URALCHEM and Ziedot.lv Fund Sum up the Aid Programmes for Riga Schools and Announce the Start of the Second Phase of the Program for Ill Children

Since September 2012 URALCHEM has sent 260,000 Euros for ill children in Latvia.

Riga, Latvia (October 8, 2013) — URALCHEM and the charity fund Ziedot.lv today summed up the results of joint charitable programmes and announced the continuation of their cooperation.

The Riga schools assistance program launched in February 2013, when URALCHEM and Ziedot.lv entered into an agreement with two schools in the Vecmilgravis district of Riga. Under the agreement, URALCHEM agreed to provide funding of more than 70 000 lats (about 100,000 euros), to be equally distributed between the schools. With this money both schools equipped modern chemistry classrooms, purchased interactive whiteboards and other necessary equipment and furniture, and carried out general renewal and improvement works. In addition, one of the schools equipped its assembly hall and technology classroom, and the other school purchased new equipment for the kitchen. Fund Ziedot.lv provided organizational and administrative assistance with the implementation of the project. All the work was completed as planned. On 4 October, both schools held tours for specially invited guests and members of the media to show off the work that had been done.

At the event, URALCHEM and Ziedot.lv announced the start of the second phase of the joint programme of assistance for seriously ill children. Its first phase began in September 2012. URALCHEM paid 80 million euros to help seriously ill children who needed specific treatment or rehabilitation using leading Russian clinics. In the first phase, assistance was provided for 22 families with children who needed help in the treatment of conditions such as autism, visual recovery, cerebral palsy and developmental delay. URALCHEM’s financing covered the costs for accommodation and treatment in 13 different clinics in Russia, including leading hospitals such as the Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow, the Bekhtereva Institute of the Human Brain in St. Petersburg and the Kirov Clinic of Ophthalmology in St. Petersburg.

The second phase of the program will ensure that help to seriously ill children continues. URALCHEM is to fund this phase to the amount of 80 thousand Euros. Ziedot.lv has already started selecting participants for the programme and the appropriate courses of treatment for them, based on the recommendations of doctors and parents requests for financial assistance. It is planned that 23 families will receive help during the second phase of the programme.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC:
“URALCHEM continues to follow its principles and support social and charitable programmes in the regions where the company has a presence. We started cooperation with the Ziedot.lv fund a year ago, initially helping seriously ill children and soon afterwards expanded our programme into assistance for schools. We can see that both of these programmes are being successfully implemented, bringing real benefits. We want to thank the Ziedot.lv fund and the schools authorities for their work and we are pleased to continue our collaboration.”

Ruta Dimanta, Head of the Fund Ziedot.lv:
“Fund Ziedot.lv is a long-established charitable organization in Latvia with a lot of expertise in solving real-world problems and providing its partners with confidence that their efforts will lead to positive changes. We are happy to work with URALCHEM and we are glad that our experience allows us to jointly achieve real results. We will continue to cooperate, making every effort to ensure that our projects stay successful.”

Iveta Stivrinya – Headmaster:
“We have completed all the planned work before the start of the school year and we are already seeing great interest in the new installations. For example, students like to take tests using the remote voting system with its immediately visible results. The newly equipped chemistry laboratory now allows students to perform a variety of practical work that was previously impossible. It helps to diversify the learning process, and children learn with great interest and pleasure. New desktops with special machines in the technology classroom are also very popular. Interest in renewed classrooms is shown not only by students, but also alumni of the school who participate in various clubs. We hold school events, drama and dancing clubs in the assembly hall with its new lighting and stage design systems. The concerts and other cultural events in the hall are attended not only by the students, but also by residents of the Vecmilgravis area. Therefore, the work that has been done is important not only for our school, but for the entire district.”

Boris Antonov – Headmaster:
“The new chemistry laboratory will give a good impetus for laboratory work and chemistry research in school. The students’ interest in chemistry will increase, especially in high school. We expect that this will lead to good results at scientific competitions. In addition, the interactive whiteboards, projectors and colour printers have made it possible to conduct lessons on a modern, technical level. New equipment in the kitchen has come in handy already in July, during the National Song and Dance Celebration, and is now being actively used. The help from URALCHEM and the Ziedot.lv fund is a good example how support can be provided for educational institutions.”

