NobelBiz Bleck


NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2019 / — NobelBiz, the nation’s leading combined contact center telco carrier and technology telephony provider, renowned for its LocalTouch contact optimization services, today revealed that they are in the final stages of acquiring a well-known Hosted Contact Center company.

Steve Bederman, President of NobelBiz, has been recognized as an industry leader in, both, building Hosted telephony technologies and growth through acquisition. He underlined, “There are times it is valuable to acquire a recognized footprint in this industry. As contact centers begin to adopt new methods to maintain/improve contacts, reduce overhead, expand from voice to omni channels, and data analytics it becomes necessary to combine internal development with acquisitions.”
He went on to say that speed to market with reliable technology, not bleeding edge, but, rather, well tested and progressive frameworks, must be considered to facilitate the transitions that contact centers require.

“You’re going to notice NobelBiz taking a leadership position in the contact center market very quickly. We have seen the gaps in how technology should be, but is not always, presented to contact centers. Ease of implementations being one concern. An inhibitor to change has been the difficulty associated with transitioning from one platform to another.” He underlined this by stating, “Our newest acquisition, and watch in April for the announcement, allows the contact center to actually implement their work groups with a Hosted voice and multi-channel platform in a matter of hours; not days and months. It will be a ‘try it first, test it, use it’ model.
The industry awaits the coming NobelBiz announcement.

About NobelBiz
NobelBiz is the leading innovator in the contact center technology industry. The company has grown to serve contact centers globally, providing world-class voice, cloud contact center, and business intelligence solutions. NobelBiz transforms contact centers into higher-performing intelligent contact centers and helps take companies from "isolated cost center’ to ‘company-wide intelligence generator" for customer service, sales, marketing, product development, and more. Visit to engage with us on our intelligent call center solutions

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SDWR Diabetic Alert Dog Delivered to 16-year-old Boy in Centerburg, OH

Diabetic Alert Service Dog from SDWR

Kami, Diabetic Alert Service Dog from SDWR

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers SDWR

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or SDWR, is based in Madison, Virginia

Brian, a 16-year-old boy in Centerburg, Ohio, received a very special delivery today of his very own Diabetic Alert Service Dog from SDWR.

CENTERBURG, OH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2019 / — Brian, a 16-year-old boy in Centerburg, Ohio, received a very special delivery today of his very own Diabetic Alert Service Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to provide specially-bred and trained dogs for people of all ages that struggle with living with invisible disabilities such as Autism, PTSD, Seizure Disorders, or in the case of Brian—Type 1 Diabetes. SDWR has hundreds of working service dogs placed around the globe and is currently serving approximately 1,000 families.
Kami, a labrador retriever Diabetic Alert Dog, has already received countless hours of training through SDWR’s service dog raiser program where volunteers raise puppies in training for approximately one year. The dogs and raisers must follow through the foundation and skill set training provided through SDWR trainers at the facility in Virginia.
Kami is also an honored graduate of the SDWR Fallen Officer Puppy Program. The Fallen Officer Puppy Program, also known as “FOPP,” is an initiative by SDWR to pay respect to the legacy of service by fallen American police who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Kami is named in honor of fallen hero Police Officer Robert Kaminski of the New York City Police Department who died as a direct result of illnesses he contracted after inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Kami’s work as a Diabetic Alert Service Dog with Brian will carry on in memoriam of Officer Kaminski’s life of service before self.
Brian was diagnosed with Diabetes when he was 13-years-old. Brian hopes that a service dog will be able to alert him when he is sleeping and in between checks. Brian is Type 1 Diabetic and is insulin dependent. Brian needs to be able to live independently to be able to go away to college but is a very deep sleeper and does not wake up to his Dexcom alarms overnight. He attends many campouts and outings as an active teen and believes having a service dog will help alert of blood sugars. A service dog able to get help if needed would help give Brian’s family the much needed peace of mind. Brian monitors his blood sugars 24 hours a day to stay alive. If his BG is too high, he needs to take a corrective does of insulin. If his BG is too low. he needs to have a fast acting glucose. Not keeping his blood sugars in a healthy range can cause further damage to his body and/or lead to death. Brian is optimistic that with the addition of a service dog it will help make his life a little easier and provide a sense of independence and security.
SDWR uses a proprietary scent training method to teach Diabetic Alert Dogs to detect fluctuations in blood sugar that fall outside of a handler’s healthy range. Since Kami is a service dog and covered under laws in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, he will be able to accompany Brian everywhere—from church, to the grocery store, even camping.
During the upcoming 18 months, SDWR will return to Brian’s home every 3-4 months to continue working on Kami’s customized training, follow up training and training the human to make a successful team and public access certification. This certification can only be given to Brian after a progression of hard work and dedication to the SDWR training program. This training program is what sets SDWR apart from other nonprofit service dog organizations.
Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers is a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Virginia, and relies on donations to help the organization in its mission, “Until there’s a cure…there’s a dog.” To make a donation or learn more about SDWR, please visit the website, To learn more about Diabetic Alert Service Dogs visit To learn more about SDWR’s Fallen Officer Puppy Program visit

