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Solar Power, Inc. (SOPW)

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

Trading on the OTCBB, 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. Founded in 2005, Solar Power, Inc. has their headquarters in Roseville, California.

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, to design and installation services, maintenance programs, and repair services.

Late last month, Solar Power, Inc. announced that they selected McClellan Business Park as the site for their U.S. manufacturing facility, subject to finalization of building agreements. The Company's recent announcement of plans to open a major manufacturing operation in Sacramento, California has garnered attention and support from the State's capitol, as well as from leading regional business development organizations. Solar Power, Inc. anticipates beginning construction on the new headquarters and manufacturing facility in July with completion in early 2011.

On April 1, 2010, Solar Power, Inc. announced that they entered into a sub-contract agreement to install a 230 kW DC photovoltaic solar system at San Sevaine Villas, an affordable housing development located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The system will provide approximately 374,770 kWh of electricity production annually. The solar system will allow the complex to reduce energy costs significantly, delivering an estimated $52,000 in annual electricity cost savings.

Today, Solar Power, Inc. (SOPW) closed at $0.97 up 5.43 percent. Volume was 72,291.

Æterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS)

Today, OTCReporter.com, PennyTrader.com, Microcap Voice, and Wall Street Resources reported on Æterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS), Greenbackers, Stock Stars, Momentum Traders, Penny Invest, and OTC Picks did earlier, and we highlight the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 1991, Æterna Zentaris Inc. is a late-stage drug development company specializing in oncology and endocrine therapy. Headquartered in Quebec City, Canada, the Company has multiple compounds in late-stage development. Æterna Zentaris Inc. trades on the NASDAQ Global Market. The Company also has offices in Warren, New Jersey, and Frankfurt, Germany.

Æterna Zentaris' lead oncology compounds include perifosine. This PI3K/Akt pathway inhibitor is in Phase 3 for multiple myeloma. Another lead compound is AEZS-108, a doxorubicin-targeted conjugate, which is in Phase 2 for the treatment of advanced ovarian and endometrial cancer. Their lead endocrinology compound comprises AEZS-130, an oral ghrelin antagonist that is in a Phase 3 trial as a diagnostic test for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency.

The Company's pipeline also includes earlier-stage compounds, such as AEZS-112, which is in a Phase 1 trial in advanced solid tumors and lymphoma. Highlights for the Company in 2009 include Phase 1 results with AEZS-112 in advanced solid tumors or lymphoma were disclosed, showing prolonged courses of stable disease, excellent tolerability and potential for long-term use as a combination treatment for cancer.

Today, Æterna Zentaris Inc. announced that their partner, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, was granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  for perifosine (KRX-0401), the Company's novel, potentially first-in-class, oral anti-cancer agent that inhibits the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway, for the treatment of refractory advanced colorectal cancer. Keryx is Æterna Zentaris' partner and licensee for perifosine in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Æterna Zentaris has also out-licensed perifosine to Handok in South Korea while retaining rights for the rest of the world.

Juergen Engel, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Æterna Zentaris, commented, "We now look forward to the initiation and sponsorship by our partner, Keryx, of this key registration Phase 3 trial in refractory metastatic colorectal cancer in North America which they expect to complete in 2011, with product launch, in the USA, in 2012. These data will be very supportive of our efforts to register perifosine in the rest of the world, and in some countries, we expect they will be sufficient to do so without any additional studies."

Æterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) closed Monday's trading session at $0.9525 up 19.05 percent. Volume was 9,160,810.

AmStem Corporation (AMST)

We are highlighting AmStem Corporation (AMST), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Trading on the OTC Bulletin Board, AmStem Corporation is in the field of regenerative medicine. The Company is a leading provider of biotherapeutic and cosmetic stem cell products, stem cell collection and storage expertise and access to nanotechnology vital to stem cell research. AmStem Corporation owns and operates two subsidiaries. One is a 90 percent interest of Histostem Co. Ltd., a Korean Corporation. The second is 100 percent control of AmStem International Inc., a Nevada Corporation.

Histostem Co. Ltd. is a producer of stem cells utilizing proprietary technology. This technology successfully isolates stem cells from umbilical cord blood (UCB) and nurtures them to multipotent stem cells. Histostem also manufactures stem cell based facial creams, possesses storage facilities and conducts clinical research. AmStem Corporation acquired 90 percent of Histostem through the issuance of 60 percent of their then fully diluted outstanding shares. AmStem International Inc. distributes stem cell based cosmetic products.

