2019 Asian-American TV and Film Festival-The Golden Oak Awards Announced in New York

Winners of the 2019 Golden Oak Awards

Asian-American TV&Film Alliance core members receiving recognition from Assemblyman Felix Ortiz for its significant contribution in cultural exchanges

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The annual 2019 Asian-American TV & Film Festival’s Golden Oak Awards Ceremony was hosted by the Asian-American TV & Film Alliance on 28 October, 2019 at the Symphony Space Theater in Manhattan. High-profile names from international television and film industry were in attendance, including Dolly Parton, Guoqiang Tang, Manu Gargi, Rongguang Yu, Allen Ting, Antonio Tibaldi, Taiyu Gao, Qian Wang, Larry Fenssenden, Marco Balsamo, Alain Azoulay,Xiaotian Yin, Celia Au, Josh Green, Fala Chen and others.

The Golden Oak Awards recognizes outstanding TV and film works and the extraordinary contributions made by individual talents in the film and television industry. The awards categories include Best (independent) Film of the Year, Best Television Program, Best Creator, Best Producer, Best Screenwriter, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, and Most Promising Actor/Actress, and more.

Numerous influential production agencies in China such as Huace Media, Mango Studios, Yunnan Ruishi Rongguang, XG Entertainment and others participated in the competition for the 2019 Golden Oak Awards. The nominated TV series and films span a wide range of subject matter and genres.

Winners for the Best Film award are: The Wandering Earth, Send Me to the Clouds, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Advance Wave upon Wave, The Game Changer, Invisible Fist, Open the Gate to the World, and Snow Monster.

Many high quality and high viewership TV series earned awards for Best Television Program and are – Diplomatic Situation, Those Years, River Flows to You, Love's Lies, The World is Not Fraudulent, Mai Xiang, The Great Craftsman, Young Blood, Anti-Terrorism Special Forces: The Wolves, and Lovely China.

Online programs such as Boys to Men, A Little Love Song, and “Hello, Rapper (Season 2)” also took home trophies of the 2019 Golden Oak Awards. With both a score and lyrics composed by new-generation musician Luo Wei, This Moment has been announced as the theme song of the 2019 Asian-American TV & Film Festival.

“After gaining global attention and success in 2017 and 2018, the Asian-American TV and Film Festival will be welcoming additional new forces to the industry this year, featuring more creative works on an even larger scale than appeared on previous programs, “said Jerome Perzigian, co-chairman of the festival. “The organizing committee has received over 200 major television and film applications from China and part of the US for the 2019 Golden Oak Awards, this is truly a great year, but we’ll continue the efforts to draw more participation of American works because our mission is bridging and embracing different cultures.”

After the ceremony, executive producer Manu Gargi of Peanut Butter Falcon—the winner for Best Independent Film—shared his thoughts by saying: “I want to express our mixed feelings in receiving the Golden Oak award for best Independent Film, because we all know until just a few weeks ago the highest grossing independent film of 2019 was a beautiful Chinese-American film titled The Farewell.

“The team at Peanut Butter Falcon very much wish to share congratulations for best independent film of the year The Farewell in recognition of their equally amazing achievements in storytelling across Asian-American cultures.” Gargi said after the Golden Oak Award ceremony.

Founded by Emmy-winning screenwriter and producer Jerome Perzigian, veterans in entertainment Jun Qian, Jun Li and 2016 Pulitzer finalist team member Yuhan Liu, the Asian-American TV & Film Festival continues to serve as the platform for cultural exchanges between the east and the west and propel a win-win caliber of collaboration by connecting Asia and North America through high-end industry events. The Asian-American TV & Film Alliance Forum also took place at Harvard Club on 27 October 2019 to kick off the festival.

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Ty Bollinger Receives Honorary Doctorate from World Organization of Natural Medicine

Ty Bollinger honorary doctorate from World Organization of Natural Medicine

Ty Bollinger with his honorary doctorate and “Illuminated Diploma of Honor”

The acclaimed author, speaker and film producer was given the prestigious award at the WONM conference in Toronto.

I am truly humbled and can’t tell you how much it means to be recognized and given this honorary degree.”

— Ty Bollinger

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Sheila McKenzie, co-founder of the World Organization of Natural Medicine, presented an honorary doctorate to Ty Bollinger at the WONM conference in Toronto on October 27, 2019.

Bollinger, a Tennessee-based author and film producer, is founder of The Truth About Cancer® organization, along with his wife, Charlene. After losing several family members to cancer (including Ty’s mother and father), they refused to accept the notion that chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery were the most effective treatments available for cancer patients.

They began a quest to learn all they possibly could about natural cancer treatments and the medical industry. What they uncovered was shocking. There is ample evidence to support the allegation that the “war on cancer” is largely a fraud and that multinational pharmaceutical companies are “running the show.” Together, they have made it their mission to educate the world about the multitude of natural and integrative treatment options available for cancer patients.

“I am truly humbled and can’t tell you how much it means to be recognized and given this honorary degree,” said Bollinger. “I know that Mom and Dad would be proud if they could see how much good has come from their suffering.”

