Mi Rancho® Signs to Provide Organic Tortillas to Sun Basket

Mi Rancho’s Commitment to Organic Corn Products and Non-GMO Food Sources Ideally Suited for Sun Basket’s Healthy, Farm-to-Table Meals Delivered To Your Door.

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San Leandro, CA, USA — Mi Rancho® (http://www.mirancho.com), a Bay Area food innovator in the production and global distribution of tortillas and Mexican foods, has announced that Sun Basket, purveyors of fresh, farm-to-table dishes you can prepare at home, has committed to exclusively use Mi Rancho’s tortillas for its organic meals.

Mi Rancho and Sun Basket share a commitment to producing fresh, flavorful products using organic ingredients from non-GMO food sources. Sun Basket prepares meals to cook at home using hand-selected, seasonal ingredients from Pacific Coast farms. Farmers are carefully chosen to provide organic, non-GMO produce and sustainably farmed foods, including grass-fed, antibiotic free meats and sustainable seafood. In addition to organic and non-GMO recipes, Sun Basket offers Paleo, Gluten-Free and Vegetarian meal options. Mi Rancho’s organic tortillas fit well with Sun Basket’s commitment to using only organic products.

“Mi Rancho’s are my daughter’s favorite tortilla! I love their quality, flavor, and their commitment to organics and the Non-GMO Project,” said Executive Chef Justine Kelly of Sun Basket.

“Sun Basket understands the value of using traditional methods to make our stone-ground, organic tortillas,” said Fernando Alvear, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mi Rancho. “We share their passion for sustainable organic farming and delivering fresh, tasty products free of GMOs and glutens. We are delighted that Sun Basket has decided to exclusively use our organic tortillas in their meals.”

Mi Rancho offers a complete line of organic tortillas made with organic corn, organic whole wheat, and organic ancient grains including flax and quinoa. Mi Rancho has been a family owned business for three generations and the Berber family has a passion for using authentic techniques and artisan bakers to produce fresh, delicious tortillas. As part of that commitment, Mi Rancho uses only the finest ingredients so customers can count on a delicious, high-quality product in every package.

About Sun Basket
Sun Basket is a healthy meal kit service that delivers fresh organic ingredients and delicious, easy-to-make recipes. Sun Basket makes it easy to cook healthy, with Paleo, Gluten-Free and Vegetarian options, plus breakfast. Get 3 recipes per week for 2 or 4 people, with sustainably sourced, pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door in recyclable packaging. Sun Basket’s delicious nutritionist-approved recipes are created by Executive Chef Justine Kelly, former head chef at James Beard’s award-winning restaurant, The Slanted Door in San Francisco. For more information, visit Sun Basket on the web at http://www.sunbasket.com.

About Mi Rancho
Mi Rancho® is an innovator in the specialty foods market specializing in tortillas and Mexican food products. Founded as a family-run Mexican bakery and grocery store in Oakland in 1939, Mi Rancho started to expand in the 1950s, providing tortillas to local restaurants. Today the company remains family owned and operated by the third generation of the Berber family, with plans of succession to the fourth generation currently working within the company. Mi Rancho produces 4.5 million tortillas each day or 1.3 billion tortillas each year, serving various segments including food service, retail, industrial, and international. Despite Mi Rancho’s growth, the company is still operated with a passion for excellence and a commitment to produce the best quality tortillas made from local California ingredients.

For more information, visit Mi Rancho on the web at http://www.mirancho.com.

Tom Woolf
Director of PR, Gumas Advertising

Sophia Ruppert Awarded a One Month Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Sophia Ruppert 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 Sophia Ruppert has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website. Sophia and her contemporary sculptures will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website.

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Sophia Ruppert 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

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Exchange Email Servers

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.9.8, a maintenance update to its solution to automatically collect Adobe InDesign documents from watched hot folders. Package Central automatically packages InDesign files along with their fonts and links and offers customizable workflows, variable folder names, email notifications, preflighting and more. The new version lets users send automatic email notifications via Microsoft Exchange SMTP servers, and addresses several email processing issues.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces Package Central 1.9.8, a maintenance update to its automated solution to collect Adobe InDesign documents. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders.

The new version lets users send Package Central’s email notifications via Microsoft Exchange SMTP servers. This ability is especially useful in corporate environments where email servers are set up to not allow authentication over a plaintext connection. The update also improves the reliability of email transfer, addresses a crash that could be caused by a missing SMTP password, and introduces several UI improvements and bug fixes.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit InDesign files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software offloads document collection to a central system thus freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated machine and can run absolutely unattended. The app offers the following key features and benefits:

Package InDesign files from watched hot folders
-Create hot folders for various collection settings
-Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
Variable email notifications on process stages and errors
-Variable package folder names
Update modified links automatically
-Detailed processing logs
-Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup

Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics and 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.

