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Easy as Pie – Pie Town Uses Axle AI to Manage Media Remotely

Remote ‘smarter media’ workflows allow 60-person post production team to work effectively throughout COVID transition; axle ai software replaced legacy MAM.

Los Angeles, CA – USA | September 20, 2021 — Ever since the pandemic started, many of us have been working from home. At Pie Town Productions, a 25-year-old TV production company based in North Hollywood, they’ve been working from “home” for over two decades. That’s be-cause they produce many of the well-known house renovation/flipping programs on HGTV, including House Hunters, Flip or Flop, Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa, and Christina on the Coast. The company is one of Greater LA’s most successful and prosper-ous reality shops.

Yet even Pie Town had to adjust when COVID-19 obligated everyone to “shelter in place,” forcing the vast majority of its staff to work remotely. Fortunately, they had implemented axle ai software to manage all their media, which comprises 100 terabytes of online/work-in-progress clips stored on Avid NEXIS Pro shared storage, and another 200 terabytes of near-line data on a NAS (network attached storage) system. Axle’s web-based user interface is engineered to be accessible from anywhere on any device. Further, axle enables them to select clips from low-resolution proxy media, with final rendering occurring back on the servers, to avoid having to transfer huge files back and forth during postproduction sessions.

“With axle in place, we can now all look at the same clip, at the same time,” explains Dana Besnoy, Pie Town’s SVP of Post Produc-tion. “Axle has connected us in a way we didn’t realize was possible when we all started scampering out of the building at the start of the pandemic.”


(Caption: Dana Besnoy, SVP of Post Production, Pie Town)

Pie Town has a very busy schedule, shooting three to five full episodes of House Hunters per week in addition to its local produc-tions. In all, they produce 200-300 episodes of reality and lifestyle programming per year. The raw footage is copied to the NAS at the end of each shoot, and axle ai automatically generates a low-res proxy, which is then available to the entire team. In all, between 40 and 60 Pie Town employees access axle ai on a daily basis.

“This allows all of our departments to access and review media with their needs in mind. Production can review for camera/audio concerns and/or crew feedback. Story can get a head start on their string out. And Post can access clips needed for transcription,” notes Besnoy. “Axle has been a great tool for tying us all together.”

Like many post houses, Pie Town’s post production workflow uses Avid Media Composer 2018 as their nonlinear editor, with the editors working in a fully Mac environment, and must accommodate a wide variety of original camera formats. “We’re able to accept almost any format that comes from the field; we accept any Sony camera, any Canon camera. Most of our internal equipment is ENG-style workhorse and digital cinema.

Not surprisingly, Pie Town has been leveraging media asset management (MAM) technology for some time now. They were pioneers with Apple Final Cut Server and, when that product’s development was terminated, they transitioned to another MAM for nearly a decade. However, notes Besnoy, that approach hit a roadblock, because the high operating costs and user complexity were a bad match for their needs, and maintaining it was getting more difficult over time. “We made the easy decision to switch to axle; we have millions and millions of digital assets that we need to maintain as an ongoing, growing, organic digital library, and transition-ing to axle just made sense,” she explains. “It’s user-friendly; straight out of the box, it works; setup was seamless and transitioning and transferring our assets from our old MAM to axle took under a week.”

“Axle has been a great MAM solution for us; we’ve been using it for about a year now, and our user base tends not to be highly technical, so the UI of axle is perfect for them,” she observes. “I’ve gotten many compliments from our users that its ease of use is superior to our previous MAM.”

Pie Town’s video testimonial is available at youtu.be/H1xkcQ0YJO8

About axle ai:

Axle ai (http://www.axle.ai) – We make media smarter. Axle ai is the recognized leader in developing radically simple media man-agement software. Its solutions have helped over 700 organizations improve the way they create, share and store digital video con-tent with media management solutions that are easy to install, use and afford. axle’s radically simple software uniquely addresses a burgeoning need and has caught on rapidly among video professionals in post-production, education, broadcast, corporate, sports, house of worship, non-profit, advertising-marketing, and government organizations worldwide.

