Companies news of 2013-05-01 (page 1)

  • Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Southwest Virginia
  • Telestone Technologies Corporation Announces Filing of Plan with NASDAQ for Continued...
  • Unisys to Webcast 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting
  • Emmis Announces Q4 and Full-Year Earnings Call
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies' Shareholders Approve Company Name Change to McGraw Hill...
  • 'Domino's Live' Cameras Invite Customers to Follow Store Action, Live and...
  • Onstream Media Webinar Series to Showcase Discussion on the Use of Social Media for...
  • AT&T Upgrades Network In Chesapeake ArenaImprovements Expected To Impact Service Inside,...
  • Five Cambium Learning Group Products Win 19th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE)...
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  • Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Lunenburg County, Virginia
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  • Bell Aliant reports first quarter 2013 results
  • Advant-e Corporation Announces Filing of Form 15 with Securities Exchange Commission
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    Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Southwest Virginia

    LAUREL, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated a new cluster of fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network cell sites in four counties in southwest Virginia -Appomattox, Campbell, Halifax and Pittsylvania. This new cluster of 4G LTE sites extend the company's network footprint on Route 460 East of Lynchburg into Appomattox County and provides coverage along Routes 501 North and South through Campbell and Halifax Counties, and along Route 40 east and west towards Pittsylvania County.

    Verizon Wireless customers in the following areas are now able to use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks:

    --  Route 460 from Dinwiddie to Blackstone to Crewe
    --  Route 49 from Victoria and Chase City
    --  Along I-85 from McKinney through South Hill to the North Carolina state
    line
    --  Route 58 from Emporia to Clarksville.
    

    "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions," said Mike Maiorana, Regional President. "By investing in mobile broadband, we're investing in local communities and economies where our customers live, work and travel."

    Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the nation, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in more than 491 markets, reaching 287 million people and covering more than 95 percent of Verizon Wireless' 3G network footprint. In 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by the company's 3G network.

    In addition to offering the nation's largest 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless also ranks highest among all other national wireless providers in network quality in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes the state of Virginia, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 13.

    Verizon Wireless' ability to maintain this top-ranking in network quality stems from its sustained investment in its wireless network. The company has spent over $80 billion since it was formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services. At the regional level, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion on wireless network upgrades since 2000, including the $301 million it spent in 2012 alone.

    Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets. For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Melanie Ortel, Verizon Wireless, 240-568-1429,
    melanie.ortel@verizonwireless.com, @VZWMelanie; Sherri Cunningham,
    202-364-5856, scunningham@starpower.net

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Telestone Technologies Corporation Announces Filing of Plan with NASDAQ for Continued Listing

    BEIJING, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telestone Technologies Corporation (the "Company"), a leading supplier of local access network solutions for communications networks in China, today announced that the Company has submitted a plan (the "Plan") , which was due by May 1, 2013, to regain compliance with NASDAQ's requirements for continued listing.

    On April 17, 2013, the Company received a letter from NASDAQ Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") indicating that the Company was not in compliance with the continued listing requirements under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1). This was due to the Company's inability to file its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the extended April 16, 2013 deadline. On April 17, NASDAQ halted trading in Telestone's shares.

    The Plan will be reviewed by Nasdaq and, if deemed to be acceptable, the Company would be granted a period of time during which to demonstrate compliance with the NASDAQ Listing Rules.

    About Telestone Technologies Corporation

    Telestone is a leader and innovator in wireless local-access network technologies and solutions. The company has a global presence, with 30 sales offices throughout China and a network of international branch offices and sales agents. For more than 10 years, Telestone has installed radio-frequency (RF)-based 1G and 2G systems throughout China for its leading telecommunications companies. After intensive research on the needs of carriers in the 3G age, Telestone developed and commercialized its proprietary third-generation local-access network technology, Wireless Fiber-optic Distribution System (WFDS), which provides a scalable, multi-access local access network solution for China's three cellular protocols. Telestone also offers services including project design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance and after-sales support. The Company has approximately 1,400 employees.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of Telestone Technologies Corporation and its subsidiary companies. Forward looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes, expects" or similar expressions. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including all business uncertainties relating to product development, marketing, and concentration in a single customer, raw material costs, market acceptance, future capital requirements, and competition in general and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Telestone Technologies is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

    Telestone Technologies Corporation

    CONTACT: Telestone Technologies Corporation, Ms. Jun Man, Manager of the
    Office of the Board of Directors, +86-10-6860-8335 x1104,
    manjun-z@telestone.com

    Web site: http://www.telestone.com/english/index.asp/




    Unisys to Webcast 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting

    BLUE BELL, Pa., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation said today that it will provide a live audio Webcast of its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The live Webcast will be available on the Unisys Investor Web site at www.unisys.com/investors. A replay of the Webcast will be available on the Web site following the live event.

    About Unisys

    Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

    Follow Unisys on Twitter.

    RELEASE NO.: 0501/9166

    Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. Any other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    Unisys

    CONTACT: Media Contact, Jim Kerr, Unisys, 215-986-5795,
    jim.kerr@unisys.com, or Investor Contact, Niels Christensen, Unisys,
    215-986-6651, niels.christensen@unisys.com

    Web site: http://www.unisys.com/




    Emmis Announces Q4 and Full-Year Earnings Call

    INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Emmis Communications will host a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year earnings. Emmis Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smulyan and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer Patrick Walsh will host the call.

    After opening comments, Smulyan and Walsh will respond to questions submitted via email to ir@emmis.com.

    To access the fourth-quarter earnings conference call, please dial in at 1-517-623-4891.

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Eastern

    9 a.m.

    Central

    8 a.m.

    Mountain

    7 a.m.

    Pacific

    6 a.m.

    CALL NAME/PASSCODE: Emmis

    MODERATORS: Jeff Smulyan, Patrick Walsh

    PLEASE NOTE: To facilitate call entry, we recommend that you place your call five minutes before the scheduled start time.

    CALL PLAYBACK: A digital playback of the call will be available until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 by dialing 402-998-0731.

    Emmis Communications

    CONTACT: Kate Snedeker, 317-258-3748, kate@emmis.com

    Web site: http://www.emmis.com/




    The McGraw-Hill Companies' Shareholders Approve Company Name Change to McGraw Hill Financial

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shareholders of The McGraw-Hill Companies today voted to change the Company's name to McGraw Hill Financial.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/NY05063LOGO )

    The name McGraw Hill Financial more closely identifies the Company with the credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics it provides to global capital and commodity markets. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts and J.D. Power & Associates are some of the Company's leading brands.

    "While the McGraw Hill Financial name is new, our global brands are well established and trusted by clients who look to them for essential intelligence necessary for managing risk and identifying opportunities to grow," said Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO. "The ongoing growth and success of our Company have always been a result of our remarkable people. I am optimistic about the future of McGraw Hill Financial because I have great confidence in the integrity, ingenuity and unwavering dedication of our 17,000 men and women."

    The change to McGraw Hill Financial is the culmination of a significant period of achievement, growth and transformation in the 125-year history of the Company. In 2012, the Company agreed to sell McGraw-Hill Education to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC; invested for growth with five tuck-in acquisitions; launched the S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture; achieved approximately $175 million in run-rate cost reductions; and returned $1.3 billion to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases.

    NYSE Symbol to Change to MHFI
    As announced Tuesday, April 30, 2013, to go along with the Company's new identity, the ticker symbol for the Company's common stock, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, will change to 'MHFI,' effective May 14, 2013. The McGraw-Hill Companies' common stock has traded on the NYSE since 1929 and since the 1950's, under the ticker 'MHP.'

    Mr. McGraw and the Company's senior management and employees will ring the closing bell at the NYSE on May 14.

    New Website and Brand Identity Unveiled
    The Company also is launching a new corporate website: www.mhfi.com. The site features McGraw Hill Financial's new logo, a red circular Mobius strip that forms a triangle in the center and the Company's new tag line, "Essential Intelligence." The new brand identity communicates forward movement, continuity, and the strong direction the Company is forging in capital, commodity and commercial markets.

    The site offers visitors a Market Intelligence Center that provides up-to-the-minute data from S&P Dow Jones Indices and the top news headlines from the Company's leading brands.

    A marketing campaign for McGraw Hill Financial, which will include ads in mass transit stations in key financial hubs around the world, print and an online component, will launch this fall.

    Empire State Building to be Lit in Red
    On Friday, May 3, 2013, the Empire State Building in New York will be lit in red in recognition of McGraw Hill Financial and the Company's 125(th) anniversary.

    About McGraw Hill Financial:
    McGraw Hill Financial, a financial intelligence company, is a leader in credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. Iconic brands include: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power & Associates, McGraw Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com.

    CONTACT: Emily Fredrix Goodman, 212-512-2825

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/NY05063LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com The McGraw-Hill Companies

    Web site: http://www.mhfi.com/




    'Domino's Live' Cameras Invite Customers to Follow Store Action, Live and UncutExperimenting with new, innovative online platform, Domino's opens the digital doors to its kitchen

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to revolutionize the digital experience, Domino's Pizza is truly opening its doors. Digitally, that is. Today, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery launches its new Domino's Live online platform - a destination where customers can follow the action of an in-store lunch or dinner rush live, and experience something unique and innovative to the world of pizza and quick service restaurants.

    To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dominos-live-cameras-invite-customers-to-follow-store-action-live-and-uncut-205491021.html

    Online customers will get a live, uncut glimpse, via five installed cameras within a Domino's store in Salt Lake City, into the start-to-finish making of a pizza - perhaps even their own. The initial single-store pilot program launches today and will run throughout the month of May.

    "We at Domino's have made continued efforts to open our doors and be as welcoming as possible," said Russell Weiner, Domino's Pizza chief marketing officer. "This is simply the next step, and we are very excited to merge the visual tradition and spirit of the pizzeria with today's digital capabilities."

    In the five years since initially launching online ordering, Domino's has introduced online innovations such as Domino's Tracker((R)), featuring the names of the actual Domino's pizza makers and delivery experts who pull it all together to make the ordering experience happen. By visiting www.DominosLive.com, fans and customers will now see this in action, and be treated to an experience like no other - whether it be hand-pressing the dough of a Handmade Pan Pizza, the hand-crafting of an Artisan Pizza selection or as simple as the hand-stretching and topping of the more traditional hand-tossed pepperoni pizza.

    "This is completely unique to anything you see other pizza companies or QSRs doing, and we are looking forward to seeing how Domino's Live goes with our store in Salt Lake City," said Weiner. "No matter what, we remain committed to being transparent and welcoming - and that is what this is all about."

    About Domino's Pizza(R)
    Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 10,300 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $7.4 billion in 2012, comprised of over $3.5 billion in the U.S. and nearly $3.9 billion internationally. In the first quarter of 2013, Domino's had global retail sales of over $1.8 billion, comprised of $888 million in the U.S. and $957 million internationally. Its system is largely made up of franchise owner-operators who accounted for over 96% of the Domino's Pizza stores as of the first quarter of 2013. The Domino's brand generates over $2 billion in global digital sales per year. Its emphasis on new technology has helped drive the introduction of Domino's ordering apps for Kindle Fire, Android(TM) and iPhone(R) - which now cover approximately 80% of the smartphone market. Continuing its focus on menu enhancement, Domino's established itself as a player in the pan pizza market with the launch of its Handmade Pan Pizza, featuring fresh, never-frozen dough, in October 2012.

