ISM Named to the Bob Scott's Insights Top 100 VARs for 2017

ISM received the honor for supporting mid-market businesses in their adoption and use of Acumatica, Sage 100, and Sage X3 products.

Portland, OR, USA -- For the third consecutive year, ISM ranks among the top 100 organizations selling and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning and accounting software as a member of Bob Scott's Insights Top 100 VARs list. ISM received the honor for supporting mid-market businesses in their adoption and use of Acumatica, Sage 100, and Sage X3 products.

"We want to congratulate this year's class of Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs," said Bob Scott, executive editor of Bob Scott's Insights. "This selection represents recognition of leaders in this important field."

"This honor demonstrates our commitment to the success of small and medium-sized businesses," stated BJ O'Reilly, President of ISM, adding, "Our business succeeds when we help other businesses grow and succeed."

The selection is based on annual revenue generated by each value-added reseller. A special report that includes names of the organizations selected for this year's Top 100 list, ranked by revenue, is downloadable at http://www.bobscottsinsights.com.

About ISM
ISM, based in Portland, OR, is a national consulting firm focused on small and medium-sized businesses, providing sales, consulting, implementation, training, technical support, and related services for the most widely used business and accounting software applications, including Sage 100, Sage X3, and Acumatica. For more information, visit http://www.goism.com or call +1-877-496-5350.

About Bob Scott
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community via his email newsletters for over 17 years. He has published the "Bob Scott's Insights" newsletter and website since 2009. He has covered ERP VAR market for more than 25 years through print and electronic publications, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and has continued to address that market as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant since 2009. Bob Scott's VAR Stars are a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software.

Media Contact:
Brian Dunn
877-496-5350

Fulham's HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver Certified for Title 20 in California and Oregon

New Constant Power Programmable LED Emergency Driver Complies with CEC Title 20 Regulations for Performance and Energy Savings.

Hawthorne, CA, USA -- Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced that its HotSpot Constant Power LED Emergency Driver (Part FHSP-UNV-10P-L-SD) has been certified compliant with California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20 Code of Regulations for small battery charger systems.

Since the Constant Power Emergency LED driver family was introduced in September 2016, it has become popular for emergency lighting due to its ease of installation and compliance with local emergency lighting standards. The new addition of FHSCP-UNV-10P-L-SD offers a versatile, reliable emergency lighting system that uses LiFePO4 batteries to deliver a minimum of 90 minutes of light in case of a power outage. It can be programmed for lower light output for longer emergency runtimes. The HotSpot Constant Power programmable emergency driver has been certified to meet the CEC Title 20 specifications outlined for small battery charger systems. Title 20 affects installations in California and Oregon.

"Fulham is committed to taking the lead in supporting energy efficiency standards and ensuring that our customers have products that comply with all necessary regulations," said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. "Our constant power LED emergency lighting system has been popular since it began shipping, and now, with Title 20 compliance, our distributors and partners have an excellent emergency lighting solution for one of the most energy-aware markets in the world."

The HotSpot Constant Power Programmable LED Emergency Driver is one of Fulham's clever, programmable lighting products. In its default setting, the battery will deliver maximum output, e.g. a 5W battery will deliver 90 minutes of power at 5W, or a 10W battery will deliver 10W of power for 90 minutes, but the settings can be programmed to provide a longer runtime. For example, programming the driver for 5W emergency output while connected to a 10W battery will result in 180 minutes of emergency illumination. This allows luminaire OEMs and contractors to use one product for many applications and situations. The HotSpot Constant Power emergency light also features a bicolor illuminated test switch with self-diagnostics to promote greater reliability and safety.

The new HotSpot Constant Power Programmable LED emergency drivers is available with four battery options, ranging from 5W to 10W rated output. The unit has UNV, 50/60Hz input with an output voltage from 16 to 55VDC. The unit provides constant output power, automatically adjusting the current as needed, and can be installed in minutes.

In addition to Title 20, the HotSpot Constant Power Programmable LED Emergency Driver complies with international safety regulations, including cURus, cULus, CE and ENEC. All HotSpot units come with Fulham's 5-year warranty.

Fulham offers an extensive collection of emergency lighting products that comply with international standards. 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

MtB Entertainment Will Release New Single From Marcus Christ Called "If I Die Tonight" This Month

New Commercial Single to be released from MtB Entertainment's artist Marcus Christ Called "If I Die Tonight" for Worldwide Distribution.

