Non-GMO Project Validates Additional Mi Rancho® Tortilla Products in Time for Non-GMO Month

Mi Rancho Reaffirms Commitment to Delivering Healthy, Organic, Non-GMO Products for Both Retail and Foodservice Customers.

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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, today announced that six additional organic tortilla products in the company’s retail and foodservice lines have been verified by the Non-GMO Project. Non-GMO verification has been extended to three retail products – Mi Rancho’s small and large organic flour tortillas, and organic whole wheat tortillas – and three foodservice products – Mi Rancho’s 12-inch organic flour, whole wheat, and spinach tortillas.

The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to educating consumers and verifying foods that do not contain genetically modified organisms by validating food sources and food production techniques. Non-GMO Project verification of these six Mi Rancho products comes just in time to celebrate Non-GMO Month in October, sponsored by the Non-GMO Project for retailers, food producers, and distributors to highlight items that are Non-GMO Project Verified.

“Visibility to the GMO status of ingredients allows the consumer the flexibility to make educated dietary choices,” said Joe Trummer, Director of Research and Development for Mi Rancho. “Non-GMO verification reaffirms our commitment to our retail and foodservice customers that we provide high-quality, flavorful tortillas using the best natural ingredients produced using traditional methods. We are also pleased to make this announcement in conjunction with Non-GMO Month as part of our pledge to educate our customers about the benefits of all natural foods.”

Mi Rancho has been producing high-quality specialty foods since 1939 and has always used the finest ingredients and centuries-old production methods to make authentic tortillas. Using only natural preservatives, Mi Rancho delivers fresh, wholesome tortillas with an ambient shelf life of at least 30 days. Mi Rancho plans to have all its organic tortillas verified as Non-GMO as proof to the market that the company uses only the finest natural ingredients.

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 foodservice, 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.

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Director of PR, Gumas Advertising
415-621-7575
twoolf@gumas.com

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6th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery’s 6th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition for the month of October 2016.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery’s 6th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition for the month of October 2016. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s November 2016 online group art exhibition.

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Light Space & Time 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 “SeaScapes” by submitting their best representational or non-representational seascape art. For this theme, seascape subjects would include scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas and any related seashore subjects. The deadline to apply to this art competition is October 27, 2016.

Winners of the “SeaScapes” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion 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. There will also be links back to the artist’s website included as part of this award package.

In addition to the above, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Award Ribbon, 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 “Seascape” art now or before the deadline. Apply Online Here: http://www.lightspacetime.com/6th-annual-seascapes-2016-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

Fulham Adds New HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System with Bottom Side Leads for Downlight Installations

Fulham’s Versatile LED System with Built-in Battery for Emergency Lighting Now Available in Three Wiring Configurations to Simplify Field Installation.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the addition of a new HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System with bottom side leads and studs (BLS) form factor designed for downlight and troffer installations where the driver resides on top of the fixture. The new BLS configuration makes the HotSpot Plus even more versatile, providing an LED driver with emergency lighting functionality in a compact enclosure that can be easily installed in tight spaces. In fact, the HotSpot Plus is the smallest complete emergency LED system on the market.

The HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System is an all-in-one unit that includes a 0-10V dimmable LED driver, emergency LED driver, and replaceable battery backup, thus eliminating the need to install a separate emergency lighting system. The HotSpot Plus functions as a 40W constant current LED driver with programmable output range of 250-1400mA. In the event of an emergency, the built-in battery automatically provides emergency lighting for up to 180 minutes at 5W or 90 minutes at 10W. In addition to the new BLS form factor, the HotSpot Plus also is available in a compact or linear design with end leads.

“Our HotSpot Plus units showcase some of Fulham’s latest lighting innovations,” said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director LED & Emergency Drivers for Fulham. “The HotSpot Plus combines an LED driver with battery-powered emergency lighting, available in three form factors for any type of installation, and the drivers are fully programmable using our SmartSet systems. Our objective is to deliver innovative, energy-efficient lighting solutions that are easy to install and can evolve with our customer’s needs. Clearly the HotSpot Plus fills the bill.”

