6th Annual "SeaScapes" Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery's 6th Annual "SeaScapes" Online Art Competition for the month of October 2016.

Jupiter, FL, USA -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery's 6th Annual "SeaScapes" Online Art Competition for the month of October 2016. 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 November 2016 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 "SeaScapes" by submitting their best representational or non-representational seascape art. For this theme, seascape subjects would include scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas and any related seashore subjects. The deadline to apply to this art competition is October 27, 2016.

Winners of the "SeaScapes" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 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, Award Ribbon, Event Postcard, Press Releases and "Leveraging Your Success" marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide to us with your best "Seascape" art now or before the deadline. Apply Online Here: http://www.lightspacetime.com/6th-annual-seascapes-2016-online-art-competition.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. 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 Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530

Fulham Adds New HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System with Bottom Side Leads for Downlight Installations

Fulham's Versatile LED System with Built-in Battery for Emergency Lighting Now Available in Three Wiring Configurations to Simplify Field Installation.

Hawthorne, CA, USA -- Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the addition of a new HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System with bottom side leads and studs (BLS) form factor designed for downlight and troffer installations where the driver resides on top of the fixture. The new BLS configuration makes the HotSpot Plus even more versatile, providing an LED driver with emergency lighting functionality in a compact enclosure that can be easily installed in tight spaces. In fact, the HotSpot Plus is the smallest complete emergency LED system on the market.

The HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System is an all-in-one unit that includes a 0-10V dimmable LED driver, emergency LED driver, and replaceable battery backup, thus eliminating the need to install a separate emergency lighting system. The HotSpot Plus functions as a 40W constant current LED driver with programmable output range of 250-1400mA. In the event of an emergency, the built-in battery automatically provides emergency lighting for up to 180 minutes at 5W or 90 minutes at 10W. In addition to the new BLS form factor, the HotSpot Plus also is available in a compact or linear design with end leads.

"Our HotSpot Plus units showcase some of Fulham's latest lighting innovations," said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director LED & Emergency Drivers for Fulham. "The HotSpot Plus combines an LED driver with battery-powered emergency lighting, available in three form factors for any type of installation, and the drivers are fully programmable using our SmartSet systems. Our objective is to deliver innovative, energy-efficient lighting solutions that are easy to install and can evolve with our customer's needs. Clearly the HotSpot Plus fills the bill."

One of Fulham's growing family of smart, programmable LED drivers, the HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System is programmable in 1mA increments using a handheld SmartSet controller. Fulham's SmartSet programming enables integration of more efficient lighting modules in luminaire design with programmable step dimming and dim-to-off. It also features an illuminated test switch/AC power indicator and self-diagnostics. The driver comes with a five-year warranty.

Fulham's SmartSet light programming platform uses either a handheld controller or SmartSet PC Software to control Fulham's LED drivers. The driver doesn't have to be powered on to be programmed, and SmartSet includes an auto-program feature that enables fast, one-touch programming of multiple fixtures.

All three models are now shipping from Fulham and its distribution partners in North America.

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

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

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

Fulham Introduces HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver with Battery Power for Emergency Lighting Applications

Fulham Releases Five HotSpot Field-Installable LED Drivers That Offer 90 Minutes of Emergency Illumination and Can Be Installed Almost Anywhere.

Hawthorne, CA, USA -- Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today expanded its LED emergency product family with the new HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver. Easily installed in the field or factory, this emergency lighting system comes with an integrated power source that can provide more than 90 minutes of emergency lighting.

The HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver was specifically developed to be an easy-to-install emergency lighting solution that can adapt to most local emergency lighting requirements. The product gives Fulham's channel partners a versatile, reliable emergency lighting kit that elegantly combines the emergency LED driver with a NiCd battery in a single unit.

"The channel has been asking for a constant power LED emergency lighting system flexible enough to be installed almost anywhere," said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director for Fulham. "With the new HotSpot Constant LED Emergency Driver we have delivered a complete constant power emergency lighting solution with power options from 5W to 17W. For many installers, this product family is the only emergency lighting system they will need to use."

