Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Graduation Ceremony 2018

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2018 / — Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices, School and Center for Children with Autism, celebrated the students’ achievements for their end of the year graduation with a musical presentation. The ceremonies were held on Monday, June 11th for Preschool students and the following Monday, June 18th for the School Age students. The performances highlighted the student’s accomplishments both musically and academically for the 2017-2018 school year.

The classes were all ready for their special day as they have been preparing for this big moment for the past two months. All the students participated beautifully and successfully performed in front of their proud parents and family. Students celebrated with a musical performance by happily twirling streamers, shaking maracas, drumming on bongos along with the music being played. Some of the younger students sang songs along with motions while the older students had the opportunity to independently express and present their academic accomplishments over the school year. Dr. Joshua Weinstein, founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu, said a few words, recognizing the students’ great progress and thanking all the parents for giving their trust in SKHOV staff.  He continued thanking the teachers, therapists and staff for all their hard work and overall love and support for all the students.

After the performance, students along with their parents decorated a picture frame with different art materials to display their graduation picture. As the parents were leaving, they received a yearbook to keep as a memento of all the great work and progress their child has accomplished this school year. With the many activities and interactions held during this ceremony, parents expressed and recognized how much their child has learned and progressed under the care of all their teachers and therapists.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices, is a school and center for autism, an educational organization dedicated to the support and education of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a leader in the field of special needs education.

The organization offers a series of Free Autism Workshops to families and educators located at Touro College in New York City on a monthly basis. The next workshop is on Tuesday, June 26th with Dina Ezagui, MS, CCC-SLP. The workshop will be regarding Pediatric Oral Motor and Feeding Therapy. For more information, please visit This workshop is made possible by the New York City Council Autism Initiative who provides the necessary funds for this program.

Joshua Weinstein – Ph.D., M.B.A., CEO & Founder
Suri Gruen – Program Director
Gili Rechany – MA, SBL, BCBA, LBA, Educational Director

Katie Tenenbaum
Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices
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Mohawk Arms' Auction #79 on June 30th features over 1,150 lots of militaria spanning multiple conflicts and generations

Personal automobile standard of Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II, displaying his family crest, plus three fender flags (minimum bid: $18,000).

Peaked caps (one shown) and sleeve insignia of the German Third Reich diplomatic ambassador to Russia (minimum bid: $18,000).

Original Japanese World War II Kamikaze flag, the silk “meatball” type, with black ink signed slogans (minimum bid: $650).

Imperial Austrian officer’s helmet of the K.u.K. Arcieren Guards, the rarest helmet of the Austrian Imperial period (minimum bid: $6,500).

Pair of 18th century British Georgian silver mounted flintlock pistols, one shown, both exhibiting wear (minimum bid: $1,400).

Offered will be old guns, helmets, peaked caps, fender pennants, medals and badges, belt buckles, swords, uniforms, cloth insignias, shoulder boards and more.

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y., UNITED STATES, June 20, 2018 / — BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – The peaked caps and sleeve insignia of the German Third Reich diplomatic ambassador to Russia, the personal automobile standard and three other fender flags used by Kaiser Wilhelm II, a rare 17th or 18th century Polish karabela sword (or sabre) and a pair of British Georgian silver mounted flintlock pistols will all come up for bid Saturday, June 30th.

They’re just a few of the more than 1,150 lots of militaria slated to cross the auction block at Auction #79, to be held online and in the gallery of Mohawk Arms, Inc., on Route 20 in Bouckville, located in central New York state. The auction will begin promptly at 9:15 am Eastern time. People can register and bid now, on Mohawk’s website: www.

The catalog and internet auction is packed with rare and highly collectible militaria material spanning multiple generations and conflicts. In addition to the Mohawk Arms website, internet bidding is also provided by Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

The peaked caps and sleeve insignia of Nazi Third Reich diplomatic ambassador to Russia, Graf Friedrich-Werner von der Schulenburg, comprises a fine quality light grey doeskin peaked cap (of the type only worn by ambassadors); a superb quality white-top peaked cap; and a massive diplomatic ambassador embroidered sleeve insignia. The lot comes with a two-page German forensic lab report, authenticating the items as original, and carries a minimum bid of $18,000.

Also with a minimum bid of $18,000 is the personal automobile standard of Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II, with three other official fender flags used when meeting with his Austrian counterpart, visiting the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg and displaying his Hohenzollern family crest. Wilhelm’s personal flag, 16 inches by 17 inches, is made of a silk-like material and has a black Prussian eagle on a crowned gold shield on the center, with a black Iron Cross and the date 1870.

The 17th or 18th century Polish karabela sword has a wood grip with a carved, stylized eagle head pommel that resembles a staircase. The flat metal strip on each side is colored to blend in with the grip. The straight blade is 27 ½ inches long. The minimum bid is $450. The karabela was a type of Polish sabre popular in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth. It’s defined as a decorated sabre with a handle stylized as the head of a bird (in this case an eagle) and an open crossguard.

The pair of 18th century British Georgian silver mounted flintlock pistols have seen their share of use and wear over the years and are being described as “a true restoration project.” In fact, one of the pistols is missing the stock from the wrist down and part of the silver trigger guard strap is detached. But the other gun is in OK shape; it’s full stocked and has an octagon/round barrel with sunken gold cartouches “H. Hadley” and “London”. The lot has a minimum bid of $1,400.

