Super Spanish Win Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at Lisbon

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(PRWEB UK) 30 May 2015 In a competition of wildly fluctuating fortunes for many of the nine competing nations, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Europe Division 2 League leg at Lisbon, Portugal was won by a rock-solid performance from the Spanish team tonight. And, to the delight of the home crowd, the Portuguese produced a much-improved second round to clinch runner-up spot and maximum points towards qualification for the Furusiyya 2015 Final. The clock gave France the nod over Belgium for third place when the two sides finished on level pegging, while Team USA lined up fifth ahead of Ireland in sixth and Great Britain in seventh place. Finland filled eighth spot, withdrawing in the second round after elimination for their second-line partnership Mikko Maentausta and For Success, but still guaranteed 90 qualifying points as one of just two countries hunting for points in today’s leg of the series. Having collected 16 faults in the first round, Team Italy sat it out on the sidelines when only eight nations returned for the second round. Established their superiority The Spanish established their superiority with three first-round clears from Alberto Marquez Galobardes (Belcanto Z), Gerardo Menendez Mieres (Cassino DC) and Ivan Serrano Saenz (Condor). But perhaps typifying the whole concept of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™, with its layers of competition that guide young, developing riders onto the ladder of success as part of a team, it was a great second round from Laura Roquet Puignero that clinched it and left Saenz with no reason to return to the ring for a second time. Both Roquet Puignero and Menendez Mieres experienced their Nations Cup debut which made it all the more creditable that the latter produced one of just two double-clears on the day. But Roquet Puignero’s improvement from a 16-fault first effort to leave just the middle element of the Longines triple combination on the floor second time out was also remarkable. The 12-fence track designed by Brazil’s Guilherme Jorge jumped very differently for many of the horse-and-rider combinations over the two rounds. One of the most surprising elements of the competition was the fact that so many of those who went well first time out really struggled at their second attempt. The two-hour interval between the first round in daylight, and the second under lights, created a completely different environment. As Roquet Puignero explained afterwards, “a lot of horses were very spooky about the lights in the second round, and there was a lot more tension for the riders at that stage.” Halfway point The Portuguese were languishing in sixth place at the halfway point carrying eight faults, while the French lay ahead of them with five and Great Britain, the USA and Ireland shared second spot with four faults apiece. But they mainly lost their grip as the second round progressed, the French faring best of the leading bunch when adding nine to their tally, and the Belgians doing really well when adding just one time fault to their first-round 13, but leaving it all to late to make any real impression. The Portuguese got off to a flying start in round two when Mario Wilson Fernandes produced the second part of a double-clear with Abanderado MZ and Joao Pedro Gomes was also fault-free with Electra S. But their rapid improvement ground to a halt when Luis Ferreira’s Quechua d’Emeraude ducked out twice at the middle element of the Longines triple combination for elimination. It was left to anchorman, Luis Sabino Goncalves, to save the day, and it seemed very possible that he might even force the Spanish to a jump-off if their last rider faulted, as mistakes from Marquez Galobardes and Roquet Puignero moved the leaders onto an eight-fault total. However although Sabino Goncalves brought Uching Imperio Egipico home with all the timber intact, he collected a single time fault to move his country onto a final total of nine faults, good enough for second place but allowing Spain’s Serrano Saenz the luxury of not having to come back into the ring. Beautiful to ride “The course was beautiful to ride”, said Menendez Mieres whose lovely 10-year-old grey, Cassino DC, produced that critical double-clear for the winning side. Course designer, Jorge, talked about the challenge he set. “The first round was a bit easy but we decided to raise only two fences (in the second round) as the lights change things a bit as well. On top of that, we felt it was important to put a bit of pressure on the riders, so it was the right decision. The time allowed (79 seconds) was totally different from the first round to the second – I wish I had set 76 or 77 seconds in the first round, but the 79 was absolutely perfect for the second round” he pointed out. Laura Roquet Puignero said the winning team were “surprised, but very happy tonight!” She said her horse “was very naughty in the first round, he was a bit fresh and not so concentrated but in the second round he was a little more tired and much more calm. I’m so happy with him. I broke him when he was four and we are together now for six years – we have learned a lot together!” said the 25-year-old from Barcelona. More Spanish Press Releases

