Wattwatchers plugs in to Reekoh for real-time data integration to make buildings smarter and more efficient

Dale Rankine, CEO, Reekoh

Gavin Dietz, CEO, Wattwatchers

New tech partnership based on solving customer challenges at Internet of Things speed – fast prototyping, fast simulation and fast deployment

Reekoh’s rapid integration capabilities open a door to easy-to-access IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning”

— Gavin Dietz, CEO, Wattwatchers

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Homegrown Australian technology companies Wattwatchers and Reekoh are collaborating to break new ground for smart energy and asset management in the built environment.

An early use case for the new partnership, which emphasises fast deployment of customer solutions, will see real-time electricity data from Wattwatchers being integrated with weather and energy market data sets.

This will help business customers to take control of their energy use and automate decision-making for better performance through reducing energy wastage and coordinating cost-effective time-of-use to avoid or minimise peak demand charges.

Digital energy technology company Wattwatchers, which specialises in monitoring and control of electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud, is looking to Reekoh to help boost its expansion into the commercial and industrial space.

Real-time energy data, meanwhile, is a strategic addition to Reekoh’s extensive solutions store. As an integration platform provider, Reekoh supports enterprises to unite new technologies such as IoT, AI and machine learning with their existing data systems, thus rapidly enabling business solutions that can adapt to ongoing technology evolution.

Reekoh already has added Wattwatchers to its plugin architecture, making its IoT-for-energy devices readily accessible via Reekoh’s ever-expanding library of enterprise platforms, tools and services.

Reekoh CEO Dale Rankine said that the benefits of an integrated approach to IoT in the energy sector would bring agility and speed to deployment, and long-term enterprise solution scale.

‘Using the Reekoh plugin framework and platform architecture, Wattwatchers are able to quickly go after customer opportunities where they can provide immediate value beyond their market-leading core solutions, and then build on those solutions for long-term scale,’ said Rankine.

‘Wattwatchers have a deep understanding of their customers’ immediate and future needs, and it’s been fantastic to be able to bring together our solutions to enable offerings that they already know will make a huge impact to them.’

Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz said that the new partnership with Reekoh would help to accelerate IoT for energy, paving the way for a step change in building management that would be smarter, faster and more cost-effective.

‘Reekoh’s rapid integration capabilities open a door to easy-to-access IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning which can leverage the highly-granular, real-time energy monitoring and control functionality provided by Wattwatchers,’ said Dietz.

‘By integrating Wattwatchers data with weather information and market data from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the combination with Reekoh will help business consumers of electricity to get better financial and operational outcomes.

‘A use case example is leveraging Reekoh’s predictive capability to control peak loads and participate in orchestrated load-shedding (demand response) programs, with opportunities for both automated and behavioural approaches; or automatically scheduling loads to reduce the most common form of energy wastage, unnecessary after-hours energy usage.’

Reekoh and Wattwatchers also will work together to migrate their collective solutions towards sophisticated asset management services for utility businesses across the energy, water and telecommunications sectors.

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About Reekoh

Reekoh is the integration platform for the modern enterprise – built from the ground up to natively speak new technologies such as IoT, AI and Machine Learning, alongside your existing enterprise business systems and processes. Our platform is helping enterprises to rapidly take control of fragmented IoT and data ecosystems, build integrated business solutions quickly, and embed future-proofed foundations for digital transformation.
With offices in Australia and Manila, and global partnerships across the full range of IoT solution components and vendors, Reekoh is accelerating enterprise IoT and emerging technology adoption and powering the new Business of Things™.

To learn more about Reekoh, visit https://reekoh.com

Reekoh Media Contact: press@reekoh.com

About Wattwatchers

Wattwatchers Digital Energy is an award-winning Australian technology company focused on devices, data and communications to make behind-the-meter energy management intelligent, connected, easy to install and operate, and cost-effective.

Based in Sydney, Wattwatchers develops and markets ‘IoT for energy’ hardware + firmware + software solutions to accurately monitor, analyse and control electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud. The internationally-certified Wattwatchers product suite is highly flexible, crossing over for residential, commercial and industrial, and utility use cases; and works with an expanding choice of cloud platforms, software applications and consumer interfaces.

To learn more about Wattwatchers, visit: https://wattwatchers.com.au

Wattwatchers Media Contact: Murray Hogarth, Director Communications & Community Networks, M 0417 267235 E murray@wattwatchers.com.au

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இலங்கைதீவில் காணாமலாக்கப்பட்ட தமிழர்களின் துயரத்தை ஐ.நா குழவின் பார்வைக்கு கொண்டு செல்வோம் – நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம்

Families of disappeared

காணாமற்போனோர் குடும்பங்கள்

"கொலைகளுக்கு யார் பொறுப்பு? அவர்கள் எவ்வாறு கொல்லப்பட்டார்கள்? காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் உடலங்கள் எங்கே? எந்தக் கேள்விக்கும் பதில் இல்லை"

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

இலங்கைத்தீவில் காணாமலாக்கப்பட்ட தமிழர்களின் துயரத்தை, வலிந்து காணாமற்போதல் தொடர்பான ஐ.நா குழுவின் பார்வைக்குக் கொண்டுசெல்ல வேண்டும் என நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

