SEO Locale to Proudly Join the Jenkintown Community With New Offices on Old York Road

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A Premier Digital Marketing Agency Expanding in The Philadelphia Surrounding Area

Jenkintown has been built on small businesses and is the perfect market for us to really make an impact for the community.”

— Nick Quirk

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 23, 2018 / — Thanks to rapid expansion, SEO Locale is proud to announce a new office location in the charming Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown. The SEO Locale team will join the Jenkintown community in an 1,100 square foot office space located at 479 Old York Rd Suite B.

“We’re extremely excited to have found a spot in Jenkintown to open our doors,” said SEO Locale Founder and SEO Marc Brookland. “It’s a really fun town with a cool city vibe. I can’t wait to officially be a part of of the Jenkintown community and help businesses grow.”

The new space gives SEO Locale the room for expansion in the form of new team members in order to accommodate a few newly acquired large accounts. Brookland and COO Nick Quirk thought the Jenkintown community would be a perfect place to grow not only their business, but the businesses in the surrounding community.
“It is a honor to be able to open an office in Jenkintown,” Quirk said. “Jenkintown has been built on small businesses and is the perfect market for us to really make an impact for the community.”

The two believe their location, situated right on the artery of the community, will help them better serve the community and business-owners in the area. Brookland and Quirk encourage anybody to stop in and visit the office to learn how SEO Locale can help grow their business, big or small.

SEO Locale is excited to be taking their SEO company in Philadelphia and expand another office into a smaller town. SEO Locale can help any business expand their online and digital marketing presence.

About SEO Locale: SEO Locale was started in 2015 by digital marketing experts who have over 15 years of experience in this industry. As a full service digital marketing agency, SEO Locale offers specialized local search engine optimization, national search engine optimization, web design, web development, paid search management, social media management, mobile app development, reputation management, content strategy and optimization and email marketing.

Nick Quirk
SEO Locale
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Premier Digital Marketing Agency – SEO Locale

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BET AWARDS 2018 Air Sunday June 24th 8pm ET Watch Full Show WorldWide Live Online Stream BET Play APP

BET AWARDS 2018 Air Sunday June 24th 8pm ET Watch Full Show WorldWide Live Online Stream BET Play APP

Watch BET Awards 2018 WorldWide Live Red Carpet Arrivals, Music Awards Show Online BET Play APP

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF, US, June 23, 2018 / — (Click Link) BET announced the final group of Hollywood’s hottest to take the stage at this year’s “BET Awards.”

Snoop Dogg, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius, Sly Pyper and Tye Tribbett are set to perform while John Legend, Tyra Banks, Terry Crews, Anderson.Paak and Lakeith Stanfield will present, alongside appearances by Questlove, Wale, Markelle Fultz and Black Thought at the iconic annual show.

Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the “BET Awards” 2018 will air LIVE on Sunday, June 24th at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

As previously announced, “BET Awards” 2018 will feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Ella Mai, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, YG, Miguel, Jay Rock, Yolanda Adams and SiR, with presenters including T.I., Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Chloe x Halle, Yvonne Orji, Bobby Brown, Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Mike Colter, Woody McClain, Jacob Latimore, Gabrielle Dennis, Tyler Perry, Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick.

Dominating this year’s nominations is DJ Khaled with a total of 6 including ‘Video of the Year,’ two for ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for ‘Wild Thoughts,’ and with Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé for ‘Top Off,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’

Kendrick Lamar follows with five nods including ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna for ‘Loyalty.,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’ Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including ‘Best Group,’ and ‘Album of the Year,” and SZA, also nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist.’

In addition, R&B music legend, and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Anita Baker will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the “BET Awards” 2018. For the first time, BET has selected six individuals – James Shaw Jr., Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin Blackman, Shaun King and Anthony Borges – to be honored as Humanitarian Heroes for doing extraordinary things in some of the most disheartening of situations.

The BET Awards 2018 will premiere around the world on BET’s international networks. It will air in the UK on June 26th at 9:00 PM BST, in Africa on June 26th at 8:00 PM CAT, in France on June 26th at 9:00 PM CEST and in South Korea on June 26th at 9:00 PM KST.

Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the BET Awards 2018 live with BET Play, BET International’s subscription video on demand application.

The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, stand-up comedy and legendary musical performances, will carry a live feed of the red carpet and the Awards, and is available for download now in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $3.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.