An Imperial Austrian officer’s helmet of the K.u.K. Arcieren Guards, the rarest helmet of the Austrian Imperial period, has a minimum bid of $6,500. The helmet boasts a silver-plated body that looks hammered, brass trim edging, a large gilt coat-of-arms front-plate within a framework of foliage, age-darkened oak leaf chinscales and gold silk lining. Topping the helmet is a fire-gilt bronze crowned double eagle and a white buffalo hair plume extends from the eagle head backs.

A German Third Reich SA Feldherrenhalle gorget (crescent-shaped ornament worn on a chain around the neck as a badge of rank by officers) has a minimum bid of $4,000. There are dark patches on the age-toned nickeled crescent and the stylized gilt eagle/swastika has a nice patina. The piece has dark blue cloth backing and a corner hook and oval band hold the original chain.

A U.S. World War II “Black Widow” Navy Cross having darkened, one-piece construction, has a minimum bid of $1,200. The item exhibits good detail and has a full wrap brooch and even the original issue Navy presentation box. Paper found in the base of the box reads “C. Gray Bream”.

An American circa 1830 New York state “tombstone” hat plate, worn by militia members on civilian “stove pipe” hats, in exceptional condition, has a minimum bid of $850. The hat plate is curved, tinned iron, with a painted gilt upswept-wings eagle standing on top of a globe. Clouds and a sunburst are at the top. Old lacquer coating has preserved 98 percent of the original finish.

An original Japanese World War II Kamikaze flag, the silk “meatball” type with black ink signed slogans that express absolute loyalty to the emperor and honor in death, carries a minimum bid of $650. The 26 inch by 32 inch flag, having leather tabs with ties in two corners, is an unusual surviving relic of Japan’s extreme attempt to prevent an invasion of the homeland during WWII.

A 19th century Indo-Persian khanjar (curved dagger specific to Islamic countries), having a damascene blade, marble-like grips and a translucent Lucite pommel and base of grip, has a minimum bid of $300. The 12-inch curved watered steel blade, with two curved fullers, is well-made and the dagger comes with a black leather covered wood scabbard with an iron ball tip.

The auction also features a Baron von Richtofen autographed period postcard; the peaked cap and case of Japanese World War II Admiral Kantaro Suzuki; a collection of U.S. hat and belt plates from the Rev-War to 1850; a named British Crimea medal; Third Reich kepis; and an original Elastolin/Lineol figures tableau of Hitler reviewing a parade in front of the Chancellery.

Also offered will be helmets, peaked caps, fender pennants, medals and badges, belt buckles, swords, uniforms, cloth insignias, shoulder boards, collar tabs, armbands, cuff titles, Civil War items (swords, leather goods, etc.), China Air Fleet Qingdao Naval Air Group flags, Imperial German steins, patriotic framed service commemoratives, combat gear, photos, books and more.

Mohawk Arms’ next big internet and catalog auction after this one is planned for later on this year, probably sometime in December. The company typically conducts two large sales annually.

Mohawk Arms, Inc., is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item or an entire collection, you may call (315) 893-7888; or, you can e-mail them at To learn more about Mohawk Arms, Inc., and the internet and catalog auction planned for Saturday, June 30th at 9:15 am EDT, visit

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Ray Zyla
Mohawk Arms, Inc.
(315) 893-7888
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Ace Computers: Why Being an Experienced Technology Solution Provider Matters

Ace CEO John Samborski

Ace CEO John Samborski

Ace Computers Custom Technology

Ace Computers Custom Technology

Ace Computers has been in business since 1983 and is a prime example of why being an experienced technology solution provider matters.

Our clients are completely comfortable that we know what we are doing in terms of developing the best possible technology at the best possible price.”

— Ace Computers CEO John Samborski

CHICAGO, ILL., UNITED STATES, June 20, 2018 / — Ace Computers has been in business since 1983 and is a prime example of why being an experienced technology solution provider matters. This depth and breadth of technology industry expertise gives the company a number of advantages over competitors including.
• Management experience: Ace Computers’ seasoned and reputable management team is more familiar with the nuances of the industry and is in a better position to accommodate each client’s unique business needs.
• A deep bench of engineering expertise: Ace Computers’ engineers average more than 25 years of experience. Design recommendations are based on a solid foundation of successful solutions along with leading-edge—not bleeding-edge– solutions.
• Extensive partner relationships: Another advantage of working with Ace Computers is that they have extensive client and partner networks already in place. These close working partner relationships mean that partners work alongside Ace Computers to fulfill their clients’ most challenging requirements with best-of-breed technologies.
• Generally Lower Cost: Ace Computers doesn’t have to factor in the cost of missteps/trial and error as start-ups often do. The company has mastered consistently providing the best possible technology at the lowest possible price.
• High Success Rate: With this much experience in management and engineering, Ace Computers has one of the lowest product failure rates in the industry.
• Reliability: Clients know that Ace Computers has been around for a long time and will continue into perpetuity. This is one of the many factors that government and military organizations consider when choosing Ace Computers for elite contracts—they know Ace Computers will always have the staying power to back what they sell.
• Client References: Ace Computers has been amassing client references and case studies from some of the world’s largest organizations for 35 years.

