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NexBoom Continues Campaign With Heroes For Humanity

Lou Zant President of NexBoom Universe, http://www.nexboom.com/, a wholly owned subsidiary of NexBoom Universe Group, http://www.nexboomuniverse.vg/, announced today that the continuing arrangement with Heroes For Humanity, http://www.heroesforhumanity.com/, is progressing very well. Originally developed in 2001, Heroes For Humanity is an internet media company that celebrates the hero in the full spectrum of humanity. The organization draws stories from people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. Knowing everyone has something of value to offer others, and that the particular journey of any one person can offer inspiration and encouragement to a variety of other people, Heroes For Humanity seeks stories from the man on the street.

The global effort of Heroes For Humanity is to provide positive and inspirational stories from a broad spectrum of humanity – from well-recognized, higher profile people as well as those as yet unknown. With the perspective that, ”There’s a hero in each and every one of us”, this campaign presents to the general public the opportunity to assist individuals in bringing interesting stories of “Good News” and the empowerment of others to a broad array of people.

The Heroes for Humanity organization presents a variety of thought-provoking stories from many celebrated people. The stories of those well-known as well as lesser-known but inspiring people bring motivation and great encouragement to a wide and diverse audience. With a growing library of more than 400 inspiring interviews available for perusal, Heroes for Humanity presents material that is frequently able to motivate people and catalyze their dreams and intentions into substantial and significant achievements.

With the primary focus of celebrating and creating positive influences for ‘the man on the street’, Laurel Barrett, Founder and CEO, states, “Our mission is to empower people and to inspire leadership throughout the world.” Those who participate in the Heroes For Humanity project are encouraged to go to the Heroes For Humanity website,http://www.heroesforhumanity.com/, to nominate the people who have been positive influences in their own histories, their own lives. It’s a unique opportunity for people to publicly acknowledge their own personal heroes.

NexBoom, in conjunction with Heroes for Humanity, uses various publications and personal development programs to feature those who have created extraordinary achievements in their lives, and who have inspired others through their actions of excellence. It is hoped that this will encourage those people who are associated with this common purpose to contribute to the continuing efforts to bring this program of hope to a larger audience.

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NexBoom Arrangement With My Day 1 Progresses

NexBoom, subsidiary of NexBoom Universe Group, announces advancement with their ongoing arrangement with My Day 1

Lou Zant, President of NexBoom Universe http://www.nexboom.com/ a wholly owned subsidiary of NexBoom Universe Group http://www.nexboomuniverse.vg/, announced today that the continuing arrangement with My Day 1 http://www.myday1.com/ is progressing well. My Day 1 is purpose-driven company, which aims to serve their associates as well as to serve the needs of others. My Day 1 is emerging as a leader on the playing field of cause-related marketing – helping to develop innovative business opportunities for the new breed of citizen consumers.

In the currently shifting economic state of affairs, a home-based business is an excellent option for many people. Whether used as a second source of income to amend one’s basic earnings, or as the basis for a creative personal business and self-directed source of income, the pioneering business structure of My Day 1 aims to fill an emerging group of people. Their business model can help people to save money with the unique, innovative and often exclusively obtainable products they offer. Another exceptional element of the My Day 1 group is in the business structure that enables the My Day 1 Associates to donate a chosen part of their revenue to causes dear to their hearts and minds. The intention of My Day 1 is to provide positive and inspirational business opportunities as well as give participants an opportunity to easily share the wealth with causes they believe in.

With the My Day 1 Linear Pay System, consumers are able to choose from three levels of participation. The general public can simply purchase the available products from an online associate. Or, people can choose from two other levels: Charity Partners, or Preferred Consumers. Charity Partners and Preferred Consumers have the right to purchase all of the products in the unique My Day 1 product line at wholesale prices. The Charity Partner and Preferred Consumer levels also have an opportunity to receive bonuses.

One of the dietary products unique to My Day 1 is Dr. Max’s Raw Superfood Mix. Coming in three flavors and two sizes, it is a high protein, high fiber, vitamin enriched superfood mix that is also grain-free, gluten-free, and plant-based. This product is formulated to fit a variety of lifestyles and dietary philosophies, including Vegan, Organic and Paleo. And because every ingredient is sustainably-green, and cultivated in its most natural state, it is very easy for the body to digest – which helps people to create and maintain a healthy weight, and also provides blood sugar balance throughout the day.