Axle ai, Inc. is a privately held company; its founders have extensive industry experience in media asset management for creative applications. Investors include Stadia Ventures, Jason Calacanis’s LAUNCH accelerator and Quake Capital. You can invest in axle ai on Republic through Sept. 27th – republic.co/axle-ai. The company is also exhibiting at this week’s virtual TechCrunch Disrupt conference; a pitch video is online at youtu.be/9vJ4LMUnNH8

For more information, please visit https://axle.ai/

Press & Media Contact:
Katy Scott
axle ai, Inc.
+1 617-262-9222
www.axle.ai/

SMVDU Organizes One Day Workshop on ‘Jammu through the Ages: An Introspection’

In its endeavor to create awareness about and promote the Jammu region, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra organized a One Day Online Workshop on the topic “Jammu through the Ages: An Introspection”.

Jammu, India | September 20, 2021 — In its endeavor to create awareness about and promote the Jammu region, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra organized a One Day Online Workshop on the topic “Jammu through the Ages: An Introspection”.

The workshop cum webinar was organized by the Faculty Development Centre of SMVDU, under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers & Teaching (PMMMNMTT) Scheme.

With its thrust on Dogras, Gujjars, cultural values and geographical perspectives, the workshop showcased the vibrant historical and cultural legacy of Jammu region, which is quite distinct yet akin to that of the rest of India.

Enriching the workshop with his presence and knowledge, Dr. Lalit Gupta, a distinguished culture and art historian, described Jammu region as mini India.

He delivered a scholarly and elaborate presentation about the history and culture of the Dogras. The comprehensive and holistic presentation explained the exclusiveness of this community.

Also, he emphasized upon the introduction of functional courses in SMVDU in different languages of Jammu region.

Dr. Javaid Rahi, a tribal activist, thoroughly explained the arts, architecture, language, and demography of Gurjara Pratiharas. His presentation was a visual delight for the participants.

He emphasized the need for transforming the University into the repository of ethnic, cultural history and documentation of intangible heritage.

Mohan Singh, a Sahitya Academy Award Winner, gave a beautiful presentation on the cultural values and geographical perspectives, which clearly explained the traditions, mores, conventions, etc. of this region.

He emphasized upon the need to set up a Department of Dogri in SMVDU and transforming the famous Navratra festival into Duggar festival. He requested the University to meet the aspirations of local people in preserving the local languages, culture and folklore.

Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra K. Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU and Chief Guest, in his inaugural address, deliberated upon the need to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the region. He explained how we can strive further to preserve it.

“With the recent discovery of ape species in Ramnagar area of Jammu region, it has been established that the region has had a great significance in the evolution of man since prehistoric times. The discovery of ape fossils, Sivapithecus and Shivalik hominid Ramapithecus in the Shivaliks has made the foothills of Western Himalayas an important site in the course of human evolution,” said Prof Sinha, who is also a renowned Zoologist.

Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU, enumerated upon the art, culture, languages and traditions of the different parts of Jammu region. He at length emphasized the rich cultural, linguistic and social diversity of the Jammu region. He highlighted products like Kishtwar Sapphires, arts like Basohli paintings, different pilgrimages, fairs alongwith rich floral and faunal biodiversity that makes Jammu region distinct.

The workshop was attended by faculty members of different Universities, Colleges, and practitioners from India and abroad.

Dr. Isha Malhotra, Programme Coordinator and Head, School of Languages and Literature delivered the welcome address. Sh. Sumanta S. Sharma, Convener of the Programme and Head, School of Philosophy & Culture apprised the participants and guests about the modus-operandi of the workshop. Dr. Rashi Taggar explained the importance and history of this region. Dr. Suparn K. Sharma, Coordinator, Faculty Development Cell and Dean Faculty of Management emphasized upon the intrinsic value culture in different walks of life and better wellbeing.

