U.S. House Passes Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

Shark Finning

Shark Finning

We shouldn’t kill elephants for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, or sharks for their fins.”

— Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Building on prior efforts to protect sharks from being butchered on the high seas, the U.S. House passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, H.R. 737, led by U.S. Reps. Gregorio Sablan (D-NMI) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), to prohibit the import, export, possession, trade, and distribution of shark fins or products containing shark fins. U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) also introduced a companion bill that the Senate Commerce Committee has already approved.

“We shouldn’t kill elephants for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, or sharks for their fins,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action. “It is wasteful and barbaric, it imperils species and ecosystem health, and it degrades marine-based ecotourism and shark-diving experiences throughout the world.”

“Today, the House has finally moved to get our country out of the devastating shark fin trade by advancing the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act," said Del. Gregario Sablan (D-NMI). "I thank my colleagues from both sides of the aisle and especially my good friend, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, for working tirelessly with me on the bill. Our legislation is an effective, no-cost way to remove the United States from the harmful shark fin trade that contributes to the loss of up to 73 million sharks each year. Three territories and a dozen states already have a ban in their laws. It’s high time the House has joined them, and it is my hope the Senate quickly acts so we can end our contribution to the global trade of shark fins.

"Today, Congress struck down animal cruelty by voting in favor of the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. After sharks are captured, fisherman will remove their fins and release them back into the ocean to die," said U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). "Sharks play a vital role in our marine ecosystem, serving as an indicator of the overall health of our ocean. The survival of these majestic creatures is of great importance and this bill will help ensure they are around for decades to come. I am proud to work alongside colleagues who have taken a stand against this atrocity today."

As many as 73 million sharks, according to some estimates, are finned annually across the globe. The shark killers cut off the fins, typically while the creature is alive and often throw the mutilated animal back into the ocean to suffer and die. Reckless and unsustainable killing of these apex predators imperils species and degrades and destabilizes ocean ecosystems. Because of shark finning and other human-caused forms of mortality, shark death rates among some species exceeding birth and survivorship rates by as much as 30 percent.

The act of shark finning and possession of shark fins aboard a vessel is currently prohibited in U.S. waters under the 2010 Shark Conservation Act, but the law does not stop the domestic trade in their parts. In the U.S., shark fins derived from cruel fishing practices around the world are sold here.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation Unveiled Today at LA Convention Center

Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation (ETcommunity), a new non-profit organization will bring jobs, prosperity and clean air to communities everywhere.

New Non-Profit Promises to Bring the Cleanest Mobility Options and Jobs to Economically Challenged Communities Everywhere

As a Board member of the ETcommunity, I am pleased to expand my commitment to clean transportation and combating climate change.”

— Fran Pavley, former California State Senator

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, US, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, at the LA Convention Center, Fran Pavley, Environmental Policy Director for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and former California State Senator, announced the public launch of the Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation (ETcommunity), a new non-profit organization. ETcommunity is committed to bringing jobs, prosperity and clean air to communities everywhere.

Initially focused in Los Angeles communities that are most adversely impacted by pollution and/or economic disparity, ETcommunity is bringing the cleanest mobility options and good jobs to those most often overlooked. “As a Board member of the ETcommunity, I am pleased to expand my commitment to clean transportation and combating climate change,” said Pavley.

“California is experiencing more extreme weather days, driven by climate change, which may be accompanied by Public Safety Power Shutoff events to avoid wildfires,” said Caroline Choi, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at Edison International and Southern California Edison, and ETcommunity board president.
“Even as utilities like SCE focus on near-term actions to keep our customers and communities safe, we must also act now on solutions to mitigate further climate change damage,” Choi continued. “Transforming the way people and goods move from place to place, driving toward zero-emission vehicles, and building the infrastructure to support zero-emission vehicles can create jobs in impacted communities while also reducing pollution and carbon emissions.”

This new organization grew out of the effective “Prove It!” campaign launched by the California Electric Transportation Coalition (CalETC) in Southern California in 2018. Prove It! started working with faith leaders to expand support for zero-emission vehicle technologies in communities most impacted by pollution. The campaign expanded to include health leaders, young adults and LGBTQ advocates concerned about the disproportionate negative environmental and economic impacts of inadequate access to clean mobility options in vulnerable communities.