After presenting the honorary degree, Dr. McKenzie also presented Bollinger with an “Illuminated Diploma of Honor” award for his contributions to the betterment of humanity and his efforts to educate the world about health freedom.
Upon receipt of this prestigious award, Bollinger said “I accept this award on behalf of my wife, Charlene, and my children. It is our family mission to spread the truth to the world. I am again, truly humbled.”

In 2016, Bollinger released the book The Truth About Cancer which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list the first week it was released and stayed in the top 10 for 12 weeks.

In addition to authoring numerous books, Ty and Charlene have produced several documentary mini-series (docu-series) including:
• The Quest for The Cures
• The Quest for The Cures … Continues
• The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest
• The Truth About Detox
• The Truth About Vaccines
• The Truth About Pet Cancer
• Eastern Medicine: Journey Through Asia

In total, these documentary films have been viewed by more than 20 million people worldwide.

Ty and Charlene speak frequently at seminars, expos, conferences, and churches. Their message is clear: CANCER IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.

To learn more, please visit www.TheTruthAboutCancer.com.

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தமிழர்கள் ஏன் ஒரு தமிழ் ஜனாதிபதி வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிக்க வேண்டும்.

தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழ் தேசியவாதத்தை, "வடகிழக்கு சுய ஆட்சி , தமிழ் மொழி, தமிழ் கலாச்சாரம், தமிழ் வாழ்க்கை முறை அவர்களின் மத நம்பிக்கைகளை நிலை நாட்டுவது"

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ஜனாதிபதி தேர்தலில், தமிழ் வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிக்குமாறு- வவுனியாவில் தொடர்ச்சியாக 984ஆவது நாளாகவும் சுழற்சி முறை போராட்டத்தில் ஈடுபட்டுக் கொண்டிருக்கின்ற கடத்தப்பட்டும் காணாமல் போன உறவுகளின் சங்கம் கோரிக்கை விடுத்துள்ளது.

தமிழ் மக்களை காணாமல் ஆக்கிவிட்டு இங்கே சிங்கள வேட்பாளர்கள் என்ன முகத்துடன் வாக்கு கேட்டு வருகிறார்கள் ? அவர்களுக்கு நாங்கள் வாக்களிக்க கூடாது எனவும் மீன் சின்னத்திலே போட்டி போடுகின்ற தமிழ் வேட்பாளர்களுக்கு தமிழர்கள் வாக்களிக்க வேண்டும் எனவும் காணாமல் போன உறவுகள் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளனர்.

ஜனநாயக தேர்தல் தொடர்பாக தமிழ் ஜனாதிபதி வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிப்பதன் மூலம் தமிழர்கள் ஒருங்கிணைந்த கொள்கையுடன் ஒன்றுபட்டுள்ளனர் என்பதை உலகுக்கு காண்பிக்க இது ஒரு அரிய வாய்ப்பு என குறிப்பிட்டு மீன் சின்னம் பொறிக்கப்பட்டு அதற்கு புள்ளடியிடப்பட்ட பதாதைகளை போராட்டத்தில் கலந்து கொண்ட காணாமல் போன உறவுகள் தாங்கியிருந்தமை காண கூடியதாக இருந்தது.

கடத்தப்பட்டும் காணாமல் போன உறவுகளின் சங்கம் விடுத்துள்ள அறிக்கையை கீழே காணலாம்:

1. ஒரு தமிழ் வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழர்கள் தங்கள் அரசியல் தீர்வு விருப்பத்தை வெளிப்படுத்த ஐ.நா. உதவியுடன் சர்வஜன வாக்கெடுப்பு வேண்டுமென வலியுறுத்த.

2. ஒரு தமிழ் வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது சர்வதேச குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தால் சிங்கள போர்க்குற்றங்களுக்கு பொறுப்பு கூறல் மற்றும் நீதியை தமிழர்கள் விரும்புகிறார்கள் என்பதைக் காண்பிக்கும்.

3. ஒரு தமிழ் வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது எக்கிஜா ராஜ்ஜா (ஒற்றையாட்சி) மற்றும் புத்த மதத்திற்கு முதன்மையான இடத்தை நிராகரிக்கும்.

4. ஒரு தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழர்கள் சுய ஆட்சியை விரும்புகிறார்கள் என்பதைக் குறிக்கும், அல்லது சிங்கள ஆட்சியை நிராகரிப்பது. இது சிங்கள அரசியலை நிராகரிக்க வேண்டும் என்பதாகும்.

5. ஒரு தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழ் தேசியவாதத்தை, அதாவது "வடகிழக்கு சுய ஆட்சி , தமிழ் மொழி, தமிழ் கலாச்சாரம், தமிழ் வாழ்க்கை முறை மற்றும் அவர்களின் மத நம்பிக்கைகளை நிலை நாட்டுவது" இவை யாவையும் விரும்புவர் ஓர் தமிழ் தேசியவாதி.

6. ஒரு தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழ் தாயகத்தில் சிங்கள குடியேற்றத்தை தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிப்பதைக் காண்பிக்கும்.

