Mayoral Candidate of West Palm Beach Keith James Hosts United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Reception

Keith James for Mayor

Keith James

U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Reception pays tribute to the nation’s military, veterans, and their families for service to the country.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Keith James, West Palm Beach City Commissioner and Mayoral Candidate, today announces that he will host the United States Veterans Appreciation Reception on Sunday, February 24 honoring the U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce (USVCC) during WPB’s declared month of observation.

What:
The USVCC provides private support to transitioning wounded, ill, and injured military, their families, and caregivers through Warrior Care programs provided by the U.S. Military. They assist in the coordination of recovery efforts, military caregiver support, and adaptive sports through the U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games and the Invictus Games.

U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce Day is celebrated throughout Palm
Beach County with different activities. The USVCC notable honorees will be recognized during the reception. The reception recognizes the nation's military, veterans, and their families and pays tribute to the missing, the fallen and their families for the sacrifices they made for the country.

Who:
Commissioner Keith James hosts the reception honoring veterans and their families. Additional notable attendees include:

Michael J. Zacchea
Lt Col, US Marine Corps (ret.)
Chairman, Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs, SBA
Executive Director, United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Travis Schweizer
Captain, US Navy (ret.)
Commander, SEAL Team 4

Wayne Petro
CMSgt U.S. Air Force (ret.)
Director, GEICO Military Team
Representing Warren Buffett

Lawrence Taylor
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
New York Giants

Christopher Doleman
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Vikings, 49ers, and Falcons

Rohan Marley
Representing the Bob Marley Foundation

Laura DiBello
Director, Sprayregen Family Foundation

When:
Sunday, February 24 from 5:00-7:00 PM ET

Where:
The Regional Kitchen and Public House
651 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce:
The United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization, holistically enriches the lives of transitioning military, veterans, veteran-designated businesses, and their families across a wide spectrum of needs through our five pillars of support: Employment, Business, Education, Wellness, and Family. For more information visit: http://www.usvcc.org/.

Jonathan Cooper
Keith James Campaign
+1 561-689-9787
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

சிறிலங்கா அரசின் தமிழின அழிப்பை தமிழீழ தேசம் மறக்கவோ மன்னிக்கவோ போவதில்லை ! – பிரதமர் விசுவநாதன் ருத்ரகுமாரன்

சிங்களத்தின் இனஅழிப்பே தமிழீழத் தாயகம் உருவாகக் காரணமாக இருந்தது என்பதனை வரலாறு பதிவு செய்யும் போது இனஅழிப்பில் கொல்லப்பட்ட தமிழ் மக்கள் அமைதியாக உறங்குவார்கள்

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —

'சிறிலங்கா அரசின் தமிழினஅழிப்பை தமிழீழ தேசம் வரலாற்றில் மறக்கவோ மன்னிக்கவோ போவதில்லை. சிங்களத்தின் இனஅழிப்பே தமிழீழத் தாயகம் உருவாகக் காரணமாக இருந்தது என்பதனை வரலாறு பதிவு செய்யும் போது இனஅழிப்பில் கொல்லப்பட்ட தமிழ் மக்கள் அமைதியாக உறங்குவார்கள் என நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் விசுவநாதன் ருத்ரகுமாரன் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

கடந்த பெப்ரவரி மாதம் 15ஆம் தேதி வெள்ளிக்கிழமை கிளிநொச்சியில் நடந்த ஒரு பொதுக்கூட்டமொன்றில், அங்கு கூடியிருந்த தமிழ் மக்களை நோக்கி பிரதமர் ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க கடந்த கால யுத்த பிரச்சினைகளுக்கு 'மறப்போம் மன்னிப்போம்' என்ற வகையில் நல்லிணக்கம் காணவேண்டும் எனக் கோரியமை குறித்து கருத்து வெளியிடுகையிலேயே ருத்ருமாரன் இவ்வாறு தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

இவ்விடயம் குறித்து அவர் விடுத்த அறிக்கையில் மேலும் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளதாவது:

தென்னாபிரிக்காவில் வெள்ளையின துவேசத்தால் நிகழ்ந்திருந்த இனப்படுகொலைக்கு தீர்வாக அங்கு Truth and Reconciliation Commission நியமிக்கப்பட்டு வழக்கு, தண்டனை எதுவும் இல்லாமல் நிகழ்ந்த பிரச்சினைகள், மன்னிக்கப்பட்டு நல்லிணக்கம் உருவானது போல, இலங்கைத் தீவிலும், அப்படியானதொரு Truth and Reconciliation Commission நியமித்து, கடந்த கால யுத்த பிரச்சினைகளுக்கு 'மறப்போம் மன்னிபோம்' என்ற வகையில், நல்லிணக்கம் உருவாக்கப்பட வேண்டுமென்று சிறிலங்காவின் பிரதமர் கோரியுள்ளார். இதற்கான ஆணைக்குழுவை அமைப்பதற்கான முயற்சியில் ஈடுபட்டுள்ளதாகவும் அவர் கூறியுள்ளார்-

இனப்படுகொலைக்கு உள்ளான தென்னாபிரிக்க கறுப்பர்கள்,அரசியல் விடுதலை பெற்று ஆட்சியில் இருந்தவாறு, வெள்ளையர்களை மன்னித்த தென்னாபிரிக்க உதாரணம், இனப்படுகொலைக்கு உள்ளாகி உரிமைகள் மறுக்கப்பட்டு, அடிமைகளாக இருக்கும் ஈழத் தமிழருக்குப் பொருந்தாது. தென்னாபிரிக்காவின் பிரச்சினை வேறு. ஈழத் தமிழர்களின் பிரச்சினை வேறு. இரண்டையும் ஒன்றுடன் ஒன்று ஒப்பிடமுடியாது.