Fulham's new HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Drivers are cULus classified and come with multiple mounting options, a conduit feed, and an LED illuminated test switch for simple testing and safety compliance. The unit can be installed in minutes and provides constant output wattage, automatically adjusting the voltage as needed.

The new emergency HotSpot LED drivers come in five models with outputs at 800, 1,250, 1,700, 2,200, and 2,700 lumens when used with typical 160 Lm/W LED modules. All HotSpot Constant Power units are UNV, 50/60Hz input with an output voltage from 20 to 50VDC, and come with Fulham's 5-year warranty. The products are now available from Fulham distributors.

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

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

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

Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for Its 2nd Annual "Artist's Choice" International Online Juried Art Exhibition

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual "Artist's Choice" international online juried art exhibition.

Palm Springs, CA, USA -- Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual "Artist's Choice" international online juried art exhibition.

This open competition has no specific theme and artists and photographers, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best works in any subject matter and any of the accepted mediums. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art.

The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art's website during the month of November 2016.

Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories - "Traditional" Art and "Digital Art & Photography" and the Best in Show winners receive invitations to participate in Fusion Art's group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in 2017. The deadline to apply is October 27, 2016.

Each month Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art's website, in 70+ press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery's social media outlets. The gallery's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art's website for full competition guidelines: http://www.fusionartps.com/2nd-annual-artists-choice-nov-2016.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
2658 S. Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(Mailing Address: PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263)
760-832-7568

MintShow Debuts New App at TechCrunch Disrupt with New Twist on Social Media, Using Gamification to Motivate Members

New Online Community Lets Users Share Moments In Time to Achieve, Share, and Celebrate Personal Accomplishments.

San Francisco, CA, USA -- At TechCrunch Disrupt being held here this week, You Are a CEO, Inc., will be introducing the MintShow app and online community in Startup Alley. MintShow offers a new approach to social networking by using gamification to encourage MintShow community members to share personal achievements. MintShow also promises to provide a unique opportunity for brands to reach target consumers by areas of interest and accomplishment.

Unlike other social media networks that use comments, shares, and likes, MintShow celebrates Moments IN Time (MINTs), using High Fives, CompliMints, and ReMints that allow members to share their everyday accomplishments and encourage other members. MintShow posts are organized to motivate, inspire, or educate, and use specific Showrooms to target posts by area of interest and achievement. Showrooms cover a wide range of topics such as health and fitness, nutrition, parenting, travel, inspiration, nature, and entrepreneurship. The beta version of the MintShow mobile app is now available for iOS and Android.

"The social networking market is worth $11 billion dollars and the self-improvement market is worth almost $10 billion and until now, no one has found a way to bring the two together," said Michael E. Parker, founder of You Are a CEO. "With MintShow we have created an environment where members share positive moments in time to help them focus on personal achievement, without the negatives such as offensive posts or cyberbullying. This is a unique blend of social networking, self-improvement, and gamification, and beta users have already shown us that they love the concept. We are delighted to be able to debut MintShow at TechCrunch."

Parker sees a number of commercial possibilities for MintShow. Custom advertising can be offered in the context of improved health, wealth, career, and relationship. Advertisers also can create their own showrooms to highlight products and services. Eventually, MintShow also will have a shopping option where users can click to purchase.

The concept behind MintShow is based on behavioral science. Research shows that to achieve personal goals requires motivation which is driven by small wins and positive reinforcement. For ongoing success, achievement has to become a habit triggered by brain's subconscious. By sharing moments of inspiration and positive reinforcement, MintShow promotes the release dopamine to the brain, creating a positive experience that helps develop a habit for success.

Beta users can sign up by downloading the MintShow app from the iTunes store or Google Play. MintShow is also available on the web at http://mintshowapp.com.

About You Are A CEO
You Are A CEO is a product development company that provides tools to help individuals take charge of their lives and live a self-achievement lifestyle. You Are A CEO offers books, seminars, and other tools to motivate people to become the CEO of their lives, empowering them to achieve their dreams by changing their mindset. Beyond knowing where to find the right information, success requires you to apply that information and feel empowered to overcome obstacles along the way.

