AuthorCentrix Magazine Features A Psychologist and Two Hundred Life Lessons Learned from Her Patients

AuthorCentrix Magazine

AuthorCentrix Magazine Features A Psychologist and Two Hundred Life Lessons Learned from Her Patients

GETZVILLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 17, 2018 / — Following the success of the biggest International Book Fair held in New York, the AuthorCentrix Magazine debuts its 2018 edition and presents Dr. Amy Beth Taublieb as one of the featured authors. Taublieb is one of the pioneers of the very first publication of the magazine with a thousand copies distributed at the BookExpo America 2018.

Edifying, gripping and relatable, her book entitled The Tail Wags the Dog: A Psychologist Reveals Two Hundred Life Lessons Learned from Her Patients offers a unique and insightful read as the author shares her expertise of a doctoral level clinician with presentation that is made easy for the readers to understand. The gives views on different psychological dilemmas such as depression, anger, grief, anxiety, obsessions, addictions, insecurities, and others.

The readers who were not able to grab a physical copy of the magazine can still enjoy the inside stories of Taublieb through the AuthorCentrix website. The site features a page for first-time authors and the veterans. Grab the digital copy now!

About the Author:
Dr. Amy Beth Taublieb is a licensed psychologist who has been performing therapy and assessment in outpatient and inpatient settings for almost three decades. In addition to her therapeutic expertise, she is frequently called upon as a consultant to businesses for interpersonal mediation, to intervene with organizational employees when a psychologically traumatic event occurs, by the media to discuss issues of psychological relevance, and, to perform various assessments and to serve as an expert witness for the courts. Dr. Taublieb is also well known for her entertaining, yet informative workshops and in-services for professionals as well as the lay public. Finally, Dr. Taublieb is a regular contributor to various publications writing about a wide variety of psychological issues.

Product details
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: AuthorCentrix, Inc. (July 22, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1947352911
ISBN-13: 978-1947352919
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

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PreScouter Inc. 5000 Listing Shows American Innovation Still Strong

PreScouter Ranks No. 2466 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 176 Percent

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 17, 2018 / — Inc. magazine has revealed that PreScouter is No. 2466 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“To be an Inc. 5000 honoree is a clear recognition of the benefits that companies are experiencing using PreScouter's research support services,” said Dino Gane-Palmer, PreScouter CEO. “An ever increasing number of companies are realizing that PreScouter is more cost effective and produces better results than having internal staff distracted doing time consuming information gathering and analysis work."

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

About PreScouter:
PreScouter provides research support services to help business leaders make better R&D, product development and corporate development decisions. PreScouter's custom-selected teams of Advanced Degree Researchers and Subject Matter Experts connect business leaders with new markets, commercializable technologies, industry-impacting startups, and other actionable data. PreScouter's growing list of 500+ clients includes GE Healthcare, Coca Cola, BAE Systems, Clorox, and Volvo. To learn more, please visit

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit

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Etech's Matt Rocco Honored As Finalist in 2018 Stevie Awards For People-Focused CEO of the Year

Etech Global Services’ President/CEO Matt Rocco has been named a finalist in the third annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 17, 2018 / — Nacogdoches, Texas – August 16, 2018 – Etech Global Services President/CEO Matt Rocco has been named a finalist in the third annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers in the category People-Focused CEO of the Year category.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

It is an honor for Etech’s President/CEO Matt Rocco to be recognized for his commitment to developing a leadership culture with Servant Leadership as the foundation. His commitment in 2005 to building such a culture now transcends to every level of Etech’s leadership. He was quoted saying “I am humbled to receive this recognition alongside such great leaders. To me, Etech is not just a company … it is a Family, a team of trusted advisors and a group of people committed to the communities where they live and work. I am honored to be able to lead a remarkable team.”

“The entire Etech family is thrilled that Matt is being honored in this way. We are so lucky to be led by such an incredible man, and it’s exciting to see that recognized by others”, said Etech’s Chief Customer Officer, Jim Iyoob.

More than 60 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. The Gold, Silver and Bronze placements among the finalists will be revealed, and the awards presented to winners, at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, September 21.

