ZB Group Hosts its ZB Talk Meetup in NYC

AMERICA, August 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On August 29th, 2019, ZB Group held its ZB Talk meetup in New York City. The meetup was organized by The Decentralized Exchange Network (THE DEx) along with Homebloc, and hosted by Mr. Daniel Rufini, ZB Group’s Communication Director. The meetup was held at 33 Irving Pl. and welcomed individuals from all walks of life.

ZB Talk was honored to have the presence of thought leaders from Crypto and Non-Crypto companies from The United States and abroad, such as Blockchain projects, crypto VC’s, institutional and individual investors, exchanges, crypto and non-crypto media etc. The meetup counted also with the presence of representatives/speakers from Homebloc (homebloc.io) and Carbon (carbon.money).

Ms. Jennifer Peng, Co-Founder and Head of Marketing of Homebloc gave us a thorough overview about Homebloc. Homebloc uses smart contracts to engage hotel booking, residential rental and property ownership trading. She explained that the Homebloc exchange is a smart-contract platform that offers global trading 24/7 using blockchain technology to serve and create synergies between two related industries: Residential Real Estate and Lodging, which we define as short and long-term residential property rentals and hotel bookings.

The Homebloc asset token (HST) is used to represent the room usage rights and property ownership. The Homebloc ecosystem uses HOM tokens (ERC-20 standard) to represent the value of ecosystem and use HOM tokens as a reward to users for using and promoting the platform. Homebloc is based in New York City and has operating teams in Mainland China and Singapore. Learn more about Homebloc by visiting www.homebloc.io.

Mr. Gavin Mai, Co-founder and CPO of Carbon explained that Carbon’s team believes that money is a fundamental human right, and not a luxury reserved for the few. He explained that Carbon is building tools and infrastructure to support the evolution of money, wherever it touches society. Fiber, their flagship product, aims to reduce the friction between using fiat money and cryptographically derived value. Features within Fiber allow developers to abstract trading cryptocurrency into an easy-to-use endpoint and application. Carbon’s capital markets division brings traditional finance techniques to the nascent blockchain space.

Carbon has its main office based in New York City right in the heart of the financial district. Learn more about Carbon by visiting their website: www.carbon.money.

ZB Talk is a monthly meetup held in several capitals around the world. It invites professionals and companies in the Blockchain/Cryptocurrency industry for experience sharing, professional networking, panel discussions, speeches and masterclasses.

This is not the first event ZB Group hosts in New York City. In May 2019, the Vice President of the group, Ms. Aurora Wong, took her team to participate in the New York ‘Consensus’ Conference, where the company co-hosted the New York ‘Consensus Night’

ZB Group hosted the prestigious ‘Consensus Night’ at MIMa, New York City on May 14th, 2019, along with ChainDD. The event took place in the evening of the second day of ‘Consensus’, by Coindesk, also in New York City. ‘Consensus Night’, an invitation only gathering, was booked up over a week prior to its schedule date. Over one hundred individuals added their names to the waitlist in hope to attend it.

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Grand Prix Orange County Adds New Level of Fun with Addition of Escape Rooms to the Hudson Valley Region

NEWBURGH , NEW YORK , UNITED STATES, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Grand Prix Orange County Racing & Entertainment (GPOC) is set to add to their entertainment offerings for all ages with the addition of Escapology, GPOC’s spin on Escape Rooms. Participants will enjoy an original premium real life escape room experience by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks to free themselves from the rooms.

Grand Prix Orange County Racing & Entertainment offers two Escape Rooms which are Budapest Express and Under Pressure. Budapest Express will take participants on the European Budapest Express where a man has been murdered. Participants must narrow down the clues through the cabins and solve the case before it is too late. Under Pressure takes place in 1944 during the height of World War II on the Steel Shark submarine that suddenly plunges into the sea. Participants must uncover the six oxygen silos hidden around the ship in order to repair the Steel Shark and bring it back to surface. The price for both Escape Rooms are $25 per person and up to eight players can take part at a time.

“We are excited to have the addition of Escapology to Grand Prix Orange County,” said Bill Diamond, President of Diamond Properties and CEO of Grand Prix Orange County Racing Entertainment. “The continued transformation of this property into an entertainment center will bring the Hudson Valley region a new place for family fun of all ages.”

