Ashley J. Releases Third Single “Satisfied”

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Orlando, FL, January 19, 2018 – Singer-songwriter Ashley J is getting ready to release her title-track “Satisfied” January 26thfrom her upcoming Spring EP. “Satisfied” follows the lead of two incredible singles already released, “Trapped” and “Unbreakable.” With the success of these two singles, being released through her label Bombshell Music, Inc., “Satisfied” is slated to live up to its name.

“Satisfied” marks the most experimental track on the forthcoming EP release thus far. Recorded in Canada with producers Adrian and Lucas Rezza, the track is much more geared toward her growing dance and electronic music fans. The track itself continues to showcase Ashley’s powerhouse vocals, and her songwriting variety. Ashley herself describes the single as “…the point in any relationship where everything is perfect and being on cloud nine. Almost like a euphoric state of mind.”

The new single adds to the narrative created by already released tracks “Unbreakable” and “Trapped” as the explorative follow up to the narrative of a young woman realizing her potential in all aspects of life. As she said in a recent interview with Celebmix, “Be yourself. Show people who you are and what you want to represent. And if you don’t have it figured out, don’t worry. No one else does.”

“Satisfied” is a poppy domineering and captivating number that liberates her in an entirely new way. Fitting nicely with her already released singles, it’s another step on her journey of empowerment. Her vocals shine euphorically over a glitch synth pop beat in the breathtaking chorus.

The 3-time Billboard charging artist is no stranger to the attention as her most recent single “Unbreakable” charted at #2 and “Trapped” had its incredible 5-week #1 long run on the European Independent Chart. Ashley J. has been cranking out impressive feats as a new independent pop music artist.

About Ashley J:

Growing up in Orlando, the multi-talented songwriter/singer was influenced by Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and her all time musical hero, Dolly Parton, Ashley J started songwriting and singing at a very early age. Her musical style intertwines unapologetic pop with enticing electronic melodies. She earned a BA degree in Business Law from the University of North Texas and attended the Dr. Phillips High School of Performing Arts in Orlando, where she scored leading roles in theatre, dance and musical productions.

For Press Inquiries:

Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

Chip@mileshighproductions.com

323-806-0400

For More Information Please Visit: ashleyj.net

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Contact:

Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093

323-806-0400

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http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Association of Independent Authors Awards Private Money Lending with Coveted Clemens Medal of Honor for Exemplary Literary Quality

Gustavo J.Gomez, author of award-winning finance book “Private Money Lending” has just been selected as a recipient of the Clemens Medal for outstanding literary quality and design.

Miami, FL (USA), January 17, 2018 — Gustavo J.Gomez, author of award-winning finance book “Private Money Lending” has just been selected as a recipient of the Clemens Medal for outstanding literary quality and design. Gomez, the author of two award-winning books had this to say about the recent recognition:

“Receiving this prestigious award is a wonderful validation of the research that I put into the writing and editing of Private Money Lending. There are only two non-fiction books that have received this honor since the Clemens Medal was first established, and I am honored to be the author of one of them.”

Private Money Lending is the only university research-based book in the market addressing this important investment topic. In fact, the seriousness and quality of the undertaken research have been validated by the multiple awards the book has garnered to date, which now includes the prestigious Clemens Medal. Gomez has developed a reputation, as an author, to bring books to the market that are deeply researched with actionable information that can be readily used.

Private Money Lending has been very well received, not only by organizations that monitor such volumes, but most importantly, by the readers themselves. This is what Readers’ Favorite reviewer, Romuald Dzemo had to say, in part, about Gomez’s book:

“Private Money Lending is a groundbreaking book that explores a not-so-well known area of investing — private mortgage lending. In this well-researched and masterfully written book, the author unveils secrets and strategies that will help readers maximize on their investments.This is a book for people who want to consistently generate passive streams of income, people who want to understand what it takes to win in a volatile investment market and people who want to minimize the risk in their investments.The book itself is a master class. Private MoneyLending is a priceless gem for those who are interested in transforming their personal finances into streams of passive income.”