More than 550 nominations from organizations in 21 nations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories. Etech’s Matt Rocco was named a finalist in the People-Focused CEO of the Year category.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received in the third annual Stevie®Award for Great Employers. The dedication the Stevie Award finalists have to making workplaces great for employees was evident in every nomination,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie®Awards.

Details about the Stevie®Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2018 Stevie finalists are available at

About Etech Global Services
Etech Global Services is a leading provider of customer engagement solutions for many of the world’s most trusted brands. They trust Etech with their most precious assets – their customers. Why? Because Etech’s commitment to continuous improvement, next generation technology, and empowering people results in a solution that drives customer experience and reduces effort. Voice, quality monitoring, chat, social media, and email, Etech is here to communicate with your customers when and how they choose.

Etech believes in making a remarkable difference for you and your customers. Etech’s industry-leading technology services, like Etech Insights division, provide you with analytics and insights into your customer interactions. Etech’s services enable you to enhance customer experience, increase sales results, meet all corporate governance requirements, and obtain a competitive edge over your competition allowing you to increase market share.

About the Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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Law Student Writing Competition in Honor of the late Criminal Defense Attorney Deron Castro

News 12 New York, Interview with Deron Castro (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

News 12 New York, Interview with Deron Castro (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Deron Castro in the courtroom with a client (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Deron Castro in the courtroom with a client (Mr. Castro and Mr. Patrick Megaro often cooperated in cases)

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Video of Attorney Patrick Megaro, Florida

Video of Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Video of Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

Attorney Patrick Michael Megaro, the Senior Partner at Halscott Megaro, P.A. announces the creation of the Deron Castro Memorial Scholarship.

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If I or anyone in my family was charged with a crime, I would have hired Deron Castro. He was hands down one of the best trial attorneys in New York and in the country.”

— Patrick Michael Megaro, Criminal Defense Lawyer

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 17, 2018 / — Criminal Defense Attorney Deron Castro departed this Earth too soon and too suddenly in late July 2018. He will not be forgotten by his family, his children, his colleagues whose respect he earned, and his many grateful clients whom he served in over 24 years of his law practice. He sought justice for many unjustly accused. He took more than 90 criminal cases to trial, winning the vast majority of them.

Only days earlier, in early July 2018, Deron had a major win in the Queen’s County Supreme Court when the judge agreed to throw out evidence against the defendant in a murder case after a pre-trial hearing. The District Attorney sought to introduce statements of the defendant made during an interrogation by homicide detectives. After carefully cross-examining the detective at the hearing, Castro was able to persuade the judge to suppress the evidence by citing past cases where similar evidence was tossed out. It is quite unusual for a judge to suppress a defendant's own statements, let alone to have them suppressed in a murder case. Few attorneys could accomplish such a feat in court. Deron was one of them.

In his honor, Halscott Megaro, P.A. will be hosting its Annual Essay Writing Competition, which is open to all current full-time and part-time enrolled students in an ABA accredited law school. One winner will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 scholarship award from the Deron Castro Memorial Scholarship.

Deron Castro, Esq. was a personal friend and colleague of Patrick Michael Megaro. Mr. Castro started his career at The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, in Queens, New York as a public defender before going into private practice. Mr. Castro and Mr. Megaro also later cooperated criminal cases, such as the successful appeal in People v. Small (2011), see

He was well-known and respected as one of the most successful and skilled criminal defense attorneys, securing acquittal after acquittal for his clients. A fearless advocate, he provided nothing but the highest caliber of representation to his loyal and dedicated clientele.

States Mr. Megaro, “If I or anyone in my family was charged with a crime, I would have hired Deron Castro. He was hands down one of the best trial attorneys in New York and in the country. Castro won with his skill, preparation, and fighting spirit. He was highly respected by other criminal defense lawyers and feared by prosecutors.”
Outside of the courtroom, Deron Castro was a loving and devoted father of three and caring husband. Always involved in his children’s activities, one could find Mr. Castro running from basketball practice to dance recitals at night and on the weekends. He was known for his kindness, generosity, and perpetual positive attitude which impacted all those around him.

This Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of one of the great lawyers in New York City, and the United States, to ever grace a courtroom with his presence.


The scholarship is open to all current full-time and part-time matriculated students in an ABA accredited law school.