–Ends–

Reference Information
School No31 opened in 1952. It is located at 11 Skuyu St, Riga. The school has 50 teachers and more than 500 students. The teaching is conducted in Latvian.
School No46 was founded in 1954. It is located at 28 Skuyu St, Riga. The school has 56 teachers and more than 500 students. The teaching is conducted in Russia.

URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM, OJSC is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilisers in Russia. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Contacts:
PR department
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Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
E-Mail: pr@uralchem.com

Ilze Oshane
Ziedot.lv Fund
Head of communications
Mobile: 29400422
E-Mail: ilze@ziedot.lv

ALIPAC Protests Illegal Alien Access To Closed DC Mall

ALIPAC is protesting the Obama administration’s decree that allows illegal immigrants and their supporters to setup a stage and conduct political theater designed to encourage immigration reform Amnesty legislation within the DC Mall which is currently closed to American taxpayers.

Raleigh, NC, USA (October 8, 2013) — Contact: ALIPAC (866) 703-0864 / Press@alipac.us

ALIPAC is protesting the Obama administration’s decree that allows illegal immigrants and their supporters to setup a stage and conduct political theater designed to encourage immigration reform Amnesty legislation within the DC Mall which is currently closed to American taxpayers.

Click here to view Picture of SEIU Setting up on DC Mall Oct 7

“Everywhere we look across America, illegal aliens and their supporters are given preferential treatment over American citizens and American workers,” said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. “Obama is now parading illegals proudly in front of our faces on our DC Mall, while telling average citizens and veterans to stay away from memorials, and even private businesses like the Pisgah Inn to close and not serve American citizens!”

In recent days, US Park Service rangers have leaked information that they have instructions to make citizens as miserable as possible as part of the government shutdown.

US veterans are protesting in DC this coming weekend along with truckers from across America because of these unnecessary closures and hardships. Our veterans have had to remove needless barricades to access their war memorials! In North Carolina, private businesses like the Pisgah Inn are being forced closed during the peak fall colors by armed park rangers sent to block access to the hotel and restaurant!

For More Info on 3 Major Obama Protests This Weekend CLICK HERE

“What Americans are seeing today is just a taste of what our future and our children’s future will be like if GOP sellouts help Obama pass immigration reform legislation this year!” said William Gheen of ALIPAC. “Illegal immigrants have been brought here to be given voting rights, welfare, and eventual dominion over US Citizens with the backing of elite business and financial leaders. Americans must wake up because the grotesque injustice on display on the DC Mall is another red flag of what life will be like if Amnesty passes!”

Illegal immigration and immigration reform Amnesty, which would permanently destroy US borders and immigration law protections, is being supported by many billionaires like Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg and Marc Zuckerberg. The US Chamber of Commerce and several global banks support Amnesty despite the massive casualties among US citizens of lost jobs and taxpayer resources. Amnesty is now also being supported by all major TV news networks including MSNBC, CBS, CNN, and Fox News.

While a majority of Americans want borders secured and oppose Amnesty, it was recently reported by Breitbart News that the Obama administration is ordering US Border Patrol Agents to stand clear and allow illegal immigrants and drug smugglers to enter the US.

For interviews and more information about these betrayals of Americans and ALIPAC’s efforts to politically fight back against illegal immigration and Amnesty legislation please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

T5 Data Centers Names New Chief Operating Officer and New Chief Business Officer

New Senior Executives Named to Oversee T5’s Growing Business as Company Leases Space in Six Data Center Campuses Around the Country.

Atlanta, GA, USA (October 8, 2013) — T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, has named two executives to key positions to help oversee customer success as part of the company’s growth. Mike Casey will assume a new role as Chief Operating Officer, and Frank Lyles has been named Chief Business Officer.

In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Mike will be responsible for managing data center operations across all T5 properties in California, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas. He will be responsible for maintaining 100 percent uptime at all T5 data centers, as well as managing day-to-day maintenance and management. His job includes creating customized operational approaches to meet customers’ specific data processing needs.

Mike has 16 years’ experience managing customizable, mission-critical facilities, including a background in engineering, real estate, and project management. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

As Chief Business Officer, Frank will be responsible for mergers and acquisitions, site selection, property acquisition, and compliance. Additionally, Frank also oversees corporate operations including legal, accounting, and human resources. Additionally, he is responsible for telecommunications and power company contracts to make sure that support services meet the specific needs of customers and service level agreements.

