Bill Kaplan Presenting at Ark Group Australia March 2017: “The Wheels of KM”

Working Knowledge CSP and Enterprise Knowledge are teaming with Ark Group Australia to deliver a comprehensive seminar on the practical application of Knowledge Management concepts, strategies, and practices.

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Great Falls, VA, USA — Working Knowledge CSP (http://www.workingknowledge-csp.com) and Enterprise Knowledge (http://www.enterprise-knowledge.com) are teaming with Ark Group Australia to deliver a comprehensive seminar on the practical application of Knowledge Management concepts, strategies, and practices. These one-day seminars, to be delivered on March 7, 2017 in Melbourne and again on March 9 in Canberra will provide a detailed view of Knowledge Management best practices and case studies from two of the world’s most influential KM professionals.

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Ark Group Australia is presenting ‘The Wheels of Knowledge Management,’ featuring Working Knowledge CSP’s Bill Kaplan, and EK’s Zach Wahl. Together, Bill and Zach will cover the breadth of KM People/Culture, Process, Enabling Technology, Content, and Structure/Governance from concept to strategy to practical implementation.

Working Knowledge CSP Founder and Principal Bill Kaplan noted, “An organization must have an idea, a concept, about where it wants to go with knowledge management, how it’s going to get there, and what it’s going to do to implement KM in a consistent, sustainable and measurable way to achieve better operational or business performance… that is the promise of knowledge management.”

Zach Wahl, CEO of EK added, “Having teamed with Bill on several successful KM initiatives, I know we combine to provide a diverse, yet synergistic combination of expertise and experiences. I’m excited to team with Working Knowledge CSP to deliver this program.”

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit the Ark Group Australia site. (http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/events/the-wheels-of-knowledge-management)

About Bill Kaplan and Working Knowledge CSP
Bill has developed the Concept | Strategy | Practice (CSP) Model for developing a sustainable KM Strategy and Implementing Framework. In addition, he co-developed KMAgile, an agile based approach to rapidly develop a sustainable knowledge transfer capability for organizations who desire to invest significant resources up front while also developing and delivering a long-term KM Strategy and Implementation Framework. A recipient of the 2016 Knowledge Management Leadership Award, Bill was recognized as one of the world’s 50 most influential Knowledge Management professionals at the 2016 Global Knowledge Management Congress and Awards in Mumbai, India.

Working Knowledge CSP is a knowledge management consulting company. We operate internationally, within the public and private sectors, to help organizations “Create Value from their Knowledge.” Through our client co-delivery model, we provide practical, experience based knowledge management solutions and training from the simple to the complex.

About Zach Wahl and Enterprise Knowledge
Zach was recognized as one of the World’s 50 Most influential Knowledge Management professionals at the 2016 Global Knowledge Management Congress and Awards. Zach has served on the board of the Washington DC Knowledge Management Institute and as the Chairman of the Institute for International Research (IIR) Enterprise Web, Portals, and Collaborative Technologies conference. He also serves as faculty for the Knowledge Management Institute, providing training and consulting on taxonomy design and development.

Enterprise Knowledge (EK) is a services firm that integrates Knowledge Management, Information Management, Information Technology, and Agile Approaches to deliver comprehensive solutions. Our mission is to form true partnerships with our clients, listening and collaborating to create tailored, practical, and results-oriented solutions that enable them to thrive and adapt to changing needs.

EK has been recognized by KMWorld as one of the 50 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management and by CIO Review as one of the 20 Most Promising KM Solution Providers. Our core services include strategy, design, and development of Knowledge and Information Management systems, with proven approaches for Taxonomy Design, Project Strategy and Road Mapping, Brand and Content Strategy, Change Management and Communication, and Agile Transformation and Facilitation.

Media Contact:
William S. Kaplan
Working Knowledge CSP
571-934-7408
bill@workingknowledge-csp.com
http://www.workingknowledge-csp.com

Global Lender Equities First Holdings Returns Shares of ANGLE plc and Concludes Transaction in the United Kingdom

The Return of ANGLE plc Shares Marks Successful Completion of Transaction Executed in October 2014.

