Archive for February, 2009

Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Empire Energy Corporation International (EEGC.OB)

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Empire Energy Corporation International (EEGC.OB) is an oil and natural gas exploration company. In 2005, the company acquired the publicly traded Australian Company, Great South Land Minerals Limited, through a reverse merger. Empire has raised $12 million of capital since January 2007.

Empire plans to explore and develop projects in onshore areas of Tasmania in Australia. The company has exploration rights to an onshore petroleum license in Tasmania through their wholly owned subsidiary, Great South Land Minerals Limited.

The company is hopeful the Tasmanian property will yield as much as 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The license allows Empire to explore public and private land within the licensed 15,410-km² area in the Tasmanian Basin.

The company has plans to commence drilling in August 2008 on eight to fifteen wells. Empire has conducted extensive research and compiled a database of seismic, gravity, magnetic, geochemical and geophysical data. The company has also paid for independent expert reports to prove the potential for large oil and natural gas resources on the Tasmanian property.

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Gamma Pharmaceuticals Inc. (GMPM.OB) is “One to Watch”

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Gamma Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a marketing and product formulation company. They have created, registered, and branded innovative product lines including Nutritional Supplements, Personal Care Products, and Over the-Counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals. The company has their headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada and they manufacture in North America, with initial distribution in the United States and Greater China.

They are focusing on adapting their proprietary “Gel Delivery Technology®”, and delivering wellness products in productive market categories. They have established the first comprehensive line of GEL-based products. GEL is short for a form of biopolymers, which have found use in prepared foods as natural additives, thickeners, and stabilizers.

The all-natural GEL base provides a faster, more effective dosing format with textures, flavors and fragrances that are more favorable. Gamma uses GEL technology for oral delivery of vitamins, supplements, nutraceuticals, adjunctive therapies, and OTC medications as well as for skin disinfection and cosmetic use. They believe their Gel Delivery Technology offers a highly desirable innovation over typical tablets and capsules. Gamma offers consumers solid gels, liquid gels, crystal gels, and gel strips.

Gamma Pharmaceuticals SAVVY™ products have a preference with adults who desire good health, good flavor, natural formulas, and convenience. Their Brilliant Choice Vitamins and supplements are for children’s nutrition. Their focus here is to offer families nutrition, while offering affordable prices at the same time.

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Sector 10, Inc.’s (SECT.OB) Command Centers Assist Responders during Emergencies

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Sector 10, Inc. (SECT.OB) is a company focused on providing life-saving equipment to everyday people. Founder Pericles DeAvila survived a natural disaster in the Azores and came face-to-face with the aftermath often found after a major emergency. In response to his personal ordeal, DeAvila has spent the last ten years developing a new way of looking at disasters that bridges the gap between when a disaster occurs and when emergency responders arrive.

The Pericles Logix System is an interactive communications architecture program that is the backbone of DeAvila’s concept. Each stationary and mobile response unit (SRU and MRU) is equipped with a wireless communication system, and contains Wi-Max wireless technology with a wireless repeater and web-based controllable camera.

The SRU/MRU units are then able to relay tracking information to an on-site central command center that is accessible by emergency response personnel. The tracking data is used in conjunction with the CAD/CAM and 3-dimensional drawings of the facility stored in the central command center. Through Sector 10’s system, emergency responders are able to get a real-time understanding of where survivors are located when the tracking data is overlaid with the facility map.

Newer regulations have been passed that require people to stay within a building when an emergency occurs. The Logix System provides emergency responders with a better picture of where safe and danger zones are located. Responders can then utilize the 2-way communication systems in the SRU/MRU to inform survivors of safe zones they can move toward. The visual touch screen panel on each SRU/MRU allows responders to provide people with detailed instructions. The ability for responders to communicate directly with citizens is an advantage that will only increase the percentage of those able to evacuate during a crisis.

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Bald Eagle Energy, Inc. (BEEI.OB) Optimism in Alaska Shared By Many

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Bald Eagle Energy, Inc., (BEEI.OB) is in good company as it seeks out oil and gas deposits in the Arctic regions of Alaska. Some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world are exploring or producing, both on shore and off shore, in and around Alaska.

• ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has been in Alaska for a long time, having invested over $20 billion since 1954, and it’s still there, producing approximately 140,000 barrels of oil per day.

• Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-B) is investing billions into offshore exploration in the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea, off Alaska’s north and northwest coasts.