    Order - www.dominos.com
    Mobile - http://mobile.dominos.com
    Info - www.dominosbiz.com
    Twitter - http://twitter.com/dominos
    Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Dominos

    Related Links
    Debuting today, 'Domino's Live' gives fans and customers the opportunity to follow the action of a Domino's Pizza store -- live and uncut!
    Order Online at Dominos.com

    Video: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dominos-live-cameras-invite-customers-to-follow-store-action-live-and-uncut-205491021.html Domino's Pizza(R)

    CONTACT: Chris Brandon, 734-323-7932 (Mobile), chris.brandon@dominos.com

    Web site: http://www.dominos.com/




    Onstream Media Webinar Series to Showcase Discussion on the Use of Social Media for Financial DisclosureSenior IR professionals and Stock Exchange representatives to debate SEC endorsement of news dissemination via social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Onstream Media Corporation (OTCQB: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications and virtual event technology with integrated social media marketing tools, today announced that it will co-sponsor a webinar, Social Media and the SEC's Latest Announcement: Where Do We Go From Here? The online forum will explore the recent SEC announcement endorsing use of social media in certain cases for the dissemination of news by publicly-held companies. http://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/10/1347

    The SEC's April 2, 2013 announcement contained guidance under which public companies might disclose material information, including financial results, through social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter, as long as investors have been appropriately alerted about which social media will be used to disseminate such information.

    The webinar, hosted by CommPRO, sponsored by Akamai, webcast by Onstream Media and produced by the AXA Equitable Production Group in New York City, can be viewed on-demand at CommPRO.biz on May 1st. Leaders from public companies, disclosure wire services, the NASDAQ and NYSE will debate whether releasing earnings reports and other corporate news via social media will meet investors' needs for fair and full disclosure.

    Veteran investor relations analyst and CommPRO contributor Gene Marbach moderates the forum. The live studio audience includes senior investor relations officers from publicly-held companies and financial journalists.

    Panelists include:
    Business Wire - Cathy Baron Tamraz, Chairwoman and CEO
    KCSA/theIRapp(TM) -Jeff Corbin, CEO / Founder
    Loeb & Loeb - Kenneth R. Florin, Partner & Co-Chair, Advanced Media and Technology, Chair, Digital Media
    Marketwired - Michael Nowlan, President and CEO
    NASDAQ OMX -Matt Farlie, Managing Director, Global Corporate Solutions, The NASDAQ OMX Group
    NYSE - Judith C. McLevey, Vice President, Head of Corporate Actions and Market Watch, Global Corporate Client Group, NYSE Euronext
    PR Newswire -John Viglotti, Vice President, Investor Relations Products and Services
    Stockr, Inc. - Vinny Jindal, CEO and Co-Founder

    "Communicating with customers, partners, prospects, media, analysts and other constituents via social media channels has become a widely accepted and even preferred communications vehicle for many businesses across all industries," said Randy Selman, President & CEO, Onstream Media. "We are pleased to participate as the webcasting service provider to broadcast this event on behalf of a group of industry leaders that uniquely understand the requirements and complexities that publicly held companies face in today's social media era."

    As an industry-leading provider of webcasting and webinars for SEC-regulated companies, Onstream Media continues to pursue new trends and develop efficient and economical methods for its clients to meet their Fair Disclosure requirements.

    The contents of this press release, as well as that of the May 1st webinar, while intended to provide information on recent accounting and legal developments, should not be construed as accounting or legal advice, or an opinion, with respect to specific situations or questions.

    About Onstream Media:

    Onstream Media Corporation (OTCQB: ONSM), is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications and virtual event technology with integrated social media marketing tools. Onstream Media's innovative Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The company's MarketPlace365(R) solution enables publishers, associations, tradeshow promoters and entrepreneurs to rapidly and cost effectively self-deploy their own online virtual marketplaces. In addition, Onstream Media provides live and on-demand webcasting, webinars, web and audio conferencing services. To date, almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies and 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs have used Onstream Media's services. Select Onstream Media customers include AAA, Dell, Disney, Georgetown University, National Press Club, PR Newswire, Shareholder.com (NASDAQ), Sony Pictures, and the U.S. Government. Onstream Media's strategic relationships include Akamai, BT Conferencing, and Trade Show News Network (TSNN). For more information, visit Onstream Media at http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.

    Media Relations:
    Chris Faust
    Fastlane Communications
    973-906-5553
    cfaust@fast-lane.net

    Onstream Media Corporation

    Web site: http://www.onstreammedia.com/




    AT&T Upgrades Network In Chesapeake ArenaImprovements Expected To Impact Service Inside, Outside Facility

    OKLAHOMA CITY, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* customers now have enhanced wireless connectivity in Chesapeake Arena thanks to the company's utilization of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in the facility.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO)

    In addition to ensuring voice calls are successfully connected, the DAS is expected to result in faster download and upload speeds for AT&T customers using tablets, smartphones and other devices in the arena.

    "Our goal is to provide our customers with a best in class network experience, no matter where they are," said Steve Gray, vice president and general manager for AT&T Oklahoma and Arkansas. "With crowds topping 18,000 in the arena on game day, it was important for us to complete this upgrade, allowing our customers to truly live mobile."

    AT&T technicians have been working to integrate the company's 4G LTE technology with the DAS already in place in the arena. The work was completed in April, and the network was tested during playoff games in the arena on Sunday and Wednesday. AT&T launched 4G LTE in the Oklahoma City area in 2011. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides faster mobile Internet speeds and improved performance on a variety of mobile smartphones and tablets.

    "These enhancements will allow basketball fans and others who attend events in Chesapeake Arena to share their experiences, inside and outside the arena, on their mobile devices," said Bryan Gonterman, president of AT&T Oklahoma. "We want to enable the thousands of NBA fans and concert-goers to use their wireless devices to capture memories made and to share those memories on a global scale."

    AT&T has further beefed up its network by providing a Cell On Wheels (COW) device outside the arena. The company utilizes COWs to provide additional network capacity during large events expected to generate a spike in network traffic.

    "The world will be watching Oklahoma City throughout the playoffs," said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. "From our friendly people to our incredible attractions and restaurants, visitors are typically blown away by the Oklahoma City experience. We want basketball fans to be able to share the great experience they have in Oklahoma City on their mobile devices. AT&T's network investment will allow them to do that, and that will only help drive tourism and business to our state."

    AT&T's 4G Network
    The AT&T 4G network** is the nation's largest, covering more than 292 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more consistent user experience. AT&T's 4G LTE network delivers speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies(***), as well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for performance. The company has deployed two compatible 4G technologies to deliver more speed to more smartphone customers, which means AT&T customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on 4G HSPA+, unlike some competitors, where smartphone customers may fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.

    For more information about AT&T's coverage in Oklahoma or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

    About AT&T
    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse((R)) and AT&T DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

    Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/aboutus or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

    (C) 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    **4G speeds not available everywhere.

    (***)Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more about 4G LTE at att.com/network.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Emily Lang, (405) 417-4036, lang@pricelang.com

    Web site: http://www.att.com/




    Five Cambium Learning Group Products Win 19th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards from The ComputED Gazette

    DALLAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Learning((R)) Group (ABCD), a leading educational solutions and services company providing evidence-based support to help all students reach their full potential, announced today that five of its learning solutions have been honored by The ComputED Gazette. Kurzweil 3000((R))-firefly, ExploreLearning Gizmos((R)), ExploreLearning Reflex((R)), and Learning A-Z's ReadingA-Z.com and ScienceA-Z.com were named winners in the 19(th) Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards, which recognize the most innovative and effective content-rich learning products--including websites and apps for iPad and Android.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/CLGROUPLOGO)

    Chosen from titles submitted by publishers worldwide, the winning products provide parents and teachers with high-impact technology tools that foster educational excellence and student accomplishment.

    "We are thrilled that The ComputED Gazette has recognized our outstanding online and software products as part of its annual BESSIE Awards," said John Campbell, chief executive officer of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. "And we are proud to join the other distinguished products that play a pivotal role in creating solutions to significantly enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement across the globe."

    The following Cambium Learning Group solutions received 2013 BESSIE awards:

    Multi-Level Category

    --  Kurzweil 3000 - firefly: Reading, writing, and study skills software for
    English language learners and students with learning disabilities such
    as dyslexia
    --  ExploreLearning Reflex: Game-based system helping students develop
    fluency with basic math facts
    --  ExploreLearning Gizmos: More than 450 interactive online simulations for
    math and science education in grades 3-12
    

    Teacher Tools Category

    --  Learning A-Z ReadingA-Z.com: A website for K-6 teachers delivering
    thousands of printable and projectable books and instructional
    resources, spanning 27 levels
    

    UPPER ELEMENTARY CATEGORY

    --  Learning A-Z ScienceA-Z.com: Delivers K-6 science curriculum resources
    across 60+ units, all written to three reading levels
    

    To view a complete list of BESSIE winners, visit http://computedgazette.com/page3.html.

    For more information about Cambium Learning Group, visit www.cambiumlearning.com.

    About The ComputED Gazette:
    The ComputED Gazette has been a valuable online educational resource for more than 19 years. Its directors are educators who have provided the finest computer education to children and adults in the North San Diego area. The Gazette is proud sponsor of two national awards: The Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the spring and the Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the summer.

    About Cambium Learning Group
    Cambium Learning Group is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping every student reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. Cambium is composed of four business units: Voyager Learning (www.voyagerlearning.com) and Sopris Learning (www.soprislearning.com), Learning A-Z (www.learninga-z.com), ExploreLearning((R)) (www.explorelearning.com | www.reflexmath.com), and Kurzweil Educational Systems((R)) (www.kurzweiledu.com) and IntelliTools((R)) (www.intellitools.com). Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. For more information, visit www.cambiumlearning.com.

    Media Contact:
    Kelly Dean
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
    kelly.dean@cambiumlearning.com

    Investor Contact:
    Barbara Benson
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
    investorrelations@cambiumlearning.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/CLGROUPLOGO Cambium Learning Group

    Web site: http://www.cambiumlearning.com/
    http://www.voyagerlearning.com/




    Lifeway Foods Sponsors Charity Miles App in Support of The One Fund Boston, Helping Runners Raise Money for Families Affected by Boston Marathon BombingApp Tracks Distances to Raise Funds for Charity; Lifeway Adds 25 Cents Per Mile for Runners & Walkers

    MORTON GROVE, Ill., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifeway Foods, Inc., , a leading supplier of kefir cultured dairy products, today announced its sponsorship of the Charity Miles running, walking and biking app in support of The One Fund Boston fundraising initiative benefiting victims of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. During the free two-week campaign, Lifeway will sponsor each individual's Charity Miles plus an additional 25 cents per mile for The One Fund Boston, with a goal of raising $10,000.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120119/AQ36947LOGO-b)

    Lifeway is encouraging additional donations to the cause with a virtual #BostonStrong10k race for which participants will receive a "Boston Strong" t-shirt and a coupon for a free pint of Lifeway Frozen Kefir in exchange for a $25 registration fee. Lifeway will donate net registration proceeds to The One Fund Boston for the next two weeks.

    Charity Miles is a free iPhone/Android app that enables people to earn money for charity when they walk, run or bike. The app tracks the distance traveled and awards 10 cents per mile for bikers and 25 cents per mile for walkers or runners, with funds donated by Charity Miles and its corporate sponsors. Participants can also raise awareness for their causes by sharing their achievements on social media using a built-in widget.

    Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, Inc., is an avid marathon runner who uses the Charity Miles app to raise money for Girl Up, the UN Foundation and many of her other favorite non-profit organizations. Ms. Smolyansky participated in this year's Boston Marathon and was only half a mile from the finish line when she was diverted off the route by safety personnel. She and her family were unharmed, but she was deeply impacted by the compassion and heroism that occurred after the tragedy.

