China's "Hundred Antiques," Judith Schaechter's Provocative Stained Glass, and Luxury Timepieces at Michaan's in October

Michaan's October 7 Gallery Auction is a study in exciting contrasts. In Asian Art, figures of Buddha gaze serenely over worldly relics of dynastic splendor.

ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2017 / — Auction:
Gallery Auction
Featuring fine art, decorative arts, Asian art and jewelry
Saturday October 7

September 30, October 1, 6 and 7


Michaan’s Auctions

2751 Todd Street

Alameda, CA 94501

China's "Hundred Antiques," Judith Schaechter's Provocative Stained Glass, A Rare Stickley, and Luxury Timepieces at Michaan's in October

Michaan's October 7 Gallery Auction is a study in exciting contrasts. In Asian Art, figures of Buddha gaze serenely over worldly relics of dynastic splendor. Provocative and reflective works of Fine Art hang side by side. In Jewelry, intricate period designs alternate with bold contemporary statement pieces. Furniture spans centuries of design history from Italian Renaissance Revival to Danish Modern. 

Asian art has been a core business at Michaan's since the gallery's inception, and October's auction holds new discoveries for even the most seasoned collectors. A prime example is the embellished panel ($12,000-$16,000) of prized zitan wood from the late Qing dynasty, inlaid with carved images of China's most valued collectible art objects, known as the "hundred antiques" and including vases, censers, brush pots and many more. Additional carved wood treasures are the Guanyin figure holding a small boy, and the naturalistically gnarled ruyi scepter, both of boxwood and each estimated at $1,500-$2,000. Another exceptional rare wood lot is the pair of zitan curved-leg stands carved with swirling cloud motifs ($6,000-$7,000). Fine famille rose painted porcelains include the hu-form vase with elephant head handles, dating to the 19th century ($1,000-$1,500) and the stately square-shaped Republic Period vase with scenes of scholars and ladies on all four sides ($4,000-$6,000). Chinese textiles have sold very well at Michaan's this year, and October's auction brings to market a gorgeous silk dragon robe ($3,000-$4,000) heavily embroidered with symbolic motifs on a deep blue ground. Snuff bottles of fine overlay glass, jade and turquoise are offered this month. Asian art from beyond China is also well represented. Highlights include the ornate Nepalese bronze figure of Manjusri ($3,000-$4,000) and the collection of three Japanese cloisonné enamel vases, signed "Goto" and estimated at $600-$800. Specialist Harry Huang welcomes all Asian Art inquiries by phone or email (510-227-3535,

Michaan's Fine Art department continues to build on the year's success with wonderful attractions in the coming months. An October fine art highlight, "Jaffa, Travelers on the Coast" ($15,000-$25,000) by James Fairman (1826-1904) is characteristic of the painter's best-known works. A world traveler and lecturer, Fairman was a man of science as well as art. In this masterful painting, Fairman movingly portrays the grandeur and drama in earth and sky, which easily outshine the human figures in the composition. "Jaffa" is a typically exotic subject for the period, when the Holy Land became a popular touring destination of late Victorians.

Also featured at Michaan's in October,  glass artist Judith Schaechter (b. 1961) has brilliantly mastered the techniques demanded by her rigorous medium. She finds inspiration not out in the wide world but within the stained glass medium itself, and also in the raw edges of the human condition. "Enigmadusa," ($15,000-$20,000) is perhaps best considered in light of Schaechter's own words: "My main interests are sex and death, with romance and violence the obvious runners up. I'm trying to be as clichéd, sentimental, and decorative as possible–not as a strategy for ironic commentary about how stupid sentimentality and clichés are, but because this is the stuff, that time and time again, I am obsessed with, in love with, and that I have faith in." (Judith Schaechter, 

October's thrills for art collectors also include a number of Picassos: several etchings (two originally purchased from Bellette Hofmann Fine Art, New York) and "Chouette," his wise and winsome ceramic owl vase decorated with painterly lines suggesting layered feathers ($15,000-$20,000).

October's thrills for art collectors also include a number of Picassos: several etchings (two originally purchased from Bellette Hofmann Fine Art, New York) and "Chouette," his wise and winsome ceramic owl vase decorated with painterly lines suggesting layered feathers ($15,000-$20,000).

