Roundstone Solutions expands to NY Metro area

Roundstone Solutions is expanding to the New York Metro area, with the opening of New Jersey office headed by
Joe Joyce

ORINDA, CA, USA, December 30, 2019 / — Roundstone Solutions Inc., a well regarded IT systems integrator based in Northern CA, is excited to announce the opening of their new Eastern Region, based in Clifton, NJ. This office will serve Clients in the New York Metropolitan area. The Region will be anchored by the addition of Joe Joyce as Executive Vice President.

"We're exited to make the move and bring our consultative approach to Clients in the NY/NJ area", said Tim Joyce, President and CEO of Roundstone Solutions. "We're looking forward to helping IT users make the move to towards more modern IT infrastructures, like those offered by Nutanix, Cohesity, Fuze, and others", said Joyce.

To get things rolling in the market, Roundstone Solutions is bringing on board Joe Joyce, an experienced sales executive who has spent the majority of his career in the Information Technology space. "I'm ready to get started with establishing Roundstone Solutions as a go-to partner for new Clients and our partners alike", said Joe Joyce, the new Executive Vice President of Roundstone's Eastern Region. "Our approach will be very hands-on, and we'll get to know our Clients so we can make the most intelligent recommendations. There's no reason you can't get experience and knowledge with your IT partner, and that's what we'll do", he continued.

Roundstone Solutions will be operational on January 1, 2020, and can get reached at 377 Valley Road, #120, Clifton, NJ 07013. Joe Joyce can be reached at and (201) 740-2190.

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Luke Zakka Explains 3 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Business

Luke Zakka of Greenwich

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 / — Technology is integral to modern business. Whether you run a start-up or small firm or a Fortune 500 company, you and your staff likely rely on tech solutions for various tasks throughout the day. As technology becomes more integrated into daily life, a solution is needed to enhance and streamline security and storage. That solution is the cloud. The cloud consists of several services and functions, and its particular applications depend on your needs and the provider you work with. Whatever iteration of the cloud you use, there’s no doubt it can be a tremendous boon to your business. Luke Zakka, a Greenwich resident and DevOps Consultant at Amazon Web Services, works to help businesses increase agility, automation, security, and efficiency while reducing complexity and costs. He does this in part through moving companies to the cloud.

Throughout the years, he has witnessed firsthand the benefits of cloud computing for businesses of all sizes. Here are three of the most significant.

3 Reasons to Use the Cloud for Business

1) Cut Costs
Traditional servers can be expensive. The equipment can be costly up-front, plus it requires personnel and power to stay running. Cloud-based computing and web-based applications, on the other hand, involve storing data off-site. This means there’s little up-front cost, as you don’t need to purchase new equipment. Furthermore, your cloud provider likely has unlimited storage capacity, providing you with the option to pay only for what you use.

2) Boost Security & Performance
Data on the cloud is stored at a server farm managed by personnel who closely monitor the health and performance of all hardware and software, ensuring all is secure and running smoothly. Also, if your office computer malfunctions, data that would typically be lost will still be safe on the cloud. Most cloud service providers offer automatic software updates and round-the-clock security monitoring as well.

3) Flexibility
With an increasing number of businesses and entrepreneurs embracing remote work, being able to access data remotely is a huge plus. With cloud computing, you can securely access data from just about anywhere in the world. This is fantastic for collaborations between people at different locations as well.

More on Luke Zakka Greenwich

Luke Zakka started his career building out the technology infrastructure necessary to support manufacturing plants. In these formative years, he learned what it took to be a leader and to drive initiatives for a burgeoning business. As Amazon Web Services (AWS) began to shift services to the cloud and embrace free and open-source software, Luke Zakka’s focus shifted. He worked with the American Kennel Club to support an IoT dog collar powered by the cloud and then assumed a leadership role at RiskMatch, a data analytics company. At present, Luke Zakka lives in Greenwich and works as a DevOps consultant for Amazon Web Services, driving business and technology outcomes for Fortune 100 companies.

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James Weatherstone Explains How to Choose a Skilled Nursing Facility

James Weatherstone

HUDSON VALLEY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 / — At some point, you may find it’s no longer safe or healthy for you or an elderly loved one to continue living at home. In this situation, a skilled nursing facility may be an optimal choice, particularly if the person in need of assistance has a medical condition that requires daily care or observation. Licensed Master Social Worker James Weatherstone, who has a decades-long career in the medical field, including several years as the director of a skilled nursing facility, offers four tips for choosing the right facility for your family’s needs.

