Biology of Self Defense: Protecting in Emergency

Shown here, open, new GunVault SpeedVault presents a securely staged handgun in ready-to-fire position, thanks to spring-action slide-out internal housing. Green lighting on entry keypad indicates correct code was entered to trigger unit to open and present pistol.

The revolutionary SpeedVault series offers immediate, unobstructed access to securely staged handguns. Correct code entry triggers internal gun housing to slide out and drop down, presenting the pistol in ready-to-fire position for greatest reaction time in an emergency

Shown here, open, red interior LED lighting illuminates four pistols staged in GV2050. Molded keypad features green back-lighting in each finger groove. Rubber keypads with raised dots ensure correct placement and reduce slipping with sweaty hands during code entry.

Intuitively molded, backlit keypads guide placement, with raised dots on non-slip keypad buttons. Red interior LED lighting safely illuminates contents. Spring-action slide-out door quickly presents up to four staged handguns in ready-to-fire position in GunVault GV2050

Shown here, open and presenting a handgun, is a preview of the GunVault MiniVault Biometric, to be offered later in 2020. The latest biometric scan technology is embedded in an enhanced, molded entry pad with backlit finger wells for intuitive contact with scan surface.

SHOT Show attendees can preview enhanced, intuitive biometric access technology in development. MiniVault and MultiVault will introduce lines later in 2020 featuring the latest in biotech, with a faster, more reliable fingerprint scanner and ergonomic, electronic keypad

GunVault safes help overcome physical reactions to a fight-or-flight scenario; industry-leading technological advancements to be unveiled at SHOT Show

Fight-or-flight response causes tunneled vision, sweaty hands and clumsiness. New GunVault features help offset challenges, so users can quickly access secure firearms to protect in an emergency.”

— Colette Matthews, Alpha Guardian VP of Innovation and Brand Marketing

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sweaty palms and trembling knees aren’t just horror movie lore. The human body is biologically wired to respond to threat. Complex neurological and chemical reactions help brace for confrontation and fuel escape. Unfortunately, this fight-or-flight response causes troublesome side effects, such as perspiration, trembling and brain fog, which can seriously impede a person’s ability to respond to a real-life nightmare. Alpha Guardian has engineered new security features for their GunVault safes to counteract these challenges, allowing users to confidently protect themselves and others. GunVault will preview the cutting-edge enhancements at the 2020 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM (SHOT ShowⓇ) and host an emergency preparation and technique presentation by personal protection expert Maggie Mordaunt.

“When every second counts, there’s no room for error,” states Colette Matthews, Vice President of Innovation and Brand Marketing for Alpha Guardian. “In an emergency, fight-or-flight response causes tunneled vision, sweaty hands, trembling and clumsiness. We’re proud to introduce new GunVault features that help offset these challenges, so users can quickly access secure firearms to protect themselves and others in an emergency.”

When considering how they’d respond if awakened by an intruder or encountering an urgent threat, many people don’t realize how they’ll be impacted by the adrenaline and cortisol released by the fight or flight response. New GunVault features address several abilities that are compromised in an emergency.

Vision:
Stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system causes eyes to dilate, and vision becomes tunneled and unclear. Even moderate lighting can be too intense and further impede vision, especially in a dark setting.

The proprietary GunVault No-Eyes keypad is intuitively molded for easy code entry, with deep finger well geometry to provide guidance during hand placement on the electronic keypad. Each keypad button also features raised dots for quick reassurance of correct finger placement.

Red interior LED lighting illuminates safe contents. Because red light has a longer wavelength, less light is required for illumination, so users’ vision is preserved in the dark.

Dexterity:
The sympathetic nervous system stimulates eccrine glands, and hands become sweaty. As muscles tense in anticipation of action, it causes the body to tremble.

GunVault access keypad buttons are made of quality materials so fingers won’t slip when entering a digital code.

Clarity:
Rapid heart rate overrides signals from the brain’s prefrontal cortex. The mid-brain, which operates on muscle memory more than considered action, takes charge and a heavy brain fog sets in. Remembering a personal access code may be difficult when you need it most.

SHOT Show attendees can preview enhanced and intuitive new biometrics for upcoming product introductions. Later in 2020, MiniVault and MultiVault will introduce lines featuring the latest biometric access technology, including a faster, more reliable fingerprint scanner and ergonomic, electronic keypad.