    "The Boston Marathon bombing was a terrible event that touched me personally," said Ms. Smolyansky. "Lifeway Foods has been a longtime supporter of the running community, sponsoring major races across the country. While many of us have had a feeling of helplessness as we watched the events unfold over the last two weeks, running, walking or biking in solidarity with the people of Boston and those injured can give us a healthy outlet to channel our collective humanitarian spirit and raise money for those impacted while we move toward healing."

    "I'm very pleased to support The One Fund Boston with Lifeway," said Gene Gurkoff, founder of Charity Miles. "Lifeway Foods has always encouraged both wellness and social impact by empowering people to participate in healthy lifestyles, two attributes we also share with the Lifeway brand."

    About Lifeway Foods, Inc.

    Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY), recently named one of Fortune Small Business' Fastest Growing Companies for the fifth consecutive year, is America's leading supplier of the cultured dairy products known as kefir and organic kefir. Lifeway Kefir is a dairy beverage that contains 10 exclusive live and active probiotic cultures plus ProBoost(TM). In addition to its line of Kefir products, the company produces a variety of Frozen Kefir and probiotic cheese products. Lifeway also sells frozen kefir, kefir smoothies and kefir parfaits through its Starfruit(TM) retail stores. Lifeway Foods can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifewaykefir; Twitter at http://twitter.com/lifeway_kefir; and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/lifewaykefir

    About Charity Miles
    The Charity Miles app tracks miles for walkers, runners and bikers to raise money for some of the world's top charities, including Feeding America, Stand Up To Cancer, (RED), Autism Speaks, Wounded Warrior Project, Every Mother Counts, the UN Foundation, Girl Up, Shot@Life and Nothing But Nets. It was the winner of this year's SXSW Interactive People's Choice Award and was noted as one of Mashable's Top Five Fitness Apps for 2013. Visit www.charitymiles.org for more information, follow the company on Twitter @CharityMiles, and join in the conversation at #EveryMileMatters.

    Media Contact:
    Hanni Itah
    847.415.9324
    hitah@sspr.com

    Contact:
    Lifeway Foods
    877.281.3874
    info@Lifeway.net

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120119/AQ36947LOGO-b Lifeway Foods, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.kefir.com/




    Lockheed Martin to Hold 13th Annual Information Technology Day in Kennewick, Wash. on May 8Free community networking event to focus on IT innovation and feature speakers, panels, demonstrations, vendor expo and job fair

    KENNEWICK, Wash., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin will host its 13th annual Information Technology (IT) Day at the Three Rivers Convention Center on Wednesday, May 8, to increase IT education and awareness, as well as to encourage networking and collaboration in industry, academia and the community. The daylong event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is free of charge and open to the public.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b)

    The 2013 IT Day theme is "Innovation at the Edge." Attendees are invited to participate in educational sessions about business collaboration via big data analytics; cloud computing; cyber security; enterprise mobility; Green IT; and much more. The agenda also features a panel of industry experts discussing topics such as big data and cloud computing; and a seminar explaining how strong partnerships deliver broadband services to the region.

    "Lockheed Martin is absolutely delighted to host this incredible event for the Tri-Cities again this year," said Kyle Willers, program director at Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business. "IT Day is a one-of-a-kind event in Eastern Washington and Oregon--one that impacts thousands of people in our community, as well as helps advance the overall IT field."

    The IT Day luncheon will feature a keynote address entitled, "Apple vs. Amazon: The Looming Tech Battle," by Adam Lashinsky, senior editor of Fortune Magazine. Tickets can be purchased for $15 and are expected to sell out in advance of the event. Bill Rosemann, editor at legendary comics publisher Marvel, will also be a guest speaker. He will offer a rare look inside the world of an iconic brand while sharing insights into what we can learn from the comics to tap into our own potential in life and career.

    A vendor expo will be open throughout the day, showcasing technology and services from more than 60 local and national IT vendors and academic partners. The expo provides a unique opportunity to network and exchange information. The public can also interact with a mobile robot, named Sprockit, which provides a light-hearted connection to technology innovation.

    For more detailed event information and to purchase tickets for the keynote address, visit itday.org.

    As part of the Mission Support Alliance, Lockheed Martin provides integrated site-wide services for the Department of Energy's Hanford site in Richland, Wash., including safety, security and environment, site infrastructure and utilities, site business management and information resources.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

    For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Lockheed Martin

    CONTACT: Lockheed Martin Media Contacts: Janina Rivera, 240-429-6166,
    janina.m.rivera@lmco.com, or Katherine Trinidad, 240-401-7835,
    katherine.e.trinidad@lmco.com

    Web site: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/




    Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Lunenburg County, Virginia

    LAUREL, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated new fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Lunenburg County, Virginia with the addition of a new cell site that provides service along Rt. 40 and Rt. 138 between Victoria and Meredithville. Verizon Wireless customers in this area will now be able to use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.

    "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions," said Mike Maiorana, Regional President. "By investing in mobile broadband, we're investing in local communities and economies where our customers live, work and travel."

    Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the nation, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in more than 491 markets, reaching 287 million people and covering more than 95 percent of Verizon Wireless' 3G network footprint. In 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by the company's 3G network.

    In addition to offering the nation's largest 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless also ranks highest among all other national wireless providers in network quality in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes the state of Virginia, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 13.

    Verizon Wireless' ability to maintain this top-ranking in network quality stems from its sustained investment in its wireless network. The company has spent over $80 billion dollars since it was formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services. At the regional level, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion on wireless network upgrades since 2000, including the $301 million it spent in 2012 alone.

    Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets. For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Melanie Ortel, Verizon Wireless, 240-568-1429,
    melanie.ortel@verizonwireless.com, @VZWMelanie; or Sherri Cunningham,
    202-364-5856, scunningham@starpower.net

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Priceline.com's Express Deals(sm) Hotel Service Announces Its Ready. Set. Summer Sale!Save up to 50% on a hotel room without bidding

    NORWALK, Conn., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Word is spreading about priceline.com's popular Express Deals(sm) - a different hotel booking option for guests who want that juicy priceline.com discount, but without the bidding. Today, priceline.com announced its Ready. Set. Summer Sale!, where Express Deals hotels are available for up to half off normal published rates. This limited-time sale applies to hotels in all star categories, even the most luxurious 4- and 5-star hotels, with no length of stay requirement. The sale runs through June 3(rd) and all stays must be completed by June 23, 2013.

    In addition to the savings, Express Deals customers can choose from hotel offers that include specific amenities like a pool, on-site gym, free breakfast, free Internet, even a particular bed type (like two doubles instead of one king). Priceline.com's Express Deals typically save customers up to 45%. During the sale period, customers who enter the coupon code READYSET5 when they book their Express Deals will receive an extra 5% savings on top of the pre-negotiated discount. The extra savings coupon code applies to all destinations where hotels are participating and all star levels. It also applies to all dates from now through June 23(rd), including holidays.

    Express Deals and the extra savings READYSET5 coupon code are being offered through priceline.com's website www.priceline.com and through the Priceline app for iOS and Android phones. The app can be downloaded from free from the iTunes store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/priceline-hotel-car-negotiator/id336381998?mt=8&uo=4 or Android market https://market.android.com/details?id=com.priceline.android.negotiator.

    Express Deals is the speedy way to get a great deal from thousands of hotels around the globe without having to bid. Customers view a page that includes amenities (pool, gym, on-site restaurant, available bed types), special freebies (free breakfast, free Internet, free parking, etc.), star level, neighborhood, guest satisfaction scores on a 1-10 scale, and a special sale price. Many of the hotels are pet friendly. After booking at the discounted price, the name of the specific hotel is revealed. Express Deals is covered by priceline.com's Big Deal Guarantee. If a customer books an Express Deals hotel reservation and finds a better price any time up until the day before check-in, priceline.com will match that price and give the customer $25.*

    Here are some examples of Express Deals that were shopped on May 1 for a June 14-17 long weekend. Prices, amenities and availability can change at any time.

    --  Miami.  4-star hotel in the Coral Gables/Coconut Grove area. $97 a night
    for 1 bed or $128 a night for 2 beds (savings of 45% or more).
    Amenities include a pool, on-site restaurant and fitness center.  The
    hotel is pet friendly.
    --  Orlando.  4-star hotel in the Sea World/International Drive/Convention
    Center area.  $73 a night for 1 or 2 beds (savings of 60% or more).
    This hotel is a guest favorite, with a 9 out of 10 overall satisfaction
    score.
    --  New York City.  5-star hotel in the Times Square Theater District area.
    $362 a night (savings of 45% or more).  Amenities include free Internet,
    a pool, an on-site restaurant and fitness center.  The hotel is
    pet-friendly and it scores 9 out of 10 in overall guest satisfaction.
    --  Orange County.  2.5-star hotel in the Laguna Beach area.  $145 a night
    (savings of 45% or more).  This hotel is a guest favorite and has an 8
    out of 10 satisfaction score.
    

    *Priceline's Big Deal Guarantee covers hotels of at least two stars or higher. The $25 will be paid as a refund to the customer's credit card. For full details and restrictions, visit http://travela.priceline.com/promo/big_deal_guarantee.html.

    iPhone, iPod Touch and iTunes are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.

    About The Priceline Group
    The Priceline Group is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 295,000 participating hotels and accommodations worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and rentalcars.com - and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 190 countries and territories in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.

    Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 275,000 hotels and accommodations (as of February 25, 2013), and is available in 41 languages. More recent counts are available on the Booking.com website. Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price(R) service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.

    Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 38 languages. Rentalcars.com is a multinational rental car service, offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is provided in 40 languages.

    Priceline.com

    CONTACT: Press Information: Brian Ek, (203) 299-8167,
    brian.ek@priceline.com, or Investor Relations, Matthew Tynan, (203)
    299-8487, matt.tynan@priceline.com

    Web site: http://www.priceline.com/




    Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Coverage In Culpeper County, Virginia

    LAUREL, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Culpeper County, Virginia by adding a new cluster of cell sites which extend the company's footprint along Route 522 north and south between Culpeper and Mineral, Virginia, and along Route 29 north and south through Culpeper County. This cluster also provides coverage along Routes 20 and 229. Verizon Wireless customers in these areas will now be able to use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.

    "4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions," said Mike Maiorana, Regional President. "By investing in mobile broadband, we're investing in local communities and economies where our customers live, work and travel."

    Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the nation, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in more than 491 markets, reaching 287 million people and covering more than 95 percent of Verizon Wireless' 3G network footprint. In 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by the company's 3G network.

    In addition to offering the nation's largest 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless also ranks highest among all other national wireless providers in network quality in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes the state of Virginia, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 13.

    Verizon Wireless' ability to maintain this top-ranking in network quality stems from its sustained investment in its wireless network. The company has spent over $80 billion dollars since it was formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services. At the regional level, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion on wireless network upgrades since 2000, including the $301 million it spent in 2012 alone.

    Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets. For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.9 million retail customers, including 93.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Melanie Ortel, Verizon Wireless, 240-568-1429,
    melanie.ortel@verizonwireless.com, @VZWMelanie; or Sherri Cunningham,
    202-364-5856, scunningham@starpower.net

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Identity Guard(R) Partners With JK Moving Services In Support Of National Moving MonthLEADING IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION COMPANY AND ONE OF THE LARGEST INDEPENDENT MOVING COMPANIES IN THE U.S. COME TOGETHER TO PROVIDE TIPS FOR CONSUMERS TO HELP PROTECT THEM FROM IDENTITY THEFT DURING THE BUSY MOVING SEASON

    CHANTILLY, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the beginning of National Moving Month, a time when many families start planning for a move to a new home, especially as the school year comes to a close. With more than 12 million consumers falling victim to identity theft in 2012, homeowners and renters preparing for a move need to be more vigilant when it comes to protecting their personal information. Privacy experts with Identity Guard, a leading identity theft protection company, have partnered with the relocation professionals at JK Moving Services to provide consumers with a comprehensive checklist to help them have a safe and worry-free move.