தென்னாபிரிக்காவின் மொத்த குடித்தொகையில் 8.9 விழுக்காட்டைக் கொண்ட வெள்ளையர்கள் பெரும்பான்மை கறுப்பின மக்களை Apartheid என்று சொல்லப்படுகின்ற இனத்துவேசக் கொள்கையின் கீழ், பெருந்தொகையான கறுப்பினத்தவர்கள் இனப்படுகொலைகளுடன் கூடிய பாரிய இன ஒடுக்குமுறைக்கு உள்ளாகினர்.

ஆனால் நெல்சன் மண்டேலா தலைமையிலான ஆபிரிக்க தேசிய கொங்கிரஸ், தீரத்துடன் போராடி 1995ம் ஆண்டு வெள்ளையினத் துவேச ஆட்சியாளர்களைத் தோற்கடித்து, கறுப்பர்களின் கையில் ஆட்சி அதிகாரத்தைப் பெற்றுக் கொண்டது. இதன் ஊடாக இனத்துவேச வெள்ளையர்கள் தோற்கடிக்கப்பட்டு Apartheid என்ற இனத்துவேசம் வரலாற்றில் இருந்து அகற்றப்பட்டது. அத்துடன் ஒடுக்கப்பட்ட கறுப்பர்களின் கைக்கு ஆட்சி அதிகாரம் மாறியது. வெற்றிபெற்ற கறுப்பர்கள் எட்மண்ட் டூட்டூ (Desmond Tutu) என்ற கறுப்பினத் தலைவரின் கீழ் மேற்படி விசாரணைக் ஆணையத்தை அமைத்து, வெள்ளையர்களுக்கு மன்னிப்பு அளித்தமை வரலாற்றில் நீதிமான்கள் அளித்த மன்னிப்பாக அமைந்தது.

ஆனால் இலங்கையின் நிலைமை அப்படியல்ல. ஒன்றரை இலட்சம் தமிழ் மக்களை இனஅழிப்பு புரிந்த ஆட்சியாளர்களும், அந்த இனமும் தொடர்ந்தும் அதிகாரத்தில் உள்ளார்கள். இனஅழிப்பு புரிந்த இனத்தின் கையில் அரசியல் அதிகாரம் அப்படியே உள்ளது.

இங்கு அரசியல் இறைமைக்காக போராடிய தமிழ் மக்கள் ஆக்கிமிரமிக்கப்பட்டவர்களாய்;, படுகொலை செய்யப்பட்டவர்களாய் அவமானத்துடன் வாழ்கின்றனர். அத்துடன் இனஅழிப்பு புரிந்த சிங்கள இராணுவம் தொடர்ந்தும் தமிழ் மண்ணை தம் இரும்புப் பிடிக்குள் வைத்திருக்கிறது.

இங்கு யார் யாரை மன்னிப்பது?

இனஅழிப்பின் ஊடான ஆக்கிரமிப்பை மன்னித்து தம்மை எசமானர்களாக ஏற்றுக் கொள்ளுமாறு சிறிலங்காவின் பிரதமர் ரணில் கோருகிறார். இத்தகைய எசமானிய அங்கீகாரத்தைத்தான் அவர் நல்லிணக்கம் என்று சொல்கிறார்.

அரசியல் இறைமைக்காக போராடிய தமிழ் மக்களின் அடிப்படை உரிமைகள் எட்டப்படாமலே உள்ளன. அரசியல் தீர்வு என்பது; பொய்க்கதையாகவே ஆகிவிட்டது. யுத்தத்திற்குக் காரணம் தமிழ் மக்கள் அல்ல. அவர்களின் அடிப்படை பிறப்புரிமைகளை மறுத்து, அவர்கள் மீது இனப்படுகொலைக்கான படுகொலைகளை சிறிலங்காவின் இராணுவ-பொலீஸ் தரப்பினர் கட்டவிழ்த்து விட்ட நிலையிற்தான் யுத்தம் வெடித்தது. அந்த யுத்தத்தை சிங்கள தேசமே உருவாக்கியது. இந்த யுத்தத்தைத் தமிழ் மக்கள் எதிர் கொள்ளத் தள்ளப்பட்டார்கள்.

இப்போது இனஅழிப்புக்கு உள்ளான தமிழ்; மக்களுக்கு நீதி வழங்குவதற்குப் பதிலாக இனப்படுகொலையாளிகளை மன்னிக்குமாறு தமிழ் மக்களை, சிறிலங்காவின் பிரதமர் ரணில் கிளிநொச்சியில் நின்று கோரியுள்ளார். இங்கு இனஅழிப்புக்குப் பொறுப்பான அரசியல் தலைவர்களும், இராணுவத் தளபதிகளும் தண்டிக்கப்பட வேண்டியது தவிர்க்கப்பட முடியாதது.