One of Fulham’s growing family of smart, programmable LED drivers, the HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System is programmable in 1mA increments using a handheld SmartSet controller. Fulham’s SmartSet programming enables integration of more efficient lighting modules in luminaire design with programmable step dimming and dim-to-off. It also features an illuminated test switch/AC power indicator and self-diagnostics. The driver comes with a five-year warranty.

Fulham’s SmartSet light programming platform uses either a handheld controller or SmartSet PC Software to control Fulham’s LED drivers. The driver doesn’t have to be powered on to be programmed, and SmartSet includes an auto-program feature that enables fast, one-touch programming of multiple fixtures.

All three models are now shipping from Fulham and its distribution partners in North America.

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

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious 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 Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

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

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Fulham Introduces HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver with Battery Power for Emergency Lighting Applications

Fulham Releases Five HotSpot Field-Installable LED Drivers That Offer 90 Minutes of Emergency Illumination and Can Be Installed Almost Anywhere.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today expanded its LED emergency product family with the new HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver. Easily installed in the field or factory, this emergency lighting system comes with an integrated power source that can provide more than 90 minutes of emergency lighting.

The HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver was specifically developed to be an easy-to-install emergency lighting solution that can adapt to most local emergency lighting requirements. The product gives Fulham’s channel partners a versatile, reliable emergency lighting kit that elegantly combines the emergency LED driver with a NiCd battery in a single unit.

“The channel has been asking for a constant power LED emergency lighting system flexible enough to be installed almost anywhere,” said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director for Fulham. “With the new HotSpot Constant LED Emergency Driver we have delivered a complete constant power emergency lighting solution with power options from 5W to 17W. For many installers, this product family is the only emergency lighting system they will need to use.”

Fulham’s new HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Drivers are cULus classified and come with multiple mounting options, a conduit feed, and an LED illuminated test switch for simple testing and safety compliance. The unit can be installed in minutes and provides constant output wattage, automatically adjusting the voltage as needed.

The new emergency HotSpot LED drivers come in five models with outputs at 800, 1,250, 1,700, 2,200, and 2,700 lumens when used with typical 160 Lm/W LED modules. All HotSpot Constant Power units are UNV, 50/60Hz input with an output voltage from 20 to 50VDC, and come with Fulham’s 5-year warranty. The products are now available from Fulham distributors.

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

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious 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 Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

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

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Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for Its 2nd Annual “Artist’s Choice” International Online Juried Art Exhibition

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Artist’s Choice” international online juried art exhibition.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Artist’s Choice” international online juried art exhibition.

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This open competition has no specific theme and artists and photographers, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best works in any subject matter and any of the accepted mediums. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art.

The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of November 2016.

Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Digital Art & Photography” and the Best in Show winners receive invitations to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in 2017. The deadline to apply is October 27, 2016.

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, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

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/2nd-annual-artists-choice-nov-2016.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
2658 S. Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(Mailing Address: PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263)
760-832-7568
competitions@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

MintShow Debuts New App at TechCrunch Disrupt with New Twist on Social Media, Using Gamification to Motivate Members

New Online Community Lets Users Share Moments In Time to Achieve, Share, and Celebrate Personal Accomplishments.

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San Francisco, CA, USA — At TechCrunch Disrupt being held here this week, You Are a CEO, Inc., will be introducing the MintShow app and online community in Startup Alley. MintShow offers a new approach to social networking by using gamification to encourage MintShow community members to share personal achievements. MintShow also promises to provide a unique opportunity for brands to reach target consumers by areas of interest and accomplishment.