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Cuomo is No Champion for Children

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been covering-up crimes against children for years

Gov. Andrew Cuomo for many years he has ignored children’s safety and equal rights

The Jonathan Carey Foundation which has a mission to help vulnerable children gives Governor Cuomo the lowest grade possible, an F for failure.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 23, 2018 / — Governor Andrew Cuomo has a distinct history of not protecting children or fighting for the equal rights of children, but the exact opposite. Gov. Cuomo has actually ensured that countless children continue to be abused or die prematurely in New York State.

The Jonathan Carey Foundation which has a mission to help vulnerable children gives Governor Cuomo the lowest grade possible, an F for failure. Here are just some of the truths about Governor Andrew Cuomo regarding children;

• Children are expendable under Gov. Cuomo, even more so children with disabilities
• Children with disabilities are being denied emergency 911 first responder medical and police services under Gov. Cuomo
• Children’s equal rights are disregarded and violated all of the time in New York State under Governor Andrew Cuomo
• Former Attorney General Cuomo and now Governor Cuomo has looked the other way regarding New York State residents that are children
• Children’s rights to ‘equal protections of laws’ have gone completely ignored by Gov. Cuomo
• Gov. Cuomo wants to expand abortion of children up to point of birth
• Children are used for financial gain by Gov. Cuomo within his mental health care system
• Children are used by Gov. Cuomo for his own political purposes, especially now
• Children have been and continue to be treated as far lower class people by Gov. Cuomo
• Children with disabilities are being sexually assaulted in massive numbers because Gov. Cuomo fails to take emergency actions to protect them or ensure their equal rights
• Children are not being protected from known sexual predators and pedophiles in Governor Cuomo’s New York State mental health care system
• Children are dying because of radon gas poisoning because Gov. Cuomo refuses to take emergency actions to advise the general public or ensure testing and mitigation of all of his mental health facilities.
• Children continue to be preyed on by sexual predators within Cuomo’s mental health care system, hardly any pedophiles are ever held accountable and prosecuted
• Children that were raped by priests are still not being helped because Cuomo has not made children rape victims a top priority
• Children, countless children, that are New York State residents are in extreme danger right now under Governor Cuomo and his administration

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers

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This Summer at Eastover: Alchemy, Phoenixes, Healing Sounds & The Ancient Temple of the Yellow Dragon!

Spiritual Sound Healing

The Path

Macrobiotic Cooking & Philosophy

Eastover's New Line-up is Entirely Holistic & About Wellness with a Mystical Touch

When you don't go within, you go without.”

— Yogi Bajhan

LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2018 / — Eastover’s line-up of events are entirely holistic and about wellness with a “mystical” touch in which leaders in the fields of Martial Arts, Macrobiotic Cooking, Kundalini Yoga and Sound Healing share their particular path to a healthy and well-lived life:

Flying Phoenix Qigong with Master Terry Dunn – June 28-July 1
A rare and extraordinarily powerful medical Qigong system created more than 400 years ago by renowned Taost monk Feng Dao Deh of Ehrmeishan. It is a complete Taoist monastic system comprised of standing, seated, stationary and moving postures that impart a wide range of salient health benefits with remarkable swiftness: increased respiratory power, improved circulation and metabolism, higher energy levels, improved neuro-muscular function and balance, peak immunity, increased bone strength, and the allostatic reversal of many signs of aging.

Terence Dunn is an expert instructor of Chinese martial, yogic, and healing arts with more than 40 years of training. Since 1990, he has popularized Tai Chi Chuan throughout America and Europe with his highly acclaimed Tai Chi for Health and Chi Kung for Health DVD programs. Educated at Yale College and the Harvard, he wrote the first medical protocol in American medical history applying therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong exercises to accelerate recovery from major surgeries. In 2000, Terry became the first Tai Chi trainer in the NBA, training the Los Angeles Lakers during their second championship season.

Taichi Alchemy: Yang Cheng Fu’s 13 Original Postures with Rick Barrett – July 20-22
The “internal” martial arts are distinct in that they derive power from the conscious control of one’s subjective state of being, and from the use of jin (internal strength) – this as opposed to the more common use of muscular force/exertion. In Taichi Alchemy, Rick Barrett will show participants how to access this jin from the very beginning, and to successfully inculcate it into each movement of a taijiquan form. Included in this weekend:

• The Three Pillars. How to access a rooted, coherent, whole-body energetic connection instantly – even under duress; essential for any internal practice.
• How to access Super Conscious awareness.

