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Teleplan Globe Announced as Latest Sponsor to Join the 5th Annual Close Air Support Conference



SMi reports: SMi Group are delighted to announce Teleplan Globe as sponsors of Close Air Support, taking place on 5th- 6th June in London.

London, United Kingdom, May 10, 2019 --( In 4 week’s time, SMi’s 5th annual Close Air Support conference will commence in London on 5th - 6th June. They are delighted to welcome the latest sponsor to this year’s event, Teleplan Globe; the industry-leading organisation that developed the Multirole Battlespace Support System, FACNAV.

FACNAV supports the complete chain of command with an intuitive user interface for different roles and types of operation. The FACNAV Joint Fires Module is constantly developed according to customers’ requirements and technological advances, and Close Air Support, Artillery and Naval fires are supported.

Close Air Support 2019 is set to provide a platform for the advancement of CAS ventures, striving to bridge the gap as increased agility, interoperability, and combat effectiveness develops at an exponential rate.

The event brochure is available to download from the website at:

In recent news Army General Richard Clarke, Head of Special Operations Command (SOCOM), stated that the procurement of light attack aircraft will “help our special operators on the ground” with close air support and in identifying friendly forces, as well as protecting allied forces from enemy attack. Many US allies are developing their own light attack aircraft, therefore the US having their own aircraft would help in training with its partners. (Source:

Attendees of Close Air Support 2019 will hear from senior US military representatives including:
· Major General David P San Clemente, US Air Force presenting Close Air Support – Past, Present and Future, A Foundational View
· Lieutenant Colonel Nick Sargent, US Army Multi-Domain Targeting Center presenting Enhancing Air-Land Co-Operation Through Multi-Domain Operations
· Captain Oscar Delgado, US Air Force presenting 348th GLD Mission: Providing Essential Support Between 48th Fighter Wing and Supporting Ground Units
· Chief Master Sergeant Matthew A. Nugent, US Air Force presenting Successfully Implementing Doctrinally-Based TACP Training

For those interested in attending, there is an early bird offer of £100 saving if booking before 31st May. More information is available on the event website

Close Air Support
5th – 6th June 2019
London, UK

Sponsored by Teleplan Globe.

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion.

UK’s Specialist Domestic Energy Efficiency Event Comes to Suffolk This May, as UK and County Council Declare Climate Emergency



Ipswich, United Kingdom, May 10, 2019 --(PR.PRESS)-- Last week the Committee on Climate Change report advocated a zero-carbon by 2050 target for the UK, and the UK became the first country to declare a Climate Emergency. And in March, Suffolk County Council also declared a Climate Emergency.

On 23rd May, Suffolk Climate Change Partnership hosts the East of England edition of Low Carbon Homes Forums, organised by Cogent Events. The event provides an opportunity for the region’s housing professionals to listen, learn and question domestic energy efficiency and all-things-retrofit.

With 100% of delegates at the recent Low Carbon Homes Forum South East in Brighton recommending the event to their sector colleagues, Low Carbon Homes will bring its next energy efficiency focus day to Ipswich for the region’s housing energy professionals.

Collaborating with regional partner Green Suffolk - Suffolk’s Local Authority partnership organisation working towards creating the UK’s greenest county - this important event will tackle the challenges of energy demands and carbon emissions caused by ageing housing stock in the UK’s Eastern region, providing best-practice solutions and practical take-away actions from the UK's leading experts.

David Walton, Programme Manager at the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership, explains why they wanted to be involved with Low Carbon Homes. “Improving the energy efficiency of our housing, lowering carbon emissions and reducing fuel poverty are important priorities for us. Hosting Low Carbon Homes will act as a catalyst in helping us engage with those across the county who influence and advise consumers.”

The forum’s focused one-day technical programmes provide thought-leadership and best-practice solutions, collaborating with experts in the low carbon heating sector including specialist Forum Knowledge Partners the Ground Source Heat Pump Association, IMI Hydronic Engineering, Spirotech UK and Norstom Proflush.

On 23rd May, the Forum East event in Ipswich is delighted to welcome East Anglia’s leading heat pump supplier and installer Finn Geotherm "on board" as forum Gold Sponsor.

Finn Geotherm is one of the longest-established ground and air source heat pump installation companies in the UK’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) industries. With more than 12 years of installation experience across nearly every type of property imaginable, Finn Geotherm has created successful, award-winning installations for homes and businesses of all ages, styles and sizes.

Guy Ransom, commercial director at Finn Geotherm said, “As a nation, we need to significantly improve our efforts to cut carbon, and renewable heating presents one of the great opportunities to make an immediate difference. We’re looking forward to this event and engaging with key stakeholders to highlight the numerous tangible benefits that heat pumps can deliver for UK homes.”

Speakers and workshop leaders at May’s Forum East include:

- Saul Humphrey (New Anglia LEP) examining the challenges of the region’s existing housing stock.
- Malcolm Farrow (OFTEC) with insight from the fossil fuel industry on the challenges faced by consumers in transitioning to a low carbon future.
- Lucy Pedler (The Green Register) will give her expert session on Fabric First and building retrofit
- Bean Beanland (Ground Source Heat Pump Association) demonstrates the latest heat pump industry best-practice
- Rob Berridge ( and Nathan Gambling demonstrate why heat-loss measurement and heating system optimisation are essential for legacy and new heating systems.

The curated one-day programme features plenary sessions and hour-long workshops delving deeper into topics such as fabric first, heat pumps and heat system design and is aimed at housing professionals, architects, heating engineers, installers, local authorities, landlords and related sector professionals.

Organised by niche event specialisits, Cogent Events, the whole series of regional Forums are free to attend and will give attendees a focused and practical day of information and practical actions to tackle domestic energy efficiency, retrofit, fuel poverty and carbon impact.

Free places are available to book now:

30-Year-Old Southern California Roofing Company Defies the Odds

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing Company thrives with a "give to grow" philosophy.

Irvine, CA, May 10, 2019 --(PR.PRESS)-- Keeping families safe and dry is the purpose of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. Antis credits extraordinary customer service, high employee retention and a significant give-back program for its longevity. “We exist to keep families safe and dry,” states Founder and CEO, Charles Antis. That spirit of giving and social responsibility and what Antis does for the community is as much a part of Antis brand as the reputation for quality craftsmanship and customer service.

Charles is passionate about the social currency of doing good. He encourages businesses to fulfill a social need by brainstorming to build well aligned models to create impact such as donating excess materials or doing pro-bono services as a way to get the ball rolling. The key to good giving by way of business is to make sure the giving doesn’t compromise the actual business, but instead adds to it in a complementary way.

Charles often tells the story when soon after opening Antis Roofing & Waterproofing in 1989, when he arrived at the home of a single mother with seven children and a leaking roof. “Upon walking in the front door, I was overwhelmed by the strong and distinct smell of mildew. As I stood there, unable to avoid breathing in the toxic air, the youngest daughter grabbed my hand to proudly show off her home. When she led me into her bedroom I witnessed a sight I would never forget: four mattresses with moldy bedding. I realized the family could not afford new sheets, let alone a new roof. A struggling entrepreneur at the time, I scraped together low-cost roofing materials and a group of volunteers to provide a free roof for the family. The gratification of helping this family infused me with a passion for giving, and little did I know it would become the impetus for changing my entire business model,” shares Charles Antis.

A major turning point for Antis and its founder, Charles Antis, was the decision about ten years ago to donate roof leak repairs and maintenance services to non-profits in Orange County. To date, the company has donated $1 million in roof installations for every Habitat for Humanity home in Orange County. In addition, Charles brought to the National Roofing Contractors Association the proposal to lift the roofing industry with the first-ever national partnership with a non-profit, the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Roofing professionals across the country have adopted the houses in the United States with the purpose of keeping families safe and dry and close to their sick children.

The company’s 100 employees gathered on March 28th for breakfast to celebrate 30 years in business serving Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties. Recently the company expanded into the San Diego region and looks to growth in Northern California in the near future. “We will grow and be here 30 years from now,” states Karen Inman, President and COO. “Not just as the best roofing company, but as the best company period. That is always our goal.”

At the breakfast, Antis took note of employees’ achievement, stating “We’re the cowboys on top of your roof, keeping you safe and dry, when no one else will go. We are part of a passionate trade, superheroes with big hearts who believe giving back is our responsibility to you and everyone in the community. Thank you for 30

About Antis Roofing & Waterproofing
Founded in 1989, Antis Roofing and Waterproofing is a fully licensed, bonded and insured provider of roofing and waterproofing services for homeowner’s associations, multi-tenant communities, and commercial in Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Utilizing innovative technology, comprehensive photo-documentation systems and the industry’s most experienced technicians, Antis is one of the most trusted names in the roofing industry, and a respected leader in community philanthropy. For more information, visit

Pro Grain Equipment Partners with Price Bros. Equipment to Serve Midwestern United States Farmers.



Pro Grain Equipment Partners with Price Bros. Equipment to Serve Midwestern United States Farmers.

Colonsay, Canada, April 24, 2019 -- Pro Grain Equipment, the Canadian leader in grain bagging solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Price Bros. Equipment to expand its North American presence to the Midwestern United States.

"We are extremely excited to partner with Price Bros. Equipment," said Vern Kirk, General Manager of Pro Grain Equipment. "It's clear that crop production and yields are high-ranking in the Midwest United States. Farmers look for grain handling solutions for a variety of reasons - they want to be able to harvest faster, they want to reduce their harvest labor, or they simply want to get control of the weather. Pro Grain Equipment has proven harvest solutions in local markets and is looking forward to expanding our first-class equipment and customer service to a broader market."

Distributing to over 500 farm dealerships in the Midwestern United States, this expands Pro Grain Equipments ability to provide quality grain bag and harvest solutions to farmers in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

"This strategic partnership is a natural one," said Trey Price, VP Agriculture Wholesale of Price Bros. Equipment. "We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers by providing a diverse line of premium grain handling and harvesting equipment. Farmers across the Midwest are able to benefit from the quality grain bagging and storage equipment Pro Grain is known for."

Pro Grain Equipment proudly manufacturers and wholesales a complete line of grain handling and storage equipment including grain baggers, extractors, transfer augers and conveyors distributed across the United States and Canada.

About Pro Grain Equipment

Pro Grain Equipment is a privately owned shortline agriculture manufacturing company located in Colonsay, Saskatchewan. The company developed its first bagger in 1986 to serve local farm harvest operations and has been manufacturing quality farm and harvest equipment with the farmer's needs as a top priority for over 40 years.

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About Price Bros. Equipment

Price Bros. Equipment wholesale division has a long, successful history in selling and supporting innovative agricultural equipment in the Midwest since the early 1900s. We distribute and represent both domestic and imported products in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Illinois.

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Credit Benchmark Announces Craig Broderick Head of New Advisory Board



New York, NY, April 25, 2019  Credit Benchmark, the leader in consensus credit data and analytics, announced the establishment of a new advisory board led by Craig Broderick, former chief risk officer (CRO) of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Broderick retired from Goldman Sachs in January 2018 after 32 years, having served as CRO from 2008-2018, and remains a Senior Director.

The advisory board that Mr. Broderick chairs will provide guidance on the company’s strategy and market positioning.

Donal Smith, chair of Credit Benchmark, noted: "Mr. Broderick brings a wealth of expertise to Credit Benchmark. His experience helping to manage Goldman Sachs’ risk over an extended and challenging period will be invaluable, and we look forward to working with him to build an advisory board that helps us develop our unique market insight."

Credit Benchmark brings together the credit views of experts to provide an entirely new source of credit risk data and analytics. Now receiving contributed credit risk inputs from more than 40 of the world’s top financial institutions, Credit Benchmark publishes monthly consensus credit risk data on over 46,000 rated and unrated counterparties globally across corporates, sovereigns, financial institutions, and funds.

Following an announcement of a $7 million investment in October 2018, Credit Benchmark continues to develop new technology and research capabilities to expand its data and analytics offering for banks, asset managers, insurers and corporates.

In addition to the consensus and entity-level insights, Credit Benchmark provides 600+ Aggregates to help customers monitor risk, sentiment, and drivers of change across countries, industries and sectors.

"Across the buy- and sell-side, we’ve seen wide interest in our analytics, particularly for counterparty risk management and investment decision-making. Our clients use the consensus and sector aggregates to monitor and understand credit trends," said William Haney, Credit Benchmark’s CEO.

About Credit Benchmark
Credit Benchmark is a financial data and analytics company offering the world’s most comprehensive market view of credit risk. By bringing together credit risk inputs from 40+ of the world’s leading banks, Credit Benchmark provides monthly insights across geographies and sectors and a unique measure of risk on rated and unrated entities globally. Credit Benchmark was founded in 2012 and is based in London and New York.

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VOS Digital Expands Entertainment, Political and Sports Content with uInterview Partnership



VOS Digital Media Group is proud to announce that it has entered into a content distribution agreement with uInterview.

New York, NY, April 25, 2019 uInterview Connects Audience with Newsmakers

VOS Digital Media Group is proud to announce that it has entered into a content distribution agreement with uInterview. uInterview empowers people to tell their own stories, whether they’re a Hollywood celebrity or a presidential candidate. As a video partner for hundreds of digital properties, VOS distributes digital video to hundreds of domains in the United States and Canada for web, mobile and OTT devices. News publishers from around the world will be able to access uInterview’s fan-centric entertainment, political, and sports content on their digital properties.

“We love uInterview’s approach to storytelling and the incredible variety of highly sought-after content,” stated Paul Feller, CEO of VOS Digital Media Group. “By giving top celebrities, musicians, athletes and newsmakers the opportunity to tell their own stories directly to the audience, uInterview is creating unique and compelling content unlike any other brand. This is a great addition to the growing catalog of celebrity, pop culture, and general entertainment content available through the VOS Platform.”

According to founder Erik Meers, has some of the best access to celebrities – from Zach Efron and Charlize Theron to the buzziest Real Housewife and Bachelorette. “The stars love talking to uInterview,” he said, “because we let them tell their own stories in their own words – not just sound bites. We also bring the audience into the conversation, giving fans the opportunity to ask celebrities, politicians, athletes and newsmakers the questions they want answers to.”

About VOS Digital Media Group
VOS is a global digital video exchange and technology platform providing a seamless process for bringing together content creators and media companies. We specialize in providing and maintaining content sales and sourcing scalability, reducing labor and editorial costs, eliminating errors in metadata assignment and extraction, and drastically decreasing the time to market for both video creators and buyers.

About uInterview, and aren’t your typical websites. We believe in the ability of video to empower people to tell their own stories — whether that’s a Hollywood celebrity, a politician, an athlete or a person in the news. uInterview has some of the best access to newsmakers you’ll find anywhere. And they don’t hold back when they talk to us. Since we launched in 2008, uInterview has produced over 3,000 exclusive video interviews and counting.

So don’t be shy. Speak up. Join the conversation. Email us now at [email protected] We can’t wait to hear from you.

App-Garden Launches It's Newest Solution: Facility Tracker



Hickory, NC, April, 2019 App-Garden, a leader in cloud-based solutions for K-12 administration, announces the launch of its newest solution: Facility Tracker. The Facility Tracker is a cloud-based work order management system which allows school districts to track work orders from submission to completion, saving time and money, while providing transparency to appropriate people. It is an easy-to-use, streamlined, and automated approach to managing both preventive and ongoing work order requests and resource allocation.

App-Garden’s Customer Support and Sales teams will work with you to configure and customize the Facility Tracker to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit. In addition to effectively managing work order needs, the Facility Tracker also tracks the lifecycle of capital assets and assists in planning budget requirements for capital asset replacements. A great example of Facility Tracker’s Lifecycle feature is the purchase of a new roof for a district building. Simply enter the purchase date and cost as well as the expected lifespan into Facility Tracker and ensure you are planning for the replacement of these capital assets at the appropriate time in your budgeting cycles.

As with all App-Garden solutions, the Facility Tracker meets your needs by giving your district control and organization over maintaining the facilities, grounds, classrooms, and more. With built-in reporting, administrators can reflect on trends to identify gaps in manpower, analyze vendor quality, and review the volume of work orders to optimize the process. This is but a small glimpse at the benefits of Facility Tracker.

With more than 100 years of combined education experience, App-Garden consistently delivers products aimed at simplifying the daily life of school administrators by harnessing the power of automation and technology. If you are already an App-Garden customer, you know the high quality inherent in all App-Garden products and customer support. The Facility Tracker comes with the exact same quality. New to App-Garden? The Facility Tracker is a great introduction to its many solutions. Learn how the Facility Tracker can benefit your school district by requesting a demo or reach out to us to request more information.

Office Interiors Welcomes Anna Mangione to the Team



Greenville, SC, April, 2019  Anna is the Vice President of Business Development for Office Interiors’ new South Carolina satellite office. As past District Manager at Teknion for The Carolinas, Anna brings extensive knowledge & relationships to the Office Interiors’ team. She has a strong background in commercial interior design and furniture sales creating the ideal VP. She is a member of the US Green Building Council and is active on two committees to further sustainability practices in the industry. Because of her special focus, she has been appointed officer of sustainability.

Anna also has expertise in change management and wellness helping corporations manage implementation during redesign.

Office Interiors works nationwide with the headquarters in Atlanta, GA but this is their first satellite office to open. They have an enormous opportunity entering Greenville and the Upstate as the premier Teknion dealer as well as other quality manufacturers.

“We are beyond thrilled to move into another location and Anna’s expertise brings a level of knowledge & quality that continues to increase our ability to assist clients in solving their facility challenges,” expressed CEO Bill Coons.

As corporate headquarters look to cities outside of Atlanta, Greenville is a key market providing Office Interiors a huge opportunity. It’s also an advantage for Greenville as they will have an interactive showroom for the A&D community to explore with their clients. The Office Interiors’ team consists of five team members and will continue to hire as business grows.

“I am extremely excited about the potential in the Greenville market. Having covered this area with Teknion, I knew there was a need for more services to be available to the growing business community. I couldn’t think of a better team to be a part of to make this happen,” says Anna Mangione.

“Anna’s well-rounded background as a Designer, Dealer Account Executive and Teknion District Manager has positioned her to be an extremely effective Sales Leader,” stated Rick Robillard, Managing Principal. "We are poised for significant growth and have committed the resources necessary to make it happen."

Office Interiors
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Tomorrow Energy Nominated for "Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award," Citing Leadership in the Retail Energy Industry by EMC



More than 600 attendees from all over the country are looking forward to hearing over 50 panelists and speakers. The conference will be the largest gathering of retail energy professionals in North America

Houston, TX, April, 2019  Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced, today, the nominees for the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award” that will be presented at its tenth semi-annual Retail Energy Marketing Conference being held at the Houston Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston on April 2.

More than 600 attendees from all over the country are looking forward to hearing over 50 panelists and speakers. The conference will be the largest gathering of retail energy professionals in North America.

The panels include: “Successful Channel Partnerships”; “Show me the Money: How Distributed Resources make everyone more profitable”; New Competitive Markets: Foreign and Domestic”; Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies in Retail Energy”; and the CEO Round Table focusing on growth, expansion and overcoming obstacles that are in the way.

Sponsored by Arise Digital Marketing, the nominees for the 2018 REP of the Year Award are: Constellation, Eligo Energy, Engie, Just Energy, NRG, Shell and Tomorrow Energy.

“The nominees for the REP of the Year Award are seven companies who have exemplified real leadership in the retail energy industry,” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Capital, LED Plus and Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC.

This promises to be an event that can’t be missed for professionals in the retail energy space.

To register for the Energy Marketing Conference visit:

About Energy Marketing Conferences

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.

Cartana Releases Free Digital Commerce Builder



A game changer to decentralize marketplaces to single domain focused commerce.

Mason, OH, April, 2019  Cartana, a leading provider of digital technologies designed for SMBs, has announced the release of Cartana Digital Commerce Builder (DC Builder) for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to open a digital commerce store under their single domain name. This release is available for restaurants only. Soon, DC Builder will be available for general retail stores and service companies. DC Builder is a new product following the release of more than a dozen products implemented since Cartana started in 2015.

Cartana DC Builder provides the essential digital solutions that will help a SMB restaurant operator build a digital commerce responsive website within an hour without any understanding of HTML template, plugins and third-party professional help. They can turn on/off usage-based SaaS services anytime without long-term contract. Cartana provides the website hosting free of charge with a domain name assigned or they can buy their own domain name for their website.

Mr. Roberto Vargas, the owner of 12 Mexican restaurants in Cincinnati area, including 4 locations of El Picante and others, recently decided to adopt Cartana technologies and turned on online ordering, loyalty and digital marketing services. Earlier, he used third party on-demand food delivery services. He said: “Their service was too expensive, 30% of the sales. Their orders often messed up our kitchen during busy dine-in times and it is not worth it.” In order to attract more digital customers, Mr. Vargas offers incentive for customers to signup their new website hosted by Castana and 10% reward for online ordering. The ordering from their new website started to come next day due to the SEO Cartana did for them in the major search engines.

"This DC Builder is a game changer. SMB operators realized that growing with marketplaces have their limits. Building their own online store and promoting their own domain name locally is critical for their future growth," said Dr. John Wen, Founder and CEO of Cartana. “Cartana started to switch our development focus to single domain based digital commerce website one year ago. We realized that customers in the local neighborhood know their restaurants because they drive by every day or they have been there. A single restaurant is much more famous than Cartana in their neighborhood to the consumers there. We want to help the local restaurants build their digital communities and provide the essential digital technologies for them to do that.”

To learn more, visit

About Cartana
Founded in 2015 by Dr. John Wen, a serial entrepreneur, and two other computing veterans, with their combined 50+ years’ experience in banking, academic, defense, supply chains and retail, Cartana is a SaaS company that provides essential digital technologies to SMB operators. Cartana aims to help SMB operators to transform their business to the digital world. To learn more about Cartana, visit or contact (513) 677-5050.

Exam Edge to Add Institutional Partnership Program



Orefield, PA, April, 2019
Exam Edge, a leading test preparation website, has partnered with prestigious learning institutions to offer them a wide variety of practice tests for their users. Institutions will be able to purchase practice exams in bulk and offer them to their users so that they can learn the testing skills required in their respective industries.

The Institutional Partnership Program is flexible and can be tailored to meet any specific institutional requirements. Practice tests can be purchased according to each institution’s needs, from individual practice tests to bundles of multiple practice tests at a reasonable price. Exam Edge’s institutional partnership program is available for all 1,600 subjects they offer.

As institutions take advantage of the partnership, administrators will be able to access a unique portal for their institution and users to help monitor user success and improvement. Each partnering institution will receive promo codes that never expire, which can be used immediately for instant access to any of Exam Edge’s practice tests.

“With our Institutional Partnership Program, we provide tremendous discounts on our high-quality practice tests, and we also offer deep insights into each of your user’s progress. As a partner, you have access to a special admin area where you can drill down into individual user test results,” said John Fekula, President. “From there you can run reports to see if users are completing their practice tests and determine if extra support is needed to help them reach their goal. Our program is designed to give users the practice they need and to provide you with total transparency in tracking user activities.”

Those already participating in the Institutional Partnership Program have provided their users with the tools they need to pass necessary exams for certifications in their fields. Through practice and detailed feedback, Exam Edge helps users learn the material needed to advance their careers. The feedback component of Exam Edge is vital to user’s success because the program provides step-by-step explanations in easy-to-understand formats that will show users how and why their answers are correct or incorrect.

Combined with institutional instruction, Exam Edge can give users an advantage on test-taking day. With the Institutional Partnership, users will have access to numerous benefits and a multitude of practice exams. No two practice exams will have the same questions included, and each exam will effectively prepare the user to pass their exams.

For more information on the Institutional Partnership Program or to register, visit

About Exam Edge: Exam Edge is an online test preparation company based in Pennsylvania. As an industry leader in their field, Exam Edge offers numerous online practice tests for a variety of certification tests. Covering more than 1,600 subjects and providing users with over 26,000 exams, Exam Edge practice tests were designed to help users feel confident and knowledgeable for any certification exam. To find out more about Exam Edge, visit

NCHS Ramona Opens New Community Health Center



North County Health Services Opens New Health Clinic in Ramona.

Ramona, CA, April, 2019 For more than 40 years, North County Health Services (NCHS) has provided quality, affordable care for the residents of Ramona and the surrounding communities. What began as a mobile clinic quickly expanded to a church basement and eventually a clinic building to accommodate the growing demand for access to health care. Today, NCHS operates 12 locations across North San Diego and Riverside counties and saw over 67,000 patients in 2018.

Due to the increasing number of patients seeking care and demand for increased access, NCHS Ramona has opened a new health center, the former Sear’s building at 220 Rotanzi Street. With a larger, upgraded, state-of-the-art facility, patients will have increased access to dental and medical care, shorter wait times for appointments, as well as programs in behavioral health, among other improvements. The new location of the clinic is more centralized and will undoubtedly allow for increased access to care.

“I wish to thank all the donors who have contributed thus far to making this project a reality. This allows us to provide the best care and experience possible for our Ramona patients.” – Craig Jung, NCHS Board Member

NCHS is proud to be serve as a staple in the Ramona community, and looks forward to continuing to care for patients for many more years to come.

For information on how to support NCHS, visit

About NCHS
NCHS is a private not-for-profit organization that serves over 67,000 patients annually at 12 community health centers in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Ramona, Perris, and through two mobile clinics. NCHS has provided affordable, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive health care to uninsured and underinsured communities in North County San Diego and Riverside County for over 45 years. NCHS offers the following health care services to its patient’s pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, dental care, pharmacy, and transportation services, as well as, community health outreach, prevention, and disease management programs. For more information visit:

D Cast Releases Single Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse



D Cast releases the single, "I'm a Beautiful Mess," supporting the staff and volunteers at the East Los Angeles Women's Center.

Los Angeles, CA, April, 2019 D Cast of DCast Music releases his unplugged and raw debut single, “I’m a Beautiful Mess.” Featuring just the artist and his guitar, the song was recorded live in a single take, with no additional editing. This format was explicitly chosen to celebrate life in its authentic form - unproduced and unedited - rather than following in the footsteps of the overproduced and over-edited media pervading our daily lives.