Frank has 22 years of commercial real estate experience, including structuring complex transactions. Frank, a founder of T5, has served for the most recent six years in the roles of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

“As T5 continues to expand, we want to make sure we have the best team possible running day-to-day operations,” said Pete Marin, CEO of T5 Data Centers. “With Frank leading the way managing vendor relations and the back office, and Mike managing operations across all our campuses, I know that our customers will get the capabilities and service they have come to expect from T5.”

About T5 Data Centers

T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
1 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 525
Atlanta, GA 30328
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

Luxury Travel Vietnam to Seek Growth from Halal Tourism

The Leading Specialist, Luxury Travel to Seek Growth from the Niche Market Luxury Travel (LuxuryTravels.asia) to Seek Growth from Halal Tourism.

Hanoi, Vietnam (October 8, 2013) — The leading halal specialist has revamped its website (http://www.vietnamhalalholidays.com), published guide book and attends various tourism shows to promote Vietnam tourism for high-end muslim holidaymakers.

According to Luxury Travel Ltd (http://www.luxurytravels.asia), about 23% of the world population is Muslim. Of these, around 62% live in Asia – Pacific, 20% in the Middle East- North Africa, 15% in Sub Saharan Africa, around 3% in Europe and 0.3% in the Americas.

“Halal tourism is leisure and travel that complies with Islamic law, such as the provision of cuisine and beverages that contain no pork or alcohol, and the separation of men and women at tourist events and sites.” says CEO and Founder Pham Ha of Luxury Travel Ltd.

“Halal tourism is not complicated. Basically, we just need to include what Muslim tourists need when traveling, such as hotels that have a kiblat sign [direction to Mecca], a prayer mat, halal food, a toilet with washing facilities and a tour that includes daily prayers.”

Luxury Travel has been recognized the first luxury halal tour and holiday operator focusing on Muslim tourists from Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Turkey, the North Africa and the Middle East visiting Vietnam in 2014.

“We have reserved special tours for Muslim travellers, halal food restaurants and mosque locations. We expect to host around 1000 – 1200 Muslim travellers in 2014, an increase of 30% growth annually.” reveals Pham Ha.

Pham Ha says: “The Muslim population in Indonesia shows immense potential. Demand from this segment is picking up and is expected to increase, thanks to direct flights between South-east Asian countries, including the latest flight to (Ho Chi Minh City) from Jakarta four times per week. “Also, no visa is needed for most citizens travelling between ASEAN countries,” he adds.

The company also targets the most sophisticated travelers from the Middle East with niche tourism products with new airline connections to Vietnam and Cambdodia. Etihad Airway announced a direct route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Abu Dhabi (UAE) to open in 1 October 2013. Also, arrivals from the Middle East will grow, supported by Qatar Airways’ new daily flight connection from Doha to Phnom Penh via Ho Chi Minh City.

“In order to capitalize on these potential markets, we have revamped our halal website, created special experiences for Muslim travelers, worked with reputable halal food restaurants, searched out mosque locations and trained our staff in order to better serve Muslim travelers.

We attend various travel trade shows in individual markets And with nearly 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, the potential market is huge.” added Ha.

Vietnamhalalholidays.com is powered by LuxuryTravel Ltd, Vietnam-based Luxury Travel Ltd. is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke touring holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “The Finest and Most Innovative Luxury Travel and Tour Operator.” Visit Luxury Travel on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/luxurytravelcompany.

Media Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
84439274120
marketing@luxurytravelvietnam.com
http://www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com

Singer-Songwriter-Pianist Shauna Burns Reveals New Inspiring Celtic Folk Rock CD, “Violet” Set for October 22, 2013 Release

SHARE/EMBED/STREAM Single “Little Song” on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/shaunaburns/little-song)

Los Angeles, CA, October 08, 2013 – Celtic vocalist and singer-songwriter Shauna Burns is back with new music that will inspire and empower piano music lovers. With her past releases in 2009 and 2011, she has taken her new music in a new direction for her fans with her October 22 release of “Violet.”

