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Machine Learning Ai Online Financial Advisor to Partner with the Fast Growing New York Food Truck Association!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 2, 2017 / — to offer free accounts for the first $100k invested for all members of the New York Food Truck Association. Machine Learning Ai & Food Trucks are both fast growing niches of the new economy and we are proud to partner. Serving clients all over the country and all over the world The New York Food Truck Association & are excited for the future.

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The New York Food Truck Association is dedicated to promoting local mobile food vending in the New York City area. We are focused on connecting the city's food truck owners and operators to potential business opportunities.

Our members are a group of diverse mobile culinary artists who operate throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City. Cuisines range from Korean BBQ, Lobster Rolls, and Mac 'n Cheese to Dim Sum and Waffles.

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Gettysburg National Military Park invites New Technologies artist, Brian Emery as the NEW Artist-in-Residence

Gettysburg National Park Invitation Poster for Artist in Residence

National Parks swiftly becoming leader in New Technologies and Virtual Reality in Arts and Education

As the National Park Service strives to connect with new generations, we look forward to leading the arts and interpretation… while always remembering our mission of preserving history.”

— NPS Superintendent, Ed Clark

WASHINGTON DC, MARYLAND, USA, May 1, 2017 / — Gettysburg National Military Park, the non-profit National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), and the Gettysburg Foundation, are pleased to announce the residency of artist Brian Emery as the Park’s artist-in-residence for May and June of this year. He will be among the artists this year to represent the Alembic Arts (New Media). Mr. Emery will reflect on his work and residency during an Artist Showcase Presentation at the David Wills House in downtown Gettysburg on Friday, June 2, at 5 p.m.. The event is free, and open to the public.

Mr. Emery is an associate professor at New York’s acclaimed Fashion Institute of Technology, former Adjunct at Parson’s School of Design, and former Fellow to the John D. Rockefeller Library in Williamsburg, VA.

While at Gettysburg, Mr. Emery hopes to tell the story of the battle, the park, and the surrounding environs through three-dimensional scanning, photogrammetry, and cinematography. He writes of his technique, “I work with computational photographic technologies at the fringes of their capabilities, creatively misusing the tools to reveal something about the way our devices record our experience.”

Mr. Emery developed some of the techniques he will use at Gettysburg during a fellowship at Williamsburg, where he designed a multimedia project centered on the attic space of the Robert Carter III house, an early-18th century plantation out of town, and home to one of Virginia’s long serving members of the Commonwealth’s Governor’s Council. For the project, Mr. Emery created three-dimensional scans of the structure and spaces of the house, scanned portraits of the historians, archaeologists and other experts also researching the house, and made portraits of interpreters and visitors coming through the house. He recorded audio interviews with experts, and took ambient audio recordings throughout the house and the Historic District of Williamsburg. He finished with a large body of work regarding the house and its history, including a three-dimensional animated film, three-dimensionally printed models, and two-dimensional pigment prints of what is believed to be a rare example of an original 18th Century dwelling for Virginia slaves.

Programs like Gettysburg National Military Park’s artist-in-residence series, in which acclaimed artists find inspiration from the beauty and history of our national parks, and agree to share their ideas with park patrons, represent some of the highest aspirations of the National Park Service. As the park’s superintendent, Ed Clark, explains, “Gettysburg National Military Park can offer the perfect backdrop to provide inspiration for the arts. As the National Park Service strives to connect with new generations, we look forward to leading the arts and interpretation of Gettysburg into the future, while always remembering our mission of preserving history.”

To that end, the staff and rangers of Gettysburg National Military Park hope to welcome you to Mr. Emery’s talk, one which will address both the emerging new techniques of three-dimensional scanning and printing, as well as Mr. Emery’s artistic vision of how to use the new technologies to tell the story of Gettysburg.