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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, announced today that the company has fully concluded a transaction with Andrew Newland, CEO of ANGLE plc, by returning 1.35 million shares of ANGLE plc (AIM: AGL.LN; OTCQX: ANPCY) stock to him, which was used as collateral in a financial transaction.

This two-year financing facility, originated on October 27, 2014, was one of the EFH’s first transactions executed in the United Kingdom after the acquisition of Meridian Equity Partners Limited. EFH acquired Meridian in the summer of 2014 and rebranded the acquired operation as Equities First (London) Limited.

Equities First (London) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom, register number 605564.

“The return of collateral to clients is business-as-usual for Equities First Holdings,” said Al Christy, Jr., Founder and CEO of EFH. “As a company, EFH and its subsidiaries have completed more than 700 transactions, and we have a perfect track record of returning our clients’ collateral upon maturity and repayment.”

The market disclosure made by ANGLE plc related to this transaction can be found here.

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 700 transactions and delivered more than $1.4 billion USD in funding to date.

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.

DISCLAIMER
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 or Professional clients. The Equities First Holdings platform is not intended for retail investors.

Media Contact:
Brandon Russell
+1-317-429-3500
media@equitiesfirst.com

Fulham Demonstrates Latest LED Drivers at Hong Kong Light Fair

Latest Fulham LED driver products are ideal for OEMs and Wholesalers looking for customizable and emergency lighting solutions.

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Hong Kong, China — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will demonstrate its newest LED lighting products for OEMs, distributors, and lighting professionals at this week’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. Included among the Fulham products on display will be the LumoSeries LED drivers, the HotSpot Plus LED and emergency lighting drivers, and the customizable Quik Custom linear LED drivers. Fulham will be exhibiting in booth 1C-C02.

“Asia is a growing market for next-generation lighting systems,” said Stephen K. Ho, Vice President of Sales for Hong Kong/APAC for Fulham. “The Hong Kong Light Fair gives us an opportunity to expand our regional market penetration by showing OEMs, wholesalers, and distributors what makes Fulham’s LED products more versatile and cost-effective.”

Developed at the new Fulham European Design Centre in the Netherlands, the LumoSeries are the company’s newest LED drivers designed to be adaptable for various lighting applications. The drivers have low inrush current so more drivers and luminaires can operate on a single circuit, reducing the cost of wiring and installation. The LumoSeries drivers also have adjustable output currents, and their compact design makes them ideal for use in any manufacturer’s luminaries. The LumoSeries drivers are offered in both constant current and constant voltage models, including dimmable and DALI versions.

Fulham’s HotSpot Plus is an all-in-one unit that combines a 0-10V dimmable LED driver with a built-in emergency lighting system, complete with replaceable backup battery, eliminating the need for a separate emergency lighting system. The HotSpot Plus operates as a 40W constant current LED driver with output programmable from 250-1400mA. For emergency lighting, the built-in battery provides emergency lighting for up to 180 minutes at 5W or 90 minutes at 10W. The HotSpot Plus is available in a compact configuration, a linear design with end leads, or with bottom side leads for downlight installations.

Also on display will be Fulham’s Quik Custom LED drivers, which are ideal for OEMs looking for drivers that match specific power requirements without having to manually adjust dials or set resistors to tune output. These high-efficiency drivers are available in three versions: a 40W customizable 1400mA driver with output voltage from 10-45VDC; a 60W customizable 700-1600mA driver with output voltage from 10-43VDC; and an 88W customizable 500-2100mA driver with output voltage from 21-44VDC. All the Quik Custom drivers are high efficiency with 0-10V dimming and a sleek linear package. All three units also are rated IP64, CE, RoHS, and Ulus Listed ClassP, Class2.

