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icSL Industries Inc. (SLI)

Today we choose to highlight SL Industries Inc. (SLI), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

SL Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets power electronics, power motion, power protection, teleprotection, and communications equipment and systems. This is for use in a variety of medical, aerospace, computer, datacom, industrial, telecom, transportation, and electric power utility applications. SL Industries Inc. has their corporate headquarters in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The Company trades on the NYSE Amex.
The Company incorporated as G-L Electronics Company in the state of New Jersey on March 29, 1956. They changed their name to G-L Industries, Inc. in November 1963; SGL Industries, Inc. in November 1970; and then to the present name of SL Industries, Inc. in September 1984. The Company has four main operating units, the SL Power Electronics Corporation, SL Montevideo Technology, Inc., RFL Electronics, Inc., and Teal Electronics Corporation.

Their products mainly sell to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and to a lesser extent, to commercial distributors. Their systems find use with a wide variety of equipment to increase operating safety, reliability, and efficiency. The Company collaborates with customers to custom engineer innovative solutions.

SL Power Electronics represents the union of AC-DC power supply global leaders Condor and Ault. Their catalog includes more than 1,000 power supply models. These range from AC-DC internal switch-mode to linear power supplies, external desktop SMPS, power adapters, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) injectors, AC transformers, and battery chargers.

SL Montevideo Technology Inc. designs and manufactures high performance precision AC and DC motors, amplifiers/drives, controllers, and windings for Aerospace, Defense, and Industrial markets globally. RFL Electronics, Inc. provides a broad spectrum of communications and relaying products, application support, and customized systems. This is to the Electric Utilities, Oil and Gas markets, Railroad and Transportation industries, Government agencies, and engineering consulting firms.

RFL also offers a complete range of technical services including project specifications, system design, project management, commissioning, and training. Teal Electronics Corporation designs and manufactures custom power subsystems for equipment used in medical, semiconductor, communications, and industrial markets.

SL Industries Inc. (SLI) closed today's session at $8.10 up 5.19 percent. Volume was 14,463.

ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. (ITCD)

SmallCap Voice reported earlier on ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. (ITCD), and we choose to highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States. The Company's corporate strategy is to provide comprehensive communications solutions with a premier customer experience. Trading on the OTCBB, they provide, through their operating subsidiaries, integrated telecommunications and technology services to businesses and other communications providers. The Company has their headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.

ITC^DeltaCom has a fiber optic network spanning approximately 15,965 route miles. This includes more than 12,020 route miles of owned fiber. The Company offers a comprehensive suite of voice and data communications services. These include local, long distance, broadband data, Internet connectivity, and wireless voice and data services. They also offer customer premise equipment. The Company is one of the largest competitive telecommunications providers in their primary eight-state region.

ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. announced in 2009 the enhancement of their Simpli-Business(SM) service. This is with the incorporation of NEC's UNIVERGE SV8100 Communications Server that establishes an Internet Protocol (IP) based platform. This platform immediately increases functionality and provides an efficient platform for future IP-based applications. Simpli-Business now supports remote access for phone system management. This includes the ability to make changes to integrated auto attendant features and auto call distribution. It also delivers multimedia voice to e-mail functionality.

ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. announced in November the expansion of their partnership with the State of Florida's Department of Management Services (DMS). This partnership is to provide a network-based Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solution. DMS implemented the IVR for the State of Florida's Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) to assist its contact centers with call handling of unemployment benefit inquiries and claims processing. DMS also intends to extend the solution to several of its other state agencies in the future.

Deltacom's solution allows AWI to separate calls by preferred language and then further identifies each caller's need. The system also provides real-time reporting. This is to help AWI monitor and proactively plan its agent resources.

ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. (ITCD) closed Wednesday's session at $2.00 up 6.38 percent. Volume was 210,267.

Solar Power, Inc. (SOPW)

PennyOmega.com, DrStockPick.com, and SmallCap Voice reported earlier on Solar Power, Inc. (SOPW), and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 2005, Solar Power, Inc. is a vertically integrated solar energy solution provider.  They offer the North American commercial and public sector building markets a complete solution through a single brand. The Company's Yes! branded products provide the U.S. and European small- to mid-sized business and residential market segments with turnkey PV solar systems through a network of authorized dealers. Solar Power, Inc. has their headquarters in Roseville, California and they trade on the OTC Bulletin Board.

Throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia the Company sells their products direct to distributors and turnkey solutions providers. The Company operates their own ISO 9001 manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China. They design and manufacture their own line of high-quality solar modules and mounting and balancing systems.

They also design and install complete systems featuring their brand of components engineered to work optimally with a variety of system types. The Company also offers lifetime support for each system they produce. This support includes financing options, design and installation services, maintenance programs, and repair services.

Solar Power, Inc. was selected recently to design and install photovoltaic (PV) solar systems on two County of Ventura buildings. Solar Power, Inc. is installing a 328 kW system on the Fleet Services and Public Works buildings, and a 169 kW system on the County's Vanguard building. This 497-kilowatt photovoltaic solar power project marks Ventura County's entry into the solar energy field.

Last month, Solar Power, Inc. entered an agreement with BNL Tactics Group International, which will establish a dealership network for the Company in Belgium. Solar Power will sell their solar-panel systems directly to the dealers. Solar Power has 17 dealers nationwide, and distributors in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Yesterday, Solar Power, Inc. announced that Steve Kircher, Chairman and CEO, and Jeff Winzeler, CFO, will be presenting at the 12th Annual Needham Growth Conference on January 12-14, 2010 at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City.Mr. Kircher and Mr. Winzeler will present on January 12 from 1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kennedy I Room and will be conducting one-on-one meetings before and after their presentation.

Solar Power, Inc. (SOPW) closed Wednesday at $1.24 up 5.08 percent. Volume was 54,590.

Americas Energy Company (AENY)

Hidden Values Alert, Street Authority Financial, The Online Investor, Weiss Research, Trade of the Week, Stealth Stocks, Small Cap Network, and Gold and Energy Advisor reported recently on Americas Energy Company (AENY), Top Stock Analysts, Street Insider, Emerging Markets did earlier, and we highlight the Company as "One to Watch", here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Americas Energy Company is currently operating a surface mine project to produce steam and specialty coal in Kentucky. They are also in the exploration stage of a metallurgical coal project in Tennessee. The Company is a consolidator of high quality energy properties and is currently evaluating several additional coal projects and an oil and gas rework project in Southeastern Kentucky. Americas Energy Company, currently based out of British Columbia, is in the process of acquiring Americas Energy Company, Inc. (AECo), based out of Knoxville, Tennessee,

Americas Energy Company and Americas Energy Company, Inc. (AECo) announced last month that it has exceeded expectations on the initial delivery from their Upland Church Surface Mine. The mine is in Bell County, Kentucky on AECo’s 1,732-plus acre Cardinal lease. AECo plans to produce approximately 12,000 short tons from surface mining and additional 3-4,000 short tons from auger mining of high-grade specialty coal per month on the Upland Church property.

On December 31, 2009, Americas Energy Company and Americas Energy Company, Inc. (AECo) announced that AECo completed their initial $1,000,000 financing. The $1,000,000 financing is part of the Definitive Agreement between the two companies entered into on August 26, 2009, whereby Americas Energy Company will acquire AECo. The two companies have expanded their financing arrangement to include an additional $8,000,000 to complete the acquisition of other properties including the Evans Coal Company as announced by AECo on November 24, 2009.

“The completion of this initial funding has allowed us to acquire three high quality energy assets that include coal, oil and natural gas in Kentucky and Tennessee. In the past 3 months we have begun production and delivered our first shipments of oil from AECo Well #1; delivered the first production of coal from our Upland Church property; and completed the drilling of our Bledsoe, Tennessee coal property. We are moving forward with our engineers to develop a comprehensive mining plan designed to maximize our production,” said Chris Headrick, President and Co-CEO of AECo.

Recently, Americas Energy Company and AECo announced that AECo hired Samuel “Sam” Johnson, MBA, PE, to their executive team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Johnson has over 40 years of coal industry experience and most recently worked for Midwest Terminals of Toledo International. Mr. Johnson has also worked with two publicly traded companies: Transco Energy and General Energy.

We're tracking Americas Energy Company (AENY) on our radar screens as "One to Watch", here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Americas Energy Company (AENY) closed Wednesday's trading session at $3.77 down 16.69 percent. Volume was 2,437,757.

Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO)

Trading Markets reported earlier on Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO™) provides decision management solutions that enable businesses to automate, improve, and connect decisions to enhance business performance worldwide. Clients work with FICO to increase customer loyalty and profitability, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, meet regulatory and competitive demands, and rapidly build market share. The Company has their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They trade on the NYSE.

Banks and credit card issuers, insurers, retailers, healthcare organizations, and other companies utilize the Company's solutions. Through the www.myfico.com Web site, consumers use the Company's FICO® scores, the standard measure of credit risk, to manage their financial health. The Company has advanced the development and application of critical technologies behind advanced Decision Management. These include predictive analytics, business rules management, and optimization. 

FICO's products and services include Decision Management applications. These use Decision Management software to automate, improve, and connect decisions based on the Company's proprietary analytic models and user-defined strategies. The Company's products and services also include Analytics, including predictive models, optimization, and portfolio analytics.

The Company offers Decision Management tools, which give businesses the ability to create their own decision management applications and models. These tools include business rules management, model development, and decision optimization. They also offer Scoring solutions, which deliver powerful predictions of consumer behavior to help businesses make faster decisions that are more profitable. In addition, FICO offers Professional Services, and they use their extensive decision area experience and technical expertise to help individual clients solve unique business challenges, and get more value from the Company's tools and solutions.

Last month, FICO received naming as a leader in the Business Rules Management Software (BRMS) market by Bloor Research. This was in a recent report that highlighted FICO™ Blaze Advisor® for its innovation and openness. The Bloor Research market evaluation report confirmed that FICO Blaze Advisor is breaking new ground by enabling business users to automate and connect decisions quickly across organizations. It is giving business users and IT greater control over decisions.

Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO) closed Wednesday's session at $21.53 up 0.33 percent. Volume was 207,013.

China Armco Metals, Inc. (CNAM)

Wall Street News Alert reported recently on China Armco Metals, Inc. (CNAM), Market News Alerts, Wall Street ENews, Morning News Alerts did earlier, and we are highlighting the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

China Armco Metals, Inc. engages in the sale and distribution of metal ore and non-ferrous metals throughout China. The Company has entered the recycling business with their acquisition of 22 acres of land for the construction and operation of a one million ton per year shredder and recycler of metals. China Armco Metals, Inc. trades on the OTCBB. They have a U.S. office in San Mateo, California and a China office in Zhengzhou, China.

The Company's customers throughout China include steel producing mills and foundries. Raw materials come from worldwide suppliers in India, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Brazil, Turkey, the Philippines, and Libya. Their product lines include ferrous and non-ferrous ore; iron ore, chrome ore, nickel ore, copper ore, manganese ore, and steel billet.

China Armco Metals expects to launch operations in their steel recycling and scrap metal recycling business early in this New Year. They expect the recycling facility to be capable of recycling one million metric tons of scrap metal per year. This will position the Company as one of the top 10 largest recyclers of scrap metal in China. China Armco Metals estimates the recycled metal market as 70 million metric tons.

Recently, China Armco Metals, Inc. announced their financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2009. Financial highlights included third quarter revenue increasing to $27.3 million versus $20.4 million in the third quarter of 2008. They had a third quarter loss of $824,000 after one-time tax accrual adjustment and one time sale at a reduced gross margin. The Company's revenue for first nine months of 2009 increased to a record $55.2 million. This was a 28 percent increase from the same period in 2008.

China Armco Metals, Inc. announced in early December that Armco & Metawise, Ltd., the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, completed delivery of iron ore to a China-based steel company. This was in relation to a contract for sales of approximately $13.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Today, China Armco Metals, Inc. (CNAM) closed at $4.00 up 17.65 percent. Volume was 243,044.

Total Nutraceutical Solutions (TNUS)

Last week Stock Marketing Inc. reported on Total Nutraceutical Solutions (TNUS). Open Water Investments, StockEgg.com, Penny Invest, WallStreet Premiere, Otc Stock Alert, Simply Best Penny Stocks, DrStockPick.com, PennyOmega.com, Best Damn Penny Stocks, PennyStockPerfection.com, Momentum Trades, Monster Penny Stocks, Simply Best Penny Stocks, Round Up the Bulls, Microcap Voice,  The Cervelle Group  did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the Quality Stocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the OTCBB, Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Inc. is an emerging nutraceutical company.  Their focus is on discovering, formulating, and marketing products composed primarily of organic natural mushroom compounds that contain bioactive nutrients for potential health benefits. The Company and their medical scientists believe that maximum nutritional health effects come from consuming the whole food, rather than any number of synthetic and/or extracted dietary supplements that are available on the market. They have their corporate headquarters in Stevenson, Washington.

