July is National Grilling Month and Honey from Carmel Honey Company Should be One of the Main Ingredients in your Barbecue Recipes

July is National Grilling Month and thoughts turn to juicy steaks, burgers, chicken and vegetables sizzling on the barbecue grill. And honey, of course.

Carmel, CA, May 30, 2017 — July is National Grilling Month and thoughts turn to juicy steaks, burgers, chicken and vegetables sizzling on the barbecue grill. And honey, of course.

Honey? Yes, honey is the sweet, secret ingredient to add a little pizzazz when you break out the barbecue grill this summer.

“This season, I’ve struck sticky-sweet gold with one ingredient that promises to stay in my grilling book for the long haul: honey, honey, honey and more honey,” says noted chef and pitmaster David Guas. “It’s my go-to pantry ingredient for so much cooking, and beyond its all-natural sweet characteristics, it never expires. Seriously, this all-natural bee by-product is my secret weapon when it comes to grilling up a protein that looks great and tastes even better.”

And if you’re going to use honey in your favorite grilling recipes, why not use the all-natural, pure and raw honey from Carmel Honey Company, the brainchild of 14-year-old honey entrepreneur and bee expert Jake Reisdorf.

Carmel Honey Company offers a wide variety of honey, including Meadowfoam Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Sage Honey, Wildflower Honey, Honey Stix, and pure raw honeycomb.

According to Guas, honey can balance out the acidity in marinades, acts as a mellowing agent and seals in the meat’s juices once it starts to sear on the grill.

Because of its thick consistency, honey should be blended with other liquids such as orange, lemon, lime and pineapple juices, oils and brines so it can stand up to direct heat and act as a natural tenderizer. Guas doesn’t recommend using honey without blending because it will burn up and char before the food is cooked thoroughly.

Honey works as a great binder and thickener when it comes to amping up or sweetening sauces, marinades, dips and dressings, says Guas, author of “Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro.”

Guas’ “big grilling-with-honey tip” is to establish two zones on your grill, an indirect heat zone where you can add your honey-juice mixture to your protein to lock in the flavor and moisture and a direct zone where you can quickly sear, carmelize and finish off your protein.

With National Grilling Month in mind, Reisdorf has come up with a tasty recipe using Carmel Honey Company’s golden sweet product: Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon.

Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon

Easy salmon that works great on the grill or the cooktop!


2 tablespoon Carmel Honey Company Wildflower Honey

2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoon soy sauce

2 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 large salmon fillet (about 2 lbs.), cut into 8 pieces


>In small bowl, mix all ingredients, except salmon.

>Place salmon in shallow dish and pour marinade over salmon, flipping to ensure salmon is covered in marinade.

>Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes, not much longer or salmon may become mushy.

>Remove salmon from marinade and place skin side down on grill.

>Cover and grill over medium heat 10 to 25 minutes. Depending on how you like your salmon. If you’re into grill marks feel free to flip, but only for a few minutes

>Brush a few times with reserved marinade while cooking.

>Discard any remaining marinade.

>Serve with your side of choice and enjoy!

About Jake and Carmel Honey Company:

Jake Reisdorf is the chief beekeeper and owner with his family of Carmel Honey Company, which he started as part of a school project where his teacher assigned professions to each student and directed them to research the profession and build a presentation on it.

While researching his assigned profession of website designer, Jake, 11 years old at the time, decided to take it one step further and actually create a real website. At that time, Jake had taken one beekeeping class with his Dad and thought it would be cool to design a website about honey bees.

Not only did Jake get an “A” on the project, it inspired him and spurred him to start Carmel Honey Company. That was three years ago.

His passion for honey bees grew as he learned about Colony Collapse Disorder and real honey. Expanding his research and education drove Jake to learn more about honey and bees and ultimately decide it was critical to give back.

The “Jake Gives Back” program includes sharing honey bee knowledge with kids and adults of all ages. Whether he is in a classroom speaking to first-grade students, or at a corporate event talking with business owners and seasoned professionals, his passion and appreciation of how honey bees impact our world is infectious. He also “gives back” by making a financial donation to honey bee research and education organizations.