4 Steps for Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility

Make a List of Priorities

Before you ask for recommendations or search for facilities in your area, make a list of priorities. For instance, you may want a facility close to friends and family to make visiting easier. Alternatively, you may want a faith-based facility. You or your loved one’s medical needs will also factor in. For instance, if your loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s important to choose a facility with specialized dementia care. If you require hospice care, make sure the facility you choose offers this.

Get Recommendations & Reviews

Ask friends, family members, and your medical care providers for recommendations, James Weatherstone advises. The best way to get an authentic look at what a facility is like on the inside is by speaking with those who have first-hand experience. You can also cross-check personal referrals with online reviews to get a broader sense of a facility’s reputation.

Take Tours

Once you’ve narrowed down your list of prospects, schedule times to tour each facility. When you visit, ask if the facility has Medicare and Medicaid certification. Also, check for handicap accessibility, including ramps, guard rails, and grab bars, as well as emergency call buttons. Observe the interactions between staff and residents and see if residents appear happy and well-cared-for, James Weatherstone suggests. Patients should have dietician-approved meals and around-the-clock medical care, as well as access to social and stimulative activities like game and movie nights, book clubs, or exercise classes.

Consider Independence

Many people are reluctant to move to a skilled nursing facility because they fear losing independence and a sense of personal identity, says James Weatherstone. This is a valid concern and some skilled nursing facilities do a better job than others at preserving and respecting patients’ independence and autonomy as much as the patients’ condition allows. While many people in need of skilled nursing care cannot do all of the things they used to, a good nursing facility should encourage residents to make their own decisions as long as they are mentally able. This includes, for example, deciding what to have for dinner, or what classes and activities to participate in, as well as their bed and wake up times. Older adults who maintain some independence tend to be happier and healthier, James Weatherstone said.

More on James Weatherstone

Based in Hudson Valley, New York, James Weatherstone has held several social work-related posts over the years, including Director of Social Services at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center Inc., also known as Campbell Hall Senior Center, a facility with over 100 residences. Prior to this, he was also a paid social work intern with the Veterans Administration. In his years in the field, James Weatherstone was highly-regarded by coworkers, administrators, and patients. His compassion and expertise, as well as his strong work ethic, were recognized throughout the Hudson Valley mental health community.

Today, although James Weatherstone has moved on from his post at Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center, he continues to advocate for mental health awareness and better social services for patients and their families.

To learn more about James Weatherstone, his credentials, and career, visit

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SANTA CRUZ, CA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 / — When Emma Chamberlain speaks, some 17 million combined faithful YouTube subscribers and Instagram followers listen. And the current buzz is all about the internet sensation’s love of coffee with the launch of her very own coffee company, Chamberlain Coffee, in collaboration with Bixby Roasting Co. and Steeped Coffee. “This is one of the coolest things I think I’ve ever done because you know me, I’ve been passionate about coffee forever.”

The announcement created seismic waves among her legions of fans, proud of what she’s accomplished. Equally as exciting, it signals a trend from an even wider audience towards a more sustainable single-serve coffee movement taking place through the Steeped Coffee brewing method. That’s because Chamberlain Coffee is only available in the single-serve Chamberlain Steeped Coffee Bags, brewed similar to tea, which are made using compostable and renewable materials, making every cup eco-friendly. Chamberlain explains, “I’ve never had an efficient way to bring coffee around with me while traveling or an efficient way to make coffee at home that was actually really really good.”

When searching for the perfect solution, Emma approached her favorite coffee roaster, Los Angeles based Bixby Roasting Co., with an idea to collaborate on a unique roast profile in innovative new packaging. Chamberlain’s goal was to simply share a single serving of freshly roasted specialty coffee that is delicious, easy, & guilt-free with her fans. She wanted no machines, pods, or extra plastic packaging.

Emma and Bixby turned to Steeped Coffee as the perfect fit to offer a great cup of coffee anytime, anywhere, in minutes. Santa Cruz-based startup Steeped, Inc (, developed its award-winning proprietary brewing method that’s revolutionizing the way people drink coffee to deliver a simple consistent barista-approved cup. Every single-serving Steeped Coffee Bag is crafted for quality, convenience, and sustainability.