Mr. Emery was chosen in the NEW thematic programming that invites artists of any media and genre to be inspired by the beauty, history and resources of Gettysburg National Military Park. This thematic program title is “ALEMBIC ARTS”, which is new technologies used as the media for art creations.

This year is the FIRST YEAR we have introduced program themes to the Artist in Residence programs, in order to diversify the interconnection of the arts with broader demographic inclusion. These programs will alternate through 2017 & 2018 :

ALEMBIC ARTS (New Media) – this includes many varied and mixed arts media: virtual reality, film, photography, augmented reality, computer imaging, and any and all combinations of these in themselves, or in combination with classic art media.

LiterAudiArts: NPAF’s most fascinating theme focuses on many and all aspects of speech: words, sounds, song, and music. A few examples of this are POETRY, screenplays, spoken word, environmental recordings, sound art, wall of sound experimentation.

U.S. Military Veterans Artists in Residence: During January, July and November 2017, Gettysburg’s Artists in Residence bring U.S. Veterans to Gettysburg NMP for a unique and historical perspective of those who serve our country.

Arts Revolver: The months of these AiRs are open to any and all artistic media including cross-overs or hybrids with any of the other programmatic themes represented in the other months of Gettysburg Artist Residencies. This is for all artists in all artistic media.

The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. by creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported by the Gettysburg Foundation and other generous benefactors. NPAF National Park projects are supported entirely by donation and generous partnerships.

All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors ranging from corporate sponsors and small businesses, to art patrons and citizens- lovers of the parks. NPAF is always seeking new partners and donors for its wide-ranging philanthropic programs.

For more information on how you can support the Gettysburg National Military Park Artist in Residence and other NPAF arts programs nationwide contact :
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Star Mountain's Jaspal Bajaj Speaking at Private Equity International (PEI)'s Investor Relations & Communications Forum

Jaspal Bajaj, Controller & CCO, Star Mountain Capital

PEI’s Investor Relations & Communications Forum will bring together the most active investor relations & marketing professionals to focus on LP relations

NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 2, 2017 / — Jaspal Bajaj, Chief Compliance Officer & Controller at Star Mountain Capital, a specialized alternative asset manager focused exclusively on the U.S. lower middle-market, is scheduled to speak at the 2017 Private Equity International (PEI) Investor Relations and Communications Forum on Wednesday, June 21st in New York, NY. Mr. Bajaj will be participating on the panel, "IR & Communications Compliance: what to expect in a post-election year" that will begin at 4:00pm. A copy of the conference agenda can be found by clicking here.

The panel will provide insight on a variety of topics including compliance & SEC readiness for investor relations teams, the impact of the 2016 election on private equity, and how to address investor questions in a post-election setup. The panelists will also address questions such as "What is the new administration's outlook on regulation?" and "How do you manage the overwhelming push for more and more transparency?"

Mr. Bajaj will be accompanied by other leading industry professionals from firms such as Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, American Investment Council, and StepStone Group.

About Star Mountain Capital:

Investing in the Growth Engine of America ® – Star Mountain, founded by Brett Hickey in 2010, is a specialized lower middle-market asset management firm. It has a differentiated business model and “Collaborative Ecosystem” including its three-channel approach to investing into small and medium-sized businesses via Direct Investments, Primary Fund Investments and Secondary Fund Investments.

Star Mountain Charitable Foundation is a New York not-for-profit 501(c)3 focusing its charitable activities on improving lives via Health & Wellness (including cancer research), Education & Career Development, and Economic Development / Job Creation.

About Private Equity International (PEI):
Private Equity International is the only global publication with a primary focus on the relationship between investors and fund managers in private equity: the LP-GP nexus.

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Rhode Island Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Construction or Trades Worker with Mesothelioma in Rhode Island Tips to Ensure They Hire the Best Attorneys for Compensation

The reason it is vital to hire one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys is without knowledge about the mesothelioma claims process a lawyer will probably fail to get the best results ”

— Rhode Island Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 2, 2017 / — The Rhode Island Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging any kind of construction or trades worker in Rhode Island who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 for honest tips to ensure you hire the nation's most qualified and skilled mesothelioma attorneys.