• British Petroleum (NYSE:BP) operates the largest oil field in North America, the Prudhoe Bay Field in far northern Alaska, along with other oil fields and pipelines on Alaska’s North Slope.

• Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) has a number of exploration and production operations on Alaska’s North Slope, and operates 10 platforms and 5 gas fields in the Cook Inlet Basin.

• ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is Alaska’s largest oil and gas producer, with ownership interests in two of the largest oil fields in North America, Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk, along with operating interest in other Alaskan fields and operations.

However, there are also a number of smaller companies, now including Bald Eagle Energy, that are represented in the area.

• Eni SpA (NYSE:E), targeted to produce 40,000 barrels of oil per day by the end of 2009

• Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), with Alaskan reserves of 58 million barrels of oil equivalent

• Petro-Canada (NYSE:PCZ), with an annual investment budget for the region of $70 million

• Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM), with Alaskan interests in over 950,000 acres

• Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), one of the first independents to operate on the North Slope

In spite of all the interest, much of Alaska and the Arctic remain unexplored. The reason so many large and small companies are looking north is simple. The U.S. Geological Service estimates that the Arctic holds nearly 25% of the world’s undiscovered reserves.

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AM Oil Resources & Technology, Inc. (AMOR.OB) is “One to Watch”

Friday, February 27th, 2009

AM Oil Resources & Technology Inc. is focused on becoming the premier provider of environmentally friendly thermal extraction technologies for the oil field in both domestic and international markets. The company’s fully patented technology has been proven to be highly effective in harvesting a greater amount of oil from marginally producing “stripper wells.”

The average daily production of the 480,000+ stripper wells existing in the U.S. today is less than 2.1 barrels. Once the production of these wells falls below a profitable level, operators can either shut-in the wells, abandon the wells and cease production, or continue to produce at a loss. However, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, stripper wells have yielded, on average, only 20% of the total amount of oil in the reserve. Unless a secondary oil recovery method is used, the remaining 80% stays in the ground unusable forever.

Through the utilization of the Company’s innovative recovery technologies, it is possible to recover over 50% of the oil remaining at increased production efficiencies. The management team believes that applying the company’s proprietary technologies to marginal wells, with known reserves, will earn a profitable niche in the U.S. petroleum industry. AM Oil is ideally positioned to profit from rising global demand for oil by providing an environmentally safe and cost-effective method of maximizing oil production from existing wells.

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Blugrass Energy, Inc. (BLUG.OB) is “One to Watch”

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Bluegrass Energy Inc., an oil and gas development and exploration company, is focused on growing through internally generated and developed prospects, participation with industry partners in oil and gas exploration, and in targeted joint ventures. The company’s objective is to identify and then develop oil and gas properties that have low geological risk.

The strategy used by Bluegrass is built around securing assets within known producing areas that offer opportunities to use historical results as a guideline, but allow the leveraging of today’s science and technology to optimize reserve recovery. The company’s initial acreage purchase will allow it to secure over 500,000 Bbls of oil and 1.5 Bcf of natural gas in proven reserves.

The company has begun securing leases in Breathitt and Magoffin Counties in Kentucky. Historically, both counties have had solid production histories. The acreage held by Bluegrass in Breathitt County lies on the Eastern edge of the largest producing oil field in the Eastern Unites States, the Big Sinking Oil field. To date, the oil field has produced more than 120 million barrels of oil.

The acreage being secured in Magoffin County, Kentucky holds the opportunity to produce both natural gas and oil. Two different public utilities have already laid pipelines to the areas of BEI’s leasehold positions. Within the company’s targeted areas, oil and natural gas have been produced from the Big Lime, the 3 known lenses of the Weir, the 3 different zones of the Coniferous, the Devonian Shale, and the Black River.

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GreenChek Technology Inc. (GCHK.OB) is “One to Watch”

Friday, February 27th, 2009

GreenChek Technology Inc. provides world-class mobile Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction technology, while greatly enhancing fuel economy for the mobile transportation industry. The company’s mission is to become the pre-eminent supplier of Onboard Hydrogen Generation and Injection (OHGI) technology for mobile transportation and industrial power generation applications.

GreenChek’s patent-pending OHGI technology efficiently separates distilled water (H2O) into its two base elements, hydrogen and oxygen, two of the most abundant elements on the planet. By injecting the elements into a traditional combustion engine, OHGI technology significantly decreases emissions and reduces fuel consumption. The only by-product is safe, clean, water vapor with reduced greenhouse gases.