    (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/NE05463-INFO)

    "Identity theft can happen at any point during our lifetime, but there are certain events along the way that can trigger the attention of a criminal and moving happens to be at the top of that list. When you consider all of the different types of activities that are a part of the moving process, there are multiple opportunities for identity thieves to gain access to someone's personal information and use it for their own financial gain," said Steve Schwartz, President of Identity Guard. "In partnering with our colleagues at JK Moving Services, we are able to educate those in the process of moving on how they can help protect themselves from becoming an identity thief's next victim."

    Historically, home buying and selling activity tends to increase during the months between May and September. And as consumers are busy packing, filling out loan applications, switching utility accounts, and monitoring the physical move itself, protecting personal information from potential identity thieves is not always a priority. It is important for consumers to be aware of the risks moving brings as their personal information is increasingly shared among a variety of sources.

    "Our customers trust in us to pack, move, and deliver their most beloved personal items with the utmost care and professionalism, which is why our moving professionals go through a complete background check and participate in an extensive training program," said Chuck Kuhn, Founder, President and CEO of JK Moving Services. "We are delighted to partner with the team at Identity Guard to help spread the word about helping to protect your identity during this moving season and provide our customers with that additional peace of mind."

    Top Safety Tips for Consumers Planning a Move:

    1. Submit a Change of Address Form and Make a Checklist. In addition to
    submitting an official Change of Address Form through your local post
    office, be sure to notify all organizations that you receive mail from on
    a regular basis. Some of these include your bank, other financial
    institutions, insurance companies, local government agencies, healthcare
    providers, schools, publications to which you subscribe, etc.
    2. Shred Sensitive Documents or Keep Them With You. Don't leave behind any
    sensitive paperwork, credit card offers or documentation that identity
    thieves could use if they went through your trash. Transfer all important
    physical documents yourself that will be making the move, such as wills,
    stock certificates, tax returns, bonds, etc., to a safe and secure place
    such as a locked box.
    3. Use a Reputable Moving Company. Take time to read the reviews, research
    the company and ask friends and family for recommendations. Always check
    the mover's reputation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and make
    sure they are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
    Administration (FMCSA), like JK Moving Services, before obtaining an
    estimate or booking a move.
    4. Supervise the Move. Make sure you are present for the entire duration of
    the move. Your presence could deter potential physical and identity theft
    from occurring and you can rest assured knowing your personal belongings
    are being taken care of properly.
    5. Monitor Financial Statements. During and after the move, be sure to
    monitor your bank and credit card statements for suspicious activity.
    Consider enrolling in a service like, Identity Guard that can help you
    monitor activity related to your credit, public records, etc.
    

    For more helpful tips on how you can protect your identity during moving season, please visit our resource center, http://resources.identityguard.com/. And for general moving tips, please visit http://blog.jkmoving.com/.

    Customers of JK Moving Services can visit http://identityguard.com/moving for their special 30 day free trial of IDENTITY GUARD((R)) TOTAL PROTECTION((R)), a comprehensive identity theft protection solution.

    About Intersections
    Intersections Inc. is a leading provider of consumer identity risk management services. Intersections provides various levels of service to more than 8.0 million consumers. Those services are offered through North America's leading financial institutions and directly to consumers under Intersections' award-winning Identity Guard((R)) brand. Since 1996, Intersections has protected the identities of more than 35 million consumers.

    About JK Moving Services
    For over 30 years, JK Moving Services (JKmoving.com) has provided local, long distance, and international relocation services to a variety of commercial, residential, and government clients. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, the company maintains a full-time, professionally trained staff of relocation and move management experts committed to providing the highest level of customer care.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/NE05463-INFO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Intersections Inc.

    CONTACT: Leslie Garrett, Intersections Inc., Tel: 703-234-3851,
    lgarrett@intersections.com

    Web site: http://www.intersections.com/




    Yelp to Revolutionise the New Zealand Retail Industry

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiwi consumers are set to benefit from the arrival of a rapidly growing online review site which will help shoppers identify the most popular New Zealand businesses.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050511/SFW134LOGO)

    Yelp Inc. , a local business guide and review site with social networking services, launched in the USA in 2004 and is now in 21 countries, uses 12 languages and had more than 100 million monthly unique visitors in January of this year*.

    Kiwi consumers can now take advantage of the new online forum at www.yelp.co.nz where they can review and share their experiences in their communities and search for anything from a place to eat to the closest medical centre or children's toy shop.

    Vice President of New Markets Miriam Warren says the company employs local residents in new countries as community managers to support Yelp's growth and help consumers have a voice.

    Warren says culturally-rich New Zealand is home to a colourful range of experiences and she is excited to watch as Kiwis make Yelp their very own local guide.

    "We're looking forward to reading the chorus of opinions about where to find the best fish and chips, watch the rugby live on-screen at local bars, and try the nation's globally celebrated wines. We're excited to bring Yelp to New Zealand to connect consumers with great local businesses," she says.

    Continuing on San Francisco-based Yelp's international growth strategy, the launch completes the company's inclusion of Australasia, following its introduction in Australia in 2011. NZ is the 21(st) country to have access to Yelp, and joins the UK and many European countries, she says.

    Since the company's launch in 2004, it has seen 36 million reviews posted to its site, says Warren.

    Yelp's mobile application was used on 9.2 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during the fourth quarter of 2012. During the same time period, a consumer generated directions to or called a local business from a Yelp mobile app every second, while approximately 45% of all searches on Yelp were done via the company's mobile app.

    Users are able to tap into Yelp on their mobile phone to search for the best local cafe or shopping mall, and they will be shown the most highly ranked examples in their nearest location, along with consumer reviews, tips, photos, directions and other business info.

    Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications are now available in New Zealand, as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.co.nz).

    Yelp was founded by Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons, former engineering colleagues at PayPal.

    To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.co.nz and its iPhone and Android applications, visit the Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com).

    Written on behalf of Yelp by Impact PR. For further information or images, please contact Mark Devlin, mark@impactpr.co.nz (ph. +64 21509060).

    * Sources: Google Analytics

    About Yelp

    Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.co.nz) is the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Connecting people with great local businesses, Yelp was founded in San Francisco in 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Singapore, and Turkey.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050511/SFW134LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk photodesk@prnewswire.com Yelp Inc.

    Web site: http://www.yelp.com/




    ATN to launch 5 Channels in collaboration with India's largest Broadcaster-DOORDARSHAN in Canada

    TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSX-SAT), Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, is pleased to announce the launch of 5 Canadian channels in collaboration with India's largest Terrestrial Broadcaster Doordarshan, popularly known as DD.

    Doordarshan is India's most Powerful Broadcaster, a division of Prasar Bharati and is one of the largest broadcasting organizations in the World in terms of the infrastructure of studios and transmitters and is a Multi-Billion Dollar organization.

    ATN has signed Licensing Agreements with DD under which it has been granted exclusive rights to the five television services, namely DD India, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Urdu and DD Sports.

    ATN-DD India: DD India is an Indian satellite television channel which is marketed towards Indian audiences living abroad, and offers an update on the social, cultural, and political aspects of India. The channel features original programming, such as dramas, comedy-series, talk shows, documentaries, and re-runs of popular TV shows from other Indian television channels. The programming on this channel continues to be done in a manner to enable it to meet its primary objective of providing a window to the world especially for the Indian diaspora to witness the Indian social, cultural, political and economic scene. 

    ATN-DD News: The DD-News channel is India's only 24 hours terrestrial news channel which telecasts over 16 hours of live news bulletins daily in Hindi and English. News Headlines, News updates, breaking news on the scroller are regular features on this channel. DD News also carries Stock and Commodities indices throughout the day in an automated delivery mode, accessing information from NSE & BSE and leading commodity exchanges like NCDEX, MCX, etc.

    ATN-DD Bharati: acts as a Cultural Heritage of India. Besides programmes on adventure, quiz contests, fine arts/paintings, crafts and designs, cartoons, talent hunts, etc., it also telecasts MERI BAAT an hour-long phone-in 'live' show with young people. Programmes emphasizing on a healthy life style and focusing on prevention rather than cure, both in our traditional and modern forms of medicine are the highlight of the channel.

    ATN-DD Urdu: is a general interest Urdu channel encapsulating heritage, culture, literature, information, education & societal issues specific to the Urdu speaking audience.

    ATN-DD Sports: DD Sports is India's only free-to-air sports channel and provides coverage to various international and domestic sports including Cricket, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Archery, Athletics, Kabaddi, Swimming, Badminton, Wrestling, Kho-kho and other indigenous games. The channel also covers events organized by different Sports Federations and Association in India. 

    "India is the World's largest democracy and has a population of over a Billion People. We are delighted to be associated with the launch of India's Official National Broadcaster Doordarshan which is similar to the BBC in the UK and CBC in Canada" said Dr. Shan Chandrasekar President and CEO of ATN, "We have aggressive plans to add substantial value to our Diaspora and enhance our strong Customer base on Cable, Satellite and Credible distributors across Canada" he added.

    "I am delighted that Asian Television Network (ATN), Canada is going to launch five channels of Doordarshan, the national television service of India, in Canada.  This is yet another significant step taken by ATN to connect the vibrant Indian diaspora in Canada with news, culture and sports from their motherland, India. It fulfills a long felt need and demand among Indo-Canadians to view Doordarshan's programmes" said Honorable Mrs. Preeti Saran, Consul-General of India in Toronto. "This important development would not have been possible without the pioneer leadership of its President & CEO Dr. Shan Chandrasekar, a truly global Indo-Canadian, who has been an important bridge builder between India and Canada" she added.

    Doordarshan enjoys the widest reach with 48 million TV Households and also enjoys 62% penetration in A, B & C category Cable & Satellite homes in India.

    "In Canada, Indians form one of the most respected and professionally accomplished communities who have kept their cultural roots intact while adapting to Canada and we have been striving to connect with the international audience rapidly. It gives me immense pleasure to announce our relationship with ATN for meeting this objective by distributing five of our main channels in Canada" said Shri Tripurari Sharan, Director General, Doordarshan. "Both ATN and DD have walked the extra mile in making this happen and I hope that this effort will help strengthen the feeling of togetherness through Doordarshan channels which are rich in cultural values, art, music, dance, entertainment and depict the crucible of culture, India has been for millennia" he added.

    In addition to the existing subscriber base, with the launch of these new channels, ATN expects to gain new subscribers through Cable, Satellite & IPTV platforms across Canada. It is ATN's intention to have its compelling content distributed to all authenticated subscribers through VOD, SVOD, Tablets and mobile platforms across Canada.

    About ATN - Asian Television Network International Limited:

    ATN serves Canada's diverse cultural communities with 44 specialty television channels. The Company offers its flagship ATN-HD general interest service, 4 Bollywood movie channels and a variety of channels that include 3 sports Channels, 3 news Channels, 3 music Channels, 3 lifestyle Channels, 3 Chinese Channels, 6 Punjabi channels, and several regional language channels. ATN operates a South Asian Radio Service on Satellite Radio across The United States and Canada. Some ATN content is also available on any Bell mobile phone that supports video. ATN has programming alliances with leading international broadcasters like Star Network (News Corp), Sony Entertainment Television, Viacom, Times Television Network, B4U Network, NDTV and many more. ATN channels are available on various Cable, Satellite and IPTV Platforms across Canada like Shaw Cable, Bell TV, Rogers Cable, Bell Fibe TV, TELUS Optic TV, Cogeco Cable, and Others.