“This song celebrates life as it truly is, raw and unscripted. It seems like everything we see has been pre-planned and scripted, then edited and produced to such an extent that it’s lost its soul,” says D Cast. “I want to start a movement to let everyone know that they are perfect the way they are; unscripted and raw, or in other words, a beautiful mess.”

Domestic violence awareness is also a cause that D Cast cares for. Therefore, the single will support organizations that help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Violence against women continues to be a severe problem in our society, and D Cast knows firsthand how much support they need. By donating the single’s proceeds, D Cast seeks to not only raise awareness about the existence of these organizations but also to highlight the vital services they provide to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Half of the proceeds will be donated to the East Los Angeles Women's Center to empower and support the staff and volunteers that help those in need every day. The Center offers assistance 24 hours a day and provides critical services such as emergency shelter, counseling, food and clothing, advocacy, and even legal counseling.

“I’m a Beautiful Mess” will be available on all major music platforms and it can also be purchased directly from D Cast’s site at Support the movement that celebrates humanity in its pure unscripted form. More importantly, support organizations that aid women that are in desperate need of care.

Language of Aroma: A Documentary on Communicating a Forgotten Sense by TEALEAVES



TEALEAVES, luxury tea blender, brings together top names in perfumery, language design and accessibility to explore how we can describe this puzzling sense.

Vancouver, Canada, April, 2019 Today, luxury tea brand, TEALEAVES, released Language of Aroma: A Documentary on Communicating a Forgotten Sense, that asks the question: what if we could recognize, understand and communicate aroma? How might we connect with ourselves and the world? It features leading experts including Margaret Price, Principal of Inclusive Design at Microsoft, Laurie Pressman, VP of Pantone, Game of Thrones Language Creator, David J. Peterson and Wolfgang Georgsdorf, the inventor of a scent organ capable of helping depressed people.

Our sense of smell is hardwired to dictate comfort, fear, and mate selection, yet in a recent study by McCann Worldgroup, 53% of 16-22 year olds stated that they would rather give up their sense of smell than their smartphones. With technology, threatening to erode the emphasis we place on our senses, TEALEAVES drew in the knowledge of experts like sommeliers, chefs, aroma scientists and designers to explore the importance of aroma in our experience of the world, and the difficulty in describing it without a learned vocabulary.

“The world of aroma has traditionally borrowed its language from the other senses. We often refer to aroma in every other way - music, tactility, taste...Anything but actual aroma,” says Lana Sutherland Co-Founder and CEO of TEALEAVES.

"When we craft custom blends for our clients, just like the world of wine, we describe the aromatic experience in metaphors, which are inaccessible and unique to us."

“However, inclusivity is in the nature of tea: We see tea as both a catalyst for conversation as well as a companion in quiet moments of introspection. The beverage has a long history of being a sign of welcoming, respect and hospitality, of bringing people together across cultural barriers and differences, but when we lack that shared vocabulary to bring words to those experiences, we are unable to share those moments,” says Lana Sutherland.

To understand aroma from the angle of Inclusive Design, TEALEAVES partnered with Microsoft Design, a leader in the field of accessibility, to explore visuals, texture, form, and other means of aromatic communication. “This exploration is important in highlighting the ways aroma can positively impact society. It’s particularly interesting as we explore how to evolve the inclusive design practice at Microsoft in new directions embracing all senses. How might we apply inclusive principles to aroma? Just imagine the possibilities,” says Margaret Price, Principal Design Strategist at Microsoft. “Aroma has the ability to inspire or transport, ultimately enhancing the human experience. People have multiple senses working together at any given time. When one sense cannot be used, how can another? Our role as experience creators isn’t to 'fix' what someone is 'missing' but to fully leverage the way we interact with the world.”

The documentary can be viewed online at

Language of Aroma was released through an online experience,, a collaboration between TEALEAVES, Microsoft Design, global color authority PANTONE and UBC Science that showcases the creative ways in which aroma can be communicated through the left and right brain. The experience features the tea cocktail, tea entree and tea dessert creations of 17 world-renowned chefs and mixologists using TEALEAVES Classic Teabags and the PANTONE color pairing as muse, and has gained traction among foodies.

This exploration is the second in a three part series by TEALEAVES entitled “PALATE,” which explores three main design elements of tea blending: Color, Aroma and Taste. Language Of Aroma builds upon TEALEAVES’ previous film Color In Sight, which dove into the importance of the detail of color in design featuring top brands including Nike, OPI, Herman Miller, Pantone, and artists such as KidRobot and Frank Kozik, which was also featured at SxSW 2017.

Language of Aroma was featured at a panel at SXSW 2019 in Austin Texas, March 10, which brought together several experts featured in the film over a panel session to discuss inclusive design and the language of aroma.

Language of Aroma Events:

SXSW 2019: Sunday March 10th
Language of Aroma was selected for a panel at SXSW 2019 in Austin Texas, which brought together several experts featured in the film over a panel session to discuss inclusive design and the language of aroma.
Location: JW Marriott, Austin TX,
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm local time

NYCxDesign: Thursday May 16, 2019
Language of Aroma Part I: Making Sense of Scents: Experiencing Aroma
Language of Aroma Part II: Making Sense of Scents: Explorations in Aroma with Cooper Hewitt, Microsoft & TEALEAVES
Location: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 E 91st St, New York
Time: Museum Hours, 10 am - 6 pm

Los Angeles Design Festival: June 20–23
Time & Date: TBA
Location: Row DTLA

San Francisco Design Week: June 26
Time & Date: June 26, Time TBA
Location: The Battery

Seattle Design Festival: August 16–25, 2019
Time & Location: TBA

Language of Aroma features the following experts of industry and academia:

- Lana Sutherland, Co-founder and CEO, TEALEAVES
- Dr. Rachel Herz, Adjunct Professor, Brown University
- Eric Spangenberg, Dean of Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
- Margaret Price, Principal Design Strategist, Microsoft
- Dr. Joerg Bohlmann, Professor and Distinguished Scholar at University of British Columbia and Michael Smith Laboratories
- Nicolas Lambert, Executive Pastry Chef, Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
- Frederick Ammons, Winemaker, Rudd Oakville Estates Winery
- Dawn Goldworm, Co-founder, Creative Director and In-house Nose at 12.29
- Saskia Wilson-Brown, Founder & Executive Director, Institute for Art and Olfaction
- Wolfgang Georgsdorf, Multimedia Artist
- David J. Peterson Language Creator, Game of Thrones
- Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone Color Institute
- Robert Sulatycky, Head Coach, Bocuse D’Or Team USA

Brand partners include:

- Microsoft Design
- Pantone
- Bocuse D’Or Team USA
- Brown University
- Institute for Art and Olfaction
- University of British Columbia Faculty of Science
- University of California, Irvine
- 12.29
- Rudd Oakville Estate
- Four Seasons Hong Kong


Established in 1994, TEALEAVES is one of the very few tea blenders in the world, known for crafting the highest quality teas in small batches by hand. TEALEAVES strives for perfection, driven by the never-ending quest to make the perfect cup of tea. With the philosophy of inspiring creativity and connections through the art of blending, TEALEAVES has gripped the hearts and minds five-star hotels and Michelin Star chefs, worldwide, as their tea brand of choice for over two decades. Sourcing ingredients from over 90 countries and keeping only 1% of the tea leaves presented to them from the world's highest grade gardens, TEALEAVES hopes to stay people’s “cup of tea” for generations to come, whether in a five-star environment or in the luxury of one’s home. More information is available at

About Microsoft

Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Design is the pioneer of Inclusive Design in the technology industry.

Media Contact:
[email protected]

More information is available at

Aroma adds color to your world. #LanguageOfAroma

World-Renowned Chefs and Mixologists Are Reinventing the Sensory Palate Experience Through the Forgotten Sense: Aroma. Their Secret Ingredient? Tea.



Vancouver, Canada, April, 2019 The tea brand of choice for five-star hotels and Michelin chefs worldwide, TEALEAVES, in collaboration with Microsoft Design and 14 Luxury Hotels, launched an online sensory experience that showcases the importance of aroma as an ingredient for a heightened food and drink experience, as well as a vehicle for self discovery and connection.

Taking TEALEAVES’ newly redesigned Classic Teabags as the muse, and the accompanying color selected by PANTONE, the exploration profiles the aroma and mood-inspired works of 17 world-renowned culinary, pastry and mixology artists. The exploration also includes a documentary, Language of Aroma, which features scent-branding experts, the inventor of a scent organ capable of helping depressed people, language creator from Game of Thrones and head coach of Bocuse D’Or Team USA.

“Aroma is a powerful trigger of memory; a brief whiff can create vivid, potent images in our mind, associated with a confluence of recollections,” says Lana Sutherland, CEO of TEALEAVES. “This collaboration and online experience arose from our desire to create an elevated experience for our consumers, using our blending principles to connect on a deeper and much more emotional level.

“For this collaboration, we explored communicating this elusive sense through exploring the relationship between aroma and mood, connecting the personality, traditions and rituals inherent in each of our blends to a scent memory.”

Intensifying flavor with tea-infused food and cocktail recipes.

“Aroma is the soul of any dish - eating without aroma is like eating without soul, it doesn’t make sense,” says Executive Chef, Srijith Gopinath, of Taj Campton Place.

Culinary and mixology artists have used TEALEAVES' teas in their repertoire of secret ingredients for more than two decades. At the world's most prestigious culinary competition, Bocuse D'Or teams have used TEALEAVES' teas to amplify the intensity of their creations. Why? Because according to Robert Sulatycky, Head Coach of Bocuse D’Or Team USA, “It is aroma that is the difference between silver and gold.”

TEALEAVES challenged chefs and mixologists to each create a recipe inspired by the mood, PANTONE color and aroma of one of TEALEAVES' newly redesigned Classic Teabags. The goal was for the dish to evoke the aromatic experience of drinking the tea, through a dish. The final product? Each creation was served as its PANTONE color, derived naturally from the ingredients alone, and featured a signature aromatic expression from smoke, to mist, to “tea air” - a feast inclusive to all of the senses.

“We thought this challenge would shed light on the difficulty of designing for a sense that cannot be seen - how might an expert in the world of palate communicate the aroma of our blend?” Ms. Sutherland asks.

To embark on this sensory exploration visit,

This exploration is the second in a three part series by TEALEAVES entitled “PALATE,” which explores the three main design elements of tea blending: Color, Aroma and Taste. Language Of Aroma builds upon TEALEAVES’ first exhibit on color, in collaboration with PANTONE: Palate for Your Palette, which was featured at SxSW 2017.

Language of Aroma Events:

SXSW 2019: Sunday March 10th
Language of Aroma was selected for a panel at SXSW 2019 in Austin Texas, which brought together several experts featured in the film over a panel session to discuss inclusive design and the language of aroma.
Location: JW Marriott, Austin TX,
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm local time

NYCxDesign: Thursday May 16, 2019
Language of Aroma Part I: Making Sense of Scents: Experiencing Aroma
Language of Aroma Part II: Making Sense of Scents: Explorations in Aroma with Cooper Hewitt, Microsoft & TEALEAVES
Location: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 E 91st St, New York
Time: Museum Hours, 10 am - 6 pm

Los Angeles Design Festival: June 20–23
Time & Date: TBA
Location: Row DTLA

San Francisco Design Week: June 26
Time & Date: June 26, Time TBA
Location: The Battery

Seattle Design Festival: August 16–25, 2019
Time & Location: TBA

Participating Hotels and Restaurants:

United States
ARIA Resort & Casino - Las Vegas
Rivea, Delano Las Vegas - Las Vegas
The St. Regis San Francisco - San Francisco
Palace Hotel San Francisco - San Francisco
Andaz West Hollywood - Los Angeles
Calistoga Ranch - Napa Valley
Monarch Beach Resort - Dana Point
Taj Campton Place - San Francisco
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar - Vancouver
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler - Whistler
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - Tofino

Honk Kong
Four Seasons Hong Kong - Hong Kong

Grand Hyatt Manila - Manila

Regent Singapore - Singapore


Established in 1994, TEALEAVES is one of the very few tea blenders in the world, known for crafting the highest quality teas in small batches by hand. TEALEAVES strives for perfection, driven by the never-ending quest to make the perfect cup of tea. With the philosophy of inspiring creativity and connections through the art of blending, TEALEAVES has gripped the hearts and minds of five-star hotels and Michelin Star chefs, worldwide, as their tea brand of choice for over two decades. Sourcing ingredients from over 90 countries and keeping only 1% of the tea leaves presented to them from the world's highest grade gardens, TEALEAVES hopes to stay people’s “cup of tea” for generations to come, whether in a five-star environment or in the luxury of one’s home. More information is available at

About Microsoft

Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Design is the pioneer of Inclusive Design in the technology industry.

Media Contact:
[email protected]

Aroma adds colour to your world. #LanguageOfAroma

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Beverage Organizations Support Mary’s Center with Donation for New Teaching Kitchen



Mary's Center announced the creation of a Teaching Kitchen at its new Silver Spring location thanks to a $50,000 donation from the American Beverage Association. The kitchen will offer year-round nutritional initiatives, allowing Mary's Center's participants to have access to better nutrition resources.

Silver Spring, MD, March 2019 Mary’s Center announced today that the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) and the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association have made a $50,000 contribution to establish a Teaching Kitchen at its new Silver Spring location. The Teaching Kitchen is part of an initiative projected to impact more than 15,000 Montgomery County residents to live healthy and balanced lifestyles.

Through the Teaching Kitchen, Mary’s Center will provide comprehensive health promotion, disease prevention programs, nutritional education workshops, and hands-on cooking classes. The Teaching Kitchen will also offer year-round nutritional initiatives and physical activities for Montgomery County residents.

“We are thankful for our long-standing partnership with the ABFHA and the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association for their commitment to helping our Montgomery County participants live healthier lives,” said Maria Gomez, Mary’s Center president and CEO. “The Teaching Kitchen will be an important tool for us to help reduce the alarming rates of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity in the county.”

Ellen Valentino, executive vice president of Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association, said the Teaching Kitchen “will have a lasting impact on the community by building awareness among residents of the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”

“We are all in this together,” Valentino said. “For years, our companies have dedicated themselves to providing consumers with more choices, smaller portion sizes, and fewer calories than ever before so that families can make the best choices. Living a balanced lifestyle is paramount to good health.”

The Mary’s Center’s Social Change Model integrates healthcare, education, and social services and this new initiative exemplifies the model’s objectives. Mary’s Center has seen significant success among participants from multiple-generations, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds in the District of Columbia, and is optimistic that its new Montgomery County site will see similar results.

“The Teaching Kitchen provides an incredible opportunity for families and residents of Montgomery County to learn about how healthy eating and exercise can result in long-term benefits,” Gomez said. “Partners like the ABFHA and the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association have made a significant commitment that will go a long way in our community.

About Mary’s Center
Founded in 1988, Mary’s Center is a Community Health Center that provides a model of care including healthcare, education, and social services to nearly 50,000 individuals from 50 countries through eight locations in Washington, DC and Maryland. Using a holistic, multipronged approach, Mary’s Center helps each participant access individualized services and find a path towards wellness, family stability, educational success, and economic opportunities. For more information please visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America
The American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America seeks to make a significant contribution to the health of local communities by providing grants to support charitable programs at community organizations that work to advance both the physical health of their local citizens and the environmental health of their communities. For more information, please visit and

Design Rush Listed Solution Analysts in Top Mobile App Development Agencies of 2019



Delmar, DE, March 2019 Thriving mobility platform can assist businesses in reaching the next level. Companies tend to hire mobile app developers from reputed development companies to leverage the benefits of mobility. Online review agencies have made it easy for entrepreneurs to find a top mobile app developer in USA. Out of them, only a few agencies are known for their unbiased approach and careful consideration of every aspect while shortlisting companies.

Design Rush is such a B2B rating and review agency that has made a comprehensive list of top mobile app development agencies for the year 2019. Design Rush has gained fame for preparing a list on the basis of extensive research and proper data analysis. Solution Analysts, a leading mobile app development company, is included in the latest Design Rush list of the best app design and development firms.

Talking about this latest recognition of the company as one of the top mobile app development companies globally, the spokesman at Solution Analysts revealed the company’s policies and future plans: “Solution Analysts had a modest beginning in the year 2011 with a vision to bring automation in the client’s business processes. Today, we have gone beyond a traditional mobile app development company by providing end-to-end mobility solutions to the global clientele.”

He added that the company has served over 300 global corporate clients. Last year, the company has opened a corporate office in Delaware, USA to manage international business operations more efficiently. He also reiterated the company’s commitment to assist promising startups and SMEs with highly competitive mobility solutions at competitive rates.

He also expressed gratitude toward Design Rush for this inclusion with these words: “Team Solution Analysts is thankful to Design Rush for recognizing our client-centric services and result-oriented approach for addressing the complex business requirements. At Solution Analysts, it is our endeavor to provide the top-notch mobile app solutions by integrating futuristic technologies like AR, VR, IoT, and Blockchain.”

Array of Mobile App Development Services by Solution Analysts

Android App Development
PhoneGap App Development
Ionic App Development
Hybrid App Development
Mobility Consultancy and Support
Mobile App Marketing
App Maintenance and Upgrade

About Design Rush
Design Rush is a reputed B2B marketplace that ranks top companies in the domains of web design, digital marketing, and emerging technologies. It assists businesses to find the right IT services provider as per their requirements. Design Rush team makes a comprehensive list of top companies after extensive research. The rating agency is known for its unbiased approach and data-driven analysis of the world’s leading technology companies.

About Solution Analysts
Solution Analysts has evolved as a trusted IT solutions partner from its modest beginning as a mobile app development company in 2011. The company has served over 300 corporate clients worldwide in the span of eight years. Recently, the company has forayed into IoT software development. Client-centric approach and focus on quality while offering top mobile app development services have helped the company gain trust of many corporate clients worldwide.

Visit the company’s website to know more about services, work, and solutions.

Sara Qureshi Elected to the Abuse Counseling & Treatment's Board of Directors



Fort Myers, FL, March 2019 The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Business & Tax Attorney Sara Qureshi has joined the Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.’s (“ACT”) Board of Directors. ACT is a private, not-for-profit agency committed to serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Qureshi focuses her practice in business organization operations and planning, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state taxation, intellectual property, and health care law. She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi. Qureshi also serves as the Social Chair for the Lee County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

While attending law school, Qureshi served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Child and Family Law Journal and as the Executive Board Treasurer for the National Conference of Law Reviews. She also volunteered as a certified tax preparer with Barry Law’s Volunteer Income Tax Program and served as a legal intern for the Middle District of Florida and Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange County.

Qureshi is a graduate of Cape Coral High School. She obtained her B.S. in Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University (magna cum laude) in 2014. Upon receiving her Juris Doctor from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law (magna cum laude) in 2017, Qureshi continued her education at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, graduating at the top of her class in 2018. She may be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 239.344.1257.

Henderson Franklin is celebrating 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information on Qureshi or Henderson Franklin, please visit

William Hines, FSA, MAAA, Principal & Consulting Actuary with Milliman, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Complying with FASB’s Insurance Accounting Standard



William Hines, FSA, MAAA, Principal & Consulting Actuary with Milliman, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Complying with FASB’s Insurance Accounting Standard: Effective Preparation and Implementation Strategies Live Webcast.

New York, NY, March 2019 
The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that William Hines, FSA, MAAA, Principal & Consulting Actuary with Milliman, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Complying with FASB’s Insurance Accounting Standard: Effective Preparation and Implementation Strategies.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Eastern Time.

For further details, please visit:

About William Hines

William consults extensively on financial reporting issues involving U.S. GAAP, IFRS, regulatory accounting, and embedded value. He has served as appointed actuary for more than a dozen life insurers in the United States, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. William is recognized as an expert in insurance company accounting and serves on the International Accounting Standards Board’s IFRS 17 Transition Resource Group.

His consulting assignments have also included litigation support, reserve reviews, pricing analysis, mergers and acquisitions, mutual company reorganizations, alternative financing structures, securitizations, captive insurance companies, and reinsurance transactions.

Prior to joining Milliman, William worked at John Hancock in Boston, where he gained experience in GAAP and statutory financial reporting, valuation, dividend scale development, profitability analysis, and projection, as well as many aspects of demutualization.

About Milliman

Milliman is among the world’s largest providers of actuarial, risk management, and related technology and data solutions. Our consulting and advanced analytics capabilities encompass healthcare, property and casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services, and employee benefits.

With more than 3,500 employees and revenue of US$1 billion in 2017, the firm serves the full spectrum of business, financial, government, union, education, and nonprofit organizations.

Founded in 1947, Milliman today has offices in principal cities worldwide, covering markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.


The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently released its Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that revamped the financial reporting of insurance companies’ long-duration contracts like life insurance, disability income, long-term care, and annuities. The new accounting standard demands enhanced disclosures, improves uniformity among similar market-based benefits, and sets standard liability discount rate.

The changing FASB standard poses a considerable impact on various stakeholders. Revisiting existing financial reporting practices and integrating a doable strategic plan are imperative for effective and efficient compliance.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in FASB's Insurance Accounting Standard. Speakers will also discuss its implications to stakeholders as well as the best preparation and implementation strategies to avoid pitfalls.

This Live Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:

• The Backstory of the New Insurance Contracts Accounting Standard
• FASB Consideration of Industry-Input and Feedback
• Implementing the Spirit of Clarity
• Implementation and On-Going Calculations
• Data Requirements and Governance
• Explaining the Impact to Stakeholders

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

Barry L. Bell, Managing Director, Echelon Analytics to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event



The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Barry L. Bell, Managing Director, Echelon Analytics will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Lost Profits Damages Calculations in Commercial Litigation: Fundamentals and Key Considerations LIVE Webcast.”

New York City, NY, March 2019 This event is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET).

For further details, please visit:

About Barry L. Bell

For more than 25 years, Barry Bell has focused primarily on the analysis and quantification of damages in commercial litigation matters. He is experienced in analyzing complex matters; identifying relevant issues, information and approaches, and cogently communicating, via expert reports and testimony, the resulting opinions to interested parties.

Mr. Bell has extensive experience in analyzing damages in a wide variety of actions, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and intellectual property infringement/misappropriation, among others, across a broad industry spectrum. Mr. Bell frequently provides expert witness testimony related to damages in complex commercial and intellectual property-related disputes.

About Echelon Analytics

Echelon Analytics is a nationally recognized firm comprised of proven leaders in the areas of economic and financial analysis, financial and forensic investigation, and expert witness services. We assist clients involved in commercial disputes and high-stakes litigation, as well as those needing help assessing value and risk in the context of pre-litigation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and sales.

Event Synopsis:

Quantifying lost profits in commercial litigation is a complex exercise fraught with significant risks and potential pitfalls. Recent court opinions continue to alter the methodologies and parameters of acceptable lost profits claims.

A sound lost profits claim must adhere to the appropriate legal principles; identify a sufficient causal nexus; and employ an appropriate, well-supported methodology to reach a reasonably certain quantification.

In this Live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help companies and litigators better understand the fundamentals and key considerations involved in calculating lost profits in commercial litigation. Speakers will discuss acceptable methodologies for analyzing and quantifying lost profits and will provide real-world examples of how such methodologies are applied. They will also provide insight into important considerations when claiming or defending against a claim for lost profits.

Key topics include:

Legal Framework: An Overview
Fundamentals and Key Considerations in Calculating Damages
Lost Profits Damages Calculations in 2019: What to Expect
Measurement and Projection of Lost Profits
Defending Against Lost Profits Damages Claims
Recent Court Opinions Impacting Lost Profits

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

Edward Currie, Jr., Shareholder, Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event



The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Edward Currie, Jr., Shareholder, Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Recent Trends in Bad Faith Insurance Litigation: Preparing for and Defending Against Claims LIVE Webcast.”

New York, NY, March 2019 This event is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET).

For further details, please visit:

About Edward Currie, Jr.

Edward J. “Ned” Currie, JR. is a Shareholder at Currie Johnson & Myers, PA, with offices in Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi. Mr. Currie graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. He has spent his career in the courtroom representing the interests of insurers in complex insurance coverage matters and bad faith defense - as well as personal injury defense - having tried over 175 jury cases to verdict. Mr. Currie is the immediate Past President of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and on the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee for the Rules of Civil Procedure. Mr. Currie is Past President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association which bestowed upon him its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Past President of the Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the American Law Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, and is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Currie was recognized by Corporate Intl Magazine as 2016 Mississippi Product Liability Attorney of the Year, by Best Lawyers as 2016 Mississippi Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation-Defense, by International Global Law Experts as 2014 Mississippi Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, and by Best Lawyers as 2012 Mississippi Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law. He also is listed by Super Lawyers in the Top 50: 2015 Mississippi Super Lawyers and was listed by the Mississippi Business Journal in the 2013 Top 10 Leaders in Law in Mississippi. Listed by the American Lawyer & Martindale Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance, Mr. Currie has written and lectured widely on an array of insurance coverage issues.

About Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.

The attorneys of Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., handle a variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the State of Mississippi and adjacent states. The firm regularly handles cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith defense, defense of personal injury, property, casualty, premises liability, products liability, medical mal practice, matters pertaining to health care facilities, as well as civil rights actions against local municipalities and counties. The firm also represents clients in defense of employment and discrimination cases. The firm was named as a Top 500 Go To Law Firm for 2013 and 2014. The firm was named as 2013 Law Firm of the Year i n Insurance Law for Mississippi and 2014 Product Liability Law Firm of the Year in Mississippi, by International Law Global Experts. The firm was named as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers, Top Tier in the fields of persona l injury defense, medical mal practice-defense and insurance law for the years 20 I 0-2015. The firm has been listed for over 12 years by Best's as a recommended insurance law firm.

Event Synopsis:

Over the years, the bad faith insurance landscape has changed drastically to a much more competitive environment and marketplace. The existing and impending developments in this area of law have left a call for insurers and other affected professionals to better prepare and defend themselves when litigating bad faith insurance cases.

Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with the latest information regarding bad faith insurance litigation. Speakers, among other things, will discuss how to prepare for and defend against these claims.