Total Nutraceutical Solutions research and analytical tests show humans and various animals benefit from bioactive nutrients such as L-Ergothioneine, Organic Selenium Compounds, Vitamin D, Beta-glucans, and Polyphenols naturally found in specific whole mushroom species. The Company's strategy is to create potent natural organic food products with a higher concentration of beneficial elements than would otherwise be available by simply eating a single mushroom.

The Company develops production and analytic technologies for food and nutritional supplements composed primarily of mushrooms and their mycelial biomasses. They use novel clinical models and biomarkers to show nutritional and clinical efficacy of their products. Total Nutraceutical Solutions also develops and acquires breakthrough nutritional tools and products in the fields of animal husbandry and livestock feeds. This is in addition to their preventative healthcare formulations and nutritional approaches to a broad spectrum of human conditions and illnesses.

Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Inc. reported in October 2009 that they formulated and will launch a unique natural whole food mushroom-based Vitamin D supplement. This supplement is plant-based, not animal-based. It provides a new approach to Vitamin D supplementation in health-conscious individuals. A proprietary grown mushroom, Agaricus blazei Murill (AbM), by Sylvan Bio, Inc. and Creekside Mushrooms Limited, will be stimulated with UV light to produce natural organic Vitamin D2 within the mushroom.

In early December, Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Inc. announced that they formulated a Vitamin D2 enriched mushroom dietary supplement for horses. The Company introduced EquiSANO-D™, and showed the product's efficacy in alleviating inflammation and oxidative stress in animals, at the 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in Las Vegas, Nevada last month.

Total Nutraceutical Solutions (TNUS) closed Wednesday's session at $0.16 down 5.88 percent. Volume was 11,928.

Alcantara Brands Corporation (ACBR)

The Dean reported recently on Alcantara Brands Corporation (ACBR), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Incorporated in the State of Nevada in March of 2008, Alcantara Brands is a development stage company. They intend to introduce a new line of food products to the grocery industry. The Company is developing a line of flavorings, seasonings, and condiments designed to make everyday in-home prepared meals taste better. In addition, the Company is seeking out other business opportunities.  Alcantara Brands Corporation trades on the OTC Bulletin Board and the Company has their corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Alcantara Brands are made with Peruvian peppers. The intention is for their brands to transform routine in-home prepared foods into exciting meals for consumers. The Company's President is Carlos Alcantara.  Founder of Alcantara Brands, he comes from Callao, Peru. This is the basis for the Company's Peruvian brand of products, which they are currently developing.

Alcantara Brands Corporation's product line will leverage the more intense and ethnic flavor trends, with a healthier option by the fact that their flavor will not require extra fat, sugar, or salt, which often finds use in products to generate flavor. The design and development of their product line is for the North American palate and lifestyle. The Company's intention is that these products will have their introduction into the mainstream food market.

The design of their products is to provide an easy, convenient way to bring spice to meals, with a touch of heat. The design of their product line is also to add sales for retailers. This is through the introduction of a new grocery category (seasoning pastes), and distinctive, unique flavors (the Peruvian peppers) to established condiment categories.

Alcantara Brands Corporation expects these products will appeal to the fast-growing consumer segments: consumers who like hot and spicy foods, and those looking for offerings that are more ethnic. They intend for supermarkets to use Alcantara Brands' high-margin product line to build up their specialty food offering, differentiating themselves from mass merchandisers. The product line of seasoning pastes does not replace other products. They find use in addition to them. This represents an opportunity for retailers to build category growth.

Alcantara Brands Corporation (ACBR) closed Wednesday's trading session at $0.42 up 68.00 percent. Volume was 48,000.