GreenChek has designed its revolutionary Onboard Hydrogen Generation and Injection (OHGI) technology to take a leading position in the emerging market for emissions reduction technology and fuel economy enhancement. Through this technology, the company offers a clean, safe, inexpensive, alternative energy solution for the mobile transportation and industrial power generative industries as well as for individual consumers.

GreenChek intends to leverage its proven in-house expertise in OHGI technology to achieve long-term growth, while emerging as a global leader in the development and production of emission reducing devices for mobile and power generative applications. The scalability and versatility of the company’s OHGI technology allows easy adaptability, enabling aggressively penetration and the opportunity to establish market share in numerous industries.

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Taste of the Juice

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Over the past ten years, oil prices have captivated the attention of nearly every American. This is not surprising as the price for a barrel of oil has risen from less than $15 to more than $150 in just the past decade, generating massive profits for oil and gas companies, as well as those who invested with them. As many would have predicted, the high cost of energy was unsustainable for the current worldwide recession, and since summer of last year, oil prices have fallen as much as 76%.

This extreme drop in the price within just a few months time shocked oil and gas companies who were extremely happy with the seemingly never ending increase of profits. Now with oil prices hovering around the $40 per barrel mark, many of these companies are cutting production and investment to reduce the available supply of energy, subsequently increasing the cost of oil as the demand/supply ratio rebalances in their favor.

It won’t take long for oil prices to rebound as OPEC, supplier of more than a third of the world’s oil, has already cut its production per day by millions of barrels. In March, OPEC will be discussing even more production cuts to shore up prices. Additionally, other countries have declared they are ready to significantly cut their oil production as well.

It is a known fact that stocks typically go up before market conditions improve and this applies to the oil industry as well. One of the largest gainers this week is Bald Eagle Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: BEEI), an oil and gas exploration company focused on Alaska’s vast energy resources. Since the close of last week, the stock has gone up as high as 84.4%. Volume has also improved substantially, increasing from total volume of 142,300 last week to more than 2.6 million traded shares.

Other oil stocks already experiencing the benefits of an upturn in oil prices include: Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE: CNQ) up 7.3% this week, Dorchester Minerals LP (NASDAQ: DMLP) up 8.6%, Houston American Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: HUSA) up 9.4%, and NEXEN Inc. (NYSE: NXY) up 11.6%. Intelligent investors are currently accumulating the best oil stocks while they are trading at bargain prices and stand to reap substantial profits once oil prices recover.

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Neohydro Technologies Corp. (NHYT.OB) is “One to Watch”

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Neohydro Technologies Corp. is the exclusive licensee for the worldwide industrial applications of the Neohydro™ and Pathocell™ technologies. Neohydro Technologies is positioning to be the leading service company for providing economical end-to-end water supply solutions for industrial clients around the world. The Company is focusing their efforts on water sterilization technology.

Neohydro is bringing a noninvasive, cost-efficient solution to industrial wastewater management. Improving the treatment of industrial water allows them to redefine the management, flexibility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of industrial water supply. They believe their technology will foster ethical and environmentally sound business practices and help alleviate the growing water supply crisis.

Neohydro Technologies Corp.’s device and associated technology will find use in the treatment of industrial wastewater. They are offering a high voltage electrolysis device that transforms water solely for industrial applications. The technology will allow onsite treatment of wastewater from industries such as gas drilling, oil drilling, pulp and paper mills, food processing plants, and agriculture. The process involves treating the water back to EPA standards and reusing, recycling, and re-injecting it back for these industries to reuse. The benefit to enterprises is the elimination of transportation costs, reduction of waste, re-use of the treated water, elimination of toxic chemical use, and reduction of energy consumption.

This month, Neohydro Technologies Corp. announced that after extensive real-world operations in a Utah evaporation plant, their new wastewater treatment technology impressed local oil and gas operators and wastewater disposal companies because results exceeded their highest lab-projected expectations.

Neohydro Technologies Corp. CEO Dean Themy, said, “This is huge for us. We’ve had promising results in the lab, but everyone needed to know the system would hold up under real-world conditions for extended amounts of time. It has! Now all the clients that were waiting in the wings are scrambling to enter into service agreements.”

Neohydro’s single-cell unit treated a continuous stream of 2,300 barrels of wastewater in a 24-hour period. This was more than double their 1,000 barrel-capacity projection. The pilot project proved how effective a single-cell Neohydro unit, with moderate power supply requirements, and no additional chemicals, could serve a large wastewater disposal company. This application had co-sponsoring from ITL (Iowa Tank Lines Inc.) and their wastewater subsidiary Water Recovery LLC in Duchesne, Utah.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: iPass Inc. (IPAS)

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

IPAS is focused on helping enterprises unify the management of remote and mobile connectivity and devices, making mobility simple and affordable. The company offers a single global solution that reduces overall data connectivity expenses, easily integrates with existing systems, and makes more efficient use of valuable IT management resources.