Unlike other social media networks that use comments, shares, and likes, MintShow celebrates Moments IN Time (MINTs), using High Fives, CompliMints, and ReMints that allow members to share their everyday accomplishments and encourage other members. MintShow posts are organized to motivate, inspire, or educate, and use specific Showrooms to target posts by area of interest and achievement. Showrooms cover a wide range of topics such as health and fitness, nutrition, parenting, travel, inspiration, nature, and entrepreneurship. The beta version of the MintShow mobile app is now available for iOS and Android.

“The social networking market is worth $11 billion dollars and the self-improvement market is worth almost $10 billion and until now, no one has found a way to bring the two together,” said Michael E. Parker, founder of You Are a CEO. “With MintShow we have created an environment where members share positive moments in time to help them focus on personal achievement, without the negatives such as offensive posts or cyberbullying. This is a unique blend of social networking, self-improvement, and gamification, and beta users have already shown us that they love the concept. We are delighted to be able to debut MintShow at TechCrunch.”

Parker sees a number of commercial possibilities for MintShow. Custom advertising can be offered in the context of improved health, wealth, career, and relationship. Advertisers also can create their own showrooms to highlight products and services. Eventually, MintShow also will have a shopping option where users can click to purchase.

The concept behind MintShow is based on behavioral science. Research shows that to achieve personal goals requires motivation which is driven by small wins and positive reinforcement. For ongoing success, achievement has to become a habit triggered by brain’s subconscious. By sharing moments of inspiration and positive reinforcement, MintShow promotes the release dopamine to the brain, creating a positive experience that helps develop a habit for success.

Beta users can sign up by downloading the MintShow app from the iTunes store or Google Play. MintShow is also available on the web at http://mintshowapp.com.

About You Are A CEO
You Are A CEO is a product development company that provides tools to help individuals take charge of their lives and live a self-achievement lifestyle. You Are A CEO offers books, seminars, and other tools to motivate people to become the CEO of their lives, empowering them to achieve their dreams by changing their mindset. Beyond knowing where to find the right information, success requires you to apply that information and feel empowered to overcome obstacles along the way.

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

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Director of PR
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575
twoolf@gumas.com

T5 Data Centers’ T5@Atlanta Receives Uptime Institute® M&O Stamp of Approval

T5@Atlanta, One of the Select Data Centers Independently Certified for Best-in-Class Infrastructure Management and Operations.

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Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced that the company’s T5@Atlanta data center has received the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. The Stamp of Approval provides an unbiased, independent assessment that data center Management and Operations meet Uptime Institute standards.

Only a select number of colocation data centers have qualified for the Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval. The M&O assessment process evaluates data center staffing, organization, training practices; preventive maintenance, operating conditions, as well as planning, management, and coordination practices for data center resources.

“The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval provides a proven methodology of assessing operations practices, pinpointing and analyzing operational gaps, and showing an organization’s intention to differentiate themselves as a clear industry leader with a consistent path forward to excellence,” said Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute. “We are pleased to congratulate T5 Data Centers on their M&O Stamp of Approval in their Atlanta facility.”

A recent 2016 study by Emerson Network Power estimates that unplanned data center outages can cost organizations up to $9,000 per minute, and human error is one of the most common causes of data center downtime. The M&O Stamp of Approval reduces risk by ensuring that the best collaborative and procedural protocols are in place, and that the data center staff is highly trained. Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent assurance of data center excellence and standardization with optimal staffing, reduced risk of downtime, and efficient operations which reduces operating costs.

“The M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent validation that our T5@Atlanta data center has world-class staffing and management protocols,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “We agree with the Uptime Institute’s notion that operational and management issues are fundamental to data center operations, and that with the right people and procedures, you can minimize risk and reduce operating costs. In fact, we formed T5 Facilities Management as an independent operation because we recognize the critical value of M&O.”

Although the M&O Stamp of Approval has been specifically granted for T5@Atlanta, T5 Data Centers is planning to request Uptime Institute certification for other data centers in its portfolio.

For more information, visit http://www.uptimeinstitute.com and 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, Charlotte, and Chicago 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
http://www.t5datacenters.com