7. ஒரு தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழ் தாயகத்தில் சிங்கள இராணுவ ஆக்கிரமிப்புகளை தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிப்பதைக் காண்பிக்கும்.

8. ஒரு தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழர்கள், தமிழர் தாயகத்தில் புத்தத்த விகாரைகளை கட்டுவதை நிராகரிப்பதைக் காண்பிக்கும்.

9. தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது, தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் கொள்கைகளான சர்வதேச விசாரணைக்கு பதிலாக உள்ளூர் போர்க்குற்ற விசாரணை, வடகிழக்கு இணைப்புக்கு எதிர், எக்கியா ராஜ்ஜா (ஒற்றையாட்சி அரசு), புதிய அரசியலமைப்பு, தமிழரை அடிமை பாதைக்கு கொண்டு செல்வது மற்றும் கூட்டமைப்பின் தமிழ் பிரதிநிதித்துவம் போன்றவற்ரை தமிழர்கள் நிராகரிப்பதைக் காண்பிக்கும்.

10. ஒரு தமிழருக்கு வாக்களிப்பது தமிழர்கள் தங்களின் முடிவில்லாத அரசியல் பிரச்சினையை தீர்க்க அமெரிக்கா, ஐரோப்பிய ஒன்றியம் மற்றும் இந்தியாவின் உதவியை விரும்புகிறது என்பதையும் இனப்படுகொலைகளிலிருந்து நிரந்தர பாதுகாப்பை விரும்புவதையும் காண்பிக்கும் .

ஜனாதிபதி வாக்குப்பதிவில் யார் பெயர் என்பது முக்கியமல்ல, ஒரு தமிழரைத் தேடுங்கள் அவர் தமிழ் தேசியவாதியானால் , அவருக்கு வாக்களியுங்கள்.

நீங்கள் அவரை விரும்புகிறீர்களா இல்லையா என்பது முக்கியமல்ல; ஆனால் அவர் ஒரு தமிழ் தேசியவாதி என்பதே முக்கியம்.

அவர் பல முறை ஜனாதிபதியாக தேர்தலில் போட்டியிட்டாலும் பரவாயில்லை; அவர் ஒரு தமிழ் தேசியவாதி என்றால் வாக்களியுங்கள்

அவர் கூட, ஜனாதிபதித் தேர்தலில் இருந்து விலகுவதாகக் கூறினாலும் பரவாயில்லை. இந்த தமிழ் வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிக்கவும். இது எங்கள் குறியீட்டு வாக்கு, அவர் எங்களால் விரும்பிய தமிழ் நபராக இல்லாமல் இருக்கலாம்;

இந்த வேட்பாளர் பெயர் சிவாஜிலிங்கம் என்றாலும் பரவாயில்லை; அவர் ஒரு தமிழ் தேசியவாதி என்றால் அவருக்கு வாக்களியுங்கள்.

சிவாஜிலிங்கம் என்பவர் ஏன் ஒரு தமிழ் தேசியவாதியா ? ஆம் ஏனெனில், அவர் முன்மொழியப்பட்ட மூன்று முக்கியமான வடக்கு மாகாண சபை தீர்மானத்தை ஜெனீவாவில் உள்ள யு.என்.எச்.ஆர்.சி. க்கு கொண்டு சென்றார். இவை யு.என்.எச்.ஆர்.சி யில் இனப்படுகொலை குறித்து ஆராய வேண்டும் எனவும் , யு.என்.எச்.ஆர்.சி யிடம் போர்க்குற்றத்தை ஐ.சி.சி கொண்டு செல்லவும் மற்றும் தமிழர்கள் தங்கள் அரசியல் எதிர்காலத்தை தீர்மானிக்க சர்வசன வாக்கெடுப்புக்கு பரிந்துரைக்குமாறும் கேட்டுக் கொண்டவ ர்.

தமிழ் வேட்பாளருக்கு வாக்களிப்பதன் மூலம், தமிழர்கள் ஒருங்கிணைந்த கொள்கையுடன் ஒன்றுபட்டுள்ளனர் என்பதை உலகுக்கு காண்பிக்க இது ஒரு அரிய வாய்ப்பு .

தமிழ் வேட்பாளரின் தேர்தல் சின்னம் தேடி, மீனுக்கு அடுத்த பெட்டியில் ஒரு 'புள்ளடி' போடவும்.

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CEO Sherri Murphy and VP Tammi Pickle (right) of Elite Connections.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is extremely pleased to announce a founding gift for WAREHOUSE Programs from longtime MOCA Trustee Wonmi Kwon, her husband Kihong Kwon and family.”

— MOCA

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, US, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Best of L.A.

Music News:

Universal Pictures announced this week that the beautiful and brilliant global music star Taylor Swift has teamed up with legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to collaborate on a new, original song written for Universal Pictures’ film Cats, based on Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical. The song, “Beautiful Ghosts,” will feature in both the film and in the end credits.

