Paralenz is A Fun, User-Friendly Underwater Video Camera That is Now Available for Rent at Dive Shops in Florida and Italy

Miami, FL, July 17, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Paralenz is a powerful, user-friendly underwater video camera enjoyed by scuba divers, snorkelers and coastal tourists seeking to capture their underwater adventures in beautiful high-quality video and still photos. The camera is now available for daily rental at select dive shops in Florida and Italy for $25 (25 euros) per day.

Not only does the Paralenz camera preserve users’ experiences for take-home memories, it also captures valuable geolocated data that can be shared with international ocean conservation organizations.

“The Paralenz rental camera is simple to use and by making it available to rent, more underwater explorers can capture their vacation memories without making a permanent investment,” said Lise Engelbrecht, chief executive officer of Paralenz. “Our camera can capture any ordinary underwater adventure in high-quality video and turn any diver or snorkeler into a citizen scientist contributing to ocean conservation.”

Ease of Use Is Top of Mind
The Paralenz rental camera is based on the company’s current flagship model, the Paralenz Vaquita, modified to offer an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera experience with powerful technology that yields high-quality videos and still photos, patented Automatic Depth-Controlled Color Correction, an ultra light-sensitive lens, quick auto-edit functions, integrated GPS and several video-sharing options.

At the heart of the Paralenz experience is the Paralenz App. When consumers rent the camera, they download the free app, which offers a dive log, media library and multiple sharing options, as well as “TheOceanBase,” an interactive map where users can upload their favorite dive videos.

“Our goal was to develop an app that was fun and functional for Paralenz camera users,” said Peter Thiell, chief technology officer for Paralenz. “It’s the main hub where you save your underwater recordings, geek out over dive statistics and get inspired by other divers’ uploaded dive footage from all around the world.”

Rental customers’ recorded footage is private and secure, and is available for direct download from the cloud for up to three months after they return the rental camera to the dive shop. Video assets can be automatically edited in the Paralenz App and easily shared with friends, family or to social media.

A Camera with a Higher Purpose
Every dive shared on TheOceanBase via the Paralenz App contributes valuable ocean data — collected via integrated camera sensors that log conductivity, temperature, depth and geolocation — to Paralenz’s conservation partner Coral Restoration Foundation, located in Key Largo, Florida.

“We are excited at the possibilities presented by this relationship with Paralenz, and with every diver using a Paralenz camera,” said Amelia Moura, science program manager at Coral Restoration Foundation. “This kind of huge, user-generated, real-time data resource could add incredible value to our restoration efforts, supporting our monitoring strategy and potentially helping us as we evolve our coral restoration strategies over the coming years.”

Now Available for Rent or Purchase
To find a convenient location to rent a Paralenz camera in Florida or Italy, follow this link: https://paralenz.com/how-to-rent

The Paralenz Vaquita also is available for purchase for $749 on the Paralenz website. The camera comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 12-month warranty. Paralenz also offers a line of accessories that enhance the versatility and usability of the camera.

EDITORS NOTE: The Paralenz retail rental kiosk and rental process are illustrated in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNGXcjf-xVY&t=15s

Mutt Productions and Allied Artists Film Group Team Up to Bring Rock N’ Roll Time Travel to The Big Screen

Hollywood, CA, USA, July 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- San Antonio based Mutt Productions has teamed with Allied Artists Film Group to bring a rock n’ roll time travel adventure to the big screen. The project, tentatively titled “Rockin’ In Time,” follows 22 year old rock n’ roll guitarist and singer, Lars Olsen, as he is unexpectedly transported from 1984 to the year 2024. The only way to get back to 1984 requires Lars to locate a special magnet found only on a custom 1962 Fender Stratocaster Guitar, outfitted with three Humbucker pickups, the way Lars’s guitar was configured back in 1984.

“Rockin’ In Time” is a humorous take on today’s nostalgic interest in the music, styles and personalities of the 1980’s music scene, as seen through the eyes of an up-and-coming rock musician thrust 40 years into the future. Together with cameo appearances from 1980’s rock royalty, audiences will have an opportunity to see some of their favorite rock stars as they come to the aid and defense of their time-traveling friend, Lars Olsen.

This Mutt Productions’ feature film will be distributed by Allied Artists Film Group, through its Allied Artists Music & Video Distribution (AAMVD) unit. Casting has already begun, with an emphasis on attaching a young rock guitarist and singer in the lead role.

Film industry stalwarts Aaron Lee Lopez, Paul Matthew Lopez and music industry icon, turned motion picture producer extraordinaire, Kurt Wipfli are already attached. Principal photography is currently slated for 2022.

Mutt Productions is a cutting-edge studio located in San Antonio, Texas, specializing in youthful audience content, with feature films including “Teenage Girl: Valerie’s Holiday,” “Teenage Vampire,” “Teenage Girl: First Wheel,” and “Teenage Girl: Skip Day,” among many others to their credit. Mutt Productions’ content often pays homage to and is reminiscent of the late great John Hughes.

The history of Allied Artists is long, varied and legendary. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists brand has been associated with such classic motion pictures as “Papillon,” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, “Cabaret,” with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, “Tickle Me” starring Elvis Presley, and “The Man Who Would be King,” starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, to name but a few.

