Mood Media Corporation Appoints New Senior Management Talent

London 4 January, 2011 Claude Nahon has been appointed President of Mood Media Europe, a division of Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), a leading in-store media specialist.

Reporting to Mood Media Corporations Chief Executive Officer, Lorne Abony, Mr Nahon was previously Managing Director of Mood Media France.

Vanessa Walmsley, has been appointed to the new role of Senior Vice President of Mood Media Europe and will report to Mr Nahon.

Mrs Walmsley was previously the Senior Vice President for Corporate Marketing, Mood Media Corporation.

These appointments will create a strong management team within Mood Media Corporation as it positions its business for growth in the European in-store marketing sector. The company has identified Europe as a key market for developing in-store marketing and will be boosting its sales capability to drive business growth.

Lorne Abony, CEO of Mood Media Corporation, said: I am extremely pleased these appointments have been made from within Mood Media Corporation. Claude and Vanessa have a combined 7 years of experience with the company and this is reflective of their commitment to Mood Media Corporation and the industry.

These appointments demonstrate the wealth of talent we have within the company as we strengthen our management team. The team will be focused on developing the European sales capability as we position ourselves for growth.

Mood Media Corporation is the leading in-store media specialist, creating sensorial consumer experiences through music, visual and scent to drive point-of-purchase sales.

About Mood Media Corporation

Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM) is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase.

Operating through its two principal divisions; In-Store Media and Retail Point-of-Purchase; Mood Media Corporation works with more than 800 retail chains in more than 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Mood Media Corporation was formed in June 2010, following the acquisition of Mood Media Group SA by Fluid Music Canada, Inc. Through its subsidiaries Mood Media, Somerset Entertainment and Trusonic Inc., Mood Media Corporation is driving growth of in-store media solutions across multiple markets.

Mood Media Corporation operates an international in-store media and music retail business with an extensive geographic footprint and a broad client base including several multinational blue chip organizations.
For more information on Mood Media Corporation visit www.moodmedia.com or contact:

Alan OSullivan
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7395 7017
E-mail: alan.

Avoiding Government Interference

Whether you have wealth now or anticipate growing your wealth in the future, the developing trend of “share and share alike” in government circles is likely giving you more than just food for thought. In fact, it’s quite possible that the thought fills you with anger, resentment and a burning desire to get out of this impending situation. After all, it’s your wealth, isn’t it? No one helped you develop it, no one held your hand and cherry picked the various investments you made. Therefore, why should the sticky fingers of big government be able to reach into your wallet, pluck out your hard-earned money and give it to someone who never did a thing to better themselves?

While this might sound like a far-fetched story, the evolution of government is moving increasingly towards the “shared” horror that looms on the horizon. While the top 1% of US earners has traditionally shouldered 30% of US taxes, things are bound to get worse. In fact, if current speculation comes to fruition, you could expect to pay up to 50% of your income out to the bloated, self-serving government.

What should you do to keep your wealth for yourself and your family? How can you avoid government interference? Should you just stop paying your taxes? Actually, there are ways around the problem that do not involve breaking the law. Winding up in prison for tax evasion is not a scenario that lends itself to relaxation or enjoyment. However, there are ways that you can increase your wealth, keep the government’s hands out of your bank account and do it all legally.

Asset havens, using the Internet as your electronic haven, finding the right business base for your needs, finding a residence haven and developing dual citizenship can all offer tremendous benefits for your needs. For instance, if you hold a passport to a nation that does not charge taxes on income earned abroad, you can build your wealth easily, without even living in that country. Having a home in a residence haven, such as Bermuda, Panama or one of numerous South American countries, you can save on taxes, as well.

There are considerable ways that you can simplify your life, enjoy the life you want and avoid the hassle of big government, ever greedy to get their fingers on what you have. Building wealth does not have to mean financing government spending when you have the right information.

Asia Pacific LNG Market Demand and Supply Scenario

Asia Pacific LNG Market Outlook 2020

The demand of energy is increasing rapidly across the world. In such a scenario, natural gas is increasingly being considered as the fuel of choice for the near future, as it is less polluting than oil and coal. The market for LNG has been growing at a fast pace for the past few years on the back of factors like, environmental concerns, high energy demand, government support, and huge investments. The world is witnessing a significant level of development in the global LNG trade with imports and exports of LNG forming a vital part of countries’ relationships with each other. Especially the Asia Pacific countries, due to greater economic growth, are pushing themselves to develop and enhance the natural gas and LNG industry.

Our report identified major countries of Asia Pacific region in terms of demand and supply. Each of the countries is studied thoroughly with special focus on demand and supply scenario of the country; major LNG receiving terminals/production plants; under construction and proposed LNG receiving terminals/production plants; and medium and long term receiving/supply contracts. Forecasting of LNG demand/supply for 2015 and 2020 of each country is also provided in the report.

