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YA Novel “The Praying Pond” Explores Faith and the Power of Prayer Through Childlike Eyes

Imagine kneeling beside still waters, lifting your prayer up for consideration and seeing the answer right before your eyes? This is what happens to several of the faithful children in first time author Michelle Nadasi’s new book “The Praying Pond.”

Port St. Lucie, FL (USA), July 16th, 2017 — Imagine kneeling beside still waters, lifting your prayer up for consideration and seeing the answer right before your eyes? This is what happens to several of the faithful children in first time author Michelle Nadasi’s new book “The Praying Pond.” Visions only appear to children, those with an innocent faith and belief that God will hear and answer their prayers.

“It started with the idea of a lovely pond situated behind a church,” said Michelle Nadasi. “I wanted to write a story that dealt with faith in God but also characters who were dealing with real life issues like moving to a new school, arguing parents, trying to fit in and the inevitable “mean girls” and The Praying Pond” does just that.”

The story is told through the eyes of fourth grader Holly whose family has just moved to town. Although as a family they haven’t previously been faithful church goers they start to attend the local church. After the first service, Holly spots a young girl kneeling beside the pond. She learns that some of the children from the area who have prayed by the pond have seen visions of family members that appear to be answers from God. The history of the Praying Pond goes back several decades, according to the youth minister, Pastor Mark. As the story progresses, it is the childlike faith that Holly begins to develop that help the entire family through the challenges that can occur when moving to a new community, settling into a new job and attending a new school.

“Over the years I have worked with a number of children through the youth programs of our church,” said Nadasi. “I marvel at the unquestioning love children have for God and the power of their childlike faith. They encourage me to embrace that innocence in my faith.”

In the Message transcription of the Bible we learn from Matthew 18: 2-5, which says, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.”

“I hope that this book will inspire readers to remember what it felt like to first love God. The characters in “The Praying Pond” are relatable and their circumstances are ones that we have all encountered as youth and adults. I hope that the example of prayer in the book will encourage believers and inspire others to become curious about God and seek to learn more.”

“This is such an enjoyable read,” said Lisa Umina, founder and publisher of Halo Publishing, Inc. “Holly is a great main character and following her story as she grows in her faith and works through the challenges of moving to a new town and making new friends is one that everyone will be able to relate to. It is an uplifting story and readers will walk away feeling joyful at the end.”

“The Praying Pond” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets in paperback for $12.95, hardcover for $15.95 and e-book version for $5.99.

* Halo Publishing
* Amazon
* Barnes and Noble

About Michelle Nadasi:
Michelle Nadasi is a stay at home mom who lives with her husband and three children in Florida. Although she received a Bachelor’s Degree in  Psychology from college, her true passion is writing. She hopes that through her stories, she will bring herself, and her readers closer to God and his everlasting love.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. http://www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.HaloPublishing.com

5 Reasons to Exhibit at 5th World Tea & Coffee Expo 2017, Mumbai, India

Mumbai World Tea Coffee Expo, India’s only globally recognized trade fair for Tea, Coffee & Allied sectors being held from 16th – 18th Nov 2017 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E), Mumbai, India.

Mumbai, India, July 16th, 2017 — Mumbai World Tea Coffee Expo, India’s only globally recognized trade fair for Tea, Coffee & Allied sectors being held from 16th – 18th Nov 2017 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E), Mumbai, India. The vision of World Tea Coffee Expo Mumbai India is to expand the Indian Beverage business by providing all sourcing requirements under one roof.

Here is Top 5 Reason to Exhibit at 5th World Tea & Coffee Expo 2017, Mumbai, India:-

* WTCE is the only International Trade platform in India exclusively dedicated to Tea, Coffee & Allied Sectors.

* An excellent annual opportunity to interact with potential buyers & business partners for exploring new business opportunities worldwide.

* Get in direct touch with high-end market players & understand the ever-changing consumer patterns minutely.

* Conference by industry stalwarts and Workshops by experts on sidelines of the expo.

* Ideal launch pad for new products, solutions and technologies especially for start-ups and SMEs who aspire for national / international expansion.

WTCE is globally recognized at a complete trade show for Tea, Coffee and allied sectors, the three day annual event shall witness about 90+ exhibitors from 8 countries showcasing latest innovative products, machineries, equipment, packaging, technologies, vending solutions, flavours, Retail Chains, certifications, Premixes, and a visitor base of 4000+ industry professionals from across India & abroad. Supported by the Ministry of Commerce (Tea Board of India) and Global Associations, the 2017 edition shall have 3-4 country pavilions and International buying delegations from Dubai, Iran, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China, UK to name a few.

