Digital Entertainment Startups Showcased in Hub Magazine

Atlanta, Georgia. (PRWEB) October 02, 2014

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nations largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently showcased eight new technology startup companies in the latest issue of Hub Magazine.

The startups appeared in the magazines Georgia Upstarts section, which is a regular feature that profiles companies with intriguing technology products/solutions in the marketplace or that are ready to be released within the next 5-6 months.

Georgia is the 3rd most profitable in the nation when it comes to the entertainment industry, behind California and New York; respectively. The current issue of Hub Magazine features Peach State startups that are driving innovation in the Digital Media and Entertainment sector:

Sea Side Reservations Announces Growing Demand For Puerto Vallarta Furnished Vacation Rentals

(PRWEB) October 17, 2014

Sea Side Reservations, an impressive Mexican beachfront vacation rental property management company that consistently exceeds the expectations of clients announces growing demand for Puerto Vallarta furnished vacation rentals. Historically considered to be one of the most sought after coastal Mexico vacation destinations, Puerto Vallarta offers the beauty, peacefulness and elegance that is so indicative of coastal Mexico. As one of Mexicos most popular resort destinations for travelers from around the world, Puerto Vallarta provides year-round ideal climate and a multitude of activities for travelers that enjoy the unique pleasures of coastal Mexico.

With nearly 2 million visitors each year to Puerto Vallarta, the area only continues to grow in popularity as more and more people discover this unique and inviting part of Mexico. Furnished vacation rentals that allow travelers to enjoy the comforts of home while away can make a visit to Puerto Vallarta even more enjoyable and relaxing. With a thrilling nightlife and miles of beautiful sandy beaches, Puerto Vallarta is a destination that must be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Sea Side Reservations offers luxurious beachfront homes and condos that can turn the average Mexican vacation into a genuine resort experience. Those traveling both domestically and internationally can book with confidence when they turn to this industry leader in coastal Mexico furnished vacation rentals. Impeccable lodging services for visitors to Mexico from everywhere in the world is easy to achieve when working with Sea Side Reservations.

Sea Side Reservations is rated by the Better Business Bureau and has the top honors of an A+ designation. From vacation rental homes to vacation condos and resorts as well as a host of other types of lodging, Sea Side Reservations helps travelers to enjoy the most rewarding experience possible when visiting coastal Mexico. Professionally managed furnished vacation rentals throughout coastal Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta, are always just a phone call away when travelers choose to contact this industry leader. In addition, as the demand for affordable luxury throughout coastal Mexico only continues to increase, companies like Sea Side Reservations will likely only continue to become more valuable to travelers. As an established and legitimate company that is highly ethical, the company can give both domestic and international travelers far greater flexibility when it comes to affordable luxury in Mexico lodging.

In terms of the best in Mexican beachfront vacation rental properties, Sea Side Reservations has consistently been ranked number one throughout Mexico for owners and guests for overall levels of satisfaction. With responsive on-site property management and the assurance that a trip will be safe, secure and stress-free, more people than ever before are turning to Sea Side Reservations for the very best in coastal Mexico furnished vacation rental options. The company is proud of its impressive online reservation interface as well as its extensive call center for those wishing to make a reservation via telephone. Most importantly, Sea Side Reservations offers the exact room as reserved when guests arrive. This recent announcement with regard to a growing demand for Puerto Vallarta lodging is one more clue that Sea Side Reservations will continue to exceed travelers expectations in the coming years.

Sea Side Reservations is a leader in luxurious beachfront homes and condos located in highly desirable destinations throughout resort areas in Mexico. Specializing in Mexico holiday villas that offer affordable luxury to travelers from across the country and throughout the world, Sea Side Reservations is regarded as an expert when it comes to outstanding vacation home rentals. Providing exceptional assistance and guidance for travelers wishing to experience beautiful vacation spots such as Rocky Point, Mexico and San Carlos, Cancun, as well as other spectacular Mexico resort areas, Sea Side Reservations is known for providing vacation planning that is beyond compare. Sea Side Reservations consistently exceeds clients expectations with regard to Mexico vacation rentals and reservations.