IPAS provides mobile employees a simple, secure way to connect around the world, while unifying control over connectivity, devices and costs. Companies get a one-stop shop for the combined management of mobile connections and devices, as well as predictable flat-rate pricing. Users are able to connect in 160 countries using 3G mobile broadband, more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, hotel Ethernet and other access methods.

IPAS generates revenues mainly by providing enterprise connectivity services through its virtual network. The company sells these services both directly and indirectly through its channel partners. IPAS charges its customers on a time basis for usage based on negotiated rates, as well as based on a fixed charge per active user per month with additional charges for excess time. The company currently has three revenue streams: dial-up, broadband and services fees and others.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA)

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

NVIDIA Corporation, a multinational corporation engaged in visual computing technologies, offers programmable graphics processor technologies worldwide. The company’s products generate realistic, interactive graphics on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA designs various graphic processing unit product families that support PCs, personal digital assistants, cellular phones, video game consoles and other digital consumer electronics devices.

The company operates in four segments: Graphic Processing Unit (GPU), Media and Communications Processor (MCP), Professional Solutions Business (PSB), and Consumer Products Business (CPB). The GPU product group includes products that support desktop and notebook personal computers. The MCP segment comprises NVIDIA nForce products that operate as a single-chip or chipset that provide system functions, such as high speed storage and network communications.

The PSB segment of NVIDIA’s business offers professional workstation products and other professional graphics products, including high-performance computing products. The CPB segment provides mobile brands and products that support handheld personal media players, personal digital assistants, cellular phones and other handheld devices. This segment also licenses video game consoles and other digital consumer electronics devices.

The company sells its products under the following brand names: NVIDIA GeForce®, NVIDIA Tesla(tm), NVIDIA GoForce®, NVIDIA Quadro® and NVIDIA nForce®. NVIDIA markets to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, add-in-card manufacturers, system builders and consumer electronics companies. Its graphics chips are used by major PC makers, such as Apple, Dell, Gateway and Hewlett-Packard , as well as in add-in boards and motherboards produced by ASUSTeK Computer and other companies.

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Lake Victoria Mining Company (LVCA.OB) Updates Investors on Drill Progress at Geita Gold Project

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Lake Victoria Mining Company was pleased to provide an update concerning its drilling progress at the Geita Gold Project in northern Tanzania, which is located about 80 kilometers west of the city of Mwanza.

Exploration Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling commenced in late January and to date three major target locations have been tested, and two drill site locations have been selected for additional follow up infill drill holes. According to the company, at least five major target locations exist on the property, and the drill program is proceeding systematically to test those targets; the fourth target is scheduled for testing next week.

Currently, nineteen holes are complete and a total of 2,128 meters have been drilled. The Geita program called for a total of 6,000 meters of drilling, with expected pre-drilling hole depths of 150 meters. The Geita license covers 43.77 square kilometers, and the current drill program is focused on the northeast and north central part of the license, where major intrusives and large shear zone structures have been identified.

To date, assay results for 750 samples have been received. It is anticipated that this phase of the drilling program will comprise about 2,000 samples. The samples are being processed at the internationally accredited SGS laboratory in Mwanza. Lake Victoria Mining Company promised to provide additional results as the information becomes available.

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Juma Technology Corp. (JUMT.OB) Subsidiary’s Solution Now “Avaya Compliant”

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Juma Technology’s subsidiary, Nectar Services Corp, an IP communications services provider, announced that its Enterprise Session Management (nectar/ESM) family of services is now recognized as compliant with key telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services. This certification expands the subsidiary’s commitment across the Avaya platform and complements the company’s existing certifications.

“The Avaya certification establishes a new level of credibility for our solution,” commented David Giangano, President of Global Channels. “Our channel of Nectar resellers can now deliver this service into their customer base with the confidence that it has been tested and verified for compatibility with their Avaya systems.

“Nectar’s cost-cutting services provide our resellers with an offering that adds value, reduces expenses for their customers, and helps to drive new business in this tough economy,” added Giangano.