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eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY) Today eDoorways Corporation closed trading at $0.0330, which was up 3.12 percent. Their volume today was 2,890,568 shares.

eDOORWAYS Corp. (EDWY) is committed to solving lifestyle problems for consumers while driving traffic to suppliers and service providers who offer innovative merchandise and solutions. The company has the potential to completely change the future landscape of business by offering a unique and comprehensive service that saves consumers valuable time and money. By uniting a consumer with the larger global consumer community, retailers, and manufacturers in an effective new way, eDOORWAYS promotes “dynamic” commerce, as opposed to the static model currently in existence.

The Company plans to capitalize on several emerging new trends. These newly created opportunities include: the large success of Web 2.0 Internet community service offerings such as MySpace, the movement towards niche marketing and targeted advertising, the introduction of new technologies that enable instantaneous, online presentation of information, and the rising consumer preference for using the Internet to gain information before making purchasing decisions.

eDOORWAYS plans to introduce local services using a city-by-city strategy that will minimize capital requirements, reduce staffing requirements, and optimize generated revenues. Ten major cities are targeted for launch in the first year. Advertising, PR campaigns and viral word-of-mouth will be used to give a public presentation to experts as well as educate the market.

The key benefits offered to consumers include a higher level of engagement with vendors, trusted information from other consumers, and superior customer service. Revenues will be generated through advertising placement fees, premium services, preferential placement fees, and a percentage of sales transactions. eDOORWAYS' progressive vision and professional management team makes it an attractive investment opportunity. Disclaimer

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eDOORWAYS Corporation News:

eDoorways Completes Requirements to Resolve Caveat Emptor

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) Today, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. closed trading at $0.0130, which was up 3.17 percent from yesterday's close. Their volume today was 43,550 shares.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) a biotechnology company, has their focus on developing high performance polymers and technical fibers. The company is utilizing their proprietary genetic engineering technology to develop and produce polymers and protein-based materials, including Spider silk, which may have numerous commercial and consumer applications.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (KBLB) is working with university scientists and laboratories to create these new polymers that have potentially broad applications in the multi-billion dollar marketplace for high performance polymers. The company sponsors and collaborates on research projects within university genetic engineering laboratories as a means of utilizing the greatest minds in their field.

Spider Silk is one of the strongest fibers produced in nature. The spider's repelling silk is of particular commercial interest since it is both extremely strong and extremely flexible. Although exciting commercial opportunities exist for the natural polymer, there is no known way to produce the fibers in commercial quantity. KraigLabs, in cooperation with two leading universities, has acquired proprietary genetic engineering technology to unlock the mystery.

CEO Kim Thompson leads the company with formal education in the fields of economics and law. With interest in genetic engineering dating back to the 1970s, Mr. Thompson has invented a pending provisional patent application for a number of organic polymers. This patent application has been assigned to benefit Kraig Biocraft and is a central part of the company's efforts in bringing those inventions to the market. Disclaimer

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FormCap Corp. (FRMC)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight FormCap Corp. (FRMC) Today, FormCap Corp. closed trading at $0.45, for no change. Their volume today was 51,810 shares.

FormCap Corp. (FRMC) is an emerging oil & gas exploration and development company. With a primary focus on the discovery and development of oil in the Continental United States, the company has assembled 4,800 acres of oil and gas mineral leases, together called the Weber City Prospect, located in Curry County, New Mexico.

The Weber City Prospect has been defined by detailed geological information including well log data, seismic, Landsat and independent third party geological interpretation. After thorough review of the collected data, FormCap believes there is potential to drill up to 100 wells that could produce over 300 million barrels of oil.

The initial well will be drilled to a total depth of 6,500' to test four potential productive hydrocarbon zones; the San Andres, Clearfork, Wolfcamp and, the primary objective, the Cisco Formation. The company has also outlined multiple secondary objectives in the primary producing zones of the Permain Basin of New Mexico and Texas.

The Permian Basin is very prolific and well known for its oil production. Owning their leases 100%, FormCap is fully in charge of its exploration and drill plan. The four well established formations should provide FormCap with a relatively low risk opportunity as the company’s experienced management team dedicates all efforts towards profitability. Disclaimer

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FormCap Corp. News:

FORMCAP Establishing Operatorship in New Mexico

Formcap Hires Senior Geologist Thomas Markham

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General Environmental Management (GEVI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight General Environmental Management Inc. (GEVI) Today, General Environmental Management Inc. closed trading at $0.23, for no change. Their volume today was 32,599 shares.

