Michelle Dumas Wins Three "Toast of the Resume" Awards, Including First Place for Best IT Resume

CDI Recognizes Distinctive Career Services Founder With TORI Awards for Information Technology, Executive, and Healthcare/Medical Resumes.

Somersworth, NH, USA (November 26, 2014) -- Career Directors International (CDI) has recognized Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC, career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, with three Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards for 2014. Dumas was singled out with a First Place award for Best Information Technology Resume, a Third Place Award for Best Executive Resume, and a Third Place Award for Best Healthcare/Medical Resume.

Every year, CDI hosts the TORI resume writing competition to promote excellence in the professional career services industry. The TORI is considered the premier annual writing competition. This year CDI received more than 200 entries from around the globe.

"Career Directors International is working hard to promote new standards of excellence in the career coaching and resume business and the TORI competition has become a global contest that attracts the best in business," said Dumas. "I am delighted to have been singled out by my peers in three TORI award categories. Acknowledgement from your peers is truly a validation of your capabilities."

Dumas is the author of "101 Before and After Resume Examples" and "Secrets of a Successful Job Search," as well as a contributor to more than a dozen books on resume writing and job search strategies. Dumas also personally works with executive clients through her exclusive career marketing program, http://www.100kcareermarketing.com.

Dumas and the team of career professionals at Distinctive Career Services offer a wide range of career support services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile writing, job search assistance, and personal branding strategies. Dumas holds both a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials, and is a trained career coach and a Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) with credentials as a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC).

About Distinctive Career Services
Founded in 1996, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) offers professional resume writing and consultation, design, and distribution services to job hunters worldwide. Using a proprietary methodology, Distinctive Career Services provides its clients with all the tools necessary to promote and market themselves, and shows them how to open new doors to reach their highest career aspirations. The firm's clients include thousands of job seekers at all professional levels to the highest C-level executives. Clients come from all industries and includes working professionals looking to advance or change their careers as well as under- and unemployed workers looking to shorten their job search.

For more information, visit Distinctive Career Services online at http://www.distinctiveweb.com.

Contact:
Michelle Dumas
Founder and Executive Director
Distinctive Career Services, LLC
(800) 644-9694

United Way Launches Holiday Gift Drive to Support Bay Area Families and Seniors in Need

LIVE UNITED Holiday Campaign Kicks Off in Time for Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday.

San Francisco, CA, USA (November 25, 2014) -- United Way of the Bay Area today announced the launch of its LIVE UNITED holiday campaign, including a gift drive for individuals, community organizations and businesses that want to support local families in need. The poverty-fighting organization has also released a toolkit to support gift drive participants, which includes a list of most-needed items, suggestions for getting others involved and instructions for dropping off the gift bags.

"At United Way, we talk a lot about what it means to LIVE UNITED-especially during the holidays. For us, it's about doing our part to support those in need throughout our community. Volunteering is an easy and fun way to help-and spread holiday cheer," said Sarah Burton, Director of Volunteer Engagement.

The holiday gift bag drive invites community members to LIVE UNITED by supporting low-income children, families and seniors across the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants are encouraged to get family members and friends involved in the collection of items by requesting houseguests to bring one item each to holiday gatherings. The most-needed items include warm clothing, toys, canned or boxed food, and personal care products. Grocery store gift cards are also immensely helpful to low-income parents and seniors. Donations should be delivered to United Way of the Bay Area's San Francisco office at 550 Kearny Street, 10th Floor, or Oakland office at 1970 Broadway, Suite 400.

Participants and the general public are also invited to share their stories of how they LIVE UNITED by giving back to the community at http://uwba.org/live-united. Like Zoila, for example, who went from client to staff member at one of United Way's SparkPoint Centers: "I want people to have the same opportunities as I had. That's how I LIVE UNITED."

A recent research brief issued by United Way of the Bay Area revealed that 29 percent of Bay Area households live below self-sufficiency, meaning these individuals cannot afford basic necessities like housing, food and health care. The holiday gift drive is just one of the many ways that United Way combats poverty through giving, advocacy and volunteerism.

Learn more about the holiday gift drive and additional holiday volunteer opportunities at http://uwba.org/volunteer. Read stories about Bay Area residents LIVING UNITED and share your own at http://uwba.org/live-united.

About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization, leading a movement to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. We're harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering. Every year, our programs - SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools - help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit http://uwba.org.

