Unified Esports Association partners to produce the 2021 North America College League of Legends Championship

Unified Esports Association partners with Riot Scholastic Association of America for College League of Legends Production

Unified Esports Association partners to produce the 2021 North America College League of Legends Championship Round of 32 and 16 teams

WICHITA, KANSAS, UNITED STATES, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Unified Esports Association is excited to partner with the Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA) to produce the Round of 32 and 16 for the 2021 North America College League of Legends Championship. Fans of every championship school will be able to watch their team play live with full commentary and analysis.

After four months of fierce competition and two weeks of Selection Committee debate, the 2021 North America College League of Legends Championship bracket is here! The Unified Esports Association is excited to have teams from our own Midwest Esports Conference participating in the event. Along with teams from the North, South, East, and West Regions as well as partnered conferences like the Big East Conference, Big Sky Conference, East Coast Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Esports Collegiate Conference, Landmark Conference, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Mountain West Conference, Peachbelt Conference, and the West Coast Conference.

Teams making up the field of 32 include: Arizona State University, Bethany Lutheran College, Boise State University, Colorado State University, Columbia College, DePaul University, Farmingdale State College, Florida Southern College, George Mason University, Goucher College, Grand View University, Harrisburg University, Illinois State University, Juniata College, Kennesaw State University, Marist College, Maryville University of Saint Louis, Michigan State University, Montana State University – Bozeman, New York Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Buffalo, University of California – Berkeley, University of California – Riverside, University of Houston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of the Pacific, University of Toronto, Western University, and Winthrop University.

Competition begins with the Round of 32 on Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd followed by the Round of 16 on Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th. All matches will be available for viewing starting May 1st at 11am PT on the following Twitch channels: Academy (https://www.twitch.tv/Academy), UpsurgeEsports (https://www.twitch.tv/UpsurgeEsports), and UnifiedEA (https://www.twitch.tv/UnifiedEA).

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Martha's Vineyard Makes the Front Cover of Hilarious New Book, "Cartoons Too Funny For The New Yorker"

Book cover of hilarious new book of cartoons. East Coast version features popular subjects: Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, etc.

Nuns with rulers fend off scary aliens

Aliens talking about Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk at the French Laundry

"Not Just Wickedly Funny," Says Professor, "But a Whopper Typo Will Have Martha's Vineyard Types Passing the Knee-slapping Book to Their Friends at Happy Hour"

McGuire's cartoons are too funny and edgy for The New Yorker, hence the name of the book.”

— Scott Sklar – George Washington University Professor

BOSTON, MA, USA, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Planning to visit Martha's Vineyard soon?

As of today, you'll be joined by two green aliens and their black dog.

Award-winning Washington, D.C. author, publisher and travel photographer has just published a hilarious book of "New Yorker Style' cartoons, and picked his favorite cartoon to grace the cover of the book. The cartoon is of two green aliens and their black dog planning to 'summer' on the popular island.

"McGuire's cartoons are too funny and edgy for The New Yorker Magazine," says Scott Sklar a George Washington University Professor who was raised in New York City, "hence the name of the book. Most magazine cartoons are 'gag' cartoons with a simple punch-line, whereas McGuire's have overlapping layers of humor. The cartoon gracing the cover of this new book, for example, contains five different funny elements, especially for those who 'get' the black dog reference."

This book is an East Coast edition and a West Coast version will be out shortly!

McGuire, who comes from a family of artists and architects, currently has 12 coffee table books in print but decided to expand into cartoons. "Many magazine cartoons are a bit sophomoric," says McGuire, "So I like to weave in complexity by including current references to food, wine, travel, science, medicine, and cultural news, as well as notables like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Lady Gaga and George Clooney. "In fact, he says, "spell check doesn't always catch super modern words like bitcoin, blockchain, and dogecoin."

"I love drawing aliens because, people are hard to draw and talking aliens are a juxtaposition between reality and non-reality adding more humor. My second favorite cartoon, perfect for all the Catholics in New York and New England who were whacked by nuns with rulers, show nuns with rulers at a stand-off with menacing looking aliens."

McGuire points out an expression in the cartoon world, "It is not the ink, it is the think," meaning no matter how well drawn the cartoon is, it needs to be funny! "And," he says, "cartoons by nature are caricatures, so the drawing can be wildly out-side-the-box as long as they represent the characters."

