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Shifting the Focus of Breast Cancer Awareness

All throughout October 2014, DreamTeamNetwork will be posting a succession of blogs on breast cancer awareness, research and more news in support of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign. We are proud to show our continued support for this compassionate, laudable cause and hope you will too!

This year, we have been shining the light on a different kind of breast cancer awareness—a message more appropriate to today. Today’s message of awareness might adapt and shift focus in a number of different directions, including:

Emphasizing Unmet Needs
People with metastatic breast cancer are living an incredibly difficult existence with a long-term diagnosis. They go about their lives with an incurable condition, receiving treatment until death.

Pointing to Critical Areas for Research
Certain crucial areas to be researched include:

• Breast cancer’s causes – The more that is known about the causes of breast cancer, the more the cancer might be prevented;

• Metastases – The more is known about why secondary malignant growths develop at a distance from a primary site of cancer, the more these too might be prevented or better managed, if and/or when they arise;

• Better, more effective and less harmful treatments for all molecular subtypes of the disease; and

• Improvements in diagnostics or pathology so that patients with minimal or slow tumors can safely avoid overtreatment.

Stressing That Patients Have Options
Patients should be informed of all of their options and given room to ask questions of their physicians. The best medical care happens when patients are educated about their condition and care options, can enter the doctor’s office or clinic with a reasonable understanding of their condition and choices, and share in decisions about their care.

Recognizing That the World is Disease-ridden
Awareness is important but it also demands perspective, including the fact that breast cancer is one of many illnesses from which all kinds of people suffer and some die. There is no severity or merit contest for cancer. Each person in each situation deserves good medical care provided with respect and access to the necessary medication.

To take action and make a difference, consider supporting National Breast Cancer Foundation (www.nationalbreastcancer.org) or one of the many other organizations fighting against this deadly cancer.

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Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (STAF) Readies for Investor Conference Call October 21, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions, focusing on global buy-build strategy through the acquisition of domestic and international staffing organizations will be conducting a conference call on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:00 am EST. On the call the company will be discussing its financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended August 31, 2014.

Call speakers will be Brendan Flood, Executive Chairman, Matt Briand, Chief Executive Officer and Jeff Mitchell, Chief Financial Officer. Following their comments, investors and other participants will be able to engage in Q&A.

Brendan Flood, Executive Chairman commented, “Our acquisition strategy has enabled us to grow significantly compared to our year-over-year numbers. We look forward to discussing more details about our financial results, our expanding footprint in the staffing industry and our future growth initiatives for the remainder of calendar 2014.”

Those interested in participating in the call are asked to dial toll-free 877-407-0778 within the United States, or 800-756-3429 within the UK. All other international parties should dial 201-689-8565. The company asks that participants dial in 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the call so as to ensure a prompt, uninterrupted start. There will be a playback of the teleconference available up to November 4, 2014. To listen to the playback, dial 877-660-6853 within the United States or 201-612-7415 internationally and use replay ID number: 13593807.

The conference call will be simultaneously webcast and available at: www.investorcalendar.com/event/173333

Staffing 360 Solutions works in the staffing sector where it acquires US and international staffing organizations to execute its global strategy. Contributing to its consolidation model, STAF is active in acquiring companies in the finance and accounting, administrative, engineering, IT and cybersecurity industries. The company believes the staffing industry offers opportunities to create a successful public company with a longer term objective of accretive acquisitions that will drive annual revenues to $300 million.

For more information on this company, visit www.staffing360solutions.com

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Cadiz, Inc. (CDZI) Water Project Forges Ahead to Tap Water Resources for Southern California Drought Relief

It is with great hope that Southern California could see above-average rainfall in the winter months ahead, but it won’t be enough to overcome the drought that meteorologists are saying will likely continue or intensify in many parts of the state. Mike Halpert, acting director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, adds, “The drought has been so severe and so long-lasting that it’s going to take more than one year to get you back to normal.”