Jake currently attends 8th grade at Carmel Middle School and keeps his knowledge of apiology (the scientific study of bees) current by continuing to manage his own honey bee hives and attending industry conferences throughout the country.

Carmel Honey Company

(831) 687-8511






Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


CycleBar to Open West San Jose Location Grand Opening Event Open to the Public

Event Will Be Thursday, June 15th Enjoy Nibbles, Wine and Tour the New Space

Premium Boutique Indoor Cycling Studio is Perfect for People Seeking Expert-led Specialized Fitness Training in a Fun, Motivating Environment

San Jose, CA, May 29, 2017 – CycleBar, an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, is holding a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting at its newest Bay Area location on June 15th. CycleBar Westgate West is conveniently located in West San Jose just minutes from Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale — within easy reach of people who live and work in these communities.

Save the Date:

The Silicon Valley Organization will host an open house and grand opening ribbon-cutting event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15th.

Join CycleBar And…

Sip wine, savor small bites

Tour the facilities

Meet and talk to CycleStar instructors

Get a card for a free ride and win raffle prizes

Please RSVP to westgatewest@cyclebar.com

5293A Prospect Road, San Jose, CA

CycleBar has quickly made a name for itself in the fitness community with its unique approach to indoor cycling. Instructors conduct classes in a theater-like setting, complete with music, visuals and lighting that combine to deliver a motivational, multisensory, communal experience as class participants dig deep to meet their workout goals.

“As an avid cyclist, I know firsthand that indoor cycling is seen as a compromise when open-road cycling isn’t an option — but CycleBar is different,” said Don Dasher, owner of CycleBar Westgate West. “Training at CycleBar isn’t just a rainy-day replacement, it’s an immersive, entertaining cross training experience with instructors and classmates that make the workouts extremely rewarding.”

Save the Date:

* July 1-Aug. 31

At the heart of CycleBar is a passion for giving back to the community. CycleGiving is a philanthropic movement that partners with local organizations and charities to help them raise donations by creating exciting and energetic indoor cycling rides for companies, teams, groups, and families to help raise proceeds that benefit their cause.

CycleBar Westgate West invites community groups, non-profits and charities to host a CycleGiving ride for their group, starting July 1 and going through Aug. 31.

Groups need up to 50 riders to host a fundraising ride, or can share the room with another group with each group providing up to 25 riders. Charities can make more than $1,000 with one 50-person ride.

CycleBar will provide a CycleStar instructor and staff to facilitate the 50-minute charity ride — as well as access to the community room for a social gathering after the ride. As always, CycleBar will provide all guests with the royal CycleBar treatment, including amenities (shoes, towels, water bottles, fresh fruit, etc.).

For more information or to set up a ride for your group, email westgatewest@cyclebar.com.

CycleBar offers a variety of payment plans including pay per ride or monthly memberships and provides concierge amenities including free towels, shower facilities, lockers and shoes. Classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, led by CycleStar instructors who motivate their class to reach performance goals. Each ride is added to the rider’s CycleStats, which measures and logs six key metrics to track the progress of their fitness journey. Each rider also receives the class playlist via CycleBeats

Riders 15 and above of any ability are welcome at CycleBar. For more information, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/ and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CycleBarWestgateWest/, Twitter twitter.com/CB_WestgateWest and Instagram www.instagram.com/cb_westgatewest/.

About CycleBar Westgate West

Founded in 2017, CycleBar Westgate West is located in San Jose, CA and serves the greater Silicon Valley area. CycleBar delivers a premium indoor cycling experience via daily classes in its state-of-the-art CycleTheatre. CycleStar instructors lead workouts set to an invigorating mix of music and lights, helping riders reach their workout goals. For more information, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Premium Indoor Cycling Studio CycleBar Westgate West Announces Hiring of New Studio Manager

CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, announced the hiring of Robert Whitacre, a veteran of 25 years in the fitness industry, as its studio manager.