This East Coast Edition weaves in Eastern Seaboard references like New England prep schools, Martha's Vineyard, Central Park, Cape Cod & clam chowder. The West Coast Edition does the same for Hollywood, Napa Valley and the French Laundry.

Now, see if you can spot the typo, caused by predictive text and not caught by spell-check. In the book's introduction McGuire explains why he doesn't do political cartoons: "I don’t produce political cartoons as most politicians, like the late Donald Trump, create their own outsized caricatures by their own sheer buffoonery."

It has gone to press so I can't change it," says McGuire, "Besides Trump is still 'late' for anything noble: civility, dignity, grace, honor, kindness, etc."

The book is available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093KGLRXD

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Anamika Madan of Greenwich Discusses Why a Mediterranean Diet Might be Right for You

Anamika Madan of Greenwich Discusses Why a Mediterranean Diet Might be Right for You

Anamika Madan recently discussed why a Mediterranean diet might be right for you.

GREENWICH, CT, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mediterranean diet is more than a diet, it's a structured eating plan. This style of eating is driven from the healthy eating habits traditionally practiced in Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Southern France. Anamika Madan of Greenwich recently discussed the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and why it might be right for you.

Studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet is linked to a lower risk of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and more. That's because the diet consists mainly of vegetables, fruits, oily fish, and dairy in moderation. Anamika Madan explained that meats, sugars, and anything processed is not consumed when practicing a Mediterranean diet.

"People who live in these regions and have been practicing a Mediterranean diet have been shown to live longer than people in other regions," Anamika Madan of Greenwich said.

Anamika Madan explained that the Mediterranean diet is not a fad. It has been recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as a way to prevent chronic disease and promote good health. The World Health Organization recognized it as a healthy dietary pattern.

"Eating the Mediterranean way is easy because you're not sacrificing foods or skipping meals," Anamika Madan of Greenwich said. "You're simply reducing red meat consumption, increasing seafood consumption, and consuming seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day."

Anamika Madan explained that some dairy can be consumed when practicing this diet, such as plain yogurt or low-fat Greek yogurt and small amounts of cheese. Individuals practicing this diet can still consume pasta, cereal, and bread, but it should be whole-grain. Herbs and spices are always welcome.

"The best thing about eating the Mediterranean way is that it's not boring at all," Anamika Madan. "You're encouraged to spice up your meals and vary them greatly.

Anamika Madan of Greenwich explained the Mediterranean diet promotes the consumption of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more. It's a diet that can benefit anyone, but it can truly transform the lives of those who are obese or battling chronic health issues like high blood pressure or diabetes.

"Studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet is linked to healthy cholesterol levels and a lower chance of developing high blood pressure or heart disease," Anamika Madan said. "Fiber and antioxidants are linked to superior physical and mental health."

Anamika Madan explained that getting started with the Mediterranean diet is easy and will quickly develop into a lifestyle. She suggested always remembering the principles of moderation and varying the meals you consume.

"The Mediterranean diet is a way of living more in harmony with our natural surroundings and creating meaningful relationships through sharing healthy, natural meals," Anamika Madan of Greenwich said. "The numerous health benefits have provided excellent side effects."

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New tools to help children become happier and more active through Yoga and Mindfulness

The mats have a sequence of yoga poses embossed directly on the mat - just unroll it and you're ready to Ommm!

The mats have a sequence of yoga poses embossed directly on the mat – just unroll it and you’re ready to Ommm!

The pandemic has taken its toll on children's mental and physical health, Soul Mates® is here to activate their bodies and calm their minds.

The pandemic has taken its toll on children’s mental and physical health, Soul Mates® is here to activate their bodies and calm their minds.

The Mindfulness Story Pillow has a simple meditation for children, the audio is activated when pressed, giving children the opportunity to manage their own emotions in their own space.

The pandemic has taken its toll on children's mental and physical health. Soul Mates® is here to help them by activating their bodies and calming their minds.

I felt compelled to develop a Yoga and Mindfulness programme, especially now because of the harsh effects of the pandemic on kids’ mental and physical health.”