“My goal with this was to basically give everyone a way to make coffee easily that actually tastes good,” says Emma. “I am just super excited that I was able to create this exact product.”

Each Chamberlain Steeped Coffee Bag is pre-ground, pre-dosed, and nitro-sealed for freshness using 100% specialty coffee from Bixby Roasting Co. After personally sampling craft coffee from over 15 countries, Emma selected a blend of sustainably grown coffees from Colombia, Guatemala, & Nicaragua that are hand-roasted in small batches at Bixby’s L.A. headquarters. The result is a rich and smooth cup with hints of chocolate and cherry.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration,” says Bixby Founder and CEO, Remington Hotchkis. “Partnering with the innovative team at Steeped producing the perfect single-serve coffee and someone as dynamic and forward-thinking as Emma is a dream come true.”

“I feel like coffee is something I have always shared with close friends and family. It’s something I’ve always made very sacred with the people that I love.” Chamberlain tells her audience, “You guys are very important people to me in my life. So, in a sense, this is our coffee bonding in a weird way because you’re not here in my house with me to make coffee, so instead, we can be drinking the same cup.”

Emma began creating content on YouTube last year & has gained over 8.5 million subscribers and 950 million views to date. Time Magazine included Chamberlain in their 2019 list of The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet as well as the Time Magazine 100 Next List. The New York Times wrote "Emma Chamberlain, 18, is the funniest person on YouTube," W Magazine wrote that she is "the most interesting girl on YouTube."

Steeped Coffee launched when serial entrepreneur and coffee lover Josh Wilbur decided to combine the convenience of a single-serving brew method with the premium quality of ethically sourced coffee. Wilbur wanted to redeem the environmental dilemma created by wasteful coffee pods, while also providing a convenient solution for the growing specialty coffee industry.

Features of Steeped Coffee include:
● 100% Specialty Coffee: no additives or instant powers, just delicious coffee
● No Machines Required: unplugged
● Guilt-Free Packaging: made using compostable packaging
● Full Immersion Filter: renewable plant-based non-GMO filters that regulate ideal water-in maximum flavor-out
● Ultrasonically Sealed: no glues, staples, or wasted materials

Steeped Inc. is based in Santa Cruz,California.

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University Archives' online auction slated for Jan. 16 will feature items signed by Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, many others

Abraham Lincoln signed carte de visite, PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded Gem Mint 10, after an Alexander Gardner portrait, signed by Lincoln circa August 1864 (est. $50,000-$100,000).

Document from the 2nd Congress, boldly signed by Thomas Jefferson, regarding a lighthouse at Cape Fear, framed and signed (in print) by Washington and Adams (est. $10,000-$12,000).

Vintage black and white photo, circa 1962, with all four Beatles on one side and the full signatures of all four on the back, 3 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches, in a case (est. $4,000-$5,000).

Presentation copy of Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill — a war dated book from 1942, signed and inscribed by FDR to Eleanor Roosevelt (est. $20,000-$24,000).

Three-piece matador outfit sold to Ernest Hemingway by legendary Spanish bullfighter Antonio Ordonez. Hemingway later gifted it to his best friend, A.E. Hotchner (est. $25,000-$30,000).

The 283-lot auction is packed with unique relics, photos, autographs, books and ephemera, to include 55 of the 56 Declaration of Independence signers.

We have outstanding pieces representing psychology, science, space, entertainment, music, US Presidents, the Supreme Court and World War II. Begin or add to your collection of historical autographs.”

— John Reznikoff

WESTPORT, CT, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 / — A book and a carte de visite photograph both signed by Abraham Lincoln, a matador outfit owned by Ernest Hemingway and later gifted to his best friend and biographer A.E. Hotchner, and a Second Congress document signed by Thomas Jefferson are just a few of the expected top lots in University Archives’ next big auction, slated for Thursday, January 16th.

The 283-lot online-only auction, starting at 10:30 Eastern, is packed with unique relics, photos, autographs, books and ephemera, to include 55 of the 56 Declaration of Independence signers (all except Button Gwinnett), plus presidential items (high-ticket Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and others, with 12 lots alone dedicated to Franklin Roosevelt).

Also offered will be literary items (including five lots of Hemingway), music (the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and others), entertainment (Marilyn Monroe, Harry Houdini and others), and science (to include Edison, Einstein and Freud, with a special emphasis on psychology).