சிறுபிள்ளைக்குக் கூறுவதுபோல முற்றிலும் வேறுபட்ட, அரசியல் தீர்வு காணப்பட்ட, கறுப்பின மக்களின் கைக்கு அரசியல் அதிகாரம் மாற்றப்பட்ட, கறுப்பின மக்களால் வெள்ளையர்களுக்கு அளிக்கப்பட்ட மன்னிப்பை இலங்கைத்தீவின் பிரச்சனைக்கு ரணில்; பொருத்தப் பார்க்கிறார். இது அறிவியல் குறைபாட்டின் காரணமாய் நடைபெற்றதொன்றல்ல. சிங்களத்தின் மீது விழுந்துள்ள தமிழின அழிப்புக் குற்றச்சாட்டில் இருந்து சிங்கள தேசத்தைக் காப்பாற்றத் திட்டமிட்ட வகையில் ரணில் இதனைச் செய்கிறார். இதற்கு தமிழர் தலைவர் எனக் கூறிக் கொள்வோர் சிலரும் சாமரம் வீசுகின்றனர்.

இலங்கைத்தீவில் தமிழின அழிப்பைப் புரிந்துவிட்டு, ஆட்சி அதிகாரத்தில் இருக்கின்ற சிங்கள இனத்தலைவர்களுக்கும், இராணுவத்தினருக்கும் நீதி மறுக்கப்பட்டிருக்கும், நீதிக்காகப் போராடும் தமிழ் மக்கள் எவ்வாறு மன்னிப்பு அளிக்க முடியும்? எவ்வாறு இனவழிப்பை மறந்து விட முடியும்?

இனப்படுகொலை நடந்து பத்தாண்டுகளாகியும் சிங்களத் தலைவர்கள் யாரும் தமிழ் மக்களுக்கான நீதி பற்றி இன்னும் சிந்திக்கும் நிலையில் இல்லை. மாறாக தமிழின அழிப்பை வௌ;வேறு வடிவங்களில் தொடர்ந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறார்கள். இந் நிலையில் சிங்கள தேசத்துடன் இணைந்து வாழ்வது என்பது சாத்தியப்படாது. உரிமைகள் மறுக்கப்படும் ஒரு தேசம் ஒடுக்கும் தேசத்தோடு நல்லிணக்கம் பேசுவது என்பது எசமான்-அடிமை உறவு நிலையாகும். எனவே முதலாவதாக தமிழர் தேசத்துக்கு நீதி கிடைத்தாக வேண்டும்.

“" Genocide can be compensated only by secession"என்ற கூற்று இங்கு கருத்தில் எடுக்கப்பட வேண்டிய ஒன்றாகும். ஐநா மனிதஉரிமைகள் ஆணையத்தில் சர்வதே போர்க்குற்ற கூட்டு விசாரணைக்காக சிங்கள ஆட்சியாளர்களுக்கு வழங்கப்பட்ட காலஅவகாசம் முடியும் நிலையில், இனஅழிப்புக் குற்றவாளிகளைக் காப்பாற்றுவதற்காக தமிழர்களிடம் இருந்து ரணில் மன்னிப்புப்பத்திரம் கோருகிறார். தமிழ் மக்களுக்கு நீதியையும், அரசியல் உரிமையையும் வழங்குவதற்குப் பதிலாக, இனப்படுகொலை புரிந்த சிங்களத் தலைவர்களையும், Killing Machine என சொல்லப்படுகின்ற சிங்களப் படையினரையும் காப்பாற்றுவதற்கு இனப்படுகொலைக்கு உள்ளான தமிழ் மக்களின் வாயிலாக மன்னிப்பு பத்திரம் பெற்று படுகொலையாளிகளைப் பாதுகாக்க முற்படுகிறார். இது நல்லிணக்கம், மன்னிப்பு என்ற வார்த்தைகளின் பேராலான இன்னொரு மோசமான இனஅழிப்புச் சிந்தனை கொண்ட அரசியலாகும். இது குறித்து தமிழ் மக்கள் விழிப்பாக இருக்க வேண்டும்.

இவ்வாறு நாடு கடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் விசுவநாதன் ருத்ரகுமாரன் விடுத்த அறிக்கையில்
தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

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This Weekend Award Show Talent Receive Gift Bags in the Comfort of Their Hotel Suites. Win One Here!

This Weekend Award Show Nominees Receive Gift Bags Valued at Over $20,000 in the Comfort of Their Hotel Suites.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gifting participants for the 2019 Red Carpet Gift Bag Hotel Awards Hotel Weekend Gift Bag include:
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BeauGeste Luxury Brands becomes US agent for Bagués-Masriera, Spain's historic jeweler founded in 1839 in Barcelona.

The enamel used by Masriera in the “Pique-à-jour” and “Basse-Taille” techniques were introduced in Spain by Luis Masriera at the end of the 19th Century. He coined the term “Barcelona enamel” famous around the world, characterized by its great luminosity,

BeauGeste to represent the fabled brand in the US and focus on selective distribution, leading US jewelers and specialty stores catering to fine jewelry buyers

Luis Masriera ranks among the greatest jewelry designers, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Louis Cartier. It is a privilege working with the 6th generation and representing them in America.”

— Thierry Chaunu

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — BeauGeste Inc. is proud to announce its collaboration with Bagués-Masriera, one of Spain’s foremost historic jeweler, founded in 1839 in Barcelona.