In early March 2010, AmStem Corporation announced that Histostem Ltd. of South Korea signed a partnership with the Songpa-Gu Office, an office of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The partnership is to offer a program that will enable multicultural families to store umbilical cord blood, at no expense to them, for up to fifteen years.

Histostem, through the terms of the agreement, will provide families access to advanced cord blood storage services as well as proprietary stem cell treatments derived from the stored blood. Songpa County will support Histostem with appropriate administrative and other necessary services for the successful launching of the program.

Today, AmStem Corporation announced the financial results for their subsidiary, Histostem, for the year ended December 31, 2009. Histostem's reported net revenues for the year ended December 31, 2009 increased to approximately $5.4 million, compared to approximately $4.4 million for the same period last year.

Gross profit margin increased to 87 percent of sales from 79 percent of sales. The Company reported net income of approximately $1,357,600 for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to net income of approximately $102,600 for the prior year. AmStem Corporation expects to announce fully consolidated U.S. GAAP results by the end of April.

AmStem Corporation (AMST) closed Monday's session at $0.09 up 38.46 percent. Volume was 1,801,324.

Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR)

Today we are highlighting Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR), here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration company that trades on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the states of Arizona, Alaska, and Sonora, Mexico. They control properties totaling approximately 160,000 acres, which are over what their management considers some of North America's richest mineralized regions for uranium, copper, gold, silver and molybdenum (moly). Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. has their corporate headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.

Liberty Star Gold Corp. began in 2004.  In April 2007, the Company's name and OTCBB symbol underwent change to Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSU) to reflect better the diversity of their properties. Liberty Star holds, under their North Pipes Super Project, 1856 standard Federal lode-mining claims. These cover more than 38,000 acres in numerous blocks targeting breccia pipe hosted uranium deposits. The Company has a joint venture agreement with XState Resources, Ltd. for exploring, developing, and mining some of these targets.

Liberty Star, through their wholly owned subsidiary, Big Chunk Corp., also holds the claims to their Big Chunk Super Project. The Company's Big Chunk Super Project (BCSP) comprises 707 State of Alaska mining claims covering approximately 177 square miles in the Lake Iliamna region of southwestern Alaska. It targets copper, gold and molybdenum. Through Big Chunk Corp., they also hold the claims to their Bonanza Hills Project, covering approximately 14 square miles in southwestern Alaska and targeting gold with by-product silver.

Today, Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. announced that CEO James A. Briscoe (P. Geo) has identified 12 targets for further exploration at the Company's Big Chunk Super Project (BCSP) in southwestern Alaska. Mr. Briscoe's identification of the 12 targets was made possible by his extensive work in the porphyry copper-gold–silver-moly bearing caldera at Silver Bell, Arizona, and Mr. Briscoe's recent reinterpretation of data over the BCSP lands collected in 2004-2005.

Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR) closed today's session at $0.0021 up 31.25 percent. Volume was 9,406,013.

Max Capital Group Ltd. (MXGL)

Daily Markets reported recently on Max Capital Group Ltd. (MXGL), and we highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Founded in 1999, Max Capital Group Ltd. provides diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance products. They provide these to corporations, public entities, property and casualty insurers, and life and health insurers. Headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, the Company has offices in Ireland, the U.S., and Latin America and also at Lloyd's. Max Capital Group Ltd. trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

Max Capital Group Ltd., through their subsidiaries, provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products for the property and casualty market principally in Bermuda, Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The Company offers aviation, excess liability, professional liability, property, general casualty, financial institutions, and accident and health insurance products.

They also provide agriculture, general casualty, aviation, marine and energy, and professional liability products. In addition, they provide medical malpractice, whole account, workers compensation, property, annuity, health, and life reinsurance products.

The Company's Max Capital Services works to efficiently and cost effectively deliver specialized resources and expertise across the Max Capital Group business platform. Services include Information Technology, Global Human Resources, Asset Management, Risk and Credit Management, Investor Relations, Global Marketing and Corporate Development.

Max Bermuda Ltd. provides a wide range of specialty insurance and reinsurance products for corporations, public entities, property and casualty insurers and life and health insurers. Max Europe provides a wide range of specialty insurance and reinsurance products for corporations, public entities and property and casualty insurers.