“Proterra supports the mission of ETcommunity and intends to offer paid summer internships to young adults in economically challenged communities. We are committed to bringing good jobs to California, particularly in communities that are often overlooked,” said Kent Leacock, senior director of Government Relations at Proterra.

“We recognize that clean transportation and increased access to clean mobility options are critical to ensuring that all benefit from the transportation transformation happening globally,” continued Leacock, who is also an ETcommunity Board member.

Alberto Ayala, executive director and air pollution control officer, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, has first-hand experience implementing local government electric vehicle mobility options. According to Ayala, “We can increase mobility options by providing zero-emission car-share vehicles for residents in multi-unit dwellings. By providing the electric vehicles and fueling infrastructure, we ensure residents of these homes have access to affordable, reliable, clean transportation options.”

About Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation (ETcommunity):
The Electric Transportation Community Development Corporation supports wide-scale transition to zero-emission transportation options and the good jobs that come with this transition. ETcommunity will work with communities to ensure the environmental and jobs benefits are realized in all communities, particularly those most impacted by air pollution and/or economic disparity.

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Nexcopy Offers Mini Size USB Duplicator

Nexcopy USB104SA USB Duplicator

Nexcopy mini size USB Duplicator

Nexcopy Inc.

Nexcopy Inc.

Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces the USB104SA, a 4 target standalone mini size USB Duplicator.

What I like about this unit is our feature rich firmware. We did not compromise on firmware and offer less. We offer the same functionality as our larger standalone USB duplicator models.”

— Greg Morris

LAKE FOREST, CA, USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lake Forest, CA – November 20, 2019 – Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces the USB104SA, a 4 target standalone USB flash memory Duplicator specifically design to be light weight and portable.

“With the lack of optical drives in computers and laptop, the USB stick continues to grow in popularity,” reports Greg Morris, President of Nexcopy. “What we have seen is a demand for both small configuration systems for those transitioning from optical media to USB media and large production systems which we’ve serviced for years. The USB104SA is a great stepping stone for those coming from the optical duplication industry.”

The USB104SA USB Duplicator has a list of features which pivot from the larger, award winning, Nexcopy standalone duplicators. Features include:

– Asynchronous copy mode, all the time
– Binary copier will copy any format; FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS, Ext2,3,4, Proprietary
Binary CRC verification algorithm
– Quick Erase and Ful Erase for disk sanitization
– Four language modes in LCD menu
– USB speed benchmark utility
– Firmware upgradeable

Stan McCrosky, head of Sales, comments, “What we have seen, are small organizations and business requesting something low cost and low volume for data duplication. Our main focus is still business-to-business, but the growing demand for low volume duplication equipment justified the development of a product like the USB104SA.”

The USB104SA is a portable solution and ideal for trade shows or spoken word events. The unit weighs less than one pound and with a foot print of about six inches by one inch tall. The unit can easily fit into your computer bag, which is ideal for carry-on luggage at the airport.

The USB duplicator is powered by a microUSB cable which can be connected to your computer laptop USB port. A USB block is also provided for powering from an outlet.

“What I like about this unit is the feature rich firmware. We did not compromise on the firmware settings and offer less. We offer the same functionality as our larger standalone USB duplicator models.” Morris continues, “For those wanting to copy USB hard drives, we do encourage them to upgrade to our USB115SA or USB131SA standalone duplicators. Those units have the proper power configuration for what the USB hard drives will require.”

Nexcopy firmware is a code technology which has evolved since 2008. This system is backward compatible with USB 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 flash memory. The system will accept SD card reader adapters, microSD and CF card reader adapters. The firmware may be used to speed test flash memory which is a great tool for understanding the quality of flash memory a supplier has provided.

The USB104SA has four languages for the menu system. English, Spanish, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. The menu has a back lite 2×20 screen and provides multiple settings for performance and status feedback.

The USB104SA is a 1 master to 4 target system.

Product Information:

Part Number: USB104SA
Description: 5 Port Standalone USB Duplicator 1 Master to 4 Target Configuration, no PC required, USB cable powered. Not suited for hard drives.

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For data transfer rates and speed benchmark information please contact Nexcopy Inc. or contact one of its authorized resellers. Nexcopy's complete line of USB-C Duplicators, USB Duplicators, SD Duplicators, microSD Duplicators and CF Duplicators are available through a world-wide network of authorized resellers.