San Jose, CA, May 29, 2017 — CycleBar Westgate West, part of an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, announced the hiring of Robert Whitacre, a veteran of 25 years in the fitness industry, as its studio manager.

After attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Jose State University, majoring in Kinesiology and Business, Whitacre became a personal fitness trainer. In his 25-year career in the commercial health club industry, Whitacre has held virtually every position possible, including personal trainer, group exercise instructor, fitness manager/director, assistant general manager, general manager, and health club owner.

“I found my passion for health and fitness at an early age where I competed in in both individual and team sports,” says Whitacre. “While training to improve my strength and overall physical fitness, I realized a profound impact on my health, my wellness, and overall happiness. The foundation for this change was exercise.”

Just prior to coming to CycleBar Westgate West, Whitacre was the General Manager of The Bay Club Santana Row and before that Assistant General Manager of The Bay Club Cupertino. Prior to that, he was the owner of two fitness businesses, Whitacre Wellness (for 12 years) and Studio Fit of Willow Glen (for 5 years). He also managed for Club One (previously Ronnie Lott’s Club Fitness) in Almaden.

“While studying Kinesiology and Business in college, I quickly realized that I wanted to dedicate my professional career to the opportunities that would enable me to coach others in not only reaching, but surpassing their own personal health and fitness goals,” he says.

“We are very excited to welcome Robert to our team,” said Don Dasher, owner of CycleBar Westgate West. “He’s very passionate, motivated and dedicated to personal fitness and his longtime experience in the industry speaks for itself. We invite the public to come in, meet Robert and see what CycleBar Westgate West has to offer.”

Even after 25 years in the business, Whitacre is still enthusiastic and ready to take on this new challenge.

“After working with literally thousands of individuals and assisting them to reach their fitness goals, I still remain in the industry with the same passion and vigor in which I started,” he says. “I love what I do and I am fortunate to have been able to make it a both a career and a lifestyle.”

About CycleBar Westgate West

CycleBar has quickly made a name for itself in the fitness community with its unique approach to indoor cycling. Instructors conduct classes in a theater-like setting, complete with music, visuals and lighting that combine to deliver a motivational, multisensory, communal experience as class participants dig deep to meet their workout goals.

CycleBar offers a variety of payment plans including pay per ride or monthly memberships and provides concierge amenities including free towels, shower facilities, lockers and shoes.

Classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, led by CycleStar instructors who motivate their class to reach performance goals. Each ride is added to the rider’s CycleStats, which measures and logs six key metrics to track the progress of their fitness journey. Each rider also receives the class playlist via CycleBeats.

CycleBar Westgate West is conveniently located in West San Jose, just minutes from Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale — within easy reach of people who live and work in these communities.

Riders 15 and above of any ability are welcome at CycleBar. For more information, email westgatewest@cyclebar.com, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/ and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Despite WannaCry Attack, Companies Still Neglecting Cybersecurity, Says Keynote Speaker in Bloomberg

Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders and well-recognized keynote speaker, partnering with Terrapinn Training for 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity to bring key insights for CEOs and board members on cyber security.

New York City, NY, USA — Despite the ongoing cyber threat, firms are still neglecting cybersecurity, said Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, in a recent interview with Bloomberg Daybreak hosted by Bryan Curtis and Doug Krizner.

As information technology becomes ever more complex and Internet usage increasingly widespread, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important and business-critical field. Unfortunately, a recent study from security solutions provider Resilient Systems and market research firm Ponemon broke down key areas of continued failure for businesses.

The study found that 66% of IT and security professionals surveyed said their firms are unprepared to recover from a cyber attack, and 75% lack a formal incident response plan. A key example of this unpreparedness is that fact that many of the companies impact by the recent ransomware attack leveraging cryptoworm WannaCry had not installed patches in their Windows infrastructure that were released by Microsoft back in March. Vulnerabilities in commercial software are common; the only solution is to stay abreast of manufacturer’s releases, concluded Perez.

Edgar Perez (http://www.mredgarperez.com), author of The Speed Traders (http://www.thespeedtraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), is a recognized futurist, keynote speaker and director of programs targeted at board members, chief executive officers and senior executives looking for new ways to gain and maintain a competitive business advantage.