Rick Barrett is the founder of Taichi Alchemy and has published two books, Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate and Finding You in a World of It. His investigations into the martial side of taijiquan led to several national championships in taichi Push Hands and to develop what he calls “Love-based Martial Arts” – in which he demonstrates clearly, how the martial artist is empowered by love, and hindered by fear and anger. His two primary teachers are Master Fukui Yang, and Grandmaster William C.C. Chen.

Tao Tan Pai Qigong with Master Terry Dunn – July 26-29

Tao Tan Pai 31 Postures/Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu system – an authentic Taoist monastic system originated during China’s Tang Dynasty and attributed to Lu Deng Bin, the leader of the Eight Taoist Immortals (saints), preserved for 23 generations -mostly at the Ancient Temple of the Yellow Dragon near Mt. Luohu. Tan Pai Qigong traditionally has been the secret engine that develops the natural body mechanics and tangible superabundance of energy that empowers Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu. It is considered an ideal complement to any athletic activity.

See instructor credentials above, under Flying Phoenix Qigong.

The 2018 Macrobiotic Summer Conference – July 29-Aug. 04

The 2018 Macrobiotic Summer Conference will feature over 25 leading macrobiotic teachers, counselors, and chefs including Cathy Albanese, Sheri Demaris, Christian Elwell, Edward Esko, Naomi Ichikawa Esko, Alice Fava, Masumi Goldman, Virginia Harper, Alex Jack, Sachi Kato, Judy and Larry MacKenney, David and Nicola McCarthy, Amber Maisano, Tom Monte, Christina Pirello, Evan Root, Jane and Lino Stanchich, Denny and Susan Waxman, Sommer White, M.D, and Bettina Zumdick.

Over 50 presentations will be held on topics like Macrobiotic Cooking & Philosophy, Energy Healing, Visual Diagnosis, Nine Star Ki, Shiatsu, and more. Event culminates with Gala fundraising dinner for macrobiotic education on August 3rd with Head Chef Patrick Verre, an executive chef from France who served as Michio Kushi’s personal culinary ambassador and who’s cooked for Windows on the World, La Gaulosie, and the Ritz-Carlton.

Sat Nam Fest Berkshires 2018: Kundalini Yoga & Music Festival – Aug. 8-12

An opportunity to immerse oneself in the challenge and rejuvenation of Kundalini Yoga, in sacred chant, and creativity. Live music is the core of the festival experience, with many artists being renowned in spiritual kirtan. The benefits of mantra chanting are extolled: increased intuition, self-esteem, wellbeing, depression, anxiety, tension and stress relief. The timelessness of spirit is embraced and aging is seen as a graceful process.

The Healing Forces of Harmonic Sounds & Vibrations w/Qigong – Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M. – Aug. 16-19

Magnetic-Harmonic Vibrational Therapist, Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M., shares powerful energy techniques using the forces of sounds produced by the human voice in combination with Himalayan and Crystal Singing Bowls. Jay calls this technique “Magnetic Harmonic Vibrational Therapy” and in his practice utilizes sound/frequency vibrations, Parthonic Energy and Mind Energy-in-Action to re-establish the proper harmonic tones within the subtle energy fields of the body: the Chakras, the Etheric body and the Auric energy field. In this workshop-retreat he will demonstrate how Qigong plays a role in this process of stimulating what he calls our ”inner pharmacy” – a powerful source we all possess.

Jay Emmanuel is an Applied Kinesiologist, Vibrational Medicine Therapist, and a Reiki Practitioner who utilizes Homeopathy, Ayurvedic Herbs, Ancestral Herb Therapies from the Andes, Organic Nutrition, Bio-Magnetic Therapies and Vibrational Medicine Quantum Technology in his practice. He is also a writer – The Healing Forces of Harmonic Sounds & Vibrations (available on Amazon – and singer with a powerful melodic vocal range, acclaimed in the area of New Age Healing Music. – 866 264 5139

Yingxing Wang
Eastover Estate & Eco Village of Lenox, MA
866 264 5139
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Eastover Estate & Eco Village

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What is an End-of-Life Doula?

