery options. Customers who receive their goods quickly are more likely to leave a positive review of their experience, and new research has shown just how important positive feedback is to UK businesses.

Parcel2Go marketing director Richard Mercer said research carried out by social commerce firm Reevoo had highlighted how much online shoppers value reviews from other customers, and therefore the importance businesses should place on boosting service levels.

He said: “Managing customer orders quickly and efficiently once they have been submitted is critical to the smooth running of any retail company, and research has shown the value that shoppers place on having access to cheap and fast delivery services. It’s common sense that they want to receive their items as soon as possible.

“Companies should capitalise on this and make sure that delivery options from the leading firms that people will recognise and trust, such as Parcelforce and FedEx, are easily accessible through the site at the point of sale. If customers receive their products quickly and in top condition, then of course they’re more likely to leave a positive review of their experience.”

Reevoo’s survey found that 88 per cent of the 1,000 customers it questioned said they either “sometimes” or “always” consulted reviews before heading to the checkout.

As well as offering domestic and international freight delivery options from the UK’s top couriers, Parcel2Go also provides customers with a parcel tracking facility, so consignments can be monitored no matter where they are in the world.


Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment Employs Two; Announces Scholarship Recipient; Sally Ezra Quoted

The Leader in Actuarial Recruitment, Ezra Penland, is proud to announce the hiring of two new employees at the rapidly-growing, Chicago-based firm. Thomas Clohisy joins Ezra Penland as an Actuarial Recruiter. Tom has executive recruiting experience, as well as recruitment business development skills. He was also a successful commodities trader for a number of years, after having earned an MBA from Loyola University and a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. Tom can be reached at

John Gieger joins Ezra Penland as Corporate Librarian and Data Specialist. John earned a Masters of Library and Information Science from Dominican University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Audio Engineering from Belmont University. He has varied experiences as a data manager and a librarian, and brings with him exceptional computer skills and an innate ability for information organization. John may be reached at

Additionally, Ezra Penland proudly awards their most recent $500 Actuarial Scholarship to Jordan Nadler. Ms. Nadler is a junior at Missouri State University where she is a Mathematics major with a concentration in Actuarial Science, and she is minoring in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance. In addition to tutoring mathematics, she is a member of the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity and treasurer of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, the Risk Management,Insurance and Actuarial Science Fraternity. Nadler has held an internship at American National and will hold an internship at Ernst & Young this summer in New York. She has passed two Actuarial Exams and is pursuing a career as an Actuary.

And, finally, Sally Ezra, Partner at Ezra Penland Actuarial Recruitment, was interviewed in the May-June, 2012 Contingencies, the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries. The topic was the “Workers Compensation Predictive Modeling Comes of Age”, and Ms. Ezra discussed the hireability and availability of actuaries with such skills.


4256 N Ravenswood
Suite 200
Chicago IL 60613
(800) 580-3972
Claude Penland, Partner or Sally Ezra, Partner

NanoMarkets Projects Significant Opportunities for LED Phosphors Driven by Shift Toward LED Lighting in General Illumination Markets

NanoMarkets announces the release of a new report, titled “Market Opportunities for LED Phosphors in Lighting Applications 2012,” that analyzes the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers in the lighting sector over the next eight years.

Glen Allen, Virginia – May 31, 2012 — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of a new report, titled “Market Opportunities for LED Phosphors in Lighting Applications 2012,” that analyzes the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers in the lighting sector over the next eight years. NanoMarkets estimates that the total market value of LED phosphors used in lighting applications will grow from about $525 million in 2012 to a value of over $730 million by 2015 and to over $1.6 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2019. This growth represents a CAGR of over 17 percent over the eight-year forecast period.

Additional details about the report are available at:

About the Report:

This new NanoMarkets report provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the LED phosphor market in the next eight years as it relates to the fabrication of white LEDs for lighting applications. It builds off the extensive experience that NanoMarkets has in the area of solid-state lighting and related materials. The report examines some of the latest market strategies, products and technical developments in the area of LED phosphors, and it identifies how performance improvements are growing some addressable markets for phosphors, especially in the general illumination segment(s). The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of several of the leading firms active in the LED phosphors space, and, as always with NanoMarkets reports, this report contains granular eight-year forecasts of the inorganic LED phosphors shipments in both volume and value terms, with breakouts by type of phosphor and by phosphor deposition technology.