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
http://www.fulham.com

New Study Shows Monaghan Medical’s Drug-Free Aerobika® Device Reduces Acute Drug Usage and Costs Following COPD Exacerbations

Real-world study presented at CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

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Syracuse, NY, USA — Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC) today announced that a new study presented to the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) shows MMC’s Aerobika® device is effective in reducing drug use for treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

COPD is a major source of morbidity and mortality in the United States.(i) The Center for Disease Control estimates that COPD medical visits, hospital admissions and lost time costs 36 billion dollars annually.(ii) The recommended course of treatment for acute COPD exacerbations includes antibiotics and oral corticosteroids (OCS).(iii)

The study results revealed today at the CHEST Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, show that those study patients who used the Aerobika® device experienced a significant reduction (57% and 89% reduction, respectively) in the use of antibiotics and OCS in the hospital setting compared to those study patients who did not use the Aerobika® device in addition to the regular COPD medication treatment. These findings are part of a larger 6-month retrospective study that demonstrated a 28% reduction in exacerbations in as little as 30 days of treatment, when used as an add-on to usual COPD medications.

COPD exacerbations can be caused by viral or bacterial infections, in fact pulmonary infections are associated with 50% of COPD hospital admissions(iv) and higher mortality rates.(v) Overproduction of mucous leads to increased rates of infection and inflammation contributing significantly to morbidity and mortality in COPD.(vi)

This study showed for patients in the Aerobika® device cohort, antibiotics were used 57% less and oral corticosteroids were used 89% less than for the cohort without the Aerobika® device within 6 months’ post-exacerbation. The decreased need for short-term drug therapies including antibiotics and OCS, may have reflected better disease control with those patients who used the non-drug device. Additionally, patients in the Aerobika® device cohort exhibited significantly lower costs throughout the study period with an average reduction of $6,347 USD and $9,936 USD per patient at 30 days and 6 months respectively for all in-patient and out-patient hospital costs.

“One of our major goals in developing the Aerobika® device was to safely improve patient outcomes,” said Dominic Coppolo, MBA, RRT, FAARC, Vice President Clinical Strategy and Development at Monaghan Medical. “These real-world findings are encouraging as we continue to conduct additional studies to further demonstrate the impact of our device in this high risk patient population.”

The projected cost of COPD in the U.S. by 2020 has been calculated at $49 billion.(vii) Since COPD exacerbations account for the greatest proportion of burden on healthcare systems,(viii) and readmissions are unwanted and expensive, the simplest way to reduce hospital admissions for COPD is to reduce exacerbations.(ix)

About the Aerobika® device study: A 6-month retrospective cohort study of the US hospital Charge Detail Master (CDM) claims database, conducted between September 2013 and August 2015. This real-word study involved 810 COPD patients with a diagnosis of chronic bronchitis, 405 receiving treatment with the Aerobika® device and 405 propensity score matched controls. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with moderate-to-severe and severe exacerbations at 30 days. Secondary measures included resource utilization and costs associated with exacerbations.

About The Aerobika® Device
The Aerobika® device is hand-held, easy-to-use, and drug-free. When the patient exhales through the device, intermittent resistance creates positive pressure and oscillations simultaneously, which expands the airways, helps expel the mucus to the upper airways where it can be coughed out and may also aid in improved drug deposition. The Aerobika® device is available in Canada, Mexico, and select European countries including the UK and Germany through Trudell Medical International and in the US via Monaghan Medical Corporation. (http://www.trudellmed.com/products/aerobika)

About Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC, USA)
MMC offers leading aerosol drug delivery devices and respiratory management products including AeroEclipse® II BAN, AeroChamber Plus® aVHC and the Aerobika® device exclusively in the United States. MMC’s strength lies in product development around core capabilities in mechanical design complimented by collaboration with a state-of-the-art aerosol research laboratory. MMC focuses on developing cost-efficient, outcome-based solutions for its customers. (http://www.monaghanmed.com)

For clinical inquiries, please contact:
Dominic P. Coppolo, MBA, RRT, FAARC
Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Development
Monaghan Medical Corporation
1-800-343-9071