Neue Auctions will Hold An Online-Only Summer Estates Auction on Saturday, July 24th; 380 Quality Lots will be Offered

Beachwood, OH, USA, July 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Neue Auctions has a Summer Estates auction planned for Saturday, July 24th, at 10 am Eastern time, and the emphasis will be on sterling silver, fine art glass, lighting, modern and antique furniture, fine carpets, porcelains, glassware, garden sculptures and planters, fine jewelry and decorative objects for the home. Nearly 400 lots will be sold.

The auction is online-only. There is no competing floor audience; however, bidding is offered across three platforms: Liveauctioneers, Invaluable and BidSquare. Absentee bids are always welcomed and phone bidding is available on select lots. Both must be received by or scheduled at the latest 24 hours in advance of the auction or by 5pm Friday July 23rd. The auction gallery is open for preview Monday July 19th through Friday July 23rd, 9am-5pm daily, or by appointment.

Fine jewelry always does well at auction. A dazzling diamond ring boasting a 2.5-carat natural solitaire diamond, prong set in 14kt white gold, graded SI-2 and H for color, about a size 5, has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$9,000; while a natural diamond tennis bracelet with a total of 47 ten pointers totaling 4-4.5 carats, bead set in 14kt marked white gold, should garner $1,000-$2,000.

Tops in the furniture category is a 19th century Empire mahogany bureau plat (French flat-topped writing table), with gilt bronze mounts in the form of wreaths and palmettes (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); and, just consigned, a Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft bronze etched credenza with a brass panel top over three pair of hinged doors, raised on squared legs (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Furniture from England will feature a mid-19th century Regency secretary bookcase, having a pull-out writing surface over two long hinged cabinet doors, 84 inches tall by 72 inches wide; and a circa 1830-1850 Regency flame mahogany sideboard with molded backsplash centered by a carved scallop shell motif, 102 inches in length. Both are expected to reach $3,000-$5,000.

A Reed and Barton sterling tea service with matching sterling silver tray, pattern 910, having a kettle on a stand, 10 ½ inches to the top of the finial, with a total weight of 287 oz. troy, should fetch $4,000-$6,000. Also, a Whiting sterling silver flatware service in the Lily pattern, 112 pieces in all, having a total weight of 129.90 oz. troy, is expected to finish at $2,500-$4,500.

They say good things come in pairs. A pair of American carved and gray painted pine columnar capitals in the Corinthian style, circa 1900, originally carved for a building in Maine, is expected to ring up $3,000-$5,000; while a pair of early 20th century cast stone recumbent lions, each one resting on a rectangular plinth, 24 inches tall (less custom wood bases) should hit $2,500-$4,500.

Fans of gorgeous glass pieces will have much to consider. A few examples are as follows:

  • A large Daum Nancy glass vase of baluster form, 21 inches tall with a tall extended neck, colorfully decorated gray glass walls, cameo carved with a river landscape with tall trees, signed Daum Nancy with the Croix de Lorraine in cameo. Estimate: $2,500-$5,000.
  • A George Bucquet (American, b. 1954) cast glass sculpture with a wide, heavy bowl form on opalescent lavender glass with cast copper iridescent handle forms, signed “Bucquet ‘03” to the metal clad base, 8 ¾ inches in height. Estimate: $1,500-$3,000.
  • A Stefano Toso Murano blown glass sculpture in the form of a cube balancing on a pyramidial base in clear glass, internally decorated in translucent white, cobalt blue and ultramarine with undulating forms, signed, 20 inches tall. Estimate: $1,200-$2,000.
  • A Murano Battuto glass stoppered bottle, 16 ½ inches tall, the shouldered form tapering toward the base, in ruby red glass cased in pale yellow, signed and dated “Murano 2011”, artist signed, with authenticity label for Vetri Artistico Murano. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.
  • A Michael Pavlik (Czech., b. 1941) glass sculpture, blown internally decorated and cut glass, 1982, signed, dated and numbered (#1735), 7 inches tall. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500.

Persian carpets will also be plentiful and will include a thick plush wool on cotton weft Kermin palace runner, 5 feet by 20 feet, overall cream in color with a muted palette of floral sprays (estimate: $2,500-$3,500); and a handwoven wool antique Sarouk carpet, 14 feet 7 inches by 9 feet 5 inches, with floral urns on a red field and a floral scroll border (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

One of the more visually arresting lots in the sale is a carved marble bust of Antonius, unsigned and raised on a small marble socle, in very nice condition (estimate: $1,500-$2,500). Also sold will be an early 20th century bronze figural group by Joseph D’Aste (French, 1905-1935), cast as a group of Dutch children clambering over a fallen tree trunk, signed (estimate: $1,800-$2,500).

A Chinese five-panel wallpaper screen, circa 1800, hand-decorated with a flower and bamboo garden with birds and insects on a pale blue ground, each panel 87 ½ inches tall by 18 inches wide, should go for $3,000-$5,000; and a squared oval form “Okkintok” stoneware vessel by Claude Conover (American, 1907-1994), 19 inches tall, decorated with impressed circular patterns and a free form hatch pattern, signed and titled to the base, should hit $2,000-$4,000.