Nectar’s Enterprise Session Management (nectar/ESM) solution cuts enormous costs out of IT budgets. By utilizing the SIP-based nectar/ESM platform, businesses can drastically cut expenses by consolidating dial-tone, eliminating phone line charges and reducing toll and long-distance rates.

“Companies like Nectar are expanding the choices available to Avaya customers,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, Developer Relations and Technical Alliances, Avaya. “With a broad selection of standards-based solutions that are compliance-tested for interoperability, businesses can use communications strategically in their operations and make critical information readily available to both clients and employees.”

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Medical Connections, Inc. (MCTH.OB) Signs Agreement to Acquire Healthcare Staffing Company

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Medical Connections Holdings, Inc., a rapidly growing healthcare staffing company specializing in allied health, nurse and physician staffing and recruiting services, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Oklahoma On-Call, Inc. The Locum Tenens company provides temporary coverage and permanent placement for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners throughout Oklahoma and the Midwest.

Medical Connections’ President, Anthony Nicolosi, stated, “We are excited to announce our first acquisition for 2009. The Locum Tenens business is one of the fastest growing segments of the healthcare staffing industry. The Midwest region offers us an excellent strategic opportunity to expand our presence in an area of the country that can provide stable growth and a valuable work force. The addition of the physicians’ temporary coverage business combined with additional permanent placement capabilities are an excellent fit for Medical Connections Holdings, Inc.”

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eDOORWAYS Corp. (EDWY.PK) Files Application to List on OTCBB Market

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Today, eDOORWAYS announced that it has filed an application with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) to move the company back on the OTCBB. Gary Kimmons, CEO of eDOORWAYS Corporation, stated, “In the recent past I said that moving back to the OTCBB has long been a goal for the company. Today, that goal is one step closer to being fulfilled.”

The company explained that after application is made with FINRA, there is normally a 30-day waiting period. However, it is anticipated that eDOORWAYS will get a much faster response. As long as there are no substantial comments from the regulatory agency, it is expected that the company will be back on the OTCBB in the next two months.

“This year is shaping up for us really nicely so far,” commented Kimmons. “We’re surely demonstrating our intention to make big strides this year by simply meeting short term goals. The company and all of its supporters are very excited with the progress so far.”

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Bald Eagle Energy, Inc (BEEI.OB) Gets Encouragement From LAPP Resources

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Bald Eagle Energy, Inc., (BEEI.OB) has received support from LAPP Resources, Inc., an Alaskan based oil and gas exploration services company. Bald Eagle Energy contracted with LAPP to provide an independent review of the hydrocarbon prospectively of its recently finalized North Slope oil exploration leases. The leases are just south of the huge Prudhoe Bay Field, the largest oil field in North America.

In a 23 page report, LAPP first made it clear that it has no direct, indirect, or deferred ownership interest in Bald Eagle, nor plans to acquire acreage in the subject area. The report went on to discuss the potential of the leases in terms that made the value of Bald Eagle’s position clear.

The leases are in the North Slope hydrocarbon province, which is already home to three super-giant oil and gas fields: the Point Thompson Field (8 trillion cubic feet of gas), the Kuparuk River Field (2.6 billion barrels of oil and 1 trillion cubic feet of gas), and of course the Prudhoe Bay Field (15 billion barrels of oil, 27 trillion cubic feet of gas). The North Slope province (including discoveries in the Beaufort Sea) also contains 69 other fields.

According to the report, the North Slope Basin has approximately 27 billion barrels of discovered recoverable oil, and 52 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas. Also of interest is the fact that the area has a relatively low exploration and drilling density, and remains under-explored.

The report also emphasizes the importance of the leases’ close proximity to the Trans Alaska Pipeline, the all-weather Dalton Highway, and a proposed natural gas pipeline. In addition to the prospect of conventional oil and gas discovery, the leased areas are now suggesting other potentials. Tight oil and gas sands, heavy and/or cold viscous oil, methane hydrates, and shale gas may all be discovered within the lease areas and could contribute, according to the report, substantial reserves.

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Sector 10, Inc. (SECT.OB) Keeps Civilians Breathing During Fires and Biological Attacks

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

In 2002, the federal government created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to strengthen our nation’s security against acts of bioterrorism. Since its inception, the DHS has spent over $48 billion on a number of projects to keep citizens safe. One key component that the DHS has invested in is named BioWatch, a deployed system consisting of sensors placed in 30 undisclosed cities to detect airborne pathogens like anthrax, plague, and smallpox.