Leading Auto Execs Launch New Full-Service Agency; Best Friends with 40-years PR experience become Business Partners

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Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 Jocelyn K. Allen [https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jocelyn-allen/11/7bb/693 ], a marketing and communications expert with more than 20 years of experience with a global automaker and in film and television, and Chandra S. Lewis [http://www.linkedin.com/in/chandraslewis ], a brand and reputation pro with 20 years of experience with multinational companies, announced today the launch of a new full-service firm, The Allen Lewis Agency, LLC. Based in Metro Detroit, The Allen Lewis Agency (TALA) [http://www.theallenlewisagency.com ] is committed to helping clients tell their stories, build their brands, commemorate experiences and expand their business. With TALA, clients will realize their visions through strategic brand development, communication planning, media and public relations, events, marketing and reputation management. Allen recently served as General Motors’ Director of Regional, Grassroots and Diversity Communications, and Director of the company’s Diversity Marketing and Communications Center of Excellence — a role created specifically for Allen. Lewis served as Director, Corporate Communications, where she oversaw public and media relations, crisis and change management, brand development, executive visibility, digital and social media, employee engagement, trade shows and events for Bosch. “Together, using our combined 40-years experience, we help companies couple brand strategy with revenue/profit generation, cultivate affinity and multicultural markets, launch new technologies, shift communications mindset through storytelling, make connections and mobilize relationships,” said Jocelyn Allen, co-founder and CEO, The Allen Lewis Agency. “We are pleased to have Jocelyn and Chandra apply their unique blend of creativity and competence for our 75th Anniversary Convention Gospel Brunch,” said Cloves Campbell, Jr., Chairman, National Newspaper Publishers Association [http://www.nnpa.org ] and TALA client. When asked what makes the duo unique, Campbell stated: “To have two African-American women equally successful in their own right, trust their acumen, agility and audacity to start their own agency is truly admirable.” Allen and Lewis formed the firm based on four P’s: Passion for what they do; combine their Power to be the best in the field; transform pitfalls and prowess into Profit; fulfill a true and bold Purpose. The duo’s breadth and depth is unmatched, with services ranging from advertising to issues management, messaging to media relations to multicultural marketing, product launches to executive positioning, stakeholder outreach to social media engagement. The agency targets U.S. and multinational clients, a variety of genres, industries and sectors. Chandra Lewis, co-founder and COO, The Allen Lewis Agency, states: “We are two mothers, two daughters, two communicators, two go-getters and two best friends. Our professional success has been largely based on the trusted relationships we’ve maintained with customers, colleagues, press and stakeholders and relentless drive we bring to every project. Clients will not find another agency who’ll work harder for their success.” In various roles at General Motors, Allen led teams across the nation and abroad to help the company grow relationships and gain entrée into multicultural markets and launch a groundbreaking telematics service in China. Allen began her career as a production assistant on major feature films, and later commanded production roles in television. She taught as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, and has been a frequent speaker at PR events and on college campuses. Allen is currently vice chair of the Michigan Women’s Foundation and a member of the Wayne State University Board of Visitors. During her tenure for the conglomerate and world’s largest auto supplier, Lewis steered product launches, conceived Bosch’s entrée at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and groomed relationships that paired revenue development with brand visibility. After living in Stuttgart, Germany in 2010, her responsibilities were expanded, managing direct reports in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. She maintains basic fluency in French, German and Spanish. Since her career start, Lewis solely worked for multinational companies, developing multi-sector expertise, product and change management skills plus revenue acquisition strategies. Allen created Divas4Life, a foundation dedicated to providing positive influences and life skills to young girls in Detroit. Allen’s social media alter ego, TheExecuDiva [https://twitter.com/TheExecuDiva ], maintains a regular web presence. Lewis is a founding member of Testimony Sings [http://www.facebook.com/testimonysings ], a quintet of five women who have performed at a number of festivals and events across the nation.