“We’re starting the New Year — and the new decade — with a blockbuster sale,” promised John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. “Our first 68 lots, or nearly one quarter of the entire sale, is dedicated to autographed material from 55 of the 56 Declaration signers. The group includes very rare signers, such as Thomas Lynch, George Taylor and Arthur Middleton.”

Mr. Reznikoff added, “We also have outstanding pieces representing psychology, science, space, entertainment, music, US Presidents, the Supreme Court and World War II. Start off 2020 with a New Year’s Resolution you’ll be glad you kept and will bring great joy for years to come: begin or add to your collection of superb historical autographs and collectibles starting January 16th.”

The Abraham Lincoln signed carte de visite, PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded Gem Mint 10, is after an Alexander Gardner portrait and was signed by Lincoln during wartime, circa August 1864, when it was probably presented to its dedicatee, Ohio Infantry Regiment officer Colonel Benjamin Rosson. The CDV was preserved in Col. Rosson’s wife’s Victorian scrapbook album until it was recently discovered by treasure hunters in an antique store (est. $50,000-$100,000).

An even higher estimate ($100,000-$120,000) has been assigned to a book owned by Lincoln that was formative to his views on slavery. The volume boasts 100 years of provenance, which includes an ownership signature by Lincoln, as given to him by his brother-in-law, later inscribed by his law partner and biographer William Herndon, and finally gifted to a prominent American feminist writer of the 19th century. The book was written by a prominent Irish literary figure.

The 12 lots relating to Franklin Roosevelt include a phenomenal presentation copy of Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill — a war dated book issued by the White House and including the United States’ Declaration of War against Japan. The volume, presented in the publisher’s slipcase, was given to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and inscribed by FDR as: "For E.R. A month's episode, with much love from FDR Christmas 1942" (est. $20,000-$24,000).

Bibliophiles will relish the five lots pertaining to American novelist Ernest Hemingway, from the collection of 102-year-old A.E. Hotchner, Hemingway’s biographer, close personal friend and confidante. Among these treasures is a black and white photo of the two men trudging through snow laden with their hunter’s catch, personally signed and inscribed by Hemingway, “To Hotch from his pal Mr. Papa” (est. $5,000-$6,000). Included is a letter of authenticity from Hotchner.

Hemingway’s passion for Spain and bullfighting is well-documented. A unique lot personally owned by Hemingway is the 1960 “Suit of Lights” worn by Hemingway’s friend, the Spanish matador Antonio Ordonez (est. $25,000-$30,000). Hemingway purchased Ordonez’s three-piece matador outfit — encrusted with jeweled ornaments, metallic thread, sequins, and tassels — after profiling him in a series of magazine articles, later published as a book The Dangerous Summer.

A pristine document from the 2nd Congress, boldly signed by Thomas Jefferson, regarding a lighthouse at Cape Fear, framed to an overall size of 20 inches by 29 inches and signed (in print) by Washington and Adams, should realize $10,000-$12,000. Also, a one-page letter written and signed by George Washington while he was President in April 1791, to his nephew George, with slavery content and concerns about Mount Vernon and its crops, should go for $15,000-$20,000.

A letter written and signed by George Taylor, the third rarest Declaration signer, one page, dated May 31, 1779, with war content, is estimated at $20,000-$24,000. It’s one of only a few known letters by Taylor. Also, a two-page letter written and signed by William Whipple, a Declaration signer, dated July 21, 1783 and penned from Portsmouth, N.H., to his brother, regarding business matters, including prospects for an excellent grain crop, should change hands for $3,000-$3,500.

A large portrait photograph signed by Theodore Roosevelt while he was President, dated April 30, 1906, with a long inscription from Roosevelt to Pope Pius X, matted and framed to a size of 25 inches by 29 ½ inches, is expected to fetch $15,000-$17,000. Also, a four-page typed contract document, dated February 24, 1885 and signed by iconic inventor Thomas Edison, in which his electric company agrees to power the trains in New York City, should command $4,000-$5,000.

A one-page letter handwritten and signed by Marilyn Monroe (as “Marilyn”), undated but probably from the early 1950s, to Lefty O’Doul, Joe DiMaggio’s mentor, with the handwritten transmittal envelope, has an estimate of $10,000-$12,000. Also, a vintage black and white photo, circa 1962, with all four Beatles on one side and the full signatures of all four on the back, 3 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches, in a 6 inch by 9 inch Beckett encapsulation, should achieve $4,000-$5,000.