How to Apply:

For applying the essay contest, the candidates must write a 1000 word or fewer essay on the following topic:
What makes the difference between a good and a great criminal defense attorney?

Deron certainly was one of those great attorneys, but what exactly makes a criminal attorney “great”? Here is a starting point. One criminal defenses attorney suggests that four qualities are necessary to be at least “good”: “[1] The single most important thing a criminal defense lawyer can do is over-investigate their case. It is the probably the biggest single difference in lawyers, how much independent investigation they do. …. [2] Everyone knows that criminal defense lawyers must be strong negotiators. … There are really only two factors that should be considered in negotiation: what does this person deserve and what is the likelihood of conviction if the case proceeds to trial (what is the strength of the case). … [3] Third, provide a technical legal defense. This is the kind of thing you learn in law books. Read the discovery. Read the law. Reread the discovery. Reread the law. There is usually something to argue about. … [4] In my opinion, the toughest skill, is being able to win at trial. Not many lawyers will take tough cases to trial. …” Robert King, “What makes a good criminal lawyer?”, see (2017)

Submission Details:

Your essay must be submitted via email to and must be in Word or PDF format.
In the alternative, the applicant may submit a 5-minute or less video essay. The video must be a closeup of the applicant, giving their essay as a lecture or speech, addressing the camera directly and must have a green screen in the background. Editing is permitted.
The essay must be submitted along with a short bio on the applicant, a passport-style photograph of the applicant, and a release permitting publication of the photograph and the essay (or video) by Halscott Megaro, P.A., its agents or assigns.

Award Amount:

The $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded to the winning candidate.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for essay submission is September 1, 2018
The winner will be announced September 8, 2018

Halscott Megaro, P.A. is a law firm dedicated to the pursuit of justice, focusing on criminal and civil appeals, post-conviction relief, criminal defense, clemency advocacy, and civil rights advocacy.



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StylePointe 2018 Fashion Show Comes To NYFW

Creative Performances and Dixon Place are proud to present 'StylePointe', the ONLY Fashion Show collaborating with dance, during New York Fashion Week.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 / — For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Michael Griffiths
Tel: 212-219-0736, ext. 2

StylePointe 2018 Fashion Show

Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Dixon Place Theater
161A Chrystie Street (btwn Delancey and Rivington)
New York, NY 10002
Cocktail Hour starts at 6:15 p.m.

Dixon Place is proud to present ‘StylePointe’, the ONLY Fashion Show collaborating with dance, during New York Fashion Week.

Bringing together two of NYC’s most vibrant institutions, StylePointe is a platform for emerging fashion designers to showcase their collections in collaboration with dance choreographers during NY Fashion Week (NYFW) on Thursday, September 13, starting at 7:30 pm.

Producer Sangeeta Yesley invited fashion designers with complete collections to submit work samples. Five wonderful collections were chosen from designers of diverse backgrounds. These designer apparels are introduced to 5 choreographers representing various dance styles, who will create 5 different dance vignettes to showcase the fashion collections. This hybrid performance will have a runway to cat-walk and a floor to dance. Dixon Place lounge opens at 6:15 pm for a Special Cocktail Hour. VIP patrons will have exclusive seating and receive special product samples from sponsors. The duration of the show is approximately 60 minutes.

Host: Mike Lockyer

Fashion Designers:
Aimee Nielsen
Anna Grynko
Leetal Platt Designs
Subin Hahn
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Dance Companies:
Dance Visions NY
Sheep Meadow dance Theatre
Armada Dance
DoubleTake Dance
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We are grateful to our Special Sponsor for supporting the event and to our product sponsors for VIP complimentary bags:

A special “Press Preview” event for fashion and dance magazines and bloggers, editors and journalists will be on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at Dixon Place Theater. Registration is FREE but space is limited:

Creative Performances and Dixon Place are proud to co-produce this hybrid showcase. Dixon Place is an incubator for artists since 1986 and a non-profit organization committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, literature, performance and visual art at all stages of development. Dixon Place is the only non-profit theater of its size to own and operate a full service cocktail lounge where all profits support its invaluable mission.
Dixon Place Theater is located at 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Delancey and Rivington) nearest Subway stops are F to 2nd Ave, J & Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring Street, M to Essex and B&D to Grand Street.; @dixonplace;, #dixonplace.

