Neo-expressionist painting by Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), titled Butterfly's, hits $15,000 at Bruneau & Co. auction

Neo-expressionist painting by Hunt Slonem (American, b. 1951), titled Butterfly’s (2003), 30 inches by 40 inches, done in Slonem’s unmistakable sgraffito technique ($15,000).

Post-modern figurative female sculpture by Alabama artist Dan Corbin (b. 1947), a reclining nude with a polychrome painted design, molded and sculpted of Bauxite ($2,375).

Complete bronze chess set by Giuseppe Vasari (Italian, 1934-2005), with an 18-inch-square, white and blue marble game board, silvered medieval figural game pieces ($1,875).

American folk-art hook rug tapestry, executed in the early 20th century by Lib Callaway and titled Meeting Day, a 38 ¼ inch by 49 inch signed pictorial carpet ($1,750).

19-piece, German-made children’s sheep doll group consisting of 16 small sheep toys with papier-mâché faces, miniature donkey toy, miniature goat toy and large sheep pull-toy ($1,625).

The bright and colorful work sailed past its $8,000-$12,000 estimate and was the top lot in the sale, held May 4th, online and at the gallery in Cranston, R.I.

It was a thrill to hammer down the Hunt Slonem to an inhouse bidder against fierce competition from online and the phone. It was a notable record for the artist on the secondary market.””

— Travis Landry

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, May 9, 2019 / — A bright and colorful neo-expressionist painting by American artist Hunt Slonem (b. 1951), titled Butterfly’s (2003), sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to finish at $15,000 in a Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction conducted May 4th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue. It was the sale’s top lot.

The 30 inch by 40 inch oil on canvas composition of blue, red green and yellow butterflies amongst foliage over a white background was executed using Slonem’s unmistakable sgraffito technique. His work is included in over fifty permanent museum collections (including the Met in New York City) and is a featured component of several very important corporate collections.

“It was a thrill to hammer down the Hunt Slonem to an inhouse bidder against fierce competition from online and the phone,” said Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer Travis Landry. “It was a notable record for the artist on the secondary market in comparison to past auction records.”

Just over 350 quality lots pulled from estates and collections across New England came up for bid in the main catalog auction at noon. Th was preceded by a pre-sale of more than 150 lots offered to an in-house crowd in the morning. The main catalog featured a variety of Asian arts, decorative arts, paintings, furniture, jewelry, collectibles, primitives, fine silver and porcelain.

“It was a well-rounded sale with strong results throughout,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “From jewelry to artwork and furniture, everything for the most part performed well for the market.” Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium, which was applied on a sliding scale.

A post-modern figurative female sculpture by Alabama artist Dan Corbin (b. 1947), went to a determined bidder for $2,375. The reclining nude with a polychrome painted design was molded and sculpted of Bauxite. The torso was inset with three bullets and wrapped with sheet steel. The upper thigh was inset with a figure and wrapped in metal. The work was signed ‘Dan Corbin 97’.

A pair of 14kt yellow gold, ruby and diamond earrings, made in America by Orianne Collins Jewellery, breezed to $2,250. Each earring boasted three oval cut natural rubies surrounded by round cut diamond set oval bezels with screw back studs, totaling 11.27 tcw of rubies and 1.09 tcw of diamonds. Each was marked, “Orianne 14K RU 11.27 ct D 1.09 ct” on back of the stud.

A beautiful and complete Italian bronze chess set by Giuseppe Vasari (Italian, 1934-2005), on an 18-inch-square, white and blue marble game board featuring an ornate foliate silvered apron supported by figural mermaid feet with gilt and silvered medieval figural game pieces, the tallest being 5 ¾ inches in height, realized $1,875. Overall the chess set was in very good condition.

An American folk-art hook rug tapestry, executed in the early 20th century by Lib Callaway and titled Meeting Day, knocked down for $1,750. The 38 ¼ inch by 49 inch pictorial carpet depicted a bustling village center with a church and schoolhouse. The pattern was from the New Earth Designs & Lib Callaway Collection. The textile was signed “Lib Callaway” on the back edge.

A 19-piece, German-made children’s sheep doll group consisting of 16 small sheep toys with papier-mâché faces, a miniature donkey toy, a miniature goat toy and a large sheep pull-toy with wheels, glass eyes and wool coat, gaveled for $1,625. The largest figure of the group was 10 ¾ inches tall, the smallest 2 ¼ inches tall. The set was from the collection of a Rhode Island man.