To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Summer Estates auction planned for Saturday, July 24th at 10 am Eastern time, please visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

Breakthrough New Unicorn Grow Light further Simplifies The Home Grow Process

Boston, MA, July 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The new Unicorn Series 160W LED Grow Light from Green Goddess Supply is a unique new solution to simplifying the home grow process. The innovative light is specifically intended to be used in a confined space such as a home grow box and is specially tuned to generate high output at a very low wattage.

“We’ve been working on this light for years,” said Vincent Bitetti, Chief Cannabis Officer at Green Goddess Supply who leads the R&D efforts at the company. “It seemed simple and obvious at first, but we eventually realized that there wasn’t an off-the-shelf unit that gave us everything we needed in one package. That one is runs too hot, this one is too large, that one is too small, etc. We realized we were hunting for a unicorn and had to build it ourselves, hence the name.”

The game-changing light features both 112pc SMD and 2pc COB LED lights, dimmable switches and comes with a 3-year warranty. After a full year of research and development, the Unicorn represents the best combination of LED and COB lighting, low energy usage, large footprint, and high PAR output, for growing cannabis in a confined space.

The dimmable switches allow the home grower to dial up or down to maximize the growth of their particular strain, and optimize for heat output within a confined space.

The Unicorn Grow Light includes two rectangular arrays of 48 individual LEDs on the left and right of the lighting board. There are also two COB (Chip On Board) lights, made with thick glass domed covers, that produce modern day, artificial sunlight replacement.

The light also controls IR, UV and UVB which inhibit mold and mildew. Insects are also repelled by these LEDs.

“Lights impact the size of plant growth. Thus, with the Unicorn Grow Light, a home grower can expect larger, more bountiful grows,” noted Mr. Bitetti. He adds, “I have been experimenting with home grow for over three decades and have a whole office full of lighting units. We combined the best of components and technology in the Unicorn Grow Light.”

Eric Robichaud, also of Green Goddess Supply, asserts, “The biggest challenge with growing cannabis is managing lighting which impacts heat and radiation. Most lights do not allow you to lower or increase the radiation. The Unicorn’s switches allow the grower to manage that critical element with precision.”

Although the Unicorn Grow Light can enhance any home grow system, it was designed for use in the Green Goddess Supply trade-marked Armoire, a turnkey solution to home growing that was built to remove the mystery and challenge. The Armoire requires only two minutes of care daily to garner an impressive yield of 3-5 ounces of dried, hand-crafted flower in as little as 60 days. With its furniture-inspired look, child proof lock, ergonomic design, even the most judgmental and disapproving aunt would not suspect that you are growing cannabis in your living room, office or den.

Priced at $299 MSRP, the Unicorn competes with grow lights priced at $399 MSRP that are made by other manufacturers and with the closest feature set.

The Unicorn Grow Light will be included in Armoires moving forward and can replace the lighting system included in earlier models. The Unicorn Grow Light can also be purchased separately for owners of other home grow systems. The light was also designed to daisy-chain multiple units together for grow spaces that require multiple lights to cover a larger footprint.

About Green Goddess Supply:
Green Goddess Supply is a “cultivation to consumption” cannabis lifestyle brand offering a line of high-quality products to grow, store, prep and consume hemp flower and cannabis products. The company sells direct to consumers at MSRP through its website, and also offers wholesale and distributor accounts to brick and mortar storefronts and industry distributors. Green Goddess Supply strives to exceed expectations and delight customers with quality products and amazing customer service.

The Armoire is a trademark of Green Goddess Supply. Green Goddess Supply is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA with additional distributions centers in Los Angeles, CA; Long Island City, New York and Pooler, Georgia.

For more information about Green Goddess Supply, visit the website at https://www.GreenGoddessSupply.com/

Andrew Jones Auctions’ Online-Only Design for The Home and Garden Auction, July 25th, will Feature Over 200 Quality Lots

Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 12, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Andrew Jones Auctions will offer a strong selection of fine art along with antiques and design from antiquity through the 21st century in an online-only signature Design for the Home and Garden auction scheduled for Sunday, July 25th, beginning promptly at 11 am Pacific time. More than 200 quality lots will be offered to the highest bidder.

The collection of Los Angeles tastemaker Keith McCoy of Keith H. McCoy & Associates evokes the English country house, highlighted by an Irish George II mahogany side table (estimate: $1,500-$2,000), a George III mahogany bachelor’s chest of drawers (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), a George III mahogany breakfront bookcase (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), and luxurious Fortuny upholstered seat furniture, including a George III blind fret carved mahogany armchair (estimate: $1,000-$1,500).

The collection also features animalier and sporting paintings, including The Meet by Joseph Francis Walker (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), Henry Barraud’s Sheep, cattle, stags and a pony in a wooded landscape (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), as well as works by Léon Eugène Auguste Abry, John E. Ferneley, Edward Benjamin Herberte, John Frederick Herring, Jr., Gustave Mardoche Neymark, William H. Robinson, John Francis Sartorius, George Wright and other noted artists.

