Record Breaking Crowdfunding at 5th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention

Purchase tickets now for the October 2016 event in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV, USA -- The 5th annual Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) has announced their 2016 event lineup. The Las Vegas, Nevada, mainstay will take place October 15 - 17, 2016, at Planet Hollywood Resort. GCC is the largest worldwide gathering of innovators in the evolution of crowdfunding and regulation crowdfunding focusing on education. People attend to learn how to fund what matters to them and meet with industry experts, fin-tech, and professional service providers that are profoundly changing how people and businesses raise capital to bring innovation to life, and support causes they care about.

Tickets can be purchased from the Global Crowdfunding Convention website.

The 2016 GCC promises an information download from the world's top crowdfunding experts who have broken records and raised tens-of-millions-of- dollars and are slated to reveal their industry secrets, 'best practices', top techniques and trade tools. The GCC is currently the only event offering information and education on all three methods of crowdfunding. More than 60 leading Industry experts will be covering event topics that encompass Equity, Donation, and Rewards based crowdfunding.

Notable speakers at this year's convention include: Tony Drexel Smith, founder, and CEO of Blue Moon Advisors; Derek Fetzer, co-founder of CaringCrowd®; Douglas S. Ellenoff partner & owner, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole; Ruth E. Hedges, founder and EP of the GCC; and B Cavello, lead product development from Exploding Kittens, to name just a few. A full list of speakers can be viewed here, on the GCC website.

GCC represents the broad spectrum of industries redefining the entire crowdfunding ecosystem across every stage of development, target audience, and geographic location; offering comprehensive content, wide-ranging exciting exhibits and extensive networking opportunities.

Some of the companies participating this year are: Bluemoon Advisors, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole, Issuers Direct, CrowdfundingCRM, Caring Crowd, UNLV, CrowdfundX, Bankroll, Syndicated lawyers, CrowdfunCPA, InvestAGrand and so many other great companies.

Kickoff for the Global Crowdfunding Convention will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. with the "Crowdfund Live Invest" pre-event.

Anyone who has dreams of becoming a 'unicorn' or who wants to learn more about the billion dollar crowdfunding industry is encouraged to attend.

In previous years, attendance has been chock-full of entrepreneurs, investors, non-profit beacons, small business owners, start-up moguls, college students, professors, financial advisors, government officials, lawyers, accountants, and anyone wanting to be educated in this exciting, new industry.

"With seven billion plus people on our planet, we have a great opportunity with crowdfunding to help so many of them understand how to use it. Recognizing the great transformations that businesses, economies, and societies are currently undergoing, we look to create ways that will focus on how to expand new crowdfunding models into collaborative sustained processes," said CEO and founder of Global Crowdfunding Convention, Ruth E. Hedges.

Las Vegas is the convention capital of the world, known for bringing together people from around the globe while offering the best in business and entertainment. In addition to meetings, break out sessions and amazing networking in a very big expo and crowdfunding marketplace, GCC VIP attendees can expect to enjoy the red carpet "Crowdfundie Awards" followed by an after party at the London Club.

Save $300 NOW and get an early bird ticket for the 2016 Global Crowdfunding Convention. Don't wait as prices will go up after July 6, 2016. Tickets can be purchased online at

Discounted accommodations are offered with a GCC booking code at Planet Hollywood for GCC attendees who book by September 15, 2016. After this date the rate is subject to hotel availability.

For more information on the 2016 Global Crowdfunding Convention, please visit

About the Global Crowdfunding Convention
From its inception in 2012, the Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) has seen the industry grow from $1.7 billion to over $35 billion in 2015. Moreover, crowdfunding is on a path to exceed venture capital investing in 2016. Fostering industry growth, the GCC has consistently hand picked the best and the brightest in the field to cover all topics of crowdfunding and the crowd finance industry. GCC is produced by Crowdfunding industry experts, therefore it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a convention where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. For more information visit and follow the GCC on Twitter @thegccworld with real-time hashtag highlights #thegccworld.