This is what reviewer Megan Roth had to say about Gustavo’s book in the Huffington Post “Best Reviewed Books for December 2017.”

“Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D. creates a successful, readable, and thorough guide to financial literacy in the post-2008 market, and an enlightening read for soon-to-be retired individuals seeking safer ways to invest. The author does an excellent job of educating the reader from A to Z on many financial topics. However, the central focus of the book is helping the reader gain enough literacy to begin to generate a passive income stream. In fact, Private Money Lending is a layman’s bible for financial literacy.”

“Private Money Lending – Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream” is now available at Halo Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in hardcover for $31.95, in paperback for $24.95, and eBook for $ 9.99.

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 the Clemens Medal Award Program:
This is a book award given by the Association of Independent Authors (AIA) in honor of Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) for a book of outstanding literary quality and design. The prerequisite to enter this award evaluation, the nominated title must have previously won a book award recognized by the AIA Honoring Excellence award program.

About Halo Publishing International:
Halo Publishing International 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 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

Mods4cars RemoteKEY Comfort Control for Porsche Now in a New Housing

The RemoteKEY comfort control for the Porsche models 997 Carrera Coupe, 987 Cayman and 987 Boxster now has a new housing. Mods4cars retrofit module, with smart features, provides higher user comfort. Among other things, windows can be operated via the original remote control.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), January 15, 2018 — Mods4cars has reworked the design of its RemoteKEY comfort modules. As of now, the RemoteKEY control system for the Porsche 997 Carrera Coupe, the 987 Cayman and the 987 Boxster will be dispatched in the new casing. The RemoteKEY is a retrofitted controller, which delivers the Porsche owner with more comfort and numerous additional functions.

The RemoteKEY comfort control makes it possible to open and close the windows via the existing original remote control. The Chirp Function, if required, allows a short horn signal to be heard when the central locking system is actuated. Thanks to the RemoteKEY module, the central locking system locks or unlocks during or after the journey. When the reverse gear is engaged, the passenger’s mirror can fold down automatically and serve as a parking aid.

With RemoteKEY unit installed, the convertible top of the Porsche 987 Boxster can be operated via One-Touch – even in a standing position. In the Porsche 997 Coupe, the window comfort mode allows the passenger window to be closed via One-Touch.

The comfort control can be completely deactivated as required. All functions can be programmed according to personal wishes. The USB port added on the RemoteKEY is used for this purpose. Making it possible to configure the controller on the PC and to implement software updates, which are provided free of charge by Mods4cars.

Since 2002, Mods4cars has been developing retrofitting comfort and convertible controls for all common vehicle brands. “The basic idea of our products is to make the operation of individual processes of the vehicle easier and more comfortable,” says PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

“With the new housing we have now also simplified the installation of our modules,” Sven Tornow continues. Two LEDs attached to the module provide assistance during installation. Thanks to the narrower shape, the RemoteKEY can be installed more easily in the vehicle. Less plastic and the absence of screws also make a contribution to the environment.

Mods4cars retrofit top and comfort modules are available for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The RemoteKEY comfort for Porsche models 997 Carrera Coupe, 987 Cayman and 987 Boxster is available for 249,00 Euro + tax.

A short demonstration can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/vEXFO2tFtZw

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
+1-310-910-9055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

ADVENTURE KINGS SOLAR PANEL RANGE – HOW MUCH POWER DO I NEED?

Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2018-Jan-15 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — When you need to recharge yourself and your 12V system, look no further than an Adventure Kings Solar charging system.

We have pioneered a range that starts from a simple 10W USB solar charger to a fully fledged 250W output array with MPPT Regulation for absolute maximum output to give you the options to power your setup no matter what you take camping with you.