This Live Webcast will discuss the following:

Recent trends including bad faith claims against claims adjusters and third party administrators
Claims being assessed by insurers against defense and coverage counsel
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation: Legal Framework
Regulatory Violations
Underwriting Issues and Settlement Practices
Commonly Used Tactics in Litigation
Recent Case Law Updates

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

Grande AMA & Associates LLC Investment Program Creates Cash Flow and Builds Wealth



Notice of a new website and learning about Grande AMA. Notice that Grande AMA is growing and that they have a team.

Phoenix, AZ, March 2019 
 Grande AMA & Associates LLC is pleased to announce the launch of their new website showcasing. Visit it at today. The Grande AMA & Associates LLC Investment Program emerged as a way to benefit investors seeking positive cash flowing investments. At Grande AMA & Associates LLC, they pride themselves on continual education to stay ahead of the curve and adapting to the ever-changing US Real Estate market. Grande AMA & Associates LLC continuously seek the best markets for investors, acquiring properties in specific real estate markets within the US to capitalize on Cash flow and long-term growth.

Grande AMA & Associates firmly believe everyone can achieve a rich, full life, filled with prosperity and abundance and their company offers the investment programs designed to make this happen.

Grande AMA & Associates LLC emphasize safety and security and they commit a vested interest in the client’s financial success. Emphasis has always been and will continue to be one geared toward the long-term investments of 5 years or more. Grande AMA & Associates LLC primary focus is creating cash flow while buying intelligently in markets that offer the best potential growth.

Utilizing on the ground knowledge of the local markets, an extensive network of associates and combining it with advantages of ownership management, Grande AMA & Associates deliver a system where the company benefits side-by-side with investors allowing them to achieve their financial dreams.

Through a carefully designed and proprietary performance-based approach, Grande AMA & Associates LLC created a company that is fully aligned in a client’s success, assuring investors that their capital and investment returns are as safe, strong and secure as possible.

Grande AMA & Associates can be reached at 480-542-7772.

Shingo Prize Winning Author Releases New Text



Thirty year consultant and two time Shingo Prize winning author Gary Conner has just release his latest book "Becoming a Lean Savant."

Salem, OR, March 2019 While the author does not claim the status of Savant (sa 'vant / noun: scholar, sage, philosopher, learned person), he has served 350 clients and facilitated 1,500 projects across the U.S. and Canada. This text represents an easy to read, practical explanation of the What, Why, When, Where, Who and How Operational Excellence can be adopted and adapted within any business environment.

Readers of this text are invited to utilize an 10 gigabyte, cloud-based resource containing hundreds of files, examples, case studies, videos, and photographs demonstrating how hundreds of other organizations have transformed from a "business as usual" to the Lean Approach.

Link to Amazon Book Baby Bookstore (where a free preview is available):

Exclusive Speaker Interview with SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems Released for Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast 2019



Patrick Gallagher from SCHOTT discusses container customization.

London, United Kingdom, March  2019 --
SMi Group reports: Senior expert from SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems is set to present at Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast Conference in just four weeks’ time in Boston, USA.

The 6th Annual Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast conference is returning to Boston, USA in April 8th – 9th 2019. The two-day event will bring together specialists within the industry to provide an exclusive insight into the sphere of regulation, new digital technology trends, human studies and innovative design and delivery systems within the pre- filled syringe industry.

In the run up to the conference, SMi Group caught up with Patrick Gallagher, Business Development Manager, SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems, to discuss his upcoming presentation, and his thoughts on the current challenges and opportunities in the pre-filled syringes field.

A snapshot of Patrick Gallagher’s interview:

The Pre-Filled Syringes market has matured greatly over recent years, what key differences have you noticed in the last year regarding significant developments?

“In recent years, we have seen quite a bit of interest from pharmaceutical companies to differentiate through delivery device, whether through lifecycle management of a biologic drug into a more complex device or by converting a legacy drug from vial to pre-filled syringe. PFS and cartridge-based primary containers can improve patient safety through less dose preparation and greater ease of use, as well as facilitate the transition of drug administration from a hospital to homecare setting, thus improving patient outcomes.”

What do you see as the greatest challenge for you to overcome personally in the pre-filled syringes field at the moment?

“As an industry, we are still in the early stages of developing connected health solutions and while we are starting to generate significant data it will take some time to best realize how to use this data. Pharma and Medtech companies will need to continue to educate key healthcare stakeholders that device-generated data can improve patient outcomes and drive down healthcare costs.”

The full speaker interview and more content including the latest brochure, past attendees list, and other exclusive speaker interviews can be found on the on the website.

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Rainbow PUSH Coalition Honors Hightowers Petroleum Co. (HPC) President and CEO with Its Living Legend Award



New York, NY, March 2019 Stephen Hightower, President and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum Co. was recognized on November 2nd by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition with their prestigious Living Legend Award. The presentation was made during the 2018 Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit in Detroit, MI at the Motor City Hotel and Conference Center, sponsored by Ford, GM, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan.

Each year, the event assembles many of the industries most decorated executives to engage in thought provoking conversations about ethnic minority participation in the global automotive marketplace. The event and organization promote full and equal participation for people of color by forging partnerships within the industry to better ensure the fair participation of minorities at every level of business.

Presented by another “Living Legend” Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., the Living Legend Award recognizes individuals whom demonstrate outstanding leadership, togetherness, teamwork and high accomplishments. This year’s award winner, Mr. Hightower, is the embodiment of all that the accolade represents, and so much more.

Hightower started HPC as a licensed Motor Fuel Dealer in 1984. With foresight and continuing innovation, HPC has developed into a “Virtual Marketplace” with the ability to provide gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, ethanol, lubricants, oils and greases across the globe. Today, HPC’s customer base includes Ford Motor Company, Duke Energy, General Motors Corporation, DW Morgan Co., P.A.M. Transportation, The Kroger Company, Fed Ex, UPS, AK Steel Corporation, Progress Energy, PEPCO Holdings, Inc., Con-Edison, Catholic Health Partners, The State of Ohio, Greater Dayton RTA, Honda/TRC, University of Miami, Casers Entertainment, Boarder States Industries, Dallas DART, United Rentals, Dominion Transportation, General Mills and many others.

In reference to a Japanese trade where host Rev. Jackson made key introductions to companies such as Nissan, Honda and Toyota, Mr. Hightower stated, “We’re doing business with those companies as a direct result of your support and willingness to assist African American businesses in being all that they can be and giving them the exposure and putting them on a platform for success.”

As a philanthropist, advocate of equality and community serviceman, Mr. Hightower has served on the boards of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, National Park Foundation (appointment by the Secretary of Interior), The Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers Association, National Petroleum Council (appointment by the Secretary of Energy) and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.

RPC was formed in December 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through the merging of two organizations he founded earlier, People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH, 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Oakland, they work to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens and advocate for peace and justice around the world. They are dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless.

Their mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.

SoftNAS® Vulnerability Disclosed by Digital Defense, Inc. Researchers



San Antonio, TX, March 2019 --Digital Defense, Inc., a leading security technology and services provider, today announced that its Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in SoftNAS Cloud® data storage platform.​ If customers have not followed SoftNAS deployment best practices and have openly exposed SoftNAS StorageCenter® ports directly to the internet, SoftNAS Cloud Enterprise 4.2.0 is vulnerable to an authenticated bypass that could be leveraged to gain access to the webadmin interface without valid user credentials. The vulnerability potentially allows an attacker to create new users or execute arbitrary commands with administrative privileges, compromising both the platform and data. The vulnerability is not present on SoftNAS Cloud versions prior to 4.2 and is fixed in versions 4.2.2 and later.

What You Can Do

Information regarding the security fix can be obtained through the SoftNAS release notes.

Details of the vulnerability can be found on the Digital Defense blog.

Tom DeSot, EVP/Chief Information Officer at Digital Defense, said, “SoftNAS has worked closely with our VRT to ensure a fix is available to organizations utilizing the affected platform. The SoftNAS team was extremely collaborative and diligent in their rapid response to the identification of the issue, resulting in a quick resolution.”

“We’re grateful to have partnered with the Digital Defense VRT to strengthen the security of SoftNAS Cloud. The protection and security of customer data is not only of the utmost importance to the SoftNAS team but is also integral to SoftNAS’ core business mission and vision,” said Rick Braddy, SoftNAS Co-Founder and CTO.

Digital Defense Research Methodology and Practices

The Digital Defense VRT regularly works with organizations in the responsible disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities. The expertise of the VRT when coupled with the company’s next generation hybrid SaaS Security platform, Frontline. Cloud enables early detection capabilities. When zero-days are discovered and internally validated, the VRT immediately contacts the affected vendor to notify the organization of the new finding(s) and then assists, wherever possible, with the vendor’s remediation actions.

About Digital Defense
Serving clients across numerous industries, Digital Defense’s innovative and leading-edge technology helps organizations safeguard sensitive data and eases the burdens associated with information security. Frontline.Cloud, the original Security SaaS platform, delivers unparalleled accuracy and efficiencies through multiple systems including Frontline Vulnerability Manager (Frontline VM™), Frontline Web Application Scanning (Frontline WAS™), Frontline Active Threat Sweep™ (Frontline ATS™) and Frontline Pen Test™, while SecurED®, the company’s security awareness training, promotes employees’ security-minded behavior. The Digital Defense Frontline suite of products, underpinned by patented technology and complemented with superior service and support, are highly-regarded by industry experts, as illustrated by the company’s designation as 2018 Global Vulnerability Management Customer Value Leadership Award, #10 ranking in Black Book Market Research's list of Compliance & Risk Management Solutions, five-star review in SC Magazine, and inclusion in CRN’s MSP 500.

About SoftNAS
SoftNAS®, Inc. has pioneered cloud data control and management with its SoftNAS Cloud data platform. SoftNAS began six years ago as the global leader in software-defined Cloud NAS and has since matured into an enterprise software company. The SoftNAS Cloud data platform provides customers a unified and integrated way to aggregate, transform, accelerate, protect and store data and to easily create cloud storage solutions that bridge islands of data across SaaS, legacy systems, remote offices, factories, IoT, analytics, AI and machine learning, web services, SQL, NoSQL and the cloud – any kind of data. SoftNAS works with the most popular public, private, hybrid and premises-based virtual cloud operating systems, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere.

Contact Digital Defense at 888-273-1412; visit, our blog, LinkedIn, or follow @Digital_Defense on Twitter.

To learn more about SoftNAS, follow @SoftNAS on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or the SoftNAS blog.

Rose Medical Center Names Andrew Weinfeld, MD, New Chief Medical Officer



Rose Medical Center announces the appointment of Andrew Weinfeld, MD, as its new Chief Medical Officer.

Denver, CO, March 2019 Rose Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Weinfeld, MD, as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Weinfeld will be part of the Rose Executive Team and will lead Rose’s overall hospital clinical and quality strategy.

“Dr. Weinfeld has a demonstrated record of clinical excellence, which is of critical importance to Rose,” says Ryan Tobin, Rose Medical Center President & CEO. “We are excited to work with him to further our patient quality agenda.”

Dr. Weinfeld comes to Rose from HCA Healthcare’s Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden, Utah, where he has served as Chief Medical Officer since 2017. A native of Colorado, Dr. Weinfeld completed his undergraduate degree in business administration at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and completed his general surgery residency in 2005 at The Ohio State University. He joined Colorado Permanente Medical Group where he practiced general surgery and served as a physician leader and member of the Board of Directors. In July of 2016, he completed an MBA in Health Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. After almost 12 years of clinical practice, he accepted the role of Chief Medical Officer at Ogden Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Weinfeld is passionate about advancing the clinical agenda. While at Ogden, he accomplished 35% reduction in severe sepsis mortality, 11% reduction in septic shock mortality, 150% improvement in door to needle < 60 minutes and 44% reduction in PCI mortality. He is excited about Rose’s commitment to quality and will bring those experiences to help us grow further and excited to return home to his family and friends in Denver.

About Rose Medical Center
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver’s "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose truly has become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at

Apple Pay Outshines Google’s and Samsung’s Mobile Wallets, Reveals



A new publication from Germany-based secondary market research specialist, “Mobile Wallet Profiles 2019: Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay,” summarizes the latest usage figures and projections for the three mobile wallets. The report reveals that Apple is expected to maintain its lead over Google and Samsung in terms of number of users worldwide.

Hamburg, Germany, March 2019 --Growing usage figures expected for Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

The number of mobile wallet users of Apple, Google and Samsung’s payment services is projected to remain on the growth path through 2020. Apple Pay maintains the lead on the global scale, while in specific markets the ranks might differ. For example, Samsung Pay was the top mobile wallet in South Korea in terms of the overall transaction volume in 2018, according to statistics cited by In both Russia and Turkey, Google Pay was used more intensively for online purchases than Apple Pay. In the U.S., all three were outranked by PayPal’s app for in-store mobile payments, with Apple Pay as a close second.

The three Pays continue to expand coverage and services

Overall, all three wallets covered in the report continue to grow internationally as they add new markets. Europe and North America are the most covered regions in terms of the services’ availability, while Latin America and Africa remain largely untapped. In Asia-Pacific, Apple, Google and Samsung face rivalry from popular local providers such as Alipay, Paytm and LINE Pay. To strengthen their competitive edge, the companies are constantly adding new features and services to their mobile wallets.

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Our multilingual staff researches, gathers, filters and translates information from thousands of reputable sources to synthesize accurate and timely reports in our areas of expertise, covering more than 100 countries and all global regions. Our market reports focus predominantly on online retail and payments, but also cover a broad range of related topics including M-Commerce, Cross-Border E-Commerce, E-Commerce Delivery, Online Gaming and many others. In addition to our wide selection of market reports, we also provide custom market research services.

We are proud to cooperate with companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Given our numerous citations in leading media sources and journals worldwide, including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, we are considered one of the most highly-reputed international secondary market research companies with an expertise in the areas of B2C E-Commerce and Online Payment.

Fairmas and HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems Announce Their New Strategic Partnership



The software developer-distributor cooperation allows both companies to extend their products and services to a wider hotel market.

Berlin, Germany, March 2019 Fairmas is excited to announce a new partnership with HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems, an international company and market leader in IT for the hospitality and retail industries. Fairmas specialises in powerful, cloud-based solutions that focus on financial planning, controlling and management reporting specifically for the hotel industry. Their solutions focus on optimising processes that can maximise the financial performance of any hotel business, regardless of its size and type. Together, both companies expand their reach even further, efficiently addressing needs of the hotel industry across all markets.

Users of Fairmas products not only save time and effort through the automated standardisation and consolidation of their hotel financial data, but they are also provided with comprehensive and actionable information helping to make smarter decisions and ensuring their hotel’s long-term financial success.

“We are happy to work with HRS because we share the same values of focusing on customers – that is being able to understand and fulfil their needs. Through this partnership, Fairmas will be able to extend our reach even further, allowing us to help more hotels achieve their business goals through use of our financial planning and reporting tools,” said Oliver Rabe, Director of Business Development of Fairmas.

HRS Hospitality and Retail Systems are thrilled to be able to offer customers these innovative products. Features of Fairmas solutions include data integration, multi-functional planning of P&L, budgets, and forecasts with various comparison scenarios, automated drivers, property and chain-level reporting are all available.

“It is extremely important for HRS to offer the best solutions in every area of hotel management,” stated Alexander Leferov, Business Development Manager for Hospitality Solutions at HRS. “Finance is a crucial part of a property’s operation and we are pleased to be able to provide and cover this hotelier requirement with specialised products developed by Fairmas.”

Both HRS Hospitality and Retail Systems and Fairmas are proud of this strategic partnership and look forward to all customers having a bright and financially successful future.

About Fairmas:
Fairmas GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, develops web-based financial planning, controlling and management reporting solutions as well as daily benchmarking especially for the hotel industry. Fairmas software solutions integrate easily into the hotel's existing IT software environment and interface efficiently with all major property management systems (PMS), accounting systems and document management systems among others. Since 2003, Fairmas has been a strong partner to the hospitality industry. Currently, there are 8,196 users in 3,750 hotels worldwide who use the company’s software solutions – from global hotel chains, to leisure hotels and privately owned hotels. Experienced executives from the industry secure the hotel industry know-how, while a team of 43 hotel and IT specialists ensures the creative solutions of tailor-made software products.

About HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems:
Founded in 1990, HRS was created with the aim of providing a superior customer experience, both for service industry companies and their clients. Now in its 29th year, HRS provides innovative management solutions for: hotels, restaurants, retail chains, stadiums, spas and fitness clubs. HRS has an impressive portfolio of products and services, these include: pre-project analysis, hardware and software supply, strategic IT consulting, solutions implementation and integration, staff training and consulting, 24/7 technical support, plus a wide range of professional customer services. The company has developed an excellent reputation for providing quality services together with a strong global presence. HRS has established itself not just as an IT solution provider but also as a proactive contributor to the hospitality industry.

Christina Niessen
Marketing & Communications
Fairmas GmbH
+49 30 322 940 542
[email protected]

Sofia Marti
Marketing & Event Manager EMEA
HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems
Tel: +49 211 540 80 144
[email protected]

RAMPF Korea – Producing in Asia for Asia



Joint Venture for mixing and dispensing systems officially opened in Hwaseong City.

Grafenberg, Germany, March 2019 -- Joint Venture for the Asian markets – the international RAMPF Group has realigned the cooperation with its long-standing partner Orient Dosiertechnik from Korea with the founding of RAMPF Korea Co., Ltd. The new company, based in Hwaseong City is developing and producing mixing and dispensing systems specifically for the Asian markets.

Within the framework of the new joint venture based in Hwaseong City, mixing and dispensing systems are being developed and produced especially for the Asian markets. For this, RAMPF Korea will predominantly be using dispensing components from German company RAMPF Production Systems, a leading specialist for mixing and dispensing technology and automation solutions.

“Our machines are mostly based on standard mixing and dispensing systems from RAMPF Production Systems. Our 3-axis-dispensing robot, which is offered in the markets in Asia and the Middle East under the type designation DR-CNCe, is based on German technology paired with Korean machine construction expertise,” says Yonny Eom, Managing Director of RAMPF Korea. “This cutting-edge technology sets the stage for our team of experts to develop products that have a unique position in the markets in terms of their quality and level of customization.”

RAMPF and Orient Dosiertechnik, a group of companies with five locations in Korea, China, and Hong Kong, have been working together for more than 15 years. In addition to sales and after-sales services for RAMPF Production Systems, Orient Dosiertechnik sells the polyurethane products produced by RAMPF in China.

“In the past few years, a number of automation projects have already been carried out as part of this partnership in which our dispensing technology was integrated,” Hartmut Storz, Managing Director of RAMPF Production Systems, explains. “The success of these projects sparked the founding of the joint venture, which is significantly expanding our presence in Asian markets.”

RAMPF Korea was officially inaugurated in Hwaseong-City with approximately 100 guests in attendance, amongst others customers and partners, representatives from politics and society, employees, and the management of the German-based holding company.

In his speech, RAMPF Holding CEO Matthias Rampf emphasized the special relationship of the Rampf family with Yonny Eom: “For RAMPF, this joint venture is a further step in the internationalization of our Group and a solid basis for further growth. In addition, it is also proof that true friendship can develop from a partnership if one deals with one another in an open, honest, and fair manner and works with passion and determination for the common goal. We are looking forward to further expanding the cooperation with Yonny Eom and his highly talented team.”

Liferay Platinum Service Partner Now Available to Government Sector



Colorado Springs, CO, XTIVIA, a Platinum Service Partner with Liferay, is now available to the government sector through the GSA Schedule. Liferay makes digital experience platform (DXP) software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. The GSA Schedule streamlines the government sales process with pre-established pricing, terms, and conditions that government buyers can use to purchase from a company. After completing many successful projects with Liferay in the commercial sector, XTIVIA recently received GSA approval as a technology software sales and implementation firm for Liferay solutions in the government market.

“We are happy to announce that we recently obtained GSA approval for our Liferay solutions and services, we are looking forward to offering the Liferay solution to the government (Federal, State, and Local sectors) for successful implementations. Our company is known for our technical expertise as well as for efficiently innovating solutions; we are excited to be of service to the government market with future Liferay projects,” says Dennis Robinson, CEO of XTIVIA.

With XTIVIA’s expertise, Liferay solutions have been deployed in enterprise-level websites, customer and partner portals, intranets, and multi-tenancy systems. XTIVIA has worked with Liferay since 2006 and has been recognized with ten unique Liferay awards in that time. In 2018, XTIVIA was awarded Liferay’s North American Partner of the Year Award for Net New Revenue.

For more info on XTIVIA’s Liferay services: XTIVIA Liferay DXP

About Liferay
Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Hundreds of organizations in financial services, healthcare, government, insurance, retail, manufacturing, and multiple other industries use Liferay.

About GSA Schedule
The GSA Schedule is a $45 billion government contract. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions can obtain a GSA Schedule Contract to sell products and services to government customers. GSA Schedule Contracts streamline the government sales process because they have pre-established pricing, terms, and conditions that government buyers can use to purchase from a company.

XTIVIA is an innovative B2B technology enterprise solutions firm that understands the importance of business outcomes, mission-critical data, and IT infrastructure. As a trusted industry thought leaders, XTIVIA is committed to providing integrated technology solutions and services that deliver measurable results. XTIVIA has offices in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Texas, and Virginia.

New Yorker Electronics is Distributing ATS Cold Plates with Advanced Thermal Performance



ATS Liquid Cold Plates Supply Cooling for High-Powered Electronics, IGBT Modules, Lasers, Wind Turbines or Any Application Where Advanced, State-of-the-Art Cooling is Needed.

Northvale, NJ, With today’s high-powered semiconductors and IGBT modules, air cooling is often an inadequate method of preventing a costly thermal breakdown. For cooling high-powered electronics, IGBT modules, lasers, wind turbines, motor devices, automotive components or medical equipment, engineers are looking to liquid cooling solutions and cold plates are a preferred method for supplying localized cooling to high power electronics.

By transferring heat from the device to a liquid that flows to a remote heat exchanger, the heat dissipates into either the ambient or to another liquid in a secondary cooling system. ATS (Advanced Thermal Systems) new ATS-CP Series of IGBT Liquid Cold Plates provide a uniquely high thermal performance because of their mini-channel fin design. The internal, mini-channel fin structure enhances the surface area to maximize heat transfer with low pressure drop characteristics and provides uniform cold plate surface temperature.

As such, the ATS-CP series of cold plates, at a flow rate of 4 L/min, can transfer 1kW of heat between 5.0°C to 7.0°C temperature difference between the cold plate base and inlet fluid temperature, depending on the model. This process improves thermal performance by more than 30% as compared to commercially available cold plates.

Customization is also available. ATS can design cold plates to meet size restrictions and manufacture cold plates to connect with a variety of components. The ATS Cold Plates are compatible with industry accepted coolants; for coolant with particles, #60 filters or finer are offered.

Features & Benefits:
• 30% improvement in thermal performance
• Compatible with industry accepted coolants
• 1/4 NPT threaded input and output
• Low pressure drop
• Lightweight for easy transport
• Provides uniform cold plate surface temperature when IGBTs are installed
• Maximum pressure: 60 psi
• Industry standard threaded hole
• Leak Free (100% tested: 100 psi)
• Custom Options include fitting types, material types, device mounting and more

• Automotive Industry
• Uninterruptible Power Supplies
• Wind Turbines
• Photovoltaic Inverters
• Power Electronics
• Induction Heaters
• Motor Devices
• Utility Vehicles
• Power Devices

New Yorker Electronics is a franchised distributor for ATS and carries its full line of High-Performance Heat Sinks and Heat Sink Tools and Attachments, Closed and Open Loop Wind Tunnels and Controllers, Round and Flat Heat Pipes, Advanced Fan Trays, Liquid Cooling: Flow Meters, Leak Detectors, Chillers and Heat Exchangers, TEC Assembly and Modules, and Next-Gen Test Instruments such as Temperature and Velocity Measurement, Pressure Measurement, Surface Thermography and other specialty instruments.

New Yorker Electronics is a certified authorized distributor of electronic components, well known for its full product lines, large inventories and competitive pricing since 1948. New Yorker Electronics is an AS9120B and ISO 9001:2015 certified source of capacitors, resistors, semi-conductors, connectors, filters, inductors and more, and operates entirely at heightened military and aerospace performance levels. It also functions in strict accordance with AS5553 and AS6496 standards - verifying that it has implemented industry standards into everyday practices to thwart the proliferation of counterfeit parts. It is a member of ECIA (Electronics Component Industry Association) and of ERAI (Electronic Resellers Association International).

Telgian Engineering & Consulting Expands System Commissioning Services



Phoenix, AZ, Telgian Engineering & Consulting, a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy, has recently expanded its system commissioning services. Telgian now offers services that encompass, not only fire suppression, detection and notification systems, but also security, life safety, and passive fire protection systems, and their integration with the building systems, as well as occupants.

According to Telgian Engineering & Consulting President Leonard Ramo, “Fire protection, life safety and security protection systems lie dormant for the vast majority of their lives. During an emergency, however, it is essential that these systems function as intended, including integrating into the built environment. Telgian’s commissioning process ensures this will occur, making it a fundamental component of the success of the building design process.”

System commissioning is the systematic and integrated involvement of fire protection and life safety professionals throughout the planning, design, installation and post-installation phases of each project. System commissioning acts as a “Quality Assurance/Quality Control” process throughout each phase of the project through the facility’s operations. This process begins with thorough planning phase documentation of the design intent, which occurs long before the design phase begins. It continues with ongoing professional involvement and support through Design, Construction and Project Closeout phases.

Telgian Engineering & Consulting’s expert staff draws on a history of effective protection system commissioning. In fact, Telgian played an integral role in the development of ANSI/NFPA 3, Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems to create the commissioning standard.

Telgian’s commissioning services are also now available for a wide variety of sectors including, Assembly, Commercial Properties, Correctional Facilities, Data Centers, Defense/Military, Distribution/Warehousing, Education, Financial/Banks, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial/Manufacturing, International, Museums, Pharma/BioPharma, Residential, Restaurant/Food Service, Retail, Transportation and Utilities/Energy.

In addition to commissioning services, Telgian offers a full spectrum of global engineering and risk mitigation services including strategic/enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, industrial security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, operations continuity consulting, and construction administration.

Specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects, Telgian professionals are dedicated to delivering value through effective protection solutions that meet today’s risk challenges. Since 1985, Telgian has worked hand-in-hand with clients such as architects, engineers, owners, developers, risk and facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies to protect people and property against preventable losses.

For more information, please visit or call 1-877-TELGIAN.

Senior Military Officials from US Air Force, US Army, UK MoD and French Air Force to Present Exclusive Briefings at Close Air Support 2019



SMi reports: The 5th Annual Close Air Support Conference this June is set to host an international gathering of military officials, agencies, and industry experts.

London, United Kingdom, The Close Air Support (CAS) conference is returning to London on the 5th and 6th June 2019 to discuss the vital importance of CAS capabilities and allied interoperability.

CAS 2019 will provide delegates with the opportunity to delve into the knowledge of international military organisations as they discuss how increased agility, interoperability, and combat effectiveness are being rapidly developed.

Conference delegates will have the chance to hear vital perspectives from the US Air Force, US Army, UK MoD and French Air Force with a series of in-depth presentations from senior officials. This includes:

· Major General David P San Clemente, Senior Air National Guard, Advisor to the Commander, United States Air Force Special, Operations Command, US Air Force will present a keynote address on "Close Air Support - Past, Present and Future, A Foundational View"

· Lieutenant Colonel Nick Sargent, Division Chief, Us Army Multi-Domain Targeting Center, US Army will present on "Enhancing Air-Land Co-operation through Multi-Doman Operations"

· Wing Commander Jason Wells, SO1 Equipment Capability, JALO, UK MoD will present on "JALO’s Efforts in Optimising Air Land Integration for Effective CAS and Joint Fires"

· Lieutenant Colonel Vivien Beral, Commandant du Centre de Formation à l’Appui Aérien, French-German Air to Ground Operations School, French Air Force will present on "The Importance of JTACs within the C2 Network for CAS Operations"

This year’s event will aim to provide relevant mission updates from real-time operations and include in-depth discussion on key areas of interest such as; international programme updates, digitally aided CAS, joint fire delivery and targeting, command and control, JTAC training and operations, CAS platform updates and avionics, and more.

There will be networking opportunities where delegates can build co-operation between strategic partners and educate the industry on the unique needs of the operator and end user.

For those interested in attending there is a £400 Early Bird discount on bookings expiring at midnight on Friday 29th March 2019. Places can be reserved at

Close Air Support 2019
5th-6th June
London, UK

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion

BCAST Labs Using Video to Fight Online Fraud



BCAST Labs out of Reston, Virginia has introduced VideoValidate (“Vv”) that uses video and location services to help in the fight against fraudsters online.

Reston, VA, Using video to fight online fraud.

BCAST Labs out of Reston, Virginia has introduced a new product called VideoValidate (“Vv”) that uses video and location services to help in the fight against fraudsters on the net. It's actually very simple and it takes about 30 seconds to initiate a Vv request. If you are interacting or considering interacting with an unknown individual you send them a VideoValidate or “Vv” request by text or email. When they receive the Vv request, they are prompted to reply with a brief video of themselves that is deleted upon viewing. In addition, the respondents general location is identified (only city and state).

The beauty of what BCAST has created here is that not only is it free to use, but there is no app to download or registration required and everything is managed within the request on the browser (both mobile and web), including accessing cameras and location. Targeted market is online daters, craigslist, eBay users, etc. So next time you get an email from someone in Nigeria telling you they have ten million dollars or the guy you are talking to on has a 20 year old photo up, send them a VideoValidate request and see what happens. Take a look at

Systweak Software’s Group Chat Lock for WhatsApp Now on Play Store



Group Chat Lock for WhatsApp enables Android users to lock group and individual chats for better privacy.

Jaipur, India, Known for its quality utility tools and apps, Systweak Software has recently released Group Chat Lock for WhatsApp on Google Play Store. This app is an easy-to-use yet powerful privacy tool, to keep your WhatsApp conversations private. Users can either lock groups or individual chats and secure them with a 4-digit PIN.

Apart from this, the app is extremely light on smartphone resources and doesn’t consume too much battery. It is available for free on Google Play Store and makes for an effective privacy solution for WhatsApp users. Group Chat Lock for WhatsApp comes with a simplistic interface, which is great for both novice and more experienced smartphone users.

“Maintaining privacy on a digital platform has become extremely complicated the past few years. While WhatsApp is flawless as a messenger platform, it still suffers from lack of a proper lock feature. Therefore, it was important for us to find a way around this problem. We hope our newest release; Group Chat Lock for WhatsApp can find a home across the devices of millions of Android users worldwide and enhance their informational privacy. Truly a great job by the development team!” said, Mr. Shrishail Rana, CEO and Founder, Systweak Software.

“Systweak Software has always been focused at making existing technologies easier to use and practical. And our product Group Chat Lock for WhatsApp completely exemplifies our work ethics. It might look simple at a glance, but that’s where its strength lies as it can add an extra layer of security to your WhatsApp conversations. Locked conversations are kept hidden from view and with the 4-digit PIN, only the owner can access locked chats. We are truly happy with the results.”, added Mr. Yuvraj Gautam, Product Manager, Systweak Software.

Group Chat Lock for WhatsApp can be downloaded and used for free from the Google Play Store.

About the company: Systweak Software has been developing and distributing Windows, Mac, iOS & Android Apps since last 20 years to improve the average user’s digital experience. It has recently been featured in “100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers” list by the enterprise solutions magazine, CIO Review. Some of the company’s flagship apps have been featured on Newswatch, the Discovery Channel’s tech news bulletin. Systweak Software has a large user-base in North America followed by several countries in Europe and Asia.

Latest Stats on Apple Pay Revealed in a Profile by


PR PRESS NEWS, Germany-based secondary market research specialist, has launched a series of mobile wallet profiles including the recent publication of “Apple Pay Profile 2019”. According to their research, Apple Pay is adding new users every year and is projected to maintain its lead over Samsung Pay and Google Pay at least through 2020.

Hamburg, Germany, Apple Pay grows internationally
Launched in 2014, Apple Pay has evolved into a major mobile payment market player in the USA. In this market, Apple Pay ranks second among the proximity mobile payment services and maintains the lead over Samsung Pay and Google Pay, as’s research reveals. Furthermore, as the company continues to expand internationally, adding more countries, the number of Apple Pay users worldwide is expected to grow in the double-digits until 2020.

Two in three U.S. stores accept Apple Pay
Apple Pay’s acceptance among U.S. retailers is also on the growth path, with the top 100 retailers already covered. Overall, Apple Pay is now accepted in nearly two out of three stores in the USA, according to figures cited by In spite of this growth, competition for Apple Pay’s mobile wallet service continues to intensify as more solutions penetrate the market.

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Our multilingual staff researches, gathers, filters and translates information from thousands of reputable sources to synthesize accurate and timely reports in our areas of expertise, covering more than 100 countries and all global regions. Our market reports focus predominantly on online retail and payments, but also cover a broad range of related topics including M-Commerce, Cross-Border E-Commerce, E-Commerce Delivery, Online Gaming and many others. In addition to our wide selection of market reports, we also provide custom market research services.

We are proud to cooperate with companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Given our numerous citations in leading media sources and journals worldwide, including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, we are considered one of the most highly-reputed international secondary market research companies with an expertise in the areas of B2C E-Commerce and Online Payment.

LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019 Comes Packed with Fresh Show Highlights



The 7th edition of the prominent exhibition will feature three show highlights and four specific highlight zones for effective visibility of exhibitors.

Bangkok, Thailand,MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. and Impact Exhibition Management Co. Ltd are all set to launch the 7th edition of LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN from June 27-29, 2019 in Bangkok. The Expo will act as a destination where all stakeholders of the industry can converge and create awareness around LED-centric applications, which can be put to use in various spheres. It has now been expanded to include solar products, LED signage, LED technology for entertainment, agriculture, etc., thereby creating new possibilities for both exhibitors and visitors.

The upcoming chapter of LED Expo Thailand will have better segmentation with new highlights, targeted at fulfilling the aspirations of varied exhibitors, and would help them to connect with their target audience in a better way. The Show will encompass three highlights – LED Technical Conference, Lighting Demonstration and Build. There will also be four specific highlight zones in the form of Smart Lighting & Smart City Zone, Made in Thailand, LED Signage and PCB Zone.

LED Technical Conference will include a wide range of academic sessions by renowned leaders in the world of lighting. Lighting Demonstration will be an area where exhibitors will showcase their advanced lighting solutions, while BUILD will be comprehensive conference represented by Industrial Linkage Development Division of Thailand’s Board of Investment (BoI). It will target key buyers mainly in Electrical, Electronics and PCB industries.

Amongst the zones, Smart Lighting & Smart City Zone will be a special pavilion for new technologies that can play part in making smart cities, Made in Thailand will be a dedicated zone for leading Thai LED manufacturers, LED Signage will be a platform for display of innovative and trending LED signage, while the PCB Zone will feature high performance PCB technology, products and services.

Thailand’s LED lighting market accounts for 12% of the total lighting market share with a projected growth rate of CAGR 30% during 2015-2020. At this juncture, it is evident that a Show like LED Expo Thailand can prove to be a dynamic platform for the growth of this industry. It is aimed at increasing the reach of exhibitors as this platform would enable them to explore ways to gain access to ASEAN markets. It would offer an opportunity for companies seeking to enter South East Asian markets to network and partner with LED players in that region. Visitors would be able to witness the latest innovations in the world in LED and related applications.

About The Organisers:

MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. is an international exhibition company with a strong presence of over four decades in the advertising industry, over 20 years in publishing & 16 years in exhibitions. The company has produced more than 100 market-leading trade exhibitions for various segments in addition to publishing various magazines & advertising trade directories of repute. Successful exhibitions are conducted all over India, Dubai, Singapore and Thailand.

IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. is the leading exhibition organiser in Thailand. IMPACT organises and manages professional trade and public exhibitions, conferences, meetings and trainings, working hand-in-hand with international trade associations, organisers and corporations across a broad spectrum of industries.

IMPACT creates effective market platforms and offers a comprehensive range of turnkey event management solutions ranging from market research, exhibition and visitor promotion and sales, advertising and promotion, public relations, operation to on-site logistic management for exhibitions and conferences of all sizes and industries. It also specialises in business matching programs.

Steven Nudelman, Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event



The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Steven Nudelman, Partner, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Recent Modifications to the AIA Construction Contracts Documents: What You Need to Know Live Webcast.”

New York, NY, This event is scheduled for Monday, April 08, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET).

For further details, please visit:

About Steven Nudelman

Steve is a partner in the Litigation Department of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Practice Group. The firm has offices in Woodbridge and Roseland, New Jersey and in New York. Steve concentrates his practice in construction law and represents owners, contractors and design professionals in construction-related claims and disputes. He also represents community associations, unit owners and developers in lawsuits regarding construction defects, budgeting and financing issues and condominium governance. Steve maintains an active transactional practice, negotiating and drafting construction contracts for his clients. He frequently lectures industry groups and bar associations on construction law topics and is the legal columnist for two specialty trade publications, Plumbing Engineer and PHC News. Steve is also an author of the New Jersey Construction Q&A chapter of Practical Law, and the New Jersey chapter of CPI LienLaw Online.

About Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is a multi-practice law firm serving local, regional and national clients. As one of New Jersey’s leading law firms, the firm brings diverse and comprehensive expertise to the representation of both businesses and individuals. For over 100 years, the firm has earned the trust and loyalty of clients by providing sophisticated, creative and cost-effective representation through collaborative teamwork, proactive legal strategies, attention to detail and relationship-oriented service.

Event Synopsis:

In April 2017, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its much-anticipated modifications on contracts documents which updated existing conditions and standards in the construction industry. One notable update is the conjunction of the Insurance and Bonds Exhibit to Article 11, resulting in a more understandable insurance coverage requirements and easier contract negotiations.

In this live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the latest revisions in the AIA construction contracts documents. Speakers will dig deeper as they analyze its implications and provide best practices to prevent risks and pitfalls.

Key topics include:

AIA Construction Contracts Documents: An Overview
Latest Modifications in Construction Contracts Documents
Legal and Practical Implications
Common Pitfalls and Risk Issues
Managing an Effective AIA Construction Contract Document
What Lies Ahead?

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

Venture Capital World Summit Hailed in The Parliamentary Review



London, United Kingdom, March 16, 2019 --At this year's Parliamentary Review launch, those from the worlds of business, education and politics can expect the usual insightful and sincere thoughts from their industry leaders. Following the foreword from the prime minister and an as always astute introductory piece from the BBC's Andrew Neil, readers will be swept through the major events that have shaped the year in their sector as well as at Westminster.

Venture Capital World Summit presents a world series of investment events, designed for scale-ups and venture capital businesses, that showcase the best that cities have to offer in terms of entrepreneurship, investment and frameworks. Founder Elio Assuncao explains in The Review that his aim is for the summit to become a universally embraced forum for the venture capital community as well as global entrepreneurs.

Theresa May and Helen Brand, CEO of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, appear alongside a small number of relevant individuals and organisations from the financial services sector. The Financial Services Review discusses the role of the FRC and the new ethical audit standard.

Lord Blunkett, has said he is looking forward to this edition of The Parliamentary Review being published under this co-chairmanship. Lord Blunkett highlighted that The Review provides an important platform "to have an interchange; where those in the formal political arena can go to understand business."

Writing in The Review, the prime minister says that "British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review."

Venture Capital World Summit's article can be viewed here:

QualityWorks to Become Official ISTQB Training Provider for English-Speaking Caribbean



QualityWorks Consulting Group is set to become the first “International Software Testing Qualifications Board” (ISTQB) accredited training provider in the English-speaking Caribbean as of August 2019.

Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 2019 -- QualityWorks Consulting Group is set to become the first “International Software Testing Qualifications Board” (ISTQB) accredited training provider in the English-speaking Caribbean as of August 2019.

As a pioneer in quality-driven development and test innovation throughout the Caribbean and the United States and top software testing (Clutch Awards, 2018), QualityWorks’ decision to partner with the CTB – Caribbean Testing Board (regional ISTQB board for the English-speaking Caribbean) was a natural progression. Since expanding from Los Angeles to Kingston, Jamaica, QualityWorks has remained committed to empowering clients and the tech community in the region.

The company’s emphasis on quality and innovation in software development has been marked by the use of leading DevSecOps technologies in penetration testing, serverless architecture, and agile methodologies to drive digital transformation. This alignment with ISTQB will serve to further this mission by strengthening the representation and competitiveness of Caribbean testers on a global scale while providing clients with the guarantee that their projects receive the quality and consistent testing practices the market demands.

Caribbean Testing Board President, Chantelle Jones shared, “We at CTB are looking forward to serving the Caribbean community together with QualityWorks to ensure that our local testers have the knowledge and expertise to compete in the global market.”

ISTQB is globally recognized as the de facto standard in software testing certification, with over 600,000 certified professionals across 120 countries and regional representation in more than 80 countries. Becoming the first ISTQB accredited local training provider in the CTB region has implications that transcend the company’s mission. QualityWorks will be able to tackle the "access barrier" to opportunities for skill development and career growth in software testing and development. ISTQB certified testers not only receive international recognition but over 80% of those certified have experienced a marked improvement in their testing skills and competencies that affect career growth (2017 ISTQB Quality Survey).

Over the next few weeks, the company will undergo the first training course, to be held in Jamaica with the support of the Caribbean Testing Board (CTB). Brightest, a global exam provider for ISTQB, will run the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) exam for the QualityWorks team.

Brightest CEO, Kyle Siemens shared, “I’ve witnessed the passion and drive of Stacy Kirk and her team and it has always been clear to me that QualityWorks Consulting Group has what it takes to drive development throughout the Caribbean. Brightest is proud to partner with QualityWorks for ISTQB as well as other certifications in the future to support the local Caribbean markets.”

Through this ongoing partnership with Brightest, QualityWorks, once accredited by the CTB in August, they will be able to deliver ISTQB certification courses, preparing individuals and groups from local organizations for the given official ISTQB exams.

QualityWorks CEO, Stacy Kirk shared, “We always continue to raise the bar with leading tech and certification. This is why we have the top technologists on the island and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with this new course offering through the Caribbean.”

QualityWorks is already scheduling training in the Caribbean, for more information on how to register, contact [email protected] or call 833-792-4453.

About QualityWorks:
QualityWorks is an agile software consulting firm committed to the continuous delivery of high-quality software. We provide end-to-end software solutions that save our clients’ thousands in resource costs, decrease their time to market and drive team and process optimization. Our services include custom software development and all aspects of software testing from functional to performance and penetration testing. Our unique value is that we are not just technical experts, we are also coaches who empower teams through process improvement training as well as Cybersecurity, QA, and DevOps coaching based on agile best practices.

To learn more about QualityWorks, visit:

About the CTB – Caribbean Testing Board and their role in the ISTQB:
The Caribbean Testing Board (CTB) is the regional authority of the ISTQB for the English-speaking Caribbean, with their initial focus on Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a not-for-profit association legally registered in Belgium, comprised of 58 Local Member Boards who are responsible for the given countries or regions they govern.

To learn more about the Caribbean Testing Board, visit:

About Brightest:
Brightest is a global examination body supporting global certification standards in several languages. In addition to the ISTQB, we also offer exams globally for a wide range of hands-on courses like Selenium United, Blockchain United, Artificial Intelligence United, DevOps United, Agile United, Cloud United, Performance Testing United and the Design Sprint Alliance. In collaboration with the Caribbean Testing Board, we aim to provide a path for measuring and confirming industry-based knowledge in areas of expertise throughout the IT industry of the English-Speaking Caribbean.

To learn more about the Caribbean Testing Board, visit:

Mirror Review Recognizes Approyo as One of The 10 Most Agile SAP Solution Providers to Keep an Eye on in 2019



Milwaukee, WI, March 16, 2019 -- Mirror Review has listed Milwaukee based, Approyo among the top SAP solution providers in its latest magazine, “The 10 Most Agile SAP Solution Providers To Keep An Eye On In 2019.”

The magazine recently published its special issue, in which it has featured the most prominent companies that empower their clients with the most advanced SAP solutions and tools for enterprise operations.

Today, SAP is leading the world with industry expertise in providing high-grade enterprise solutions. It is the unique characteristic of SAP that enables a strong digital core and an easy-to-use system that supports innovations planned by companies. Tools provided by SAP are helping businesses transform themselves and take themselves towards success, without jeopardizing the daily business operations.

In its published story, Chris Carter, the CEO and Founder of Approyo shares his journey from starting Approyo to leading it to a successful SAP solutions provider company. Currently, in the leadership of Chris, SAP solutions by Approyo help businesses to unlock the full potential of SAP technologies. Mayur Shewale, Assistant Editor of Mirror Review shares, “SAP HANA and SAP Cloud Platform are useful to build intelligent applications and analytics solutions across various industries which greatly assist in streamlining business processes. However, the emergence of challenges like technological differences, integration difficulties is an essential part of their implementation. Such challenges are the prime motive behind the need for quality SAP solutions providers who can integrate SAP with leading systems like CRMs, Supplier, or third-party purchase order systems. Chris and his team at Approyo have recognized these challenges and are helping customers to develop a fully operational SAP HANA solution in the cloud to gratify the needs of their customers.”

“We are excited to be part of this great list of companies," said Christopher Carter, CEO of Approyo. "This achievement continues to validate our success in the SAP and Cloud marketplace.”

View the full profile:

The 10 Best Performing SAP Solution Providers list:

Approyo has been providing solutions powered by SAP HANA®, such as the latest version of SAP S/4HANA®, in the cloud for the last three years. Approyo built an entire platform using the best solutions in the market, helping companies move to SAP HANA quickly and benefit immediately with tailored implementation roadmaps to ensure every organization undergoes a seamless migration.

About Approyo
Approyo offers products and services that include upgrades, comprehensive remote operations/managed services, consulting, hosting and implementations and cloud services. Approyo differentiates itself by offering scalable managed solutions built on SAP HANA for organizations of all sizes. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and offices in throughout North America, Europe and South America, plus partners around the world, Approyo has the capability to support global organizations and their applications.

For additional information e-mail us at [email protected], call 404.448.1166, or visit us on the web at

About Mirror Review
Mirror Review is a magazine company that unwinds the untold stories of Enterprises and their Founders, VPs, CEOs, CXOs, etc., while focusing on the unique services offered by them. As this is a platform for technologists and business people, the company keeps its audience informed with all current affairs in the market. The magazine company focuses on technology sectors such as Big Data, Cloud, IoT, Mobility, Networking, Security, Software, and Virtualization, and has issued numerous successful projects.


Exclusive Speaker Interview Released with Sumitomo Rubber Ahead of Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast 2019



In the run-up to Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast in June, SMi Group caught up with Douglas Cusato from Sumitomo Rubber to discuss his presentation, current challenges and the upcoming event.

San Diego, CA, March, 2019 -- The 4th annual Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast conference will return to San Diego, USA, on June 3rd - 4th, 2019, which will gather a global audience of medical device experts and PFS industry leaders to discuss new developments and showcase the latest and advancements.

SMi Group is pleased to have caught up with Douglas Cusato, Director of Medical Rubber Business, Sumitomo Rubber, just ahead of the conference.

A snapshot of the interview provided below:

Q: What are the key challenges if any facing the PFS USA market place?
A: “The challenges of the US PFS market will be in line with the future strategy for pharma and providing solutions to existing challenges. This includes, managing challenges linked with personalized medicines such as much smaller batch sizes and essential zero tolerance for scrape due to the super high value of the drug products, improved accessibility of legacy drugs which will drive needs for cost reduction initiatives (cost conscious). With regards to providing solutions to existing problems, industry still has a lot of room to improve including lowering visible and subvisible particulates, controlling and/or eliminating silicone oil and providing viable solutions for the growing compounding pharmacy market.”

Q: What current hot topic will you be addressing in your presentation and what would you say makes it relevant to 2019?
A: “Reducing patient and development project risks within innovative elastomeric components. The presentation starts with a review of an industry survey regarding the challenges in development of PFS type systems. Knowing the challenges from an industry consensus point of view, I try to make solid relationships between the real-life challenges we experience, and the strengths linked with recent innovations. Lastly, I try to bring the picture full circle via a review of our recent verification studies the Sumitomo’s innovative MP silicone free stopper technology.”

Q: Where do you think the biggest growth area will be in 2019?
A: “Wearables and other large volume injection devices, smart devices that support interconnected drug delivery solutions and various platforms to support personalized medicines.”

For the full speaker interview and event brochure including the full two-day agenda and speaker line-up, please visit:

This years conference will feature more presentations from industry professionals to provide attendees with the expertise to overcome the challenges of the PFS industry.

There is also an interactive half-day post workshop (June 5th, 2019) on "The secrets to uncovering and addressing design flaws before usability testing" led by Shannon E. Clark, founder and CEO of UserWise.

Take advantage of the $200 Early Bird discount on bookings expiring on March 29th, 2019. Register for the conference and/or workshop at

Pre-filled Syringes West Coast
Conference: June 3rd – 4th 2019
Half-day Post-conference workshop: June 5th, 2019

Contact Information:
SMi Group offers direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details, contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6168.

For delegate enquiries, contact Fateja Begum on +44 (0)20 7827 6184.

For all media inquiries, contact Jinna Sidhu on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6088 / Email: [email protected]

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

Media Lounge Team Up with Real English Drink House



Bournemouth, United Kingdom, March , 2019 -- Media Lounge are delighted to announce the launch of their newest project with Real English Drinks House (Redh).

Redh is a brand new company to the scene and came to Media Lounge with a completely blank page when it came to their online profile... they were starting from scratch. Because they didn’t already have an existing online store or any online presence, it meant Media Lounge could work closely with them in order to create something new, fresh and exciting to launch their latest business venture.
It was a no-brainer for the store to be built on Magento 2, a future-proof platform, along with other awesome site integrations such as Dotdigital for their email marketing and Nosto for added onsite personalisation.

Below are a few of the cool new site features that were included in the build:

"Bulletin Board" as well as meet the producer's posts
"Create A Case" functionality which allows you to make a bespoke pack of 12 beers of ciders of your choice
Nosto blocks throughout the site for recommendations and upsells
Integration with Dotdigital
ERP Integration for seamless pack and dispatch, and stock management which feeds through to Shiptheory in order to automate shipping label products
Integration with Xero accounting software to reduce admin time and automate the business
Rewards and loyalty points programme for customers
Advanced artificial intelligence search

About Redh
Redh is the brainchild of two Sussex born guys who enjoyed a drink or two. They created their brand following a rather impromptu visit to a small local brewery and questioned why they had never heard of the quality beer even though it was right on their doorstep… and that was their lightbulb moment.

After investigating the local alcohol market a little bit further, the founders discovered that many smaller producers struggled to find the time and resources to promote their craft goods in an effective way. It was at this point Redh committed to helping these producers find an easier route to market, either selling their products within the Redh establishment or by stocking them on their site.

For Redh, the journey has just only just begun. Now they have their eCommerce store up and running, they are getting ready to open their very own bar - so if you are in the Haslemere area, be sure to look out for it very soon.

Overall the Redh site is aesthetically pleasing to look at and delightful to use, offering not only a fresh and modern design that really helps capture the company’s culture but also ensuring the customer's journey around the site straightforward and clear. At Media Lounge, they are really proud of this site and also the partnership they have created with the Redh team.

RIA to Present 2019 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset



Automation Industry’s Most Prestigious Honor to be Presented at Automate 2019 in Chicago on April 10

Ann Arbor, MI, March , 2019 The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s North American trade organization, today announced the winners of the 2019 Engelberger Robotics Awards, the world's most prestigious robotics honor. At a special dinner in conjunction with the Automate 2019 Show and Conference in Chicago on April 10, RIA will honor Catherine Morris, group leader and director of automotive sales at ATI Industrial Automation, along with long-time RIA board member and former chairperson; and Dr. Howie Choset, robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University and co-founder of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute.

The award is named for Joseph F. Engelberger, known throughout the world as the ”father of robotics.” Engelberger was founder and president of Unimation, Inc., the world's first industrial robot manufacturer. The Engelberger Robotics Awards are presented to individuals for excellence in technology development, application, education and leadership in the robotics industry. Each winner receives a $5,000 honorarium and commemorative medallion with the inscription: "Contributing to the advancement of the science of robotics in the service of mankind." The awards recognize outstanding individuals from all over the world. Since the award’s inception in 1977, it has been bestowed upon 128 robotics leaders from 17 different nations.