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

Contact:
Tom Woolf, Director of PR
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575

T5 Data Centers' T5@Atlanta Receives Uptime Institute® M&O Stamp of Approval

T5@Atlanta, One of the Select Data Centers Independently Certified for Best-in-Class Infrastructure Management and Operations.

Atlanta, GA, USA -- T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced that the company's T5@Atlanta data center has received the Uptime Institute's Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. The Stamp of Approval provides an unbiased, independent assessment that data center Management and Operations meet Uptime Institute standards.

Only a select number of colocation data centers have qualified for the Uptime Institute's M&O Stamp of Approval. The M&O assessment process evaluates data center staffing, organization, training practices; preventive maintenance, operating conditions, as well as planning, management, and coordination practices for data center resources.

"The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval provides a proven methodology of assessing operations practices, pinpointing and analyzing operational gaps, and showing an organization's intention to differentiate themselves as a clear industry leader with a consistent path forward to excellence," said Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute. "We are pleased to congratulate T5 Data Centers on their M&O Stamp of Approval in their Atlanta facility."

A recent 2016 study by Emerson Network Power estimates that unplanned data center outages can cost organizations up to $9,000 per minute, and human error is one of the most common causes of data center downtime. The M&O Stamp of Approval reduces risk by ensuring that the best collaborative and procedural protocols are in place, and that the data center staff is highly trained. Uptime Institute's M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent assurance of data center excellence and standardization with optimal staffing, reduced risk of downtime, and efficient operations which reduces operating costs.

"The M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent validation that our T5@Atlanta data center has world-class staffing and management protocols," said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. "We agree with the Uptime Institute's notion that operational and management issues are fundamental to data center operations, and that with the right people and procedures, you can minimize risk and reduce operating costs. In fact, we formed T5 Facilities Management as an independent operation because we recognize the critical value of M&O."

Although the M&O Stamp of Approval has been specifically granted for T5@Atlanta, T5 Data Centers is planning to request Uptime Institute certification for other data centers in its portfolio.


About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an "always on" computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, and Chicago with new projects announced in New York, and Colorado. All of T5's data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications. For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700

Lewis Isaac Testa Named Gallery's New Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery's latest featured artist is Lewis Isaac Testa and he will now have his art featured in the Artist Showcase section of the gallery for the next 30 days and be presented in their Artist Showcase.

Jupiter, FL, USA -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that the gallery's latest featured artist is Lewis Isaac Testa and he will now have his art featured in the Artist Showcase section of the gallery for the next 30 days and be presented in their Artist Showcase.

Art is a different thing to different people. It can be beautiful or evoke the senses; it can bring out emotions or relax you. To Lewis it has been a long lasting love affair that has been going on for over 50 years now. It has been the one constant that proved to be more valuable to him than he could have ever imagined, and has in turn changed his life for the better.

He paints every day for several hours. He is proud and confident in his works and most importantly; it is therapeutic for him to paint. He feels a freedom when he paints. It is a strange thought and to most who have heard me tell it, if it weren't for my stroke. He would never have transcended the self-imposed restraints on his life and of course his art had this not happened.

He has overcome so many obstacles in his life and, is grateful that art has proven to be therapeutic and helped him express himself in ways he never thought possible. He feels he is one of the luckiest men on the face of the earth, and is incredibly humbled by what art has brought into his life. Lewis's website is http://www.lewistesta.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. 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 Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530

Agustín Jiménez Chacón Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Agustín Jiménez Chacón has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website.

Jupiter, FL, USA -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Agustín Jiménez Chacón has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website. Agustín and his sketch portraiture, "Characters" will be featured on the gallery's front page and in the "Solo Art Series" section of their website.

Agustín Jiménez Chacón will also be promoted in press releases and throughout the gallery's social media networks. In addition, his art will be highlighted on their YouTube channel with an event postcard. At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition his artworks will continue to be available for viewing in the gallery's archive.

The "Solo Art Series" consists of four month-long solo art exhibitions for established artists, who have a body of work to present to the public.

To be considered for these shows, artists were asked to submit 3 components; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. The four winning artists were selected based on the merits of all three components of their presentations. (http://www.lightspacetime.com/solo-exhibitions)

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. 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 Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530

Richman Signature Properties Announces Two Property Openings in South Florida This Fall

New amenity-rich apartment communities in Kendall and Sunrise cater to today's millennials and Gen Xers seeking flexibility that fits their lifestyles.

