Contessa Gallery: Displaced Malibu Based Artist Brendan Murphy’s Works Featured at Art Miami 2018

Brendan Murphy “No Expectations” 2018, Oil Acrylic and Gouache on Canvas, 60 x 72 inches

Mr. Brainwash “Marilyn Monroe” 2018, Broken Vinyl Records on Canvas, 84 x 84 inches

Cayla Birk. “Periodic Table of Relevance Series: FEMALE FUTURE” 2018, Acrylic, 3D Silicone Paint and Spray Paint on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Maria Svarbova “Harmony” 2017, Archival Pigment Print, 35.4 x 35.4 inches

Pivotal New Artworks by Mr. Brainwash, Brendan Murphy, Hijack, Maria Svarbova, Daniele Sigalot, and Cayla Birk.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, December 4, 2018 / — Contessa Gallery will be participating in the 29th annual Art Miami Fair. Over these past 29 years, Art Miami has established a well-known reputation for providing fine art collectors with the latest in high quality Contemporary and Modern Art. The fair will begin on December 4 and run through December 9, 2018. Contessa Gallery is thrilled to present the most recent works by Mr. Brainwash in a solo booth designed by the artist, as well as groundbreaking new pieces by Brendan Murphy, Hijack, Maria Svarbova, Daniele Sigalot, and Cayla Birk. This will be the highly anticipated Art Miami/Basel Week debut of Maria Svarbova’s artwork with the gallery, the world premiere of Brendan Murphy’s latest chrome sculptures, Cayla Birk.’s newest series, and all new works by Mr. Brainwash, Hijack, and Daniele Sigalot.

Viewers at Art Miami will be able to experience new artwork by California artist, Brendan Murphy (B. 1971 – ), who has recently been displaced by the wildfires in Malibu that have devastated his neighborhood. Often in times of stress and hardship, artists produce their best work and this is definitely one of those pivotal periods for Brendan. Contessa Gallery is grateful for his and his family’s safety, as well as honored to give him this platform to exhibit his most recent paintings and sculptures. A world-renowned artist, Brendan Murphy pushes the walls of creativity beyond the confines of the canvas and has since explored 3-dimensional work, concept pieces, and a wide range of different materials. In doing so, Brendan has developed his own style, a definitively dynamic mix of the abstract and figurative form. Brendan’s talent lies in his ability in balancing these various elements of exploration against the backdrop of his greatest inspirations; formulas, equations, relationships, and the spectrum of human emotion. Along with recent paintings from his iconic Chalkboard Series, Contessa Gallery is excited to premiere an all new series of unique, chrome sculptures that are extraordinary in scale and technique. These sculptures are created using a process exclusive to Murphy, resulting in a vibrant chrome-based painted finish. The gallery is looking forward to debuting these exciting new works at Art Miami.

Back by popular demand, Contessa Gallery looks forward to hosting a separate booth entirely dedicated to the electrifying works of Mr. Brainwash. The brilliant artist will be displaying an exclusive body of work, and it is sure to be a blockbuster attraction at Art Miami. Mr. Brainwash (born Thierry Guetta in 1966) began his artistic career over 17 years ago documenting the underground world of street artists. Eventually this endeavor introduced him to Banksy, who is arguably the most anonymous and famous street artist living today. With the encouragement of Banksy, Guetta began creating his own street art. In 2008, Mr. Brainwash produced an explosive first solo show, Life is Beautiful. The epic display of hundreds of breakthrough works revolutionized the art scene not only in Los Angeles, where the show was held, but worldwide. This phenomenal exhibition skyrocketed Mr. Brainwash’s popularity. His artistic evolution is chronicled in the Academy Award nominated documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, coincidently directed by Banksy. Known for his stylistic combination of pop and street art, Guetta creates his works by brilliantly fusing together historical pop imagery with contemporary cultural iconography. This year the gallery is excited to showcase the artist’s continual revolutionary experimentation with new media and subject matter. The special exhibition will showcase his newest broken vinyl record collages, which give both material and subject a new life by “making singers live forever with what they sold.” Mr. Brainwash will also be showcasing new paintings that employ neon light bulbs, paper collages, and fiberglass. Contessa Gallery is looking forward to exhibiting the latest energetic and never seen before works by Mr. Brainwash at Art Miami.