The quality sessions delivered by the esteemed resource persons were applauded by the participants and requested for conduction of such type of workshop under FDC-SMVDU.

The Co-convener of the webinar Dr. Vinod Singh, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology delivered the vote of thanks to all the guests and the participants.

Press & Media Contact:
Rajan Badyal, PRO
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU)
Saraswati Dham, Rail Head Complex,
Jammu – 180 012 (J&K, UT)
India
+91 94191 25278
pro@smvdu.ac.in
https://www.smvdu.ac.in

AMCA Certification: The ‘Gold Standard’ of Quality For U.S. Manufacturers

AMCA’s bold pro-American quality certification program challenges ISO’s foreign standards in the U.S. marketplace.

Boston, MA – USA | September 14, 2021 — In memory of 9/11, on the 20th anniversary of one of America’s darkest days, AMCA announced launch of its new pro-American quality certification program at http://www.amcacert.com

Founded by Donald LaBelle, AMCA was developed as a customized quality certification exclusively for U.S. based manufacturers, machine shops, distributors and other industrial suppliers. The certification comes at a much needed time as fake ISO certificates are flooding the market overshadowing legitimate ISO registrations.

According to LaBelle ISO certificates are easily faked because there is a serious lack of true oversight. Any unethical person or seedy organization can legally print up ISO certifications of any standard, slap on bogus accreditation seals, and sell them like candy to naive businesses,” said LaBelle.

“I’ve seen numerous manufacturers using fake ISO certificates they purchased online without meeting any of ISO’s compliance guidelines,” said LaBelle. He added, “It was shocking to see even numerous federal government contractors landing multi-million dollar contracts using an ISO certificate they purchased online from a mail order ‘certificate mill.’ They literally received the certificate overnight.”

AMCA was not established to replace ISO certification as the they are different standards that compliment each other. AMCA focuses on revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing sector and increasing the global competitiveness of American made products. Whereas ISO certification is based on ‘international standards’ with no preference to the United States. In contrast, AMCA is boldly pro-American adapting the ‘Buy American Act’ into its standards, among other requirements for certification.

US-based manufacturers, machine shops, distributors and other industrial suppliers can submit an application for certification at https://amcacert.com/get-quality-certified/

About AMCA:

AMCA (American Made Customer Accredited) is the first pro-American quality certification for the U.S. manufacturing sector. Being AMCA certified ensures your company is recognized for quality and integrity independent of ISO’s foreign certification schemes. Companies certified to AMCA standards are over-seen and accredited by their own customers… making AMCA the only truly impartial accreditation in quality certification. AMCA is the ‘Gold Standard’ of American quality in the manufacturing sector.

Companies that qualify can apply for certification at http://www.amcacert.com

Press & Media Contact:
AMCA, LLC
867 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Suite 207,
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 843-989-0075
www.amcacert.com

Dr. Leeds Offers Concierge Consulting Worldwide To Solve Healthcare Issues

Dr. Leeds has taken the concierge model of healthcare consulting to a new level, providing the best in medical concierge service.

Fort Lauderdale, FL – USA | September 07, 2021 — While you may be familiar with concierge hospitality services available at many five-star hotels, you may not have heard of concierge consulting services to help you to streamline your medical care.

Dr. Mark Leeds has applied his decades of experience in the healthcare industry as a concierge doctor, family physician and medical addiction treatment provider, as well as his problem-solving skills developed from extensive education and experience in mathematics and software engineering.

Dr. Leeds has taken the concierge model of healthcare consulting to a new level, providing the best in medical concierge service. The best in private concierge consulting for healthcare has arrived.

Are you struggling to find answers to your healthcare problems? Are your doctors not giving you time to ask important questions? Do their answers not make sense to you?