COPD Facts in USA(x)
– More than 15 million people report being diagnosed with COPD but millions more may not have been diagnosed
– COPD accounts for 10.3 million medical visits and 1.5 million hospital admissions
– 23 percent of hospitalized patients are re-hospitalized within 30 days
– For COPD exacerbations, Medicare healthcare expenditures for re-hospitalization are the third highest
– The total cost of COPD hospitalizations is estimated at $36 billion per year

i Ford ES, et al. Chest 2013;144(1):284-305.
ii Ford ES, et al. Chest. 2015 Jan;147(1):31-45.
iii Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2015.
iv Tesfaigzi Y et al. Clinical and Applied Immunology Reviews 2006;6(1):21-36
v Burgel PR, Martin C. European Respiratory Review 2010;19(116):94-96.
vi Hogg JC et al. The Nature of Small-Airway Obstruction in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease The New England Journal of Medicine 2004;350(26):2645-2653
vii Ford ES, et al. Chest. 2015 Jan;147(1):31-45.
viii Khakban A, et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016
ix Mittmann et al. Respir Med. 2008 Mar;102(3):413-21.
x Ford ES, et al, Chest. 2015 Jan;147(1):31-45.

BatchOutput for Microsoft Word Now Supports macOS Sierra

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput DOC 2.4.7, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on macOS. BatchOutput automates printing and exporting of multiple documents to PDF, and allows to carry out powerful professional PDF production directly from Word bringing advanced PDF creation options right to the user’s fingertips. The new version makes BatchOutput DOC compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions announces the release of BatchOutput DOC 2.4.7, a compatibility update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on macOS. The software provides advanced solutions for demanding enterprise and office publishing environments through automation of printing and professional PDF output. For example, users can leave BatchOutput to print hundreds of Word files overnight, and then pick up the completed job next morning.

The new version makes BatchOutput DOC compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra and is offered as a free update to the licensed users.

With BatchOutput DOC, users only need to select the Word files they wish to output and set up processing options. The software will do the rest automatically saving the time and hassle of opening and exporting each file by hand. In addition to batch printing, BatchOutput DOC allows to carry out professional PDF production directly from Word, bringing advanced PDF creation options right to the user’s fingertips:

Print and export multiple Word documents to PDF with a single click.
Split Word files into single page PDFs.
-Variable output file names.
Reduce PDF file size and optimize documents for web, print and mobile devices.
-Encrypt and password-protect PDF documents.
-Change PDF color tone, brightness and other qualities.

BatchOutput DOC is a part of the Zevrix BatchOutput family of products which also includes output automation solutions for Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign and PDF workflows.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for US$39.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.

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 Solutions makes it easier for professionals to achieve more while doing less by automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting down on production costs. For more info, 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

ENR Chooses Two Rosendin Electric Projects for 2016 Global Best Projects Awards

Rosendin Electric Projects Chosen Among the Best in the World in Categories of Green Projects and Residential/Hospitality.

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San Jose, CA, USA — Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, is pleased to announce that two of the company’s 2016 construction projects, the Stanford Energy Systems Innovations central power plant replacement and construction of 399 Fremont Street in San Francisco, have been singled out for Global Best Project Awards by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The Stanford Energy Systems Innovation project was chosen for a Global Best Project Award in the category for best Green Project and 399 Fremont received an Award of Merit as an outstanding Residential/Hospitality project.

This is the fourth year that ENR has presented Global Best Projects Awards. There were 23 projects chosen this year spanning 15 countries and five continents, including the two Rosendin Electric projects. In selecting the winners, judges considered factors such as safety performance, innovations, design and construction quality, and construction challenges. Special consideration was given to the diversity of the project teams, and how the completed projects would benefit the community or the construction industry.

“Rosendin Electric prides itself on tackling some of the most challenging construction projects and bringing innovation, technology, and best building practices to every job,” said Jim Hawk, Executive Vice President of Preconstruction for Rosendin Electric. “Having our work singled out as the best worldwide is a real honor. Recognition by third-party industry leaders such as ENR is especially rewarding and serves as independent validation that our work is, indeed, world class.”

The Stanford Energy Systems Innovation project was a $438 million initiative to replace the central power plant at Stanford University with a system that would be 70 percent more efficient. The challenge was the replacement had to be made without disrupting power to the 25,000 people on the Stanford campus every day. The system changeover required 140 building conversions with 30 to 40 scheduled utility interruptions each week. The entire project took 14 months to complete.