Media Contact:
Erica Johnson
415-808-4308

Kaplan University and Leading Global HR Organization Assess What is Needed To Narrow the Skills Gap Between Job Seekers and Open Positions

Human resources leaders often rank communication skills over tech in business and IT fields, according to Career Tips survey.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (November 25, 2014) -- Professionals who can articulate well and adeptly analyze information to make strategic decisions have the edge in business and information technology workplaces, according to nationwide survey commissioned by Kaplan University School of Business & Information Technology with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

The survey, which highlights career tips for IT and Business Job applicants was distributed to 3,000 SHRM members nationwide in September, amassing over 350 responses from the administrator to C-Suite level. The goal of the survey was to identify the personal and professional traits that can help secure job opportunities for graduates seeking employment and advancement in the business and IT sectors.

"Kaplan University is keenly focused on making sure our graduates have the skills employers are looking for. We're constantly evaluating and enhancing our business and IT programs to better prepare our students for the demands in the workplace," said Dr. Thomas C. Boyd, Kaplan University dean and vice president of the School of Business & Information Technology. "The survey results reaffirm the importance of obtaining 'soft skills' like communication, critical thinking and team work in addition to core curriculum competencies."

Key survey findings include the following:

Aside from education training, communication (94%) and critical thinking skills (73%) ranked as leading skills for business and general job applicants in today's workplace.

Breaking it down by sector, communication (90%) and critical thinking (75%) remained as the top two business job applicant skills; technology/social and digital media skills (72%) and critical thinking (67%) addressed the top IT job applicant skills.

Adaptability to change (31% for IT jobs; 25% for business jobs) was the one strength that HR professional deemed most important for a person to gain a competitive edge in their field or position.

Employee referrals and national online job boards (58% and 53%, respectively, for business applicants; and equally 46% for IT applicants) were reported to be the leading resources for human resources recruiters. Internal job postings were another top recruitment source for business positions (45%), and industry-specific/niche online job boards were key for IT jobs (39%).

For more information, visit the Kaplan University School of Business & Information Technology.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.hlcommission.org). Kaplan University serves approximately 46,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, and Wisconsin, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland and Missouri.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan’s higher education institutions serves approximately 61,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States and offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Director of Public Relations
Kaplan University
Office: 954-515-3603
Mobile: 954-459-1324

4th Annual "Seasons" Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery's 4th Annual "Seasons" Online Juried Art Competition for the month of December 2014.

Jupiter, FL, USA (November 24, 2014) -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery's 4th Annual "Seasons" Online Juried Art Competition for the month of December 2014. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery's January 2015 online group art exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme "Seasons" by submitting their best representational or non-representational art. The Seasons theme will include and represent the four distinct times of the year, along with any scenes, events, or any activities associated with those four seasons. The deadline to apply to this art competition is December 27, 2014.

Winners of the "Seasons" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcement posts, extensive social media marketing and distribution, in order to make the art world aware of the art exhibition and in particular, the artist's accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist's website included as part of this award package.

In addition to the above, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue, Press Releases and "Leveraging Your Success" marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide to us with your best "Seasons" art now or before the deadline. Apply Online Here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

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

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.9.28, a compatibility update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer allows to reduce InDesign link size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performs essential image adjustments, converts image formats and more. The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the recently released Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Toronto (ON), Canada (November 24, 2014) -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.9.28, a compatibility update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the recently released Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and is offered as a free update to licensed users. A number of user interface elements were updated to display properly across multiple OS X versions.

"LinkOptimizer makes me extremely happy", says Nynke Tiekstra, the owner of design studio ColtsfootMedia in Friesland, Netherlands. "It converted 10,000 images in a 1800 pages project saving us at least 40 hours work, and it proved to be 100% accurate."

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

-scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign,
-change their resolution to 300 dpi,
-apply color profile,
-resave JPEG images as TIFF,
-run a Photoshop Action on each image.

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. In addition, the software can apply sharpening filters, merge layers and delete hidden ones, and process copies of InDesign documents and images instead of original files. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.6-10.10 and works with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC 2014.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607

Zevrix Graphic Inspector Now Supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Zevrix Solutions announces Graphic Inspector 1.7.31, a compatibility update to its quality control solution for images and vector graphic files, which checks multiple files for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The software provides graphic professionals of any trade with the most exhaustive info on batches of images and vector graphic files, saving the time and hassle of checking them manually. The new version introduces full support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Toronto (ON), Canada (November 23, 2014) -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Graphic Inspector 1.7.31, a compatibility update to its quality control solution for images and vector graphic files. Graphic Inspector can check entire folders of files for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The software provides graphic professionals with the most exhaustive info on multiple images, saving the time and hassle of checking each of them manually.