Contessa Gallery is proud to exclusively introduce the groundbreaking Periodic Table of Relevance Series by innovative contemporary artist and visionary, Cayla Birk. Cayla is an important young artist whose voice and creative wit thrive on a contemporary style. Cayla’s work merges traditional acrylic paints with other unique materials; she transcends the confines of mixed media art to create a style all her own. A signature approach of intricate designs pervade all of Birk’s body of work – her instantly recognizable gestures boast austere verbiage and shroud depictions. Following the success of her signature Birktone Series, Cayla will be debuting an all new series that makes connections between aspects of contemporary life and the periodic table of elements using her signature style. This series pays homage to the Periodic Table of Elements, and each piece features an actual existing element. The atomic numbers and letters for real scientific elements are retained, while the given names are ‘relevant’ societal nouns or statements. Consistent with Cayla’s witty style, there is a corresponding Erlenmeyer conical flask alongside each canvas that enables the viewer to decode the numerical atomic weight, unlocking a hidden message. Contessa Gallery is honored to be selected as the voice of introduction of the artist’s ground-breaking new directions at Art Miami.

Maria Svarbova (B. 1988 – ) is an up and coming game changer in the contemporary art world. Recently named a Hasselblad Master of 2018 and a Forbes 30 under 30 artist, Svarbova gives a fresh take on portrait photography. Born in Slovakia one year prior to the end of communism, Svarbova explores the relationship between Socialist era architecture and public space and pulls from the geometric visual elements of functionalist design. Her distinct style departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, color, and atmosphere. Carefully composed figures create thematic, dream-like scenes with ordinary objects. Her elegant and thought-provoking photographs evoke a contemplative silence, and her postmodern vision boldly articulates a dialogue of the isolation of the human experience. Contessa Gallery is ecstatic to exclusively bring Svarbova to Art Miami week and showcase her largest and most recent series, Swimming Pool.

Contessa Gallery is pleased to bring street artist Hijack, currently one of the most talked-about, up and coming artists today, back to Art Miami. With an all new body of work, Contessa Gallery will highlight Hijack’s continual evolvement as a studio fine Art Star in addition to being one of the world’s most respected street and graffiti artists. His talent is showcased in his detailed stencil and oil work, controlled paint drips and striking urban compositions. Working at the intersection between street art and fine art, Hijack presents a refreshing future for the next generation of artists.

Contessa Gallery artist Daniele Sigalot (B. 1976 – ), recently wrapped up his solo museum exhibition at the Royal Palace of Caserta. Through his massive paper plane installations and stainless steel sculpture, Daniele Sigalot is gaining critical acclaim in the fine art world, with major museum shows highlighting his talent. The center of his research spins around the ambiguity between the perception of the materials he uses and their actual nature. His iconic paper plane installations appear ephemeral at first glance, but are in actuality hand-crafted out of metal. This year will be the Art Basel Miami premiere of his latest maps on stainless steel: “A Portrait of You in Miami,” “A Portrait of You in New York City,” and “A Portrait of You in Jerusalem.” Contessa Gallery is thrilled to premiere the impressive and deeply conceptual maps series of original works before his highly anticipated installation of the series, “A Portrait of Everyone, Everywhere,” in the Milan airport.

About Contessa Gallery
Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery is a Fine Art Dealers Association member (FADA) that offers artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Areas of expertise include pre-20th century, Modern and Contemporary sculpture, paintings, photography and works on paper. Contessa Gallery is collector focused, with a mission to assist clients in developing collections that have deep personal meaning. Contessa Gallery encourages its clients to view their collections as a legacy that can be passed down through generations or to art institutions.

The gallery continues to expand its clientele and reputation through its participation in prestigious art fairs, such as; Art Miami, Art New York and Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary. At the philanthropic level, Contessa Gallery aims to make a difference in the community through the contribution of time, expertise, sponsorship and educational programming for museums and organizations dedicated to the arts.

