Website Connects Past and Present Owner of Pets Online for Free

With Covid-19, Many People are Adopting Pets and Many are Having to Surrender Them. This Website Connects Pet Parents for Free.

Right now, with Covid-19, a lot of people are at home and adopting a lot of pets. On the other side, people are losing their jobs and thus their housing and can't keep their pets.”

— Connie Bekavac

EDGEWATER, MD, U.S.A., March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Connie Bekavac has always adopted adult rescue pets and wondered about their past; just as many other adopting pet parents do. As a result, she created Pet Parents Place petparentsplace to connect online past and present pet parents of a pet. The site is a humanitarian effort on Connie’s part and is free to use for adults and children, and with no advertisements. As Covid-19 has more people working from home, millions of pets have been adopted. But with the financial hardship of the pandemic, many people are having to give up their beloved pets. Pet Parents Place can connect them all online.

“Right now, with Covid-19, a lot of people are home and adopting a lot of pets” Bekavac said. “On the other side, people are losing their jobs and thus housing and can’t keep their pets. There’s a lot of action going on with rescues right now” she explained.
The stats seem to reinforce that Bekavac is on to something: Approximately 6.5 million dogs and cats enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.2 million are adopted and about 710,000 are successfully returned to their owners.
Here’s how the Pet Parents’ Place website works:

• Users register with only their first name and email address to eliminate risk of previous owner trying to get their pet back.
• Users then enter details about their pet, such as breed, microchip ID number and/or the city and state where the animal was given up or lost,
and a photo.
• Once all the required information is entered, the system searches the database for animals matching the description provided and displays the results.
• If it matches with a pet that is already registered, an email alert will be sent out to users.

On its website, Pet Parents’ Place also shares pet resources, listing of pet friendly services including pet adoption, lost and found, a blog, ability to sign up for the newsletter and donate funds that will be given to animal rescue groups.
For more information, go to petparentsplace.

About Pet Parents Place: Pet Parents Place (P3) is an LLC based in Edgewater, MD. Founded in 2013, P3’s purpose is to connect pet parents online from across the nation with pet parents that have lost or had to give up their pet with the people that adopted them – all for free.

CONTACT: Connie Bekavac
PHONE: 410-798-1906
EMAIL: info@petparentsplace.com

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Gateway Records Releases Lofi Music Project

Beautiful hand-drawn Life In Lo-Fi Album Cover Artwork by Dallas based Galaxy Girl

Life In Lo-Fi Album Cover Artwork

New "Life In Lo-Fi" album project features Lofi music producers from around the globe

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gateway Records, an independent record label, today announced the release of their latest compilation album project. The album, entitled "Life In Lo-Fi" features eleven all new Lofi Hip Hop beats from producers around the world. Featured artists were curated onto the project by Gateway's staff, and collectively represent an emerging class of exceptional producers.

The project builds on Gateway's legacy as the world's first all-compilation album record label. "This project is an exciting expansion of the soundscape we've been building over the last few years," said Gateway Records CEO Scott Thomas. "Lofi music is hugely popular around the world, and we wanted to showcase the genre beautifully, but also to highlight some incredible producers in the process," he added.

Life In Lo-Fi is available through all digital music outlets including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, TIDAL, and more. The album's lush soundscape features notable Lofi music producers NorthSky, rspbrry, jüle, and Nydia. It also debuts producer Matcha Boi, who's first-ever track "A Coffee Date" is a playful journey through the the angst and sheer excitement of a first date, shared over a warm espresso. "I'm thankful for the Gateway Records team for allowing my debut single to appear on this Lofi project. I am excited to let the song take fans on a fun adventure of love and joy," said producer Matcha Boi.

The album features beautiful hand-drawn artwork from Dallas based digital artist Galaxy Girl.

About Gateway Records:

Gateway Records, founded in 1961, has had many reinventions throughout its sixty year history. After acquiring the label, Exegan Media & Entertainment, Inc. relaunched the label as the world's only all-compilation label. A multi-genre label, their slogan is "All about all music." With offices in Dallas, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee Gateway Records creates highly curated compilation albums featuring a global roster of artists. Across more than a dozen albums since relaunch, Gateway Records has drives millions of on-demand streams across all major platforms and continues to build and grow a platform where independent artists can be discovered.

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Toy trains do so well in Weiss Auctions' February 24 online sale, the firm plans to hold eight more just like it in 2021

American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400).

Exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 – chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached ($5,100).

LN boxed 6500 Beechcraft Bonanza – the hardest of all the airplane flats to find – including the unnumbered flat with white-over-red variation plane, all original, with nice picture box ($1,620).

Clean, two-color 1913 Lionel consumer catalog showing some great Lionel pieces including trolleys, six with knobby 190 cars, 6-wheel 33 with ribbed cars ($1,500).

Boxed Lionel 6357-50 Father & Son caboose, one of the harder cabooses to find (and the accompanying box even scarcer), produced only in 1960 for the Father & Son set ($1,650).

The auction featured the S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, plus more of the Neil Padron estate, with its American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities.

We’re getting in huge collections and want to promote a category that’s hot right now. We’re always looking for new consignments and I'm confident more great collections will come our way this year.”

— Philip Weiss

LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Weiss Auctions’ first Toy & Train event for 2021, held online-only on February 24th, exceeded all expectations, especially in the exploding toy trains category, as 96 percent of all 500 lots found new owners in a sale that grossed around $200,000. It has inspired Philip Weiss, the owner of Weiss Auctions, to plan up to eight more train sales during this year.

“We’re getting in huge collections and we want to promote a category that’s obviously red hot right now,” Weiss said. “For the February sale, we had nearly 1,500 active bidders between our site (www.weissauctions.com), LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid.com. We’re always looking for new consignments, and I feel confident more great collections will come our way this year.”

The February auction featured the extensive S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, whose many rare and unusual examples included an exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 ($5,100). The poster was chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached. The color was bright and it was in like-new condition.

The sale also saw the continuation of the incredible Neil Padron estate, with many high-grade American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities featuring many unique pieces, prototypes, production samples, errors and separate sale items. Also featured was Padron’s extensive Plasticville O/S collection of an estimated 680 boxed kits and blister cards, all of them different.

That collection was offered as one lot and turned out to the auction’s top achiever, finishing at $8,100. The 680 or so kits were mostly boxed, with several blister and with peg board variations, type face and contents variations. There were kits in the collection that Weiss Auctions had never seen before, and no two were alike. Most boxes were nice and bright; nearly all were Plasticville.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

Two other lots topped the $5,000 mark. One was an American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400). The other was a nice boxed Lionel 2296W Canadian Pacific set from 1957, including the super 2373 CP F3 AB Diesel, all cars shiny and with original decals ($5,100).

Four other lots managed to reach $3,000 or better – all of them Lionel. They were as follows:

• A boxed Lionel anniversary set 1464W, 1950, including a 2023 UP Alco AA Diesels, 2481 and 2482 coaches; and 2483 Observation. All the cars matched nicely ($4,080).
• A fantastic Lionel black 2332 GG1 boasting a beautiful, unhandled satin patina, and the decals were 100 percent, as were the silver stripes and medium bright lettering ($3,960).
• An LN boxed Lionel 6817 Black Flat & Scraper, including a beautiful Alice Chalmers scraper on an unrun black flat with bands, plus a respectable perf window box ($3,360).
• A super scarce boxed Lionel Sears set 2347 C&O GP7 from 1965, made for Sears set 12885-500, with intact shell, original chassis and a good battery compartment ($3,120).

A hard-to-find American Flyer 24519 S gauge reel car, circa 1958, clean and with both brake-wheels, showing only light playwear, changed hands for $1,680; while an LN boxed 6500 Beechcraft Bonanza – the hardest of all the airplane flats to find – including the unnumbered flat with the white-over-red variation plane, all original and with a nice picture box, made $1,620.

A Lionel 1916 consumer catalog and envelope – the first one Weiss Auctions has ever seen and a nice example – complete with color center spread of the 42-passenger set over a bridge, went for $1,800. Also, a very clean, two-color 1913 Lionel consumer catalog showing some great Lionel pieces including trolleys, six with knobby 190 cars, 6-wheel 33 with ribbed cars, fetched $1,500.

A boxed Lionel 6357-50 Father & Son caboose, one of the harder cabooses to find (and the accompanying box even scarcer), produced only in 1960 for the Father & Son set, garnered $1,650. Also, a boxed Lionel 158 station set, a nice original owner item with a late 136 station and two #156 station platforms, plus wrapping paper, boxes and platform inserts, hit $1,440.