Starting this month, BeauGeste will represent the fabled brand in North America and focus on a highly selective distribution, primarily leading US jewelers and specialty stores catering to fine jewelry buyers. In this endeavor, BeauGeste will work alongside Sally Lake & Jeff Ockunzzi (Ockunzzi Lake Enterprises LLC) who will continue to service longstanding retail accounts, notably in several US States.

A 6th generation family-owned company, Baguès-Masriera is known around the world for its preeminence in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry style, symbolizing in many ways Barcelona’s architectural and artistic achievements. In particular, Bagués-Masriera’s mastery of its hot enamel techniques makes it truly unique in the jewelry industry. Its workshops produce what is widely considered the pinnacle of enamel jewelry.

Notably, its flagship store located at Passeig de Gràcia 41, itself a city landmark since 1924 next to one of Gaudi’s most visited building, is a destination frequented by international buyers, many of them American, devoted to collecting Art Deco-inspired pieces.

Bagués-Masriera manufactures its products in its own workshops, with several master jewelers and enamelers who have been working from one generation to the next in the firm. Its wide collections in 18K, diamond, pearl, and precious stones feature enamel work that echoes the depth of Europe’s cathedrals stained-glass windows, with an incredible palette of subtle colors and light.

Bagués-Masriera 6th generation owners, brothers Oriol and Joan Oliveras Bagués, are actively presiding over the international expansion of the company.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Thierry Chaunu and his firm BeauGeste to further consolidate our presence and reach out to new sophisticated buyers in America”, said Pere Gali, the firm’s Managing Director. “The Bagués-Masriera designs have attracted for years a select following of American fine jewelry buyers and collectors, and we want to continue our sales growth by being extremely selective as to whom we work with, in a world where one can find just about anything anywhere”.

As for Thierry Chaunu, President & Managing Partner of BeauGeste, a New York Boutique-sized Sales and Marketing firm dedicated to representing high luxury watch and jewelry brands, “working with such an historic jewelry firm will allow us to further offer our selected trade clients yet another truly unique brand, with the highest integrity in design and workmanship. Our mission and reason for existence are to offer our clients retailers the best possible white glove service, promoting true luxury as opposed to mass luxury”.

Bagués-Masriera has enjoyed a long history in the US, consisting of a varied network of independent jewelry stores and with most prestigious retailers which have carried the line for several years.

"BAGUÉS MASRIERA designs, enamel work, and craftsmanship is unsurpassed in the Jewelry market. The collection continues to evolve yet the quality remains consistent. We are always delighted to see the new creations the company has to offer ”.- Leon Adams, CELLINI

“My love of MASRIERA was immediate… wearable art, treasures from the past that we get the privilege of owning today. To experience selling this iconic brand is unlike any other. The transfer of a treasure from your store to your customer is always a celebration. The collection embodies Barcelona and the beauty is timeless”.-Paul
Emerson, EMERSON & FARRAR

With a renewed dedication to the most important American marketplace, and the emphasis on providing the best possible service and effective marketing support, Bagués-Masriera is poised to display its true colors – – and ravish all the fine jewelry buyers who appreciate jewelry with an authentic rich heritage.

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Bagués-Masriera
http://bagues-masriera.com/

Flagship landmark store:
Passeig de Gràcia 41
Barcelona 08007
+34 932 160 174

Head Office
CityPark Cornella
Edificio VIENA 3p
Ctra L’Hospitalet 147/149
Cornella – Barcelona, Spain

BeauGeste Luxury Brands:
132 East 43rd Street #341
The Chrysler Building
New York, NY 10017
212-847-1371

Ockunzzi Lake Enterprises LLC
311 Village Drive #3175
Tamarack (Donnelly), ID 83615
208-863-2140

For further information, contact:

Katia Graytok, Principal, Kaleidoscope Luxury PR & Media Relations
kgraytok@KaleidoscopeLuxury.com
212-847-1371

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Every Child a Reader Announces the Finalists for the 2019 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

12th Annual Awards are the Only National Book Awards Voted on Only by Children and Teens

NEW YORK, NY, USA, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every Child a Reader, a nonprofit literacy organization dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across America, is proud to announce the finalists in four categories for the 12th Annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. Launched in 2008 by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council, the awards provide young readers with an opportunity to “Voice Your Choice” about new books that they loved.

Voting for the awards will begin online at a COPA-compliant website on March 1 and finish June 2 at BookCon in New York City; the winning authors and illustrators will be announced this summer. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers can also collect group or classroom votes to enter online. Starting March 1, the online “voting booth” will feature jacket art and descriptions; a list of the finalists is available online now. Also available are paper ballots and visual materials to help display the finalists.

There are five finalists in each of the three Children’s Choice Book Awards categories: K – 2nd grade, 3rd – 4th grades, and 5th– 6th grades, and five finalists in the Teen Choice Book Award category. The three categories of children’s award finalists were chosen in pre-voting by children from different regions of the U.S. with supervision by the International Literacy Association. The teen category finalists were nominated at TeenReads.com.

The 20 finalists for the 2019 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are rich in relevance, plotline and prose. Subject matter for the finalists includes non-fiction books about social justice, a pizza-loving dinosaur, a National Book Award winner, and a boy who wants to be a mermaid.