For more detailed information about the gallery, its artists, exhibition history, art fair schedule and philanthropic support, please visit our website: or contact Steve Hartman at 216-956-2825 or via email:

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Contessa Gallery
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Dov Bechhofer Explains How Advances in Medical Technology Will Usher in the “Smart Hospital”

Dov Bechhofer

Dov Bechhofer

NEW YORK , NEW YORK, USA, December 3, 2018 / — The emergence of new technologies shape the way doctors deliver medical care around the world. Computer Engineer Dov Bechhofer explains how the information and communication technologies (ICT) of smart homes and smart cities transform hospitals today and in the future.

Smart homes allow us to connect to various electronics through our smartphones, control the temperature of our houses remotely, and arm sophisticated home-monitoring systems, among other features. Smart cities direct citizens through digital maps around town, give them access to transportation schedules through smartphone apps, and provide free public wifi in unconventional places. The idea of a smart hospital is one that offers convenient features such as these for patients, including remote care and more comprehensive health monitoring.

“We’ve used big bulky machines like the CT scanner for decades, but the advent of smaller, more mobile technology like the smartphone is changing the medical game,” says Dov Bechhofer.

From bulky hardware, we’ve brought medical care into the 21st century with electronic health records and tracking systems to keep up with changes in patient health and billing. Our smartphones today can even monitor how many steps we take and give us calculated estimates of the calories we burn. However, technology is becoming far more powerful and capable than simple calorie monitoring.

“Wearable tech like iWatches and Fitbits can track our heartbeats and monitor blood pressure and sleeping patterns,” says Dov Bechhofer. “We’re already integrating consumer tech and health awareness, which is great, but smart hospitals will employ wearable tech to help keep costs down, too.”

For years, pressure has mounted to reduce the cost of medical care here in America and to improve overall patient outcomes. Dov Bechhofer is convinced that technology is the key, and that it will help physicians connect the dots on their patients’ health much more quickly, allowing them to provide timely and accurate care.

The Smart Hospital of the future will aim to balance clinical outcome excellence and operations/supply chain efficiency in addition to provide a stronger patient and provider experience. Remote healthcare systems will accommodate patient requests faster and with better detail to ensure they get the proper level of care, all without requiring patients to stand in front of a desk representative or in an ER.

Bluetooth-enabled devices can save time and energy for both patients and medical specialists. Home monitoring will become far more comprehensive when new technologies are developed to accept and process biomaterials. This would help doctors and nurses monitor patients from afar while keeping up with speedy communications between patient and health experts.

Highly-specialized data collected from new systems could be used for analytics to help improve doctor and patient experience. Process flow and cost-efficiency can be improved by collecting and deciphering larger bulks of patient data, in the process teaching medical offices to fine-tune workflow and allocating care where it’s needed most.

“As you’ll notice, it’s not all about what’s offered inside the smart hospital,” says Dov Bechhofer. “A lot of the streamlining that medical tech can help with is right at home or in the periods before and after patient visits.”

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NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 3, 2018 — Exxe Group (OTC PINK: AXXA), a diversified corporation focusing on investments in international real estate, financial services, AI, fintech and media sectors is pleased to announce that as part of its ever-growing business plan, Exxe is entering the final stage of due diligence and negotiation for one of the most prominent homes and reception spaces in New York. The distressed property is currently in the courts and Exxe Group’s acquisition company has obtained a senior position in contractual negotiations that include several parties.

Property description: This unique opportunity was created by combining three residences into one undivided space located at one of the most prestigious high rises in New York City. The combined space of the apartments is over 5,000 sq feet. The space contains spectacular unobstructed views of the Empire State building and the Chrysler building to the West. To the East spectacular views of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan create one of the most unique properties in New York. Building amenities include twenty four hour concierge, gym, pool, and spa. The entrance encompasses an extravagant lobby.

Exxe Group is positioned to either acquire a controlling interest in the property or to obtain a senior debt interest on the property through a combination of cash, privately structured capital investments and traditional bank loans. Once acquired, Exxe Group plans to generate revenue streams from this premier property as it becomes headquarters for Exxe’s affiliated companies in technology, AI, private equity and family office interests. Exxe Group intends to increase revenues from partnering with affiliated luxury fashion, film, music, fitness and wellness lifestyle brands which are part of the existing Exxe Group Connected Spaces network.