General Environmental Management Inc. (GEVI) is in the process of shifting its business focus from hazardous waste field services to the fast growing water treatment and waste-to-energy markets. Since its inception in 2002, the Company has grown at a compounded annual rate of 48% to generate annual revenues of $37M from only $2.3M.

This strategic decision was made after an all inclusive analysis of GEVI's opportunity in the environmental management business. Although the company could work through the current economic downturn and build revenue in its field services business, they believe that shareholders will be rewarded by moving the company into the higher margin, faster growing business segments.

Within the U.S. alone, the water industry is a $120 Billion market that is expected to grow at 6-7% over the next year. On a global basis, the industry size exceeds $400 billion annually and increasing with the demands of a growing world population. The global waste-to-energy market, on the other hand, is a $19.9 billion market with expected CAGR of 6.7% over the next five years.

In order to ensure every advantageous acquisition opportunity is properly evaluated, GEVI has retained the services of General Pacific Partners (GPP). With a very selective and calculated acquisition strategy in place, GEVI is poised for continued success. Disclaimer

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General Environmental Management Inc. News:

General Environmental Management Announces Release of Quarterly Report

Reminder Notice: General Environmental Management Investor Conference Call 12/2/09 at 4:30pm EST

General Environmental Management Announces Completion of Acquisition of Santa Clara Waste Water

EGPI Firecreek, Inc. (EFIR) Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire 2,076 Mile Sierra Pipeline Natural Gas Gathering System

EGPI Firecreek Inc. has initiated its most aggressive move towards establishing its oil and gas division. The company announced today the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the Sierra Pipeline Gathering System and the Sierra Pipeline Company. EGPI Firecreek is purchasing Sierra Pipeline from Koch Corporation, the nation’s largest privately-owned company.

The Sierra Pipeline Gathering System has approximately 2,076 miles of pipeline and pipeline gathering systems located primarily in the state of Oklahoma and the adjoining states of Kansas and Indiana. The pipeline, which was originally created to transport oil, currently has over 28,000 wells within close proximity for utilization, production and transportation. The pipelines also have the capability to develop, gather and transport natural gas.

EGPI Firecreek plans to analyze, explore and exploit all potential revenue streams for the pipeline. Conservative valuations estimate the pipeline’s current assets to be in the $16 million range. Additionally, a 2009 appraisal estimates its overall potential value to be in excess of $150 million once the property is utilized to its production capabilities.
Chairman and CEO of EGPI Firecreek, Dennis Alexander, stated, “This definitive agreement with the Sierra Pipeline Company is a major breakthrough in our efforts to initiate the revamping of our oil and gas division. We believe this milestone will set a significant precedent in once again establishing our company as a productive and producing oil and gas company.”

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Serves the Underserved

Consorteum Holdings Inc. has stated as its basic mission the providing of groundbreaking card, payment, and transaction processing solutions. In so doing, it is clearly taking advantage of the increased global need for more flexible approaches in consumer financial services (CFS), together with the availability of new technologies that allow for instant worldwide data communications. CFS providers in Europe and North America have begun to actively encourage the development of more creative transaction alternatives, and Consorteum has positioned itself to be a leading resource for such alternatives. The company sees itself as facilitating initiatives that bring together the best technologies, processes, and partnerships, to service a very well-defined user base.

Although Consorteum is initially targeting a number of key markets, a major focus has been users that are considered unbanked or underbanked, such as migrant workers who find themselves having to cash their pay checks at high-fee check stores. It can also include low income individuals who receive government benefits, but have an inadequate banking relationship to make easy use of the funds. In fact, it is estimated that perhaps 25% of the North American workforce can be considered unbanked or underbanked, a huge number.

Traditionally, banks have done little to meet the needs of this market, due to costs and risks. For example, it is very expensive to service customers via a branch teller when that customer is carrying a zero balance. And such users may not qualify for credit cards or mortgages, so banks have little opportunity to turn them into profitable long-term customers.