2019 Engelberger Robotics Awards Winners

Catherine Morris is honored in the category of Leadership. “I can think of very few people in the history of the robotics industry who have been as committed to the growth of our industry as Catherine,” said Jeff Burnstein, RIA President. “In addition to helping build ATI into a global leader in robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, she has been a tireless advocate of robotics and the important role that groups like RIA play within it. In fact, over the past two decades she’s found time to hold virtually every key position in our trade group, from Membership Committee Chair, to Automate Show Committee Chair, to overall Chair of RIA (the first and only woman to hold that role to date), and now serves as a board member of our parent group, the Association for Advancing Automation. She’s also been an outstanding role model and mentor for women in robotics -- getting more women involved in robotics will be a key to the long-term success of the industry. In her role at ATI since 1995, she has positively impacted the success of robotics end users, robot manufacturers, and system integrators through her high degree of process and mechatronic knowledge.”

Dr. Howie Choset will receive the award for Education. “In addition to being an inspiring professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Choset has lead key research efforts to help solve significant problems in diverse areas such as surgery, manufacturing, infrastructure inspection and search rescue,” Burnstein said. “Additionally, he has co-founded several companies, including Medrobotics for surgical system, Hebi Robotics for modular robots, and Bito Robotics for autonomous guided vehicles. His FDA-approved surgical snake robot has been in use in the U.S. and Europe since 2015. Add to that his role as a co-founder of the ARM Institute that is aimed at advancing technology development and education for robotics in manufacturing, and his role as a founding editor of the journal Science Robotics, and you see that Dr. Choset is well-deserving of our industry’s highest honor.”

Award Dinner
The award dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McCormick Place – Vista Ballroom. Tickets for the event may be purchased when registering for the Automate 2019 show and conference.

About Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, RIA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to improving the regional, national and global competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation. RIA represents over 550 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. The association hosts a number of events, including the biennial Automate Show & Conference (April 8-11, 2019 in Chicago), the International Robot Safety Conference (October 15-17, 2019 in Indianapolis), the Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference (CRAV.AI; November 12-13, 2019 in San Jose, CA), and the A3 Business Forum (January 13-15, 2020 in Orlando, FL). RIA also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich website, Robotics Online. For more details on RIA, visit or call 734/994-6088.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). RIA, AIA, and MCMA combined represent over 1,200 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, please visit our websites: A3 - RIA - AIA - MCMA - A3 Mexico -

City Beat News Honors Medical/Healthcare Groups with Spectrum Awards for Customer Satisfaction



City Beat News’ most recent group of Spectrum Award recipients includes repeat winners in the medical/healthcare field.

Lapeer, MI, March, 2019 City Beat News has just announced the most recent recipients of the 2019 Spectrum Customer Satisfaction Award, and three of the winners are in the medical/healthcare field.

Winners of the Spectrum Award are based on City Beat News’ independent, proprietary research and evaluation system. The rating system combines data collected from nominations, online and other customer reviews, surveys, blogs, social networks, business-rating services, and other honors and accolades — all of which express the voice of the customer. Those that earn a 4-star or 5-star rating receive the Spectrum Award.

Atlas Medical Center ( in Irving, Texas, is a physical medicine facility specializing in neuropathy, joint and spine conditions. Offering an array of services not typically found in most healthcare or medical office settings, the center specializes in stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine and has a variety of non-invasive, conservative treatments for treating pain and improving mobility. By offering the best in medical and proven alternative treatments in one location, Atlas Medical Center gives patients more options. The center uses an integrated, multidisciplinary TEAM approach to health care that allows it to develop a more thorough treatment plan for patients. Atlas Medical Center just earned its second consecutive Spectrum Award for Customer Satisfaction. Visit its Award Page at

The Spine & Health Center of New Jersey (, with four locations, is a state-of-the-art chiropractic care, physical therapy, spinal injury and pain management clinic serving patients throughout Northern New Jersey. The center employs chiropractors, physical therapists and nutrition specialists who lead the way in the diagnostics, treatment and care of lower back pain, neck pain, disc degeneration and other spine-related disease and dysfunction. Always putting patients first and ensuring they receive the best treatments and the best care while in the office has led the center to receive five consecutive Spectrum Awards. Visit its Award Page at

Sam E. Cigno, DDS, and the team at Cigno Dental Care ( have been serving the St. Louis community for more than three generations. The practice provides gentle yet effective dentistry for the whole family in a fun, comfortable environment. Its services include dental implants; cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening; orthodontics with Fastbraces®; endodontic therapy; and wisdom teeth extraction. The goal is for patients to be happy: happy with the practice, happy working with the team at Cigno Dental and, most important, happy with their smile. Every patient is treated like a family member. For their outstanding customer service, Cigno Dental has earned seven consecutive Spectrum Awards. Visit the practice’s Award Page at

“The Stirling Center is pleased to have City Beat News join it in the goal of researching, recognizing and promoting superior customer service,” says Frank Andrews, Executive Director of The Stirling Center for Excellence. “It is right in line with our mission of providing services and resources to companies that place an emphasis on providing an outstanding customer experience.”

City Beat News provides the results of its research to both consumers and businesses at no charge, reporting on its findings on a rolling annual basis. “Each and every year there is one rating posted just for you, the consumer, to help you find who has rated among the best,” says City Beat News Editor Jamie Rawcliffe. “The Spectrum Award winners have earned our highest ratings and are posted on our website with their own Award Page.”

About City Beat News and The Stirling Center
The Stirling Center includes a learning and resource center with courses, team training and support, executive coaching, articles, and case studies focused on excellence. Its objective is to encourage and enable excellence across many fields, wherever it can. The Stirling Center,, recognizes service excellence in both commercial businesses such as those served by City Beat News and Pulse of the City News, and its “life” and “public service” divisions.

City Beat News and The Stirling Center are located in Lapeer, Michigan. For more information, call 866-732-9800 or go online to

Plesk Joins the DigitalOcean Marketplace as a Strategic Launch Partner



Schaffhausen, March , 2019 -- Plesk, the leading secure WordPress and website management platform, is now available as a 1-Click app on the DigitalOcean Marketplace, a new platform that connects developers with easy-to-use partner-built solutions to easier app development, deployment and scaling.

By listing as a 1-Click App on Marketplace, Plesk taps into the DigitalOcean's community of 3.5 million developers to provide them with a highly secure, performant and scalable platform necessary for modern website and WordPress management. The new DigitalOcean Marketplace, launched today, features a focused ecosystem of partner-built 1-Click apps - pre-configured software and infrastructure stacks.

"With one in four DigitalOcean customers leveraging a 1-Click App, and more than 1M WordPress instances already powered by our WordPress Toolkit, we are thrilled to bring Plesk to the DigitalOcean Marketplace," said Nils Hueneke, CEO of Plesk. "By combining our secure website and WordPress management with DigitalOcean's trademark of simplicity and scale, developers can achieve robust and automated management included but not limited to web hosting capabilities."

"As developers and small- and mid-sized businesses turn to modern apps to power their latest projects, we want to help simplify website and app creation from start to finish," said Shiven Ramji, SVP Product of DigitalOcean. "By building upon DigitalOcean's Developer Cloud to simplify infrastructure, Plesk provides developers and teams with a faster and easier way to deploy and secure WordPress and any other websites and applications."

The 1-Click version of Plesk on DigitalOcean is free and comes with basic website management and the basic WordPress Toolkit - suitable for small websites. In addition, it enables a single click upgrade path to any premium Plesk version that also includes the complete version of its WordPress Toolkit. Currently powering more than 1M WordPress instances, the Toolkit includes staging and cloning, as well as the complete web hosting features, more performance optimizations and several premium security options.

An introductory video tutorial for using Plesk on Digital Ocean is available here:

1-Click App page of Plesk on Digital Ocean Marketplace here:

Plesk International GmbH
Joerg Strotmann
Vordergasse 59
8200 Schaffhausen
++49 160 226 77 13
[email protected]

New Invisible Gear Hinge from EMKA – A 180° Fit for Railway Doors



The new 1007 program concealed gear hinge from EMKA is equally at home in railway carriages or offices, on passenger doors or cupboard doors – where being hidden it is also resistant to vandalism.

Coventry, United Kingdom, March, 2019 --( The new EMKA 1007 program concealed gear hinge – often referred to in the industry as “SOSS” type is a hidden 180° opening unit mounted within the width thickness of the doors with a minimum dimension of 33mm. Smooth sliding action and improved appearance are additionally offered by this rugged hinge which is equally at home in railway carriages or offices, on passenger doors or cupboard doors – where being hidden it is also resistant to vandalism.

The elegant design of this 1007 hinge is made possible by the integration of polyamide 66 GF50, POM and PTFE high specification plastics, combined with plated zinc die, steel and stainless steel components. By combining the best in material technology and engineering design, EMKA have succeeded in presenting a high performing hinge for the public rail arena which also closes away out of sight and is thus vandal resistant.

The 1007 is included in the EMKA Railway Industry catalogue available at

Further information on the new 1007 program concealed gear hinge can be found at Readers can find the latest information and news on the EMKA blog – or follow them on twitter -

DRB Announces Second Award Paid on Bounty Program for Whistleblowers



Delray Beach, FL, March, 2019 

DRB Capital, LLC (“DRB”) today announced another award to be paid under its 

“Stop Structured Settlement Fraud” Bounty Program. This company has offered to pay a bounty to an individual who provided information to DRB about an entity allegedly engaged in abusive and illegal acts involving the individual’s daughter, who was looking to sell her settlement payments. The company provided the individual with contact information for a local enforcement agency to address their claims.

“I am appalled by the alleged illegal and unethical behavior detailed by this confidant,” said DRB’s CEO, James Terlizzi. “This type of conduct has no place in society, let alone business, and we hope that the authorities are able to get to the bottom of it quickly.”

On August 8th, 2018 DRB established a private fund to pay awards totaling up to $100,000 to those who come forward with information proving violations of various laws in connection with the business of purchasing structured settlement payment rights. Violations include the tax code, violations of state structured settlement protection acts, improper forum shopping, violations of state and federal deceptive and unfair trade practices act, and federal excise tax evasion.

To be eligible for a bounty, your information must be accurate and show these violations to a satisfactory legal standard. You may be required to give testimony to law enforcement and in legal proceedings. Please visit for more details on how to participate in this program and for the full list of eligibility requirements.

About DRB Capital, LLC: DRB Capital, LLC (“DRB” or the “Company”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DRB Financial Solutions, LLC. DRB is one of the most trusted annuity buyers in America and is a national specialty servicing company. The Company’s primary focus is to provide asset management and high touch servicing for investors in specialty finance space. DRB services various asset classes on behalf of commercial banks, hedge funds, private equity firms as well as servicing private placement deals. DRB was founded on the principle that a combination of technology, deep industry experience, collection accuracy and a contrarian view of servicing can make a significant difference in the quality of services provided to institutional lenders and investors. Servicing solutions include asset and esoteric asset due diligence, servicing, data analytics, and reporting, as well as capital markets expertise. DRB is currently servicing in excess of 50,000 units. Visit:


PROLIM is Technology Partner for the 3rd “Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2019”



A global leader for PLM, IT, Engineering and Consulting Services - has been announced Technology Partner for 3rd “Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2019” by Autocar Professional to be held in New Delhi on 15th March 2019.

Bangalore, India, March , 2019 -- PROLIM Solutions India, a global leader for PLM, IT, Engineering and Consulting Services - has been announced Technology Partner for 3rd “Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave 2019” by Autocar Professional to be held in New Delhi on 15th March 2019.

Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog will be the Chief Guest among various other eminent speakers and panellists throughout the day long conclave.

In India the 2-wheeler industry is witnessing a very dynamic period, which can be broadly segregated into changes that are driven by the new regulatory requirements and the fast-evolving customer preferences. These would include BS VI emission norms, new ABS / CBS safety mandates and the maturing local market.

Electric mobility, where two-wheelers are taking the lead, is a major emerging trend. The Indian EV market is at an inflection point now. OEMs and suppliers are getting very competitive and demanding.

Simultaneously, the marketplace is also entering a new era. The once motorcycle-dominated industry continues to get scooterised families and youngsters opt for easy-to-ride scooters, some trendy, and some with multi-utility features and low maintenance costs. And in the motorcycle segment, a new breed of midsize motorcycles is gaining ground. Also, conventional retail channels are undergoing changes, while some alternate channels are taking shape in a digital world.

“Being born in automotive world, Detroit, Michigan, PROLIM has been serving Auto industry last 13+ years to enable innovation to address electrification, connected vehicles and safety. The Global two-wheeler market is projected to surpass $127 billion by 2022 and India, being global leader is revolutionizing the industry with new innovative products. PROLIM is excited to be part of this journey,” said Prabhu Patil, CEO of PROLIM.

About Autocar Professional
Autocar Professional is India's premier B2B automotive magazine, with a total focus on the Indian automotive industry. Its comprehensive coverage includes vehicle and component manufacturers well auto retail and finance. Other vital areas covered by them include fuels, roads and infrastructure which impacts the development of the auto sector.

Autocar also feature regular updates of auto markets in the rest of Asia including China and South East Asia. They also have some of the world's biggest names in the industry writing for it. In a nutshell, what is delivered to you twice a month is nothing but the best in automotive intelligence.

About Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave (TWIC)
Autocar Professionals 3rd Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave is focussed on consumer trends that are reflected across multiple segments today. Trends that are changing faster, both in terms of consumer tastes and purchase/usage patterns. It also focuses on, if conventional retail model in the industry need to undergo a major change? Will electric two-wheelers reach a critical scale in India? What are the new regulations and technology trends that the industry should prepare for? All in all, what all does every industry player need to do to ride the new growth wave? The 3rd edition of the annual Two-Wheeler Industry Conclave will see plenty of lively discussions and debates among two-wheeler industry leaders to find the answers. The conclave will see top notch keynote speakers and presentations by domain experts, in addition to panel discussions.

It's a must-attend event for every stakeholder of the two-wheeler industry.

PROLIM is a leading global provider of end to end PLM, IT and Engineering Services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

PROLIM proudly serves over 1000 global customers in aerospace, automotive, medical devices, and industrial machinery with global operations in the USA, Canada, Europe, and India. PROLIM works at the intersection of business and technology to help customers improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. PROLIM helps customers to improve profitability and efficiency by providing high value IT and PLM technology services.

Social Entrepreneurs Across Three Continents Receive Business-Boosting Training from Leading Academics



BBVA Momentum scheme gets support from FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance educators via online and face-to-face training.

London, United Kingdom, March , 2019 --BBVA Momentum, a unique programme of training, strategic support, networking opportunities and access to funding for social entrepreneurs, has launched its 2019 edition in Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Turkey.

Participants in BBVA Momentum are mentored by business experts, including leading academics provided by the global educator network of Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance. The goal of the programme is to help entrepreneurs in the host countries learn new ways to enhance and grow their operations.

Following an exhaustive selection process, successful BBVA Momentum participants will go through an intensive five-month training course. A series workshops have been designed by FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance and will be delivered by its network of professors and local partners in each country. These workshops are online platform based, combined with local face-to-face workshops.

The workshops cover a number of relevant topics to help the selected entrepreneurs successfully grow their businesses. They include:

- Business models and finance for social enterprises
- Leadership and team management
- Scaling up the enterprise to prepare for the next stage of its development
- Communication and stakeholder mapping
- The role of technology and innovation
- Decision-making in the growth stage of an enterprise

Since its launch in 2011, more than 500 entrepreneurs from six geographies have participated: Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Turkey and the United States. In 2018, 76 enterprises were invited to participate.

FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance says: "By employing practical and relevant content, and with the involvement of leading academics and business experts as mentors, BBVA Momentum has grown in scope significantly. We help BBVA by providing access to some of the world’s leading professors and academic content."

Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance was formed in 2015 in response to growing calls for more flexible, practical, relevant and timely corporate learning. A joint venture of the Financial Times and IE Business School, it brings world-renowned business information and journalism, leading academic faculty and a global network of educators to co-create customised corporate learning and leadership development programmes in multiple languages, to almost any sector, anywhere in the world. Through expert learning frameworks, innovation and technology, it focuses on achieving measurable learning outcomes.

Press enquiries: further information from:
David Wells, Head of Communications, FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance
Direct +44 (0)20 7775 6241
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[email protected] Negotiates $3,650,000 Sales Contract for Four Contiguous Properties in Mount Vernon, Westchester County



These four buildings have an outstanding 100% occupancy rate.
Bronx, NY, March, 2019 Andrew Lichtenstein, President of, negotiated the sales contract of four contiguous properties for the asking price of $3,650,000 all cash. The properties are located at 238, 242, 242 1/2 and 244 South 3rd Avenue in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York.

Three of the properties are Brick, walk-up, Pre-War, Victorian Queen Anne Architectural Contiguous Brownstones and the last one next door is a frame Apartment Building. These three story properties contain 22 legal residential units plus a basement apartment for a total of twenty three residential units. Two of these buildings contain four residential units each, one contains six residential units and the last one contains eight residential units. The 4 contiguous properties sit on 12,632 total square feet of land lots.

The buildings contain a total of four (1) bedroom, three (2) bedroom, five (3) bedroom and ten (4) bedrooms residential apartments. All twenty two apartments are rented for an actual low average of $1,747 a month. The Total Gross Annual Rental Income Actual & Projected all Sources is $461,305. The buildings have an outstanding 100% occupancy rate.

The contract price of $3,650,000 represents an excellent capitalized return on investment for the lucky buyer presenting big upside long term future potential income.

“The buyer is an experienced landlord in the neighborhood. His expertise will help him increase the rents in the buildings,” Andrew Lichtenstein explains.

The property is located on the South Side section of Mount Vernon, Westchester County, near the downtown business district and municipal establishments. The property is close to public transportation like the Metro North, the Westchester Bee Line and the NYC MTA # 5 and # 2 trains.

The property is being marketed exclusively by Andrew Lichtenstein, Inc. has been actively selling multifamily and commercial real estate for its clients in and around New York City.

LichtensteinRE specializes in the exclusive sales of multifamily and mixed use commercial real estate properties in New York City’s 5 boroughs. LichtensteinRE is a full service Commercial Real Estate Sales, Financing and Advisory Service Boutique based in New York City, the financial capital of the world. LichtensteinRE’s proven experience, track record, financing ability, exclusive buyers and connections with tens of thousands of property owners assures their selling clients the best possible price when a landlord owner wants to sell their property.

DoctorMortgage, which is LichtensteinRE’s financing division, has been a leader in commercial real estate mortgage debt financing since 1991. DoctorMortgage is able to negotiate and facilitate financing to deliver the best price, leverage and return on investment possible.

LichtensteinRE’s greatest ability is creativity and problem solving. After selling the owner’s property, LichtensteinRE has assisted successful sellers in locating replacement 1031 tax deferred exchanges and in some cases has more than doubled the seller’s net income post-closing. To learn more contact Andrew Lichtenstein at (800) 242-9888 or [email protected].


Fourth Quarter 2018 and Year End Review for Absolute Storage Management



Memphis, TN, March 2019  Absolute Storage Management (ASM), a leading private, third-party management company for self-storage facilities, announced operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018.

2018 Highlights for Three Months Ended December 31, 2018:

· Increased same-store revenue by 4.7% compared to the same period in 2017.
· Acquired six (6) management contracts: three (3) operating facilities and three (3) facilities at the completion of construction.

2018 Highlights Year Ended December 31, 2018:

· Surpassed 2018 YOY income goal of 5.0%.
· Increased same-store revenue by 5.2% compared to the same period in 2017.
· Increased same-store NOI by 6.7% driven by the 5.2% increase in income and a 2.3% increase in expenses.
· Acquired twenty-nine (29) management contracts: thirteen (13) operating facilities and sixteen (16) facilities at the completion of construction.

Over the three months ending December 31,2018, ASM added six (6) total management contracts in the United States. These properties include Campus Storage (Tuscaloosa, AL), Bradley Road Storage – formerly Cube Smart Storage (Libertyville, IL), The Storage Project (Louisville, KY), Ponchatoula Storage (Ponchatoula, LA), Box Self Storage (Cincinnati, OH), South Broad Storage (Chattanooga, TN). As of quarter end, December 31,2018, ASM actively manages 116 properties in 14 states.

Property Recognition Year End 2018:
Properties that have been managed by Absolute Storage Management (ASM) for at least a full year and that are in their stabilized leasing state are benchmarked on many data points to evaluate total year performance. These data points include, but are not limited to, the Average Price Per Unit, Expected Income Variance, Year-Over-Year Performance, and Budget vs. Actual Performance. Each year ASM takes the time to recognize and celebrate properties whose performance stood out among their peers. The 2018 celebrated properties were Stockbridge Self Storage in Stockbridge, GA, Collierville Marketplace Self Storage in Collierville, TN, and Glasgow Self Storage in Glasgow, KY.

Noteworthy 2018 Updates:
Absolute Storage Management experienced a high level of team member growth in 2018 including but not limited to the following: internal promotion of Jennifer Barnett to COO, transition of Scott Beatty to CEO, internal promotion of Michelle Dean to Senior Regional Manager, hiring of Cherry Blanton to CFO, hiring of Amber Tyson to VP of Human Resources.

Jennifer Barnett is quoted, “2018 was the year of team member development for ASM. We focused on developing a team of strong leaders to take on the projected company growth. We were able to do this through leadership training of our existing team members, and by hiring several key team members who had amazing reputations in the industry. A strong foundation has been built for the company and we are excited to improve our abilities to offer excellence in service.”

Absolute Storage Management
Absolute Storage Management (ASM) is a leading provider of private, third-party self-storage management. Founded in 2002, ASM’s headquarters are in Memphis, TN with regional offices in Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN; and Jackson, MS. The company’s mission is to grow successful partnerships with customers, team members, and investors by delivering excellence in service.

For further information and news about Absolute Storage Management, please go to the ASM website at Contact Jasmin Jones at [email protected]

Empowering a Billion Women, Inc. Celebrates International Woman’s Day with the Announcement of a Key New Leadership Hire at SXSW United Nations Social Media Zone



Ingrid Vanderveldt prepares EBW for growth and scale; Chandini Portteus enters leadership in the for-profit tech space

Austin, TX, March 2019 Entrepreneur and female tech pioneer, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Founder and Chairman, CEO, Managing Partner of Empowering A Billion Women Inc., and the EBW Foundation, MintHER, and Vanderveldt Global Investments, announces additions to the female empowerment group. As EBW grows in size and scope, Vanderveldt brings on new key hires including Former Livestrong CEO Chandini Portteus as President and Executive-in-Residence.

“EBW has 33 Chapters around the globe and is expecting to grow to over 100 by end of 2019. Bringing on the right corporate partners to help women start, grow and scale their businesses alongside EBW is critical. Chandini brings global relationships and expertise driving fast growth within mission driven organizations with social and economic impact creating jobs globally. This is exactly the expertise that will help take EBW to the next level of growth. I could not be more proud and honored to have Chandini and our other leadership hires here with us,” says Vanderveldt.

Chandini Portteus is coming on as President and Executive-in-Residence (XIR) of EBW Inc. She is well known for her role as a C-level executive at Susan G. Komen, and more recently as the CEO for Livestrong and Wipe Out Kids' Cancer. With global, community, policy and science sector expertise she is a sought after growth strategist and implementor. Portteus will be leading the Inc.'s strategy, operations, and fundraising, as the company enters its next stage of growth and evolution. She is carrying the Executive-in-Residence title alongside President as she will additionally bring her non-profit expertise to help advise the newly launched EBW Foundation led by its CEO Anna McCoy.

“I am excited to take the next step in my own development of moving from the non-profit world into the for-profit sector with EBW as a mission driven social enterprise with a strong for-profit focus. I am thrilled to be able to inspire and work alongside women and our corporate and funding partners to help women globally start, grow and scale mission driven organizations with a profit focus,” says Portteus.

Consistent with Portteus’ executive style of valuing the team around her as her greatest asset, joining to work alongside Portteus at EBW is her trusted and experienced colleague, Diane Busbee. Busbee is a nationally known relationship builder and proven fundraiser with a keen eye for operations. Diane Busbee will be Director of Development for EBW overseeing revenue and operational initiatives.

Portteus stated, "Given EBW's rapid growth, I am excited and honored to bring my leadership to the Inc., as well as to our non-profit supporting women and girls globally. My own personal experience of empowerment was greatly influenced by having access to education and mentorship by many. That has instilled in me a passion and drive to advocate for women and girls globally, and to provide tools to help women leaders and entrepreneurs grow and scale."

You can see Chandini Portteus and meet Diane Busbee at their first public appearance happening on International Women’s Day at SXSW. Portteus will be joining Vanderveldt and her colleagues at the United Nations Social Media Zone talking about their plans to reach the billion through STEM and creative capital (blockchain) based initiatives. Anna McCoy, CEO of the EBW Foundation and Shaillee Chopra, Managing Partner of Lumina Health partners and Chief Strategy Officer to EBW will be on the panel.

About EBW Inc.
Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 is the international brand campaign of EBW Inc. EBW Inc. connects women to the tools, tech and resources needed to succeed as leaders and entrepreneurs. EBW is building the world’s largest community and database of qualified, trained, and vetted women and diverse led business owners. These women are seeking to grow their businesses with those partners who authentically care to see them succeed. EBW is that place they come together online and offline. Here they gain education, mentorship and financial know-how to earn & become qualified, trained and vetted to meet the needs of corporations and funders seeking to gain access to them. In addition to individual and community support, EBW provides coaching and consulting services for corporations and partners. EBW supports The EBW Foundation which is focused on empowering women and girls globally with special focus in developing countries. Together and with our partners, EBW Inc. and The EBW Foundation seek to meet the audacious goal of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020.

Para Systems, Inc. Introduces the Upgraded ParaZapper™ UZI-3b

In this age of antibiotic resistant microbes, we are constantly seeking new solutions to solve the issues associated with microbes such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and the ever threatening virus. Since ParaZapper products have been easily demonstrated, not only to kill but to destroy a wide range of microbes using very mild and safe electrical pulses, it seems to be a natural consideration to evaluate the potential of these products as a tool to fight antibiotic resistant microbes.

