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

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit the Ark Group Australia site. (

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contact:
Wiliam S. Kaplan
Working Knowledge CSP

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

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

Indianapolis, IN, USA — Equities First Holdings LLC (EFH,, a global lender and a leader in alternative shareholder financing solutions, announced today that the company has fully concluded a transaction with Andrew Newland, CEO of ANGLE plc, by returning 1.35 million shares of ANGLE plc (AIM: AGL.LN; OTCQX: ANPCY) stock to him, which was used as collateral in a financial transaction.

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

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

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

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

About Equities First Holdings
Since 2002, Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH) has provided clients with alternative financing solutions, supplying capital against publicly traded stock to enable clients to meet their personal and professional goals. EFH provides capital against shares traded on public exchanges around the world. The company has completed more than 700 transactions and delivered more than $1.4 billion USD in funding to date.

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

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

Media Contact:
Brandon Russell

DC’s Fathom Gallery to Host Artist Otessa Ghadar Exhibit “This Must Be The Place”

For two days only, Fathom Gallery will host a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Washington, DC-based artist Otessa Ghadar.

Washington, DC, October 29, 2016 – For two days only, Fathom Gallery will host a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Washington, DC-based artist Otessa Ghadar. In conjunction with FotoDC, Fathom Gallery presents This Must Be The Place, a photo and video exhibition exploring a story about finding those moments in time, like tears lost in the rain.

The exhibit will take place Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and a Public Reception: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Fathom Gallery, a multi-use event space located in the heart of Logan Circle at 1333 14th Street in Washington, DC.

“Ultimately it is about searching, sometimes failing, but truly celebrating those moments, however fleeting, when we find our lost time, when our echoes reach us again,” says Ghadar. A storyteller at heart — whether through her photography, film, her books, or teaching–Ghadar seeks to capture that fleeting sense of nostalgia, but in the present… and to consider what could be.

As one of the web series medium’s earliest adopters, Ghadar is a true forerunner of digital media. Her MFA thesis at Columbia University’s film school (“Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden) is now the longest continually running show online. With an international audience in over 145 countries, OJBG has been recognized not only by a loyal global following, but also by industry heavy hitters. OJBG is a six-time Telly Awards Winner, a three-time Webby Awards Official Honoree (considered the “Oscars of New Media”), among others.

Ghadar is also the founder and president of DC-based full-service digital media company: 20/20 Productions. In addition to creating and curating work, her non-profit is currently planning its 5th Annual DC Web and Digital Media Festival (DC Web Fest).

Through insight gained from both “Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden” (OJBG) and 20/20 Productions, Otessa Ghadar wrote and published the digital media industry’s first textbook, The Wild West of Film. This DIY-guide for creative professionals teaches novices and experts alike how to create, market and manage in the digital age. Otessa is also an Adjunct Professor at American University.

Ghadar lives in Washington DC with her husband and numerous pets. She is currently and furiously working on her next project — a YA sci fi project called “Lemma”.

Fathom Gallery fosters an appreciation for local arts, culture, digital and interactive art and design. For more information on Fathom Gallery visit For a full listing of FotoDC activities and exhibitions visit

For information, images or to arrange an interview or preview of the exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Carberry, 202.630.2278, or email


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Fulham Demonstrates Latest LED Drivers at Hong Kong Light Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TV Host and Singer Oleg Frish “Swinging into the Holidays” Debut at The Famed Iridium in NYC Set for November 22nd

Oleg Frish, revered for his affable and quirky personality as a popular television talk show host and singer/performer will make his debut live performance at The Iridium, one of New York City’s most respected and legendary venues on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

New York, NY, October 27, 2016 – Oleg Frish, revered for his affable and quirky personality as a popular television talk show host and singer/performer will make his debut live performance at The Iridium, one of New York City’s most respected and legendary venues on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. His “Swinging into the Holidays” show will feature a world-class contemporary jazz quartet and repertoire that blends a fusion of classic American Songbook, swing and jazz songs. Show time is 8:30 pm.

