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We have succeeded at changing the prevalent perception in America that global markets equate to a risky, unworthy proposition”

— Barbara D'Amato

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 4, 2018 / — Thrilled to be on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global media publication, who were keenly interested to show the community the social impact we are creating around the world.

Barbara D’Amato is a lifetime Wall Street banker and an avid social impact entrepreneur. Barbara has been an inspiration to those who cross her path. Her role has always been to inform and inspire new leaders on social change through collaborative entrepreneurship.

We have succeeded at changing the prevalent perception in America that global markets equate to a risky, unworthy proposition. Much like Barbara D’Amato- these days many on Wall Street, global leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors share the same view on emerging markets. It took a while for investors to catch on, but many have caught on to the high yield curves and sustainable rewards of operating in emerging markets.

Success for D’Amato is measured more by the growth that she inspires and strategically architects, ultimately measured by the success of the businesses and thriving communities. Making social entrepreneurs successful in their endeavors, helping them capitalize on sizable and profitable opportunities, fueling growth and innovation, improving lives and communities globally, these are the drivers that inspire and enthuse this US-Latin American financial muse.

Today she stands strong as a “Next Generation Global Citizen” that reminds the world that we can effect change. All we need is to get personally invested in the complexities and challenges, creating the solutions for a global, sustainable ecosystem for future generations to enjoy and thrive.

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Barbara D’Amato is an influencer and strategy director focusing on global brand development and growth for the world’s top brands. Recognized as a leading expert in retail and entertainment, social impact in emerging markets, and cross-border partnership opportunities. A sought-after speaker globally on leadership, finance, and entrepreneurship. A visionary change agent for women and youth. A global catalyst. And a next generation global citizen. For more information: LinkedIn: Twitter:

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ALPFA kicks off its 2018 Regional Collegiate Student Symposium Series in Anaheim, CA

ALPFA will host a total of eight Student Regional Symposiums in 2018, four in the spring and four in the fall

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 2, 2018 / — On March 3rd ALPFA is hosting its first Regional Collegiate Student Symposium at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The Symposium’s theme – “Latino Millennials – Developing Your Strategy to Succeed” – focuses on how Latino students and professionals need to adopt a proactive and purposeful approach to building success in their careers.

"We at ALPFA are appreciative of all the corporate partners who support diversity and the type of student programming which connects leading companies with top Latino Talent" said David Pena, ALPFA’s President for College and Universities.
A sold-out and record attendance is expected at Anaheim with more than 400 students and ALPFA members already registered to participate during the one-day event.

Participants at the symposium will have an opportunity to take part in a Business Case competition sponsored by Altria, hear from executives from The Home Depot, CIA, KPMG, Cricket Wireless, AICPA, Northeastern University, Wiley CPA Excel, and the USC Leventhal School of Business.

Following the workshops there will be a career fair with more than 15 corporate partners, government agencies and universities participating offering a variety of career opportunities for those attending.

Three more Regional Collegiate Student Symposiums will follow during the month of March in Miami, Florida on March 10th, San Antonio, Texas on March 24th and Washington DC on March 31st.

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ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) is the longest standing Latino organization with 80,000+ members assembled in 45 professional and more than 160 student chapters across America.

Our Purpose: Connecting Latino leaders for Impact.

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No More Clinic Visits – Weight Loss Fat Freezing Device Allows You To Use At Home

Fat Freezing Process

Fat Freezing Device For Home Use

Until now this method was only administered in-clinic

A newly developed product now available for purchase by the public for fat freezing at home utilizes this same technology and is poised to revolutionize the way this medical treatment is delivered.”

— Gilly Roze

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2018 / — With the many avenues, products and services available for weight loss today – all of which promising the same end result – not many are actually backed by logical science and proven results.

What started with Harvard scientists who noticed dimples in the faces of children who ate popsicles soon led to the research, development and U.S. patenting of a weight-loss breakthrough device.

The proprietary Fat Freezing process involves the freezing of subcutaneous fat cells which are more susceptible to cold than skin is, hence the reduction and elimination of these fat cells with absolutely zero damage to one's actual skin. The fat freezer technology simply involves gentle and direct application of cold which then shrinks and induces the bodies natural elimination of fat cells. It also greatly helps to increase your bodies metabolism so these cannot come back easily.