இன்று காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களுக்கான அனைத்துலக நாளையொட்டி வெளியிட்டுள்ள அறிக்கையிலேயே இதனைத் தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

இது தொடர்பில் மேலும் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளதாவது, உலகிலேயே மிக அதிகமானவர்கள் காணாமற்போனவர்களின் நாடுகளில் இலங்கை இரண்டாம் இடத்தில் உள்ளது என ஐ.நாவின் புள்ளிவிபரம் கூறுகின்றது. 2009 போரின் இறுதி நாட்களில் சிறிலங்கா படையினரிடம் ஒப்படைக்கப்பட்டவர்களும், குடும்பம் குடும்பமாகச் தங்களை ஒப்படைத்த பலரும் காணாமற்போயுள்ளனர்.

தங்களுக்குத் தீங்கு நேராது என்ற சிறிலங்கா படையினரின் உறுதிமொழிகளை நம்பியே, தாமாக முன்வந்து படையினரிடம் தங்களை ஒப்படைத்துக் கொண்டவர்களும், தங்கள் உறவுகளை ஒப்படைத்துக் கொண்டவர்களும் அடங்கும்.

சிறிலங்கா அரசாங்கம் அனைத்துலகச் சட்டங்களின்படியும், ஐ.நா மனிதவுரிமைப் பேரவையின் 30-1, 34-1 தீர்மானங்களின் படியும் கூட தனக்குள்ள கடப்பாடுகளையும் இதுவரை நிறைவேற்றத் தவறி விட்டது.

சிறிலங்காவே இத்தீர்மானங்களைபிற நாடுகளுடன் கூட்டாக முன்மொழிந்திருந்தது. இவற்றுக்கு முழு அளவில் செயல்வடிவம் கொடுப்போம் என்று ஐநா அமைப்புக்கு உறுதியும் கொடுத்திருந்தது. சிறிலங்கா அரசாங்கம் எத்தனையோ உறுதிகள் கொடுத்தும் கூட, தனது இராணுவத்தைச் சேர்ந்த ஒருவரைக் கூட நீதியின் முன் சிறிலங்கா அரச தரப்பு நிறுத்தவில்லை.

2009 மே மாதம் போரின் முடிவில் இராணுவத்திடம் தங்களை ஒப்படைந்தவர்களின் பட்டியலை வெளியிட, பாதுகாப்பு அவைக் கூட்டத்தில் ஆணையிடுவேன் என்ற உறுதிமொழியை, சிறிலங்கா அரசுத் தலைவர் மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேனா அவர்கள், தன்னைச் சந்தித்த காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் தாய்மார்கள், குடும்பத்தினரிடம் கூறியிருந்தார்.

ஆனால் கொடுத்த வாக்குறுதியை அரசுத் தலைவர் இதுவரை நிறைவேற்றவில்லை.

மேலும் '2009 மே மாதம் போர் முடிவில் சிறிலங்கா பாதுகாப்புப் படைகளிடம் சரணடைந்தவர்கள் இப்போது உயிருடனில்லை என பிரதமர் ரணில் விக்கிரமசிங்கா அவர்கள் 2016 சனவரி 15ம் நாள் யாழ் பாணத்தில் இடம்பெற்றிருந்த பொங்கல் விழா பொதுக் கூட்டத்தில் தெரிவித்திருந்தார்.

இது வரை தன் கூற்றுக்கு எவ்வித விளக்கமும் தர மறுத்தே பிரதமர் ரணில் விக்கிரமசிங்கா வருகிறார்.

கொலைகளுக்கு யார் பொறுப்பு? அவர்கள் எவ்வாறு கொல்லப்பட்டார்கள்? காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் உடலங்கள் எங்கே? எந்தக் கேள்விக்கும் அவரிடமிருந்து பதில் இல்லை.

அனைத்துலக சமூகத்தின் அழுத்தம் காரணமாக சிறிலங்கா அரசாங்கம் காணாமற்போனோர் அலுவலகம் ஒன்றை ஏற்படுத்தியது. இந்த அலுவலகம் கண்டறியும் செய்திகளை நீதி கோருவதற்காக உரிமையியல் அல்லது குற்றவியல் வழக்குகளில் பயன்படுத்த முடியாது என்று இந்தச் சட்டத்தின் பிரிவு 13(2) குறிப்பிடுவதால், இந்த அலுவலகமே பொருளற்றதாகி விட்டது.

காணாமற்போனோர் அலுவலகத்தில் எங்களையும் சேர்த்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள் என்று ஐநா உள்ளிட்ட அனைத்துலக வல்லுநர்கள் திரும்பத் திரும்ப விடுத்த வேண்டுகோள்களை, இலங்கை அரசாங்கம் மறுதலித்து விட்டது மட்டுமல்லாது, முன்னாள் பாதுகாப்புப் படை அதிகாரி ஒருவரைக் காணாமற்போனோர் அலுவலகத்தில் ஆணையர்களில் ஒருவராகச் சிறிலங்கா அரசாங்கம் சேர்த்துக் கொண்டுள்ளது.