Key Benefits of Exxe Group Real Estate Acquisitions:

● Exxe’s milestone entry in the international Distress Sector
● Potential Control of high quality A-class New York property
● Luxury flagship properties with reliable income rental streams
● Access to value generation through tech and media platforms

The current acquisition of the landmark residences exemplifies our overall corporate strategy that operates at the cross section of Real Estate/Tech/Media sectors, positioned to maximize value generated through improved asset monetization. Our Media Content Event Platform enhances experience at the acquired locations by providing a distinct user experience as a differentiator for our assets portfolio. Exxe utilizes innovative ways of treating and monetizing real estate assets that ultimately converts to an increase in shareholder value.

Edward Nazmiev PhD, CEO said “The current deal initiates our entry in the distressed property market. The Exxe team has years of combined experience of senior industry executives, investment bankers, media and marketing executives. Through their network they are able to access a pipeline of off the market deals both in the domestic and international markets. Exxe’s management team wishes to thank its investors for their continued trust and support”

About Exxe Group: Exxe group is a diversified corporation focusing on acquisitions in the following sectors: real estate, technology, media, and financial services. Exxe Group is an acquisition-driven company. The company strategy is to acquire controlling equity interests in undervalued companies and then take an active role in improving their performance – accelerating their growth by providing them with both access to capital and to management expertise. For additional information go to

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words:"anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "ongoing,""plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the time sat, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time the statements are made and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release.

Boris Matsokhin
Exxe Group
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U.S. Patent System must be Predictable, Reliable and Balanced, says USPTO Director

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

Director Iancu’s talk at the IP Awareness Summit highlights the critical role of IP rights in U.S. economic development and leadership

For the United States to maintain its competitive leadership it is critically important that that we have an IP system and entrepreneurship ecosystem that encourages innovation”

— USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

NEW YORK, NY , USA, December 3, 2018 / — The word “right” is mentioned only once in the United States Constitution and it is in regard to intellectual property rights.

That is among the messages conveyed by Undersecretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, who delivered the keynote address at the second annual IP Awareness Summit in New York last week. IPAS was held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU), an independent non-profit.

Director Iancu said that IP is the engine that makes economic and cultural developments work and that the USPTO is laser focused on achieving these goals.

“For the IP system to work as intended,” he told the audience of IP owners, creators, executives and educators, “we must make sure future IP laws are predictable, reliable and carefully balanced.”

In responding to an audience question about “conspiracy theories” alleging that the patent system is working against inventors and misconceptions created by perpetuation of the term patent “troll,” the Director said that we need to be specific about problems and “not engage in name-calling on either side of the issue.” He said he encourages more public debate and coming up with solutions.

Director Iancu, who has degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering and who has taught at UCLA, said he believed that it is really important for new members of congress coming into office in January, as well as existing ones, be informed about the importance of intellectual property. They should be aware why IP is important to the economy and to America’s standing in the world and competitive position.

“I would urge folks in this room,” he said referring to the IP professionals and educators present, “to talk about these issues with members [of Congress] in ways that relate to their priorities and constituents.”

The World’s Fair held in Chicago in 1893 featured a battle fought by two business leaders for the electric current standard, AC or DC. A similar battle for artificial intelligence or 5G, Director Iancu suggested, would be seen in a very different light today.

“Today, the battle for 5G is not likely to be limited to giant American companies but is international and being waged by the smallest and biggest countries; from Singapore, for example, to China.”

“We live in a different world,” he concluded. “For the United States to maintain its competitive leadership it is critically important that that we have an IP system and innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem that encourages innovation; that provides stability and predictability, so folks can invest here in the U.S. confidently.

“I think we are still the leaders, but we cannot take our eye off the ball. We have huge competition.”

The full audio recording of Director Iancu’s remarks and q&a is available at

Other featured speakers at IPAS 2018 included Manny Schecter, Chief Patent Counsel of IBM and a member of the board of directors of the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU); Jay Walker, inventor, entrepreneur, TEDMED curator and founder of; and Adam Mossoff, Director of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University College of Law.