About Grand Prix Orange County: Grand Prix Orange County is the ultimate venue for all things entertainment with 90,000 square feet that will feature an exciting indoor go-kart race track, massive redemption arcade, virtual reality gaming, laser tag arena, and escape rooms for the whole family to enjoy. Grand Prix Orange County is located at the Orange County Chopper building at 14 Crossroads Ct in Newburgh, NY and is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 11am-8pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays , and Fridays from 11am-10pm, Saturdays from 11am-12am, and Sundays from 11am-9am. To learn more about Grand Prix Orange County, please visit their website at www.grandprixorangecounty.com, or contact Laressa Gjonaj, Marketing Director at 914-773-6214 or via email at lgjonaj@dpmgt.com.

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AIG PRESENTS EB-5 INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS TO KOREAN INVESTORS

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — American Immigration Group, LLC (“AIG”) a leading EB5 Regional Center, headquartered in New York, is pleased to present EB-5 Investment solutions to Korean investors seeking to obtain Permanent Residency in the U.S.

“American Immigration Group is expanding to yet another market and we are very excited to start our presence there” said Qendrese Sadriu-Rrustemi, the Managing Director of American Immigration Group. AIG team will be hosting two events to present all areas of the EB-5 program. The first event will take place in Seoul on September 4th in Grand Intercontinental Parnas, and the other event will be held in Busan on September 5th, 2019 in Bexco Convention Hall Room.

The EB-5 visa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a U.S. Green Card for foreign nationals. The EB-5 program offers foreign nationals and their spouses and any unmarried children under age 21 the ability to obtain a U.S. Green Card by investing a minimum of $500,000 in a qualified EB-5 Project in the U.S.A. that creates and retains a minimum of 10 jobs for U.S. Citizens or Residents.

American Immigration Group has the safest EB-5 structures for their investors and only offers qualified and safe investment options.

To register for one of the events please click on the link here.

For more information about American Immigration Group, visit its website at www.eb5aig.net

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Gary Alter, Acclaimed Plastic Surgeon, Travels to Chile for Reconstructive Surgery Congress

Dr. Gary Alter, Acclaimed Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Alter recently travelled to Chile to be a guess faculty speaker at the 2019 Chilean Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Congress in Santiago, Chile.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Gary Alter, acclaimed plastic surgeon, has had an incredibly busy year so far. Between teaming up with the Stem Cell Doctors of Beverly Hills to open his new state-of-the-art Biocellular Center, (https://stemcelldoctorsbeverlyhills.com/), he also recently travelled to Chile to be a guess faculty speaker at the 2019 Chilean Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Congress in Santiago, Chile, which took place August 8-10, 2019.

“It was an amazing experience,” explains Dr. Alter, “I spoke on topics such as ‘buried penis’, ‘female genital aesthetic surgery including reconstruction of botched labiaplasties,’ ‘male to female gender confirmation surgery,’ ‘reconstruction of deformities from penile enlargement surgery,’ and ‘scrotum reduction.’” "The plastic surgeons were very gracious and interested in my work."

Dr. Gary Alter is an American plastic surgeon. His specialties include male and female genital reconstruction and gender confirmation surgery. He appeared in multiple episodes of the reality television series, "Dr. 90210" and one episode of “Botched”, both on the E! television network. He currently has an acclaimed practice in Beverly Hills, CA and Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Alter was the second surgeon ever with board certification by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Alter performs most cosmetic plastic surgical procedures, but his sub-specialty is in genital aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He has invented many original surgical procedures adopted by other surgeons worldwide, including the "Alter Central Wedge labiaplasty technique".

The acclaimed doctor has been highlighted on Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother (documentary) and on the TLC show Strange Sex, discussing hidden penis syndrome. He has appeared on the Discovery Health Network, TLC, CNN, the Larry King Show, and was a recurrent guest on "Red Eye" on the Fox News Channel. He has also been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Allure, Self, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Health.

“My trip to Chile was an enriching experience,” concludes Dr. Alter, “I will continue traveling and speaking worldwide to share my knowledge about my unique procedures.”