Splendid jewelry is offered in October: 18k gold estate timepieces, fine diamonds in rings and brooches, rich red coral (in a 14k yellow gold ring, $800-$1,200) and the lustrous three-strand cultured pearl necklace with diamond-encrusted platinum clasp ($5,000-$7,000). For gemstone connoisseurs a top draw is the platinum ring with three large colorless Asscher-cut diamonds ($9,000-$12,000). Another special highlight is the 18k gold minute repeater pocket watch from W.K. Vanderslice of San Francisco ($1,800-$2,500). A glance at its open face is only one way to use this beautiful timepiece: at the press of its slide lever, it chimes the time down to the minute, using separate audible tones for the hour, quarter hour, and minute. Also featured is the ladies' diamond, platinum and 18k gold covered wristwatch from the Swiss luxury brand, Audemars Piguet ($2,000-$3,000). Bidding will be fierce for the self-winding Patek Philippe, a sleek stunner in 18k yellow gold ($5,000-$7,000). The chic retro two-tone 14k gold bracelet ($2,000-$3,000), its hefty links suggesting ribbons and rings, is one of two Cartier bracelets in this auction. The sculptural leaf brooch ($800-$1,200), crafted of 14k yellow gold and generously scattered with diamonds, could not be more perfect in October. For the antique jewelry lover, the Victorian diamond and enamel brooch ($500-$700), Etruscan Revival in design, would suit a Henry James heroine on her Roman holiday. Also among the romantic estate pieces: the fabulous  Hungarian silver-gilt, enamel bracelet dripping with amethysts and seed pearls ($800-$1,200).

Fine furnishings are integral to every Michaan's monthly Gallery Auction. In October, collectors will find the early 19th Century French lacquered morbier clock ($4,000-$6,000), exquisitely decorated in the Chinoiserie style. The clock is in fine condition, has a lovely patina of age and stands over 7 feet tall. Another remarkable piece is the Japanesque walnut easel folding desk from the American Aesthetic movement (c. 1875), estimated at $1,500-$2,000. Details on each auction lot, online bidding, and the calendar of preview days can be found at

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Grand Performances’ Annual Gala Attracts Local Luminaries

Come join the celebration on Saturday, September 23.


WHO: Grand Performances, along with co-hosts for the evening Sharon Tay from CBS2/KCAL9, Robert “El Vez” Lopez, legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, civic business and arts leaders including: Councilmember José Huizar; Danielle Brazell, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Emmy and Grammy-award winning composer Laura Karpman; KCET’s Val Zavalla; dance legend Lula Washington; jazz drummer Ndugu Chancellor; Elizabeth Cline, Executive Director The Industry; Chris Rountree, Artistic Director, wild Up; and many more.

WHAT: Grand Performances is pleased to announce the annual Gala which will honor the organization’s Founding Executive Director Michael Alexander. Michael spent his career bringing people together through the arts.  Michael is a firm believer that access to the arts is a right and not a privilege.  The evening will also feature a live musical tribute to Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Since its inception 31 years ago, Grand Performances has supported African music, making it a staple of the organization’s summer programming.

WHERE: 350 S Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles

WHEN: Saturday September 23, 2017
The program for the evening is as follows:
6:00 PM: Hosted Cocktails and Raffle
7:00 PM: Dinner, Honoree Presentation, Live Auction
8:30 PM: Benefit Concert: A Tribute to the Music of Fela Kuti

WHY: Celebrating the culmination of its 31st season with the Annual GALA. One of the best ways to put a bow on a stellar summer is to do what we do best–present a powerful & rhythmic #Afrobeat celebration in a tribute to Fela Kuti. With Ethio Cali and special guests like Tony-nominee Sahr Ngaujah who originated the lead role in Fela! on Broadway, featuring members of JUNGLE FIRE, The Budos Band, Dengue Fever and mexico68 and more! this musical convergence will keep you on your feet! Todd Simon – Music Director

Grand Performances has always embraced global music and championed music from Africa for decades carving a pathway for many Los Angeles presenters to do the same. 

MORE ON GRAND PERFORMANCES:  Celebrating its 31st year, Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public… democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more during the summer at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown as well as at other venues throughout the year including the Los Angeles State Historic Park and Los Angeles World Airports.    

