Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 09, 2012

Krylon Industrial knows that a locators work is literally on the line for identifying and marking various utilities for excavation and construction sites. Krylon Industrial understands that, ultimately, the primary goal of any locator is to maximize safety and prevent damage. And when it comes to marking paint, Krylon Industrial understands what locators need to make their mark every day.

And now, Krylon Industrial is giving all locators a chance to win a Scholarship to the 2012 International Utility Locate Rodeo. Since its inception in 2001, The International Utility Locate Rodeo has been the preeminent competitive event for Utility Locate Technicians in the U.S., Canada and Europe. This annual event for locate professionals is co-sponsored by the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA) and the Georgia Utilities Protection Center (UPC) to encourage better locates, a safer work environment and reduced damage to the utility infrastructure. This competition provides an opportunity to recognize the great work of individuals and a profession that normally goes unnoticed unless a mistake is made, said Meghan Chestnutt, Locate Rodeo spokeswoman.

The International Utility Locate Rodeo is an opportunity for utility locators to come together and compete for the rights to be called the industrys most accurate locators… and win part of over $ 10,000 in prizes. The event is one of the greatest venues for celebrating the locating industry across the nation and also features a trade show where the top companies in the locating industry display their latest tools and technologies. The entire event emphasizes the need to be accurate as well as the importance of continuing to educate and practice industry standards.

Krylon Industrial is proud to have been the Official Marking Paint Sponsor of the Locate Rodeo since 2004. We feel this event is the perfect setting to recognize not only the skill and dedication of all locators, but also the importance of the locating industry and the job that all locators do to keep all of us safe every day, said Rick Barone, Senior Product Manager at Krylon Industrial. Locators remind me of the left tackle in football: you never hear about him until the quarterback gets sacked. And I think thats unfortunate because without locators, a lot of construction and other great work throughout the country would not get done.

As the Official Marking Paint Sponsor of the International Utility Locate Rodeo, Krylon Industrial is offering four (4) Krylon Industrial Locate Rodeo Scholarships for locators to attend the event and pit their skills against the best in the country. With the economic climate that weve experienced in the last couple of years, we wanted to do our part to give all locators and locating companies a chance to participate in Locate Rodeo, said Shelley Hoffman, Product Manager at Krylon Industrial. “And it’s easy to enter… just visit and submit the required information on the entry form. For the winners, Krylon Industrial will pay the registration fee, their flight and hotel accommodations and they’ll get their chance to see how they stack up against the best at the 2012 International Utility Locate Rodeo. But you have to be a locator to enter,” added Hoffman.

The Krylon Industrial International Utility Locate Rodeo Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are legal residents of the United States, are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry and are practicing technicians employed by a utility company, one of their locate contractors, or owners or employees of private locating companies. The entry period runs through June 17, 2012.

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Ziyang Ceramics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2012

Deerfield Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 16, 2012

Financial Highlights

For the first quarter of 2012, total revenues reached $ 11.4 million, up 52.5% from $ 7.5 million recorded in the first quarter of 2011. The increase in revenue was primarily driven by an increase in sales from of our new line of interior porcelain wall tiles launched in August of 2011 coupled with an increase in sales from our higher priced premium polycrystalline porcelain floor tiles. Gross profit in the first quarter of 2012 increased to $ 4.3 million, up by 63.3% from $ 2.6 million achieved in the first quarter of 2011. Gross profit margin increased to 37.8% in the first quarter of 2012, compared to 35.3% in the same period of 2011 primarily due to the increased sales of the higher margin premium polycrystalline floor tiles.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2012 decreased to $ 465,000, down 11.1% from $ 523,000 recorded in the same period in 2011. The decrease in operating expenses is largely due to a reduction in retirement insurance expenses and real estate tax expense, partially offset by an increase in employee welfare expenses.

For the first quarter of 2012, net income rose to $ 3.2 million, up 82.1% from net income of $ 1.7 million recorded in the first quarter of 2011. Net margin in the first quarter of 2012 also increased to 27.7% from 23.2% recorded in the same period in 2011. In the first quarter of 2012 we achieved earnings per basic and diluted share of $ 0.42 on 7.5 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares to earnings of $ 2.94 per basic and diluted share on 590,033 weighted average shares outstanding. The increase in the number of common shares outstanding in the first quarter of 2012 is a result of the full conversion in January 2012 of two outstanding promissory notes for a total of 8.9 million common shares. The two promissory notes were issued in connection with our acquisition of Ziyang Ceramic Company. As of the date of this release we have 10 million shares outstanding with no additional convertible securities outstanding, excluding those covered under existing company stock option and incentive plans.