IPAS 2018 was held on November 29 at Pulitzer Hall at the Columbia University School of Journalism in conjunction with Columbia Technology Ventures. In addition to the featured speakers there were four panels 17 other speakers and three breakout sessions for IP owners, creators, educators, investors and others.

IPAS 2018 explored defining and providing IP literacy for a digital age. For the program and partners, please visit the IPAS website.

About the Center for IP Understanding

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on people’s lives. CIPU provides information, conducts research and facilitates activities that seek to make IP more intelligible, enhance value and deter theft. The Center also tracks attitudes toward IP rights, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and through outreach, provides an education framework for understanding how IP promotes competition and creates jobs. To learn more, please visit

Bruce Berman
Center for IP Understanding
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Jeffery Steven Stone secures $1,750,000 private investment for Phoenix Energy Resources, LLC

Jeffery Steven Stone

New York capital procurement specialist secures investment on behalf of West Virginia-based energy resources company.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2018 / — A prominent New York City capital procurement specialist, Jeffery Steven Stone has recently secured a $1,750,000 private investment on behalf of Phoenix Energy Resources, LLC, located in West Virginia. The Princeton-based firm, he explains, is focused on mining—specifically surface and underground coal mining—as well as oil and gas extraction, and quarrying.

Securing the $1,750,000 private investment on behalf of Phoenix Energy Resources, LLC, capital procurement specialist Stone is a Managing Partner at New York City's Eurasian Capital, LLC.

Eurasian Capital, LLC invests and co-invests on a principal basis in an agency capacity to procure institutional capital for predominantly small-cap companies. "We are committed to providing our clients with an uncompromising level of service to assist them in achieving both their immediate and long-term objectives," adds Stone of operations at the firm, headquartered at One World Trade Center in New York City.

The mining industry is critical to the economy and well-being of the state of West Virginia. Coal, in particular, occurs in 53 of West Virginia's 55 counties, directly supporting an estimated 30,000 jobs in the state, including miners and mine contractors, coal preparation plant employees, and mine supply company workers.

"West Virginia leads the United States in coal production," reveals Stone, "producing approximately 150 million tons annually."

The capital procurement specialist also goes on to reveal that taxes attributed to West Virginia coal currently account for over 60 percent of business taxes paid in the state.

"The private investment secured on behalf of Phoenix Energy Resources," he adds, wrapping up, "represents an excellent result, both for the business itself, and for me personally and the whole team at Eurasian Capital."

Jeffery Steven Stone is a managing partner at New York City-based Eurasian Capital, LLC, responsible for trading the firm's proprietary capital. Further to overseeing the organization's selection analysis and daily investment affairs, principal activities entail utilizing a platform of hedging strategies. These include quantitative-driven swing trading, covered call writing, and pair trading activity. Stone also oversaw and secured finance for the development of the firm's proprietary algorithmic trading software, entailing detailed mathematical modeling, operational research, probability theory, and numerical analysis.

To find out more about Jeffery Steven Stone or to get in touch, please visit

Chris Hinman
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New York man completes bike ride in tribute to UAE founder

Don Victor Mooney cycles from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in honor of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of United Arab Emirates.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , December 3, 2018 / — Don Victor Mooney of Queens, New York departs back home today after completing a 300 km bike ride that took him from Dubai to Al Ain to Abu Dhabi. He towed seven national trees of UAE, which was donated by Give a Ghaf program. Along the five day bike ride, he was decorated by Emirati military and police personnel.

Don Mooney (53) arrived on UAE 47th Anniversary (December 2) at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. At the mosque he was escorted to the grave of Sheikh Zayed, where he had a moment of silence and reflected on the late Emirati legacy.

"Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nayhan was a champion of the environment, a vocal proponent of tolerance and coexistence. The country remains a reliable partner in the global fight against terror", said Don Victor Mooney.

The Year of Zayed

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who passed away in 2004. To commemorate this historic national occasion, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates has declared that 2018 will officially be known in the UAE as the Year of Zayed. Consistent with the values of the late Sheikh Zayed, it is intended that the Year of Zayed will involve people of all ages, nationalities, faiths and backgrounds in the UAE and internationally.