A super clean Lionel 6464-150 MP first panel boxcar having a type IIA body with a saw in the first panel, unrun and with a clean box missing a flap on one side, commanded $1,560; while a near-mint boxed Lionel 6816 flat with a light color dozer having a band and a rare insert on an unrun flat, displaying nicely with just a lightly shopworn perf window box, achieved $990.

An American Flyer 24016 MKT S gauge boxcar from 1958 having a clean satin patina with intact nibs and catwalks, showing some light playwear and missing its brake wheel, still made $870. Also, two variations of American Flyer 378 S gauge station figures – an early pastel example and a later variation, both tied into display boxes and both set boxes nice, rose to $630.

A boxed American Flyer 274 S gauge freight station, the very rare green window version with the black roof, showing only light handling with a nice maroon lettered box, went for $600. Also, an LN boxed American Flyer 162 S gauge Mysto-Magic Factory, a great example, made $576.

Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

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Girls Design Tomorrow a Personal Mentoring Venture Launching on Women's Day 2021

A passion driven mentoring venture for girls to enjoy real world work experience, learn leadership, passion, and purpose #girlsdesigntomorrow www.GirlsDesignTomorrow.com

A passion driven mentoring venture for girls to enjoy real world work experience, learn leadership, passion, and purpose #girlsdesigntomorrow www.GirlsDesignTomorrow.com

Girls Participate in Creative Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Nicole Borota #jerseycookiegirl #seetheworldforgood www.SeetheWorldforGood.com

Girls Participate in Creative Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Nicole Borota #jerseycookiegirl #seetheworldforgood www.SeetheWorldforGood.com

Girls Participate in Creative Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Nicole Borota #jerseycookiegirl #seetheworldforgood www.JerseyCookieGirl.com

Girls Participate in Creative Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Nicole Borota #jerseycookiegirl #seetheworldforgood www.JerseyCookieGirl.com

Girls Participate in Creative Writing Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Parrish Walsh #fictionjewelry #useyourvoiceforgood www.UseYourVoiceforGood.com

Girls Participate in Creative Writing Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Parrish Walsh #fictionjewelry #useyourvoiceforgood www.UseYourVoiceforGood.com

Girls Participate in Creative Writing Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Parrish Walsh #fictionjewelry www.FictionJewelry.com

Girls Participate in Creative Writing Contest Winners Land Opportunity to Work With Parrish Walsh #fictionjewelry www.FictionJewelry.com

Recruiting for Good has created a collaborative mentoring work experience for Middle School Girls who love to design products that make a positive impact.

Girls that successfully participate in our Passion Driven Venture will learn The Essence of Presence!”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good is a staffing agency helping companies find talented professionals and generating proceeds to create and fund value filled fun for the community thru rewarding programs 'The Sweetest Gig,' meaningful creative contests, and sweet foodie parties.

Carlos Cymerman, Founder of Recruiting for Good created 'Girls Design Tomorrow;' a collaborative and personal mentoring work experience for Middle School Girls who love to design products that make a positive impact.

Girls chosen for our meaningful venture are personally mentored by Carlos Cymerman to learn leadership skills, passion, and purpose. Girls collaborate with creative entrepreneurial moms, Nicole Borota (Jersey Cookie Girl) and Parrish Walsh (Fiction Jewelry), to gain real world work experience and co-create designs.

Girls will choose a cause they want to support, the designs created will be hosted on Nicole and Parrish's websites, and 5% of sales will be donated. Recruiting for Good will also help fund marketing and social media for co-created designs.

How Girls Land Spot On Passion Driven Venture

Middle School Girls attend school in LA or NJ/NY

Girls participate in creative contests 'Girls See The World for Good' or 'Girls Use Your Voice for Good.' The girls who exhibit the most creative aptitude, the right attitude, and positive values will be chosen in 2021 on Mother's Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.

Carlos Cymerman adds, "I am so grateful to co-create the venture for girls with two of the most creative and passionate moms (Nicole and Parrish). One of the most rewarding results for the Girls will be learning The Essence of Presence; 'Become That Which You Bring to The World…In Every Aspect of Your Life!'"