இந்நிலையில் காணாமலாக்கப்பட்ட தமிழர்களின் துயரத்தை, வலிந்து காணாமற்போதல் தொடர்பான ஐ.நா குழுவின் பார்வைக்குக் கொண்டுசெல்ல வேண்டும் என இந்நாளில் கோரிக்கை விடுப்பதாக நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

நாதம் ஊடகசேவை


Plight of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Disappeared Must be Brought Before the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances: TGTE

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Rosemary Barclay of Bonne Santé Wellness Center Discusses What Dietary Supplements you should

Rosemary Barclay Old Lyme Ct


The internet has made new supplements and “professional advice” readily available. New supplement companies open left and right, who to trust?

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is no escaping it. Dietary supplement Fads are everywhere. Unfortunately, people do not understand when it is appropriate to use supplements. Rosemary Barclay, Old Lyme, Connecticut, Bonne Santé Wellness Center knows that it is easy to get confused by all these Fads so our qualified nutritionists are dedicated educating individuals about facts, supported by scientific evidence so that we share accurate information and solutions with our clients.

As for the question as to whether to take a dietary supplement or not, Rosemary Barclay of Bonne Santé Wellness Center says the short answer is that it depends on an individual’s health profile. There are many factors that influence an individual’s health with nutrition being among the forefront. . Here is the truth about dietary supplements and when it is a good idea to take them.

When are Dietary Supplements Necessary
Of course, everyone wants to look and feel their best, particularly baby boomers who are on the eternal quest for anti-aging remedies. That is a great selling point for dietary supplements but let’s examine some facts behind it, which is why it is important when to know when to take dietary supplements.

The only reason dietary supplements are necessary is when there is a dietary deficiency or a particular vitamin or mineral is not processed efficiently by the body and is deficient. The best way to receive vitamins and minerals are through good nutrition; not a pill but when a vitamin can help a certain health condition or is of a very low blood level that’s the time to take a supplement.

Yet, sometimes that is not possible. Eating highly processed foods causes vitamins and minerals to become depleted, primarily through the process of processing. Heat that’s often used in food processing can also denature proteins in the food and severely deplete vital nutrients and vitamins There are certain people who do not eat the right foods, or enough of the right foods. Whether this is due to a food allergy or personal taste, their body needs more of a vitamin or mineral then food provides. Instead of trying to figure it out for yourself, however, it is a good idea to consult with a health professional.


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Asian objects from the collection of the late Dr. Ronald J. DiCenzo will headline Gray's Sept. 12th auction in Cleveland

Watercolor and ink on laid paper by the Chinese artist and calligrapher Pu Jian (1893-1966).

Chinese 19th century porcelain blanc de chine figure of the Guanyin, 13.5 inches tall.

Pair of late 19th/early 20th century Chinese Sancai glaze stoneware Foo Dog roof tile finials.

Early 20th century Chinese temple size cloisonne censer, 34 inches tall.

Pair of early 20th century Chinese cloisonne pedestals, 34 inches tall.

Dr. DiCenzo's enthusiasm for Japanese culture and Asian culture overall are brilliantly displayed thru his superb collection of fine decorations and furniture.

Dr. DiCenzo's collection was perhaps one of the most extensive in Ohio. Any enthusiast of East Asian culture, craftsmanship and décor will be sure to appreciate this auction.”

— Serena Harragin

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CLEVELAND, Ohio – The private collection of the late Dr. Ronald J. DiCenzo, the former Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio – whose enthusiasm for Japanese culture (and Asian culture overall) are brilliantly displayed through his superb collection of fine decorations and furniture – will be auctioned on Wednesday, September 12th, by Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers.

The auction will be held online and in Gray’s showroom, at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 10 am Eastern time. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be available through the Gray’s website, GraysAuctioneers.com, and at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Dr. DiCenzo passed away on November 4th, 2017.

“Dr. DiCenzo's collection was perhaps one of the most extensive in Ohio,” said Serena Harragin, CEO of Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers. “While most of the lots are Chinese in origin, there is also a wide variety of Japanese artifacts, such as the set of 12 woodblock prints or the authentic Katana with Saya. Any enthusiast of East Asian culture, craftsmanship and décor will be sure to appreciate this auction.”

Lot 307 is a beautiful watercolor and ink scroll by early 20th century Chinese calligraphy artist Pu Jian (1893-1966), also often referred to as Pu Jin. A member of the Manchu Imperial family and a cousin of the last emperor of China, Pu Jian was part of an elite Beijing painting circle known as the Songfeng huahui, or the Pine Breeze Painting Society. Most of its members were relatives of the Imperial family.

Pu Jian lived through a tumultuous period in modern Chinese history. His surviving works demonstrate a devotion to traditional Chinese painting and crafts. The scroll, titled Scholar in a Landscape, depicts a Confucian scholar and his attendant traversing a bridge by a waterfall, surround by dense foliage depicted vividly in the traditional style practiced by Pu and his contemporaries in the Songfeng huahui.