Shaina Birkhead, Associate Executive Director for Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, stated: "It’s wonderful that these are the only national book awards chosen only by kids and teens! They know the books they love and we are proud to work with so many teachers, librarians, and booksellers to help have the books read and gather the votes."

About Every Child a Reader & the Children’s Book Council
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens. Every Child a Reader’s national programs include Children’s Book Week (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), Get Caught Reading, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program (in conjunction with the Library of Congress), and the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. Every Child a Reader is managed by the Children’s Book Council, the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America, partnering with national organizations on reading lists, educational programming, and diversity initiatives.

Media Contact:
Shifa Kapadwala, Publicity Manager, CBC/Every Child a Reader, Shifa.Kapadwala@cbcbooks.org, 212-966-1990

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Best Place to Buy Primera LX500 Color Label Printer

For the best price on LX500 printer go to DuraFastLabel.com

DuraFast Label Company sells Primera LX500 color label printer for the best price

Print jam labels with the Primera LX500 color label printer from DuraFast Label Company

DuraFast Label Company Always Offers The Best Price On The Primera LX500 Color Label Printer

NEW YORK, NEWY YORK, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you are searching for a good deal on the Primera LX500 color label printer for your business, you should know that you have several options including DuraFast Label Company. Our company is unlike other resellers as we offer the best value on Primera color label printer. Let's review the various options on the market and show why purchasing these printers from us is always the best choice.

The Prices Of Our Competitors

The list price for the LX500 and LX500c are $1295 and $1395, respectively. The pricing for the products can be as high as the list price or as low as $70 off the list price of the LX500 color label printer. Regardless of where you want to purchase the products, you should expect to pay between $1225 to $1295 for the LX500 color label printer and between $1325 to $1395 for the Primera LX500c. Many resellers also offer free shipping, but don't be fooled by this "deal."

Our Company Offers The Best Deals

DuraFast Label Company is the only business that truly offers the best deals on both of these label printers. Our company currently offers a $70 discount off the Primera LX500 for a total of $1225, and we offer the Primera LX500c for only $1325. Along with offering extremely affordable prices on these two label printers, we also provide many additional savings and freebies that you don't want to miss.

Here's An Overview Of Our Additional Savings And Freebies

Most resellers sell these two printers for a similar price, but none of them offer as many savings and freebies as DuraFast Label Company. When you purchase these printers from us, get ready to receive:

Free Shipping: We ship Primera LX500 for free anywhere within the continental United States.

Exceptional Support: We provide free setup, installation, and 30 days of exclusive technical support via telephone.

Many Freebies: Our company offers $100 in free LX500 labels when you rate your LX500 printer after purchase, $150 in free LX500 labels with printer purchase, and a free Bartender Lite label design software tutorial.

Easy Returns: If you are unhappy with your order, you can return the product within fifteen days of purchase. We will refund you the purchase price, less shipping cost both ways and all consumables used or opened like ink cartridges and labels. Must be returned in original packaging.

DuraFast Label Company Always Comes Out On Top!

Instead of buying the Primera LX500 color label printer on Ebay, Amazon, or Newegg, why not purchase the product directly from DuraFast Label Company. Unlike those common marketplaces, our company can answer questions and address concerns before you buy and accept returns if you are unsatisfied with your purchase.

Of course, the purchase will not be complete without blank labels to go with your Primera color label printer. Our competitors expect you to pay additional money for these much-needed labels, but we provide $150 worth of free LX500 labels when you use the promotional discount codes LX500 or LX500c when checking out on our DuraFastLabel.com website.

In addition, we'll give you $100 worth of free LX500 labels if you do a product review on your LX500 printer after purchase. We will send you a request via email for an LX500 printer review two weeks after your purchase.

DuraFast Labels Company is the only reseller on the market that offers more than $250 in additional savings when you purchase the Primera color label printer from us.

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Nexus Sues NY Attorney General

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — page1image392
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NEXUS TO NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: SHAME ON YOU FOR DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES COMMITTED BY PRISON OFFICIALS

Nexus Services announces funding for civil litigation against the Hudson Correctional Facility and the New York Department of Corrections alleging abuses against a minor who has been brutally held in solitary confinement, violating the child’s constitutional rights. Nexus asks that the Attorney General stop defending prisons and guards who abuse constitutional rights, and instead tackle the inhumane issue of placing minor in solitary confinement, especially minors with serious mental illness.

WHAT: Press Conference Announcing Lawsuit by Natalya Paykina on behalf of her minor child E.L., Against Donna Lewin, Superintendent of Hudson Correctional Facility and Anthony J. Annucci, Acting Commissioner of the New York Department of Correction and Community Supervision, and others.

WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2019 1:00 PM EST

WHO: Natalya Paykina, on behalf of her minor child E.L. Mike Donovan, President & CEO Nexus Services, Inc.