Ace Computers CEO John Samborski said, “We have a bigger list of high profile long-term clients than any other company our size—and even significantly bigger than us—that I know of. They trust us; they are completely comfortable that we know what we are doing in terms of developing the best possible technology at the best possible price.”
Ace Computers is a Woman-Owned Small Business manufacturer and reseller for the public sector as well as the commercial sector with a stellar record of outstanding customer service, engineering expertise and on-time delivery. Ace Computers is a multi-year CES Award winner and HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award finalist. In addition to some of the finest academic institutions in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Headquartered in Greater Chicago, additional locations include New York, New Jersey, Florida, Virginia, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. To contact Ace Computers, call 1-877-223-2667 or 1-847-952-6900 or visit

Jeanna Van Rensselar
Smart PR Communications
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Investors Bank's Chief Culture Officer Inspires Staten Island Students To Find Their Amazing Skills

Chief Culture Officer Dennis Budinich presented Investors Bank’s financial and life literacy class to high school seniors.

Over 100 high school seniors from Staten Island Tech and New Dorp High School hear about the “pain of discipline” concept.

Graduating seniors were advised that the responsibility for personal education continues well after formal schooling ends.

Investors Bank's Sr. V.P. Dennis Budinich stressed to students that continuously improving their capabilities can help them achieve their potential in life.

Investors Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC)

The pain of discipline is described in the context of the choices people make about how they use their free time. Young people can nurture personal growth or spending many hours just relaxing.”

— Chief Culture Officer Dennis Budinich

STATEN ISLAND , NEW YORK , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, June 20, 2018 / — Investors Bank Chief Culture Officer Dennis Budinich recently introduced a financial and life literacy program to students who attend high school on Staten Island. During his presentation, Mr. Budinich encouraged a group of students from Staten Island Tech and New Dorp High School to take responsibility, as young adults, for their personal finances. He also presented concepts for motivated and ambitious people to use in developing and enhancing their capabilities throughout life.

Mr. Budinich heads the culture and development team at Investors Bank, which recently launched a new financial literacy program. The program is aimed primarily at high school students and young professionals. During the presentation he offered three key points:

• Personal education continues well after formal schooling ends
• There is the “pain of regret” and the “pain of discipline”
• Everyone has one or more amazing capabilities.

Mr. Budinich stressed the value of continuous improvement so that an individual can achieve his or her potential in a career, multiple work pursuits, and in life. Over 100 high school juniors and seniors participated in the program, which was a component of the annual Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s Conference.

In making the point that every person can do something “amazing,” Mr. Budinich showed a video of an artist who handcrafts elaborate sculptures that can balance on the head of a pin. A private collector later paid millions of dollars for the artist’s body of work. Using the artist’s success as an example, Mr. Budinich encouraged the students to find their “amazing” abilities and to cultivate them to create a “personal advantage.”

Mr. Budinich also discussed the concept that he calls the “pain of regret.” He illustrated the “pain of regret” by describing how people feel, later in life, when they realize their lack of adequate retirement savings means they will continue working, usually in low wage jobs, well into their 70s or beyond.

The "Pain of Regret"

Mr. Budinich explained that the “pain of regret” can lead to intense feelings of financial insecurity.
He reviewed the importance of starting early to build a savings nest egg and emphasized the value of saving five-to-ten percent of one’s take-home wages. He encouraged the students to adopt the common practice of spending less than they earn each month. Overspending can leave a person or household with too little savings.

Mr. Budinich described “pain of discipline” in the context of the choices people make about how they use their free time. The “pain of discipline,” he said, comes with the decision to nurture personal growth by reading, rather than spending hours watching television, relaxing with friends, or engaging in social media.

Mr. Budinich advanced the idea that students continue their personal development by spending at least 20 minutes each day reading enriching books. By reading great books, he explained, young adults have a better chance of gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to take charge of their lives.

The presentation concluded with a discussion of the value of being generous by volunteering time to worthy non-for-profit organizations, a practice that will help a person develop leadership skills. Mr. Budinich concluded by stating that “generous hearts prosper,” and rewards often come to those who use their talents to help others.

About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.
Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender
Investors Bank’s website is, and the Bank can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

Bob Rinklin
Essential Public Relations
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U.S. Cheese Market Analysis 2018 (By Segment, Key Players and Applications) and Forecasts To 2023

U.S. Cheese Market 2018 – Opportunity, Driving Trends and deep study.

PUNE, INDIA, June 20, 2018 / — Globally, the cheese market is mainly driven by the increased consumption of dairy products included in daily diet of consumers. Increasing adaptation of European lifestyle and their food culture in U.S. is influencing the market growth. Applications of different types of cheese with various flavors in various sectors of food industries is supporting its sale. Cheese is extensively used in convenience foods, ready-to-eat meals, fast-food, and confectionery. The high demand of the product across these industries is seen as a potential opportunity for its market.


Consumers from U.S. are more inclined towards including innovative flavors and trying mixed cheese varieties, which tend to restrain the cheese market. There are more than 1000 varieties of cheese available, out of which preparing mixed varieties according to consumer’s choice turns out to be a challenge. The increased demand for these mixed cheese varieties tend to restrain the growth of cheese market. Moreover, different cheese varieties have different shelf-life and mixing the cheese will further decrease the shelf-life of cheese.
Shelf-life of cheese is low based on the lower shelf life of milk. Milk is the raw material for cheese and has low shelf-life based on the rapid enzymatic degradation or chemical deterioration of the milk.

Regional Analysis:
U.S. Cheese market has been segmented on the basis of states, which comprise Wisconsin, California, Idaho, New York, New Mexico, Minnesota and rest of the U.S. Among states, Wisconsin is accounting for major market share in the U.S. cheese market, which is expected to reach 2,059.2 Kilo tons by the end of 2023 with registering a healthy CAGR of 3.55% during the forecast period of 2017-2023. California is also one of the attractive states among the cheese manufacturers in the U.S. and it is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 3.83% during the forecast period.