“The reason it is so incredibly vital to hire one of the nation's most skilled-fulltime mesothelioma attorneys is without knowledge about the mesothelioma claims process a lawyer will probably fail to get the best possible compensation results for their client in Rhode Island. This especially true if the diagnosed person is a former welder, plumber, mechanic, pipefitter, electrician or any kind of skilled trades worker as we would like to discuss anytime." http://RhodeIsland.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

If the Rhode Island Mesothelioma Victims Center had vital tips to ensure a person with this rare cancer in Rhode Island receives the very best possible financial compensation they would be make a list of all-of the workplaces where you were exposed to asbestos along with times and approximate dates if possible, and the second would be-do you have the contact information for co-workers who might have witnessed the exposure to asbestos? As we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303 when it comes to getting the best possible mesothelioma compensation having a witness to the exposure is incredibly important." http://RhodeIsland.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Rhode Island Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their unsurpassed free services are available statewide throughout Rhode Island in communities such as Providence, Warwick, Cranston, or Pawtucket.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Rhode Island the Rhode Island Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

* The Miriam Hospital Providence, Rhode Island:

According to the US Center for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. Mesothelioma also happens in Rhode Island.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Rhode Island include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, maritime workers, oil refinery workers, industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.http://RhodeIsland.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Rhode Island Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 800-714-0303 and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain.” http://RhodeIsland.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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Eight nations ‘now have the power to end civilization’

Surviving the 21st century is a powerful new book on solutions for humanity’s bioggests threats.

NEW YORK, USA, May 2, 2017 / — Eight nations now have sufficient weapons of mass destruction to end civilization worldwide in a nuclear winter, a leading science writer has warned.

“Far from receding, the nuclear threat to human survival has never been greater,” says Julian Cribb, author of ‘Surviving the 21st Century’ (Springer 2017), a new book on how humanity can solve the growing mega-risks that confront it.

“One of the important advances from recent climate science is a far better understanding of the world’s atmosphere. From this, scientists have concluded it would take the release of no more than 50-100 small nuclear weapons to wreck global food production for everyone,” he says.

“This is a tiny proportion of the total nuclear arsenal of around 14,900 warheads. Eight countries – the US, Russia, China, UK, Pakistan, India, France and Israel – now have sufficient WMD capacity to eliminate civilization on their own. Two more, Iran and North Korea, are believed to aspire to that power also.”

Mr Cribb said that old nuclear imagery from the Cold War and disaster movies had left the public with a belief that the main impact of a nuclear clash would be local effects from blast, fireball and fallout.

“This is not correct. The latest science is saying that the tens of billions of tonnes of smoke and dust thrown up by nuclear blasts would block sunlight, chilling the whole planet by several degrees for several years, restricting plant growth and destroying crop harvests with frost globally. With only three months’ supply of food in stock at any time, this could be catastrophic.

“It means even a limited or localised nuclear exchange could potentially cause a worldwide famine, affecting everyone, no matter how far from the war zone they were. In theory, the use of just a half of one percent of the world nuclear stockpile could end civilization as we know it.”

The dangers of WMD getting into the wrong hands are growing: the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) trafficking database listed 2889 known cases of nuclear theft up to December 2015.

“This highlights the fact that no form of nuclear energy is safe for the planet, if its materials and wastes can be stolen to make bombs. So far nobody has been able to guarantee their security,” Cribb says. “The old arithmetic of mutually assured destruction no longer applies if new states, rogue states, fanatics and non-state players acquire nuclear capability by such means.”

