Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rapid Nutrition Appoints New Board Member

Australian natural healthcare company Rapid Nutrition has appointed Vaidy Nateshan to its board of directors.

Nerang, Queensland, March 08, 2012 - Mr Nateshan’s career includes work in both the operational and strategic aspects of a wide range of industries ranging from oil and gas, Information Technology, business consulting and pharmaceuticals.

Having travelled extensively, he has worked in over 30 countries and executed and managed strategic alliances in over 12 countries, which includes managing a joint venture in China and setting up marketing operations in the Middle East.

He has also managed manufacturing, marketing and financial operations for companies in India, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Rapid Nutrition managing director Simon St Ledger says Mr Nateshan was instrumental in the recent acquisition of Indian manufacturing company Cheminnova, and with his specific experience within the healthcare sector, will prove to be extremely beneficial for the company.

“Mr Nateshan’s extensive experience in business consulting and pharmaceuticals will assist the company to grow both its offering and client base,” Mr St Ledger says.

“His appointment is key in enabling Rapid Nutrition to position itself as a world leader in natural healthcare as he has been identified as a business turnaround expert and a keen strategist.

“Having held senior management positions in his career, Mr Nateshan has served as a very useful interface between the expectations of the investor and the customer and will be invaluable as a director of our board.”

Mr Nateshan says his immediate plans are to meet with several key banks to investigate future finance options.

“Through my career I developed an aptitude to raising equity and debt capital in multiple countries and I intend to actively seek more revenues for capital raising for the company,” Mr Nateshan says.

“Through this I hope to build the profile of Rapid Nutrition and raise more awareness about the brand and products internationally.”

Rapid Nutrition recently announced its intention to list on the Deutsche Börse’s Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The listing proposal will be presented to Rapid Nutrition shareholders for final approval in the coming weeks with the aim of a company roll up into a UK based public limited company to be completed soon after.

For more information on the board members visit

For all media enquiries contact Bruce Nelson on +61 (0) 423 403 44 or

About Rapid Nutrition
Rapid Nutrition is a natural healthcare company focused on the research, development and production of a range of life science products.

The company was established on the back of its successful and proven weight loss supplement range which is exported worldwide, and now offers consumers a growing range of health and wellbeing solutions to meet existing and emerging societal health concerns, as well as a providing number of wider services to the life sciences industry.

Bruce Nelson
Zakazukha Marketing Communications
3 Eden Court
Nerang, Queensland 4220
+61 7 5596 6634 Now Offers HeartCode® ACLS by the American Heart Association

Leading Provider of Healthcare Certification Adds New ACLS Course to Catalog of Accredited Online Classes for First Responders and Healthcare Professionals

Lincoln, NE, March 07, 2012 - Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of online certification options for healthcare professionals and first responders, today announced that it has added American Heart Association HeartCode® Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Part 1 to its catalog of online courses.

HeartCode® ACLS by the American Heart Association (AHA) is the official, self-directed, comprehensive e-learning program from the AHA. Health Education Solutions offers Part 1, the cognitive portion of the course. Parts 2 and 3 – skills practice and check – must be completed with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Students must complete all three parts in order to receive an AHA ACLS provider course completion card.

“Many healthcare and emergency response employers require their teams to not simply gain ACLS certification, but to specifically earn an AHA ACLS provider card,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions. “HeartCode® ACLS by the American Heart Association enables these busy professionals to conveniently complete the cognitive portion of the course in their own time and at their own pace.”

In the online, cognitive portion of the American Heart Association ACLS certification course, students will learn ACLS principles by reviewing 10 realistic patient scenarios that cover the ACLS algorithms, participating in a team dynamics lesson and taking a written exam. Students may incur an additional fee for parts 2 and 3 to complete the HeartCode® ACLS course.

For healthcare professionals and first responders whose employer does not require an AHA card for ACLS, Health Education Solutions offers an ACLS recertification course that can be completed in its entirety online. Click here for ACLS recertification information. Health Education Solutions additionally offers an alternate ACLS certification course, which reflects the 2010 AHA guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC). For pediatric emergency care professionals, Health Education Solutions offers pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification and recertification courses. These courses were developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Neb.

Health Education Solutions offers ACLS practice tests and PALS practice tests to help professionals preparing for ACLS and PALS certification courses. The practice tests offer questions similar to those found on the actual certification exam. Free certification and recertification practice quizzes each offer three five-question sample tests. Full certification and recertification practice tests mirroring the actual certification exam, both complete with 50 timed multiple-choice questions, are available for $35. A portion of this fee can be applied to the purchase price of the full certification course.

Practice test-takers are immediately provided with answers to the questions that were incorrectly answered following the test to help them identify the areas that may need more study time and attention prior to the full certification exam.

For more information about online healthcare certifications, please visit

About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shannon Fern
East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Metrolist to Provide Energy and ‘Green’ Data in Home Sales Listings

State’s Largest MLS Adds Data To Align With Governor’s Green Initiative

Denver, CO, March 07, 2012 - Metrolist®, the largest real estate multiple listing service (MLS) serving Colorado real estate agents, today unveiled “Energy/Green fields,” a far-reaching initiative that integrates ‘energy/green’ data into the MLS search process.

By adding key attributes such as searchable fields, Colorado’s largest MLS will provide the industry with much-needed energy and ‘green’ data through home sales listings, a key component of quantifying market value and identifying comparison data for real estate professionals, homebuyers, and for appraisers that are valuating energy-efficient homes.

Metrolist’s new green-field initiative is the end result of work the company began with the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) in 2010.

“We identified two major reasons why we should move forward with searchable green fields,” said James T. Wanzeck, Metrolist Board Chairman. “The first is social responsibility. Buildings, after all, consume 39 percent of the nation’s energy use. The second is Realtor differentiation. Anything Realtors can do to differentiate themselves is good.”