Los Angeles, CA, USA -- MtB Entertainment has just announced they have finalized the global distribution of Marcus Christ's new single titled "If I Die Tonight". This is the second single released by MtB Entertainment this year. Marcus Christ's debut album called "Return of the Beast" was released commercially in 2015. I Get High on the Most High is the first single from the upcoming album "Prince of the Universe" that is expected Winter of 2017. "If I Die Tonight" is the follow up single to "I Get High on the Most High", and the second single from the upcoming "Prince of the Universe" album. MtB Entertainment released a video for "I Get High on the Most High" a week ago on YouTube. At this time no release date has been set for the video for the new single "If I Die Tonight". Marcus Christ was scheduled for 2 shows this year in L.A., but was taken off the performance list after low ticket sales. This new single already promises to showcase MtB Entertainment's artist vast array of talent.

The new single "If I Die Tonight" was produced by Dj Exclusive Beatz, and this producer was not expected to produce any of Marcus Christ's music since MtB Entertainment has been producing a few compositions lately since it has access to in-house production which reduce costs and increase profits. However, this new song has already created a buzz. MtB Entertainment is not expecting record breaking sales, but they do expect improvement. Most people say you can hear Marcus Christ improving song by song as he masters his trade. Marcus Christ has already been featured in interviews, blogs, and radio stations worldwide. MtB Entertainment's musical releases are available for purchase and download online at places such as Amazon, iTunes, and Cdbaby.

Visit MtB Entertainment's Website at: http://www.mtbentertainment.weebly.com

Visit Marcus Christ artist page at: http://store.cdbaby.com/artist/marcuschrist

Media Contact:
Marcus Brooks
310-735-1619

3D Printed Baby Statues from Ultrasounds by Sirbonu

Sirbonu is offering the possibility to have volume files made by ultrasound machines during a 3D session converted into a 3D file that can be printed into a 3D baby statue.

Laiaküla, Estonia -- Ultrasound developments.

The last 10 to 15 years ultrasound technology has advanced significantly. 4D video and HD reality are both terms ultrasound equipment makers use to attract the attention. Ultrasound clinics are offering 3D baby statues in addition to printed pictures. All these industry developments are focused on satisfying the curiosity of even the most demanding parents. Additionally, clinics offering emotional ultrasounds allow parents a view into the world of the baby in the womb.

To some people, this increased reality might be too confronting and controversial. Remarks like "Why is it necessary to know how the baby looks?" or "Have patience and then you will know!" are often heard. Some parents clearly reject every glimpse of the baby. Many parents decide only for the standard 2D ultrasound health checks performed by doctors and in hospitals. All these remarks, motivations, and feelings do not prevent that there are many parents looking to connect with their child before the actual birth. These parents have a very strong wish to see their child when it is in the womb. They want to learn to know this little person growing inside the mother.

Benefits of emotional ultrasounds.

Sirbonu supports and respects all views in society on the 3D emotional ultrasound sessions and the 3D baby statues. Additionally, Sirbonu advocates prudence in the usage of emotional ultrasound for the entertainment of the parents. All sessions should be done by educated specialists. The baby should always come before the needs of the parents. However, it is very normal for expecting parents to have the wish to meet and bond with their child prenatally. To be able to see the baby and learn to know this little person before it is born is very special.

3D emotional ultrasounds could help expectant mothers and fathers to form an early bond with the child. It is an additional possibility allowing an early start into the parenting role and reducing the shock when the child is suddenly put in the arms of the new parent. To a person wanting to choose a 3D ultrasound and a 3D Baby Statue, these aforementioned reasons are all very valid. Additionally, it allows easy sharing between social networks such as brothers, sisters, and grandparents.

3D printed baby statues.

To satisfy even the most demanding expectant parents, ultrasound clinics can offer their clients a 3D printed baby. Not the 2D to 3D rendered images but the real thing. A 3D baby statue created from the actual ultrasound data. Sirbonu offers both ultrasound clinics and parents interested in this product the possibility to have a 3D ultrasound converted into a 3D file used for printing the baby statue. With prices starting as low as 25 Euro for a 3D file, the 3D baby comes into reach of a larger audience.