“There is also a dangerous illusion that, because the numbers of nuclear devices are coming down slowly, as the US and Russia retire old Cold War stocks, the world is becoming safer. It isn’t. Nuclear drones and robotic weapons, AI systems, hypersonic missiles, stealth weapons, space weapons, mini-nukes, dirty weapons and ‘smart’ bombs are escalating the dangers for everyone.”

Furthermore, the world still has no agreement to ban all nuclear weapons – unlike chemical and biological weapons. A current proposed nuclear weapons ban before the United Nations, has received the vote of 113 countries, while 35 remain opposed and 13 are abstaining. Thus, the proposal to end the nuclear nightmare remains deadlocked.

“The issue of whether or not civilization suffers one or more devastating nuclear conflicts in the 21st Century will be decided by nation states – not by ordinary human beings,” Mr Cribb warns.

“Only nations own and control nuclear weapons. Not cities, corporations, ethnic groups, tribes or religious orders. If humanity is to be destroyed, it will most probably be because of nationalistic governments.”

The wars of the past two centuries claimed more than 200 million lives, mostly civilian, and were almost entirely started by national governments.

In the meantime, doctors, scientists, concerned citizens and the Catholic Church worldwide are speaking out against the nuclear menace. “It is up to every individual citizen and parent, if they wish for a safer world for their children, to oppose the adoption and deployment of nuclear weapons by their governments. There is no other way this will happen,” Cribb says.

“If even a tenth of the US$1.8 trillion spent every year on new weapons were invested in food production and economic development, we could end both world hunger and poverty within a decade – as well as making the world a much safer place for our children.

“Currently, humans are the only creature than devotes 35 times more resources to better ways to kill ourselves than we do on better ways to feed ourselves.”

Surviving the 21st Century (Springer International 2017) is a powerful new book exploring the main risks facing humanity: ecological collapse, resource depletion, weapons of mass destruction, climate change, global poisoning, food crises, population and urban overexpansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion – and what can and should be done to limit them.

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LiveAuctioneers reports booming Q1 results with significant spike in new bidders, items sold and mobile bidding

First-quarter auction sales rose 43.2% year over year, while investments in technology and data security positioned LiveAuctioneers well ahead of competition

All of these factors created a synergy that drove our first-quarter sales to new heights, increasing 43.2% over that of last year’s first quarter.”

— Phil Michaelson, Sr. VP Product & Marketing

NEW YORK, USA, May 1, 2017 / — NEW YORK – Manhattan-based LiveAuctioneers, the online marketplace of choice for the most knowledgeable art, jewelry and collectibles buyers throughout 47 countries, has released Q1 results confirming a strong, continued leadership position in the global marketplace.

More than 31,000 new bidders joined the LiveAuctioneers community during the first quarter. Importantly, new-bidder purchases were up 36% over last year’s Q1 numbers, and items sold reflected double-digit growth over the comparable quarter of 2016. Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing, Phil Michaelson, said, “With the highest average order size and the highest sell-through in the industry, LiveAuctioneers proved again that auction houses that are not online with LiveAuctioneers are doing a disservice to their consignors.”

A recognized technology pioneer, LiveAuctioneers was the first company in its sector to develop mobile apps, employ video streaming and push actively into search engine optimization for the benefit of its auction-house clients. To this day, LiveAuctioneers remains the only platform in the online-auction industry to offer Android users a mobile-app option. During Q1, there was 40% year-over-year growth in mobile-bidding sessions across mobile web, iOS and Android apps.

LiveAuctioneers’ world-class engineering team both adopted and created cutting-edge technologies in Q1 that resulted in new features which allow site visitors to sort any auction catalog by highest or lowest-priced lot, highest or lowest estimate, or lots that currently have the most or least bids. With the new layout of LiveAuctioneers’ auctioneer-profile page, bidders also have a more efficient way to view current and past auctions of interest, while the new directory enables bidders to find any auction house either alphabetically or by geographic location. For greater social media exposure, “sharing” buttons were optimized on all catalog-lot pages, which resulted in dramatic increases in shares to Facebook (286%), Twitter (208%) and Pinterest (144%).