LNG has become an increasingly important supply source in meeting the Asia Pacific energy needs. As majority of Asia Pacific countries are importers of LNG, the region represents a big LNG market. According to our new research report -Asia Pacific LNG Market Outlook 2020-, Asia Pacific represents more than 60% of the world LNG demand.

According to the report, Japan accounts for majority of Asia Pacific LNG demand in 2011. After the nuclear reactors failures due to March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japan’s LNG demand increased significantly. Other countries such as China, India and South Korea also contribute significant share in the region’s total demand. Moreover, China is emerging as the fastest growing LNG market.

On the supply side, Australia ranked third in the Asia Pacific region LNG supply in 2011, is expected to outpace Malaysia and Indonesia to become top most LNG supplier in future. With a number of under construction and proposed LNG liquefaction plants, huge investments and various LNG supply contracts, Australia is well placed to take advantage of the considerable opportunities presented by the strong demand for energy resources.

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US Government Aid for Families

We all need aid at some time or another. We will show how to look and find what is available when needing Family Aid

There is a web site, benefits.gov, which can help you in finding government aid, grants, loans and other benefits and financial support coming from the federal government. The web site will show you all the important information, how to find out if you are eligible, how to apply if you are and where to do that.

When wanting to apply for any kind of financial government aid, you need to know that grants and loans are not the same. A loan has to be paid back, and many times with an interest rate. There is another web site, govloans.gov, which can help you in finding loans which are funded by the government.

Grants do not need to be paid back, but very few of them are meant for people as most of these government grants are given to universities, cities, states, counties, organizations and researchers. Grants.gov is the perfect site to browse for these types of government aid for families.

There are many programs which offer financial help and assistance for families who want to adopt children. Expenses connected with adoption, vary based on the type of adoption. Families who need this help, can research and find information about what can be claimed as financial aid for adopting and what they have to pay themselves.

There are programs which offer you a percentage of the expenses related to work, which you have already paid to a care provider, who cares for your child. The percentage will depend on the income you are receiving. These expenses will be paid if the primary function is to protect the child’s well-being. For most, a credit will be given to those who have used a care provider, who takes care of your child under the age of 13, or caring for your children and spends a minimum of 8 hours in your home.

The total sum of expenses which qualify for the credit are $3000 for one person and $6000 for two or more people. There may be some changes in the amounts, depending on taxes that are active at that year. Also, another important fact is that, the credit which will be received, may not exceed the amount of money which you or your spouse is receiving per month. This could be different if your spouse is a student.

For these credits, a qualifying person actually can be a child who is under the age of 13,or a spouse who is a student and cannot take care of himself which means that he is incapable of taking care of his nutritional and hygienic needs. This may be because of a mental or physical illness.

These are some examples we hope will help you when looking for Government aid for families.

Masters In Economics The Good And The Best

The title doesnt say the good and the bad as there is nothing bad if you are into economics field, let it be the leadership opportunities or the scope in the future. It is the breeding ground for becoming the masters in any business. It is no surprise that the presidents or the financial ministers of top notch nations are graduates in economics. This is also the reason behind Universities investing a fortune in economics field hoping that some of their students become the leaders of the future!

Economics, the subject and a social science that determines the production of resources, both materials and human has its role in any organization of business. While microeconomics deals with the static items like consumers, sellers etc, macroeconomics studies the behavioral issue like unemployment and policies.

Master studies in economics will help you sustain the competition and emerge as a true leader provided you have the zeal in you. If you are considering for masters in US, many Universities have the following admission criteria

– You need to hold a bachelors degree from a recognized university preferably in related field

– You must have cleared an English test like IELTS or TOEFL to make sure that you can sustain in the USA. Also, this is required as economists do need impeccable communication skills

Masters in economics is studied in various tracks like general, gender analysis, research, financial policy etc. Once you have graduated, you can get an opportunity in any of the government agencies, NGOs or financial institutions etc based on your specialization. The top specialization fields in economics that are chosen by students are industrial economics, demographic economics and financial economics. The typical jobs that economic graduates get include but not limited to financial analysts, financial consultants, budget planners, market analysts, econometricians etc.

Among the specializations, financial economics is the one that is undoubtedly a core economic subject. This is a 1 and half to 2 year course and is a mix of theory, modeling and practicals. While the theory aspect is about decision making in markets, you learn how to allocate assets and valuate them in practical. Also, you get to learn various financial instruments like forex, equities, income, portfolios etc. The weight-age differs among economic and professional degrees. More emphasis is put on theory in economic subjects while application is given importance in professional subjects.