Lot 398 is a large Japanese burled elm wood Tansu chest with brass mounts from the 20th century. A longtime fixture of Japanese homes, large size cabinets such as the one up for auction are designed to be disassembled into smaller pieces for easy relocation. The word Tansu is derived from two Japanese characters – tan and su – which refer to the storage of food and the carrying of firewood, respectively.

Lot 15 is a pair of Chinese “Foo Dog” roof tile finials. While erroneously known as “Foo Dogs” in the West, the mythical creatures depicted in these finials and many other pieces of traditional Chinese art and sculpture are actually lions. These guardian figures have long been a fixture of Imperial Chinese heraldry, ceramics and architecture dating back at least as far as the Han Dynasty in the 6th century AD.

Leading off the auction this month is a wonderful collection of Chinese blanc de chine ceramic figures. Known to the Chinese as Dehua porcelain, blanc de chine porcelain production dates back to the Ming Dynasty and is produced in the town of Dehua, in the Fujian province. First exported to Europe in the early 18th century, these ceramics became internationally renowned for their uniquely pure ivory tone.

Lots 1-8 are blanc de chine figures of Guanyin, the sacred bodhisvattas of Chinese religion and folklore. Lot 9 is a large singular male Foo Dog. Lot 10 comprises two smaller male Foo Dogs with a Guanyin. Lot 11 is a matched pair of male and female Foo Dogs. Lot 12 is a collection of six smaller blanc de chine decorative items, including Guanyin, Budai (or “Laughing Buddha”), Gautama Buddha, and a small lidded bowl. Lot 13 is a 9-inch blanc de chine vase depicting mythical creatures in relief.

Lot 96 is a Chinese blue and white porcelain basin. Lot 65 is two palace-size blue and white porcelain vases. Lot 110 is a large Chinese archaic style storage vessel. Lot 114 comprises two large porcelain vases depicting birds resting on flowered branches. All are fine porcelain. Famille jaune, noire, rose and verte are French terms that classify Chinese porcelain by the dominant element in its color palette.

Lot 20 is a lovely famille jaune porcelain vase. Lot 28 consists of two famille rose porcelain vases. Lot 24 is a pair of famille jaune fishbowls. Lot 26 is a famille verte vase. Lot 18 is a pair of eye-popping high relief vases. A number of Japanese ceramic objects are also up for auction, including Lot 437, a Japanese Imari porcelain lidded jar, and Lot 467, a fine pair of blue and white Japanese porcelain vases.

Over 30 lots of cloisonné will be offered. Highlights include a large temple size censer in Lot 255, two large pedestals in Lot 262, two incense burners in Lot 261, two smaller wood and cloisonné pedestals in Lot 263, a pair of large vases in Lot 264 and a pair of double gourd vases in Lot 265. Cloisonné is a time-honored technique for affixing gemstones, colored glass or vitreous enamel to metalwork objects.

Finely detailed carved wood and stone items are also up for auction, including a carved hard stone landscape depicting figures huddled around a cliff side temple beneath a tree. The detail work and color of this object are exquisite. Lot 238 is a pair of carved elm architectural brackets, depicting the fearsome visages of a dragon clutching an embroidered ball, an example of magnificent craftsmanship.

Lot 372 is a large carved hardwood drum depicting another dragon, Lot 208 is a set of six brilliantly carved hard stone figurines, Lot 342 is a carved and gilt lacquered plaque depicting birds resting among a dense thicket of floral plants, and Lot 343 is a similar gilt and lacquered wooden plaque, depicting an aquatic scene of fish and squid surrounding a waterside shrine. Many other lots will also be featured.

In all, more than 500 lots will come up for bid, and bidders can view the catalog now, in its entirety, at GraysAuctioneers.com. Gray’s will open for in-person previews from September 6th thru 12th; Monday thru Friday, from 10am-5pm, and Saturday from 12 noon-4pm; or by appointment. All times Eastern.

Dr. DiCenzo received his Ph.D. in Japanese history from Princeton University in 1978. As part of his studies, he spent several years in Japan during the 1960s, where he first began collecting the wide variety of beautiful antiques now up for auction. As part of the Oberlin faculty, he galvanized student interest in Japan on campus as it was rising as an economic and cultural superpower in the mid-1970s.

DiCenzo went on to help Oberlin College affiliate with the newly-formed Associated Kyoto Program consortium of colleges in the U.S., through which he sent scores of students for study abroad in Japan.

Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (216) 226-3300; or, you can send an e-mail to their appraisals department at appraisals@graysauctioneers.com.

To learn more about Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers and the live and internet auction planned for Wednesday, September 12th, at 10 am, visit www.graysauctioneers.com. Updates are posted often.

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Serena Harragin
Gray's Auctioneers & Appraisers
(216) 226-3300
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"நாங்கள் உங்களை மறவோம் – You Are Not Forgotten" : காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டோருக்கான அனைத்துலக நாள் இன்று !!

நாங்கள் உங்களை மறவோம் – You Are Not Forgotten”

காணமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களை அடையாளப்படுத்து பொருட்டு http://youarenotforgotten.org/எனும் இணையம் இயங்கத் தொடங்கியுள்ளது.