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Stonehill Launches Innovation Labs to Help Clients Accelerate Returns from Investments in People, Process, & Technology

Stonehill announced that they have launched a series of innovation labs that will help their clients identify opportunity, create change, & accelerate growth.

They were looking for quick, simple, and high value design sessions – so we simply created them!”

— Doug Pace, Founder and CEO of Stonehill

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Stonehill announced today that they have launched a series of innovation labs that will help their clients to identify opportunity, create change, and accelerate growth. The labs were specifically designed to address common business challenges including product commercialization, digital transformation, business intelligence, customer experience, employee engagement, and operational effectiveness. The primary goal for the development of the labs was to create facilitated sessions that required low investment, were quick to implement, and resulted in high value implementation plans.

Stonehill developed their innovation labs based on input from current clients. Customers consistently commented on how valuable Stonehill’s design thinking sessions were for enterprise strategy. The sessions leveraged empathy to develop unique strategies and resulted in sprint-based project plans for implementation. Many customers requested custom strategy sessions that focused on people or technology initiatives. They needed them to be quick, allow their teams to think in a disruptive manner, but still result in implementable sprint plans with measurable returns.

“As a customer-centric strategy firm, we are always listening and reacting to our client’s needs,” said Doug Pace, Founder and CEO of Stonehill. “They were looking for quick, simple, and high value design sessions – so we simply created them!”

About Stonehill
Stonehill is a strategy and innovation consultancy. As recognized experts in Design Thinking, Business Intelligence, and organizational development, Stonehill helps companies to identify opportunities, create change, and accelerate growth. Stonehill’s teams consist of an innovative blend of creative, strategy, technology, and change management experts, giving us the ability to unite the functional silos of business in the common objective of creating differentiated customer experiences. Stonehill has been recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce as the Emerging Business of the Year, Great Agencies as one of the Top Business Intelligence Consultants in the United States, and CIO Review Magazine as one of the 20 Most Promising Performance Management Providers.

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Constitutional Tax Collector Anne Gannon Files for Re-Election

Gannon remains focused on delivering exceptional service to Palm Beach County’s 1.4 million residents

I continue to focus on modernizing our office, moving us from an antiquated agency to an efficient, customer-focused retail operation”

— Anne Gannon

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector serving Palm Beach County, today announced she will run for re-election in 2020.

Gannon’s top priority is to deliver exceptional, cost-effective service with a focus on innovation, continuous process improvement and modernization. Employee health and wellness remain a top priority and personal passion for Gannon. Since implementing a comprehensive wellness program, agency employees continue to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle including improved overall health and lower out-of-pocket medical expenses. The program’s effectiveness also gives Gannon greater ability to hold agency medical costs in check.

As Constitutional Tax Collector, Gannon leads an agency of 315 dedicated employees located in six service centers throughout Palm Beach County. She is responsible for collecting $4 billion in property taxes and $54 million in Tourist Development Tax annually. She also administers the county’s Local Business Tax Receipts.

As an agent for Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), Gannon provides driver license and motor vehicle services to the county’s 1.4 million residents. Additional services provided on behalf of other agencies include issuing certified copies of Florida birth certificates, selling hunting and fishing licenses, processing TSA PreCheck® applications, fingerprinting and selling SunPass transponders.

“I continue to focus on modernizing our office, moving us from an antiquated agency to an efficient, customer-focused retail operation,” said Gannon.

Since implementing new technology and policies, Gannon said her office has been able to recover millions of dollars owed to the citizens of Palm Beach County.

“I am proud of the work we do to protect taxpayers while saving money for the community,” said Gannon. “It’s important work that affects nearly every Palm Beach County citizen.”

In addition to her role as Constitutional Tax Collector, Gannon currently serves as president of the Florida Tax Collectors Association (FTCA). During her one-year term, she works with tax collectors from all 67 Florida counties and members of the state legislature to champion policies to improve government efficiency and reduce costs for all Florida taxpayers.

This year Gannon received her fourth Legacy Award for “Excellence and Innovation in Financial Operations” from the FTCA. This award is the association’s highest honor, recognizing a tax collector’s proficiency in several key areas including budgeting, customer focus, innovation and automation. The agency also received a perfect annual audit.