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Renée Fleming, Opera Great and Multi-Grammy Winner, Visits Wartburg

Renée Fleming with Registrants

LtoR: Renée Fleming, David J. Gentner, Dr. Connie Tomaino

MT. VERNON, NEW YORK, USA, August 16, 2018 / — Contact: Angela Ciminello

Opera Great and Multi–Grammy Winner, Renée Fleming visits Wartburg

Mount Vernon, NY, August 13, 2018 – Wartburg, Westchester’s premier provider of comprehensive residential and healthcare services for seniors, hosted the Tony-nominated Broadway star of Carousel, Renée Fleming. Wartburg President & CEO, David J. Gentner, the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function Executive Director Dr. Concetta Tomaino, Wartburg board member, Ulrich J. Rosa, and other senior staff met with Ms. Fleming in an effort to highlight the importance of music and arts on Wartburg’s campus.

“It was a joy to visit Wartburg – with the natural beauty of the campus and comprehensive care, its residents must feel at ease and at home.” Fleming said. “Understanding that integrating the arts greatly enhances quality of life and provides many cognitive and social benefits is especially powerful. I look forward to following the groundbreaking work of the Institute of Music and Neurologic Function, led by Dr. Connie Tomaino, as it continues the scientific exploration of the power of music therapy to awaken, stimulate, and heal the brain.”

While at Wartburg, Ms. Fleming visited the Adult Day Services program and was greeted by registrants singing as piano music filled the room. Additionally, she learned about the innovative music therapy services offered by the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) and Wartburg’s award-winning, internationally recognized arts-based therapy program, Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning. She also visited Wartburg’s Outpatient Center to hear about innovative programs using music to improve mobility and speech impairments.

IMNF Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino said, “It was an honor to have Ms. Fleming visit IMNF at its new home at Wartburg. We are so grateful for her advocacy of the importance of music and brain health and happy she was able to see our work first hand.”

Ms. Fleming is a world renowned Soprano and four-time Grammy Award winner. In 2013, then President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Ms. Fleming is a longtime advocate for the transformative power of music, including its therapeutic uses for individuals with neurologic issues. In 2016, she initiated a partnership between the National Institute for Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts focusing on the intersections of music and the brain and is a spokesperson for the American Music Therapy Association.

Wartburg President, David J. Gentner shared, “Wow, what a thrill to welcome a legend to the campus. Ms. Fleming’s beliefs about the value of music and the arts in society are well documented so we were delighted that she would find the time to visit with Dr. Tomaino.”
Fleming’s visit ended with President Gentner reading a proclamation making Ms. Fleming an honorary member of the Wartburg family.

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, its continuing care approach has earned Wartburg a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Most recently, Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. In addition, Wartburg received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links

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NaVOBA and Capital One Announce the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year

NaVOBA and Capital One, in partnership with the NGLCC, announced the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year as part of the LGBTUnity Conference.

We’re honored to collaborate with our friends at the NGLCC to celebrate these amazing LGBT veteran business owners and share their remarkable stories.”

— NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek

PHILADELPHOA, PA, USA, August 16, 2018 / — ECONOMIC NEWS: Veteran Owned Businesses, LGBT Owned Businesses

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Philadelphia 8/16/2018: The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and Capital One, in partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), announced the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year as part of the LGBTUnity Conference. NaVOBA’s Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to an elite selection of America’s veteran business owners working as supplier partners to NaVOBA’s Corporate Allies.

“At Capital One, we value unique perspectives and see firsthand how ensuring diversity in our supply chain creates better solutions for our associates and customers,” said Jim Gorzalski, Chief Procurement Officer, Capital One. “We’re very proud to sponsor the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year recognition and are excited to elevate the success of the entrepreneurs highlighted by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.”
The Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year demonstrate the finest attributes crucial in leading a flourishing business; sustained business growth and success; and an extensive aspiration to cultivate veteran entrepreneurship as well as a commitment to give back to their communities. To be eligible to receive the award, the nominee must be a U.S. military veteran business owner who actively runs the company.