Area Diesel Service, Inc. to Host the 2015 Horsepower Expo & Open House

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Des Moines, Ia. (PRWEB) June 16, 2015 Area Diesel Service, Inc. recently announced it will host the 2015 Horsepower Expo & Open House on Saturday, June 20 at the Area Diesel shop—1440 Northeast 56th Street, Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327. The event is free to the public and is loaded with activities and entertainment for experienced diesel professionals, horsepower enthusiasts and fun-seeking families alike. As in years past, the 2015 expo will be a celebration of big-time horsepower, though Area Diesel Service Iowa Branch Manager Corey Stallings promises even more fun this time around: “After a 5-year hiatus, our crew plans to pack all the action we missed into a single, day-long bash! We figure we owe it to all our fellow diesel lovers who asked us to bring it back this summer.” The annual expo lets vendors exhibit the latest diesel power products and services, and it also marks an opportunity for attendees to put their trucks and cars to the test in an open-call horsepower competition. “As much as I love talking engines and parts with people who drop by our exhibit,’ said Stallings, “there’s no denying the horsepower contests will be the highlight of the day. Diesel owners love to show off their rigs, and we love to see who can bring the real heat.” The diesel performance specialists at Area Diesel have teamed with key event sponsors—Diesel-Up, Midwest Truck Products, American Radiator and Deery Brothers Chevrolet—to offer cash prizes for the horsepower contests. Up to $ 1,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to contest winners in four categories: High Horsepower GM, High Horsepower Ford, High Horsepower Dodge, and Highest Horsepower Overall. With cash on the line this year, contestants can shoot for more than simply the envy of their peers. Powerhouse Mobile Dyno will provide a sophisticated dynamometer to test and verify the high horsepower marks for each category. The contest is open to 35 participants, and entry fees are $ 75, which covers two attempts on the dyno and a limited-edition t-shirt to commemorate the day. Pre-registration for the contest is open now via the Area Diesel Service website. In addition to watching or joining the horsepower competition, attendees can learn new ways to increase diesel power and performance. They will have access to experts from Borg Warner Turbo Systems, Agricultural Diesel Solutions, Truck Edition, Magnum Quality Replacement Parts and more to learn about turbochargers and other performance products. The expo will also feature numerous giveaways, live music by Joe Inman & Co. and delicious food, served county fair style, by Marcia’s Sweet Treats. Asked what else to expect at the 2015 Horsepower Expo & Open House, Stallings replied, “Let’s not forget the number one draw that brings so many people out: the chance to check out lots and lots of powerhouse diesel trucks!” For more information on the Horsepower Expo or on Area Diesel Service, visit the company website or contact Corey Stallings at CoreyS(at)areadiesel(dot)com. To read the latest news and information on diesel power products, visit the Well Revved blog at areadieservice.com/blog, or follow Area Diesel on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

California Recording Artist Frank$ Releases New Mixtape

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2015 Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the “South Central, Yosemite” Mixtape by Frank$ . This mixtape is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. This project features production from T.Dot Y.S.T, DoMo, Kid Jimi, Bluntz Productions, M.T.B.M., and K.E. on the Track. South Central, Los Angeles, California up and coming artist pours his heart and soul into “South Central, Yosemite”, expressing his experiences in his hometown. This project contains 17 tracks in total, ranging from original songs to remixes of commercial hits. Stay up to date with news regarding Frank$ on Twitter at: @frank100music. About Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes are the most widely distributed mixtapes in the world, with over 100 million downloads/plays generated by over 200 volumes officially hosted by major artists. Coast 2 Coast has a solid reach in the new music industry with a digital magazine, DJ coalition, industry tips blog, yearly convention, and more. Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes represents a unique opportunity for artists of all urban genres, from major to indie. For more information, visit http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com.