Cats, in theaters December 20, is directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech), and stars Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward. In the film, the song is performed by Hayward, who stars in the role of Victoria. The version of the song performed by Swift, who plays Bombalurina in the film, will play over the end titles.

Charity Events:

Elite Connections; Party With A Purpose

Sherri Murphy states that "Plans are underway in Los Angeles way for an unforgettable evening of food, fun, and music, all while benefiting an extraordinary cause. Elite Connections; Los Angeles’ leading matchmaking agency for 25 years, is proud to sponsor their premiere event "Party with a Purpose," benefitting children in-need, in Los Angeles. The event is in its 20th year and seeks to make the holidays brighter for children in the area.

This year's holiday gala will be held at the Angelino Hotel Los Angeles on Saturday, November 23, 2019, 6:30pm-12:30am, and promises to be an evening that revelers won’t soon forget. Elite Connections’ lively matchmakers will be volunteering at this year’s event, creating a magical evening to kick off the holiday season.

Following the gala, Elite Connections staff will be putting the gala’s proceeds to good use, hosting a children’s Christmas party for the kids, helping to nurture and inspire local homeless youth, and provides them with solutions and resources to transform their lives. Elite Connections is proud to help the area’s most vulnerable children have a warmer, safer, and brighter holiday season. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for Party with a Purpose. Gala organizers are also still accepting silent auction donations as well as donations to fill gala gift bags.

Tickets to the event are $160, which gain revelers entry to the event that will feature a buffet, drinks, music, dancing, a raffle, and a silent auction. Valet parking is included free. Tickets can be purchased at info@eliteconnections.com/events or at 800-923-4200. All proceeds benefit local youth." Companies or individuals looking to sponsor or donate may also reach out to Elite Connections at: Elite Connections: 855-566-7497 htps://www.eliteconnections.com/events/ Also Visit: https://www.eliteconnections.com

Film Industry News:

Former President of Paramount Pictures and legendary film producer Robert Evans passed away this week. He will always be remembered.

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has written a new film that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott. "Little Women" will be in theatres this Christmas.

Art News:

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is extremely pleased to announce a founding gift for WAREHOUSE Programs. This generous and transformative gift comes from longtime MOCA Trustee Wonmi Kwon, her husband Kihong Kwon and family. Located in MOCA’s Little Tokyo space, WAREHOUSE Programs will include curated programs that highlight performance and performing arts, artistic experimentation, experiential installations, a wide range of contemporary and social practices, and festival-like open events such as conventions, summits, readings, idea fairs, concerts, screenings, dance, as well as group, family, and community-oriented activities that encourage diverse, intergenerational experiences for new and established audiences. This gift will make possible a significant increase in programming and the infrastructure needed to support the space and its activities for years to come.

Dance News:

Tammi Pickle and Sherri Murphy of Elite Connections were recently spotted Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the Alex Theatre, for The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre performance titled "Goes Broadway." A unique, interpretive fusion of jazz and ballet. Celebrating Broadway’s most beloved and memorable moments, artistic director Natasha Middleton seamlessly blended a mixture of the original classic dances with vibrant and innovative choreography.

Alex Theatre Fire

Sherri Murphy stated, "We thought the show was wonderful. We had a great time!" Sherri stated "the fire-alarm went off a little past halfway way through. At first we thought it was part of the show! We went next door and got a glass of wine and appetizers. 45 minutes to an hour or so later they let everyone back in. They performed all our favorites from so many shows we’ve seen. It was fabulous!" Sherri added, "History repeats itself. The Alex Theatre caught fire 71 years ago in 1948."

About Natasha Middleton

Artistic Director and choreographer of The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre; Natasha was born into a ballet legacy. Her grandmother, Elena Wortova, danced with the Ballet Russes, and her father, Andrei Bill Tremaine, with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She was a ballerina with the original Pacific Ballet Theatre, under the direction of her father. She trained and danced in Los Angeles and in New York with Joffrey II, as well as in Europe and Asia performing in ballets including The Nutcracker, Spartacus, and Carmen. She is the daughter of former San Francisco Opera Soprano Natalie Garrotto, and the niece of the late film star Yvonne de Carlo (Lily on The Munsters).

Choreographer to the Stars

Middleton began choreographing professionally on Broadway for Jazz artist Chick Corea and went on the world tour with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. In 2001, she founded the Media City Ballet Company and staged numerous ballets in Los Angeles including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto #3. She has choreographed the feature film "Love Hurts" starring Carrie Anne-Moss and Richard E. Grant, and television shows including "Hearts Afire" with Billy Bob Thornton. She also led the production of Men of the Ballet Russe honoring her father, and other such Ballet Russe greats including; Fredrick Franklin, Mark Platt, George Zoritch, Victor Moreno, and Paul Maure. Natasha established the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre in 2012. To learn more, visit: https://www.pacificballetdancetheatre.com

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GreenLight Mobility Announces Franchise Opportunity in Rockland County, NY

Concept in growing senior services market set to expand into the region in early 2020 with the ideal franchise owner

RANDOLPH, N.J., USA, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Home safety modification franchise GreenLight Mobility, with an executive team that has operated a successful home safety business in New Jersey for more than a decade, is now ready to expand into Rockland County, New York.