This expo is the catalyst for companies to expand presence & get branded visibility in India as well as abroad. The show offers huge potential for franchising, marketing alliances, appointing Distributors, bulk orders, joint ventures and overall branding. The 5th edition shall have additional features like an upscale Display showcase, wider range of networking events, a special section for e-commerce companies, more educational content and speakers at Conference and interactive workshops – including tasting sessions – by some of the best Baristas/Trainers, Tea Sommeliers and Chefs.

The 2016 edition hosted 67 companies – including Pavilions from Tea Board of India and Sri Lanka Tea Board – which showcased their best to a business visitor base of 3400+ which included senior level decision makers comprising of Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, hypermarkets/multi-product retail chains, Tea/Coffee Estate owners, potential franchisees, purchase managers of medium-to-large offices, HoReCa sector professionals many of whom placed large orders with exhibitors. The 2-day hi level conference discussed issues facing the sector and workshops on last day imparted technical skills. Experts from across India were a part of the conference and workshops.For further information please log onto www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com or call on +912228625133 or email to info@worldteacoffeeexpo.com

Press & Media Contact:
Ms. Dipika
SPR Pvt. Ltd
Mumbai, India
Tel: +91 22 2862 5133
dipika@publicrelationindia.com
http://www.worldteacoffeeexpo.com

Video-in-motion Unlocker SmartTV from Mods4cars for Mercedes-Benz in a New Design

The manufacturer Mods4cars has completely redesigned the design of its retrofit SmartTV modules. The Video-in-motion unlocker for Mercedes-Benz are now being sent in a new housing. This enables the passenger to use and operate the TV and DVD system during the drive. The SmartTV Box is installed in the vehicle and the function is permanently enabled.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), July 14th, 2017 — As of now, the company Mods4cars delivers its Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Mercedes-Benz in a new housing. The module can be retrofitted to enable TV and DVD playback while driving. This allows the passenger to use the entertainment technology and play DVDs on long journeys.

“Our SmartTV module provides a well thought out and professional solution for TV unblocking,” says PR spokesman, Sven Tornow. The SmartTV module is firmly installed in the vehicle, which means that the functions are retained even after inspection by a workshop. The activation and deactivation of the Video-in-motion unlocker is initiated by means of a key combination on the steering wheel.

Mods4cars has now optimized the design of SmartTV modules. The housing, specially designed for Mods4cars, is 30% narrower and can be installed more easily in the vehicle. Two LEDs provide additional help with the installation. Since less plastic and no screws are used, it is also more environmentally friendly.

The SmartTV module has a standard USB port. This makes it possible to upload software updates, which Mods4cars provides free of charge. Thereby the Video-in-motion unlocker always remains up to date. The SmartTV control can be deactivated completely if necessary. A trace-free dismantling is also possible at any time, since no cables are cut during installation.

The TV release, SmartTV, can be used for numerous Mercedes-Benz models: C-Class, CL-Class, GLK-Class, GL-Class, E-Class, R-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, SLK-Class, CLK-Class, ML-Class, SL-Class and Vito. In addition SmartTV modules are also on offer for vehicle brands, Bentley, BMW, Skoda and Volkswagen. The SmartTV module is available from 169,00 Euro + tax.

In addition, the company Mods4cars is also manufacturer of theSmartTOP top controls. The clever cabrio module allows the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving, with only one button push as well as the operation of the roof via the original vehicle key from a distance. They are available for all common convertible and roadster models.

An illustration of the TV release can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/EV8rqawG2TI

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

About Mods4cars:
Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Press & Media Contact:
Sven Tornow
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100,
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

MariTrace Provides Crucial Vessel Tracking Data for New Breakthrough GNS Service

Leading vessel intelligence company MariTrace Ltd. has been selected to supply vessel tracking data for Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the world’s No. 1 navigation provider to commercial shipping.

Holborn, London, July 13th, 2017 — Leading vessel intelligence company MariTrace Ltd. has been selected to supply vessel tracking data for Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the world’s No. 1 navigation provider to commercial shipping. MariTrace is providing ship tracking data for the company’s new breakthrough Pay As You Sail (PAYS) service, known as VoyagerTM Open Permit.

VoyagerTM Open Permit delivers unrestricted access to Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) electronic charts, combined with Voyager route planning and navigation management software. The exciting new service allows users to pay one fixed annual fee—no matter how many electronic navigational charts (ENCs) they open, view or sail through. The annual fees are calculated by GNS’s unique pricing algorithms that use vessel tracking data and other factors to generate accurate prices tailored to each vessel in a fleet. This not only gives them a completely new way to purchase ENCs, but it also simplifies and reduces the expense of buying, managing and using ENCs.