Some researchers are questioning the effectiveness of BioWatch. Theoretically, the sensors will detect threats and set off early-warning systems in DHS to ensure the earliest possible detection and deployment of personnel during a biological attack. However, a threat may take as long as 34 hours to detect since air samples are manually collected and physically taken to labs for analysis. A number of experts believe that a real-time detection system will not be developed for quite some time. Senior scientist at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Margaret Hamburg, stated that 9/11 led to a “lot of wishful thinking that new technologies might be the answer. There were a lot of investments made—some that made sense, some that didn’t.”

Based upon the recent findings, it appears like the federal government is not as prepared as most would expect after six years. Since the DHS is behind on establishing BioWatch, regular citizens should take steps to protect themselves in the event of a bioterrorist attack. Some might feel that they can rely on emergency personnel to help them during an incident, but there is currently a ratio of 1 responder for every 1000 civilians.

Sector 10, Inc. has a number of tools that will help everyday people protect themselves during biological attacks. As part of its pre-deployed life-saving equipment packages, the company has developed special smoke hoods that keep the user safe from inhaling smoke, chemical, or biological fumes. A filter design along with a positive pressure device keeps smoke particulates and toxic gases from entering the hood. The device provides the user with 30 to 45 minutes of breathable air along with an unlimited field of vision which should enable the user to navigate in a smoke- or gas-filled room to a safer environment.

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. (KBLB.OB) has No Need for FDA Approval

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

One of the most significant hurdles most biotechnology companies have to overcome is FDA approval. To receive FDA approval, a process that can take up to two and a half years, the company must submit an application (usually about 100,000 pages) to the FDA. This extensive process has been a barrier to many new products that will never compete in the market.

Fortunately for Kraig Biocraft, their technology doesn’t have to be approved by the FDA, which makes it much easier for investors to monetize their investment since the costs are significantly reduced and the time to market is much shorter. The potential for success is also much greater as only 5 out of 5,000 compounds discovered in the pre-clinical stage ever make it through the entire FDA approval process.

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Retirement Is No Reason for a Portfolio to Stop Working

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

No doubt you are aware that your future retirement income depends on the savings and contributions you made during your working years. But it may surprise you to learn that the investment returns produced over time by your retirement portfolio will play an even larger role in funding your retirement.

New research has revealed that nearly 90% of retirement income results from investment returns that are generated after the funds are socked away. Knowing this certainly doesn’t lessen the importance of saving and investing for retirement, but it highlights the need to remain diligent when it comes to managing and monitoring your investments during the retirement years.

Allocate Assets Wisely
An appropriate asset allocation strategy enables you to strive for portfolio growth while also working to help preserve principal and avoid damaging losses. Investments should be allocated among the appropriate mix of asset classes (stocks, bonds, and cash equivalents) depending on your tolerance for risk and other personal factors. Experts also recommend diversifying within each asset class to further help manage risk. Asset allocation and diversification do not guarantee against loss; they are methods used to help manage investment risk.

Revisit and Rebalance
Review your asset allocation periodically and consider how new financial needs should be addressed. Over time, your established asset allocation will be thrown out of whack as some market segments outperform others. Rebalancing your portfolio may lead to a more consistent return.

Obviously, retirement is no time for your portfolio to rest on its laurels. Call us to schedule a review of your investment strategy. Together we can address ways to help your portfolio work harder so you can pursue a more secure retirement.

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Radiant Systems, Inc. (RADS) Surprises the Market with Significant 2008 Growth

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Radiant Systems, Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008. Total revenues for the period were $75.3 million, a 7 percent increase over the revenues reported for the same period in 2007. Net income for the fourth quarter was reported at $1.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, a decline from 2007’s fourth quarter net income of $4.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

The company also announced financial results for the full year of 2008. Total revenues for the period were $301.6 million, a 19 percent increase over the $253.2 million reported for 2007. Net income declined slightly from the $11.8 million earned in 2007 to $11.0 million for 2008.

John Heyman, the Company’s chief executive officer commented, “We are pleased with the performance of the business for the year given the weak economic environment. Our revenues were in line with expectations prior to the impact of foreign currency exchange rates. And, we generated strong profitability by reducing our cost structure as we entered the fourth quarter.

“The business model we have built continues to show strength during these turbulent times,” he added. “Our recurring revenue services provide a very strong financial foundation for the Company and give our customers an affordable means to access the value of our solutions. These recurring services contributed 40% of our overall revenues in the quarter versus 30% last year and continue to be the fastest growing component of our revenue stream. And, because our channel model and management incentives create a variable structure for a significant amount of our sales, marketing and compensation costs, we have the flexibility to maintain investments in our products and salesforce.”