Cheese market has been segmented on the basis of product type into Mozzarella, Cheddar, Other Italian Cheese, Other American Cheese, Feta, Hispanic, Muenster, Montery Jack, Colby Jack, Cream cheese, Cottage cheese, Pepper Jack, and others. On the basis of sources, the market is segmented such as whole cow milk, skimmed cow milk and others. Based on the type, market is segmented into fresh, aged fresh, soft white, semi-soft, hard, blue, flavored, and others. U.S. cheese market has been segmented on the basis of application, which comprises of cheese processing, cheese spreads, cheese dips, fast food snacks, alcohol accompaniments, bakery foods, processed foods, savory snacks, and others.

Key Players:
The leading market players in the U.S. cheese market are Land O'Lakes, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Co., Dairiconcepts L.P., Leprino Foods Company, Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America Inc.

Target Audience:
• U.S. Cheese Manufacturers
• U.S. Food Industry
• U.S. Milk Suppliers
• E-commerce
• Retailers and wholesalers
• Traders, importers and exporters

Key Findings:
• In U.S., Wisconsin is accounting for significant market proportion in the overall U.S. cheese market. The segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.55% during the forecast period.
• Among the product types, mozzarella holds a major market proportion of 48.4% in the year of 2018 and the segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.13% during the forecast period.
Regional analysis of cheese market development and demand forecast to 2023 market:
As per the analysis, the U.S. cheese market is poised to reach 6,786.8 kilo tons by 2023 at a CAGR of 3.41% during the forecasted period.

The reports also cover State-level analysis:
• U.S.
 Wisconsin
 California
 Idaho
 New York
 New Mexico
 Minnesota
 Rest of U.S.

Table of Content: Key Points
1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction
3 Research Methodology
4 Secondary Research
5 Market Dynamics
6 Market Trends
7 Emerging Markets for U.S. Cheese


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Gov. Cuomo Denies Disabled 911 Services, Protects Sexual Predators

Governor Andrew Cuomo must be held accountable for protecting and shielding countless sexual predators from criminal prosecution that rape our most vulnerable

Bypassing 911 call systems for people with disabilities is discrimination in civil rights and is how Gov. Andrew Cuomo is protecting countless sexual predators

Governor Cuomo has done everything within his power to block 911 for the disabled to protect sexual predators.”

— Michael Carey – Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2018 / — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has refused to ensure that people with disabilities finally receive their equal rights and equal access to 911 emergency medical and police services, but instead is protecting sexual predators that rape vulnerable women and children.

No longer can people with disabilities be denied equal access to 911 medical & police services. The 911 Civil Rights Bill S4736D/A6830C will end decades of discrimination, finally provide swift emergency assistance, apprehend sexual predators and save countless lives.

The New York Times exposed wide-scale systemic rampant abuse and neglect through their “Abused and Used” investigative reporting series and yet the most basic step of mandated reporters being required by law to cal 911 has been blocked by Cuomo. Calling 911 is critical to save lives, prevent sexual assaults, and catch sexual predators.

Currently, thousands of sexual assaults of people with disabilities within Cuomo’s mental health agencies are reported to his State abuse hotline every year, which is only a tiny percentage of what is really going on behind closed doors. According to a very reputable report and study called “Prevalence of Violence” approximately 3% of sexual assaults against the disabled will ever be reported.

A critical 911 Civil Rights Bill that Governor Cuomo directly opposes will dramatically reduce sexual assault and rape crimes. This legislation will change everything, sexual predators that are escaping justice will swiftly be rounded up and apprehended. Governor Cuomo has done everything within his power to block 911 for the disabled to protect sexual predators.

On top of these atrocities and the wide-scale obstruction of justice, staff not calling 911 regarding medical emergencies is known to be the number one reason for what are being called “untimely” deaths, but in most cases these are negligent and preventable deaths. It is an outrageous injustice for Cuomo to sit by a do nothing as so many women and children are victims of sexual assault or rape by caregivers or dying because 911 is not called. Almost all reported sexual assault and rape cases are being kept from local police and county elected District Attorney’s by Cuomo’s abuse hotline and it is the sexual predators that are being protected from criminal prosecution.

The 911 Civil Rights reform bill will get these sexual assault and rape crimes to the rightful authorities, the local police for criminal investigations and to the county elected District Attorney’s for criminal prosecutions. The Larry Nassar’s within Cuomo’s mental health care system that are preying on and victimizing our most vulnerable will finally be rooted out, jailed and unable to continue to destroy vulnerable women and children’s lives. What kind of person protects sexual predators?

"Again, I must shout it from the rooftops in hopes that people will act to stop the thousands of sexual assaults and rapes occurring every year by sexual predators within New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health care system." -Michael Carey

The New York Times Editorial Board called for critical reforms over four and a half years ago, but Governor Cuomo has ignored them and other respected civil rights and disability rights advocates. Keeping reported sexual assaults from being reported to 911 has kept the police out of the picture for Cuomo and his fraudulent Justice Center to literally cover-up almost all sexual assaults and rapes.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s system is called “a predators dream” by one caught and jailed sexual predator and pedophile that was thankfully ensnared in a federal child porn sting. Stephen DeProspero was a state employee that worked within Cuomo’s State agency, he was sexually assaulting the young disabled boy where he worked for an extended period of time. This story will sicken you, but you must read it.