— Amy Holden: Perinatal psychologist and founder of World Alive.

BARCELONA, CATALONIA, SPAIN, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — World Alive S.L. are the creators of the top selling toy brand Aqua Dragons, 'hatch and grow live aquatic pets’ and are now launching the new eco-lifestyle children's brand Soul Mates®.

The pandemic has taken its toll on children's mental and physical health. Amy Holden, perinatal psychologist, mindfulness teacher and founder of children's brands company World Alive S.L. has designed and created Soul Mates®, a range of products aimed at helping them to improve their health and wellness, by activating their bodies and calming their minds, reducing the effects of inactivity and excessive use of screens. With this innovative project, World Alive S.L. aims to join the exciting trend in wellbeing towards yoga and mindfulness, making these practices into fun games for children from two years and up.

The concept of mindful toys is new and innovative. Mostly toys serve to entertain but in this case they have been created not only to do that but also to develop both somatic and emotional growth, making them a unique proposition. This makes them powerful tools, which help mums and dads in the challenging task of parenting.

Managing frustrations, fears, anger, difficult emotions, learning to calm oneself and to sleep alone, or simply to have a good attitude are some of the benefits that this brand has been developed to provide for children.

Amy has created five nature-based characters, Sun, Moon, Cloud, Wave and Earth or “The Soul Mates®” who each embody different mindful superpowers, which they can share with you. Positive attitude, connection, resilience, patience, gratitude, courage and calm are just some.

The fun and endearing characters are at the centre of the Soul Mates® programme, which consists of yoga and mindfulness activities inspired by nature. These are implemented through a series of mindfulness children’s stories, a children’s yoga app that turns yoga into a fun game, and lots of “Ommmazing Activities” that are available through email subscription.

There is a range of toys to support children’s physical play, use of breath, noticing and regulating their feelings and to promote a positive attitude – they don’t need to understand the intellectual concepts behind yoga and mindfulness to become active and aware and so benefit from using them.

All of the products now launched are themed with Soul Mates® characters;

Child sized eco yoga mats.
When it's time for physical activity, Soul Mates ® Kids Eco Yoga Mats encourage free play with suggested yoga poses embossed directly onto the mat. Children don't need an instructor or to follow complicated instructions, they can simply unroll them and begin to experiment. Each of the four mats in the range includes different yoga poses from the Sun and Moon Salutations to poses inspired by nature and the world around us.

Mindfulness story pillows
The mindfulness story pillows create a completely unique way for small children to discover mindfulness. The five characters are plush toys that include a simple breathing exercise and a creative visualisation as part of the story. The audio is activated by giving the pillow a gentle hug, so that they can listen wherever and whenever they like.

Soul Mates illustrated storybooks
Illustrated books that contain creative visualisations and short mindfulness practices within the fun and adorable children's stories. Kids of two and up will love these and will also learn mindfulness superpowers. Available now on Amazon.

– Yoga cards

– Free yoga game app, Soul Mates Kids Yoga Spinner
– Free kids’ yoga classes available on the YouTube channel.


AMY HOLDEN
The Soul Mates developer Amy Holden:
"Motivated by my own motherhood, and my personal practise in yoga and thinking of how much healthier kids can be if they are able to acquire a mindful lifestyle early, I actively searched for, but was unable to find kids’ yoga and mindfulness products or programmes, for my own kids. So, I felt compelled to develop a programme, especially now because of the harsh effects of the pandemic on kids’ mental and physical health. . This project is very close to my heart and is the culmination of many years of study in perinatal psychology, child development, yoga and mindfulness practise. My own children have been integral teachers and testers in the development process and we’ve seen how helpful and joyful it has been for them to play with the Soul Mates characters."
“My goal was to create fun, healthy toys for kids to play by themselves, with family or in a group that is caring for the environment too, and I believe we have successfully done that. Aware of how most toys quickly end up in landfill, it is our objective to develop toys with an extended play pattern that are healthy, educational and ecological. We call this caring for the planet and caring for yourself”

Communications
The Soul Mates® launch will be supported by a communication campaign that includes well-known influencers. Product prices are very competitive and accessible. The products will be sold through specialist retailers in the toy, sport and yoga sectors as well as in department stores. They will also be sold in the education sector and to children's yoga teachers who would like to provide a programme and the accessories to their students.

