Deliver Express Improves File Transfer on Local Networks

Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver Express 2.5.11, a feature update to its hot folder based solution to send files automatically across the Internet and locally with email notifications. Deliver Express can serve multiple users on a network and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, Google Storage, AFP, SMB and other services. The new version lets users label completed local deliveries with a Finder tag, preserves file timestamps and custom icons, and introduces other improvements on local networks.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver Express 2.5.11, a feature update to its automated solution to send and share files easily across the Internet and local networks. Deliver Express processes files from watched hot folders and supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, AFP and other remote and local services. The software can run absolutely unattended and offers variable email notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file compression, automatic PDF creation, and much more.

The new version introduces new features and improvements to file transfers on local networks. Deliver Express can now apply a Finder tag to local deliveries when copying is finished. It helps recipients identify completed transfers and solves the problem of attempting to use partially copied files and folders before processing is done. In addition, the new update improves accuracy of progress reporting, solves an issue of transfer interruption by unresolved aliases, and preserves file timestamps and custom icons.

Deliver Express is an ideal solution for ad agencies, photographers, recording studios, printers, educational institutions and other users. Once users copy files to the hot folders, they will be sent automatically with email confirmations issued upon delivery. Recipients can easily retrieve the files through the link in notification email.

Deliver Express offers the following key features:

Upload files from watched hot folders
Automatic email notifications based on variable templates
-Unlimited users on a network
-Submit files from both Mac and PC
-Automatic file compression and encryption
-Expire files after certain period

Pricing and Availability:
Deliver Express can be purchased from Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from US$29.95 to $299.95. The update is free for licensed users. Trial is also available for download. Deliver Express requires OS X 10.5-10.11 (some features require OS X 10.7 and later).

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Output Factory for InDesign Now Can Resolve File Aliases Automatically

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.5.48, a feature update to its output automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting, preflighting and file delivery from InDesign. The software offers batch processing, export as single pages, variable file names, layer versioning, PDF preflight and more. The new version can resolve InDesign file aliases internally, which lets users add symbolic links instead of the original files directly to the app’s queue.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.5.48, a feature update to its solution to automate printing, exporting and preflighting from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their output workflow and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

The new version adds the ability to resolve InDesign file aliases internally, which allows users to add symbolic links directly to the app’s queue instead of the original files. This feature is especially useful when users prefer to gather file aliases from InDesign documents in different folders in one place in order to add them all at once to the Output Factory’s queue without the need to make physical copies.

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Production Manager of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

With Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and the software will do the rest automatically. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats and offers the following key features:

-Output multiple InDesign files with a single click
-Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
-Export as single pages
Layer versioning
-Output to several formats at once
-Variable output file names
-Automatic preflight
-Detailed output history

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Light version $120, Server $700), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2015.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Engage PEO Continues Expansion of National Sales Team in Texas and Oklahoma Adding Vice President of Sales Lori Poe

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Lori Poe as Vice President of Sales for North Texas/Oklahoma.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Lori Poe as Vice President of Sales for North Texas/Oklahoma. Poe will be responsible for increasing relationships with insurance broker partners in both states to continue to bring Engage’s suite of HR and benefits solutions to companies in the region and throughout the country.

“With the addition of Lori, Engage continues to deepen its presence in one of the company’s core markets, the Southwest U.S.,” said Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage. “Lori is a high-performing PEO sales pro and we look forward to working together to build new business relationships across the North Texas and Oklahoma markets.”

Poe has a strong record of success in the industry with more than six years of sales experience serving large, national PEOs. Poe also has served in management roles in the sports and wellness industries and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma.

“I couldn’t be happier to be joining Engage at a time when more and more businesses are seeing the value that a PEO can deliver to their bottom line” said Poe. “Engage’s intense focus on sales performance and client satisfaction are a great combination for insurance brokers and client companies.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

T5 Data Centers and RestorePoint Sign Partnership Agreement to Offer Customers Turnkey Data Protection & Virtualization Services

RestorePoint Migrates to T5@Atlanta Data Center as First Step in Offering Virtualization, Object Storage Management, and Disaster Recovery to Joint Customers.

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Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, and RestorePoint, a leader in enterprise data protection, virtualization and recovery, have entered into a strategic partnership to offer T5 customers data storage solutions. As part of the partnership, RestorePoint will relocate its hosted infrastructure to the T5@Atlanta colocation facility and offer enterprise data protection including data management, virtualization, backup and disaster recovery services to T5 Data Center customers across the country.

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RestorePoint specializes in virtualizing and protecting data across public, private and hybrid clouds. The Data Virtualization platform, which leverages a single, physical, ‘Golden’ copy of production data, can be used for multiple business use cases. Examples include Data Protection (backups), Business Insights & Analytics, Business Continuity including Disaster Recovery, and Application Development/Testing. RestorePoint’s Data Archival and Object Storage platform frees up production storage by moving aged data to a lower cost storage platform for long term retention, and thereby reduces the need to buy more storage. RestorePoint offers scalable solutions that accommodate growing data storage and management needs using T5’s highly available and reliable data centers.

“Our customers look to T5 for highly reliable enterprise data center solutions, and through this partnership with RestorePoint we will now be able to offer turnkey virtualization, storage management, and disaster recovery services,” said Craig McKesson, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services for T5 Data Centers. “In fact, to demonstrate the power and versatility of this partnership, RestorePoint will be hosting its global data virtualization and protection platform at T5, starting with our T5@Atlanta data center. We see this strategic relationship as the ideal way to offer business-critical data center services to our customers that align with the ever-changing needs of their business.”