Max Capital Group also has their Max at Lloyd's. This strategic acquisition provides access to Lloyd's of London, the world’s most prestigious insurance marketplace.  Max Capital Group also has Max Specialty Insurance Company. They are an excess and surplus commercial lines insurer.
Max Managers combines two core Max Capital strengths. These are strong underwriting experience and disciplined risk modeling. This is to deliver long-term casualty product solutions to their clients. Max California Insurance Services Ltd. is a licensed California Producer certified as both a Fire and Casualty Broker-Agent and a Surplus Lines Broker.

Last week, Max Capital Group Ltd. announced that they would release their Quarter 1 2010 financial results after the market close on Monday, May 3, 2010. They will hold an investment community conference call on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss these results.

Max Capital Group Ltd. (MXGL) closed Monday's trading session at $23.13 up 0.52 percent. Volume was 167,853.

Ranger Gold Corp. (RNGC)

Recently, Microcap Voice, PennyTrader.com, and Hot Stock Chat reported on Ranger Gold Corp. (RNGC), and we choose to highlight the Company today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Ranger Gold Corp. is a resource exploration company exploring for gold in proven gold regions of Nevada. Their focus is on discovering and developing low-cost gold assets. The Company recently acquired the CX Project located within Nye County Nevada. Ranger Gold Corp. trades on the OTC Bulletin Board. They have their corporate headquarters in Carson City, Nevada.

The CX Property consists of 72 unpatented mineral claims. The CX Project covers six epithermal gold-silver targets within a caldera margin. The caldera margin hosts at least two other major gold-silver mines with combined production and reserves of several million ounces.

Mines nearby include North Umberland and Manhattan with more than one million ounces of gold each in past production and present reserves. Ranger Gold Corp. has the right to earn a 100 percent-undivided interest in the property by making certain annual property option payments and spending certain amounts on the exploration of the property.

Ranger Gold Corp also has the Truman Property located in Mineral County, Nevada. The Truman property consists of 52 unpatented mineral claims. The project covers eight epithermal gold and silver targets hosted within a sequence of Tertiary volcanics and Paleozoic sediments.

These targets have undergone partial definition by previous exploration groups over a 25-year period. The historic efforts of five exploration groups have helped define high-grade gold and silver values occurring in veins and low-grade gold values occurring in bulk minable configurations.

Today, Ranger Gold Corp. announced that they approved an exploration budget for their CX Property. The Company is moving ahead with a drill program that will include approximately 3,000 feet of reverse circulation drilling.

"After reviewing the available geological data, we have identified several targets and will be executing a drill program in the near future," says Gary Basrai, President of Ranger Gold Corp., "We are pleased to make this important step in the progress towards exploring for gold on the CX Property."

Today, Ranger Gold Corp. (RNGC) closed at $1.30 up 18.18 percent. Volume was 1,998,562.

Universal Travel Group (UTA)

Today, OTC Journal reported on Universal Travel Group (UTA), and we choose to highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Universal Travel Group is a leading travel services provider in China. The Company offers package tours, air ticketing, and hotel reservation services via the Internet and customer service representatives. They also operate TRIPEASY Kiosks, which they place in shopping malls, office buildings, residential apartment buildings, and tourist sites. The Company's goal is to become China's leading travel services provider in all fields of the tourism industry. This includes the aviation, hotel booking and tour packaging segments. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Universal Travel Group has their headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

Universal Travel Group has recently expanded their business into Western China, opening a second home base in the Chongqing Delta region, and other under-penetrated tier-two travel markets throughout the country. The Company engages in hotels reservation, air-ticket booking, national and international travel and tourism packaged services, map and daily convenience services throughout China.

The Company introduced the business self-service terminals - TRIPEASY Kiosks in 2008. They are an integration of flights, hotels, tour and vacation and daily convenience to users who can access their service round-the-clock. The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries include Shenzhen Yu Zhi Lu Aviation Service Company Ltd.; Foshan Overseas International Travel Service Co. Ltd; Xi'an Golden Net Travel Serve Service Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Lanbao Travel Service Co., Ltd., and Chongqing Universal Travel Group E-commerce Co. Ltd.