Wholesale and Factory Sales
We are looking for distribution partners! Soul Mates products are currently available in the European Union directly through World Alive S.L. As trade shows are currently suspended, you can receive a personalised presentation and order samples by contacting wholesale@world-alive.net for more information.

Retail
Soul Mates® branded products are now available online through www.soulmateskidsyoga.com or Amazon or all of its European platforms, in EurekaKids, Drim and Toys R Us.

CONTACT:  
Marketing & Collaborations: Lucie Lanham Lucie@world-alive.net

Wholesale: Mariona Casas wholesale@world-alive.net

Distribution / licenses: Amy Holden amy@world-alive.net

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EssentialRx™ Simplifies Enhanced Free Prescription Discount Services

How to Use the EssentialRx™ Card

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HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — How to Use the EssentialRx™ Card

Since there is no app to download, members just click on the virtual card on the website, take a snapshot on their smartphone and save as a photo to show the pharmacy each time members are about to purchase their prescriptions. Or, the card may be printed.

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Miller & Miller's online-only Petroliana & Advertising auction on Saturday, May 15th, 299 lots, is packed with Canadiana

Canadian 1930s Goodrich Tires “Mountie” porcelain sign, 56 inches by 20 inches, arguably Canada’s most recognizable, iconic automotive advertising sign (est. CA$16,000-$20,000).

Canadian Supertest Service Station double-sided porcelain hanging sign from the 1940s, 60 inches in diameter and nicely housed in the original aluminum frame (est. CA$6,000-$8,000).

Circa 1930s Canadian Good Year Tires double-sided porcelain flange sign, featuring Good Year’s “tire around the world” graphic, 27 ¾ inches by 20 inches (est. CA$6,000-$8,000).

1940s Bennett 541 Supertest pump, professionally repainted to Supertest branding, 92 inches tall, new decals, hose and globe, and original ad glass and register dials (est. CA$4,000-$6,000).

Canadian Orange Crush steel and wood store soda cooler from the 1920s, having four embossed lithographed tin panels, two with chalkboards (est. CA$4,000-$6,000).

The auction will be headlined by the superb petroliana collection of Bill McNevan. Also offered will be automobilia, general advertising and soda advertising.

Gas and oil related advertising has become increasingly difficult to find, particularly in the condition McNevan demanded. To step into Bill’s garage was to enter an automotive time warp.”

— Ethan Miller

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – A Goodrich Tires “Mountie” porcelain sign from the 1930s, a pair of circular Supertest Service Station double-sided porcelain hanging signs, and a 1930s Good Year Tires double-sided porcelain flange sign – all Canadian in origin – are just a few of the headliners in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Petroliana & Advertising auction, featuring the Bill McNevan collection, slated for Saturday, May 15th, at 9 am Eastern.

“Most collectors of petroliana will recognize the McNevan name,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Bill’s collection ranges from scarce dealer signs to rare service station ephemera and tins. Collectors will agree that gas and oil related advertising has become increasingly difficult to find, particularly in the condition McNevan demanded. To step into Bill’s garage was to enter an automotive time warp. His trappings have attracted huge interest.”

McNevan’s carefully curated, outstanding collection includes investment-grade service station memorabilia from Supertest, Red Indian, British American, Imperial, Reliance, Texaco, Fina, Cities Service, White Rose and more. Automobilia will include signs from Ford, General Motors, Dominion Tires, Good Year, Goodrich, Hart Batteries, AC and Champion Spark Plugs and more. Collectors of petroliana need to mark their calendars.

With a stout pre-sale estimate of $16,000-$20,000 (all prices quoted are in Canadian dollars), the Depression-era Goodrich Tires “Mountie” porcelain sign is the expected top lot of the auction. The 56 inch by 20 inch sign is arguably Canada’s most recognizable, iconic and highly sought-after automotive advertising sign. It features a full-figure Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in uniform, shown in eight vibrant colors of porcelain, with only minor scattered porcelain loss.