With expansion plans for New City, Piermont, Nyack and surrounding communities, the franchise is announcing a strategic growth plan with the right local owner-operator. The franchise will be up and running shortly after the franchise awards the territory. The organization has vetted a handful of candidates, but the opportunity — as of this moment — is still available. Plans to expand in the region are part of a strategic initiative to grow the business.

“We see a tremendous need for our services in in Rockland County,” said Karen Frank, CEO and co-founder of GreenLight Mobility. “We’ve grown our business across New Jersey and are ready to provide the same opportunity to the people of this community. Based on our analysis, we feel that this area is a logical extension for our franchise; it is a suburb outside of New York City with a growing aging population who want to remain at home long after retiring.”

Karen Frank is a licensed physical therapist who worked as an inpatient, home care and outpatient physical therapist in New Jersey. Her husband, Gregg Frank, is a licensed occupational therapist. Through their lines of work, they saw a need for home modifications for patients, which led them to launch a home modification company in 2007 called Back Home Safely. That successful business brought them to launch their GreenLight Mobility franchise to help aspiring entrepreneurs achieve independence by helping others achieve theirs.

GreenLight Mobility creates safe and accessible environments for individuals with physical challenges. It offers customers everything from modular ramp systems, grab bars, door-widening, stair lifts, walk-in showers, ceiling lift systems and more. The GreenLight Mobility corporate team has expertise in physical and occupational therapy as well as construction and choosing mobility solutions for every type of need.

GreenLight Mobility’s affiliate business in New Jersey has witnessed a more than 25 percent increase in revenue over the past two years and consistent year-over-year growth since launching in 2007. With low overhead — there’s no need for expensive retail leases — franchise owners can run a home modification business from home with just a small warehouse for products. Initial franchise fees are $43,500, but GreenLight Mobility is offering a $5,000 discount to the first four owner-operators.

The GreenLight Mobility franchise opportunity is ideal for people with management experience in the healthcare industry who want to control their own destiny, or for people who have experience in management or sales who see the demand in this growing industry.

For more information, visit GreenLightMobility.com or call (973) 946-8330.

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About GreenLight Mobility

GreenLight Mobility, based in Randolph, N.J., is a home safety modification company dedicated to creating safe and accessible homes. Founded by physical and occupational therapists, GreenLight Mobility is in the business of changing lives both for its customers and franchise owners.

In 2019, the company announced plans to expand via franchising, offering a prime opportunity to support the senior care market through home modifications. To learn more about GreenLight Mobility, visit http://GreenLightMobility.com or call (973) 946-8330.

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Jeffrey Friedland to Speak at the Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition

The Conference is being held November 3-5 at the Rosen Centre in Orlando

DENVER, CO , USA, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growth Advisory Group LLC today announced that it’s vice president, Jeffrey Friedland, will be speaking at the Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition. The event is being held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida from November 3-5.

The Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition will focus on the development of the industrial hemp industry in Florida.

Friedland’s speech, “Hemp 101,” will focus on the business aspects of the fast-growing hemp industry. He will discuss business issues relevant to cultivators, extractors, manufacturers of hemp-derived products, and marketers of finished products, from fiber, paper, and alcoholic beverages to CBD. Relevant to all stakeholders, he will also discuss his conclusions regarding the future of the hemp and CBD industries.

Friedland will also discuss the current legal and regulatory issues impacting hemp and CBD, including the likely approaches that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and individual states will take.

About Florida’s Hemp Industry

Hurricane Michael caused significant farm destruction in the Florida panhandle last year and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said hemp in Florida is needed to help farmers harmed by hurricanes and diseases that have affected citrus, the state’s largest commodity.

Fried stated that commercial hemp “marks a transformation in Florida and (is a) critical step on the journey to creating a green industrial revolution, strengthening agriculture with an alternative crop of the future and expanding access to safe, quality CBD products.”

The Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition Is very timely. On October 10th, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) published the Notice of Proposed Rules for its hemp program.

For additional information regarding the Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition please visit https://floridahempconference.org.

About Jeffrey Friedland

Jeffrey Friedland has been the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed mining company, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong-based retailer listed on the European Union Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail cannabis stores and a grow facility in Colorado and a founder and CEO of a publicly-traded cannabinoid research company. Mr. Friedland was also a founder of Israel Plant Sciences, an Israel-based company focused on plant breeding and genetics, a founder of Canada-based Phyto Brands, a manufacturer, and marketer of CBD products, and an early investor in three Canadian cannabis licensed producers.

Mr. Friedland has been featured or quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the New York Times, Bloomberg Television, USA Today, Verslo Zinios (Lithuania), Vercernji (Croatia), International Business Times, the South China Morning Post, the Guam Daily Post, the Forward, the Jewish Week, Quartz, the Jakarta Globe, Israel Daily Television, Breitbart, NBC.com and Forbes.

Mr. Friedland has been a speaker at conferences and events throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Mr. Friedland is the author of two books, All Roads Lead to China – An Investor Road Map to the World's Fastest-Growing Economy, and Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant. (Both books are available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.)