A group of three letters typed and signed by President Richard Nixon, one from 1970 and two from 1973, regarding U.S. relations with Cambodia and addressed to “His Excellency, Lon Nol, Prime Minister of Cambodia”, in a custom clamshell box, will be sold as one lot (est. $12,000-$14,000). Also, an Apollo 11 “Type 1” insurance cover, bearing a July 20, 1969 Houston, Texas postmark and boldly signed by Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin, should soar to $6,000-$7,000.

A postcard handwritten by Sigmund Freud, dated August 25,1920, addressed to Edward Bernays, the Austrian-American public relations and propaganda pioneer, written at the height of “Freudmania”, is expected to bring $4,000-$4,500; while a single-page typed letter, signed by Albert Einstein and dated February 29, 1953 (a leap year), in which Einstein grants permission to Dr. Walter de Francois to be quoted in a letter Einstein wrote in 1935, should hit $3,000-$3,500.

The catalog has already been posted online and bidding is available via, and Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Folks can visit the website and browse the full color catalog now, at

University Archives has become world-renowned as a go-to source for rare items of this kind. It is actively seeking quality material for future auctions, presenting a rare opportunity for sellers. Anyone who has a single item or a collection that may be a fit for a future University Archives auction may call Mr. Reznikoff at 203-454-0111, or email him at

University Archives was founded in 1979, as a division of University Stamp Company, by Mr. Reznikoff, who started collecting stamps and coins in 1968, while in the third grade. Industry-wide, Reznikoff is considered the leading authenticity expert for manuscripts and documents. He consults with law enforcement, dealers, auction houses and both major authentication companies.

For more information about University Archives and the Thursday, January 16th online-only auction, please visit For phone bidding, please call 203-454-0111.

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Nuzuna Accelerates Rapid Expansion with UnionRYDE Acquisition

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Aileen Pham Spectra Yoga Founder and Nuzuna chief operating officer

Aileen Pham, Nuzuna Fitness chief operating officer

Nuzuna Fitness announces the acquisition of Tustin, California-based spin facility UnionRYDE

Mindy and the UnionRYDE team promote an all-inclusive environment harnessed around hard work, loyalty, and hustle. All things that resonate with NUZUNA”

— Gwen Nguyen, Nuzuna VP of Marketing

TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, December 30, 2019 / — Nuzuna Fitness Vice President of Marketing, Gwen Nguyen announced today that the company has reached a milestone of 20 locations with the acquisition of UnionRYDE. The of Tustin, California based spin facility was founded by spin pioneer and innovator, Mindy Ferrantelli.

“Mindy has built more than just an amazing facility. She built a community and a culture that we at Nuzuna really love.” Says Ms. Nguyen. “Mindy and her team promote an all-inclusive environment harnessed around hard work, loyalty, and hustle. All things that resonate with NUZUNA.”

For her part, Ms. Ferrantelli says the Nuzuna system will add tremendous value to UnionRYDE members. “You can’t follow the crowd and get amazing results.” She said. “I always pushed UnionRYDE to be the first to innovate. Nuzuna technology is going to completely reinvent the spin world and I wanted our members to be among the first in our area to have access to it.” Ms. Ferrantelli has been operating spin studios for almost 10 years, making her among the very first spin entrepreneurs in Orange Country.

The Nuzuna Fitness system uses electro muscular stimulation (EMS) workout suits which will be available to all UnionRYDE members. The EMS technology stimulates the muscles during exercise, increasing the amount of muscular stimulation of the workout by 600-800%. As a result, people get as much muscular stimulation in 20 minutes of workout as they would get without the suits in a similar workout lasting two to three hours.

The suits are optional to use, wireless, waterproof and offer full range of motion and is used with any trainer-led exercise regimen from resistance training to yoga to running and spin. Nuzuna says the EMS technology has many applications including fitness, recuperative and physical therapy and even cellulite treatment.

According to Nuzuna chief operating officer, Aileen Pham, the spin classes at UnionRYDE is a perfect application of the Nuzuna technology. “UnionRYDE is high intensity, collaborative and lots of fun. You can burn a thousand calories in a 45-minute ride there so adding Nuzuna means the chance for huge results. Their members are serious about results and that makes them a perfect fit for Nuzuna.”