Economics, for sure, is a degree for the geeks who are into statistics and planning. If you are planning for masters in economics, it is good to choose among the top schools for economics like Purdue University, University of Texas at Austin or the New York University and you can end up working in World Bank or the IMF!

Two Aspects Highlighted By Rush For Ssb, Bsnl And Food Corporation Of India Recruitment 2013

Mostly in employment choices, the students show differences while going for a particular job. There are some people who tend to go against the popular feeling, whereas in some other cases, there are students who go for such jobs which are high paying and are influenced by various other factors.

Ruled by such trends, the way in which the jobs in Sashastra Seema Bal have been sought after by people is reflective of certain aspects. These are usually the choices which are ruled by the factor of large number of vacancies. SSB or Sashastra Seema Bal is a government organisation, a special force under the Ministry of Home Affairs, which looks after the possibilities of any aggression in the borders of India. They are responsible for fighting of dangers that are imminent from the external forces coming from the border. Also, the force is called for duty during any national emergency or crisis.

To keep such a large force strengthened, the SSB carries out recruitment of constables as well as many other posts as in the SSB recruitment. There are posts of paramedical medical cadre, para veterinary cadre and electricians which are being advertised presently. Similarly, many other posts in the SSB will be advertised in the coming years, which attract students from different streams of studies. It is because of the large variety of job opportunities that people tend to go for the BSNL recruitment 2013, which open up a number of vacancies in the cadre of junior telecom officer in various BSNL offices throughout the country.

The largeness of the advertisement in itself is a reason for the students to trend towards these jobs in the BSNL or SSB. The same reason can be held responsible for the large turnout for the Food Corporation of India recruitment 2013, where the Staff Selection Committee gives out advertisements for posts such as stenographer, Management trainee in accounts, technical, etc. These are in plenty because the FCI offices are found all over the country and students from various states and zones in the country, apply for these posts.

Another aspect that is evident from the Food Corporation of India recruitment 2013 and the BSNL recruitment 2013 is that the candidates are eager for the technical posts. Positions of junior telecom officers in BSNL and management trainee technical branches are such jobs which can give a boost to the careers of the students who are recruited. Having joined in these posts, they can reach great heights. The students are therefore attracted towards technical jobs and they make it a point to apply for these positions in popular companies like FCI or BSNL, whenever there are advertisements. There will always be a high degree of popularity for these jobs but in 2013, the trend will be higher because people are showing the trend of going for jobs which are technical in nature and whenever there are large numbers of posts.

Corporations Benefitting from Direct Debits UK

The world has been changing and demanding global measures through which the payments can be made immediately and without any hassle. Many methods have been introduced in the past few decades, but the recent one that has flooded the corporate market with its advantages is the services of Direct Debits UK. Corporations in UK are now getting the chance to use the best services of making as well as receiving payments, which is directly affecting their financial status. Although Direct Debits UK can be setup with in-house services, most of the people prefer using outsourcing because it is less expensive and less complicated as well.

Engaging in paperless Direct Debits UK will help the corporations to encourage their customers to sign up for making the regular and occasional payments directly. Even the corporations can make their recurring payments easily via direct debit. Once registered with Smart Debit, the company would make sure that all the payments that need to be made on a regular basis are transferred on time. There is better cash flow in the company and it is managed in a better way. The company can be assured of receiving a particular amount of deposit on a particular date, unless revoked by the payer which will be notified immediately to the payee.

Smart Debit is one of the most renowned companies that provide Direct Debit and other paperless financial services all over the UK. Because corporations cannot trust just any service provider with their financial dealings, it is advisable to rely on such a company that has been in the business since many years and has a successful and satisfied clients list. The service providers would be considered as good enough when all the transactions take place smoothly and the clients have complete access to each and every transfer made. Companies like Smart Debit that are registered under Bacs follow standard schemes that are also followed by the leading banks.

Unlike banks, it is simple to acquire services of Direct Debits UK because of relaxed terms and less qualifying formalities. Where banks look for corporations that are well established and have been in business on a large scale, Smart Debit will facilitate direct debit services even to those who are capable of growth in the future. More than 50 percent of the UK population now prefers making payments through direct debit, and those corporations who do not indulge in this method may well be missing on a huge potential market.

SmartDebitis the preferred method of payment by over half of the UK’s bill-paying population for making one off, regular or ad-hoc payments. Direct Debits UKcollection is more popular than payment by cheques, cash, credit and debit cards.