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

வலிந்து காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களுக்கான அனைத்துலக நாள் (August 30) இன்றாகும். இந்நாளில் உலகின் பல பாகங்களிலும் வலிந்து காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களை நினைவேந்து அது தொடர்பிலான விழிப்புணர்வை ஏற்படுத்தும் ஒரு நாளாக கடைப்பிடிக்கப்பட்டு வருகின்றது.

அந்தவகையில் இந்நாள் இலங்கைத்தீவில் ஒரு முக்கியமானதொரு நாளாக காணப்படுகின்றது.

காரணம் உலகிலேயே மிக அதிகமானவர்கள் காணாமற்போனவர்களின் நாடுகளில் இலங்கை இரண்டாம் இடத்தில் உள்ளது என ஐ.நாவின் புள்ளிவிபரம் ஒன்று கூறுகின்றது. அதாவது இலங்கைத்தீவில் காணாமலாக்கப்பட்ட பல்லாயிரக்கணக்கானவர்களுக்கு என்ன நிலை என்பது கேள்விக்குறியாக உள்ளது.

இந்நிலையில் இலங்கைத்தீவில் வெள்ளை வான்களிலும், சுற்றிவளைப்புக்களிலும், காவலரண்;களிலும், விசாரணைக் கைதுகளிலும் என பலரும் காணமலாக்கப்பட்டுள்ளனர் என்பது மட்டுமல்லாது, போரின் இறுதி நாட்களில் சிறிலங்கா படையினரிடம் தங்களை ஒப்படைத்தவர்கள், உறவினர்களால் ஒப்படைக்கப்பட்டவர்கள் என தமிழர்கள் யாவருமே காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களாக உள்ளனர்.

இதற்கான நீதியைத் வேண்டியே காணமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் உறவுகள் ஒயாது போராடி வருகின்றனர்.

துயர் நிறைந்த இப்பக்கங்களை ஆவணப்படுத்தவும், நீதிக்கான போராட்டத்திற்கு வலுவாகவும் காணமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களை அவர்தம் உறவுகளால் அடையாளப்படுத்து பொருட்டு http://youarenotforgotten.org/எனும் இணையம் இயங்கத் தொடங்கியுள்ளது.

லத்தீன் அமெரிக்க நாடுகளில் மட்டுமல்ல உலகின் பல பாகங்களிலும் வலிந்து காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் விபரங்களை அடங்கிய பல இணைய ஆவணங்கள் இயங்கி வரும் நிலையில், இலங்கைத்தீவில் காணமலாக்கப்பட்ட தமிழர்களுக்கென தனித்து இயங்கத் தொடங்கியுள்ள இந்த இணையத்தளம் முக்கியமானதாக உள்ளது.

காணாமலாக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் பெயர், வதிவிடம், எவ்வாறு காணாமல் ஆக்காணாமல் ஆக்கப்பட்டவர்களின் பெயர், வதிவிடம், எவ்வாறு காணாமல் ஆக்கப்பட்டனர் போன்ற விவரங்களை, உறவினர்கள், நண்பர்கள் இத்தளத்தில் நேரடியாகவே தரவேற்றம் செய்து கொள்ளக் கூடியதாக அமைகின்றது.

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Writing Competition in Honor of the late Defense Attorney Deron Castro – Submission Deadline Extended to September 15

News 12 New York, Interview with Deron Castro (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

News 12 New York, Interview with Deron Castro (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Deron Castro in the courtroom with a client (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Deron Castro in the courtroom with a client (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer, Corvain Cooper Clemency Petition

Video of Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Video of Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Patrick Megaro announces that the submission deadline has been extended to September 15 to give students returning for the Fall Term an opportunity

Halscott Megaro PA (N/A:N/A)

If I or anyone in my family were charged with a crime, I would have hired Deron Castro. He was hands down one of the best trial attorneys in New York and in the country.”

— Patrick Michael Megaro, Criminal Defense Lawyer

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Submission Deadline extended to September 15! Criminal Defense Attorney Deron Castro departed this Earth too soon and too suddenly in late July 2018. He will not be forgotten by his family, his children, his colleagues whose respect he earned, and his many grateful clients whom he served in over 24 years of his law practice. He sought justice for many unjustly accused. He took more than 90 criminal cases to trial, winning the vast majority of them.

Only days earlier, in early July 2018, Deron had a major win in the Queen’s County Supreme Court when the judge agreed to throw out evidence against the defendant in a murder case after a pre-trial hearing. The District Attorney sought to introduce statements of the defendant made during an interrogation by homicide detectives. After carefully cross-examining the detective at the hearing, Castro was able to persuade the judge to suppress the evidence by citing past cases where similar evidence was tossed out. It is quite unusual for a judge to suppress a defendant's own statements, let alone to have them suppressed in a murder case. Few attorneys could accomplish such a feat in court. Deron was one of them.

In his honor, Halscott Megaro, P.A. will be hosting its Annual Essay Writing Competition, which is open to all current full-time and part-time enrolled students in an ABA accredited law school. One winner will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 scholarship award from the Deron Castro Memorial Scholarship.