Metrolist, which represents approximately 50 percent of Colorado’s Realtors and almost 70 percent of the state’s real estate transactions, designed its implementation of green fields to correlate with the recommendations of the GEO’s Appraisal Committee and has made available to its 15,000 members the state supplied Energy/Green Feature Addendum. An open and voluntary group, the Committee worked with key stakeholders in developing recommended searchable fields for integration into Colorado’s multiple listings services.

“Adding searchable green fields to Metrolist is very exciting” said Pete Rusin, a GEO residential program associate. “This effort will not only increase the coverage of energy efficiency fields in Colorado, it will help home owners and buyers find homes that can save them money on their utility costs.”

Consistent with the Appraisal Committee’s recommendations, Metrolist’s searchable fields are split into two categories, “Certifications” and “Features.” Sellers can also showcase additional common features of an energy-efficient/“green” home.

According to Mr. Wanzeck, compiling this data in Colorado is critical because green-building advocates say it will mirror what’s been happening in other parts of the country.

“We know that green homes sell faster and for more money than conventional, code-built comparables,” said Mr. Wanzeck. “I believe all of our re-tooling and data capture will help nearly everyone in Colorado see green.”

Melissa Olson
Senior Manager,MarCom
(303) 850-9576

About Metrolist
Metrolist is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors® with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor-owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate agents and brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. More information about Metrolist is available at Metrolist provides a broad database of real property listings for real estate brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. Metrolist serves five Realtor associations: Aurora Association of Realtors, Douglas/Elbert Realtor Association, Mountain Metro Association of Realtors, South Metro Denver Realtor Association, and the Unified Association of Realtors (formerly Denver Board of Realtors, Jefferson County Association of Realtors, and North Metro Denver Realtor Association).

Buy Real estate in Brazil, says AAA

AAA is urging alternative investors to consider buying up real estate in Brazil, as it offers many opportunities for those who want to buy a tangible asset in a growth region.

Boston, MA, March 07, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) is urging alternative investors to consider buying up real estate in Brazil, as it offers many opportunities for those who want to buy a tangible asset in a growth region.

Brazil, being one of the largest countries in the world, is not short of space and beautiful property. The nation, AAA points out, has also enjoyed major economic growth in recent years, meaning that many in its population have new wealth and a new appetite for real estate as a result. “This is a great time to buy up property in Brazil,” claimed AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

He added, “There is an abundance of property in the coastal regions, and in Rio and Sao Paulo, that all offer a decent investment opportunity for anyone looking to diversify their investment portfolios with a tangible asset class that is less correlated with the equity markets.”

There are several steps that foreigners need to take before buying up Brazilian property, added AAA. These include getting hold of a Brazilian tax registration card, which can be obtained by joining a local Brazilian consulate and having documentation, such as birth certificates, translated into Portuguese. Mr Johnson also warns that it can take up to two months to establish a post office box in Brazil, which is necessary as the card will need to be posted there.

Using a local broker, who speaks English, can be useful to ensure you don’t miss an important element of the transaction process and can also help in sniffing out some of the best deals to be had, added Johnson.

AAA is an alternative investment advocacy group that supports alternative and ethical investments, including sustainable forestry projects in Brazil, such as those run by Greenwood Management. These projects allow foreigners to buy up sections of plantation land for as little as $10,000.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

The First Luxury Tour Operator reveals the Luxury Tourism Boom in Vietnam

Luxury Travel Ltd ( reveals the luxury tourism boom in Vietnam and Launch More New Luxe Travel Products.

Hanoi, Vietnam, March 07, 2012 - Locally based in Vietnam, Luxury Travel Ltd ( is the first tour operator and DMC, an award winning Asian specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel Ltd launched a number of invative Vietnam luxury tours for 2012-2013.

For Vietnam, the country receives 6 million visitors in 2011, and the number of tourists increases everage 20% year after year. The new slogan of Vietnam tourism –– “Timeless charm,” was created with an aim to attract long haul travelers, who wish to experience its defining characteristics: Thrills, nature, heritage, festival, pristine, enjoyment, scenery and essence.

Luxury Travel Ltd ( ) has exotic Vietnam, luxury meets heritage on Ho Chi Minh Trail in 29 days among many new others tours. Exotic Southern Vietnam Tour in 12 days, Adventure Holiday in Vietnam, You Explore a Mix of Culture, Nature, Adv enture and Relaxation 18 days, Vietnam Chic Adventure Tour in 14 days, The Charm & Natural Beauty of North-Eastern Vietnam 9 days, Discover the charm of Ninh Binh by Bike 2 days

Today’s luxury travelers want to be entertained and stimulated, rather than simply pampered. Vietnam offers a magical mix of tropical beaches, post-colonial charm, a string of world heritage sites, stunning inland scenery, world-renowned cuisine and a home-grown flair for hospitality.

With new luxury hotels and world class golf courses newly opening, luxury trains, exclusive cruises and upscale private tours spanning the length of the country, Vietnam is fast emerging as the world’s latest luxury destination.

“Vietnam has many attractions, including beautiful resorts, spas, majestic scenery, a rich traditional culture, easy going and welcoming locals, great cuisine and an improving tourist infrastructure. This makes Vietnam a more attractive destination for travelers seeking the best value for their money.” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd “Today upscale tours must offer “off the beaten path” experiences, efficiency, seamless travel, value for money and a return on personal values. It is these qualities that lead many luxury travelers to opt for short trips, which offer a slice of local culture, a splash of adventure, and authentic experiences”

Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Company Limited is the first luxury tour operator and DMC in Vietnam, has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator in Vietnam.”

For more information, visit

David Nguyen
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
5 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444