“T5 is an ideal data center partner for RestorePoint,” shares Abdul Altamimi, Founder and CTO of RestorePoint. Altamimi continues: “They are an innovative Tier III plus data center solution provider with a unique and highly reliable power redundancy feature. T5 has locations across the U.S., which gives RestorePoint the scale and expansion capabilities to provide our clients with geographic redundancy as needed. Additionally, T5 is strategically located slightly north of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA, and less than three miles from RestorePoint’s headquarters. Our engineers can quickly be onsite and be a true extension of our client’s IT team in the event of a disaster.” Altamimi goes on to say, “We strategically chose to move our Object Storage platform for Data Archival and long-term retention to T5@Atlanta, providing our clients maximum redundancy and flexibility, and world-class data protection.”

Both T5 Data Centers and RestorePoint offer data support services that are ideally suited for healthcare, insurance, financial services, education, engineering, government agencies or any organization with a critical data need. Storing data using RestorePoint services hosted by T5 Data Centers helps customer’s lower operational costs while still maintaining ready access to archived and operational data.

About RestorePoint
RestorePoint specializes in virtualizing data across Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds, leveraging best-of-breed software solutions. These scalable solutions protect multi-petabytes of data for enterprise clients globally. RestorePoint’s suite of services include Data Virtualization, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery as a Service, File Sync & Share and Professional Services like backup out-tasking and storage assessments. For more information, please visit http://www.RestorePoint.Net.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland and Charlotte with new projects announced in New York and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications. For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com

Katie Keser
RestorePoint
(678) 341-4750
katie.keser@restorepoint.net

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Is Now Available for Sale on MacUpdate

Zevrix Solutions announces that LinkOptimizer, its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. LinkOptimizer helps users reduce the size of InDesign links by eliminating excess image data, convert image colors, formats and more. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate output, reduce production time and costs, and effortlessly repurpose InDesign jobs for web and mobile devices.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces that LinkOptimizer, its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate full time through its Enhanced Product Pages program. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks helping users reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and production costs, and repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

“This is the best extension I ever purchased for any design app,” says Wayne Guy of Edge Graphics in Van Nuys, California. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing, batch processing. Worth every penny… It’s a must have tool for a designer who works with image rich inDesign files such as catalogs or magazines.”

MacUpdate began in 1996 as a forum for Mac enthusiasts to discuss and track Mac software updates and releases. Now, over a million users discover, discuss, try and purchase over 40,000 apps from over 6,000 developers. The new Enhanced Product Pages Program creates an easy way for MacUpdate members to purchase LinkOptimizer in just one click directly from its existing MacUpdate listing.

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. The software offers the following main features:

Resize links to match their InDesign dimensions at a target resolution.
-Reduce link size by eliminating excess image data.
Convert colors and apply ICC profile.
-Merge layers and delete hidden ones.
-Convert image formats.
-Optimize files for web and mobile devices.
-Run a Photoshop Action on each image.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from MacUpdate for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) . Trial is also available for download. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC 2015.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

T5 Data Centers Signs Sutherland Asbill & Brennan for Turnkey Colocation Services at T5@Atlanta Facility

Global Law Firm Gains Better Cost Controls with T5 Enterprise Solutions Suite.

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Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced that Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, an international legal practice, has signed as the latest customer for T5’s Enterprise Solutions Suite at the company’s T5@Atlanta data center. By licensing colocation and enterprise services from T5 Data Centers, the law firm will be able to take advantage of T5’s “Smart-Tech” remote hands support as well as “ColoFlex” metered power services to more closely align costs with consumption.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is the latest law firm to sign as a T5 customer, whose secure and resilient enterprise colocation environments are well suited to host the critical data center needs of legal and financial services firms. The combination of enterprise-grade facilities, services and connectivity solutions was compelling enough for Sutherland to relocate its data center from Virginia to T5@Atlanta while positioning them for long-term growth as they provide secure data access to partners and offices around the globe. As part of its move into the T5@Atlanta colocation facility, the firm also plans to take advantage of T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) services, which provides comprehensive data center operations and management to ensure optimal uptime while managing total costs. In addition, T5’s Enterprise Solutions Suite includes a consumable infrastructure billing model with metered power and managed bandwidth, so the law firm only pays for services it actually uses.

“Our ColoFlex consumption-based billing model was a key factor in Sutherland’s decision to move its data center operations to T5@Atlanta,” said Craig McKesson, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions for T5. “As companies continue to move toward hybrid cloud deployments they’re looking for a way to better align the cost models of their private environments to those of the public cloud. T5 ColoFlex offers the best of both by providing the added advantages of better data control and security, better reliability as well as cost containment while also enabling our customers to connect to their preferred public cloud environments. We’re excited to welcome Sutherland Asbill & Brennan into T5 and expect to see more law firms move away from paper archives and adopt an extensible data repository to simplify data access and strengthen regulatory compliance.”

T5 Data Centers currently offers turnkey enterprise services at its T5@Atlanta and T5@LA data centers. T5’s Enterprise Solutions provides a simplified approach to IT, offering top-tier managed networking and colocation services purpose-built to meet each customer’s unique demands.

For more information about T5’s data center services, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland and Charlotte with new projects announced in New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Media Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

6th Annual “Botanical & Floral” Art Competition Announced by Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 6th Annual “Botanical & Floral” online juried art competition for the month of April 2016.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 6th Annual “Botanical & Floral” online juried art competition for the month of April 2016. The gallery urges all 2D and 3D artists (Including Photography) to submit their best botanical and floral art.

Botanicals - Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme “Botanical and Floral”. Artists should submit their best representational or non-representational art, which will include flowers, herbs, leaves and plants for this competition.