The only thing needed is a volume file or DICOM file from the ultrasound machine. These files can be made by most ultrasound machines. The volume file is converted and cleaned up by Sirbonu and saved to an STL file. The STL file can be viewed in a 3d program. The parents can decide to either keep this 3D image in digital format just as a photo or to have it printed in any material they like. For more information, please visit the website 3D printed baby statues.

Feel free to contact Sirbonu at info(at)sirbonu.com for more information or a price offer. This service is available globally in any country or region where currently there are no partners using the BabySliceO software.

Sirbonu OÜ is the official EMEA distributor of TOMOVISION BabySliceO ultrasound conversion software. This press release is a commercial message and reflects the view of the writer. Sirbonu OÜ does not advocate nor support overexposure of the baby through 3D ultrasounds for emotional purposes.

Media Contact:
Pietro Usai, General Manager
Sirbonu OÜ
+37258373471

African Biosciences Ltd Partners with Nigerian Institute of Animal Science to Support Bioscience Research in Nigeria

New Partnership Helps BSc, MSc and PhD Research Students Perform Biomolecular Research in Nigerian Universities.

Lagos, Nigeria -- African Biosciences Ltd. today announced a partnership with Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) to provide access to services of ABL.

This includes a launch the first ever all-in-one research packages for the Nigerian academic bioscience research community. African Biosciences Ltd. Research Project Package (ABL-RPP) provides a convenient package for molecular biology-oriented research projects and come with flat rate pricing directed at BSc, MSc and PhD students interested in serious and meaningful biomolecular research in plants, animals, humans and microbes. The packages provide project design service, one-stop access to reagents and supplies, lab-for-rent services where student performs bench work in our lab, contract research services where the company performs bench work, provision of up-to-date literature, and basic data analysis.

This service continues the vision of providing ground-breaking integrated bioscience research services through a unique research-design-to-data analysis platform to achieve bioscience research goals by addressing some key challenges of performing bioscience research in Nigeria. With this new service, African Biosciences Ltd. is positioned to be a key player in the biosciences research market by being a leading service provider to build technical capacity in biomolecular research in Nigeria and soon across Africa.

To benefit from flat rate pricing, students must meet some requirements such current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited University or tertiary institution recognized by the relevant authorities, approval by the supervisor or research committee, and meet project scope requirement ranging from 2 weeks of lab work for BSc projects and 1 month for MSc projects to 3 months of lab work for PhD projects. The company offers a payment plan to help with affordability, and package pricing allows groups of students to band together to get additional discounts. Academic departments can get bulk discount for groups of their students who sign up to use ABL-RPP and academic institutions who sign long-term Memoranda of Understanding to access this service receive even deeper discounts for their students.

Elaborating on ABL-RPP, Prof. Ikhide Imumorin, Co-founder and CEO of the company explained that eligible projects for flat rate pricing may include techniques from among the following: DNA and RNA extraction, PCR primer design, standard PCR, RT-PCR, Real Time PCR (qPCR), de-novo SNP identification, SNP genotyping, PCR-RFLP, Sanger DNA sequencing, basic bioinformatics and molecular data analysis. Additional charges apply to projects that require ELISA, Western Blots, molecular cloning, protein expression, in-vitro assays, next generation sequencing of DNA and RNA, genome editing, advanced bioinformatics and genome assembly.

This research project package is first of its kind in Nigeria for modern bioscience research and is part of the plan of African Biosciences Ltd. to provide comprehensive private sector solutions to life science researchers in Nigeria and Africa. For more information, contact us at:

African Biosciences Ltd.
88, Km 6 Ibadan-Ife Road
Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian Institute of Animal Science
Plot 1882 C13, Kabusa, Okanje District
Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria.

About African Biosciences Ltd.
African Biosciences Ltd. is an innovative life sciences company whose mission and goals are to provide easy access to bioscience research regents and supplies through an e-commerce platform, bioscience research advisory services, bioscience technical training, lab-for-rent and contract research services in state-of-the-art bioscience research laboratories in Nigeria and soon across Africa. It is the first and only vertically integrated biosciences research company providing a unique research design-to-data analysis pipeline to assist customers to achieve their research project goals. For more information, visit us at http://www.africanbio.com.