Completely safe and comfortable. It was developed for people plagued by stubborn fat that takes forever to remove.

But, until recently, this procedure was done within the confines of a clinic.

A newly developed product – now available for purchase by the public – utilizing this same technology, is poised to revolutionize the way this medical treatment is administered.

The new Fat Freezing system costs less than one clinic visit and allows you to simply strap on the belt-like device to any part of the body with excessive fat deposits, like stubborn love handles, areas with unwanted cellulite etc, and it immediately goes to work dissolving those fat cell deposits beneath that area by freezing them away. Our bodies then use its own natural process called Apoptosis to rid the body of these dead cells.

A realistic alternative to invasive procedures or clinic visits which actually delivers results and has proven to be effective. It is clearly visible through the fat freezing reviews that it delivers what it promises – focused weight loss. The device is available for purchase through the manufacturer’s website

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Cambridge Trading Academy made History in Market in February with there new X PRO Software


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Cambridge Trading Academy made History Last February with there new X PRO Software

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When you see opportunity you must seize it”

— James Viscuglia II

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, March 2, 2018 / — Cambridge Trading Academy made History in Market in February with there new X PRO Software
I interviewed James Viscuglia II at there office in Las Vegas the founder and designer of the software X PRO and he said, We made in history on stock market!! and all of our members in our day trading group at The X PRO price action trading software work way over everybody standards .the software gives our signals and you have 3 to 5 minutes to get into the trade I made it so simple it,s on a 9th grade level. the software runs 23 hours a day for trading, what makes the in our diffidence then any other trading system is the time line in the trend line and in EMA line and our trading group our people fellow our simple rules for trading and it works out great!! plus our free live trading session that we have on the internet 5 days a week . WE shorted the market last month by trading SP 500 E MINI,S on the Chicago Stock Exchange.Plus our new X PRO trading software will trading the German DAX market too. I tell everyone to watch it first for free seeing is believing right? and talk to others trading members in our group. He is one member in gourp talking about the our software "I have been trading Futures and stocks for more than 40 years and only wish that the Cambridge Trading Academy (X PRO) software had been available sooner! It would have saved me money and a lot of frustration. The X PRO software and rules are easy to understand because they indicated where to enter a trade and when to get out of a trade. You just have to follow the 6 simple indicators and be patient, rather than "hunting" for stocks and trades to take. Thank you James for all your dedication and hard work."
Steve Boden, Las Vegas, NV
I always believe that people can learn to do the trading on their own if given the proper guidance," says Viscuglia. "Students who take my courses learn how to trade for themselves. After watching and learning, students can make educated risk assessments based on what they've learned. With my software, students can predict trading indicators and show the best chance of profitability. In addition, they will be able to view the lowest possible risks for loss." James said,Cambridge Trading Academy, which will be an educational institute working to equip others to determine for themselves what the right moves are in the trading field. He is also set to live stream a live trading session, which will be accessible via Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook and Twitter.

Viscuglia's aim is to ensure that people have control over their own financial futures. There is everyone from stay-at-home moms to retired law enforcement and military within his group. Coming from his own blue-collar beginnings, Viscuglia is from western New York where he was a machinist and computer programmer. He wanted to ensure that financially he could provide well for his family, which includes four children, after learning about trading from mentors, Viscuglia set out on his own path and created both the software and the Day Trading Group.

To learn more about new X PRO software and to test it for free first software, visit

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John Marshall Professor Renée Hatcher Appointed Co-Chair to AALS Clinicians of Color Sub Committee

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2018 / — Renée Hatcher, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Business Enterprise Law Clinic at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, has been appointed co-chair of the Clinicians of Color Sub Committee by the Association of American Law School’s Executive Committee for the Clinical Legal Education Section. Hatcher will serve a two-year appointment.

This is Hatcher’s first appointment to an AALS committee. “I’m excited to serve as the co-chair for the Clinicians of Color AALS Subcommittee,” Hatcher said. “This subcommittee supports and provides important professional development opportunities for clinical professors of color, while seeking to expand the pipeline of future clinicians of color and address the diversity crisis in clinical legal education. I think it’s paramount that we increase the representation of diverse clinical law faculty to ensure that clinical programs are reflective of community needs and the voices of varied communities, addressing issues of disenfranchisement and vulnerability.”