Media Contact:
Audra Clemons-Abreu, GCC PR Director
Global Crowdfunding Convention

Package Central 1.9.7 for Adobe InDesign Improves Email Reliability

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.9.7, a maintenance update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Package Central processes InDesign files from watched hot folders and offers customizable workflows, variable folder names, email notifications, automatic error handling, preflighting and other time saving features for workgroup environment. The new version addresses an issue which could prevent email and metadata settings from being saved in workflow presets.

Toronto (ON), Canada -- Zevrix Solutions today announces Package Central 1.9.7, a maintenance update to its file packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central offloads document collection to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the packaging process.

The new version addresses an issue that could prevent some email and XML metadata settings from being saved in workflow presets after quitting the app. Package Central lets users create multiple email templates to issue customized mail alerts in case of processing errors and preflight warnings, while XML variables allow to take advantage of InDesign file metadata in variable package folder names.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit InDesign files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects the documents along with their fonts and links, freeing user's time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated workstation and can run absolutely unattended. The app offers the following key features and benefits:

-Create hot folders for various packaging settings
-Automatic email notifications on process stages and errors
-Variable package folder names
-Detailed processing logs
-Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup

Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.

About Zevrix Solutions
Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics and 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

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

New Book Release - Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog, by Mary Jean Alsina

Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog (because you're more alike than you think!), by Mary Jean Alsina, will get you and your dog wagging tails in agreement!

Newark, NJ, USA -- Mary Jean Alsina's Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog (because you're more alike than you think!) is a comprehensive guide for novice to experienced owners on how to best understand and interact with their dogs for utmost success.

5 Star Reviews have been blanketing Alsina's new title!

Mary Jean Alsina neatly draws on a variety of sources to outline how dog guardians can learn to better communicate with their dogs, read their emotions and understand what they are trying to say. - Susan Nilson

I'd always suspected that my dogs were the better versions of me and now this book proves it. This is the bridge that helps you to relate to your dog as you would to your child, your friend, your partner. It applies what you know already to the language of dogs and you will find yourself nodding absently and consistently in agreement as you flip the pages. Don't think of this as a dog training manual. Rather, it is a guide for understanding dogs. - Zarina Mak

The book itself is easy and pleasant to read (did it in one day). It's full of a great deal of information on studies with simple and easy to understand information identifying the similarities between, human behavior, children and our canine companions. The title totally says it all "Dogs are People Too", if you're thinking Mary Jean means it literally, your half right and half wrong. But when you do read it I can guarantee you will have an ah-ha moment. This isn't a step by step do this, say that; rather it's teach a man to fish type book. She supplies the tools and thought process with examples of how to apply the thought process. Think about it do you learn better when your happy and supported by those around you or when someone is standing there watching every move you make just waiting for an opportunity to shout? ~ Verified Amazon Reviewer

Author Mary Jean Alsina, CPDT-KA, PCT-A, M.A., is a certified professional science-based dog trainer and behavior consultant with over 10 years' experience. During this time, she has worked with hundreds and hundreds of dogs exhibiting issues ranging from typical puppy behavior to severe fear and aggression as adults.

Alsina is the Founder, Owner, and Head Trainer for The Canine Cure, LLC, a New Jersey- and New York City-based dog training business. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband Izzy, son Jason, rescue dog Sierra, and many of Sierra's canine friends that come to stay on vacation when their parents travel.

Keywords - Dogs, Dog Training, Dog Behavior, Dog Safety, Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs, Positive Reinforcement

The ebook version of Dogs Are People Too: The Practical Guide to Understanding and Training Your Dog (because you're more alike than you think!) ISBN 9781622879991, published by First Edition Design Publishing (, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 84 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901855, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Mary Jean Alsina

Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for its August 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, "Cityscapes"

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for "Cityscapes," its August 2016 international online juried art exhibition.

Palm Springs, CA, USA -- Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for "Cityscapes," its August 2016 international online juried art exhibition.

For this competition artists and photographers worldwide are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of Cityscapes. According to Merriam-Webster a cityscape is defined as "an artistic representation of a city, an urban environment, a city landscape." The Cityscapes theme includes any art or photography which depicts cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

The competition is open to artists worldwide and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience level, are encouraged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories - "Traditional" Art and "Digital Art & Photography" and the Best in Show winners receive an invitation to participate in Fusion Art's group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016. The deadline to apply is July 26, 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:

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

SAP Business One Project Rollout to China

As one of the biggest SAP gold partners in China, MTC can help global SAP Business One partners sub-contract and implement their project in China.