About Nigerian Institute of Animal Science
The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science was established by the National Assembly Act No. 26 of 2007 under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as a regulatory agency for Animal Science practice with powers to regulate all matters pertaining to Animal husbandry in Nigeria. Its mission is the regulation of Animal Husbandry practices for increased profitability to all Stakeholders' and guarantee improved Animal Husbandry and Production Systems that will embrace environmental sustainability and ensure high quality and quantity of animal proteins to Nigerians. Its activities extend to professional, industry and social mandates. Find more information at http://www.nias.org.ng.

For questions or more information, please contact:
Mr. Calistus Igwilo
African Biosciences Ltd.
Poatson House, 4th Floor
142 Oba Akran Avenue
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 803 341 7102

Beach Taco Restaurant Names House of Berlin Agency of Record for Executing the Public Relations, Branding, Social and Digital Marketing Campaigns

House of Berlin - Article Agency US, has been hired to execute the Public Relations, Branding, Social and Digital Marketing campaigns for Miami Beach's newest restaurant addition, Beach Taco.

Miami Beach, FL, USA -- House of Berlin - Article Agency US, has been hired to execute the Public Relations, Branding, Social and Digital Marketing campaigns for Miami Beach's newest restaurant addition, Beach Taco.

The international communications and marketing company, headquartered in Miami, FL will be responsible for logo and website development, social and digital engagement, as well as event and community activations to create awareness for the Beach Taco brand.

"Let's Taco-bout it! We pitched Beach Taco on "Bringing Groovy Back!" The founders explained the concept and it was simple and exciting to create a campaign that will deliver "Fresh & Fast" burritos and tacos on-the-go to beachgoers, as well as late night healthy and affordable meals," states Owner, Brandi Kolosky - House of Berlin - Article agency US.

Beach Taco is excited to partner with HOB on this new endeavor, one of its owner's stating, "From the very first meeting with Brandi Kolosky and her team, we not only got a good sense of her stellar work ethic and past performances, but was also strongly drawn to the fact that we were all on the same page from a creative and long-term business perspective." (Founders of Beach Taco: Joe Marocco, Ted Taylor, and Giovanni Figueroa)

About BEACH TACO
Beach Taco (http://www.beachtacomiami.com) is a Mexican restaurant located in the swanky Miami Beach neighborhood, SOFI (South of Fifth, 1st & Collins Avenue). Serving tacos and burritos, Beach Taco uses locally sourced ingredients for its "Fast & Fresh" tacos on-the-go concept. Staying true to the beach vibe, you can be sure to ride the wave of our daily fresh-made tortillas and salads. Beach Tacos-on-the-go for afternoon and late-night beach-goers wanting healthy affordable meals. Open 12:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday - Wednesday, and 12:00pm - 5:00am Thursday - Saturday.

About AGENCY OF RECORD
HOUSE OF BERLIN - Article Agency US provides companies a strategic advantage in their field, garnering maximum brand exposure with consumers and top media while creating and managing beneficial partnerships. We are a creative communications and branding firm located in Miami, London and Milan. We are committed to generating innovative PR, Marketing and Event campaigns. The energetic team behind HOUSE OF BERLIN - Article agency US has 12+ years of experience providing unparalleled services to a variety of clients in the entertainment, film, fashion, corporate, hospitality, real estate, hotels, music, sports, food/beverage and tech industries. We are an Affiliate Partner to the globally renowned LINKS World Group, headquartered in Miami and South America.

Media Contacts:
Soleil Romano
786-520-5671

Brandi Kolosky
786-475-7027

BatchOutput for Microsoft Word Improves Default Printer Management

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput DOC 2.5.2, a feature update to company's output automation solution for Microsoft Word. BatchOutput solves the problem of printing and saving of multiple documents to PDF and offers batch processing, PDF security, image compression, variable file names and other options. The new version ensures that BatchOutput DOC restores the system's default printer after the processing of Word files is done if this option is selected in the Mac system preferences.

Toronto (ON), Canada -- Zevrix Solutions announces the release of BatchOutput DOC 2.5.2, a feature update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on macOS. The software provides advanced solutions for demanding enterprise and office publishing environments through automation of printing and professional PDF output. For example, users can leave BatchOutput to export hundreds of Word files overnight, and then pick up the completed job next morning.