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Diabetic Alert Dog Feature: Camdyn’s Story

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Rebecca Luker Will Headline Benefit Concert for Autism NJ

Sierra Boggess

Sierra Boggess will headline the Montclair State PRSSA April 22, 2019 benefit for Autism New Jersey

Heather Botts

Heather Botts will headline the Montclair State PRSSA April 22 benefit for Autism NJ

Rebecca Luker, Sierra Boggess and Heather Botts to Headline Evening of Broadway Entertainment

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2019 / — ReelAbilities Film Festival New Jersey the Kessler Foundation will be cosponsoring the Broadway’s Best benefit concert for Autism New Jersey on Monday, April 22. The show will be headlined by Broadway stars Rebecca Luker, Sierra Boggess, and Heather Botts. The musical theater department’s Freshmen Revue and the Paper Mill Playhouse Show Choire will also perform. The event will take place in the university’s Memorial Auditorium and begin at 7 pm.

Reel Abilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the United States, promoting awareness and an appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Its programs have been presented across the state for the past six years. The Reel Abilities Film Festival New Jersey has expanded to include film screenings and special events. The autism benefit will now feature a seven minute film by Robert Getz and a piano solo by Jonathan Weiner, both of whom have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Three time Tony nominee Luker's Broadway impressive resume includes leading roles in “Fun Home,” the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella,” “Mary Poppins,” “Nine,” “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Secret Garden, “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Brigadoon.” Her television credits include the CBS Television movie “Cupid and Cate,” "Elementary,""NCIS: New Orleans," “Law and Order-SVU,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “An Evening with the Pops”, “An Oscar Hammerstein Celebration” and “A Tribute to Rodgers and Hart” (PBS), The Kennedy Center Honors honoring Julie Andrews, and a Richard Rodgers celebration with the Boston Pops (PBS).

Boggess is an Olivier nominated actress, perhaps best known for her first Broadway role as Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” receiving Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, as well as the Audience Award for Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance. Her additional Broadway credits include “Master Class,” “It Shoulda Been You,” “The Phantom of The Opera,” and “School of Rock.” Boggess’ Off-Broadway credits include “Music in the Air,” alongside Kristin Chenoweth, for New York City Center’s Encores! Series. In the West End, Boggess has appeared as Fantine in “Les Miserables” and originated the role of Christine Daae in “Love Never Dies,” the critically acclaimed sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, receiving an Olivier Award Nomination for her performance.

Botts can currently be seen on Broadway as Laura Benanti’s understudy as Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady.” Botts also starred in “Doctor Zhivago,” and she starred in the first national tour of "The King an I."
The event is planned and promoted by the Montclair State University Public Relations Student Society of America, which won the 2006 United States Postal Service Executive Public Relations Challenge competition, performed public relations for 2006 and 2007 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, Lorena Ochoa, the fifth annual Andy Kaufman Award in 2010, the Curtain Call Award, and Hackensack University Medical Cancer Center.