Ms. Pham previously was the owner of Spectra Yoga and she joined Nuzuna as COO when Spectra was acquired by Nuzuna in November. Her role is to oversee the rapid expansion of Nuzuna locations and ensure that each is a well-run facility that puts members’ goals and results first.

“We built an amazing leadership team and many of the top trainers and fitness experts are contacting us to learn more about the Nuzuna system. 2020 is going to be a massive breakout year for Nuzuna.” Says Ms. Pham.

In addition to 5 locations currently operating in Southern California, Nuzuna also has fifteen more locations under development in California, New York, Iowa and Florida. The company also offers programs for corporate clients and city and state recreational departments, such as its classes that are held at the City of Claremont in California.

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Looking for the hottest startups at CES® 2020?

Judges select 10 companies to pitch most investable ideas
at 9th edition of ShowStoppers® LAUNCHIT,
Official Event for Eureka Park exhibitors at CES 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND AUSTIN, TX., TX, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 / — Angel investors and venture capitalists have selected 10 of the hottest companies to take the stage at ShowStoppers® LAUNCHIT, ( the ninth-annual official “pitch” event for startup companies that exhibit at Eureka Park during CES 2020 (

“ShowStoppers LaunchIt” is a CES 2020 Media Day Power Session ( scheduled for Monday, January 6 , 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay, one day before the CES show floor opens.

Working with The Consumer Technology Association™ (CTA) (, which produces CES, and the New York Angels (, ShowStoppers LAUNCHIT helps entrepreneurs and startups raise early seed capital by selecting from the more than 1,200 young, innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial startups that exhibit in Eureka Park, a marketplace within CES where retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and others will find entrepreneurs launching new products, services, apps and ideas.

ShowStoppers LaunchIt 2020 is sponsored by JETRO, the Japan External Trade Organization, a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.

The 10 finalists include:

• Aeronext Inc. – Tokyo — A drone architecture research lab that develops flying robots and air mobility by employing its original center-of-gravity control technology.

• Caregiver Smart Solutions – New York City — The aging in place phenomenon has placed added stress on the adult children who are unable to easily and affordably monitor their loved ones.

• D3 Products / intelashelf – St. Clair, MI, USA — Transform your furniture into a powerful charging platform with audio, video, USB and wireless charging technology.

• FutuRocket – Tokyo — Simple, easy AI camera for small businesses.

• GROOVE X Inc. – Tokyo — Robot startup that develops "LOVOT" –Affectionate Family Robot.

• Inirv Labs – Durham, NC, USA — A cooking platform powered by connected devices that bring safety and simplicity to the kitchen.

• iWater Tech – Mountain View, CA, USA — Leveraging IoT technology to enable effortless water conservation without sacrifice or trying to change human behavior.

• mui Lab Inc. – Kyoto, Japan — An IoT design startup that develops "calm" interfaces for peaceful living, whose concept stems from "mui shizen" in Taoism philosophy.

• Pulsewear – New York City – Maker of Dreamon, an easy to use wearable that helps users fall asleep faster without the use of drugs.

• Teracube – Redmond, WA, USA – Maker of the sustainable smartphone with a 4-year warranty.

This year’s judges are:

• Kevin Harrington, an original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy-winning TV show “Shark Tank,” inventor of the infomercial and As Seen on TV pioneer, cofounder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA), and cofounder of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO). Harrington has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, and the new I-Grow hair restoration product on QVC.

• Mike Johns, founder of Digital Mind State, a creative marketing and consultancy; executive producer of Tech This Out podcast with 500 million global listeners on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and Deezer; member of the Advisory Board for Los Angeles County Economic & Development Corporation with emphasis on Innovation, Education and Technology; and a founding member of I Am Digital, a non- profit organization dedicated to the promotion of digital literacy and creating smart cities, citizens and families.

• Nicholas Zaldastani, managing director, Zaldastani Ventures and a Mentor Capitalist leveraging his venture capital and serial entrepreneurial experiences while contributing to the growth of companies, including BrainTap Technologies,, Oracle, Ogilvy and Mather Advertising, Reddep Labs, SABA Software,, and World Energy.

The winning company is invited to demonstrate and meet with more than 1,300 journalists expected to attend ShowStoppers @ CES, the press event that takes place Tuesday, January 7, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

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About New York Angels
One of the largest and oldest angel groups, New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit.

About ShowStoppers®
Now in its 26th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; the official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA, and NAB; and partners with CEATEC, CTA and GSMA.