On March 31, 2010, Universal Travel Group announced that they completed the previously announced acquisitions of Huangshan Holiday Travel Service Co., Ltd., Hebei Tianyuan International Travel Agency Co., Ltd., and Zhengzhou Yulongkang Travel Agency Co., Ltd.

Huangshan Holiday provides comprehensive travel services in the Huangshan District in the Anhui Province of China. Hebei Tianyuan, founded in 1999, was the first authorized travel agency in the Hebei Province in China. Hebei Tianyuan is also the exclusive provider of travel agency services to Mount Lu and Lushan National Park, a domestic tourist attraction listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Zhengzhou Yulongkang provides comprehensive travel services and maintains long-term cooperation agreements with transportation agents, travel destinations, hotels, and air ticket agencies. Zhengzhou Yulongkang has developed outdoor team building programs based on their main travel market, which is the Wengcheng Waterfall.

Universal Travel Group expects their 2010 adjusted earnings and revenue to rise between 45 percent and 55 percent due to these recent acquisitions.

Universal Travel Group (UTA) closed Monday's trading session at $10.02 up 1.62 percent. Volume was 141,232.

Verenium Corporation (VRNM)

Recently, Small Cap Network, Greenbackers, and Small Cap Voice reported on Verenium Corporation (VRNM), NanoCap Gems, OTC Picks, Cool Penny Stocks and HotOTC.com reported on the Company earlier, and we do today, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Verenium Corporation is a leader in the development and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol, an environmentally friendly and renewable transportation fuel, as well as high-performance specialty enzymes. These products are for applications in the biofuels, industrial, and animal health markets. Verenium possesses integrated, end-to-end capabilities and modern technology in pre-treatment, novel enzyme development, fermentation and project development for next-generation biofuels. The Company trades on the NASDAQ Global Market and they have their headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Company is working to commercialize cellulosic technology for the production of ethanol from a broad spectrum of non-food feedstocks. This includes dedicated energy crops, agricultural waste, and wood products. They are doing this through Vercipia, which is a 50-50 joint venture with BP.  Cellulosic ethanol has recognition as one of the most promising ways to meet the nation's need for clean fuels with dramatically lower energy inputs and net carbon emissions.

In addition, numerous large-scale industrial opportunities exist for the Company for products derived from the production of low-cost, biomass-derived sugars. Verenium's Specialty Enzyme business harnesses the power of enzymes to create a broad range of specialty products to meet high-value commercial needs. The Company's R&D organization has expertise in the rapid screening, identification, and expression of enzymes-proteins that act as the catalysts of biochemical reactions.

On February 11, 2010, Verenium launched Xylathin™, a highly active enzyme. Its design is to improve significantly economics of fuel ethanol production from cereal grains. On March 3, 2010, Molinos Rio de la Plata's San Lorenzo plant completed start up of a commercial scale oil degumming process utilizing Verenium Corporations' Purifine enzyme.

On April 1, 2010, Verenium Corporation announced that they extended the joint development program established in August 2008 with partner BP for an additional four months. BP and Verenium will continue their ongoing joint development work to accelerate the development and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. Verenium will receive $2.5 million per month from BP to co-fund the cellulosic ethanol program through the end of the extension period.

Verenium Corporation (VRNM) closed Monday's session at $5.16 down 1.15 percent. Volume was 94,245

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Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV). Today, Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. closed trading at $0.0450, which was up 50.00 percent. Their volume today was 151,700 shares.

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV) is focused on manufacturing and distributing their patented SpaCapsule® as well as continued innovation in the areas of anti-aging, cosmetics, relaxation, cellulite reduction, and weight loss. Finding use in numerous environments such as relaxation centers, golf clubs, ski lounges, gyms, and health clubs, the SpaCapsule® provides next generation de-stressing and relaxation.

The company’s founders, Dr. Ella Frenkel and Dr. Ilya Spivak, initially capitalized Simulated Environment Concepts Inc. with several million dollars of their own money. With this initial investment, the company worked on, and succeeded in developing, the sleek and stylish looking pressurized dry water massage relaxation station.

SpaCapsule® is a full body massage, aromatherapy, audio and video entertainment system. The capsules are fused with advanced modern technology and healing methods of aromatherapy and audiovisual relaxation techniques, incorporating proprietary water-jet and pressure-jet technology that requires no on-site plumbing. Weighing approximately 500 lbs, the capsule only requires standard electric service.