Cadiz works on behalf of its shareholders by operating as a land and water resource development company in the United States. The company focus is on the water resource, land and agricultural development activities in San Bernardino County. It owns 34,000 acres of land, including subsurface areas that involve unsaturated soils and additional water rights in the Cadiz and Fenner valleys. In addition, CDZI also owns 11,000 acres in the eastern Mojave Desert in eastern San Bernardino County. Additionally, the company is involved in the cultivation of lemons and grapes/raisins, and spring and fall plantings of vegetables on the Cadiz Valley properties.

As with nearly all activity involving our environment, there have been voices of opposition to the company’s current Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project. Amid challenges of this nature, Cadiz has established a track record affirming its mission objectives at the highest levels for being a company that acts in an environmentally benign and acceptable fashion since 1983.

Wes May, Executive Director, Engineering Contractors Association, has commented, “The Cadiz Project is a strong example of private investment for public good, and will bring a reliable local Southern California water supply to approximately 400,000 people in the region. Designed to minimize the building footprint and with no long-term impacts to the desert environment, this project represents sustainable design and a tangible and long lasting improvement to the local water supply.” Commenting further was Inland Empire Economist, Dr. John Husing. “The construction phase of the Cadiz Valley Water Project would create a cumulative total of nearly 6,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs over the four years of effort, to tap into San Bernardino County’s extensive labor supply, where the high desert unemployment was 16.4% in March 2011. It would also support local manufacturers of materials used in construction of wells, pipelines, and power generation, with a net local four year economic impact of $878 million.”

CDZI has been a part of the eastern Mojave Desert community for over 25 years and is proud of a track record that points to its commitment to protecting the desert environment. As part of this commitment, the company pledges to manage the aquifer systems beneath its properties in a sustainable manner, to conserve water, to explore solar power opportunities and to continue to use sustainable agricultural practices. CDZI’s innovative Cadiz Valley Water Project is dedicated to providing a new local solution to meet Southern California’s water needs, while also protecting the long-term safety of the desert. The company has pledged to be guided by a Green Compact, which commits to the permanent preservation of lands, dedication of a portion of the land for solar power development, stringent plans for sustainable groundwater management and habitat conservation, and the dedication of water to restoring endangered aquatic ecosystems in California and the Colorado River basin. The company’s vision is one of a green company that works as a partner with the environment while aspiring to be a model to other private sector companies in the renewable resources business.

For more information on the company, visit www.cadizinc.com

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Noble Financial / Capital Markets Equity Conference on Club Med, Sandpiper Bay, Florida’s Horizon

Noble Financial / Capital Markets is in the midst of planning its 11th annual Equity Conference to be held January 18 – 21, 2015 at Club Med, Sandpaper Bay, Florida. This will be the second year in a row Noble has held the Equity Conference at the 220 acre resort. Sandpiper Bay is approximately 40 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

Called “the ultimate adventure in capitalism,” Noble will be host to one hundred fifty corporate executive teams and qualified institutional investors. The three-day program kicks off with a Sunday watch party featuring the AFC/NFC Championship NFL Games before continuing to formal presentations, cocktail receptions and one-on-ones. Also planned are scheduled executives / investors lunches and dinners, and three evening events that will expand the business day allowing for ample networking opportunities.

Registration includes all food and beverage and access to the club’s athletic and sporting amenities. Companies that register early have first call on the date and time of their presentations, a $1000 discount on the cost of registration, and allowance for one executive from each company to bring his or her spouse/partner at no additional cost.

Registrants can anticipate a spouse / partner & children’s program which promises to turn the conference into an enjoyable family experience. Noble encourages interested parties to plan early as space is limited as record attendance is expected. The conference marks the beginning of the company’s second decade of conferences (D2). Register today by going to www.nobleresearch.com/D2/2015.htm. For more information and a glimpse at the conference agenda please visit www.nobleresearch.com/D2/theAGENDA.htm.