Construction of 399 Fremont Street was an international effort with Rosendin Electric collaborating with firms from three continents. The 42-story, $195 million project includes 447 luxury rental units as well as a rooftop lounge, library, swimming pool, spa, conference center, and even a dog park. The project also includes the world’s largest solar water heater designed to reduce the energy required to heat water by 30 percent. Thanks to close collaboration among the teams through regular meetings, the project was completed in less than two years; two months ahead of schedule despite project challenges.

Profiles of other world-class construction projects spanning education, transportation, technology, data centers, healthcare, and other customers are available on the Rosendin Electric web site, http://www.rosendin.com.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider. With revenues surpassing $1 Billion, Rosendin Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States. With over 6,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 97-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Media Contact:
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
(408) 286-2800
busdev@rosendin.com

T5 Data Centers Names David Horowitz to Head Sales and Marketing for T5@Chicago Facility

Data Center Industry Veteran Tapped to Promote World Class Capabilities of T5’s Newest Wholesale Data Center.

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Chicago, IL, USA — T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, has named David Horowitz to head operations for T5@Chicago as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Horowitz will be responsible for promoting T5@Chicago as the newest data center in T5’s portfolio and laying the foundation for future expansion in the Chicagoland market.

Horowitz brings more than 12 years of industry experience to the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Horowitz has managed teams for both wholesale data center providers and data center commercial property specialists in the region. In his new role with T5, Horowitz will be responsible for developing go-to-market strategies for T5@Chicago and promoting T5’s commitment to the greater Chicago market. He also will be responsible for building and managing the T5@Chicago team, managing client relationships, and negotiating agreements.

“David is the first hire for our new T5@Chicago facility and his industry background and expertise will provide a solid foundation for our Chicago team,” said Aaron Wangenheim, COO for T5 Data Centers. “There is a real need for superior data center facilities in the region and with David’s help we expect Chicago to become one of our strongest markets.”

T5@Chicago is the company’s eighth and newest data center operation; a 208,000 square-foot data center located in Elk Grove Village. T5@Chicago is already operational and partially occupied, having been recently acquired by T5. The data center went online last year and is a purpose-built facility with the same high-quality attributes as T5’s existing data center portfolio. The building features a baseline Tier III infrastructure with an N+1 electrical and mechanical topology, secure private data halls available from 540kW to 9.0MW, and the ability to easily customize operational controls in each data hall to accommodate each customer’s unique data center services requirements.

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, 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

Call for Photography – 5th Annual “All Photography” Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for photography for the gallery’s 5th Annual “All Photography” Online Art Competition for the month of November 2016.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for photography for the gallery’s 5th Annual “All Photography” Online Art Competition for the month of November 2016. Photographers from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s December 2016 online group art exhibition.

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The gallery encourages entries from amateur or professional photographers regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in this media to submit their photography to this competition. Digital, film, manipulated and alternative photographic and printing processes will be accepted into this competition. This is competition does not have a specific theme. The deadline to apply to this art competition is November 26, 2016.

Winners of the “All Photography” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments. Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will 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 their best photography now or before the deadline. For further information: http://www.lightspacetime.com/5th-annual-all-photography-2016-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 on a worldwide basis. 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

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Sierra

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 5.0.9, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer solves the problem of resizing InDesign links to their final dimensions at a target resolution automatically. The app also can also convert colors, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra.

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Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 5.0.9, a compatibility update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks helping InDesign users reduce the size of image links, save processing time and production costs, and repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed users. The update also improves handling of monochrome images, fixes some minor UI glitches and offers a better management of duplicate links across multiple InDesign documents.

“LinkOptimizer is the one product no creative studio can live without,” says Wayne Guy from Edge Graphics studio in Lake Balboa, California. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing, batch processing… If you’re a designer or production artist, you need this.”

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
Convert colors and apply ICC profile
-Batch process InDesign files
-Merge layers and delete hidden ones
-Convert image formats
-Optimize files for web and mobile devices
-Run a Photoshop Action on each image

As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop CS5-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

Stephanie Funke Named Gallery’s New Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery’s latest featured artist is Stephanie Funke.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery’s latest featured artist is Stephanie Funke and she will now have her landscape photography featured in the Artist Showcase section of the gallery for the next 30 days.