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. (SMEV) anticipates progressive and consistent growth over the next six years. With individuals spending billions of dollars on de-stressing, weight loss, anti aging, cosmetics, massage and physical rehabilitations, the company is in a position to experience explosive growth from current levels. Disclaimer

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. Blog

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. News:

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc., The Book Bank Foundation and NFL Legends Promote National Literacy

Simulated Environment Concepts Enters New Year With Multi-Million Dollar Deal for International Distribution of Flagship Product

Simulated Environment Concepts Looks to Lead Business Consultancy Firm, AJENE WATSON, LLC

National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV) 

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV). Today National Automation Services, Inc. closed trading at $0.0920, which was up 8.24 percent. Their volume today was 46,500 shares.  

National Automation Services, Inc. (NASV) is a public holding company focused on designing, engineering, installing and maintaining automated control systems for such business applications as waste water treatment, water treatment, airport security, bottling plants, power plants, metals, mining, breweries, food processing, tire making, textiles, plastics and nearly all production activities.  

Dominant players in the $500 Billion national and international automation controls market include Siemens, Honeywell, Fisher Controls, Johnson Controls and others. In addition to the multi-nationals, it has been estimated that there could be as many as 300 local and regional firms providing automation control services. In general, these companies have an edge on the larger behemoths because they can better respond to the needs of local business and municipalities.  

Unfortunately, for these smaller companies, they compete in a limited market space, have stunted growth prospects and have no way of monetizing their asset value. NAS aims to capitalize on this condition by acquiring and integrating the strongest local and regional players into a new organization that would allow for the synergies and efficiencies of a national company while keeping the competitive advantages of decentralized management and service.  

Of the 300 local and regional automation companies, 42 meet the company’s acquisition criteria; 11 of which have been targeted for acquisition over the next two years. NAS projects year-end 2010 revenues of more than $47 Million and year-end 2011 revenues of over $140 Million predicated on meeting its targeted acquisition schedule. With a solid business plan in place, NAS has a firm foundation to generate strong cash flow and increase shareholder value over the long-term. Disclaimer

National Automotion Services, Inc. Blog

National Automation Services, Inc. News:

National Automation Services, Inc. Announces an Update on $440,000.00 Contract Award With General Contractors to the City of Glendale for the Oasis Water Campus Central Control Station Project

SEC Completes Its Review of NAS' Form 10 Registration Statement

National Automation Services Announces 3rd Quarter Results and Other NAS Updates

eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight eDOORWAYS Corporation (EDWY) Today eDoorways Corporation closed trading at $0.0120, which was up 0.84 percent. Their volume today was 4,605,853 shares.

eDOORWAYS Corp. (EDWY) announced today that it is preparing to launch its platform’s first social networking integration system, ‘Facebook Connect,’ which will allow users of the highly popular social networking site to cross-pollinate with eDoorways users and vice versa.

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

eDOORWAYS Corporation Blog

eDOORWAYS Corporation News:

eDoorways to Provide 'Doorway' to Top Social Networking Site

eDoorways Prepares to Address Shareholders in Major Update ;&; Progress Reporting

eDoorways Hints What's Next

Energtek, Inc. (EGTK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Energtek, Inc. (EGTK). Today Energtek, Inc. closed trading at $0.19, which was up 13.77 percent. Their volume today was 8,000 shares.

Energtek, Inc. (EGTK) is focused on developing and commercializing Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology. This tecshnology enables the storage of comparable gas quantities at reduced pressure, dramatically decreasing the capital investment and operational costs of natural gas vehicles. The company recognizes the global markets' demands to diversify energy sources and is working on breakthrough technologies that deliver natural gas to the consumer, even where no gas pipeline and compressing infrastructure exist.

Because natural gas is cheaper, cleaner and available in greater quantities than oil, Energtek believes it is the most practical motor fuel alternative. Natural gas is primarily comprised of methane, which is one of the simplest and most abundant substances found in nature, especially when compared to oil. Taking advantage of natural gas resources located across the globe will also reduce the number of countries forced to import motor fuel, including the USA.