As a concierge consultant, Dr. Leeds, or an elite member of his team, will take the time to listen to all of your concerns. Dr. Leeds and his concierge consulting team will then work to resolve conflicts, issues, and misunderstandings created by a dysfunctional healthcare system.

You will be presented with multiple solutions, answers, and explanations. Dr. Leeds and his team will respect your intelligence and ability to make informed decisions when the information is finally delivered to you in a sensible and understandable manner.

You deserve concierge customer service in healthcare, just like you expect in other industries, such as hospitality, travel, and fine dining. You deserve the best in an expert private concierge physician as your concierge care consultant.

In addition to general advising on most healthcare issues, Dr. Leeds has focused his South Florida concierge practice in recent years on the medical treatment of opioid addiction, alcohol addiction, as well as other addictions in a private boutique medicine setting.

If you are concerned about what step to take next in getting help with overcoming an addiction, Dr. Leeds and his team can provide the answers you are looking for, just like he does for the patients in his Florida concierge medical practice.

Especially, in the addiction treatment industry, it is difficult to get a non-biased answer regarding your options. It is important to consider that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. And, there are often multiple solutions to an addiction problem.

Rather than having a rehab facility tell you what they want you to do, wouldn’t you rather have a full discussion about what options are available from an independent concierge consultant who will discuss all available treatments as well as the risks, benefits, and alternatives for each therapy?

While Dr. Leeds’s team is highly trained to provide the answers that you are looking for, if you act now, you may arrange for a session with Dr. Leeds as your private concierge medical consultant to personally handle your healthcare consulting needs.

Contact Dr. Leeds’s office now and arrange for your initial session and get started on getting a more clear view of the healthcare landscape and the options available to help you overcome your own healthcare challenges. If you are in Florida, you may also be interested in retaining Dr. Leeds as your personal and private concierge medicine physician.

Press & Media Contact:
Mark Leeds, D.O.
Dr. Leeds
3290 NE 33rd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
United States
+1 954-776-6226
www.drleeds.com

Veronica Vitale Announces “Transparent” New Music Single Against Bullying

IVEE International Recording Artist, speaks up on Abuse of Power.

Kennesaw, GA – USA | September 07, 2021 — Produced by Visionary Vanguard Records in the United States of America and Exclusively Distributed by Amadea Music and State51 Conspiracy in United Kingdom, “TRANSPARENT” is the new music single by Artist and Executive Producer Veronica Vitale that everyone is waiting for.

“Revenge is sweetest when it’s served up cold, and Veronica Vitale knows what She’s doing” – says Michelle Maynard Visionary Vanguard Records Spokesmen – “Well, you picture it, You’re the high school class’s leader, your school’s most feared bully, the centre-stage prom queen who teases the outcast, the outsider to the bone, and nearly 10/15 years later You eventually find yourself facing a titan, no longer the shadow, the little quiet girl with the glasses, but a Titan who speaks up like Veronica Vitale herself, an internationally respected artist and music producer with some remarkable relentless charisma and super talent, whose lightness and authenticity poised her for stardom already in 2017, c’mon! I mean, seriously, can you imagine? Do you really want to be that kid who pissed Veronica off? I don’t think so – Not right now ‘cause She’s coming atcha like a dark horse, a bounty hunter. Now it’s her time.”

Veronica Vitale announced on Wednesday that she would be dropping her brand new single, “TRANSPARENT,” on Friday, September 24, ending her 2 months-long social media hiatus.

Veronica Vitale has been mum on social media since June this year, only posting Stories on her Instagram from time to time. Vitale’s upcoming record is said to be one of her most personal projects to date, influenced by her memories and scars in middle school.

“It’s very difficult to suffer and fade into a lesser version of yourself” – says Vitale. “I struggled with the fact that I couldn’t do anything to help myself, but realised I could speak out against bullying through music. The idea of bullies draining the life and joy out of their victims kept playing on my mind for years, and again, when you become a public figure it doesn’t get any better, you are exposed to trolls, random haters and of course cyber bullying, people just feel entitled to hate and despite you. So I began to write a song with this theme and it is called TRANSPARENT. My bullies were making me into a ghost of myself, and it was very painful to feel. I want “TRANSPARENT” to become my signature’s song. I want it to be the Grand Opening to my new music production and revolution.”