Speed and Agility:
Heart and respiration rates speed up. Blood flows to the midsection of the body, causing clumsiness, tense muscles, limb stiffness and poor limb function.

Faster. Safe. Tough. Already the leader in quick-access firearm storage, groundbreaking re-engineering has delivered quick, reliable access across the family of GunVault products. Spring-loaded shelves automatically slide out of the safe upon code entry for quick, unimpeded access to safe contents.

At SHOT Show, GunVault will debut the highly anticipated SpeedVault series, which offers immediate, unobstructed access to securely staged handguns. Immediately after the correct code is entered, the internal gun housing will slide out and drop down, providing maximum access to a pistol in ready-to-fire position, for greatest reaction time in an emergency

SHOT Show Expert Session
Maggie Mordaunt, well-respected in the industry as CCW Maggie, will present an informational session on the science of protection at the Alpha Guardian SHOT Show booth at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. Mordaunt has long studied the neurological and physical effects experienced in emergency situations. Through their Homeland Personal Protection company in Henderson, Nevada, Maggie, her husband Ken Ortega and team of Instructors provide personal protection training to thousands of military, law enforcement, armed professional and civilian students. Mordaunt will discuss critical preparation and firearm techniques to mitigate physiological and neurological effects of emergency response. She’ll share real-life examples and insight to equip handgun owners to better protect themselves and others if needed.

“Protection isn’t as simple as purchasing a handgun; it’s the result of learned and practiced response,” said Mordaunt. “Repeatedly practicing every aspect of home defense — from accessing a securely staged weapon to presenting a firearm with a solid and assertive stance — builds confident habits that will prevail in a true emergency. Practice literally saves lives.”

Broader SHOT Show News
Alpha Guardian also makes Cannon Safe, Stack-On and Edge brand products to protect loved ones, valuables and keepsakes through all of life’s adventures. Innovation debuting at SHOT Show incorporates added security across all five brands.

The premium Cannon Safe brand introduces a new generation of unrivaled protection, unveiling two new lines that incorporate both fire and water protection to protect valuables, guns and cherished keepsakes through any disaster. One of the new lines — Cannon Commander — takes innovation further, opening 180 degrees with a state-of-the-art internal hinge, and offering access through a combination biometric/digital access keypad. Built into the door, a revolutionary, high-temperature heat shield offers extreme protection from heat and fire for important documents, keepsakes and digital files.

Stack-On showcases a new Personal Fireproof and Waterproof Safe for superior protection against fire, flood and theft.
Previewed at SHOT Show 2019, the Stack-On Beveled-Edge Gun Cabinet returns to debut Flex interior customization. The Beveled-Edge Cabinet has quickly gained popularity for its 180-degree-open exclusive hinge design and new security features. The new Flex line of organizing tools reflect the many ways people use their gun cabinets, and accommodate all Stack-On gun cabinets.

SHOT Show attendees will find Alpha Guardian (#12714) at Sands Convention Center. Schedule an interview or appointment with marketing, engineering, or sales through Malissa Phillips (mphillips@alphaguardian.com). More images are available for download, as well as video illustrating new GunVault features and products.

Shelly Dvorak
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GunVault engineering ensures reliable, speedy access in an emergency. New SpeedVault series to debut at SHOT; plus preview of enhanced, intuitive biometric tech


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Eliot Pargament Explains How to Prevent Laminitis in Horses

Eliot Pargament

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Eliot Pargament is a farrier and business owner. Presently, Eliot Pargament provides his services to those in and around Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. He can be reached at (703) 727-5281, or mingusman14@gmail.com.

A horse’s feet may not be their most beautiful feature, but they are one of the most essential. Whether you’re an amateur rider or professional equestrian, Eliot Pargament, a Certified Farrier and graduate of Tucson School of Horseshoeing, advises that inspecting and cleaning a horse’s feet on at least a daily basis is crucial. One reason, he said, is it provides an opportunity to check for serious conditions like laminitis.

What Is Laminitis?