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of May 2016. In addition, Special Merit and Special Recognition categories will be awarded as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on April 26, 2016.

Winners of the “Botanical & Floral” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, event announcement posts, extensive social media marketing and distribution, in order to make the art world aware of the art exhibition and in particular, the artist’s accomplishments. In addition, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide to us with your best botanical and floral art now or before the deadline of April 26, 2016. Interested artists may apply online here: https://www.lightspacetime.com/newsletter/2016-annual-botanical-floral-art-online-art-competition.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Linda Greenwood is Gallery’s Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine art photographer Linda Greenwood has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (March 17, 2016) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine art photographer Linda Greenwood has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist.

Linda Greenwood - Artist Showcase

Linda Greenwood grew up on Long Island, New York. Many visits to art museums in Manhattan with her mother served as a base for growing a love of art that was nurtured then and continued to develop when she later traveled abroad.

Greenwood has taken classes in art and photography at The Sharon Art Center in Peterborough NH and with the CALL Adult Education Program at Keene State College. Linda also completed Project 365 in 2015, meeting a personal challenge to shoot at least one photograph every day of the year. “It definitely made me so much more aware of the world around me, which inspired me to try to take even more significant photos!”

She takes pride in turning ordinary objects and landscapes into artistic creations and is thrilled to have opportunities to shoot photographs in New Hampshire. She exhibits her work in the Monadnock Region of southern New Hampshire. Greenwood is a member of the Monadnock Camera Club, Monadnock Area Art Association and the Dublin Art Colony. (https://www.lightspacetime.com/artist-showcase)

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Robyn Ansell is Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that South African artist Robyn Ansell has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that South African artist Robyn Ansell has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website. Robyn is a painter specializing in realist African wildlife and portraiture. She will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website.

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Robyn Ansell will also be promoted in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. In addition, her art will be highlighted on their YouTube channel, in an event catalogue and with an event postcard. At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition her artworks will continue to be available for viewing in the gallery’s archive.

The “Solo Art Series” consists of four month-long solo art exhibitions for established artists, who have a body of work to present to the public.

To be considered for these shows, artists were asked to submit 3 components; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. The four winning artists were selected based on the merits of all three components of their presentations. (http://www.lightspacetime.com/solo-exhibitions)

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Austin Startup Sells Ethically Made Purses and Yoga Bags to Help Light the World

Esperanza Market is an online store selling purses and yoga bags made by hand in Nicaragua. Each bag is made by a small group of artisans, mostly women, who are paid Fair Trade wages, not just minimum wages. For each bag sold, the company donates a solar-powered light to one of the hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguan children who live without electricity.

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Austin, TX, USA (March 16, 2016) — Austinite Jennifer Simonson has spent all her vacation time during the past 15 years traveling Latin America experiencing both its colorful culture and the poverty that lies underneath.

Wanting to highlight the cultures and help alleviate some to the poverty, Simonson recently launched the Esperanza Market, a social enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of women and children living in Nicaragua’s impoverished communities.

The online marketplace sells purses and yoga bags made by hand in Nicaragua. They work directly with artisans, mostly women, to provide them with regular employment and fair wages. For each bag sold the company donates a solar-powered lamp to students in those communities who live in homes without reliable electricity.

“Esperanza means Hope in Spanish. I wanted to create a website that shares all these amazing handmade bags and purses with my friends in the United States and also raise awareness of some of the problems facing our neighbors to the south,” she said. “I started in Nicaragua because I know the country very well and because it is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, there is a lot of need for help.”

One-third of the Nicaragua’s population lives without reliable electricity. Some of the population lives off the electric grid, while others might have access to electricity, but can’t afford to use it. Families without energy rely on burning candles, wood or kerosene for light, which can be expensive, flammable and can cause poor air quality.

Esperanza Market distributes solar-powered reading lamps to students in efforts to improve education by providing students with light to read and do homework once the sun goes down. They started with Education Plus Nicaragua, a school in the Pantanal barrio outside of Granada. The neighborhood has 13,000 residents, 8,000 are children. There are no paved roads or running water and electricity is very limited. The children of this area are vulnerable for child prostitution, criminal activity and glue sniffing.

Esperanza Market also has a link for those simply wanting to donate solar-powered lamps to children in Nicaragua. Since its launch in November 2015, the Esperanza Market has donated 100 solar-powered lamps.

Esperanza Market is an online store selling purses and yoga bags made by hand in Nicaragua. Each bag is made by a small group of artisans, mostly women, who are paid Fair Trade wages, not just minimum wages. For each bag sold, the company donates a solar-powered light to one of the hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguan children who live without electricity.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Simonson
Esperanza Market
512-496-6649
info@esperanzamarket.com
http://www.esperanzamarket.com

Engage PEO Expands Presence in Atlanta with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Todd Koehler

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Todd Koehler as vice president of sales for Georgia.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Todd Koehler as vice president of sales for Georgia. Koehler’s responsibilities include growing Engage’s presence and sales efforts in Atlanta and throughout the state, as well as partnering with insurance brokers across the country, positioning Engage’s competitive and unique HR and benefits offerings to potential clients.

“Growing Engage’s presence in Georgia further strengthens our presence in the South,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Todd has an extensive and diverse sales and marketing background within and outside the PEO industry. He understands the needs of small and mid-sized businesses and is another strong addition to our national sales team.”

Koehler brings 18 years of sales and marketing experience to Engage. Before joining the company, he was a recognized sales leader at two national PEOs in addition to companies outside of the industry such as DHL Express in New York and the global consultancy group, The Hackett Group in Atlanta. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Koehler is also the co-owner of the Broadlands Golf Club near Milwaukee and a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW).