MariTrace is integral to the function of VoyagerTM Open Permit; it provides the ship tracking data that is essential to the service. MariTrace’s tracking data, which employs a mixture of automatic identification system (AIS) data and Inmarsat data, also lets ship managers monitor vessel progress and view ENC usage in real time from anywhere in the world via PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

“MariTrace has had a long relationship with GNS, and we are delighted to now be providing additional services for the Voyager Open Permit system,” said Managing Director Thomas Owen. “We have worked very closely with GNS for some time to develop the data that underpins this fantastic new service, and we are extremely excited about the prospect of helping GNS clients gain economic benefits from this great product.”

“Navigation has quickly become all about digital,” said Hayley van Leeuwen, GNS’s Product and Marketing Director. “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Maritrace. By combining GNS’s expertise in maritime solutions with MariTrace’s real-time vessel tracking services, we are achieving exciting new digitally-led efficiencies and safety improvements for our customers.”

GNS is a leading maritime solutions company that supports more than 12,000 commercial shipping vessels and super yachts around the world. It utilizes intelligence, such as MariTrace’s vessel tracking data, to help companies enhance safety, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Through its comprehensive suite of products and services, it delivers a wide variety of solutions for real-time navigation, navigation management, voyage optimization, regulatory compliance, ship-to-shore communications and cyber security. GNS is present in major shipping hubs worldwide providing, 24/7/365 support to the vessels and companies it serves.

The crucial ship tracking data that MariTrace provides GNS is just one of many vessel intelligence services the company brings to the marketplace. Established out of the Quintillus group in 2012, MariTrace provides an array of professional vessel tracking services to the maritime industry. As a company, it prides itself on being big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care. MariTrace provides everything from bespoke data solutions for vessel tracking analysis to standard vessel-tracking products for vessel owners, operators, and managers. The company leverages a network of AIS satellites, its own custom databases, and proprietary algorithms to analyze data and create additional data sets that allow customers to make better economic and operational decisions.

In addition, MariTrace offers custom solutions that provide value-added services to the maritime and financial industries, ranging from Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) to Shipping Company CEOs, and from brokers to hedge funds. The company further differentiates itself by combining big data expertise with decades of maritime intelligence proficiency. It takes the data that it receives—nearly 750 million vessel messages per month—and mines it in unique ways, using machine learning and custom algorithms, to reveal detailed insights in vessel and commodity movements. MariTrace is constantly enhancing its products to meet the ever-evolving demands of the maritime and commodity industries.

For more information about MariTrace and its vessel tracking services, visit www.maritrace.com or contact Thomas Owen at +44 (0) 208 1234 337. To learn more about GNS, please visit www.gnsworldwide.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Thomas Owen, Managing Director
MariTrace Ltd.
Holborn, London
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 208 1234 337
enquiries@maritrace.com
http://www.maritrace.com

Interiorsinfo Introduces India’s First and Only Matchmaking Portal in the Domain of Interior and Construction Industry

‘Interiorsinfo.com’ is a platform similar to that of a search engine’ to simplify your hunt in interiors.

Mumbai, India, Jun 28th, 2017 —

Key Features of Interiorsinfo:

• Unlike other general industry portals, Interiorsinfo is purely focused on the interiors industry. The portal gets the manufacturers, stockists, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to meet up the buyer; namely the architects, interior designers, contractors, consultants, builders and also the end user.

• Interiorsinfo is non-transactional portal purely providing information related to a specific segment. The platform has a varied listing of vendors with their products and service with over 19000 categories and sub categories.

• Interiorsinfo is not in the business of generating leads which is very misleading as the same leads are often shared with other vendors as well and creates conflicts and confusion. Confidentiality of each vendor leads is maintained and ensured.

• Interiorsinfo specifically believes in the concept of connecting the industry of interiors through its portal and has no vested interests.

• Interiorsinfo has its operations across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur and soon will cater its services in the rest parts of India.

A breakthrough initiative by ‘Interiorsinfo.com’ in the field of interior and construction industry, by providing an online one stop solution to all the vendors, manufacturers, builders, architects, contractors, retailers, freelancers and customers. The portal has not only opened up new avenues for all the parties, but also created a win-win proposition for all.

The way we human needs oxygen for sustenance and growth, these days business do also need to have an online connect apart from its physical existence. Having an online presence compliments to the traditional brick and mortar store; sensing the need of the industry which is currently vast and unsorted, Murtaza Motiwala, Founder and CEO, interiorsinfo.com thus created O2 – an offline to online marketing concept, wherein offline business gets an opportunity to come up in an online world and also with this indirect initiative, it may help the whole Interior & construction Industry to build an organised structure of Information which will make it easy to use.