Miami, FL, USA -- Richman Signature Properties, a leader in luxury apartment communities, announces fall openings for two new properties that are reimagining rental living in South Florida. Azura in Kendall is set to welcome its first residents on Sept. 1, and Portico in Sunrise will open Nov. 1.

Azura by Richman Signature Properties in Miami, Fla.
 
Portico by Richman Signature Properties in Sunrise, Fla.
"We're confident about the growth in the South Florida market with a noticeable increase in apartment hunters choosing to rent versus buy," said Todd Fabbri, president of The Richman Group of Florida. "Today's savvy home hunter values convenience, flexibility and the freedom to display their individuality. At properties like Azura and Portico, we're revolutionizing what it means to rent with amenities that match the lifestyles of value-driven millennials and Gen Xers."

Located at 1955 NW 136th Ave. in Sunrise, the 417-unit Portico offers residents a prime suburban setting within walking distance or close proximity to several office parks, dining options, Sawgrass Mills Mall and The BB&T Center, home of the Florida Panthers and a popular venue for major concerts. The new community offers chic urban lofts, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 662 to 1,430 square feet. Preferred amenities include a meditation room, on-demand fitness classes within a fully equipped fitness center, electric car charging stations, numerous courtyards, bark park, BBQ grills and fire pit, and a stunning resort-style pool deck overlooking the lakeside walking path and kayak boat launch, allowing residents to truly enjoy the outdoors.

Located at 12755 SW 136th St. in Kendall, a suburban neighborhood of Miami, the 240-unit Azura is just minutes from the Florida Turnpike and near an abundance of dining and shopping venues. Distinctive floor plans for one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments range in size from 732 to 1,358 square feet. Comprised of eight, three-story buildings, Azura delivers preferred signature amenities to elevate residents' lifestyles, including a state-of-the-art fitness center with a yoga/spin studio, a fireside lounge with coffee bar, poolside cabanas, a business center and an enclosed bark park. At the center of the community, residents will find two lush courtyards and a swimming pool with a separate 6,683-square-foot, two-level clubhouse.

Richman Signature Properties builds communities in carefully chosen locations that cultivate live-work-play environments and enhance the roster of preferred amenities delivered to residents. Each community offers residents a variety of comfortable floor plans and upscale design options to accommodate residents' needs along with resort-style amenities and a resident-focused culture that encourages individuality and social connectivity.

All residents can take advantage of partnerships with like-minded lifestyle brands to help them Live Easier, Live Healthier or Live Prettier with complimentary memberships to Shipt, Fitbit fitness gear and interior design services from Laurel & Wolf.

Azura and Portico join the fast-growing upscale collection of Richman Signature Properties in Florida, which includes the following opened properties: The Sedona in Tampa's Westchase community; The Epic at Gateway Centre in St. Petersburg; and Palm Ranch in Davie. Other Richman Signature Properties slated to open this year include Grady Square in Tampa's Westshore area, Aurora in Downtown Tampa and The Parc at White Rock in Dallas. Additional upcoming communities include Infinity LoHi in Denver, Library Tower and F11 in San Diego, Sage at Cerritos in the Los Angeles area and Biscayne 27 in Miami.

Visit RichmanSignature.com and discover luxury rental communities in top markets across the U.S. Join the conversation on social media @LiveatSignature.

About Richman Signature Properties
With more than 30 years of experience in development, construction, asset management and property management and operations in 49 states, The Richman Group recently debuted a new division of the firm, Richman Signature Properties. With the portfolio of luxury apartment residences, they reimagine rental living with an emphasis on individuality, social connectivity, preferred signature amenities and an accommodating resident-focused culture dedicated to elevating renters' lifestyles. Richman Signature Properties currently has properties in Florida, California, Texas, and Colorado and plans to continue to grow its portfolio across the U.S. Together, The Richman Group has developed nearly 20,000 residential units and owned or asset managed over 100,000 units. For more information, visit: http://www.RichmanSignature.com.