Doulagivers® of New England brings training and education to local communities throughout New England

HARTFORD, CT, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2018 / — Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne B. O'Brien RN created Doulagivers®, a worldwide training organization, which trains individuals who what to learn the needed skills to assist loved ones, friends, and community members at the end of life. She has announced a Partnership and Training program with Doulagivers of New England from Stafford, CT. Doulagivers of New England will be offering, their award winning End-of-Life Doula training, and Death Cafés to communities throughout New England.

“Although we are all touched by death throughout our lifetime it still remains one of our greatest fears. How do we address that fear? Through education and planning” – Dawn Whelan

To help change that, Doulagivers of New England will be offering Level I End of Life Doula Family Caregiver Training. This FREE one-day workshop will teach everything a caregiver will need to know on how to care for their loved ones. The workshop covers what to do from the time someone gets a terminal diagnosis all the way through to when someone dies. They will also be hosting Death Café events within communities and via online webinars.
Doulagivers' main goal is to educate and empower family caregivers and community volunteers to have the skills to care for their own at the end of life. This invaluable education and awareness can help ensure that everyone everywhere can have a peaceful end of life experience.

Presentations are available for “What is an End-of-Life Doula?” to raise community awareness regarding the End-of-life Doula movement. An End of Life Doula, or Death Doula, is a non-medical professional that provides holistic support for the dying and their loved ones before, during, and after death. Trained in the various end of life stages, a Doula is able to assist the family with understanding the natural processes while providing comfort and support. A Doula differs from a hospice nurse in that the nurse is a medical professional that is fully trained in end of life care. Together they provide the complete array of services to allow a person to have a positive passing.

The next live End of Life Doula Training will be July 14th 2018, 2-6 PM, at Chiropractic Family Health Center of South Windsor 869 Sullivan Ave # 9, South Windsor, CT 06074.

About Death Café
The Death Café movement, started in 2011 by Jon Underwood of London,England is now a powerful global movement (The New York Times featured the NYC Death Café in June, 2013). The cafes are a safe environment where people can share thoughts, questions, and philosophies about death and dying.

About Dawn Whelan– Doulagivers of New England
In 2014 she founded My Last Gift which affords individuals the opportunity to show those they cherish that their love is infinite beyond the physical boundaries of life. She offers end-of-life education, planning, and posthumous services. She has also founded a non-profit version of this service One Last Gift in 2018 serving children and their families. Dawn serves as a hospice volunteer throughout Hartford and Tolland Counties in Connecticut. She has trained to become a certified End of Life Doula, and Care Consultant through the award winning Doulagivers® program. She has additionally trained with Henry Fersco-Weiss founder of International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA), and completed a certificate in End-of-Life through Allegra. Dawn has been Doulagivers® Executive Officer and partner since 2016, offering end of life education, mentorship, and training. She is a founding member of the non-profit International Doulagivers Foundation.

Dawn Whelan
Doulagivers of New England
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KenSci recognized as finalist for 2018 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year

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KenSci- Microsoft Health Partner of the Year Finalist

KenSci chosen as a finalist from more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide

SEATTLE , WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2018 / — KenSci today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2018 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. KenSci was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Healthcare.

As healthcare systems embrace AI for preventive care management, cost optimization and operational improvements in their bid to move to Value-based care, they are increasingly investing strategically in cloud and data platforms. KenSci’s machine learning driven healthcare risk prediction platform, built on Microsoft’s Cloud, Data and AI Services, helps health systems convert their legacy BI into ROI yielding AI in as little as 12 weeks. This past year, KenSci has collaborated with Microsoft to help leading global health systems like NHS, Rush University Medical center etc. leverage AI for clinical and operational analytics. Earlier this year, KenSci was recognized at HIMSS with the 2018 Microsoft Health Innovation Award in the AI category for their collaboration with Kaiser Permanente.

Commenting on the recognition, Dr. Shafiq Rab, SVP and CIO, Rush University Medical Centre said, “At Rush, we have made our mission to work to improve the of the people and diverse communities it serves. Providing patients with preventive interventions and using predictive analytics, is at the heart of our digital strategy, supporting our mission. Through our collaboration with KenSci and Microsoft, we are putting our data to work to deliver better care at lower cost by learning from other patients, finding patterns, predicting adverse outcomes and more. KenSci’s ability to leverage artificial intelligence for healthcare and seamlessly connect Microsoft’s cloud and data services and our legacy data platforms has helped us accelerate our journey from BI to AI to ROI. “

The Health Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies to Health customers, demonstrating thought leadership in their industry.