Boaz, AL, March 04, 2019 Introducing the Upgraded ParaZapper™ UZI-3b Now with 44 Frequencies in 11 Modes.

Para Systems Inc. unveiled a new member to its family of microbe fighting zappers, the ParaZapper™ UZI-3b model. This zapper which has a total of 44 frequencies in 11 modes with good accuracy is designed to perform better than its predecessors.

David Etheredge, President of Para Systems Inc. has described the new UZI-3b model as one of the two the best zappers, along with the ParaZapper™ MY3. The UZI-3b zapper delivers leading performance and quality, backed by Current Controlled (CC) technology in addition to a 10.5 volt output to more effectively kill microbes.

In this age of antibiotic resistant microbes, we are constantly seeking new solutions to solve the issues associated with microbes such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and the ever threatening virus. Since ParaZapper products have been easily demonstrated, not only to kill but to destroy a wide range of microbes using very mild and safe electrical pulses, it seems to be a natural consideration to evaluate the potential of these products as a tool to fight antibiotic resistant microbes where they exist. One advantage of such is the avoidance of the side effects of options such as chemical usage.

In addition to the increased frequencies and mode selections, the new ParaZapper™ UZI-3b model has a superior zapping ability i.e. able to kill microbes quickly and efficiently. The UZI-3b model has a distinct specific frequency feature that allows the specific frequencies in each mode to run for sufficient time in sequence with each other.

"Today, customers expect the best experience from their technology- they are counting on technology to kill parasites and microbes in them, wherever they are," said David Etheredge. "The new ParaZapper™ UZI-3b model gives customers the good experience they expect from the best zappers, with performance that allows them zap with more accurate consistency, when they want, in a model they will be proud to own."

The UZI-3b model is designed with 0.25 percent accurate frequencies utilizing many of Royal Raymond Rife's frequencies and technology that far exceeds either the Clark zapper or the Beck zapper. The accurate frequencies make the micro-controller zappers such as this one to work better.

This model employs the constant current or current controlled output technology which is better, safer output that meets Dr. Clark's recommendations. Other cutting edge features found in the Hulda Clark zapper that are not present in other devices in the market include:

Selectable automatic rest period: this optional model presents an automatic 20 minute rest period between cycles. Though not one of the Dr. Clark recommendations, this technology gives an upper hand in zapping.

Good connection indicators: in this product, the status indicator serves as s good connection indicator with the changing colors without reducing that output.

Larger contacts: this provides a greater amount of electrical signal to produce greater effectiveness than would be achieved with smaller contacts.

"We introduced multiple frequency zappers because they can reach more organisms, and the UZI-3b model is the latest in the market with amazing capabilities in killing microbes," said David.

One of the most popular zappers is the Terminator style zappers and these are very popular for their convenience. According to David Etheredge, "These zappers are limited because of two features. First, these electrodes are only about the size of a penny, which is way too small, causing skin burns, even holes in the skin from usage. Additionally, these electrodes are right next to each other, essentially shorting out much of the signal. People who have tried both zappers, while they still like the convenience of the Terminator, prefer the effectiveness offered by the best ParaZapper products."

The best results come from using a 4 point contact system with one negative contact and 3 positive contacts. In some cases, using this configuration with paddles and pads can almost double effectiveness and satisfaction.

Para Systems Inc., the maker of the positive offset zapping products as specified by Dr. Clark such as the ParaZapper™ 6-Pack, ParaZapper™ CC2, and the even better ParaZapper™ MY3. For more information on pricing and delivery, visit Hulda Clark Zapper Co. at

About Para Systems Inc.
Para Systems Inc. is a US based maker of ParaZapper™ zapping products. They make a wide range of zapper models available for both US based and international customers from those countries that are not banned from trade by the U.S. government.

Para Systems Inc.
Hulda Clark ParaZapper sales
416 Dobbins Rd.
Boaz, AL 35956
Phone: 205-856-3909

Standigm Launches Artificial Intelligence-Driven Drug Discovery Service at 2019 BIO-Asia International Conference in Tokyo, Japan

Standigm, a company using the advanced AI technology to drug discovery, launched the customized early drug discovery and target study service, "Standigm Insight®," at 2019 BIO-Asia International Conference in Tokyo, Japan. Standigm Insight® provides AI-driven new indication prediction and novel target analysis service for customer’s in-house products.

Seoul, Korea, South, March 2019 --Standigm, a company using the cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to drug discovery, unveiled its latest technology and launched the customized early drug discovery service, "Standigm Insight®," at 2019 BIO-Asia International Conference being held in March 5-6, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

"Standigm Insight®" is an AI-driven customer-friendly service that reinforces customer’s in-house compounds with providing new indication prediction and novel target analysis service.

"Standigm Insight® arouses the interest of pharmaceutical companies. One-on-one partnering has been scheduled with several leading pharmaceutical companies. We are expecting more deals than last year when the first generation of Standigm Insight® was launched. Four contracts have been made with global pharmas since the last meeting. Parts of the projects have been successfully completed with a satisfactory response. Those positive results lead to prepare the next contract,” said Jinhan Kim, the CEO and co-founder of Standigm.

BIO-Asia International is one of the Asia's largest partnering conference for the biotechnology industry. It brings around three hundred global companies annually, offering high-profile workshop and panel participation, company pitches, and one-on-one partnering.

About Standigm

Standigm is a drug discovery company that searches therapeutic lead compounds using advanced artificial intelligence trained on biomedical big data. Standigm removes the traditional guesswork by applying cutting-edge AI technology to integrated biomedical database and learning what is hiding just out of sight. It eliminates some of the uncertainty in the drug discovery process; instead of fishing in the dark for effective treatments, we can focus on developing candidates that are primed for success.

Standigm was founded in Seoul, South Korea, in May 2015 by three experts in artificial intelligence and systems biology from Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, currently having 21 members including 11 Ph.Ds. Standigm attracted about 3.4 million dollars of investments in 2016 and completed Series B funds from VCs including LB Investment, Kakao Ventures, and Atinum Investment in 2019.

For more information, please visit:

TimeLinx Expands Its Vineyardsoft/KnowledgeSync Technology Partnership

North Andover, MA, March 2019 --TimeLinx, a leading project and service management platform for the mid-market, today announced it is expanding its technology partnership with Vineyardsoft Corporation, the publishers of KnowledgeSync.

KnowledgeSync is an industry-standard alerting and workflow engine. It already powers the TimeLinx AlertPak, which today bundles 24 alerts into one affordable package.

“The AlertPak already brings significant value to our users with its real-time monitoring and notifications of a project’s mission-critical metrics,” said TimeLinx Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeffrey Gregorec. “In line with the technology and partner initiatives we announced in January, this next step in our Vineyardsoft partnership couldn’t have come at a better time.”

“TimeLinx has always been a great solution for showcasing the operational business intelligence that KnowledgeSync can bring to a company,” said Vineyardsoft Vice President of Sales and Marketing Don Farber. “But an expanded partnership in conjunction with our new release and TimeLinx’ upcoming release as well as our planned joint initiatives will make this a landmark year for both companies.”

TimeLinx and Vineyardsoft go to market through mid-market business partners, resellers and consultants. The two companies are dominant in that market segment with key mid-market ERP and CRM publishers, including Sage, Infor and Intuit.

About TimeLinx (
TimeLinx PSA is specifically designed for the needs of services-based companies. It extends a CRM platform’s capabilities to provide users with complete control over their entire customer lifecycle, from lead management to project delivery. Founded in 2001, TimeLinx Software is headquartered near Boston, MA, with offices in Chicago, Scottsdale, Dubai and Mumbai.

About Vineyardsoft (
Vineyardsoft is the developer of the acclaimed KnowledgeSync alerts and workflow application. It monitors activities within other applications and notifies users of noncompliance. With more than 1 million users worldwide, KnowledgeSync is key to many platform implementations such as Sage and Infor. Founded in 1998, Vineyardsoft is headquartered near Boston, MA.

Sam Clar Office Furniture Welcomes Education Specialist Kristi Shanahan

Sam Clar Office Furniture expands its expertise in providing complete design and furniture solutions to the education sector with the addition of Kristi Shanahan.

Concord, CA, March 04, 2019 Sam Clar Office Furniture Inc., a Northern California contract furniture dealer, today announced that Kristi Shanahan will join the Sam Clar team as a New Business Development Executive, focusing on the education sector. Kristi will cover Northern California, including the Central Valley and Central Coast areas.

“Kristi Shanahan brings a strong 16 year track-record of success in the education sector, and her focus on delivering creative and innovative design and furniture solutions to her clients aligns perfectly with our company direction,” said John Schwartz, president & CEO of Sam Clar. “The addition of Ms. Shanahan, now allows us to better service our clients in the growing Central Valley and Central Coast areas, as well as supplement our existing Bay Area client base,” Schwartz said.

Ms. Shanahan will divide her time between the Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area region.

About Sam Clar: Sam Clar Office Furniture is a full service contract furniture dealership, operating in the San Francisco bay area since 1939. Our clients include start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations, regional and local government agencies, non-profits organizations, and the education sector. We provide a comprehensive bundle of services, including space planning and technical design, procurement and on-going furniture management services, and complete project and installation management. For more information please visit:

OnMiners Major Game Change in Cryptocurrency Mining

Luxembourg, Luxembourg, March 04, 2019 -OnMiners S.A ( is pleased to announce the official launch of their powerful endothermic cryptocurrency mining rigs with features to take the global crypto mining space by storm. The company informs that their just launched multi-algorithm miners offer the biggest hash rates available in the market, while minimizing power consumption, noise, and heat generation. OnMiners currently offers three mining rigs viz. On2U, On4U, and OnTower, all capable of mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash, and Zcash. All these units come pre-configured, allowing users to start mining immediately just by plugging in.

Hash rate is the most important factor to take into account while choosing a crypto mining rig. In simple words, it can be defined as the speed at which a given mining machine operates. A higher hash rate is always preferred by the miners because it increases their opportunity of finding the next block and receiving the reward.Mentioned below are the hash powers of the three products at a glance.

Hash Power

On2U: 140 TH/s for Bitcoin, 38 GH/s for Litecoin, 5 GH/s for Ethereum, 230 KH/s for Monero, 1.3 TH/s for Dash, and 1.1 MH/s
On4U: 270 TH/s for Bitcoin, 75 GH/s for Litecoin, 9 GH/s for Ethereum, 450 KH/s for Monero, 2.5 TH/s for Dash, and 2.1 MH/s
OnTower: 1620 TH/s for Bitcoin, 450 GH/s for Litecoin, 54 GH/s for Ethereum, 2700 KH/s for Monero, 15 TH/s for Dash, and 12.6 MH/s

The importance of hash power was taken into consideration by OnMiners while designing their three miners. The result is the creation of three products with hash rates that are second to none in the market.

Power Consumption

Another key attribute of the three miners from OnMiners is their endothermic nature. Making use of the latest endothermic chip technology, OnMiners ensures that their products are capable of absorbing heat energy from the surroundings rather than releasing the same. As a result, these miners have a significantly lower energy consumption compared to all available alternatives in the market. The power consumption of the On2U and On4U units are 600W±7% and 1200W±7% respectively. Being a combination of six On4U Units, the power consumption of OnTower is six times that of the On4U miners.

Other Key Features

*Comes pre-configured, so the customer only needs to plug in and start mining
*Original OnMiners air cooling noiseless system
*Network Connection: Ethernet and Wi-Fi
*One year warranty
*Use of 7 nm endometric chip
*Noise level of 18db and 20 db for On2U and On4U units
*Compatible with universal sockets 110v-240v
*Delivered all over the world except for the countries in the war zone

"The global market has seen lots of mining farms closing down their operations in the recent months. With the release of our new products, investors now have a great opportunity to get back on business with higher profitability than ever before," said Hisao Saito, the CEO of OnMiners.

At the current difficulty level and price, their three miners from OnMiners were designed to deliver 100% return on investment within approximately a month. The launch of these miners certainly creates a win-win situation for the crypto mining investors because they will now be able to run a mining rig or even an entire mining farm without the need of hiring qualified personnel.

To find out more about OnMiners and their products, please visit:


OnMiners is a company founded by a group of investors that have invested in the new generation of Endothermic Multi Algorithm CHIP. Their goal is to deliver cryptocurrency miners that are powerful, but have lower power consumption. Utilizing the endothermic chip technology, OnMiners offers a comprehensive range of mining rigs that are easier to set up, release less heat compared to others, and save energy bills for the users.

MessageSolution Showcases MSecurity System Integrated with Compliance Archiving eDiscovery Platform for Email Security & Ransomware Protection at 2019 RSA Conference

MessageSolution launches its new MSecurity System to provide Ransomware protection and email content security. Leveraging its compliance email and file archiving advanced eDiscovery technologies, MSecurity System delivers effective, proactive protection of corporate intellectual properties and privacy information for General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) and California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) Compliance.

San Francisco, CA, March 04, 2019 --MessageSolution, an industry technology leader in compliance archiving and eDiscovery launches its newest product for ransomware protection and email security, MSecurity System, at the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco.

“It takes a holistic approach for content security protection and information archiving. We have created a unified security framework that contains every day attacks at the gateway, and promotes security and privacy awareness with Outlook users," MessageSolution Global Marketing Strategist Kevin McInerney explained. "Outlook drag-n-drop to report those pesky phishing emails to MSecurity administrator as well as search and redact PII in email and files for GDPR and CCPA Compliance. MSecurity System integrated with information archiving can reduce ransomware remediation costs by 200-300%.”

Ranked as an “Emerging Player” for Enterprise Email Archiving by Info-Tech’s Vendor Landscape, MessageSolution Enterprise Information Archiving eDiscovery Platform for Email, File Systems and SharePoint introduces privacy and threat protection for the companies with privacy-protection requirements, and for global customers to address the need to remediate Ransomware recovery times.

Archiving with MessageSolution Enterprise Archiving Platform integrated with MSecurity System provides organizations with the most effective approach for encompassing threat protection and privacy protection with advanced eDiscovery classification. MSecurity System's Data Loss Prevention feature provides the benefit of oversight and privacy protection with anonymization services for faster review of subject requests on email, file and SharePoint contents. With MSecurity System, MessageSolution enables global enterprise customers to “classify, report, and delete the privacy data upon request” to meet compliance requirements of GDPR and CCPA.

"The MessageSolution platforms are intuitive and administrator/user friendly. With industry-leading scalability, our global customers and partners regard MessageSolution technologies as the most cost effective, yet best-in-class solutions for both SMEs and international enterprises," McInerney stated.

MessageSolution will be showcasing MSecurity System at the 2019 RSA Conference from March 3 - March 8 at North Hall Booth#4205 Moscone Center in San Francisco. For a free RSA EXPO pass inquiry, please contact MessageSolution at +001 (408) 383-0100 or visit

About MessageSolution Technologies, Inc.
MessageSolution, Inc. is a technology leader in implementing enterprise-class information archiving, eDiscovery and content security solutions. With award-winning packaged software solutions deployed to manage organizations' in-house email, file and SharePoint data, and cloud-based data in Office 365 and Google G-Suite, MessageSolution delivers products and services in-cloud, on premise, and in service provider-hosted platforms. MessageSolution provides advanced policy-based archiving, legal eDiscovery and data security solutions to enforce regulatory compliance and data protection high data accessibility for eDiscovery readiness.

Founded in 2004, MessageSolution is a Silicon Valley based company with development centers throughout the APAC region. MessageSolution distributes its technologies through channels established in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Asia Pacific Region, with products deployed for global enterprise customers in over 50 countries.

Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway Welcomes Mr. Arthur Viot as New General Manager

Manhattan, NY, February 26, 2019 Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway in Puerto Vallarta welcomes Mr. Arthur Viot as General Manager for the property. Mr. Viot will reinforce existing efforts to elevate the already high quality of service and overall guest experience at the property, continuing an intense promotional campaign emphasizing not only service but wellness and gastronomy via its All-Inclusive “Exquisite” Gourmet Plan.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to join Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway,” said Mr. Viot. “When this opportunity presented itself, I decided to take it because I wanted to continue specializing in luxury properties, providing personalized service to all guests and making them feel like they are home, but better. This might define me as a romantic, but this also identifies me perfectly with Villa Premiere’s philosophy. I now find myself with a strong and consolidated team, passionate for service and with an unbeatable warmth. My duty will be to bring the best of myself to Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway and Buenaventura Hotels.”

Mr. Viot boasts vast experience, with more than 20 years in the hospitality and tourism industry. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in hospitality industry administration from the Institute Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France and began his career in 1998 in the French food and beverage sector, specializing as a sommelier. He thereafter relocated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he started his specialization in Food and Beverage. Mr. Viot claims that was his greatest professional experience, in which he both learned a lot and successfully overcame a language barrier.

Mr. Viot moved to Mexico in 2008, working in different regions - from the Pacific coast to Mexico City and then northern Mexico, in Monterrey - and different types of hotels, directing food and beverage departments at beach resorts and business hotels. His most recent position was General Manager at Hotel Habita in Monterrey, formerly, he worked at Live Aqua & Grand Fiesta Americana Monterrey Valle of Grupo Posadas as Food & Beverage Director in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He returns to the country’s Pacific coast, in sunny Puerto Vallarta, in his new position as General Manager at Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway.

About Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway:

Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway is a beachfront property located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, a few blocks from the Malecon waterfront and the historic city center. This all-inclusive, adults-only luxury resort is an oasis for couples or solo travelers looking for a relaxed and intimate getaway. From the moment guests arrive, Villa Premiere offers a sensory experience of aromas, spectacular sea views, modern and contemporary décor and a superb personalized service. Staff welcome guests with a refreshing sparkling wine, followed by a selection of scents and a pillow menu to ensure a personalized room experience. A five-minute welcome massage precedes the arrival of guests in amazing ocean-view suites.

The property was recognized as an AAA Four Diamond property for the 12th year in a row, following a raft of recent accolades received by the property, including Expedia’s VIP Access 2018, Golden Apple Award 2018 and Trip Advisor Excellence in Service 2019 - Trip Advisor has sifted through literally millions of reviews from travelers around the world to identify user favorites and name the 2019 Travelers’ Choice winners.

The beachfront property recently invested $3.8 million renovating the complex, which features 80 deluxe rooms and suites as well as breathtaking views and an amazing culinary experience. A participant in Puerto Vallarta’s Gourmet Festival & Vallarta Nayarit Gastronomica, Villa Premiere is a symbol in gastronomy, proud of the service and quality of its three a la carte restaurants.

For more information, visit

Air Techniques Announces ProVecta 3D Prime X-ray: See All That You Need to See

Melville, NY, February 26, 2019. Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator, and manufacturer of dental equipment, today announced the newest addition to its ProVecta family of digital X-rays, the ProVecta 3D Prime. This new imaging system provides 2D and 3D images combined with the power of VisionX software.

Made in Germany, ProVecta 3D Prime provides today’s practitioners with a safe, 3D X-ray diagnosis offering to their patients, as well as enabling dentists to verify implant, root or jaw fractures, hyperplasia or dysplasia needs. A unique 130mm x 85mm jaw-shaped anatomically adapted volume generated by ProVecta 3D Prime encompasses all treatment areas without imaging non-relevant anatomy, and is visibly larger than the most commonly used volume of Ø 80x80mm.

“We are excited to expand our family of innovative X-ray systems with the ProVecta 3D Prime,” said Christoph Roeer, Air Techniques’ Chief Executive Officer. “Air Techniques is committed to improving the practitioners’ diagnostic capabilities and daily workflows by designing digital products that enable precise and quick diagnosis while benefiting your patient and practice.”

The highest resolution CsI flat panel sensor creates brilliant, high-quality 3D and 2D images from one sensor. Patients benefit from a reduced radiation dose thanks to the anatomically adapted volume. In fact, radiation doses reduce up to 62% in standard definition. The ProVecta 3D Prime features an intuitive 7” touchscreen and captures scans in a short 2 – 18 seconds.

VisionX Software, a state-of-the-art powerful imaging tool is included with ProVecta 3D Prime. It provides impressive implant visualization with three different 3D views: Panoramic, TSA, and MPR. Each 3D view can be rotated and tilted for optimum alignment and easily draw the nerve channel into the image and measure 3D volume.

Air Techniques’ strong product portfolio of utility systems, digital imaging, and merchandise are capable of equipping the smallest practice to the largest university or hospital. Consistently, Air Techniques remains the leading and largest manufacturer of dental air compressors and vacuum systems in North America.

For more information on Air Techniques, please visit Become a fan of Air Techniques on Facebook and follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

XSELL Technologies Announces Thomas Gibson Has Joined the Firm as Managing Director

Chicago, IL, February 26, 2019. Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of AI and Machine Learning solutions, has announced that Thomas Gibson has joined the firm in the role of Managing Director. Tom will be responsible for bringing XSELL’s platform to market and driving new client acquisition. He will work closely with the XSELL leadership team to help build out the overall AI roadmap and a cohesive and comprehensive AI strategy for execution.

"We are pleased to add Tom Gibson to our leadership team and believe he will accelerate the growth of our business. Tom has had tremendous success delivering value based outcomes to clients and his background with SAAS and Cloud based platforms aligns well with our direction," says Matt Coughlin, XSELL Founder and CEO.

Tom Gibson brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry with a balanced focus on consulting, enterprise systems, service management, security, compliance, application development and managed services. At his last firm he delivered significant new logo client wins and led the development of new offerings to address business and compliance challenges. Tom has been a leader and innovator working for iconic brands like McDonald’s and Xerox. While at Xerox, Tom was part of the leadership team that launched the Xerox Cloud. He was responsible for Sales, Alliance Partnerships and Solution Architecture. Tom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and resides in Chicago.

"The AI industry is moving incredibly fast and XSELL’s platform has already proven to deliver increased revenue and profits to diverse clients across multiple industries. XSELL’s platform combines math and science to drive the type of interactions that customers love. The platform teaches us how to delight customers, even when something goes wrong during the sales process. XSELL empowers clients to measure and track the strength of their brand and relationship with every customer interaction. I'm thrilled to join the XSELL Team and be part of a culture that aligns with the digitally forward-thinking companies that are shaping the new economy," noted Tom.

For more information on XSELL Technologies, please visit us on the web at, follow us on Twitter @XSELL_TECH, like us on LinkedIn or Facebook.

StartUpYard CEO, Cedric Maloux Joins Board of Private Content Reader, Skriply

Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2019 --Publishers House Ltd., creators of content aggregator Skriply, a powerful, privacy focused application are pleased to announce the appointment of Cedric Maloux, CEO of seed accelerator StartUpYard, to its board of directors effective immediately.

“We are very pleased to have Cedric join our Board and look forward to his contributions,” Steven Cranston CEO said and continued; “Cedric, a long-time enthusiast of reader applications, understands our mission to protect people by keeping online connections, activity, interest and browsing history personal, private and safe; and that is vital to our purpose and product development going forward.”

A serial tech entrepreneur for more than 22 years, initially an engineer in Artificial Intelligence, Maloux, 50 years old, is now running StartupYard, the oldest running accelerator for startups in Central Europe which has invested in companies like DameJidlo, BrandEmbassy, NeuronSW, Rossum, WaymarkTech to name a few. Cedric is also a Board Member of the French-Czech Chamber of Commerce, an official French Foreign Trade Advisor, and a member of the Digital Leaders in Europe workgroup within the World Economic Forum.

Cranston, a former digital publishing executive with,,, and Softonic International added, “Straightaway Cedric has provided valuable insights for our product and globalized business priorities as we prepare our consumer launch in both Android & Apple stores.”

Publishers House Ltd. is a privacy focused application developer that monetizes paid-subscription models as an alternative to ads, social media, and data sales, for consumers and publishers, globally.

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'Coxswain Consulting CEO Julia Erdkamp Featured in California Business Journal'

Anaheim, CA, February 26, 2019 Julia Erdkamp, CEO of Coxswain Consulting, a firm designed to help organizations build the leadership and operations required to achieve world-class status, was recently featured in the California Business Journal. Erdkamp is no stranger to such accolades, with both she and her firm receiving features in a host of publications, including Black Enterprise, Western City, and USC Dornsife Magazine.

The California Business Journal feature highlights Erdkamp’s career in consulting and how she made her successful leap from working for other firms in the industry into masterminding her own consulting firm, Coxswain Consulting, in 2017.

Over her years of industry experience, Erdkamp has established herself as a trusted advisor for C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs looking to elevate their organizations to new heights. And as the feature highlights, her experience runs the gamut of company types, including public agencies, churches, and non-profits. She has had the privilege of partnering with a broad range of industries, spanning engineering, renewable energy, residential law, and more throughout her years of consulting.

Through her relationship-based consulting services at Coxswain, Erdkamp has played a critical role in assisting a number of organizations with deploying innovative solutions to help boost their social, professional, and financial capital through her executive programs. Her newest effort, the High Performance Management Systems Executive Program, launches this month and is based on Erdkamp’s years of experience in helping businesses build blueprints for success as well as research-based analysis of common pitfalls that failing businesses must overcome to succeed.

“It is an honor to be featured in the California Business Journal,” said Erdkamp. “My hope is that business leaders will see there are holistic solutions out there to assist them in transforming their firms from the top down, which result in high-performing organizations that everyone can feel good being a part of.”

To read Erdkamp’s feature in the California Business Journal, visit . To learn more about Erdkamp and Coxswain Consulting, visit

'Scott Filion Joins the Phillips Screw Company as President'

Scott Filion, a long time fastener industry veteran, joins The Phillips Screw Company as President. Ken Hurley remains as company CEO.

Wakefield, MA, February 26, 2019 Ken Hurley Continues as CEO

The Phillips Screw Company recently conducted a national search to find a new president. The search culminated in hiring New Hampshire native, Scott Filion, to fill this newly created position. Filion will assume the responsibilities as president from Ken Hurley. Hurley will continue in his capacity as CEO.

Filion brings nearly 30 years of industry experience, including his background in bringing technically driven industrial and consumer products to market. Filion started his career in engineering where he developed innovative products and processes for the automotive industry. He holds 22 patents.

