Murphy Bed NYC Returns Living Space, Restful Sleep to Hard-Working New Yorkers

Murphy Bed NYC

Murphy Bed NYC

A wall bed can be the most important part of a strategy to make smart use of every square foot of floor space.”

— Alen Rafailov

NEW YORK, NY, USA, August 19, 2019 / — New York is a city of big dreams, big opportunities, and tiny living spaces. With the grand opening of Murphy Bed NYC, New Yorkers can take back precious floor space during the day without sacrificing their quality of sleep at night.

Murphy Bed NYC carries a full range of carefully engineered, durably built bed frames that accommodate conventional mattresses up to ten inches thick. By night, that means a proper bed, even for New Yorkers whose living quarters have forced them to make their peace with futons and flimsy sofa beds in the past.

By day, a clever counterweighting system makes it easy to fold the entire mattress and frame into a handsome, efficient wall unit. Murphy Bed NYC can even add amenities like shelves and lighting fixtures.

“I’ve been doing carpentry and furniture installation in New York for years,” notes Murphy Bed NYC’s CEO Alen Rafailov, “and it’s remarkable how living spaces have shrunk lately. Everyone’s paying more for less, and anyone can find themselves pressed for space these days. A wall bed can be the most important part of a strategy to make smart use of every square foot of floor space.

How much space? More than 40 square feet in the case of a king-size bed. Which brings Rafailov to another point.

“Murphy Bed NYC can get people of the sofa beds they’ve been trying to sleep on, but we also build solutions for growing families, professional couples, and anyone else who needs to free up the real estate taken up by their conventional beds.

“Starting a family or moving up in your career used to be a cue to look for a larger place. That’s not so easy these days, and more people in those situations are looking to improve their current apartments or condos. By adding shelving and storage options to our wall bed installations, we can give customers an elegant wall of built-ins while giving them back more of the space they’ve paid for.”

To learn more about how Murphy Bed NYC is helping New Yorkers reclaim their living spaces, please contact Alen Rafailov at (646) 541 0525 or .

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Cross Your Heart Opening at the Robert B. Wentz Theater in Newport Beach, September 20-22 and 27-29

Orson Bean and Alley Mills

Set within and outside of the mind of its main character as he struggles with the choices made and not made throughout his life

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 19, 2019 / — Brian Connors’s memory play, Cross Your Heart, will be receiving its West Coast Premiere at the Robert B. Wentz Theater in Newport Beach, September 20-22 and 27-29.

Set within and outside of the mind of its main character, Patrick Shannon (Lane Compton), as he struggles with the choices made and not made throughout his life, and the effects on those that he loves most. This beautifully touching semi-autobiographical Tennessee Williamsesque play glides effortlessly between realism and surrealism as it taps into the humor and pathos, joy and sorrow, successes and failures of family life in urban New York /New Jersey between the 1950s and 1970s.

Join this wonderful cast: Orson Bean, Alley Mills, Lane Compton, Greer Sinclair, Henry Miyao, Savannah Young, and Brooke Besikof as they bring you on a journey of love and heartache over the course of forty years. Along the way, there’s first kiss, love, romance, marriage, divorce, addiction, alcoholism, suicide, birth and death. All the things that make families so exciting, comic and tragic.

Showtimes are 8pm for Fridays and Saturdays, September 20-21 and 27-28,
and 2pm for Sundays, September 22 and 29.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students under 21, and are available online at, or call Joe D’Aquino at 310-413-4309 for more information.

Newport Harbor’s Robert B. Wentz Theater
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Newport Beach, CA 92663

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Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc, Announces 4th Annual Run for Richie 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride


Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc, Announces 4TH Annual Run for Richie 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride

Event held in honor of Richard Allen Pearlman, youngest first responder lost on 9/11 and all those lost that tragic day and still suffering from 9/11 related illnesses today

On September 8, 2019, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. and NYC Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will present the 4TH Annual Run for Richie 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride in memory of Richard Allen Pearlman.

“Richie” Pearlman joined Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ Junior Corps at the age of 14, excelled to dispatcher, and then joined the Senior Corps at 18. The same year, the 9/11 attacks would occur, and he would be the youngest first responder lost.