The new version coordinates the app's printer selection with the printing settings of macOS system preferences. If the user selected a default printer to be used on system level, as opposite to the option to use the last printer chosen, BatchOutput DOC will now automatically restore the system default after batch processing of Word files is done. The update also fixes an issue in which a second .pdf extension was assigned to duplicate output files to which a serial number was appended.

In addition to batch printing, BatchOutput DOC helps users eliminate repetitive tasks when exporting Word documents to Adobe PDF format by simplifying and streamlining the conversion process. BatchOutput DOC is the only tool on the market that gives Office users direct access to advanced PDF creation options:

-Split Word files into single-page PDFs.
-Variable output file names.
-Reduce PDF file size and optimize documents for web, print and mobile devices.
-Encrypt and password-protect PDF documents.
-Change PDF color tone, brightness and other qualities.

BatchOutput DOC is a part of the Zevrix BatchOutput family of products which also includes output automation solutions for Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign and PDF workflows.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput DOC can be purchased for US$39.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 and $20 from version 1. BatchOutput DOC requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016.

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 Solutions makes it easier for professionals to achieve more while doing less by automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting down on production costs. For more info, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

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

Contemporary Art Projects USA - Art Santa Fe - July 13-16, 2017

Contemporary Art Projects USA/Gallery announces its return to ART Santa Fe at the Prime Fair Location, Booth #205.

Santa Fe, NM, USA -- Contemporary Art Projects USA/Gallery (http://www.contemporaryartprojectsusa.com) announces its return to ART Santa Fe at the Prime Fair Location, Booth #205; as the fair celebrates its seventeenth successful year this summer, July 13-16, 2017, when galleries from around the world will once again offer an outstanding overview of modern and contemporary art.


Designated as one of UNESCO's Creative Cities, Santa Fe is a globally familiar art destination. The city claims the second largest art market in the United States and draws scores of national and international visitors. The Wall Street Journal's Smart Money magazine recently noted: "Santa Fe is dotted with 240 art galleries, and is the home of Art Santa Fe, an international art fair that attracts buyers and tourists from around the world. The Santa Fe art scene is one of the best you will find anywhere."

According to their Chief Curator, Mariavelia Savino, five words define this year's Contemporary Art Projects USA booth at Art Santa Fe: Diversity, Mastership, Communication, Actuality and Uniqueness.

The fifteen artists presented are from Santa Fe itself and from other US cities, as well as from Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. From very figurative to abstract, as well as Geometric and Kinetic. Their artworks represent all media from metal or Plexiglas sculptures to photography, unique mixed media, painting and tri-dimensional collages. In our booth, we made real the term "Fusion," which is the leading motive of this Art Fair, assembling together the meanings of fashion, technique, the world and at the same time highlighting the unique creative message of each artist, everyone so different from the other, but forming a whole to celebrate their talent: humanity, beauty, nature and life.

Contemporary Art Projects USA is honored to present the extraordinary art by Brian Blunt, Local Invited Artist, Chris Delias European Invited Artist, Hugo Diaz, Adriana Dorta, Kelly Fisher, International Guest Artist, Lolo Loren, Ricardo Lowenberg, Mexican Invited Artist, Zammy Migdal, Guest Artist, Kyu Nam Han, Asian Invited Artist, Juan Luis Perez, Cuban Invited Artist, Anrika Rupp, Nataly Schloser, William Sthalhut, Henrik Welle, and Michele A. Utley-Voigt, National Invited Artist.

Show Hours
Opening Night Preview Party
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Open Show Days
Friday, July 14, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Venue
Santa Fe Convention Center
201 W Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Admission Cost
Total Ticket Pass: $100 (Admit 2 people)
General Public: One-day pass $20
Three-day pass $25
Student/Senior: One-day pass $10
Three-day pass $15

About Contemporary Art Projects USA
Headquartered in Miami, Contemporary Art Projects USA is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists and curators. Their mission is focused on promoting art appreciation within the international community, to inspire and assist with the process of the art collection, and to generate resources that support artists' creative endeavors through art awareness, artist promotion and art procurement.

They work with the best minds in the industry and share their experience and passion for marketing the arts, culture, and entertainment. From Biennials and gala auctions to exhibitions and major international art fairs, Contemporary Art Projects USA has the experience, innovation, and creativity to engage audiences through inspired campaigns.