For questions relating to the ShowStoppers Launchit event, contact Dave Leon, director of sales, +1-845-638-3527.

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Torino Capital anuncia la inclusión a la firma de Rodrigo Espirito Santo como Director Gerente y Jefe de Ventas

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 / — Torino Capital anuncia la inclusión de Rodrigo Espirito Santo a su equipo para este trimestre de 2019 como Director Gerente y Jefe de Ventas.

Durante 25 años, Rodrigo ha proporcionado valiosos conocimientos y perspectivas a los inversionistas en los mercados emergentes de renta fija, Forex, tasas locales, derivados, productos estructurados y espacio alternativo.

Rodrigo ha desarrollado durante su carrera exitosos negocios de distribución de ingresos fijos en mercados emergentes para actores del mercado como Paribas, UBS, Commerzbank y Credit Agricole. También fue responsable de ejecutar el desarrollo clave de Santander LatAm FX y de los mercados locales antes de unirse a BBVA, donde se desempeñó como Director y Jefe de Ventas.

Además de tener un MBA de Colombia Business School y una Licenciatura en Economía y Negocios de Lafayette College, habla portugués y español con fluidez.

Su amplia experiencia en mercados emergentes será de gran valor nuestros clientes y ayudará a fortalecer los intereses comerciales de Torino en la región.

Brasil es uno de los países sudamericanos emergentes con mayor Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) de la región y con una gran diversificación en sus exportaciones, que viene recuperándose de la crisis económica del 2015-2016, con un crecimiento de alrededor del 1,1% para los años 2017 y 2018. El Fondo Monetario Internacional pronostica que la economía brasileña crecerá a un ritmo del 0,9%, 2% y 2,3% para los años 2019, 2020 y 2021, respectivamente.

Por su parte, el país brasileño ha generado confianza y ha establecido una política monetaria acomodaticia al crecimiento económico del país, con una tasa de inflación que se mantiene baja y se pronostica que se ubique por debajo de la meta planteada por el Banco Central del 4,5% para el cierre del año. En relación al déficit fiscal, el gobierno se encuentra en un proceso de reformas para reducir el gasto, el cual se ha visto a la baja para lo que va en el año en curso.

El crecimiento del país se puede evidenciar también en el crecimiento que ha reflejado el índice de Bovespa para el 2019, del 25% aproximado en lo que va del año, siendo un buen indicativo para cotizar en la bolsa del país, específicamente en aquellos instrumentos que generen un rendimiento mayor a la tasa de Selic. Cabe destacar que, esta tasa de interés básica se ha venido ajustando a la baja por parte del Banco Central, esto permitirá reducir los costos de los préstamos, y con ello, estimular el consumo y la apertura del sector externo, estimulando la economía brasileña para los próximos años.

Por otra parte, los sectores económicos se pronostican que crezcan para el año 2020, 3% en el caso del sector de la agricultura, según la Confederación de Agricultura y Ganadería de Brasil y en un 2,30% el sector industrial, según FOCUS. En el caso del sector petrolero, se espera que con las licitaciones sobre la cesión de petróleo y gas se generen mayores recaudaciones por parte del gobierno.

Fabiano Borsato
Torino Capital LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire

Torino Capital announces the addition of Rodrigo Espirito Santo to its team as Managing Director and Head of Sales

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 / — Torino Capital announces the addition of Rodrigo Espirito Santo to its team this quarter of 2019 as Managing Director and Head of Sales.

For over 25 years Rodrigo has been providing valuable insights and perspectives to investors in the emerging markets fixed income, FX, local rates, derivatives, structured products, and alternatives space.

During his career, Rodrigo developed successful emerging markets fixed income distribution businesses for market players such as Paribas, UBS, Commerzbank, and Credit Agricole. He was also responsible for executing Santander’s key LatAm FX and local markets business build-out before moving to BBVA, where he became Director and Head of Sales.

Rodrigo holds an MBA from Colombia Business School and a BA in Economics and Business from Lafayette College and is a fluent Portuguese and Spanish speaker.

His extensive emerging markets experience will be of great value to the firm’s clients and in helping Torino grow its business interests in the region.

Brazil is one of the emerging South American countries with the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the region and with a significant diversification in its exports, which has been recovering from the economic crisis of 2015-2016, with a growth of around 1.1% for the years 2017 and 2018. The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the Brazilian economy will grow at a rate of 0.9%, 2% and 2.3% for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively.

