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Fulham Expands Commitment to CEC Title 20 Certification with FireHorse Emergency for Fluorescent and LED Exit Emergency Lighting

Fulham Offers New Emergency Fluorescent Ballasts and New Square Head Emergency Exit Lights for Retrofits and New Construction in California and Oregon.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, continues to release new emergency lighting products that are certified compliant with the California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20 Code of Regulations for small battery charger systems. The latest CEC Title 20 compliant units include the FireHorse 7 (FH7-UNV-500L-CEC) universal voltage emergency electronic fluorescent ballast and the FireHorse FHEM16 series of adjustable square head LED emergency lights.

The FireHorse 7 universal emergency ballasts are one of the few fluorescent ballasts to comply with CEC Title 20. The FireHorse 7 is the newest emergency fluorescent ballast in the Fulham product line. It delivers 500 lumens of emergency light for 90 minutes or longer and is powered by a rechargeable Ni-Cd battery. The FireHorse 7 can be used to add emergency lighting with or without an AC ballast and without affecting normal luminaire operation.

Many building improvements and upgrade projects require new lighting to make the structure compliant with current building regulations, including fire, light, and safety codes. Rather than adopting a “one size fits all” approach, Fulham offers three FireHorse fluorescent units at 1400, 750, and 500 lumens. Fulham also offers a full line of TLED lamps to replace fluorescent ballasts, although the FireHorse CEC units can power many TLED lamps as well.

“Our distributor and contractor customers are looking to Fulham to help keep them compliant with changing energy efficiency regulations. With the release of the new FireHorse universal emergency ballasts we are offering a CEC-compliant ballast that can save energy in new installations as well,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Our FHEM16 emergency lights also are extremely popular because of their versatility, ease of installation, and low cost, and are now assured to meet Title 20 standards.”

The FireHorse FHEM16 LED adjustable square head emergency lights comply with the CEC Title 20 specifications outlined for small-diameter directional lamps, including power consumption of 75 watts or less. They have a rated life of more than 25,000 hours and are equipped with ANSI-compliant or E26 base types. All FireHorse FHEM16 emergency lighting units feature a rechargeable Ni-Cd battery that delivers up to 90 minutes of emergency power. The units feature a universal mount with a pattern knockout in the back for J-box mounting and snap-fit assembly.

The traditional design of the FHEM16 series has made it one of Fulham’s most popular products for emergency lighting. The unit comes factory installed with two 1.15W square LED heads. The units are dual voltage, operating at 120VAC or 277VAC. A remote capable version the FHEM16WRC, is also available. It that is compatible with FHEM10RH and FHEM16RH remote heads. Base units are available in white and black.

For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

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

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Monterey-based Baker’s Bacon All-Natural Uncured Back Bacon Available for First Time to Public Will Be Sold through Allen Brothers, Country’s Top Purveyor of Premium Steaks and Other Prime Meats

The country’s finest bacon, Baker’s Bacon all-natural uncured back bacon, will now be available to the public nationally for the first time and sold through Allen Brothers, the country’s top purveyor of prime steaks and premium meats.

Monterey, CA, October 19, 2017 — The country’s finest bacon, Baker’s Bacon all-natural uncured back bacon, will now be available to the public nationally for the first time and sold through Allen Brothers, the country’s top purveyor of prime steaks and premium meats.

Baker’s Bacon, created in 2011 by renowned chef Tony Baker of Monterey’s Montrio Bistro, will be featured in the Allen Brothers’ Fall/Holiday catalog as well as on its website, https://www.allenbrothers.com/bakers-back-bacon.html and https://www.allenbrothers.com/bakers-peppered-bacon.html.

Allen Brothers, which deals exclusively with premium meats, will feature three offerings of Baker’s Bacon: English-Style “Uncured” Back Bacon, Dry-Cured Double Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, as well as a peppered version of the latter. This is the first time the uncured bacon will be sold to the public at retail.