As a staunch advocate of entrepreneurship, and the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries, Mr. Friedland's is focused on enabling entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams, whether they're a start-up, early-stage company or an established company.

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Gray's will auction historical amusement park artifacts from Cedar Point in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, November 18th

Coin-operated ‘Grandmother’s Predictions (Cleveland Grandma)’ arcade machine by William Gent Mfg. Co. (Cleveland, Ohio), circa 1929-1932, 78 ¼ inches tall (est. $8,000-$10,000).

Coin-operated Play-the-Derby arcade machine, 1929, 10-cent play, manufactured by Chester-Pollard Amusement Co., Inc. (New York City), in a pine and glass case (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Automatic Wonder Steinle’s Sandusky clock, circa 1897, having numerous animated figures, with a painted banner of the clock, 12 feet tall by 9 feet 4 inches wide (est. $6,000-$8,000).

American LaFrance steam fire engine No. 496, built for the Greensboro, N.C. Fire Department in 1904, a horse-drawn steam-pumping engine, fully restored in 1971 (est. $150,000-$250,000).

English 9 ½ inch gauge Great Northern Railway 4-4-2, #251 live steam locomotive with tender and boxcar, 20th century, non-working, with miniature shovel, padded seat (est. $8,000-$10,000).

The venerable amusement park Cedar Point has deaccessioned pieces from the museum’s collection to make way for a new collection that will debut next year.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Monday, November 18th, a uniquely American collection of historical amusement park artifacts will come up for auction at Gray’s Auctioneers in Cleveland. The venerable amusement park Cedar Point has deaccessioned several pieces from the museum’s collection to make way for a new collection that will debut next year, 2020, one of the many events which will mark the park’s 150th anniversary.

The auction features 160 lots of vintage arcade games, antique trains and fairground amusements as well as locally relevant historical artifacts. Highlights include an American-LaFrance steam fire pumper built for the Greensboro, North Carolina Fire Department in 1904. It is a horse drawn steam pumping engine built shortly after the merger of the American Fire Engine Company of Cincinnati, Ohio and the LaFrance Fire Engine Company of Elmira, New York. The company thereafter became known as the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company with a factory in Elmira. This engine was of the LaFrance pattern and was the 496th such engine built by the LaFrance Company, but it was the first engine built under the new company name and might well have been numbered American LaFrance No. 1. It is, therefore, an important machine with regard to the manufacturer's own history. The fire engine was completely restored by Cedar Point in 1971. The estimate is $150,000-$250,000.

Steam powered vehicles are a significant portion of the auction. The Fleming steam traction engine No. 4 from 1907 is the only known steam garden tractor of its kind in the United States. It is being sold together with its own water carriage and carries an estimate of $10,000-$20,000.

There are eleven scale model steam locomotives, including lot 23, a very handsome English 9 ½ inch gauge Great Northern Railway 4-4-2, #251 live steam locomotive with tender and boxcar, estimated at $8,000-$10,000. Lot 28 is an English live steam 2-6-4, 5 inch gauge, 1 inch scale locomotive, together with a partial track. It’s expected to fetch $4,000-$6,000. Some of the locomotives come with tenders and others with passenger cars.

Fairground amusements and early coin-operated games will kick off the auction. Featured lots include lots 4 and 5, two Play-the-Derby arcade machines from 1929 manufactured by the Chester-Pollard Amusement Co. (N.Y.) and lots 2 and 3, two Rock-Ola 1937 World Series baseball arcade machines. All the machines have condition issues and are in need of restoration. They all carry estimates of $2,000-$4,000.

There are machines that tell fortunes, predict love, read palms and characters, and there’s even a screen test arcade machine and vintage Mutoscope movie reel viewers. The auction has a coin-operated Mills Novelty Violano Virtuoso, an automatic music player from the early 20th century playing violin and piano music from perforated paper rolls. The Violano Virtuoso is lot 19 and is expected to fetch $5,000-$7,000.

Fairground curiosities include a full-size apothecary store display from Crestline, Ohio; a full barbershop display; and the post office from Miller City, Ohio. They are wonderful historical displays from yesteryear. Accoutrements from the stores are also available and they include cash registers, antique apothecary bottles, antique medical implements, barber chairs, a barber pole and various display cases.

While antique and vintage amusement park treasures abound, arcade games from the latter half of the 20th century are also featured. How about the Sega Outrun 2 or the Bally Midway Ms. Pac-Man, or Namco’s FourTrax Racing Game that you would play with a friend? The auction includes several boxed lots of hard-to-find parts, and manuals for many arcade game machines. They’ll be a treasure trove for video game enthusiasts from around the world.

The last lot in the auction is sure to attract interest from Trekkies near and far: a reproduction Starfleet Command captain’s chair for Captain Picard, built by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. It is electrified and lights up, and can be yours for $80-$120.

