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DEADLY DIAMONDS, the Fourth Novel in the Knight-Devlin Legal Thriller Series by John F. Dobbyn, Releases September 3, 2013

Deadly Diamonds by John F. Dobbyn

Longboat Key, Florida (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

DEADLY DIAMONDS by John F. Dobbyn releases in Hardcover (ISBN 978-1-60809-092-1, Thriller, 304 Pages, List $ 26.95) and all eBook/Digital platforms (ISBN 978-1-60809-093-8, List $ 14.95) nationwide on September 3, 2013.

In DEADLY DIAMONDS, the protagonists, Michael Knight and Lex Devlin take on the Italian Mafia and Irish Mafia of Boston, remnants of the IRA in Ireland, and the deadly child army of Sierra Leone. Can they stop the enormously profitable trade of ‘blood diamonds’, the tainted stones mined by enslaved children, and smuggled into the mainstream for cash to buy weapons and drugs?

The author, John F. Dobbyn had this to say about ‘blood diamonds’ as a result of his research for DEADLY DIAMONDS:

“Say the word, ‘diamond’, and you conjure visions of brilliance, purity, and romance. Combine it with the word, ‘blood’, as in ‘blood diamond’, and it screams of acts so horrific that only Satan himself could originate them.

“Consider what the lust for diamonds has done to the little west African country of Sierra Leone. Just as liquid wealth gushes out of the ground in Dubai and into the living standards of its people, so too, Sierra Leone had the potential for one of the highest standards of living of any country in the world, courtesy of the abundantly rich deposits of rough diamonds on and under its soil. And yet, in a recent United Nations ranking of 170 countries in terms of levels of poverty, Sierra Leone hit the bottom rung. It was ranked 170th. Why the derailment of this glorious potential?

“Begin with a ‘government’, in the loosest usage of that term, whose sole claim to accomplishment is its commitment to graft and greed-fired corruption. That alone could short-circuit the flow of the land’s flow of bountiful benefits to the people. But combine it with the following, and the result is inevitably the past and current state of the people of Sierra Leone.

“In 1991, a rebel band calling itself the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) took training from neighboring Liberian forces in the art of terroristic inhumanity and crossed into Sierra Leone, apparently as a revolt against the government’s seizing of the diamond resources for its own benefit. The motive soon degenerated into its own addictive lust for those same diamonds.

“RUF tactics were straight from hell. Mobs of their renegade teen-agers, illiterate and drugged beyond the reach of conscience, would course through a jungle village in a topless pickup truck spraying death randomly out of the barrels of AK-47s. Men, women, and young children fell like stalks of wheat before a thresher. I’ll not be more specific in terms of their signature brands of torture of those left alive. The RUF’s personal nicknames, such as General Babykiller, and operation names, such as Operation No Living Thing, will bring you as close to the level of personal nightmares as you want to come.

“Young boys, from fifteen down to eight years old, would be taken, forced to kill with the ubiquitous AK-47, sometimes of their own families, and then claimed as part of the drugged up army of killers.

“And why this total degradation of any spark of humanity? One reason. To serve their own impelling drive for control of the diamond-rich pits in eastern Sierra Leone. Once they had control, rough diamonds would be mined by slave labor in the fetid water of the pits, smuggled across the compliant border of Liberia, and exchanged with any of the horde of ‘diamond merchants’ there for more AK-47s and more drugs. And the cycle would continue.

“One estimate places the annual profit to the RUF from its illicit trade in rough diamonds somewhere between twenty-five million and one hundred and twenty-five million dollars. And remember, that profit was snatched from the national resource that could have lifted the people of Sierra Leone from its condition of squalor, hunger, and disease.

“Once the RUF passed the rough diamonds into the hands of the waiting merchants, and they were cut and polished, these ‘blood’ or ‘conflict’ diamonds blended indistinguishably with the ‘legitimate’ flow of diamonds, ultimately reaching the jewelry stores from which Americans buy eighty percent of the world’s gem diamonds without thinking to question their provenance.

“Late in 2000, an eventual agreement of ceasefire between the RUF and the government was put together. The provision was for the disarmament of the RUF during 2001, and on January 18, 2002, the rebel’s war was declared ‘officially ended’. The abomination of the previous eleven years of decimating hostilities finally came to rest. What was left was the shambles of the butchered and impoverished populace with little hope for a way to recover.

“The RUF’s leadership, turned its energies to a political approach with little success. One has to wonder what the rank and file of the previous teen-age thugs and murderers have made their lives’ work in areas of the country not famously open to public view. In a broader view, the extent to which the seizure of diamond pits by armed forces in other central and west African countries continues is still open to question.