The 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year Awards program was also supported by NaVOBA Corporate Allies Wells Fargo and Shell. NaVOBA recognized two exceptional 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year Honorable Mentions: Adler Archer, president of Allasys and Carlton Brown, owner of Occasional Occasions by Carlton. In addition, NaVOBA awarded two firms as the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year; Les Burleson, president of VersaPro Group and Naomi Scales, owner of MarFran Cleaning.

“NaVOBA’s Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year awards have celebrated the incredible diversity of America’s military entrepreneur community,” said NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek. “We’re honored to collaborate with our friends at the NGLCC to celebrate these amazing LGBT veteran business owners and share their remarkable stories.”

Visit to learn more about these extraordinary veteran business owners.

About The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
NaVOBA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by Corporate Supplier Diversity professionals. It is the mission of NaVOBA to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education. NaVOBA provides a direct link between corporate America and veteran’s business enterprises, to improve business opportunities for VBEs of all sizes.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all.

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The New End of Life Doula Profession Merges with Health Care in Historic NYC Event

PDI Founders With NHPCO President Edo Banach

Leaders in The End of Life Doula Movement Come Together and Hold Inaugural Event in New York City September 27th – 30th

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 / — Hosted by Professional Doula International – a collaboration between Patty Burgess of Teaching Transitions/Doing Death Differently, Deanna Cochran RN of Quality of Life Care, and Suzanne O’Brien RN of The International Doulagivers Institute. This is an event especially for hospice, palliative care, comfort care, senior care and end-of-life doulas (or those who want to be!) to learn how to work within healthcare organizations who are beginning to embrace the utilization of doulas in their agencies. This weekend event will offer the NPEC Certification (National Professional End-of-Life Doula Certification) which is a specific healthcare focus, and it offers nursing CEs. The time has come for palliative and EOL doulas to take their rightful place alongside, and supporting mainstream healthcare.

(The “silver tsunami” in healthcare is upon us. The number of patients aging and needing palliative and end-of-life care is increasing at an alarming rate. Hospices are the only option for end-of-life care in this country other than personal caregivers. There are huge time and service limitations for hospices to serve this need.

Doulas are the bridge between the patient/family and healthcare agencies. EOL Doulas can serve in capacities that agencies cannot staff for at this time.

The newly formed NHPCO End of Life Doula Council and The National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) have been created to establish this new progressive profession and also set the highest level of standards and scope of practice.

This training, led by US EOL doula trainers is designed to offer the highest level, and most relevant, current best practices for this doula role. You can use the 'NPEC' designation upon the successful completion of your NPEC Certification Weekend.

ABOUT PDI FOUNDERS: Deanna Cochran RN, Suzanne B. O'Brien RN , and Patty Burgess are all founding members of NHPCO'S End of Life Doula Council and Founding members of NEDA National End of Life Doula Alliance. Together, they bring more than 50 years of experience to the NPEC Training.

The NPEC conference is approved for 12 CE hours (nursing) and is co-provided by Home Care Institute, LLC. HCI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Suzanne B. O'Brien RN
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‘Surveillance’ Artist Hasan Elahi comes to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park as August’s Resident Artist

“In considering surveillance we tend to think of it as a very 21st century concept, yet we’ve always been watched. We’ve had several thousands of years of being watched from above”

— Hasan Elahi, NPAF Hawai'i Volcanoes Resident Artist

VOLCANO, HAWAI'I, US, August 16, 2018 / — Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and The National Parks Arts Foundation are proud to announce that Hasan Elahi, a world-renowned installation artist —whose artwork explores issues around technologies of surveillance, and sousveillance (the practice of using technology for documenting one’s own life) —is August’s Artist in Residence.

Elahi will provide a free presentation for visitors on Aug. 24, 2018 at 10 a.m., at the Kahuku Unit of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. This event is made possible with support from the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of Hawai’i National Park. This event is a unique opportunity to hear from a globally celebrated artist and energetic public speaker, about his life and art practice, which are intertwined in unusual and evocative ways.