Hatcher came to John Marshall in 2016 after finishing a clinical teaching faculty fellowship at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Hatcher has focused her career on public interest and social justice, creating social change through community development and human rights advocacy work.

Hatcher previously was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas-Austin, a staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and the inaugural Helaine Barnett Fellow at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.

A native of Gary, Indiana, Hatcher graduated from New York University School of Law in 2011.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 13th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 19th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

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Ohmcraft Meets Growing Demand for High Performance Resistors with $500,000 in Capital Investments

To support rising demand for its products, Ohmcraft—a leader in high-voltage resistor design and manufacturing— made more than $500,000 in capital investments.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, USA, March 2, 2018 / — To support rising demand for its products, Ohmcraft—a leader in thick-film, high-voltage, high-precision resistor design and manufacturing—recently made more than $500,000 in capital investments. The upgrades have enabled Ohmcraft to increase capacity and capabilities in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility without compromising its unmatched lead times.

The new equipment includes a fully automated, high-speed screen printer with automated optical alignment, a custom high capacity belt furnace, and advanced test and measurement devices.

“As we enter new partnerships and expand our relationships with established accounts, it is essential that we not lose sight of what brought them to us in the first place—our ability to provide custom, precision resistors with extremely competitive turnaround times,” said Eric Van Wormer, Vice President of the Ohmcraft division of Micropen Technologies. “Our strategic capital investments have put us in an optimal position for current and future growth, while maintaining the level of service to which our customers are accustomed.”

Ohmcraft’s thick-film, surface mount resistors are engineered to meet application specific needs in a variety of industries, including medical and military equipment. Its technology utilizes the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to print precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate, producing higher performance resistors over a wider range of values on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.

About Ohmcraft
Ohmcraft’s thick-film, surface mount resistors are engineered to meet application specific needs. Our proprietary Micropen printing technology is the foundation for Ohmcraft’s family of resistor products. Ohmcraft precision leaded resistors are manufactured with our patented Micropen technology to create a unique serpentine design that withstands voltages up to 100kV and provides an unmatched level of performance and stability. For more information, visit

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Bruneau & Co. is seeking quality consignments for its May 12th Pop Culture, Street Art, Urban Art & Unusual Art auction

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is seeking quality consignments for its first-ever sale dedicated entirely to Pop Culture, Street Art, Urban Art and Unusual Art.

We’re so serious about wanting to become a major player in this field that, for this auction only, we’re advertising commission rates on a graduated scale.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, R.I., UNITED STATES, March 2, 2018 / — CRANSTON, R.I. – Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is actively seeking quality consignments for its first-ever sale dedicated entirely to Pop Culture, Street Art, Urban Art and Unusual Art, slated for Saturday, May 12th, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 11 am Eastern time. The deadline for consignment submissions is April 13th.

“We’re so serious about wanting to become a major player in this field that, for this auction only, we’re advertising commission rates on a graduated scale, starting at 10 percent for items that hammer for up to $1,000, and zero percent for items that sell for more than $5,000,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “That’s a huge incentive.”

Bruneau said the May 12th auction serves as a hand-in-glove complement to the firm’s toy and comic auctions, of which many have already been held and a nice one is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th. Consignments for that event are being accepted thru March 30th. The sale will include Sub-Mariner Comics #40 and Batman #44, plus a 1985 Star Wars POTF AT-AT Drive AFA 85.