“We are very excited to be working with what has long time been recognized as one of the country’s top beef houses,” said Baker. “We get so many requests from the public to be able to purchase our bacon, which up until now has only been available to the foodservice industry, I couldn’t think of a better partner to help us make this a reality.”

Far beyond the quality you’ll find at your local butcher shop, Allen Brothers’ luxurious USDA Prime and Wagyu steaks — once reserved exclusively for some of the nation’s top steakhouses including Hall’s Chophouse, Nick & Sam’s, David Burke’s Prime House, Bourbon Steak & Gallagher’s Steakhouse — are available to discerning home chefs and grillers nationwide. Named one of the best online butchers in America by Town & Country and Forbes Magazines, Allen Brothers is still located near the historic Union Stock Yard on Chicago’s South Side, where its artisan butchers have expertly hand-cut prime steaks since 1893.

In addition to prime steaks, Allen Brothers also sells pork, lamb, veal, game, poultry and seafood.

Baker’s Bacon is also distributed wholesale to restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami and New York City, and is proudly featured on menus of some of the top chefs in the country.

Chef Tony Baker of Montrio Bistro in Monterey, California, created this style of bacon for his restaurant, now it’s available to you. “It takes me back to my English roots. It really doesn’t get any better than this!”

About Baker’s Bacon

Unable to find a naturally dry-cured back bacon anywhere in the states, Chef Tony Baker decided it was time to bring a taste of the UK across the pond. As a professional chef and restaurateur for over 20 years, Tony desires the finest of ingredients in every dish he prepares. Missing from the list was back bacon, made using only the best ingredients from the swine on up. Out of that desire for quality and freshness came Baker’s latest product, English-Style “Uncured” Back Bacon.

Baker’s Bacon was founded with the help of partner Steve Sacks of Prime Smoked Meats in Oakland, California, starting with a long, slow, dry cure, followed by a long and low smoke in a 60-plus-year-old smoke house. Baker’s Bacon has a culture of sustainability with all of its business practices starting with its commitment to humane, crate free, antibiotic free pork from US family farms, even the marketing materials and reusable sampling containers.

About Allen Brothers

Since 1893 — no compromises. Allen Brothers is the leading purveyor of award-winning USDA Prime beef — The Great Steakhouse Steaks — serving many top restaurants nationwide and direct to consumer.

Steaks are what made Allen Brothers famous. We offer Dry- and Wet-Aged USDA Prime, Wagyu, and Kobe beef, Bone-in or Boneless, Natural or Grass-Fed that are hand-selected from the finest breeds of beef cattle raised on only the highly-regarded farms and ranches in the Midwest. Our artisan butchers age the beef and then hand-cut all of our meat to to ensure beautiful, tender cuts for your kitchen, BBQ or grill. Simply put: we offer the best beef in America.

Allen Brothers has received accolades from many of Americas finest chefs and media including David Burke, Kevin Rathbun, Forbes Magazine, Town and Country Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Gear Patrol and many others.

Founded in Chicago’s famed Union Stockyards meat market, Allen Brothers still operates in the same neighborhood that shaped the American beef industry more than 120 years ago.

www.allenbrothers.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.allenbrothers.com

T5 Data Centers, Hillwood and IPI Partners Form Partnership to Develop T5@Alliance, a Hyperscale Data Center Campus at AllianceTexas

T5 Data Centers and Hillwood, are partnering to co-develop a data center campus within AllianceTexas, the 18,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use development in north Fort Worth. Development of the T5@Alliance data center campus is backed by IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC (IPI Partners).

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers (T5), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable, hyperscale computing environments, and Hillwood, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies, are partnering to co-develop a data center campus within AllianceTexas, the 18,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use development in north Fort Worth. Development of the T5@Alliance data center campus is backed by IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC (IPI Partners), which invests in data centers and other technology and connectivity-related real assets and is sponsored by ICONIQ Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners, LLC.