Grand Solmar Resort Reviews Best Reasons to Visit Cabo San Lucas this Summer

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (PRWEB) June 10, 2015 For travelers out there who are interested planning the ultimate dream summer vacation, look no further than Grand Solmar Resort. Stunning beach side accommodations await all those who are hoping to visit the beautiful paradise that is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this year. Not only is the staff very friendly and customer service focused, all these things come with an amazing amount of amenities that every traveler will enjoy indulging in. Grand Solmar Resort knows that planning the perfect vacation isn’t easy. It takes time and research in order to find the best things to do in an area, but with proper planning and some suggestions, all travels will wind something great to do in Cabo. Resort Perks: Grand Solmar shares that travelers who visit their property don’t even have to leave the resort to have fun. Spend the day lounging at the sunrise pool or the sunset pool, and be sure to stop by and have a cocktail at the Las Olas Pool Bar. After a long day in the sun, dine at the famous Don Luis restaurant for delicious and fresh Baja seafood or cuisine. Last but not least, be sure to stop by the decadent day spa for a treatment or two—a relaxing massage or facial will do just the trick for relaxation. Local Sightseeing and Attractions: Cabo San Lucas is full of fun things to do, and being surrounded by so many chances to enjoy nature and the beauty found here is a great way to enjoy a vacation. Grand Solmar Resort shares the famous arches, also known as El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, are a must, so rent a boat and check it out. Perhaps a stroll around the center of town will enlighten travelers about Cabo San Lucas’s relaxed way of life. No matter what, there is something for everyone. Upcoming Events: Travelers who love to fish, golf and enjoy live music will want to plan their trip during the month of June. The famous Stars and Stripes Tournament will be taking place on June 27th, and this year’s musical guest will be Sammy Hagar. Enjoy spending time benefiting a wonderful cause. Grand Solmar Resort knows any or all of these activities will be a fun way for families to spend time off together during the summer season. For more information on the Cabo San Lucas area, please visit Grand Solmar Resort at http://grandsolmarresort.com/ ### Grand Solmar Contact Information: Av. Solmar No. 1A Col. Centro Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México C.P. 23450 Phone: 1-310-459-7276 Email: info(at)solmar(dot)com(dot)mx Press release distributed by JW Maxx Solutions, a leader in content management solutions and part of a family of companies that includes Enterate Ahora. Related Music Press Releases