Newark, DE, USA -- China is an attractive market for many foreign companies seeking to expand their distribution network and there are many reasons to pursue opportunities in this country. Once in China, these companies not only face the challenges of a different mentality, traditions and the culture of their Asian business partners, but also the legal requirements imposed on their SAP system.

Following a global template definition, regional/local rollouts require careful planning and preparation in various areas. An SAP roll out to China can be challenging:

Ensuring compliance with local regulatory and tax legislation
Optimizing the roll out strategy and roll out management
Transferring knowledge to local resources
Understanding and migrating legacy data
Harmonizing master data and processes globally

Tackling these issues can be a challenge if Companies do not have a trusted partner who can speak the language and who understands the local requirements as well as the objectives of the headquarters.

MTC is headquartered in Shanghai, China and has offices in Tianjin, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Dalian as well as the United States. MTC has a proven track record of helping multinationals manage SAP roll outs and other IT related topics for their international subsidiaries around the world.

Overview of the advantages of rollout by MTC:

Regulatory compliance
Convergence of international standards with Chinese GAAP
Solutions for the Golden Audit
Compliance with Golden Tax requirements
Imports/Exports & Customs Reporting
Other local requirements

Preparation and approach for local roll out
Process selection and standardization
Gap analysis
Knowledge transfer and local support
Preparation and project initiation

Localization and Training
IT and functional localization
Data take on
End user training by native speakers
Documentation and translation
Go-live support

Each of MTC consultants has thousands of hours of experience with SAP products. By partnering with SAP in many emerging areas, MTC helps clients pioneer the latest technological developments. The Company is the right size to deliver an optimal customer experience. While ensuring a local offering overseas, MTC avoids the rigidity and difficulties typically experienced when working with large global systems integrators.

Sounds interesting? If so, please go to for more detail information.

Media Contact:
Wenyi Jiang
Firsttec MTC, LLC

New Memoir 'Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman's Journey' Offers a Powerful Message About Inner Fulfillment and Profound Love

In her sequel to 'Martha Ruth, Preacher's Daughter' Marti Eicholz shares her ongoing journey and unrelenting search for self-acceptance and within her own heart and soul.

San Diego, CA, USA -- Marti Eicholz's second memoir, 'Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman's Journey,' is a compelling, stand-alone sequel that combines subtle poignancy with stark, difficult truths and a sense of self-awareness that is brutally honest as she reveals the details of her life after finding love and moving to California from her home state of Indiana.

Once settled on the west coast, Eicholz and her new husband begin their life together. Eicholz finds herself navigating unfamiliar territory but slowly acclimates to what on the surface appears to be a charmed life. She immerses herself in her upscale community in the San Francisco Bay Area, organizes and hosts posh parties and high-society events, and mingles with celebrities and entertainers. Eicholz and her husband acquire several homes, travel the world, join the country club, donate to charities and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. But even as she savors her first-class experiences, Eicholz is always aware that she has become disconnected from her purpose, and that she may have lost her way amid the excitement of living life large.

The eventual and unexpected loss of all of their assets becomes a turning point in Eicholz's life, a turning point that perhaps she was always moving towards. "Each experience and stage of my life was a unique gift," explains Eicholz. "I learned that my responsibility was to value each one of these gifts and to protect them from attempts to suppress their contribution."

Motivated by the necessity to examine her own experiences and to help others on their journey, Eicholz provides a valuable narrative (in the same strong, pure voice as her previous memoir) about the powerful and transformative process of introspection. Her book is filled with joy, sorrow, success, self-doubt, love, fear, compassion and a deep and palpable gratitude for the preciousness of her life and the steadfast love between her and her husband.

"Every step of my lifetime journey was equally significant and necessary for my growth towards healthy living," says Eicholz. "By sharing my story, others may be given insights that would give clarity to their own journey."

'Riches, Loss and Redemption: One Woman's Journey' is published in ebook format by and is now available at popular online retailers including,, and Apple's iBookstore.

Marti Eicholz is available for interviews.