The T5@Alliance campus is a unique scaled opportunity for the data center market. AllianceTexas has initially dedicated 350-400 acres of its infrastructure rich master plan specifically for data centers. The massive pad sites with the infrastructure necessary to ensure uninterrupted power, telecommunications, and operations, provide the foundation for T5 to construct enterprise-scale, customized data centers that meet customers’ specific requirements. At full build-out, the development is capable of delivering 400+ megawatts of dedicated critical power, which replicates the current capacity of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth marketplace.

“Cloud and hyperscale data center users are looking for locations that can offer a growth pathway, incentives, resiliency and speed to operation, all with low costs. T5@Alliance offers a perfect combination of these critical requirements,” said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5. “This partnership with Hillwood and IPI Partners brings together a highly experienced team ready to deliver hyperscale campuses for discerning data center customers.”

“Rapid growth in Fort Worth is catching the attention of large technology companies, like Facebook, and is reinforcing AllianceTexas’ position as a premier destination for data centers,” said Mike Berry, president of Hillwood, developer of AllianceTexas. “With highly acclaimed data centers already developed in eight major markets across the United States, T5 and IPI Partners are ideal partners for expediting the evolution of AllianceTexas as a large-scale data center destination. This partnership will allow us to quickly deliver even more data center campuses to the growing number of customers who want to more efficiently serve North Texas and the broader market.”

Redundancy is one of the core reasons that data centers find AllianceTexas attractive. The development is served by two separate transmission sources, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative and Oncor, which come together at the same location to provide power independently with transmission-level redundancy. Four substations currently exist at AllianceTexas, with locations identified for multiple additional substations, which enhance redundancy opportunities for development sites. This component, combined with the fact that Texas operates on its own electrical grid, mitigates the risk that data center operations will be disrupted by power outages. The state’s deregulated electricity marketplace also makes power extremely affordable.

Multiple long-haul and domestic fiber providers are also in place throughout AllianceTexas. In addition, the development is served by water supplied by the City of Fort Worth. The water system within AllianceTexas has been constructed and was purposefully designed to provide critical redundancy, with interconnections between three transmission water mains.

“The partners share the same vision for providing customers with customized data center solutions, making this a great opportunity to leverage our capabilities and resources to support the growing demands of colocation, enterprise and hyper-scale users across the region,” said Reid Goetz, vice president of Hillwood. “The massive pad sites at T5@Alliance, which are already served with critical infrastructure, make the development a great platform on which the partners can create one of the world’s top data center destinations. Facebook and other FORTUNE 500 users have already recognized the substantial advantages of this location for massive installations. Redundancy, the presence of multiple fiber providers, access to an ample volume of water and the region’s moderate weather all help ensure reliable, uninterrupted service of data centers at AllianceTexas.”

ABOUT ALLIANCETEXAS
AllianceTexas (http://www.alliancetexas.com) is an 18,000-acre, master-planned community anchored by the world’s first industrial airport. It includes the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, Circle T Ranch and Alliance Town Center projects. AllianceTexas is now home to over 470 companies, which have built more than 40 million square feet and created over 47,500 jobs. The community also includes over 2.6 million square feet of retail, restaurant, medical and entertainment components integrated with a variety of single-family and luxury apartment home options. Since its inception, it is estimated that AllianceTexas has generated more than $64 billion in economic impact for the North Texas region.

ABOUT T5 DATA CENTERS
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, 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.

ABOUT HILLWOOD
Hillwood, a Perot company, is a premier industrial, commercial and residential real estate developer and manager with projects throughout North America and Europe. With a diverse portfolio of properties which have become home to many of the world’s leading companies, Hillwood is committed to bringing long-term value to our customers and partners and the communities in which we serve.

Hillwood also served as the lead developer of marquee projects nationwide, from the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the American Airlines Center in Dallas. For additional information, please visit http://www.hillwood.com.