“Joining one of the fastest growing companies in the country is very exciting,” said Koehler. “The Engage management team is well-known in the industry for building strong sales and operations teams with an intense focus on client satisfaction. I can’t think of a better PEO organization to be a part of.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

Chicago Assault on Civil Rights Backfiring on Protesters, Cruz, and Rubio

Raleigh, NC, USA (March 14, 2016) — Contact: ALIPAC.us | WilliamG@alipac.us | (866) 703-0864

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ALIPAC is predicting that Donald Trump will completely dominate the Tuesday, March 15 Primaries in 5 states due to the public backlash against the violent mob attack on Civil Rights in Chicago where young illegal immigrants, Muslims, and college aged socialists and anarchists proved that America’s freedoms of speech and assembly are being overcome by mob rule!

ALIPAC predicts that the aggressive and violent actions of the mob have backfired on their leftist causes and is backfiring on GOP Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio due to their supportive comments claiming the mob was justified because of the comments and political positions of Donald Trump and his supporter. Large numbers of prior Cruz and Rubio supporters declared they are dropping their support and aligning with Trump in reaction to their statements blaming Trump for the violence.

“Many Americans realize that the successful attack and violation of the civil rights of Trump supporters affects every American who believes we all have the right to assemble and speak freely in our nation. The attack on Donald Trump’s rally was an attack on us all, and at this point the only way that Americans can truly defend Civil Rights in America from this threat of mob rule is to rally to and support Donald J. Trump for President!” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Rubio and Cruz made a major mistake joining the protesters in blaming Donald Trump for the despicable actions in Chicago. All across social media this weekend, prior supporters are announcing they are dropping Cruz and Rubio and joining Trump and that will be reflected in the vote this Tuesday!”

Breitbart News reported Saturday on the social media shift away from Rubio and Cruz to Trump in their article “Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump” by Katie McHugh. McHugh documents numerous examples of Facebook users declaring, “Cruz you lost my vote for using this protest for your political game. Rubio also. Trump has my vote….I’m a Texan, I voted for you for the senate, and was supporting you for president, up until you blamed Trump for the savage behavior of Hillary and Bernie supporters in Chicago. I just sent a $100.00 contribution to a billionaire, and i’m retired on a fixed income, so guess this is goodbye to you, and I am now firmly on the Trump wagon…Ted Cruz… i was an undecided voter who was leaning your way then you blamed trump for the actions of violent protesters. I am now voting Trump thanks for helping me make my choice tonight.”

ALIPAC has endorsed Donald Trump as the first Presidential candidate the national organization has ever supported for President since the founding of ALIPAC in 2004.

Voters are being warned that the failed DC establishment has two routes to retaining power at this point. The establishment can still win if Hillary Clinton is elected President and Clinton’s chances rise each day that the bitter Trump and Cruz conflict continues. The establishment will also regain control the moment this race is forced into a brokered convention which DC insiders will control.

At this time, it is clear that the two illegal alien amnesty backers Marco Rubio and John Kasich are staying in the race only to try to win in Ohio and Florida on Tuesday to deprive Trump of those electoral votes and throw the race into the convention where the DC establishment retakes control.

While Ted Cruz has no chance of passing Trump or winning the popular vote, his strength levels could throw the race to the convention where the DC establishment may crown him as the GOP candidate for President if he agrees to their demands. This will also throw the race to Hillary Clinton.

“GOP primary voters need to remember the story all Americans are taught as children about the little dog that wanted two bones and ended up with none,” said William Gheen. “Voters that think they have the luxury of supporting Cruz and thwarting the DC insiders are wrong. A vote for anyone but Trump at this juncture is a vote to help the DC establishment responsible for that mob attack regain control! All their fire is focused on Trump! The fight is on and sometimes in a fight you have to chose a side and that choice is upon you.”

Senator Jeff Sessions, who is the top Republican fighting against illegal immigration, Obama, and amnesty in the US Senate is similarly calling for Unity around Trump! Breitbart’s Julia Hahn reports, “Jeff Sessions to GOP: Time to Unite Behind Trump, Beat Hillary.”

For more information about ALIPAC’s endorsed candidates and efforts to help lead the backlash against illegal immigrant amnesty supporting candidates and politicians like Cruz and Rubio who support Muslim and illegal alien mobs attacking civil rights in America, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for its May 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Leaves & Petals”

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Leaves & Petals,” its May 2016 international online juried art exhibition.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Leaves & Petals,” its May 2016 international online juried art exhibition. The gallery is accepting submissions until April 24th.

For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

The competition is open to artists worldwide and all artists, regardless of experience level, are encouraged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Photography & Digital” Art.

Each month Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in 70+ press release announcements, email marketing and through the gallery’s social media outlets. An additional unique opportunity Fusion Art provides to the monthly Best in Show winners is an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://www.fusionartps.com/leavespetals-may-2016.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263
760-537-0315
info@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

New Book Release – Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs, by Marvin Francis Fouty

Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs, by Marvin Francis Fouty, sings of lost times and people – a warm breeze of yesterday.

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Bath, MI, USA (March 9, 2016) — Marvin Francis Fouty’s Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs introduces a boy, growing up in Lansing and Houghton Lake, Michigan, an early life with grandparents during World War II and its aftermath and how the war colored their lives. They are heartfelt poems and memoirs so their stories don’t disappear from memory.