Media Contact:
Marti Eicholz

FED Publishing Releases New Book, "The Berghof Betrayal, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller" by Michael McMenamin & Patrick McMenamin

The Berghof Betrayal, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller, by Michael McMenamin & Patrick McMenamin, continues their award-winning Winston Churchill Thriller series with a new action packed story of conspiracy and intrigue involving a fake Nazi plot to assassinate Hitler.

Cleveland, OH, USA -- Michael McMenamin & Patrick McMenamin's The Berghof Betrayal, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller was inspired by an actual diary entry of German diplomat and publisher Count Harry Kessler in early 1933, shortly after Hitler took power:

"Weiland Herzfelde has absolutely reliable information that the Nazis plan a fake attempt on Hitler's life which is to be the signal for a general massacre. The sources of his information are the SA in Dortmund and a tapped telephone conversation between Hitler and Röhm."

This fake assassination attempt will allow the Nazis to declare martial law and liquidate their political opponents. Unknown to Hitler, however, his enemies within the Nazi party-the Black Front-are conspiring with renegade elements of his own SS to turn the fake assassination attempt into a real one.

Churchill learns of the fake plot and persuades Mattie McGary, William Randolph Hearst's top photojournalist and Churchill's adventure-seeking Scottish god-daughter, to investigate. McGary meets up in Germany with her fiancé, American lawyer and former MID agent Bourke Cockran, Jr., who is trying to acquire the rights to Rear Area Pig, a book exposing Hitler's less-than-heroic wartime service. Mattie and Cockran attempt to stay one step ahead of the SS loyal to Hitler who will stop at nothing to keep Cockran from acquiring the book and Mattie from learning the truth about the fake plot.

Michael and Patrick are the co-authors of the award-winning 1930s era "Winston Churchill Thriller" series. The first three books in the series-The DeValera Deception ,The Parsifal Pursuit and The Gemini Agenda-all were named Grand Prize Winners for Fiction by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and Book of the Year for Thriller/Suspense and Historical Fiction by ForeWord Reviews.

Keywords - Churchill, Hitler, Göring, Roosevelt, Plot, Assassination, Nazi, Conspiracy, Zeppelin, Autogiro

The ebook version of The Berghof Betrayal, a Winston Churchill 1930s Thriller ISBN 9781506901619, published by First Edition Design Publishing (, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 440 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901596 and hardcopy ISBN 9781506901602, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Michael McMenamin

6th Annual "Nature" Online Art Competition Announced by Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery's 6th Annual "Nature" Online Juried Art Competition for the month of July 2016.

Jupiter, FL, USA -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery's 6th Annual "Nature" Online Juried Art Competition for the month of July 2016. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery's August 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. We suggest they send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme "Nature" and submit their best representational or non-representational art, which will include geographical subjects, landscapes, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments. The deadline to apply to this art competition is July 27, 2016.

Winners of the "Nature" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. The gallery's goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists' accomplishments. Links back to each artist's website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and "Leveraging Your Success" marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide their best "Nature" art now or before the deadline. For further information:

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:

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

CleverTap Introduces Live User Segments - an Industry First Approach for Analyzing User Behavior in Mobile Apps

CleverTap is pleased to announce an industry first: the ability to segment mobile app users based on behavior in real-time, offering instant, personalized engagement - with proven results.

San Francisco, CA, USA -- CleverTap, a leader in mobile analytics and engagement, announced Live User Segments, a new capability for evaluating a user's behavior as it happens in an app. Live User Segments run continuously and act like a real-time filter on a user's behavior. Users are dynamically added to segments the moment their behavior matches pre-defined criteria.

App developers and marketers use Live User Segments to do real-time monitoring and analysis of critical user flows such as onboarding and conversions. Marketing campaigns using push notifications, email, SMS and browser notifications, can be automated to message users exactly when they complete a specified activity or sequence of activities, or even upon inaction, when they do not perform a desired activity within a specified amount of time, which could be in minutes, hours or days.

"Live User Segments are the cornerstone of our app engagement strategy," said Revant Bhate Head of Marketing at Faasos. "We deliver thousands of meal orders during the lunch hour but if a customer doesn't complete an order by 12:15, we've lost that purchase. Our Live User Segments campaigns run continuously and identify customers we're about to lose, and send them personalized push notifications with incentives to buy. We've seen a 30% lift in our conversions."