Follow @GrandPerformances on Facebook, @GrandPerfs on Twitter and Instagram and our Youtube Channel at  

For press information contact: Mike Mena at 310-913-0625 or


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Actor Curtis Lum is back for CW’s Supergirl new season and joins the ensemble cast in Freeform television series Siren

A shot of Curtis Lum on set of Supergirl


Curtis Lum at the studio, sitting on a stool

Curtis makes his big screen debut in Mina Shum’s highly anticipated feature film Meditation Park opening the Vancouver International Film Festival

Meditation Park honours family, tradition and the unique culture of our city. It hit me close to home as they shot in Vancouver’s Chinatown where I used to buy fish with my dad and grandfather!”

— Curtis Lum

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, September 22, 2017 / — Curtis Lum returns to CW’s American superhero action-adventure TV series Supergirl to premiere October 9th. In Supergirl, Curtis plays Agent Demos, an agent in the DEO that works with Supergirl and her team to keep National City safe from the bad guys. Supergirl is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), and stars Melissa Benoist in the title role.

Currently Curtis is filming the new Freeform original drama Siren, which is slated for release in 2018. In his recurring role on Siren, Curtis plays Calvin a local fisherman.
Curtis makes his big screen debut this fall in Mina Shum’s highly anticipated feature film Meditation Park opening the 2017 VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival), with a gala screening on September 28th. With an all-star cast that includes Chinese movie legend Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), and Hong Kong-American actor Tzi Ma, Meditation Park premiered at this year’s TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival).

Meditation Park is about a devoted Chinese wife Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) discovering her husband’s infidelity when finding another women’s thong in her husband’s laundry, propelling her on an empowering journey of mental, financial and physical emancipation. Curtis makes a cameo in this film playing a young fishmonger that Maria always goes to hassle and bargain with.

“Being a part of Meditation Park is somewhat like sending a love letter to my Mom,” says Curtis, “Meditation Park honours family, tradition, community and the unique culture of our city. It hit me close to home as they shot in a part of Vancouver’s Chinatown where I used to buy fish with my dad and grandfather from the market I shot in for the film!”

At the age of 20, Curtis did whatever it took to make his leap as an actor landing a recurring role on the Canadian teen-drama Renegade Press as Conor Ying. Soon after, Curtis booked his first movie playing a sperm-donating monk on an Anna Chi film called Dim Sum Funeral. In the recent years, he played Henry Kishida in FOX’s Prison Break and other guest roles in TV series including Travelers, The Arrangement, The Romeo Section and Psych.

Curtis is a “bonafide hustler” and a “fighter”, willing to take roles at any capacity to breakthrough an industry where Asian Americans are still a minority. He produced Jaded and Chasing Mood and a short experimental film called Pyramid, which was taken from the award-winning piece Spoken Word written by Andy Garland. He also produced the music video HeadLights featuring Cadence and starring Nalani Weston, breaking boundaries with his talent as he also sang in that song.

Curtis was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He grew up in the family restaurant business with parents who taught him everything he needed to know about hard work. Curtis remains humble and takes all life as learning experiences, which he can apply to his craft. Curtis is involved with a non-profit community based group called “Help Change My City”. To stay healthy, he keeps up with a regular fitness regimen with boxing, kickboxing or playing basketball and when he needs to get in shape for a role, he relies on his go-to celebrity fitness trainer Anna Wong to whip him into shape.

His world of entertainment doesn’t stop there. Curtis has been hosting club nights and MC parties since he was 16, going by the name of “CuLu”. Along with acting, Curtis is a fashionista, style-setter, a bit of a rogue, rebel, and a trailblazer all at once, turning unconventional ways into his own conventional. Curtis currently resides in Vancouver and splits his time in LA.

Curtis Lum is available for interviews upon request.

For more information and interview requests please contact:
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Agent: Aaron Alexander | 604.637.7009

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Asafa Gets Active

Three interchangeable bands come in each box

With 20 plus features the Active by Asafa band is the perfect companion on your fitness journey

Asafa displays his new Active fit band

The Sub10 King launches fitness band

A healthy life is a happy life and that is why I am launching this fitness band. I want to encourage everyone to be active and live healthy with the aid of a simple but efficient device.”

— Asafa Powell

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, September 22, 2017 / — Jamaican Olympian and track star, Asafa Powell, has created a fitness band that hopes will help to manage the way Jamaicans maintain their health. The Active by Asafa Fitness band was designed to allow individuals to keep track of their daily activities and fitness regime will be launched this Friday.