The Supertest Service Station (“Canada’s All Canadian Company”) double-sided porcelain hanging signs both have estimates of $6,000-$8,000. One, from the 1930s, is 48 inches in diameter and housed in the original frame. The other is from the 1940s and larger in size, at 60 inches in diameter. It’s in the original aluminum frame. Both signs show minor loss and fade.

The Good Year Tires double-sided porcelain wall-mounting flange sign from the 1930s is quite rare and features Good Year’s “tire around the world” graphic. The sign measures 27 ¾ inches by 20 inches and is expected to change hands for $6,000-$8,000. It exhibits minor flaws one might expect from a 90-year-old sign: minor patches of porcelain loss and a little oxidation.

In addition to petroliana, the auction also features automobilia, general advertising and soda advertising. A Canadian Orange Crush steel and wood store soda cooler from the 1920s, having four embossed lithographed tin panels (two with chalkboards), is expected to hit $4,000-$6,000, while a 1940s Gray Coach Lines double-sided porcelain sign ensemble, including a “Tickets and Information” banner with shield logo hung below with steel straps, should reach $2,000-$3,000.

Vintage gas pumps are a must-have man cave accessory. A Bennett 541 Supertest pump from the 1940s, professionally repainted to Supertest branding, carries an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. The 92-inch-tall steel gas pump features new decals, hose and globe, and has the original ad glass and register dials. It’s tagged, “Service Station Equipment Co., Ltd., Toronto SSE Bennett ECO”.

A Canadian Red Indian single-sided porcelain service station sign from the 1940s, five feet in diameter, marked “The W. F. Vilas Co. Limited, Cowansville, P.Q.” lower edge, is expected to bring $4,000-$6,000. Also, a Canadian 1950s Regent two-sided porcelain service station sign, five feet in diameter, having five scattered small porcelain chips, should go for $2,500-$3,500.

A monumental and scarce Good Year Tires porcelain sign, made in the 1930s for the Canadian market and 60 inches by 36 inches, showing just a few minor blemishes, carries an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Also, a 1930s porcelain Canadian Tire Products sign with the early “CTC” maple leaf logo, 24 inches in diameter, with light craze lines, should knock down for $2,000-$3,000.

Two 1940s Canadian automotive dealer signs, one Ford and one GM, have identical estimates of $3,000-$4,000. The Ford double-sided smaltz painted sign (“Ford Genuine Parts”) is made from lithographed steel, with applied reflective sand script. It measures 20 ¾ inches by 27 ½ inches. The General Motors Products two-sided porcelain dealer sign is displayed back-to-back in its original frame and is marked “Property of General Motors Products.” It’s 54 inches by 56 inches.

Two AC Spark Plug store counter displays made for the American market in the 1920s, one for Ford and the other for Chevrolet, each has an estimate of $2,000-$3,000. Both have lithographed tin bodies and feature a rotating integral spark plug storage shelf, complete with plug fitting charts. The displays both measure 11 inches by 11 ½ inches (diameter) and show minor losses.

Internet bidding for the 299-lot auction will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, as well as the Miller & Miller website: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Bidders can tune in to the live webcast on May 15th to watch lots close in real time. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

Miller & Miller Auctions is Canada’s trusted seller of high-value collections and is always accepting quality consignments. The firm specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710; or, you can e-mail them at info@millerandmillerauctions.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the Petroliana & Advertising auction scheduled for Saturday, May 15th at 9 am Eastern time, please visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

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Bid Global International Auctioneers to bring 300+ lots of unmounted diamonds in upcoming sale

10.88 ct, D/FL, TYPE IIa Round cut GIA Graded Diamond.

10.88 ct, D/FL, TYPE IIa Round cut GIA Graded Diamond.

10.09 carat diamond pair Emerald cut Diamond GIA Graded 1) 5.01 ct, Color D, VS1 2) 5.08 ct, Color D, VS2.

10.09 carat diamond pair Emerald cut Diamond GIA Graded 1) 5.01 ct, Color D, VS1 2) 5.08 ct, Color D, VS2.

3.80 ct, D/IF, TYPE IIa Marquise cut GIA Graded Diamond.

3.80 ct, D/IF, TYPE IIa Marquise cut GIA Graded Diamond.