Currently Company has its operations across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur and soon will cater its services in the rest parts of India. The online portal is well equipped with the latest technology and innovation which eliminates the complex maze of interior shopping and makes it hassle-free and convenient for the end-customer to use. It displays an online catalogue of products which helps a user to access the rich world of interiors easily with specification which they can compare and decide.

The online portal puts forth all the details of every company that user wish to know and will be directed to the company’s page through a single click. Multiple product/service vendors participating as distributors on the portal leads to comparative analysis of pricing, specifications and customer review giving the end customers a huge benefit. The geo-tagging feature ensures relevant searches i.e. recognising the geographical location of a user and suggests vendors, closest to his/her location, that supply what they require. User not only enjoy the privacy of generating a contact with the vendor but can also avail the option of hiding their contact details if a they want to.

Product lines available for a user to choose from are as follows: Furniture, Bath & Plumbing, Lighting & Electronics, Flooring & Wall Covering, Kitchen & Dining, Hardware Tools & Appliances, Home Decor, Home Automation & Security System, Upholstery & Furnishings, Outdoor & Landscaping and following are the Services Offered: Contractors, Consultant and Project Services, Architectural Services, Electrical Services, Engineering Services, Home Automation Services, Carpentry Work Services, Wall And Flooring Services, Outdoor Services, Repairs and Maintenance

Mr. Motiwala wishes to promote the working class in the interiors field who belong to the middle class segment and are not well versed with computing. With this indirect initiative, the online platform can help to uplift the segment and connect them to the end consumer too.

Interiorsinfo promotes the vendors/service providers listed on the portal by offering them a dedicated page to highlight their products/services and organise offline trade meets to facilitate sharing of contacts and display of products to a wide array of people from within the industry, unlike the general industry portals. It offers an ideal platform for the construction material industry to connect with buyers of small and large sized construction projects.

Registering with interiorsinfo.com has brought a paradigm shift in service provider and users life i.e. both of them do not have to run from pillar to post to render / take the services. With the help of Interiorsinfo.com one can fulfill their requirement and put an end to all the problems related to interior industry. Through this online portal, immense awareness of their products and service is provided.

Interiorsinfo.com is an ultimate shopping destination like none other and gives user a walkthrough down the virtual world with so much ease and comfort!

For further information, kindly log on to: ‘www.interiorsinfo.com

About ‘InteriorsInfo E-Commerce LLP’:
www.interiorsinfo.com‘ is INDIA’S FIRST INTERIOR INFORMATION WEBSITE. Mr. Murtaza Motiwala, Founder and CEO, launched the company on 9th October, 2014 which was inaugurated by Mr. Pratap Jadhav, IIID President.


Murtaza Motiwala, Founder and CEO, interiorsinfo.com

Interiorsinfo.com is a platform which has brought the entire interior industry together and is an online one stop solution to the interior and construction industry. It is a platform similar to that of a ‘search engine’ to simplify your hunt in interiors. The portal has been instrumental in creating a digital space for everyone who are readily involved with the nitty-gritty of the interiors industry and has opened up new avenues for vendors, manufacturers, builders, architects, contractors, retailers, freelancers and customers thereby creating a win-win proposition for all the parties.

InteriorsInfo strongly believe in only providing information on the portal related to interiors to bring the entire market of interior and construction under one roof, thus having no “vested interest”.

Press & Media Contact:
Prashant Agarwal
First Communicate Media Consultancy
Mumbai, India
+91 90228 00584
firstcommunicate@gmail.com
http://www.interiorsinfo.com

“Tending My Garden: A Celebration of Love, Life and Blessings” is the Perfect Blend of Poetry and Photography

Poetry speaks to the heart, rhyming words that cut right to what is most important in life and first time author Jacqueline Miller Brown has captured that spirit in her book “Tending My Garden.” Her faith and trust in God’s love is abundantly clear in each poem whether she speaks of family love or the trials of life.

Utica, MS (USA), June 25th, 2017 — Poetry speaks to the heart, rhyming words that cut right to what is most important in life and first time author Jacqueline Miller Brown has captured that spirit in her book “Tending My Garden.” Her faith and trust in God’s love is abundantly clear in each poem whether she speaks of family love or the trials of life. Readers will find solace and joy in this beautifully appointed book in which each chapter is punctuated with the exquisite garden photography of her husband of 46 years, John Brown.