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Stephanie Funke is an artist living and working in Iowa. With no formal training in the arts, Stephanie has relied on friends in the photography world, informal classes, books, monthly publications, online resources and experience to help her navigate the world of digital photography and editing software. As an outlet for sharing her images, Stephanie has a blog with bi-weekly posts that contain her photos and some description of and/or a reflective statement about the pictures. Look for her Monday and Thursday posts at http://www.funkephotos.blogspot.com.

In 2014 Stephanie returned to teaching but has continued to embrace photography as a means of self-expression and a creative outlet. She juggles the demands on her time as she fulfills her duties in the classroom while also staying in touch with her camera.

Recently Stephanie has also become intrigued with the ever-popular doodling craze and spends time practicing this craft while at the same time learning more about drawing, color, lines, patterns, shadows, light and so on. She is a life-long learner who loves self-expression and the natural world. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/funkephotodesigns)

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

Fusion Art Announces the Opening of Two New Online Art Competitions: “Watercolor” and the 2nd Annual “Figures & Faces”

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for two new international online juried art competitions.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for two new international online juried art competitions.

The 2nd Annual “Figures & Faces” competition is open for submissions for an online exhibition in December 2016.

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For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of the human form – both figures and faces. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of December 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 for “Figures & Faces” is November 26, 2016.

Fusion Art also invites submissions for its first quarterly group online exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is “Watercolor”.

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For this competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best watercolor artwork. The competition is open to all artists working in water media. Paintings must be two-dimensional and must consist of water-based media on paper or synthetic paper surface.

Five to ten artists will be chosen to participate in the online group exhibition. The exhibition will remain on the website for three months starting on January 15, 2017. Artists will receive extensive worldwide marketing and promotion to make the art world aware of them and their work. The deadline to apply for “Watercolor” is December 17, 2016.

For both competitions, the artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit.

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.

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

Geraldine Simmons is Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Geraldine Simmons 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 Geraldine Simmons has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website. Geraldine is a wildlife artist living in Australia. Geraldine and her conservation art will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website.

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Geraldine Simmons will also be promoted in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. In addition, her wildlife art will be highlighted on their YouTube channel 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

FED Publishing Releases New Book, “A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story” by Jane Beatrice Ejim

A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story, by Jane Beatrice Ejim, details as woman’s perspective of life in the aftermath of the Nigerian Biafran War and then settling in Ireland.

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Dublin, Ireland — Jane Beatrice Ejim’s A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story is a look at Nigerian life and culture from an Igbo woman’s perspective. It examines a country and people with strong tribal and family ties trying to find its national identity after civil war and post-colonial unrest.

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This book details the challenges women face in our society, brought about by the three striking Institutions: Culture, Politics, and Religion. Jane has highlighted these challenges through her personal life story and the close observation of her family, friends and colleagues.

Jane Beatrice Ejim is an Accounting technician and member of ATI Ireland. She is from Nigeria and lives in Kerry. Jane writes poetry and short stories. Jane Beatrice published Halo life book of poetry in 2010. And, Triad of poetry and stories in 2014 (triad of poetry and stories is 1 book in 3 versions – Igbo, Irish and English); she is a member of Tralee Diverse Writers Group, Women Writers In The New Ireland, and Also Kerry Women Writers Network. She is a motivational speaker, a workshop facilitator, and community development inspirational worker.

Genre – Culture, Politics, Religion, Woman, Lagos, China, Dreams, Biafran War, African, Irish

The 130 page print book version of A Woman: Her Struggle Continues, Her Life, My Story, ISBN 9781506902142, is published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com) and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Jane Beatrice Ejim
+1(941)921-2607
redjaneus@gmail.com

Richman Signature Properties Announces Two Properties Will Open in Tampa Bay Area This Fall

New Westshore and Downtown Tampa apartment communities offer amenities designed for flexibility, style and social connectivity.

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Tampa, FL, USA — Richman Signature Properties (http://www.richmansignature.com), a leader in luxury apartment communities, announces two new properties opening this fall that are reimagining rental living in the Tampa Bay area. Aurora in Downtown Tampa is set to welcome its first residents in mid-October, and Grady Square in Westshore will open in December.