The wearable watch and smart device features technology that can monitor heart rate, calculate calories, record workout sessions, measure hydration, and monitor sleep. The Active fitness band enables users to set specific goals and keep on track with just a click.. Coupled with the user-friendly app, persons will be able to check their progress with charts and graphs and they can compete against each other and earn achievement cards.

Notably, this sleek armband doesn’t just fit snugly on the wrist as it tracks the user’s fitness journey but it’s also waterproof and allows persons to share their goals and progress with each other with a built in message component and an in app selfie feature. Along with notification for calls and texts the Active Fit band even has a security feature an alarms when the band has been separated from the user's phone.

The Active by Asafa armband, which comes with 3 interchangeable bands including one that boasts our national flag colours of black, green and gold, paired with diet and exercise the band can is the perfect tool that can help Jamaicans better manage health issues that are plaguing Jamaicans such as the high rates of Diabetes and Hypertension and the aim is to help increase the overall life-expectancy of our Jamaican citizens.

A study published by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2016 revealed that the life expectancy for females between 1990 and 2016 was between 75 and 76 and for males it was a consistent 73. The data also revealed that among the top 10 diseases that resulted in deaths in Jamaica between 2005 and 2016 are Cerebrovascular disease, Diabetes, Ischemic heart disease and Hypertensive Heart Disease.

According to Asafa Powell, who holds the world-record for the most sub-10s in the men’s 100m, “A healthy life is a happy life and that is why I am launching this fitness band. I want to encourage everyone to be active and live healthy with the aid of a simple but efficient device.”

Health professionals have advised that staying active and fit can decrease the risk of being affected by these deadly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and thus increase life expectancy. The current Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has recently encouraged the island to get moving and be a part of the fitness revolution. In a recent report Tufton stated, “The more persons take preventive steps to safeguard their health, such as engaging in physical activity, the fewer visits they will have to make to health facilities due to these NCDs. This investment in their health will ultimately improve the overall quality of life.”

The Active by Asafa fitness bands and the downloadable app will be available in Jamaica at Fontana Pharmacies islandwide, in the U.S. and Canada on on and for further details WhatsApp, call or text 876-324-9675 on Friday, September 22, 2017.

Tara Scott
Street Smarts
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Massage Experts Breaks into the Saskatchewan Market

Massage Experts welcomes its 1st clinic location in Saskatchewan, Canada; Massage Experts Saskatoon Grosvenor Park.

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, September 22, 2017 / — Massage Experts welcomes its 1st clinic location in Saskatchewan, Canada; Massage Experts Saskatoon Grosvenor Park. Opening on October 3, 2017, Massage Experts Saskatoon Grosvenor Park is excited to welcome you to their modern and inviting clinic. They are conveniently located at 36-2105 8th Street East, in the Grosvenor Park neighbourhood.

Massage Experts Saskatoon Grosvenor Park provides Registered Massage Therapists who will offer both Therapeutic Massage and Relax’Ology Massage Services, along with Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and more. In addition to offering a $49.00 First Visit Rate, Massage Experts also provides 1 AIR MILES® Rewards Mile for every $20 you spend on all products and services chain-wide. Direct billing is also available to most major insurance companies.

Local Franchisee, Moosomin First Nation born, Marilyn Osecap, is a third-generation healer. She feels naturally compelled to help the wellbeing of those around her. Coming from a Corporate background, she was able to focus on what her heart was telling her, and stepped into the role of a healing energy-worker in her 40s. When looking for a business opportunity, she knew it would be within the health and wellness industry. Massage Experts was a great fit for her passionate lifestyle. Marilyn looks forward to welcoming the community into the new clinic.

Massage Experts Saskatoon Grosvenor Park will be open 7-days a week, and has extended evening hours from Monday to Friday. Bookings are easily made online, via a mobile device, by email, by phone, Facebook, or via the Massage Experts APP (available for FREE download in App Store or Google Play). For more information, please visit

Most recognizably, Massage Experts offers exceptional massage services, provided through Registered Massage Therapists. With such dynamic growth since their opening in 2013, Massage Experts Franchising Ltd. anticipates having 30 clinics open from coast-to-coast within the next year. “Our business model welcomes clients who are members or non-members, at terrific and competitive prices. Why go for a massage a few times year, when a monthly maintenance program pays much more attention to this much-needed health benefit, and gives you discounts for your loyalty”, shares Clayton Hamilton, President & CEO, Massage Experts Franchising Ltd.