“Scott brings a world of experience to our organization and we are looking forward to his contributions in taking The Phillips Screw Company to the next level,” said Hurley. “We were fortunate to find not only a person with industry experience but also a person with the right blend of technical and consumer goods to fill this roll,” Hurley went on to say.

Most recently Filion served as the President of Velcro USA Inc., having been with the organization for more than 20 years. During Filion’s time there, he led the organization through significant growth by helping to develop new solutions across multiple industries as well as through the expansion of the manufacturing footprint in the US and Latin America.

“Scott’s leadership and his depth of knowledge in the industrial space positions us well for the future and will enable Phillips to achieve rapid business growth through continued customer success,” claimed Hurley.

Scott holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of New Hampshire.

New Book Release for Business Leaders Offers Innovative Means in Mitigating Over $100 Billion in Revenue Loss to American Business Each Year



Grief in the Workplace: Reducing Hidden Loss to Revenue and Productivity Driven by Employee Bereavement is targeted at business leaders who wish to identify and reduce the hidden direct and indirect costs of bereavement and grief to the bottom line that results from over 4 million American employees who experience the death of a loved one every year.

Washington, DC, Every year in America, organizations lose over $100 billion in revenue due to the hidden costs of bereavement and grief in the workplace. According to the American Hospice Foundation, over 4 million employees will experience the death of a loved one, and at any one time, 25% of employees in any organization can be experiencing the emotional impacts of grief.

R. Glenn Kelly is a published author of grief support books, a public speaker, periodical writer, and bereaved father. After losing his sixteen-year-old son and only child to a rare heart defect, he authored his first of four books; Sometimes I Cry in the Shower. He has provided multiple Keynote addresses or workshop presentations for numerous non-profit bereavement support organizations, and has also been the Keynote Speaker for two consecutive years at the headquarters of Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia, for annual support gatherings of bereaved employees from around the globe. He has discussed grief on CBS Television, Trinity Broadcast Network, and New York Public Television, as well as on multiple radio programs, webinars/podcasts, and live stream events. Ron has also spoken publicly at businesses, universities, hospitals, churches, Rotary Clubs and other civic organizations. He served on the Board of Advisors at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, as well as a National Board of Directors member for multiple national bereavement support organizations.

Grief in the Workplace is specifically targeted at business owners, organizational principals, managing executives, human resource personnel, and front-line supervision. It is not intended to be provided directly to employees or other business-related associates who are experiencing grief from a family death or personal crisis.The business entities targeted in this publication include for-profit and non-profit organizations, federal, state, or local government agencies, as well as associations and civic groups. While the for-profit business model typically focuses on maximizing profits, all other organizational structures generally share the same goal of taking in revenue and minimizing costs. Therefore, the responsibilities of sound business stewardship fall equally on the leaders of every organizational framework. Grief will come to work, and those leaders charged with overseeing the bereaved employee should possess the awareness and understanding found in Grief in the Workplace. Doing so will not just mitigate the potential for productivity and revenue loss, but compassionately support the employee, as well as the community.

Contact R. Glenn at [email protected], or (662)420.1293. Visit to find out more about grief in the workplace and to learn more about the Workforce Capital Recovery Program Leadership Seminars. These interactive workshops coach business leaders in effectively and compassionately managing the bereaved employee who has experienced the profound loss of a loved one.

New MEMXPRO Industrial SSDs with Micron Durable 3D TLC



10K P/E cycles and a 4-year warranty fulfills the rigorous requirements of embedded and industrial market applications.
New Taipei City, Taiwan, MEMXPRO, a leading DRAM module and SSD solution provider for defense, industrial, in-vehicle, and enterprise markets, announces the release of a new industrial TLC SSD series at the Embedded World 2019 tradeshow in Germany. The new 3D TLC SSD series includes PT30 (with DRAM) and ET30 (without DRAM), and use SMI controllers and Micron original industrial B17A 3D TLC flash with 10K P/E cycles and a 4-year warranty. In addition, the exhibition highlights MEMXPRO’s latest high-speed U.2 PCIe and M.2 2280 PCIe PT33 series with industrial 3D TLC, huge-capacity 4TB SSDs, and wide temperature DDR4 2666 DRAM modules. There is also a live demo of their mSMART storage monitoring toolbox for information retrieval and device management.

A New Venture in Industrial 3D TLC with 10K P/E Cycles
MEMXPRO launched their new NVMe PCIe PT33 and SATA 3 PT30/ET30 SSDs paired with Micron’s original 3D TLC with 10K endurance to meet the industrial demands of AIoT. The new product series provides comprehensive data protection and enhances the endurance and retention performance of 3D TLC NAND, delivering better durability for 3D TLC SSD products. They are the ideal choice for embedded applications, industrial equipment, and edge devices operating in challenging environments.

A New Era of Industrial-grade Multi-terabyte Storage
As flash technology advances, high-capacity SSDs are becoming standard in industrial data applications. Plus with industry advancements, manufacturers are bringing new form factors and speeds to the market. MEXMPRO’s high-capacity E231 series offers storage capacity of up to 4TB for its 2.5” SSD series, up to 1TB for its mSATA and Half Slim series, and CF cards of up to 256GB. This product family complies with JEDEC standards, combining eMMC flash arrays with proven quality and stability, 3,000 P/E cycles of MLC, original extended temperature (-25oC~+85oC) ICs, and additional industrial wide temperature support (-40oC~+85oC).

Industrial High-speed DDR4 2666Hits the Road
In the era of high-speed memory and storage, DDR4 has become the new standard for industrial memory in 2019. MEMXPRO's high-speed DRAM DDR4-2666 modules comply with the JEDEC standard to achieve 2666 MHz without overclocking RAM. The original high-quality branded memory ICs and industrial spec design makes for a low operating voltage of 1.2 V for energy-conscious power consumption and thermal efficiency. Wide temperature memory modules (-40°C to +85°C) are ideal for applications that must ensure high performance and product stability in extreme climates or industrial environments.

Click-to-use mSMART 4.0 Powers Intelligent Storage Monitoring
Easy to use and intuitive, MEMXPRO mSMART 4.0 storage device monitoring software tool is available free for download. Enabling the predictive power of big data analytics, mSMART detects problems and provides alerts to reduce routine inspection tasks and operational costs. Integrated with an enterprise database, the system will record SSD status and store data logs to benefit big data analytics that help make better informed decisions.

Embedded World 2019
Date: Feb. 26-28, 2019
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
MEMXPRO booth: Hall 2-407

MEMXPRO provides reliable industrial memory and flash storage solutions with integrated design services to cater for the customized needs of industrial OEM customers. Products are used in a variety of applications including automation and manufacturing, environmental control, military and aerospace, network and communications, automotive and transportation, medical, gaming, retail, and more. At present, MemxPro’s main product lines focus on DRAM and flash memory storage devices through PCIe and SATA high-speed storage interfaces, and support various capacities in different form factors. MEMXPRO strives to deliver high-quality products and unsurpassed service, becoming one of the leading brands for industrial memory solutions around the world. For more information, please visit or email us at [email protected]

More Than 1000 Reviews on for SocksLane



Portland, OR, The popularity of compression wear has taken many by surprise, but not Amanda and Dave Dixon's company, SocksLane. The young compression sock company has spent the last few years building up a strong reputation for customer satisfaction and quality product, and now has 1,126 reviews (and counting) on to attest to that.

Compression attire has taken on a new level of popularity thanks to people coming around to its many benefits. Compression encourages proper blood circulation, which is why many companies have taken to producing compression wear specifically for feet, legs, elbows, and knees. These body parts are commonly susceptible to maladies brought on by poor or insufficient circulation, as the body's struggle in maintaining proper blood flow due to long periods of sitting or standing results in issues like Deep Vein Thrombosis.

However, while some companies have endeavored to produce items made from synthetic materials, these tend to be less than well received. Allergy-inducing synthetic fibers can create a very uncomfortable experience for users, which results in unfavorable reviews. SocksLane has chosen to sidestep this problem by making their socks and other products out of a blend of combed cotton, Lycra and spandex, and hypoallergenic fibers.

The comfortable snug fit is complemented by an effective 15.20mmHg compression that is well-distributed, preventing a tourniquet effect that lesser product might make do with. This also results in a compression sock that stays in place without shifting or bunching.

More than 1000 satisfied customers have voiced their pleasure with the product on Reviews from verified purchases like "lauren"'s mention that the socks are "so comfortable," while others like "R. Petry" note the foot padding as a notable feature. Senior citizen "V M" was pleased to have instructions that help roll out the snug-fitting, comfortable compression socks. Nurses like "CandizzyMom" have voiced their appreciation for these socks at their work, also calling out how "[the] socks don't break out [the] skin, or over squeeze, or under squeeze."

The line of SocksLane products is available on at or from

'VOS Digital Media Group Enters Into Content Distribution Agreement with OnlyGood TV Featuring Pets, Family, Wellness and Community'

Just in time for Valentines Day - to distribute Love and Happiness Digital Content

New York, NY, February 14, 2019 VOS Digital Media Group, Inc. ("") has entered into a content distribution agreement with OnlyGood TV, a digital media company and content creation studio telling stories of empowerment and positivity through their OnlyGood TV and HooplaHa brands (collectively “OGTV”). As a video partner for hundreds of digital properties, VOS distributes digital video to hundreds of domains in the United States and Canada for web, mobile and OTT devices, allowing news publishers from around the world to access OGTV’s inspirational content on their digital properties.

“We’re very excited to announce our new partnership with OnlyGood TV,” stated Paul Feller, CEO of VOS Digital Media Group. “This is the type of compelling, consumer-friendly, positive and evergreen content that our publisher partners can utilize to build a viable long tail video strategy. OGTV’s mission to deliver uplifting videos while supporting so many wonderful charity partners and organizations aligns with the values and interests of the VOS organization and family.”

“Our mission is to counter divisiveness and adversity with the power of positivity,” said Rob Hess, Only Good News co-founder and Chief Content Officer. “As content creation and distribution opportunities are changing daily, it’s the right time for a positivity network that directly addresses the need for ‘only good’ content.”

OGTV’s initial series offering includes a dynamic husband and wife pet rescue team who are saving thousands of dogs from euthanasia, a Trans Activist fitness model who’s about to become a father and a young America’s Got Talent “Golden Buzzer” finalist who’s in remission and using her voice to raise cancer awareness among teens. Additionally, Marysol Castro, who recently became Major League Baseball’s first ever Latina public address announcer, hosts “The Weekly Good,” OGTV’s program previewing its newest stories and series.

OnlyGood TV and HooplaHa videos are stories about individuals and organizations that champion supporting various communities, role model after overcoming adversity, and by their efforts and accomplishments have a lasting positive impact on the world. These stories not only educate and inspire, but leave the viewers feeling hopeful.

Causes and organizations that OGTV supports include The Alzheimer’s Association, The Autism Society, The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Children International, The Cleveland Clinic, The Friendship Circle, Guiding Eyes, the Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, Inc., ABRI/Homes for the Brave, Honor Flight Network, and the Humane Society International.

About VOS Digital Media Group
VOS is a global digital video exchange and technology platform providing a seamless process for bringing together content creators and media companies. We specialize in providing and maintaining content sales and sourcing scalability, reducing labor and editorial costs, eliminating errors in metadata assignment and extraction, and drastically decreasing the time to market for both video creators and buyers.

About “Only Good News” Brands (OGTV) energizes a "positivity movement" with storytelling intended to inspire the viewer with stories about people and organizations that, by doing great things, offer a message of empowerment, hope and compassion. Only Good News Studios has produced over 1000 heart-tugging and uplifting video stories, and is a leader in the effort to make the world a better place through inspirational and authentic content.

HooplaHa – Life with A Smile, where all of the content is dedicated to spreading good news, happiness and inspiration. Our original video segments include real people and personal stories, including everyday inspiring heroes, organizations, charities & companies making a real difference. HooplaHa was also named one of the ten happiest places on the internet by the Huffington Post.

'Bijou Bay Harbor Tops Off Construction at Nine Stories'

Bijou Bay Harbor, the new luxury boutique condominium developed by Ability by Acierto on Bay Harbor Islands in South Florida, has topped off construction at 75 feet. The nine-story waterfront property at 9521 East Harbor Bay Drive is slated for completion in July 2019.

Bay Harbor Islands, FL, February 14, 2019 --Bijou Bay Harbor, the luxury boutique condominium developed by Ability by Acierto on Bay Harbor Islands, has topped off at 75 feet. The nine-story waterfront property at 9521 East Harbor Bay Drive is slated for completion in July 2019.

The project was designed by Revuelta Architecture International and interior designer Adriana Hoyos, as a quiet island sanctuary with sleek lines and open spaces flooded with natural light. Bijou Bay Harbor houses 41 luxurious and private residences, including five penthouses, ranging from 900 to 2,100 square feet. Residents will enjoy boutique island living and casual elegance with amenities that include a sky lounge with pools, fire pits, seating areas, and unobstructed intracoastal views.

Coastland Construction is the general contractor for the project. Bijou Bay Harbor broke ground in June 2017. Construction is estimated to cost a total of $20 million.

“Bijou Bay Harbor’s topping off represents a major step forward for Ability by Acierto, as we further our efforts to establish our footprint in the South Florida,” stated Robert Morales, vice president of operations. “We are thrilled to play a part in redefining the skyline and are actively seeking other opportunities for development in South Florida.”

Bijou Bay Harbor is the first South Florida development for Ability by Acierto, a partnership between Conexo Inmobiliario, led by Andres Arias, and Acierto Inmobiliario, Colombia’s second-largest developer founded by Juan Carlos Gonzalez. The firm has successfully built 10 million square feet of residential and commercial projects. Ability by Aciertois also developing Vista Lago, comprising 113 townhomes in Miami Gardens, scheduled to break ground in the Summer of 2019.

The Town of Bay Harbor Islands is a walkable, urban enclave boasting upscale retail and dozens of restaurants, while the bustling Kane Concourse and the affluent shopping of Bal Harbour Shops are just steps over the Intracoastal Waterway. The location offers convenient access to Surfside, Aventura and Miami Beach.

Prices at Bijou Bay Harbor begin in the mid-$600,000's and rise to $2 million for the penthouses. The project is 95 percent sold.

Bijou Bay Harbor’s sales center is located at 1050 Kane Concourse. For more information, please call (305) 864-2220 or visit

'Brazilian Realtor Awarded Designation'

Former Bloomberg TV anchor, Sergio Cesario, the president of The Cesario Group, a Broker Associate at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami Beach, FL has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country.

Miami, FL, February 14, 2019  Sergio Cesario, the president of The Cesario Group, a Broker Associate at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami Beach, Florida has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country.

The SRS is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute and is an official credential of the National Association of Realtors. Cesario joins an elite group of real estate professionals from around the world who have earned the SRS designation. All were required to successfully complete comprehensive coursework in seller representation, demonstrate significant seller representation experience and expertise, and abide by the strict Realtor Code of Ethics.

Sergio Cesario is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) and has been a local real estate agent for 5 years. He is a former anchor from the business powerhouse Bloomberg TV Brazil and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism from New York University. Most of Cesario's clients are foreign nationals and global residential real estate investors.

Cesario has extensive real estate experience in South Florida and Lisbon, Portugal, specializing in beach and condo properties. Cesario's seamless international experience of more than 30 years distinguishes him from the competition in representing a wide range of customers. Leveraging from Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Knight Frank Residential's global alliance, Cesario has access to an invaluable database and the largest interactive and connected network for luxury residential properties in the world.

This alliance of shared history, vision and commitment to a demanding clientele allows Cesario to reach out to first-time home buyers coming from different parts of the world, buyers looking for investment properties, and people looking for second homes or the finest international properties. He offers unique marketing strategies to all his customers, an all-in-one experience whether in Miami, Manhattan, Lisbon or Sao Paulo.

To contact Sergio Cesario at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami, call 786-220-1230 or email [email protected]

'Axiomtek Introduces Powerful, Scalable COM Express Type 7 System on Module with Intel® Xeon® Processor – the CEM700'

Axiomtek's COM Express Type 7 System on Module CEM700 is feature-rich and expandable for applications with high data and network throughputs.

City of Industry, CA, Axiomtek, a leading design and manufacturing company of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is proud to introduce the CEM700, its new COM Express Type 7 module. The high performance CEM700 offers scalable processor options with the 16-core Intel® Xeon® D-1577 processor or the 4-core Intel® Pentium® D1519 processor. This compact form factor measures 125 x 95 mm, and is feature-rich and highly expandable. The CEM700 is designed for integration into space-constrained applications with high data and network throughputs, such as edge computing, microservers, cloud computing and other networking fields.

The versatile CEM700‘s extensive selection of I/O connectors include one Gigabit LAN port with Intel® i210 Ethernet controller, four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two SATA-600 interfaces, one LPC, one SPI, one I2C, two serial TX/RXs and 4-IN/OUT DIO port. It also has two 10GBASE-KR interfaces and a Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI) for remote management. The compact and powerful CEM700 is expandable with one PCIe x16 Gen3, one PCIe x8 Gen3 and eight PCIe x1 Gen2 for high volume data transmission. It also includes two 10GBASE-KR channels and two DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM slots for up to 32GB system memory. The CEM700 has a standard operating temperature range from -20ºC to +70ºC or industrial operating temperature range of -40ºC to +85ºC. It offers a watchdog timer for reliable operation and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 for efficient hardware-based data protection. Axiomtek also offers the CEB94701, a COM Express type 7 development baseboard to operate with the CEM700, to allow for fast turnkey evaluation. Customers can quickly emulate the functionality for software development and hardware verification.

"More systems integrators and manufacturers are seeking solutions with higher computing performance for multi-task processing and massive data transmissions in Industrial IoT applications. Our newest CEM700‘s high-speed and powerful performance is suitable for applications which are in need of multi-tasking, multi-threading or video rendering," said Seamus Su, product manager of the System on Module Division at Axiomtek. "This brand new high performance COM Express module also delivers high scalability, customizability and true customer value."

The CEM700 is now available for purchase. For more information, please visit or contact us at [email protected]

Some Key Features:

- Scalable CPU options with Intel® Xeon® processor D-1577 and Pentium® processor D1519
- Rich features with two 10GBASE-KR, four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 and two SATA-600
- Expandable with one PCIe x16 Gen3, one PCIe x8 Gen3 and eight PCIe x1 Gen2
- Features DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, for up to 32GB of system memory
- Supports TPM 2.0 for optimum security

About Axiomtek Co., Ltd

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of embedded industrial computer products. From its origin as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has trended with the IIoT evolution by offering smart industrial computer solutions and value-added services for a variety of mission-critical industries including transportation, medical, industrial automation, power utilities and renewable energy, digital signage, network appliances, gaming and retail/POS/Kiosks. The company has more than 60 distributor and technology partners globally. Axiomtek offers industrial computer platforms, single board computers and system on modules, fanless and rugged embedded systems, intelligent transportation systems, EtherCAT Master Controllers, IoT gateway devices, touch panel computers, medical grade PCs, digital signage OPS players, industrial network and network appliances and casino gaming platforms.

Axiomtek USA headquarters is located in City of Industry, Calif. Established in 1994, the subsidiary incorporates product integration and logistics as well as a wide range of service offerings including design assistance, technical support and return merchandise assistance. Axiomtek Systems in Methuen, MA, the company’s Eastern regional headquarters, has added a high level of expertise on COTS integration and a variety of value-added engineering services to Axiomtek USA’s comprehensive suite of capabilities. Axiomtek USA has become the premier service provider for systems integration assistance and project management.

As an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, Axiomtek continuously develops and delivers cutting edge solutions based on the latest Intel® platforms.


'Chincotech Announce Attendance at the 2019 IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition'

The 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2019) will be held in Lille, France, 14-18 May 2019.

Tokyo, Japan, Paul Rashford, Chincotech’s Head Software Development Engineer said, “This will be the second time we have attended this event, last year was our first and was a great success. We are really looking forward to meeting up with other industry leaders to share ideas and discuss the latest technologies, last year we made some invaluable connections and are looking forward to more of the same this year.”

The IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. Its broad scope includes: advances in fundamental computer vision, pattern recognition and computer graphics; machine learning techniques relevant to face, gesture, and body motion; new algorithms and applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Face recognition & biometrics
Face analysis and synthesis
Body action and activity recognition
Psychological and behavioral analysis
Computer vision and machine learning in affective computing and multi-modal interaction
Gesture recognition, analysis and synthesis
Technologies and applications

About Chincotech
Headquartered in Japan, Chincotech is a privately-owned company that since 2009 has been building an enviable reputation among governments, governmental agencies, security and military worldwide as a company able to develop the most reliable and advanced 2D/3D facial recognition algorithms and software solutions for today’s increasingly demanding environment.

Chincotech surveillance and recognition XFR8 software is being developed via a platform designed to seamlessly connect to any live CCTV network system and servers, offering unrivaled algorithms and secure software in some of the most challenging environments.


'Royal Navy to Discuss the Future of Unmanned and Autonomous Naval Warfare at SMi's 3rd Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019'

SMi reports: Royal Navy to present exclusive updates at the upcoming Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference, taking place in London this May.

London, United Kingdom, SMi are pleased to present the 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology (UMST) conference taking place in London on the 8th and 9th May 2019.

As the Royal Navy took ownership of their first unmanned minesweeping system last year, the 2018 Unmanned Maritime Systems conference hosted the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Royal Navy, who discussed naval warfare in the age of autonomy.

At this year's UMST conference, Commodore Mike Knott, Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy will continue this important dialogue and discuss "Unmanned and Autonomous Systems and the Future of Royal Navy Capabilities and Power Projection."

Commodore Knott’s presentation will be covering the following key topics: Evolving with the changing nature of naval warfare; addressing complex new threats and developing effective technology and strategies to counter these threats; autonomy as a force multiplier; extending the Royal Navy’s global reach and operational capacity; integrating unmanned systems into the surface fleet; increasing the use of unmanned systems in traditional naval operations; the role of autonomous systems in the carrier strike group; the potential for UAVs to revolutionise carrier operations; maintaining Royal Navy thought leadership in an increasingly information and technology driven world.

Other senior experts from the Royal Navy will present at the conference including:

· Captain Gary Hesling, Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy, Royal Navy who will present: "Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems for More Effective Hydrography in Support of Royal Navy Activities"

· Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer, Royal Navy who will present: "Delivering the Next Generation of Royal Navy Assets to Enable Effective Operational Capability into the 21st Century"

For full presentation details, download the event brochure at

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 will bring together key planners and decision makers from across the NATO-aligned world providing a discussion on current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for modern Navies.

The two-day conference is the only event providing holistic coverage of unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments.

For those interested in attending, there is a £200 Early Bird which will expire at midnight on Thursday, 28th February 2019. Places can be reserved at

*Special rates for military and government personnel

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference
8th and 9th May 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel
London, United Kingdom

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

'Office Interiors is Exploding Into New Markets'
An Atlanta based office interiors firm is hitting the upstate running. Georgia’s oldest Teknion dealer is thrilled to announce the opening of another office in Greenville, SC. This is a wonderful opportunity for the firm. Office Interiors is part of a group of affiliates that address real estate, property management, and architecture solutions, which is comprised of approximately 200 employees.
Greenville, SC, January 30, 2019 Office Interiors, Georgia’s oldest Teknion dealer, is thrilled to announce the opening of a another office in Greenville, SC. The Atlanta based firm works nationwide but this office will serve all of upstate South Carolina where there is a tremendous opportunity as it is the fastest growing area in the state. In 2016, more than half of the State's announced projects were in Upstate South Carolina. No wonder top companies such as BMW, Milliken, Michelin, and GE Power have headquarters there.
Office Interiors is part of a group of affiliates that address real estate, property management, and architecture solutions which is comprised of approximately 200 employees. Office Interiors is a rapidly expanding firm specializing in commercial corporate, healthcare, non-profit, government and higher education industries. Some of their most impressive clients are Smile Direct Club, UPS, GA Power, ADT Security, Orangetheory Fitness, Blue Bird bus company, and most challenging, five campuses for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health.
The workplace is constantly evolving which is why their unique approach, knowledge base and over 30 years’ experience puts them a prime position for continued growth. With the combination of space planning and technology, a workspace defines a company’s image and plays a critical role in recruiting and retention of employees and customers. So you want to get it right the first time.
They work with the client to determine what the business goals, culture, and needs are while ensuring all objectives – budget, function, aesthetics, and timelines – are met. The solution provides innovative inspiring environments which has been proven to increase productivity and employee retention.
Contact: Rick Robillard, 864-295-1600
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'Malfitano Partners, the Global Business Asset Acquisition and Disposition Advisory Firm, Taps Retail Veteran Gary S. Carlton, to Expand Operational Bench'
New York, NY, January 30, 2019 Malfitano Partners, a preeminent provider of advisory services in the asset acquisition and disposition industry, announced that Gary S. Carlton has joined the firm as a lead field supervisor.
Gary S. Carlton joins the group after working in the retail field for over 30 years both in the United States and the United Kingdom. An accomplished leader in retail field operations, Gary has successfully led teams of store managers across multiple states to generate sales and value for companies such as HomeGoods Stores, The TJX Companies and Circuit City.