For more information, contact:
Tata Fernandez, Director
Contemporary Art Projects USA
786-262-5886

Equities First Holdings, LLC Demonstrates Viability of Securities-Based Lending with 15 Years of Success

Patience and discipline differentiate EFH from other lenders in the industry.

Indianapolis, IN, USA -- Equities First Holdings, LLC (EFH), a provider of alternative shareholder financing, celebrates 15 years of success this month. The vision of founder and CEO Al Christy, Jr., EFH has successfully completed more than 700 transactions and delivered nearly $1 billion USD to clients over the past 4 years. Christy credits his success to hard-won experience, patience, and the discipline of conforming to his own tested loan and investment guidelines.

EFH continues to expand thanks to an investment model that takes advantage of the natural, organic cycles in the market. Before launching EFH in 2002, Christy spent years studying market patterns and using his own funds to test loan and investment strategies. Over time, he developed a methodology that has continued to yield returns for EFH and provide low cost capital for clients:

1. Discipline - Success relies on staying within the boundaries of the EFH model. EFH applies its own rules and guidelines tested over time, and does not deviate from the model.
2. Integrity - EFH is committed to always doing the right thing the right way. That commitment continues to serve the firm and its clients in an industry under close scrutiny by regulatory agencies, and was the genesis for EFH's mantra - a higher level of lending.
3. Patience - Success takes time. Since the market must be allowed to complete its natural cycle in order for reward to follow risk, EFH builds patience into the terms of its deals to help maximize returns and success.

"Securities-based lending is not a new or untested concept," said Christy. "It is a long-standing financial tool used by companies, governments, and financial institutions every day. And while securities-based lending may be offered by financial planners, investment advisers, banks, and others as a viable option for clients to raise capital, very few financial institutions, including large commercial banks, can offer non-recourse features or loans with a low cost of funds. We have a successful track record because we live and breathe equities-based lending every day."

EFH has been able to expand its business model to eight markets. Christy has determined that market performance and the motivations of people who drive those markets is universal, and the same practices and disciplines that are successful in the U.S. are successful overseas as well.

About Equities First Holdings
Since 2002, Equities First Holdings, LLC has provided clients with alternative financing solutions, supplying capital against publicly traded stock to enable clients to meet their personal and professional financial goals. EFH provides capital against shares traded on public exchanges around the world while offering clients competitive loan-to-value rates and low costs of capital. The company has completed more than 700 transactions since its inception, and deployed nearly $1 billion to clients over the past 4 years alone.

EFH is a global company with offices in nine countries, including wholly owned subsidiaries Equities First (London) Limited, Equities First Holdings Hong Kong Limited, Equities First Holdings Singapore Limited, and Equities First Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. For more information, visit http://www.equitiesfirst.com.

DISCLAIMER
This release is intended for Professional Investors use only, and does not constitute an offer, stated or implied, of any type. Equities First Holdings, LLC and all of its subsidiaries work exclusively with individuals classified as Professional or sophisticated investors. The Equities First Holdings platform is not intended for Retail investors.

Media Contact:
Brandon Russell
+1-317-429-3500

Other Enquiries:

Fulham's FHEM10 Adjustable LED Emergency Light Now Certified for California Title 20

Best-Selling LED Directional Fixture Becomes One of the First Emergency Lights to Comply with New CEC Title 20 Regulations for Performance and Energy Savings.

Hawthorne, CA, USA -- Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced that its FireHorse FHEM10 series of adjustable LED emergency lights has been certified compliant with California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 20 Code of Regulations for illumination performance and low energy consumption.

"Fulham is proud to be one of the first suppliers to offer Title 20 compliant emergency lighting to market," said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. "Our FHEM10 unit is one of our most popular emergency lighting products because of its versatility, easy installation, and low cost. With Title 20 having taken effect at the start of 2017, our distributor and contractor customers can now be assured that units they install today are fully compliant."

FireHorse FHEM10 units meet the CEC Title 20 specifications outlined for small-diameter directional lamps, including power consumption of 75 watts or less. They also have a rated life of more than 25,000 hours and are equipped with ANSI-compliant or E26 base types. The regulation effects installations in California and Oregon.

The compact design and high output of the FHEM10 series has made it one of Fulham's most popular sellers for emergency lighting. The unit is available in a high lumen version, the FHEM10WH, with 264 lumens, and a standard version, the FHEM10W with 148 lumens output. The units are dual voltage, operating at 120VAC or 277VAC.