The show will run from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased at for $15. Montclair students, both current and alumni, can purchase tickets in advance through the Communication Office in Morehead Hall for $10, or purchase them at the door, with a student ID.

Founded in NY in 2007, ReelAbilities Film Festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

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Sierra Boggess in her breakout role as Ariel in Broadway’s “Little Mermaid”

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Introducing Kadir ARSLAN – A Talented Artist from Istanbul, Turkey




Crimson by Kadir ARSLAN

Fine Art Shippers is pleased to introduce Kadir ARSLAN, a talented Istanbul-based artist whose incredible paintings deserve wider recognition.

NEW YORK, NY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 30, 2019 / — Fine Art Shippers is pleased to introduce Kadir ARSLAN, an Istanbul-based artist whose incredible paintings were exhibited at the recent edition of ARTAnkara International Contemporary Art Fair held in Ankara, Turkey on March 14-17. Kadir ARSLAN is a very talented artist, and we would like to recommend his work to anyone who is looking for high-quality contemporary art with a twist!

As an international fine art shipping company with agents and offices throughout the world, Fine Art Shippers has the honor of working with many prominent artists whose works are held in the permanent collections of the leading museums in the United States and abroad. We ship fine art for them, support in organizing gallery exhibitions, do art installation works, and provide them with a wide range of other services. Besides, we love to help young and upcoming artists whose incredible talent is unquestionable. We assist them with art logistics and do our best to spread their art and innovative ideas around the globe. One of these artists is Kadir ARSLAN, and we are delighted to share his work with the world.

Kadir ARSLAN is a Kurdish artist who lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Born in 1986, he has been fascinated with art all of his life, a passion that began with drawing on notebooks and schoolbooks in his early years. When ARSLAN was in primary school, his art teacher recognized the boy’s talent and encouraged him to join the talent exam, which marked the beginning of his artistic journey.

After graduation from Nevit Kodalli Fine Arts High School in Mersin in 2005, Kadir ARSLAN continued his education at Çukurova University in Adana, where he studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts for four years. ARSLAN’s career started right after his graduation from the university when the young artist opened his own studio in Istanbul. However, due to a car accident in 2010, which led to serious health problems, Kadir ARSLAN had to leave art for five years. He returned to painting only in 2015. The same year, ARSLAN opened his studio in Istanbul again and began working as a professional artist full time.

Kadir ARSLAN specializes in acrylic, ink, oil, and mixed-media paintings, with a focus on portraits. The artist believes that art has its own soul and character, and this is exactly what inspires him to create his absolutely stunning artworks. Besides, ARSLAN’s paintings have many symbolic references to Middle Eastern culture and history, which makes them special and undoubtedly very interesting.

At Fine Art Shippers, we wish Kadir ARSLAN a lot of success and all the best in his endeavors! He is an amazing artist, and his work deserves wider recognition and greater awareness outside of Turkey. Very recommended!

Ilya Kushnirskiy
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“Negative Effects of Cholesterol and Tips to Control It,” new article by pediatric cardiac surgeon Kamal Pourmoghadam

Website of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

Website of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

Blog of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam

Blog of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

In his new article, Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD explains in layman’s terms how cholesterol is bad for your health and how one can lower the cholesterol level.

Dr. Kamal K. Pourmoghadam (N/A:N/A)

Lack of physical activity is a common cause behind high cholesterol which is why it is necessary to engage in exercises on a daily basis.”

— Dr. Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2019 / — Cholesterol, a type of waxy substance found in every human body, is a natural byproduct of the liver. This fat can be found in every cell of a human body and helps the skin, brain, and other organs to function properly. Cholesterol can also be artificially consumed from food items such as eggs, butter, cheese, meat, and milk. While the human body does need cholesterol in order to digest fat and produce hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and vitamin D, excessive cholesterol poses severe health risks.