Deron Castro, Esq. was a personal friend and colleague of Patrick Michael Megaro. Mr. Castro started his career at The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, in Queens, New York as a public defender before going into private practice. Mr. Castro and Mr. Megaro also later cooperated criminal cases, such as the successful appeal in People v. Small (2011), see https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ny-supreme-court/1565846.html.

Mr. Castro was well-known and respected as one of the most successful and skilled criminal defense attorneys, securing acquittal after acquittal for his clients. A fearless advocate, he provided nothing but the highest caliber of representation to his loyal and dedicated clientele.

States Mr. Megaro, “If I or anyone in my family was charged with a crime, I would have hired Deron Castro. He was hands down one of the best trial attorneys in New York and in the country. Castro won with his skill, preparation, and fighting spirit. He was highly respected by other criminal defense lawyers and feared by prosecutors.”
Outside of the courtroom, Deron Castro was a loving and devoted father of three and caring husband. Always involved in his children’s activities, one could find Mr. Castro running from basketball practice to dance recitals at night and on the weekends. He was known for his kindness, generosity, and perpetual positive attitude which impacted all those around him.

This Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of one of the great lawyers in New York City, and the United States, to ever grace a courtroom with his presence.


The scholarship is open to all current full-time and part-time matriculated students in an ABA accredited law school.

How to Apply:

For applying the essay contest, the candidates must write a 1000 word or fewer essay on the following topic:

What makes the difference between a good and a great criminal defense attorney?

Deron certainly was one of those great attorneys, but what exactly makes a criminal attorney “great”? Here is a starting point. One criminal defenses attorney suggests that four qualities are necessary to be at least “good”: “[1] The single most important thing a criminal defense lawyer can do is over-investigate their case. It is the probably the biggest single difference in lawyers, how much independent investigation they do. …. [2] Everyone knows that criminal defense lawyers must be strong negotiators. … There are really only two factors that should be considered in negotiation: what does this person deserve and what is the likelihood of conviction if the case proceeds to trial (what is the strength of the case). … [3] Third, provide a technical legal defense. This is the kind of thing you learn in law books. Read the discovery. Read the law. Reread the discovery. Reread the law. There is usually something to argue about. … [4] In my opinion, the toughest skill, is being able to win at trial. Not many lawyers will take tough cases to trial. …” Robert King, “What makes a good criminal lawyer?”, see https://www.robertkinglawfirm.com/blog/2017/may/what-makes-a-good-criminal-lawyer-/ (2017)

Submission Details:

Your essay must be submitted via email to info@appealslawgroup.com and must be in Word or PDF format. In the alternative, applicants may submit a 5-minute or less video essay. The video must be a closeup of the applicant, giving their essay as a lecture or speech, addressing the camera directly and must have a green screen in the background. Editing is permitted.

The essay must be submitted along with a short bio on the applicant, a passport-style photograph of the applicant, and a release permitting publication of the photograph and the essay (or video) by Halscott Megaro, P.A., its agents or assigns.

Award Amount:

The $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to the winning candidate.

Application Deadline:

Submission Deadline extended to September 15, 2018!
The winner will be announced September 30, 2018

Halscott Megaro, P.A. is a law firm dedicated to the pursuit of justice, focusing on criminal and civil appeals, post-conviction relief, criminal defense, clemency advocacy, and civil rights advocacy.


Website: https://www.appealslawgroup.com/our-attorneys/patrick-megaro-esq/

News at: https://hype.news/patrick-megaro-attorney/n-ba064c55-8ee2-42b7-ba81-cf7edd4d175f/stories

Attorney Profile: https://criminal-defense-attorney.squarespace.com/patrick-michael-megaro-esq/

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-michael-megaro-%E2%AD%90-877b284/

Attorney Profile: https://solomonlawguild.com/patrick-michael-megaro

Better Business Bureau Profile: https://www.bbb.org/central-florida/business-reviews/attorneys-and-lawyers/appeals-law-group-in-orlando-fl-90326269

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patrickmichael.megaro.9

Blog: https://patrickmegaroblog.blogspot.com/

Patrick Megaro
Halscott Megaro, P.A.
(407) 255-2164
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Bigfoot Signs Acquisition Letter of Intent With Greenfoot Technologies

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Bigfoot Project Investments Inc.

Greenfoot Technologies

Bigfoot and Greenfoot Technologies Agree to Join Forces

Bigfoot Project Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS:BGFT)

REDWOOD CITY, CA, US, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bigfoot Project Investments Inc. a public company traded on OTC Markets under the ticker symbol BGFT is proud to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire Greenfoot Technologies. Greenfoot Technologies is a high level staffing firm specializing in technology based positions. This acquisition will allow BGFT access to the experts needed to take existing projects to the consumer. Experts in CGI will be used in the future Brutal Bigfoot productions and will start working on gaming platforms to produce a reality based hunting game.