“Diamonds are a unique form of wealth. It is said that it is possible to hide enough diamonds to insure a lifetime of luxury on one’s naked body. The profits, thanks to the accomplishment of the De Beers company in keeping the price of diamonds at an immensely exaggerated level, are a staggering temptation to illicit trade.

“One recent observation of the state of the people of Sierra Leone after these thirteen post-war years is that the ‘legitimate’ mining and sale of Sierra Leone diamonds is highly profitable to the companies of foreign countries that engage in it behind formidable security barriers. The ‘government’ quite likely gets a cut. But the impoverished state of the people of Sierra Leone has sadly shown little visible improvement.”            

John F. Dobbyn is a professor of law at Villanova Law School. He has had twenty-seven short stories published by Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and he is the author of four legal thrillers featuring Michael Knight and Lex Devlin. Dobbyn is a Boston native and now resides in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with his wife Lois.

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EJL Wireless Research Adds the Ericsson GSM/EDGE DUG20 Digital Baseband Unit to its DesigN Analysis Infrastructure (DNA-I) Series of Teardown Reports

Salem, NH (PRWEB) January 18, 2013

EJL Wireless Research is announcing a new report within its proprietary DNA-I series, an Ericsson GSM/EDGE DUG20 01 unit.

“This is our first look at a DUG from the RBS6000 platform and its role as the GSM/EDGE digital baseband unit. The DUG is an integral part of the RBS610x/620x/6301/6601 base station platforms and the DUG20 version is the standard version for GSM/EDGE within Ericsson’s portfolio, supporting 12 GSM carriers” said founder and President, Earl Lum.

EJL Wireless Research continues to lead the wireless market research segment with innovative and cutting edge research such as its DNA-I series of products.

“We continue to be excited in having the opportunity to showcase the latest generation remote radio units, RF transceiver modules, BTS antennas, femtocells, digital baseband units and base stations from major wireless equipment OEMs as part of our DNA-I program,” says Lum.

The following semiconductor & passive component suppliers are included in this report: Analog Devices, Bourns, Broadcom, Clare, Ericsson, Fairchild Semiconductor, Hynix, Infineon Technologies, Integrated Device Technology, Kemet, Lantiq, Lattice Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Micron Technology, Nihon Denpa Kogyo, Nichicon, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, Pulse Electronics, Rakon, Sanyo Electric, STMicroelectronics, TDK-Epcos, Texas Instruments, Vishay Semiconductors.

The report is currently available for purchase and information can be downloaded at

About EJL Wireless Research

EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem and defense and aerospace industries. The firm’s wireless infrastructure research division focuses on all vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including mobile subscribers, mobile operators, mobile handsets, mobile infrastructure and mobile content. In addition, the firm provides analysis across horizontal technology suppliers including RF semiconductor materials, RF semiconductor/components, subsystems and OEMs. Similarly, the defense and aerospace division focuses it efforts on the ecosystem supporting UAV and airborne platforms and subsystems. Our goal is to provide our clients with mission critical market analysis and information.

EJL Wireless Research believes it has a corporate responsibility, both local and international, in giving back to the community. Please visit our website for more information about the charitable organizations it supports at:

EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 20 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street cover the global wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Salem, NH. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company’s websites at or

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Collaborative Series Launches This Month to Save Animals from Euthanasia

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 14, 2012

This series is devoted to saving animals through adoption, volunteering and donating to animal-related causes.  It is committed to raising awareness of many different animal rescues in Arizona and beyond. will spotlight a different rescue group each week, along with health-oriented and training segments on each show. 

“We know many people are interested in saving animals and are unaware of the extreme number of animals that are in need of adoption.”  These are not animals that are sick, old, or have temperament problems that would make them unfit companions – these are healthy, happy, and well adjusted animals that, through no fault of their own, nobody wants. “Now, there is way to help.  The Animal Rescuers will be a resource to effectively educate people about these dire circumstances that many animals face.”  states Cory Mandall, founder of The Animal Rescuers. 

In this economy, families have had to make the heartbreaking and difficult decision to give up their animals.The intake at rescue groups is at an alarming rate and growing worse.  Shelters are overwhelmed and many healthy animals are being euthanize due to overcrowding. Meanwhile, puppy mills, store and backyard breeders continue to sell animals at rates that create a disproportionate amount of animals in our society.  The Humane Society of the United States estimates that four million cats and dogs – about one every 8 seconds –  are put down in US shelters every year.  Our goal is to save the lives of animals in need of adoption through educating the public of these challenges.