The auction will begin promptly at 11am in Gray’s showroom, located at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. The catalogue is now online at GraysAuctioneers.com. Bidding is also available on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Previews will open on Thursday, November 7th and will run through auction day. Times are Monday-Friday, from 10am-5pm, Saturday from11am-4 pm and the auction house will also be open on Sunday, November 17th, from 12 noon-4pm. All times quoted are Eastern.

Gray’s Auctioneers is Northern Ohio’s leading licensed auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, antiques, decorative arts, rare books, and antique rugs. A boutique auction house with three decades of experience in the art business, the experts at Gray’s offer free valuations and hold live auctions every month.

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

Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling a single piece, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (216) 226-3300; or, you can send an e-mail to their appraisals department, at appraisals@graysauctioneers.com.

To learn more about Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers and the live and internet auction planned for Monday, November 18th, at 11 am Eastern, visit www.graysauctioneers.com. Updates are posted often.

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Hemp Cigarettes – What You Need To Know About One of the Fastest Growing Segments of Hemp

1606 Original Hemp Gold Box

1606 Original Hemp Gold Box

SinglePoint Inc (OTCQB:SING)

UNITED STATES, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — SinglePoint Inc. OTCQB:SING – SinglePoint has launched into the smokable hemp market. Newly released brand 1606 Original Hemp is gaining traction after much attention at the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores launch. The company received orders on site at the show and gathered over 100 interested clients that collectively own over 15,000 locations. SinglePoint expects to make its first large sale in the near future and has shipped orders to a collective 250 locations.

Hemp has been globally cultivated for thousands of years, but what is hemp and what makes the plant so special? Hemp is a strain that comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant species, it is an agricultural crop grown for seed and fiber. “Some of the earliest known uses of hemp began in China about 10,000 BCE, where it was used for making clothing, rope, and paper.”

In today’s world, hemp is becoming very popular. The use of hemp has evolved into diverse products such as lotions, oils, food, beverages, and cigarettes. Smokable hemp is a developing trend, but is it a good way to consume the cannabinoid? Here’s what you need to know:

Hemp vs. Marijuana
Hemp and marijuana are both part of the cannabis family. However, hemp will not get you high unlike marijuana, which is known for its psychoactive effects. Marijuana has high levels of THC, containing anywhere from 5%-35% whereas hemp has less than 0.3% THC. Hemp contains high cannabidiol (CBD) content which is not psychoactive. Smoking hemp is a positive alternative to marijuana, ”You get the same taste, the same psychological feeling of smoking a joint, but without the high.”

Replacing Tobacco
Pure American Hemp cigarettes are nicotine and tobacco free. Some research suggests that smoking hemp cigarettes could be a potential tool to replace tobacco and nicotine addictions. According to a Brightfield Group survey of more than 5,000 CBD users in the U.S.:
• 24% have used it to help quit smoking.
• Quitters are often replacing cigarettes with
either smokable hemp or vaping.
• 41% of quitters have entirely replaced
tobacco with hemp CBD.
Google trends reveals over the last year that hemp was researched more often than tobacco and nicotine.

Initial Research
Initial research has shown CBDs ability to reduce cigarette consumption. Researchers at University College London conducted a study of 24 smokers. Each were given an inhaler with CBD or placebo. For one week they were to use the inhaler when they had the urge to smoke. Those with placebo had no difference in cigarettes smoked, those with the CBD inhaler significantly reduced the number of cigarettes smoked by 40%.

The Alternative Market
The Alternative Market has continued to grow drastically, 35%, from 2019 to 2018 while cigarettes stayed steady at 3.1%. With the addition of hemp cigarettes and the recent vape scare, many assume the alternative market will continue growing as people look for a “healthier for you” alternative to cigarettes.

The Future
BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research projects that the collective market for CBD sales in the U.S. will surpass $20 billion by 2024 while New York-based investment bank Cowen & Co, estimates that the market could pull in $15 billion by 2025. The smokable hemp market currently represents approximately 2% of the overall CBD market, but with a 250% growth from 2017 to 2018, Brightfield Group, a Chicago-based cannabis market research firm, identifies dried and smokable hemp flowers as one of the fastest-growing segments of the CBD market.

About SinglePoint, Inc.
SinglePoint, Inc (SING) is a technology and investment company with a focus on acquiring companies that will benefit from the injection of growth capital and technology integration. The company portfolio includes mobile payments, ancillary cannabis services and blockchain solutions. Through acquisitions into horizontal markets, SinglePoint is building its portfolio by acquiring an interest in undervalued companies, thereby providing a rich, diversified holding base. Through SingleSeed, the company is providing products and services to the cannabis industry.

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Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Technical complications, which may arise, could prevent the prompt implementation of any strategically significant plan(s) outlined above. The Company undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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Toys for Tots Chooses ReelTime Media to Roll Out National Holiday Gifting Campaign Included in Upcoming Fortune Magazine

Toys for Tots ReelTime Donate

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ReelTime Media Lands Yet Another High Profile Client!

ReelTime Rentals, Inc. (OTCMKTS:RLTR)

Reeltimes media placements at a fraction of traditional advertising not only helps our bottom line, but allows more resources to be go where it counts – the smiles on the faces of the children.”