Media Contact:
Ana Marquez
rbb Communications
305-967-6668

'Hail To The Victors' Taken to New Heights in a Hot Air Balloon, by University of Michigan Music Student

Stuart Carlson Performs 'Hail To The Victors' on a Violin in a Hot Air Balloon in Michigan.

Plymouth, MI, USA -- Some people will go to great lengths to demonstrate their loyalty to the University of Michigan. Recently Stuart Carlson, a University of Michigan music student took his violin on a hot air balloon flight. Yes, that's right - a hot air balloon flight.

What did he play? 'Hail To The Victors' of course! (http://bit.ly/FBHailVictors)

According to Scott Lorenz President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Co., it started when he met Stuart Carlson at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Michigan. "I met the Carlson family who scheduled a hot air balloon ride with my company. While we waited for the wind to die down I learned a little bit about my passenger, Stuart. I found out he was a concert violinist and composer and had recently performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC."

"I am glad the winds did not cooperate for our flight because when we rescheduled," said Lorenz, "I asked Stuart to bring along his violin... and he did."

The launch took place at Island Lake State Park where the State of Michigan has provided a "Balloon Port" for local balloonists to launch their balloons. Island Lake State park boasts over 4,000 acres with miles of bike paths and the Huron River running through the park.

"Nobody forgets their first balloon flight. It is truly an experience that cannot compare to anything else," says Lorenz. "The sensation of flying over trees, lakes and streams, spotting deer and other wildlife is unique and inspiring. When an activity touches someone both emotionally and on a multi-sensory level people remember it vividly. "I think this flight will be burned into the memories of all those involved, I know I won't forget it. If you really want to make a lasting impression," says Lorenz, "a hot air balloon ride over Michigan is the ultimate 'unforgettable' gift."

Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all the beautiful scenery Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today; the view is really better from above!

Westwind Balloon Company - Plymouth, MI, Flying Private Flights for TWO over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. 734-667-2098 | http://www.AboveMichigan.com | Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner.

About Stuart Carlson
Stuart Carlson is a native of Dexter, Michigan and a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. "On March 8, 1996, I was born prematurely at the University of Michigan Hospital, weighing one pound and 13 ounces. I am a surviving twin," says Carlson. "After emergency surgery, I spent 100 days in the hospital incubator with recorded music playing Beethoven, Mozart, and The Beatles," says Carlson. "In late 1999, I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Autism gives me a variety of strengths and weaknesses not typical in the average human being," added Carlson. "I love being a student at the University of Michigan and I want to say 'thank you' to all the wonderful people who have helped me along my journey through life." For more information about Stuart Carlson, visit: http://www.StuartCarlson.com.

About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,650 + hours in-flight.

He has flown over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics, Austria, Japan, Spain, Red Rock Canyon NM. He co-piloted a Guinness World Record flight to 19,000' and a 20 hour-Gas Balloon flight from MI to KY. Westwind has been featured by FOX-2 Detroit, WDIV, WJR, NPR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Hour Detroit Magazine to name a few and was named "most creative date" by It's Just Lunch. In 2012 Westwind was named one of America's Most Romantic companies for the balloon engagement flights. Scott's Westwind Balloon Company offers unforgettable rides over Michigan's breathtaking countryside. Balloon rides make terrific gifts for Moms, Dads, Grads, the Boss and anybody who wants to enjoy life!!

Media Contact:
Scott Lorenz
Pilot and Owner
Westwind Balloon Company
734-667-2098

Non-Drug Device Reduces COPD Exacerbations

Real-World Study Presented at ERS 2016, London UK.

Plattsburgh, NY, USA -- Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC) today announced results from a real-world study, evaluating the efficacy of the Aerobika® device in reducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. These results were presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in London, and are anticipated to impact the future management of COPD patients with a history of exacerbations.

Exacerbations are a worsening of symptoms and are the most common reason for COPD hospital admissions (1). During an exacerbation, airways are compromised by inflammation and mucus buildup, causing patients to be poorly responsive to usual COPD treatments (2). Recovery can be delayed for weeks, resulting in further airway deterioration and putting patients at risk of recurrent exacerbations. In fact, approximately 1 in 5 admitted patients required re-hospitalization within 30 days (3).