All Adventure Kings Solar panels use Monocrystalline silicone cell construction which is the most efficient panel design available remaining lightweight and compact whilst still outputting effective power for use at home or in the bush.

We have fully standalone systems that include a solar regulator in both hard framed designs or the more flexible folding solar blankets which are excellent for space saving in the back of your vehicle or for emergency use.

We even have a fully customisable 110W Hard mounted system that includes fittings so you can easily and permanently mount it to your vehicle, camper trailer, campervan, caravan or boat with your choice of solar regulator.

We stock both the easy to operate low cost PWM style of regulator that has become the standard across the industry, or you can upgrade to one of our high efficiency, high output MPPT style regulators which gives you up to 30% more efficiency in cloudy or overcast conditions ensuring you get the most out of your solar setup no matter what the weather conditions.

Adventure Kings maintains its reputation for supplying functional camping setups whilst also still offering some of the most affordable solar setups available to the Australian market!

Whatever your 12V setup, Adventure Kings has a Solar charging system to efficiently top up your batteries and run accessories, with zero running costs and zero noise, whilst you kick back and relax and enjoy your favorite campsite in peace and quiet….When you are looking for a solar panel setup, you can’t look past an Adventure Kings Solar setup.

When you’re building a tourer or planning a campsite in your head, solar panels should always be a consideration – they are a source of free, limitless power after all – but how do you know what panel to choose!?

Luckily Adventure Kings has a wide range of panels, that won’t break the bank.

There are two main considerations to make when choosing a solar panel – how much power you use and how much space you have to pack your panel/s.

First, to calculate your requirements, consider how many 12 volt accessories you use at camp.

Generally all electrical products will have a wattage listed (check for a sticker near the power cord) you can use this wattage to calculate the real-time amps the product will use while it’s on. Some products may also list an Amp/Hour rating which simply gives an average on the total amount of amps used per hour the product is turned on. For example, the Adventure Kings 60L fridge/freezer is rated to use less than 1 amp/hour when the interior is set at 5°C and the outside temperature is 32°C.

So let’s work through an example:

You arrive at camp at 6pm on Friday, and it’s 32°C – your fridge is down to temperature at 5°C thanks to being plugged in while you drive and you’re ready for an icy cold beverage while you light the campfire, roll out your swag and set up the awning. Then you set up an Illuminator Strip Light and as the sun sets you turn it on and wind it down for ambient light.

As the temperature drops into the night your fridge will use less power, but every time you open it for a bevvy it has to work to cool back down again, so we’ll assume the fridge is using the rated 0.83Amp/Hours all night and into the morning. 6pm to 8am the fridge has used around 12 amp hours. The Illuminator strip light was on for 5 hours total and uses 0.4A at its low level for a total of 2A

So between 6pm and 8am you used 14 Amps total – whether you have a 98AH or 115AH deep cycle battery you’ve still got plenty of juice.

But throughout the next day your fridge will continue to use power. Between 8am Saturday and 8am Sunday it will use another 24 Amps. Add another 5 hours of strip light use for 2Amps and add in a phone charge using a cig socket USB adapter rated at 12W – that’s another Amp per hour your phone is on charge. In this case your phone is charged in 2 hours so that’s another 2Amps. Plus you use your Thumper to inflate some inner tubes to relax and float in the river – you use your Thumper for 15 minutes. To calculate the amps used per hour, you find the instantaneous power listed on the sticker (45Amps) and because you’ve used it for a quarter of an hour, calculate one quarter of 45. For this example we’ll call it 12Amp/Hours.

So Saturday to Sunday morning 8am you’ve used 40Amp/Hours – combine this with the Friday night total 14Amps and you’re looking at 54Amp/Hours – at this point your Deep cycle battery has used over 55% capacity if you’ve got the 98AH battery, and over 46% capacity if you’re using a 115AH battery.