About

Since 1998, Recruiting for Good has been a purpose driven staffing company. Companies retain our recruiting agency to find talented and value driven professionals who love to use their talent for good in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, Operations, and Sales. www.RecruitingforGood.com. We're creating a fun fulfilling community thru; rewarding programs 'The Sweetest Gig,' meaningful creative contests, and sweet foodie parties. Recently, Carlos Co-Created 'Love What is Love Jewelry' with Parrish Walsh www.LoveWhatisLove.com

Before Recruiting for Good, Carlos worked as a teacher, and attended grad school to become a therapist. For the last 10 years, Carlos was part of a nonprofit that taught leadership development. He created ‘Our Moms Work‘, mentored hundreds of people (men, women and kids), created ‘The Sweetest Gig;’ and created 'creative writing contest and parties (Kickass & Party for Good).' And for 25 the last years, thru Recruiting for Good, he has placed thousands of talented professionals in Sweet Jobs that Changed their Life…He knows what it takes to Love Work & Life!

Carlos Cymerman, Founder of Recruiting for Good created 'Girls Design Tomorrow;' a collaborative and personal mentoring work experience for Middle School Girls who love to design products that make a positive impact. Girls gain real work experience with creative passionate entrepreneurial moms Nicole Borota and Parrish Walsh. www.GirlsDesignTomorrow.com

1 More Reason to Love Jersey Cookie Girl….My name is Nicole Borota; previously I was an architectural designer who now expresses herself through the edible art of “cookies.” I personalize the cookie making experience and love collaborating; I co-create cookies from a person’s thoughts and words. The sweet results are very exhilarating and fulfilling. www.JerseyCookieGirl.com

Fiction Jewelry By Parrish Walsh was born when my best friend became an author, and I was compelled to create the jewelry collection. Whether from your favorite book or your favorite person, now you can celebrate the words and worlds that breathe life into your day. Jewelry written for you. www.FictionJewelry.com

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MEET THE NEW PARISIANS!

Epitomizing the elegance of Parisian women, Maison DJULA is among the most prolific, trendy and fashionable fine jewelry brands, taking the world by storm, and worn on the red carpets by dozens of celebrities: LADY GAGA, ARIANA GRANDE, JENNIFER LOPEZ, JUL

Fashionistas Around the World, Unite!

A true trend-setter, DJULA Paris has developed a complete 18K White Gold and Diamonds Piercing collection that is fast becoming its avant-garde signature.

DJULA Paris is pleased to announce the appointment of BeauGeste Luxury Brands as their exclusive Agent in the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.

"We at BeauGeste are excited to work with such a Parisian creative powerhouse," There is a new world on the horizon!”

— Thierry Chaunu, Founder & CEO of Beaugeste Luxury Brands

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Epitomizing the elegance of Parisian women, Maison DJULA is among the most prolific, trendy, and fashionable fine jewelry brands, taking the world by storm, and worn on the red carpets by dozens of celebrities: LADY GAGA, ARIANA GRANDE, JENNIFER LOPEZ, JULIA ROBERTS, KATY PERRY, GWYNETH PALTROW, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, MICHELLE OBAMA…to name a few.

It is sold around the world, at the most fashionable retailers, from Harrod's to Galleries Lafayette, from Paris to Dubai, Monaco, and St Barts, including two company-owned boutiques on Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills.

This most dynamic of fine jewelry brands are now ready to expand its distribution to trendy jewelry retailers throughout North America.

ABOUT ALEXANDRE CORROT, DJULA FOUNDER, CEO & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Having a visionary mentality and always thinking ahead of his time is how Alexandre Corrot, Djula’s designer and artistic director, revolutionized the jewelry industry with his creativity and his style. He broke the traditional jewelry idea by launching a glam-rock trend known as the « barbed wire » collection.

It's not a coincidence that Alexandre Corrot is found of the "Art Nouveau" style, as it was an important part of artistic history in the 1920s. His style can be described as adventurous and delicate. His obsession with sleek and graphic lines is evident in all of his collections. He plays a big part in bringing to the jewelry industry a definite urban signature, which explains the "engouement" (drive) of younger generations for this vibrant Parisian brand.

ABOUT SOURCING
Maison DJULA is very attentive to source all of its diamonds and gemstones from non-conflict areas. DJULA's ethical policy and core values are uncompromising. No child labor is used at DJULA's diamonds and gemstones suppliers' workforce. All diamonds are guaranteed conflict-free with Kimberley certificates. The Company is also committed to seeking ways to eliminate waste and respect the environment in all its packaging and logistics chains.