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

InPreflight Pro for InDesign Is Now Available for Sale on MacUpdate

Zevrix Solutions announces that InPreflight Pro, its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign, is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. Described as “delightfully simple to use” by Macworld magazine, InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, automatically collect multiple files for output and ship them to final destination. Users can now buy the app directly from its existing MacUpdate listing.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces that InPreflight Pro, its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign, is now available for direct purchase on MacUpdate under its Enhanced Product Pages program. InPreflight is a powerful all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents for errors, collect them for output and ship to final destination.

The new Enhanced Product Pages Program creates an easy way for MacUpdate members to purchase InPreflight Pro in just one click directly from its existing MacUpdate listing. 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.

“InPreflight provides excellent display of document’s elements with full control over preflighting and file collection,” says Michael Anikst of Anikst Design in London, UK. “I am designing very big books on art, and InPreflight lets me keep all my documents in perfect order.”

InPreflight Pro provides a complete document preparation solution for printers, prepress shops, ad agencies and publishing houses. The software can package multiple InDesign jobs automatically with the option to collect all files into one folder. It eliminates the need to collect the same links multiple times for each design saving users gigabytes of disk space and hours of production time. In addition, the collected jobs can be sent automatically over the Internet and locally.

As a quality control tool, InPreflight quickly checks InDesign documents for common problems, as well as for hidden issues such as TIFF and EPS compression, embedded fonts and illegal link locations.

Pricing and Availability:
InPreflight Pro can be purchased from MacUpdate.com for US$99.95, as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial version is available for download. InPreflight requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2015.

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

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

Global Lender Equities First Holdings Sees A Growing Trend Among Borrowers Who Use Stock as Loan Collateral to Secure Working Capital

As Banks and Financial Institutions Tighten Lending Criteria, Stock-Based Loans May Offer Some Investors an Attractive Alternative to Raise Capital.

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Indianapolis, IN, USA — Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH, http://www.equitiesfirst.com), a global lender and a leader in alternative shareholder financing solutions, is seeing more traction in margin loans and stock-based loans in an economic climate where banks and other institutions have tightened lending criteria. For borrowers who need to raise capital quickly or who may not qualify for more conventional credit-based loans, equities lending is gaining popularity as an alternative.

While some options still exist for these individuals, recently, many banks have cut their lending options for borrowers, tightened loan qualifications, and increased interest rates. Al Christy, Jr., Founder and CEO of EFH, sees loans collateralized by stocks as an innovative borrowing alternative for individuals seeking working capital. Stock-based loans typically have a higher loan-to-value ratio than margin loans and offer a fixed interest rate, providing certainty throughout the life of the transaction.

“During a typical three-year loan term, market fluctuation is inevitable, but stock-based loans provide a hedge because the borrower is lowering his or her investment risk in a downside market,” said Christy. “Most stock-based loans have a non-recourse feature that allows a borrower to walk away from a stock loan at any point, even if the stock’s value depreciates. The borrower is able to keep the initial loan proceeds with no further obligation to the lender.”

As Christy notes, some consider margin loans and stock-based loans to be synonymous. Although both forms of financing use securities for collateral, there are marked differences.

With a margin loan, the borrower must be pre-qualified, as with a conventional bank loan, and may require the money to be used for a specific purpose. The interest rates are variable and the borrower can expect loan-to-value ratios between 10 and 50 percent. In addition, the lending firm may liquidate the borrower’s collateral without warning in the event of a margin call.

With stock-based loans, borrowers can expect a fixed interest rate between three and four percent and a loan-to-value ratios ranging from 50 to 75 percent. There also are no restrictions on the loan, so the money can be used for any purpose. In addition, most stock-based loans are non-recourse, so borrowers can walk away without obligation, even if the value of the collateral stock has decreased.

“Any form of financial transaction has some risk associated with it,” said Christy, “But stock-based loans have been historically ignored as a viable borrowing option largely because a number of unscrupulous lenders have unceremoniously dumped borrowers’ collateral into the open market, failed to return stocks upon transaction maturity, or failed to address other concerns. We have built our business on a code of integrity and transparency and we rely on leading legal, regulatory, and trading institutions for counsel. Our mission is to deliver maximum benefit with minimum risk so our customers can meet their personal and professional financial goals.”

About Equities First Holdings
Since 2002, Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH) has provided clients with alternative financing solutions, supplying capital against publicly traded stock to enable clients to meet their personal and professional goals. EFH provides capital against shares traded on public exchanges around the world. The company has completed more than 650 transactions worth more than $1.4 billion to date, offering customers high loan to values at low fixed interest rates.

EFH is a global company with offices in nine countries, including wholly owned subsidiaries Equities First (London) Limited, Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. For more information, visit, http://www.equitiesfirst.com.