The Massage Experts’ FREE loyalty program, Club MEx offers significant discounts on services, in return for receiving 1 treatment per month for 12 months. Combining group health insurance benefits with these discounts means you can enjoy a massage for less than a few cups of coffee per month! There are market competitive pricing options for non-members as well.

About Massage Experts Franchising Ltd.
A proud member of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA); Canadian-born Massage Experts focuses on expert massage therapy services with conveniences such as direct billing and easy online bookings. Their concept helps Canadians “Feel Better, More Often”! Massage Experts currently has many new locations under development and are seeking additional franchisees throughout Canada. The process is easy! For more information, please visit

For further information, please contact: Melanie Jane Holmden, Director of Marketing, Massage Experts Franchising Ltd.

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Actress Jasynda Radanovic to Star in 'Broken Barriers' and 'The Tea Party'

Actress Jasynda Radanovic

Actress Jasynda Radanovic will take on starring roles in the upcoming films “Broken Barriers”and "The Tea Party"

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, September 22, 2017 / — Actress Jasynda Radanovic, who's become a highly sought after actress in both Australia and the UK for a vast range of productions including live shows, theatre, television and film, has been tapped to star in the upcoming films "Broken Barriers" and "The Tea Party."

In “Broken Barriers” Radanovic will take on the starring role of Diane, a dynamic young woman who controls and hosts a social experiment involving six contestants who are placed in a room. With their cell phones placed in a glass box that is within view, but out of reach, and no means of communicating with the outside world, they are challenged to see how they interact when deprived of technology.

"'Broken Barriers' is a cautionary tale of what could happen to our future, and how dependent we are on our phones… they have become a necessity," explains Radanovic. "I am very thrilled about this role. It is great to play a character who is extremely quirky… She has this sweet and friendly tone, then all of the sudden if something doesn't go her way, she snaps."

The film, which is being directed by Brontie Geist, is scheduled to begin shooting in New South Wales, Australia later this year. About choosing Radanovic for the starring role in her upcoming film, director Brontie Geist says, "Jasynda's experience in acting definitely drew our attention. Her showreel allowed us to reflect her comic timing as well as showing her talent for taking on dramatic roles… her physical traits also played a role in casting her as they enhance her ability to convey Diane's personality as I envisioned it."

Radanovic will also star in Beth Toh's upcoming silent film "The Tea Party," which is set in the 1920s and inspired by "Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning. Radanovic's skill as both an actress and dancer will be integral to bringing her character to life, as the story mainly revolves around her character becoming enthralled by 1920s ragtime music, which ultimately sets her off into a trance.

The actress says, "I love being a part of period pieces and getting to explore with the costuming, make-up and sets, you just become transported to another world. What's more, being in a project that is all about dance, and watching how movement is captured on film. It is gratifying to go back to the research and recreate the era of this dancing style, and then applying that to my character."

Considering Radanovic's history of dance-filled performances– including live shows such as the Australian Museum's commissioned performance of "Alexander the Great" where she starred as Olympias, "Peter Pan A Musical Adventure" where she played Tinkerbell and "Whistle Down the Wind" where she played Swallow, "The Tea Party" is the perfect film for this uber talented Aussie.

About working with Radanovic, director Beth Toh says, "She’s a great talent and we're lucky to have her on set…. She’s bright, cheerful and I’m glad to be able to work with her. Her dancing is also great!"

In addition to "Broken Barriers" and "The Tea Party" Radanovic has also been cast to take on the lead role of Nurse Sandy Granger in the upcoming series "Emergency: LA," which is currently in pre-production and is expected to begin shooting next year. The series revolves around the emergency services based out of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Station 77, LAPD and the emergency hospital treatment center known as Trauma One. The series, which is slated to begin filming later this year, focuses on the day to day to lives of the people who devote their lives to solving crimes, rescuing victims and treating the injured around the city.

Produced by Spectrum Multimedia Hollywood ("The Good Guys Club," "Hard Knocks Fighting"), "Emergency: LA" will be directed by Len Davies ("World Association of Wrestling," "Spirit 7"), Doug Coleman ("In Security," "Lawless") and Amit Medina ("RQW Bites," "Hollywood Makeover").