The new version introduces support for the recently released Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and is offered as a free update to licensed customers. A number of user interface elements were updated to display properly across multiple OS X versions.

"I'm surprised no one else thought of it before: to display every bit of useful information about vector or raster graphic files and flag the ones that match rules you define," writes Jay Nelson in Layers magazine. "With its combination of price, utility, and thoughtful design, Graphic Inspector is a rare gem."

Graphic Inspector is designed to help users of any trade, whether it's print, prepress, web design, electronic publishing or digital photography. The software lets users create preflight settings tailored to their workflow requirements and quickly locate files with specific attributes. For example, users can detect files whose color mode is RGB, format - JPEG, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile isn't "US Web Coated" and so on.

Graphic Inspector offers the following key features:

-Check multiple images and vector files
-Customizable checkup presets
-Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile and file size
-Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector files, image compression and more

Pricing and Availability:
Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix web site for US$39.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Graphic Inspector is free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of previous versions. Graphic Inspector requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.9.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery, and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607

Unique Alternatives to Traditional Gift Cards - TFE e-Gift Cards

Sharing the gift of knowledge with employees, co-workers, business associates, and friends!

Sarasota, FL, USA (November 19, 2014) -- Rapidly growing online training and development website - Training for Entrepreneurs.com is making holiday gift giving easier with its TFE e-Gift Cards... the unique alternatives to traditional gift cards.

Stumped on a gift for the budding entrepreneur in your life? Why not give the gift of business training and mentoring? Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE) makes it easy to help your friends, co-workers, business associates, and family gain critical business knowledge with our TFE e-Gift Cards.

TFE Certified Master Mentors train and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives through our virtual mentoring programs, e-learning courses - including customized courseware - and live-onsite and live-online training workshops.

With the TFE e-Gift Card, you can share the gift of knowledge with a business owner who might need the timely help our business mentors and coaches can provide. This gift might mean the difference between success and failure for that business.

TFE e-Gift Cards are:
Affordable: Numerous options are available that are reasonably priced. Better still, there are no added fees.
Convenient: We send the TFE e-Gift Cards directly to your recipients via e-mail within 3 days of purchase.
Personalized: You have the option of including personalized messages with your TFE e-Gift Cards.
Secure: Our site uses technology to ensure your personal and payment information is kept secure and confidential. Secure payments are made via PayPal. No PayPal account is needed.

TFE provides many learning and mentoring opportunities for the entrepreneur, including Soft Skills Workshops; 1-to-1 Mentoring Sessions; Start-Smart Mentoring Program; and our Brand-Smart Mentoring Program.

For your first purchase, you might consider the e-book, "How to Jumpstart Your Business," written by Terry H. Hill, co-founder and chief business mentor of TFE.

About Training for Entrepreneurs.com
Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE) creates, develops, publishes, and facilitates web-based business skills training, e-learning, and mentoring courses/programs in entrepreneurship, management, strategic planning, leadership, and practical instruction for starting and growing small businesses.

Contact Information:
Dolly A. Stevens, Executive Director
Training for Entrepreneurs.com
Telephone: 941-556-1299, x-102
Fax: 941-866-1953

Google's Top-ranked Cyber Security Conference to Bring Key Insights for CISOs Facing Cyber Threats

Building off of the momentum of past successful conferences, Golden Networking brings Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (www.CyberSecurityWorldConference.com), forum that will bring the latest thinking from security experts to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprises' information assets.

New York, NY, USA (November 18, 2014) -- When pro-democracy protests erupted in Hong Kong in September, cyber attacks aimed at compromising protesters' mobile phones soon followed. Spread through links in pro-Hong Kong e-mail messages, the mobile remote access tool (mRAT) gave the group behind the attack, the most obvious suspect being the Chinese government, almost total access to the device and its data. Two weeks later, similar espionage attacks were found hidden on compromised websites of organizations supporting the democratic movement.

The attack on Hong Kong citizens underscores the degree to which governments have taken to programs typically associated with hackers and cybercriminals. In fact, our reliance on these technologies has left us open to a variety of threats, says the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cybercriminals continue to compromise users' computers and are increasingly turning their attention to mobile devices. In addition, online thieves have aimed their tools at larger prey, resulting in a string of large data breaches at well-known companies, such as Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan Chase.

Indeed, J.P. Morgan Chase, America's largest bank with $2.39 trillion in assets, announced a few months ago that about 76 million households and 7 million of small-business customers had been affected by a cybersecurity attack in one of the most sweeping disclosed global breaches. The bank said the unknown attackers stole customers' contact information, which included names, email addresses, phone numbers and addresses, affected an amount equivalent to two-thirds of American households.