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FLOW Keeps Their PROMISE to Return to Carnegie Hall in September with New Music

Image of FLOW walking in Vermont countryside: their new album PROMISE is available today.

FLOW in Vermont: Jeff Oster, Fiona Joy Hawkins, Lawrence Blatt, Will Ackerman. The new age ensemble returned to Imaginary Road Studios to record their sophomore album, PROMISE. Photo by Liz Linder

FLOW laughing in studio: Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster, Fiona Joy Hawkins, Will Ackerman; photo by Liz Linder

FLOW (L to R) – Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster, Fiona Joy Hawkins, Will Ackerman; photo by Liz Linder

PROMISE cover art shows FLOW (the group) walking in Vermont countryside.

PROMISE is the sophomore album from the popular new age ensemble FLOW: Jeff Oster, Fiona Joy Hawkins, Lawrence Blatt, Will Ackerman

Today, LMB Music announces the worldwide release of PROMISE, the second album by the hugely popular new age ensemble, FLOW.Concert dates set for NYC & Vermont.

The music of Promise is a peaceful journey filled with emotional music that is layered and blended to perfection by multi-talented musicians…”

— Michael Foster, Ambient Visions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — LMB Music announces the worldwide release of PROMISE, the second album by the popular foursome of friends known as FLOW. The core of the group – Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy Hawkins, Lawrence Blatt, Jeff Oster – returned to Imaginary Road Studios this summer, and along with Jeff Haynes and Tom Eaton — called upon their collaborative talents to explore, develop and record ten new melodic and imaginative tracks for their sophomore album, PROMISE. The group returns to New York City and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall for the third time on September 27th, and will play Next Stage in Putney, Vermont on Sept 25. Tickets and music are available today at https://flowthegroup.com

On September 28th, FLOW will be live studio guests on Echoes.org, performing new music from PROMISE, and no doubt sharing laughs and behind-the-scenes stories with host John Diliberto. Their story is a familiar one — friends coming together in music, a shared recording history and a passion for playing live — and they’ve been highly successful at it despite their busy touring and recording schedules as solo artists. After debuting to a full house at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2017, FLOW celebrated the release of their multi-award winning album with tours that took them from the New Orleans Jazz Museum, to Seattle, the Bay Area, the Los Angeles Grammy Museum, Nashville, Philadelphia and back to Carnegie Hall. The group charted at #1 on the Zone Music Report, and later collected wins for Best New Age Album at the IMA Awards at Lincoln Centre in NY, and Album of the Year at the ZMR Awards in New Orleans; they are currently nominated for two Peace Song Awards, and recently submitted PROMISE as a New Age entry in the 62nd Annual GRAMMY(R) Awards.

The new album brings with it an entirely new set of stories, artistic growth and evolution in their sound, perhaps emerging from a heightened confidence in one another. Michael Foster of Ambient Visions (August 18, 2019) pinpoints their accomplishment in an extensive review, writing “There's a fine line between a group of individuals who play music together and a group of individuals who blends their unique talents into creating music that is perceived not as individual efforts but as a shared movement in the same direction, with the same mind and with the same heart as to where they want to go… The music of Promise is a peaceful journey filled with emotional music that is layered and blended to perfection by multi-talented musicians who are able to “feel” the ebb and flow (pun intended) of the music as it moves from member to member and to respond musically using their own talents to further shape the song adding to it their own perspectives before passing it along to the next member of FLOW. The album is filled with heartfelt playing by everyone involved and shows that the perfect partnership that was created in the formation of FLOW has yielded an exceptional album filled with rich and relevant music…”

On might say that PROMISE gets to the heart of our most meaningful relationships. The group’s fans will enjoy the signature FLOW sounds they’ve come to love — guitar, piano, flugelhorn, ukulele, keyboards, percussion, and vocalizations — while delighting in new instrumentation. The live shows will include guest artists such as violinist Rebecca Daniel, guitarists Vin Downes (in NYC) and David Cullen (in Putney), percussionist Jeff Haynes and multi-instrumentalist/producer Tom Eaton.