Live User Segments is the latest addition to what is the most advanced behavioral segmentation tool available for businesses today. Whereas other tools allow you to segment audience based on simple rules such as a single user activity or user property, CleverTap is the only platform that allows segmentation based on any comprehensive set of actions or inactions a user performs in an app. Segments can look backward at past user behavior or, with Live User Segments, can evaluate user behavior as it happens, adding them to a segment in real-time.

"The key to any app's success is knowing who your users are and how they experience your app," said Paul Brody, Chief Product Officer for CleverTap. Segments can be monitored against KPIs (show me 30 day retention for 2nd time purchasers), compared to each other, used to automate engagement campaigns or sent to a webhook endpoint for use by other systems such as a CRM. And with Live User Segments, said Brody, you can now drive immediate user engagement or power the dashboard on the CEOs desk to show real-time, dynamic metrics on everything from who's in the app right now to the total number of conversions in the past hour or day."

Live User Segments will be available to all customers in July and is included as part of all CleverTap plans. Pricing is designed to place the tool within reach of startups with affordable plans that allows up to one million events per month, free.

Media Contact:
Shawnee Swarengin

FED Publishing Releases New Book, "4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising" by Marcia West

4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising, by Marcia West, shows how to use the problems, changes, and decisions of your life to support your growth, bring forth your truest self, and live from your heart.

Chicago, IL, USA -- Marcia West's 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising is a guidebook for change that serves the highest good of all involved. The process and tools are appropriate for individuals, families, organizations, communities, countries, and the world at large. A new approach to change is offered that originates in the heart. It works because it comes from love and a consciousness far beyond that of the mind alone.

Logic is a wonderful thing. But logic is not a workable foundation for change that truly makes a difference. We are moving into the unknown. Logic will not take us there. In fact, the mind cannot lead us in this endeavor. It doesn't know the way. We must allow our hearts to guide us. 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change shows you how. ~Marcia West

Author Marcia West, Founder of Bridges of Unity, is a pioneer and leader in the field of unity consciousness. A visionary by nature, and former teacher and engineer by trade and education, Marcia translates her inspired awareness of love-based systems of unity into practical processes and tools for daily life. A gifted speaker whose core essence is unity, Marcia's passion and focus is to bring understanding and the experience of unity into our earthly lives. You may contact her through her website:

Keywords - Change, Conscious Change, Love, Process, Unity, Consciousness, Heartfelt, Truth, Spiritual, Highest Good, New World

The ebook version of 4 Essential Steps of Big-Hearted Change For Our New World Rising ISBN 9781506901992, published by First Edition Design Publishing (, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 64 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901985, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to select booksellers.

Media Contact:
Marcia West

T5 Data Centers Announces Plans to Expand T5@Dallas Campus with Third Server Ready Data Center

New T5@Dallas-III Will Expand Plano Campus to 472,000 Square Feet of Tier III Data Center Space.

Dallas, TX, USA -- T5 Data Centers™ (, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced plans to break ground on its new T5@Dallas-III data center this summer. The announcement was made following the acquisition of the additional 9.0 acres adjacent to its T5@Dallas data center campus in Plano to accommodate the expansion.

The new building to be constructed on the T5@Dallas data center campus is going to be a 156,600-square-foot, Tier 3, concurrently maintainable facility. When added to the existing 315,000 square feet in the T5@Dallas-I facility, the T5 Dallas campus will have 472,000 square feet of wholesale data center space under roof. A further expansion of 225,000 square feet is planned on the west side of the phase I building.

T5@Dallas-III will be designed to the same exacting specifications as the existing T5@Dallas data center with customizable N+1 electrical topology and 94,000 square feet of white space, 10.75 MW of power capacity, and state-of-the-art electrical and mechanical designs. It also will be built to withstand 221 mile-per-hour winds (EF-5 equivalent tornado) and take advantage of the two dedicated substations that currently serve the existing T5@Dallas data center campus. The new T5@Dallas-III facility will have the advantage of substantial service from major telecommunications carriers already servicing T5@Dallas-I with the latest fiber-optic infrastructure.