You’re planning to leave camp at 4pm so the fridge still needs to be powered by your battery for a further eight hours. That’s another 8Amp/Hours, bringing the total weekend use up to 62Amp/Hours. 63% of your 98AH battery and 53% of your 115AH battery – you should definitely add a solar panel to keep those batteries charged!

Now you can look at the output of the different solar panels available.

4WD Supacentre offers a 110W fixed solar panel, a 120W Folding Solar blanket (with PWM regulator) a 160W Folding solar kit (with PWM regulator) and a 250W folding solar panel kit (with PWM regulator). The table below shows their maximum charging amperage (assuming the same PWM regulator for all panels) as well as the estimated total Amp/Hours after 6,8 and 10 hours of sun light.

So even six hours of sunlight on the Saturday and Sunday and your battery will have recharged at least 72A/H with a 110W Fixed Solar Panel (with added PWM regulator.) This would cover your power usage and keep your batteries charged. Of course, this is only a guide and your actual consumption may vary depending on many factors including, but not limited to, the outside temperature, fridge temperature, battery condition, wiring size and condition, solar panel angle and position etc etc.

The second consideration is the amount of space you have in your vehicle – for smaller vehicles, a 120W portable Solar blanket is perfect as it packs down to a compact size and still packs a punch.

For permanent mounting solar panels, the choice is obvious – a 110W fixed solar panel (or two!) These feature a thicker aluminium frame and don’t come with a regulator so you can connect your own, use a DC to DC charger and even connect multiple.

For bigger vehicle where space is less of a priority a 160 or 250 watt folding solar panel is ideal. You can set these at varying angles to catch the sun, and they mean you can park in the shade and have your panel in the sun doing the hard work! They also provide plenty of power for bigger camp setups or hotter conditions where your fridge is working more to keep your drinks cool.

Contact-Details: OJ Aba
Jaba@4wdsupacentre.com.au
https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au

 

When Building Out Its Moonshots, This Washington DC Startup Knows When To Look For The Stars

Washington, DC, USA, 2018-Jan-15 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — The year 2017 was known in the world of cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding as the age of the Wild West — infamous for its massive, oft-unwarranted treasure chests being entrusted to companies barely out of the whitepaper stage during their TGEs — Token Generation Events also known as Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs — offset by regulatory uncertainty, frequent multi-million-dollar scams, and sometimes even wholesale freeze-outs of crypto assets in several countries previously friendly to practice.

The year 2018, on the other hand, is expected to issue in a certain sense of clarity and solidity to the markets, populated with ambitious projects at last aware of their own strengths and weakness, and carried on the shoulders of teams capable of actually bringing their lofty visions to life.

WishKnish (https://wishknish.com), a Washington, DC-based startup providing turnkey, decentralized, gamified marketplaces to businesses, social causes, and communities — along with tailored BaaS (Blockchain As A Service) solutions to enterprise clients — aims to be one of these latter entrants.

By bringing in Mr. Mohammed Ebrahim Al Fardan as the Executive Vice President of the MENA and APJ region, the group has now expanded its core team to broadcast its messaging far beyond existing marketing frontiers.

“It is not often that such a fortuitous meeting of the minds happens so seamlessly over thousands of miles,” says Alisa Gus, CEO of WishKnish, “but when an opportunity presents itself, it is up to an exec worth his — or her — salt to answer. Really, Mr. Al Fardan’s experience and connections, and our shared goals for the region and the role of WishKnish’s Blockchain-as-a-Service arm in making them happen, will undoubtedly make this one of the most strategic hires any company can hope to make, especially as it closes in on its own token generation event.”

A 2014 Entrepreneur of the Gulf region recipient, Mr. Al Fardan is the mastermind behind the concept, technical study and master plan for the MENA ICT hub city, a first and only fully integrated smart city in the world as stated by industry experts, and for many years one of the driving forces for the region’s Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Luxury Goods, Investment, Travel & Tourism, and Pharmaceutical industries.

