Wunderlich Hires S.J. Guzzo as Co-Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets Sep 22, 2014 06:18PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wunderlich, a leading full-service investment firm headquartered in Memphis, today announced the addition of S.J. Guzzo as co-head of the firm's Fixed Income Capital Markets (FICM) division. Guzzo will be responsible for institutional sales and client strategies, while Peter Harrison, who joined Wunderlich in April, will serve as co-head over FICM trading operations. Brian Cushman, senior managing director, will focus his efforts on leadership of the firm's Fundamental Broker Inter-Dealer division. "With the addition of S.J., Wunderlich has assembled one of the most talented fixed income leadership teams in the industry. Their combined experience will help us continue to grow and build an even more robust institutional sales and trading platform," said Gary Wunderlich, CEO of Wunderlich Securities.

"I am delighted to join the Wunderlich family at such an exciting time for the firm. Our fixed income platform and distribution network are well positioned to fuel significant growth in the future as we continue to strengthen our team of experienced middle-market sales and trading professionals," said Guzzo.

Guzzo brings more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as national sales manager of Fixed Income Capital Markets at Stifel. He was previously Head of Fixed Income Strategies with Raymond James, and earlier held positions in both research and sales with Morgan Keegan and Banc One Capital Markets. The Fixed Income Capital Markets division, established in 2004, has rapidly expanded over the past ten years. Earlier this year, 25 mortgage industry veterans from Banc of Manhattan, including Harrison, joined the firm. The addition of MBS and whole loan sales and trading capabilities further enhanced the broad array of investment, trading, analytic and underwriting services that Wunderlich provides to a diverse client base, including financial institutions, insurance companies, money managers, municipalities and corporate entities. The Fundamental Broker Inter-Dealer division offers dealer-to-dealer "voice" brokerage services to the institutional dealer community, including many top tier investment banks. About Wunderlich Securities

Established in 1996, Wunderlich provides individuals, corporations and institutional clients with wealth management, equity research and investment banking services, and fixed income sales and trading. Wunderlich, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, has 30 offices in 16 states and more than 500 associated professionals. For more information, visit our website at www.wunderlichsecurities.com.

CONTACT: Kathy Ridley
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         kathyridley@wundernet.com

Source: Wunderlich Securities


Michael Williams Joins Cardinal Bank as Vice President in Commercial Lending Division Sep 22, 2014 06:13PM

TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cardinal Bank (NASDAQ: CFNL) announced today that Michael R. Williams has joined its Commercial Lending Division. Williams will manage an existing loan portfolio in the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) business unit, and focus on developing new business opportunities.

With more than 14 years of diverse financial services experience, Williams is an industry veteran with a proven track record of superior loan and sales production. Williams brings particular competencies in commercial real estate lending, not-for-profit and church lending, commercial credit underwriting, and relationship management. Most recently, Williams worked as a Vice President, Relationship Manager at BB&T. Prior to his tenure there he held positions at other regional financial and insurance companies. Williams will serve clients in the greater Prince William region in Cardinal's Manassas Banking Office located at 9626 Center Street.

“Mike is a valuable member of the Commercial Lending team,” said Todd W. Hewitt, Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending. “His professionalism, business and market knowledge, and focus on relationship banking will further strengthen Cardinal’s reputation for exceptional service and regional expertise.”

A longtime resident of Prince William County, Williams gives back to the community through his involvement with the youth and bus ministry at Central Baptist Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. He frequently speaks at local churches on banking and capital campaigns. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from The Pennsylvania State University, and has completed additional coursework at Johns Hopkins University focused on real estate finance and investments.

About Cardinal Financial Corporation:

Cardinal Financial Corporation, a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, serves the Washington Metropolitan region through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardinal Bank, with over 30 conveniently located banking offices. Cardinal also operates George Mason Mortgage. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ (CFNL). For additional information, visit our Web site at www.cardinalbank.com or call 703.584.3400.

Cardinal Bank

Christopher W. Bergstrom, 703-584-3400

Regional President, Chief Credit Officer

Source: Cardinal Bank


Chicago Bariatric Surgery Practice Offers Yoga Classes for Its Patients Sep 22, 2014 06:04PM

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/22/14 -- Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center (SSCS) is pleased to announce "Yoga for Bariatrics" is now being offered to its patients as a further step in improving their health. The experienced team of bariatric surgeons is committed to helping patients not only lose weight but keep it off. That is why the practice hosts seminars and support groups to motivate and inspire people to keep moving forward in their weightloss journey. Yoga is the latest resource SSCS has implemented in its list of patient programs.

Having recognized the positive impact that yoga has on the human body, the SSCS physicians look forward to offering patients the many benefits that can result from the exercise, including the following:

  • Lower impact workout option that has been shown to reduce pain
  • Increases flexibility, builds strength, and improves balance
  • Adaptable to every skill level, from beginner to expert
  • Involves meditation and a calm mental state that helps relieve stress

The "Yoga for Bariatrics" classes begin on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the bariatric surgery practice's Hoffman Estates office in the Seminar Room. Those interested are required to pre-register for five classes at a time -- each class being $10 each. As requested by the certified yoga instructor, only 15 participants will be allowed per class. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and should bring a yoga mat, block, towel, and strap. To sign up for the first set of classes, patients can call Paula at (847) 255-9697 and are recommended to do so before the class reaches its limit.