“I have been writing poetry since elementary school,” said Jacqueline Miller Brown. “Poetry comes naturally to me and I find it is the easiest way for me to convey the many blessing that God has provided throughout my life. I started by writing poems as a way to celebrate family and friends during their special moments in life. Poetry became a vehicle to acknowledge special events and made for personalized treasures that people looked forward to receiving.”

Open “Tending My Garden” at random and you’ll find a loving tribute to life and love and God that is meant to encourage the reader. Brown’s hope is that through her poetry, people will appreciate the little things in life and see that there is beauty all around, even in the midst of a world troubled and divided.

“I hope readers will be inspired, motivated, consoled and encouraged by my poems,” said Brown. “I believe that if we take the time to notice God’s gifts around us and see the beauty that God has blessed us with, that the world will be a much more loving place.”

“Tending My Garden” touches on the apparent and sometimes-hidden celebrations that we experience as a part of faith, family, relationships, coming of age, and the circle of life. Each chapter, eloquently illustrated with a single, photographed flower, helps us realize how fortunate we are and how our heavenly Father positively touches our lives every day.

John Brown, Jacqueline’s husband, is an avid photographer and finds great joy in capturing the beauty of a single bud. The photos throughout “Tending My Garden” have been taken by John and each image is so clear you can almost smell its beauty.

“I love flowers and for years my husband has enjoyed taking photos of our garden,” said Brown. “I saw this book as a wonderful opportunity to combine both our love of God and our individual gifts of poetry and photography. I am hoping “Tending My Garden” will be a global message that speaks to people from all walks of life and perhaps will even bring some people to want to learn more about the love of God.”

“Tending My Garden” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets in paperback for $13.95.

* Halo Publishing

* Amazon

* Barnes and Noble

About Jacqueline Miller Brown:
Jacqueline Miller Brown enjoys inspiring others through her writing. Her poetry, articles, and word puzzles have been featured in various publications, including articles in the Vicksburg Post. Brown served as the women’s editor for the newspaper magazine The Voice in Decatur, Illinois, and she was an educator for many years, teaching English and reading courses throughout Mississippi and Illinois. Brown and her husband of forty-six years, John, currently reside in Utica, Mississippi. They have been blessed with two children and three grandchildren.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. http://www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

IAF Accredited Certificate Mill Issued ISO 9001:2015 To Company That Did Not Exist

GMS, Renar and IAF caught in accreditation sting; certifies and accredits a phony company for ISO 9001:2015.

New York, NY (USA), June 10th, 2017 — G-PMC Group, one of the country’s leading quality management certification firms, with the assistance of the American Board of Accredited Certification (ABAC), the only independent accreditation body in the United States, released additional details on its sting operation involving a one year investigation on bogus accreditation bodies and certificate mills belonging to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The details and outcome of the investigation can be found on the G-PMC company website at http://www.g-pmc.com/abac-completes-sting-of-the-romanian-accreditation-association-renar-for-accrediting-bogus-companies

According to an ABAC spokesperson, the undercover operation focused on both domestic and foreign certification bodies propagandizing the influence of being recognized and/or so-called “overseen” by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which records show is led by Chinese national Xiao Jianhua, who serves as Chairman for the organization. Last month IAF came under scrutiny after ABAC and others called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corporation for alleged antitrust violations and potentially espionage with the Chinese-led IAF, as cited in the class action complaint. See http://www.einpresswire.com/article/374397638/abac-others-call-for-ftc-to-investigate-lockheed-martin-for-antitrust-violations

Henry Kroger, an adviser for ABAC’s oversight division said the sting involved India-based Generic Management Services (GMS), owned by Brijesh Kumar, and the infamous Romanian Accreditation Association (Renar), which is a paid member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), a sister company of The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Kroger said GMS, with the approval of its accreditation body Renar, issued an ISO 9001:2015 certificate to a company that did not exist at the time.

According to Kroger, the undercover operation was necessary to investigate a number of complaints from individuals in the quality community concerned with questionable business practices of ISO registrars and their accreditation bodies, particularly organizations pressuring U.S. business owners and major government contractors into a China influenced accreditation scheme known as the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Daryl Guberman, CEO of G-PMC Group, LLC, and inspiring candidate for United States Senate (http://www.darylguberman.com) released a video earlier this week detailing parts of the sting operation at (https://youtu.be/RA3ZPTkUG2g). Guberman helped organize the investigation by allowing ABAC to use his company’s name G-PMC Group disguised as a contract manufacturing company in Massachusetts. In reality, G-PMC Group is a leading ISO registrar incorporated in Delaware accredited by ABAC and the Industrial Leaders Group (ILG). Apparently neither GMS, Renar or IAF bothered to confirm whether or not the manufacturing company even existed.