14.01 carat diamond pair Round cut Diamond GIA Graded 1) 7.00 ct, Color F, VS2 2) 7.01 ct, Color F, VS2.

14.01 carat diamond pair Round cut Diamond GIA Graded 1) 7.00 ct, Color F, VS2 2) 7.01 ct, Color F, VS2.

Bid Global International Auctioneers LLC

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Bid Global International Auctioneers to bring 300+ lots of unmounted diamonds in upcoming sale

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — This May, Bid Global International Auctioneers will offer 350 lots of GIA-graded loose diamonds in an upcoming auction. The Investment Rare GIA Graded Diamonds sale will be held exclusively on Bidsquare on May 2nd, 2021. Bidding starts at 10:00 AM EDT on Bidsquare.

A 10.88-carat round-cut diamond will lead the sale ($1,653,000 – $1,891,000).
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/10-88-ct-d-fl-type-iia-round-cut-gia-graded-diamond-unmounted-appraised-value-5-615-000-2199297
The cut features 58 facets and a symmetrical shape with an emphasis on brilliance. Round-cut diamonds are among the most popular diamond shapes. Nearly 75% of all diamonds sold worldwide are round. Another noteworthy round-cut diamond is a 15.25-carat piece ($1,113,000 – $1,273,000).

One of the highlights of the auction is a 10.02-carat emerald-cut diamond ($658,000 – $753,000). This cut features long lines with truncated corners to prevent damage to the stone. Other notable emerald-cut diamonds in this sale include two pairs of 10.09-carat ($392,000 – $449,000) and 10.02-carat gems ($282,000 – $323,000).
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/10-09-carat-diamond-pair-emerald-cut-diamond-gia-graded-1-5-01-ct-color-d-vs1-2-5-08-ct-color-d-vs2-unmounted-appraised-value-1-166-900-2199546

Diamond collectors will find other key lots in the auction, including a 3.80-carat marquise-cut diamond. The name of the cut comes from King Louis XV of France, who appointed a jeweler to design a cut resembling the lips of his mistress, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson. Over the years, this shape came to be known as the marquise cut.
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/3-80-ct-d-if-type-iia-marquise-cut-gia-graded-diamond-unmounted-appraised-value-372-000-2199275

The sale also features a 2.03-carat princess-cut diamond ($20,000 – $24,000). The princess cut or the square-modified brilliant cut is popularly used in engagement rings. Although the name dates back to the 1960s, Betazel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz created the current princess cut style in 1980.

All diamonds offered in the sale have a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) number, which is laser inscribed on the girdle. A GIA report certificate and Accredited Gemological Institute (AGI) New York appraisal certificate accompanies each item.

The auction will include several additional lots of interest:

* 14.01 carat diamond pair round cut diamond GIA graded 1) 7.00 ct, Color F, VS2 2) 7.01 ct, Color F, VS2 ($637,000 – $729,000)
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/14-01-carat-diamond-pair-round-cut-diamond-gia-graded-1-7-00-ct-color-f-vs2-2-7-01-ct-color-f-vs2-unmounted-appraised-value-1-371-400-2199568

* 10.51 ct, G/VS2, round cut GIA graded diamond ($564,000 – $645,000)
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/10-51-ct-g-vs2-round-cut-gia-graded-diamond-unmounted-appraised-value-1-524-000-2199323

* 10.02 ct, G/VVS2, round cut GIA graded diamond ($480,000 – $549,000)
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/10-02-ct-g-vvs2-round-cut-gia-graded-diamond-unmounted-appraised-value-2-300-000-2199371

* 5.01 ct, D/FL, TYPE IIa radiant cut GIA graded diamond ($300,000 – $344,000)
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/5-01-ct-d-fl-type-iia-radiant-cut-gia-graded-diamond-unmounted-appraised-value-1-203-000-2199540

* 7.26 carat diamond pair oval cut diamond GIA graded 1) 3.54 ct, Color D, IF 2) 3.72 ct, Color D, IF ($273,000 – $313,000)
https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/bid-global-international-auctioneers-llc/7-26-carat-diamond-pair-oval-cut-diamond-gia-graded-1-3-54-ct-color-d-if-2-3-72-ct-color-d-if-unmounted-appraised-value-710-600-2199346

The Turobiner family founded Bid Global International Auctioneers in 1997. Three generations of family members with 40+ years of experience in the business currently run the auction house. Bid Global International Auctioneers caters to collectors, buyers, and aficionados of jewelry, gemstones, precious stones, timepieces, fine watches, and rare objet d’art.