“When you are a VC,” shares Michael Kapoor, the WishKnish’s Chief Operations Officer, and formerly a managing partner of San Francisco’s Propeller Venture Capital, “you’ve got your pick of interesting projects. But occasionally, a project comes along that reminds you of why you started out as an entrepreneur yourself back in the day, and makes you want to get your hands dirty and make this remarkable business take shape. I imagine that’s how Mr. Al Fardan has come to feel, too, and I really can’t be happier to have him on the team.”

Long excited to bring in the vision, power, and security of blockchain technology to the MENA business and government structures, revitilizing and decentralizing its most vital systems, Mr. Al Fardan has this to say about his decision to join the advisory board of WishKnish:

“I am proud and excited to join a team of world experts in Blockchain technologies at WishKnish,” Mr. Al Fardan remarks “I found the idea behind the company so unique and the founders are top class professionals. Such a team with such experiences will no doubt disrupt the industry providing clients globally with great utilization of Blockchain. Having clients talking to us from regions like Middle East & Asia Pacific at this stage makes us more committed and accountable to deliver on their expectations and exceeding them.”

The excitement of new possibilities is felt across all levels of the project’s management team:

“The advent of a truly global economy has come to be possible thanks to blockchain decentralization. We cannot allow ourselves to focus only on the parts of the world familiar to us if we want to make an impact on this exciting space. But doing so without an expert local member of the team is something I would not be prepared to tackle at any stage of the company’s lifecycle,” says Eugene Teplitsky, WishKnish CTO and Alisa’s long-term partner in multiple projects. “That Mr. Al Fardan has agreed to join us while we’re still young is, I think, both a testament to his forward thinking on where the technology is heading in the next decade — as well as to his confidence in WishKnish’s ability to deliver on our now shared vision. We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings to all of us in these next few months!”

About WishKnish Corp.

WishKnish (https://wishknish.com) offers businesses, affiliates, and non-profits a decentralized marketplace platform for launching gamified, socially-engaged storefront communities equipped with the tools to turn regular users into super-fans and evangelizers while streamlining coin-agnostic e-commerce and fulfillment, as well as offering advanced blockchain-as-a-service tools to meet enterprise clients’ needs.

About Mohammed E. Al Fardan

Mohammed Al Fardan is a serial entrepreneur specializing in Computer Science, International Business and investments. Upon graduation he joined IBM, then Lexmark, Microsoft and other top ICT multinational firms. He has more than two decades of ICT experience, then he leveraged on his experience, knowledge and connections to introduce the Venture Capitals concept to the Middle East region as well as Entrepreneurship, in 2014 he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Gulf region. He managed acquisitions and created venture capitals focused on ICT industry in the region. As well as he attracted many ICT firms to come and work in the MENA under his leadership.
Contact-Details:

WishKnish Corp.,
P.O. Box 2160, Reston,
VA 20195
(202) 800-2663
info@wishknish.com,
https://wishknish.com

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports IDML File Processing

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.11, a feature update to company’s file packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The software automatically collects InDesign documents along with their fonts and links from watched hot folders. Package Central can serve unlimited users on a network and offers email notifications, variable folder names, PDF export, and more. The new version lets users process IDML files which enable backwards compatibility with older InDesign versions.

Toronto (ON), Canada — Zevrix Solutions today announces Package Central 1.11, a feature update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.

The new version lets users process InDesign Markup Language (IDML) files which enable backwards compatibility with older InDesign versions. IDML files provide an interchangeable format for InDesign documents, as well as a way for third-party tools to modify and assemble InDesign files. Users now can submit IDML files to Package Central hot folders just like the regular InDesign documents.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central runs on a dedicated Mac station and watches hot folders for incoming InDesign files. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:

Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
Update modified links automatically
-Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
Automatic email notifications of process stages and errors
-Compose variable folder names
-Serves unlimited users on a network
-Detailed processing history

Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased for US$149.95 from Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

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

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

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Receives Statewide Award for its LiMPETS Education and Monitoring Program

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has been selected to receive a 2018 Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education for its LiMPETS environmental monitoring and education program.