A well-crafted, early 20th century solid wood set of eight faux bamboo caned Chippendale style chairs, with wonderful bamboo turnings throughout and supported on four tapered turn solid legs, earned $1,625. Three of the chairs were upholstered, while one had a replaced cane seat.

An 18th century American oxbow front slant-top desk featuring a solid mahogany case with dovetail construction throughout, a compartmented interior with a shell carved cabinet on four graduated drawers, seated on ball-and-claw feet, 44 inches tall by 42 inches wide, made $1,500.

For those unable to attend in person, Internet bidding was facilitated by,, and, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Telephone and absentee bids were also taken.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auction events, please visit Updates are posted frequently. To contact the company via e-mail, use Or, you can phone them at (401) 533-9980.

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Bringing Fundamental Human Rights to Life with Free and Interactive Educational Materials Available for All

Teachers getting their Education Packages from Youth for Human Rights International

Teachers getting their Education Packages from Youth for Human Rights International

“What Are Human Rights?” educational booklet provided free of charge by Youth for Human Rights International

“What Are Human Rights?” educational booklet provided free of charge by Youth for Human Rights International

Erica Rodgers, National Director for Youth for Human Rights International (at left) showing the educational booklet to an educator at a teachers’ convention

Erica Rodgers, National Director for Youth for Human Rights International (at left) showing the educational booklet to an educator at a teachers’ convention

Youth for Human Rights representatives with the Mr. Terry Cherry, Past-President of the National Council for the Social Studies at the annual NCSS Convention showing the different human rights educational materials

Youth for Human Rights representatives with the Mr. Terry Cherry, Past-President of the National Council for the Social Studies at the annual NCSS Convention showing the different human rights educational materials

Youth for Human Rights advocate, Travis Ellis distributing the “What Are Human Rights?” booklets to parents and children

Youth for Human Rights advocate, Travis Ellis distributing the “What Are Human Rights?” booklets to parents and children

Restoring dignity and worth of the human person with free access to high-quality printed materials educating people on their human rights.

Youth for Human Rights International focuses on preventive actions”

— Erica Rodgers

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 9, 2019 / — The goal of a world where people treat each other with respect and dignity is far from a reality. Within the United States, human rights abuses are clearly evident with police brutality accruing regularly, hate crimes related to religious discrimination on the rise, and hundreds of thousands of American children across the country being sold into slavery via human trafficking. Our only hope? A world reborn through understanding and respect of human rights. And this can only be done through effective education.

Youth for Human Rights International, a non-profit organization based in California is committed to educating people worldwide on their human rights and accompanying responsibilities through the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, assisting and enabling young people to become leaders, advocating for tolerance and peace.

While many other global human rights organizations focus on raising concerns about human rights violations, advancing research and advocating on behalf of the victims of abuse, Youth for Human Rights International complements this work by addressing those issues with educational materials and activities.

“Youth for Human Rights International focuses on preventive actions,” says Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights International. “While other organizations are working to handle the aftermath of human rights abuses already committed, we are working to prevent the abuses from happening in the first place through broad scale education of the 30 basic human rights.”

At the core of its campaign are the informational “What Are Human Rights?” booklets, introducing youth and adults to the 30 rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, illustrated in simple and clear language. They have been provided free of charge to millions of people and are made available in 27 languages at

The increasing interest of young people in learning their human rights led to the creation of 30 accompanying audiovisual public service messages. Each illustrates an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through scenarios that appeal to anyone, enabling individuals of any age and literacy level to understand and apply this document.

The #OutOfMyPocket movement, a social media campaign launched last year by the National Education Association through which educators are sharing their stories, revealed alarming facts. Shockingly, in the 21st century, public school educators are reaching into their own pockets to pay for school supplies without reimbursement, the average amount spent a year by every teacher is $479. Filling the need for high-quality and effective human rights education, Youth for Human Rights provides educators worldwide with complete Education Packages in 18 languages, free of charge.