Federal investigations have been requested of the US Department of Justice surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s direct involvement for years in covering up thousands of sexual assaults and rapes of the disabled and one of the main motives, the massive Medicaid fraud scheme. The sexual predators that prey on our most vulnerable are very sick individuals, but those that protect and shield these criminals from prosecution are far worse and far more dangerous.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

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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North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Paper Mill Worker with Mesothelioma in North Carolina Better Attorney Options to Ensure They Receive the Best Financial Compensation Results

In addition to ensuring a pulp and paper mill worker hires the most capable attorneys we are also urging a person dealing with mesothelioma to call us at 800-714-0303 about medical treatment options ”

— North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 20, 2018 / — The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We specialize in assisting pulp and paper mill workers in North Carolina receive the best possible financial compensation if they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Pulp and paper mills in North Carolina employ thousands of workers and have done so for generations. Unfortunately, pulp and paper mill workers are still being diagnosed with mesothelioma, as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303-and we want to help.

"If you are a pulp or paper mill worker who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and you rightfully so want to receive the very best possible financial compensation, it is vital to have the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys assisting you with compensation claim as we would like to explain at 800-714-0303." http://NorthCarolina.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Pulp and paper mills typically were built with fire prevention in mind. Most were insulated with asbestos and much of the equipment contained asbestos. Workers at these types of workplaces were exposed to asbestos frequently or on a-daily basis. The workers we are specifically focused on were involved in plant maintenance, or they were a plumber, electrician, or a welder and their job was to keep the mill running.

According to the group, "Many of our nation's pulp and paper mills are-located in smaller cities or rural areas where the top mesothelioma treatment options may not be available. In addition to ensuring a pulp and paper mill worker hires the most capable attorneys we are also urging a person or family dealing with mesothelioma to call us at 800-714-0303 about the best possible medical treatment options in their area or region. We are advocates for people with mesothelioma and our services are free." http://NorthCarolina.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their campaign is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma anywhere in North Carolina including communities such as Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Asheville, or Wilmington.

Aside from offering instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma lawyers the Center is offering the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in North Carolina. The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center recommends the Duke Cancer Institute Durham, North Carolina: , the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Chapel Hill, North Carolina: or the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

The North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in North Carolina include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, steel mill workers, oil refinery workers, pulp, or paper mill workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers.”

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, mesothelioma does happen in North Carolina.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
North Carolina Mesothelioma Victims Center
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How to Select the Location of Your New Manufacturing Plant

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Looking for a location for your new manufacturing plant? Read about these 5 relocation factors that have a direct impact on employees and corporate tax rates.

For each candidate location, it’s crucial to calculate the total impact of local, state, and national taxes, including property-based taxes.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — Determining where to locate your next manufacturing plant can be a difficult decision, and it’s one that requires significant due diligence. We take a comprehensive look at the key factors — from the availability of skilled workers to effective corporate tax rates and quality of life issues — that can make your manufacturing relocation plan a success.

First, a quick disclaimer: as well all know, no two manufacturing operations are alike. For example, the needs of a specialized, R&D-driven medical devices company will be different from a price-sensitive, mass-market consumer goods operation. Likewise, an OEM electronics component supplier whose output delivery needs to be timed to the minute to satisfy a major automotive manufacturing plant will have different location requirements than a manufacturer processing raw materials sourced from a mining operation in Wyoming.

In other words, even though we’re presenting a comprehensive framework of manufacturing relocation factors, we hope it’s obvious that the importance of any one factor will be determined by the specific needs of your organization! Having said that, let’s take a look at hard costs first, followed by indirect, soft costs. Then we’ll look at some future trends to consider when weighing a manufacturing relocation decision, followed by a short list of some of the leading low-cost domestic and foreign locations. Finally, we’ll take stock of the pros and cons that could influence your own decision.

Manufacturing Relocation: Direct Hard Cost Factors to Consider

In this section, we’ll look at five relocation factors that can have a direct, measurable impact on the bottom line.

1. Supply Chain Infrastructure / Logistics and Access to Customer Markets

Does the candidate location bring you closer to your customer markets? Moving your manufacturing plant closer to your customers can help you increase profits or build up market share by speeding up delivery times, reducing inventory, and cutting costs.

Can you build an efficient, end-to-end supply chain in the candidate city, or will delivery of some components or raw materials be compromised by long distances or unreliable connections? Will weather conditions create unacceptable delays during part of the year?

We recommend performing a complete review of the region’s infrastructure, e.g. deepwater ports, freight rail access, trucking and highway connections, international airports, expediting and transshipment services, as well as Internet, communication, power and water utilities to determine if they are reliable and efficient enough to meet your specific needs.

2. Effective Corporate Tax Rates and Incentives

For each candidate location, it’s crucial to calculate the total impact of local, state, and national taxes, including property-based taxes. Quite a few jurisdictions offer tax breaks and rebates to companies in exchange for activities that benefit their community, such as renovating existing facilities or remediating brown-field sites, investing in targeted industries that create new jobs or conducting research and development activities.

(If your customer includes the Federal Government, don’t overlook preferential contract treatment set-asides — through the HUBZone program, for example — for companies headquartered in historically low-income census tracts.)

It’s also becoming more common for major companies, such as Boeing or Amazon, to conduct highly-publicized campaigns when choosing the location of a new facility. Many cities, regions, and states are willing to negotiate multi-year tax incentives or abatements in exchange for creating new jobs or locating facilities in their jurisdictions. Incentives may be available at the country level as well; for example, France has become notably more aggressive in courting tech-oriented companies.