Laminitis is inflammation in the laminae in the horse’s foot. It can present in any feet but is most common in the front feet, and is caused by temporary or long-term disrupted blood flow. The laminae secure the coffin bone to the hoof wall. As in humans, chronic inflammation can permanently weaken the structures and the bond between the wall and bone. Untreated, Eliot Pargament warns the bone and hoof wall can separate, resulting in a displaced coffin bone which can eventually penetrate the sole. The condition is sometimes confused with founder but the two are not interchangeable. Founder is a long-term condition associated with a rotated coffin bone, while laminitis is an acute incident.

What Causes Laminitis?

Many factors can cause laminitis, some of which are preventable and others of which are not. Eliot Pargament said some breeds, like Morgans, donkeys, and ponies, are naturally predisposed to the condition. However, you can reduce the risk. Some risk factors include high fever, severe colic, a retained placenta after foaling, bedding made with black walnut shavings, Potomac Horse Fever, various foot diseases, digestive upsets, sudden access to large amounts of lush foliage (also known as “grass founder”), blood poisoning (such as that from chemicals used to treat plants), and excessive weight-bearing on one leg. Being overweight or sustaining trauma to the foot can also cause laminitis.

Signs & Symptoms

When cleaning your horse’s feet, keep an eye out for potential signs of laminitis or other issues. These include warm feet or a faster-than-usual digital pulse, as well as rings in the hoof wall, bruised soles, or a widened white line. Watch for unusual behavior as well, such as an abnormal gate or the appearance of “walking on eggshells.” Watch for shifting while standing, lameness while turning or standing, or a “sawhorse” stance with the weight shifted to their hind feet and front legs outstretched.

Treatment

If you suspect your horse has laminitis, call a veterinarian or certified farrier as soon as possible. Depending on the cause and severity of the condition, Eliot Pargament says treatment may include IV fluids, anti-endotoxic medications, pain medication such as NSAIDs, antibiotics, vasodilators and bedding changes for better sole support. In severe cases, the farrier or vet may recommend lidocaine patches or a catheter. Changing the shoeing can also significantly improve the horse’s comfort. Eliot Pargament is experienced in changing the shoes on laminitic horses.

More on Eliot Pargament

Eliot Pargament has been a farrier since 2011. After graduating from the Tuscon School of Horseshoeing, he completed a training program at the “Harvard” of horseshoeing, the Kentucky Horse Shoeing School in Richmond. After apprenticing in the Washington D.C. area, Eliot Pargament started his business Metro Farrier Services. He has worked closely with an expert farrier known for his skillful handling of difficult shoeing procedures and served as an assistant instructor at the University of Maryland. Eliot Pargament has been a traveling farrier at several rodeos. He also continues his education via various training seminars and competitions around the U.S. and in Hamburg, Germany. Eliot services the Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Delaware area.

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Skip Drish Tampa’s 3 Tips for a Safer 2020

Skip Drish of Tampa

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The new year is the ideal opportunity to set goals and commit to positive change. Skip Drish Tampa, a military veteran, former police officer, and security and emergency response educator, encourages people to include improving safety in their resolutions list for 2020. Here are three safety resolutions suggested by Skip Drish.

3 Safety Resolutions for 2020

Take a Self-Defense Couse

No one wants to imagine the horror of being assaulted or mugged, but unfortunately, it is a reality for hundreds of thousands of people in the United States every year. One of the best ways to prevent being harmed or killed in such an incident is to take a self-defense course. Many gyms and non-profits offer these for an affordable rate and the classes typically last a few hours over the course of a day or spread out over a few weeks. It’s well worth the investment to potentially save your life. According to Statista*, there were 185,437 aggravated assaults with firearms in 2018 and 123,253 aggravated assaults using cutting instruments.

Take a Gun Safety Course

One of Skip Drish’s primary goals in life is to educate others on proper gun handling and safety. The former police officer enjoys spending time at the shooting range and finds the exercises have several benefits, including enhancing concentration and upper body strength as well as reducing stress. He is also an adamant supporter of keeping a firearm in the home for personal protection. Whether you wish to use a gun for recreation or want to know how to handle one in an emergency, a gun safety course is another great investment.

Get Your Vehicle Checked

Car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States, affecting millions of people each year. Assess your driving habits to ensure you are driving responsibly. This means never driving after consuming alcohol and abstaining from using your phone, eating, or engaging in other distractions while on the road. Also, get a safety check for your vehicle. The mechanic will look for any issues with the brakes, wheels, and other areas that can affect safety.