Heyman continued, “While certain restaurant and retail segments are clearly weak, others continue to provide us with a solid, if not strong, demand environment. Our products address the needs of customers who are facing increased pressure in this environment. These products deliver strong returns and quick paybacks. While we believe there is an opportunity to grow in 2009, we are building plans for lower revenue and aligning our cost structure accordingly. We are fortunate to have invested heavily in our product, service and distribution capabilities over the past few years, allowing us to bring value to our customers and expand our market reach.”

Mark Haidet, the Company’s chief financial officer, said, ““Given the economic environment, we feel it is important to be conservative with our revenue plan and to reduce our cost structure accordingly. While we believe we have numerous opportunities to grow the business, we are planning our cost structure around a conservative revenue range comprised of approximately 45% of revenue from recurring sources, and the remainder coming from contracted business and significantly reduced revenues from our reseller business.”

“Historically our guidance has included approximately 30% recurring revenue, higher run rates in our reseller business and required more significant revenue from new contracts. We anticipate maintaining a minimum adjusted operating margin of approximately 12% for the year based on cost management and variable elements of our compensation model. We are modeling a cash tax rate of approximately 28%. We believe this level of performance will allow us to generate free cash flow in excess of $15 million for the year and ensure a strong balance sheet to support our continued investments and commitments,” he concluded.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM)

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Qualcomm Inc. is a wireless telecommunications research and development company focused on designing, manufacturing and marketing digital wireless telecommunications products and services based on its code division multiple access (CDMA) technology and other technologies. The company licenses and receives royalty payments on its CDMA technology from more than 155 major domestic and international telecommunications equipment manufacturers and suppliers worldwide.

Qualcomm’s operations can be divided in four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). QCT is a developer and supplier of CDMA-based integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications, multimedia functions and global positioning system products. QTL grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio. The QWI segment sells equipment, software and provides services to wireless operators in delivering multimedia content. QSI manages its strategic investment activities to promote the worldwide adoption of CDMA-based products and services.

The company’s products are sold through direct sales force, partnerships and distributors in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Mexico and other countries. Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. Founded in 1985, Qualcomm has been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine for 10 years in a row.

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Beacon Equity Research Featured Company: LoJack Corp (LOJN)

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

LoJack Corp is focused on providing technology products and services for the tracking and recovery of valuable mobile assets. The company created the stolen vehicle recovery market more than two decades ago and has established a 90% recovery success rate. Around the world, more than 250,000 stolen assets worth more than $5 billion have been recovered using the company’s technology.

LoJack operates in 26 states and the District of Columbia, as well as more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Asia. By integrating its systems with law enforcement agencies, having several regional networks in place, and using FCC licensed radio frequency and proprietary technology that can find assets that are hidden from view (unlike GPS systems), the company has effectively hindered the entrance of competitors looking to replicate its business.

LoJack has three separately managed and reported business segments: domestic, international and Boomerang. The company’s domestic and international revenue is derived primarily from the sale of LoJack Units, LoJack Early Warning Units, and related products and services. Boomerang revenue is generated primarily from the sale and installation of Boomerang Systems, which are based on RF and cellular technology.

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Bald Eagle Energy, Inc. (BEEI.OB) Completes North Slope Lease Acquisitions

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Bald Eagle Energy, Inc., (BEEI.OB) recently finalized acquisition of 6 separate Alaska North Slope leases for oil and gas exploration, completing a purchase agreement begun in April, 2008. The leases total 18,418 acres, just south of the massive Prudhoe Bay Field, the largest single oil field in North America.

Alaska’s North Slope Basin is currently estimated to have roughly 27 billion barrels of discovered recoverable oil, and about 52 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. The Prudhoe Bay Field alone has produced over 10 billion barrels of oil. A third party geological report has estimated that, if new oil fields are discovered within the Bald Eagle lease acreage, they could collectively total up to 90 million barrels of recoverable oil, representing billions of dollars for Bald Eagle.

Besides having rich hydrocarbon potential, the lease areas are valuable for their proximity to existing petrochemical infrastructure. All the Bald Eagle leases are close to the Trans Alaska Pipeline, as well as the all-weather Dalton Highway. This means that any new oil discoveries should be relatively easy to develop. In addition, if natural gas is developed, the Bald Eagle leases are also close to the route of the state’s proposed gas pipeline.