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    Asian Television Network International Limited

    CONTACT: Please visit www.asiantelevision.com or contact...

    Pramod Israni
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    Asian Television Network International Limited
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    Best Flight Deals to Treat Your Mom for Mother's Day

    NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As children of all ages get ready to honor their mothers on May 12, Fly.com(TM) has compiled a list of some of the cheapest airfares around the country for travelers who want to visit mom or treat her to a weekend away.

    The list is a direct response to a recent Fly.com survey of 884 mothers which found that 77% of moms would fly somewhere for Mother's Day if given the opportunity. When asked where they would go, these moms showed a preference for Florida, California, Hawaii, and anywhere "warm."

    Kids planning to treat mom to a mini-vacation over the Mother's Day weekend should also pack their own bags, too. In the same survey, 68% of moms said that they would take their kids with them.

    "The month of May can be a great time to get away to a warm destination, as there are often amazing airfare deals right before prices spike in the summer," said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager, Fly.com. "Plus a quick getaway over Mother's Day weekend is a wonderful way to show your appreciation to mom."

    Sample Roundtrip Fares to Florida over Mother's Day Weekend:

    --  Baltimore - Fort Lauderdale ... $120
    --  Baltimore - Miami ... $182
    --  Boston - Miami ... $231
    --  Chicago - Orlando ... $188
    --  Denver - Fort Lauderdale ... $188
    --  Los Angeles - Fort Lauderdale ... $286
    --  Philadelphia - Fort Lauderdale ... $242
    --  Philadelphia - Orlando ... $242
    --  Pittsburgh - Tampa ... $234
    --  St. Louis - Orlando ... $266
    

    Sample Roundtrip Fares to California over Mother's Day Weekend:

    --  Austin - Los Angeles ... $230 (May 10-13)
    --  Boston - San Diego ... $235 (May 11-13)
    --  Chicago - Los Angeles ... $228 (May 10-14)
    --  Dallas - San Diego ... $248 (May 10-13)
    --  Denver - Los Angeles ... $195 (May 11-14)
    --  Milwaukee - San Diego ... $216 (May 10-14)
    --  Orange County - San Francisco ... $148
    --  Philadelphia - San Diego ... $246 (May 10-13)
    --  Portland - San Diego ... $156
    --  San Francisco - San Diego ... $138
    

    Sample Roundtrip Fares to Hawaii over Mother's Day Weekend:

    --  Los Angeles - Honolulu ... $400
    --  Los Angeles - Lihue ... $481
    --  New York City - Maui ... $550
    --  New York City - Honolulu ... $539
    --  Phoenix - Honolulu ... $411
    --  San Francisco - Maui ... $447
    --  Seattle - Honolulu ... $493
    

    Sample Roundtrip Fares to Other Warm Destinations over Mother's Day Weekend:

    --  Baltimore - Myrtle Beach ... $108
    --  Boston - Nassau, Bahamas ... $359
    --  Chicago - Myrtle Beach ... $158
    --  Chicago - Nassau, Bahamas ... $331
    --  Chicago - Montego Bay, Jamaica ... $362
    --  Dallas - Cancun, Mexico ... $305
    --  Houston - Cancun, Mexico ... $338
    --  New York City - Myrtle Beach ... $198
    --  New York City - Hamilton, Bermuda ... $281
    --  Philadelphia - Cancun, Mexico ... $361
    

    To find the best fares for Mother's Day travel, visit www.fly.com.

    Note to Editors
    All sample roundtrip fares were accurate as of April 30, 2013. However low-priced seats sell out quickly. To stay up-to-date on pricing, visit Fly.com's Fare Calendars.

    About Fly.com
    Fly.com(TM) (www.fly.com) is the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany. Fly.com scours major U.S. airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times. Unlike online travel agencies, Fly.com is not a booking engine. Instead, users are referred to their preferred website for direct booking. Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. .

    About Travelzoo
    Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 26 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo(R) publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

    Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words "expect", "predict", "project", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "seek" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release. Travelzoo and Top 20 are registered trademarks of Travelzoo. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

    Media Contact:
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    Discovery Communications Announces - "Connect the Dots" - A New National STEM Education Initiative To Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators, Problem Solvers and Game Changers-- Connects STEM education programs across Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Discovery Education and Digital platforms ---- Includes Discovery Education STEM Camp, a no-cost, standards-aligned STEM curriculum for schools, camps and at-home learning ---- Begins search for the next great innovator with the premiere of THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS featuring Kal Penn tonight at 10 p.m. E/P on Discovery Channel --

    SILVER SPRING, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Communications today announced "Connect the Dots," a new multimedia, national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiative designed to provide pathways for kids to achieve today and lead tomorrow by inspiring interest in STEM subjects and careers within industries looking for highly skilled workers. By connecting kids, parents and schools with all of Discovery's STEM programs across its networks, education and digital platforms, "Connect the Dots" will help make STEM a critical part of kids' lives, prepare them for the jobs of the future and inspire the next great discovery.

    Programs under "Connect the Dots" include: the launch of the Discovery Education STEM Camp program, offering after school and summer resources for educators and parents at no cost; the new science-focused series THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS searching for the next great innovator and premiering May 1 at 10 p.m. E/P on Discovery Channel; a partnership between Science Channel, its cornerstone series HOW ITS MADE and America's manufacturers to promote careers in the skilled trades; and the Lumosity Education Access Program (LEAP), a no-cost program for K-12 schools that seeks to study the effects of cognitive training in the classroom.

    "Our kids are the next generation of innovators, problem solvers and game changers, and we need them to take on the planet's challenges and shape a bright, healthy future by embracing STEM careers," said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. "Through its unique position as a company founded on igniting curiosity across generations, and with science, technology, engineering and math in our DNA, Discovery is proud to utilize its platforms to help connect the dots between learning and living, theory and practice, algebra and video game design - and inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders in STEM."

    "As President Obama said at the latest White House Science Fair, when we inspire students to excel in math and science, we are investing in American jobs and industries of the future," said John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. "I applaud Discovery's longstanding commitment to the Administration's 'Educate to Innovate' initiative to help improve science, technology, engineering, and math education in the United States."

    The announcements were made today by Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav at a STEM education event hosted by Benjamin Banneker Middle School in Burtonsville, Maryland. Also speaking at the event were Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr, and Kal Penn, host of Discovery Channel's THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS.

    "Our greatest asset is the talents, skills, creativity, and ingenuity of our people," said Governor O'Malley. "Preparation for becoming the future leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is essential in pursuing the better future we all prefer. The primary ingredient of innovation is education, the STEM disciplines in particular. We are pleased to have partners like Discovery Communications to help provide more of our people with the education and skills to be successful."

    "Montgomery County's future, Maryland's future, and America's future lies in inspiring and empowering our young people in science, technology, engineering, and math," said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. "Students here at Benjamin Banneker and elsewhere will benefit mightily from Discovery Communications' 'Connect the Dots ' initiative."

    "High-quality STEM programs teach our students how to solve problems, analyze data, and how to work as a team, which are important skills they will need in college and the 21st century workplace," said MCPS Superintendent Joshua P. Starr. "I am excited to share the outstanding science and math work being done at Benjamin Banneker Middle and throughout Montgomery County Public Schools."

    Also in conjunction with today's announcement, 150 students from Benjamin Banneker Middle School were hosted at the White House for a STEM education panel discussion featuring administration officials. "Connect the Dots" is an extension of Discovery's ongoing commitment in support of President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" initiative to encourage more girls and boys to excel in STEM subjects.

    As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting STEM engagement in classrooms around the world, Discovery Education announced the launch of Discovery Education STEM Camp, a dynamic series of standards-aligned curricula available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations and parents for use as part of summer camps, after-school learning opportunities, and other educational programs. Created in collaboration with leading educators, Discovery Education STEM Camp combines hands-on and virtual labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, interactive videos and career connections designed to inspire and engage students in learning about STEM subjects. Launching this summer, STEM Camp will be deployed in conjunction with key partners, including the Afterschool Alliance, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Summer of Learning Initiative and Chicago Public Schools. The program is designed to support the grand challenges of science issued by the National Academy of Engineers, with curricula built around the STEM-related topics of water, urban infrastructure and energy. The Discovery Education STEM Camp curricula can be accessed at www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM.

    "Building STEM literacy among America's next generation of leaders is critical to meet the global challenges that lie ahead and prepare students for tomorrow's careers," said Bill Goodwyn, CEO, Discovery Education. "We know that learning doesn't stop when the class bell rings. After-school hours and summer months provide valuable opportunities to engage and excite students. Programs like Discovery Education STEM Camp maximize time spent outside traditional learning environments, keeping students inspired by learning and providing them with the tools they need today to compete for the jobs of tomorrow."

    THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS premieres May 1 at 10 p.m. E/P on Discovery Channel. Each week, 10 contestants will navigate engineering challenges using design and logic as they compete to see who will be America's next great innovator. The program is hosted by actor and producer Kal Penn, who also worked on outreach to young Americans in the White House as a member of the Obama administration. Penn and the series were recognized at the White House Science Fair on April 22, where students from the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge exhibited their work.

    More information on all of Discovery's "Connect the Dots" STEM education programs can be found online at www.DiscoveryEducation.com/STEM. Other programs designed to promote STEM learning and careers across Discovery's businesses include:

    --  New Science-Related Programming on Science Channel:  Premiering in
    November, critically acclaimed actor James Woods takes viewers on a
    journey to reveal world-changing breakthroughs and their implications
    for the future in THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING. Each episode looks at one
    idea, discovery or grand challenge that will critically alter life as we
    know it: Synthetic Biology, Predictive Analytics, Habitable Planets,
    Nano Technology and more.  What's happening in these game-changing
    fields?  What does it mean for us? Woods asks the big questions to help
    ignite debate and reveals a stunning image of the future.
    --  Media Sponsorship of National Manufacturing Day:  Science Channel will
    be the official media sponsor of Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 4,
    2013. Manufacturing Day is a broad-based grassroots effort created to
    drive public awareness of the American manufacturing industry and
    manufacturing careers. The network's popular manufacturing series, HOW
    IT'S MADE, also was named official program partner for the event. Long a
    staple of the Science Channel lineup, HOW IT'S MADE has revealed the
    engineering and ingenuity behind over one thousand factory-made products
    since its debut.  New episodes of the series air Thursdays at 9 p.m.
    ET/PT.
    

    The sponsorship of National Manufacturing Day also supports the company's "Discover Your Skills" public affairs job skills initiative, designed to provide unemployed and underemployed Americans with access to critical resources for obtaining marketable job skills and expertise, and to raise awareness of career opportunities. It includes www.DiscoverYourSkills.com, an online resource providing links and information to help educate, prepare and advance entry to the workforce.

    --  Capitol Hill STEM Diversity Event: This fall, Discovery Communications
    and STEMconnector(R), in conjunction with members of the Congressional
    Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Asian
    Pacific American Caucus, and the Congressional Caucus for Women's
    Issues, will host an event on Capitol Hill to highlight the importance
    of diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  The
    event will recognize the many contributions and accomplishments of women
    and minorities in the STEM fields and serve as a forum for the
    discussion of policies and strategies to improve diversity in STEM.
    --  Stoking Curiosity Online: Reaching more than 60 million unique visitors
    each month, Discovery Communications has long ensured that science and
    technology are at the core of its digital offerings. Discovery News,
    which made its online debut in 1998 as a go-to destination for
    intelligent, thought-provoking content, is now reaching a new generation
    with DNews, an original online video channel offering smart daily takes
    on the world with a science bent.
    