Key players mentioned in the report include Seoul Semiconductor, Intematix, Mitsubishi, Nichia, Toyoda Gosei, Dow, Osram, GE, Philips, and others.

From the Report:

A major shift toward more efficient, long-lifetime LED lighting is underway and is expected to continue over next decade, with many governments around the world using the regulatory process to mandate higher efficiency lighting products. During this period, LED phosphor suppliers will enjoy an expanding market for their products, especially in the general illumination sectors. At the same time, the market value for LED phosphors in display backlighting is expected to decline, as growth in the underlying display markets are not expected to keep up with advancements that are leading to fewer LEDs-per-device and, hence, reduced consumption of phosphor materials.

NanoMarkets believes that the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers are centered on the following interrelated key characteristics. First, LED phosphors that provide better luminous efficacy, such as through higher internal quantum efficiency or reduced down-conversion loss, will help LED lighting better compete with fluorescent lighting for market share. Second, phosphors that provide better color rendering are also still in demand, especially in the general illumination and display backlighting markets, where LEDs still perform poorly in comparison to the traditional incandescent lighting. Finally, phosphors and phosphor blends that enable LED lighting component manufacturers to better provide application-specific color temperatures are also needed.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials.

Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058

Demand for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Care Prompts Eating Recovery Center Expansion

International Center for Eating Disorders Recovery Expands Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents to Address Rising Incidence of Eating Disorders in Young Patient Populations

Denver, CO, May 30, 2012 – In response to an increasing demand for child and adolescent eating disorders care, Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery, has expanded its Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. With the opening of a new facility in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, this 11-hour-per-day, family-based treatment program will nearly triple current capacity. Eating Recovery Center’s child and adolescent programs, which provide inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment to boys and girls ages 10 through 17, have been in high demand since the Center opened its Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents in January of 2011.

The prevalence of eating disorders in adolescence and childhood has steadily increased in recent years. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, from 1999 to 2006, hospitalizations for eating disorders increased by 119 percent for children younger than 12 years.

“The growing need for eating disorders treatment programs with specialized expertise in managing the therapeutic and medical needs of children, adolescents and families is apparent,” said Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, CEDS, medical director of child and adolescent services and chief medical officer of Eating Recovery Center. “The expansion of the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents enables Eating Recovery Center to address this trend by providing comprehensive treatment to a significantly larger number of patients and families.”

Offering a critical stepping-stone in the eating disorders recovery process for young patients, the Partial Hospitalization Program enables patients and their families to participate in daily programming that emphasizes communication skills, relapse prevention strategies and healthy parent/child interactions. Through individual, group and family therapy and staff-supported meals, families begin to work toward returning to “life as usual” outside of their child’s structured eating disorders treatment environment. The overall focus is on recovery and well-being.

Patients participate in a combination of individual, group and family therapy emphasizing recovery skills and the role of families in lasting recovery. They engage with a licensed teacher at Eating Recovery Center’s Learning Center in the afternoons to facilitate a seamless transition back to school following treatment. While their child is in treatment, parents and family members receive twice-a-day education lectures and participate in support groups. Multi-family groups and family meals are also embedded in the weekly schedule to foster a supportive community for patients and family members.

“Our treatment philosophy recognizes the importance of family involvement, education and empowerment in the recovery process,” continued Dr. Bermudez. “Treatment programming acknowledges that many child and adolescent patients are too developmentally young to take full ownership of weight restoration, sustainable recovery skills and aftercare, and provides parents with tools to continue to facilitate recovery at home.”

When patients are medically and psychiatrically stable, the structure and support of 24-hour care environment is not necessary and there is willingness and availability among both patient and parents to engage in intensive outpatient treatment, the Partial Hospitalization Program can be a meaningful starting point for families to begin the recovery process. Alternatively, patients can step down to this level of care from Eating Recovery Center’s inpatient and residential programs for children and adolescents. In the latter instance, continuity of care is a priority and patients will retain the same treatment team throughout their full course of treatment.

The only privately owned licensed psychiatric hospital in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to treating eating disorders and providing all levels of care for adults, adolescents and children, Eating Recovery Center’s Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in northern California.

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About Eating Recovery Center:
Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change.  Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California, as well as Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in Fresno and Roseville. For more information, please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

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