I began writing family memoirs two years ago and sharing them with my family and friends. My memory goes back to the years before World War II. I was four years old in the summer of 1941 and have vivid memories of my maternal grandparents, Peter and Maren Sollid and my fraternal grandfather, Clell Fouty. Peter and Maren had ten children, my mother, Dorothy, and her sister, Gunda, the oldest girls. They talked about their early years, growing up on the farm in Eaton County in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Author Marvin Francis Fouty is a writer, a poet and the Creative Director of Philo Publishing. He is a retired Professional Land Surveyor and Real Estate Broker who lives in Bath, Michigan. He is a Fellow of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors in Lansing and a Fellow of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping in Washington, D.C. As a member of Mensa and Intertel he is the Scholarship Chairman for Mid-Michigan Mensa and a member of the Lansing Community College Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Genre – Biography, Memoir, Norway, Michigan, Poetry, Math, History, Essay, Fun

The ebook version of Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs ISBN 9781506900964, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 118 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900957, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Contact:
Marvin Francis Fouty
+1(941)921-2607
mffouty@gmail.com

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, “Accidental Dad” by Joshua McDowell

Accidental Dad, by Joshua McDowell, exposes the harsh realities of being a single father in today’s world.

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Toledo, OH, USA — Joshua McDowell’s Accidental Dad introduces a single father on a mission. He believes being a parent is the most rewarding experience in the world. For that reason, he wants you to help him change the family court system. A must read for young fathers and potential young fathers alike.

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Each year, millions of children grow up in fatherless homes, resulting in teen pregnancies, school dropouts, depression, and suicide. Each child wants, needs, and deserves to grow up with a strong relationship with both parents.

McDowell is not an expert in conventional terms, but he knows how it felt to grow up without his father, and he also knows how it feels for a single father to have to deal with the court system that can make a father feel worthless. He shares firsthand information about our family courts to provide a clear understanding of the bias in courts across this country against fathers who want custody of their children. Joshua McDowell is handing us all a challenge. Help McDowell change the world, and help bring loving, caring, good fathers back to the head of household!

“Contrary to popular belief, many single fathers are getting the short end of the stick. I dedicate this book to all single fathers who truly love their children and want to be a major part of their lives. My son is my life, yet there were days in court when I would get so frustrated, so angry, and so tired of battling the bias against fathers – against me – that I was almost willing to walk away from it all. Fortunately I didn’t, and neither should you. Never give up hope.” ~Josh McDowell

Genre – Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Fathers Rights

The ebook version of Accidental Dad ISBN 9781506901275, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 178 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901268, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Joshua McDowell
+1(941)921-2607
alexjosh88@yahoo.com

Engage Grows Presence in Central and Northern Florida Adding Two Sales Veterans, Jennifer Thomasson and Ed Welch

Engage Grows Presence in Florida Adding Two Sales Veterans, Jennifer Thomasson and Ed Welch.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the expansion of its sales team in Florida. Jennifer Thomasson and Ed Welch join the company’s industry-leading sales force and will focus on creating new business opportunities to further position Engage’s HR solutions to companies in the Central and Northern portions of the state.

“As the fastest growing PEO in the industry, we are continuously searching for top talent to join our national sales organization,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Jennifer and Ed each have extensive PEO experience and established relationships with insurance brokers in Florida, especially in the Central and Northern regions. We are excited to welcome them to Engage and to continue to strengthen our presence throughout the entire state.”

Thomasson has been a successful sales professional and business consultant in the PEO industry for more than 18 years and is a licensed life and health agent in Florida.

Welch has more than a decade of sales experience, seven with national PEOs, serving in senior sales and business consultant roles.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

Adpointe Network Launches in Two New Cities

Recruitment Advertising Agencies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City can now buy niche recruitment networks direct.

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Petaluma, CA, USA (March 7, 2016) — Adpointe Networks announced today that is will now be offering its niche recruitment networks direct to recruitment advertising agencies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The networks include those formerly available from the local newspapers in those markets and include Diversity, Veterans, Healthcare, Nursing, Call Center/Customer Service, Trucking, Energy, Green Employers, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing & Engineering, ITJobs, SocialJobWorking (Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Google), and MaxRecruit. Each network includes some of the largest job boards in that category. MaxRecruit posts your jobs out to most of the major aggregators including Jobs2Careers, SimplyHired, and Beyond all for one low price.

Chris Stokesbury from Square Compass Media is excited about the prospects. “Previously you had to post a job out to the local newspaper to get access to these networks. Now, you can get the same great networks for a fraction of the price of a newspaper ad in these two new markets.” She said.

For more information and to obtain a free trial job posting contact Chris or your recruitment ad agency and tell them you want Adpointe.net.

Contact:
Chris Stokesbury
405-283-9957
advertising@squarecompassmedia.com

SunGreen Systems Inaugurates New 521 KW Solar System for YKK U.S.A.

New Photovoltaic Installation Delivers 97.6% Power for Anaheim Zipper Manufacturer.

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Anaheim, CA, USA (March 6, 2016) — SunGreen Systems, experts in the design and construction of commercial solar systems and sustainable, smart energy solutions, will be attending the ribbon-cutting to inaugurate a new 521.5 KW solar power systems that SunGreen designed and installed for YKK U.S.A., Inc. The new photovoltaic systems will generate sufficient power to meet 97.6 percent of the energy needs of YKK’s zipper manufacturing facility and it will be the fourth largest solar array in operation in the city of Anaheim.

SunGreen Systems designed and installed the new solar system using 1,968 solar panels provided by Mitsubishi Electric. The total power output for the new solar system is 521.5 kW of DC power, with an annual power capacity of 843,336 kWh. The new solar installation will not only deliver all of the power needed for YKK’s Anaheim plant, but it will also help fulfill the YKK’s mission of environmental protection and sustainability for its global operations.