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Prêt À Pousser Launches Nano Garden, a Smart Garden for Growing Flowers Indoors

After 8 years of research, startup Prêt à Pousser unveils Nano Garden, an indoor smart hydroponic garden to easily grow long-lasting flowers indoors.

PARIS, FRANCE, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After eight years of research inspired by NASA's technology, French startup Prêt à Pousser (a French expression meaning “Ready to Grow”) unveils Nano Garden. An elegant indoor smart garden allows consumers to grow long-lasting flowers in a living room, kitchen or office. Nano Garden uses patented hydroponic technology, an app-enabled grow light and all-in- one plant pod to allow gardening within everyone's reach.

Bring home the benefits of the slow flower therapy movement

The benefits of flowers on emotional and physical health is a given, but buying a bouquet of flowers isn't always the best solution due to the cut-flower industry's significant impact on the environment. Almost 80% of the 6.8 billion flowers sold annually in the U.S. are imported, the majority being grown in Colombia or Ecuador.

Prêt à Pousser revolutionizes gardening by allowing individuals to grow flowers themselves and indoors, without gardening gloves and messy potting soil.

Inside Nano Garden, the journey from seed to flower is just a few weeks, a unique flower bouquet will bloom directly in its planter, with no need for cutting or trimming. The homegrown bouquet lasts five times longer than harvested flowers.

Many people ask for the presence of plants in their home, even more since the beginning of the pandemic and the time spent indoors which has increased a lot, but do not dare to start gardening at home because they are afraid that it is complicated and do not have a green thumb! It is to meet this demand that Prêt à Pousser has developed Nano Garden, to make gardening within everyone's reach.

A unique design for growing 50+ plant varieties

Food lovers can also grow fruits and vegetables, herbs and salads with Nano. 50+ varieties are available: the perfect solution for growing juicy Strawberries on any desk and spicy Basil in the kitchen.

Despite its advanced technology, Nano's minimalist design is easy on the eyes. The sharp design is the result of a collaboration with designer Alain Berteau ("Designer of the year", 2006). An aesthetic feat achieved by integrating six carefully selected colors, ranging from an earthy terracotta to a vibrant green.

Thanks to its signature combination of unique style and advanced technology, Prêt à Pousser has already sold over 200K indoor gardens throughout Europe. With a running start on the active Kickstarter campaign, Nano will contribute to the spread of indoor gardeners worldwide.

Clara Corvée
Prêt à Pousser
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Terry Kovel Honored in “Antique Trader” Magazine: A Lifetime of Antiques and Having Fun

Terry Kovel pictured on the cover of Antique Trader

Terry Kovel pictured on the cover of Antique Trader

Terry Kovel has been named “The Grand Dame of Antiques” with a cover story in the May issue of “Antique Trader.”

CLEVELAND, OHIO, US, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Terry Kovel—author, publisher, columnist and nationally recognized expert on antiques and collectibles—has been named “The Grand Dame of Antiques” by Antique Trader magazine. Terry and her late husband, Ralph Kovel, published their first book, Kovels’ Dictionary of Marks – Pottery and Porcelain, in 1953. Before that, antiques collecting was an obscure field left to dry experts who spoke about the history and identification of porcelain, furniture and other collectibles. Today, the Kovel name is synonymous with the antiques and collectibles field.

The article details how a 25-cent purchase of a mustache cup at Niagara Falls by Terry as a child, and Ralph’s intuitive observation in the 1950s that there were no resources for average collectors, were the sparks that helped build the Kovel brand. The article notes that “the couple . . . were pioneers in the truest sense.” In addition to millions of copies of the annual Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, there are dozens of other books, the longest-running national newspaper column by the original author, a robust website, a monthly newsletter, Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles, articles in Forbes and House Beautiful, and last-but-not-least, former television series for PBS and HGTV.