3. Tax Domiciles, Exchange Rates and Economic Conditions

While smaller manufacturing companies are likely to keep things simple by limiting themselves to domestic operations, large corporations, such as Apple and Nike, have recently been thrust into the news as details of their highly complex tax domicile and ownership structures have been leaked to the press.

That’s quite a bit beyond our remit to provide that level of corporate advice*, as we’d rather stick to much more transparent considerations, such as exchange rates and general economic conditions. With respect to exchange rates, quite a few multi-national companies find it advantageous to hedge against dramatic shifts in exchange rates by having multiple manufacturing bases around the world. When one currency goes up, production can shift to a location with a more favorable exchange rate. And countries with long-term economic growth (and rising consumer incomes) obviously make better candidates for locating consumer goods manufacturing plants — unless your goal is to export 100% of the goods from countries with very low, depressed wages.

*We do note that proposed changes to the US Corporate tax code now before Congress (as of late November 2017) are worth careful monitoring as potential changes to the tax code may encourage US companies to repatriate their foreign-earned profits back to the USA.

4. Business Regulatory Regimes and Customs/Trade Agreements

Substantial trade agreements (such as NAFTA in North America), customs unions (such as the European Union), and special economic zones (such as China’s Shenzhen, the city immediately north of Hong Kong) have helped create regional manufacturing zones, where goods in process (as well as completed goods) can travel across country borders with minimal delays or customs duties. Harmonizing regulations across borders has also reduced non-tariff-based trade barriers. This combination has led to the development of highly-sophisticated manufactured goods supply chains; for example, oftentimes the individual components of automobiles produced North America make multiple trips across the Mexican, US, and Canadian borders before final assembly.

There are also new agreements are on the horizon that may impact manufacturing relocation decisions as well, such as the revived negotiations for a pan-Pacific trade agreement (once known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership) that will stretch from Canada to Chile, to New Zealand and Australia, to Japan and, potentially, Korea. (The US has opted out, and China has yet to be invited.

On the one hand, so important are the ramifications of major trade agreements and customs unions, such as NAFTA and the EU, that they can be considered in some cases to be the sole determining factor when deciding where to locate a new manufacturing plant. On the other hand, these agreements can be politically controversial: witness the UK’s vote to leave the EU over issues such as free movement of people — despite repeated warnings from companies, such as Honda and Airbus, that a ‘hard’ Brexit would put their UK manufacturing operations at risk. Similarly, many American workers have come to resent NAFTA, for whom the agreement represents nothing more than jobs shifting to Mexico. However, changes to the NAFTA agreement recently proposed by the US trade representatives may prove just as disruptive to workers in the Detroit automobile industry as it will to mid-west farmers who depend upon grain sales to Mexico.

The bottom line: when choosing a manufacturing location, have your eyes wide open to potential treaty and regulatory regime changes that may be on the horizon. Carefully investigate business regulations, permitting times (maddeningly long in Brazil and Greece), environmental regulations, and labor rules that would apply in your proposed new location. For example, European Union rules governing environmental pollution (such as the elimination of lead in manufacturing processes) and greenhouse gas reduction can be surprisingly strict, as can requirements for compensation and notice due to workers facing potential layoffs.

5. Business Operating Costs

Performing due diligence on direct business operating costs is next. You’ll want to collect data on these areas:

Facility / Real Estate Costs
What is the market for purchasing or leasing real estate? Will it be more advantageous to build or rent a new facility or renovate an existing one? Can you get an option for potential expansion? What are the tax implications (mentioned above) for owned property, including tools and inventory?

Utility Costs
Is the country self-sufficient in energy or could its supplies be disrupted by an energy boycott or cutoff? Are the utility costs favorable and services reliable? Will you need to budget for more than just emergency backup generators? Industries with high energy demands, such as data centers or aluminum alloy manufacturers, tend to gravitate to locations with low-cost energy resources, such as hydroelectric power.

Labor Unions and Wage Costs
What is the availability of skilled workers required for your manufacturing plant? What are the current local wage rates and minimum wage standards? Are there local training centers that graduate workers with the skills you need, or will you need to invest in training programs or pay to relocate staff? Are most manufacturing plants unionized in this location? Does the location have open or closed shop union regulations? How would you characterize the labor union’s relationship with local industry?

Employee Benefits such as Healthcare, Pensions, Unemployment, Insurance
What are the customary employee benefits in this location?

For example, will defined-benefit retirement plans (e.g. traditional pensions) or defined-contribution retirement plans (e.g. 401K) planned-benefit pensions be required as part of the compensation package?

What about employer-provided healthcare plans? Keep in mind that outside the USA most healthcare plans do not require employer contributions, these are provided either by direct insurance plans paid directly by individuals or funded by the government directly.

Is the employer responsible for paying unemployment, occupational accident or life insurance policy premiums in the proposed location? While these are benefits typically offered by American companies, this can vary worldwide.

Manufacturing Relocation: Indirect and Soft Cost Factors to Consider

Now let’s take stock of some of the indirect factors that you should consider when undertaking a manufacturing plant location analysis.

1. Network Effect / Industry Clusters / Talent and Knowledge Base

Historically, many industries tend to cluster in certain geographic areas. Examples of this include the auto and truck industry in Detroit, computers, and software in Silicon Valley, pharmaceuticals in New Jersey, entertainment and media in Los Angeles, and finance in New York City or London. If there is such a cluster of industry in your sector, you should weigh potential pros and cons of the “network effect” that comes from being located near your competitors. When a region is known for a particular industry segment, it can attract talent and support institutional “know-how” that takes many beneficial forms, from informal industry contacts to educational programs in area schools and universities. It could also lead to job poaching or worse, such as compromising industrial secrets, which may lead you to decide to avoid being located anywhere near a competitor!