With a new album and single right around the corner, fans are incredibly excited about their “IVEE” return to the music scene.

Instagram: @THEREALVERONICAVITALE

Press & Media Contact:
Michelle Maynard
Visionary Vanguard Records
Kennesaw, GA 30064
United States
+1 404-519-7213
https://veronicavitale.net

Innovative Amazing Science Completes its One Year of Service in Knowledge Sharing World Wide

Innovative Amazing Science after a year of hard work and came through a long way from educational videos to launch of its website with free access on all its contents.

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – India | September 07, 2021 — Innovative Amazing Science, an online education and knowledge sharing website (www.innovativeamazingscience.in), provides its visitors an easier way to learn about science experiments, math tricks as well as IAS’s services and browse information based on their own choice. The website gives better access to experiments, blog, quiz, fun facts, tricks, free e-books, scientific reasons and lots more. Current and prospective visitors will find useful information about services on the home page of the website. Amongst the new features, the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to foster improved knowledge sharing.

Mrs. Sunayana Das said “I am a facilitator who loves learning and I love my work. This website is completely non-profitable and is loaded with experiments in the gallery which aims at nurturing and educating young minds with a tinge of real-life experiences. It simplifies the topic and explains step by step. It corelates the life experiences and the experiments as well as activities through stories. Sometimes small topics are explained in depth. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, blogs, experiments, fun facts, winners of the quiz and many more. We hope you find this website with a fresh look, easy to access information and we also wish to establish this portal as a source of information for those who visit our site and everything will be free. We would also like to thank our amazing staffs at IAS site who give their valuable time and energy to make this site complete”.

Innovative Amazing Science motto is “Knowledge should reach every home.”

To visit the website please click on www.innovativeamazingscience.in and to download the IAS-APP please visit us at Google Play Store.

To access videos click on the Gallery option on the Homepage.

Any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments can be sent to Innovative Amazing Science to their email.

Press & Media Contact:
Mrs. Sunayana Das, Founder
Innovative Amazing Science
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
+91 90760 37233
https://innovativeamazingscience.in

Serious Voice Uplifts Black Woman With A New Project Titled ‘Beautiful’

Recording Artist from CHH community releases new music project with an approach that may surprise her fan base and provide all listeners with a new perspective of her sound.

Brooklyn, NY – USA | September 07, 2021 — Brooklyn recording artist Serious Voice is back with a stellar new project dubbed “Beautiful”, affirming women, showing the bravery it takes to accept their insecurities but stand in the strength that only they as women can bring to social issue family, and business and doing it all while singing like never.

Brigitte James known creatively as “Serious Voice”, is an award-winning artist that has been working on several projects over the last year including her talk show “Success Stories with Serious Voice” that is broadcasting in six cities nationwide with many more to come. Serious is putting the finishing touches on her documentary titled, “Rap Queen”, but Serious could not keep her music fans waiting any longer! She had to give the people what they have been waiting for, going on five years. BARS!

Serious has taken some of this time to perfect her craft of lyricism and is ready to present her sophomore project to the world. “Beautiful” drops on all platforms on September 9,2021 and features several talented high-octane rap queens and showcases Serious Voice in a new light.

If you were to go back and listen to Serious’ debut album Shofar you will immediately recognize the stark difference in the artist she was and the artist she has become. “I had to grow as a rapper, and I am more conscious of what’s going on around us here in this country and abroad” Serious shares. Shofar was released under her label Serious PPL Music in 2016 and executive produced by MooreBeats. Serious garnered a placement on Spike Lee’s, “She’s’ Gotta Have It” with worship song “WOAH”, toured across the country for an entire year performing “Anthem” a fan favorite off the same album.