TRACK LIST:
Promise 03:15
Something On Tuesday 04:09
Adrift At Sea 03:49
All These Years 05:54
Last Light 04:05
Fresh Air 06:47
Nightfall 05:00
Blue Umbrella 04:11
Chasing Secrets 04:03
Mémoire du Dome 03:28

CONCERT DETAILS:

September 25th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Next Stage Arts Project
15 Kimball Hill Rd
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
Tel: 802-387-0102
E: info@nextstagearts.org
Website: www.nextstagearts.org
Tix: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4241236

September 27th, 2019 at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall / Weill Recital Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019 USA
Tel: 212-247-7800
Website: https://www.carnegiehall.org/
Tix: https://flowthegroup.com/tour/carnegie-hall-2/

For interviews and other media requests, contact Beth Hilton at The B Company,
mobile: 310-560-8390, or bethhilton(at)theBCompany(dot)com

For radio and broadcast promotion, contact Ed and Stacy Bonk at lazzpromotions(at)lazzpromotions(dot)com

CONNECT WITH FLOW:
For more information, videos, social media links, and future concert dates visit the group’s official website at www.FlowTheGroup.com.
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/promise-feat-will-ackerman-fiona-joy-hawkins-lawrence/1474905274
Amazon: https://amzn.to/32cc4Tl
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4BTEukGQXMunRDL7ATUQqa?si=sExnz-XuR-qQRgoVb2sJ3Q
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flowthegroup/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FLOWTheGroup
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flowthegroup/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/nMLF1FJ09u4

ABOUT FLOW:
FLOW is an anagram of group member’s names — Fiona Joy Hawkins (Australian Pianist), Lawrence Blatt (acoustic guitarist), Jeff Oster (Flugelhorn master) and GRAMMY®-winning guitarist and producer Will Ackerman (of Windham Hill) – who came together out of friendship, a shared recording history and a passion for playing live and touring. After a full house debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2017, FLOW celebrated their self-titled debut album, Flow, by touring some of the nation’s most passionate music cities: New Orleans, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, culminating at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Museum in 2018. Along the way, they picked up a coveted Album of the Year wins at the ZMR Awards in New Orleans, and Best New Age Album at the IMA Awards at the Lincoln Centre in NY. In early 2019, FLOW returned to Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont to complete their second album, PROMISE, produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton, releasing August 30, 2019 on LMB Music. Visit FlowTheGroup.com for music, events, news and more.

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Dogs and Their Caretakers Sickened in 35-State Salmonella Outbreak Leads to Multiple Lawsuits

Pig Ear Salmonella lawyer

Pig Ear Salmonella Victim – Recovering Well!

Pig Ear Salmonella lawsuit

Both became sick, as did their caretaker.

Pig Ear Salmonella lawyer

Pig Ear Salmonella lawsuit

Man’s Best Friends are getting sick after consuming imported pigs ears contaminated with salmonella. At least 145 Caretakers have become ill, many hospitalized

Many people stock up on this product as it has a long shelf-life and have the product in their homes. They are still feeding it to their pets while they and their kids are still handling the product.”

— National Salmonella Lawyer Ron Simon

DES MOINES, IOWA, USA, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Man’s Best Friends are getting sick after consuming non-irradiated pigs ears contaminated with salmonella. Many pet caretakers are also becoming sick from either handling the pig ear’s contaminated with salmonella, or simply loving on man’s best friend. The FDA has taken action to prevent the spread of salmonella believed to be linked to the pig ears imported from Argentina, Brazil and Columbia.

In recent months, man’s best friends have been getting sick by the many hundreds, if not thousands, from salmonella food poisoning. They cannot communicate their gastrointestinal illness, and are rarely tested, but many dog lovers know something is wrong with their loved one. Then, in a twist that adds insult to injury, at least 145 caretakers have also become ill in at least 35 states! Iowa has been hit hardest with 23 ill caretakers, and Illinois with 10. These caretakers, and the ones in another 33 states (discussed below) have either become sick form handing the pig ears when feeding them to their dogs, or by contact with their dogs after they become ill, such as though touch or cleaning up after their pup’s illness. The transfer of a pathogen form an animal to a human is all to common, referred to in veterinary materials as zoonosis.