"We see Dallas, and especially Plano, as a robust and growing area and a great place to do business," said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Operating Officer for T5 Data Centers. "We continue to see increasing demand in the Dallas market for premier data center services from discerning companies with unique requirements. Extending our existing T5@Dallas operation allows us to service these companies and take advantage of the operational excellence of our existing campus to deliver superior capabilities at a reduced cost."

T5 executives see Dallas as a growth market that already is the site for headquarters for a number of Fortune 500 companies, all of which is driving demand for totally customizable, state-of-the-art, wholesale data center suites. In addition to having land available for expansion, the region has reliable, affordable power, a great data infrastructure with high-speed connectivity offered by multiple service providers, as well as attractive tax incentives and a large pool of qualified technical talent. The T5@Dallas-III facility is expected to be ready for tenant occupancy in the spring of 2017.

For more information about T5's data center services, visit

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 and Charlotte 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

Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, "Chicken Salad and Ghosts" by Melanie Spycher

Chicken Salad and Ghosts, by Melanie Spycher, tells us a ghost story filled with ghostly encounters of a positively playful and prank filled kind.

Tampa, FL, USA -- Melanie Spycher's Chicken Salad and Ghosts is partially an autobiography and part female mystery adaptation. But first, let me introduce myself: I am Nonni in this book. As I am writing this, I can hardly believe it's been over thirty years since the depicted events took place. You may not believe in ghosts, and I am not documenting these experiences to convince you. I'm simply writing this book because, when reflecting on these memories in my life, thought they were worth sharing with others, both believers and nonbelievers.

Back in the seventies I owned a shop in the basement of a three-story, early 1900s house for three years. Though the area was quite small, I managed to keep it well stocked with hand crafted items representing over one hundred consignors. Above my business was the two-story house that functioned as an antique store. As the strange events began taking place, and then increased in frequency, Cookie, who owned the antique store, and I assumed that someone was playing pranks on us. What other explanation could there be? But that was until we began sharing our experiences with other shop owners and found that they, too, had stories to share.

Melanie Spycher was a nurse for thirty years, but ventured down a different path in 1976 when hearing a small consignment shop was for sale. While she expected some challenges in the new business environment, she never anticipated that ghosts would be amongst them. Though Melanie's time as a small business owner was brief, the playful antics of a resident ghost changed her life forever.

Keywords - Women's Mystery, Supernatural, Ghosts, Paranormal, Chicken Salad, Friends

The ebook version of Chicken Salad and Ghosts ISBN 9781506901367, published by First Edition Design Publishing (, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 232 page print book version, ISBN 9781506901831, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Melanie Spycher

First Edition Design Publishing Releases New Book, "The Backward Flying Angel" by Jim Sparr

The Backward Flying Angel, by Jim Sparr, is an easy reading, introspective journey through five generations of a contemporary Western family.

Denver, CO, USA -- Jim Sparr's The Backward Flying Angel gives the reader examples that demonstrate how experiences, family, institutions of education and religion shape our view of life. And how sometimes it all seems to come together and make sense in one beautiful moment.

I was so fixated on beauty, I couldn't see the truth. I should've known that it takes an open mind and a pure heart to get closer to the truth.

Join the author as he intertwines five living generations, their different approaches to parenting while reflecting on himself as a grandparent, parent and child as his family travels to and on vacation in Colorado. Sparr deals with subjects such as communicating, discipline, comedy and tragedy, patience, temper, bad language, love and bonding. Finally, great-grandson Carter tells his part of the backward flying angel story from his fifth generation perspective.

Author Jim Sparr holds a B.A. in education, English major, Masters of Urban Affairs (MUA) from Wichita State University. He was Fire Chief for Wichita, Kansas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Jim also owned and operated a consulting company specializing in fire, police, EMS, and emergency management. (

Keywords - Communication, Discipline, Comedy, Tragedy, Patience, Temper, Bad Language, Love, Bonding

The ebook version of The Backward Flying Angel ISBN 9781506902135, published by First Edition Design Publishing (, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 104 page print book version, ISBN 9781506902128 and hardcopy ISBN 9781506902111, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Media Contact:
Jim Sparr

Rhode Island Becomes 4th State To Pass AutoErase Legislation

Pawtucket's Representative Carlos Tobon's bill is part of a nationwide effort to reduce the burden placed on innocent individuals wrongfully arrested due to mistaken identity.