    Most recently, DNews brought the White House Science Fair to life for audiences with coverage from the April 22 event. Additionally, realizing that relatable personalities are key to inspiring youth, HowStuffWorks is reigniting that spark of curiosity that many lose as they grow older through its popular podcasts, such as Stuff You Should Know. The podcasts, available through iTunes and to classrooms across the country through Discovery Education, also have led to new, dedicated "Stuff" websites that now feature new video series, daily blogs and more - giving kids (and their parents) new, engaging ways to drive interest in STEM topics. StuffYouShouldKnow.com, StufftoBlowYourMind.com and FWThinking.com are currently live and new destinations for Stuff Mom Never Told You and Stuff They Don't Want You to Know will launch shortly.

    --  Lumosity Education Access Program (LEAP):  Discovery is a strategic
    investor in Lumosity, which is committed to pioneering the understanding
    and enhancement of the human brain to give each person the power to
    unlock their full potential. As a part of the company's commitment to
    education, Lumosity provides a no-cost program for schools K-12 called
    the Lumosity Education Access Program (LEAP), which seeks to study the
    effects of cognitive training in the classroom. Lumosity's online and
    mobile programs train core cognitive abilities such as memory and
    attention, teaching users about the neuroplasticity of their brains
    along the way, and can encourage a growth mindset in students that
    builds a stronger foundation for STEM learning.
    

    Launched in 2007, Lumosity now has more than 40 games, 40 million members, and paying subscribers from 180 countries. Lumosity's games are based on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, with continuing independent third-party studies being conducted by researchers at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and other academic institutions. Lumosity is available at Lumosity.com and on the iPhone. Lumosity is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.lumosity.com.

    Additionally, on the local level in its home town of Silver Spring, Maryland, Discovery is undertaking the following programs:

    --  Lead Sponsor of Silver Spring Maker Faire:  Discovery will serve as lead
    sponsor of the Silver Spring Maker Faire - the first ever official Mini
    Maker Faire in the Washington, DC metropolitan area - which will be held
    on Sunday, September 29 at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring. The Maker
    Faire will be produced by KID Museum, an emerging children's museum in
    Montgomery County focused on cultivating creativity, curiosity and
    compassion in kids. It will include a wide range of creative,
    interactive exhibits such as constructing and racing your own lunar
    Rover with NASA scientists, experimenting with 3D printers, building a
    giant marble run, using recycled materials to create new toys and taking
    apart and repurposing real objects, such as electronics and toys.
    --  Open House at the Discovery Creative and Technology Center:  In
    conjunction with National Manufacturing Day, Discovery will conduct an
    open house at its Discovery Creative and Technology Center (DCTC) in
    Silver Spring, Maryland. The public will have the opportunity to see
    first-hand how Discovery manufactures content for its portfolio of U.S.
    networks, and the skilled job opportunities available in the media
    industry.
    

    About Discovery Communications
    Discovery Communications is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 155 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

    Discovery Communications

    CONTACT: Tammy Shea, tammy_shea@discovery.com, 240-662-6506

    Web site: http://www.discoverycommunications.com/




    Bell Aliant reports first quarter 2013 results

    -- Operating revenues up $2 million driven by FibreOPTM growth -- Best year-over-year EBITDA rate-of-change since 2009 -- Free cash flow up $15 million -- FibreOPTV customer additions of 15,600 up 47 per cent from Q1 2012 -- FibreOPInternet customer additions of 17,900 up 40 per cent from Q1 2012 -- Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) footprint expands to 679,000 premises

    This news release contains forward-looking statements. For a description of the related risk factors and assumptions please see the section entitled "Forward-looking Information" later in this release.

    HALIFAX, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2013 for Bell Aliant Inc. (Bell Aliant) and Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc. (Bell Aliant GP).

    "Returning to revenue growth is a key milestone in our strategy and our first quarter results have us off to a great start for 2013," said Karen Sheriff, president and chief executive officer, Bell Aliant. "Successful execution of the strategy we initially launched in 2009 has resulted in progressive improvements throughout the business over the last four years that are now turning the revenue trajectory positive, demonstrating that our plan is working.

    "In the first quarter of 2013, we achieved our best quarterly year-over-year EBITDA rate-of-change since Q4 2009. We did this despite a $4 million regulatory charge taken in the quarter, most of which was a retroactive charge for 2012. Expansion of our FTTH network and solid cost management continued to drive our improving results. As I have said many times, revenue growth will come first, and EBITDA growth will follow. I am very pleased to see these improving trends coming to pass.

    "We are approaching a level of critical mass with our FTTH footprint, with substantial capacity to add more FibreOP customers to this world-class network. The competitive environment is intense and we are prevailing by offering customers in our FTTH markets the best Internet technology available today and a premium IPTV service, giving us a competitive advantage that will serve us well for years to come. FTTH, with all of its benefits, is the key to our future success.

    "While our results are improving, we have much in front of us that we still need to achieve and must continue to execute. We have a solid plan and with the results we have demonstrated to date, my confidence in our ability to return Bell Aliant to profitable growth continues to build."

    First quarter 2013 highlights(1)

    Bell Aliant Inc. reported net earnings of $84 million for the first quarter of 2013, up $1 million from the first quarter of 2012. Earnings per share and adjusted earnings per share were $0.36 and $0.43 respectively, consistent with the first quarter of 2012.

    First quarter financial highlights of Bell Aliant GP are summarized as follows:

    _______________________________________________ |(In millions of dollars)|Q1 2013|Q1 2012|Change| |(unaudited) | | | | |________________________|_______|_______|______| |Operating Revenue | $684 | $682 | 0.3% | |________________________|_______|_______|______| |EBITDA (1) | 324 | 325 |(0.5%)| |________________________|_______|_______|______| |Capital Expenditures | 128 | 137 |(6.2%)| |________________________|_______|_______|______| |Free Cash Flow (1) | 95 | 80 |18.5% | |________________________|_______|_______|______|

    (1) EBITDA, free cash flow and adjusted earnings per share are non-IFRS financial measures. Refer to the "Non-IFRS financial measures" section of Bell Aliant GP's Q1 2013 Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for details.


    Operating revenues of $684 million in the first quarter of 2013 grew by $2 million (0.3 per cent) from the same quarter in 2012. Growth in TV, Internet, wireless, and other revenues offset declines in local and long distance revenues.

    Excluding the effects of a retroactive regulatory adjustment in the first quarter of 2013, operating expenses in the first quarter of 2013 were flat to the same quarter in 2012. TV content and customer support cost pressures from a growing FibreOP customer base were offset by expense reductions throughout the business, largely driven by productivity savings.

    EBITDA in the first quarter of 2013 included a $4 million largely retroactive charge arising from a CRTC decision affecting wholesale Internet rates. EBITDA declined by 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012.

    Capital expenditures in the first quarter of 2013 were $128 million, down $9 million (6.2 per cent) from the same quarter a year earlier. Higher FibreOP customer connection costs were more than offset by lower FTTH footprint expansion, reduced central Canada FibreOP startup costs, and lower legacy capital expenditures compared to the first quarter of 2012.

    Bell Aliant passed an additional 23,000 premises with FTTH in the first quarter of 2013, compared to 58,000 incremental premises in the first quarter of 2012. Total FTTH coverage reached more than 679,000 premises at the end of March 2013. Approximately 5,000 more customer premises were connected to Bell Aliant's FTTH network in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012. FibreOP penetration of premises passed reached 19.6 per cent at the end of March 2013.

    Free cash flow was $95 million in the first quarter of 2013, up $15 million (18.5 per cent) from the same quarter a year earlier. The increase was primarily a result of lower capital expenditures, lower restructuring payments, and higher cash from other operating activities compared to the first quarter of 2012.

    Revenue details
    Total data revenue including Internet and TV increased $19 million (8.0 per cent) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.

    Internet revenue increased $8 million (6.4 per cent) with residential high-speed average revenue per customer (ARPC) in the first quarter of 2013, up 6.0 per cent from the same quarter a year earlier. The ARPC increase was a result of selected pricing action and customer demand for higher bandwidth bundles and other services. Growth in high-speed Internet customers of 2.8 per cent from a year earlier also contributed to Internet revenue growth. FibreOP Internet customers grew by 17,900, bringing total FibreOP Internet customers to 130,100 at the end of March 2013. FibreOP Internet additions include existing Bell Aliant customers migrating from DSL and fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) networks to the upgraded service. These migrations do not contribute to overall high-speed customer growth but increasingly contribute to improved customer retention and growth in overall customer ARPC. Overall net high-speed Internet customer additions were 8,700 in the first quarter of 2013, up from 6,400 in the same quarter of 2012, bringing total high-speed Internet customers to 927,100 at the end of March 2013.

    IPTV revenue grew $11 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012 with total IPTV customers of 137,300 at the end of March 2013. FibreOP TV customers grew by 15,600 in the quarter to reach 112,500, a portion of which were migrations from Bell Aliant's FTTN TV service. Overall net IPTV customer additions were 14,300 in the first quarter of 2013, compared to 7,900 a year earlier.

    Local service and long distance revenues declined $14 million (4.9 per cent) and $9 million (10.0 per cent), respectively, in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012, driven by NAS declines of 5.2 per cent. Residential net NAS declines of 26,200 in the first quarter of 2013 were on par with the same quarter in 2012. Improved residential customer activations, winbacks and retention in FibreOP markets, and expansion into new markets helped to mitigate declines arising from intense competitive activity throughout our markets. Business net NAS declines of 5,900 improved by 2,700 from the same quarter a year earlier, mainly as a result of expansion into new markets.

    Wireless revenues were up $2 million (6.1 per cent) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012, driven by 4.2 per cent customer growth and 1.4 per cent wireless ARPC growth compared to a year ago.

    Other revenues were up $4 million (11.1 per cent) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012, mainly as a result of higher pole attachment fees and custom work.

    Declared Dividends

    Bell Aliant declared a quarterly dividend of $0.475 per common share, payable on June 28, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 14, 2013.

    Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc. declared a dividend on its Series A Preferred Shares of $0.303125 per share and a dividend on its Series C Preferred Shares of $0.284375 per share, each to be paid on June 28, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 14, 2013.

    Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc. also declared the first dividend on its Series E Preferred Shares of $0.3959 per share to be paid on June 28, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 14, 2013. The initial dividend covers the period from February 15, 2013, to June 30, 2013. Future Series E preferred dividends are expected to be $0.265625 quarterly or $1.0625 annually, until the end of the initial rate reset period on September 30, 2018.

    Unless otherwise stated, dividends paid by Bell Aliant and Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc. to Canadian residents are "eligible dividends" as defined by the Canadian Income Tax Act and corresponding provincial legislation.

    Additional Information

    More information on Bell Aliant's and Bell Aliant GP's first quarter 2013 can be found in Bell Aliant's first quarter 2013 supplementary information package and Bell Aliant Inc. and Bell Aliant GP's first quarter 2013 MD&As, available at www.bellaliant.ca/investors and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

    Analyst conference call

    A conference call with the financial community is scheduled for May 1, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern). The dial-in numbers are 866-226-1792 and 416-340-2216 for Toronto area participants. Media are invited to attend in listen-only mode. A replay of the session can be heard until June 1, 2013. To access the replay, dial 800-408-3053 or 905-694-9451 and enter the passcode 3266319#.