The upcoming Run for Richie 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride will continue the tradition of honoring Pearlman’s memory. The event is lead by hundreds of emergency vehicles from the region followed by thousands of motorcycles. Pre-registered riders will receive a ride entry for both driver and passenger; a limited edition coin (only 411 available – the same number of first responders lost on 9/11); and a bracelet for both driver and passenger. All bikes are welcome.

The run will begin and end at the Aqueduct Racetrack Parking Lot, with kickstands up at 1pm. More information, including registration and ticket prices, can be found at Eventbrite.

About Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.
Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps was formed in 1971 when New York City EMS coverage was limited. The primary coverage area was expanded to Rego Park in 1997. We are a community based ambulance service, completely staffed by volunteers. When NYC EMS resources are being utilized elsewhere, the communities of Forest Hills and Rego Park have a dedicated ambulance service to provide emergency and non-emergency response to its residents and visitors. Currently we have two New York State certified ambulances and an Emergency Ambulance Service Vehicle.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 19, 2019 / — Best Rated New York

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Popstar Aaron Paul – HIGH BAR NYC – Adam Sands PRESENTS ItsFASHIONdahlings – Aug14th 2019 | Photography by Deez Filmz | APMusicENT 2019.

Popstar Aaron Paul, “TheImageGuru” Montgomery Frazier – HIGH BAR NYC – Adam Sands PRESENTS ItsFASHIONdahlings – Aug14th 2019 | Photography by Dave Warren Images | APMusicENT 2019.

Luciana Pampalone, “TheImageGuru” Montgomery Frazier, George Wayne, Aaron Paul, Marsin Mogielski & Walter Greene shine on Red Carpet at Three Olives Rose, Tiki Disco Event – Aug15th 2019 | Photography by Dave Warren Images | APMusicENT 2019.

Jean Shafiroff At Social Life Magazine Cover Launch Party at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY | Photo by Dave Warren Images | APMusicENT 2019.

Popstar Aaron Paul & Visual Artist Luciana Pampalone Attend Social Life Magazine Cover Launch Party at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY | Photo by Dave Warren Images | APMusicENT 2019.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 19, 2019 / — Aaron Paul, former front-man and Lead Singer of the Top 10, chart-topping British boy-band, "Worlds Apart," an Arista Records/Simon Cowell discovery, has continued to spread his colorful fabulous fun personality around the country as a solo artist, now simply known as Aaron Paul, and has released his new music video for his latest single, "FASHION" #itsFASHIONdahlings at a public screening, hosted by NYC premier promoter Adam Sands on Aug 14th, 2019 at High Bar, New York, New York.

With a new album (DANCE) in the wings, and armed with a fierce duet collaboration with legendary MTV Fashion Director, Montgomery Frazier "The Image Guru" @sohomuse, to collaborate on a new song he wrote, "FASHION" #itsFASHIONdahlings. From there, the two produced a guerilla/docu-style music video, directed by emerging NYC videographer/director Bryan Griffin, and edited by renown film editor Eddie Nichols.

Frazier, "The Image Guru," added his voice, fashion/pop culture expertise/access and oratorical prowess to Aaron's song. Frazier became Co-Creative Director/Producer on this project. His vocal raps injected such NY iconic social/pop-culture arbiters/luminaries such as George Wayne, Michael Musto (VillageVoice/W) to the roster of many other NYC pop icons, celebrities and "tastemakers," like Vogue Empress Anna Wintour, with homages to heiress/fashion icon-global DJ and entrepreneur Paris Hilton, and other references to fashion model Karli Kloss, designer Cristian Siriano from the rebooted "Project Runway" and "Pose's" Prince of Poseurs, Billy Porter.

The fashion pair screened their exciting new music video fueled with enough fashion and music to titillate and satisfy every taste bud in the packed house. Attended by an high energy crowd and many of NYC social scene and nightlife. All gathered at this hip Manhattan rooftop soiree to watch this very anticipated and much talked about video release. Dressed in his British flag countrymen ensemble, with red tartan pattern pants, shin-high laced Dr. Martins boots, with British flag toe tips. A man and rock star true to his UK roots Aaron continued his flamboyant persona, and own unique style, and finished his look by adding a black net mini tutu over his waist, which certainly was a crowd delight and a topic of conversation that fed fashion-conscious guests, which included fashionista's Pamela Morgan, Deborah Twiss, Ben Mindich, Walter Greene, Lisa Holte, Carmon ColanBronxink, Jannie Wolfe, Shelly Bromfeild, Avadora Mimouni, Ivonne Camacho, Ebby Antigua and actor Andres James Bleidner.