Hasan’s life changed in a fateful way, after Sept. 11, 2001. Returning from an exhibition in Amsterdam, he was pulled aside at a Detroit airport checkpoint and questioned for hours, and what would eventually turn out to be almost a year of FBI investigation. An erroneous tip called into law enforcement authorities in 2002 subjected Elahi to an intensive investigation by the FBI and after undergoing months of interrogations, he was finally cleared of suspicions. After this harrowing experience, Elahi conceived “Tracking Transience” and opened just about every aspect of his life to the public. Predating the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program by half a decade, the project questions the consequences of living under constant surveillance and continuously generates databases of imagery that tracks the artist and his points of transit in real-time. Although initially created for his FBI agent, the public can also monitor the artist’s communication records, banking transactions, and transportation logs along with various intelligence and government agencies who have been confirmed visiting his website.

This led Elahi to champion a philosophy termed radical transparency, which has a profound impact and reach. The internet, for example, is in effect a massive data harvesting operation, where human activity is minutely tracked and sold for economic advantage, all in the guise of ‘customer service. This ecosystem of information is based on the very human tendency to desire privacy, and in a way, to live in secret. But wonders Elahi, does it make sense to live this way in the global electronic village? “In considering surveillance we tend to think of it as a very 21st century concept, yet we’ve always been watched. We’ve had several thousands of years of being watched from above; G-d —all knowing— as the original surveillance camera. This might sound sarcastic, but there’s a very similar omniscience that a lot of these data companies have about us. I think we don’t consider many things as surveillance until it’s put in that context for us. Similarly, when you hyper aestheticize an image your brain no longer reads it as surveillance, but reads it as landscape and I think there’s something that also happens when you take that Google Street View image and you aestheticize it.,” says Elahi.

“I never associated my practice with a certain medium or particular discipline or technique and I’ve always looked at it as how can I find the most appropriate method for my idea and that’s how it came about.” And for this, his first project on the Island of Hawai’i, Elahi will be using satellite metrics and other technology to ‘recreate’ some of the famous early artwork done by 19th century landscape artists as an adjunct to the United States westward flow of Manifest Destiny, which particularly for the Hawaiian Islands and its people, became a contested and fraught imperialist and Colonial landscape.

Says Elahi about this project: “In the nineteenth century, enormous landscape paintings by such figures as Frederic Edwin Church and images by such photographers as William Henry Jackson became the visual expression of Manifest Destiny. Many of the paintings that I am proposing to recreate with new technologies of surveying and measuring were created at a time when landscape paintings were often commissioned by the government to take inventory of the natural resources of the country at a time as we were growing into a world power. This work will not only explore the then and now aspect of these locations, but will also question what the genre of landscape means today in a political context.”

Elahi, an interdisciplinary artist, was born in Rangpur, Bangladesh, but raised in New York City. Currently, he is an Associate Professor, in the Department of Art, University of Maryland, at College Park, in Maryland and has a studio in the D.C. area. In addition, Mr. Elahi has been invited by organizations as diverse as the Tate Modern in the UK, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, National Geographic, TED, and World Economic Forum to discuss his work.

NPAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. NPAF is always seeking new partners and donors for its wide-ranging artist-in-residence programs.

John Cargill
National Parks Arts Foundation
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A TED talk by Hasan Elahi

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Market-fresh portrait painting by Renoir will be auctioned sometime in the fall or winter by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

The painting, executed circa 1918, was appraised in July for $250,000.

The painting’s signature is “in the artist’s characteristic manner,” according to Dr. Lori Verderame, PhD.

The painting’s subject was Gabrielle Renaud, Renoir’s wife’s cousin and the nanny to the couple’s three children.

Markings on the painting’s verso stretcher, plus Renoir’s signature and date and more, make this work the genuine article.

Handwritten by Renoir on verso stretcher and canvas is “Par Mon Main” (“by my hand”).

The unframed, small-scale oil on canvas portrait painting was appraised in July for $250,000. The auction will be held online and in Bruneau’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I.

It’s a good feeling when you have a higher-end item, like this Renoir painting, which has all the information on the back, making what’s on the front all the more beautiful.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 / — A fresh-to-the-market oil painting by the French impressionist master Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), done around 1918 and titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand, promises to be the centerpiece lot in an auction planned for fall or winter – probably in November – by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Ave.