Committed to educating the public about tax collector services, Gannon’s office earned several awards for excellence in marketing and communication in 2019. A grassroots marketing campaign called “Take Your Hour Back” offered clients timesaving tips to help them plan and prepare for an efficient visit to the Tax Collector’s Office. The campaign earned top honors as the Best Grassroots Marketing Campaign in the nation by the National Association of Government Communicators. Her newsletter, Tax Talk with Anne Gannon, won several local and state awards for best digital newsletter.

Gannon values client feedback to help her assess the agency’s performance and better understand clients’ needs. To obtain feedback from a wider population of Palm Beach County, the agency developed new kiosk surveys in three languages (English, Spanish and Creole). The campaign and surveys called “Welcome! ¡Bienvenido! Bienvenue!” earned top honors as Best Multicultural Campaign in Palm Beach County in 2019.

Gannon’s rich and distinguished career in public service began in 2000 when she was elected to the Florida Legislature representing the 88th District. She rose to the position of Democratic Leader Pro Tem which required consensus-building on key votes. She served on the powerful House Health Care Appropriations Committee where she secured funding for women and children’s health and safety programs. She is most proud of her role in creating and funding domestic violence centers, the Center for Brain Tumor Research at the University of Florida and creating legislation making human trafficking a crime in Florida.

An active member of the community, Gannon serves on the Pineapple Grove Arts Board, an arts and shopping district located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. She is a long-standing supporter of Aid Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA), Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, the Statewide Task Force on Human Trafficking and the Palm Beach Human Trafficking Coalition. Gannon served 12 years on the Board of Directors at JFK Hospital and was the Honorary Chair of the West Palm Brain Cancer 5K Run from 2008 – 2013. She is a member of St. Vincent’s Ferrer Catholic Church.

Gannon attended Florida Atlantic University where she majored in political science. She also attended Barry University and Palm Beach State College where she studied business administration. She is an avid bicyclist, reader, gardener and an accomplished cook. She has called Palm Beach County home for over 30 years.

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Shãn Sutherland, Wealth Advisor at Simple Impact LLC, Discusses Retirement Plan Options in California

Shãn Sutherland, Wealth Advisor at Simple Impact LLC

Shãn Sutherland’s company, Simple Impact LLC, offers women business owners assistance with CalSavers or Retirement Plan activation

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past year, I've been having a lot of conversations with business owners who are asking what makes more sense, sign up for Cal Savers or establish a 401(k) retirement plan?

What’s driving this law? California says increased costs for medical and other state programs that are the result of an aging population is the main culprit.

If you participate in CalSavers you do not need to establish a separate retirement plan for your business. If you have an existing retirement plan, CalSavers is not mandatory. In the latter instance, you do need to certify with the state through the California “secure choice” website that you offer an employee plan and employees are made aware of it.

Employers choose to enroll in CalSavers on the internet or with phone support. Employees will receive an access code once their employer has enrolled them. They will also need internet access where the employee can choose to opt out, or review and select investment options. There are some very nice people at 855-650-6918, to help enrollees, and offer language including Spanish speaking assistance.

A diligent business founder has worked hard for a very long time and there is a smarter way to reward herself. By paying less taxes and simultaneously building employee loyalty, business owners’ lives can be simple and in alignment with her long-term goals.

There are 12 different retirement plans. Appropriate plans for business owners that fit the California mandate include Simple IRA's, SEP IRAs, and (my favorite) the 401(k). I strongly urge the 401(k) as it allows for the most options including larger annual contributions, taxable or tax deferred contributions, loans provisions, length of service, vesting schedules if employer matches contributions, cash balance contributions, and profit sharing to reward her best employees making a difference to the bottom line of the business.

Here is the key terminology that a founder and her human resource staff should be aware of when creating a retirement plan for the business:

In a 401(k) the employer will set up legal documents known as the Retirement Trust with its own tax ID. In these documents, the employer is referred to as the plan sponsor and fiduciary. For larger companies, this responsibility can be outsourced to another person or committee.

The Retirement Trust is the plan documents created by the legal teams of the record keeper, Third Party Administrators (TPA). There are boilerplate templates, however, the best plan design takes into consideration the needs of the employer and her employees. In my experience, the angel is in the details.