Today cybersecurity is top of mind for management. That same cannot be said of all employees, who need to be appropriately trained and evaluated on a consistent basis. That is why MrEdgarPerez.com offers now the world’s first 360° Cybersecurity Awareness Training that effectively prepares employees at all levels of the organization, from the interns all the way up to the chairman, CEO and board members.

Any employee of major organizations can be exposed today to a sophisticated phishing attack. MrEdgarPerez.com provides a baseline analysis to understand how ready the client organization is to respond to this type of attacks; once training is complete, its readiness is benchmarked to the baseline assessment as well as competitors in the same industry.

“The program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness.” IT Security Coordinator
“Thanks for the great work training our employees. You really made a difference!” Global Chief Information Security Officer
“After working with a number of vendors, we found your team to be in a qualitatively different level. By that I speak to your deep expertise and exemplary professionalism.” Divisional Chief Information Officer
“The team that Edgar has assembled is top-notch. There are no words to express our satisfaction with your high-quality delivery.” Member of the Board of Directors
“Great training. Much more than expected!” Senior IT Specialist

Mr. Edgar Perez is a published author, business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors and Research International, with subject matter expertise in cyber security, investing, trading, financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act) and market structure.

He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez is course director of 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity, Longest Running Cyber Security Business Workshop and 3-Day Masterclass Quantitative Finance, The World of Quant Finance; he has presented his workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Petersburg – Channel 5, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, Finance.QQ.com, hexun.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Previously, he managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer and resides in the New York City area.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders

6th Annual “Seasons” Online Art Competition Announced by Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual “Seasons” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of June 2017.

Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 6th Annual “Seasons” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of June 2017. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s July 2017 online group art exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. The Seasons theme will include and represent the four distinct times of the year, along with any scenes, events, or any activities associated with those four seasons. We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract. The deadline to apply to this art competition is June 26, 2017.

The overall winning artists of the “Seasons” Online Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of Artsy.net artist exposure (only artists who are with an Artsy.net gallery can have their art shown), email marketing, 1000+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists’ accomplishments. Links back to each artist’s website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide their best “Seasons” art now or before the deadline. For further information interested artists may apply online here: http://www.lightspacetime.art/2017-four-seasons-online-art-competition.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed art competitions and monthly themed art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.art.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Uganda Based Nsuk Professional Laundry Limited Provides Great Perks to All Supporters of Their Humanitarian Mission

A businessman with a humanitarian mission has launched the ‘Help Us Build a Laundry For Our African Village’ crowdfunding campaign. The team is raising the funds needed for a start-up business that wants to improve the lives of poor villagers in Uganda.

Kampala, Uganda — Peter Ntaate, the president and founder of Africa based start-up “Nsuk Professional Laundry Limited”, has launched a crowdfunding campaign with a funding goal of $50,000. Ntaate launched this campaign to raise the funds needed to bring sustenance level laundry services to the people of Uganda. There is a lot involved with a project of this magnitude, but the team is very focused on making it a reality. Ntaate states, “We want to help the people in Uganda by offering laundry and dry cleaning services in the hopes of improving their lives! This may be a simple service to most people who take clean clothes for granted, but for our community, it is a real luxury.” The funds raised with this campaign will be used to purchase land, hi-tech laundry equipment, and service vehicles.

The humanitarian benefits that Nsuk plans to bring to the poor villagers in Uganda do not end with clean clothes. The team has a long term goal with their focus on improving living conditions, and making a real difference in the villages that they grew up in. Once the company is off the ground, Nsuk plans on using the profits to build low cost housing for the families in need. They have a goal of building 10 low-cost houses in the first year at an approximate cost of $13,500 per home. In years 2-5 they plan on building at least 20 homes per year, and completing their mission in year 6 with the final 10 homes. So, by the time the team has completed their mission, they will have built 100 self-contained houses for the local people in the Namayumba – Wakiso District of Uganda.