Actress Jasynda Radanovic, who's been referred to in the land down under as a stunning triple threat, is one of those diversely talented individuals who has managed to establish a strong reputation for herself as a skilled actress, dancer and singer. With starring roles in the upcoming films “The Tea Party” and “Broken Barriers,” as well as the series “Emergency LA” Radanovic is one leading lady we'll be seeing a whole lot more of on the big screen.

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NANT Announces Annual International Neonatal Therapy Week


A full week devoted to celebrating the inspired and dedicated work of Neonatal Therapists runs from September 17 through 23.

CINCINNATI, OH, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2017 / — The National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) has announced the arrival of International Neonatal Therapy Week (INTW). This annual 7-day period is sponsored by the National Association of Neonatal Therapists, its Corporate Partners and others.

This is a week on the calendar that shines a well-deserved spotlight on the vital work of the world's Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists who support infants and families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Current NANT members receive unannounced thank-you gestures throughout the week, all designed to inform, inspire and support, as they continue their tireless efforts in the health and development of those in their care.

It's also a perfect opportunity to become a NANT member, with special Membership offers during this 7-day window. NANT members and non-members alike are encouraged to generate excitement about this weeklong global celebration by downloading a free poster to hang in their NICU. Posters are available at

"The infants and families who see your Neonatal Therapy staff every day have come to understand just how special these individuals are, so this week is an ideal time to recognize them with surprise gifts, celebratory lunches, or incentives," said Sue Ludwig, NANT President. "Their work is transformative, and it's essential to appreciate that all year long, but especially during INTW."

International Neonatal Therapy Week participants are invited to share their celebratory photos via Twitter using the #INTW hash tag, and you can follow NANT on Twitter at @nanttweets. "When we started this annual event 5 years ago, we knew it would become something special, and it's so gratifying to see the way the rest of the world joins in to honor these professionals," said Ludwig.

For more information about International Neonatal Therapy Week visit

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SignaPay Launches New Company Website and Partner Portal

Includes Improved Functionality, Interactive Features, and Expanded Resources

IRVING, TEXAS, USA, September 22, 2017 / — SignaPay, a leading merchant services and payment solutions provider, launched a newly designed company website and Partner Portal. The revamped website includes a fresh layout with improved functionality and offers a user-friendly navigation that includes better access to SignaPay’s solutions, resources, company information, and support.

In addition to the re-design, the new website contains robust information regarding the PayLo Cash Discount Program – a legally patented, nationwide, cash discount program provided exclusively by SignaPay. PayLo was created to offer merchants an alternative to standard credit card processing; allowing them a unique way to eliminate credit card processing fees. Merchants are able to calculate their savings using the PayLo interactive calculator available on the SignaPay website.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of our refreshed company website that provides not only a new look into our products and services , but also advanced business management tools for both partners and merchants,” said John Martillo, CEO of SignaPay. “We are confident the new site will provide a more interactive experience and help showcase the innovative payment solutions SignaPay has, including PayLo, which can reduce payment processing fees up to 100%.”

Earlier this month, SignaPay also launched a new Partner Portal to support its nationwide network of independent sales organizations and agents. The Portal is a completely integrated platform that includes on-boarding, sales tools, training, and customizable marketing materials.

“We provide our partners with out-of-the-box support,” said Robyn Roberts, SignaPay’s Marketing Director. “We have created the sales tools, marketing collateral and training materials for our partners so they can focus on what they do best; selling the product. With a few clicks, our partners have everything they need to hit the ground running. It’s easy and reliable.”

“Our state-of-the-art Partner Portal gives our partners access to SignaPay business documents, the ability to create their own branded marketing materials, and easy-to-follow sales trainings that will help guide them to success,” said Matt Nern, SignaPay’s Vice President of Sales. “The launch of the portal is just one of the many steps in our 2017 initiative to provide our partners with the best support platform available.”

For more information on SignaPay, please visit or call 877-751-2891.

About SignaPay LTD:
Founded in Irving Texas in 2007, SignaPay™ offers a complete menu of payment solutions for merchants including credit card and debit card processing, gateway integration, fraud prevention, customer loyalty, analytics software as well as equipment including mobile and point of sale systems. SignaPay™ is dedicated to their partners and merchants and is committed to forging strong client relationships by providing best in class services and solutions. The success of our merchants and partners define our own success. At SignaPay, we focus on two things: People. Payments.