Medical doctor and surgeon Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD has published an informational article on this subject. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Pourmoghadam at Read this article to infer the harmful effects of high cholesterol and how to lower your cholesterol level.

Effects of Having High Cholesterol Levels

High cholesterol levels in the body develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. These deposits gradually grow which stiffens the blood vessels. As a result, it becomes hard for the blood to flow in your arteries. In some cases, high cholesterol is inherited as someone in your family may also have high cholesterol. However, most of the times, it is a result of an unhealthy lifestyle – poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and obesity. High Cholesterol eventually leads to the following life-threatening results:

1. Chest Pain
High cholesterol causes the accumulation of fat in unacceptable quantities and allows other deposits to build-up on the walls of your arteries. All of this reduces the smooth flow of blood in the body and causes severe chest pain.

2. Heart Attack
A blood clotting occurs when the cholesterol level is high. This, again, blocks your blood to flow and cause your arteries to break. This further prevents the blood flow to reach your heart and may cause a heart attack.

3. Heart Stroke
Heart strokes occur when a blood clot forms near the plaque or rupture. This prevents your blood to flow to your brain, ultimately leading to heart stroke.

How to Lower Your Cholesterol Level

Unfortunately, high cholesterol has no significant or apparent symptoms. The only way to identify if you have it is through a blood test. It is always smart to ask your doctor whether you should have a cholesterol test or not.

Usually, children and young adults, posing no risks for heart illnesses, are examined between the ages of 9 to 11 and then between the ages of 17 to 19. In case, your blood test results show spikes of high cholesterol level; your doctor will recommend certain medications to reduce your high cholesterol and some lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol intensity.

1. Consume Foods Packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids, typically found in fish and flaxseed, is incredibly important to your body and have plenty of health benefits. However, the most significant benefit is that it improves heart health and thus reduces blood pressure. Eat food items rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as herring, salmon, fish, walnuts, flaxseeds, and mackerel.

2. Eliminate Saturated Fat from Your Diet
Saturated fat is primarily found in red meat and whole-fat dairy products. The regular or frequent consumption of saturated fats can increase your cholesterol level. Hence, it becomes crucial to lowering the intake of saturated fats. This positive change in your diet will help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which is notorious for being the “bad” cholesterol.

3. Regular Exercise
Lack of physical activity is a common cause behind high cholesterol which is why it is necessary to engage in exercises on a daily basis. Doing simple forms of exercises like walking, jogging, running, or cycling regularly can help make your heart stronger and keep heart diseases at bay. If possible, you can engage in aerobic exercises as they are terrific at lowering high cholesterol levels. Furthermore, exercising daily is a powerful mean to boosts your HDL (good) cholesterol and lowers your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Make sure that you exercise 30 minutes or more every day in the morning or evening.

4. Avoid Eating Trans Fats
Trans fats are often listed down as “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” on food items like margarine, cakes, cookies, chips, and biscuits. According to the Food and Drug Administration, trans fats increase the risk of cholesterol level which is why you should avoid eating foods that contain trans fats.

Incorporate these healthy measures into your daily life if you have high cholesterol and you will definitely experience positive effects in no time.

About Dr. Kamal K. Pourmoghadam

Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD, is a pediatric cardiac surgeon at The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He is board certified in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.

Dr. Pourmoghadam earned his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He trained for adult cardiac surgery at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, and for congenital cardiac surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle.

Dr. Pourmoghadam is a professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, practicing congenital cardiac surgery for over twenty years and has been active in clinical research. He has extensive experience in neonatal and infant cardiac surgery and has special interest in the repair of single ventricle physiology patients and research in univentricular hearts.