TPA’s make sure the plan is maintained and compliant with ERISA laws. Actuaries would help determine the funding requirements for a defined benefit plan, i.e. cash balance plan. Like any specialized bookkeeper, record keepers and actuaries have special training in the retirement field. Plan design by an experienced and knowledgeable TPA, brings huge value to a plan sponsor/employer. Good plan design, that my clients have first-hand experienced, can be expressed as nothing but magical.

The record keepers maintain details such as employee and employer contributions, account numbers, investments loans, withdrawals, and other administrative information.

As the assets grow inside of the retirement plan, the record keeper or TPA will recommend an ERISA Fidelity bond purchase. ERISA bonds ensure retirement benefits if the fiduciary mishandles the funds entrusted to them.

As the Advisor, I think of my role as a 401K care coordinator. Since it's football season you can also think of the advisor as your quarterback. It's important to have a point person who knows the players, and how to navigate the field to get the best result. My role begins with helping the employer to gather and organize her critical information including the Census data spreadsheet. I take time and listen carefully to understand what her needs are and share industry best practices.

Based on her business goals, a TPA is chosen to best fit the plan needs. I also evaluate and recommend recordkeepers. Common needs include the size of business(es), number of employees covered, ages of employees and owners, expected or desired annual contributions and integration with employer’s benefit package (just to name a few). Once the business census data has been analyzed, I meet with the plan sponsor to show them anticipated costs, benefits, players, and the plan design to closely meet their needs.

Since I act as a fiduciary for all my qualified retirement clients, Simple Impact LLC services include one or more of the following activities: Hourly consulting to assist the business owner with CalSavers enrollment. Helping other women business owners establish their 401(k)retirement plan. Most importantly, I am the Chief hand-holder for the business owner.

Retirement readiness should benefit her, as much as her employees. Having a retirement plan in place is a key tool for cashing out of your business in a tax efficient manner when it comes time to enjoy the fruits of all the years of hard labor. If you own a California business and have been contemplating if you should start a retirement plan, the choice has now been made for you. Choose CalSavers or a private plan, to help you embrace and live intentionally the next exciting chapter of life.


*** Shãn Sutherland’s company, Simple Impact LLC, offers financial wisdom and an investment platform for all IRA, 401(k), and Trust accounts. Founded in 2014, they offer holistic planning services and investment model strategies that align with values and long-term goals.

Simple Impact LLC is located at 4500 Park Granada Calabasas, CA 91302 phone (424)422-1001, or email: 401K@simpleimpactllc.com

Shãn Sutherland (CA Insurance Lic. #0D28620) is a Registered Representative and an Investment Adviser Representative with/and offers securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered by Simple Impact or CES Insurance Agency.

A woman of many talents, Shãn Sutherland was featured in *Forbes Magazine 2017 Women Business Leaders California edition. In addition to developing investment plans for executives and leadership professionals, she applies a gender filter when establishing investment portfolios that emphasize a woman's contribution to corporate decision making. In 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 , she was recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as a **Five Star(SM) Wealth Manager.

*Forbes feature is a paid promotional advertisement.

**Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 3,528 Los Angeles area wealth managers were considered for the award; 154 (4 percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

Sutherland has set up 401(k) retirement trusts for companies with 100+ employees and, more frequently, individual 401(k)s for S-Corps. Being responsible for the money of others, she obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation, which increased her knowledge of fiduciary considerations when reviewing retirement plans. The AIF® process is best applied to overseeing and recommending choices for large-scale 401(k) retirement plan assets and charitable trusts. She also advises other fiduciaries (such as board members) on investment policies, asset allocation, and regulatory updates. Finally, she was recently voted one of ***“L.A.’s 100 Most Fascinating People” by the “Best of Los Angeles Award” community.

***This recognition is not specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, or otherwise reflect the performance of the advisor or any account. FINAL 15857178


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Arecont Vision Costar Brings Home Security Industry Award from ISC East

Arecont Vision Costar SurroundVideo Omni SX AST Award ISC East 2019

AV Costar’s SurroundVideo Omni SX takes home Homeland Security Award

Arecont Vision Costar SurroundVideo Omni SX

Award-winning AVC SurroundVideo Omni SX

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Arecont Vision Costar, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company

AVC receives industry recognition for popular new SurroundVideo Omni SX adjustable-view multi-sensor surveillance camera at ISC East

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CSTI)

The new ConteraIP® Omni SX brings improved image quality and reliability enhancements built into right into the design, benefiting both installers and end users”

— Kyle Parker, VP, Americas Sales, Arecont Vision Costar

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arecont Vision Costar (AVC), the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology and video surveillance solutions, announces that its newest SurroundVideo® series camera, the Omni SX, has received an important industry award. The ASTORS Homeland Security Award was presented to AVC at a banquet event and ceremony hosted by American Security Today during ISC East, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.