The team has been working very diligently on all of the essential groundwork for Nsuk Professional Laundry Limited and they are now ready to begin the process of making this humanitarian dream a reality which is why they have launched their campaign, and hired a team of crowdfunding specialists to help them spread the word. As an added bonus with this campaign, the team is offering several amazing perks. These perks, which serve as funding incentives, offers supporters the opportunity to back a great cause and get a handmade African souvenir as a reward. The perks range in value from a simple but heartfelt “Thank you”, to items such as: a wallet, keychains, passport bag. kitchen apron and gloves, hats, purses, placemats, wall art, t-shirts, and a bundle perk that includes multiple items. All items are hand crafted by a local village lady, and mailed straight from Africa. Full details can be found on the YouCaring campaign page.

About Nsuk Professional Laundry Limited
Kampala, Uganda based Nsuk Professional Laundry Limited was founded by Peter Ntaate and consists of a talented team of dedicated professionals. The company will offer laundry and dry cleaning services on a subsistence level to their local community in the hopes of improving their lives. Nsuk plans on evolving into a large scale company with a solid mission of helping improve communities by providing a simple service that many people take for granted, while using proceeds to build low-cost housing for the underprivileged people.

To learn more about the Nsuk crowdfunding project, visit: http://www.youcaring.com/nsukprofessionallaundrylimited-830987.

Media Contact:
Peter Ntaate

SmartTOP Additional Soft Top Control by Mods4cars Now Available for Mini Convertible F57

As of now, the SmartTOP soft top control is available for the new Mini Convertible F57. Mods4cars retrofitting comfort module, enables the convertible top and sunroof to be operated from a distance via the original vehicle key. In addition, the convertible top and sunroof can be operated via the console button in the interior via One-Touch.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), May 23rd, 2017 — The SmartTOP roof module for the new Mini Cabriolet F57 is now available. The latest development of the company, Mods4cars, provides smart functions for a more comfortable operation of the convertible top. With the SmartTOP module installed, among other functions, it is possible to open the sunroof and convertible top via the interior button with One-Touch. Thanks to the One-Touch function, a short tap on the top button in the interior is sufficient.

With one tap of the console button, the convertible top moves into the sunroof position. With two taps, the convertible top opens completely and the windows move to their pre-programmed position. The cumbersome pressing as well as the impractical operation of first having to open the sunroof, are thereby no longer necessary. You now have the option to decide whether the sunroof or the convertible top should be opened with just a press of a button.

In addition, the SmartTOP module allows the operation of the roof top from a distance via the original vehicle key. Pressing a combination of keys on the remote control automatically opens or closes the convertible top or sunroof. “The SmartTOP customer can open the soft top as they walk toward their vehicle and start their drive top down,” says PR spokesman Sven Tornow. “This operation is carried out via the original vehicle key, which does not require any modification,” Sven Tornow continues.

Aside from these main functions, the SmartTOP soft top module offers other additional functions. The windows can also be opened and closed from afar via the vehicles remote control. On vehicles with Keyless Entry, opening and closing the top is possible with a touch to the door handle.

The individual functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to the customers personal wishes. Thanks to the sophisticated SmartTOP Cabriolet module, starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the convertibles top movement. Furthermore, the module can be completely deactivated as required.

Thanks to the plug-in cable set included in delivery, installation can be done quickly and easily. Also, as no cables are cut, a traceless removal is possible at any time. A standard USB port is integrated into the SmartTOP soft top control. This allows the programming of the roof module via the home PC / Mac. Via the USB port, software updates can also be loaded, which are provided by Mods4cars free of charge.