IPI DATA CENTER PARTNERS MANAGEMENT, LLC
IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC invests in data centers and other technology and connectivity-related real assets and is sponsored by ICONIQ Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners, LLC.

Contact Information:
Mercedes Bolen
Hillwood
817-224-6002
mercedes.bolen@hillwood.com

Michelle Hargis
Cooksey Communications
817-798-5257
michelle@cookseypr.com

BookJane Moblie App Selected as Best National Digital Solution for International World Summits Award in the Inclusion & Empowerment Category

The BookJane Mobile App was nominated as best national digital solution for Canada for the international World Summit Award.

Toronto, ON, Canada — The BookJane mobile app was nominated as best national digital solution for Canada for the international World Summit Awards, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Inclusion and Empowerment Category, the BookJane mobile app qualifies for evaluation by the WSA Online Jury 2017 among 391 international nominations. The World Summit Award once more showcases to the world a diameter of digital innovation, from Mexico to New Zealand, from Qatar to Germany.

The WSA nominees 2017 show the richness, diversity, future and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world.

The BookJane Mobile App was nominated as best national digital solution for Canada for the international World Summit Award.

The BookJane Mobile App eliminates the worry associated with being unable to find a caregiver to support our loved ones. BookJane accomplishes this by taking advantage of new technology and maximizing the potential of the gig economy. We effectively organize caregivers, and schedule them for times that comfortably fit their own schedules. This utilizes the available caregivers, and delivers care more efficiently than traditional systems. While each individual caregiver may have limitations to their schedule, together our workforce becomes an extremely flexible unit that is able to cover any booking, even at the last minute. Whether someone need a caregiver now, or in a month for now, we will find someone in our caregiving database to fit their unique needs.

The WSA 2017 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Global/UN value.

The WSA nominees are selected carefully and highly competitive by the WSA National Experts from more than 178 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country – one for every WSA category.

A nomination to the WSA hence is already and award in itself – the qualification to compete and compare on an international level and being the best practice in Inclusion and Empowerment nationally.

About the WSA
The World Summit Award is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide, that reaches the mobile community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focusses on local content with global relevance.

Visit us on http://www.worldsummitawards.org, Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/worldsummitawards) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/WSAoffice), #WSA17

Media Contact: (World Summit Award)
Manuela Wagner
Network Development & Communications
World Summit Awards
+43.660.630408.7
manuela@worldsummitawards.org

Media Contact: (BookJane)
Curtis Khan
BookJane
855-265-5263
info@bookjane.com
http://www.bookjane.com

Palo Alto Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto, Announces Hiring of New Director of Banquets at Two Sister Properties

The Clement Palo Alto has announced the hiring of Rod Bastero as the Director of Banquets for two of its associated hotels, the Westin Palo Alto and the Sheraton Palo Alto.

 

Palo Alto, CA, October 09, 2017 — The Clement Palo Alto has announced the hiring of Rod Bastero as the Director of Banquets for two of its associated hotels, the Westin Palo Alto and the Sheraton Palo Alto.

 

All three hotels are owned by Pacific Hotel Management, LLC, based in San Mateo, California. Bastero and his team may be called upon to assist at The Clement from time to time when needed.

 

 

Prior to joining, The Clement, Bastero was Director of Banquets at the Westin Dallas Downtown Dallas, Texas, since 2015, and for two years before that he was  Director of Banquets at The Palace, Luxury Collection, in San Francisco, California, and Director of Banquets & Restaurant & Bars at the Westin San Francisco Airport, in Millbrae, California.

 

Bastero attended the College of San Mateo and City College of San Francisco and is a Six Sigma member in Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

 

He has won several industry awards, including Manager of the Year in 2010 at the Westin San Francisco Airport. He is fluent in both English and Tagalog.

 

About The Clement Palo Alto

The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.

 

With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

 

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest’s choice.

 

All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest’s favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

 

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest’s personal tastes and desires.