Realizing the full power of education, Pet Planet has partnered with The Animal Rescuers to support this program and it’s outreach efforts:

Laura Leah English, Co-Founder and CEO of Pet Planet states, “Pet Planet’s vision is a global society where all pets are loved, respected, protected and kept in good health; a society without pet overpopulation, homelessness or abuse. The pet overpopulation problem around the globe is staggering. We can do so much better. Pet Planet is committed to educating and supporting programs that advocate for pet health and welfare issues and we are so excited to be involved with Cory Mandall and the Animal Rescuers show - a show that we believe will dramatically make a difference for animals everywhere.

Animal homelessness is a societal problem, but anyone can make a difference. By just learning, acknowledging, understanding and sharing the messages that will be portrayed in this new weekly series, the movement will garner the momentum it needs to impact change. The work that countless rescue groups and their volunteers do each and every day is admirable. But they cannot do it alone and the intention of The Animal Rescuers is to illustrate the difference that an individual can really make by rescuing animals for their families, encouraging others to do the same, always spaying and neutering, fostering or volunteering with local rescue groups and donating to further support the cause. And most importantly, by spreading the word.

Pet Planet is very proud to be working with Cory, PACC911 and all the rescue groups that will be involved in this innovative and ground-breaking venture. It warms our hearts to see such a committed group of people tirelessly working to improve the lives of animals everywhere.”


The premiere show will air on Friday, December 14th, featuring PACC911 and their amazing founder, Bari Mears. ”What I have learned over the years is that despite our continued efforts to educate the public about animal issues, particularly pet overpopulation and the great need to spay and neuter, our cries have not been heard.  It is my hope that this new weekly show will attract the attention of not only rescue minded people but also new viewers not currently involved in the movement. My hope is that they learn the issues, realize the seriousness of the plight of homeless animals, and join the rescue effort in some small way. The show should catch on and make RESCUE and Adoption something “cool” and very socially acceptable.. thus taking the movement to new levels and saving countless more lives.”


Additionally, it will feature Rescued Treasures with manager Dee Umpleby, a thrift store operated by PACC911 to raise money for their emergency medical fund. We also visit the 5th Annual Kimburs Pet Wash event in Surprise and the Maricopa County Animal Care & Control facility in South Phoenix. Our training segment features Villa La Paws with pet tips from Pet Planet.

On December 21st, The Animal Rescuers will showcase HALO rescue and their driven founder, Heather Allen. It will also include a segment devoted to pet loss with Dan Crenshaw, who has a book titled, Furry Farewell Grief Handbook. Charity events from Valley Rescue Dogs and a wine tasting to raise money for New Hope Cattle Dogs. Lastly, we will feature a very loveable dog from New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue.

Please note: There will be no show on the 29th of December, but will return with a on January 4th and the feature with Golden Connections and their incredible founder, Candy.

About The Animal Rescuers

Cory Mandall stated his career in television production in 1988 as a part-time camera operator. He moved to Phoenix in 1992 and started a boutique television production shop in November of 1998.  In 2008, he produced the first in a series of videos for animal rescue groups.  He found his passion for saving animals, using his production capabilities to make an impact on viewers.  The idea of The Animal Rescuers came as Cory wanted to do more for the rescue community.  With this new web-based program, he has the opportunity to incorporate his two greatest passions – animal rescue and video production.

About PACC911

Filling a vital community need, PACC 911 brings together over 120 animal welfare organizations throughout Arizona, most within Maricopa County.  PACC911 provides opportunities for its partners to work together for the benefit of animals in five distinct ways: large adopt-a-thons, medical assistance, fundraising, education and a food bank.  

Please visit to explore how you can help make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

About Pet Planet

Nearly 15 years ago, Laura Leah English and her mother Joan Bauer, opened the doors to their first Pet Planet store, with a vision to be more than just a store, but with a dream: To encourage a global society where all pets are loved, respected, protected and kept in good health; a society without pet overpopulation, homelessness or abuse.  Through passion and innovation, Pet Planet has grown to 46 locations in North America, with 6 more stores on the horizon and has entered the U.S. market with its first stores in Arizona, educating Guardians about the health and well being of animal companions.


Established in: 1996

Average store size: 2500 sq. feet

Stores in N. America: 46

Stores Expected to Open in 2013 (across N. America): 6

Product highlights:  Quality, trusted health food and nutritional products Pet food sold at Pet Planet is dense in nutrients & will save the consumer money

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Cole-Parmer Releases Biofuel Series of Catalogs

Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

With the release of Bioethanol, the third in a series of Biofuel catalogs from Cole-Parmer, customers have resources to choose testing equipment that helps them meet ASTM standards. Along with key testing products, the catalogs detail which specifications of ASTM apply and what is needed to pass the test methods.