A firm auction date will be posted on the Bruneau & Co. website, at

Last month, the painting was given an insurance appraisal of $250,000 by Dr. Lori Verderame, Ph.D, the director of Masterpiece Technologies Trumbauersville, Pa. Dr. Verderame said in her report the painting’s signature, lower right (“Renoir”) was “in the artist’s characteristic manner,” and the sitter was the artist’s “long-standing model and relative by marriage, Gabrielle Renaud.”

The painting – a small-scale oil on canvas portrait, unframed, measuring 14.25 inches by 9.80 inches – is typical of Renoir’s style. He was a consummate celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality. Works by him are highly coveted by collectors. In May 1990, Renoir’s work Bal du moulin de la Galette sold for $78.1 million at an auction held by Sotheby’s in New York.

“It’s a pretty surreal experience to be handling an authentic Pierre Auguste Renoir painting,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “Plus the fact that this is a first time to the market painting with authentication, fresh out of a Massachusetts estate, literally makes my heart race. It just goes to show there is so much stuff out there that’s still left to be discovered.”

Bruneau & Co. company president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau added, “It’s a good feeling when you have a higher-end item, like this Renoir painting, which has all the information on the back, making what’s on the front all the more beautiful. Provenance is everything with this or any painting, and it’s exciting to offer this one with the history that it has. It was a real find.”

The information on the back includes markings on the verso stretcher that read, in French, “Palais des Beaux Arts, Exhibition” (stamped); and words written on verso stretcher and canvas “Par Mon Main” (translated as “by my hand”). The work is also marked and dated “Renoir 1918” and is marked on verso “Ambroise Volliard 6 rue Lafitte 19…” (with the rest illegible).

Vollard was Renoir’s art dealer and longtime friend who had a gallery at 6 rue Lafitte in Paris, from 1896-1924. He represented Renoir’s work to the art market, along with other luminaries of the day such as Bonnard, Picasso and Cezanne. Vollard was the artist’s representative at the time of Renoir’s death, and it’s possible this painting was left in Vollard’s studio and later marketed.

As for the dark-haired sitter, Gabrielle Renaud, she is depicted leaning on her right hand near her right eye. Her left hand is on her chest. Her deep-set dark eyes and closed mouth are accentuated, as is the white flower hair accessory shown above her left ear. The foreground and background suggest printed floral textile and wallpaper in a palette of gold, yellow, brown and other colors.

Gabrielle’s life is nearly as fascinating as the artist who painted her. Born in the Aube region of France on Aug. 1, 1878, she was a cousin of Aline Victorine Charigot, who became the wife of Pierre Auguste Renoir. At age 16, Gabrielle moved to Montmartre, in Paris, to live with the Renoir family. There, she worked as a nanny for the Renoirs’ two (and later three) children.

Gabrielle became the subject of many of Renoir’s portraits. She was often depicted with the Renoir children. During the last few years of Renoir’s life, he suffered from rheumatoid arthritis but he continued to paint, with Gabrielle’s assistance. She would place the artist’s paint brushes carefully between his disfigured fingers so he could continue to produce art, from 1917-1919.

In 1921, Gabrielle married an American painter, Conrad Hensler Slade (1871-1955), and they had a son, Jean (named after Renoir’s son). Following the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II, Gabrielle and her family moved to the United States, where Jean, who had taken Renoir’s famous last name for himself, as Jean Renoir, became a Hollywood film director.

After Conrad Slade’s death in 1955, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles to be near her son and live out her days. She died at her home in Beverly Hills in 1959. History won’t remember her so much, but she was a central figure in the life of one of fine art’s true giants. Her assistance in all facets of his life helped Renoir become as prolific as he was, producing thousands of artworks.

Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in the manufacturing town of Limoges, France, in 1841. His family moved to Paris when he was four. He took an early interest in graphic arts and at age 13 went to work for a ceramics firm, painting flowers on porcelain. Later he took a job decorating fans. In 1861 he enrolled at the Gleyre atelier, where Sisely, Monet and Bazille were studying.

The rest, as they say, is history. Renoir went on to become a leading painter in the development of the impressionist and post-impressionist style. His paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, frequently focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was a primary subject. The painting in the auction is a fine example of his work.

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Travis Landry
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
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