"We at BeauGeste are excited to work with such a Parisian creative powerhouse," says Thierry Chaunu, Founder & CEO of BeauGeste Luxury Brands. "Just as there will be a pre-COVID and a post-COVID world, we believe that savvy retailers will embrace quality brands that are fresh, creative, bold, new, unafraid to break conventional norms. There is a new world on the horizon! Just the idea of wearing your mother's or grandmother's jewelry has little appeal to a whole new generation of consumers. With DJULA, fashionistas can express themselves with a unique French touch".

ABOUT BEAUGESTE LUXURY BRANDS:
As an organization consisting of regional independent sales professionals, BeauGeste Luxury Brands is committed to delivering "white glove service excellence" to America.

For any wholesale inquiry, or to become a DJULA Paris Authorized Retailer, please contact BeauGeste Luxury Brands at (212) 847-1371

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The CBD Haven Weekly Product Feature – NuLeaf Naturals 1800mg Full Spectrum Oil

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Industry leading CBD retailer, The CBD Haven, is delighted to announce this weeks featured product. The Nuleaf Naturals 1800mg Full Spectrum CBD Oil. As this is a newer product, customers and CBD enthusiasts are urged to hurry to their online store for a chance at getting top-quality CBD products, including the highly popular Nuleaf Naturals CBD branded products.

With The CBD Haven (https://thecbdhaven.com), you can easily buy CBD online. We want to be your favorite online hemp store.

NuLeaf Naturals 1800mg CBD oil is a whole-plant extract containing a full spectrum of naturally occurring synergistic cannabinoids and terpenes.

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Proprietary genetics allow NuLeaf to naturally create a whole plant CBD extract that is highly concentrated in CBD and contains significant amounts of secondary cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, CBN, and more. Cannabinoids work synergistically with each other and are more effective when they are found together versus when they are isolated. This is known as the entourage effect.

Their advanced cultivation program promises continued enhancement of natural genetics and ensures a safe and regulated product, with unsurpassed potency and consistency. Their organic hemp plants are grown in Colorado with pristine rocky mountain water and harvested at peak perfection. NuLeaf Naturals controls the entire farming and production process from seed to shelf to guarantee the products are of the highest quality.

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Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) Announces 3-Year Plan for Resilient & Racially Equitable Regional Food System

AIM’s CEO, Andy Naja-Riese, led a diverse team of stakeholders to develop a visionary three-year strategic plan, committing the full endorsement of AIM’s board and its resources to building a more equitable, resilient local and regional food system in the SF Bay Area.

AIM's 3-year plan and its corollary, Path to Racial Equity Plan, offer a detailed, step-by-step vision for an attainable, socially-just food system.

The COVID pandemic and BLM movement have provided us the impetus to accelerate positive change in our food system. This plan offers a detailed path forward that can serve as a model for others.”

— Andy Naja-Riese

SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM), an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area through eight Certified Farmers Markets and other food- and hunger-related social programs, announces a new, far-reaching 3-Year Strategic Plan that seeks to create a model for a local and regional food system that is healthy and equitable for all. The plan and its corollary, Path to Racial Equity Plan, are inextricably linked and offer a detailed vision for an attainable and socially-just food system built on ecologically intelligent, human health-centered principles.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter social movement of the past year provided us with the impetus to accelerate positive change in our food system,” said Andy Naja-Riese, AIM’s chief executive officer. “With this new strategic plan, we can shift the existing farmers market paradigm within the context of a healthy, equitable food system. There’s serious work to be done, but AIM and our stakeholders are 100 percent committed to transformational change.”

AIM seeks to ‘act locally’ to spark systemic change throughout the nation through its education, policy change, and community access programs that address the interrelated issues of: diet-related disease, food insecurity, loss of viable farmland and small family farms, structural racism, excess food, and carbon emissions from a globalized food system.

The plan was developed by a diverse team of stakeholders, including AIM Board Members, executive leadership with input provided by farmers and community members over a period of nine months. It outlines four actionable goals underpinned by a cross-cutting foundational goal of racial equity. Each of the four goals has clearly-stated outcomes and key performance indicators for measurement of success. The interrelated goals in the plan were informed by these guiding principles:

1. Strengthen local and regional food systems.
2. Enhance opportunities for small to mid-size producers.
3. Promote short supply chains: from the producer to the shopper.
4. Encourage responsible production of agriculture, food, and artisan products with an emphasis on organic and regenerative practices.
5. Promote integrity and transparency in our markets.
6. Provide education on the farm, in the classroom, at the market, and online.
7. Support and influence policy by advocating for a healthier, equitable food system.
8. Address food-related racial and economic inequalities among producers, shoppers, and communities.
9. Promote access to healthy, nutrient-dense foods among all people
10. Commit to climate action.