In keeping with the animalier theme, from other private sources there are artworks such as Marie H. Guise Newcomb’s A Good Point (estimate: $1,500-$2,000), as well as bronzes, including the near life-size Panthère dévorant un lièvre after the model by Antoine Louis Bayre, produced at the Susse Frères foundry (estimate: $10,000-$20,000) from the collection of Daniel Hornbeck, as well as a model of a standing bull after Auguste Nicolas Cain (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

Additional European works in bronze feature the Neapolitan Dancer after Albert Ernest Carriere Belleuse (estimate: $1,500-$2,000), an abstract screen by Hubert Dalwood (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), as well as an allegorical work of l’Histoire after the model by Georges Bareau (estimate: $2,000-$3,000) and pieces by Ferdinand Barbedienne and after Albert Henry Atkins, Alfred Boucher, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Henri Chapu, Renzo Colombo, Etienne-Henri Dumaige Jean-Leon Gérôme, François-Raoul Larche and René de Saint-Marceaux.

The painting offerings run the gamut from works after Italian masters like Feast in the House of Levi after Paolo Veronese Caliari (estimate: $6,000-$8,000), Austrian court painter to Ferdinand I, Jakob Seisenegger’s Portrait of a Young Man (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and School of Peter Lely 1st Duchess of Cleveland (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) to European landscapists like Albert Kappis’s Unloading the Day’s Catch (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) and Alexis Podchernikoff’s large oil on canvas View through the eucalyptus (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

American plein air modernist master Armin Hansen’s Steam schooner coming to dock, Monterey (estimate: 4,000-$6,000) is abstracted yet evocative of the gritty fishing port. Bernard Lorjou’s bold expressionist works are Still life with duck and sunflower (estimate: $2,000-$3,000), French Marching Band (Fanfare) (estimate: $1,000-$1,500) and Barge on the Loire River (estimate: $800-$1,200).

The collection of Daniel Hornbeck features unusual and varied pieces, including a 1769 Danish Neoclassical stained pine clavichord by Otto Joachim Tiefenbrun (estimate: $2,000-$4,000), reputedly a gift of Edvard Grieg to his musical colleague Anton Louis Hornbeck. Also from the collection is a pair of Italian Baroque white marble models of cherubs (estimate: $3,000-$5,000), a pair of Dresden porcelain covered vases (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), an Italian Rococo polychrome decorated tall case clock, Padua, 1760 (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), an 18th century Dutch marquetry bureau (estimate: $1,000-$1,500), a 17th century Spanish Baroque table cabinet, as well as carpets and more.

Additional various owners highlights include a French gilt bronze mounted lacquer inset mahogany side cabinet by François Linke (estimate: $5,000-$7,000), a Spanish walnut monument maquette attributed to Felipe Vigarny de Borgona, probably first half 16th century (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), a George III mahogany architect’s desk by Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1800 (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), and an Italian gilt bronze mounted fruitwood bureau cabinet, 17th century, branded with a ducal coronet and with elaborately engraved lockplate (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Also offered will be a pair of Irish George III inlaid satinwood card tables, circa 1790 (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), a wonderful pair of Italian Baroque scaliola trompe l’oeil panels by Tarsilla Vittoria Seyter, Rome, 18th century (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), a set of twelve Berlin (K.P.M.) porcelain armorial soup bowls decorated with the arms of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, circa 1832-1837 (estimate: $3,000-$5,000), an Anthony Redmile ostrich egg faux snuff mull (estimate: $700-$900), and an R. Lalique frosted amber glass Courlis vase (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

The auction also includes antiquities, early works of art, fine silver, porcelain and garden accessories, sculpture, including a pair of lead models of sphinxes, and furniture, featuring designs by Brown Jordan and Michael Taylor. A standout lot is a unique scrapbook of autographed notes, caricatures, photographic portraits, lithographs and sketches by Paul Verlaine, compiled by Emile Loubet and Edouard Champion, 1896 (estimate: $50,000-$70,000) from a private Malibu collection. From the same source is a collection of five watercolors by Paul Signac (each estimated at $3,000-$5,000).

Online bidding will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Absentee bids will also be accepted. Safe, physically distanced live previews will be held by appointment only at the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery prior to the auction. Plans may change in accordance with Los Angeles County Department of health Covid-19 restrictions. Contact the gallery for details. The gallery is located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Absentee bids will also be accepted. To schedule a preview appointment, call (213) 748-8008.

For more information about Andrew Jones Auctions and the Design for the Home and Garden auction on Sunday, July 25th, at 11 am Pacific time, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.

About Andrew Jones Auctions:
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from the antiquity to today. For more information about Andrew Jones Auctions, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.

It’ll be Christmas in July in New Orleans When Crescent City Auction Gallery Holds Its July 17-18 Summer Estates Auction

New Orleans, LA, USA, July 10, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- It’ll be Christmas in July in New Orleans when Crescent City Auction Gallery holds a big, two-day Important Summer Estates Auction the weekend of July 17th and 18th. The sale is brimming with over 800 quality lots of fine French, English and American furniture, over mantel mirrors, original paintings by local and regional artists, fine jewelry and couture pieces, a piano, sterling silver, nativity sets, model boats and more.

Start times both days will be 10 am Central time. Expected top lots include a large 20th century patinated bronze fountain figure of the Four Seasons, 87 inches tall by 53 inches wide (estimate: $5,000-$10,000); an oil on canvas painting by the French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958), titled Country Road, signed lower left, 17 ½ inches by 20 ¾ inches (estimate: $30,000-$50,000); and paintings by Knute Heldner and AJ Drysdale.