At March 31, 2012, total cash was $ 9.2 million, an increase of 56.9% from $ 5.9 million in total cash at December 31, 2011. Current assets were $ 15.9 million at March 31, 2012 compared to current assets of $ 14.1 million at December 31, 2011. Total shareholder equity increased to $ 24.9 million, up 14.5% compared to shareholder equity of $ 21.7 million at December 31, 2011.

Commenting on the financial results for the first quarter of 2012, Mr. Lingbo Chi, CEO of Ziyang Ceramics, stated, “We are extremely pleased with our achievements in this quarter as we set the stage for the remainder of 2012. Our new products and higher end tile offerings are beginning to pay dividends for us as we increase sales margins and our bottom line results. We continue to grow our distribution base and expand our product offerings as we build for our future growth. We are confident that we have the right team and are in the right position to deliver strong top and bottom line growth throughout 2012. We look forward to building our company into one of the leading tile manufacturers in China as we look to maximize the value of our company for the benefit of our stockholders.

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What Decks are the best in Magic 2012 for the xbox 360? I’ve never really played magic before. All my friends have and are schooling me in the game because they have better decks than me. What are some good decks? What decks are good against other certain decks? Are there weaknesses to any?

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Answer by Jon Kilbourne
It all depends on your play style and exactly what kind of deck you are looking for. Each deck has its ups and downs and honestly most games it is purely luck of the draw, no matter how good you make a deck you can always be screwed over by a bad hand. Now on to the game itself..

First thing I would recommend would be to play through the whole campaign to unlock all the decks. Then continue playing one of the easier planeswalkers to unlock the cards in the decks. With more cards unlocked you have much more personalization and options to set up your deck. Personally my favorite deck was the green/blue deck (i forget the name but it is the one the merfolk planeswalker has) because it has huge creatures and very fast mana production to get them out.

Second, I would check out some articles or tutorials about normal MTG, they have some really nice breakdowns of strategies for colors and friendly/enemy colors out there. Because you are only able to use the cards provided you will need to think quite a bit less since you aren’t making your own deck but they can provide some good background.

The main thing is trial and error and just have fun, I have stuck with MTG for about 10 years now and am still being pleasantly surprised about what they are doing. If you get in to the XBLA game you can also check out some card stores in your area and possibly get in to a whole new realm of MTG.

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Rent My Vacation Home Reports on Vacation Destinations for Spring of 2012

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 19, 2012

Rent My Vacation Home dot com has seen a big increase in reservations for the following cities:

Kansas City, Kansas Speedway- April 22, 2012 Sprint Cup Races this weekend at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series will return to the Kansas Speedway to battle it out for the final time on the original track surface. On Sunday, after the fans, drivers and crew leave, a massive renovation project will begin at the speedway that will include repaving the existing track surface, reconfiguration of the oval and the addition of a new infield road course.

San Antonio, Texas – PGA Valero opens April 19 to the 22.The PGA Tour has slotted the tournament for the week before the Masters in 2013.Tony Piazzi, president and CEO of Golf San Antonio, confirmed Tuesday night that the historic Texas Open has landed the coveted April 4-7 window on the tour’s calendar next year. That schedule will not be officially released until the fall. I think it is opportunity, he said. I think it’s one of those things where we’ll know how it works for us once we go through it.

The NFL Schedule for 2012 has been released and has caused Rent My Vacation Home dot com web site traffic to over 10,000 people per day. All of the homes are almost rented out and more homes are needed. Rent My Vacation Home dot com is having a sale for homeowners to list their homes for 30 days free.

Big games in Miami and Jacksonville Florida are getting many vacation reservations.The biggest city to be helped is New York as most of the homes from Rent My Vacation Home dot com are booked up for the big games in the New York area.

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Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Announced as Sponsors of the 2012 Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 19, 2012

The Rot Rally is one of the biggest motorcycle events in Texas and one of the larger motorcycle events in the U.S. Over 200 000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to ride into Austin, Texas this June and transform the self proclaimed Music Capital of the World into a sea of all things motorcycle.

The event began in 1995 with a mere 4,000 guests and is now one of the largest and most well-known motorcycle rallies in Texas. The four-day Rot Rally starts June 7th and runs through June 10th 2012 at the Travis County Exposition Center in Northeast Austin, Texas and will feature top musical acts including Ted Nugent, Shooter Jennings, Govt Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, A Thousand Horses, etc and a Rot Rally Exclusive with famous bike builder Jesse James.

New to this years Rot Rally is the Rot Passport. The Rot Passport will be given to all attendees at registration and includes discounts at local dealerships and a list of Rot Rally Hot Spots. Pop into the destinations on the Rot Passport and collect stamps. All attendees who get their passports stamped at participating locations are eligible to win a multitude of prizes including a guitar signed by Ted Nugent and Jesse James.

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and BAM, Free Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists will be in Austin, Texas for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. Stop by the booth to get the BAM Benefit Card, join the BAM network of over 1.5 million fellow motorcyclists and get a stamp for the Rot Passport.