Included in each Education Package are the following human rights action tools:
1. The Youth for Human Rights Educator’s Guide – contains lesson plans, enrichment activities, ideas for activating the students on human rights education and a list of specific correlations of the lessons to model education standards. This is a resource for implementing a complete human rights curriculum in your class or school, or can be integrated into an existing curriculum.
2. The Story of Human Rights – a powerful and compelling documentary film that defines human rights by telling the dramatic story of their history and development from earliest times to the present day. It is suitable for all ages and is available in 26 languages.
3. Public Service Announcements (PSAs)– they depict each of the 30 Articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These individual videos portray in real-life terms what each one of the 30 human rights is. They have been airing on TV, in movie theaters and sports stadiums all over the world. They are translated in 17 languages.
4. UNITED music video, a winner of more than a dozen international awards—including “Best Short Film” at the New York International Independent Film Festival. This five-minute, street-savvy, multiethnic video gives a human rights message and advocates nonviolence. Available in 17 languages.
5. The What Are Human Rights? booklet contains a fully illustrated, youth version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights that makes human rights understandable for young people. It is available in packages of 24.
6. A set of 30 posters – highlighting one the 30 human rights to help reinforce human rights education in your school or community centers.
7. Glossary of terms, references to print and online resources.

These are tools that can empower any educator to bring human rights to life for young people through education. If you are an educator, request your free Education Package HERE.

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which lists the 30 human rights every person has – and how these become interwoven into everyday life. To learn more go to or watch

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Curaleaf's $950 Million Dollar Announcement

NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 9, 2019 / — Big news in cannabis. Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CURLF) announced recently it would buy the Select brand and Cura Partners for approximately $950 million in stock. The Select brand is well known on the west coast, which gives Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. an entry into the west coast markets.

Organigram Holdings Inc (OTC: OGRMF) has applied to trade on the NASDAQ exchange. The listing is subject to approval by NASDAQ. It is viewed as a positive sign that the company feels confident to list on a major exchange.

Jetblack Corp. (OTC: JTBK) recently announced the company’s intention to become a SEC reporting issuer by filing a Form 10. The company also announced it has amended its articles of incorporation to fix the authorized share count, which may not be increased in the future.

Biotechnology startup Goldfinch Bio Inc. could collect more than $1.95 billion through a collaboration with Gilead Sciences Inc. with the goal of fighting kidney diseases. The capital would be based on achievement of milestones and royalties on sales of products originating from the agreement.


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Glassbox Distances Competitors by Patenting Its Technology for Recording Web Sessions

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 9, 2019 / — Glassbox, the leading enterprise Digital Customer Management solution provider, today announced that a patent for its technology to record web sessions has been approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The patent for “Systems and Methods for Recording Web Sessions” covers a proprietary technology in Glassbox’s digital customer management platform that records both client- and server-side, providing global enterprises with an evidential 360-degree view of their website and mobile app. Server-side website session recordings significantly reduce the overhead of client-side recording and provide visibility into scenarios that cannot be captured with client-side recording, such as bot investigations, fraud attempts, scraping, and HTTP errors.

Glassbox’s technology breaks the dependency between server-side recording and external devices like TAP or even the need for SPAN port. As TAP or SPAN port are not required, this technology is ideal for cloud infrastructure or when access to network devices is not an option.

Glassbox’s technology enables Tealeaf customers to migrate to Glassbox Cloud without losing any visibility into their production environments.

“Client-recording is important, but it is only part of the ultimate digital truth, and enterprises cannot afford to lose session replay capabilities when migrating to the cloud,” said Glassbox CTO Yaron Gueta. “We created this technology to exceed the highest standards in the industry for quality and quantity of insights available to large enterprises. We’re very proud to have received the approval for the patent and appreciate the recognition that sets our technology apart from all other providers globally.”

Glassbox is the only enterprise-grade digital customer analytics platform that allows users to capture, index, search, retrieve, replay and drive real-time machine learning-driven insights from data related to digital customer journeys. It enables online customer experience professionals to receive automatic alerts about customer struggles and technical anomalies and act upon them. Glassbox does all this whilst meeting the highest security and privacy standards.

About Glassbox
Glassbox empowers organizations to manage and optimize the entire digital lifecycle of their web and mobile Customers. Leveraging unparalleled big data, behavioural analytics, session replay, free-text search, application monitoring and machine learning capabilities, Glassbox enables enterprises to see not only what online and mobile Customers are doing but also why they are doing it. Most importantly, Glassbox informs and facilitates action based on those insights that can lead to enhanced Customer experience, faster Customer disputes resolution, improved regulatory compliance and agile IT troubleshooting. Glassbox’s solutions are used by medium to very large enterprises mostly in the telecommunications and financial services and insurance industries and could cater to the needs of a wide range of verticals including healthcare, travel, hospitality and business services.