“Beautiful” has been a labor of love and patience. With patience and determination “Serious Voice” has birthed a multi-track album that is fitting of its title “Beautiful”! This album celebrates the beauty in being a black woman. It captures the beauty in learning to love and accept yourself for exactly who God created you to be. This album celebrates the beauty there is in having faith and spirituality while trying to remain grounded in all aspects of life.

The title track “Beautiful” is an anthem that reminds us to tell one another often that you see the beauty in them, not only in the physical but in your acts of service and love. On your worse day “Beautiful” will make you look at things with a more positive attitude encouraging you to find the beauty in even the most challenging situations.

“Hear Me Roar” is a powerful collaboration between six amazing women from all different backgrounds and walks of life. This song celebrates women in a way that recognizes their strength but also allows for them to be the gentle, nurturing and emotional creatures God created women to be. The ladies go from a prospective of being the backbone of their families, acknowledging their flaws and but standing strong in their beauty.

If you are looking to add some positivity, beauty, faith, and positive self-affirmations to your playlist be sure to download “Beautiful” by Serous Voice on all platforms September 9, 2021 and join her in celebrating her project release September 11, 2021 in Richmond Hill, NY.

For more information, please visit http://www.soserious.net

Additional Links:

MooreBeats – http://www.moorebeats.com

Serious Voice – http://www.instagram.com/seriousvoiceny

Press & Media Contact:
Serious Voice
SeriousPPLMusic / MooreBeats
260 Meserole Street,
Brooklyn, NY
United States
+1 (347) 406-3419
thecommissioner@gmail.com
http://www.soserious.net

Jammu City to Get ‘Smart’ Makeover

JMC signs MoU with SMVDU under Smart City Project.

Jammu, India, August 28, 2021 — Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) to serve as a foundation for developing highly informed quality landscape projects across Jammu city.

The MoU was signed by Avny Lavasa in her capacity as Commissioner, JMC & CEO Jammu Smart City and Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU.

The areas of collaboration outlined in the five-year agreement cover the landscape planning and design works, essentially envisioned at transforming Jammu city as Smart City under the flagship Smart City Mission of the Government of India.

As per the MoU, the highly experienced faculty of School of Architecture & Landscape Design, SMVDU, shall provide services with respect to site appraisal and suitability, site planning, landform and grading, surface drainage design and water management, irrigation design, open space design – hard and soft areas, planting design, landscape structures and features, garden furniture design, illumination design, graphic design and signage, tendering services, periodic inspection and evaluation works.

On the other hand, JMC shall provide, inter-alia, detailed requirements of the project; property lease/ ownership documents, where applicable; site plan to a suitable scale, showing boundaries, contours at suitable intervals, existing physical features including any existing roads, paths, trees, existing structures, existing service and utility lines and such lines to which the proposed service can be connected.

“JMC is obliged to give effect to the professional advice of the University,” the MoU reads.

Speaking on the occasion Prof Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU said that the professionals and technical experts of SMVDU are being encouraged to engage in institutionalized consultancy with different government departments in UT of Jammu and Kashmir. “Besides Architectural Landscaping and Design, we are collaborating for projects pertaining to Civil works, Heritage conservation, Energy conservation, public health, and establishment of industrial biotechnology parks,” he said.

“JMC has embarked upon development of public spaces of Jammu City under Smart City Mission, by way of beautification, and improved aesthetic looks while keeping up with the unique identity of the city,” said Avny Lavasa, after signing the MoU. She said this initiative would go a long way in well guided, quality, and timely execution of the projects by leveraging the expertise and domain knowledge of SMVDU.

Head, Department, School of Architecture & Landscape Design, SMVDU said that SMVDU shall be assisting JMC in execution of Commercial and Mixed-Use Space project. “Some of the spots in residential, commercial and open areas have been identified and proposed for development across Jammu,” he said.