"We are thrilled to have Gary join the group to support transaction diligence and operations for our retail clients. Gary’s extensive experience adds depth to our advisory platform and will provide great value to our clients," said Joseph Malfitano, Managing Member of Malfitano Partners. "Our clients look to us not only for our expertise on how to solicit, evaluate and structure acquisition and disposition transactions, but also to assist them in the operational launch and monitoring of such transactions. The experience and skills of Gary allow us to further provide value to clients and other advisors."
About Malfitano Partners:
Malfitano Partners was founded by Joseph Malfitano, a nationally known turnaround and restructuring professional, as a New York-based boutique that provides clients globally with a suite of advisory services in the acquisition and disposition industry. Described as “investment bankers for the liquidation industry,” the firm has developed the expertise needed to quickly assess a situation, formulate a comprehensive set of strategic alternatives, and work to quickly to implement a value maximizing asset acquisition or disposition strategy with respect to retail inventory, furniture, fixtures and equipment, industrial machinery and equipment, real estate, and accounts receivable or combinations thereof. Notable 2017-18 advisory assignments included Toys “R’ Us, Bon-Ton Stores, Eastern Outfitters, LLC (2018 Turnaround Management Association’s “Transaction of the Year – Mid-size Company” award winner), Heritage Home Group, and hhgregg. For more information about Malfitano Partners, visit or contact Joe Malfitano at 646-776-0155 (main office) or by e-mailing [email protected]
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StealthForce Inc. Announces Its Acquisition by Seigga Capital
Seigga Capital announced today it’s acquisition of StealthForce, the gig-economy driven resourcing and consulting company for the commercial real estate industry, launched in 2016 by entrepreneur Poonam Mathis. Seigga is an active investor both in real estate assets and technology-enabled startup businesses. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed; Seigga will continue to serve the company’s clients by operating StealthForce moving forward.
New York, NY, January 30, 2019 Seigga Capital announced today it’s acquisition of StealthForce, the gig-economy driven resourcing and consulting company for the commercial real estate industry, launched in 2016 by entrepreneur Poonam Mathis. Seigga Capital is an active investor both in real estate assets and technology-enabled startup businesses. While the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Seigga Capital will continue to serve the company’s clients by operating StealthForce as a project-based commercial real estate insights provider. Leveraging a network of over 800 consultants, Seigga Capital will also begin technological development of the underlying infrastructure envisioned by StealthForce CTO Prasad Thammineni. The business will be managed moving forward by Wayne Kimball, Seigga co-founder and managing partner, while Mathis will move on to pursue other opportunities.

“Three years ago we set out to solve a persistent inefficiency in insight resourcing for commercial real estate,” Mathis said, “We designed and deployed a solution modeled after the gig economy, built a small army of members nationwide, and won a loyal and varied customer base. Now it’s time to scale, and given its real estate focus, innovation lens, and outsourcing industry expertise, Seigga Capital is the right team to execute on the next phase of growth, taking the StealthForce model and vision, to the next level.”
“The expansion roadmap for StealthForce is clear, and there is great opportunity ahead,” said Kimball who will serve as the new chief executive, “And the need for project-based, flexible talent in commercial real estate will only grow as more and more investors look to hard assets and alternative investments. That trend, combined with the vision by Mathis and the founding team, bode well for the future of the venture.”
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'Lightpanel (USA) Inc. Releases USA’s First Laser-Cut & Engraved LED Light Panel AIR Series Revolutionizing North America’s LGP Marketplace'
Lightpanels new series of LGP’s illuminates the industry with the next generation of premium US made, German designed, ultra-bright LED light guide panels.
St. Francis, WI, January 27, 2019 --Lightpanel (USA) Inc. today released a new series of German designed, high powered LED light guide panels that deliver maximum light exposure while maintaining homogeneous light distribution. Manufactured using advanced laser technologies, Lightpanels LGP’s can be custom cut and designed to any shape and size. Coming in at only 1/4” thin the AIR series is available in 3000K, 4000K, 5000K, 6500K, RGB, and RGB+W color temperatures. “Lightpanel (USA) is the only US manufacturer that uses laser machines and proprietary software to create fully enhanced dot-matrix patterns,” said Andreas Weyer, Managing Director. “Our technology allows us to consistently manufacture high-end LGP’s that creates a beautiful curtain of light. All of our LGP’s ship within 14 days and we perform a detailed QC process to ensure quality before all of our products ships.”
State of the art technologies
As opposed to competitors, Lightpanel uses laser machines for ultra-fast precise cutting, for versatile any size and shape designs. This laser cut acrylic edge enables for the Tier 1 ANSI Binned LED’s to shine through the light guide panels. Once cut, a laser dot matrix laser engraved across the acrylics surface. This laser engraving allows Lightpanel (USA) Inc. to create a fully optimized dot-matrix that has full control over the pattern style, spacing, size, and dot depth.
- Versatile: can meticulously cut any shape or size and engrave any pattern
- Proprietary: special LGP laser software for optimized dot-matrix patterns
- Dependable: integrated automated digital control production processing and QC
- Precise: pinpoint accuracy that is 10X faster then Sawing and Silk Screening
- Contactless Cutting: leaves transparent polished edges for total LED to shine through
- Grid Vacuum: eliminates all chipping, dust, and fumes for zero contamination

About Lightpanel (USA) Inc.
Lightpanel (USA) Inc. specializes in providing well designed, highly efficient, super bright LED light guide panels. All products ship from St. Francis, WI. We believe in providing our customers with a professional consultative approach towards projects;
- Prompt quotes
- Fast and reliable lead times
- Best in class total service and support
- Free LGP samples
Andreas Weyer
[email protected]
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'DataSeers Named a Top 40 Innovative Technology Company'
An Atlanta based startup was named one of the top 40 innovative companies in Georgia.
Alpharetta, GA, January 27, 2019 The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, announced DataSeers as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize honorees at The Summit 2019 event on February 11-12, 2019, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
TAG’s Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
“The 2019 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Larry K. Williams, President and CEO of TAG. “The 2019 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our state such a hot bed for technology, and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”
This year’s Top 40 were selected from among over 90 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the “Top 40” will be showcased in an exhibition at The Summit 2019.
“This year’s Top 40 was more competitive than ever,” said Dennis Zakas, chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “In our quest to showcase the most innovative companies in Georgia, we had to select from an incredible impressive lineup of contenders. The companies that we selected this year are truly outstanding.”
The event – the state’s largest technology showcase – will feature internationally recognized keynote speakers, the honorees of the Top 40 and Top 10 Innovative Georgia Companies competition, the newest inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia, 30 breakout sessions on global tech trends, and a two-day exhibitor showcase.
About DataSeers
DataSeers is a new-generation FinTech company based in Alpharetta, Ga. It works within the banking and payments industry with a focus on emerging payments solutions such as cryptocurrencies and prepaid. The client’s back-office issues such as Compliance, Reconciliation, Fraud, and Analytics are tackled and simplified thanks to the company’s premier appliance, FinanSeer. It uses a powerful combination of AI and ML algorithms to detect anomalies in data and spot fraud, many times before it happens. The appliance uses the platform-based tool HPCC Systems, a Big Data Technology from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. It is fast, flexible, secure, and scalable. Today, FinanSeer is responsible for keeping 200 million card accounts and 1.5+ billion transactions in check every day. Accuracy and speed, these are just two of the main characteristics that make FinanSeer a stand-out product! In 2019, the company will be focusing its efforts on tackling drug and human trafficking issues. DataSeers – "Taming the Data Demon!"
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that fuels the innovation economy. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
DataSeers, Inc.
Bobbie Dimitrova
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'A Nanobiotechnology Startup from a Small Town in India Attracts Global Investors'
Pattukkottai, India, January 27, 2019 Ariviya, a Nanotechnology Biotechnology Startup from a small town Pattukkottai in the State of Tamil Nadu, India who is developing a product called MammaryO to prevent a costly disease "Mastitis" in dairy cows at big dairy farms, attracts global investors in Tamil Nadu Global Investor Meet 2019.  Bovine mastitis is the costliest problem for dairy farmers all over the world. According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Report "Impact of Mastitis in Small Scale Dairy Production Systems," annual loss due to Mastitis is 2 Billion USD in the US, 1.5 billion USD in Europe and 2.2 billion USD in India. According to "University of Illinois Extension – Illini DairyNet" and "Foundation Agricounsel Research Study – U.S. Dairy Mastitis Market," Mastitis reduces milk production in the US by 11% and in India by 21%. Mastitis causes 70% of all avoidable losses during milk production. According to article published in "A Summary of the Reasons Why Farmers Cull Cows", Mastitis is ranked second after infertility as the main reason for culling (slaughtering) cows. 20-50% of dairy cows treated for Mastitis in Europe and the USA. Dr. Siva, Chief Technology Officer of Ariviya, said, "MammaryO is a natural, organic, thick Nano-Bio liquid foam covering and protecting the cow teats from bacterial infection and reduces the spread of organism which may cause Bovine Mastitis, lasts long enough in the cow teat until next milking, easily washable and biodegradable."
"The price per gallon goes up if you have less number of SCC(Somatic Cell Count) in your milk, but if your cow has Mastitis then this SCC number goes up, and price per gallon comes down. Preventing Mastitis means, doing business," said a seasoned dairy farm owner at Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Current mastitis treatment is very inefficient. Mastitis is detected from visible swelling, abnormal milk, and rise in somatic cell count. Sick cows get separated from the rest of the cows for weeks then they undergo antibiotic treatment. For a long period, the cow can’t be milked because the antibiotics are unsafe for human consumption.
“Global investors see the value in what we are doing, the science behind our product, market size, demand and shows interest in joining us to scale our product to the next level," said Dr. Siva. The Startup scene in the third tier cities and small towns are changing very fast, a lot of innovations happening here which can address the real problems. The founders of these small town Startups have a background which helps them to understand the problem deep and fast. Dr. Siva itself from the dairy farming family background but did his Ph.D. and researches in Singapore and Japan before founding Ariviya in his home town in India, no wonder how these small towns Startup attracts global investors.
About Ariviya Inc.
Arivya is inventing Nanobiotechnology solutions for problems in human wellness, animal wellness, agriculture, infrastructures. For example, Bovine Mastitis, Wound healing, Seed protection, Second-degree burn, Water purification, Seed coating, etc. At Ariviya we apply Lean methodology in technical research, product development, and commercialization.
Ariviya Inc.
Ponmani Manimaran
+91 63827 81414
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'Korenix Launches New Industrial Fieldbus Gateway Product Line JetLink Series to Connect Different Protocol Efficiently'
New Taipei City, Taiwan, January 26, 2019 Korenix had launched its new product line- JetLink, the Industrial Fieldbus Gateway series. It is divided into two different categories: Modbus gateway and Protocol switch. The new product line allows multiple connections and facilitate various Ethernet protocol communications, such as Modbus RTU/TCP and Ethernet /IP. It provides reliable and efficient data converting from devices with different protocols.

- Korenix Industrial Protocol Gateways

JetLink 2308/2308M and JetLink 2108 are new generation of entry-level managed switch products. JetLink 2308/ 2308M support media redundancy protocol master and meet the PROFINET real time standard, while JetLink support Ethernet / IP protocol.

The Protocol switches allow fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet, different protocols to communicate with each other seamlessly. They offer reliable protocol extensibility and provide solution for converting data from different devices with different protocol efficiently. It can reduce the cost and complexity of integrating different devices.

- Korenix Industrial Fieldbus Gateways

JetLink 1302 and JetLink 1102 offers fast and reliable protocol solutions between Modbus devices and PROFINET of Ethernet/ IP based systems and PLCs. The devices allow a distributed network architecture that maximizes flexibility and scalability.

To collect and exchange data between Modbus RTU/TCP to PROFINET. JetLink 1302 and 1102 are devices that provides simple and cost-effective solution to bring the advantages of fast data transmissions between different devices.

Visit JetLink product page to learn more:

Korenix Technology, a Beijer Electronics Group Company, is devoted to designing and manufacturing high-quality Industrial Ethernet and Wireless Products to ensure high quality and reliability of industrial networks.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +886-2-8911-1000

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'iSolarWorld (iSW) Announces Partnership with Solar Wolf Energy and Sundridge Solar'
iSolarWorld joins hands with two US solar companies- Solar Wolf Energy and Sundridge Solar.

Jersey City, NJ, January 26, 2019 iSolarWorld, the ultimate online knowledge platform for US solar industry, announced its groundbreaking partnerships with Massachusetts-based Solar Wolf Energy and Washington located Sunbridge Solar; thus the company takes a step ahead towards a more solar-friendly world.

Solar Wolf Energy is a leading name in the US solar sector. The company is changing people's lives from being dependent on non-renewable resources to becoming energy independent since 1994. Using advanced technology, the company is engaged in search of effective ways that can make solar affordable for people from different economical backgrounds.

On the other hand, Sunbridge Solar has been trusted by hundreds of clients and has become the most recommended solar installation company in the region by farmers, builders, and homeowners. The company is committed to provide top-quality products, exceptional service, and reliable support.

Earlier iSolarWorld had also made history by listing over new 10 new solar companies across the USA in its database. With its existing list, iSW now has a total of 5,280 companies in this solar directory that includes some big names of the industry such as Colorado-based NextStepEletric, Inc., California located Solyndra LLC, and TenK Solar from Minnesota’s Minneapolis city. The solar industry sector has witnessed a whirlwind year in 2018 with events including the Trump administrations’ tariff hike and California’s mandatory solar panels on every household.

While announcing the partnership, the CMO of iSolarWorld, Sharique Nisar expressed his happiness and said, “We are quite thrilled that iSolarWorld has become a brand name within a few months of its establishment and people have started recognising this as a useful solar industry guide map. We are hopeful of touching some key areas around solar space in the near future.”

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'Lovery Now Offers Private Labeling Services on Special Products for Companies Seeking Personalized Spa Packages'
Hotels, retreats, and any companies that require personalized spa packages can now contact Lovery for private labeling services on quality spa products.

Hempstead, NY, January 25, 2019 Lovery offers private labeling services on all spa products for commercial purposes. Clients can either choose from already-assembled packages or can customize their own packages with the different product options they offer. Once the package is decided, all that’s required from the client are the details of the packaging i.e. logo, brand colors, basic information, and the number of units they need. The minimum order is 1500 units. Once the order is processed, complete production takes 1–3 months.

The company’s decision to offer private labeling services is in response to many queries presented by clients that inquired about whether they could offer the same quality products for business purposes. This is why Lovery is branching out in the business field.

“When it comes to businesses such as hotels or retreats, the main thing you have to focus on is your level of hospitality. Of course, being in the hospitality business, that’s a given. But we’re talking about the baser details, the smaller elements,” a representative from Lovery stated.

“We hear so complaints from guests who say that the products they get at hotels are usually never of good quality. And this is because those hotels don’t contact reliable sources to begin with, sources that deliver on their promise of providing quality products. Thankfully, with Lovery, no client will ever have any such complaints,” he continued.

Lovery offers a number of quality spa-themed gift baskets in a wide range of fragrances and for multiple events. By combining crowd-favorite scents and quality packaging, Lovery intends to make sure that their clients benefit from their business relationship with the company in more ways than one.

“You have to pay attention to every aspect of such products, from the quality of the product itself to the packaging. And it’s that element that first attracts the customer’s eye. If it’s lacking, the guest will automatically regress from using the product. And will then assume that just about everything the hotel or retreat offers is of the same quality. We simply cannot let that happen,” the representative added.

Lovery has made a name in the beauty and spa industry by offering premium luxury products. Offering an array of spa gift sets for women and men, all products offered by Lovery are developed to suit all skin types.

About the Store
Lovery is an online store that sells an array of bath and body products, as well as fragrances. Their products contain natural ingredients and come in gift baskets. Each gift basket contains all kinds of necessary products, such as fragrances, massage oil, bath bombs, shower gels, and more so customers can treat themselves from head to toe.


347 Clinton St
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone Number: 347-482-1022

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'Zanthion Signs $2.1 Million Dollar Reseller Agreement with IOE Group SA de CV of Mexico to Provide SMART Homecare Systems'
Zanthion, an AI digital healthcare company providing platform services for home care agencies and the IOE Group of Mexico, a distributer and provider of home care services throughout Mexico, have signed a $2.1 million dollar contract through July 2020. Zanthion will provide bundled SMART Homecare Systems with active and passive monitoring for automatic fall detection, activity monitoring, bed exits without returns, wandering, and help call notification.
San Francisco, CA, January 25, 2019 - Zanthion has developed a Home Care Service Platform with a range of devices, from environmental sensors to wearables, that provide real-time data about a senior’s whereabouts and vital signs which can be used to determine if a real emergency is present. Agency responders use the Zanthion SMART Client to respond to detected falls or signals for help (sent through a senior’s wearable sensor). Environmental sensors also predict any needed interventions, such as a fall from bed, and in shower fall, or a window left open that’s letting in cold air. Home care agencies improve their operational efficiencies and lower costs by providing just in time services to their wards while tracking every aspect of their delivery and quality of services.

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'Principled Technologies Releases an Interview Report Detailing the Experience of a Real-World User with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Deployment and Management'
Principled Technologies (PT) talked with a senior systems engineer at a major airline to get his perspective on deploying and using Nutanix Enterprise Cloud.
Durham, NC, January 25, 2019 To meet growing demands, many IT departments end up implementing a mixture of traditional hardware solutions that can make data center management a nightmare. A detailed new report from Principled Technologies dives into the real-world experience of a major airline that decided to fix this problem by moving to a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud hyperconverged infrastructure. The senior systems engineer PT interviewed claims the move to Nutanix exceeded his expectations and improved business productivity.
According to the senior systems engineer quoted in the report, “We were running out of Band-Aids. Over the years, we’d put together a hodge-podge consisting of an HP blade enclosure, a Cisco Blade Center, NetApp, and Compellent. But it was a management nightmare - they don’t play nice together. Getting that down to a single solution was huge.”
To learn more about how the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud addressed the airline’s data center performance concerns and delivered on the IT team’s key must-haves, read the full interview report at

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'Fighting Phone Spam with Tellows Applications'

The consumer protection platform works on solutions to put a stop to unwanted phone calls. With the new iPhone app, identifying incoming calls is easier than ever and helps people to be protected on the go.

Leipzig, Germany, January 23, 2019 Phone terror will soon be put to a stop: the consumer protection platform provides solutions to end unwanted phone calls that waste valuable time. While in the UK everyone receives at least one nuisance call a month, the phone community for reverse search started their mission to minimize unwanted calls.

In 2010, the community platform was founded and soon expanded to numerous countries around the world, since telephone terror is on the rise. By 2018, the user base has grown much larger and showed that the topic represents an ongoing problem, which seems hard to fight. The website is the core and origin of tellows, with an international community sharing information on phone numbers in over 50 countries. While searching for an unknown phone number, a user can report numbers and share their experience with other users.

tellows is rooted in the knowledge of the community
Whether it is a survey from a product you bought some days ago or a call center who tries to change your insurance contract, all those phone number’s are reported on the free forum to provide an overview and detailed information about dangerous calls. The ranking system makes it possible to report untrustworthy but also reliable phone numbers.

After all those years, spam calls are still a huge problem.

tellows developed its own scoring to categorize unknown calls. The tellows score is based on the community’s ratings regarding a phone numbers trustworthiness. The tellows score is calculated based on the given user reports, e.g. 9 for aggressive advertising or 1 for trustworthy number.

By now, tellows has also developed products to not just find details after the call, but also receive real-time data while the phone is ringing. There is a solution for landlines for private households and companies and mobile apps were launched to protect the growing amount of smartphone users. “We have to keep pace with the constant growth of the market and the fast development of technology. After all those years, spam calls are still a huge problem that the law is not able to stem. We are constantly working on new features to satisfy the users and increase the protection from unwanted calls,” says Stefan Rick from the consumer protection platform.

The tellows apps protect their users on the go
While the focus seemed to be on landlines a couple of years ago, unwanted calls are more often reported via mobiles which indicates a rather high amount of calls being received on smartphones. The solution from the tellows company was a mobile app that is available for Android and iOS using the knowledge collected by the community to protect people from unwanted calls.

The Android app from tellows enables users to identify incoming calls and rate phone numbers. The Premium version additionally features blocking unwanted calls and using a personalized blacklist. In the past weeks, the focus of the tellows development team turned to the iOS application.

iPhone app update with free features
The iPhone app has recently received an extensive update with notable new features to improve the user experience. The upgrade from January 2019 enables users to identify incoming calls in real-time with the new so-called Lite version. While the Pro version provides more details on incoming calls and also enables a call blocking service, the Lite version is free and provides basic identification and standard features like searching and reporting phone numbers.

Furthermore, the blacklist for the caller identification which requires to check whether a number is dangerous or not, will update itself every 2nd day to ensure an up-to-date protection. With this feature, users receive access to the tellows database which includes all dangerous phone number details without having to manually update it every now and then.

It is also possible to register on the tellows website or app. The app now allows its users to get instant access to their member area once they are logged in. In the member area, registered users can check, edit or delete the comments they have written before. The new Lite feature is optimal for people who would like to test the app features before considering to purchase the Pro version with the full protection.

tellows grows – there is no standing still
While in 2018 the website received a new homepage design, the creators are already working on their next project. tellows is about to publish a new edition of their magazine in six countries due to the huge success of the previous magazine with over 400.000 downloads. The tellows magazine provides information about all current scam methods, it helps consumers on how to deal with unwanted calls and how to protect themselves. The website also expanded to new countries in late 2018 and is now available in the Philippines and Pakistan.

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'U.S. Utility, DHS, and Innovative Energy Leaders to Talk Microgrids and DERS Integration'
On February 26 – 27, 2019, Utility leadership from HECO, LADWP, Xcel Energy, and APS will join Dept of Defense, Dept of Homeland Security and Senior Private Sector Leaders across the energy sector for two days of structured dialogue and discussion on increasing the resiliency, efficiency and sustainability of the energy sector and the role for microgrids and DERS.

San Diego, CA, January 23, 2019 The focus and goal is to bring together a cross sector of strategic business leaders, innovators, end users and technologists to pave the way for increased DERS penetration and microgrid projects. Equally, the Summit will also develop the strategic business models and cover regulatory affairs.

“Our forum serves as a catalyst for collaboration across varying sectors that ultimately need to work as a holistic group to bring many of the projects and innovations to fruition. It will allow everyone to gain an understanding of the near future state and how best to move forward,” stated Monica Mckenzie, Managing Partner, Roosevelt Strategic Council. “We close most of the sessions to press in order to allow for a more frank and unscripted discussion.”

Several speakers joining the discussions include:
-Maj Gen Kevin Spacy, USAF, Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
-Mr. Mark Kneidinger, SES, Deputy Director of National Risk Management Center, DHS
-Mr. Jonathan Adelman, Vice President, Strategic Resources and Business Planning, Xcel Energy
-Dr. Thomas Bialek, Chief Engineer, SDG&E
-Mr. Andy Butcher Chief Operating Officer, Platte River Power Authority
-Ms. Shelee Kimura, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Hawaiian Electric Company
-Mr. Louis Ting, Director of Power Planning Development & Engineering, LADWP
-COL John Hurley, Commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville
-LtCol Tony Mitchell, USMC, Regional Facilities Officer, Marine Corps Installations West
-Mr. Branden Sudduth, Vice President of Reliability Planning and Performance Analysis, WECC
-Mr. Drew Bohan, Executive Director, California Energy Commission
-Mr. Elijah Abinah, Director, Utilities, Arizona Corporation Commission
-Mr. Simon Baker, Deputy Director, Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission
-Mr. Larsh Johnson, CTO, Stem
-Mr. Walker Wright, VP, Public Policy, ENGIE Storage
-Mr. Tobias Whitney, Technical Executive, EPRI

Seating is limited –
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue among speakers and attendees, seating will be limited. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary.

Anyone interested in participating can visit Roosevelt Strategic Council's website at for more information or contact Monica Mckenzie at: [email protected]

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"Allvision Announces $3.2 Million Seed Investment"
Pittsburgh, PA, January 23, 2019 Allvision, a geospatial analytics company providing insights and business intelligence to verticals such as infrastructure management, insurance, advertising and security, announced today $3.2 million in Series Seed funding raised. Lavrock Ventures was joined by The Robotics Hub, IDEA Fund Partners, and Sands Capital Ventures in funding the company, which is spearheaded by reality capture veterans. Funding will be used to accelerate product development, further hires and pursue additional go-to-market opportunities.

“Allvision’s platform aggregates multiple sources of data and, through the power of machine learning and cloud computing, provides analysis tools to deliver actionable information -- giving my team the ability to make informed decisions in near real time,” said Karina Ricks, Director, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh, one of Allvision’s most recent clients. “We are excited to be partnering with Allvision on a pilot addressing urban mobility challenges, starting with curb space management.”

“The real world around us is constantly captured by a range of technologies including Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), HD spherical photo, and other sensor modalities. The spatial and temporal frequency of data acquisition only continues to increase,” said Dr. Aaron Morris, co-founder and CEO of Allvision. “We are developing the tools to generate actionable insights from this flood of raw reality data, empowering infrastructure owners and operators across multiple verticals to minimize costs, improve services and allocate limited resources more effectively. Our mission is to turn 3D data into digital twins of everything visible from the sidewalk, road, or rail. We are fortunate to already be serving customers spanning a range of asset management needs in the transportation sector with specific applications for urban mobility, rail and road asset owners.”

Allvision is capitalizing on the accessibility of autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh as a prime method of proving out how fluidly sensors on equipped vehicles can provide valuable insights for asset managers in cities worldwide. “By taking massive amounts of data from both LiDAR and photos and combining them, real-world safety concerns can be diminished significantly,” Morris added. He furthered with examples of missing signage, vegetation-encroached utility lines and ADA-accessible curbs in disrepair. “These issues can be spotted quickly, without someone reporting it, or worse, having a problem arise. The data is available now to make this a reality; we’re developing the tools to make it accessible.”

Jim Hunt, Managing Partner at Lavrock Ventures said “Allvision has been working diligently during the past year landing pilot customers which have driven the development of their data refinery and analytics platform. The founding team has spent their careers at the intersection of the digital and physical world. They created Allvision leveraging their strong backgrounds in developing solutions for capturing, maintaining and interrogating digital twins of physical assets and have multiple venture-backed exits amongst them. We are excited to lead the investment in Allvision and to work with a great investment syndicate.”

Representatives from Allvision will be speaking and exhibiting (booth #205) at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver, Colorado from January 28th to January 30th, 2019. Allvision is hiring, come join the team -

About Allvision
Allvision develops the platform to enable street level analytics at global scale. We provide the means to make sense of our dynamic environment to solve the world’s most pressing problems from the human point of view. The founders have spent their careers at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds and are veterans of Autodesk and Bentley Systems. Allvision’s HQ is in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About Lavrock Ventures
Based outside Washington, D.C., Lavrock Ventures is an early-stage venture firm that invests in enterprise software, data, and cybersecurity businesses. Lavrock prefers commercially-focused companies, but is fond of opportunities with potential growth in and around the national security ecosystem. Lavrock partners with passionate entrepreneurs working to solve our most critical problems. For more information, visit

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