Robyn Wallace Roberts
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Invoke360 launches Healthcare Support Services focusing on American Indian healthcare organizations

Invoke360-Indian Health Service for American Indian healthcare organizations

Invoke360-Indian Health Service for American Indian healthcare organizations

Invoke360, launches and secured a contract with one of the largest PL 93-638 tribal health systems funded by the Indian Health service.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, September 22, 2017 / — Invoke360, an American Indian/Alaska Native owned healthcare services company, launches on September 22, 2017.
The company specializes in revenue cycle management, health information management, customized IT project development, and capacity building. These services are aimed at healthcare providers, healthcare payers, and federal agencies within the Indian Health service system.

Invoke360 supports Native American healthcare organizations to overcome organizational and financial pain points. The USP of Invoke360 is its extensive knowledge and experience with Indian Health Service funded programs – federal, tribal, and urban. The company is also proficient in the special provisions associated with the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act, Medicare Modernization Act, and special encounter rates.

Invoke360 provides mentorship and training programs that facilitates the growth of American Indian healthcare organizations through capacity building of their own resources and workforce. It also builds highly customized IT infrastructure projects, such as population health engines and functional dashboards, which provide greater value and an optimized workflow. Based on our capabilities in the healthcare system, Invoke360 has already secured a contract with one of the largest PL 93-638 tribal health systems funded by the Indian Health service.

We will be attending the National Tribal Health Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, Washington from 25th to 28th September, and will focus our services on current issues faced by IHS (Indian Health Service) funded programs.

For more information, contact:

Manoj Abraham
480-717-4995 x:1121
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Network operator Digita has the technical ability to transmit HD broadcasts throughout Finland even on a fast schedule

At the moment, Digita has HD-capable networks covering 85 per cent of the people in Finland. We have invested heavily in enabling the new technology to expand rapidly throughout Finland, if required”

— CEO Juha-Pekka Weckström

HELSINKI, FINLAND, September 22, 2017 / — The television operators in the Finnish terrestrial broadcasting network have agreed that the free-to-air channels will all simultaneously adopt the DVB-T2 broadcasting technology that enables high definition (HD). The current broadcasts in SD format will end on 31 March 2020. Digita is preparing to respond to Yle’s call for bids concerning high-definition broadcasts during the autumn. Digita has already completed the technical planning for the transition to HD in 2020.

“At the moment, Digita has HD-capable networks covering 85 per cent of the people in Finland. We have invested heavily in enabling the new technology to expand rapidly throughout Finland, if required,” says Juha-Pekka Weckström, CEO of Digita.

“The media evolution requires that the network operator continuously develops services and the communications networks. Therefore, our primary goal is to ensure a smooth and market-oriented transition to high definition, and together with our customers to enrich the terrestrial-network viewing experience by offering hybrid services combining terrestrial-network television with broadband services,” Weckström continues. The hybrid TV services with nationwide broadcasts already complement the television channel selection with the most popular video services Areena, Katsomo and Ruutu as well as various other additional services.

The terrestrial broadcasting network is the most cost-effective way of broadcasting television content to everyone in Finland. The terrestrial television network is a broadcasting network where the television companies pay the broadcasting costs. This makes terrestrial television the only television distribution channel with no continuous costs for consumers other than an investment in an appropriate antenna system.

The terrestrial distribution network is a secure and reliable distribution channel that enables equal opportunities for receiving content regardless of the viewer’s location. At present, Digita’s terrestrial TV broadcasts reach 99.96 per cent of the population of mainland Finland. Approximately 50 per cent of the people in Finland receive television programmes via terrestrial television. In addition, its coverage extends to most of the Finnish summer cottages.

Media contact:
Markus Ala-Hautala, COO, tel. +358 400 549 023, markus.ala-hautala(at)

Digita transmits radio and television programmes to everyone living in every corner of Finland every day of the year. We also apply the latest digital technology in order to develop and offer versatile online television and radio services. In addition, our service portfolio includes comprehensive IoT services based on our comprehensive network, as well as world-class Data Centre Services. Our clients include media companies as well as mobile and broadband operators offering top of the line content.

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Source: EIN Presswire