ABAC mailed a copy of the certificate obtained in the sting to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) headquarters in Switzerland. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization. A copy of the certificate can be found at http://imgur.com/a/d8oxd

“The sting was conducted to show the quality community the misconceptions of IAF accredited certificate mills and the accreditation scheme in general, and how such hypocrisy lacks essential checks and balances,” said Guberman. He added, “Think about it, if a company that does not even exist can acquire an ISO 9001:2015 certificate from a registrar overseen by an IAF accreditation body, then the whole system is highly skeptical, and appears to be no more than a pay-to-play racket.”

Richard Milton, one of the investigators in the sting said the operation was successful primarily because of a propagandist of the accreditation scam in Tampa, Florida misleading businesses. Milton said the individual is apparently not too bright, he easily took the bait and ran to IAF’s leadership literally begging they take action on the matter.

“Neither the scammer in Florida or IAF’s incompetent leadership had any idea it was a sting operation conducted to prove the fallacies and misconceptions of certificate mills and accreditation bodies belonging the International Accreditation Forum,” said Guberman. He concluded, “The sting proves that ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), IAF, ILAC, IAAC, and their conspirators are misleading businesses that have wasted thousands of dollars on these certifications, and these victimized companies need to take a stand and no longer tolerate such deceitful business practices from any organization.”

Kroger’s ending statement summed up the importance of the successful sting operation and how the accreditation scheme negatively impacts businesses and the quality community. “What crime do we have here? The white collar swindlers gain the businessman’s confidence through the use of high sounding trick organizations with buzz words in their titles such as “accreditation, national accreditation board, certificate, international organization,” and other quasi-authoritative junk words. They sell their dupes a complete bill of goods under the guise of touting the victim’s business quality, but only for exchanging his hard earned profits for a glittering piece of paper replete with lofty seals, symbols, and ISO numbers. After the investigation, you wonder how these crooks can suppress their laughter as the innocent boob hands over a considerable sum of money for their expensive illusions without follow up or support. It is a huge money magnet, this con game of providing castles built on air.” said Kroger.

Press & Media Contact:
Daryl Guberman
Guberman-PMC
1538 W Broad St,
Stratford, CT 06615 – USA
+1 203-556-1493
daryl@dguberman.com

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New Children’s Book “I Am Me and You Are You” Shares a Wonderful Message of Acceptance

How often do we make snap judgments based on how another person looks? The style of their clothing, the color of their skin, the number of piercings or the way they wear their hair can put some people off.

Cleveland, OH (USA), June 10th, 2017 — How often do we make snap judgments based on how another person looks? The style of their clothing, the color of their skin, the number of piercings or the way they wear their hair can put some people off. After all, don’t we prefer to be friends with people who look like us? This is the thinking that leads to harmful words, bully behavior and racism and it is the primary message of first time author, Stacie Sullivan-Simon’s new children’s picture book “I Am Me and You Are You.” Inspired by her desire to create a story of tolerance and inclusion for her children Mason, 4 and Skylar, 12, Simon has written a simple, yet powerful message for young children and their parents.

“When you turn on the news today it seems like we have taken huge steps backward in terms of tolerance and racism,” said Stacie Sullivan-Simon. “I want my children to know that beneath our outward appearance, we are all people of value, individuals who deserve to be treated with kindness, acceptance, and equality.”

Illustrator Chad Thompson has brought the story to life with his colorful drawings that show a young boy and his friends coming to the realization that no matter what we look like on the outside, we are really all the same. The main character recognizes that no matter who we are, we start each day getting washed and dressed, eating a meal and heading to school where we hope we’ll enjoy learning and time with friends.

“I really enjoyed working with Chad, the artist,” said Stacie. “He understood the message behind my story and did such a great job of taking my words and breathing life into them with his wonderful drawings.”

Stacie encourages parents to use books like “I Am Me and You Are You” to help their children understand how hurtful it can be when we judge or bully. “If we focus on what is on the inside, we’ll make it a more peaceful world,” Stacie says.

Stacie recommends that we teach our children to “Stop, Think and Do the Switcheroo and put yourself in that person’s shoes.” This is a great way to remember that before we speak, we take a moment to imagine how our words and actions will be perceived by others and if they are harmful, to switch our thinking and be kind.

“We need this book,” said Lisa Umina, founder and publishing at Halo Publishing International. “This message is of universal importance and is told in such a loving and easy to understand way. I believe it will be the catalyst that parents need to have important conversations with their children about acceptance.”