“Our ecosystem of partners is crucial to delivering transformative solutions, and this year’s winners have proven to be some of the finest among their peers,” said Gavriella Schuster corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to recognize KenSci for being selected as a finalist of the 2018 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year award.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognizes Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

About KenSci

KenSci is the world’s first vertically integrated machine learning platform for healthcare, making it more proactive, coordinated and accountable, fast. KenSci’s platform is engineered to ingest, transform and integrate healthcare data across clinical, claims, and patient generated sources. A library of over 180+ prebuilt models and modular solutions for clinical, financial and operational risk prediction enable customers to ask and answer harder questions faster, with average deployment taking 10 weeks and ROI visibility in 90 days.

KenSci was incubated at University of Washington’s Center for Data Science at UW Tacoma and designed on the cloud with help from Microsoft’s Azure4Research grant program. KenSci is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Singapore and Hyderabad. For more information, visit

Abhilash Kumar
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MagGrow and Pacific Ag Rentals demonstrate the benefits of their new Strawberry Sprayer

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Pacific Ag Rentals – MagGrow

MagGrow and Pacific Ag Rentals (PAR) have built a 3 point sprayer that uses less total volume and reduces drift substantially.

SALINAS, CA, USA, June 22, 2018 / — Dublin, Ireland, and Salinas, California June 21, 2018 – MagGrow and Pacific Ag Rentals have created a best in class sprayer that was recently demonstrated to select strawberry growers and PCAs at the Pacific Ag Research facility in Salinas. The demonstration involved spraying live plants and simultaneously compared a conventional sprayer configuration to a sprayer configured with MagGrow technology. Comparative tests showed that the application rate could be halved from 150 gallons per acre to 75 gallons per acre and achieve equivalent coverage result on the sprayed plant. This represents a significant step forward in the application of pesticides in the strawberry market and can result in significant benefits being derived by the end grower, including labor and water savings, extended spray coverage per event, reduced drift and better disease control. Both companies are now actively marketing this best in class solution in the California market and look forward to bringing this exciting development to the strawberry market.

About MagGrow –
MagGrow, an Irish company, was set up in 2013, and currently operates across three continents, North America, Europe and Africa. MagGrow is a patented, proprietary technology for droplet formation that yields superior drift reduction of 50 to 70% and spray coverage performance of 20 to 40% compared to conventional spraying. MagGrow has many other benefits to drift reduction and coverage such as significant reduction in water usage by up to 50%, extended spray windows, and reductions in labor. MagGrow is working closely with leading research universities including UC Davis in California, Harper Adams University in England, University of Wageneingen in the Netherlands, and Trinity College Dublin.
~For further information contact: Cesar Martin – 831 540 8640

About Pacific Ag Rentals –
Pacific Ag Rentals is a “Farmer Owned” Co-op tractor rental company, headquartered in Salinas CA, with branches in Colusa, Fall River Mills, Stockton, Brawley, Bakersfield and Five Points CA as well as Yuma AZ. Our goal is to provide agricultural tractors and implements to the vegetable and fruit/nut growers of the western United States. We have rented equipment as far east as Colorado and Texas and as far north and south as Washington and Mexico. Pacific Ag Rentals strives to provide the highest quality service with a knowledgeable staff ready to assist all growers in whatever their needs. Our rental fleet is comprised of over 2000 pieces of equipment from all the brands you trust, like John Deere, Challenger, Kubota, Harlo, Massey Ferguson, Rome, Domries, Ag Leader, PAW, Wilcox and so much more. We feel these brands are rental worthy, built to last and will hold up to the most rigorous of challenges. We work hard to keep you going by providing you with only the latest model equipment backed by an easy exchange policy should a problem arise with your rental. Our rates are competitive and our terms are easy.
~For further information contact: Ronnie Mena – 831-754-8815

Ronnie Mena
Pacific Ag Rentals
(831) 754-8815
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MagGrow, Powered By PAR

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Items from the former owner of a posh retail antiques shop in Virginia will be auctioned July 7th in Panama City, Fla.

