Nine Year Old Illustrator and Author Mother Launch Kickstarter Campaign for YA Fantasy Fiction Book

Sydney Shiu a nine year old illustrator and her mother Tricia Steward Shiu have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the publishing of their new book “Iron Shinto.”

Los Angeles, CA, USA (October 31, 2013) — Sydney Shiu a nine year old illustrator and her mother Tricia Steward Shiu have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the publishing of their new book “Iron Shinto.”

Kickstarter is the world’s largest crowd-funding platform. The company’s mission is to help bring creative projects to life and “Iron Shinto” is now one of them. The worldwide campaign will cover editing, publishing and publicity for “Iron Shinto,” as well as the audio books for all three books in the Moa series. “Sydney does an incredible job in the project video of explaining her role in this breakout series, “Moa,” “Statue of Ku,” and “Iron Shinto,” says Tricia. “We would love the support of Young Adult Fantasy Fictions readers and others who just love books,” adds Shiu.

Donations begin at $1.00 and top off at $1,200. “We also have some incredible rewards for donating: an exclusive ritual for Kickstarter donors, an hour long book talk, signed paperbacks, MP3s, eBooks and much more!” says Shiu. Find out more at: Kickstarter or

Iron Shinto, now in manuscript form has already garnered a FIVE STAR review by an Amazon Hall of Fame (Top 50) Reviewer Grady Harp who writes:

‘What exactly is real? Your thoughts make whatever you perceive to be real. Beyond that, what exists?’ Tricia Stewart Shiu has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed – concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. Reading Shiu’s book IRON SHINTO (the third volume of her series of books entitled The Moa Books) is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world.

Each chapter opens with a ritual that the reader can actually follow and perform, moments of enlightenment that heighten the meaning of the novel but also serve to open the reader’s mind to the seemingly endless possibilities of realms of existence – call it reincarnation or alternative levels of being or whatever connects the reader with a willingness to think along different lines. Though Shiu writes her books for a Teen or Young Adult audience, her commitment to expand the mind is so well centered that her audience could comfortably and satisfyingly include adult readers, especially those curious about universal levels of being.
–Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

Iron Shinto is the third book in the Moa series by Tricia Stewart Shiu. All three chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits.

The author, in addition to being an award-winning playwright, is also a metaphysical adept who actually met Moa, the ancient Hawaiian spirit at the heart of the series. “When I was five,” Ms. Shiu explained, “I was visited by a vision. I’ll never forget it, I was running down the stairs and the entity, a girl with dark hair, stopped me in my tracks. The spirit said that I would go through a deeply challenging time in my life, but would resurface, later in life, with unimaginable joy and fulfillment. That vision stayed with me.”

Many years later, taking a nap during a visit to her husband’s family home in Honolulu, that dark-haired girl came back. “In my mind’s eye, I saw a beautiful young woman with dark hair, who said her name was Moaahuulikkiaaakea’o Haanaapeekuluueehuehakipuunahe’e-Moa for short.”

Ms. Shiu’s experience with this benevolent spirit launched her into a personal journey of spiritual exploration which included studies in mediumship, pagan and Huna rituals as well as an energy healing technique called “Crystalline Consciousness Technique.” She also studied a variety of shamanic clearing methods and healing rituals.

The result of the author’s unique background is that each chapter of the book begins with a meditative ritual that pertains to that chapter. Some of the rituals, oils or meditations are even mentioned in the plot of the book. All of these rituals are easily done by the reader and have remarkably soothing and healing properties.

The author sums it all up this way; “Whatever your belief or understanding of the metaphysical world, I believe that if one person is transformed through learning, then we are all transformed. I truly believe the Moa I met came through in this work and, just as I connected with her as I wrote, those who read the book will experience her as well.”

Iron Shinto (ISBN: 978-0-9840020-8-5, 2013 Human Being Publishing, 208 Pages, Available on Amazon in Paperback, $12.95 and for $6.99 on Kindle 978-0-9840020-6-1 or on the author’s website Find out more about the Kickstarter campaign for Iron Shinto at: Kickstarter or

About Tricia Stewart Shiu
Tricia Stewart Shiu is an award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright, but her passion lies in creating mystical stories. Her latest series, The Moa Books, which includes “Moa,” “The Statue of Ku” and “The Iron Shinto,” were, by far, her favorite to write.

Media Contact: For a review copy of Iron Shinto, or to schedule an interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, please contact Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090 or scottlorenz [at] westwindcos [dot] com or

URALCHEM Manufactured 4.49 Million Tons of Products in January-September 2013

Production from all enterprises of the URALCHEM Group during the first nine months of 2013 amounted to 4.49 tons. This is a 2% increase compared with the same period last year.

Moscow, Russia (October 31, 2013) — Production from all enterprises of the URALCHEM Group during the first nine months of 2013 amounted to 4.49 tons. This is a 2% increase compared with the same period last year.

The production of ammonium nitrate and its derivatives amounted to 2.03 million tons, up 7% over the same period last year. The output of complex fertilizers increased by 1%, to 468.4 thousand tons. The production of commodity ammonia decreased by 3%, to 562.6 thousand tons. Urea production decreased to 851.4 thousand tons, which is 1% less than in January-September 2012. Production of phosphate fertilizers (MAP / DAP) decreased by 5%, to 333.3 thousand tons.