Noble has been in the investment banking / capital markets business for nearly thirty years with its analysts and bankers averaging more than 25 years in the industry. The company has developed important verticals markets in technology, healthcare and media. Noble endeavors to be a market leader in the small-cap, emerging growth arena. Its strategy is to achieve this status by providing an ethical, timely, quality product to both its corporate partner and institutional investor customer base.

For more information on the company, visit www.nobleresearch.com

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The 2015 ROTH Conference – It’s All about the Experience

There is a place where hundreds of private equity investors, venture capitalists and institutional investors gather in the spring. It is a rich environment for business development opportunities in the small-cap and mid-cap space. It is the annual ROTH Conference.

The ROTH Conference is a must-see event, a powerfully effective marketing platform that brings together key decision makers within the U.S. and abroad. The conference was conceived to provide investors with unique opportunities where they could gain insight into emerging growth companies and is now considered one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. Last year’s event was even crowned one of the top business and financial industry events in the country.

The next ROTH Conference will be held on March 8-11, 2015 at The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. It will be the 27th occurrence of the annual event.

Audience

In line with the success of previous years, next year’s conference will host over 3,000 attendees and nearly 500 participating companies.

Agenda

Over three and a half days, the event will present:

• 10 concurrent tracks of company presentations
• Thousands of one-on-one or small group meetings
• Numerous expert and thematic panel discussions
• A private track
• Three nights of signature evening entertainment

By the time the conference adjourns, it will have featured presentations from hundreds of public and private growth companies operating in a variety of sectors, including:

• Business Services
• Consumer
• E-Commerce and Retail
• Healthcare
• Industrials and Resources
• Media and Technology
• Solar and Cleantech

For more information about the conference, registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.roth.com

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Transgenomic, Inc. (TBIO) Sees Cutting Edge Success with Advent of ‘Personalized Medicine’

There is currently great excitement among clinicians and scientists in the field of personalized treatment of cancer. Today’s advances in the biology of cancer and development of new tools for genome analysis have provided for a fresh perspective in what is commonly known today as personalized medicine. This type of medicine is centered on the tumor. The concept is not new and previous attempts to customize treatment have been carried out by the patient himself. Despite its limitations, decades ago body surface area based dosing was already a first step in this promising treatment type. Today, application of new pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacogenetics-driven concepts still provide some of the most promising tools for improving treatment management and clinical outcomes in patients with cancer.

Transgenomic is a global biotechnology company pushing the envelope on personalized medicine in cardiology, oncology, and inherited diseases through its proprietary molecular technologies and research services. The company is the global leader in cardiac genetic testing with several products, including its flagship C-GAAP test. The test is designed to detect gene mutations which indicate cardiac disorders, or which can lead to adverse problems down the road. Transgenomic has three divisions. They are Transgenomic Clinical Laboratories, which specializes in molecular diagnostics for cardiology, oncology, neurology, and mitochondrial disorders; Transgenomic Pharmacogenomic Services, a contract research laboratory that specializes in supporting all phases of pre-clinical and clinical trials for oncology drugs in development; and Transgenomic Diagnostic Tools, a producer of equipment, reagents, and other consumables that aid clinical and research applications in molecular testing and cytogenetics. Transgenomic sees great opportunity for further growth in all three businesses by using their synergistic capabilities, technologies, and expertise.

TBIO’s management team is built for success. Sandra J. Gunselman Ph. D. and Vice President of Clinical Operations achieved a B.S. in Biology from the David Lipscomb University and a Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology from Colorado State University. Dr. Gunselman has two decades of molecular biology lab experience. Dr. Gunselman specializes in DNA damage and repair.

For more information on the company, visit www.transgenomic.com

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FX Energy, Inc. (FXEN) Eyes Value in Underexplored Polish Permian Basin

FX Energy builds value for its shareholders in the oil and gas exploration and production market with production in the U.S. and Poland. The company’s primary exploration and production activity targets Poland’s Permian Basin where the gas-bearing Rotliegend sandstone is a direct analog to the Southern Gas Basin offshore England. Operator and owner of 51% of the well, PGNiG, is running a full production test to determine flow rates and reserves.