SolveForce Brings MPLS Service Networks & Ethernet Fiber Internet Quoting Tool into Georgia

(PRWEB) September 18, 2014, LLC offers their exclusive & innovative quoting tool, enabling clients to find the best prices in Telecom facilities in Georgia with competing providers. Use their free online service to perform unbiased MPLS Network research to find the best service at the best possible price. Once a potential client selects a MPLS Network plan that interests them, a member of their sales team will contact them to discuss the details of the MPLS Network request, qualify, confirm pricing, and assist with the signup process.

SolveForce just finished a local Georgia MPLS Network ( roll out on T1 Line Service in Atlanta, High Speed Internet in Fulton, T3 Internet in Buckhead, Ethernet in Athens, and VoIP in Sandy Springs, as well as nationwide and metropolitan point to point and metropolitan Georgia Business Ethernet Internet Services. These new services and products are now being offered for new contract or license., LLC has seen a tremendous boost in sales., LLC offers the lower prices, better quality, in both product and services than anyone else on the web. They have an innovative website featuring advanced search capability with great links. Their clients get the most value for their money, by receiving multiple carrier quotes; advice that is impartial and quotes online in real-time.

“Ron Legarski, owner is to be applauded for putting together and leading such a customer-centric telecom resolution business solution.” Baldwin added. “ LLC’s nomination has made them eligible for listing on TA’s ‘Recommended Members’ list published at Business Phone News.”

In business since October 2004, LLC stated that their future plans were to continue to play a leadership role in Georgias online telecommunications fields. Services currently offered in every major city in Georgia include, Metro Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, T1 Providers, T3 Internet and Ethernet over Fiber and Copper, as well as VPN, VPLS, DSL, MPLS Network (

, and Point to Point Lines, Private Line Circuits, BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) as well as Satellite Internet in Atlanta and rural parts of Georgia.

Other services provided in Georgia that revolve around Cloud Computing such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and many other types of Cloud Services.

For any of these services LLC can be reached at (888) 765-8301 via toll free or visit their website at Georgia Telecom Services Especially if an entity is interested in their expertise, best of all there is no charge to the customer.

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The Ultra Private Villa-resort Porto Zante Villas & Spa in Greece Voted as Leading in Europe at the 2014 World Travel Awards

Athens, Greece (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

We are proud to announce that Porto Zante Villas & Spa, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), located on the magical Greek Island of Zakynthos, was voted as Europes Leading Luxury Beach Villas & Europes Leading Private Beach Hotel at the 2014 World Travel Awards.

Hailed as “the Oscars of the travel industry,” World Travel Awards were launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry and are acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade.

The Gala Ceremony was held for the first time in the history of the awards in Athens, Greece at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

2014 Europe Winners include Lufthansa, Kempinski Ciragan Palace & H

TAG partners with TechFetch for Job Fairs and Job Posting Board

Atlanta, Georgia. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

The Technology Association of Georgia announced today that it has established a strategic alliance with TechFetch one of the nations leading job portal solutions providers for information technology (IT) companies and organizations.

Under the arrangement TAG and Techfetch will work together to develop more talent acquisition opportunities in order to strengthen Georgia Career Fairs and Job Posting board for TAG Premier Members.

We are excited to launch the co-branded tech job channel for the Technology Association of Georgia, said Prabakaran Murugaiah, Founder & CEO TechFetchs nationwide reach with over 2.5 Million unique visitors and 300,000 tech job postings annually will bring great value to the TAG member companies as well as job-seekers from Georgia. To address the huge demand and supply gap, we will host multiple career fairs to bring the hiring companies and candidates together. Career fairs provide great opportunity to candidates while facilitating companies assess and experience the ground reality of the local market. We look forward to have a great partnership with TAG.