For its part, the Brazilian country has generated confidence and established an accommodating monetary policy for economic growth of the country, with an inflation rate that remains low and is predicted to be below the target set by the Central Bank of 4,5% for the end of the year. Concerning the fiscal deficit, the government is in the process of reforms to reduce spending, which has been down for the current year.

The country's growth can also be evidenced in the growth reflected by the Bovespa index for 2019, of approximately 25% so far this year. This is an excellent opportunity to consider listing on the country's stock market, specifically in those instruments that generate a higher yield than the Selic rate. It should be noted that this basic interest rate has been adjusted downwards by the Central Bank, and this will reduce the costs of the loans, and thereby stimulate consumption and the opening of the external sector, encouraging the Brazilian economy in the next years.

Also noteworthy is that, the economic sectors are forecast to grow in 2020, by 3% in the case of the agriculture sector, according to the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil and 2.30% in the industrial sector, according to FOCUS. In the case of the oil sector, it expected that with the tenders on the transfer of oil and gas, higher revenues will be generated by the government.

Fabiano Borsato
Torino Capital LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire

New Year New Sounds – The North/South Chamber Orchestra Kicks Off its 40th Season on January 12 @ 3 PM

North South January 12 2020 Artists

North South January 12 2020 Artists

Composers for January 12 2020 North South Concert

North South Composers January 12 2020

Max Lifchitz conducts 5 exciting works by American Composers. Soloists include The Janes Vocal Trio, violist Yumi Oshima and accordionist William Schimmel.

The Janes, “a heavily sequined, glorious-voiced singing trio, performed a comic medley….their raucous audience was on their feet cheering.””

— The New York Times

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, December 30, 2019 / — North/South Consonance, Inc. kicks off its 40th consecutive season and celebrates the arrival of the New Year with a free-admission concert on Sunday afternoon January 12, 2020.

The event will feature the GRAMMY nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz performing five exciting and eminently accessible works by living American composers. Soloists for the occasion will include the vocal trio known as The Janes; violist Yumi Oshima and accordionist William Schimmel.

Featured will be recently completed compositions by Edmund Cionek, Leandro Espinosa, Ethan Resnik, William Schimmel and Davide Tammaro.

The concert will start at 3 PM and end approximately at 4:30 PM. It will be held at the auditorium of Christ and St. Stephen's Church (120 West 69th Street) in Manhattan. The auditorium is ADA accessible. No tickets or reservations needed.

The following compositions will be heard for the first time:

Edmund Cionek's Once Upon a Homicide for three vocalists and string orchestra is a dramatic work tinged with film noir sensibilities. The music of the three-movement work is full of jazz-inspired harmonies and syncopated rhythms. It conjures dystopian soundscapes, obscure nightclubs and even a brutal killing. Written especially for The Janes Trio (vocalists Christine Ranck, Sula Haska, and Patti Wyss) it employs lyrics also penned by Mr. Cionek.

Leandro Espinosa's Nocturno for viola and strings was written at the request of violist Yumi Oshima a close friend of the Mexican American composer. The music highlights the sweetness and profundity of the viola while evoking the sound of the nightly soul.

Ethan Resnik' Blue Moonlight is a neo-impressionistic work that aims to illustrate how a rare blue moon harmonizes with the warmth of the air under the luminous sky as it spreads its blue light. Scored for string ensemble this is the first time a professional ensemble performs a work by this exceptionally talented young composer.

Willam Schimmel's Variations on a Waltz by Pee Wee King for accordion and strings consists of a series of variations on the million-selling classic Tennessee Waltz written by the country music star Pee Wee King. Schimmel's symphonic work captures the light and dark qualities inherent in King's beautiful melody while giving the soloist ample opportunity for technical display. An acclaimed accordionist, the composer himself will appear as the featured soloist for the premiere of this highly stimulating work.

Davide Tammaro's Nautilus was inspired by Jules Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Nautilus is the submarine, which carries the passengers throughout marvelous adventures underneath the oceans. The melodies of this work are often repeated as retrogrades or inversions to connect all elements because at the end, everything belongs to the sea.

Since its inception in 1980, the North/South Consonance, Inc. has brought to the attention of the New York City public over 1,000 works by composers hailing from the Americas and elsewhere representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views. Its activities are made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs as well as a grant from the Music Performance Fund and the generosity of numerous individual donors.

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