Clinicians, hospitals, and healthcare systems around the globe are now focusing their attention on this critical post-exacerbation period with the goal of reducing subsequent re-admissions and maintaining the long-term health of their COPD patients.

In the 6-month study, the Aerobika® device demonstrated a clinically-significant reduction in exacerbations in as little as 30 days of treatment, when used as an add-on to usual COPD medications. "These results carry important implications for how we manage COPD patients with a history of exacerbations," says Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAASM. "Adding the Aerobika® device to our current COPD treatment protocols could significantly improve patient outcomes while decreasing the burden on our healthcare resources."

The Aerobika® device has been previously validated in clinical studies, demonstrating improvements in airway ventilation, lung function and quality of life. "This new study has validated the use of this device in a real-world setting, providing a drug-free addition to post-exacerbation therapy for COPD patients." says Dr. Jason Suggett, Group Director of Science & Technology at Trudell Medical International (TMI), the sister company for MMC.

About the Aerobika® device study
The study profiled here is a 6-month retrospective cohort study of the hospital Charge Detail Master (CDM) claims database, conducted between September 2013 and August 2015. This real-word study involved 810 patients, 405 receiving treatment with the Aerobika® device and 405 propensity score matched controls. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with moderate-to-severe and severe exacerbations at 30 days. Secondary measures included resource utilization and costs associated with exacerbations.

About The Aerobika® Device
The Aerobika® device is hand-held, easy-to-use, and drug-free. When the patient exhales through the device, intermittent resistance creates positive pressure and oscillations simultaneously, which stents open the airways, mobilizes and assists in moving mucus to the upper airways where it can be coughed out. This may also aid in improved drug deposition. The Aerobika® device is available in Canada, Mexico, and select European countries including the UK and Germany through TMI and in the US via Monaghan Medical Corporation. (http://www.monaghanmed.com/Aerobika)

MMC, an affiliate of TMI, offers leading aerosol drug delivery devices and respiratory management products including AeroEclipse® II BAN, AeroChamber Plus® brand aVHC, and the Aerobika® device exclusively in the United States. Our strength lies in product development around core capabilities in mechanical design complimented by collaboration with a state-of-the-art aerosol research laboratory. We focus on developing cost-efficient, outcome-based solutions for our customers.

TMI designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of medical devices and is home to a global aerosol lab and research center. From the flagship AeroChamber® Brand of Valved Holding Chamber (VHC) and the latest award-winning Aerobika® device, to custom designed products and systems, our best-in-class respiratory management products are sold in over 110 countries. Their efficacy has been validated in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles from various medical journals.

References:
[1] O'Donnell et al. Can Respir J. 2007;14(Suppl B):5B-32B.
[2] O'Donnell DE, Parker CM. Thorax. 2006;61(4):354-61.
[3] Shah et al. CHEST. 2016 May 7 [Epub ahead of print].

For clinical inquiries, please contact:
Jason Suggett, Group Director Science and Technology
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Executive Career Solutions (UK) Introduces New Offers

Following the initial UK launch of Executive Career Solutions, the company has introduced new offers laying the foundations for a successful executive job search.

Newbury, United Kingdom -- Following the initial UK launch of Executive Career Solutions, the company has introduced new offers laying the foundations for a successful executive job search. These services are designed to help CEO, Executive and Director-level individuals begin to plan and execute next career moves.

Knowing where to start or what is required for a successful executive job search can be difficult to define. Whether this is part of a wider career planning or executive mentoring programme, Executive Career Solutions has designed relevant services laying the foundations with clear actions for enabling executives to begin making progress towards making their next career move. This is based on developing an executive CV and value proposition to make people stand out from the crowd. Getting the CV and value proposition right may often help executives and directors achieve goals much quicker by making a better impression and presenting themselves more effectively.

The idea is to get through candidate pre-selection processes with the intention of being invited to interview based on what the company is looking for. As with anything, this process is often subject to employer expectations, wider job market factors and individual job hunting approach, so interviews can never be guaranteed.