The SmartTOP roof control system are also available for the Mini Convertibles R52 and R57. In addition, Mods4cars SmartTOP offers comfort modules 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 comfort control for the Mini Convertible F57 is available for 269,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:

For more information:

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

Working Knowledge CSP Launches “Our Contracts Manager – On Demand Contract Management Support”

Great Falls, VA, USA — Working Knowledge CSP launches “Our Contracts Manager – On Demand Contract Management Support” for small to medium size organizations who need supplemental, professional, experienced, and certified professional contracting resources to help them through an occasional or a short-term, temporary increase in contracting workload and don’t want to hire a full-time contracts manager. (http://www.workingknowledge-csp.com/89-contract-management.html)

“Our Contracts Manager” is a great solution for the following types of business situations:

• A small, but growing business that does work or wants to perform work on government or commercial contracts but doesn’t have the budget or workload to justify a full-time contracts manager.

• A CEO, COO, or senior executive who does all the contracting and proposal work when either bidding on potential new contract work or managing the awarded contracts.

• A legal department handling your government contracts but you aren’t sure they have the requisite specialized expertise to navigate the federal acquisition regulations or to address the demands of government program managers and contracting officers.

Bill Kaplan, the Founder of Working Knowledge CSP, explained, “As small business who needs immediate, and professional, temporary contract management support, you now don’t have to incur all the overhead and expenses of a full-time employee. Whether you need help for 1 week or 1 month or longer, we can provide experienced, certified contract management professional as supplemental staff to support your contract management workload and seamlessly integrate them into your business processes.”

“Our Contracts Manager” can provide support for the following representative contract management tasks:

• Review, draft, analyze and negotiate a broad range of sales and services agreements, amendments, non-disclosure and teaming agreements and related documents

• Review requests for proposals, requests for bids and other competitive solicitations; assist sales team in preparing responses to such bid requests

• Advice and counsel with respect to contract and compliance issues

• GWAC application and management

• Engage with external customers to negotiate contract terms

• Conduct research as required to provide guidance on contract compliance and legal/regulatory requirements

• Develop internal contracts policies and procedures

• Support in-house or external legal teams focused on government contracting.

For more information, contact Working Knowledge CSP Contract Management Solutions at 571.934.7408 or bill@workingknowledge-csp.com.

Media Contact:
William S. Kaplan
Working Knowledge CSP

Lufft brings SHM31 laser-based snow depth sensor onto the market

Fellbach, Baden-Wurttemberg (realtimepressrelease) May 24, 2017 – A new measuring tool for meteorological services, airports, road maintenance depots, and ski resorts, as well as for the generation of renewable energy, is now available from Lufft: the SHM31 measures snow depths of up to 15 metres in mere seconds. It is the successor to the tried-and-trusted SHM30, which Jenoptik launched on the market in mid-2009. Since 2014, SHM30 has been a fixed part of Lufft’s range of optical sensors.

What makes the innovative SHM31 different from its predecessor, the SHM30?

Some new features of the Lufft SHM31 snow depth sensor include, in particular, the different communication interfaces, which make the sensor fully compatible with Lufft’s UMB standards. In addition, the sensor has an integrated window heater for the entry and exit points of the laser beam, as well as an in-built protractor for simple assembly.

The sensor is fitted with the RS232, RD485 and SDI-12 communication interfaces. Two of these can be used in parallel. The amount of energy required has been reduced – despite the expanded, two-stage heating function. This latter feature ensures that measurements are not affected by even the most extreme weather conditions such as snowstorms or sudden cold spells.

Laser-based technology

The snow-depth sensor is based on an opto-electronic laser distance-measuring tool, and works with a visible measuring beam that is easy to configure. It recognises layers of snow of up to 15 metres on natural, diffusely reflective surfaces. Measurements are accurate down to a few millimetres. Additionally, the integrated evaluation of signal intensity enables reflectivity to be assessed, and the base surface to be differentiated from the snow.

The optical measurement principle is not affected by temperature fluctuations, and, in conjunction with improved accuracy, has an advantage over traditional ultrasonic sensors. The way the intelligent sensor operates can even compensate for temporary impairments of the measuring process as a result of precipitation.

Maintenance-free operation

Thanks to the robust casing, with IP68 certification, and the SHM31’s intelligent operating principle, no maintenance is required. Consequently, there is no need to replace drying agents or perform regular calibrations. However, Lufft does offer a set of measuring plates to enable you to verify the quality of measurements in the field over a period of years.