The oil on canvas by Swedish-born Louisiana artist Knute Heldner (1875-1952), is titled Shrimp Boats, No. 5 and is signed lower right. It measures 29 ½ inches by 35 ½ inches and should bring $4,000-$6,000. The oil on canvas laid to board attributed to Norwegian-born Louisiana painter William Buck (1840-1888) is titled Covington Scene. It’s expected to finish at $3,000-$5,000. Both would be fine additions to any Southern collection.

It’s an eclectic sale, with merchandise ranging from vintage couture (Chanel, Hermes, Prada, Louis Vuitton, others) to fine estate jewelry (white, yellow and black diamonds, tanzanites, emeralds, sapphires, South Seas pearls, more) to a Russian icon of the Virgin of Kazan by Sergeyevich Lebedkin (Moscow, 1898-1914), featuring a 21kt gold and enameled sterling oklad, measuring 12 ½ inches by 10 ½ inches (estimate: $500-$1,000).

A 19th century American-made gilt and gesso Rococo Revival figural over mantel mirror set on a later white marble base, having an overall size of 96 inches tall by 75 ½ inches wide, is expected to gavel for $3,000-$5,000; while an American spelter slag glass lighted base lamp, probably Edward Miller, 21 inches tall, should knock down for $500-$900.

A circa 1940 44-piece Stieff sterling flatware service in the “Williamsburg Queen Anne” pattern, having a total weight of 53.75 troy oz., is estimated to ring up $1,000-$2,000. Also, a silverplated epergne/centerpiece, together with a silverplated circular mirror plateau, with relief fruit and scroll decorated rims (two pieces) should hit $400-$800.

A large oil on canvas painting by Scott Upton (N.C., b. 1958), titled Glimpse of the Hidden, signed and titled on verso, 47 ¾ inches by 71 ¾ inches, is expected to garner $3,000-$5,000. Tops in the American furniture category is a circa 1880 Victorian carved walnut marble-top sideboard, 76 inches tall by 58 inches wide (estimate: $600-$900).

French furniture, a staple at nearly every Crescent City auction, will feature the following examples:

  • A French Provincial Louis XV style carved cherry sideboard from the early 1800s, 42 ¼ inches tall by 55 ¼ inches wide (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).
  • A French Empire carved mahogany marble-top center table made in the 19th century, 29 inches tall and 38 ½ inches in diameter (estimate: $800-$1,200).
  • A 19th century French Empire style carved mahogany marble-top commode, 34 ¾ inches tall by 50 ½ inches wide (estimate: $700-$1,200).
  • A French Provincial Louis XV carved walnut vaisselier (furniture for storing and displaying china), 85 inches tall by 52 inches wide (estimate: $600-$1,200).
  • A 20th century French style ormolu mounted ebonized mahogany bombe Boulle marble-top parlor cabinet, 38 ½ inches tall by 39 ½ inches wide (estimate: $600-$900).

Original artwork by New Orleans and regional artists is just as ubiquitous and will be led by an early 20th century oil wash on board painting by Alexander J. Drysdale (La., 1870-1934), titled Louisiana Bayou at Dusk, signed lower left (estimate: $800-$1,200); and a 20th century mixed metal sculpture by New Orleans artist Thomas Mann, titled Techno Rabbit Clock, with a carrot form stand, 6 inches tall, signed (estimate: $800-$1,200).

An oil on board painting by Colette Pope Heldner (New Orleans, 1902-1990), titled Swamp Idyll, signed lower left and signed and titled on verso, 19 ½ inches tall by 15 ¼ inches wide, carries a pre-sale estimate of $500-$800. Also, a large silver gelatin photographic print by George Valentine Dureau (New Orleans, 1930-2014), titled Two Young Boys, unsigned, 41 inches tall by 34 inches wide, should command $400-$800.

On to Europe, where an early 20th century oil on canvas painting by Henry Schouten (Belgian, 1857-1927), titled Horse and Donkey, signed lower left and 17 ¼ inches by 25 ¼ inches, is estimated to fetch $1,500-$2,500. Also, an oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady in White, initialed (“V.J.”) and initialed and dated (1836), should finish at $1,200-$1,800.

A 19th century patinated bronze sculpture by Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875), titled Spread Wing Eagle, 9 ½ inches tall and impressed “F. Barbedienne Fondeur”, has an estimate of $1,000-$2,000; while an early 20th century Continental School gilt bronze figure of a Classical Male Athlete, 25 ½ inches tall, possibly a Grand Tour souvenir, should rise to $800-$1,200. These are just a small sampling of what bidders can expect.

Live, in-person bidding, as well as exhibition previews, will be held by appointment only, in the Crescent City gallery located at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Previews are being held daily (except on Sunday) and started July 8th. A Saturday, July 10th preview will be held from 9 am -1 pm. To schedule an appointment for live gallery bidding on auction day, or for a preview, call 504-529-5057, or, you can send an email to info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time on Friday, July 16th. A 25 percent buyer’s premium will be applied in-house (three percent discount for cash or check). A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or email info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the two-day Important Summer Estates Auction slated for the weekend of July 17th and 18th, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

About Crescent City Auction Gallery:
Crescent City Auction Gallery is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can send an e-mail to info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com. All phone calls and e-mails are confidential. For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

The Lifelong Antique Collection of Bill and Betty Murphy of Madison, Indiana will be Sold by Stevens Auction, July 31st

Aberdeen, MS, USA, July 9, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The lifelong antique collection of Bill and Betty Murphy, who traveled for years buying fine items to fill their 10,000-square-foot home situated on a high bluff overlooking the Ohio River in Madison, Indiana, will be sold on Saturday, July 31st, at 10 am Central time, by Stevens Auction Company, online and live in the Aberdeen gallery at 609 North Meridian Street.