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CBS News: Are eggs bad for your heart? Latest guidance on eggs, cholesterol and health

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Two rediscovered marble busts by French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon bring a combined $1.475 million at Cottone Auctions

Houdon busts

Two rediscovered marble busts by the French 18th century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741-1828 Paris), purchased by a European phone bidder ($1.475 million).

E L Weeks

Outdoor figural oil on canvas rendering by Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903), 24 inches by 20 inches in a gold gilt frame and signed “E. L. Weeks” lower left ($82,600).

8 Immortals 2

Rare set of nine Chinese blue and white Eight Immortals bowls, each one 2 inches tall and 4 ¼ inches in diameter and carrying the 6-character Daoguang character reign mark ($118,000).

Cypriote vase

Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) decorated Cypriote vase, circa 1899, 9 inches tall, with the rough surface textures resembling the decomposed surfaces of Roman glass buried for centuries ($36,600).

Bamboo lamp

Several beautiful Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) lamps illuminated the room before finding new buyers. They included this gorgeous Bamboo table lamp ($85,500).

Both busts were recorded in the FRICK Art Reference Library in New York in 1932 and had been passed down through the descendants of Irwin Boyle Laughlin.

The Houdon busts both sold to a single European buyer, bidding by phone. Clients did fly in from Europe and there was strong interest well into the six figures.”

— Matt Cottone

GENESEO, NY, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 / — Two rediscovered marble busts by the French 18th century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741-1828 Paris) sold for a combined $1.475 million at the Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23rd by Cottone Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery. The busts were the top achievers in an auction that featured just over 300 lots, totaling over $3 million in sales.

Both busts were recorded in the FRICK Art Reference Library in New York in 1932 and had been passed down through the descendants of the Honorable Irwin Boyle Laughlin (1871-1941), an American diplomat serving in the State Department from 1903-1932 who acquired them in 1926 from the Paris dealer Paul Gouvert. They were rediscovered, remarkably, at an estate in Geneseo, where Cottone is based. The busts had been previously overlooked in a 2000 estate appraisal by an auction house in New York.

"The Houdon busts both sold to a single European buyer, bidding by phone" said Matt Cottone of Cottone Auctions. “All of the major Old Masters dealers at TEFAF Maastricht were on the phones. Clients did fly in from Europe and there was strong interest well into the six figures. We heard rumors the busts are going into an institution’s collection, but nothing’s been confirmed.”

The busts, reductions in Serevezza marble, represent Jean-Jacques Rousseau (which gaveled for $778,800) and Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (which brought $696,200. They stood 11 and 11 ½ inches in height, respectively, including the socle. Each was signed and dated (one 1788, the other 1789) and both are recorded as having been exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1789. "Aux portraits que tu en fais, je les reconnais ces charmants modéles… nos sublimes J. J. Rousseau et Buffon." The busts were catalogued in-house by Michael Parsons.

Laughlin formed an extensive collection of French eighteenth century drawings while ambassador to Spain, with help from Agnews Gallery, London. The collection was of outstanding quality, and included over three hundred drawings by Fragonard alone. Laughlin built his home in Washington, The Meridian House, by John Russell Pope, in the Louis XVI style, and assisted in the planning of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

The auction overall featured fine art, Tiffany lamps, 20th Century Art and design (which was sold on behalf of the David Anderson Grandchildren’s Trust in Buffalo, New York, as well as fine decorative arts, furniture and Asian objects. For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding was offered by, and the Cottone Auctions website.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

One other lot reached the six figures. It was a rare set of nine Chinese blue and white Eight Immortals bowls, each one 2 inches tall and 4 ¼ inches in diameter and carrying the 6-character Daoguang character reign mark (1821-1850). The bowls were decorated with the eight immortals in clouds over swirling waves, with the center interior depicting the three star gods ($118,000).

An outdoor figural oil on canvas rendering by Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903), 24 inches by 20 inches in a gold gilt frame and signed “E. L. Weeks” lower left, went for $82,600; while an oil on canvas winter scene by Aldro Thompson Hibbard (American, 1886-1972), 40 inches by 50 inches and purchased directly from the artist’s wife, also signed, realized $43,600.