Mario Williams, President Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys, Inc Evan Ajin, Vice President of Operations, Nexus Services, Inc. (Spanish Speaking)

WHERE: 40 Wall Street, New York, NY

In front of Office of the New York Attorney General

New York — Natalya Paykina has filed a lawsuit and an Emergency Motion For Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of minor son E.L., 17, who suffers from mental illness. E.L.was
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transferred to the Adolescent Offender Segregation Unit (“AOSU”) at Hudson Correctional Facility on Nov. 3, 2018. He has been held in solitary confinement for months, worse than convicted terrorists held at the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. “At Hudson Correctional Facility, E.L. sits alone in small, barren cells, which are smaller than a parking spot, for at least 18 hours each day,” the lawsuit said. “The hours he is allowed to have a recreational period he is made to sit in a chair held by leg irons.” "We at NDH are stunned that after New York City jails banned the practice of placing minors with mental illness in solitary confinement, and after the federal government banned this same conduct, that the State of New York would still engage in the most detrimental and inhuman correctional practice, carried out by State officials, known to our modern society. Our attorneys will litigate this matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.” said Mario Williams, President Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys, Inc

Nexus Services, which provides services and support for incarcerated individuals across the US, finds it “outrageous” that the NY Attorney General would even consider defending the human-rights abuses visited upon a minor child held in state custody. “The Attorney General of the State of New York is directly responsible for New York’s violent prison system, because the AG defends guards and facilities accused of harming inmates” said Nexus Services CEO Mike Donovan, “to even consider representing the State of New York prison system in this matter sends a clear message that the AGs office doesn’t care about vulnerable inmates being abused in the state prison system. Letitia James, the New York AG, will hopefully draw from her experiences as a public advocate to recognize the harm of inmate abuse and use her power to stop it. New York is known for running one of most vicious prison systems in the country and the Attorney General is responsible for these conditions for as long as they defend the abusers.”

Nexus Services, Inc. is a leading provider of immigrant bond securitization and of services provided to detained individuals. The organization funds Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys, Inc. as a part of its corporate giving plan to open access to justice for disadvantaged people across the United States. http://www.nexushelps.com/
Nexus Derechos Humanos. is a civil-rights law firm funded by Nexus Services Inc. Nexus Derechos Humanos is committed to holding public officials accountable for placing money or politics above the lives of human beings, protecting due-process rights, challenging government coercion and demanding justice and enforcement of hard-won civil rights. https://www.ndhlawyers.com
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Kahner Global to Hold 2nd Annual Cannabis Private Investment Summit in Ft. Lauderdale on February 26, 2019

This year’s Kahner Global Summit features emerging companies that investors are sure to find compelling and promises market-moving discussion and networking opportunities for all attending.”

— Mathew Ginder, Esq., Senior Counsel, Greenspoon Marder LLP

NEW YORK, NY, US, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Kahner Global will host its 2nd Annual Cannabis Private Investment Summit in Ft. Lauderdale. This year’s line up of sponsor companies, speakers, and investors will meet for a full day of panels and pitches on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the offices of co-host and sponsor Greenspoon Marder LLP. Topics for this year’s summit range from the future of cannabis and medical marijuana, current and forward cannabis investment and real estate opportunities, legal concerns, big alcohol entering cannabis, extraction and manufacturing, public company prospects, and more. Like last year, this year’s summit will feature Media Sponsor JJ McKay, Founder/Publisher, The Fresh Toast, who will open the conference with Chairman remarks and serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Founded in 2015 by Noa Kahner of Kahner Global, The Cannabis Private Investment Summit Series is a leading educational conference offered exclusively to high-net-worth investors interested in the burgeoning cannabis industry. Kahner Global holds summits in New York, Beverly Hills, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, and San Francisco. Each summit hosts approximately one hundred highly vetted investors and another select group of top entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and movement-makers.

Mathew Ginder, Esq., Senior Counsel at Greenspoon Marder LLP, and the Summit’s co-host, commented: “This year’s Kahner Global Cannabis Private Investment Summit will once again feature leading emerging companies that serious, focused high-net-worth investors are sure to find compelling for their portfolios. Increasingly, the industry is propelling best-in-class leadership and innovation, and the summit discussions and networking will undoubtedly result in market-moving connections.”

Among the leaders in the cannabis, finance, business, and public service sectors slated to speak at the Ft. Lauderdale summit are:

Matthew Ginder, Esq., Greenspoon Marder LLP
Jason LaRonde, Director of Sales, Vitalis Extraction Technology
Ryan Ansin, Ansin Investments, LLC
Jose Bacellar, President & CEO, Verdemed
Eddie Miller, Founder & Board Director, Toast
Greg Vermeulen, President & CEO, PISTIL
Doug Fyvolent, CEO, Hyperponic
Art Fyvolent, Chief Marketing Officer, Hyperponic
Nicole Connors, Founder & CEO, Saku Cannabis
Riley Cote, Former NHL Enforcer & Founder, BodyChek Wellness
Doug Watler, Trustee, Broward County Firefighter’s Health Trust
Doug Sommerville, CEO, PlantEXT Ltd.
Kevin McGovern, Chairman and CEO, McGovern Capital & The Water Initiative
John Pinto, Chief Investment Officer, Hinsdale LLC
Matt Hawkins, Founder & Managing Principal, Cresco Capital Partners
Bill Brothers, Chairman, Towers Investment Trust
Sander C. Zabzebski, Partner, Greenspoon Marder LLP
Douglas J. Hannah, Managing Director, Silverleaf Advisors
Todd Rosales, Chief Technology Officer, Cooper Family Office
Michael Willner, CEO & President, Willner Capital
Alex Fang, CEO & Co-Founder, Sublime
Lauren Maillian, Chief Strategy Officer, Province Brands
Kevin Hart, Founder & CEO, Green Check Verified
Scott Stevens, CEO, Grays Peak Ventures
Joyce Cenali, Chief Operating Officer, Big Rock Partners
Gian Paolo Veronese, Chief Business Development Officer, Big Rock Partners
Jeff Smith, Partner, Kapno
Richard Yates, Esq., Private Investor
Jeanne Sullivan, Co-Founder, Sullivan Adventures LLC
Amanda Byrd, Chief Marketing Officer, Philter Labs, Inc
Lokesh Chugh, Partner, The London Fund
Rehan Huda, CEO, Greensky Labs
John Vardaman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Hypur
Matt Karnes, Founder, Green Wave Advisors
Marek Jasinski, Founder, 100THX
Candice Baumont, Chief Investment Officer, L Investments