“On the whole, URALCHEM’s enterprises showed stable performance, increasing production through the upgrade of its units and increasing their efficiency. URALCHEM took the market situation fully into account and continued to ramp up production in its key nitrogen segment, placing emphasis on the most popular products,” said Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC.

In the third quarter of 2013, the situation in the global fertilizer market was unfavourable for producers. The market for phosphate fertilizers suffered an especially significant drop in demand and prices. At the same time, the situation in nitrogen market is more stable.


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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.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

The Ideal Woman, According to Wealthy Men

A blonde, blue-eyed beauty appears to be the ideal woman for wealthy men looking for young, attractive women. Newly released survey findings reveal the most desirable as well as the most unwanted traits of a rich man’s dream woman.

San Rafael, CA, October 31, 2013 – The ideal woman of wealthy men is a young, 25-28 year old Caucasian blonde with blue eyes and a slim physique standing at about 5’6” tall, according to a new online study., the world’s largest sugar daddy dating website, recently asked 1,352 wealthy male members to describe their ideal woman.

The top voted results reveal that the perfect “sugar baby” is also preferably 11-15 years younger than the sugar daddies who completed the survey. And when asked about the importance of other appearance factors, a sensual body ranked higher than a beautiful face. When asked to choose the one body feature that they like most on a woman, a slim body was by far the top choice, followed by great legs. Contrary to common stereotypes, large breasts were selected as only the third most important body feature by the rich men who replied to the survey, with a voluptuous derriere behind in fourth place in their preferences. The men surveyed deemed a beautiful smile fully 2 times as important as beautiful hair, which will surprise many women and please their dentists, but not their hairdressers.

The wealthy men were then asked to rate the importance of various personality characteristics. Having a great personality was rated twice as important as intelligence, and a woman’s sexual nature was rated almost 3 times as important as her ability to get along with his friends and family, or being a good travel partner.

The 3 most important personality characteristics according to the survey of rich men were:
1) Honesty
2) Loyalty
3) Faithfulness

The characteristics rich men find least important in their ideal woman include being successful, assertive, talkative and dominant. When asked what characteristics they found least attractive, a woman being a drama queen and demanding were both bigger negatives to these men even than a woman doing too much drugs. And a woman being liberal or conservative politically was one of the least important factors of all for these wealthy men.

When it comes to race and income, found that the smaller the man’s income, the less important race is. Most wealthy Caucasian and African-American men find women in their own race as being the ideal one. However a majority of the wealthy Asian and Hispanic men surveyed consider Caucasian women to be more attractive than women in their own race. And men with an annual income of less than $1 million prefer slim women, whereas men making over $1 million prefer athletic women.

Online dating website, is the world’s largest Sugar Daddy Matchmaking, Personals and Dating service with over 4 million members and over 2,000 new members join the site every single day. Since launching in 2005, the website has set the mold for the sugar daddy cultural phenomenon with the goal to bring together successful, generous men and attractive young women that love to be pampered, spoiled and supported. Recently featured in MTV’s True Life episode “I Am a Sugar Baby”, two episodes of both The Montel Williams Show and The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning America, The New York Times and numerous other TV shows, publications, documentaries and anthropological studies.

Gautam Sharma
San Rafael, CA

Luxury Travel, the leading Asian Specialist to showcase its Luxury Expertise and Responsible Tourism at WTM London 2013

Vietnam-based Luxury Travel is attending both WTM and ILTM to promote luxury travel products at World Travel Market London 2013 (WTM) from November 4 to 7.

Hanoi, Vietnam, October 31, 2013 – Vietnam-based Luxury Travel is attending both WTM and ILTM to promote luxury travel products at World Travel Market London 2013 (WTM) from November 4 to 7.

This year, Luxury Travel has expanded the size of its stand which will be located just in front of the Vietnam Tourism Board and Vietnam Airlines stand.

Luxury Travel is attending both WTM and A Taste of Luxury at ILTM, is an official supporter of World Responsible Day at WTM and has launched several new responsible tours.

According to Pham Ha, founder of Luxury Travel, the UK has been a great market for the company, whose products appeal to British tastes and preferences, particularly tailor-made tours and the two set departure tours on offer.

The company enjoyed over 200% growth from the UK in the first 9 month of 2013, compared with the same period last year, partly because of favourable exchange rates.

Luxury Travel Ltd. has increased the number of private small groups that it served, primarily with tailor-made holidays.

Luxury travel is not just about limos and five-star hotels, but creating memorable experiences and Luxury Travel ensure that its guests feel part of the place rather than a casual observer, the authentic experience being particularly popular with visitors from Britain.

Getting off-the-beaten track, relaxing on the beach at less visited places such as Con Dao and Phu Quoc as well as combining Vietnam with visits to Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar are great favourites with the UK market.

Vietnam is appealing to British visitors because of its safety, affordable prices, authenticity, lovely weather and convenient direct flights with Vietnam Airlines.

The past few years have seen the completion of many luxurious resorts such as Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Intercontinental Peninsula Danang Sun Spa and Six Senses Con Dao and the increased choice and deluxe brands have proved a great hit with the British.

Mr Pham Ha, Mr Richard Parks and Ms Anita Sach, Luxury Travel’s reps in the UK, will be attending both ITLM and WTM 2013; travel trade professionals wanting to learn more about the company, learn how to sell Indochina to the most sophisticated travellers or discuss a fam trip, can book an appointment in advance with them at or drop by stand AS587.

Linh Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444