A brief walk down memory lane of some the biggest recent cyber-attacks now include Adobe Systems, Automated Data Processing, Citigroup, E*Trade Financial, Fidelity Investments, Home Depot, HSBC, Nasdaq OMX, Neiman Marcus, Target and Wal-mart. It is not unlikely to consider that the information of every American has already been compromised in any of these publicly disclosed attacks.

Cyber security is therefore no longer a term to ignore for neither individuals nor corporations. The daily activities of all Americans, the country's economic prominence and global security rely on a safe and resilient cyberspace. Yet the number of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically over the last years, exposing confidential personal and business data, disrupting critical operations, and imposing high costs on the economy overall.

Golden Networking's Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://www.CyberSecurityWorldConference.com) will provide a platform for information security authorities and innovative service providers to distil their latest thinking for hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting today's enterprises. Cyber security experts will discuss topics such as protecting individuals and companies against cyber-attacks, biometrics as the future of security, risks brought by mobile computing, and protecting corporate and national infrastructure against foreign attacks.

Topics that Cyber Security World Conference 2014 will discuss include:

Cyber Security Megatrends Security Professionals can't Ignore Today
Designing and Managing Effective Information Security Programs
How Hackers Really Operate to Obtain Financial Data
Key Considerations about Security in the Internet of Things Age
Strengthening the Security of Industry-wide Technology Infrastructure
Cyber Security and its Role in the Overall Security of the United States

Cyber Security World Conference 2014 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.com.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
+1-414-FORUMS0

Pamela Goodyer is now in the Gallery's Artist Showcase

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that fine art photographer Pamela Goodyer is the gallery's newest featured artist.

Jupiter, FL, USA (November 17, 2014) -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that fine art photographer Pamela Goodyer is the gallery's newest featured artist. She will now be featured and promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Most people say they are passionate about photography. Pam will straight out tell you "I am an obsessive photographer". When she is not working making money doing photography she is out doing her own personal landscape, wildlife and nature photography.

Pam is very well known for her dynamic images with brilliant colors. With a gift for perfect composition and the ability to find interesting subject matter she is able to create fascinating images that many call breath-taking. "When everyone goes to the right, you will find me to over of the left." Perspective and unique angles makes her work stand out above others. She travels to many places that are highly photographed so she spends much of the time setting up her shots looking for an angle that no one else has ever achieved. "Hiking deep into the wilderness it is easy to get a unique shot but when you stand at Jordon Pond in Acadia National Park, you have to do something no one else is doing."

Pam owns Extra Eyes Photo Tours and teaches her photography in many locations throughout the USA and Canada. She also has photography classes running in local parks in N.J. and N.Y. from April to November on the weekends. Several photographers work for her teaching classes. She welcomes all levels on her tours throughout the USA and Canada. Pam's website is http://www.extraeyesphototours.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and monthly online art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530

San Francisco Business Times Honors United Way's Anne Wilson as Most Admired CEO

Chief Executive Celebrated for Leading the Fight Against Bay Area Poverty.

San Francisco, CA, USA (November 14, 2014) -- Anne Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Bay Area, was honored as a Most Admired CEO at the San Francisco Business Times gala awards dinner on Wednesday. This prestigious event honored the great leadership, vision and values of eleven San Francisco executives.

"The Most Admired CEOs Awards program is an opportunity to recognize the work and contributions of CEOs that make the Bay Area such a special place to live and work," said Mary Huss, publisher of the San Francisco Business Times.

Wilson is recognized for transforming United Way of the Bay Area from a community fundraiser into a leader in the fight against poverty. United Way of the Bay Area runs five poverty-fighting programs across seven Bay Area counties, and touches the lives of hundreds of thousands each year. In 2010, the organization declared a goal to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020.

"We've reinvented ourselves, brought in new partners and aligned everything we do to create pathways out of poverty," said Wilson.

The Chief Executive first joined United Way of the Bay Area more than thirty years ago while she was completing her master's degree at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. Wilson became the organization's first female Chief Executive Officer in 2000, and for the last nine years she's been named one of San Francisco Business Times' Most Influential Women.

Also honored at the 2014 Most Admired CEO Awards were the following executives:

Regis Kelly, QB3
Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte
Larry Baer, San Francisco Giants
George John, Rocket Fuel
Alan Johnson, BevMo
Tom Lee, M.D., One Medical Group
Alex Mehran Sr., Sunset Development
Kim Popovits, Genomic Health
Hemant Shah, RMS
Julie Wainwright, The RealReal

About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization, leading a movement to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. We're harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering. Every year, our programs - SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools - help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit http://www.uwba.org.