“This auction contains the best lamp collections we have ever sold, plus rare and unusual antique furniture, Persian rugs, china, clocks, fine porcelains, mantel mirrors, collectibles and other fine home furnishings,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company. “We trucked everything in the Murphys’ beautiful mansion home in Indiana to our gallery to make this auction possible.”

The estate also contains items from the prolific furniture makers J. H. Belter, J. & J. W. Meeks, Thomas Brooks, Purdent Mallard, R. J. Horner, Anthony Quervelle, Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Pottier and Stymus, John Jelliff and Elijah Galusha. In all, more than 500 items will come up for bid, nearly all of it from the Murphy collection. Open house is Friday, July 30th, from 10am-6pm.

With a robust pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$35,000, a strong candidate for top lot of the auction is a beautifully carved 19th century white marble statue of a fawn in wonderful condition, 36 inches tall. Also up for bid will be a marble statue of a classical maiden standing on rock work, 33 inches in height by 14 inches wide (estimate: $1,500-$2,500); and a lovely mahogany figural pedestal with a boy eating grapes, 36 inches tall by 12 inches in width (estimate: $800-$1,200).

Beds will feature a rosewood rococo half tester plantation bed with roses carved on arm supports, with carvings on headboard and tester crest, attributed to P. Mallard (estimate: $8,500-$15,000); and a walnut Victorian high back bed attributed to Mitchell & Rammelsberg (estimate: $1,200-$2,000). Also up for bid will be a rounded mahogany heavily carved parlor sofa by Karpen, with a dragon carved in the back, dolphin arms, leather with a tufted back (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

Other fine pieces attributed to Mitchell & Rammelsberg will include a rosewood heavily carved marble-top dresser, premium-grade, 88 ½ inches tall by 56 inches wide (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a mahogany Victorian two-door wardrobe with finial and pierced carved crown, 10 feet 3 inches tall by 55 inches wide, in as-found condition (estimate: $1,500-$2,000); and a walnut Victorian marble-top dresser with bow front, 9 feet 4 inches tall (estimate: $1,000-$1,800).

Marvelous decorative accessories will be offered in abundance and will include the following:

  • A pair of 19th century royal blue porcelain Old Paris mantel vases with gold decoration and roses, each vase 17 inches tall (estimate: $1,200-$1,800).
  • A French marble clock with gold sphinx on top, 16 ½ inches tall (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).
  • A monumental oil lamp with original matching shade with a hand-painted owl, in great condition (estimate: $1,200-$1,800).
  • A pair of triangular perfumers (cologne bottles) with gilding and winged swans, by Jacob Petit, with a portrait of a man and a woman (estimate: $600-$1,200).

Returning to furniture, a set of twelve rare walnut Egyptian Revival dining chairs attributed to Alexander Roux, each chair 55 inches tall, should sell for $3,000-$6,000; a walnut Victorian oversized three-door wardrobe with beautiful carving and curved ends, attributed to J. H. Belter, is expected to realize $2,500-$3,500; and a large walnut Victorian secretary with a tall bookcase, glass doors, burl trim and bracket feet, 9 feet tall by 5 feet wide, should ring up $2,000-$3,000.

Furniture pieces attributed to Thomas Brooks include a rosewood Victorian etagere with white marble top and bow front, 102 inches tall by 62 ½ inches wide (estimate: $5,000-$7,500); a large walnut Victorian sideboard with life-size deer head with antlers and a carved arm support with white marble top (estimate: $2,000-$3,500); and a rosewood rococo etagere with all original finials and crown, circa 1855, 8 feet 6 inches tall by 71 inches wide (estimate: $1,200-$2,000).

Pieces attributed to Anthony Quervelle will feature an unusual large crotch mahogany two-door linen press with carving all over and having a pierce-carved apron at the base, 70 inches tall by 27 inches wide (estimate: $2,500-$4,000); and a mahogany acanthus carved game table with acanthus carved base and dolphin feet, 28 inches tall by 3 feet wide (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

Three furniture lots, all tables carrying lofty high estimates of $5,000, will include a rosewood rococo dressing table carved all over and attributed to P. Mallard, 77 inches tall by 44 inches wide; a rosewood rococo marble-top center parlor table attributed to Alexander Roux, with beautifully carved roses in a basket finial and apron; and a walnut Victorian banquet table with burl trim, a carved base and seven 18 ½ inch leaves, having a total length of 15 feet 10 inches.

Also up for bid will be a rosewood Victorian carved parlor cabinet with mother of pearl inlay on the door and carved bird finial, attributed to Alexander Roux, 82 inches tall by 78 inches long (estimate: $2,000-$3,500); a flame mahogany Empire mint julep cabinet in good condition with original white marble, attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks (estimate: $1,500-$3,000); and a six-piece rosewood parlor suit with like-new upholstery attributed to J. Jelliff (estimate: $1,800-$2,500).