2. Business Transparency and Criminal Activity

As Americans, we tend to think of successful business transactions in terms of offering the best deal, the best product, the best service. As such, the idea that you have to pay a bribe to a potential customer or an official to secure a deal, or obtain a license or agreement doesn’t happen that often (not the least of which because it’s illegal this country). However, this level of business transaction transparency is not universal around the world. Paying money to customers, government officials, and organized crime figures can be commonplace in some parts of the world, which in turn, can pose problems for Americans who want to avoid these practices and also avoid violating American law. The stakes can be even higher. Criminal activities can be life-threatening in countries such as Mexico, Honduras, or El Salvador, where kidnapping company officials (or their spouses or children) for exorbitant ransoms are not unheard of. In these regions, hiring bodyguard protection and the use of secure, armored vehicles are considered a good investment.

3. Cost of Living for Employees

Can your employees afford to live well in the proposed location or will high or rising costs drive up wage costs? Take a look at housing affordability, the effective income tax rates (for national, state, and city taxes, if applicable) as well a property taxes.

Is there a way for employees to get to work efficiently, such as via a cost-effective public transportation system? Will they spend hours commuting to work — either because the road/transit system is poor and overcrowded or the commute distance between the manufacturing plant and affordable housing is too far?

4. Quality of Life Consideration

Health and Safety

What’s the homicide rate? How many deaths occur on the highway due to accidents? Are there drug and crime epidemics in the region? Do the area’s hospitals and doctors provide sufficient preventative and emergency care?

Educational Institutions

Are the public schools high quality, or will it be necessary for employees to educate their children privately, for example, at expensive, English-language international schools?

Are there institutions of higher learning that can attract candidates and provide a source of skilled, creative employees?

Cultural Institutions, Language, Religious Worship

Does the city offer museums, symphonies, theater and other enriching cultural institutions? Will company executives and family members need to learn a foreign language? Does the city or state allow for freedom of assembly and religious worship?

Diversity and Inclusion

Are the city and its workforce culturally and racially diverse? If located abroad, are there equal opportunities for women, or will female managers or expat family members find themselves excluded from many aspects of daily work and home life? Will LGBT employees and expat family members be accepted or discriminated against?

Recreation and Leisure

Are there amateur or professional sports teams in the city or region?

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Jennifer Stigliani Bowen to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — Music, dance, visual arts and yoga have unequivocally been proved to promote remarkably therapeutic effects on our minds, bodies and souls. But with a tremendous amount of people still not aware of its superior benefits, awareness of these tools is crucial. What if there was an individual so exceptionally skilled in the healing arts with such a profound ability to help people that her work literally triggers others to be their greatest selves?

Jennifer is an esteemed healing artist, yoga instructor, middle eastern dancer and exceptional vocalist. She has an undergrad degree in visual arts and a graduate degree in Chinese and East Asian Studies and has exhibited world- wide.

“I have combined languages with the visual and healing arts because they are truly a magical balm to soothe the traumas that many of us experience in our lives,” says Jennifer. “The way I resourcefully combine all of these various healing arts in unique combinations has brought my students all over the world particularly transformational results.”

Jennifer was profoundly inspired by her extremely resilient sense of family values and solicitous nurturing from her mother’s rich culture. At just 16 years old she began studying the lulling effects of yoga. Now with her very extensive back ground in both traditional art, music and dance, as well as healing arts, she holds a remarkable presence in her field that has touched the lives of many all around the world.

“Early on I was very driven to study visual arts, and subsequently focused on immersing myself into many art forms, not superficially, but very deeply,” says Jennifer. “So even though I have a wide range of skills, all are very cohesively related.”

Some of Jennifer’s remarkable contributions include volunteering to educate inner city teens with HIV/AIDS, teaching them how to create mandala paintings, a testament for her aptitude to harmoniously mix arts with an amazing ability to connect with people.

“Teaching is an ideal way to share my compassion in an extremely organic way,” says Jennifer. “There is a social and spiritual healing element in all art forms.”

Jennifer’s outstanding work is dedicated to bringing out positivity and has also brought her tremendous joy.

“It’s absolutely critical to pay attention to one’s own internal dialogue,” says Jennifer. ”Take time to tap into yourself and consider your hopes and dreams. It is always our authentic internal conversation that ultimately connects us to something greater.”

CUTV news will feature Jennifer Stigliani Bowen in an interview with Jim Masters on Thursday June 21st at 1 p.m. EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have any questions for our guest please call (347) 996-3389

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Antique bottles from the East and West coasts will be up for bid in American Bottle Auctions' online sale June 29-July 8

Goudie & McKeley Peppertree Saloon (San Pedro, Calif.) coffin-shaped amber Western flask, graded 9.9.

Original Pocahontas bitters bottle, aqua in color, graded a 9.8

Lafayette GI 86 bottle in the half-pint size, medium olive amber, with a bust of Lafayette.

Gold Dust Barkhouse Brothers Kentucky Bourbon bottle, with a mint grade of 9.5.

Blue-green Geo. Eagle soda bottle with applied top and iron pontil, plus a unique ribbed design.

Auction 65 will cater to collectors from coast to coast, with Western whiskies, bitters examples, soda bottles and Western, early American and Masonic flasks.

We’ll try to oblige with Gold Dust Whiskey bottles in four different variants, a fine showing of Cutter bottles and dozens of other examples in excellent condition.”