LiveAuctioneers’ popular price results database, which is widely regarded as the most accurate and up-to-date source for prices realized on art, antiques and vintage collectibles continued its pattern of buoyant growth. In Q1, another 1.8 million records were added to the database.

“All of these factors created a synergy that drove our first-quarter sales to new heights, increasing 43.2% over that of last year’s first quarter,” Michaelson said.

The back-end user experience was enhanced for auction houses, as well. “Images are critical to attracting bidders and motivating them to sign up for an auction or leave an online absentee bid, but uploading images can be a time-consuming process for auctioneers,” said Michaelson. “We set a goal to reduce the upload time and ended up far surpassing our own expectations. Our new system enables auctioneers to upload 25,000 images in less than two minutes, which saves staff hours over other online marketing avenues. Also, this system optimizes the images for web and mobile browsing, thus minimizing the download speed, which is especially important for growing sales from mobile bidders.”

In Q1, LiveAuctioneers was recognized yet again for its unique office culture that aligns high performance with a great work environment. Only months after being selected as one of Red Herring’s Top 100 North American Companies, LiveAuctioneers was named one of New York City’s “Best Places to Work” by Crain’s New York Business.

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Walker Joins Cast Headlined by Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Sabato Jr., Casper Van Dien, Lois Robbins and Isaak Presley in Film Based On A True Story

We are a country that embraces diversity in our people and our opinions, and we must never lose sight of that.”

— Herschel Walker

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 1, 2017 / — Legendary athlete Herschel Walker has joined the cast of “One Nation Under God,” a feature film starring Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Sabato Jr., Casper Van Dien, Lois Robbins and Isaak Presley, currently in production in and around Baton Rouge. Written and directed by Lisa Arnold, who co-produced the hugely successful 2014 “God’s Not Dead,” “One Nation Under God” dramatizes the ongoing debate surrounding the First Amendment, freedom of speech and censorship, when a new student at a Louisiana magnet school questions a policy in which the words “under God” are omitted in daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

In the film, Walker will play himself, as an alumni of a school which becomes the center of a debate surrounding the right to free speech. When a magnet school teacher (Sorbo) is confronted by a new student (Presley) who questions the school’s policy toward his First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion, the subject becomes the basis of a debate in a juried showdown with a rival school. Casper Van Dien plays the school’s principal who staunchly defends the policy, and Antonio Sabato Jr. plays a senator who has his eye on the White House, yet whose public comments supporting a place for faith in education get him in political hot water.

“When I learned from executive producer Christian Briggs that this film would bring the ongoing discourse about our basic freedoms to the screen, I did not hesitate to say ‘I’m in,’” Walker said. “We are a country that embraces diversity in our people and our opinions, and we must never lose sight of that. That diversity extends to our opinions as well, and we must always guard that basic right to speak freely. I am pleased to be a part of this true story in which one young man stood up for his rights.”

Executive producer Christian Briggs added, “we are very happy that Herschel has signed on to appear in ‘One Nation Under God,’ and we know that he brings with him not only his talent, but also his commitment to freedom of speech and the power of our First Amendment.”

Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker played college for the University of Georgia, earning consensus All American honors three times and winning the 1982 Heisman Trophy. Walker began his pro career for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL before joining the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, where he also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. Walker first met Donald Trump when the latter purchased the New Jersey Generals in 1984. He appeared in Season Eight of Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and was an outspoken supporter of Trump’s presidential run.

“One Nation Under God” is a Suretone Pictures/Film Incito co-production. Nick Thurlow, Jordan Schur, Jarred Coates and Lisa Arnold are producers. Christian Briggs, David Mitchell and Keith Jensen are executive producers.

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Biographer Offers Good News in an Inspirational Book That Could Change your Life

Biographer Offers Good News in an Inspirational Book That Could Change your Life

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2017 / — Biographer Offers Good News in an Inspirational Book That Could Change your Life.