The company recently reported that drilling, coring and logging of the Karmin-1 well have been completed. Results of these operations show 30 meters of gas-saturated Rotliegend sandstone with porosity approaching 30%. The well flowed at a rate up to 6.7 mmcfg/d on a 22/64″ choke with no water. It will now be completed for production and is expected to start producing at the start of 2016. The Baraniec-1 well, which began drilling in September of this year, has run casing to a depth of 3,894 meters at the base of the Zechstein. The well is a planned test of a Rotliegend sandstone structure. Pending the test’s measure of success, Baraniec-1 will be connected to the production facility at Lisewo and could be in production by the end of next year. Both wells are located in the Fences license.

The company’s oil and gas revenues for 2013 were $33.3 million, a modest 3% decrease compared to revenues for the following fiscal year. FXEN expects its 2014 production will net a rise from its 2013 production rates with the start of production at its Lisewo-2 and Komorze-3K wells. Further, this production will be included to a full year of production from its Lisewo-1 and Winna Gora wells, which is believed will be greater than the natural declines in production from producing wells.

FX Energy’s strategy is well defined. It believes Poland embodies a unique international exploration opportunity. Within the past half century, Western companies have invested billions of dollars into exploration efforts in the British, German, Dutch and Norwegian sectors in the North Sea area. Industry data suggests these efforts have resulted in the discovery of trillions of cubic feet of gas and more than a billion barrels of oil. Up until the late 1990’s, Poland been closed to exploration by foreign oil and gas companies. As of today, exploration activities conducted in the Polish onshore Permian Basin area are only a fraction of those conducted in the western part of the basin. As a result the company feels the Polish Permian Basin is underpenetrated and, therefore, has high potential for discovery of significant volumes of oil and gas relative to the North Sea or other mature oil and gas provinces in the United States and around the world. One example is that the estimated gross proved recoverable reserves per well associated with the 11 conventional gas discoveries in its core Fences concession in Poland are 12.7 Bcf.

As of the end of 2013, FX Energy estimated oil and gas reserves were 42.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 0.5 million barrels of oil. This amounts to a total of 44.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company retains oil and gas exploration rights in a range of project areas comprising approximately 2.7 million gross acres in Poland, as well as produces oil from approximately 10,730 gross acres in Montana and 400 gross acres in Nevada.

For more information on the company, visit www.fxenergy.com

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Net Element, Inc. (NETE) Files $50 Million Registration Statement to Provide Financial Flexibility

Earlier this afternoon, Net Element announced the filing of a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).The purpose of this registration statement is to provide the company with increased financial flexibility to execute on its business strategy and invest in opportunities in mobile payments and value-added transactional services.

If and when the registration statement is declared effective, Net Element will be able to offer and sell, from time to time, up to $50 million of the common stock, preferred stock, warrants, units and/or subscription rights in one or more offerings and in any combination, and certain selling security holders will be able to offer and sell, from time to time, up to 15.4 million shares of common stock, each on the terms which will be described in prospectus supplements filed with the SEC, as applicable.

For those unfamiliar with the company, Net Element is a global technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services. The company owns and operates a global mobile payments and transaction processing provider, TOT Group. TOT Group companies include Unified Payments, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in America in 2012; Aptito, a next generation cloud-based point of sale payments platform; and TOT Money, which has a leading position in Russia and has been ranked as the #1 SMS content provider by Beeline, Russia’s second largest telecommunications operator.

For more information on Net Element, visit www.netelement.com

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Net Element, Inc. (NETE) Setting Up the Field for Serious Revenue Growth via Mobile Payment Processing Expansion in Russia, CIS

The number of iPhone users in the U.S. alone is projected around 63.2M this year and with the new Apple Pay NFC (near-field communications) payment system going live on October 20th, supported by payment giants American Express, MasterCard and Visa, the multi-billion dollar mobile payments and transactional services sector now appears to be hotter than ever. Alternative payment methods are set to easily overtake credit/debit cards globally according to renowned sector analyst WorldPay’s second edition of their extremely rigorous Global Guide to Alternative Payments, which shows that online buying using alternative methods will be as much as 59% of the space by just 2017.