 

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

 

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

 

The Clement Palo Alto Hotel

711 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, California 94301

650.322.7111

www.theclementpaloalto.com

 

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.theclementpaloalto.com

Key Challenges Remain for the Application of Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Finance

Edgar Perez, author of The AI Breakthrough, How Artificial Intelligence is Advancing Deep Learning and Revolutionizing Your World, and former strategy consultant with McKinsey, partnering with Terrapinn Training in 3-Day Masterclass in Deep Learning in London, Dubai, New York and Singapore.

New York City, NY, USA — While many industries susceptible to automation already been widely adopting Deep Learning, its application has only been growing recently in financial trading. While it is true that asset managers of all sizes are recruiting every Deep Learning professional they can contact, it is also true that traditional alphas are getting very hard to make money on; in fact, Deep Learning is not making a substantive difference, yet.

Investment firms today are looking for information in new data sources like shipping receipts, customer feedback on Twitter, speeches by federal reserve members (even attempting to categorize the tone or word selection in these speeches), and literally anything under the sky. Most of this data is unstructured and there is very little precedence to it. It would be close to impossible to make simple predictive models. Deep Learning has been used to take a lot of unlabeled data and successfully learn the structure. That will help to improve the accuracy of their models.

For Edgar Perez, author of The AI Breakthrough, Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders, the advancement of deep learning will impact financial trading in the near-term future. Some firms are using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) to analyze trading charts to see if they can identify patterns in stock trading charts; other firms are using Deep Reinforcement Learning (Deep Q Learning) to analyze the optimal times to trade. Ultimately, “the application of deep learning in trading will be second nature,” says Perez; he is a well-known international futurist, artificial intelligence and deep learning speaker who currently offers the world’s first Deep Learning workshop for Fortune 500 firms and private equity groups.

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ABOUT THE AI BREAKTHROUGH
Artificial intelligence has been referred as the general ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term has indeed been frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, generalize, discover meaning, or learn from past experiences. Since the development of the digital computer in the 1940s, it has been demonstrated that computers can be programmed to carry out very complex tasks with great proficiency. Still, despite continuing advances in computer processing speed and memory capacity, there are as yet no programs that can match human flexibility over wider domains or in tasks requiring much everyday knowledge.

In 1945, British logician and computer pioneer Alan Turing predicted that computers would one day play very good chess. Just over 50 years later, in 1997, Deep Blue, a chess computer built by IBM beat the reigning world champion, Garry Kasparov, in a six-game match. Since then, a number of programs have attained the performance levels of human experts and professionals in performing certain specific tasks, so that artificial intelligence is now found in applications as diverse as medical diagnosis, computer search engines, and voice or handwriting recognition.

Indeed, deep learning has enabled many practical applications of machine learning and by extension the overall field of artificial intelligence. Deep learning breaks down tasks in ways that makes all kinds of machine aids seem possible, even likely. Driverless cars, better image recognition, even better movie recommendations, are all here today. Artificial intelligence is the present and the future.

The AI Breakthrough, How Artificial Intelligence is Advancing Deep Learning and Revolutionizing Your World, will provide a comprehensive review of the artificial intelligence breakthroughs of today and tomorrow and how these advancements will impact businesses and the human race in general for years to come.

ABOUT EDGAR PEREZ
Mr. Edgar Perez is a published author, keynote speaker, business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors, Research International and Internal Consulting Group, with subject matter expertise in artificial intelligence and deep learning, cyber security and financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act).

He is author of The AI Breakthrough, How Artificial Intelligence is Advancing Deep Learning and Revolutionizing Your World (2018), 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 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 addressed thousands of top executives around the world through keynote speeches and corporate training programs on artificial intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity and financial trading. He has presented in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Miami, Naples, New York, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Warsaw, among other global capitals. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

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
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@thespeedtraders.com
http://www.mredgarperez.com

Fulham Exec to Present Session on Future of Smart Lighting and Smart Cities at LightShow West

Fulham’s Jeremy Ludyjan, LC to speak on “Intelligent Outdoor Lighting: The Backbone of Smart Cities” to show how intelligent LEDs are foundation for smart cities.