The industry award was accepted by AVC’s VP of Americas Sales, Kyle Parker, while participating in the November 20th & 21st security event. Arecont Vision Costar is exhibiting the award-winning Omni SX camera & other new products that compose the company’s cloud-surveillance-enabled Total Video Solution™ from booth #252.

“All of us at Arecont Vision Costar are extremely honored to have received this important Homeland Security Award recognition from American Security Today,” said Mr. Parker. “The new ConteraIP® Omni SX brings improved image quality and reliability enhancements built into right into the design, benefiting both installers and end users.”

The Omni SX was first unveiled at ISC West in Las Vegas, NV in April of this year. The camera is the newest member of the Made in USA SurroundVideo Omni family which pioneered adjustable view, multi-sensor cameras for the industry beginning in 2014. It is a low profile, compact indoor/outdoor dome camera available at either 12 or 20 Megapixel (MP), featuring four sensors mounted in individual motorized gimbals that can be pointed in any direction for ideal scene coverage, then remotely focused after the bubble is installed.

Important Omni SX features include enhanced WDR (wide dynamic range) & mechanical IR cut filters for day/night use, H.264 and SnapStream™ technology for reduced bandwidth without loss of image quality, and the highest projected reliability yet of any adjustable-view multi-sensor camera. Full integration with the cloud-enabled ConteraVMS® is complemented by ONVIF compliance and MegaLab™ validation for participating 3rd party VMS systems.

The ASTORS award is the second industry recognition received by the Omni SX. The camera was first unveiled at ISC West in April, receiving a 2019 Government Security Award (or “Govie”), presented by 1105 Media & Security Today Magazine.

See the award-winning Omni SX series and the Total Video Solution during ISC East 2019 in booth 252 at the Javits Convention Center, or learn more online anytime at https://tinyurl.com/y2zkb4ge.

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Mattress Warehouse Announces Opening of New Location in Totowa, NJ

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FREDERICK, MD, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mattress Warehouse (sleephappens.com) is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest location in Totowa, NJ.

The new store, located at 540 Route 46 East, is open seven days a week.

The Totowa, New Jersey location has sleep experts to assure you find your perfect mattress. When you stop into this new Mattress Warehouse location, be sure to try out the patented bedMATCH™ sleep diagnostic system. This sleep technology uses a range of measurements and scientific calculations, which helps the sleep experts narrow down hundreds of mattress selections to just a few. This makes your mattress buying decision easier knowing that it’s based on sleep science and your specific measurements.

Mattress Warehouse stores carry the latest mattress models from top brands such as Aireloom, Cheswick Manor, Nectar, Kingsdown, TEMPUR-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and more. Each store also carries a wide range of sleep accessories, pillows, sheets, and protectors from Bedgear, Sealy and more.

Mattress Warehouse of Totowa is located near Marburn Curtains.

About Mattress Warehouse – Mattress Warehouse is the No. 1 independently-owned American retailer with stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Serving customers for 30 years, it is our mission to provide each customer with a relaxed and educational buying process that provides the best overall sleep experience with quality products at the best possible price.

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Trophy Automotive Dealer Group Virtual Test Drives Put Car Shoppers in the Driver’s Seat

Interior and exterior technology, safety and luxury features are explored via immersive videos that invite drivers to come and test drive new vehicles.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Trophy Automotive Dealer Group Virtual Test Drives Put Car Shoppers in the Driver’s Seat

Interior and exterior technology, safety and luxury features are explored via immersive videos that invite drivers to come and test drive new Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan cars and trucks at the dealer’s Los Angeles locations.

Virtual Test-Drive Videos Introduce Drivers to Kia, Nissan & Mercedes-Benz Features
When it comes to car shopping in Los Angeles, drivers have dozens of choices. It can be time consuming to visit each dealership and make one’s way through the various new car choices. Trophy Automotive Dealer Group offers a time-saving way to begin car shopping at home, or wherever it’s convenient. Its virtual test drive videos bring new Kia, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz vehicles to life, allowing shoppers to get a feel for the cars before ever setting foot on the dealer lot.