Sixty years of analyzing the market and talking to experts, dealers, and fellow-buyers have given Terry Kovel a unique view of the good, the bad, the quirky, and the fun aspects of collecting. Antique Trader looks back on Terry’s legacy of collecting, researching and writing about antiques and collectibles and includes many of her personal anecdotes and comments, as well as pictures of Ralph and Terry through the decades. Don’t miss the photo of the couple gleefully waving pedestals found at a flea market that are still in Terry’s home today.

About Kovels
Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel provide collectors and researchers with up-to-date and informed information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry and her late husband, Ralph. The Kovels have written over 100 books, including their annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, now in its 53rd edition, as well as dozens of leaflets, and three series about antiques for television.

Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers a bird’s-eye view of the market with news, information and over 1 million prices. Readers will find auction reports, readers’ questions with answers, a marks dictionary, and identification guides covering antiques and collectibles from 1750 to 2010. Also included is the digital edition of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles Newsletter with 46 years of archives. To stay in touch, subscribe to Kovels’ free weekly email, Kovels Komments, at Kovels.com.

Liz Lillis
Kovels
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Introducing EssentialRx™ – Free, Enhanced Prescription Discounts for All

EssentialRx™ serves everyone ages 18 and above and is a passionate advocate of serving women and their families, all People of Color, the LGBTQ community.

Introducing EssentialRx™ – Free, Enhanced Prescription Discounts for All”

— MD Graham

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, April 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Introducing EssentialRx™ – Free, Enhanced Prescription Discounts for All

Introducing EssentialRx™. EssentialRx™ serves everyone ages 18 and above and is a passionate advocate of serving women and their families, all People of Color, the LGBTQ community and the Deaf and Blind. EssentialRx™ is the only leading free prescription discount service that does not collect any personal information, maintaining user/members identities as anonymous; and does not collect or ask for names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers or any other identifying information.

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Members save up to 80% on prescriptions and service is FREE for all individuals, couples and families, nationwide. Even if a member has insurance, she/he can save on out-of-network medications or even may pay less than your co-pay.

No App to Download

EssentialRx™ service is not an app. The EssentialRx™ virtual card on the website is simply saved on your smartphone as a photo to show the pharmacy each time you purchase your prescriptions.

Identities and Privacy are Protected

EssentialRx™ protects member’s identities by not collecting or asking for names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers or any other identifying information. Our members are anonymous, so all identities are fully protected. We also do not track any person from our website.

EssentialRx™ Demographics

EssentialRx™ is a passionate advocate of and committed to serving women and their families, all People of Color, the LGBTQ community and the Deaf and Blind. EssentialRx™ is a free prescription discount service committed to serving, acknowledging, recognizing and respecting women and the aforementioned communities. This is EssentialRx™’s cause and how it differentiates.

EssentialRx™ Social Mission

EssentialRx™ Social Mission is to make a positive impact on society and change people’s lives with kindness, respect and equalizing access to our free service that provides better prescription discounts for all individuals and families and being inclusive to the people who really need it.

EssentialRx™ is a company that openly recognizes and respects every single person. EssentialRx™ is a FREE Service for All and designed to save money. No one and no community is left behind.

This is EssentialRx™
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Equalizing Access: There are millions of good people who still do not have access to serious prescription discounts. EssentialRx™ free service is designed to equalize access and fairness by leveling the playing field for everyone. A place where everyone is welcome. At EssentialRx™, everyone has dignity, everyone has respect and everyone has access.

How to Use the EssentialRx™ Card: Click on the virtual card, take a snapshot on your smartphone and save as a photo to show the pharmacy each time you are about to purchase your prescriptions. Or, you may print. You are cordially invited to use the card today!

Searching for your medications on EssentialRx™ is easy. Just go to the Menu at the top and click on “Drug Search/Pricing.” Type out your drug name and it will automatically ask for the quantity and your zip code and distance. Then, click “Get Price,” and it will list all pharmacies in that area, the Distance, the Brand Price and the Generic Price. Try it out! It is user-friendly.

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Privacy Notice: As opposed to other services, EssentialRx™ is not an app and does not request your name, email address, phone number or any other form of identification and we do not track. We are only respectfully asking you and your family to use our free prescription discount card and tell your family, friends and social media connections about us.

Mark Graham
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