Insanity of Wars, a book by A.David Barnes, MD, Ph.D., MPH, FACOG is a book that trailblazers life’s journey without limits.

In this book, Barnes eagerly writes about his adventures with a brush of history and geography. It challenges readers to get real about their personal beliefs and humanistic mistakes.

The illustrated autobiography promises readers to stick to life's conviction, to find life's purpose and to never falter in their desire to achieve their dreams despite the seemingly impossible odds standing in their way.

And while Barnes is revered for his exceptional achievements as a highly decorated military man and an incredibly determined doctor, his book Insanity of Wars is a life’s guide that can alter the readers view on values, principles, and goals.

The book takes his readers to a step by step journey on focusing and establishing goals, discussing the choices he once made and how those choices made a long lasting impact on himself and his family.

He brings a monumental motivation to readers documenting with sincere details of his son’s physical strength and endurance in his marathon achievement and the pride to send his child at fifteen years old to Harvard.

Insanity of Wars is the best type of book, the kind that you just can't put down. A book that is more than just inspirational, it will help give reader's a meaningful, inspired and driven future.

About the Author:
David Barnes, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOG, is a son of a Royal Navy Veteran and recalls the bombing of London and the hatred toward Germans, Japanese, and the Communists now ISIS. He attended King's College, London University, for premed and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school. He completed eight years in the British Army, serving in Germany, England, and Malaysia as a family practitioner. Dr. David married Dr. Valerie Frazer, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Adelaide Hospital, during the internship year. After Singapore, they crossed the Atlantic with a ten-week-old son as Armstrong and Aldrin were landing on the moon. They became pioneer physicians with their own hospitals in Northern Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Subsequent OB-GYN training took them to New York, then the University of California-Berkeley. Both Dr. Val and Dr. David joined the US Army Medical Corps, serving in Texas, Hawaii, Japan, California, Colorado, Alaska, Europe, and Central and South America. Dr. David remained in the US Military for twenty two years, both active duty and reserves. His work included academic, administrative, private practice, humanitarian medical missions, and multiple scientific publications. Dr. David has completed nineteen marathons and one triathlon and believes Park City has the best snow for skiing. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Mary. He has three children and three grandchildren.

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A tested leader: No stopping for Mzembi

With enthusiast leaders in the caliber of minister Mzembi, we are really repositioning tourism to take center stage into the agenda of the world.”

— South Africa Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, May 1, 2017 / — "Africa’s time is now!" This is the message that South Africa’s Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa is trying to get across, while endorsing her counterpart – Zimbabwe's Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi – as the right candidate for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General position.

Dr. Mzembi will face five other contenders — Georgia's Zurab Pololikashvili, Colombia's Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente, South Korea's Young-shim Dho, Brazil's Márcio Favilla, and Alain St. Ange from Seychelles to lead UNWTO from 2018 to 2021.

The winning candidate will replace Jordanian, Taleb Rifai, who has been at the helm of the global tourism body for eight years.

Minister Xasa hosted a dinner for Dr. Mzembi in Pretoria on Friday, where she said that he was a tested leader who has been endorsed by Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and African Union.

“With enthusiast leaders in the caliber of minister Mzembi, we are really repositioning tourism to take center stage into the agenda of the world,” she said.

“Should we succeed in that, we really would give a proper agenda to the world by taking our center stage because Africa’s time is now.”

Xasa said her country was standing behind Mzembi as he had been endorsed by SADC and the African Union.

She said Mzembi’s work and “ambassadorship that you have done through your campaign will result in us being a strong, united and influential global player and partner”.

In his speech at the dinner, Mzembi said his mandate as Tourism minister of Zimbabwe bears testimony to the tough training and preparation “I have had to go through to reposition Zimbabwe after a decade of disagreement with some sections of the international community.