After 2011’s “A Winter Gathering,” Burns feels the new release is “A new seed planted. Almost ready to bloom forth!” The direction taken for this project is focused on women and female empowerment and continues in the tone of her Celtic flare. “Violet,” follows the same structure from A Winter Gathering by having collaborations on the album performed by Burns and her husband, drummer/percussionist James Clark (who also co-produced Violet along with her previous releases), as well as Ryan Whyte Maloney on the guitar, Lindsey Springer on the cello, and Caroline Kemper on harp.

SHARE/EMBED/STREAM Single “Little Song” on Soundcloud

Violet is comprised of a total of 14 songs on the album. With new songs titled “Orchid” and “Portobello”, Burns has stated that this album will have a positive, uplifting spirit. Her first single, “Little Song,” from the album, is already receiving airplay from several radio stations worldwide.

It will express the strengths that all women should carry throughout life. Burns decided to make “Violet” the title track and the name of the album a major focal piece of the album because she feels Violet represents the concept of being free and independent.

The song, “Orchid” will be a vital piece of the album as well because it showcases a deeper level of vulnerability incorporating the cello, violin, and piano. The single, “Little Song” is a sweet introduction to the album that is about the possibility of the future and giving into what a new relationship brings. “Out with the old in with the new, letting go and jumping off the cliff of adventure.”

Shauna Burns on the web:
Official Artist Website: http://www.shaunaburns.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/shaunaburns
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/shaunaburns

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com/

New CIR Report Predicts That Chip-Level Optical Interconnect Market Will Generate $520 million in Revenues by 2019

According to a newly released report from industry analyst firm CIR, the addressable market for chip-level optical interconnects could eventually run into billions of units and revenues in this market will total almost $520 million by 2019 going on to reach $1.02 billion by 2021.

Charlottesville, VA, USA (October 7, 2013) — According to a newly released report from industry analyst firm CIR, the addressable market for chip-level optical interconnects could eventually run into billions of units and revenues in this market will total almost $520 million by 2019 going on to reach $1.02 billion by 2021. The new report is titled “Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast – 2013 to 2020 Volume II: On-Chip and Chip-to-Chip” and continues the firm’s coverage of this market dating back to 2009.

Further details of the report are available at http://www.cir-inc.com/reports/current-reports/oicvii/.

The report covers four kinds of chip-level interconnect: optical engines, photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based interconnects, silicon photonics and free-space optics. It includes nine-year (volume and value) forecasts with breakouts by active components along with fiber and waveguide transmission media. Compound semiconductor, silicon and polymer waveguides are covered, as are VCSELs, silicon lasers and quantum dot lasers. In addition, the report contains assessments of the latest business and technology strategies in the chip-level optical interconnect space.

Companies discussed in this report include Avago, Cisco, Corning, Dow Chemical, Dow-Corning, DuPont, Finisar, Fujitsu, Furukawa, IBM, Intel, Juniper, Kotura, Micron, Novellus, Optical Interlinks, QD Laser, Reflex Photonics, Samtec, Sumitomo, TeraXion, Tokyo Electron, ULM Photonics, and VI Systems.

This report is a follow on to a previously issued report, “Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast – 2013-2020. [Vol. I Board-to-Board and Rack-Based]” that the firm issued in August. Details of that report are available at: http://www.cir-inc.com/cir-report-forecasts-big-data-and-green-data-centers-will-drive-optical-interconnect-market-to-2-2-billion-by-2018/.

From the Report:

The growing popularity of parallel computing, and the arrival of multicore processors and 3D chips are leading to data traffic jams both on-chip and chip-to-chip. However, CIR’s report believes that these trends are also creating opportunities for chip-level optical interconnects.

Avago, Finisar, IBM and Samtec have all proposed optical engines for chip-level interconnect. These miniaturized optical assemblies are currently the most mature technology available for this application and will generate revenues of $235 million in 2019. However, with their attached connectors and heat sinks, optical engines may prove too large for complex optical interconnection environments, such as in the coming generation of Exascale supercomputers.

Meanwhile, the arrival of multicore processors and 3D chips means that computer power now depends on how fast each CPU can talk to each other and to memory devices. So reliable, low-loss, high-speed interconnects between chips then becomes crucial. Interconnect data rate requirements could reach hundreds of times what they currently.