Similarly, AIM’s plan includes a proposed list of aspirational market standards for the producers and communities it serves.

“As this breakthrough plan becomes reality, we hope to inspire smaller farmers – many of whom are currently disenfranchised – to push the boundaries for progressive, exciting change,” said Priscilla Lucero, co-owner of Lucero Organic Farm in Galt, Oakland’s Grand Lake Farmers Market producer, and AIM board member. “This plan isn’t window dressing. It includes specific ideas to increase opportunities to access markets, funding, and technical resources to help these food producers innovate and grow.”

About AIM
The Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in San Rafael, California. AIM serves 350+ farmers, food purveyors, and artisans from 40 California counties who participate in AIM’s eight Certified Farmers Markets in the cities of Hayward, Newark, Oakland, San Rafael, and San Francisco. AIM also provides hands-on and virtual education programs to thousands of children and adults, operates a farm audit program, runs a mobile market for older adults and underserved communities, curates a multi- farm produce box program, and operates CalFresh/EBT and Market Match services to create a healthier, equitable food system across the San Francisco Bay Area. AIM’s mission envisions a responsible food and farming system that is environmentally beneficial, economically viable, and socially just. www.agriculturalinstitute.org

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Part My Day Available for Download Now; Application Set to Revolutionize How People Explore the World Online

BERLIN, GERMANY, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Travel is one of the most frequently cited activities that the average person would like the opportunity to do more of, however for various reasons cannot. Often time and money are cited as holding back that dream for many.

But a new application launched by FroXx, is set to change that by creating an immersive experience that can allow users to become immersed in exotic lands alongside locals, and without ever leaving the couch.

Part My Day is available for download now on the Apple store and the Google Play store.

“Especially in 2020, we have all seen the need to be able to connect with others shifting to remote and online solutions,” said Vasile Nedelcu, FroXx Chief technologist. “With this application we want to take simple interactions with others to another level. Part My Day is more than just a way to video chat with others, it is a way to explore events and locations anywhere in the world, safely and easily.”

The application connects an “explorer” with a “host” to experience joyful moments for any kind of interesting events, from a cooking lesson to a tour of an ancient temple.
Nedelcu led the development team and sees an endless amount of uses for the platform.

“The ability to connect with others in a meaningful way has been so badly compromised this year, I wanted to design an experience that gives users the ability to actually feel like they are there traveling with their host. And there are so many ways such moments or events can enhance the lives of both the hosts and the explorers.”

While the use of one-to-one and group video chat software has exploded in the last year, no platform offers the ability for users to quickly and easily create a virtual experience that can be shared with others that have the same interest.

And Part My Day creates a richer experience than a standard video chat by allowing the interaction in a group setting and allows interaction closer to an in-person experience, through real time one-to-one communication, within reach almost anywhere you can go in the world.

“It is one thing to see the ancient ruins of a city and hear about the civilization,” he said. “It is quite another to be immersed in the past culture and understand their way of life and the events that led up to the fall of that civilization. Through Part My Day virtual visitors have the opportunity to experience wonders of different places, walking away with more knowledge about the location more than the tour guide or a teacher in a classroom with a traditional history lesson could ever provide.”

After download setting up the application is effortless. The user can enter into explorer or host mode.

As an explorer the user selects a category of interest. At launch Part My Day had approximately 20 event categories, within each explorers’ list the details, including price, of their event.
“One of the most innovative features,” Nedelcu said. “Is the ability for a user to quickly and easily set up an immersive mobile experience and execute it in a way that can be profitable.”

Session costs are set by the host, but Nedelcu said he expects an important number of free experiences may be available to explorers.

“Maybe you want to show a friend around a park in your new neighborhood,” Nedelcu said. “This application is perfect for that, but that is not a situation where you would charge an event fee. Nevertheless, if you have an engine repair class attended by a lot of people interested in learning; perhaps that is a situation where you may charge a few dollars a one-to-one session and make a little profit.”

For more information about FroXx visit froxx-industries.com.

About FroXx GmbH
FroXx GmbH is a startup launched in the Greater Berlin Germany area in July of 2020 after months of development into the Part My Day mobile application. The company looks for solutions for digitization and preparation for the requirements of Industry 4.0, both in product and service development, 3D remote services and in consulting and system integration activities.
The vision of the company is to “merge” people, machines, technology, and processes in the Industry 4.0, facilitating an integrative interaction of people with technology within an organization.
FroXx considers the Digital Transformation a crucial component for advancements towards Industry 4.0.