For the May auction, Bruneau is especially interested in attracting works by the American Pop Artist and designer KAWS (real name: Brian Donnelly, b. 1974), to include originals, prints, all vinyl figures and sculptures. “Essentially, we want everything KAWS,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer whose area of expertise is Street and Urban Art. “We’ve already secured a large collection of KAWS figures that collectors will find very interesting.”
KAWS began his career in the 1990s as a graffiti artist, moving on to “subvertising” and later sculptures, acrylic paintings on canvas and screen prints. He also collaborates commercially, predominantly on limited edition toys, as well as clothing, skate decks and other products. His work is exhibited in galleries and museums. Items by him are highly sought after by collectors.
Landry stressed that Bruneau & Co. is seeking “all Urban and Street Art works, plus limited collectibles from various certain artists.” These include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Takashi Murakamki (Japanese, b. 1962), a contemporary artist who works in fine arts media, mostly painting and sculpture, as well as commercial media, such as fashion, merchandise and animation. He blurred the line between high and low art, and coined the term superflat, which describes aspects of Japanese artistic traditions, culture and society.
• Banksy (birth date and identity unknown), the anonymous English-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director. Banksy’s searing, satirical street art creations and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti, which he executes in a unique and distinctive stenciling technique. His works can be seen on streets, walls and bridges.
• Daniel Arsham (Am., b. 1980), the contemporary American artist who lives and works in New York City. Arsham’s multidisciplinary practice challenges the line between art, architecture and performance. His company Snarkitecture features work with fashion brands, interior and architectural design, and a complete line of functional design objects.
• Invader (b. 1969), the pseudonym of a French urban artist whose artwork is modeled on the crude pixellations of the video games from the 1970s and 1980s. He took his name from the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders, and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters. Like Banksy, he prefers to be incognito.
• Ron English (Am., b. 1959), a contemporary artist who explores brand imagery and advertising. English is best known for his use of color and comic book collage and he’s produced images on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. He coined the term POPaganda, used to describe a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones.
• Shepard Fairey (Am., b. 1970), a contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing. Fairey emerged from the skateboarding scene and became widely known during the 2008 presidential election for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster. He may be the best known and most influential of all the street artists.
• OG Slick, the American graffiti artist (born Richard Wyrgatsch) who went on to become one of the most dominant street clothing designers out of Los Angeles, with brands like Shaoliun Worldwide and the current DISSIZIT. He pioneered the street wear movement and his graphic design aesthetic has influenced an entire generation of artists / designers.
• Hajime Sorayama (b. 1947), the Japanese illustrator known for his precisely detailed, erotic portrayals of feminized, bio-mechanoid robots, plus his design work on the original Sony AIBO robotic “pet”. Sorayama describes his highly detailed style as "superrealism", which he says "deals with the technical issue of how close one can get to one's object."

Outside of these and other targeted artists, Bruneau & Co. is also looking for various limited and licensed products, to include BAPE and Supreme, among other high-profile brands. Also sought are deadstock and near-mint examples of Air Jordan, Nike, Adidas, Yeezy and other designer, collaborative and limited collectible footwear. “We want this first Pop Culture auction to be a huge success,” Mr. Bruneau said. “We’re leaving no stone unturned to attract the best out there.”

Internet bidding will be available through, the Bruneau app, eBay,,, ePaiLIVE (Asia), and

Download the Bruneau app on Google play and iTunes. Phone and absentee (left) bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held on Thursday, May 10th, from 9-5; on Friday, May 11th, from 12 noon until 9 pm; and on Saturday, May 12th, the date of auction, when the doors open at 8 am.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has announced a new schedule for 2018. There will be no pre-sale with the estate auctions, as before. They will usually be on the first Saturday of each month and will start at 11 am Eastern. Monday night auctions will be held the third Monday of every month.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Saturday, May 12th auction, visit To contact Bruneau & Co. via e-mail, use

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Hollywood Swag Bag to Gift Talent Staying at The Four Seasons Hotel for Hollywood's Biggest Night

2018 Hollywood Swag Bag Honoring Oscar Weekend at The Four Seasons Hotel

Hollywood Swag Bag creates gifts for celebrity rooms in honor of Oscar Weekend.

HOLLYWOOD, CA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2018 / — Hollywood Swag Bag ( will be providing gifts for the nominees and talent staying at The Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills in honor of Oscar Weekend. The talent will receive their luxuries in the comfort of their own hotel rooms.

The swag bag is valued at $15,000.00 this year and includes an assortment of cosmetics, original art, gift vouchers and fashion items from Australia, Brazil as well as local U.S. brands.

Past recipients of Hollywood Swag Bag's Four Seasons Gift Bags include Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep, Ricky Gervais, Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Kimmel and more.