The Biodiesel catalog includes critical information for meeting ASTM D6751. Biodiesel fuel blend stock (B100) is comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats. Biodiesel fuel is normally produced from a reaction between vegetable oil or animal fat and methanol or ethanol in the presence of a catalyst to produce mono-alkyl esters and glycerin, which is removed. The biodiesel product attributes approximately 10% of its mass from the reacted alcohol. The catalog includes copper corrosion test baths, carbon residue furnaces, density meters, and much more to meet testing requirements.

The Biodiesel Blend catalog references ASTM D7467 for Diesel Fuel Oil, Biodiesel Blend (B6 to B20). These fuels blend grade of 6 to 20 volume percent biodiesel with light middle or middle distillate diesel fuel. The biodiesel component of the blend must conform to the requirements of ASTM D6751, Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock (B100) for Middle Distillate Fuels. Find a selection of equipment including analyzers, viscosity baths, oil test centrifuges, manual flash point testers, and much more.

The Bioethanol catalog contains information to meet ASTM D4806 requirements. This specification relates to nominally anhydrous denatured fuel ethanol intended to be blended with unleaded or leaded gasolines at 1 to 10% for use as automotive spark-ignition engine fuel. The denatured fuel ethanol must be visually free of sediment and suspended matter, and be clear and bright at ambient temperature or 21°C. Choose from titrators, spectrophotometers, existent gum test baths, and much more.

For more information, call 800-323-4340 or visit

Cole-Parmer has been a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies since 1955. Our product lines, including popular brand names such as Masterflex®, Oakton®, and more, are sold through company-owned customer channel outlets and a strong network of international dealers. We also feature an ISO-17025-accredited metrology lab for instrument calibration and repair. Cole-Parmer responds with excellence to customer needs, and offers application expertise and technical support. For more information, contact Cole-Parmer, 625 East Bunker Court, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. In the US, call 800-323-4340. International customers, call 847-549-7600. Visit us at

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“7 Secrets to Running a Highly Profitable Salon” Integrity’s Seminar Series Helps Owners Increase Their Hair Salon Profit Margin

7 Secrets to Running a Highly Profitable Salon seminar series targeted towards hair salon owners and will be co-hosted with SalonCentric, the premier distribution partner to the professional salon com

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012

Integrity Payment Systems (IPS) is announcing a nation wide series of seminars entitled “7 Secrets to Running a Highly Profitable Salon.” These seminars are targeted towards hair salon owners and will be co-hosted with SalonCentric, the premier distribution partner to the professional salon community in the U.S.

“It is easy”, says Guy Wadas from Integrity Payment Systems, “to loose site of the forest through the trees. Our seminar series outlines easy to implement strategies for increasing hair salon profit margins.”

Among other topics, salon owners will learn:

     How to increase their profit margin for guest consultations.
    How to coach service providers to greater success.
    How to automatically reduce debt while building cash reserves and wealth.
    How to painlessly quadruple investments in their salon.

The seminars will be led by Chuck Hastings and representatives from Integrity Payment Systems, all of whom are long-time salon professionals.

Salon owners who have worked with Mr. Hastings over the years consistently testify that their pre-book hair salon profit margins increase significantly, their promotions are more successful and that they see dramatic improvement in their staff coaching.

To find out more information about times and locations throughout the country please connect with our press contact at 866-988-4882 or email acristerna(at)integritypaymentsystems(dot)com.

Integrity Payment Systems is a merchant services provider that is national in scope processing billions of dollars’ worth of payment transactions every year. Integrity is committed to customer support with one phone number for both customer service and technical support that is answered by a person rather than a machine. Their customer service personnel are in-house, and given the information and decision making authority to solve problems.

Beyond customer service, Integrity Payment Systems provides a series of unique products and services not generally available from a merchant services provider. For example, they provide next business day availability of funds from credit card transactions regardless of where the merchant does their banking.

Additionally, Integrity has developed automated systems that allow business owners to set aside savings on a daily basis for an emergency fund, building up a reserve for a major purchase or just saving for a vacation.

With their many value-added business solutions, Integrity Payment Systems not only strives to lower the processing costs for merchants, they work to provide more benefits for the money a merchant does spend for their payments processing.

Integrity Payment Systems was also the first payments processor to specialize in the salon industry. By providing savings to salon owners totaling many millions of dollars, plus their many value-added services tailored to the salon industry, Integrity Payment Systems earned the endorsement of L’Oreal USA, Redken 5th Ave NYC and many other notables within the salon industry.

Integrity’s salon division website can be found at Information on other business segments can be found at The company’s headquarters is located minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare airport in Des Plaines, IL.

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CFIB sits down with Rick Swenson, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan to discuss his thoughts on modest company in Saskatchewan.