Frish has also announced plans for a couple of surprise special guests who will share the stage with his notable quartet, Allen Farnham, piano, David Ephross, bass, Lawrence Feldman, sax and Dwayne Broadnax on drums. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, he has requested for his guests to bring dry and canned goods that will be donated to the New York Food Bank.

Last year he fulfilled a once in a lifetime dream come true with the release of his latest album titled, “Oleg Frish, Duets With My American Idols,” on his own imprint, Time Out Media, (distributed BDG/RED/Sony Red Distribution). The 15-track album featured an introduction by Connie Francis and duets with notable guest artists including; Bobby Rydell, the late Ben E. King, Lainie Kazan, Melissa Manchester, Gary U.S. Bonds, Lou Christie, Peggy March, B.J. Thomas, Tony Orlando, and Chris Montez. He performs several of the songs from the album in his live show.

Frish grew up in the Soviet Union, and after hearing his first American Standard, “Hello Dolly” by Brenda Lee on the radio (at the age of four) he instantly fell in love with the genre. By his early teens, Oleg had memorized over 15,000 contemporary American hit song and artists from The American Songbook that were recorded during what’s considered the “Golden Age of Popular Music “(1920 -1960). He also etched in his mind other noted music genres, like swing, rock n’ roll, jazz, rhythm & blues and learned to sing many of them in over a dozen languages.

Next year he will be celebrating his 25th Anniversary as a television talk show host since moving to New York. In 2011, he began hosting his current show, THE FRIDAY NIGHT, a weekly 30-minute format that features one major celebrity guest (taped with Russian voice over). The show is presently broadcast nationally in every state on RTVi (Russian Television International) via several US cable network affiliates. Over his career, he has interviewed some 2000 music and entertainment personalities including; the late James Brown, B.B. King and Donna Summer, Connie Francis, Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul Anka, Marvin Hamlisch, Petula Clark, Gloria Gaynor, Brenda Lee and Vikki Carr, to name just a few.

Frish has continued to build up his live performance resume. Earlier this year, he was featured at the first annual New York Cabaret Festival at the Metropolitan Room, NY, Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ, Feinstein’s/54Below, NY, Kozlov Club in Moscow and this summer he debuted in Sydney, Australia at Foundry 616. He’ll close out the year with a return engagement at the Kozlov Club in early December.

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For Media Inquiries Please Contact: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions,, 323-806-0400.


Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093


Living Legend Bunny Sigler Drops New Holiday Single “White Christmas”

Holiday Album “When you’re in Love at Christmas Time” Available Now

Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2016 – Living legend Walter “Bunny” Sigler is excited to announce the latest addition to his collection of holiday songs – a brand new version of “White Christmas.” Sigler’s soaring vocals and moving harmonies take center stage in this remix of the holiday classic. To be released on November 4, just in time for the 2016 holiday season, this version “White Christmas” is an update to the track that originally appears on Sigler’s holiday-themed album When You’re In Love at Christmas Time. The expanded harmonies and updated instrumentals help this “White Christmas” remix fit right in with both Sigler’s signature R&B sound and the world of contemporary holiday music. The song is sure to warm listeners as they are compelled to dance while listening – even on the coldest days of the holiday season.

Bunny Sigler’s holiday album, When You’re In Love At Christmas Time, showcases Sigler’s musical gift to make any song jingle with a commanding soulful flare. This soul-stirring album features twelve classic Christmas tracks like “White Christmas,” “Ave Maria,” and “Little Drummer Boy.” “O Holy Night,” another popular track, finds Sigler delivering his signature vocal style on the sacred song. “I’ve been singing ‘O Holy Night’ all my life,” Sigler says. “I knew that if I ever planned to record a Christmas song, it would be ‘O Holy Night,'” he shares. Each song is perfectly executed and sure to have all its listeners in the holiday spirit. When You’re In Love At Christmas Time is available now on iTunes and other major digital outlets, including

About Bunny Sigler:

Philadelphia R&B legend Bunny Sigler continues to share songs that prove his passion for music goes well beyond his beloved soul songs. Bunny’s songwriting for tracks like Instant Funk’s “I Got My Mind Made Up”, Patti Labelle’s “Somebody Loves You Baby”, The Whispers’ “Bingo”, Jackie Moore’s “Sweet Charlie Babe” and The O’Jays “Sunshine” are what put him on the musical map. Not only is Bunny skilled with the pen, but he is also a world-renowned singer.