Pertinent to mention here that a wide range of projects for area-based landscape improvement of Jammu city are being executed under the Smart City Plan (SCP) approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Govt of India.

Press & Media Contact:
Rajan Badyal, PRO
SMVDU
+91 94191 25278
pro@smvdu.ac.in
https://www.smvdu.ac.in

From WWII to the War on Terror – True Stories from Men Who Were There

26 unique perspectives that will take you deep into the ethos of the US Submarine Force.

Nashua, NH – USA | August 24, 2021 — The Silent Service Remembers (Vol. 2) is our fifth effort in the ever-expanding series of books that seek to capture the essence of the US Submarine Force. Featuring the stories, reminisces, and photographs of 26 authors, the volume represents the sequel to the first volume published in 2020 to nearly exclusively five-star reviews on Amazon.

From WWII to The War on Terror – “The Silent Service Remembers (Vol. 2)”

– The words of actual submarine veterans take you into a WWII sub being depth-charged. Or into a ballistic missile sub where crewmen thought they would launch – for real. Or under the Arctic ice cap with nowhere to surface. Plus dozens of more exciting and true stories written by the men who bore witness to them.

– From the Poopie Suits & Cowboy Boots Series of True Submarine Stories.

Inside this book, the many tales will make you laugh, cry, shake your head, and ponder. Along the way, you will learn a little about the core foundations of this proud group of intrepid sailors who volunteered to serve aboard submarines in the defense of the United States.

Painstakingly assembled over a year’s time with great care and featuring a handsome layout that is easy on the eyes, The Silent Service Remembers (Vol. 2) is the perfect read for the submarine veteran or aficionado. At nearly 650 pages in length and containing over 150 vintage photos with captions, this volume will entertain and enlighten the reader for many hours.

The other books by the authors, brothers Charles and Frank Hood, provide a wealth of other information about the US Submarine Force—all true, but none classified—that help the reader to further appreciate the historical importance of this elite group. These titles are Poopie Suits and Cowboy Boots, Sub Tales, More Sub Tales, and, of course, The Silent Service Remembers (Vol. 1).

The authors recognized in 2017 that there was a general lack of submarine books that could appeal to both the old salt and the novice reader. Their books are intended to fill that gap and appeal to a wide audience.  All titles in this series are clearly written and carefully vetted by dozens of submarine veterans for accuracy.  Moreover, the books collectively aspire to convey a real sense of the hopes, fears, and motivations of the men (and now women) who call themselves submariners.

Finally, the authors embarked on this journey by aspiring to raise money for the Charitable Fund of the United States Veterans, Inc., the largest submarine veterans’ group in the US with more than 13,000 members. To this end, all proceeds from books sales were donated to this worthy cause until the ambitious goal of $50,000 was reached in May 2021.

We have striven to write this book in a way that appeals to both the career Navy man/woman and the interested civilian. You will learn a lot about the Silent Service, and our hope is that you also come away with a great deal of respect for the men and missions that continue to this day with no fanfare and little public awareness.

About Poopie Suits Series of True Submarine Stories:

Poopie Suits is a self-publishing group of two brothers, Charles and Frank Hood, who started by detailing Frank’s submarine service during the late 60’s to early 70’s. Each book is richly detailed and clearly written in language that anyone can understand. None of them touch on any classified information. Four of the books are listed in the “Top 100 Cold War Books” by Amazon (including the new release). This is a real-time list, so the positions change every day: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/10332432011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_digital-text

Also two of the books are listed in the “Top 100 Submarine Books of All Time” by The Book Authority – https://bookauthority.org/books/best-submarines-books

For more information, please visit:
https://subtales.com and http://thesilentservicespeaks.net

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/2hoodssubbook

Press & Media Contact:
Frank Hood, Co-Author
Poopie Suits Series
5 Kessler Farm Dr, Apt 165,
Nashua, NH 03063
United States
+1 603-557-8329
www.subtales.com

Clariti Announces Significant Updates to Increase Productivity

“TopicFolders” continue to be the Work Hub for small businesses worldwide.