[The dogs pictured, and their caretakers, are all victims of the Pig Ear Salmonella Outbreak]

Unfortunately, about one –in-three of the human illnesses have required hospitalization due to the severity of their illnesses and the fact that many have developed an antibiotic resistant strain of salmonella!

It took investigators a little time to identify the source, but after at least 90 samples of pig ears, many from victims homes, tested positive for multiple strains of salmonella ( there are at least 2100 strains, or serotypes, of salmonella). The serotypes implicated in this outbreak include, so far, Salmonella Anatum, Salmonella Brandenburg, Salmonella Cerro, Salmonella Derby, Salmonella Give, Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Livingstone, Salmonella London, Salmonella Newport, Salmonella Panama, Salmonella Rissen, Salmonella Seftenberg, Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Uganda, Salmonella Worthington and one with its own unique name,” Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-.”

The companies issuing recalls include Brutus & Barnaby, Chef Toby, Good Dogs USA, Lennox International, and Pet Supplies Plus – so far. It is likely other retailers and distributors will also issue recalls or stop selling the product in the near future. Amazon, for example, has been one of the distributors of the tainted product.
FDA Issues “Detention Without Physical Examination and Intensified Coverage of Pig Ears And Other Pet Treats Due To The Presence of Salmonella”

In addition to conducting an extensive trace-back in the U.S., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has issued an Import Alert 72-03 to temporarily cease import of the potentially deadly products until further notice. According to Steven M. Solomon, D.V.M., M.P.H., director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, “The FDA takes seriously our responsibility to protect both human and animal health . . . we believe the most effective way to protect public health at this time is to warn consumers to avoid purchasing or feeding their pets all pig ear treats and for retailers not to sell these products. We also continue to advise those who may have come into contact with potentially contaminated products to practice safe hygiene, including thoroughly washing hands and disinfecting any surfaces that have touched pig ear pet treats. The FDA will provide additional updates as our investigation further progresses.”

Director Solomon also confirmed that the tainted pig ears are believed to have come from Argentina, Brazil and Columbia.

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine issued the following statement:
“The FDA and CDC are advising consumers to avoid all pig ear pet treats and retailers to stop selling all pig ear treats at this time. Lennox Intl Inc., a distributor of pig ear pet treats, has recalled some of the treats involved in this outbreak. Last month, Pet Supplies Plus also initiated a recall of bulk pig ears after samples tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for Salmonella. And, most recently, on August 16, Dog Goods USA LLC announced a recall of non-irradiated bulk and packaged Chef Toby Pig Ears.”

The states implicated in the pig ear salmonella outbreak include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado (3 cases), Connecticut, Florida (3 cases), Georgia (3 cases), Hawaii, Illinois (10 cases), Indiana (5 cases), Iowa (23 cases), Kansas (3 cases), Kentucky (6 cases), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (4 cases), Michigan (14 cases), Minnesota, Missouri (7 cases), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3 cases), New Mexico, New York (16 cases), North Carolina (2 cases), North Dakota, Ohio (8 cases), Oregon (3 cases), Pennsylvania (7 cases), South Carolina (2 cases), Texas (2 cases), Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin (4 cases).

According to local and national news outlets, most tainted products have been removed from the shelves. The problem, however, is explained by National Salmonella Lawyer Ron Simon who is handling a number of the pig ear salmonella lawsuits: “Many people stock up on this product since it has a long shelf-life and are likely to still have the product in their homes. They are still feeding it to their pets, their kids are handling the product, and in other cases, the dogs are sick themselves still, and actively shedding the disease so the family is at risk. Too few dogs are taken to the vet, properly diagnosed with as tool culture, and placed on an antibiotic proven to kill that strain of salmonella.”

For more information about salmonella, the pig ear salmonella lawsuits or pig ear salmonella recalls, call 1-888-335-4901.

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National Grid Selects SemaConnect as a Qualified Vendor for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program

SemaConnect Series 6 smart networked EV charging stations on dual pedestal

The SemaConnect Series 6 smart EV charging station is a qualified product for the National Grid EV Charging Station Program

National Grid Business Customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Upstate New York May Receive Funding for EV Charging Infrastructure and Equipment

National Grid’s new funding will help offset the large costs of installation and make EV adoption even easier. We’re honored to support this project with our Series 6 smart EV charging station.”