Pacific Grove, CA, January 13, 2018 — The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has been selected to receive a 2018 Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education for its LiMPETS environmental monitoring and education program.

The Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education competition is a joint project between the California Association of Museums (CAM) and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The Museum’s LiMPETS (Long-Term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) program was just one of the many entries CAM received from a diverse range of institutions representing the significant contributions museums make to California’s K-12 educational system.

The six award-winning organizations will be presented with their awards by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (or his designee) at the CAM Annual Luncheon in Palm Springs on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, held in conjunction with CAM’s annual conference.

Created in 2002, the LiMPETS Network is a free environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. This hands-on program was developed to monitor the ocean and coastal ecosystems of California’s National Marine Sanctuaries to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas. It is a collaborative effort among the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Greater Farallones Association and California’s National Marine Sanctuaries.

Two distinct monitoring programs make up the core of the LiMPETS network: the Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program and the Sandy Beach Monitoring Program. Both programs are free and designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the scientific process firsthand.

For more information on LiMPETS, call (831) 648-5716, email limpets@pgmuseum.org or go to the website at www.pgmuseum.org or limpets.org.

About the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

In 1883, our museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir And Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The museum has continued this tradition for 130 years. The museum’s mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. It envisions a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The Museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA, 93950

(831) 648-5716

Fax: (831) 648-5755

admin@pgmuseum.Org

www.pgmuseum.org

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.pgmuseum.org

The Monterey Museum of Art Announces Year of the Woman 2018 Exhibition and Events Schedule

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops, and fundraisers with a focus on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast.

Monterey, CA, January 11, 2018 – The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a full slate of exhibitions, lectures, pop-up dinners, tours, workshops, and fundraisers with a focus on notable women artists of California and the Central Coast.

Why is the very idea of artistic greatness rarely extended to women? The MMA puts the question center stage in a series of exhibitions showing groundbreaking work of California women artists spanning 100 years plus of style, medium, and perspective.

“We have some amazing work by women,” said Stuart Chase, the Museum’s Executive Director, “but their work only makes up about twenty percent of our entire collection. By recognizing the work and wisdom of women artists past and present, we hope to help articulate an inclusive vision for the future.”

From E. Charlton Fortune, a bold and free-spirited early 20th century impressionist, to Kim Campbell, an abstract expressionist, women artists exhibited this year are not only “as good as the men,” some of them have blazed new trails where no man has gone before.

Please note: the MMA on Pacific Street will be closed February 5 through March 14, 2018 for gallery renovations.

Exhibitions slated to open in 2018 include:

Special installations throughout the year, beginning with Kim Campbell, January 5

Collection Highlights of Women Artists throughout the year, such as: E. Charlton Fortune, Margaret Bruton, Esther Bruton, Grace Carpenter Hudson, Eugenia Frances Mc Comas, M. Evelyn McCormick, Mary De Neale Morgan, Edna Bullock, June Felter, Adelie Landis, Emiko Nakano, Beatrice Wood, Tracey Adams, Mabel Alvarez, Susan Manchester, Malin Lager, Ruth Bernhard, Gene Kloss, Anne Brigman, Marie Brumund, Pamela S. Carroll, Martha Casanave, Imogen Cunningham, Jean Kellogg Dickie, Christel Dillbohner, Amy Ellingson, Andrea Johnson, Inez Storer, Robynn Smith, Henrietta Shore, Lucy Valentine Pierce, Jane Olin, Emilia Newell, Jeannette Maxfield Lewis, Alma Lavenson, Bertha Stringer Lee, Dorothea Lange, Amy Kaufmann, Althea Hills, Anna Hoffman, Robin Sawyer.