The intimate meet and greet party lived up to its Adam Sands PRESENTS #itsFASHIONdahlings promoted expectation. All the attending dahlings celebrated and posed for photos with the music and fashion stars of the night, as nyc celebrity photographers, Dave Warren, Rob Klein and Derrick Richard Holmes (Deez Filmz) snapped away with their focused lenses.

July 17, 2019 – The next stop on Aaron's #itsFASHIONdahlings tour schedule, was just a hop, skip and a jump away from Manhattan. On the lavish Roosevelt island, Who knew? Held on top of the brand new Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech rooftop was the magnificent private exclusive Disco Tikki event hosted by the Three Olives Rose drinks company. Lit up by neon pink lights, this event brought out many of NYC social butterfly's. With guests such as George Wayne, Contributor @VanityFair, longtime fashion writer Walter Greene, Visual Artist Photographer, and Downtown darling Luciana Pampalone, and Hampton's Access TV show host and magazine editor, the very dashing Marsin Mogielski. Again dressed to thrill, Aaron Paul in a black chic fishnet ensemble, with a black feathered vest, complete with a black fedora. Joining him again this night was the always very stylish Montgomery Frazier in an army green loose body jumpsuit, cropped short to his knees and completed with an urban hip fitted cap. There is a reason why he is "TheImageGuru". Both executed the rooftop with complete ease and charisma, as they posed for photo selfe's with guests, while chanting "#itsFASHIONdahlings" for their new music release social media campaign.

Aug 17th 2019 BridgeHampton NY – The Hampton's, New York is no stranger to attracting the who's who of NYC social scene and beyond, every weekend. And the new kid on the block, pop singer Aaron Paul was no exception. Dressed in bright pink flared pants, a leopard print jacket, pink sequinned pointed toe cowboy boots and all topped with a wide brimmed multi-striped straw pink and white hat. His fashion glam rock star look was just the perfect choice to mingle at a Hampton's summer reception. Attending the Social Life Magazine cover launch party for Jean Shafiroff at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton. Surrounded by beautiful art, the always ever so graceful, elegant American, author, socialite and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, held court at the exquisite gallery, as guests sipped on refreshing summer cocktails and nibbled on mini tasty bites. Guest included Marsin Mogielsk, Luciana Pampalone, Dave Warren, Congnac, Alie Mitchell, Missy Hargraves, Scarlett Magda, Ruth Miller, Maria Fishel, Alex Lerner, Maggie Del, and many more.

Both as colorful and stylish as each other, both shined so bright in a room full of fabulous faces, Aaron Paul and Jean Shafiroff bonded over fashion and their mutual friend Montgomery Frazier "The Image Guru" and their recent music video release. During their bonded chatter, they compared shoes while both posed and beamed for the cameras. Aaron Paul was all smiles and went home with a signed personalized autograph by Jean Scafinoff on her beautiful shelf cover copy of Social Life Magazine. Now That's #FASHIONdahlings.

All that fashion rolled into one weeks work. Aaron Paul and 'TheImageGuru" Montgomery Frazier #itsFASHIONdahlings campaign and tour schedule continues with various upcoming TV performances and many more events too attend, including NYFW, that is all so close this September 2019. You can watch their exclusive new music video FASHION #itsFASHION available now on YouTube (See YouTube link below).

FASHION #itsFASHIONdahlings – Music Video YouTube Link–WZV0

Other collaborators for their music video include New York fine art/photographer Luciana Pamapalone and celebrity pop-culture photographer David Warren and photographer Richard Derrick Sticks Holmes. Also included were urban tailored Voguers Gage, Lestat, and DejaVu, as well as hot, John Wick III-featured actor and model Gio Delavicci.

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சிறிலங்கா அரசுத் தலைவர் தேர்தலில் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் நிலைப்பாடு என்ன ?