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Imagine H20s Wastewater Innovations Business Plan Prize Winner to Exhibit at the 2012 BlueTech Forum

Cork, Ireland (PRWEB) March 26, 2012

Bilexys, the winner of Imagine H20s Third Annual Business Plan Prize for Water Startups, will be a designated Technology Showcase exhibitor at the 2012 BlueTech Forum, one of the industry’s premier conferences featuring innovative technologies in the water and wastewater treatment industries. Bilexys (Brisbane, Australia) won the Prizes Pre-Revenue track while Nexus eWater (Canberra, Australia), and Tusaar, Inc. (Lafayette, Colorado) were named runners up. New Sky Energy (Boulder, Colorado) won the Prizes Early Revenue track.

Bilexys, a market revolutionary with its patent pending technology that converts wastewater to valuable chemicals, was presented the prize by Imagine H2O March 20 at the Winners Ceremony and Water Entrepreneurs Showcase held in San Francisco. Bilexys won the prize from among the nine finalists, which were all promising new businesses with innovative wastewater solutions that unlock the unrealized value in the wastewater sector, explains Scott Bryan, Imagine H2Os Director of Operations. Another part of the ImagineH2O prize is that the winner in the early revenue track, New Sky Energy, will receive a BlueTech Research Premium subscription.

We are an ardent supporter of water entrepreneurship and innovation and are pleased to have been a media partner and participating sponsor in the Imagine H2O competition. Bilexys will be a great addition to the 2012 BlueTech Forum Technology Showcase exhibitor slate, says Paul OCallaghan, CEO of O2 Environmental.

Known as THE industry event for water tech professionals, the informative and dynamic BlueTech Forum which will be held May 30 in San Francisco, provides game changing ideas for its high-level attendees, and brings together water industry leaders, investors and start-ups to address and discuss the development, financing and commercialization of innovative water technologies.

The one-day, BlueTech Forum features speakers with thought provoking perspectives on industry issues, opportunities, challenges, and technologies. This years impressive group of speakers will address emerging markets, new technology solutions, and water in the green building arena.

The BlueTech Forum Technology Showcase, a differentiating feature of water tech events, showcases companies like Bilexys with disruptive ideas and strong go-to-market strategies. Company CEOs will outline their technology, target market, business strategy and company stage.

Register today and take part in the event for water tech professionals. Attend the BlueTech Forum, May 30, 2012 in San Francisco for fresh perspectives on familiar issues and challenges, investment opportunities, networking and new water strategies and technologies.

Imagine H2O inspires and empowers people to solve water challenges and turn them into opportunities. The organization offers annual prize competitions for water innovation, including the 2009 Water Efficiency Prize and 2010 Water-Energy Nexus Prize. In addition to cash prizes for the best ideas, Imagine H2O fosters an Accelerator program to help competing entrepreneurs turn their plans into game-changing real-world solutions. To learn more about Imagine H2O’s global ecosystem for water innovation and connect with water innovators from around the world, please visit

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National Waste Associates’ Intelligent Waste Disposal Is the Smart Answer for Retail Construction Firms at BuildPoint 2012

Glastonbury, CT (PRWEB) January 25, 2012

Visitors to this years BuildPoint April 15 -18, 2012 will have the opportunity to discover how National Waste Associates (NWA can simplify the recycling and disposal of retail construction waste and also cut the cost of doing so by up to one quarter.

NWA partners with companies throughout the country who require the efficient collection and ethical disposal and recycling of all forms of building and demolition debris.

Through streamlining waste management processes and introducing efficiencies of scale by coordinating collection and disposal from multiple sites and similar waste streams, NWA helps construction companies dramatically cut their waste disposal costs

And, from green waste management and construction waste disposal through to retail waste management and recycling roofing materials, NWAs comprehensive range of services can be tailored to individual sites and project timelines.

With 14 years experience working with retail construction companies, NWA has the in-depth knowledge to service and manage large, multiple unit developments, complex renovations or simple remodeling jobs.

And with a growing emphasis on sustainability and green waste recycling, NWAs expertise in this area ensures that all customer waste is disposed of in a way that fully complies with all legislative requirements.

NWAs network of certified hauliers covers every state, plus Puerto Rico and Canada, and so can provide a single point of contact, 24/7, for construction companies requiring a national waste service.

About National Waste Associates:

National Waste Associates is based in Glastonbury, Connecticut and provides a wide range of waste management services that include: mixed construction debris removal and disposal, wood recycling, shingle recycling, metal recycling and concrete recycling.

National Waste Associates undertakes effective waste disposal and recycling for the construction sector, restaurant and retail chains, mall operators, and commercial, industrial and non-profit organizations with multiple locations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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