Portrait painting of a young woman by noted Polish artist Jan Cybis (1897-1972), a block-style post-impressionist whose mentor was the German Expressionist Otto Mueller.

Stunning bronze statue of an Arab figure riding horseback by the renowned French sculptor Antoine-Louis Bayre (1795-1875), 30 inches tall on an acrylic stand.

Pair of Toyo Japanese Samurai archer bronze statues presented on a marble platform.

Beautiful antique burlwood Empire bachelor’s chest, wide, with set-back drawers.

Pair of fancy Louis XV style bronze angel candelabra.

The auction will be held by The Specialists of the South, Inc., online and in the firm’s gallery located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City, at 8 am CDT.

My mother had a wonderful eye for design and had a knack for knowing exactly what piece of furniture or fine art, or what decorative accessory, would fit perfectly in the homes of her many customers. ”

— Tom Byrd

PANAMA CITY, FLA., UNITED STATES, June 22, 2018 / — PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the living estate of Elizabeth Nash – the former owner of a posh retail antiques store in Alexandria, Virginia that catered to an upscale clientele in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. – will come up for bid on Saturday, July 7th, at The Specialists of the South, Inc., online and in the firm’s gallery located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City.

Mrs. Nash, who is retired and living in Wilmington, N.C., operated Elizabeth G. Nash Antiques & Fine Art in Alexandria from 1985-1990. When her mother took ill in 1990, Ms. Nash moved to North Carolina to care for her, but not before putting most of the inventory from her store into storage. Most of those items, much of it fine art and period furniture, will be sold in the auction.

“My mother had a wonderful eye for design and had a knack for knowing exactly what piece of furniture or fine art, or what decorative accessory, would fit perfectly in the homes of her many customers,” said Tom Byrd, Mrs. Nash’s only child, who lives in Panama City and oversees her estate. “She has downsized considerably in recent years, and now it’s just time to let it all go.”

Bidders will be dazzled by the broad selection of fine merchandise, which includes original artwork by noted, listed artists, French-style furniture, American furniture, large and magnificent chandeliers and mirrors, Asian objects, rugs, picture frames, silver and brass items, clocks, china, a fireplace mantel, sets of fancy chairs, lamps, girandoles, primitives, ceramics, smalls and more.

Certain to attract attention will be the many artworks in the sale. These will be led by a stunning bronze statue of an Arab figure riding horseback by the renowned French sculptor Antoine-Louis Bayre (1795-1875). The work is 30 inches tall and is on an acrylic stand. Bayre was a French Romantic sculptor who’s probably best known for his work as an animalier (sculptor of animals).

There are no fewer than 40 original paintings by Yacek Polak, (Poland, b. 1957), who happens to have been one of Mrs. Nash’s five husbands. He’s still active and producing art in Poland. Some of his paintings will be sold in multiples, while others will be offered as individual lots. Polak is a prolific artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. He has his own gallery in Poland.

Also sold will be a painting by Jan Cybis (Polish, 1897-1972), a block-style artist whose mentor was German Expressionist Otto Mueller and who studied under Jozef Pankiewicz, all the while refining a post-impressionist style using rich, saturated color influenced by the French. The work up for bid is a portrait of a young woman. Other art in the sale includes an impressionist painting done in 1960, signed by Mieczyslaw Wejman (Polish-Belgian-French, 1912-1977), a painting of a nude male on horseback at the beach, other pieces of signed framed art and a group of etchings.

French furniture will feature a Louis XV-style serpentine front commode, a pair of upholstered French style chairs, several sets of fancy chairs (one with Napoleonic fabric), a French provincial style curio cabinet, some nice side tables, ormolu commodes and more. Other furniture includes a beautiful antique burlwood Empire bachelor’s chest (wide, with set-back drawers), a queen-size tufted headboard, painted Chippendale pieces and more.

Lamps and lighting will be plentiful and will include a military-themed all-brass electrified 4th Infantry Rifle Division chandelier showing crossed rifles and infantry medallions and with gas keys attached, a pair of fancy Louis XV style bronze angel candelabra, a Victorian bronze girandole candelabra, a pair of brass lamps with torchieres and lyres, a lamp with a panda at the base shown chewing on bamboo, Jasperware lamps, crystal chandeliers and bright gold lamps.