Fort Lee, NJ – USA | August 24, 2021 — CCE Technologies, Inc., a technology startup based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, announced a series of significant updates to its flagship business productivity app, Clariti (https://clariti.app/) to boost personal and team productivity.

Since securing funding late last year, Clariti has been continually investing resources in enhancing the software with a singular goal of increasing productivity especially in small businesses and startups. It was quick to separate itself from other chat-focused apps like Slack and Teams and present an alternative that doesn’t force users to give up emails and yet not hamper productivity.

With the introduction of TopicFolders earlier this year, Clariti offered an intuitive way for people to organize their work using some of the same ideas they are familiar with typical desktop folders. Most users find it convenient to have all their work-related communications in one simple web app and have increasingly adopted Clariti as the Work Hub in their businesses.

Some of the key product enhancements include the ability for users to switch seamlessly between chats and calls connected to the same topic. Clariti has improved its user experience by allowing calls to be placed from within the chat session. The same user interface also allows for screen-sharing, thereby enhancing the overall collaboration experience. This update is key because it helps the user to preserve the context of the discussion even after switching from a chat to a call for instance. This is currently available for direct one-on-one private chats/calls and will very soon be rolled out for group calls.

Clariti also has made significant improvements to the workflow of its unique OrbitChat feature where Clariti users can chat with their email contacts using just the recipient’s email address. This allows for much faster communication without forcing the recipient to create a Clariti account. The complete history of all your chat with every OrbitChat user is always available for reference and the recipient can create a Clariti account later at any point when they choose to.

“We are singularly focused on making product improvements that make people more efficient at what they do. Given that most people waste a lot of time switching between multiple apps for email, chat, calls…or trying to find information lost in these silos, Clariti, with its unique TopicFolder, serves as the perfect Work Hub for businesses. The recent improvements we announced is poised to boost personal and team productivity in businesses. It is our mission to give users an easy way to keep their work organized without any additional effort or changing the way they work,” said Vinay Wagle, V.P. Sales & Marketing at CCE Technologies, Inc.

Clariti is securely hosted on Amazon Web Services, providing total reliability, 100% uptime and trusted security. It uses 256-bit SHA encryption for both data and communications.

Clariti is available as a web app (no downloads needed) with a rich set of functionalities. Some of the key features include:

* Easy organizing using TopicFolders
* Full-featured Email client
* One-on-one & group Chats
* Direct & Conference Calling with screen-sharing
* Calendar for To-dos/Events
* Built-in Document storage
* Cloud Storage integration
* Chat directly from an email – no need to forward emails
* Create to-do from email or chat to preserve context
* OrbitChat to connect with others who may not be Clariti users

Clariti has received rave reviews from industry analysts and been featured in several leading publications including Futurism, Entrepreneur, Computer World, VentureBeat, PCWorld, BoingBoing and Black Enterprise among others.

Clariti is available for free for all users. Premium features are available for a low monthly fee. For complete pricing information, visit clariti.app/pricing/. To learn more about Clariti and get started for free, visit clariti.app

About CCE Technologies:

CCE Technologies, Inc. (CCET) is a technology startup based in Fort Lee, NJ with a development partner in Chennai, India. With its first workplace productivity app, Clariti (www.clariti.app), CCET aims to increase productivity, restore order, and add speed to your work.

Connect with CCET on:

* Twitter – https://twitter.com/getclariti?lang=en
* Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Clariti-504994263177764/
* Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/getclariti/?hl=en
* LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/get-clariti
* YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwMx_AINfGT-9-kSLmnmzQ/

Press & Media Contact:
Debankan Chattopadhyay
CCE Technologies, Inc.
2125 Center Avenue, Suite 306,
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
United States
+1 (201) 503-1881
www.clariti.app