Tino Mantella, CEO & President Technology Association of Georgia, stated I am pleased to announce our new partnership with TechFetch. Finding and retaining talent is always a top issue for Georgias tech companies, and we believe this new relationship will make a positive contribution to support our members. Elements of the agreement include enhanced job fairs and job posting board. TechFetch has over 2.5 Million users and is responsible for finding over 300,000 jobs annually. We are looking forward to using the strengths of both organizations, to form a unique career advancement opportunity for our members and patrons, as well as continue to help the expansion of career opportunities within Georgia.

For more information, please contact Tyler(at)

About TechFetch a Technology Job portal that helps companies to find the best fitting resumes open for a job, position or a project quickly. It effectively replaces the time consuming, manually tedious and error prone task of scanning thousands of resumes to fit a job. TechFetch’s highly automated, relevant candidate recommendation system has proven its value for 1000′s of customers in the USA over three years.

TechFetch offers Job posting and resume access services to Enterprises, IT consulting companies, Staffing agencies and Independent Recruiters. Our premium membership can help companies to hire Direct Employees, Contract to Hire, Independent Contractors or Corp-Corp Third party consultants. Our resume database has been constantly refreshed with active candidates that include US citizens, Green Card holders, H1B Work Permit holders and Third-Party Agency consultants. For more information visit

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 24,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAGs mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgias technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgias technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the states economic climate for technology.

TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAGs charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at or TAGs community website at

To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

EPE, Spectrum, Weatherford, Aggreko: latest sponsors of the Balkans & the Adriatic Oil & Gas Summit

(PRWEB UK) 11 August 2014

The third edition of Balkans and the Adriatic Oil & Gas Summit has already received worldwide support this year, indicating the interest in the oil concessions in the region for the upcoming years.

Gold sponsors of this years Summit include; NRC, Bankers Petroleum and EPE Group. Bankers Petroleum, operating Europes largest onshore field, the Patos-Marinza in Albania; and NRC (National Response Corporation) are widely recognised for their successful emergency response solutions in the USA, Middle East, Far East, Africa, and Europe. EPE (Environmental Protection Engineering) is one of the largest companies that offer complete services for the protection of the industrial (through Polyeco S.A. which is an affiliated company) and marine environment in the Mediterranean and beyond, with projects funded by the United Nations and the World Bank in Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt, Mauritius, Kosovo, Kazakhstan and Albania.

Other major hospitality sponsors of the Balkans Oil & Gas Summit 2014 include Spectrum and Weatherford, hosts of the coffee breaks; as well as Aggreko sponsor of the Drinks Reception that will take place at the terrace overseeing the city of Athens at the Grande Bretagne hotel. ATP Instone, a major provider of travel solutions to the energy industry, is also an exhibitor sponsor at the summit.

Spectrum holds the 2D Multi-Client seismic data for both onshore and offshore Croatia as well as additional 3D data for offshore prospects. This data is essential for anyone wishing to participate in the offshore round closing in November 2014 and the onshore round closing in February 2015.

Weatherford has a strong presence in the Balkans, working with the major operators in Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina helping them to achieve better production.

Aggreko is the company that assisted OMV Petrom to secure oil production in a mature field reducing operating costs. World’s leading provider of temporary power and temperature control solutions, the company has also provided services for the oil and gas industry in Bulgaria, emergency power after the floods in Slovenia, power rental for the Greek public power company, and power for events in Croatia.

The Ministry of Economy of Montenegro and the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania have already provided IRN with their Official Endorsement for the Summit, and amongst the speakers that will provide exclusive updates, will be senior Governmental Officials from the related Ministries of Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Republic of Srpska), Albania and Montenegro.

The non-governmental industry associations; Albania Energy Association, the Romanian Petroleum Club and the Romanian Energy Center as well as the Montenegrin Foreign Investors Council are also official supporters of the initiative.