Additional media sponsors include Family Office Networks, cannabis & tech today, NEW CANNABIS VENTURES, CFN Media Group, and FAMILY OFFICE ELITE Magazine & Events. The Summit’s PR partner is kmacconnect pr.

The event will be held at Greenspoon Marder, 200 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1800, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Space permitting, please visit http://www.cannabrunch.net/ to request an invitation.

About Kahner Global and Founder, Noa Kahner
Kahner Global specializes in curating high-level investor conferences and events. The Cannabis Private Investment Summits are the premier conferences for institutional investors, family offices, and ultra high-net-worth investors. Hosted annually in New York City, Toronto, Fort Lauderdale, Beverly Hills, and soon to be San Francisco, the summits provide a highly bespoke conference experience and bring optimal deal flow to attending investors and entrepreneurs. Founder Noa Kahner began her career as Head of Business Development at an institutional investor conference company, where she developed conferences throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Noa received a Master in Business Administration from Baruch College, The Zicklin School of Business. In 2014, she was named a member of the Milken Young Leadership Circle and serves on its steering committee.

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Gray's Wednesday, March 13th auction in Cleveland will boast nearly 300 lots of fine art, furniture and decorative arts

This untitled oil on board painting by the Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator artist Zdeněk Sklenář (1910-1986) is a candidate for top lot of the auction (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Painted terracotta sculpture titled Head of a Woman by Edris Eckhardt (1905-1998), an American artist associated with the Cleveland School, 19 inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Oil on canvas titled Still Life with Flowers after Margaretha Haverman (circa 1693-after 1739), the renowned flower painter from the Northern Netherlands (est. $5,000-$7,000).

Watercolor by the American Modernist painter William Sommer (1867-1949), titled Landscape with Houses, signed lower right (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Two large paintings by Thompson Lehnert (American, b. 1931), will include this one titled Freedom, signed lower right and measuring 52 ¼ inches by 45 inches (est. $2,000-$3,000).

The sale will be highlighted by artwork from noted Czech collector Jaroslav Mervart. It will be held at 10 am Eastern time, online and live in Gray’s gallery.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A mid-week auction featuring nearly 300 lots of fine art, furniture and decorative arts from fine estates across the country – highlighted by artwork from the noted Czech collector Jaroslav Mervart – will be held Wednesday, March 13th, at 10 am Eastern time by Gray’s Auctioneers, online and live in Gray’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland.

The full catalog is up and pre-bidding is open at GraysAuctioneers.com. Bidding is also available on Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. In-person previews will be held Thursday thru Wednesday, March 7th thru 13th, from 10-5; and Saturday, March 10th, from noon-4 pm. All previews will be held in Gray’s gallery. All times quoted here are Eastern.

With a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000, an untitled oil on board painting by the Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator artist Zdeněk Sklenář (1910-1986) is a candidate for top lot of the auction. The painting, from the Jaroslav Mervart collection, measures 26 inches by 20 inches and is signed and dated (“’46”) lower left. It was previously exhibited at the Roudnice Art Gallery, near Prague, in 1982.

An oil on canvas titled Still Life with Flowers after Margaretha Haverman (circa 1693-after 1739), the renowned flower painter from the Northern Netherlands, should realize $5,000-$7,000. The original of the vibrant painting is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The one in the auction, unsigned and measuring 40 inches by 30 inches, was relined twice, heavily repainted and revarnished.

A painted terracotta sculpture titled Head of a Woman by Edris Eckhardt (1905-1998), an American artist associated with the Cleveland School, carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The 19-inch-tall sculpture is mounted to a base with three brass screws and plaster, possibly by the artist. The piece has been signed at the base. Ms. Eckhardt is best known for her work in ceramic art and glass sculptures.

Also posting a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000 is a watercolor by the American Modernist painter William Sommer (1867-1949), titled Landscape with Houses. The work, signed lower right, is housed in a frame measuring 17 ¼ inches by 19 ½ inches. In 1911 Sommer co-founded the Kokoon Arts Club, to promote modern art in Cleveland. Paintings by him currently reside in the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Two large paintings by Thompson Lehnert (American, b. 1931), an artist widely known for works that often portray figurative bodies but also works in abstraction, are expected to attract bidder attention. An oil on canvas titled Freedom is signed lower right and measures 52 ¼ inches by 45 inches. The other is an untitled acrylic on canvas, also signed and 40 inches by 53 inches. Both should bring $2,000-$3,000.