Contact Information
Vasile Nedelcu, Chief Technologist
FroXx GmbH
Potsdam, Germany
+49 (0) 331 98222507
E-Mail: info@partmyday.com
www.partmyday.com

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Immunity Support for the New Normal: The Future of Vitamins is NOW!

ImmunoEssentials100 - The Future of Vitamins is NOW!

ImmunoEssentials100 – The Future of Vitamins is NOW!

The Future of Vitamins is NOW! ImmunoEssentials100 provides 100% of the Daily Value of all 13 essential vitamins, including Vitamin D + Zinc and antioxidants.

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Scott W. Tunis, MD FACS

Masks. Social distancing. Meticulous sanitation.

The preponderance of scientific evidence suggests that these are the most appropriate measures to minimize the severity of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Yet these are purely external measures that act only to limit the spread of the virus. They do nothing to the virus itself.

Vaccinations are a marvel of modern medicine. They work by programming our B lymphocytes to produce antibodies against viruses, and by instructing T lymphocytes to destroy virus-infected cells. When subsequently exposed to the virus, our immune defense mechanisms are already in place and ready to go, and our response is faster and more vigorous.

The rationale of vaccination is therefore predicated on the vaccine being able to program a normally functioning immune system to be more efficient.

Social guidelines and vaccination notwithstanding, the single most important defense against infections is our own immunity. Ensuring that our immunity is functioning optimally is therefore of paramount importance in the New Normal. A wealth of credible scientific evidence suggests that the severity, morbidity, and mortality of COVID-19 infection is greater with compromised immunity, certain vitamin deficiencies, and chronic pre-existing disease.

ImmunoEssentials100 is the first complete vitamin formula specifically targeted to promote immunity and social preparedness in the pandemic era* which contains the key nutrients Vitamin D, Melatonin, Zinc, Astragalus, Flavonoids and 100% of the Daily Value of all 13 essential vitamins and 8 trace elements.

There are 13 essential vitamins and 8 trace elements we must consume in adequate quantities for normal health and immunity. The Daily Value (DV) of each, determined by the FDA, is how much we are supposed to get every day.

If you consume a complete and healthy diet every day you are likely, but not guaranteed, to be getting adequate essential vitamins and trace elements.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020, published by the US Department of Health and Human Services defines a complete and healthy diet as consumption in appropriate caloric quantity of:

• Fresh vegetables from all the colored sub-groups
• Fresh fruit, especially whole fruit
• Grains, at least half of which are whole grains
• Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, or fortified soy beverages nuts, seeds, and soy products
• A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes and nuts, seeds, and soy products
• Poly-unsaturated oils

If you are like most people, you do your best to eat as healthy as you can. The hectic pace of life, however, frequently requires us to make less than ideal dietary choices. And foods high in sugar and saturated fats and low in nutritional value are everywhere.

A daily vitamin formula is intended to ensure an adequate intake of essential vitamins regardless of diet. Approximately two-thirds of adults in the United States take a multivitamin, one-third do not.

Multivitamins contain some or all the essential vitamins and trace elements in different amounts. You may be surprised to discover that none of the five best-selling multivitamins in domestic US sales contain 100% of the Daily Value of every essential vitamin and trace element.

The statistical results of our collective dietary habits and choices are as follows:

• One-third of the US population overall is at least one vitamin deficient or anemic, with 23%, 6.3%, and 1.7% of the U.S. population at risk of deficiency in 1, 2, or 3–5 vitamins or anemia.
• 40% of individuals who do not take a daily supplement are deficient in at least one vitamin or anemic

Nutrient % of US Population Deficient

Vitamin D 33%
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine 11%
Vitamin C 6.2%
Vitamin B12 5%
Iron 4.6%
Vitamin B9 Folic Acid 0.37%
Vitamin A 0.28%

Why is this important in the current era? Consider the most common deficiency, Vitamin D.

• The University of Chicago Department of Medicine has reported that untreated Vitamin D deficiency is associated with nearly doubling the risk of testing (+) for COVID 19.

• In an open letter sent to world governments on December 21, 2020, 200 health, science and medical experts from the UK, US, and Europe say there is clear scientific evidence that vitamin D reduces Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.