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GC Media
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Kuwait Infrastructure Summit kick-starts today in Kuwait

Organised by IQPC Middle East this 2-day event had brought together influential stakeholders from the region who discussed their strategies and visions.

KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT, December 3, 2018 / — The Kuwait Infrastructure Summit kick-started today at the Hilton Kuwait Resort in Kuwait. Organised by IQPC Middle East this 2-day event had brought together influential stakeholders from the region who discussed infrastructure challenges and futuristic approaches on their strategies and visions.

The conference was held under the kind blessings of Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait Council of Engineers and Kuwait Green Building Council. Further key government stake holders like Ministry of Public Works Kuwait, Public Authority for Roads and Transport and Public Authority of Housing Welfare are supporting organisations to the summit.
Infrastructure development and maintenance is one of the key pillars of the Kuwait’s National Development Plan 2035, and this summit will gather the experts to brainstorm solutions and showcase their best developments across the region.

Eng. Hamoud Bader Al – Roudan, Assistant Undersecretary of Water Projects Sector, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait, delivered the first keynote of the day followed by Saad Muhaillbi, Director of Master Planning Department, Kuwait Municipality.

A panel comprising of Mohammad Najam Khan, Advisor – Bridgeand Road Structures, Department of Urban Planningand Municipalities, Abu Dhabi City Municipality; Saad Muhaillbi, Director of Master Planning Department, Kuwait Municipality, Kuwait; Hany Farahat, Director General, Worley Parsons, discussed on envisioning the future of the regional infrastructure development and transportation planning.

The summit had China State Construction Engineering Corporation as platinum sponsor, ECO as gold sponsor, HOT Engineering & Construction and CYTECH International as silver sponsors, and strategic and networking partners include ASTAD, NIKKON, Kohlhauer East Group, PRODOR, ACTION International Services, CCL, Almeer Industry for Control Panel Co, Kuwait Insulating Material Manufacturing Co. (KIMMCO), Arab Group for Equipment and Construction (AGECO), Flir Systems, Ford Trucks and AlGhanim Auto.

To know more about the event visit:

About IQPC
IQPC provides business executives around the world with tailored practical conferences, large scale events, topical seminars and training programmes, keeping them up-to-date with industry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape. IQPC conferences are market leading “must attend” events for their respective industries. IQPC produces more than 1,700 events annually around the world, and continues to grow. Founded in 1973, IQPC now has offices in major cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Tampa, and Toronto. IQPC leverages a global research base of best practices to produce an unrivalled portfolio of conferences.

Vidhya Suman
IQPC Middle East
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Arecont Vision Costar Expands Sales Coverage with Bongiorno and Associates

Bongiorno & Associates Join AV Costar as new Manufacturer’s Reps

Arecont Vision Costar Total Video Solution

Arecont Vision Costar Total Video Solution Components

Its a whole new Arecont Vision Costar

Skilled Manufacturer’s Representatives Added by Arecont Vision Costar for US Northeast and NY Metro Area

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CTSI)

The new Arecont Vision Costar is a strong fit within our product portfolio. Our team is already engaged with new opportunities throughout the region”

— Rob Bongiorno, NYC Metro Principal for Bongiorno and Associates, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2018 / — Arecont Vision Costar, the leader in network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the addition of Bongiorno and Associates, Inc. as a new Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative. The company will provide additional sales resources to the Arecont Vision Costar team in the North Eastern United States, including the New York City Metro Area.

“The Bongiorno team brings expertise in security and related industries with long-standing relationships with key VARs and Architect & Engineering firms,” said Kyle Parker, Vice President, Americas Sales. “I am very excited to add Bongiorno to provide enhanced sales support to our partners across New York and the Northeast region.”

Bongiorno and Associates, Inc., headquartered in Woodbridge, NJ, is well positioned to support and grow sales activity with customers and partners throughout the North Eastern US, and in particular the NY metro region. The company is focused on representing leading vendors in the audio/visual, data communications, and security industries. With a team of 10 sales representatives, Bongiorno will be a force multiplier for the region.