Gothabaya Rajapakse

இத் தேர்தல் சிங்கள தேசத்துக்கான தேர்தலாக இருக்கிறது. ஆக்கிரமிப்புக்கு உள்ளாகியுள்ள தமிழர் தேசத்தின் மீது திணிக்கப்படுகின்ற ஒன்றாகவே இத் தேர்தல் காணப்படுகின்றது


சிறிலங்கா அதிபர் தேர்தல் களத்தில் வேட்பாளராக அறிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள கோத்தாபய ராஜபக்சவை மட்டும் நாம் குற்றவாளியாகப் பார்க்கவில்லை. இனப்படுகொலைக் குற்றவாளியாக சிறிலங்கா அரசினையே(state) நாம் பார்க்கின்றோம். இனப்படுகொலை அரசின் முகமாக ஆட்சிபுரிந்தவர்கள் அனைவருமே இனப்படுகொலையாளிகளாக உள்ளனர் என நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

இலங்கைத்தீவில் சிறிலங்கா அதிபருக்கான தேர்தல் களம் பரப்பரப்படைந்துள்ள நிலையில், நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் நிலைப்பாடு என்ன எனக் கேள்வி எழுப்பியபோது நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் அரசியல் விவகாரங்களுக்கான அமைச்சு இக்கருத்தினை வெளிப்படுத்தியுள்ளது.

சிறிலங்கா அதிபருக்கான தேர்தல் என்பது சிங்கள தேசத்துக்கான தேர்தலாகவே இருக்கின்றது. ஆக்கிரமிப்புக்கு உள்ளாகியுள்ள தமிழர் தேசத்தின் மீது திணிக்கப்படுகின்ற ஒன்றாகவே இத் தேர்தல் காணப்படுகின்றது. இப்பார்வைநிலையில் தான் தமிழர் தேசத்தின் இறைமையினை வென்றடைவதற்கான தந்திரோபாயங்களின் அடிப்படையில் சிறிலங்காவின் ஒவ்வொரு தேர்தல்களையும் நாம் அணுகி வருகின்றோம்.

உடனடி சலுகை அரசியலுக்கு அகப்பட்டு முடிவுகளை எடுக்காமல், நீண்டகாலத்தில் தமிழர்களின் விடுதலைப் போராட்டத்துக்கு நன்மை தருகின்ற முடிவுகளை நோக்கியே நமது நிலைப்பாடுகள் அமைகின்றன எனவும் இவ்விடையத்தில் இறுதி நிலைப்பாட்டினை உரிய நேரத்தில் எமது அரசவை விவாதித்து முடிவெடுக்கும் எனவும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் அரசியல் விவகாரங்களுக்கான அமைச்சு தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

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Dramatic Colored Diamonds, American Impressionist Paintings and Eames Furniture

Dramatic Colored Diamonds, American Impressionist Paintings and Eames Furniture at Michaan’s on September 7


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Gallery Auction
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August 4, 9 and 10 day of sale


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Dramatic Colored Diamonds, American Impressionist Paintings and Eames Furniture at
Michaan’s on September 7

“The final quarter of 2019 will be an exciting time in the auction business ,” says Scott Bradley, Vice President and COO of Michaan’s Auctions. “Rare private collections, fine estates and property from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have made Michaan’s monthly sales very special this year — and there’s much more to come.” Michaan’s Gallery Auction on Saturday, September 7 offers exceptional property in every category.

Michaan’s September sale of fine art will thrill collectors with a New York landscape of excellent provenance by Ernest Lawson (1873-1939), one of ‘The Eight,’ a group of progressive young artists who assertively challenged the dominance of formal academic traditions in early 20th Century American painting. Lawson exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1894, where the critic William Merritt Chase called him “America’s greatest landscape painter.” In New York he was a prominent and influential Impressionist, the only one of ‘The Eight’ to focus on landscape painting. With their unconventional compositions, complex colors and masterful strokes of the palette knife, Lawson’s paintings are lyrical and powerful at the same time. Ernest Lawson’s impasto oil “Landscape – New York” is estimated at $30,000-$50,000.