    A live audio webcast of the conference call can be accessed on www.bellaliant.ca under the Investor Relations section. A replay of the conference call will be available on the website for one year.

    Notes

    The information contained in this news release is unaudited.

    (1) Bell Aliant derives virtually all of its income from its ownership in Bell Aliant GP. Bell Aliant GP's results consolidate the results of Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, Tlbec, Limited Partnership, NorthernTel, Limited Partnership, and Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc. (2) Percentage changes quoted in this release related to dollar values are based on amounts rounded to the nearest hundred-thousand, consistent with disclosure in Bell Aliant's supplementary information package and Bell Aliant GP's MD&A for the first quarter of 2013. Dollar values quoted in this release are rounded to the nearest million unless otherwise stated. Customer metrics are rounded to the nearest hundred unless otherwise stated. (3) Definitions of non-IFRS measures: a. EBITDA: Bell Aliant defines EBITDA as operating revenue less operating expenses before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, and severance and other charges. b. Free cash flow: Bell Aliant defines free cash flow as cash generated from operating activities less capital expenditures. Free cash flow includes the operations of Bell Aliant and Bell Aliant GP on a combined basis. c. Adjusted earnings per share: Bell Aliant defines adjusted earnings per share as fully diluted earnings per share of Bell Aliant Inc. adjusted for the per share effect of purchase price allocation amortization (PPA) net of income taxes.


    For a reconciliation of these non-IFRS financial measures to the most closely comparable IFRS financial measures, please refer to Bell Aliant GP's MD&A for the first quarter of 2013 available at www.bellaliant.ca/investors and www.sedar.com.

    Forward-looking Information
    This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances or expectations, in particular statements concerning revenue and EBITDA growth, FTTH expansion plans, and future preferred dividend payments. Unless otherwise indicated, such forward-looking statements describe management's expectations at May 1, 2013. These statements are based on management's beliefs regarding future events, many of which, by their nature are inherently uncertain and beyond management's control. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate and numerous risks and uncertainties which are difficult to predict.

    Bell Aliant encourages investors to review the risk factors section below, and related disclosures, for a discussion of the various factors that could cause actual results to differ from what is currently expected.

    Risk Factors
    There are many factors that could cause results or events to differ materially from current expectations. The most significant factors that Bell Aliant has identified that may affect Bell Aliant's results or events in 2013 include but are not limited to: increasing competition; cost management; financing and free cash flow; network evolution; pension valuation and investment risk; legislative and regulatory factors; outsourcing and vendor relationships; information technology (IT); human capital; as well as the structural subordination of our common shares; limitations on non-resident ownership; dilution, unpredictability and volatility of our share price; and tax related risks. Some of these risk factors are largely beyond Bell Aliant's control. For additional information on material factors and assumptions used to develop forward-looking information and risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information, see also the "Risks that could affect our business results" section of Bell Aliant Inc.'s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2012, and the "Assumptions made in the preparation of forward-looking information" and "Risks that could affect our business and results" sections of Bell Aliant Regional Communications Inc.'s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2012, as updated by their 2013 first quarter MD&As, as well as the "Risk Factors" sections of Bell Aliant Inc.'s and Bell Aliant Regional Communication Inc.'s 2012 Annual Information Forms. These documents are available at www.bellaliant.ca/investors and www.sedar.com.

    Should any risk factor affect Bell Aliant in an unexpected manner, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, the actual results or events may differ materially from the results or events predicted. Unless otherwise indicated, forward-looking information does not take into account the effect that transactions, or non-recurring or other special items, announced or occurring after this information is provided may have on the business. All of the forward-looking information reflected in this press release and the documents referred to within it are qualified by these cautionary statements. There can be no assurance that the results or developments anticipated by Bell Aliant will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for Bell Aliant.

    Except as may be required by Canadian securities laws, Bell Aliant disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, even if new information becomes available, as a result of future events or for any other reason. Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to fiscal 2013 or other future periods. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.

    About Bell Aliant
    Bell Aliant is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with FTTH technology with its FibreOP services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.

    BELL ALIANT INC.

    CONTACT: Media Relations:
    Sarah Levy MacLeod
    (855) 487-5026
    sarah.levy@bellaliant.ca

    Investor Relations:
    Zeda Redden
    (877) 487-5726
    zeda.redden@bellaliant.ca




    Advant-e Corporation Announces Filing of Form 15 with Securities Exchange Commission

    DAYTON, Ohio, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advant-e Corporation (OTCQB: ADVC) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the filing of a Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on May 2, 2013 to terminate the registration of its common stock and suspend reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company is eligible to terminate registration because it has fewer than 500 shareholders of record and has had less than $10 Million in total assets on the last day of its last three fiscal years.

    The Board approved these actions and the decision to voluntarily suspend its public reporting obligations due to many factors, including the Company's size and the lack of sufficient liquidity in the market for its common stock, but also the high cost of complying with SEC rules, regulations and procedures and eliminating the requirement to disclose certain competitive business information.

    The Form 15 will become effective within 90 days after filing if there are no objections from the SEC. The Company's SEC reporting obligations, including the obligations to file annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, will be immediately suspended upon the filing of the Form 15. If the SEC denies the effectiveness of the Form 15, the Company will file all required reports within 60 days.

    The Company expects that, as a result of the Form 15 filing, its common stock will be removed from trading on the OTCQB Marketplace. Shares may begin trading on the OTCPink Marketplace, but there can be no assurance that there will be a market for the Company's securities.

    About Advant-e Corporation

    Advant-e, via its wholly owned subsidiaries Edict Systems, Inc. and Merkur Group, Inc. is a provider of internet-based hosted Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and electronic document management software and services. The Company helps businesses automate manual, paper-intensive processes via expanded use of EDI or by integrating directly with ERP/MRP systems.

    Additional information about Advant-e Corporation can be found at www.Advant-e.com, www.EdictSystems.com, and www.MerkurGroup.com, or by contacting investor relations at (937) 429-4288. The company's email is advant-e@edictsystems.com.

    The information in this news release includes certain forward looking statements that are based current expectations that involve a number of significant risks and uncertainties. Advant-e cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements will prove to be correct and actual results could differ materially. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, product development and acceptance, the impact of competitive services and pricing, or general economic risks and uncertainties. Advant-e undertakes no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements at any time in the future.

    Advant-e Corporation

    Web site: http://www.advant-e.com/




    CenturyLink to make Omaha one of the fastest broadband cities in AmericaThousands are eligible for company's new high-speed fiber network pilot

    OMAHA, Neb., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. today announced it is connecting 48,000 Omaha homes and businesses with its new high-speed fiber network pilot that will deliver Internet speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (Gbps) - 100 times faster than average broadband speeds.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO)

    CenturyLink is upgrading its existing fiber architecture in west Omaha to create a more robust network that delivers fiber optic connections directly to homes and businesses. This upgraded fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology will provide eligible customers with access to some of the fastest upload and download Internet speeds currently available in the U.S.

    "CenturyLink is pleased to offer its Omaha customers ultra-fast broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps to help keep pace with growing broadband demands," said Karen Puckett, CenturyLink chief operating officer. "This demonstrates our commitment to deliver communications solutions that provide our customers with the technology they need to enhance their quality of life, now and into the future."

    Using 1 Gbps, customers can download a high-definition movie in seconds and stream it from multiple devices, gain instant access to cloud services and applications on demand, and subscribe to the latest information and entertainment services available. Speeds are also symmetrical, allowing customers to upload videos and large files of information just as fast as they download. Customers utilizing CenturyLink's 1 Gbps service in Omaha will have a direct connection to the company's recently upgraded 100 Gbps global network, designed to accommodate the bandwidth demand driven by cloud computing, mobile traffic, big data and video streaming.

    "After working on telecommunications issues for more than a decade now, I'm well aware of the many economic benefits that come from access to high-speed broadband," said U.S. Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.). "I'm proud that CenturyLink has chosen Omaha for its 1 Gig pilot and really believe that the sky is the limit for our local tech community now that they'll have access to the fastest Internet speeds in the country."

    "Our ability to provide this service to Omaha residents is partly due to the good collaboration and partnership we have had with the City of Omaha and their support at the local level," said Danny Pate, CenturyLink vice president and general manager - Nebraska. "CenturyLink is pleased to offer Omaha next generation broadband technology. With speeds up to 1 Gbps, we will provide eligible consumers and businesses the freedom to simultaneously use multiple integrated devices in their homes and businesses without bandwidth constraints."

    CenturyLink begins rolling out its 1 Gbps service next week and expects to have its new fiber network available to all 48,000 customers by early October 2013. The company will evaluate its Omaha 1 Gbps offer before determining further deployment of this advanced technology, considering such factors as positive community support, competitive parity in the marketplace and the ability to earn a reasonable return on its investment.

    About CenturyLink
    CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM) Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO CenturyLink, Inc.

    CONTACT: Stephanie Meisse, +1-419-755-8433,
    stephanie.n.meisse@centurylink.com

    Web site: http://www.centurytel.com/




    SAIC Awarded Contract By National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationCompany to Provide Safety, Health, Environmental, and Mission Assurance Services in Support of the Glenn Research Center

    MCLEAN, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide safety, health, environmental, and mission assurance services at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and the Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. The single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a 19-month base period of performance, three 12-month options, one five-month option, and a total contract value of $56 million, if all options are exercised.

    NASA's Glenn Research Center researches, designs, develops and tests innovative technology for aeronautics and spaceflight. Under the contract, SAIC will provide program development, implementation, compliance assurance, and verification support to ensure the Glenn Research Center is in compliance with NASA policies and federal regulations in operational safety, occupational health, energy and environmental, and aeronautics and space systems mission assurance activities. SAIC subject matter experts will augment NASA's existing programs and support the planning and implementation of work associated with industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, project management, chemical management, waste management, chemical sampling and analysis, safety, quality assurance, health physics, and related areas.

    "This contract award represents the continuation of more than 15 years of SAIC support to the NASA Glenn Research Center," said James R. Moos, SAIC senior vice president and group general manager. "We're excited to continue to provide support to Glenn Research Center, assuring mission success in all areas, including safety, health, energy, and the environment."

    For more information on SAIC's engineering services, visit http://www.saic.com/sites/default/files/SAICEngineering_eBrochure_0413.swf.

    About SAIC
    SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(R) scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The Company's approximately 40,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $11.2 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions(R)

    Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2013, and other such filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

    Contact: Melissa Koskovich Jennifer Gephart (703) 676-6762 (703) 676-6389 Melissa.l.koskovich@saic.com Jennifer.a.gephart@saic.com

    SAIC

    Web site: http://www.saic.com/




    iTalk Inc. Launches Mobile Broadband Data Service - Nationwide Coverage to over 280M People in 12,900 cities

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iTalk Inc. (OTCQB: TALK) ("iTalk" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it has launched its mobile broadband data service. The new service, which runs on the Nationwide Sprint Network, covers 97% of the United States to over 280 million people in 12,900 cities.

    "Surging mobile data usage and costs are familiar and controversial topics in the wireless industry these days as consumers are beginning to understand that many carriers will continue to make significant upward pricing adjustments to their mobile internet access plans," commented David F. Levy, Chief Executive Officer of iTalk Inc. "The new iTalk low cost, no contract mobile broadband data service plan is ideal for users who need to be fully connected when out of the office or home, but don't want to pay high data plan rates for occasional use. This will give more people the opportunity to experience the benefits of broadband on-the-go and can save the average business user up to $600 over a standard two-year contract with major carriers, depending on their usage patterns."