Gifting participants for the 2018 include: Finn's Beach Club in Bali Gift Vouchers, Hungry Girl Magazine by Lisa Lillien, Perla Natural Teeth Whitening, The Hachette Book Group's National Best Seller PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee and Seeing Red by Sandra Brown. Patrizia Terranova Art, Samba Sol Flip Flops from Brazil, Laurencia Hoffmann's books "No Love Lost", "A Wish for Remembrance", and "Life and Death." LaChance Vineyards Wine, an assortment of Seasnax, Carolyn Cranwell’s book Navigating Alzheimer's along with a gift voucher for her services, JeanClare's book Never Give Up, Kerrie Denton's book My Secret is Your Secret, Dr. Angela Wilson The Ultimate Self Mastery gift vouchers for her services, Have You Packed Yet? Deluxe Grab n’ Go Beauty Case, Lisa Pollock's Art from the Heart Journal and Mug, Nutra Organics Mermaid Latte; Katrina Wilson's book The Rugby Mindset. Your Superfoods; Forever Beautiful Supplements. Sangaria USA Chu-hi Alcoholic Beverage, Luiere Bio-Cellulouse Masks from Australia, Young Scent Health and Wellness Drinks, Burbank Fit Body Boot Camp Vouchers, Artisfactions Visual Communications by Tracy Saunders, Abeauty Teen (boys and girls) body wash and moisturizer. Be Tini Spirits in a variety of flavors, Mezcal Bozal a craft, artisan, handmade Mezcal, The Organic Lip Balm Company gifting lip balm and the book One Million Kisses by Janine Hall. Leila Khan's book 101+ Ways to Overcome Life's Biggest Obstacles, Marie Chronopoulos’ book Dare to Choose a Journey of Self Healing, She’s It- Empowered Women Win Wine Glasses. All of these amazing gifts will be presented in the Think Royln Gold Wingman Bag. Swag Bag procured by and

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Hollywood Swag Bag in conjunction with is a luxury gifting company that represents various brands from US and worldwide to provide gifts to celebrities through luxury hotels in Los Angeles and New York.

Hollywood Swag Bag is in no way associated with The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, or The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Stereo Vision Entertainment's (OTC Pink: SVSN) $50 million NYSE REIT to unlock stock's underlying value

“We are the second company to do so, but the first one in so far as our REIT will exclusively benefit our majority owned subsidiary,” said Honour.

Stereovision, Entertainment, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SVSN)

Many businesses keen on capitalizing on the green rush, cast their nets into the waters without understanding cannabis’s complex legal environment. This is a costly mistake we avoided from the outset”

— Jack Honour, CEO Stereovision Entertainment, Inc.

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, March 2, 2018 / — Newswire – Stereo Vision Entertainment’s (OTC: SVSN) bold foray into the lucrative medical cannabis space—a market projected to hit $55.8 billion by 2025 according to a report by Grand View Research—is beginning to pay off.

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SVSN, which also has interests in media, including a wholly owned 9 time Emmy Award winning production company (REZN8), has retained SEC counsel to file for a $50 million Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with the SEC for listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Through the REIT, the Las Vegas based company will receive equity in the REIT and management fees and purchase irrigated farm land for long term favored nation leases to its majority owned subsidiary, CannaVision. Stereovision, Inc. (OTC Pink: SVSN) has a 70% stake in CannaVision, which has a fully funded SEC S-1 registration statement being filed with the SEC. This essentially means that CannaVision will be a fully reporting public company that issues periodic financial and operational disclosures, boosting transparency and facilitating due diligence.

CannaVision has an innovative organic hemp farming model. Leasing land through the $50 million REIT, instead of buying it upfront in the real estate market, will enable CannaVision to exponentially expand its acreage overnight without having to compromise its cash position or raise capital through debt and other dilutive equity financing strategies.

The REIT, which has already aroused sharp interest from Wall Street investors keen on venturing into the legal cannabis space, will allow CannaVision to rapidly expand its footprint. This expansion, which will be explored in greater detail further in the article, will translate into growth for SVSN since it is a majority shareholder. This could unlock tremendous value in SVSN’s stock, which could be  considered to be grossly undervalued.

Acreage is the Holy Grail

Among the many products from hemp, CBD can generate as much as $180,000 (CAD)/$140,000 (USD) per acre. This is according to research based on the Canadian market, which is more readily available due to the fact that the country has more progressive cannabis laws than the U.S. The chart below gives a detailed breakdown of the expected revenue from just one acre of industrial hemp.

Evidently, acreage is the Holy Grail in hemp cultivation—revenues are a direct function of how many acres you grow. However, expanding acreage is easier said than done. Farmland is increasingly expensive in the U.S., with prices having increased consistently since the early 90s and even defying the 2008 financial crisis. This is according to analysis by The Motley Fool cited on USA TODAY.