“Today’s home hunters place a high value on convenience, flexibility and social connectivity, and are increasingly attracted to rental options that offer amenities to match,” said Todd Fabbri, president of The Richman Group of Florida. “From the custom art we’ve installed on the exterior of Aurora to the welcome gifts each resident receives to help enhance their lifestyles, every detail of these new communities was envisioned to meet the needs of today’s savvy Tampa resident.”

Grady Square by Richman Signature Properties in Tampa, Fla.

Grady Square by Richman Signature Properties in Tampa, Fla.

Aurora by Richman Signature Properties in Tampa, Fla.

Aurora by Richman Signature Properties in Tampa, Fla.

Located at 124 South Morgan St. in Tampa, the 351-unit Aurora (http://www.richmansignature.com/florida/tampa-bay-area/aurora) offers 15 floor plan options including chic urban lofts, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences ranging in size from 577 to 1,666 square feet. Aurora is nestled in the heart of Downtown Tampa within blocks of the Tampa River Arts District, Amalie Arena, Channelside Entertainment District, University of Tampa and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Preferred amenities include on-demand fitness classes and a yoga/spin studio within a fully equipped fitness center, a tranquil zen garden, electric car charging stations, bark park, BBQ grills and pavilion, and a resort-style pool with sun deck, private cabanas and spa. Additionally, Aurora is the first Richman Signature community to feature a custom-designed art installation on its exterior that enhances the Downtown Tampa skyline and adds to the property’s unique elements.

Located at 2615 North Grady Ave. in the Westshore area of Tampa, the 300-unit Grady Square (http://www.richmansignature.com/florida/tampa-bay-area/grady-square) offers a live-work-play lifestyle in the heart of the booming business district near more than 200 specialty stores and restaurants, Raymond James Stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play and George M. Steinbrenner Field, the spring training home of the New York Yankees. Distinctive floor plans for urban lofts, one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments range in size from 574 to 1,628 square feet, all with elevator service. Grady Square delivers preferred signature amenities to elevate residents’ lifestyles, including a zen meditation room with juice bar, enclosed bark park with pet spa, state-of-the-art fitness center with a yoga/spin studio, a fireside lounge with coffee bar, electric car changing stations and business center. At the center of the community, residents will find a tropical swimming pool with a separate hotel-inspired, two-level clubhouse. Grady Square also features a relaxing waterfront with lush grounds and walking paths.

Richman Signature Properties builds communities in carefully chosen locations that cultivate live-work-play environments and enhance the roster of preferred amenities delivered to residents. Each community offers residents a variety of comfortable floor plans and upscale design options to accommodate residents’ needs along with resort-style amenities and a resident-focused culture that encourages individuality and social connectivity.

All residents can take advantage of partnerships with like-minded lifestyle brands to help them Live Easier, Live Healthier or Live Prettier with complimentary memberships to Shipt, Fitbit fitness gear and interior design services from Laurel & Wolf.

Additionally, Tampa’s Richman Signature residents enjoy exclusive perks with local brands. Located across the street from Grady Square, Neiman Marcus Tampa Bay will offer residents of both properties access to VIP events and programs including the Big Night Out Makeover, invites to launch parties and special offers. Nearby restaurants like Yeoman’s Cask and Lion also offer residents special promotions like special happy hours, a signature “Aurora” cocktail and doorstep delivery exclusively for Aurora residents.

Aurora and Grady Square join the fast-growing upscale collection of Richman Signature Properties in Florida, which includes the following opened properties: The Sedona in Tampa’s Westchase community; The Epic at Gateway Centre in St. Petersburg; Palm Ranch in Davie; and Azura in Miami’s Kendall area. Other Richman Signature Properties slated to open this year include Portico in Sunrise near the famous Sawgrass Mills Mall and The Parc at White Rock in Dallas. Additional upcoming communities include Infinity LoHi in Denver, Library Tower and F11 in San Diego, Sage at Cerritos in the Los Angeles area and Biscayne 27 in Miami.

Visit RichmanSignature.com and discover luxury rental communities in top markets across the U.S. Join the conversation on social media @LiveatSignature.