This Philadelphia native began his singing career in churches all over the metropolitan area with songs like “O Lord My God” and “The Lord’s Prayer”. The industry gave him the nickname “Mr. Emotion” after his heartfelt performances on stage. Creating numerous hits over the span of his career (many of which are still being sampled in today’s generation), Bunny continues to write, produce and record new material. He is the co-writer of the song “The Ruler’s Back” which was an opening song for Jay Z’s album, “Blueprint”. Even at over 70 years old, “there ain’t no stopping us now” claims Sigler, as he gets continues to write, record, and release new music on a regular basis. Bunny Sigler and Instant Funk continue to perform together, and welcome any booking inquiries.

For more information, check out Bunny Sigler at:

For Booking Inquiries or to request a review copy of “White Christmas” or ‘When You’re In Love At Christmas Time”, please contact: Chip Schutzman, Miles High Productions,, (323) 806-0400.


Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093


Project Grand Slam to give Thanksgiving Concert for Citymeals on Wheels at Iridium, Monday, November 21

PROJECT GRAND SLAM, Robert Miller’s critically acclaimed jazz rock fusion band, will perform a special Thanksgiving benefit concert for Citymeals on Wheels, on Monday, November 21st, at 8pm, at the world famous Iridium located in Times Square, NYC.

New York, NY, October 28, 2016 – PROJECT GRAND SLAM, Robert Miller’s critically acclaimed jazz rock fusion band, will perform a special Thanksgiving benefit concert for Citymeals on Wheels, on Monday, November 21st, at 8pm, at the world famous Iridium located in Times Square, NYC. PGS is enjoying international success with their latest album, entitled “The Queen’s Carnival” (CEN/RED).

Citymeals provides over 2 million meals to NYC’s homebound elderly each year. A portion of the ticket sales and other proceeds from the event will be contributed to the charity. BMI, the performing rights organization, has agreed to be a sponsor of the event and to make a separate donation to Citymeals. Attendees and guests will also be encouraged to make individual donations to the charity.

At A Glance:

What? Thanksgiving benefit concert for Citymeals (sponsored by BMI)

Who? Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam will be performing

Where? Iridium; 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

When? November 21, 2016, event begins at 8:00pm

ABOUT PROJECT GRAND SLAM: Project Grand Slam is an acclaimed jazz rock fusion band, led by bassist/leader/composer Robert Miller, combining the power and beat of rock with the complexity and improvisation of jazz, with a jam band sensibility.

In August 2016 the band released its fourth CD, “The Queen’s Carnival”, featuring nine original tunes written by Robert that are rich in texture and diverse in feel, while still staying true to the PGS sound. Plus Robert’s totally reimagined cover of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” (feat. Lucy Woodward on vocals). As Robert says, “The new album is the work that I’ve been building towards my entire career. It truly captures the two musical genres that have informed my composing and playing – rock and jazz. I consider this a breakthrough album for me and the band.”

The album has garnered incredible reviews, including:

“Unquestionably one of the year’s best albums!” (Mac Wire)

“An inspired album…a work of ensemble genius!” (Music Existence)

“A uniquely affecting work…impossibly memorable!” (No Depression)

“A sonic cavalcade of different shades and textures (IndieMunity)

The album’s title song has left the reviewers breathless:

“Party powered happiness!” (Jamsphere)

“Percolates with restless kinetic energy!” (Indie Music Review)

“Crackling hot Latin song craft!” (IndieMunity)

The Official and Live videos of the song have been viewed over 500,000 times to date.

And the band’s reimagined version of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” has been called:

“Astonishing!” (Music Experience)

“Stunning!” (IndieMunity)

“Breathtaking!” (Indie Music Review)

In November 2015 PGS opened for Scott Weiland (formerly of Stone Temple Pilots) at the Gramercy Theater (NYC). In May 2016 the band opened for 4-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (NJ). In July the band was the featured performer at the F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts (PA). In August PGS performed at the Tin Angel (Philadelphia) and at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater (NY) (following YES). In October the band opened again for Boney James at the Ridgefield Playhouse (CT). In November PGS will open for The Reign of Kindo at The Knitting Factory (Brooklyn, NY), and in December the band will be the featured performer at the Highland Lakes Concert Series (NJ).