About Suburban Surgical Care Specialists / Kane Center

The bariatric surgeons at SSCS are composed of Dr. James M. Kane, Jr.; Dr. Peter C. Rantis, Jr.; Dr. Paul J. Guske; and Dr. Jonathan W. Wallace. Each professional has undergone extensive education and training in their specialty to provide patients with safe and effective care options. Together, the team offers a wide range of surgical procedures, including breast surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, and colon and rectal surgery. The surgeons are available for interview upon request.

The practice can be found online at suburbansurgicalcare.com and facebook.com/pages/Suburban-Surgical-Care-Specialists/112793022140308.

To view the original source of this press release, click here: http://www.suburbansurgicalcare.com/news-room/chicago-bariatric-surgery-practice-offers-yoga-classes-for-its-patients/

Suburban Surgical Care Specialists, S.C. / Kane Center

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Source: Suburban Surgical Care Specialists / Kane Center


Rokmaster Declares Force Majeure in Respect of Pinaya Option Sep 22, 2014 06:04PM

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/22/14 -- Rokmaster Resources Corp. ("Rokmaster" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RKR)(LMA: RKR) announces that as a result of the continued presence of illegal miners on the Pinaya Gold-Copper Project (the "Pinaya Project"), in which the Company has an option to earn up to a 75% interest, and Rokmaster's continuing inability to obtain unrestricted access to the portions of the Pinaya Project controlled and occupied by illegal miners, Rokmaster has declared force majeure in accordance with the Option and Joint Venture Agreement dated July 16, 2012, as amended (the "Agreement"), with AM Gold Inc. ("AM Gold") and AM Gold's Peruvian subsidiary, Canper Exploraciones S.A.C. Rokmaster has also learned that the illegal miners have produced toxic substances on the project area as a result of their illegal activities. As a result of the declaration of force majeure, all time limits imposed by the Agreement are extended until the illegal miners and the toxic substances which they have created are removed from the Pinaya Project area rendering such areas accessible and safe.

For additional information on the Company and its projects in English and Spanish, including NI 43-101 gold-copper resource estimates on the Pinaya Project, please visit the Company's website www.rokmaster.com or call (604) 632-9602.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of ROKMASTER RESOURCES CORP.

John Mirko, President & Chief Executive Officer.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor any other regulatory authority accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contacts:
Rokmaster Resources Corp.
(604) 632-9602
www.rokmaster.com

Source: Rokmaster Resources Corp.


OpenVault Announces Key HSD Tier 2/3 Analytics Sep 22, 2014 06:02PM

Wayne, NJ, Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpenVault, the leading provider of easy-to-use tools to help Multiple System Operators (MSOs) increase revenues, reduce costs and manage growth, today announced key year-over-year High Speed Data (HSD) usage metrics derived from data collected from over 150 North American Tier 2/3 MSO's using our platform's Analytics toolset.

The News:

  • Average monthly usage grew approximately 33% from 2012 to 2013 and that growth has accelerated to 60% from 2013 to 2014.1
  • Median usage has also increased significantly, from 16GB in 2013 to over 30GB today, indicating that usage is increasing across the subscriber base and not just amongst the top users.1
  • The percentage of subscribers exceeding 250GB per month has also grown significantly. In 2012 we observed just over 1% of subscribers exceeding 250GB, growing to 2.5% in 2013 and now standing at nearly 7% one year later. 1

"While its no surprise that HSD usage continues to grow it is quite amazing that the growth rate appears to be accelerating." said Mark Trudeau, CEO, OpenVault. "Since 2012 when OpenVault began collecting subscriber usage behavior information from MSO networks we have seen overall average usage per month more than double, from under 35GB to over 70GB for the average household in recent months. The challenging thing for the MSOs is that usage is growing faster during peak times than the rest of the day. This stresses their networks as they strive to keep up with peak time demand. Helping MSOs understand what's going on in terms of usage behavior is a big focus here at OpenVault as we strive to assist them in dealing with these challenges."

"Giving the MSOs the tools they need to understand the growth trends on their own HSD networks helps them plan for future capacity needs as well as model new product offerings," said Mr. Trudeau. "We have been thrilled to work with our customers to build predictive models, implement usage management policies and align growing demand with growing revenues. At the end of the day our customers offer a product that is in high demand and the demand only seems to be accelerating."

The Other Impact: Revenue

"It's not a one-sided story either, in our market those who have engaged in usage based billing of various flavors have also been able to offset the additional costs incurred by the heavy demands placed on the infrastructure by subscribers." said Rich Evans EVP Sales & Marketing. He continued, "Beyond usage based billing operators still have a tremendous opportunity to drive higher revenues by right-sizing their subscribers onto the appropriate speed tier for their level of usage. As operator margins continue to be further squeezed in the video business, it's important that they start aligning the growing demands in their HSD networks with growing revenues."

About OpenVault

Supporting over 150 operators on 4 continents, OpenVault helps MSOs better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault's easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and to automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, forecast network requirements and communicate with subscribers. The solution is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, allowing service providers to immediately realize benefits without large up-front costs.

1 Source: OpenVault LLC Copyright 2012-2015 data from MSOs ranging in size from a few thousand subscribers to hundreds of thousands.
CONTACT: Rich Evans revans@openvault.com 201-677-8480

Source: OpenVault LLC


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