Because of the limitations of optical engines, there are emerging opportunities for compact PIC- based interconnect devices based on indium phosphide and gallium arsenide. CIR says these opportunities will generate $120 million in 2019 increasing to $275 million by 2021. However, bonding PIC interconnects onto a silicon processor or memory chip is both technically challenging and expensive. So far, only a few PIC and VCSEL technology companies have pursued the interconnect opportunity.

Although silicon photonics has compelling advantages, firms – especially Intel — have struggled for years to make active optical devices using silicon. A breakthrough in silicon laser technology would be the single most important development in optical interconnects allowing the full integration of both electronic information processing and optical integration. Faster VCSELs will also be important for the development of chip-level optical interconnect. Several firms and research institutes have announced high-speed VCSELs, operating all the way up to 55 Gbps, although such lasers await extensive commercialization. Quantum dot-enhanced VCSELs have also been proposed and these, too, may have applications in interconnection.

About CIR:

Communications Industry Researchers has been publishing hype-free industry analysis of the high-speed optical networking market for more than 20 years. It has recently published reports on rack-level and board-to-board optical interconnection and on active optical cabling. Visit http://www.cir-inc.com for a full listing of CIR’s reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
Ilumatech
5330 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
(804) 938-0030
rob@ilumatech.com
http://www.ilumatech.com

Legendary Singer-Songwriter-Producer Bunny Sigler Releases New R&B Funk Flavored Single “Hero” October 8

“…Bunny Sigler proves himself as some sort of mad scientist songwriter, who mixes together ingredients of many genres and warps them into something unique that he can call his own.” – MuzikReviews.com

Hollywood, CA, October 07, 2013 – Bunny Sigler, the renowned Philadelphia born artist, has prevailed to bring to us what is known as the “Philly Sound” with his brand new single “Hero,” which will be released on all major digital retail platforms and radio stations on October 8. Bunny ” Mr. Emotion” Sigler embellished the soothing sounds of funk and R&B and constructed a brilliant range of music for the past five decades. Sigler has and continues to live and breathe the soul and sound of what Philadelphia music represents. From his early years singing in supper clubs, the nickname “Mr. Emotion” came to life whenever Bunny would start tearing up with heartfelt sincere emotion during his live performances. An enthusiast and powerful soul singer at heart enables Bunny to create such grand masterpieces such as his latest single “Hero.”

Share/Embed/Stream Single “Hero” on Soundcloud

Like a bottle of fine red wine, Sigler’s vocal and live performances only get better with age and time. Bunny Sigler’s new single “Hero” brings an enticing fresh sound that gravitates to every R&B lover. With a mixture of Sigler’s empowering vocals and catchy upbeat rhythms, “Hero” accelerates to become a classic work of R&B brilliance. Continuing a steady beat of music for nearly four decades in the music business, Bunny Sigler continues to drop riveting new material. “At 72 years old ” there ain’t no stoppin us now” claims Sigler, in which “Hero” is a testament to how Bunny Sigler has not lost his touch and can continue to make fresh fun spirited tunes for music fans.

Bunny “Mr. Emotion” Sigler’s work over the years is a timeless creation of what soul and R&B should be. As a four-time Grammy award winner and nominee with more than 35 million units sold, Bunny continues to awe his audience with his classic sound.

With the Philly soul sound so hot, Sigler got a chance to work with a number of acts as a writer and/or producer, including the Whispers, Ecstacy, Passion And Pain and Carl Carlton. He cut tracks for artists on Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label, including Mayfield himself (“Trippin’ Out”), and made a duet album with Barbara Mason. In 1976, Sigler got Instant Funk an album deal with Gamble Huff’s TSOP label.

Creating several hits over the span of his career that today’s generation keep sampling, Bunny continues to write, produce and record new material. He is the co-writer of the song, “The Ruler’s Back” which was an opening song for the Jay Z’s album, “Blueprint”. At 70 years old “there ain’t no stopping us now” claims “Sigler”…

Bunny Sigler on the web:
Official Website : http://www.bunzmusicandrecords.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BunnySigler
Twitter : https://twitter.com/BunnySigler
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBunnySigler

For more information on Bunny Sigler, contact: Chip Schutzman – Miles High Productions:
chip@mileshighproductions.com, 323-806-0400

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com/