ImmunoEssentials100 provides 100% of the Daily Value of all 13 essential vitamins including Vitamin D.

With respect to other micronutrients, there is an accumulating body of credible scientific evidence that Zinc, Melatonin, and Flavonoids may be beneficial in supporting immunity in COVID-19 infection. Although there is no unequivocal scientific proof of beneficial effects to date (and there may never be), the appropriate studies are ongoing worldwide by the most reputable scientific institutions in medicine.

Many institutions and physicians have elected to recommend these nutrients to promote immunity in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic due to their widespread availability, relative safety, and on the basis of the existing scientific observations to date indicating potential beneficial effects.

ImmunoEssentials100 is a proprietary 37 ingredient formula of targeted immune-support micronutrients including 100% the Daily Values of Vitamin C and Zinc, as well as 24 powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients including Melatonin, the flavonoids Quercetin and Baicalin, and Astragalus. It is manufactured in the USA in a GMP and NSF certified facility under the highest standards and is non-GMO and Gluten-free.

According to Scott W. Tunis MD FACS, Medical Director, “The consensus in the medical community is that in addition to social distancing, wearing a mask, practicing meticulous hygiene, and elective vaccination, it is also important to consume the recommended daily amounts of essential vitamins. Targeted micronutrients have also shown encouraging data. ImmunoEssentials100 is formulated not only to meet those requirements but to provide nutritional immunity support at the next level.”

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Is Bitcoin the next “Big Short”?

Bitcoin is an ungoverned and uncontrolled online currency. But with great freedom comes great volatility.

Michael Burry foresaw the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. 2015’s The Big Short focuses on Burry and his short position at the time.

2008 subprime mortgage crisis prophet Michael Burry believes Bitcoin is headed for a severe tumble… Should we heed his warning this time?

#BTC is a speculative bubble that poses more risk than opportunity… If you do not know how much leverage is involved in the run-up, you may not know enough to own it.”

— Michael Burry

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to American investor and hedge fund manager Michael Burry, Bitcoin is a massive speculator bubble which will soon collapse. Michael Burry, whose name may be unfamiliar to some, was the central character of 2015’s biographical drama The Big Short. The film centres around Burry’s (played by Christian Bale) ability to foresee and profit off of the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis.

Burry was correct about the crash of 2008, and while this does not necessarily indicate that he will be correct about the future of Bitcoin, Burry stands alone as a voice of sober second thought. Bitcoin’s prices have exploded over the past several months.

In September of 2020, a single Bitcoin cost $13,000 to $14,000 CAD ($10,000 – $11,000 USD). However as of March 1st, 2020, a single Bitcoin cost $61,300 CAD ($49,500 USD). This is a nearly 370% increase in the price of a single Bitcoin in only seven months. The rapid rise of the online currency commodity alone should signal some serious hazard signs to investors alone, much akin to the recent rise of Tesla (of which Burry also warns against and owns short positions for).

But is Burry correct in his assessment of the situation, or is he out of touch with the direction society, trading, and commerce is heading towards. Recently, more and more companies are adopting Bitcoin as an acceptable form of payment. PayPal and Tesla are two notable business giants which have recently stated customers can utilize Bitcoin when paying for their services or products.

The fact that Bitcoin is a completely autonomous virtual currency, free from the control of any government or central bank, is very attractive to it’s advocates and owners. It is a global currency with a uniform global value, untouched by interest rates, monetary supply, or economic regulation.

At the same time, this is what makes the currency extremely volatile and highly speculative, as Burry argues. In a tweet published March 2nd Burry writes, “#BTC is a speculative bubble that poses more risk than opportunity despite most of the proponents being correct in their arguments for why it is relevant at this point in history, If you do not know how much leverage is involved in the run-up, you may not know enough to own it.”

Essentially, Burry is not arguing that Bitcoin holds no merit or value, but that investors caught up in the hype of the virtual currency could be horrendously blindsided if the volatile currency were to tumble.

Perhaps the long term issue with Bitcoin is not its unpredictability but the fact the item is traded like a stock rather than a currency. The computing power needed to mine a Bitcoin and its current astronomical value leaves it far from the reaches of average consumers. Until it is viewed as a common currency, and treated as such, it will remain a highly speculative and volatile commodity, vulnerable to collapses like Burry issuing warnings for.

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This piece was written by Nicolas Minardi from Mrkt360.

Nicolas Minardi
The Financial News
info@the-financialnews.com


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