Los Angeles, CA, USA — The future of smart cities will start with smart outdoor lighting. That’s the subject of a presentation to lighting professionals being made by Jeremy Ludyjan, Senior Director, Field Marketing for Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications. Ludyjan is scheduled to deliver a tutorial entitled “Intelligent Outdoor Lighting: The Backbone of Smart Cities” at LightShow West being held here October 11-12.

Many cities are already adopting lighting control systems for street lights, bike paths, public parking, and illumination in public spaces using wireless platforms such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Bluetooth mesh. More vendors also are entering the market with cloud-based software and centralized computer dashboards that offer easy integration and lighting management. Studies have shown that centrally controlled lighting has a number of advantages, including dramatic energy savings and for applications such as crowd control. Ludyjan’s presentation will review the various technologies available for outdoor lighting and how urban lighting controls are laying the foundation for other smarty city applications.

The Light Show West session will include updates on the latest smart lighting technology, including:

• An overview of the different outdoor lighting control platforms;
• Potential energy savings from intelligent lighting technology;
• Additional benefits from adding intelligence to outdoor lighting; and
• The future of outdoor lighting controls.

“Smart cities are clearly in our future, but before you can bring intelligence to traffic control, parking, waste management, and other services, you have to have the infrastructure to support data communication,” said Ludyjan. “Smart lighting is the first logical step in building a control network, since adding smart street lighting can immediately save millions in energy costs while creating a control network infrastructure for other applications.”

Smart lighting is already proving beneficial to various municipalities. Los Angeles, for example, is saving an estimated $9 million annually in energy costs by replacing its aging sodium-vapor streetlights with smart LED lighting. The smart lighting poles being installed in LA also are expanding the city’s wireless networking capacity with small cells for phone carriers.

A smart city infrastructure also enables new management and urban planning solutions. For example, Singapore is using its smart city platform to monitor traffic and control littering. Barcelona is using smart city technology for street lighting, waste management, and even to alert motorists about available parking. With smart city technology in place, city managers have access to new pools of data for big data analytics.

Fulham has been working with a variety of partners on strategies to integrate its smart LED lighting into smart city control platforms. For example, Tvilight, a Dutch company specializing in wireless control and lighting control solutions, has integrated Fulham’s WorkHorse LED fully programmable, wireless outdoor lighting systems into its smart city management platform.

The tutorial session, “Intelligent Outdoor Lighting: The Backbone of Smart Cities,” is part of Light Show West and scheduled to take place from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. October 11.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
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CRISSCROSS Intimates Achieves ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485 Quality Management Certification

New York manufacturer of intimate apparel for cancer survivors recognized for its commitment to quality and customer service.

New York, NY (USA), Sep 28th, 2017 — G-PMC Group, LLC announced it has approved CRISSCROSS Intimates (https://crisscrossintimates.com) for the quality management certifications of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485. G-PMC Group is federally recognized and accredited by the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC), the leading independent accreditation body in the United States with association members, signatories, regional accreditation groups, and international observer organizations. ABAC accredits certifications based on the fundamental principles of accountability, ethical conduct, and commitment to quality as indicated on its website at http://www.aboac.org

G-PMC Group determined that the quality management system of CRISSCROSS Intimates meets customer requirements, and its management and employees have clearly demonstrated a commitment to the success and sustainability of the company while meeting the quality standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

CRISSCORSS is a certified woman-owned business specializing in the innovative design and manufacture of intimate apparel for those during any stage or phase of post-operative surgeries, including single or bi-lateral lumpectomy, mastectomy, augmentation or reconstructive surgeries for women and men and Gynecomastia surgery for men. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Companies worldwide, particularly manufacturers certified to ISO standards are considered to be among the highest quality organizations in the world, and recognized as leaders in their respective industry.