Another top highlight is the 1962 folio of twelve brilliantly colored aquatints by Georges Braque, “l’Ordre des Oiseaux,” offered by Michaan’s at $20,000-$25,000. Braque created this joyful work in response to a poem written in honor of his 80th birthday by Nobel laureate Saint-John Perse. The Nobel Committee praised “the soaring flight and evocative imagery” of Perse’s poetry; the same can certainly be said of Braque’s “Oiseaux,” a masterpiece of graphic design, modern art at its most optimistic.

In September Michaan’s also features the French graphic designer Paul Colin, perhaps the greatest French poster artist of the Art Deco period. Colin rose to fame in 1920s Paris, as African art and the music of Josephine Baker exploded in popularity among the avante-garde. Michaan’s offers his mixed media gouache on paper “African Dancer” and “African Man with Monkeys,” together in one frame, at $3,000-$5,000.

Works of modern fine art in September’s Gallery Auction also include Helen Frankenthaler’s serene 1980 woodcut, “Cameo” ($5,000-$8,000), Benjamino Bufano’s bronze “Penguin” ($3,000-$5,000), and two by Warhol.

A special opportunity for collectors is the oil on board, “Marin County Farm” ($8,000-$10,000) by ‘Society of Six’ painter Selden Conner Gile (1877-1947). Gile’s plein air landscapes, pulsing with vitality, show Fauve and Impressionist influences but mostly the artist’s singular vision. He lived the quintessential California Bohemian artist’s life, entertaining guests like Jack London on his Belvedere houseboat. Gile’s 1924 painting of Taos hangs in the Oakland Museum of California.

Diamonds in striking fall colors are tops in Michaan’s September fine jewelry. The showstopper is a ring centering a fancy light yellow radiant-cut diamond over five carats in weight, rare and dazzling. Set in platinum and 18k gold and flanked by white diamonds, the gorgeous natural colored stone is GIA certified ($30,000-$50,000). Also perfect in autumn: the “Tango” cuff bracelet by the Italian luxury fine jeweler Pomellato, of luscious brown diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. Estimated at $2,000-$3,000, the bracelet exemplifies Pomellato’s colorful and unconventional aesthetic.

Another standout among the designer jewels is the emerald and diamond ring by Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. ($8,000-$12,000). A dramatic dome of diamonds centering a sizable emerald-cut emerald, the Schlumberger ring is a bold statement of impeccable taste.

Also highlighted is the pair of earrings by British designer Elizabeth Gage (b. 1937), whose creative vision has long been admired by international tastemakers. Gage’s “African Queen” earrings are offered by Michaan’s at $1,000-$1,500. Featuring a striking ancient coin form design in 18k gold, the earrings are accented by fine diamonds and cultured pearls.

September’s incredible jewelry finds include several more from the world’s top designers. Bulgari’s “Spiga” diamond and 18k white gold ring is offered at $2,000-$3,000. The Patek Philippe pocket watch with fob, in gleaming 18k white gold, is $3,000-$5,000.

Michaan’s selection of fine furniture and collectibles is especially diverse and noteworthy in September. Eames is featured, with several lots including the sculptural ‘Time-Life’ stool of turned walnut, c. 1960 ($1,500-$2,500). In addition, this auction initiates Michaan’s POP! auction-within-the-auction. POP! focuses on mid-20th Century furniture, fine art, “Turn On, Tune In and Drop Out” related memorabilia, including costume; textiles; movie, rock and pop culture posters. Each section of POP! has a unique twist – some sections will look more to the 1950s and 1960s, others, more toward the 1970s and 1980s. The c. 1950 vanilla fiberglass Eames Zenith rocker, first iteration with rope edge, is estimated at $1,200-$1,800. Also of the period is Knoll’s Model 700 upholstered daybed designed by Richard Stein (1917-1990), with beechwood frame and lever-operated folding function ($1,500-$2,000). George Mulhauser’s bentwood walnut and black leather lounge chair with ottoman, known as “Mr. Chair,” is another mid-century modern find (c. 1960, $700-$1,000).

Beatles fans and collectors will be thrilled to find a “Yellow Submarine” film cel ($2,000-$3,000) featuring all four Beatles, part of the “Apple Bonkers” section of the iconic movie. A complete issue of the Andy Warhol-designed multi-media magazine Aspen is offered at $2,000-$3,000. Published in December, 1966, the issue is housed in a box mimicking the graphic design of vintage “Fab” laundry detergent boxes. Among its contents are a flip book based on Warhol's film “Kiss,” a flexi disc by John Cale of the Velvet Underground, and a "ticket book" referencing Timothy Leary’s papers about LSD.