— Mike Emery, sales manager at SemaConnect

BOSTON, USA, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — National Grid, electricity and natural gas provider in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York, has selected the SemaConnect Series 6 electric vehicle charging station as a qualified product for its EV Charging Station Program. Under this rebate program, qualified National Grid business customers can receive funding for up to 100% of the electrical infrastructure and a portion of the EV charging station equipment costs.

National Grid’s EV Charging Station Program is aimed at supporting Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York’s goals in reducing emissions and promoting electric vehicles. All three states that are covered in the program have passed legislation that calls for the use of electric vehicles and the elimination of sales of gas-powered vehicles over the next 20 years. Companies participating in the program will be able to stand out as modern, sustainable leaders in their communities.

“With the current emphasis on clean energy and the reduction of carbon emissions, businesses are seeing an increase in electric vehicles at their properties,” said Mike Emery, sales manager at SemaConnect. “To attract these potential employees, clients, and tenants, they’re installing EV charging stations as an amenity. National Grid’s new funding will help offset the large costs of installation and make EV adoption even easier. We’re honored to support this project with our Series 6 smart EV charging station.”

The SemaConnect Series 6 smart EV charging station is designed for commercial properties with shared parking. In addition to the sleek, compact design, the ENERGY STAR certified product includes access to the SemaConnect Network. Using the SemaConnect Network, station owners can view live station status, manage access, set custom pricing, and view sustainability and usage reports. Businesses, multifamily residences, colleges, medical campuses, and industrial facilities applying for the rebate can choose the Series 6 charging station with a wall mount, single pedestal, or dual pedestal.

About SemaConnect:
SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American commercial and residential property markets. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect delivers a truly modern property experience through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations and a robust and open network. The company has helped maximize property value and appeal through thousands of successful Class A deployments since its founding in 2008, for companies such as CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Cisco Systems and Standard Parking. SemaConnect remains the preferred charging solutions partner of municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office and retail customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit https://www.semaconnect.com/.

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Texas Congressional Delegation Split on Measure to Protect Iconic American Horses; 12 Members Side with Animal Abusers

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the "Big Lick"

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the “Big Lick”

Soring

Example of soring that enforcement of the Horse Protection Act would prevent

Priscilla Presley, U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Holly Gann, and Marty Irby on Capitol Hill Discussing the PAST Act

The bottom line is you are either for animal cruelty, or you are against it.”

— – U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. The measure received strong support from the State of Texas with Reps. Van Taylor, Lance Gooden, Lizzie Fletcher, Al Green, Mike McCaul, Kay Granger, Randy Weber, Vicente Gonzalez, Veronica Escobar, Bill Flores, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jodey Arrington, Joaquin Castro, Will Hurd, Roger Williams, Michael Burgess, Henry Cuellar, Sylvia Garcia, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Collin Allred, Marc Veasey, Filemon Vela, Lloyd Doggett, and Brian Babin voting in support of the measure.

Reps. Louie Gohmert, Dan Crenshaw, John Ratcliffe, Ron Wright, Kevin Brady, Mike Conaway, Mac Thornberry, Chip Roy, Pete Olson, Michael Cloud, John Carter, and Kenny Marchant voted against the bill – siding with animal abusers. Marchant had been a longtime cosponsor of the measure but changed his position by voting against the PAST Act.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses' front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses' hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the "Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades. The “Big Lick” animal cruelty will be exhibited for the next 2 days at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Neither U.S. Senators John Cornyn, nor Ted Cruz are listed as cosponsors of the Senate companion bill, S. 1007, led by the senior U.S. Senator from Idaho, Republican Mike Crapo, that mirrors the House passed legislation and currently has 43 cosponsors in the Upper Chamber.

“The bottom line is you are either for animal cruelty, or you are against it,” said Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), lead Republican sponsor of the House PAST Act.

“We applaud the Members from Texas that supported the PAST Act for their key role in helping end the practice of soring that has marred the show horse world for six decades,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action and a past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. “The PAST Act’s overwhelming support sends a strong signal to the U.S. Senate that it should saddle up and swiftly move this legislation to a vote, and I hope Senators Cornyn and Cruz will join in co-sponsoring the bill.”