The high cost of farmland presents a challenge to the vast majority of hemp cultivators as legal cannabis is still a development stage industry and the vast majority of companies in the space are currently not generating sufficient revenues or cash flows to purchase irrigated farm land.

U.S. farmland prices have increased consistently since early 90s

Moreover, despite sustained hype over progressive cannabis legislation in the U.S., most cannabis players are still operating legally ambiguous businesses as far as Federal Law is concerned. This introduces insurmountable challenges while seeking capital from Wall Street, commercial banks and other mainstream financial institutions.

As a result, some of the most hotly traded stocks in the space, such as Terra Tech Corp (OTCQX: TRTC), routinely dilute common stockholders through toxic debt in order to raise short-term capital. In our last analysis of the stock earlier in the year, we presented a blow-by-blow analysis of how the company has diluted stockholders through the years by increasing shares outstanding from 76.89 million in 2012 to 903.17 million as at December 11th 2017.  TRTC has dropped 30% since our analysis.

Unlike its peers, SVSN has found a way to get the smart money into legal cannabis through an NYSE-listed REIT. As earlier stated, the REIT will allow its subsidiary—CannaVision—to gain inexpensive access to thousands of acres of irrigated farmland for hemp cultivation without resorting to shareholder-unfriendly financial acrobatics that peers such as TRTC have grown accustomed to.

SVSN’s CEO, Jack Honour, spoke to Emerging Growth extensively on how SVSN’s ingenious strategy has allowed it to leverage on conventional funding to preserve its cannabis subsidiary’s cash flows and limit dilution arising from capital raising.

Legal business

“Many businesses keen on capitalizing on the green rush, cast their nets into the waters without first understanding cannabis’s complex legal environment. This is a costly mistake that we deliberately avoided from the outset,” said Honour.

“We have two divisions—hemp cultivation and medical cannabis clinics—which are fully legal at State and Federal levels. This means that we are fully insulated from the legal uncertainty that plagues the wider cannabis sector,” continued Honour.

CannaVision’s insulation from regulatory uncertainty is what allowed it to indirectly attract mainstream financing through a cannabis focused REIT. “From a Federal standpoint, we essentially fall under the Department of Agriculture, meaning that Wall Street firms can buy our cannabis focused REIT without fear that the REIT is associated with an illegal business,” noted Honour.

This ingenious strategy, which will give Wall Street an initial entry point into the billion dollar legal cannabis space, is reflective of the quality of talent within CannaVision’s management team.

“Our COO, Mr. Steven Previch, is a highly accomplished senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in the financial securities industry. He understands Wall Street’s assessment of risk and reward and how to get this equation right in order to attract necessary financing,” observed Honour.

Only one company so far—Pacific Century Holdings—has successfully launched a cannabis focused REIT, demonstrating the difficulty of accessing cannabis funding on major exchanges while at the same time underlining the rare expertise of managers such as CannaVision’s Previch.

“We are the second company to do so, but the first one in so far as our REIT will exclusively benefit our majority owned subsidiary,” said Honour.

The average price of U.S. farmland is currently around $2,728, according to the aforementioned analysis by The Motley Fool. Through the $50 million REIT, CannaVision will ultimately be able to access up to 18,328 acres. This translates into an opportunity to rake in revenues of $2.6 billion in the long-term. This is not a typo, but a calculation based on the average revenue per acre of hemp of at least $140,000.

Moreover, leasing land instead of buying, will leave CannaVision with sufficient cash flow and high margins to fund operations internally, grow organically and become profitable without taking on unsustainable debt. Consequently, the company could end up becoming a solid acquisition target, signaling the possibility of a huge pay day for SVSN, which owns a 70% stake.

Grossly undervalued

SVSN could be considered grossly undervalued in view of the potential in CannaVision. Even without the acreage and revenue that the NYSE-listed REIT will progressively unlock in the coming years, the current underlying value of CannaVision in terms of revenue potential still outstrips the market value of SVSN.

Currently trading at $0.08, SVSN has a market cap of $12.4 million based on outstanding shares of approximately 155 million. In contrast, CannaVision has an existing five-year lease on a 125 acre piece of farmland in Puerto Rico, which recently approved hemp cultivation. This represents potential revenue of at least $18 million a year (125 acres multiplied by average revenue of $140,000 per acre. It further presents an opportunity of grossing $100 million for the five years of the lease’s duration, assuming just one harvest per year instead of two or three.