All FHEM10 emergency lighting units feature a rechargeable Ni-Cd battery that delivers up to 90 minutes of emergency power. They also come with an LED charge indicator, push-to-test switch, and long-life, energy-saving LED light source. The units feature a universal mount with a pattern knockout in the back for J-box mounting and snap-fit assembly. Base units are available in white and black.

Fulham offers an extensive light of emergency lighting products that comply with international standards. 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

CHAMELEONS: An Untold World War II Story Pre-Release Sale Ends June 15th, 2017

CHAMELEONS: An Untold World War II Story is being released on June 15, 2017, by BLACK ROSE WRITING. Pre-Release sale pricing is available for only a short time.

Phoenix, AZ, USA -- CHAMELEONS Pre-Release Sale ends June 15th, 2017. Enjoy an additional ten percent reduction from the pre-release sale price.

Use this code: PREORDER2017


"Based on a true story, CHAMELEONS is a superb recounting of what happened to a surviving crew member of a Japanese midget sub after it attacked Pearl Harbor, complete with details about their preparation, as well as present day American investigators probing his secret identity years later." - Lisa Edelman, IndieReader.com

"I finished your novel a few weeks ago and wanted to let you know I really enjoyed it. It was very memorable - one of those books that stay with you for years. The reason of course is that you did such a remarkable job of placing me into the wartime scenes. Masaharu Yokoyama is a true WWII hero (though an enemy of the U.S.), and I enjoyed seeing how he evolved into Ken Kida over a 70-year span. A well-written novel requires an author to master many skills. For me, the most important is to keep the reader so engrossed that he or she finds it hard to take a break. Based on this..., CHAMELEONS is such a story." - Don Westenhaver, Vice President, Southern California Writers Association

"Mr. Nannini's blend of real life events, a compelling modern day mystery, and vibrant characters has resulted in a first-class novel which could easily become a lasting gem in its genre." - OnLineBookClub.org Review

"This book, from a Japanese viewpoint, from Hawai'i to Korea and back to Hawai'i, was riveting. Some of the war scenes were enough to keep my fingers gripping my seat, literally. You will not see the ending coming, it is a total surprise."

"In a nutshell, if you like historical war fiction, this is definitely for you. The fact that it is definitely based on true events is proven by the pictures in the back of the book. There is enough here to make you wonder what exactly is fiction and what is not." - GoodReads.com 4 of 4 Star Review

Tere Fredericks: On Goodreads and Amazon, I gave you 5 stars. This was/is an amazing book. Please get off Facebook, stop eating, and stop doing anything else and get your next two books done, ok? I simply loved this book. Loved it.


CHAMELEONS: An Untold World War II Story (ISBN: 9781612968896)


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5 Gyres Partnering with Forward Reality on Groundbreaking VR Project

"The Pacific Garbage Patch, A Seagull's Perspective" will educate millions on the impact of plastic pollution.

Carlsbad, CA, USA -- 5 Gyres is partnering with Forward Reality, as an advisor on a Virtual Reality (VR) project to educate people about the serious issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.

The "Pacific Garbage Patch - A Seagull's Perspective" is a VR experience, that focuses on the Pacific Garbage Patch and the effects of plastics on marine and bird life. It is a compelling interactive experience that brings this critical issue to people's attention.

Users will view the Pacific Garbage Patch, its origins and affected regions, from the perspective of a Seagull, with voice over narration that explains the content and issues. By viewing multiple locations (the gyre, Midway Island, plastic factories, fish market) players can understand the origin of this plastic garbage, the impact it has on the world around us and the steps they can take to help solve the problem.

Sherri Cuono, CEO of Forward Reality stated "We're pleased to have the participation of the 5 Gyres Institute on this important project, their expertise on this issue is invaluable". She added, "Forward Reality will be launching this experience in museums worldwide as well as making it available to the public on multiple VR platforms."

"Solving the problem of plastic pollution demands innovation," said Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, 5 Gyres Executive Director. "We're honored to share our experience through this exciting new platform to drive awareness and action on this critical issue."

The "Pacific Garbage Patch - A Seagull's Perspective" will be released later this year.