Visit Lompoc LLC Highlights Summer Attractions in Lompoc, California

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Lompoc, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 An emerging destination on Highway 1 along the California Central Coast, Lompoc blooms big in spring and summer with fields of flowers, vineyard vistas, and scenic backroads for visitors to explore. With premium quality wines, larger-than-life outdoor murals, an awe-inspiring mission, and festive seasonal events, Lompoc awaits, and is rolling out the welcome mat for travelers to discover the uniqueness of the Lompoc Valley and what’s around the bend. Scenic Back Roads – Photo Ops & Picnic Spots Veer off the 101, put the top down, and explore the uncrowded backroads throughout Lompoc Valley. Bring your camera, because Lompoc’s lush hillsides and flower fields provide plenty of great photo opportunities along the way. Visitors can catch fields of sweet peas, larkspur, delphinium, alyssum and marigolds from mid-May through mid-August, west of town on Ocean Avenue to Bailey, and on Central Avenue. South of Lompoc off Highway 1 is Jalama Road, a scenic 14.5 mile drive to the coast and Jalama Beach County Park. A respite with a beautiful, sandy beach, Jalama is home to the self-proclaimed ‘World Famous Jalama Burger’ grilled daily at the camp store. Jalama Beach amenities also include picnic tables and camp sites, as well as opportunities for birdwatching, fishing, and surfing. For picnicking and family fun closer to town, Beattie Park located on Olive Avenue and Fifth Street is a great spot. The park features a popular 18-hole disc golf course for all levels, a children’s playground, and ‘lookout point’ with fantastic valley views. Another popular picnic spot is Miguelito Park, located off Highway 246, just 3.5 miles from downtown Lompoc. Small and beautifully designed, this park has hiking trails, horseshoes, a playground, barbecue pits and picnic tables. La Purisima Mission – History & Hiking The centerpiece of Lompoc is the La Purisima Mission State Historical Park, providing an in-depth encounter of what life was like for the first Spanish settlers to the Lompoc Valley. The most completely restored mission in California, La Purisima houses ten of the original buildings fully restored and furnished including the church, shops, living quarters, and blacksmith shop. This amazing historical treasure is surrounded by lush gardens and livestock representing what would have been found at the Mission during the 1820’s. On select weekends, visitors can enjoy a myriad of special reenactment events and demonstrations. The onsite Visitor Center is filled with displays and artifacts. The mission is open seven days a week, year-round, except for major holidays. Miles of trails make La Purisima Mission State Historical Park a popular spot for day hikes as well. The main trail winds up to the cross above the mission, and provides wonderful views of the wilderness and the mission below. It then follows the fence line and loops around to the main loop which connects with the original mission road – El Camino Real. It’s an easy five-mile hike; dogs and horses welcome. Wine Tasting – Pinots & Chardonnays World-class wine can be found at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, twenty tasting rooms in a compact two-block industrial complex. Corrugated steel doors roll up to reveal casual boutique tasting rooms varying in sizes and décor, with knowledgeable staff to pour, including at times the winemakers who often are on the premises. Lompoc’s bountiful wine region is the gateway to the Sta. Rita Hills, a destination for visitors looking for distinctive Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and other cool climate wines. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse this coastal valley to create the perfect environment for growing exceptional wines. With tasting rooms open on a regular basis and some by appointment, the region is big enough to sample a variety of wines but not too big to be overwhelming with choices. Visitors will find a number of wineries including some larger estates along the the loop of Highway 246 and Santa Rosa Road. Old Town Lompoc – Murals & Vintage Finds Old Town Lompoc is colored with artistic splendor from the approximately 30 commissioned and community murals painted on building walls and key locations. Almost every mural is tied to Lompoc’s history and heritage, whether celebrating the agricultural community, the Mission, the Chumash Indians, or an historical event that took place in the valley. On an Old Town Walking Tour, visitors can stop in Lompoc Museum, a once iconic Carnegie Library dating back to 1911. The museum is open six days a week, closed on Mondays. Other historic sites include the Fabing-McKay Spanne House, headquarters for the Lompoc Valley Historical Society. Open to the public on Monday and Thursday mornings, and the fourth Saturday of the month, this home is furnished in the style of the early 1900s. Nearby the charming 1876 Artesia School House is also open for public tours on the fourth Saturday of the month. For art enthusiasts, a stop at Cypress Art Gallery will reveal the works of some 60 local artists working in watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels and more. Lompoc’s neon signs also draw attention to Old Town and provide a retro vintage feel. A favorite is the Rice Bowl restaurant sign, with three prominent, luminous bowls of chow mein that vie for attention. Vintage treasures and collectibles can be found at T & T Sweet Repeats, an antique mall in the center of town on Ocean Avenue. Outdoor Thrills – Sky Diving & BMX Boasting the highest tandem jump in Southern California, SkyDive Santa Barbara offers an exhilarating experience for thrill seekers, and a checkmark for those with sky diving on their bucket list. Visitors take flight on a two-plus hour tandem skydiving journey that provides unforgettable views of the ocean, the hillsides, and the vineyards that fill this magnificent valley. Sky diving is definitely a Lompoc highlight, any time of year. For BMX enthusiasts, the newly opened River Bend Bike Park is a family-friendly, off-road bike riding facility with trails and jumps for all levels. On-site parking, picnic tables, and restrooms make this a great destination for bikers to spend a few hours, watching riders and testing the tracks. Summer Fun – Festivals & Events Lompoc is home to many great festivals and special events year-round, but summer is when things kick into high gear. Starting in June, visitors can catch the action as cyclists of all ages descend on the city and surrounding roads during Explore Lompoc 805 Criterium Weekend (June 19-21). The following week, Lompoc’s beautiful flowers are celebrated at the annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival (June 24-28), with carnival rides, craft and food booths, musical entertainment and family fun. On July 10, the Annual West Coast Club Fly In at Lompoc Airport is a sight to behold. The largest show of this kind in the Western U.S., the fly-in features more than 100 yellow J-3 Cubs (post-WWII, light aircraft). Later in July, the action is on the ground, when the Lompoc Valley Kennel Association Dog Show (July 25-26) comes to town with all types of breeds and vendors in one of the West Coast’s largest outdoor dog shows. The Lompoc Old Town Market, open Friday nights from July 10 to August 21, is a fun way to kick off a weekend in Lompoc. The market features music, food booths, vendors, wine tasting, car cruises and activities for the kids. Car enthusiasts look forward to the annual Lompoc Police and Firefighter Car Show & Cruise (August 7-8) showcasing vintage police and fire vehicles, pristine imports, and other classic cars. Summer culminates with the Fire & Wine Weekend, celebrating Lompoc’s Sta. Rita Hills wines (August 14-16). Festivities include a Friday night Barn Party, a Saturday wine seminar, and the Grand Tasting at La Purisima Mission, pairing world class Sta. Rita Hills wines with grilled local specialties. Hotels & Nearby Attractions Visitors will find an interesting mix of accommodations to choose from when exploring Lompoc, with each hotel offering various guest amenities and affordable rates. Spacious two-room suites at the Embassy Suites Lompoc delivers everything you need to feel at home. For up-to-date accommodations, you can’t go wrong with Holiday Inn Express. If you’re travelling with a furry friend, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers great value with a pet-friendly policy. All three are centrally located, include complimentary breakfasts, and feature an array of amenities. With a home base in Lompoc, visitors can easily explore neighboring towns and attractions including the Danish Village of Solvang, historic Los Alamos, and artsy enclave Los Olivos. For a complete list of lodging choices, and more recommendations for places to see and things to do in and near Lompoc, visit ExploreLompoc.com