“While there are various undergarments on the market today sold as “Mastectomy” Bras, what I found over the years thru research, blogging and talking with other Survivors is that many garments are called that but do not offer sufficient support for the needs of post-op Breast Cancer Survivors at large,” said Jean Criss, Founder and President of CRISSCROSS Intimates and a breast cancer survivor. She added, “We are proud to have met the quality standards of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485 and to be certified by the leading independent registrar in the United States fully accredited by ABAC which focuses specifically on helping American manufacturers compete internationally.”

About CRISSCROSS Intimates:
CRISSCROSS Intimates (https://crisscrossintimates.com) offers a luxury intimate apparel line specializing in post-surgical undergarments for women and men. The New York based woman-owned company is certified to the quality standards of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 overseen by the nation’s leading accreditation body. CRISSCROSS operates an e-commerce site showcasing the company’s innovative bras, panties, leggings and accessories. The company is owned by cancer survivor Jean Criss, who has appeared frequently on radio blog shows and in local and national press for client work and for her long-standing efforts to raise Breast Cancer awareness. Ms Criss was recently awarded FABC Certification, an honorary recognition for organizations that have shown an ongoing commitment in the fight against breast cancer.

Press & Media Contact:
Jean Criss
Jean Criss Media, LLC
New York, NY – USA
Phone 908-247-8443
info@JeanCrissMedia.com
http://www.JeanCrissMedia.com

Equities First Holdings, LLC Repatriates IQE plc Transaction, Returns All Underlying Collateral To Borrower

EFH Concludes Another Successful Financing Transaction, Returning Collateral Valued at More Than £20 Million.

London, UK — Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH), a global lender and a leader in shareholder financing solutions, is pleased to announce that Dr. Drew Nelson, chief executive of IQE plc, has concluded a financing agreement into which he entered with EFH in 2014.

EFH has returned all underlying collateral to Dr. Nelson, which at repatriation are valued at more than £23.5 million, a 780% increase in value from when the transaction was executed in October 2014.

Background on the transaction
On 14 October 2014, IQE notified the AIM market that Dr. Nelson had pledged 18 million shares to EFH in return for a cash loan of £1.865m. The proceeds were used to purchase additional shares of IQE and satisfy tax and National Insurance payable on the exercise of share options. The 18 million shares were worth £23,580,000 at repayment.

“This is exactly what Equities First is here to do for its clients,” said EFH Founder and CEO Al Christy, Jr. “By offering market-leading terms at a fair margin and a fixed three-year timeframe, EFH borrowers can access capital against their stock to meet immediate capital needs without forfeiting future economic opportunity. For the past 15 years EFH has delivered these types of opportunities to clients around the globe, and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients in the years to come.”

Background on EFH loan structures
EFH is a specialist lender which provides competitive value cash loans to publicly quoted company shareholders collateralised by portions of their holdings. The loan term is typically three years, which allows EFH to manage the position for value over a reasonable time frame. EFH contractually pledges not to lend out or short sell during that time, and all market activities are executed to have no impact on stock price or trading volumes.

When the loan matures and is repaid, EFH returns the shares, allowing the borrower to keep all the upside growth in the share price during the period. The loans are non-recourse, which means that the borrower does not provide security in respect to their other assets.

“Clients in the U.K. and Europe have accessed funding from EFH for a wide range of purposes,” said Jeff Smith, Senior Managing Director of Equities First Holdings, LLC. “The key for them is the ability to retain their interest in the underlying shares and full exposure to any upside. EFH has a perfect track record of returning borrower collateral on maturity and repayment, regardless of how much the shares have increased in value.”

“On the back of arrangements such as these, EFH has seen attractive growth in the European markets, led through our London office,” continued Christy. “As European clients become increasingly familiar with the EFH methodology we expect to see a further increase in the number of transactions we conduct here.”