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Jen Coppin, MBA, Releases What's Your Sister Code?

What Color Is Your Sister Code? by Jen Coppin

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, May 9, 2019 / — Author and businesswoman, Jen Coppin has released her new book, her publicist announced today. "What's Your Secret Code?" is an inspirational and self-help women’s resource. It was written to enlighten, empower, and illustrate how women can be independent, while walking in unity.

Historically, women have associations and friendships that are often mangled with underlying jealousy, rivalry, and self-centeredness. In "What's Your Secret Code?" Coppin outlines several factors that explain why women are conflicted with the relationship they have with each other.

The author challenges women to replace negativity with positivity and then earnestly work towards building nurturing and respectful relationships. She says it’s quite possible to exchange hard realities, with what could be.

"The Sister Code is at the center of an ongoing conversation among women to improve their interpersonal relationships with each other," she stated. "The book asserts that in order to bring about collaborative change, women must work together as sisters and not foes."

Coppin also discusses several other topics such as marginalization and gender inequality. For example, women still do not have equal pay in the 21st century. She says these are among many issues which selfishly disregard the plight of women in a male-dominated, American society.

"More than anything, the book is an organizational model for solutions aimed at moving women to advocate, educate, and inspire each other," stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Jen Coppin. “Jen challenges women to rejuvenate, develop, and love themselves, so they can inspire, uplift, and assist others.”

Jen Coppin is available as a consultant and professional speaker. For appointments or speaking engagements, contact Fran Briggs, purchase or learn more about her book, visit or call (614) 625-4861.


As a youth working alongside her mother in New York factories, and while cleaning houses, Jen Coppin never lost sight of her dreams. The South East England native is the daughter of native Caribbean parents who migrated to the United States. Jen is the founder of the Kora Beauty Skincare line. It specializes in helping women with skin care issues. She is also the publisher at New Vision Media Publications. Jen Coppin earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a MBA Degree in Business Management, with a course of study in Business finance and accounting. The author champions women's rights as human rights and believes that women can become catalysts for change.

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LiveAuctioneers Partners with eBay to Bring Unique Fine Art, Antiques and Collectibles Inventory to Millions of Buyers

The new partnership will bring exceptional art, antiques, vintage collectibles and other high-quality goods from LiveAuctioneers sellers to the eBay platform for fixed-price purchase. LiveAuctioneers image

Streamlined integration will allow auction houses to convert inventory into fixed-price transactions and instantly reach massive global audience

Now, LiveAuctioneers partners will be able to offer their consignors unprecedented access to both the LiveAuctioneers and eBay audiences in a Buy It Now format, no bidding required.”

— Phil Michaelson, CEO, LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA, May 9, 2019 / — LiveAuctioneers and eBay have jointly announced a new partnership that will expand selling opportunities for auction houses in a way that is unprecedented in the art and collectibles sector. The combined force of eBay’s incomparable presence in the online retail marketplace with LiveAuctioneers’ peerless technology and client database of more than 5,000 premier auction houses will form the infrastructure for a “Buy It Now” after-sale venue set to launch this spring.

“With the goal of bringing exceptional art, antiques, jewelry and vintage collectibles inventory to the eBay platform, we’re excited to partner with a highly regarded industry leader in LiveAuctioneers,” said Katerina Frank, Category Manager of Art and Antiques at eBay. “LiveAuctioneers’ partners will benefit by having their coveted goods accessible by eBay’s large global customer base.”

Auction houses that use LiveAuctioneers’ online live-bidding platform will have the option of exposing auction inventory to eBay’s 179 million global active buyers. In return, eBay visitors will have access to a select inventory of fixed-price art and high-quality collectibles that previously would have been available only via the live-auction route, with anticipated prices ranging from $50 for a vintage toy to $200,000 for an original Impressionist artwork.

LiveAuctioneers sellers will gain access to powerful eBay marketing tools. While expanding their buyer base and go-to-market models, auction houses will experience a full range of e-commerce benefits designed to improve their sell-through rates and attract new consignors.