More information about the Summit is available on the website

Top 3 Vacation Destinations for Couples this Fall Recommended by Infinity Incentive Group

Lake Havasu City, Arizona (PRWEB) September 24, 2014

For many people, travel is an important part of their lives. Taking vacations big or small can give them a chance to relax and enjoy some time away from the stresses of their everyday life. When the summer comes to a close and the busy travel season ends, many travelers get ready to visit exciting destinations where they can take in beauty, atmosphere, and the beautiful fall weather. Infinity Incentive Group knows that the experience of travel for couples is very important, since it gives them a chance to bond and spend quality time with each other. For couples who are traveling this fall, whether it be on their honeymoon, for a special celebration, or just to spend some time together, here are three beautiful destinations that they should visit this year.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Last Athens Farmers Market 2009

I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn.--William Henry Hudson


Thanks to all the members and patrons of the Athens Farmers Market in Athens, Georgia for a tremendous year. The 2010 season, no doubt, will be twice as good.

See you soon.

P.S. New content will be intermittent here, as Farmer South is now live.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ode to Summer: We're Waiting

When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please. I'm ready for this to be done.
Oh baby, it's been a long, long time since that evening sun's come round....

You know the one I'm talking about, that later-day summer sun in the South, when the cicadas are out, yet the temperature is almost perfect. You hop in the truck to go for a ride, waving your hand out the window, riding it on the waves of air. The world smells like a stream. The sun goes down, and you walk through its afterglow, the shimmery gloaming celebrated in lightning bugs.

Lord, the warm weather can't some soon enough. I can see the table set with my mother's Pfaltzgraff tableware--cool blue Yorktowne pattern to be specific. There it is, regimented in sparkling flatware, in angles of forks and knifes burning with potential energy (more about silverware at Silverware Wikipedia, in case anyone doubted its incendiary capability).

Now the dinner plates crisscross around its length: cornbread and biscuits. Thick gray gravy, milk and sausage grease. Lima beans soaking in butter. Stewed greens. Sliced pink pounds of ham. Corn on the cob. One piece of dinnerware, for one fat tomato, cut in chunks and salted. Another for rings of a sweet yellow onion.

In the fridge a key lime pie, waiting.

And the sunlight reaching through the window.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Who's Your Farmer?

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?--Douglas Adams

One of the vital purposes of this blog (when I'm not neglecting it) is the sharing of information. If that hardly sounds like a revolutionary mission statement, it's not. In fact, there may be nothing more obvious or downright pedestrian. Every published word, no matter where it appears, is an atom of information. And most blogs, in their essence, seek nothing more than to make communal the salient elements of private experience.

On the other hand, when the subject is agriculture and making food fit to eat, the importance of shared information rises to a critical level. Simply, we are growing generations without any intimacy with the soil and  a cooking education that goes beyond frozen pizza in a conventional oven. As long as we continue to have, say, potatoes, I have faith we can overcome the latter: After all, even I know how to cook now, when only a few years ago I was sauteing canned salmon and mayonnaise in olive oil. But I wonder sometimes how long we'll have potatoes, especially ones not drenched in pesticides?

It's not an outrageous example. According to Progressive Farmer, from 2002 to 2007, the number of people "under twenty five years old who call farming their prime occupation fell by almost half," with fewer than 6,000 across the nation ("The Young Faces of Ag, October 2009). The average farmers in 2007 was over 57 years old. This upward trend in age certainly suggests that our agricultural knowledge is in peril. For a variety of reasons, we're missing the next farmers in line to learn when to plant the seed and how to use a tractor.

Perhaps the issue is even more urgent in organic production because its practice is more complicated and information-heavy than conventional agriculture. It's the difference between crop rotation and companion planting, or simply spraying a pesticide. In the past decade we have seen educational opportunities in the organic field spring up in academic certificate programs and mentoring support offered by non-profits. But the body of knowledge--and its institutionalization--is still being formed. As we grow the community, the best way to promulgate the why's and how-to's of organic farming is personal, firsthand experience and sharing it.

The enemy.