Staying with fine art, an oil on mahogany panel depiction of a man in a hat by the Filipino artist Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892-1972), done in 1927, signed and 16 inches by 13 inches, made $26,000. Also, an oil on canvas winter landscape by John Fabian Carlson (Swedish/American, 1875-1947), signed, 30 inches by 40 inches in the original frame, changed hands for $22,400.

Several beautiful Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) lamps illuminated the room before finding new buyers. They included a Bamboo table lamp, ($85,500); a leaded glass and patinated bronze Arrowroot table lamp with a 14 inch shade ($62,500); and a Turtleback table lamp, ($44,800).

Other outstanding Tiffany Studios creations also came up for bid, like the fine and rare decorated Cypriote vase, manufactured circa 1899, 9 inches tall, with the rough surface textures resembling the decomposed surfaces of Roman glass buried for centuries ($36,600); and the circa-1910 side table, boasting a brownish-green patina and handsomely made from quarter-sawn oak ($31,800).

Also sold were a Steinway Model B piano with ebony veneer, ($35,500); a late 19th century Serapi rug measuring 12 feet by 10 feet ($17,100); and a rare Steuben Aurene & Millefiori decorated vase, 14 inches tall, decorated with leaf and vines and a ruffled top and signed “Aurene Haviland”. The vase hammered for $6,500.

Next up for Cottone Auctions is an Art & Antiques Auction slated for Saturday, May 18th, also online and in the Geneseo gallery. Already consigned is a rare “Theo A. Kochs” (Chicago) salesman’s sample barber chair. Consignments are currently being accepted. To inquire, please call (585) 243-1000 or send an e-mail to All inquiries confidential.

For more info about Cottone Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, please visit Updates are posted frequently. Or, you may call (585) 243-1000.

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Supporting the 80%: Donna Karan and CareRite Centers Celebrate Women in Healthcare During Women’s History Month

Donna Karan sharing her appreciation for the CareRite professionals

Karan sharing her personal story and life mission

CareRite professionals being recognized by the CareRite Centers corporation and Karan

NEW YORK CITY , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES , March 29, 2019 / — Donna Karan and CareRite Centers joined together on Tuesday, March 26th to celebrate the role of women in healthcare during Women’s History Month. In a filled room at the Stephen Weiss Studio, the Urban Zen flagship marketplace in New York City, the event welcomed women who serve in all disciplines of healthcare, thanking and recognizing them for their commitment, dedication, and craft. Led by the CareRite Centers executive board, Karan, and world-renowned yoga instructors and Urban Zen co-founders, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman-Yee, the evening’s theme centered on the 80% of all healthcare professionals- women.

According to the Department of Labor, approximately 80% of all healthcare workers are women. Serving in roles including nursing, social services, therapy, administration, and much more, women represent the majority in the field of health and human services.

Karan opened the evening with a captivating appreciation for those that serve in the field of healthcare, both men and women. “I believe in the power of women,” began Karan. She went on to share her personal affiliations and reasons for pioneering the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program and her mission to change healthcare alongside co-founders, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman-Yee. As Karan’s late husband, globally-recognized artist and revered executive, Stephen Weiss, fell ill in the early 2000’s, he often made one simple request to his beloved wife, “Donna, whatever you do, please take care of the nurses.” When Weiss passed away on June 10, 2001, Karan made her life mission to “put the care back in healthcare” and fulfill her late husband’s greatest wish.

Ashley Romano, Vice President of Branding and Experience for CareRite Centers, offered to a standing-room-only crowd CareRite’s deep appreciation for the women in healthcare who selflessly give to others, make a difference daily, and go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the health and well-being of CareRite’s patients and families. “As a woman in healthcare, I have seen firsthand the struggle of being heard and valued until six years ago, when I joined forces with three incredible men. It is important to acknowledge the principals and co-founders of CareRite Centers during Women’s History Month because these men have encouraged and promoted women throughout the ranks to lead their organization since it first began. To do this beside one of our greatest partners, Donna Karan, the woman of all women, is a moment that none of us will ever forget,” shared Romano.