— Jeff Wichmann

SACRAMENTO, CA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – American Bottle Auctions’ next big sale – Auction 65, with bidding set to start on Friday, June 29th and end on Sunday, July 8th – will cater to collectors from coast to coast, with rare and important Western whiskies, rare bitters examples from East and West, soda bottles from Kentucky and Arizona, plus Western, early American and Masonic flasks.

Also offered will be a thorough selection of medicine bottles – Eastern and Western examples – as well as some great teakettle inkwells and master inks that are certain to garner attention. Most American Bottle Auctions online sales are weighted in favor of Western bottles, but Auction 65 will have an equal number of fine Eastern bottles. In all, around 250 bottles will come up for bid.

“Western whiskies have come on hard times but can still sell for decent numbers depending on the variant,” said Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions. “That’s especially true when you have the best of the best. We’ll try to oblige with Gold Dust Whiskey bottles in four different variants, a fine showing of Cutter bottles and dozens of other examples in excellent condition.”

A Gold Dust Barkhouse Brothers Kentucky Bourbon bottle (N. Vanbergen, Sole Agents), with applied top, boasts a mint grade of 9.5 out of 10. The bottle, produced circa 1871-1874, medium amber in color with lots of whittle, is one of nearly all of the variants known in this auction, all of which are in outstanding shape. Gold Dust was named after a famous race horse of the time.

Another whiskey to watch is a Turner Brothers (N.Y.) barrel-shaped quart bottle, reddish amber (or puce) in color and a strong example with an 8.5 grade. Turner Brothers also marketed bitters bottles, but this one is believed to be a whiskey. Fans of Western flasks will be wowed by the Goudie & McKeley Peppertree Saloon (San Pedro, Calif.) coffin-shaped amber flask, graded 9.9.

Other Western flasks will include some rare pumpkinseeds and amber flasks, plus an Arlington flask. Tops among the early American flasks is a beautiful Lafayette GI 86 bottle in the half-pint size, a nearly perfect piece of glass in a medium olive amber color. The flask, showing a bust of Lafayette (Coventry / C-T – Liberty Cap / S & S) grades 9, just for the wear, otherwise perfect.

The rare bitters bottles, representing both coasts, will feature a run of Drake’s Plantation Bitters, including a green example and a purple variant, both in mint condition; a run of National Bitters shaped like an ear of corn; and some lovely Western bitters, including the Henley’s IXL Bitters, an Alex Von Humboldt, a Lacour’s bottle, a dozen rare amber squares and other rare examples.

A Horse Shoe Bitters H 189 bottle (Horse Shoe Medicine Co., Collinsville, Ill.), with embossed galloping horse and tooled top, one of only a few known, is amber in color and graded mint 9.5. Also, a Baker’s Orange Grove Bitters bottle with applied top, smooth base, roped corners and a great name and shape, colored a nice orange amber and with light overall crudity, is graded 9.9.

An Original Pocahontas Bitters bottle, aqua in color, is graded a 9.8. Also, a Great Universal Compound Stomach Bitters bottle, patented 1870 (Professor Geo. J. Byrne, New York, USA), with applied top and an unusual flower design base, medium to deep amber, is graded at 9.5.

Sodas are a big hit with collectors. The sale features some rare bottles from Kentucky, to include the Garrison, J. Brosee Maysville and Lamppin’s Mineral Water, all from Kentucky. A genuine head-turner is the blue-green Geo. Eagle soda with applied top and iron pontil, an unusual bottle with a unique ribbed design having a beautiful color. It’s had a repair to the back top of the lip.

A J. Brosee (Maysville, Ky., formerly known as Limestone) Mineral Water bottle, circa 1848-1861, with an applied top and graphite pontil, was sold at a prior American Bottle Auctions sale, in 2008, for $7,500. Also, an early and rare J.W. Garrison Bullit (St. Louisville, Ky.) soda bottle with applied top and open pontil, covered with whittle and crudity, is a beautiful emerald green.

A Lamppin’s Mineral Water (Louisville, Ky.) bottle with applied top and smooth base, colored a brilliant medium green (not aqua, as in another example), has been cleaned and as a result is graded an 8.5. From the medicines category, a Wynkoop & Co. Tonic Mixture bottle (N.Y., “Warranted to Cure Fever & Ague”), 6 ½ inches tall, with applied top, open pontil, is graded 8.5.

Interested bidders may register for Auction #65 now, on the American Bottle Auctions website, at The lots will be numbered in consecutive order. Invoices will be issued after the auction unless American Bottle Auctions is instructed otherwise. A 15 percent buyer’s fee will be applied to all purchases. Inquires may be made to

Standard auction rules will apply. American Bottle Auctions does not do callbacks but, rather, has a 10-minute rule that applies to bids at the end of the auction. In essence, every bidder has a last opportunity to make a last winning bid. An online printable color catalog will be available soon, and all of the lots will be photographed and displayed in pictures and a streaming video.

Every effort will be made to present the items as close as possible to the real bottle. Additional pictures or videos are available on request. Potential customers are encouraged to come by the American Bottle Auction showroom, for an in-person look at all the bottles in the sale, although an appointment must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 806-7722.

American Bottle Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single bottle or an entire collection, you may call them toll-free, at 1-800-806-7722; or, you can e-mail them at To learn more about American Bottle Auctions and Auction 65, slated to go online June 29th and end July 8th, please visit

Jeff Wichmann
American Bottle Auctions
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