The percentage of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) in many countries is growing rapidly. Today, there are more than 8.7 million NGVs on the road, a number that is growing by more than 30% per year. Even with this robust growth, NGVs still represent only a small percentage of the overall vehicle market. Until now, costly refueling infrastructure, as well as the inconvenience of integrating NG tanks into vehicles, has limited the growth of NGVs. However, by enabling the use of natural gas in places previously impossible, Energtek's proprietary ANG technology promises to greatly expand the NGV market.

CEO Lev Zaidenberg leads the company with extensive experience starting and managing several successful hi-tech companies in Israel, Europe and the USA. Mr. Zaidenberg received a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Professor Yuri Ginzburg serves alongside Zaidenberg with a PhD / D.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and a comprehensive background in the automotive industry. Ginzburg is a specialist in alternative fuel systems and R&D projects management, and has authored 18 patents and over 70 scientific works. Disclaimer

Energtek, Inc. Company Blog

Energtek, Inc. News:

Energtek Completes Production of World's First LMP(TM) Low-pressure Semi-Trailer

Energtek Identifies Commercial Consumer for Natural Gas Extracted on Site in Israel

Energtek Anticipates Increase of NatGas Activities in India and FMC Technologies Awarded $30 Million Contract for StatoilHydro's Peregrino Project

Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (NPDT) and the Exciting Possibilities of RFID Technology

Newport Digital Technologies Inc. is a leading global digital solutions provider specializing in some of the most quickly emerging technology segments. One of the technology segments that the company is focusing on is Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID.

RFID technologies open up an exciting new world of possibilities for a wide variety of businesses and governments to increase the efficiency of their operations. RFID allows them to securely capture, track and manage their critical data in real-time. The data may range from pallets in a warehouse, to goods in a shopping cart, to data from passports and credit cards and perhaps even from ID cards on students or patients.

A compelling solution for governments to increase the quality and efficiency of their services is also provided by RFID technology. For instance, the security and convenience of citizens can be improved by the use of e-ID initiatives (passports, etc.). RFID is playing an increasingly critical role in enabling governments to increase food safety through better tracking of livestock and agricultural products. Such technologies may also improve the quality of education services and even reduce congestion in major cities through the roll-out of sophisticated ’smart’ transportation management systems.

Of course, RFID technologies can also be used widely in various industrial applications. The technology can play a vital role in reducing the cost of transporting goods across their global supply chain by enabling faster and cheaper means of delivery and more accurate and efficient tracking of assets as they are shipped. Companies can optimize their fleet management, route planning and customer service by increasing the accuracy of deliveries around the globe through RFID technologies.

In manufacturing, RFID enables companies to streamline their production processes. In retail, costs can be reduced by greater visibility of their inventory as it moves across their supply chain. RFID can also provide hands-free identification of the contents in a shopping cart, which allows for instant billing while reducing shoplifting. RFID technology is also used in the healthcare field with applications including patient identification, medical monitoring and managing of medical equipment. In addition, RFID technologies can provide a higher degree of patient safety standards by avoiding errors in the dispensing of drugs.

Newport Digital Technologies is looking to capitalize on all these many varied opportunities in RFID over the months and years to come.

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Continues To Grow

The last few months have seen a number of developments for Consorteum Holdings Inc., the innovative provider of financial transaction solutions. The company has established new partnerships and modified existing ones, all as part of its continued search for new ways to offer value to clients while generating new opportunities and revenues for Consorteum.

In January, the company increased its ownership position in My Golf Rewards, the popular customer loyalty program for golf courses. The joint venture partnership with Innovative Loyalty Solutions and Score Golf Magazine is expected to grow as golf course owners seek ways to increase customer spending. Courses that were part of the pilot program increased their revenues significantly, confirming the effectiveness of the program. The My Golf Rewards sales team is now aggressively targeting courses throughout North America and internationally for the 2010 season.

Consorteum also recently began offering the cruise ship and private yacht industry a highly cost-effective solution for international payroll and currency settlement, kicked off by the recent launch of Blue Sea Manning’s new payroll and multi-currency program. It’s a huge opportunity, driven by an industry looking for ways to reduce the administrative costs involved in processing crew and supplier payments in multiple currencies. Consorteum is already aiming at several of the large cruise ship and private yacht owners.