The features of the SHM31 at a glance:

– Measurement of snow depths over large distances, accurate to a few millimetres
-Various heating functions
-Long-life laser diode
-High-quality measurement data in all weather conditions
-Compact and weather-proof housing
-Differentiation between snow and other natural surfaces
-Maintenance-free operation


Since it’s founding by Gotthilf Lufft in 1881, G. Lufft GmbH has been the leader in the production of climatological measuring equipment – always with the motto “tradition meets innovation”. Lufft’s capacity for innovation and precision has helped its products establish the solid reputation they enjoy around the world. The company’s products can be found in use wherever variables such as air pressure, temperature, relative humidity and other environmental factors need to be measured. Together with its subsidiaries in the U.S. and in China, the company has 105 employees. In November 2012, G. Lufft GmbH was awarded the German Standards Brand Prize and was named a “Brand of the Century”. More information at: www.lufft.com.


G. Lufft GmbH
Gutenbergstrase 20 | 70736 Fellbach, Germany
Contact: Helena Wingert |E-Mail: pr@lufft.de
Phone: +49711518220 | Fax: +49711 5182241


Brielle Von Hugel, Mario Jose and Michael Mancuso Cover Clean Bandit’s “Symphony,” Available Now!

Brielle Von Hugel, Mario Jose and Michael Mancuso deliver their own version to the British electronic music group, Clean Bandit’s latest hit, “Symphony.”

New York, NY, May 23, 2017 – Brielle Von Hugel, Mario Jose and Michael Mancuso deliver their own version to the British electronic music group, Clean Bandit’s latest hit, “Symphony.” The cover single was released on May 1, 2017 on all digital platforms through F.R.E.E.D.O.M. Records. The accompanying music video was released later that week and is a follow up to her 2017 single, “Stronger.”

Brielle Von Hugel, Mario Jose and Michael Mancuso rejuvenate Clean Bandit’s “Symphony” with an energetic blend of harmonic verses and bold vocal talents. This emotional rendition describes a lost lover finally discovering their soulmate and metaphorically relating it to the immediate feeling of falling in love with a song that is continuously on repeat. Together this mesmerizing and powerhouse trio arouse new emotive depths and dynamical vibrations to the original.

The opener of the music video is a beautiful and soft introduction of each of the remarkable voices featured on the song. Brielle gently enters the track with her soothing vocals that ease into the Mario Jose’s enchanting portion of the verse that is then followed by Michael Mancuso’s light-hearted touch that takes us well into the chorus. In a well-lit and glowing room, the three vocalists serenade into the camera with joyous smiles further emphasizing the positive and loving message beneath the song.

American Idol semi- finalist, Brielle Von Hugel has accumulated millions of YouTube and Spotify streams thanks to her countless original singles and cover songs. Hugel’s bold vocal pipes and unapologetic honest songwriting brings a bluesy pop-edge that will strike a chord deeply within her listeners. Brielle recently just wrapped her European tour with Scott Bradlee’s renowned swing and jazz band, Postmodern Jukebox. “She has a rare gift as a vocalist to combine old and new and still connect with the audience,” say Scott Bradlee.

San Francisco native, Mario Jose is a seasoned singer-songwriter, session vocalist and entertainer. Mario has had the privilege to share the stage and studio with music icons including John Legend, Prince, Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Philip Bailey (of Earth, Wind & Fire), Postmodern Jukebox and many more! Funded by his fans on Kickstarter, Mario released his debut EP in 2016 which hit #33 on the iTunes Pop Charts.

Michael Mancuso is an upcoming artist who spent his college years at USC as a member of the award-winning A Cappella group, The SoCal Vocals. He has performed around the world at locations including the Hollywood Bowl and the White House in addition to touring through Hong Kong, Florida and New York City. Michael has worked with many notable artists including Grammy Award winner Hussain Jiffry, and has performed for artists including Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons and more!

For More Info Please Visit Brielle Von Hugel’s: Website |Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube


Chip Schutzman

Miles High Productions

PO Box 93157

Hollywood CA 90093