Michaan’s is well known to collectors of Tiffany Studios. Several pieces of Tiffany Studios favrile glass are among the fine decorations in the September 7 auction: a large trumpet vase ($1,600-$1,900) and a pastel centerpiece bowl (c. 1920-1930, $2,000-$3,000). Also from Tiffany Studios is the bronze inkwell dated 1842 ($1,500-$2,500), decorated with lovely nautical scenes and details. For more information and condition reports, please contact specialist Jill Fenichell at (510)227-2524.

Asian art and antiques from fine estates and collections continue to shine in every auction at Michaan’s. 2019 has brought the consignment of exceptional porcelains which have sold very well. From a private San Francisco collection, a top September highlight is the Arabic-inscribed Chinese blue and white bottle-shaped vase with ‘garlic mouth’ estimated at $8,000-$12,000. This offering follows Michaan’s sale in March of a large Arabic-inscribed blue and white plate for $3,500, and the May sale of a Chinese ewer with Arabic inscription for $25,000.

Embroidered Chinese textiles featured in September include the silk robe with black velvet cap ($1,500-$2,500) and the blue ground silk dragon robe ($4,000-$6,000). A set of four embroidered decorative panels ($1,500-$2,500) and a large single panel is ($2,500-$3,500) are also offered. For more information on these fine textiles, including condition reports, contact Michaan’s specialist Annie Zeng at (510)227-2536.

Carved white jade, famille rose porcelains and a massive lingbi scholar’s rock with stand are also among the Asian art highlights. A Chinese ruyi scepter, of cinnabar lacquer finely carved with symbols and decorative motifs, is $2,000-$3,000.

Well aligned with the season is the pair of Chinese brown lacquered, hardstone inlaid wall panels ($3,000-$5,000) inscribed, “In the garden, there are autumn colors, In the home, there is quiet cultivation of virtue”. Dating to the late 18th/early 19th century, the panels are accompanied by a written evaluation, dated 1962, by Kuo-P’ing Chou, the University of Wisconsin.

Michaan's reaches buyers online via; phone bidding and absentee bidding are also available at each monthly live auction event in Alameda, CA. Visit for the full calendar of events.

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ITFirms Sets Up Top AI Companies Ranking

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 19, 2019 / — Artificial Intelligence is one of the most transformative (even more disruptive) technologies available today. But this transformative nature of AI companies is not limited to global tech giants and blue-chip companies only. But if one tends to think that why do they need AI at all and where will it fit within the retail business – might be an HR consultancy, any B2B or B2C service provider, fashion design business, a football club, hotel, hospital or disaster relief charity, banks or kid's play area? Probably there is a need to think again. Even if you can't yet imagine the implementation of AI in the physical world, haven't heard about virtual assistants handling human queries with utmost ease or cannot envisage robots cooking for you, trust that AI is not-too-distant-future and it most definitely will disrupt and transform the way current business operations are being done.

For the same reason, most IT companies expect an AI strategy. This helps them focus on their core business objectives and prioritize ways to deliver those business goals. ITFirms have listed names of companies that delineated to implement AI to drive success (by creating intelligent products and services and designing intelligent business processes):

1. N-iX
2. Chetu
3. MobiDev
4. Icreon Tech
5. Dogtown Media
6. iTechArt
7. Chop Dawg
8. Softweb Solutions Inc.
9. STX Next
10. Eleks

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About ITFirms is admired and revered across global lines as a firm that reviews software companies independently to ascertain top mobile and web service providers across the globe. They have been pioneers in carrying in-depth research, thus demonstrating the way to integrate service seekers and service providers.

Related tech blog: AI And ML Turns Possibilities into Opportunities in 2019

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Sahara Group’s Babatomiwa Adesida named among Most Influential People of African Descent

Sahara Foundation’s Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Babatomiwa Adesida selected as one of the 2019 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD)

I am extremely passionate about Social Reconstruction, particularly in developing nations and nothing gives me more joy than the success Sahara Foundation has achieved”

— Babatomiwa Adesida, Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Sahara Group

LAGOS, NIGERIA, August 19, 2019 / —
Sahara Foundation’s Private Sector Engagement Specialist, Babatomiwa Adesida has been selected as one of the 2019 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) in recognition of his contribution to humanitarian work and promotion of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).