GreenFoot Technologies is a seasoned Staffing Solutions firm offering expertise in Clean Technology, Engineering, IT, Web Application Development, Mobile Application development, and Management and Executive Search expertise. Greenfoot Technologies is regarded as industry leaders in their field, focused solely on delivering only the best talent, backed by an outside the box approach. The Company goal: save clients time, increase their bottom line, advance careers! They are technology recruitment experts. With more than a decade of service there is little that they haven't assisted their clients with when it comes to hiring up and down all levels within their organizations.

This acquisition will also give BGFT a better negotiating position for the merger that is currently in process. The acquisition is not the merger that was mentioned in previous news. Negotiations are still underway with the merger candidate more news will follow on the upcoming merger.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking information or forward-looking statements (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information is typically identified by words such as: "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "estimate", "potentially" and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking information provided by the Company is not a guarantee of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking information as a result of various factors. The reader is referred to the Company's public filings for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects which may be accessed through the Company's filings on the SEC website:

Sara Reynolds
Bigfoot Project Investments Inc.
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Phillips & Cohen Executing Global Growth Strategy Hires Phillip Lee, SVP of Global Corporate Development

Phillip Lee, SVP, Global Corporate Development

Phillip Lee hired as SVP, Global Corporate Development to execute global growth strategy

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Phillips & Cohen Executing Global Growth Strategy by Hiring Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Development

Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd., the deceased account management specialist servicing creditors in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, Spain and New Zealand, has signaled its intentions to enter additional international markets today with the appointment of Phillip Lee as Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Development.

In this newly created position, Mr. Lee will focus on identifying and prioritizing new markets for the expansion of PCA’s unique, compassionate estate account management services and facilitating entry into those new countries.

“Phillip is a true ‘citizen of the world,’ living on three continents and speaking multiple languages during his professional career, including many years in both Europe and Latin America. His cultural knowledge and technical expertise will help guide PCA as we execute our global expansion plans,” said Adam Cohen, Co-Chairman/CEO.

Mr. Lee brings over two decades of experience in corporate and financial deal-making roles including serving as a Partner of Clairfield International and Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy at Global TeleSystems. He also spent considerable time supporting various charities benefiting children and families in Europe and South America.

About Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd.
Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd. is a specialty receivable management company providing customized services to creditors in a variety of unique market segments. Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd is domestically headquartered in Wilmington, DE, with additional offices in Colorado and Florida as well as international offices in the UK, Canada, Australia and Spain. For more information about Phillips& Cohen Associates visit www.phillips-cohen.com. PCA provides Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Phillip Lee
Phillips & Cohen Associates, Ltd.
+1 (302) 355-3500 ext. 2124
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Chanthaburi's First Eco-resort Fasai Resort and Spa Wins Resort of the Year 2018

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Faasai Resort and Spa has won Resort of the Year 2018 for Chanthaburi in the Travel and Hospitality awards

CHANTHABURI, THAILAND, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The judges selected Faasai Resort and Spa as Resort of the Year Chanthaburi after reviewing its commitment to eco tourism and responsible travel, guests' reviews and comments, and the services it offers including spa treatments, visits to its organic farm, and local tours. The family-owned resort opened 13 years ago with seven rooms and later expanded to 14.

It was built from scratch by Thai-New Zealand couple Surin Laopha and Bronwen Evans, taking care to preserve and enhance the local trees and natural ecosystem. They also bought nearby land with natural wetlands which has been restored and developed as an organic farm and nature sanctuary called White Water Lake. Both the resort and farm are magnets for wildlife with more than 100 species of birds visiting year-round including brahminy kites, lapwings, kingfishers, coucals and bulbuls.

Bronwen says they are delighted to be chosen as Resort of the Year for Chanthaburi.

"Our sustainable tourism ideals are working closely with the local community, growing healthy food in harmony with nature and sharing experiences of the local culture with guests. This fits well with the policy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand of 'inclusive tourism' or using tourism to promote sustainable development within the community."

"Our motto of grace, harmony and beauty extends to everything we do including care of guests, staff, the environment while also reflecting the spiritual values and cultural heritage of Thailand."

She says the province of Chanthaburi on Thailand's eastern border is ideally placed to meet the growing interest in green travel and authenticity.

Despite being only three hours’ drive from the metropolis of Bangkok, it boasts beaches, coral reefs, marine parks and towering waterfalls, as well as the highest mountain peak in the East – Kao Soi Dao.

The resort offers nature based tourism including exploration of the unique coastal and forest ecosystem of Kung Wiman, a small fishing village surrounded by orchards, shrimp farms and rubber plantations. Neighbouring Kung Kraben Bay is a marine sanctuary under the patronage of His Majesty the King, which is fringed with mangroves.

Visitors to Kung Kraben can take a boardwalk through the mangroves, go kayaking amongst the mangrove trees or in the bay (between October and March) and visit an aquarium which has a diversity of marine life including seahorses, stingrays, sharks, clown and puffer fish as well as a marine breeding centre in the bay.

The Best Resort Chanthaburi award is the the latest in a string of awards won by Faasai Resort and Spa. It also won the following awards:

Green award and special award for cultivation and use of herbs and spices from the Governor of Chanthaburi 2011

Outstanding service to the environment and nature in the Eastern region -Thailand Boutique Awards 2010

Best Small Hotel in Thailand – TAT Green Awards 2011 and 2009.