This release is intended for informational use only, and does not constitute an offer, stated or implied, of any type. Equities First Holdings, LLC and all of its subsidiaries work exclusively with individuals classified as sophisticated investors. The Equities First Holdings platform is not intended for retail investors.

Media Contact:
Brandon Russell

The Mission Society Highlights Plight of Refugees – And the Struggles to Practice Compassion of Christ

New Issue of “Unfinished” Magazine Describes On-the-Ground Outreach.

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Norcross, GA, USA — As the refugee crisis continues to grow, The Mission Society is taking an in-depth look at the situation’s complexities, examining the issues facing Christians who feel called to help but have misgivings about the process.

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In the summer edition of The Mission Society’s magazine, Unfinished, “Rediscovering hospitality: Getting serious about welcoming the stranger,” the outreach ministry looks at how Christians are responding, while noting that “God is the God Who Helps.”

“As we look to help, many of us are afraid, afraid that we will all be pulled under by the tremendous need,” said Max Wilkins, president and CEO of The Mission Society. “While God doesn’t expect any of us to help everyone in need, I know God has blessed us to be a blessing.

“I know God wants us to care for those who have been – or will be – placed on our doorsteps,” he said, adding that Amnesty International found that 80 percent of the polled people in 27 countries would welcome refugees.

In the magazine, Charlie and Miki Chastain, missionaries in Europe with The Mission Society, describe their efforts to assist the refugees. “A night spent volunteering in a refugee camp breaks through apathy and emotional barriers we put up,” wrote Charlie Chastain. “When you look into the eyes of these individuals and hear their stories, it becomes abundantly clear that these men, women and children are not that different from us.”

But for others, the slow pace of resettlement is a source of frustration. In Spain, few refugees have been allowed in by the national government, despite urging from local officials and nonprofit groups. “I’m sure that God’s heart is sad,” said missionary Laurie Drum in Spain. “People whom He loves are standing at the door, and we cannot open it. With our hands tied, we wait and pray for solutions.”

Jim Ramsay, Vice President for Mission Ministries, also reflected on the appropriate Christian approach. “As Christians, we are to seek the heart of God in the midst of this unfolding story,” he wrote. “How God’s people respond matters not only to the physical and emotional needs of the refugee, but our response also matters in how faithfully we are living into our identity as His people.”

The summer issue of Unfinished also features ethicist and author Christine Pohl, Ph.D., whose article “The Perils of Hospitality,” outlines seven risks to opening our lives to others, particularly to those not like us. It’s an important practice. “A life of hospitality,” she writes, “is basic to what it means to be Jesus’ disciples.” The magazine also tells the experiences of Christians in North America who helped guide refugees through the complexities of Western society and provides practical advice on how to become engaged in assisting refugees through prayer, donation and personal involvement.

The latest issue of Unfinished is available for free at http://www.themissionsociety.org/unfinished-magazine.

Founded in 1984 in the Wesleyan tradition, The Mission Society (http://www.themissionsociety.org) exists to mobilize and deploy the body of Christ globally to join Jesus in His mission, especially among the least-reached peoples. The Mission Society recruits, trains and sends Christian missionaries to minister around the world. Its church ministry department provides seminars, workshops and mentoring for congregations in the United States and abroad, helping equip churches for outreach in their communities and worldwide. The Mission Society has 180 missionaries serving in 35 countries.

To schedule an interview with a leader with The Mission Society, contact Ty Mays @ 770-256-8710 or tmays@inchristcommunications.com.

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Ty Mays
InChrist Communications

Gulf State Software Wins Web Development Awards From Best Web Development Companies

Gulf State Software won best web development and software development company award for 2016. Award is placed by bestwebdevelopmentcompanies.com.

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Houston, TX, USA — Gulf State Software won best web development and software development company award for 2016. Award is placed by bestwebdevelopmentcompanies.com.

CEO of Gulfstatesoftware.com Al Rashid said, “We are heavily enjoying the award winning race. We like to keep our trace always be best. We not only like to work in Houston, In Texas but also around the USA. Our service not only pay to us for service, we like to return you money through our development that we did for you.”

The judging was performed at the monthly best development Awards by bestwebdevelopmentcompanies.com. The Best Web Development Companies is the largest, most coveted and most prestigious award in digital design, development. The factor of this AdWords mostly: Budget, Quality, Time and efficiency.

About Gulf State Software
Founded in 2016, Gulfstatesoftware.com operates everywhere in USA through remote development. The company specializes in website design, eCommerce development, SEO, Webhosting, Software development and web development, security planning and development, advertising strategies, platform integration, mobile marketing, A/B testing and other areas that comprise its turnkey approach of providing marketing solutions for any company that wants to succeed in today’s competitive, global digital marketing environment.

Media Contact:
Al Rashid
Gulf State Software LLC
11455 Bissonnet 1001
Houston, TX 77099