“Auction house owners are first worried about supply, and then demand. Now, LiveAuctioneers partners will be able to offer their consignors unprecedented access to both the LiveAuctioneers and eBay audiences in a Buy It Now format, no bidding required,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO Phil Michaelson. “Auctioneers will not have to invest any additional effort or resources to take advantage of LiveAuctioneers’ special relationship with eBay. Everything is fully integrated and organized so that unsold auction goods automatically list on eBay and are optimized for visibility. It’s a unique marketing tool that auction houses can use to secure supply and increase their sell-through rates.”

LiveAuctioneers and its award-winning client services division will manage all bidder communications, payments and fulfillment on Buy It Now purchases, just as they do now for auction houses that use the LiveAuctioneers bidding platform. On the eBay side of the collaboration, designated team members will serve as points of contact in technology and project management to ensure items are discovered by buyers.

As eBay’s preferred partner in the art and collectibles domain, LiveAuctioneers will implement advanced marketing solutions to promote their clients’ items when they become available for purchase on eBay. Top items will be featured in exclusive promotions on the eBay platform. “We’re confident that the synergy from this type of cross-promotion will benefit auction houses in ways they’ve never experienced before,” Michaelson said.

LiveAuctioneers is currently in the process of enrolling the charter auction houses that have been chosen to participate in the program. More sellers will be added in the months to come.

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Founded in 2002, LiveAuctioneers ( digitally connects an audience of millions with the live-bidding action at more than 5,000 premier auction houses and galleries in 59 countries, providing an expertly curated, globally trusted marketplace of exceptional items. LiveAuctioneers is the world’s preferred live online-auction source for fine and decorative art, antiques, jewelry and vintage collectibles. A pioneer in mobile-bidding technology, LiveAuctioneers opened new horizons for bidders in 2009 with its development of both an industry-leading app for iOS (Apple) devices and the first live-auction bidding app for Android.

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Eight Mother's Day Tips For Special Needs Moms

Honoring Special Needs Moms On Mother’s Day

Author Deanna Picon Offers Ways To Help Mothers Of Special Needs Children Throughout The Year

On Mother's Day and throughout the year, let's acknowledge the dedication of these wonderful, special needs moms. They deserve our admiration and respect for all the amazing things they do.”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, May 9, 2019 / — Managing all facets of a special needs child daily living – personal, school, therapy and medical – while trying to balance work and family responsibilities is no easy feat for even the most dedicated parent.

"As a mother of a non-verbal, 23-year-old, young man with autism, I know how hard it can be for mothers to manage all the challenges and responsibilities of raising a child with special needs," said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. "Most of the time, we put ourselves on the back burner more often than not, but it's important for women to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally."

Mothers can apply these simple tips to have a wonderful Mother's Day and throughout the year.

● Make yourself a priority. This may be one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do, because you feel like your child should be the priority. Do it not for yourself, but for your child. Putting time toward your well-being now is like making an "investment" in your child's future.

● Get healthy and fit. Try to get at least six hours of sleep a night, eat properly and get some exercise in. Spring is a perfect time to start an exercise program. You don't have to join an expensive diet plan or pay for a gym membership to do this. A 30-minute walk, three times a week, is not only excellent for your heart, but regular fresh air and exercise can also benefit your mental health. Bring along a friend for motivation and accountability. You may also want to explore meditation or other relaxation techniques.

● Remember who you are. It's very easy to allow an all-encompassing challenge like raising a child with a disability to define you. Like any parent, much of your life is going to be centered on your children, but that doesn't mean you should abandon the hobbies, events, and activities you like doing, even if it's once a month. Ask a friend or family member to watch your child for a few hours, so you can do something you enjoy. Give yourself permission to have a good time and not feel guilty about it.

● Have some fun. Get together with your friends and family. Laugh, be playful and enjoy yourself. Go shopping or bowling. Visit a museum or attend a concert. Take advantage of the summer weather and go to the beach or have a picnic. It will do wonders for your emotional outlook to unload the weight of your responsibilities for a few hours.

● Learn a new hobby or skill. Learning and growing as an individual can make you feel better about yourself. It’s also a great way to build self-confidence. Many schools and universities offer on-line courses and degrees which will allow you to advance at your own pace and schedule. Consider attending a fun workshop at a neighborhood arts and crafts store or taking a computer or language course at your local public library.