Primitives will be plentiful, too, and will include wood muddlers, rolling pins (one signed Tom Bradley of Cherokee, N.C.), milk cans, crocks, rush-seat chairs, paperweights, an old Emerson electric fan, monumental iron gates and other vintage architectural items (to include columns and a large double exterior light), oak round tables and chairs and portraiture. Some of the primitives came out of the historic home in Luray, Virginia known as Aventine, built in 1852 and used for housing soldiers during the Civil War. Mrs. Nash helped equip the home with period primitives.

The Asian category will feature a pair of Toyo Japanese Samurai archer bronze statues presented on a marble platform, pottery pieces, tomb soldier replicas and items made in the style of various periods (Ming, Han, Song dynasties), mostly jugs, porcelain bowls and stands for a large charger, as well as an ornate display/altar stand.

Huge gold-framed mirrors (one of which is a full 12 feet tall) are bound to wow the crowd. An example is the girandole mirror with fancy eagle at the crest and florals at the bottom. Clocks will feature a Jenny Lynn shelf clock. Silverplate items will include a centerpiece with ram’s-head handles and an epergne. Also up for bid will be milk glass and cut glass, and Lenox china.

The rest of the catalog will be a wonderland of decorative items befitting any fine home. These will include a Rookwood seal, a brass satyr head inkwell with quill holder and blotter holder, a pair of Mottahedeh design gold dog figures resting on white platforms, a spelter jockey, a bronze bell, a Beswick ceramic Dalmatian dog (14 inches tall) and many other items.

The auction will begin promptly at 8 am Central time and will consist entirely of items from the estate of Elizabeth Nash, with no additions. Previews will be held the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm Central, and on auction day from 7 am until the start of sale at 8. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be facilitated by and

The Specialists of the South, Inc. has been serving the Panama City community for more than 35 years. The company specializes in a broad range of services, to include estate auctions, furniture refurbishing, interior decoration, personal property appraisals and business liquidation services. It has been named the Small Business of the Month by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.

The Specialists of the South, Inc., is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (850) 785-2577, or you may e-mail them at To learn more, or to register for the July 7th auction, log on to either or Updates are posted frequently.

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Logan Adams
The Specialists of the South, Inc.
(850) 785-2577
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Why Consider Modified Endowment contracts?

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Stuart Chamberlin, President at Chamberlin Financial

Modified Endowment contracts can be an annuity alternative. Fully liquid, linked to an index and grows tax deferred with a tax-free death benefit.

Modified Endowment contracts are an over looked annuity alternative advisers should consider.”

— Stuart Chamberlin

BOCA RATON, FL, US, June 22, 2018 / — There are many benefits of owning an annuity-like tax differed growth and income for life. But eventually the taxes will be due at an ordinary income rate and for non-spousal beneficiaries, the death benefit will also be taxed.

There is an overlooked annuity alternative that has been around since 1988 that has a tax-free death benefit and at the same time grows tax-deferred. Modified Endowment Contracts (MEC) are in fact life insurance contracts that grow tax-deferred and have a tax-free death benefit.

Unlike annuities, though MEC’s can be used to bypass taxes not just defer them. Many advisors aren’t taking advantage of using this strategy to help their clients by properly designing a MEC to fit their client’s needs.

A MEC is a tax qualification of a life insurance policy where the policy has been funded with more money than allowed under federal laws. If the cumulative premium payments exceed certain amounts specified under the IRS code, the life insurance policy becomes a modified endowment contract.

To illustrate the benefits let's suppose you needed access to your money during the surrender period of your annuity contract and you’re over 59 ½. Most insurance companies allow you access of up 10% a year of your contract value or in many cases just your original investment while most MEC’s allow you access up to 90% -100% of your cash value.

If you create a MEC using an indexed universal life (IUL) policy then the cash value is linked to an index just like a fixed indexed annuity (FIA) without the risk. All the gains on the cash value are locked in annually and in a typical IUL you can take tax-free loans against the cash value. In a MEC though since you over funded the policy any loans or cash withdraws against the cash value are taxed as ordinary income on a Last- in- First- Out (LIFO) basis. The death benefit though is tax-free and the cash value is fully liquid.

So you can overfund a cash value policy, link it to an index growing the cash value tax deferred and in some cases have up to a 135% participation rate in the index increasing the size of your estate to pass to your beneficiaries tax-free.