Stacie is almost finished with her next book she has written with her four-year old son entitled “Oh no, Mason, That Can’t Be True,” a silly book that encourages creativity and imagination.

“I Am Me and You Are You” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets in Hardcover for $19.95,in paperback for $13.95 and e-book for $6.95.

* Halo Publishing

* Amazon

* Barnes and Noble

About Stacie Sullivan-Simon:
Stacie Sullivan-Simon lives outside of Cleveland, Ohio with her 4-year old son and 12-year old daughter. She currently works as a RN Clinical Informatics Analyst II and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Health Informatics. In her pastime, she loves to travel and interior decorate. She has always loved reading books to her children using her super whimsical, animated voice and has always dreamed of becoming an author.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

“Private Money Lending” An Important Guide to Investing in the 21st Century Low-Interest Rate Environment


Rarely is a book researched as thoroughly as Gustavo Gomez’s five-time award-winning book “Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream.”

Miami, FL (USA), June 7th, 2017 — Rarely is a book researched as thoroughly as Gustavo Gomez’s five-time award-winning book “Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream.” Gomez used this investing technique in his own life and was so pleased with the returns from this type of investment that he wanted to share his experience and knowledge with other investors interested in earning a significant and safe passive income stream. However, he wanted to craft a guide book that was authentic and accurate; therefore, he went back to college to earn a Ph.D. for the purpose of researching and writing this book.

“Writing the book has been a worthwhile and enriching experience,” said Gustavo Gomez. “I wanted to create a comprehensive and readable financial book that would provide the essential detailed information private mortgage investors would need to safely use this investment vehicle. Learning about this type of investment will help the retired, as well as the income investor, generate a consistent and generous return that could substantially enhance their retirement income.”

Gomez researched a variety of investment opportunities as well as closely studying the current and potential future financial climate. The reason for undertaking the study was twofold; for almost two decades, retirement portfolios have been devastated by economic boom and bust cycles, which is a key characteristic of today’s capitalist economies. It is quite possible that currently, another bust cycle could be unfolding despite the apparent bull market. Additionally, the adopted Federal Reserve policy of creating an artificially low-interest rate environment in an attempt to sustain the continued growth of the stock market and support of the current real estate recovery efforts has made it difficult for the income investor to safely generate a passive income stream to enjoy their retirement.

“People who are 60 or older don’t have enough time to wait for the return of their money should we experience another stock market crash,” said Gomez. “Therefore, I wanted to provide a step-by-step roadmap to help those who are retired or soon will be, to safely invest their disposable income in such a way as to provide consistent passive income for years to come.”

Gomez started lending money to private individuals and organizations more than 17 years ago and thus has become a private funding source for those who wouldn’t otherwise qualify for a conventional conforming loan. “I work primarily with those investing in commercial and investment properties,” said Gomez. This book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn how to invest in private mortgages in a sound and safe manner. However, it is important to note that although there are numerous investment strategies in the arsenal of every investor, adding private mortgages to the investment mix can reduce volatility by adding a non-correlated component to the investor’s overall investment portfolio.

“Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream” has won many book awards, which include the 2016 Axiom Business Book Awards®. So far, for 2017, the book has won the International Book Awards® (IBA), the Independent Press Awards® (IPA), the Next-Generation Indie Book Awards® (NGIBA), and the National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA).

“Gustavo’s book is amazing,” said Lisa Michelle Umina, founder, and award-winning author and publisher of Halo Publishing International. “It is so thoroughly researched and surprisingly easy to read for a book on finance. Anyone interested in learning about alternative, safe ways to invest their money should pick up this book and learn from the experience and knowledge of Gustavo.”

In fact, Gustavo’s book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn how to invest in private mortgages in a sound and secure manner. Moreover, this book is the only university research-based book in the market addressing this important investment topic. In fact, the seriousness of the undertaken research has been validated by the multiple awards the book has won to date.

“Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream” is now available at: Halo Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets in Hardcover for $31.95 and in paperback for $24.95.

* Halo Publishing – http://halopublishing.com/3f-h/gustavo-gomez.html

* Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Private-Lending-Consistently-Generate-Passive/dp/1612443435/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436895180&sr=8-1&keywords=9781612443430&pebp=1436895181725&perid=16708KKJ98V03X4PH7WG

* Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/private-money-lending-learn-how-to-consistently-generate-a-passive-income-stream-gustavo-gomez/1121797093;jsessionid=C533DFA3E0ED3361F6E70DAC57C00690.prodny_store02-atgap05?ean=9781612443430

About Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D.:
Gustavo has been a successful entrepreneur, educator, healthcare consultant and businessman for the past thirty-five years. His educational background and business experience have made him exceptionally versatile, achieving numerous successes in both the healthcare and business fields. As a multiple-award-winning author possessing this academic versatility allows Gustavo the ability to research and write about healthcare, entrepreneurial, and business-related issues.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. http://www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Halo Publishing International Celebrates 15 Years of Service!