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Continued Progress And Growth For The Co-operative Group

Financial and operational highlights

* Strong performance across the Group, driven by continued investment
* Balance sheet strong and cash position well managed
* Somerfield and Britannia integration processes on track and progressing well
* Root-and-branch overhaul of the business continues with ongoing investment in the brand and transformation of the entire estate
* Food business delivers strong result in tough market conditions

o Sales up 11.5% to £3.9bn
o Underlying trading profit up 12.6% to £169.7m
o Total like-for-like sales down 1%, impacted by disruption of Somerfield integration
o Like-for-like food sales in rebranded and refitted stores up 2.5%
o 2,500 food stores converted to new brand including over 50% of Somerfield stores
o Fairtrade made available to millions more shoppers at Somerfield as part of the range integration programme
o 1 billion less carrier bags given away in stores over past three years

* Financial services business produces strong result

o CFS Operating profit up 34% to £109.3m (£81.4m)
o CFS total deposits up by £1.4bn
o New general insurance policies up 32%
o Like-for-like mortgage applications up 31%
o Total impairments down 41%
o Customer funding ratio strengthened further to 110%
o Core products aligned across Co-operative and Britannia channels

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RMS Networks (RMS) And World Capital Markets (WCM) Form A New Company For Strategic Advertising, Promotion, Research And Technology

RMS is the leading Internet-based, digital media and marketing agency that develops, manages and delivers the most relevant video advertising segments to millions of consumers daily. RMS has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands, including AutoNation, Blockbuster, Subway, Accenture and Advance Auto Parts.

WCM is the premier resource for private companies that want to go public, raise capital, or present themselves more effectively to interested parties

The new company being formed by RMS and WCM will promote effective capital raising techniques through rich advertising, metrics, non-traditional advertising outlets and Internet-based social networks. The name of this new entity will be announced in the near future.

Clients of the new company will gain market visibility designed to secure private investments or to take their company public through an initial public offering or reverse merger by targeting strategic audiences through addressable marketing services and campaigns. RMS President and Founder, Jason M. Kates, said: “The RMS platform offers an extremely powerful tool for these companies, one that is especially timely given the current state of the financial markets. Teaming with WCM will bring the power of digital media and targeted social investing to our clients, thereby enhancing the reach and impact of their marketing and investor relations efforts.”

About RMS Networks Inc.
RMS is the leading internet-based, digital media and marketing agency that develops, manages and delivers the most relevant video advertising segments to millions of consumers daily. Through rVue®, RMS’ proprietary addressable advertising technology, high-traffic venues and consumers can access HD video content, create playlists and dramatically enhance the shopping experience. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL., RMS has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster, Subway, Accenture and Advance Auto Parts – all with a simple proposition: Where ROI meets awareness. That’s RMS. Learn more atwww.rmsnetworks.com.

About World Capital Markets, Inc.
WCM is the premier resource for private companies that want to go public, raise capital, or present themselves more effectively to interested parties. WCM’s program combines an ever-expanding Internet social network dedicated to investments, acquisitions, divestitures and financings with world-class support for our clients’ capital-raising programs. WCM’s value-added services include experienced consulting, cutting-edge media technology, expert public relations, legal and audit resources – a comprehensive program unique in the industry. WCM is dedicated to creating a community of people who make key investment decisions and then present our client companies to them in a way that is both compelling and persuasive.

WCM’s Chairman and CEO, Richard J. Sullivan, is an entrepreneurial pioneer. He served as Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital Solutions, where he executed a technology rollup involving 42 acquisitions that succeeded in increasing the company’s share price from $2.50 to a peak of $18 per share. During Sullivan’s decade-long tenure as Chairman and CEO, Applied Digital was one of the highest volume traded stocks on NASDAQ. Sullivan also served as Chairman and CEO of Digital Angel Corporation and led the effort to spin off VeriChip Corporation. In 1970, he was a founding member of the management team of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., which listed at $7.50 per share and was sold to Schlumberger N.V. in 1980 at $65 per share.