American Online Fashion Brand OASAP Will Launch Their Spanish Site This Month

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(PRWEB) May 28, 2015 OASAP is a high-street fashion brand that brings apparel with the latest fashion trending to women and girls around the globe, dedicated to the market of young women of age 15 to 30. This brand is wildly popular in US and EU region due to their extraordinary fashion taste for young females. According to a reliable source, OASAP will launch their Spanish site by the end of this May. OASAP has always been globalizing their brand which makes this a logical next step for the company. OASAP states in their latest press release that the Spanish market has always been a big part of the fashion business, especially for the past few years. The economy of Spanish speaking countries like Brazil, Spain and Mexico have been growing at a fascinating speed and have become the Frontier of online fashion business. “Putting Spanish speaking countries on our marketing map is the key to the globalization of our Brand in the world of online business” says the CEO of OASAP, Mr. Moore. OASAP’s main products are women’s apparel, hundreds of latest trending products are being put on shelves everyday, for example, Colorful Hearts dulce impresión horrible Cuff manga corta de gasa T -shirt, Vestido atractivo del leopardo, now there are over 15000 products online for customers to choose from, most popular being Pecho Pocket manga larga blusa de la gasa ,Elegant Lace Ocho capas embellecido Shorts . About OASAP OASAP is a global online store dedicated to high-street fashion by offering various kinds of women’s apparel, bags, shoes, jewellery  accessories, beauty products, etc.  OASAP was founded in late 2011, and has already grown to be the leader of high fashion online stores. We keep updating products at a high rate every day. Now we update more than 300 new products each week. The products mentioned before definitely belong to the latest fashion trend. OASAP has now extended their service to UK, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, US, Australia, Norway and etc. Find More Spanish Press Releases