Responsible Tourism award – Faasai Resort & Spa was runner-up in the budget category in the 2008 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards.

Bronwen Evans
Faasai Resort and Spa
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A Lovingly Look at Florists’ Web Reputation in North America.

When Lovingly looks at florists’ web reputation in North America it's all about building trust.

“For Lovingly, building trust starts with local businesses and it extends to gift-givers and recipients,” says Ken Garland. “That means optimized ecommerce websites, along with a suite of features and services inclusive with partnership.”

GDPR, California Privacy Act, Google Search Best Practices, Oh My! It all comes down to building trust.

For Lovingly, building trust starts with local businesses and extends from there to gift-givers and recipients. That’s how Lovingly creates long-term success.”

— Lovingly co-founder and managing partner, Ken Garland.

FISHKILL, NY, USA, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Google rewards higher domain authority and, therefore, creates a higher search page ranking to https-secure* websites that have the ultimate recipe of relevant, fresh content, impeccably presented with mobile-friendly technology and stellar reviews. (*August 2018: According to Lovingly research, only 40% of NA Florists have fully secure websites.)

The Trends Speak for Themselves:
Savvy online shoppers demand elegant user-experiences for gifts and floral arrangement websites. If not, they run for the hills. Or, more precisely, they search for another website that gives them what they want, when they want it, without hiccups. In other words: They want simplified, streamlined, secure and satisfying online shopping experiences. That optimal experience provides a seamless connection between retail solutions and compelling content. Moreover, it is delivered flawlessly by developing trust with the shopper and by providing a comforting experience for the gift recipient.

All This, and Challenges To Spare:
Over the past 10 years, the contraction of real, local florists along Main Street North America has been pronounced. The most helpful technology providers to these groups position their business for the mobile shopper. They also counter the ill effects of Order Gatherers masquerading as real, local florists, when in fact they act as middlemen, often stripping away any viable margin from floral arrangement sales. Retail florists can up their success rate by pivoting with the times while helping shoppers celebrate life’s special moments. It’s all about embracing intuitive technology that supports meaningful relationships up and down the distribution chain.

On Facilitating Trust at Every Touch:
The recipe for success with shoppers is pretty basic: Give them 100% secure websites (Google Standards, all pages encrypted – not just the checkout page), proactive privacy compliance (GDPR), impeccable online reputation management, best practice search optimization/SEM while providing an enjoyable, productive user experience. As for the California Privacy Act, Lovingly acknowledges, proactively follows and will consider the implications well before the Bill’s implementation currently set for Jan. 1, 2020.

Tech providers can best align with retailers by providing them with user-friendly tools to defend their roles in their local community. This strategy alone goes a long way to stem the loss of these meaningful contributors to the social fabric of Main Street, North America. In fact, Lovingly created a HTTPS status checker tool, for free, so that any floral business could check the status of their website, regardless of whether or not they are a partner. That tool can be located here: https://www.lovingly.com/u/is-your-site-secure

Add to that, Lovingly Weddings provides an example of fortifying flower shops; it’s a free referral system for engaged couples. It builds trust while streamlining and improving the on-boarding process of Wedding Clients to Lovingly Partners. And it works simply by taking pesky frustrations off the table in a Floral Services Wedding Consult.

Education also builds trust between florists, gift shoppers and their recipients. It helps close up the gap between expectations and capabilities. To further the cause, Lovingly has delivered online business-building consulting on a one-to-one basis to partner shops. Lovingly also provides Ebooks for Best Practices in Online Floral Sales, holds business seminars at Floral Trade events and sponsors Floral Designers’ continuing education seminars.

Then there’s the recently announced Lovingly U, which adds another level of commitment to educational content to bolster trust in the real, local flower shop offering. Lovingly is presently building the education team while drafting the curriculum and the distribution model. The new Lovingly U web page can be viewed as of August 27, 2018.

“For Lovingly, building trust starts with local businesses and extends from there to gift-givers and recipients,” says Lovingly co-founder and managing partner, Ken Garland. “That means optimized ecommerce websites, along with a suite of features and services inclusive with partnership. No hidden fees. No long lists of additional charges. Craftspeople can’t build relationships with their clients with stumbling blocks at every step. Great user experience and support is for everyone. That’s how Lovingly creates long-term success.”

The Trend is Trust!
In ecommerce and the gifting techspace, it’s extremely beneficial to be fully compliant with Google. Lovingly continues to advocate for best practices at every touch between the distribution chain and the consumer. It’s the surest path to build trust and a powerful recipe for online success for everyone involved.

The Lovingly Outlook:
The European/US governmental dialog (Privacy Shield) shouldn’t stop the online floral industry providers from erring on the safe side of always building trust for shoppers, for their recipients and the distribution outlets — they’re real, local florists and community heroes.

Trust Comes First… Online consumer loyalty, stronger relationships and higher conversion rates follow.

About Lovingly: Lovingly strengthens relationships through meaningful gift-giving and shared experiences. Founded over ten years ago, the company has introduced many firsts to the online floral industry.

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Source: EIN Presswire