“The new Arecont Vision Costar is a strong fit within our product portfolio,” stated Rob Bongiorno, NYC Metro Principal for Bongiorno and Associates, Inc. “Our team is already engaged with new opportunities throughout the region thanks to the complete video solution that the company brings to the professional surveillance market.”

“I am truly excited to add the team of experienced sales professionals that Bongiorno and Associates offer to the region,” stated John Bujarski, Senior Sales Director, Eastern US and Canada. “The addition of this skilled group will greatly benefit our customers and provide outstanding support to our partners.”

Bongiorno and Associates, Inc. can be found online at or by calling +1.732.750.1520.Visit Arecont Vision Costar online at to learn more, or find sales contacts around the world at

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Arecont Vision Costar, LLC, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), is the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. The company offers two complete megapixel camera families – the MegaIP™ series includes Made in USA, cyber-secure MicroBullet®, MicroDome®, MegaBall®, MegaDome®, MegaVideo®, MegaView®, and SurroundVideo® models, plus the world-class ConteraIP™ series dome and bullet models. Both camera families offer single- and multi-sensor choices that are integrated with the ConteraVMS™ (video management system), ConteraWS™ (web services), and the ConteraCMR™ (cloud-managed video recorder) series for traditional or cloud-based video surveillance solutions as part of the Total Video Solution.

Arecont Vision Costar supports integration with leading 3rd party products through the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ and via ONVIF compliance.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.


Jeff Whitney / VP Marketing / Arecont Vision Costar
Phone: +1.818.937.0477

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Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys continues series of published articles about Legal Assistants

Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida

Magdalena Ewa Cuprys, Immigration Attorney, Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

Office of Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Office of Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Website Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Attorney in Florida

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at

Attorney profile of Magdalena Cuprys at

There is an evolving group of legal assistants that ascend the ranks to act almost like attorneys, similar to Nurse Practitioners in medical practice.

Cuprys & Associates (N/A:N/A)

Many other States are looking into other forms of permissible assistance (“judicially-authorized-and-regulated legal service providers”) to help address the problem of unmet legal needs.”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2018 / — Florida Immigration lawyer Magdalena Cuprys has published the next article in her four-part series on the paralegal profession. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Ms. Cuprys at

A New Trend: “Paraprofessionals” such as Licensed Legal Technicians or “Limited License Legal Technicians”

There may be an evolving group of Paralegals that ascend the ranks to act almost like attorneys, similar to Nurse Practitioners who in many cases diagnose and treat health conditions. In civil law cases, there are proposals pending (or already implemented in certain States, as explained below) to address the day-to-day legal need of those unable or unwilling to hire a full-fledged Attorney. This includes the commonplace legal needs of low to moderate-income people by authorizing limited practice by licensed non-lawyers, now known as “paraprofessionals.” This is easy to understand. Many procedures or applications are difficult to understand for “normal” people who are not exposed to them on a daily basis. For example, even forms provided by Courts to make certain filings simpler and possibly enable people to file the forms or applications themselves without the assistance of an Attorney are quite difficult to understand that at least some explanation is still required. This concept has been gradually gaining acceptance. Unlike Paralegals, such paraprofessionals provide services without the direct supervision of an attorney. At this point, two state supreme courts have embraced the “licensed legal technician” concept, and other jurisdictions are closely monitoring its viability.

Given the high percentage of self-represented parties in courtrooms around the country, some advocates believe regulated legal paraprofessionals (charging lower fees) can help narrow the access-to-justice gap. That may one day be the case, but the paraprofessional model and its efficacy in addressing this disparity remain unproven, and ethical rules prevent such a system at least at present.

Washington State pioneered the “limited license” model. In 2013, after years of study, the Washington State Supreme Court adopted the concept of the “Limited License Legal Technician” (LLLT) to perform specific legal services in the area of domestic relations. LLLTs are subject to stringent requirements, which include obtaining an Associate’s degree or higher and completing additional specified coursework; performing 3,000 hours of Paralegal work; passing three law and ethics exams, as well as a character and fitness review. Further, they must also complete a licensing program, satisfy financial responsibility requirements, as well as continuing legal education, and meet malpractice insurance requirements. LLLTs are subject to rules of professional conduct and a disciplinary process similar to those that apply to attorneys. The Board that oversees the LLLT program is now considering expanding the subject matter areas in which paraprofessionals may practice to include consumer debt law.