"Timing is ripe, and the majority of Americans want to see Congress work to protect these iconic American horses upon whose backs our country was built upon," said Animal Wellness Advocate Priscilla Presley. "U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should swiftly schedule a vote on the PAST Act, and execute the will of the American people, and I call on him to do so!"

The PAST Act would ban the use of painful large stacked shoes and ankle chains and would also eliminate the existing system of self-regulation by the industry and toughen penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act. It’s supported by the American Saddlebred Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Animal Wellness Action, the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Equestrian Federation, National Sheriff’s Association, and New York Veterinary Medical Association.

The PAST Act has been blocked for years by a handful of well-placed lawmakers, but a new House rule triggering consideration of any measure that attracts 290 or more cosponsors brought the issue to the floor. PAST attracted 308 cosponsors and was led by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), cochairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY).

Check out what Members of Congress are saying about the PAST Act by clicking here.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Animal Wellness Action Applauds New York Congressional Delegation for Working to Protect Iconic American Horses

Rep. Chris Collins, one of the PAST Act's leaders

Rep. Chris Collins, one of the PAST Act’s leaders

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the "Big Lick"

World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse performing the “Big Lick”

Priscilla Presley and Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby Lobbying for the PAST Act on Capitol Hill in January of 2019

… I hope Leader Chuck Schumer will push for a vote on the bill before the year is over.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

ALBANY, NEW YORK , USA, August 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, one of the bill’s leadership team members, was joined by the entire New York Congressional Delegation that voted in support of the measure: Reps. Lee Zeldin, Peter King, Thomas Suozzi, Kathleen Rice, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng, Nydia Velázquez, Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Jerrold Nadler, Max Rose, Carolyn Maloney, Adriano Espaillat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, José Serrano, Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, Sean Maloney, Antonio Delgado, Paul Tonko, Elise Stefanik, Anthony Brindisi, Tom Reed, John Katko, Joseph Morelle, and Brian Higgins. Each of these Members were also co-sponsors of the PAST Act with the exception of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose office did not respond to multiple requests for co-sponsorship.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses' front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses' hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the "Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades. The “Big Lick” animal cruelty will be exhibited for the next 2 days at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is also a cosponsor of the Senate companion bill, S. 1007, led by the senior U.S. Senator from Idaho, Mike Crapo, that mirrors the House passed legislation and currently has 43 cosponsors in the Upper Chamber. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has yet to cosponsor the legislation in the 116th Congress but has supported the measure in previous Congresses.

“We applaud Rep. Chris Collins for his tremendous leadership, and the entire House Delegation from New York for their terrific work to help end the practice of soring that has marred the show horse world for six decades,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action and a past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. “The PAST Act’s overwhelming support sends a strong signal to the U.S. Senate that it should saddle up and swiftly move this legislation, and I hope Leader Chuck Schumer will push for a vote on the bill before the year is over.”

“As co-chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, I am proud to support this legislation that will bring an end to horse soring,” said Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20). “By strengthening penalties and banning the use of devices associated with soring, the PAST Act will ensure that these majestic animals are protected from this inhumane and painful practice.”

“The PAST Act is an important piece of legislation in our fight to protect the safety and wellbeing of horses,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13). “Despite the presence of previous laws outlawing the practice of soring, or deliberately causing pain to a horse’s leg to change gait patterns, it continues to be common practice. The PAST Act will help remedy this problem by adding enforcement and increasing penalties for this abusive practice. We are encouraged by the broad support this bill has garnered from both sides of the aisle and associations across the country and will continue our efforts to end animal abuse and support animal rights.”

“Horses have a special place in American culture, and they deserve additional protections from needless cruelty,” said Rep. Anthony Brindisi (NY-22). “I am proud to support the PAST Act to end the painful practice of horse soring, and I am pleased to see this bill pass the House with strong bipartisan support.”