“This is the first solar system we designed and installed for YKK and we are extremely proud of this project,” said Rick Hsu, CEO of SunGreen Systems. “This solar installation will be able to meet all of YKK’s power requirements and is part of this fastener company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gases and promoting sustainable operations worldwide.”

The new YKK solar system will offset 896 tons of carbon dioxide annually, or an estimated 27,000 tons of CO2 over the life of the solar system. That’s the equivalent of planting 4,484 trees each year or 134,520 trees over the life of the system.

Using solar power for YKK’s Anaheim facility supports the company’s 1994 Environmental Charter to support conservation and preserve natural resources for future generations. YKK has 109 affiliated organizations in more than 70 countries with more than 39,000 employees.

About SunGreen Systems
SunGreen Systems offers sustainable energy solutions including commercial solar energy, LED lighting, cool roof systems, and battery backup power systems. SunGreen Systems serves its customers as solar and energy consultants with a team of renewable energy consultants, designers, engineers, architects, general contractors, and customer service specialists.

For more information about SunGreen Systems and its comprehensive smart energy services, visit http://www.sungreensystems.com.

Media Contact:
John Hoffman
SunGreen Systems
626-851-0008
johnhoffman@sungreensystems.com
http://www.sungreensystems.com

T5 Data Centers Receives Tax Exemption for New Build-to-Suit Data Center at Kings Mountain Campus

North Carolina Competes Act HB 117 Gives New Kings Mountain Data Center Tenants Millions of Dollars in Tax Exemptions for Both Construction and Operations.

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Kings Mountain, NC, USA — T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, has been granted tax exempt status by the state of North Carolina for its new build-to-suit project at the company’s King’s Mountain Data Center campus. The tax incentive was awarded under the recently enacted HB 117, the North Carolina Competes Act, which grants tax privileges specifically to data centers, and will provide tax exemption for both data center construction and operations.

Under the tax exemption umbrella, T5 Data Centers is exempt from paying sales or use taxes on major equipment and supporting infrastructure during construction of the new build-to-suit data center. The savings during construction are expected to be significant for T5 as well as for T5’s customers. It also means that T5 Data Centers and its new customer will be exempt from taxes related to data hall IT deployments and facility operations, which includes expenses for servers, hardware, equipment, and taxes on electricity. To qualify for the tax exemption, a cumulative anticipated investment of $75 million has to be made in the data center over five years.

“With the new data center tax incentives, North Carolina becomes an even better location for companies seeking to build a high-performance data center facility,” said Robbie Sovie, Vice President of Construction Services. “The tax savings during the construction phase are substantial, and our customers are already talking about reallocating those tax savings to assist with continued investment in the Kings Mountain data center. This new tax incentive package continues to make North Carolina one of the most cost-effective locations to build and operate a data center.”

The tax exemption savings new Kings Mountain tenants receive under HB 117 are in addition to the agreements T5 Data Centers has negotiated with the City of Kings Mountain and Cleveland County for 30-year rebates on real and personal property. The combined tax incentives make T5’s Kings Mountain campus an attractive location for data center investment.

For more information about T5’s data center services, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland and Charlotte with new projects announced in New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

Media Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

Fulham Names Mark Needham VP of European Sales

Experienced Sales Executive Tapped to Spearhead European Expansion for Fulham’s Lighting Solutions.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA (March 5, 2016) — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the appointment of Mark Needham as the new Vice President, European Sales. In his new role, Needham will oversee European expansion of sales for Fulham’s expanding line of specialist lighting products, including LED drivers and retrofit kits, emergency LED lighting, and ultraviolet and specialty lighting systems.

Needham has more than 25 years of experience in the lighting industry and an extensive background in sales. Most recently he served as sales director for Venture Lighting Europe. Needham also has experience managing sales programs across Europe, including working with leading lighting distributors and OEMs

“We are delighted that Mark Needham has joined our company with his long and deep experience in the lighting industry,” said Mike Bauer, Vice President of Global Sales for Fulham. “Mark’s position is key to our company growth as we expand our presence in European countries. He will be instrumental in helping us introduce some exciting new products that we are about to launch worldwide.”

Fulham is currently rolling out new lighting solutions based on advanced, sustainable LED technology. For example, in the past few weeks Fulham has introduced two new lighting products – the HotSpot Plus. an all-in-one unit LED emergency lighting system with a dimmable LED driver and a replaceable battery. Fulham will be displaying its line of sustainable lighting solutions at the Light + Building 2016 show to be held in Frankfurt March 13-18.

“This is an exciting new challenge with the Fulham Company to establish and grow their position in Europe with such a high quality and advanced product range for ‘tier one’ lighting manufacturers,” said Needham regarding his new role. “I look forward to strengthening existing relationships, introducing Fulham to more of the mainstream lighting manufacturers, and appointing key agents in each country.”

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in London, China, India and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
+1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com
http://www.fulham.com

SunGreen Systems Cuts Ribbon on 204.52 kW Solar System Designed to Power Allstate Floral

Rooftop Photovoltaic System Expected to Meet 93% of Allstate Floral’s Energy Needs.

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Cerritos, CA, USA (March 4, 2016) — SunGreen Systems, experts in the design and construction of commercial solar systems and sustainable, smart energy solutions, will be cutting the ribbon today to signal the completion of a new 203.52 kW photovoltaic power system at Allstate Floral facility here. The new solar power system is expected to provide 93 percent of the company’s current electrical load.

SunGreen Systems designed and installed the premium solar array consisting of 768 solar panels for Allstate Floral, which is one of the top importers of beautiful silk and artificial flowers, greenery, and home accessories. The solar panels were provided by Mitsubishi Electric and the completed solar system delivers 203.52 watts of DC power with an annual production of 330,997 kWh.