Media Contact:
Erica Johnson
415-808-4308

BatchOutput PDF Now Supports Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Zevrix Solutions releases BatchOutput PDF 2.2.9, a compatibility update to its solution to automate PDF printing with watched hot folders on Mac OS. Users only need to drop PDF files into hot folders and they will be printed automatically using the assigned output preset. BatchOutput PDF is a robust and affordable tool for users of any trade, whether it's print, publishing, education or financial sector. The new version makes BatchOutput PDF compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Toronto (ON), Canada (November 13, 2014) -- Zevrix Solutions announces the release of BatchOutput PDF 2.2.9, a maintenance update to its simple and powerful solution to automate PDF printing on Mac OS X. The software allows users to print PDF files from watched hot folders, saving the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

The new version makes BatchOutput PDF compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and is offered as a free update to licensed users. A number of user interface elements were updated to display properly across multiple OS X versions.

"This is one of those apps that you never knew you needed until you spend a day using it," says Glen Saville of Glen Saville Design firm in Hornchurch, UK. "If you handle a large number of PDFs daily this will save you time, without a doubt."

BatchOutput PDF offers reliable, robust and affordable solution for users of any trade, whether it's print, publishing, legal offices, education or financial sector:

-Batch print PDF files automatically from watched hot folders
-Work with other programs while BatchOutput PDF prints in the background
-Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

In addition to the single-user version of the program, Zevrix also offers BatchOutput PDF Server that can serve unlimited users on a network.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$24.95 (Server version $99.95), as well as from authorized resellers. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF supports Mac OS X 10.5-10.10.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607

Jerry Velona Releases New Album Entitled Love Radio

Boston based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Velona has released his sixth album entitled Love Radio. The record contains 9 tracks ranging from rock to funk, soul, country and blues.

Boston, MA, USA (November 12, 2014) -- Boston based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Velona has released his sixth album entitled Love Radio. The record contains 9 tracks ranging from rock to funk, soul, country and blues.

Love Radio features six original compositions by Velona as well as three covers including the lead track, Looking for Lewis and Clark composed by Sid Griffin and a hit for his band The Long Ryders in the mid 1980's. Velona updated some of the song's lyrics with Griffin's permission and about Velona's version he commented: "Jerry Velona once again proves his musical worth in a balls-to-the-wall cover version of the Long Ryders' 'Looking For Lewis & Clark', a pounding yet melodic take which begs the question: where are the great and fearless leaders of the present day? Velona's committed vocal and approach to the lyric may not provide a complete set of answers but oh Mercy, they frame the question so very, very well." A video for the song can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmAAaMoalag&feature=youtu.be.

The record features an assortment of some of the finest musicians in the Boston area including several faculty members of Velona's alma mater The Berklee College of Music. Local singer Debbie Pierre is featured on background vocals on many of the tracks as well as the lead vocal on The Ghetto (ain't going back). Hip hop artist and spoken word poet J Ivy is also featured on the same track which was adapted from the Donny Hathaway tune Ghetto first recorded in the 1970's.

"I've spent a great deal of time over the past couple of years composing, arranging and recording these songs," said Velona, "I'm very proud of the record and I think some of the tracks represent my best work to date."

Velona produced the record in addition to singing most of the tracks and playing drums and percussion on many of them. The songs were recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, MA and Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA. Mastering was done by Bill Bromfield at Clockwise Records, Nashville.

In addition to Looking for Lewis and Clark, Love Radio features several straight-ahead rock tracks including the humorous When I Wake Up, the semi-biographical First to Last and the subtly political The Bureau of Whatever.

Other highlights include the deft funk of Our Own Devices which Velona playfully describes as, "our ode to analog fun." The album also features the bluesy Just Don't Feel Like Christmas about which Velona says, "I was trying to express the melancholy that often accompanies the Christmas season." The record is balanced out by covers of the Robbie Robertson song Forbidden Fruit and the somewhat obscure soul chestnut Baby What'cha Got (for me) recorded by the late soul singer Darrell Banks in l967.

Love Radio is available for sale at CDBaby.com http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jerryvelona5. More information on Velona and the release can be obtained at http://www.jerryvelona.com.

Jerry Velona is a Boston area singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He's played and sung in a number of Boston bands and has written songs which have appeared on HBO, MTV and elsewhere. His voice has been featured in commercials and the theme song for the independent film "Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown". He can be reached through his website at jerry@jerryvelona.com.

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