— Barry Henthorn

KENMORE, WA, USA, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ReelTime Media (OTCPK:RLTR) www.reeltime.com signs new client Toys for Tots https://www.toysfortots.org/ to roll out their National Holiday Gifting Campaign seen first in the upcoming Fortune Magazine www.fortune.com.

A special link to donate directly to Toys for Tots can be found by clicking www.reeltime.com

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. To date, Toys for Tots has donated over a half a Billion toys and is among the most respected and supported charities in the country. Fortune is a global media organization dedicated to helping its readers, viewers, and attendees succeed big in business through unrivaled access and best-in-class storytelling. Since 1929 it has been among the most reliable sources for business news, ingenuity, and trends trusted throughout the business community for the past 80 years.

The initial order alone from Toys for Tots placed through ReelTime Media will increase ReelTimes’ 4th Quarter revenues in excess of $100,000 and further proves ReelTime is shifting the way companies are purchasing media and other advertising.

Barry Henthorn CEO stated: "We are thrilled to be working with Toys for Tots during their biggest season. Being able to provide the highest quality of media placements to such a worthy cause at a fraction of what it would cost if it had been booked via a traditional advertising agency not only helps our bottom line, but will allow more resources to be distributed where it truly counts – the smiles on the faces of the children."

ReelTime Media recently announced that ReelTime and The Stetson Mansion Launched a Primetime TV Campaign to 20 million Households Spanning 94 Markets over 27 States Promoting The Mansions Christmas Spectacular. In addition, RelTime Media has just become the exclusive marketing agency of record and production partner for the Baristas Coffee (OTC PINK:BCCI) at home delivery network intended to deliver Ben and Jerry's ice cream and Baristas Coffee products to homes and businesses throughout America. ReelTime Media is handling aspects of the creative and production of a multimedia campaign for the Baristas initiative that is expected to include advertisements and promotions on TV, radio, print, social media, out of home, and new digital media.

About Toys for Tots: Toys for Tots, a 72-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in over 800 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 258 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.

About Fortune Magazine: Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. It is published by Fortune Media Group Holdings, owned by Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon. The publication was founded by Henry Luce in 1929 and Today, Fortune is one of the world's leading business media brands and comprises a multinational monthly magazine, daily website, and conference series. It occupies offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Shanghai.

About ReelTime Rentals, Inc. d/b/a ReelTime Media: www.reeltime.com , is a publicly-traded company based in Seattle, WA (OTC PINK:RLTR). ReelTime Media provides end to end production capabilities and discount media purchasing that is redefining how companies are evaluating and purchasing their TV, radio, print, and other new media. ReelTime is also is in the business of developing, producing and distributing Virtual Reality Content and technologies. We have an end to end production, editing, and distribution capabilities for internal and external projects. ReelTime Currently produces three ongoing series for the Samsung Gear VR platform and distributes them over numerous VR delivery portals including Gear VR, Oculus, Veer VR, HTC Vive, YouTube 360, Facebook, and others. ReelTime Media also publishes the book "It Was Always Me Edward Edwards the most Prolific Serial Killer of all time" which has been the subject of a cover story on People Magazine, Rolling Stone, In Touch, and a six-part series on Paramount network, www.itwasalwaysme.com.

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‘Football Is a Concussion Delivery System’ – New York Brain Injury Lawyer Urges Lawmakers To Adopt Tackle Football Bill

Michael V. Kaplen

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Proposed Youth Tackle Legislation State by State Inteeractive Map

There is only one conclusion to be reached; ‘football is a concussion delivery system’. The Centers for Disease Control repeatedly confirm, ‘a concussion is a brain injury.’”

— Michael V. Kaplen

PLEASANTVILLE, NEW YORK, USA, October 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York brain injury lawyer, Michael V. Kaplen, is to urge lawmakers to adopt assembly bill A02692, which would prohibit tackling in youth football in the state.

Kaplen, who is a senior partner in New York firm De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, and serves as Chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council, will address the New York State Assembly, Health Committee’s public hearing on Tuesday.

In his statement Kaplen will say that permitting children to engage in tackle football is “equivalent to allowing them to play Russian roulette.”

Kaplen, who has been a vocal advocate of prohibitions on youth tackle football, and maintains a page tracking tackle football legislation on his firm’s website brainlaw.com, will also state that, “Repetitive head trauma in football poses a significant danger. Children who engage in tackle football have a greater risk of sustaining a life-altering brain injury. It is long overdue for us to protect our children’s brains and prevent needless and preventable injuries.”

The hearing is expected to include contributions from medical experts, representatives from youth football organizations, and former NFL players.

And Kaplen will argue that the medical evidence clearly shows that a ban is necessary, “There is only one conclusion to be reached; ‘football is a concussion delivery system’. The Centers for Disease Control repeatedly confirm, ‘a concussion is a brain injury.’”

If adopted, Assemblyman Benedetto’s bill, titled “An act to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting children twelve years old and younger from playing tackle Football” would prohibit the playing of organized tackle football for children age twelve and younger in New York State.

The public hearing will take place at 10am Tuesday in New York City.

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