WCM’s Chairman and CEO, Richard J. Sullivan, commented: “We’re extremely pleased to join forces with RMS. Working together, we’ll be able to accelerate investment and growth opportunities for a wide range of financially solid private and public companies. Our approach builds on the successful growth strategies we have executed in the past. RMS’ innovative digital capabilities and cutting-edge technologies will be of enormous benefit to our clients.”

The new company will have a strategic relationship with Accretive Exit Capital Partners, Boston, MA, and West Palm Beach, Fl., www.Accretiveexit.com, a liquidity producing secondary investment firm, whose investment strategy targets a diversified pool of late-stage growth companies from vintage 1999-2003 buyout funds. The two companies will explore innovative ways to expand the new company in the future.

Regarding the licensing of rVue®, WCM and RMS have signed a definitive agreement to offer the platform on a worldwide, exclusive basis. rVue® is RMS’ proprietary digital content and advertising platform that connects advertising agencies with digital destinations such as digital signage, mobile and web outlets.

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Despite soaring oil prices Emirates Group posts record profits

The Emirates Group has reported its 20th consecutive year of net profit, notching a new profit record despite soaring oil prices and challenging business conditions in the second half of its 2007-08 fiscal year.

The Emirates Group net profits increased 54.1% to AED 5.3 billion (US$ 1.45 billion) for the financial year ended 31st March 2008, on revenues of AED 41.2 billion ($ 11.2 billion) compared to the previous year’s AED 31.1 billion ($ 8.5 billion). The Group’s net margin improved to 13.2% from 11.4% in the previous year.

The 2007-08 Annual Report of the Emirates Group – comprising Emirates Airline, Dnata and subsidiary companies – was released in Dubai at a news conference hosted by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

The Group’s latest record performance reflects its success in growing customer demand through the strategic expansion of its business operations across six continents, supported by ongoing investments in the latest technology, products and customer service while keeping a tight rein on costs. This is illustrated by the 21.2 million passengers who flew with Emirates in the latest financial year, 3.7 million more than in the previous year; as well as the expansion of Dnata’s international ground handling operations to 17 airports in seven countries.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “It was another record year for the Group in spite of a challenging business climate, particularly in the second six months where the soaring cost of jet fuel made a big dent, although the impact was partly offset by other operating gains.”

He continued, “Despite the long-term forecast of a decrease in the number of passengers traveling in First and Business class, I am happy to report that Emirates once again bucked the trend and boosted our seat factor in the forward cabins. Emirates is fortunate to be located in Dubai at the centre of the new Silk Road between East and West. I believe the threat of an economic downturn will be offset for Emirates by the boom in the Middle East, especially the thriving travel industry of tourism and commerce.”

Sheikh Ahmed concluded: “The Group’s excellent performance this year is very satisfactory. As with previous years, we do not intend to rest on our laurels. We plan to secure our future growth by investing in the latest technology and products, so that we can continue to provide our customers with the high quality experience that they have come to expect from us.”

Another area of expansion for the group over the past 12 months was the growth of the Emirates Hotels & Resorts from its original Al Maha property into a multi-property hotel operation with International Central Reservations, a Corporate Sales and Business Development unit, global online distribution systems and support services for the design and development of its growing resort portfolio.

In all, the Emirates Group’s Facilities/Projects Management department commissioned and opened AED 2.12 billion ($578 million) worth of new buildings during 2007-08, including the impressive new Emirates Group Headquarters, the Engineering Centre, Dnata Cargo’s Free Zone Logistics Centre, The Harbour Hotel & Residence, and a new crew training college. Projects currently in progress total AED 3.9 billion ($1.1 billion), including new buildings in Dubai such as the Destination & Leisure Management Annexe, Emirates Call Centre and staff accommodation at Ras Al Khor, Al Majan and Media City.

As of 31st March 2008, the Group employed 35,286 staff, representing 145 different nationalities. During the year, the Group hired more than 7,000 people including 2,000 cabin crew and 400 new flight deck crew.

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