Learn The Economic Functions Of The Derivative Market

The derivative market is catered to the trading of derivatives between two entities, value of which is derived from the underlying assets like stocks, bonds, currencies, interest rates, commodities and market indices. Any fluctuations in these assets determine the value of these securities. Three key categories of participants of trading derivatives are hedgers, speculators, and arbitrageurs. Hedgers use variants of the derivatives to reduce or eliminate risks, speculators bet on future movements of price to ensure potential gain and loss in a tentative manner, and arbitrageurs take complete advantage of various price discrepancies in two different markets. The reason why so many participants are actively participating in the market is the bunch of benefits offered by the derivatives.

There are many benefits or advantages of the derivative market. Some of the key economic functions of the derivative market are:

These offer low transaction cost and increased gains.
It also minimizes the risk of variable loss in the financial market.
The market is a clear reflection of the market perception. It helps discover both the future and current prices of underlying assets.
The market experiences higher trading volume because of increased participation of players or investors in the market.
Derivatives provide a significant tool or mechanism through which all the investors or the participants can judge the movement of prices and protect themselves from financial risks.
These securities are inherent in nature and are deeply rooted to the underlying cash flows.
Financial market is a mixed market where it becomes really difficult to monitor and analyze the activities of various participants. The derivative market moves towards a controlled form of trading and offers an organized cash market for trading.
The incremental increase in the profit margins instills a drive within educated people to earn more and start their own businesses.
It also offers new business and employment opportunities across the globe. At present also there are so many active people working in the stock market as agents, traders, advisors, and many more with distinctive responsibilities.
In all ways and forms the market helps increase savings and investments.

Indo ASEAN FTA – Challenges and Opportunities

For Kerala, which is a similar country to Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore etc, there are opportunities of benefiting from this ASEAN FTA. More than FTA, the Kerala Government is to be dreaded.

What Keralites should do is to face the challenges thrown by ASEAN FTA. The business equation of Globalisation is – Compete or Die -. So we should compete with the ASEAN countries in products and services and use the opportunities for our benefit.

There is fear in the Keralite mind about the challenges posed by ASEAN countries. Even though the Center says that the pact will work out to the advantage of India ultimately, Keralites feel that Kerala is not yet ready to face up to the challenge.

This fear is bound to be there till Jupiter, the financial planet, leave for Aquarius on Dec 19. Suddenly the 3.5 million workers in the coconut sector and one million fish labourers find themselves threatened.

The Center maintains that what Kerala fears are mere micro losses. India will get access to ASEAN countries’ markets and bilateral trade, flourishing now at $ 34 b, will rise to more than $100 b.

We cannot protect a nation in these days of Globalisation. We have to compete or die.

What is a Free Trade Agreement ? It is a trade sans tax. 56 million is the population of ASEAN. India’s population stand at 1.17 billion. Who are the ASEAN countries ?

Thailand Indonesia Vietnam Singapore Philippines Burma Malaysia Laos Cambodia Brunei

It was in Oct 2003 the framework of the ASEAN pact was formulated. Bilateral trade rose to $6.93 b in 2000-2001 and in 2008, it stood at $34 b ! Experts point out that bilateral trade will be tenfold in the future !

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Business Blog Success Keeping The Focus On A Blog On Economics And A Blog On Leadership

Business leadership and economics are important topics in todays world, yet it is hard to get serious discussions without politics, advertising, and corporate agendas interfering. One way to get multifaceted perspectives on an issue to work toward a common goal is through a business blog.

A blog on economics or a blog on leadership will generate discussion from all over the world. A business blog allows you to invite and screen members, track readership and hits per page, and offers the opportunity for interactive dialogue and criticism.

A blog on economics can you inform readers about economic issues with a broad range of perspectives. A blog on economics will allow you to share your own knowledge and opinions on a given topic. An in-depth blog on economics will also use facts based on cited evidence to support analysis of economic issues.

A blog on leadership may cover global topics, business issues, social concerns, or leader profiles. A blog on leadership may also offer advice and tips for leadership skills for specific professions, such as lawyers or corporate leaders. Many times authors of leadership books will have a related blog on leadership to answer questions from their readers.

Setting up a business blog is relatively easy. The more focused your business blog is, the more likely you will find an audience. Obviously, the more experience you have on a given topic, the more credible your business blog will be. Selecting a domain name for your business blog is the first important step to drive people to your site. The more focused on the topic, the more likely readers will find you.

The biggest decision when creating a blog on leadership or a blog on economics is whether or not you will host the blog yourself or use a free blogging service. The problem with free blogging services is that you dont get your own domain and do not actually own your blog. If you ever wanted to move your business blog, you would be unable to take your readers with you without control of the site.

Whether you are interested in creating a blog on leadership or a blog on economics, keeping your business blog focused and interactive will engage readers. Allowing a broad range of opinions as well as facts that back up arguments or analysis will give your site credibility that will build reader trust.