Napoleonic, Religious and Art Deco Collections Feature at Kaminski Auctions Unreserved June 7th Estate Sale

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Beverly, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 Kaminski Auctions is pleased to present the personal life long collection of Mrs. Jackie Pearson of San Diego, California featuring 18th and 19th century religious artifacts; as well as additions from the estate of Mary Alchian of Palm Springs, and the estate of a prominent Hollywood Hills attorney at their June 7th Estate Sale. Three distinctly different collections feature prominently in this unreserved estate auction. The first features significant European and Mexican religious artifacts, the second features a Napoleonic collection, and the third is a collection of Art Deco figures including pieces by Chiparus. Important religious entries include an 18th century Italian carved wood, polychrome painted Santos figure estimated at $ 3,000-$ 5,000, and a silver gilt Austrian reliquary encrusted with jewels and estimated at $ 2,000-$ 4,000. Numbering over 100 lots the collection also contains many important Russian and Polish icons, Italian religious sculptures, putti’s and paintings, Mexican and Spanish school paintings and crucifixes, and a variety of religious candelabra and furniture. A special collection of Napoleonic sculptures, paintings, and decorative items is also on offer from another California estate. Highlights of this collection include a 19th century bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte in uniform, signed Barre, standing 39 inches high estimated at $ 2,0000-$ 4,000. There are also important oil paintings of Bonaparte and decorative items including Sèvres porcelain featuring Napoleon and Josephine. The star lot of the Art Deco collection is a bronze by Demetre Chiparus (French-Romanian, 1886-1947), circa 1930 titled ” Les Amis Toujours,” depicting an Art Deco figure of a lady with two coursers, on a marble plinth, signed “Chiparus” and valued at $ 10,000-$ 20,000. There are two signed Louis Icart dry point etchings titled “Repose” and “My Model” valued between $ 2,500 and $ 5,000 and a selection of other Art Deco sculptures on marble plinths. Other highlights in the sale include Chinese art, George Jensen silver, Mary Cassatt pencil drawings and a pair of spectacular signed Charles Krypell, gold and diamond earrings designed as interlocking circles with 26 channel set baguette diamonds and 56 pave set round brilliants estimated at $ 5,000-$ 10,000. Preview for this exciting auction takes place at the Kaminski Auction gallery at 117 Elliott Street, RT. 62, Beverly, Massachusetts from Thursday through Saturday June 4th-6th 10:00am -5:00pm and day of sale, Sunday, June 7th, beginning at 8:00am. For more information go to http://www.kaminskiauctions.com and sign up to bid with KaminskiLIVE.

SparkFun Gears Up for Seventh Autonomous Vehicle Competition

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Niwot, Colo. (PRWEB) June 11, 2015 SparkFun Electronics (http://www.sparkfun.com), a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, is hosting its seventh annual Autonomous Vehicle Competition (AVC), on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Dozens of teams from around the world will converge on the company’s Niwot headquarters for a cutthroat ground race of homemade vehicles and combat robot battles. SparkFun’s signature event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrates ingenuity, inventiveness and good-natured robotic competition. Teams must enter home-built vehicle that will circumnavigate a pre-set course with various obstacles and challenges without any human intervention. This year’s competition will host a record-breaking number of teams, with entrants competing for cash prizes in several different categories, such as Non-Traditional Locomotion, Doping and Micro. SparkFun also offers smaller prizes in categories such as Engineer’s Choice, for the best-designed vehicle, and the Kill Switch Award, for the most dangerous. AVC 2015 will also feature exciting combat bot battles based on SPARC standards, with homemade bots fighting to the death. SparkFun is also excited to showcase the grand opening of its retail space at the event! For all attendees, there will be exhibitions and DIY games from external contributors, and hands-on workshops on topics such as soldering, robotics, paper circuits, music hacking and programming. There will also be food trucks and tours of the new building. The event is open to the public. To read the more about the competition rules and regulations, visit https://avc.sparkfun.com/2015. To buy tickets and register as a spectator for the event, visit http://avc2015.eventbrite.com/. About SparkFun Electronics Founded in 2003, SparkFun shares its passion by providing parts, knowledge, and innovation for those looking to explore the world of embedded electronics. It helps anyone discover their inner inventor and enables individuals to create their own electronics projects. SparkFun currently offers more than 1,800 products, ranging from simple components, like capacitors and resistors, to GPS units and Bluetooth modules. The company employs 150 people and is based in Niwot, Colorado. Find SparkFun on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and Google+.