More About Skip Drish Tampa

Skip Drish has had an illustrious career that includes various military, law enforcement, safety, and security positions in government, state, and local arenas, as well as success in business and construction enterprises. His resume consists of titles ranging from VIP Chief Operator of his private security firm, Investigations & Security Bureau Inc. to Military Police/Investigations (CID) (Europe) and trainer for Dignitary Operators. He has also worked in medical services and emergency response and was a Military Police/Investigations Corporal and Squad Leader in the U.S. and Europe from 1981 to 1984, for which service he received a U.S Army Medal for Heroism in the line of duty. After his military service, he worked as a police officer with the Chicago Police Department for several years.

In addition to running his construction firm, contracting with charters and local police as a boat captain, and providing emergency response, first aid, security, and firearms training, Skip Drish Tampa spends time giving back to his community through various charitable endeavors.

Statista* – https://www.statista.com/statistics/251919/number-of-assaults-in-the-us-by-weapon/

Caroline Hunter
Web Presence, LLC
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Poster Auctions International's Rare Posters Auction #80 on February 23rd features more than 500 rare and iconic works

Lot 496. Confetti, 1894, by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901).

Lot 27. Benglia, 1928, by Paul Colin (1892-1986).

Lot 191. Monterey Pop Festival, 1967, by Tom Wilkes (1939-2009).

Lot 427. F. Champenois / Reverie, 1897, by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939).

Lot 380. Flight / Daily Herald, 1918, by E. McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954).

The auction includes fascinating designs: black images, circus and Wild West, San Francisco rock, World War I, early Israeli designs and iconic poster artists.

The posters in this auction cover the years 1865 to 1968, with estimates ranging from $600 to $90,000—there is truly something for everyone.”

— Jack Rennert

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 80th auction from Poster Auctions International includes an array of fascinating designs: black images, circus and Wild West, San Francisco rock, World War I, early Israeli designs, and iconic works from Jules Chéret, Leonetto Cappiello, Alphonse Mucha, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and more.

The Rare Posters Auction will be held live in PAI’s gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York and online at posterauctions.com. The auction will begin promptly at 11am EST.

Jack Rennert, president of Poster Auctions International, Inc., said, “These images are vital expressions of the concerns, delights, interests, and cultural trends of a particular place and time. The posters in this auction cover the years 1865 to 1968, with estimates ranging from $600 to $90,000—there is truly something for everyone.”

For Black History Month, the auction will begin with 41 black images, many of which are from the Keith Williams collection. Ranging from pejorative to luminous, they reveal the severity of racism in early advertising as well as the later celebration of black icons including Josephine Baker. Notable lots include Paul Colin’s reverential portrait of the French-Algerian actor Habib Benglia in his 1928 Benglia (est. $3,000-$4,000) and a touching World War I recruitment ad, Colored Man is No Slacker (est. $800-$1,000).

30 more World War I posters are featured: mostly American designs, and all powerful. Of particular note are Christy’s Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man (est. $1,400-$1,700) and several works by Flagg, including Wake Up, America! (est. $6,000-$8,000) and I Want You for U.S. Army (est. $5,000-$6,000).

Decades later, America experienced the rock ’n’ roll revolution and a new wave of poster design. Experimental imagery broadened possibilities, such as Tom Wilkes’ Monterey Pop Festival (est. $4,000-$5,000), Rick Griffin’s The Doors (“Pay Attention”) (est. $1,200-$1,500), and Randy Tuten’s Jefferson Airplane / Quicksilver Messenger / Santana (“Winterland”) (est. $2,000-$2,500)—all in mint condition.

As always, transport posters for bicycles, aviation, and automobiles are featured. Highlights include the ethereal Cycles Gladiator by an unknown artist (est. $25,000-$30,000), Penfield’s charming Orient Cycles (est. $8,000-$10,000), Mazza’s impressive Milano Circuito Aereo Internazionale (est. $14,000-$17,000), and Philibert’s rare and magical Claire de Lune / Michelin (est. $4,000-$5,000).