Doors will open at 8 am on auction day, July 31st. Pictures are continually being added to the Stevens website (www.stevensauction.com), so interested parties are encouraged to check often for new additions and further information. For information not contained in the sales brochure, please call 662-369-2200 or email to stevensauction@bellsouth.net. Phone bids are welcome.

Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Terms of payment are all major credit cards or pre-approved business or personal checks (with proper ID), or wire transfer. A 15 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases, with an extra 3 percent processing fee for credit cards. A sales tax will be charged as well, except for those with a valid state resale number. Refreshments will be served on auction day.

To learn more about Stevens Auction Company and the Spring Antique Estate Auction planned for Saturday, July 31st, visit www.stevensauction.com.

About Stevens Auction Company:
Stevens Auction Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (662) 369-2200; or, you can e-mail them at stevensauction@bellsouth.net. To learn more about Stevens Auction Company, visit www.stevensauction.com. Updates are posted often.

Making History: First South African Biotech Ever to Achieve EU Biocidal Registration

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- At the end of a very long, very expensive five years of testing and following a rigorous, strict application process, Biodx has finally achieved EU registration* for their b bioactive™ (DECONT-X™) disinfectant technology.

“It’s been a daunting road but one where the end was only possible with the help of a dedicated team, whose assistance made this dream a reality. Dr Mark Kelly, Biodx’s Chief Scientist who has been with me every step of the way, scientist Dr Jan Reynhardt, CEO of GrnCAT Holdings, together with Dr Lucia Steenkamp, principle scientist at the CSIR and her team, who offered irreplaceable guidance throughout the research,” says Burt Rodrigues, proud CEO of Biodx.

“We’re also indebted to The Netherlands Organisation (TNO) who carried out the vital test work needed to meet the extremely strict levels of acceptance for this registration, together with Triskelion (Netherlands) who painstakingly prepared the necessary dossiers and followed through with the regulators.

“We also can’t forget the DST (Department of Science and Technology), IDC (Industrial Development Council) and the TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) who initially helped us get this project off the ground.”

What this means to Biodx

“Above all this now gives us access to the European industrial biotech markets – only registered products may be sold in the EU – which with our product being proven and accredited in the EU against SARS-CoV-2 sees us poised for a successful entry, showing that South Africa can hold its own in this field.

“We started this journey in 2016, knowing there was a steep climb in front of us. But it’s much more than just having the finance to throw at it. You need to keep the faith for the dark periods. It was a painstaking process of following the regulatory process, step by step, until you reach the top of that hill. Today it’s truly humbling that this ten year registration conclusion is finally here, opening doors we only dreamed of. This is our first step in trading in the European market and hopefully the first registered dossier of many to come.

*Ctgb Registration Number 16226 N

About Biodx:
Biodx is on a journey to reduce society’s dependence on synthetic chemicals. Harnessing the power of biotechnology, we’re breaking boundaries, crossing new frontiers, and helping to evolve the future of disinfection. All towards enabling a better world.

With technical support from the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) as well as financial support from TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) and IDC (Industrial Development Corporation), we’ve spent the last 16 years researching and developing cutting edge antimicrobial and antiviral technologies, proven in field trials to be between 8% and 52% more effective than conventional disinfecting chemicals.

Using a natural citrus extract stabilised with an organic biodegradable compound, which contains no chlorine, ethanol or aldehydes. Non-corrosive and earth-friendly, the formulation, rapidly kills 99.999% of many bacteria species has been proven 99.987% effective against SARS-CoV-2 virus (*Tested to EU NEN-EN 14476:2013 +A2:2019).

Substantiated by the South African NRCS and SABS SANS (636, 1853) certified, Biodx offers a revolutionary active ingredient for formulators of sanitisers and disinfectants supplying contract cleaning, healthcare/medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, retail, manufacturing and agricultural industries.

Biodx products have been tested and verified to stringent EU NEN standards in the Netherlands and is the first South African biotech company to receive EU BPR registration.

https://biodx.co
Burt Rodrigues (CEO)
Email: burt@biodx.co
Mobile: +27 76 212 1693

South Africa (head office)
E info@biodx.co T +27 (0)11 608 0732
Building S3, block D, Pinelands Business Park, Maxwell Drive, Modderfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa

Netherlands (EU)
E info@biodx.co
T +31 (0)6 46 84 72 12
c/o Triskelion, Reactorweg 47-A, 3542 AD Utrecht, The Netherlands

About b bioactive™:
Created with the power of biotechnology, Biodx’s b bioactive™ is an active ingredient that uses citrus extract to bring you the most powerful, safe, anti-microbial, anti-viral, properties/capabilities available anywhere.

Any product displaying the b bioactive™ mark is a promise that the product will deliver the highest protection without harming you or the planet.

  • 99.987% SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) efficacy **
  • 99.999% bacterial kill rate
  • alcohol free – gentler on your hands
  • up to 4 times more effective than conventional disinfecting chemical active ingredients
  • residual efficacy – up to 7 hours
  • biodegrades to harmless CO2, N2 & H2O
  • SABS, NRCS (SA) and NEN (EU) registered and approved
  • safer for you and your family
  • better for the planet

** Tested to EU NEN-EN 14476:2013 +A2:2019

Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island Announces Board for 2021-22

Providence, Newport, North Providence, Middletown, Rhode Island, June 29, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI) announced members of its board of directors for the coming year. Dr. Kristin Kolesar Fabris, of Be Well Chiropractic in Providence, will be the president. Dr. Carlyle Smart of Chiropractic Health Services in Newport and Dr. Erika Bruno, of Bruno Chiropractic Center in North Providence, will serve as the first and second vice presidents respectively.