CareRite Centers, a network of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers across the nation, employs over 8,000 employees who not only are the 80%, but also those who support the 80%. The CareRite executive team proudly recognizes and commends the 80% of healthcare workers who ensure that the comprehensive, holistic treatment provided to patients is of the highest standard of quality, as well as the 20% of men who support the pioneering trailblazers in the field.

CareRite Centers is uniquely recognized within the healthcare industry for its unwavering commitment to cultural diversity, exceeding levels of quality care, and devotion to their most precious resource, their employees.

For more information on Urban Zen Integrative Therapy and CareRite Centers, please visit and

Ashley A. Romano
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CareRite Centers and Donna Karan Honor the 80%

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Rule Breaker Snacks Hits Kickstarter Goal In Under Two Hours, 200% in First Week; Eyes New Goals To Expand Product Line

Rule Breaker Bites

Rule Breaker Snacks, creator of Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly, Bean-Based Treats Looks To Offer New Flavor Options with Continued Crowdfunding Success

Rule Breaker Bites Flavors Package

With the successful initial backing, Rule Breaker Bites are expected to hit the market by late summer 2019 in three flavors, Deep Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Chunk Blondie and Birthday Cake.

Rule Breaker Bites 3

The company is now reaching toward stretch goals, which trigger exciting new Rule Breaker Bites flavors such as Blueberry Lemonade Bites, Chocolate Espresso Bites and Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites.

Creator of Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly, Bean-Based Treats Looks To Offer New Flavor Options with Continued Crowdfunding Success

We’re readying for the first run of Rule Breaker Bites and have more exciting things ahead! We’re hoping to meet stretch goals so we can bring more exciting flavors of Rule Breaker Bites to fans!”

— Nancy Kalish, founder of Rule Breaker Snacks

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 29, 2019 / — Rule Breaker Snacks®, maker of innovative vegan, gluten-free, bean-based treats today announces it has reached a significant milestone in its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, having doubled the initial backing goal at the one week mark. The company reached the initial goal in less than two hours after launch, triggering development of a second product line for the company, Rule Breaker Bites.

Created by former health journalist and certified health coach Nancy Kalish as she searched for better-tasting, better-for-you sweet treats, the original full-size Rule Breaker Snacks have made quite a splash over the past few years. The new Rule Breaker Bites are just as they sound, luscious little bites of brownies, blondies and birthday cake that are just as perfect for snacking on right out of the pouch as they are for adding to a smoothie or sneaking into a lunchbox.

“I am so very grateful to all of the fans and supporters who helped us reach our initial Kickstarter goal so quickly, they have made our new Rule Breaker Bites a reality,” says Nancy Kalish, founder of Rule Breaker Snacks. “We are readying our bakery for the first run of Rule Breaker Bites and have even more exciting things ahead! We are really hoping to meet our stretch goals so we can bring even more exciting flavors of Rule Breaker Bites to our fans!”

Supporters and backers can learn more about the campaign, which features a range of fun and generous rewards, on the Rule Breaker Snacks Kickstarter campaign page. The company is now reaching toward stretch goals, which trigger exciting new Rule Breaker Bites flavors such as Blueberry Lemonade Bites, Chocolate Espresso Bites and Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites.

With the successful initial backing, Rule Breaker Bites are expected to hit the market by late summer 2019 in three flavors, Deep Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Chunk Blondie and Birthday Cake. As with all Rule Breaker Snacks, new Bites are:
• 100% plant-based (vegan)
• Gluten-Free
• Nut-free and great for school
• Dairy-Free
• Certified Kosher
• Certified Non-GMO
• Preservative-Free
• First ingredient – chickpeas!