When a car shopper visits Trophy Automotive Dealer Group’s virtual test drive page, he or she can select any of the thumbnail images to view a video. The videos offer in-depth narration that points out all of the important interior and exterior features. Seating, legroom, cabin climate control and entertainment elements come to life, as do exterior style points.

Technology is highlighted through significant portions of the videos, introducing drivers to the navigation and entertainment attributes of the new Kia, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz lineups. Today, technology-based features such as parking, lane-keeping and braking assist, provide drivers with exceptional convenience and safety support. By watching these virtual test drive clips, car shoppers can compare technology capabilities across vehicle makes and models.

Six Los Angeles Area Trophy Automotive Dealer Group Dealerships
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About Trophy Automotive Dealer Group
Trophy Automotive Dealer Group is a leading automotive dealer group in the US and has become the benchmark for financial performance, customer satisfaction and innovative digital and mobility solutions, basing its business on excellent customer service for the complete sales and after-sales experience. With six dealer locations in and around Los Angeles, Trophy Automotive Dealer Group offers the ultimate selection of new, used and pre-owned vehicles, featuring Nissan, Kia and Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks.

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Trophy Automotive Dealer Group
+1 (747) 231-5700
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Ascension Credit Union Wins Five People’s Choice Awards Including Best Credit Union

three screen display of Ascension CU's website demonstrating fully mobile responsive capabilities.

Ascension CU fully mobile responsive website aids in the member service aspect of being voted Best Credit Union in Ascension Parish.

Credit union staff celebrates wins in five categories in 2019 Best in Ascension voting.

Ascension CU is winner of five People’s Choice Awards, including Best Credit Union.

Ascension Credit Union is proud to announce their five category wins in the annual Gonzales Weekly Citizen and The Donaldsonville Chief sponsored contest.

This year’s win serves as further fuel to our fire. We look forward to a bright holiday season here in Ascension Parish, and moving full speed ahead into 2020…”

— President/CEO Lloyd Cockham

ASCENSION PARISH, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each year the Gonzales Weekly Citizen and The Donaldsonville Chief sponsor the community wide Best of Ascension Parish awards, highlighting the best businesses in various categories. The contest was begun in 2017 to showcase the Parish’s favorite local businesses and establishments, and this year culminated in 175,000 votes cast through two rounds of nominations and voting. Ascension CU is pleased to be honored as Best Credit Union, Best Mortgage Lender, Best Loan Company, and Best Place to Work in Ascension Parish. This year’s wins marks third in a row that Ascension has claimed these titles.

Ascension CU’s President/CEO Lloyd Cockham said, “We are thrilled to be chosen by our community as “The Best”! We take great pride in being an institution that puts our members’ financial well being first, and I think that is illustrated in the fact that we not only won Best Credit Union, but also for Best Mortgage Lender and Loan Company. We find joy in saving our members’ money and helping them achieve dreams such as home ownership.”

The credit union’s fifth win this year was for Best Boss, awarded to President/CEO Lloyd Cockerham and EVP/COO Susan Curtis. “We are so appreciative even of the nomination,'' Susan said. “The fact that we were even nominated for the award, as well as a Best Place to Work, truly shows how much our team at Ascension CU care about our community and doing our best for them each time they walk through the door. I am proud of our team and our commitment to serving those that live, work, or worship in this parish.”

Llyod Cockerham notes, “This year’s win serves as further fuel to our fire. We look forward to a bright holiday season here in Ascension Parish, and moving full speed ahead into 2020 keeping up our reputation and standards as THE BEST credit union and place for our community to do business!”

About Ascension Credit Union
Ascension Credit Union, a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, is Ascension Parish’s only Community Financial Institution dedicated to serving Ascension Parish residents. Structured as a financial cooperative, the credit union is owned and operated entirely by its membership – by the people of Ascension Parish. As a growing and healthy financial institution, Ascension CU’s philosophy reaches beyond providing convenient products, excellent services, and individualized solutions; we’re committed to our Members’ Financial Success.

Melanie Tucciarone
+1 800.807.3109
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Welcome to Ascension Credit Union, voted BEST Credit Union in Ascension Parish!

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