Dr. Thomas Morison of Northeast Chiropractic in Providence will serve as treasurer/secretary. Dr. Michael Gottfried of Aquidneck Chiropractic in Middletown will serve as the member-at-large. Dr. Michael Zola of Zola Chiropractic Center in Providence is the past president.

The new board of directors was sworn in on June 19 at CSRI’s general meeting. The event was held at Maria Cucina in Providence.

“The past 15 months have been challenging for our communities, our patients and our doctors within the chiropractic profession. The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island has been proactive in addressing those challenges, initiating the Straighten Up, RI campaign promoting health and wellness during the pandemic,” said Dr. Fabris. “As we still move through the pandemic, we’ll continue with initiatives like this to make even more people aware of the benefits of chiropractic for spinal health and to make our Society an even more valuable resource to our members as well as our patients and communities.”

Chiropractic has been utilized as essential healthcare during the pandemic. The CSRI represents more than half of practicing chiropractors in the state who continue to care for patients and promote back and spinal health during this challenging time.

Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island is located at 1272 West Main Road, Building 2, Middletown, RI 02842. For more information, call (401) 207-0700 or visit www.RIchiro.org.

About Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI):
Founded in 1918, CSRI is one of the oldest chiropractic associations in the United States and represents almost half of the chiropractic physicians in the Ocean State. In addition to providing a regional voice for chiropractors in the business and legislative arenas, CSRI also helps educate the general public on the benefits of chiropractic. Those all-natural benefits can include relief from headaches, asthma, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, colic, and stress, just to name a few. The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island is located at 1272 West Main Road, Building 2, Middletown, RI 02842. For more information, call (401) 207-0700 or visit www.RIchiro.org.

Professional Speaker and TV Personality Delatorro L. McNeal, II Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Tampa, FL, June 29, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Professional speaker and TV personality Delatorro L. McNeal, II has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Philosophy and Humane Letters for his 20-year body of work in the personal development industry.

The Business Honors Program of Trinity International University of Ambassadors awarded the Honorary Doctorate. Trinity is a private Christian university authorized by the State of Georgia, with full accreditation with the World-Wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Education Institutions and also accredited with the United Nations.

“This degree recognizes my work over the course of more than 20 years in this industry,” Dr. McNeal says, “having delivered more than 4,000 paid speaking presentations worldwide, authored eight books, and mentored more than 500 influencers through my Crush The Stage program.”

Dr. McNeal is an internationally renowned Peak Performance Expert who’s delivered keynote speeches to major corporations, professional associations, conventions, professional sports teams, churches and leadership conferences. He holds a CSP designation, the highest international recognition of professional speaking excellence, and is in the top 12% of paid professional speakers worldwide. Dr. McNeal has been featured on national television networks including FOX, ABC, NBC, BET, TBN, Daystar and Oxygen.

Ranked among the best motivational speakers in the world, Dr. McNeal is on a personal mission is to help individuals and organizations grow to the next level. “We all have the ability to get 1% better every day,” he says. “The biggest room in the world is always room for improvement.”

Dr. McNeal specializes in a powerful, interactive Peak Performance experience in which he teaches the psychology and methodology that top producers use to consistently better their best. He reveals seven paradigms that, once implemented, will ignite explosive sales, stellar customer service and rock-solid leadership.

His core teachings center on how to develop emotional muscle, strive for Peak Performance daily, win consistently, develop the attributes of top performers, think creatively on how to improve performance now, infuse more passion at work, increase commitment to personal excellence, and lead with a greater sense of purpose and certainty.

In the middle of the pandemic, Dr. McNeal signed a major publishing deal for his eighth book, Shift Into a Higher Gear: Better Your Best and Live Life to the Fullest, to be released this October. The book, which will be published by Berrett Koehler and distributed by Penguin Random House, is currently available for pre-order on BN.com and Amazon.com.

Dr. McNeal innovated The Crush Foundation, an educational nonprofit he launched in honor of his mother, who passed away eight years ago. This year he’s hosting The Crush Foundation’s inaugural event, The Olivia B., an Oratorical Scholarship Competition for minority high school students in the Tampa Bay area who demonstrate strong presentation skills. “I want to empower and inspire the next generation of young leaders by teaching them the same life, entrepreneurship, college success and public speaking skills that have served me so well,” he says, “then allow them to compete for money to help offset the cost of college education. I’ll be giving away $5,000 of my own money each year to help my community.”

Dr. McNeal is the host a transformational new podcast, Crushing Life With Delatorro, and he produced the world’s first business reality TV show centered on public speaking, THE KEYNOTE, available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Prime, and YouTube.

See Dr. McNeal in action on Goalcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKDiXGpxlK0

About Platinum Performance Global, LLC:
Platinum Performance Global, LLC partners with Fortune 500 corporations, professional associations, and entrepreneurs to drastically improve organizational effectiveness, employee morale and productivity, training and development, teamwork, sales performance, and communication. Notable clients include Johnson & Johnson, New York Life, JP Morgan Chase, Prudential, and The Million Dollar Round Table. http://www.delatorro.com