The Edison to Open in 2016 at Disney Springs, at Walt Disney World Resort

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New York, NY (PRWEB) June 09, 2015 Patina Restaurant Group and Kinetescape’s Andrew Meieran announce that they will open The Edison, a lavish “Industrial Gothic” -style restaurant, bar and nighttime destination at the new Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. Famous for exceptionally good classic American food, craft cocktails and live entertainment including cabaret and music, The Edison is inspired by its sister location in Los Angeles and set in a historic power plant. The Edison is dedicated to a resurgence of old world-style sophistication and romance. The Florida venue will be themed to a 1920s-period electric company and recall an exuberant era of invention and imagination. Featuring 35-foot ceilings and a range of themed areas to explore, The Edison will have The Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, Waterfront Patio and more. Entertainment will include contortionists, palm readers, DJs and more. Andrew Meieran’s vision and designs will be executed by Gensler Architects. The Edison joins a growing family of new additions to Downtown Disney. Downtown Disney is currently undergoing the largest expansion in its history, to be renamed and re-imagined as Disney Springs, an exciting new waterfront district for shopping, dining and entertainment. The Landing, one of four neighborhoods planned for Disney Springs, will welcome The Edison in 2016. “We are delighted to bring this extraordinary destination to the new Disney Springs,” said Nick Valenti, restaurateur and CEO of Patina Restaurant Group. For dining reservations and more information about The Edison, guests will be able to visit https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining in the future. About Patina Restaurant Group Patina Restaurant Group (http://www.patinagroup.com) is a bicoastal boutique company and leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry. In New York, its portfolio features the Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante, STATE Grill and Bar at the Empire State Building, Stella 34 Trattoria at Macy’s Herald Square, The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center, Brasserie, Brasserie 8 1/2, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera, La Fonda Del Sol at Grand Central, and The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Other East Coast properties include Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli at the Epcot World Showcase in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. On the West Coast its portfolio includes the renowned Los Angeles Times’ four-starred and Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Café Pinot, Ray’s & Stark Bar, Catal and Naples in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge, and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California. Inspired by The Edison in LA The Edison sits inside the historic Higgins Building in downtown Los Angeles and was designed and created by Andrew Meieran in February 2007. An AIA award winner, The Edison has won global recognition and design awards nationally and internationally, including being repeatedly named one of the world’s top 20 bars in GQ, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler and The Los Angeles Times. The Edison has been featured in many other renowned publications, television programs and films for its unique visionary design, has been the winner of the Zagat Guide’s Best Design Category, and has been named the best bar/lounge in Los Angeles every year since it opened. About Disney Springs Representing the largest expansion in Downtown Disney history, Disney Springs will be a one-of-a-kind Disney experience, treating guests by day and night to great dining, shopping and entertainment amid beautiful open-air promenades, flowing springs and waterfront charm. With an air of sophisticated grace and design that harkens to Florida’s waterfront towns at the turn-of-the-century, Disney Springs will be home to four distinct, outdoor neighborhoods opening in phases: The Landing, Town Center, Marketplace and West Side. The Landing, as the first of the four neighborhoods and home to unique and memorable dining experiences, is opening spring 2015. When fully completed in 2016, Disney Springs will double the number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues – from the current 70 to approximately 150. Disney Springs is part of Walt Disney World Resort, the number one family vacation destination in the world, located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. More Music Press Releases

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