Robert originally formed PGS in 2007. The band’s first two celebrated CDs, “Play” (2008) and “Spring Dance” (2012), had three top radio singles – “The Captain Of Her Heart” (feat. Judie Tzuke on vocals) from Play, and “Catch You Later” and the title song from Spring Dance.

The band’s third CD, “Made in New York” (2015), included “New York City Groove” (feat. Kat Robichaud from NBC’s The Voice on vocals), Robert’s love letter to his NYC home, and “Fire” (again featuring Kat Robichaud on vocals), Robert’s reimagined version of the Jimi Hendrix classic. “Fire” was called “Stunning”, “Brilliant”, “Superb”, “Inspiring” and “Fiery” among many other accolades.

In 2009 the band and Robert had a featured role in an episode of the hit NBC-TV series “Lipstick Jungle” starring Brooke Shields and Kim Raver, with five of the band’s tunes featured in the soundtrack.

To learn more about Project Grand Slam visit:




ABOUT CITYMEALS ON WHEELS: Citymeals on Wheels ( provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to New York City’s homebound elderly. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals prepares and delivers over 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals for more than 18,000 of our frail aged neighbors each year. Last year, more than 15,000 individuals volunteered nearly 72,000 hours of their time.

Since its founding in 1981, Citymeals has relied on the generosity of its Board of Directors, the City of New York, sponsors and other designated gifts to cover administrative costs. This ensures that 100% of all public donations will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.

To find out more about Citymeals and how you can help, please visit:

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For more information on Project Grand Slam please contact: Chip Schutzman – Miles High Productions,, 323-806-0400


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Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093


BatchOutput for Microsoft Word Now Supports macOS Sierra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions makes it easier for professionals to achieve more while doing less by automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting down on production costs. For more info, visit

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
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Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

Phoenix-Based Singer-Songwriter Jonathan Cavier Releases Cover of Sting’s “Fields of Gold”

“Fields of Gold” is the third installment in the monthly “Cavier Covers” series.

Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2016 – In what is now the third song in the “Cavier Covers” series, Jonathan Cavier’s version of the Sting classic “Fields of Gold” is available today. The song can be purchased and downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, and all major digital outlets. The “Cavier Covers” series debuted in August of this year and allows Jonathan Cavier to put his signature twist on a variety of songs that are important to his musical life. Previous covers of “The Flame” by Cheap Trick and “Save a Prayer” by Duran Duran are the first two songs in the series and show Jonathan paying homage to two of his most important influences.

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Sting’s iconic songwriting has been a major influence on Cavier’s original material. The release of this version of “Fields of Gold” has allowed Cavier to delve even deeper into examining Sting’s early 90’s sound. While this version is quite faithful to the original, it also incorporates several elements of Jonathan’s original material – including more pronounced acoustic guitar than the original version.

Cavier has also released his music (including his debut solo album ‘Premier’) on Spotify, and is continuing a monthly vlog series revolving around interesting stories about his music, his semi-professional tennis career, and more on his YouTube channel.

About Jonathan Cavier:

Originally from Northern California, Cavier (pronounced “cav-AIR”) has been based in Phoenix, AZ for several years and up until recently was performing as Alan Clark in atmospheric pop duo EyeTalk. Over the course of ten years and five albums, this venture saw Cavier’s music reach audiences as far-flung as Italy, the UK, and Australia. After five albums and hundreds of shows played throughout the US, Jonathan Cavier has reimagined himself and has formed a new musical identity on his debut solo album Premier. In addition to his musical endeavors, Cavier is a semi-professional tennis player and a member of the USTA and IFT. Cavier says that practicing and playing in tournaments is like “the fountain of youth.”

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For more information, to request an interview, or for a review copy of ‘Premier’ or any Cavier Covers song, please contact:

Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood, CA 90093