Sahara Foundation is the social responsibility vehicle of Sahara Group, a leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Adesida’s recognition was announced by The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) 100, a global civil society initiative in support of the implementation for the International Decade for People of African Descent as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 68/237.

“I am very flattered by this award and humbled by the opportunity Sahara Foundation has given me to serve humanity. I am extremely passionate about Social Reconstruction, particularly in developing nations and nothing gives me more joy than the success Sahara Foundation has achieved in terms of transforming the lives of over 2,000,000 beneficiaries across our locations. I dedicate this recognition to Sahara Foundation as well as all our partners and stakeholders across the globe,” Adesida stated.

MIPAD publishes a unique global 100 list that identifies outstanding individuals of African descent worldwide, pairing those based in the Diaspora with their counterparts inside Africa across four categories: Politics & Governance, Business & Entrepreneurship, Media & Culture, and Humanitarian & Religious.

Adesida will be celebrated alongside other honorees during MIPAD Class of 2019 recognition week in New York from September 27th – October 3rd 2019 on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations Annual General Assembly, according to Kamil Olufowobi, MIPAD’s Founder and CEO.

Babatomiwa Adesida drives partnerships between Sahara Group and international organisations such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Sahara Group and the UNDP recently signed an MoU on promoting sustainable energy in Africa. Adesida will play a critical role in the implementation of the project which seeks to enhance access to clean and affordable energy through collaborative interventions in selected countries for effective realisation of the SDGs.

Adesida has over 12 years of Private Sector experience and has been involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects and policies through the private sector in partnership with numerous governments in different countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Zambia, Switzerland, Singapore and U.A.E.

Adesida received a B.Sc with honours in Sociology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and MSc. in Public Policy from the University of Bristol, U.K where he won a partial scholarship for international students. He has been nominated for and also received several CSR awards some of which include the Future Awards Nigeria, the Nigeria CSR awards and the 100 most impactful CSR leaders (Global listing) in India.

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Former slave turned priest, posthumous honored at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The theme for 400 years contribute to a spirit that helps to make us one & provide for enduring peace – Chrisophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 17, 2019 / — Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Don Victor Mooney, President of the HR 1242 Resilience Project, will join with labor leaders, school principals, law enforcement officials, community advocates, and United Nations ambassadors for an event at Pebble Beach commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia.

Reverend Augustus Tolton, the first openly African-American Catholic priest being considered for possible canonization by Pope Francis is posthumous honored today. "The theme chosen for this 400 anniversary: Resilience, Faith, Healing and Partnership contribute to a spirit that helps to make us one and provide for enduring peace, said His Excellency, Chrisophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States".

On behalf of Diocese of Springfield, Most Reverend Thomas John Parocki has sent Father Daren Zehnle to mark this historic event. Father Daren is a native of Quincy, Illinois with a devotion to Father Tolton. Tolton delivered his first mass at St. Benedict the Moor, a largely black church in New York City, before returning to his hometown of Quincy as pastor at the mainly black St. Joseph Church.

The event, made possible in part through recently passed federal legislation HR 1242, the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act, will also honor Lieutenant Michael Healy, the first African-American commissioned in the Revenue Service, now known as the United States Coast Guard. With an abundance for safety, the commemorative Lt. Healy Swim was postponed for a later date by HR 1242 Resilience Project.

An awards ceremony on Pebble Beach will recognize the contributions of African-Americans to New York and the country, along with an interfaith candlelight vigil in honor of Africans and African-Americans that worked on the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront, farmlands in the New York City five boroughs, Upstate New York and on Long Island, and estates, storage centers, and those who sought freedom aboard ships arriving in Brooklyn, along with the abolitionist and Native Americans that took bold steps to help the enslaved.

Pebble Beach, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, August 17th, 2019 – 4:00 PM*

*Please note: BP Adams, Mr. Mooney, and other officials will deliver remarks and present awards on Pebble Beach starting at 4:00 PM

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