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Eleni Coffinas of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo to be Featured on CUTV News Radio




NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 / — The American Cancer Society's estimates nearly 42,000 women will die from breast cancer in the US in 2019, and another 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.

The key to reducing mortality rates for breast cancer is early detection, so it’s essential that physicians minimize delays in diagnosis. Sometimes patients delay seeking medical attention after discovering potential symptoms, but when a patient’s diagnosis is delayed because they face difficulty getting an appointment, scheduling diagnostic tests, receiving a definitive diagnosis and initiating therapy, that’s medical malpractice.

Eleni Coffinas is a top-rated trial lawyer and partner in charge of medical malpractice for Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo. Coffinas represents plaintiffs in malpractice lawsuits who have lost a family member or people who themselves are permanently or badly injured.

“That's the work that this firm does. It's the side that I believe in,” says Coffinas. “I want to be a voice for people who otherwise do not have one and to fight for people who can't do it for themselves.”

According to Coffinas, delays in breast cancer diagnosis can occur when a woman is young and does not have a family history or a radiologist gets a routine mammogram and interprets it incorrectly. Sometimes there's a lack of detailed conversation, and the information doesn't make its way into the patients psyche the way it should. Then there isn't follow-up on the part of the doctor or facility, and it falls apart. Sometimes—and this typically happens to Hispanic women due to the language barrier— they get lost in follow-up.

“I get asked a lot whether it's depressing or hard to be around this type of clientele,” says Coffinas. “Actually, it's the opposite. It's inspiring, especially the ones who are cancer survivors. There is this strength that these people possess you get to be a beneficiary of it. So I'm very passionate about representing them and that's probably my biggest strength: I’m a passionate fighter for their financial and emotional peace.”

In most instances, these cases are settled out of court, but Coffinas says they are all prepared as if they're going to trial.

“I don't have a doctor mindset; I have a mindset as if I were a juror. You make that connection and then you tell a story. And you tell it in an interesting way, in a simple way and let it unfold where they understand,” says Coffinas.

CUTV News Radio will feature Eleni Coffinas in an interview with Jim Masters on April 2nd at 11am EST and with Doug Llewelyn at April 9th at 11am EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

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ENTITY PROJECT – A Female Driven Cast Horror Film by Jandae Percem

Jandae Percem

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 28, 2019 / — The award-winning horror film "Entity Project” screened at the North Hollywood Cinefest on March 22nd in Los Angeles. The festival opened with a robust red-carpet arrivals line, with stars such as Billy Zane(Titanic), Alison Eastwood (The Mule), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), and Frankie Muniz (Agent Cody Banks), among others.

The film has multiple awards and several official selection nominations at film festivals across the U.S. including Utah Film Festival and North Hollywood Cinefest Film Festival. The cast is female driven including director and the producer Jandae Percem, who also stars. Other cast members include Valentina Ospina, Gia Maulbeck, Carolina Levi, Talisha Williams, Stephanie Geiger and Ken Raboy.

The story is about a young driven director gathering five of her girlfriends for a fun weekend in upstate New York for the opportunity to develop her newest documentary. There’s a strange energy in the house and things begin to go south quickly, more disturbing than they could have ever imagined.

The film’s director and producer Jandae Percem said, "We worked hard to capture this content to give horror film fans a film worth watching. I was directing, shooting and acting at the same time which was exhausting but exciting at the same time. I always wanted to produce my own feature film and this was a great way to get things started. Our ambition is paying off with the recognition and great feedback we receive from festivals and audiences alike”.

Jandae emphasized the importance of directing and producing as a first time female film-maker as a positive influence for women film-makers.

“Our film was awarded the Best Director award and the award for Best Feature Film – for a first time film-maker this was a great motivation for me to start on my next film which is about post-partum depression, a topic which is an underestimated problem that exists worldwide.”

Jandae’s next project is an important topic to her and she hopes to continue to bring content to audiences that highlight struggles through great story telling.

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