“Whereas Zimbabwe was once a ‘to-be-avoided’ destination, it is now very much a ‘must-see’ destination as confirmed by the 2015 New York Times in its 52 Must Visit Report. Earlier this year, the prestigious Conte Naste Traveller Magazine placed only two African countries in its global top 17 destinations — Zimbabwe at number 13 and Rwanda at number 14,” he said.

Mzembi said the highlight of that repositioning process and endorsement of brand Zimbabwe, was the hosting, in 2013, of the 20th UNWTO General Assembly in Victoria Falls and Livingstone.

Mzembi has been traversing the world to garner support of the 33 members of the executive council which will vote for Rifai’s successor on May 12 in Madrid, Spain.

The Zimbabwean Tourism minister enters the polls with backing of the African Union, which endorsed him for the post at a heads of States and governments meeting in Rwanda last July.

Current Secretary-General of the United Nations' World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai has also praised Dr. Mzembi for his professionalism and efforts to improve Zimbabwe’s brand.

“Whatever happens in May (the month in which the UNWTO election will take place), for me you are already a winner, you have already won,” Rifai said at a gala dinner organized for Dr. Mzembi by the Zimbabwean embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia two weeks ago.

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The Kebony® Collection by reSAWN TIMBER co. Set to Debut in Mid May

reSAWN TIMBER co. & Kebony set to debut new partnership

Example of kebony wood weathering capabilities

reSAWN is excited to announce its newest collection that will include both CHARRED and non-CHARRED designs on high performance, Kebony® wood.

TELFORD, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2017 / — The Kebony® Collection is scheduled to debut in mid May primarily as an aesthetically pleasing exterior product line. In addition to the exterior products already offered by reSAWN TIMBER co.–including designs on Western Red Cedar, Accoya, and Cypress–the Kebony® Collection combines the inherent technology of high quality, modified Kebony® wood with reSAWN's modern finishing techniques.

While there will be CHARRED Kebony® shou sugi ban designs, the focus of this collection is to create beautiful exterior siding that will weather evenly and to the desired aesthetic. Due to the density and added strength of Kebony® wood, it will also be offered as decking material.

Developed in Norway, the Kebony® technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process, which enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid. The process permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony® premium hardwood characteristics and a rich brown color.

The Kebony® process begins by impregnating the raw wood with furfuryl aldehyde, which changes the polymer structure of the wood causing it to swell. Next, the wood is cured and dried to lock the swollen cells in place and give the wood enhanced strength. Finally, the resulting wood has reduced hygroscopicity and is permanently more dimensionally stable.

With its natural high performance characteristics, Kebony® wood receives added weathering benefits with reSAWN's shou sugi ban process. With origins dating back to 1700s Japan, the modern iteration of shou sugi ban provides an extra layer of protection against rot, insects, and other moisture related damage. reSAWN's award-winning CHARRED collection has a proven record of success in aesthetics and performance, and lends itself perfectly to a structurally superior product like Kebony®.

All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in their facility in Telford, PA. reSAWN uses domestic wood species whenever possible, including Cypress from the Southern US, Cedar from the Pacific Northwest and domestic White Oak, Black Walnut, Red Oak & Ash as well as reclaimed woods from the US. The designs in the CHARRED collection have been carefully developed using modern finishes and incorporating reSAWN’s many years of experience in the architectural & design specification market. reSAWN manufacturers charred wood products for a range of applications including exterior siding, interior wall cladding & flooring, and custom furniture.

reSAWN TIMBER co. ships anywhere in the USA & abroad. reSAWN works with an international network of distributors and sales reps to make our products easily accessible throughout the global design community. Having our manufacturing facility in PA makes us uniquely positioned to service the US East Coast market – we are about 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, 2 hours from New York City and 4 hours from DC. Our materials have been installed throughout the Unites States, as well as in Hong Kong & Canada.

Drew Diehl
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Source: EIN Presswire