    The initial launch of the iTalk mobile broadband data service consists of one data plan that includes 2GB capacity for $29.99 monthly with no contract. Additional volume plans are anticipated to be rolled out following the initial launch.

    Mr. Levy concluded, "In addition to selling this service direct to consumers, iTalk intends to pursue volume wholesale distribution deals with nationwide re-sellers and other dealers."

    About iTalk

    At iTalk, we are a mobile communications company using innovative and disruptive technologies to offer consumers a high quality cellular alternative while severely undercutting all major national carriers. Our lead product is the iTalk Sleeve, which when combined with an iPod Touch, our iTalk mobile app, and our aggressive pricing plans, provides consumers with a No Contract, High Voice Quality, and Lowest Price in the industry alternative to traditional cellular coverage. We will continue to search out and develop innovate products and services that will reduce consumers monthly voice and data charges while providing them with additional functionality. Through our access to an extensive network, we are able to offer nationwide voice and data coverage to 280 million people in more than 12,900 cities.

    For further information regarding iTalk Inc., contact:

    iTalk Inc. - Investor Relations Dept.
    (888) 663-9925 (Toll-free)
    E-mail: investor@italkmobility.com
    Website: www.italkmobility.com

    Disclaimer/Safe Harbor: Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The above information contains information relating to the Company that is based on the beliefs of the Company and/or its management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company or its management. When used in this document, the words "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plans," "projects," and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of the Company regarding future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties noted. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or projected. In each instance, forward-looking information should be considered in light of the accompanying meaningful cautionary statements herein. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, the impact of competitive services and pricing and general economic.

    iTalk Inc.

    Web site: http://www.italkmobility.com/




    Verizon to Host Client Webinars on '2013 Data Breach Investigations Report' on May 2

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon will host two client webinars on the company's "2013 Data Breach Investigations Report" on Thursday (May 2). Wade Baker, principal author of the DBIR, will share analysis from this year's report, which is based on data from Verizon and 18 global security and law enforcement agencies. Baker's presentation will also include tips for businesses on the best way to protect against cyberthreats.

    WHEN: Thursday, May 2 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. ET 1:15 pm to 2:15 p.m. ET Via NetConference WHERE: Via NetConference Register at U.S., EMEA https://enterprise.verizon.com/DBIR_Webinar_May2/DBIR_3/ WHO: Wade Baker, principal author of the DBIR, Verizon

    BACKGROUND: Now in its sixth year of publication, the "Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report" includes 621 confirmed data breaches as well as more than 47,000 reported security incidents. Over the entire nine-year range of this study, that tally now exceeds 2,500 data breaches and 1.2 billion compromised records. Verizon is joined by 18 organizations from around the world that contributed data and analysis to this year's report.

    Verizon offers a comprehensive suite of security solutions in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit us at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/solutions/security/.

    For ongoing security insight and analysis from some of the world's most distinguished security researchers, read the Verizon Security Blog at securityblog.verizonbusiness.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @VZDBIR.

    Verizon

    CONTACT: Janet Brumfield, janet.brumfield@verizon.com, 614-723-1060, or
    Clare Ward, +44 118 905 3501, clare.ward@intl.verizon.com

    Web site: http://www.verizon.com/

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, is Featured in a New Audio Interview at SmallCapVoice.com

    AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. announced today that a new audio interview with PositiveID Corporation ("PositiveID" or "Company") , a developer of biological detection and diagnostics solutions, is now available. The interview can be heard at http://smallcapvoice.com/blog/4-30-13-smallcapvoice-interview-with-positiveid-corporation-psidd

    William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, called into SmallCapVoice.com to discuss the recent milestones achieved by the Company, the launch of the development of the Firefly Dx detection system, the goals for PositiveID in 2013, and much more.

    "We believe 2013 holds significant opportunity for PositiveID and we will continue our strategic focus on our biological detection and diagnostics capabilities," stated Caragol. "As we await the release of the final request for proposal from the Department of Homeland Security for Stage 1 of BioWatch Generation 3, expected to be released in 2013, we are also looking ahead to new applications of our patented technology such as our Firefly Dx detection system, a handheld, point-of-need system designed to be used in the identification of biological threats, including biological agents associated with bioterrorism, within minutes."

    About PositiveID Corporation

    PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of biological detection systems for America's homeland defense industry as well as rapid medical testing. PositiveID is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment. For more information on PositiveID, please visit http://www.PositiveIDCorp.com.

    About SmallCapVoice.com

    SmallCapVoice.com is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients' financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit http://www.smallcapvoice.com/services.html.

    SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE STOCK ALERTS http://www.smallcapvoice.com/newsletter.html

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    Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including, without limitation, the likelihood that the Company will launch development of the Firefly Dx detection system; the likelihood that 2013 holds significant opportunity for PositiveID; the likelihood that the release of the final request for proposal from the Department of Homeland Security for Stage 1 of BioWatch Generation 3 will be released by June 30, 2013; the likelihood that there is a new application of the Company's technology such as its Firefly Dx detection system; the likelihood that Firefly can be used in the identification of biological threats, including biological agents associated with bioterrorism, within minutes; and all statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the Company's ability to participate in BioWatch Generation 3; the Company's ability to target the bio-threat detection and rapid medical testing sectors; the Company's ability to attract the research and development capital to complete the development of Firefly; as well as other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on April 16, 2013 under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

    Contact:
    PositiveID Corporation
    Allison Tomek
    561-805-8000
    atomek@positiveidcorp.com

    For SmallCapVoice.com
    Stuart T. Smith
    512-267-2430
    info@smallcapvoice.com

    SmallCapVoice.com

    Web site: http://www.smallcapvoice.com/




    Tucows First Quarter Investment Community Conference Call is Wednesday, May 15, 2013 AT 5:00 P.M. (ET)

    TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Tucows Inc. plans to report its first quarter fiscal 2013 financial results via news release on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m. (ET). Tucows management will host a conference call the same day at 5:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss the results and the outlook for the company.

    Participants can access the conference call via the Internet at http://tucowsinc.com/investors.

    For those unable to participate in the conference call at the scheduled time, it will be archived for replay both by telephone and via the Internet beginning approximately one hour following completion of the call. To access the archived conference call by telephone, dial 416-849-0833 or 1-855-859-2056 and enter the pass code 59299893 followed by the pound key. The telephone replay will be available until Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at midnight. To access the archived conference call as an MP3 via the Internet, go to http://tucowsinc.com/investors.

    About Tucows

    Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over fourteen million domain names and millions of value-added services through a reseller network of over 13,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Ting.com (https://ting.com) is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and control to US mobile phone users. YummyNames (http://yummynames.com) owns and operates premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. More information can be found on Tucows' corporate website (http://tucows.com).

    TUCOWS is a registered trademark of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

    Tucows Inc.

    CONTACT: Contact:
    Lawrence Chamberlain
    TMX Equicom
    (416) 815-0700 ext. 257
    lchamberlain@tmxequicom.com




    China Education Alliance Announces Final Settlement of All Securities Lawsuits

    HARBIN, China, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Education Alliance, Inc. ("China Education Alliance" or the "Company", OTCQX: CEAI), a China-based education resource and services company, is pleased to announce that the consolidated securities class action lawsuit captioned In re China Education Alliance, Inc. Securities Litigation, filed against China Education Alliance in the United States District Court for the Central District of California ("The Court"), has been settled and dismissed.

    The Court had previously granted final approval of the settlement in a related shareholder derivative lawsuit filed against certain of the Company's past and present directors and officers, captioned Padnos v. Yu, et al., and that settlement has also become final and effective.

    About China Education Alliance, Inc.

    China Education Alliance, Inc. (http://www.chinaeducationalliance.com) is a leading educational services company offering high-quality instructors and online education materials for students between the ages of 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) aged 18 and over. Divided into two segments, students and graduate professionals, our business model delivers the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a rapidly growing and highly competitive China. The Company provides students in the first segment with online education materials sourced from top tier schools and famous instructors for download, as well as online training and tutoring services. With teaching centers located across China, the Company also offers hands on training and tutoring to aid Chinese students pass the two most important tests they will face in their educational careers: the senior high school entrance and college entrance exams. In the second segment for graduates and professionals, China Education Alliance provides vocational training courses in subjects including IT, administration, multimedia, as well as several professional training programs.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements in this press release, constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our ability to prepare the company for growth, the Company's planned expansion in 2009 and predictions and guidance relating to the Company's future financial performance. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs and are not a guarantee of future performance but they involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, such factors as unanticipated changes in product demand especially in the education industry, pricing and demand trends for the Company's products, changes to government regulations, risk associated with operation of the Company's new facilities, risk associated with large scale implementation of the company's business plan, the ability to attract new customers, ability to increase its product's applications, cost of raw materials, downturns in the Chinese economy, and other information detailed from time to time in the Company's filings and future filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of them and the Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company's expectations.

    For more information, please contact:

    China Education Alliance, Inc.
    Ms. Cloris Li
    Chief Financial Officer
    Email: cloris@edu-chn.com

    Christensen
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    Medifast 5&1 Day Celebrates Clinically Proven Weight-Loss PlanLeading Weight-Loss Brand Launches Website Enhancements and Social Media Initiatives

    OWINGS MILLS, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. , a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announces the launch of new online and social media initiatives and proclaims May 1(st) Medifast 5&1 Day. Medifast's new Backyard BBQ Package, a revamped Medifast Community Page, and the introduction of the MyMedifast recipe section will all play significant roles in further supporting Medifast's popular 5 & 1 Plan((R)).

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/NE24271LOGO-b)

    To share the success of The Medifast 5 & 1 Plan((R)), which consists of five Medifast meals and one Lean & Green(TM) Meal, Medifast will start an annual tradition to deem May 1(st) Medifast 5 & 1 Day. For the kick off, Medifast is pleased to introduce new, user-friendly website enhancements and social media tools to help clients on their weight-loss journey.

    "We are excited to celebrate Medifast 5&1 Day by adding more support tools and opportunities for our clients to interact across our online and social sites," said Brian Kagen, Medifast's Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer.

    The new 5&1 Day features will be available starting Wednesday, May 1, and will include:

    --  Backyard BBQ Package: This specially priced summer savings package puts
    a new spin on traditional cookout favorites and contains Medifast's new
    Fajita Seasoning Mix with a fajita hamburger and fresh salsa recipe,
    Brown Gravy Mix with a recipe for savory summer lamb kabobs, Macaroni &
    Cheese, and Chocolate Mint Soft Serve Ice Cream.
    --  5&1 Day Video: The video will be released via social media on Wednesday,
    announcing a Backyard BBQ Package sweepstakes for all Medifast
    customers.
    --  MyMedifast.com Recipe Section: Medifast launches its new recipe section
    on the MyMedifast/MyTSFL community. This section provides numerous Lean
    &Green(TM) Meal options and alternative Medifast Meal preparations, all
    approved by the Nutrition and Wellness team. The recipe section will
    also enable community members to share recipes with other members.
    

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    About Medifast:
    Medifast is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss program. The company sells its products and programs via four unique distribution channels: 1) the web and national call centers, 2) the Take Shape For Life personal coaching division, 3) Medifast Weight Control Centers, and 4) a national network of physicians. Medifast was founded in 1980 and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. For more information, log onto www.MedifastNow.com.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/NE24271LOGO-b Medifast, Inc.

    CONTACT: Press: Laura Maxey, 5W Public Relations, Tel: (646) 452-6400,
    lmaxey@5wpr.com; Medifast: Renee Beck, Public Relations Manager, Tel: (410)
    504-8287, renee.beck@choosemedifast.com

    Web site: http://www.medifastdiet.com/

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