About Equities First Holdings
Since 2002, Equities First Holdings, LLC has provided clients with innovative financing solutions, supplying capital against publicly traded stock to enable clients to meet their personal and professional financial goals. EFH provides capital against shares traded on public exchanges around the world while offering clients competitive loan-to-value rates and low costs of capital. Over the past 5 years, EFH has completed more than 500 transactions and deployed more than $1.4 billion (USD) to clients across the globe.

EFH is a global company with offices in 10 countries, including wholly owned subsidiaries Equities First (London) Limited, Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. For more information, visit http://www.equitiesfirst.com.

DISCLAIMER
This release is intended for professional investors 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 Professional or sophisticated investors. The Equities First Holdings platform is not intended for retail investors.

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Media Enquiries – Brandon Russell, +1 317 429 3500
media@equitiesfirst.com

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Honey Gift Boxes from Carmel Honey Company Makes for Great Holiday Gifts for Foodies and Honey Lovers on your List

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season you can’t get much sweeter than a gift that is produced locally, helps the environment, and contributes to research and education for the betterment of the world.

Carmel, CA, September 19, 2017 — If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season you can’t get much sweeter than a gift that is produced locally, helps the environment, and contributes to research and education for the betterment of the world.

Holiday gift boxes featuring honey and custom Carmel Honey Company logo items are now available from the company, which was founded by 14-year-old Carmel student Jake Reisdorf, who was 11 at the time. The gift boxes are available online or at the company’s store in Carmel.

The three gift packages available so far include:

* $100 box. This box features a custom Carmel Honey Company logo apron, custom mug with attached spoon, custom honeybee/honeycomb design socks, a 12-oz. jar of Wildflower Honey, an Orange Blossom Honey Stix pack, and a honey dipper, all in a white box with bow.

* $50 box. Features Earl Grey Supreme Tea in a silver tin, 8-oz. jar of Sage Honey, custom mug with attached spoon, and honey dipper in black box with bow.

* $30 box. Features a four-pack of Carmel Honey Company honey, Sage Honey, Wildflower Honey, Orange Blossom Honey and Meadowfoam Honey, gift wrapped in black box with bow.

The four types of honey currently produced comes from Jake’s 120 beehives, and is all-natural, pure, raw, premium honey that comes straight from the hives.

And Reisdorf, as part of his “Jake Gives Back” program, donates some of his proceeds from the sale of his honey to organizations that are expanding research and education efforts by addressing the production, nutritional value, health benefits, economics, and/or quality standards of honey bees and honey.

“I’m just an average 13-year-old who likes honeybees,” Reisdorf told California Bountiful magazine. “With beekeeping, you are helping the environment and it is really fun and interesting. I’m all about the education and practicing beekeeping and doing honey. The message that I want everyone to know is: If the bees go, we go, so help save the bees.”

So when you purchase these gift boxes from the Carmel Honey Company, (or place a honey bee pollination hive in your backyard), you have contributed to the research and education of the public on the importance of pollination and the benefits of the honey bee.

Carmel Honey Company honey gift boxes can be purchased directly from the website (which grew out of a class project) at www.carmelhoneycompany.com or at the store in Carmel Plaza:

Carmel Honey Company store

Carmel Plaza, Suite 118,

Ocean Avenue & Mission Street

Carmel, CA 93921

Phone: (831) 687-8511

Hours: Mon – Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

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About Jake and Carmel Honey Company:

Jake Reisdorf is the chief beekeeper and owner, with his family, of Carmel Honey Company. Jake started the business as part of a school project when 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 ninth grade at Carmel High 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

www.CarmelHoneyCompany.com

www.Facebook.com/CarmelHoneyCompany

www.Instagram.com/CarmelHoneyCompany

www.Twitter.com/CarmelHoneyCo

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.CarmelHoneyCompany.com