Beth Van Hoesen, Entry Gallery, March 15 – April 30

Photography by Women, Outcalt Gallery, March 15 – May 27

Joan Savo, Coburn Gallery, March 15– April 29

2018 Weston Scholarship, Coburn Gallery, May 10 –July 8

E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, Work and Outcalt Galleries, May 24 –Aug. 27

Our Ocean’s Edge, photography by Jasmine Swope, Outcalt Gallery, June 14 – Sept. 10

The New Domestic (part 1), Coburn and Entry Galleries, July 20– October 28

Salon Jane, Outcalt Gallery, September 20–November 26

The New Domestic (part 2), Work Gallery, September 13– October 28

Miniatures, Work Gallery, November 15– December 16

Alyssa Endo, November 15– January 2019

Edna Bullock, Outcalt Gallery, December 20 – February 2019

The 2018 calendar also includes the Spring Gala on April 28, Free Family Fun Days in February, June, August, October, and December, along with the Museum’s 25th Annual Miniatures exhibition November through December. The MMA’s “Brews for a Cause” fundraiser takes place in November, with “Christmas in the Adobes” following in December.

Programs for 2018 and the months in which they will be held are listed below.

Dates are subject to change.

Maker’s Series of Workshops – January 9, 16, 23, 30

Family Day – February 3

Winter Studio Series – March, 5, 12, 19, 26, Mondays

Pop-Up Dinner – March 20 (off-site)

Family Day – April 7

Spring Gala – April 28

Spring Lecture Series – May (Mondays)

Family Day – May 19

Summer Camps – June and July

Pop-Up Dinner – July

Family Day – August 19

School Tours – August 2018 – May 2019

Afternoon Art Clubs – August 2018 –May 2019

Annual Docent Training – September and October

Family Day – October 8

Fall Fundraiser – October 20

Pop-Up Dinner – October 23

Fall Lecture Series – October and November (Mondays)

25th Annual Miniatures – November 16 – December 17

Brews for a Cause Fundraiser – November 30

About the Monterey Museum of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) was established in 1959 to uphold the artistic legacy of the region by collecting, preserving, and presenting the art of California and the Central Coast.

The only nationally accredited museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara, the MMA’s goal is to expand a passion for the region’s visual arts—past, present, and future. Exhibitions and programs are designed to demonstrate California’s vibrant, diverse spirit, and to inspire, engage, and connect art and community.

In 2017, the MMA hosted two photography exhibitions: Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist, which opened in February, and Who Shot Monterey Pop! Photographs from the 1967 Music Festival, which debuted in June.

Visit montereyart.org for additional information about the Museum’s exhibitions, programming, and events.

Media Inquiries: pr@montereyart.org or 831.372.5477 x101

Photography

E. Charlton Fortune PR images https://goo.gl/67FHEF

Miniatures PR images: https://goo.gl/ZWGCwt

Weston Scholarship: https://goo.gl/4PtEzf

Family Day: https://goo.gl/gHMnQy

Fall Fundraiser: https://goo.gl/Dg61U8

Spring Gala: https://goo.gl/4EXmuj

E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969), Pilchard Boats, circa 1922–1924, oil on canvas. Collection Monterey Museum of Art, gift of Monsignor Robert E. Brennan, 1985.041

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereyart.org

Fulham VP to Address Problems of Lighting Controls and the Need for Interoperable Standards at IoT Evolution

Fulham’s Russ Sharer to Show How Lighting Industry Serves as a Test Case for IoT Interoperability in Presentation on “How Smart Lighting Headaches are Delaying IoT”.

Orlando, FL, USA — For industrial lighting controls to become part of any Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure the lighting industry is going to have to overcome two primary hurdles: 1) lack of intelligence in lighting devices and 2) a lack of common control standards. That’s the primary focus of “How Smart Lighting Headaches are Delaying IoT,” a presentation to be delivered by Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham Co., Inc., at IoT Evolution to be held here January 22 -25.