Bald Eagle should also benefit from the favorable political environment found in Alaska. Even though Alaska’s North Slope operations involve some of the largest oil companies in the world, including British Petroleum, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron, Alaska’s state government recognizes a place for smaller players like Bald Eagle. Although British Petroleum invests some $600 million each year in the state, Alaska has a record of actively encouraging independent energy companies like Eni SpA, Anadarko Petroleum, and Pioneer Natural Resources.

The Bald Eagle leases symbolize the company’s confidence in Alaska’s North Slope, and their high expectations for long term development and profit.

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2009 is a Time of Changes for EV Innovations, Inc. (EVII.OB)

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

While it’s only almost the end of the second month in 2009, the year has already been one of major changes for EV Innovations, Inc. (EVII.OB). The company is focused on creating 100% lithium-powered vehicles that can be used by everyday people.

Since it was founded in 2000, the company has focused its efforts on the development and marketing of its all-electric products. Earlier this month, EV Innovations became the new name of the company previously known as Hybrid Technologies. The company also took the opportunity to revise its ticker symbol to EVII. The new name and ticker symbol marked the company’s transition from a development-stage company to a manufacturer of battery-powered vehicles.

“As we go forward under our new identity and new ticker symbol, EVII, we fulfill our commitment to be the leader in American made Plug In Electric Vehicles,” stated Holly Roseberry, President of EV Innovations.

Ron “Hollywood” Cervin joined the EV Innovations team in January. Cervin has a vast engineering history where his initial experience was in the aerospace industry working on the space shuttles, T-46 trainers, A-10 aircraft, B2 bombers, the Stealth and F-14 fighters, which is best known from “Top Gun”. Cervin made a major impact on NASCAR during his time in the racing industry. As a crew member for several teams, Cervin was able to assist in over 100 top-5 finishes along with taking part in the engineering, design, and fabrication of vehicles. Prior to joining EV Innovations, Cervin spent the last five years working with lithium-powered vehicles.

EV Innovations recently announced that it would unveil the newly designed Inizio EVS C7 to the public at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. The media will take a closer look at the Inizio on the press preview days, April 8-9. The general public will have an opportunity to see the vehicle from April 10-19 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

With fuel costs beginning to inch back up, consumers are continuing to look for alternatives. Now that EV Innovations has taken a major step from a company in development to a full-fledged manufacturing entity, it can fulfill consumer demand. The company’s line of 100% lithium-powered vehicles includes a Mini Cooper, PT Cruiser, basic coupes, motorcycles, mopeds, and even a sports car. As the company continues to educate the public and expand its brand presence, the demand for the all-electric vehicles should continue to expand.

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Enterprise Oilfield Group Inc. (TSX: E) has Assembled a Knowledgeable Board of Advisors

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Enterprise Oilfield Group receives advice from a Board of Advisors comprised of experienced individuals with expansive knowledge within the oil and gas industry. Strong leadership and wise guidance are two of the most important pillars of any business and Enterprise has done well to recognize and respond to that.

Douglas Watt, Projects Manager of A.G. Grant Construction, has spent more than 35 years of his career in the pipeline construction industry. Holding a variety of positions, Mr. Watt has been employed by several major pipeline construction companies such as Banister, Marine, Majestic, and Bechtel. Mr. Watt was previously the Superintendent of Veba Oil Operations and Mobil Oil in their respective Pipeline and Terminal Maintenance Operations. Doug Watt currently holds the position of Operations Manager and is instrumental in the communications between Enterprise and its operating subsidiaries.

James R. Chorney, an independent director, has been involved in the Canadian pipeline construction industry for 35 years where his experience has focused on managing major, large diameter, pipeline projects. He brings an extensive network of contacts and expertise in the procurement of equipment to the company. Currently, Jim is president of P.I.P.E. and Construction Ltd., a small construction company specializing in pipeline river crossings, utilizing equipment he has designed and manufactured.

Trevor King, General Manager of Trevor King Oilfield Services, established his own company where he gained invaluable knowledge of all facets of owning and operating a successful oilfield construction company. As an advisor to Enterprise, Trevor’s expertise in construction of pipelines and facilities and operating heavy equipment is invaluable in making operational decisions that support the long-term growth of the company.

Kurt Fletcher’s, Projects Manager of Trevor King Oilfield Services, background serving as a superintendent for pipeline and facility construction combined with his expertise as a Journeyman “B” Pressure Welder makes him a definite asset to Enterprise. In addition, Kurt has a wealth of hands-on field experience with pipeline installation and construction of oil batteries and gas compressors across Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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