A selection of drawings by Emil Orlik (1870-1932), the Czech-born painter, etcher and lithographer, will come up for bid. The son of a tailor, Orlik lived and worked in Prague, Austria and Germany. He studied at the Munich Academy, later learned engraving and experimented with various printmaking processes, visited Japan to learn woodcut techniques and taught at the Berlin College of Arts & Crafts.

Orlik’s drawings in the sale include a charcoal on wove paper signed, dated and titled London 1898 lower right (est. $300-$500); and three lots of multiples, to include two pencil on wove paper figural studies, one signed and dated; two pencil and conte figural studies (plus a third study by an unknown artist); and three unsigned figural studies: two pencil on paper, one ink on paper (all est. $200-$400).

Rounding out a few more of the sale’s expected top lots will be several early 16th century woodcuts and engravings, to include a pair of woodcuts on laid paper (with watermarks) by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528), titled The Birth of Mary (circa 1503, sheet 5 of the series The Life of Mary), and The Last Supper from the Large Passion (1510). Each is monogrammed and expected to sell for $1,000-$2,000.

From the same category is an engraving on laid paper by the Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533), titled The Praising of Lazarus (circa 1508), having a one-handle jug with a quatrefoil finial watermark. The 11 ½ inch by 8 inch work, with pencil notations and an ink collector’s stamp on verso, is estimated to bring $800-$1,200. Van Leyden was a painter and printmaker in engraving and woodcut.

Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is Northern Ohio’s leading licensed auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, antiques, decorative arts, rare books, and antique rugs. A boutique auction house with three decades of experience in the art business, the experts at Gray’s now offer traditional real estate services.

The specialists at Gray’s have worked with museums, educational institutions, corporations and private collectors to achieve the maximum value of their collections at auction. Gray’s auctioneers are licensed, insured and bonded in favor of the State of Ohio. To learn more please visit www.graysauctioneers.com

Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling a single piece, an estate or an entire 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, March 13th at 10 am Eastern, visit www.graysauctioneers.com. Updates are posted often.

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Serena Harragin
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“Beauty in the lens” Film Festival kicked off in New York

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The opening of "Beauty In the Lens" Film Festival 2019 had its successful opening ceremony at AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Feb 10, 2019. “Beauty In the Lens” Film Festival is an international short film festival co-hosted by Marie Claire China, Eyepetizer App, IMAX China, Youku, and UNIPX MEDIA to showcase short films selected worldwide.

Hundreds of industry leaders and distinguished guests were present at the event and were greeted by Ms. Zhang Xiaodong (the founder of “Beauty In the Lens” Festival and Vice President, Marie Claire China). Mr. Cheng Gong (Brand Development Director, Marie Claire China), and Mr. Yitong Qin (CEO, UNIPX MEDIA).

After red carpet, guests were invited into AMC 25, one of the most iconic theaters in the heart of Manhattan, to enjoy a selection of short videos that stood out from a tremendous amount of submissions by the most talented filmmakers. The selected films incorporated 5 categories: Advertising Video, Fashion Documentary, Creative Short Video, Music Video, and Lifestyle.

After Ms. Zhang Xiaodong’s opening speech, a Q&A session inspired guests to share their thoughts on short-films followed by an in-depth discussion on the future of short film industry. “Beauty in the Lens” Film Festival centered the spot light on talented short film producers across the globe, aiming to promote high-quality short videos that bring together active energies, creative minds as well as positive influence to the vast audience.

As the opening of “Beauty In the Lens” Film Festival closed with an applause, we got a chance to have a few words with Gong Cheng, Brand Development Director of Marie Claire China.

Q: Why do you want to make a short video award ?

A: The world is about to welcome the arrival of the 5G era, and to serve the entertainment and journalistic needs of this era's fragmented time, short videos and internet acceleration will be the way to reach the most eyeballs and connect best. Most current content, it would be hard to argue, manages only to be seen, maybe laughed at, without causing, inviting, or receiving any meaninful thinking. Our belief is that bestowing a short-video award will spotlight the best video producers, encourage in these producers better output and uplifted spirits, and allow all involved parties to receive increased marketplace attention while generating more (and more valuable) aesthetic video content.

Q: What is the common purpose of seeing that there are three different types of video platforms?

A: 1.) Indeed, after we introduced the short-video awards idea, a number of reputable video platforms came to us and sought cooperation. Our final choice, we have decided, will be to work in conjunction with IMAX because we feel that this widely recognized platform represents the most efficient, most memorable, even most spectacular platform to present audio-visual accomplishment. After all, it is unlikely that there could be any video creator without a feature-length dream and who would not aspire to see his or work displayed on the big screen. We want to present the output of these artists with maximum quality. 2.) We look at the Eyepetizer App, with its consummate design sense and consistently highest quality content, as the best, if not only, highly regarded short-video platform in China. It sets standards and determines professional views. And 3.)The Youku platform opens up e-commerce and homes and refines excellent content, while we will be continuing in our efforts to explore new modes of content creation and marketing.

Q: How is the classification of works considered? Which category of works has the best participation now?

A: Like movies, the video works would be classified by genre, subject matter, and target audience. Our classification is not necessarily comprehensive, but as far as possible, our intention will be to let each short video find its most suitable category from among five: dramatic, comedic, music, advertising, and fashion documentary. At present, advertising and creative works are most ubiquitous, while fashion documentary works are still being collected.

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