In the past fifteen years over 1,000 authors have successfully published and distributed their books into the hands of readers worldwide thanks to Lisa Michelle Umina and her exceptional team at Halo Publishing International.

San Antonio, TX (USA), June 3rd, 2017 — In the past fifteen years over 1,000 authors have successfully published and distributed their books into the hands of readers worldwide thanks to Lisa Michelle Umina and her exceptional team at Halo Publishing International.

“We are exceedingly proud of the accomplishments of our authors over the past 15 years,” said Umina, founder and publisher at Halo Publishing International. “I started the business out of my basement as an author looking for a vehicle to help publish and distribute my own children’s book Milo Finds His Best Friend. Thanks to front page coverage in the Sun Times, Northeast Ohio, I began receiving calls from writers interested in publishing their books and my business took off.”

Halo Publishing International publishes a variety of genres including children’s, self-help, spiritual, adult and young adult fiction and poetry. The team at Halo helps authors from manuscript to book in hand.

“We work closely with each author to help them build their individual author platform which goes beyond the layout and editing of the book,” explains Umina. “We also help with distribution in hardcover, paperback and e-book version, social media promotion, book launch and book signing events, creating book trailers and submitting their book for a variety of national, regional and genre awards.”

Halo has had the honor of publishing books for a wide range of authors, from up-and-coming, award-winning authors to famous writers and national speakers, such as:

* Gustavo Gomez, “Private Money Lending” 5-time book award winner
* Tererai Trent, Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Guest, “Zandi Finds Ubuntu”
* JJ DiGeronimo, Award-winning author, “The Working Woman’s GPS”
* Darryl Turner, Author of the best-selling book, “Uncommon Sense”
* Denise Zarrella, News Anchor with WOIO, author of “Not Even The Sky Is The Limit”
* Lori DeMonia, Award-winner of the Temple Grandin Outstanding Literary Work of the Year
* Yolnette Belinda, Award-winner of the 2017 Mom’s Choice Award
* Todd Bierman, Award-winner of the Small Christian Publisher Award

“One of our first authors wrote Imagine…Amazing Me which was inspired by Libbi Chilia’s daughter Sami, who has a limb deficiency,” said Umina.” Libbi’s book has been an inspiration for parents and children around the world, helping to dispel any misconceptions about people with disabilities. It is authors like Libbi, who have an amazing story to share, that bring such joy and meaning to all of us at Halo Publishing.”

The Halo motto is “If There’s a Book in Your Head…It’s Time to Get it in Your Hands” and Lisa and her team go above and beyond to help make that happen. Recently Lisa worked one-on-one with first time published author, Laura Brewster, a young adult with autism. Laura had written a book about her beloved dog Genevieve and Lisa helped her refine the story, work with an illustrator and publish the book.

“I am so very blessed to have the opportunity to work each day with a variety of amazing authors from around the world,” said Umina. “What sets Halo apart from other self-publishing houses is the fact that I am available to talk with the authors personally. I have years of experience as a publisher and can answer their questions and allay their fears, but I am also an award-winning author. I know what they are feeling. I have been in their shoes.”

What is next for Halo Publishing International? “We are continually working to build our team and marketing services so that we have the resources authors need to help them bring their book to the masses,” said Umina. “Some of our authors have been with us from the beginning and continue to write and publish more books and win awards and we want to help them celebrate and give them a platform so they can be heard.”

The e-book phenomenon is also a great vehicle for authors connecting with their readers. Electronic books can be downloaded in under a minute which helps facilitate the reader of today’s growing need to have what they want, when they want it; now.

To learn more about Halo Publishing, visit the website www.halopublishing.com or visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/halopublishing.

About Lisa Michelle. Umina:
Lisa Michelle Umina is an award-winning author with fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry. Lisa has expertise in marketing and digital printing, and she mentors writers all over the world. Lisa’s experience includes working with The Wall Street Journal and University Settlement, and founding Halo Publishing International and Hola Publishing which has offices in United States and Mexico. Her company has released over 1,000 titles. Lisa speaks regularly at schools and conferences and has given countless newspaper, radio, and television interviews.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647
contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com