As part of a special offer, executive CV writing services (or director resume writing services) are complemented by an extended discussion, speculative covering letter version, specific covering letter version and creation of an online value proposition using LinkedIn (aligned to the CV). Bundle deals represent a good saving on normal prices, whilst giving executives everything they need before embarking on a successful job search or career move. For executives, there is the Executive CV Bundle, whilst a similar Director CV Bundle has been created for directors. ADDED executive or director-level bundle deals are designed for more complex scenarios, strong technical bias, specific requirements, career change situations or those executive resumes requiring additional attention.

Executive Career Solutions is able to manage different scenarios for executives, directors and more technical or complex situations. According to the company, such offers follow the UK launch, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Nonetheless, such offers represent excellent value with the idea of supporting executives and directors through initial stages of developing CV and LinkedIn propositions before applying for opportunities.

Media Contact:
Nick Hughes
Executive Career Solutions
+44 7557 305752

'Hail To The Victors' Taken to New Heights by University of Michigan Music Student, in a Hot Air Balloon

Stuart Carlson Performs 'Hail To The Victors' on a Violin in a Hot Air Balloon in Michigan.

Plymouth, MI, USA -- Some people will go to great lengths to demonstrate their loyalty to the University of Michigan. Recently Stuart Carlson, a University of Michigan music student took his violin on a hot air balloon flight. Yes, that's right - a hot air balloon flight.

What did he play? 'Hail To The Victors' of course!

According to Scott Lorenz President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Co., it started when he met Stuart Carlson at Camp Dearborn in Milford, Michigan. "I met the Carlson family who scheduled a hot air balloon ride with my company. While we waited for the wind to die down I learned a little bit about my passenger, Stuart. I found out he was a concert violinist and composer and had recently performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC."

"I am glad the winds did not cooperate for our flight because when we rescheduled," said Lorenz, "I asked Stuart to bring along his violin... and he did."

The launch took place at Island Lake State Park where the State of Michigan has provided a "Balloon Port" for local balloonists to launch their balloons. Island Lake State park boasts over 4,000 acres with miles of bike paths and the Huron River running through the park.

"Nobody forgets their first balloon flight. It is truly an experience that cannot compare to anything else," says Lorenz. "The sensation of flying over trees, lakes and streams, spotting deer and other wildlife is unique and inspiring. When an activity touches someone both emotionally and on a multi-sensory level people remember it vividly. "I think this flight will be burned into the memories of all those involved, I know I won't forget it. If you really want to make a lasting impression," says Lorenz, "a hot air balloon ride over Michigan is the ultimate 'unforgettable' gift."

Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all the beautiful scenery Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today; the view is really better from above!

Westwind Balloon Company - Plymouth, MI, Flying Private Flights for TWO over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. 734-667-2098 | http://www.AboveMichigan.com | Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner.

About Stuart Carlson
Stuart Carlson is a native of Dexter, Michigan and a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. "On March 8, 1996, I was born prematurely at the University of Michigan Hospital, weighing one pound and 13 ounces. I am a surviving twin," says Carlson. "After emergency surgery, I spent 100 days in the hospital incubator with recorded music playing Beethoven, Mozart, and The Beatles," says Carlson. "In late 1999, I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Autism gives me a variety of strengths and weaknesses not typical in the average human being," added Carlson. "I love being a student at the University of Michigan and I want to say 'thank you' to all the wonderful people who have helped me along my journey through life." For more information about Stuart Carlson, visit: http://www.StuartCarlson.com.

About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,650 + hours in-flight.

He has flown over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics, Austria, Japan, Spain, Red Rock Canyon NM. He co-piloted a Guinness World Record flight to 19,000' and a 20 hour-Gas Balloon flight from MI to KY. Westwind has been featured by FOX-2 Detroit, WDIV, WJR, NPR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Hour Detroit Magazine to name a few and was named "most creative date" by It's Just Lunch. In 2012 Westwind was named one of America's Most Romantic companies for the balloon engagement flights. Scott's Westwind Balloon Company offers unforgettable rides over Michigan's breathtaking countryside. Balloon rides make terrific gifts for Moms, Dads, Grads, the Boss and anybody who wants to enjoy life!!

Media Contact:
Scott Lorenz
Pilot and Owner
Westwind Balloon Company
734-667-2098