I will continue to share what I learned, e.g. don't ever, ever, ever let stink bugs in your tomato patch. I also encourage anyone really interested in farming organic to find immersion, to live and breathe the idea. The good news is there are an abundance of farm internships out there (and farmers in desperate need of labor). One way to get started might be to volunteer on organic farms by signing up with WWOOF, or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, which connects organic farms in different countries with temporary volunteer help and enables those volunteers to see the world (Flights to Tel Aviv, anyone?). In a sensible and earthy way, it brings closer to home a global environmental consciousness.

Actually, I knew a couple in Arkansas who had been Wwoofers in Ireland. While they like anyone else traveling abroad or to the U.S. were responsible for taking care of their visas, they were matched to their work opportunities and lodging through the Wwoof organization. Unmistakably, they had a blast.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Great Tomato Sauce Recipes

The man's desire is for the woman but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Who's got recipes? With all these damn scrumptious tomatoes, I need 'em. Here's the very serviceable one I've been using from
* 10 ripe tomatoes
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 green bell pepper, chopped
* 2 carrots, chopped
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
* 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
* 1/4 cup Burgundy wine
* 1 bay leaf
* 2 stalks celery
* 2 tablespoons tomato paste


1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Have ready a large bowl of iced water. Plunge whole tomatoes in boiling water until skin starts to peel, 1 minute. Remove with slotted spoon and place in ice bath. Let rest until cool enough to handle, then remove peel and squeeze out seeds. Chop 8 tomatoes and puree in blender or food processor. Chop remaining two tomatoes and set aside.
2. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper, carrot and garlic in oil and butter until onion starts to soften, 5 minutes. Pour in pureed tomatoes. Stir in chopped tomato, basil, Italian seasoning and wine. Place bay leaf and whole celery stalks in pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 hours. Stir in tomato paste and simmer an additional 2 hours. Discard bay leaf and celery and serve.
I've yet to include either celery or tomato paste in my trials. You need salt, particularly if your butter is unsalted. I used a fruity South Georgia wine, nice to cook with and nice to sip (the Hahira Red from Horse Creek Winery)--although it's not absolutely essential. I've also doubled the carrot and increased the tomato requirements by half, based on the superabundance of tomatoes and carrots on hand. Mushrooms are a good throw-in as well.

I'm ready for variations and new culinary adventures. Any suggestions? Anything with zucchini (I've got some ugly ones probably unfit for market)? Bring it on.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

There's This Dream I Keep Having...

Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone -- Czeslaw Milosz

...I get up in the morning and head down to the field, and all the tomatoes are dead. Sometimes it's some lurid, overnight disease that's taken hold. Sometimes they've been decimated by deer or groundhogs or stupid, bastard kids who've tramped through the woods swinging baseball bats. When I stand there and see all the dead plants, I laugh. I can't do anything. Six months of hard thought and physical labor, every night of motherly worrying and hoping, are gone.

It's silly, but these tomatoes have consumed my life--and I have no idea exactly what I'm going to do with them. I'm sorry for being away, and I appreciate everyone who's stopped by, checking in during my absence. I'll do my best to honor your faith and repay your kindness.

Here's another picture for the ladies (thanks for the tip, Amber). I've got cuter ones coming.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Out with the Old

And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord" -- Job 1:21

In with the new. I want to put up some pictures of something cute to counteract the grim portrait of Juanita in a previous post. There's also a point to make here. Was I sad about Juanita's death? Sure. Maybe the better word is "disappointed"--frustrated that all my hard work had been so quickly and summarily snuffed out. But nothing more.

There's no time for sentimentality and weeping on the farm. Quite simply. there's too much to do. And I know well the bloody awfulness of Nature. I borrow from it what I can, and I'm not so vain as to presume to have any control.

Lastly, if daily existence on a farm can often seem like a gruesome circus, it also has a warm, exhilirating antipode.

Juanita's gone. But now this orphan calf needs some looking after. Maybe there are no fair trades in life and death, but this one is acceptable.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Juanita Is Dead

 Long live Juanita!

More to come.

Monday, May 11, 2009

What Now: Part 2

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule -- Michael Pollan

Here's what:

Yum. Thank you, Juanita!

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