“Congress took action to prevent soring tactics in 1970, but it’s time we strengthen penalties for abusers,” said Rep. Nydia Velázquez (NY-07). “All of us should care deeply about improving current regulations, as well as banning practices like chemical burn and stacked horseshoes. We must end the culture of animal abuse that prioritizes blue ribbons and unscrupulous trainers over our horses. The PAST Act will bring greater transparency to our horse competition community and help ensure that all horses are protected.”

“The practice of soring is abusive and reprehensible,” said Rep. Joe Morelle (NY-25). It is despicable to endanger the health and safety of horses simply for human sport. I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation that seeks to strengthen USDA oversight and enforcement as well as bring harsher punishments to those who continue this inhumane practice.”

“I am proud to cosponsor and vote for the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, which would eliminate the practice of horse soring,” said Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06). It is time Congress pass legislation to protect horses from mistreatment and end this barbaric practice of inflicting pain to a horse’s hooves to achieve an artificial gait used in horse shows. I will continue to be a strong advocate for this important cause and work together with my colleagues to pass animal protection laws.”

The PAST Act would ban the use of painful large stacked shoes and ankle chains and would also eliminate the existing system of self-regulation by the industry and toughen penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act. It’s supported by the American Saddlebred Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Animal Wellness Action, the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Equestrian Federation, National Sheriff’s Association, and New York Veterinary Medical Association.

The PAST Act has been blocked for years by a handful of well-placed lawmakers, but a new House rule triggering consideration of any measure that attracts 290 or more cosponsors brought the issue to the floor. PAST attracted 308 cosponsors and was led by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY).

Check out what Members of Congress are saying about the PAST Act by clicking here.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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With a Little Help…It's John Belushi! LA Previews and NYC Premier

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Multi-talent actor Jack Zullo revises his award-winning portrayal of the late comic genius John Belushi with full cast and "Blues Brothers" type band.

I really liked what you did. You really captured the spirit of the time. I was there for that…I loved how aggressive you made John on stage.”

— Jim Belushi

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED SATES, August 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —

“WITH A LITTLE HELP…IT’S JOHN BELUSHI!”
Written By and Starring Jack Zullo.

LA PREVIEWS & NYC RUN

PREVIEWS:
Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
2 nites only! Wednesday September 25 & October 2 @ 8:00pm

NEW YORK CITY RUN:
Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Place, NYC 10003
December 5 thru 22nd

LOS ANGELES, CA……

Ricocheting from its enormously successful run at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe, “With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi!” bounds for its landmark NYC run this December @ Theatre 80. Backed by an authentic “Blues Brothers” style band, “With a Little Help” will surely bring everyone on their feet once again in celebration of the late comic genius’s life. Helmed by multi-talented actor Jack Zullo, “With a Little Help” briefly touches down in Los Angeles for not one, but two pared-down intimate previews at The Whitefire Theatre September 25 & October 2nd. Rebranded from "Live From the Grave…It's John Belushi!" which received nominations for Best Cabaret, Most Unleashed Performance (Jack Zullo), and won the Producer's Award at The 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, “With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi!” will also benefit two important charities. The Comedians Assistance Fund in LA and Gilda's Club in New York City.

Written, produced, and starring Zullo, who leads a dynamic versatile cast, including legendary musicians Crazy Tomes Band providing the beat and the backbone. The LA previews features special musical guests Guitar Shorty and Robin Russell, who round out the incredible celebratory party of one man’s love of life through comedy and music. The entire pre-preproduction of the show, highlighting the creative and production process is being filmed as a documentary by We Make Movies© award winning filmmaker Eric Michael Kochmer. (The producers are running a Indiegogo Campaign offsetting out of pocket costs and enhancing the budget for the production.)

It’s an out and out full push to make one man’s passion for the late great comedy icon come to realization. Jack Zullo is just that man. Growing up enchanted by the late great SNL legend, Zullo, studied the man, his history, his art, his craft and came up with nothing less than a mesmerizing historical comedic and musical bull’s-eye!

WHAT: LA Previews “With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi!”
WHEN: 2 Wednesdays, September 25 & October 2, 2019 – 8pm
WHERE: Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

WHAT: New York Run “With a Little Help…It’s John Belushi!”
WHEN: December 5 – 22, 2019 – various times/see https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1014040
WHERE: Theatre 80 St. Marks Place, NYC, 10003

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