Consorteum addresses this growing need in a number of ways, such as working with employers and government agencies to allow the use of reloadable payment cards. Each pay period, funds are automatically deposited to the employee’s card account, which can be used like any cash card for retail purchases or at bank machines. Workers are given immediate access to their payroll funds no matter where they are located. Social assistance payments can be directly loaded onto prepaid cards, instead of issuing a large number of manual checks, saving the government money and making it easier for recipients.

Artificial Life, Inc. (ALIF) 2010 Strategy Includes New M-commerce Platform, Greater Emphasis on Mobile Business and Lifestyle Applications

Artificial Life, Inc., a world-wide leader in providing innovative mobile communications and interactive gaming for 3-4G network-enabled platforms, today disclosed details for its 2010 strategy.

Setting records in 2009 for revenue generation, ALIF scored big on the strength of mobile gaming and business application sales. In 2009 alone, the company generated in excess of 5 million downloads for its series of iPhone games, and had over 20 million mobile game licenses sold to downloaders throughout the world, making Artificial Life one of the world’s top publishers.

CEO Eberhard Schoneburg expressed his satisfaction with the Company’s 2009 performance, noting that “despite the global financial crisis” Artificial Life was able to maintain robust sales while enhancing its “competitive position”, especially in the growing smartphone market.
Schoneburg reaffirmed the company’s trajectory for 2010, indicating the Company was driven to “maintain and further improve” the leading position it has already obtained in this business field.

While maintaining a strong presence via its established mobile gaming efforts, ALIF will also seek to grow the mobile business and lifestyle-applications end of the business. The company will seek to balance the ratio of sales represented by 2009 figures, where 58% was attributable to mobile gaming and only 42% to business and lifestyle applications, by putting substantially more effort into developing and marketing the latter.

Artificial Life will diversify its footprint and enhance profitability for its investors with several new mobile business and lifestyle applications which are currently under development, including:
• Mobile care and monitoring for diabetes
• Mobile security, virtual object reconstruction and digital watermarking
• Mobile image recognition and augmented reality
• Mobile green technology, including environmental protection monitoring and control Schoneburg noted that, with the “support of our business partners and new shareholders”, the Company would move further into “mobile business and lifestyle applications in 2010”, where demand was growing rapidly thanks to an “ever increasing number of smartphones produced and sold worldwide”.

Plans for the imminent release of an updated version of the company’s proprietary MobileBooster platform, which will offer significantly extended capabilities (allowing the platform to function as a flexible and fully functional m-commerce platform for business clients), will enhance ALIF’s 2010 strategy.

The new version of the MobileBooster platform will offer intuitive user-configurability features that will greatly improve the end-user experience. Artificial Life intends to reveal more details regarding this dynamic m-commerce platform soon.

Schoneburg expects the new m-commerce platform to synergistically enhance the marketability of its business and lifestyle applications and help the company to win “new B2B clients and to create an even broader international corporate client base”.

View Systems, Inc (VSYM) Gains Positive International Interest

Leading security and data company View Systems, Inc. announced today that international interest continues to grow regarding the company’s endeavors. To date, View Systems has received inquiries from India, Bangladesh and Yemen, among others.

Increased global interest in View System’s cutting-edge security product line stems from the efforts of international dealers promoting the items to their end users. Belcom, a subsidiary of the Belhasa Group of Companies, has been instrumental in generating leads and moving product. As one of View System’s most valued business partners, Belcom represents View Systems’ products in the Middle East, Africa and Asia regions. In late 2009, Belcom announced a ViewScan sale to MphasiS, (a Hewlett Packard Company), to cover five locations in India.

The company’s representatives were well-received during a visit to the “Charm of Macao: 10 Year Celebration of Macao’s Return to China,” where ViewScan units seamlessly scanned each guest as they entered the venue. The use of the ViewScan units at the event comes from the positive attention gained from Zhongbao Security Business Consulting Co., Ltd’s order of 50 ViewScans last year.

Gunther Than, CEO of View Systems, commented, “We find ourselves responding to an increasing amount of international inquiries regarding not only the ViewScan, but also the MMV and LAW. Prospective clients worldwide tend to prefer the ViewScan due to its non-contact, hands-off screening and rapid throughput; the ViewScan is 4-5 times faster than its leading competitors. We continue to rely on the support efforts of our authorized international dealers who act as a catalyst for prompt and accurate communications and sales.”


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