● Keep in mind you’re human. No one’s perfect. You’re allowed to make mistakes, get angry, frustrated, resentful or even be a little sad at times. So cut yourself some slack every once in a while.

● Appreciate yourself. Do something nice for yourself, each week, no matter how small. It could be as simple as setting aside 30 minutes to watch your favorite TV show or calling a good friend to catch up. Buy something you've been wanting. Take yourself out to eat.

● Celebrate you! Know you're amazing. If anything, you're an even stronger and better person for having stepped up to the challenges of life with a special needs child.

Your Autism Coach, LLC ( provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of special needs parents. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life is available from Amazon ( and the author's website. Deanna is the recipient of both the "2018 Top Parental Advice Writer" Award and "2015 Top Life Coach Writer" Award by Autism Parenting Magazine.

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Let Us Wear Black Arm Bands in Remembrance of Mullivaaikkaal! Each one Plant a Tree! – TGTE Prime Minister Rudrakumaran

Tamil People, walking around with heavy hearts, begin their commemorations of the tenth year of the Mullivaaikkaal Tamil Genocide. Killing Fields Video attached

Government of Sri Lanka might choose to deny the rights of Tamils to observe the remembrance events. Whatever the obstacles, Eelam Tamils are determined to observe Mullivaaikkaal Remembrance.”

— Visivanathan Rudrakumaran


It is ten years since the Mullivaaikkaal Tamil Genocide was concluded. Sinhala supremacism and it’s massive efforts to weaken the spirit of freedom among the Tamil people have failed.

In spite of the very restricted political space in the Tamil Homeland for Tamils, to express their spirit of freedom in full, they have constantly been raising their voice for liberties seizing all available opportunities.

The Tamil people have for ten years been carrying on the struggle for justice for the Mullivaaikkaal Tamil Genocide at all existing international forums. It has been a common perception that as long as the decision-making powers at many of these forums are vested with States, Tamils, as non-State actors, would find it a challenge to secure the justice they are seeking. It is, therefore, imperative that we find new arenas of struggle for our fight for justice.

The evolving international legal procedure provides us with such opportunities. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has launched a new justice initiative, namely the Victim-Driven International Justice, in order to secure justice for the victims, on the basis of the ‘Right to the Truth’ and the ’Right to Know’, both of which are recognized rights according to international laws. This initiative is one aspect of the new arenas of struggle for justice we plan to open afresh.

In these days when the Tamil People, walking around with heavy hearts, begin their commemorations of the tenth year of the Mullivaaikkaal Tamil Genocide, conditions prevail such that the Government of Sri Lanka might choose to deny the rights of Tamils to observe the remembrance events.

The Mullivaaikkaal Remembrance events could be hindered in the name of security in the wake of the recent bomb attacks in the island of Sri Lanka. Whatever the obstacles, Eelam Tamils are determined to observe Mullivaaikkaal Remembrance in the homeland as well as throughout the Diaspora.

The TGTE earnestly appeals to the Tamils living all around the world to implement two programs, as a way of marking the Mullivaaikkaal Genocide and the Tamil Eelam National Day of Mourning, and as an expression of the Tamils’ collective grief.

1. Let us all wear black armbands on the 18th of May, the day of Tamil Eelam National Mourning, as Tamils living in the Eelam Tamil Homeland, Tamil Nadu and the rest of the world, and express our grief over the Mullivaaikkaal Tamil Genocide.

2. In order to perpetuate the memories of Mullivaaikkaal, and by way of enhancing the natural environment, let each one of us plant a tree during this period of mourning. Tamils should undertake this task in every country they live in, and during every Mullivaaikkaal Remembrance period. Every sapling we plant will stand as testimony to the memory of those who perished in the Tamil Genocide.

The thirst of Tamils is the Tamil Eelam Homeland!

Viswanathan Rudrakumaran
Prime Minister

முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் நினைவேந்தல் நாளில் கைகளில் கறுப்புப்பட்டி அணிவோம்! ஆளுக்கொரு மரம் நடுவோம்!! பிரதமர் வி.உருத்ரகுமாரன்

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Daniel P Quinn's play FANGS TO RICHES is a finalist for the inaugural Rave Theater Festival in NYC..

Daniel P Quinn in a recent talk at the Fair Lawn Library

Daniel P Quinn is a finalist for Rave Theater Festival. We were truly blown away by the submissions and incredibly difficult selecting finalists.