Several other U.S. States are now following this example. The scope of permissible work for “limited license” paraprofessionals differs under these various models that have been proposed. It generally includes assistance to clients in understanding legal proceedings and completing court forms and other form documents, but does not include appearing for a client in court or at depositions, or taking on complex legal matters. For example, LLLTs in Washington currently may not represent a client in mediated negotiations, but they may do so in Utah.

One of the main reasons for this development is the realization that there is massive need for some form of representation in civil law areas for vast numbers of the population that are attempting self-representation due to limited access to attorneys (mostly due to financial restraints). This is in spite of legal aid societies as well as significant pro bono attorney services. A large number of individuals continue to represent themselves in these areas and could benefit from paraprofessionals.

This access-to-justice disparity has prompted State Bars and court systems to promote other forms of nonlawyer assistance to pro se parties, including courthouse navigators and facilitators (examples are Arizona, New York, California, and Washington), and legal document preparers (Arizona, California, and Nevada). Many other States are looking into other forms of permissible assistance (“judicially-authorized-and-regulated legal service providers”) to help address the problem of unmet legal needs.

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Fashion One to bring localised content to African audiences through partnership with Virtual Xchange Group

NEW YORK, US, December 1, 2018 / — African viewers will be at the forefront of the latest fashion and lifestyle trends following the announcement of a strategic partnership between Fashion One LLC, the New York-based international fashion, entertainment and lifestyle television network, and Virtual Xchange Group, Africa’s leading creative, production and events company.

Through the agreement, Virtual Xchange Group and Fashion One will collaborate on the production of bespoke content for African audiences besides showcasing Fashion One’s industry-leading global content.

Virtual Xchange Group will also engage a broader audience through collaborative marketing activity on digital platforms. The partnership means that Fashion One will reach 30 million households.

Ali Gursoy, Fashion One Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Africa is a very important market for Fashion One, so we are delighted to bring African-themed content to African audiences through the partnership with Virtual Xchange Group.

“African fashion designers are playing an increasingly important role in the global fashion industry and we want to play our part in raising their profile and introducing the fashion world to African talent.

“We aim to shine a light on African fashion design and manufacturing and to engage global audiences in locally-produced content. We look forward to providing localised, relevant content for our African distribution partners.”

Virtual Xchange Group offers industry-leading expertise in the areas of entertainment and hospitality from creative content production and distribution through to event staging and talent management.

Kaycee Kennedy, the Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Xchange Group, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the world’s leading fashion network. The partnership with Fashion One Group will enable us to bring the latest in global fashion and lifestyle trends, fashion shows, events and original programming to African audiences.

“The collaboration with Fashion One Group reinforces Virtual Xchange Group’s status at the cutting edge of delivering creative, engaging content for the lifestyle and entertainment industry in Africa. This is where Africa meets fashion.”

The partnership with Virtual Xchange Group continues the global expansion plans for the Fashion One Group in North America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa as it consolidates its position as the undisputed number one International fashion and lifestyle network.


About Fashion One LLC.
Fashion One operates a global lifestyle and entertainment TV network offering a comprehensive coverage of inspirational fashion. Fashion One audiences can access the latest updates through high-quality original programs, reality shows, documentaries, travelogues, entertainment news and lifestyle magazines.
Fashion One's programming is divided into two categories: core programming and original programming. The core programming primarily consists of content which is provided by external parties, while the original programming is produced by the network itself.
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Virtual Xchange Group, Africa’s leading creative, production and events company has offices in South Africa, Nigeria and the United States.
Established in 2007, Virtual Xchange Group has a track record in the development and execution of show and entertainment concepts for the entertainment and hospitality industries. The company has expanded its operations to provide media content, stage designs, consulting and project management in the real estate sector and property development.
Run by a committed team of professionals, the watchword of the group is innovation and constant re-engineering. Combined with a thorough understanding of our clients’ business and brand objectives, we ensure our clients remain on the cutting edge of their various fields of endeavour.

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