Some of the popular stocks in the medical cannabis space, such as Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: MJNA), currently have lofty valuations. Much of MJNA’s potential has already been priced into the stock. The company, which has supply contracts with the Mexican government and is a darling due to its status as the first publicly held company in the cannabis space, has a price to sales ratio of 13.7x. This is much higher than the industry average of 2.2x and the S&P 500 average of 2.4x.

In contrast, SVSN has a market cap of $12.4 million, despite having a 70% stake in a cannabis company that can conservatively rake in revenues of $20 million to $25 million in the first year—this is excluding sales after the REIT brings in acreage and also revenue from the operational medical marijuana clinics and sales from SVSN’s highly successful media and production subsidiaries.

You do not need complex valuation models or windy computations to conclude—with a high degree of certainty—that SVSN, once once the REIT puts it on Wall Street’s radar will become a grossly undervalued play whose value will be unlocked.

Puerto Rico ready for cultivation

Cultivation of hemp on CannaVision’s 125 acre piece of land in Puerto Rico is set to start as soon as the company receives a permit, something Honour says is imminent based on the company’s track record in advocating for progressive marijuana laws in Puerto Rico.

“Although I am tempted to feign humility, the reality is that the progressive marijuana laws in Puerto Rico have been passed in large part because of our tireless lobbying. We appreciate the value of medical marijuana and are glad the state government does too,” he said.

“Former Puerto Rico Governor Carlos Romero-Barcelo’s son Andres Romero, a StereoVision Board of Directors member has personally been engaging the state government, including individuals who have State Governor Rosselló’s ear, and he has confirmed publicly that CannaVision will get the permit very soon, in line with indications in recent press releases,” he added.

Senor Romero, has been a StereoVision Board of Director member for 10 years and has been successful in lobbying the current administration to institute progressive cannabis laws thanks to his ties with the current Governor, Governor Rosselló, and the psrty currently in power. Senor Romero’s dad, the former Governor Carlos Romero-Barcelo, was actually StereoVision's Vice Chair from 2008 to 2015.

Part of the reason why CannaVision has been successful in getting favourable legislation in Puerto Rico is its strategic HR policy, which focuses on bringing in talent that directly addresses the business’s most fundamental and immediate needs.

“One of CannaVision’s directors is Judge Walter Marrero. The experienced litigator and seasoned full-service governmental relations expert was a municipal court judge and is presently a key lobbyist for international investment projects in the hemp, medical cannabis, green, and bio-products industries in Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and other jurisdictions around the world,” ventured Honour.

“Talent acquisition and retention is at the heart of CannaVision’s strategy. While we love working with people who are genuinely passionate about the possibilities of medical cannabis, we put an even greater premium on skill and competence,” continued Honour.

Going forward, the company plans to syndicate its industrial hemp farming business to Puerto Rico’s farmers on a profit sharing basis. This will allow it to achieve more acreage and gain the goodwill of the local community, which is highly critical in any agricultural business.

Doing good while doing well

“The most interesting thing about our business is that, other than creating shareholder value, we are also benefiting the community. It is part of the emergent corporate philosophy of doing good while doing well,” noted Honour.

In Puerto Rico, for instance, CannaVision will be installing solar fields at all its cultivation properties. The solar fields will generate enough electricity for the full operation of its facility as well as surplus that will be sold back into Puerto Rico’s grid. “We have a 20 year power purchase agreement with the state run power authroity. This will not only generate additional revenues for our farms, but also help address the chronic power undersupply in Puerto Rico,” observed Honour.

In addition, CannaVision has a strategic alliance with Hemp Adobe—a home builder that uses hemp stalks to build affordable, sustainable and ecofriendly homes. CannaVision will supply hemp stalks to Hemp Abode to enable the latter to manufacture sustainable building products in Puerto Rico.

“Approximately 3.5, 1200 square foot homes per acre of hemp can be manufactured. So with just the first harvest at our 125 acre farm in Puerto Rico, materials for approximately 450 Hemp Adobe ecofriendly homes can be delivered to the Puerto Rico home market, and the home kits are built in one week and out on the truck for approximately $12,000 a piece.,” noted Honour. “Although the impact of selling hemp stalk on the company’s overall top line is marginal, our contribution to the Puerto Rican real estate market comes at a time when demand for affordable homes is high after Hurricane Maria destroyed about 70,000 homes in September 2017,” he continued.