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY, USA, May 8, 2019 / — Rave Theater Festival
Daniel P Quinn !

You have been selected as a finalist for the inaugural Rave Theater Festival.
We were truly blown away by the level of talent displayed in our submissions and it has been incredibly difficult selecting our finalists.

Olympia Dukakis: on FANGS TO RICHES:
"FANGS TO RICHES offers "a great many indictments of American culture… If performed with gusto… it would have a strong impact….be an ideal project…for an audience.

You're a very talented man. " Olympia Dukakis.

FANGS TO RICHES was first published in Short Plays to Long Remember. That edition was also a Finalist for the Indie Press Awards(2010) that included Mr. Quinn's THE ROCKING CHAIR. Malachy McCourt appeared in a reading of THE ROCKING CHAIR at Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center. This American Phantasmagoria also includes The Rise and Fall of Gloria V. aka Vander-built published by Local Knowledge Press in 2016. This trilogy or American Phantasmagoria is also being edited as a Lulu book for 2019.

In January 2019, the William Carlos Williams Center featured a staged reading of: The Rise & Fall of G. Vander-built starring Ellen Lanese, Anthony Spaldo, Eric Hafen and Don Zirilli under my direction. Their performances echoed our work on SACCO & VANZETTI, THE WOMEN OF TRACHIS, and FRANKINCENSE which were also produced Off-Broadway.

We honored the plays written by Williams for The Living Theatre and were quite moving. Sanjay Agnihotri who published GLORIA V in Local Knowledge (2016) was a member of the appreciative audience including colleague Anthony Verdoni, Michael Lombardo, and Investors Bank in 2017-19. Our Awards: The Irish Institute, Short Play Festival, OBIE Award as co-producer,Making History from City of Paterson, NJ. Mr. Quinn's work was featured in The Montclair Times, The Irish Echo, The Record, The New York Times, and Irish Post in Wisconsin.

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HydroChic, maker of sun-protective swimwear and cruise wear, has a sensible suggestion: cover up with fashionable UPF 50 swimwear for women & girls

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, May 8, 2019 / — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a new study showing that several chemicals found in sunscreen enter the bloodstream at high levels in as little as one day.

What’s more, daily use of sunscreen can cause some ingredients to remain in the body even after discontinuing use. The report calls for more research into the health risks these ingredients may create when absorbed into the body.
Meanwhile, the experts agree that sunscreen is still the best line of defense against exposing bare skin to dangerous UV light.

So how can water lovers and beach fans fend off the potential adverse side effects from both sun AND from sunscreen? HydroChic, maker of sun-protective swimwear and cruise wear, has a sensible suggestion: cover up.

Traditional swimwear can be quite skimpy. HydroChic offers a unique line of figure-flattering Smart Swimwear for women and girls who want to feel confident and look great without sacrificing comfort or modesty. Its extensive mix-and-match swimwear collection features skirts with attached leggings, skorts, capris, tunics, long and short-sleeve tops, and tanks.

HydroChic does more than provide coverage. It’s swimwear is made from top quality fabric with a UPF rating of 50, the industry’s highest level of UV protection. Yes, you still need sunscreen for exposed skin – but less exposed skin means you use less sunscreen.

Another HydroChic plus: quality craftsmanship. With hidden zippered pockets, detailed stitching, and vibrant luxe prints, these chlorine-proof swim pieces have excellent breathability and a two-way stretch for a perfect fit, even after repeated use.

Stylish, lightweight, and fast drying, HydroChic fashions can be worn from the beach to the boardwalk and out to lunch or dinner. The super-versatile line also includes swim shorts, pants, jackets – even maternity styles and mastectomy options.

HydroChic is available in a wide array of colors and prints at select stores throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, and Israel, and online at Prices range from $29.50 to $95.00.

About HydroChic
HydroChic, LLC. was co-founded by Daniella Teutsch and Sara Wolf and launched in May, 2007. The idea came to them one day at the Jersey Shore as they watched women of all ages slather themselves with sunscreen and pull sloppy men’s t-shirts over their traditional bathing suits to protect their skin from sun damage. They knew that more fashionable coverage options were missing in the swimwear market. Only then did they realize how many other women were searching for the very same swimwear solutions. HydroChic is based in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Vicki wine Jakubovic
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