Many insurance companies are also allowing policy owners access to their death benefit while they’re alive just in case they need long-term care. There is always some cost involved though for these benefits ranging from 1-2 percent depending on one’s age. However many prefer paying for a long-term care benefit that is combined with the death benefit since you may not need the long-term benefit but you will eventually use the death benefit.

Stuart Chamberlin
Chamberlin Financial
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Source: EIN Presswire

“Dream in AR” with AT&T at BET Experience 2018 and Essence Festival 2018

BET Experience, sponsored by AT&T | AR feature built by Paracosma Inc

Paracosma Inc recognized as one of the " 20 most promising AR/VR tech solution providers - 2018"

360 Agency | Paracosma

AT&T’s highly anticipated “Dream in Black” themed booths at the BET Experience on June 22–23, will feature Augmented Reality (AR) effects built by Paracosma Inc

It was a great pleasure to work with The 360 Agency and AT&T to create these AR effects,”

— says Ken Ehrhart, Founder and CEO of Paracosma Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2018 / — “Dream in AR” with AT&T at BET Experience 2018 and Essence Festival 2018

San Francisco – June 22 2018 – AT&T’s highly anticipated “Dream in Black” themed booths at the BET Experience in Los Angeles, June 22 – 23, and the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, July 5-8, will feature Augmented Reality (AR) effects to enhance the visually stunning live experience. In addition to headlining musical artists, the AT&T exhibits will also feature virtual fairies fluttering around and welcoming visitors, plus opportunities to take selfies wearing a floral crown or on an AR enhanced throne.

The magical AR effects were built by Paracosma Inc, which was recently recognized as one of the “20 Most Promising AR/VR Tech Solution Providers – 2018” by CIO Review Magazine. Built on Facebook’s advanced AR Studio platform, the AR effects are available as Camera Effects for anyone with the Facebook app installed on their smartphone. In addition to the ease of accessing the effects on the Facebook app, the users can capture selfies, photos and videos of the effects and instantly share both the images and the effects on Facebook.

“It was a great pleasure to work with The 360 Agency and AT&T to create these AR effects,” says Ken Ehrhart, Founder and CEO of Paracosma Inc. “It is rare to find such a great team that encompasses both bold creativity and strong professionalism.”

If you are unable to attend BET Experience or Essence Festival in person, you can still experience the AR effects on your mobile Facebook app, by clicking these links:
• Guide Fairy:
• Fluttering Fairies:
• Floral Crown:
• Throne Arch:

About BET Experience
Bringing together hundreds of thousands of fans, celebrities, and thought leaders, BET Experience, sponsored by AT&T, and the BET Awards are a whirlwind celebration of culture. Now in its sixth year, the exciting multicultural music and entertainment festival, BET Experience, will focus on the millennial experience while providing loyal fans with the opportunity to touch the BET brand and its culture in an active and experiential way.

About Essence Festival
The annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, sponsored by AT&T, is one of the nation’s largest live events. Each year, the Festival draws nearly 500,000 attendees who gather for three days of music, entertainment, empowerment and culture. Now in its 24th year, the ESSENCE Festival has featured some of the biggest names in entertainment and the nation’s most influential speakers, authors and leaders.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. AT&T is recognized as one of the world's largest providers of pay TV with TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. They also offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider and help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

About The 360 Agency
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Los Angeles, award-winning agency The 360 Agency specializes in marketing and communication campaigns that tap into the unique trends, nuances, and vibes of consumers. Clients include: AT&T, for their “Dream in Black” campaign, Coca-Cola Company, and Anheuser-Busch. The 360 Agency focuses on lifestyle and integrated marketing, with specialties in experiential, social media, digital, artist partnerships, and retail promotion. For more information, please visit (

About Paracosma
Paracosma Inc ( is an AR & VR consulting and systems integration company that provides solutions and skills to both small and large customers. Paracosma services include content creation, application development, and systems integration across a broad range of AR & VR platforms. Additionally, Paracosma Inc creates its own content in the gaming, entertainment, tourism and education/training spaces. Paracosma also has proprietary technology for producing, viewing, managing and distributing 360-degree photo and video content.

Kenneth Ehrhart
Paracosma Inc
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Source: EIN Presswire