About Richman Signature Properties
With more than 30 years of experience in development, construction, asset management and property management and operations in 49 states, The Richman Group recently debuted a new division of the firm, Richman Signature Properties. With the portfolio of luxury apartment residences, they reimagine rental living with an emphasis on individuality, social connectivity, preferred signature amenities and an accommodating resident-focused culture dedicated to elevating renters’ lifestyles. Richman Signature Properties currently has properties in Florida, California, Texas, and Colorado and plans to continue to grow its portfolio across the U.S. Together, The Richman Group has developed nearly 20,000 residential units and owned or asset managed over 100,000 units. For more information, visit: http://www.RichmanSignature.com.

Media Contact:
Ana Marquez
rbb Communications
305-967-6668
ana.marquez@rbbcommunications.com

Fusion Art’s 2nd Annual “Colorful Abstractions” International Online Juried Art Exhibition Opened October 1, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Colorful Abstractions” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of October 2016.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Colorful Abstractions” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of October 2016. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website.

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The “Colorful Abstractions” exhibition opened on October 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography.

For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. Artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit.

The Best in Show winners are Manish Pandey for his acrylic on canvas, “Where Color Doesn’t Matter” and Stephen Baumbach for his photograph, “Fist.”

Both Manish and Stephen are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of October 2016 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to participate in Fusion Art’s 2nd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, CA, in November 2017.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Evalynn Alu for her acrylic on canvas, “Rejection” and Harry Longstreet for his photograph, “Washington63.” Third Place awards were given to Robert Hunter for his acrylic on canvas, “Summer Soul” and Robert Baliello for his digital photograph, “Orbit Series 4.” The remaining finalists in the exhibition, including four Honorable Mention winners, all exemplify uniquely creative talents and we’re once again honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.

The international competition was held from August 16th through September 26th and received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, Japan, China, England, Slovakia, India, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Italy and Spain. The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website until October 31, 2016.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art, a fine art gallery located in Palm Springs, California, 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.

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.

To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art’s website: http://www.fusionartps.com/colorful-abstractions-oct-2016-exhibition.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
2658 S. Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-832-7568
info@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

“Open” 2016 Art Exhibition Results Now Online & Ready to View

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its October 2016 art exhibition, the 6th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its October 2016 art exhibition, the 6th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online. There is no theme for this art exhibition and artists were asked to submit their best abstract or representational art for this competition.

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The gallery received and judged 654 entries from 20 different countries and from 40 different states. The gallery also selected artists for Special Merit and Special Recognition awards as well.

Congratulations to the artists who have been designated as this month’s winning artists of the 6th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Online Art Exhibition. The gallery commends all of the winning artists for their artistic skill and their creativity, as this online art exhibition is indicative of their creativity.

To proceed to the galleries 6th Annual “Open” (No Theme) online art exhibition follow this link: http://www.lightspacetime.com/open-no-theme-online-art-exhibition-october-2016.

Each month Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts themed online art competitions for 2D and 3D artists. All participating winners of each competition have their artwork exposed and promoted online through the online gallery and through social media to thousands of visitors each month.

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

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Area Author Announces the Release of Nonfiction Book Opening Doors to Peace: Overcoming Family Dysfunction

Mary Ann Sromoski has self-published her first memoir about overcoming family dysfunction.

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West Pittston, PA, USA — Mary Ann Sromoski debuts her very first book in print, entitled Opening Door To Peace: Overcoming Family Dysfunction. The book is a memoir highlighting the adversity that the author has faced since childhood and takes the reader through a journey of estrangement, greed and, ultimately, peace.

Dealing with family dysfunction is one of the most difficult problems in our society. The positive message at the end can help you find and open your own doors to peace. “Family is not defined by blood” and “Never judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes” are clearly proven in this engaging book.

Mary Ann began self-publishing ebooks on Amazon approximately three months ago. The book has been published on Lulu and available for purchase in print version at Lulu.com.

For those living with family dysfunction and actively searching for answers, you are invited to view the memoir and details about the author at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/msromoski. You can follow Mary Ann’s career on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/attagirl1 and view her other e-books at http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Ann-Sromoski/e/B01GKAZJCM.

Media Contact:
Mary Ann Sromoski
570-362-0999
msromoski71@gmail.com