Fulham is a leading supplier of programmable LED lighting sub-systems and has been working with lighting vendors and OEMs to shape the future of intelligent lighting and IoT. As Sharer notes, there already is a new category of “clever” LED lighting products with on-board intelligence and programmability. To elevate these clever devices to smart lighting requires integration as well as intelligence, providing two-way communications for device monitoring and control. This is where the lighting industry is lagging behind; adopting common communication standards that can integrate current lighting controls into an IoT infrastructure.

“The challenges the lighting community are facing are typical of many industries; how to develop a common set of protocols to integrate legacy smart devices into an IoT infrastructure, said Sharer. “Clearly, IoT is going to be the foundation for building automation, but there are too many proprietary lighting control and communications standards. Today, customers can choose between DALI, Zigbee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and many more for lighting controls, but there is still no guarantee of integration with a central IoT platform.”

To complicate the interoperability issue, many vendors are creating their own flavors of popular control standards. For example, some vendors are using DALI electrically and signaling, but adding proprietary commands for basic functions. Similarly, Zigbee has multiple variants of commands for when a luminaire is turned “off,” so two luminaires can receive the same signal and one device dims while the other turns off completely, which matters when it comes to energy consumption and extending the life of the luminaire.

“The teething pains of the lighting control industry are the perfect test case for other IoT control applications,” said Sharer. “It shows that without a well-defined set of common control standards, there is no way to implement control using IoT.”

Sharer’s presentation, “How Smart Lighitng Headaches are Delaying IoT,” is scheduled to take place Thursday, January 25, at 10:00 a.m. – #IOTEVOLUTION.

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. (@FulhamUSA and @FulhamEurope)

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

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Momentum Continues for T5 Data Centers with Addition of S&P 500 Client in Chicago

Information Technology Company Chooses T5@Chicago To Accommodate Rapid Growth.

Elk Grove Village, IL, USA — T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale computing environments for enterprise companies, today announced another pre-lease within Phase 2 of the T5@Chicago build-out. This is the second pre-lease with an enterprise company for T5 Data Centers in Chicago. Pre-leasing is challenging in the data center industry and occurs more often with hyperscale providers than it does with the enterprise. However, T5 was able to deliver a customized solution for this client and meet an accelerated time frame for a “rack-ready” data hall.

This S&P 500 Client needed immediate access to a Tier III data center in the Chicagoland area, but more importantly, that data center had to be both customizable and meet the stringent security and administrative criteria of highly regulated companies. T5 has extensive experience building custom data center solutions for customers in financial services, telecommunications, health care, and other regulated markets across the country.

“The complexity of these projects requires a cohesive team that communicates effectively and pays close attention to detail. The level of transparency we demonstrate to our customers provides them with a level of comfort and control, as if our operations staff was simply an extension of their team,” said David Horowitz, VP of Sales and Marketing for T5 Data Centers.

As customer IT requirements continue to evolve with the adoption of cloud computing, it becomes more important for providers to offer flexible solutions that align with corporate objectives. Horowitz adds, “This was an incredibly fast transaction that incorporated several important factors including a creative growth structure and a flexible ramp schedule. While the transaction structure remains instrumental in selecting a data center provider, our customers find tremendous value in the processes and procedures our T5 Facility Management teams have in place to ensure 100 percent uptime and to deliver exceptional customer service.”

T5@Chicago is a highly secured, 208,000 square-foot, Tier III data center located in Elk Grove Village. This LEED Silver certified data center was acquired by T5 Data Centers in 2016 and has been operating since its inception through T5FM, which provides best-in-class, award-winning facilities management services. T5 is currently in Phase 2 of its T5@Chicago build-out, adding a new secure data hall with an additional 2 mW capacity.

T5@Chicago is the company’s ninth U.S. data center and meets the resilient, high-quality characteristics consistent across T5’s portfolio.

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 a “Forever 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, Chicago, 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

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