“The solar system for Allstate Floral is one of the largest installations SunGreen Systems has designed in the area and demonstrates the value any company can derive from solar energy,” said Rick Hsu, CEO of SunGreen Systems. “More companies throughout Los Angeles County are seeing the substantial return on their solar investment, not only from reducing energy costs but reducing pollution as well. We hope to continue our relationship with Allstate Floral to provide solar power for the company’s other buildings.”

The solar array will not only offset Allstate Floral’s energy costs but it will have a significant positive environmental impact. The newly commissioned solar system will offset 146.64 tons of carbon dioxide each year, or 3,668.8 tons for the expected life of the system. That’s the equivalent of planning 60 acres of trees every year, or 1,500 acres of trees for the life of the system.

About SunGreen Systems
SunGreen Systems offers sustainable energy solutions including commercial solar energy, LED lighting, cool roof systems, and battery backup power systems. The SunGreen Systems serves as solar and energy consultants to their clients with a team of renewable energy consultants, designers, engineers, architects, general contractors, and customer service specialists.

For more information about SunGreen Systems and its comprehensive smart energy services, visit http://www.sungreensystems.com.

Media Contact:
John Hoffman
SunGreen Systems
626-851-0008
johnhoffman@sungreensystems.com
http://www.sungreensystems.com

AsTech Consulting Identifies Security Assessment as the Missing Piece in Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence

San Francisco Security Firm Working with Investment Advisors to Uncover Critical Security Flaws that Present Added Risk for Corporate Acquisitions.

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San Francisco, CA, USA — Hidden security flaws in software and network infrastructure pose great risks to successful mergers and acquisitions, and yet assessing the security of target companies is commonly omitted from the M&A due diligence process. According to the team at AsTech Consulting-independent cyber security experts specializing in software and IT infrastructure security-unidentified vulnerabilities can heavily influence the value of an acquisition, and more investment advisors and corporations are working with AsTech to uncover hidden security issues to guide valuation and deal negotiations.

“A few years ago security audits were just for ‘tech’ companies but today almost every business is dependent on increasingly vulnerable, interconnected technology. Buyers no longer see this as an isolated ‘IT’ issue, it’s become a boardroom issue,” said David Fox, Managing Director, Strategic Value Advisors.

Assessing security issues and overall cyber risk is seldom considered as part of due diligence in merger and acquisition discussions, but this is changing. Negotiating parties examine revenue, assets, inventory, channels, and partnerships, but fail to recognize that a security weakness in the network infrastructure or source code may compel remediation costs that annihilate a significant percentage of the subject valuation. Security breach remediation and customer notification routinely cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. For example, there are 47 states with “breach notification” laws and, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the average cost of a security breach customer notification alone in 2014 was $500,000.

“Hidden security issues can have a profound impact on any merger. In one recent case, the acquisition target discovered a breach during negotiations that affected their customers as well as the company itself. The acquiring company simply walked away from the table,” said Greg Reber, founder and CEO of AsTech Consulting. “To meet the market’s need, AsTech has launched an M&A Security Due Diligence Practice. Developed with M&A advisors, venture capital investors and security practitioners, this service focuses on getting useful information to the right players quickly, before it’s too late to have an effect on negotiations.”

Dr. Martin Carmichael, former CISO of TD Ameritrade and McAfee, agrees, stating: “As CISO of TD Ameritrade, I engaged AsTech to perform a security evaluation after an acquisition deal was done. They discovered critical security flaws, which required significant remediation costs. This information would have affected the valuation, and negotiations.”

Guy Henshaw, board member of payroll company Evolution HCM notes: “AsTech has helped our company assess the cyber risk of potential acquisitions on three occasions. They are adept at quickly assessing and analyzing risks: distilling results into very succinct reporting with recommendations. We will not go into a deal without the AsTech Due Diligence Cyber Risk Assessment.”

Depending on ‘deal-specific variables,’ there is a range of scrutiny that may be applied to this type of due diligence. A software company being acquired for the software itself doesn’t need an IT infrastructure assessment, but rather a software security analysis which in most cases could produce key results within a few business days.

“The business climate is changing and chief executives and board members are being held accountable by shareholders, employees, and others for costly security breaches,” Reber said. “Legal disclaimers no longer excuse liability. Smart executives are scrutinizing security in advance, rather than waiting for hidden problems to emerge that can create costly remediation. Assessing security vulnerabilities in advance strengthens your negotiating position, regardless of which side of the table you’re on.”

About AsTech Consulting
AsTech Consulting has been helping Fortune 1000 companies manage risk and protect vital information assets since 1997. AsTech’s technical team are true Internet security experts, providing a full suite of services focused on risk management and mitigation including Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation, Secure Development Training, Secure Software Development Lifecycle Consulting and Security Architectural Design.

For more information, visit http://www.astechconsulting.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Public Relations Director, Gumas Advertising
415-259-5638
twoolf@gumas.com

Romney Attack On Trump Invokes Imagery of Blood, Reagan’s Assassin, Economic Bloc

ALIPAC calls for peace, civility, and unity among Republican voters.

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Raleigh, NC, USA — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC | WilliamG@alipac.us | (866) 703-0864

ALIPAC is issuing a national call for all Americans who are concerned about our nation’s future to immediately end the personal attacks, fractured personal and professional relationships, and infighting within the GOP primary, and to reprimand any candidate, group, or individual that continues such destructive behavior that is increasing the chances that establishment Republicans and Hillary Clinton will win in 2016!