Providence, RI, USA -- Rhode Island becomes the fourth state to pass #AutoErase legislation which requires that arrest records are automatically erased of innocent individuals wrongfully arrested due to mistaken identity. The bills, HB 7094, and it's companion bill, SB2421 - "Requires the sealing and destruction of arrest records of persons wrongfully arrested," were introduced and championed by Rep. Carlos Tobon (D-Pawtucket) and Senator Juan Pichardo (D-Providence), respectively. Rhode Island joins North Carolina, Illinois and Colorado in passing a piece of criminal justice reform legislation that was born out of the wrongful arrest of Hollywood independent producer and entertainment industry executive, Charles Belk in August of 2014. #AutoErase legislation has been signed into law in North Carolina, Illinois and Colorado, and is currently pending legislation Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Innocent people in Rhode Island, as well as throughout the country, are wrongfully charged each year with a felony or misdemeanor crime because the charges were issued as the result of mistaken identity (i.e., misidentification by a witness or law enforcement, confusion on the part of a witness or law enforcement as to the identity of the person who committed the crime, misinformation provided to law enforcement as to the identity of the person who committed the crime, or some other mistake on the part of a witness or law enforcement as to the identity of the person who committed the crime), or because someone else used their information. Because the responsibility to remove a wrongful arrest record falls on the charged individual, he or she is burden with the expenses and time required to handle such a task. If a person does not have the erroneous arrest record removed, it can greatly affect his or her ability in the future to get a job, a loan or certain licenses. The Rhode Island legislation requires that any law enforcement agency, subsequent to the arrest of any person, that determines such person was wrongfully or incorrectly arrested as a result of mistaken identity or any other reason or wrongfully fingerprinted, photographed or otherwise has generated any record of arrest for investigatory purposes and as a result of such wrongful arrest, no charges have been filed in any court of the state, seal all such arrest records and destroy all identifying information and indices of arrest. Notwithstanding a veto by the Governor, the new law will take affect on July 1, 2016.

"If someone is wrongful arrested because law enforcement is doing their job, it's only fair that their record is cleaned up," Representative Tobon said. "Getting a faulty arrest record erased currently is a long and costly process and many people are being harmed by simple background checks."

On August 22, 2014, Charles Belk was mistakenly identified as an armed bank robber because he fit the description of a tall, bald, Black male. He was handcuffed, detained, taken to the police station, booked, denied a phone call, denied being told his charges, denied immediate access to an attorney, jailed for six hours for Armed Bank Robbery and Accessory to Armed Robbery and held under a $100,000 bail. Although he was released later that night and given a Certificate of Detention, which indicated he was only detained and not arrested, an arrest record appeared on the Sheriff's website and a state legal process had to be followed to get the arrest record sealed and destroyed. Since his arrest, Belk launched a nationwide effort, through the non-profit he founded ( and his #AutoErase Initiative, to educate and inform those about the perils of wrongful arrest records, and engage legislation to alleviate the burden and costs incurred by the innocent to remove those arrest records.

"Since the wrongful arrest incident, I have seen the #AutoErase legislation introduced in 14 states, and Rhode Island was one of those state that I had the opportunity to visit on several different occasion, meeting and talking with community leaders and officials, including Providence NAACP President Jim Vincent, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare, and Pawtucket Police Chief Paul King, among many others," said Charles Belk. "This is an incredible piece of legislation for the good people of the great state of Rhode Island, and I'm truly grateful for the support from the community and the state legislators."

Fitting The Description, a 501.c.3, tax exempt, non-profit organization, was established to help build awareness of wrongful detentions and arrests that occur each day because an individual "fit the description." The organization helps educate and inform others about the perils of wrongful arrests records, and advocates for alleviating the burden and costs incurred by the innocent to remove those arrest records.

Media Contact:
Mark Williams
Fitting The Description Inc.
PO Box 93181
Los Angeles, CA 90093