Nevertheless, none of CannaVision’s operations bring more fulfilment to Honour than the company’s medical marijuana division. The company has two clinics in Florida and plans to continue expanding by partnering with marijuana certified doctors through a revenue sharing model.

“Our core business is treating veterans with PTSD, opioid addiction, and cancer patients. Wherever medical marijuana is legal 25% of cancer patients use it and opioid deaths drop off by 25%. So no matter which side of the debate you are on, medical marijuana is adding to the quality of life for some of our most seriously ill friends and neighbors, but it is saving lives today. And no on has ever died from a marijuana overdose. This is a social contribution that cannot be downplayed,” noted Honour, adding that PTSD and opioid addiction among veterans were two key issues the nation as whole needed to urgently confront.

Although hemp cultivation will continue driving growth, Honour notes that the medical marijuana division is part of the reason why he is very passionate about the business. SVSN will leverage on its Emmy Award winning media subsidiaries to create increased awareness about the benefits of medical marijuana. “A new documentaries about vets getting off opioid and heroin addiction with medical marijuana is in the pipeline,” noted Honour.

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Youth Tackle Football Ban:, New York Attorneys Launch ‘One-Stop Portal’ For Tracking Legislation In All States

tracking proposals, news, legislation, and related Interactive map withinformation on initiatives seeking to ban tackling in youth football

Interactive Ban Tackle Football State by State Map

As Ill bill advances, one-stop portal for tracking proposals, news, legislation, and related information on initiatives on banning tackling in youth football

Football is a concussion delivery system. We feel compelled to compile this information for parents, teachers, coaches, and all concerned about the health and safety of our youth”

— Michael V. Kaplen, Esq.

PLEASANTVILLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2018 / — A new web page, launched today by New York brain injury lawyers, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, aims to provide a one-stop portal for tracking proposals, news, legislation, and related information on initiatives seeking to ban tackling in youth football.

With increasing attention focused on football and the risk of brain injury, legislation has now been proposed in several states. And the proposals are gathering speed.

Yesterday, the "Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE" passed the Illinois House mental health committee by an 11-9 vote and will now proceed to the full House for consideration. The bill proposes to ban tackle football for children under the age of 12 in the state of Illinois.

Similar bills have been proposed in California, New York, and Maryland, with more States expected to follow in the coming months.

“Football is a concussion delivery system,” said Michael V. Kaplen, a partner in the firm, and Past President of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. According to Kaplen, “In light of the new CDC report concerning the crisis of brain injury in children, and the mounting medical evidence that tackle football can cause brain injury, we feel compelled to compile this information for parents, teachers, coaches, and all concerned about the health and safety of our youth.”

Shana De Caro, a member of the firm and secretary of the Brain Injury Association of America stated, “By collecting the data in one place, we aim to simplify the process of obtaining up to date, accurate, and important information.” According to De Caro, “Our aim is to provide educational material in an easily accessible format, so the public can join in efforts to protect our children’s brains.”

As advocates for brain injury survivors, Michael Kaplen and Shana De Caro have witnessed first-hand the real damage caused by repeated blows to the head.

They are far from alone in their concerns.

In a 2018 Report to Congress, The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: Opportunities for Action, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC) reiterated that traumatic brain injury in children is a significant public health concern.

The report further revealed recent statistics establish that sports and recreational activities accounted for an estimated 325,000 TBI-related ED visits by children and teens.

The 1st of March also marked the beginning of Brain Injury Awareness month, highlighted by the Brain Injury Association of America.

Shana De Caro, a partner in De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, and current secretary of the Brain Injury Association of America, explains the significance behind this year's campaign, “The message we want to convey, is “Change Your Mind”. Brain injuries are seriously misunderstood. We want to educate the public about the incidence of brain injury, the needs of those who have sustained brain injuries and their families. We also want to de-stigmatize brain injury and empower survivors. It is imperative that we change minds.”

De Caro & Kaplen's portal for tracking youth tackle football legislation, including an interactive map and timeline, can be found on their website at

Michael V. Kaplen
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
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