E-wallets will become more dominant than cards over the same interval, with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin also playing an increasingly prominent driver role in the decline of debt/credit card usage. E-wallet payment processing was about $295B in 2012 alone, a figure set to rise a staggering 461% by 2017 to around $1,656B according to WorldPay. China will be an increasingly prominent force as well in the underlying dynamics, with 44% or more of transactions in China currently using e-wallets and the huge success of the Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) IPO telegraphing the future presence the company’s Alipay service, which represents more than 30% of all such payments.

It takes a shrewd company with considerable experience to make it in this game today and one such company is Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE). NETE is a tech-driven mobile payment and transaction services specialist with solid roots in the RUS Fed and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) via the company’s global processing provider subsidiary, TOT Group, Inc., which includes Inc. Magazine’s top pick for fastest growing company in 2012, Unified Payments. Also among the NETE umbrella is Aptito, a next-gen cloud-based visual POS (point of sale) payments platform developer (focused on iPad deployments). Aptito has an array of exciting digital menu and mobile ordering offerings that are seamlessly hooked into social media platforms like Facebook, right from inside the software itself. Aptito even offers a mobile POS system, mPOS, via a cloud-based app.

Net Element provides anywhere/anytime mobile payment solutions and value-added transactional services, as well as marketing solutions that leverage technologies like product review and recommendation engine dovetailing. The company even provides customers with comprehensive data-driven business analytics to make sense of it all. Another one of NETE’s companies, TOT Group division, TOT Money, is already ranked as the top SMS text messaging content provider in Russia by the country’s second largest telecom operator, Beeline. The TOT Money platform is directly integrated into billing systems of major mobile operators worldwide and offers websites a way to connect with customers, giving them an easy payment option.

NETE is in a unique position to help expand the still underdeveloped Russian/CIS mobile payment sector, with global development centers, as well as key, high-level business relationships throughout the region. CEO of NETE, Oleg Firer, who has over a decade of experience in the payments industry, with a particular emphasis on payments-based tech and M&A work, recently sat down with strategic communications and IR/PR firm MissionIR to cover the waterfront (http://nete.missionir.com/nete/interview.html).

Firer went into not only the diverse experience and capabilities of NETE’s management team, but a series of 2014 milestones that clearly detail the company’s path to success. Among the highlights are a spate of multi-million dollar financings the company has recently secured, completion of a $16M debt exchange transaction, as well as trimming of the company’s overall architecture via some non-core asset divestments. NETE has set itself up nicely for accelerating revenue growth moving forward and Firer was keen to point out in the interview how NETE is primed for some serious expansion in Russia/CIS, noting in particular the recent $11M financing from Russia’s biggest private bank, Alfa-Bank.

Acquire additional data on Net Element at www.NetElement.com

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LD Micro Schedules 7th Annual Invitational Investor Conference for December 2-4

LD Micro’s seventh annual Main Event investor conference is slated to take place December 2-4, 2014, at the Lux Hotel in Los Angeles, California. More than 230 companies have been invited to present at Main Event to showcase their unique positions and innovations to an audience of several hundred investors looking for trading ideas in the micro-cap space.

Established in 2002, LD Micro focuses on seeking-out undervalued companies in the micro-space and relaying its finds to the investment community via an annual publication of recommended stocks and comprehensive reports.

As part of its broader mission to help small-cap companies secure their spot on the map, LD Micro’s 7th Main Event will feature panel discussions, a keynote presentation by LD Micro founder Chris Lahiji, as well as evening cocktails for an environment of shared discussion and networking.

The conference will feature companies in a wide range of growth industries – from technology to biopharmaceuticals – that the broader markets may fail to recognize.

Learn more at www.ldmicro.com

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