ABOUT 5 GYRES
The nonprofit 5 Gyres Institute has been fighting plastic ocean pollution since 2009. Beginning in 2010, 5 Gyres began a series of scientific firsts by researching plastic in all five subtropical gyres, as well as the Great Lakes and Antarctica. In 2014, the organization convened eight scientists around the world to publish the first global estimate of plastic pollution in our ocean: 5.25 trillion particles weighing in at 270,000 tons of "plastic smog" worldwide. 5 Gyres' paper on plastic microbead pollution in the Great Lakes inspired a two-year collaborative campaign that culminated in a federal ban on microbeads, which President Obama signed into law in 2015. In August, 5 Gyres embarked on its 17th expedition-this time to research microplastics and nanoplastics in the Arctic Circle. More information is at http://www.5gyres.org.

ABOUT FORWARD REALITY
Forward Reality is creating amazing interactive VR experiences that educate, entertain and inspire. Our focus is on VR with a Purpose. Founded by industry pioneers, we are an independent studio dedicated to using VR technology to change the world for the better. Through our combined decades of research and achievements in video game production and 360 video, Forward Reality is creating the next generation of media-rich VR entertainment. More information about Forward Reality can be found at http://www.forwardreality.com.

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Despite WannaCry Attack, Companies Still Neglecting Cybersecurity, Says Keynote Speaker in Bloomberg

Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders and well-recognized keynote speaker, partnering with Terrapinn Training for 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity to bring key insights for CEOs and board members on cyber security.

New York City, NY, USA -- Despite the ongoing cyber threat, firms are still neglecting cybersecurity, said Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, in a recent interview with Bloomberg Daybreak hosted by Bryan Curtis and Doug Krizner.

As information technology becomes ever more complex and Internet usage increasingly widespread, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important and business-critical field. Unfortunately, a recent study from security solutions provider Resilient Systems and market research firm Ponemon broke down key areas of continued failure for businesses.

The study found that 66% of IT and security professionals surveyed said their firms are unprepared to recover from a cyber attack, and 75% lack a formal incident response plan. A key example of this unpreparedness is that fact that many of the companies impact by the recent ransomware attack leveraging cryptoworm WannaCry had not installed patches in their Windows infrastructure that were released by Microsoft back in March. Vulnerabilities in commercial software are common; the only solution is to stay abreast of manufacturer's releases, concluded Perez.

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, is a recognized futurist, keynote speaker and director of programs targeted at board members, chief executive officers and senior executives looking for new ways to gain and maintain a competitive business advantage.

360° CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING
Today cybersecurity is top of mind for management. That same cannot be said of all employees, who need to be appropriately trained and evaluated on a consistent basis. That is why MrEdgarPerez.com offers now the world's first 360° Cybersecurity Awareness Training that effectively prepares employees at all levels of the organization, from the interns all the way up to the chairman, CEO and board members.

Any employee of major organizations can be exposed today to a sophisticated phishing attack. MrEdgarPerez.com provides a baseline analysis to understand how ready the client organization is to respond to this type of attacks; once training is complete, its readiness is benchmarked to the baseline assessment as well as competitors in the same industry.

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"The program provides a comprehensive approach for any organization to lead in cybersecurity readiness." IT Security Coordinator
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"After working with a number of vendors, we found your team to be in a qualitatively different level. By that I speak to your deep expertise and exemplary professionalism." Divisional Chief Information Officer
"The team that Edgar has assembled is top-notch. There are no words to express our satisfaction with your high-quality delivery." Member of the Board of Directors
"Great training. Much more than expected!" Senior IT Specialist

ABOUT EDGAR PEREZ
Mr. Edgar Perez is a published author, business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors and Research International, with subject matter expertise in cyber security, investing, trading, financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act) and market structure.

He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez is course director of 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity, Longest Running Cyber Security Business Workshop and 3-Day Masterclass Quantitative Finance, The World of Quant Finance; he has presented his workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai. He contributes to The New York Times and China's International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN's Quest Means Business, CNBC's Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS's Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV's Market Makers, CNN en Español's Dinero, Petersburg - Channel 5, Sina Finance, BNN's Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia's Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, Finance.QQ.com, hexun.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has presented to the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Cyber Security World Conference (New York), Inside Market Data (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit (Warsaw), CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School's Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor's Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Previously, he managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer and resides in the New York City area.

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