ALIPAC’s call for civility, unity, and peace is being issued in response to the discovery that the contentious GOP Presidential Primary could be hurting smaller organizations and down ballot candidates for Congress, and Mitt Romney’s choice of menacing imagery and language in today’s press conference!

Mitt Romney chose to appear in front of a blood red backdrop at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics which was covered with a familiar globalist symbol to bash the millions of Americans supporting Donald Trump for President as “suckers.”

“Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat,” said Romney.

ALIPAC takes issue with two-time loser Romney’s decision to appear at a place that shares the name of Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin, as well as Romney’s clear symbolic alignment with the open borders power groups that are responsible for the costly and deadly illegal immigration invasion and overthrow of America.

“Romney is wrong to attack Trump supporters, and his decision to visually and symbolically insert the name of Reagan’s would-be assassin, the western hemisphere of the Globe, and the color of blood into his attacks on Donald Trump and millions of Trump supporters are completely reprehensible,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “We encourage Donald Trump to increase his security detail immediately and for all Americans to prepare themselves for what may follow Romney’s menacing attempt to foreshadow violence and increased divisiveness within the GOP that benefits the establishment and Hillary Clinton.”

ALIPAC takes issue with Romney’s efforts to further escalate destructive conflicts and mudslinging in a GOP primary race that is increasing the chances that Hillary Clinton will win.

ALIPAC also contends that Romney should have called for civility and unity and appeared in front of an image of the USA instead of an image of Canada, Mexico, Brazil, along with Central and South America on a blood red field most similar to the flags of communist nations.

“It is not Donald Trump who is increasing Hillary’s chances of winning, it is the refusal of establishment Republicans like Romney and Rubio to defer power to the people who have made Trump the front runner! By adding further unsubstantiated and juvenile insults to this race and by even considering launching an independent candidate, the sellout establishment Republicans are signalling they are willing to throw the race to Hillary, which will be the result if we do not take steps to call for civility and unity immediately! I believe it is time for us to unify behind the clear front runner Donald Trump.” said William Gheen.

The video feed of Mitt Romney’s press conference today shows the University of Utah’s “Hinckley Institute” name and a logo representing the western hemisphere of the Earth where most of America’s illegal immigrant population is being imported from. The name Hinckley and this Globalist symbol appear on a blood red background thus symbolically combining the color of blood, with an assassin’s name, with a plan for global economic unions.

The globalist symbol behind Romney is very similar to symbols that appeared on the logos for the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), The Total Information Awareness (TIA) program that Congress canceled funding for, and the mysterious tracking hologram that once appeared on NC Driver licenses a few years ago.

For more information or to schedule interviews, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for its April 2016 “Landscapes” Online Juried Art Exhibition

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Landscapes,” its April 2016 online juried art exhibition. The gallery is accepting submissions until March 24th.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA (March 2, 2016) — Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Landscapes,” its April 2016 online juried art exhibition. The gallery is accepting submissions until March 24th.

For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of natural scenery and the physical elements of landforms such as mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, farmland, trees, rivers, lakes, ponds, forests, wilderness, polar regions, rainforests, islands and tropical landscapes. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

The competition is open to artists worldwide and all artists, regardless of experience level, are encouraged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Photography & Digital” Art.

Each month Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in 70+ press release announcements, email marketing and through the gallery’s social media outlets. An additional unique opportunity Fusion Art provides to the monthly Best in Show winners is an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://www.fusionartps.com/landscapes-april-2016.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263
760-537-0315
info@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

Fulham Releases 32W and 39W LED Engine Retrofit Kits for Easy Field Installation

ThoroLED Retrofit Kits Enable Fast, Easy Replacement in Ceiling and/or Wall Sconces.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released two new LED Engine Retrofit Kits as part of its ThoroLED product line. The new 32 Watt and 39 Watt LED kits are simple to install with minimal tools and are designed to replace existing florescent, incandescent, and HID light fixtures with more cost-effective, brighter, LEDs. They include all of the certifications required for easy and efficient field replacement of existing incandescent or fluorescent light sources.

As more building managers realize they can reduce their lighting costs by 50 percent or more with LEDs they have been seeking cost-effective ways to swap out existing lighting for LED lighting. These new LED Engine Retrofit Kits are the brightest in Fulham’s ThoroLED line with low-profile, easy mounting systems that make them ideal for ceiling or wall sconces. They are ideal for general lighting in hospitals, hotels, office buildings, parking garages, or anywhere that can benefit from a low-energy, long-life lighting solution. They also are compatible with the Fulham HotSpot2 emergency lighting system. And light all ThoroLED kits they have built-in driver modules so they can be for custom illumination.

“We designed our ThoroLED Retrofit Kits to deliver twice the lumens per watt of fluorescent lights, and they can be installed in minutes, making them ideal for upgrading large facilities,” said Edwin Reyes, Emergency Systems and Retrofit Program Director for Fulham. “These new 32W and 39W Retrofit Kits are even brighter with a more beautiful, higher quality light, and the low profile driver module combination makes it easy to adjust the luminosity for consistent lighting in any application.”

The units are equipped with an integrated DC Engine module and driver combination for optimal efficiency, thermal management, and easy installation. The units are cULus listed for field installation (retrofit) or factory installed, and they are listed as EnergyStar Certified Subcomponents, enabling, if appropriate in the area, rebates to be paid upon installation.

The LED Engine Retrofit Kits have a universal voltage input (120V to 227V) and come in 0-10V dimming and non-dimming models. They also feature high-density, high-brightness chip arrays for use in Class 2 lighting applications. All ThoroLED retrofit kits have a five-year warranty.

For more information, please visit http://www.fulham.com/product-systems/led-systems/round-light-engines.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the U.K., China, India and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
+1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com
http://www.fulham.com