In the meantime, Consorteum is continuing to solidify its contractual relationship with NxSystems. The agreement allows Consorteum to grow their operations globally by leveraging NxSystem’s proprietary NxPay multiple currency payment and settlement platform. The development is expected to result in an increased international ability to provide stored value cards, prepaid credit and debit cards, international and domestic payroll cards, and many other solutions for multi-currency environments.
Consorteum, in conjunction with First Nations Financial Services, is also launching a benefits and payroll card program to enable members to receive benefit and payroll funds directly into secured prepaid MasterCards, reducing the need for manual checks.

As if all that weren’t enough, the company has managed to put together a new Board of Advisors, consisting of senior industry and business experts, including retired Chairman and CEO of McDonald’s Japan and Canada, Mr. Pat Donahue.

DigitalPost Interactive, Inc. (DGLP) Announces Financial Results for Year 2009

DigitalPost Interactive, Inc., a leader in the digital media-sharing and social networking space, today reported its financial results for last year. The company reported growth in both business segments, with family website subscriptions increasing to $724,800 in 2009 from $310,000 in 2008 and revenues from professional services contracts rising to $637,700 in 2009 from $178,900 in 2008.

Recurring subscribers grew from 13,151 to 16,559 year-over-year. This number includes subscribers to TheFamilyPost.com, DigitalPost’s direct B2C web property, and DigitalPost’s B2B partners, including Kiddie Kandids.

DigitalPost continued to maintain lower expense levels while generating revenue growth throughout the year. Net cash used by operating activities for 2009 declined dramatically to $267,700 from $1,515,700 in 2008.
Net loss dropped significantly from $4.0 in 2008 to just $1.9 million in 2009. Net loss for the year included non-cash items consisting of: $657,200 in stock-based compensation, $409,500 of amortization of debt discounts, $258,800 of change in fair value of conversion feature liability, and $135,200 of depreciation and amortization expense. Net loss for 2008 included non-cash items consisting of $1,811,500 in stock-based compensation, $519,600 of amortization of debt discounts, and $79,200 of depreciation and amortization.

“Our 2009 revenues more than doubled to $1.4 million from $489,000 in 2008,” commented DigitalPost Chief Executive Michael Sawtell. “Also, our loss from operations narrowed by more than 66% to $1.1 million from $3.3 million in 2008, and net cash used in operations dramatically improved by more than 82% to $268,000 from $1.5 million in 2008. In summary, both business segments performed well in 2009, and our new partnerships and contracts provides us a positive outlook for continued growth in 2010. ”

China Ceramics (CCLTF) Posts Solid Q4, FY Results, Notes Significant 2010 Developments

China Ceramics Co. Ltd., formerly China Holdings Acquisition Corp., is a leading manufacturer of ceramic tiles in China. The company recently posted its preliminary unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009, reporting strong results across the board.

Net revenue for the fourth quarter was RMB 231.5 million (US$ 33.9 million), up 25.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008; gross profit was RMB 83.4 million (US$ 12.2 million), up 57.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008; gross profit margin was 36.0 percent compared to 28.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008;

Full year 2009 net revenue was RMB 880.1 million (US$ 128.7 million), an increase of 13.3 percent from 2008; gross profit was RMB 297.6 million (US$ 43.5 million), an increase of 22.3 percent from 2008; gross profit margin was 33.8 percent compared to 31.3% in 2008.
Jiadong Huang, CEO of China Ceramics, attributed the company’s positive results to healthy product demand.

“We are pleased to report another strong quarter that exceeds our revenue and net income guidance for the full year,” Huang stated in the press release. “Our rapid growth was driven by our ability to increase our production volume to meet continued robust market demand. The majority of our revenues come from the domestic market in China, which we believe will continue to exhibit growth in the quarters ahead.”

The company also highlighted recent 2010 developments, including its acquisition of the Gaoan facility from the Gaoan City Administration for Industry and Commerce for a payment of RMB 145 million (US$ 21.2 million) in December 2009, in addition to a final cash payment of RMB 39 million (US$ 5.7 million), and assumed debt of RMB 60 million (US$ 8.8 million) in January 2010.

China Ceramics said it anticipates allocating about RMB 27 million (US$ 4.0 million) in the first half of the year to complete the first phase of the Gaoan facility.

The company also recently inked three new exclusive distributor agreements in Hainan province, Zhejiang province and Anhui province to begin distributing the company’s products in January 2010. The company now has 35 exclusive distributors.


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