For collectors of Art Nouveau, treasures abound. Bonnard’s ebullient France-Champagne continues to delight (est. $20,000-$25,000); Bouisset’s maquette for Chocolat Menier / “Rialta” shows another charming take on the wall-writing girl (est. $12,000-$15,000); 18 works from Chéret dazzle, including his two-sheet Palais de Glace (est. $6,000-$7,000) and Folies-Bergère / Loïe Fuller (est. $5,000-$6,000); and Orazi harkens grandeur with Théâtre de Loïe Fuller (est. $20,000-$25,000).

Of course, Alphonse Mucha continues to reign supreme with 30 lush Art Nouveau designs. Notable quartets include the large-format 1896 Seasons (est. $40,000-$50,000) and his illustrious Precious Stones (est. $70,000-$90,000). His most iconic works will also be available: La Dame aux Camelias (est. $30,000-$35,000), both designs for Job (1898 est. $7,000-$9,000; 1896 est. $17,000-$20,000), and the finest specimen of F. Champenois / Reverie, with text (est. $17,000-$20,000).

Similarly, the Belle Epoque works of Toulouse-Lautrec are guaranteed to delight, including Ambassadeurs / Aristide Bruant and Confetti (both est. $40,000-$50,000), Salon des Cent (est. $30,000-$35,000), L’Aube (est. $17,000-$20,000), and La Vache Enragée (est. $20,000-$25,000).

Choice Art Deco images are also included. 38 works from Cappiello range from the most beloved to the rarest: Cachou Lajaunie (est. $2,000-$2,500), La 15HP Bellanger (est. $15,000-$20,000), “Ca-bloc” (est. $7,000-$9,000), and a wonderful maquette for Cognac Monnet (est. $30,000-$40,000).

Further remarkable works include: Cassandre’s Étoile du Nord (est. $17,000-$20,000), Dupas’ Bal des Étudiants (est. $40,000-$50,000), Kauffer’s Flight / Daily Herald (smaller format; est. $30,000-$40,000), Lauro’s Trouville (est. $8,000-$10,000), Loupot’s Plantol and PKZ / Burger-Kehl & C. (both est. $12,000-$15,000), and Schnackenberg’s Deutsches Theater (est. $8,000-$10,000).

Modern and contemporary designs will also be available, including works by Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Bernard Villemot, and Andy Warhol.

Public viewings will be held daily from February 7-22. For more information, visit www.posterauctions.com or www.rennertsgallery.com. Or, you may call the gallery at (212) 787-4000. The 200-page, full-color catalog is available for $40. You may call or visit our website to order a copy.

Jack Rennert, president of Rennert’s Gallery / PAI, is the world’s foremost authority on rare original poster art, and is the author of over a dozen books on the subject, including the catalogue raisonée for the “father” of modern French poster art, Leonetto Cappiello.

Jessica Adams
Poster Auctions International, Inc.
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Aliner Debuts In Europe

MT. PLEASANT, PA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aliner, the makers of the original a-frame camper, is entering the new year with exciting news. Debuting at the Holiday Fair-Brussels RV Show, Aliner is going to begin offering their Scout Lite, Ranger 10, and Ranger 12 campers throughout Europe.

Aliner CEO Brett Randall states, “There’s a saying that growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. This could not be more true for our team members. We are uniting with some incredible dealers in Europe to be able to have a global presence in the camping world. We are very proud of the diligent work on both the domestic team and our leaders in Europe, Costa Farmakidis and Patrick Mercier.”

The three models available in Europe will still be proudly made in the USA. Aliner is looking forward to the growth that this will bring to the US manufacturing sector and in the team member growth required to fulfill the upcoming orders.

“The Aliner campers are beyond innovative compared to what is currently offered in Europe so this is a rousing adventure for not only our European dealers, but the camping enthusiasts as well,” states Farmakidis. Holiday Fair-Brussels runs from Feb 6-9, 2020.

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Columbia Northwest, Inc., d.b.a Aliner, is a producer of folding camping and travel trailers. Founded in 1984 with a focus on lightweight towable camping trailers, today Aliner is a leader in the pop-up RV marketplace. Aliner is the original manufacturer of the A-frame camper.

Jana Randall
MIXXED MEDIUM
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Collectors answer the call for antique historical telephones at Bruneau & Co. auction held January 4th in Cranston, R.I.

Group of four early horn transmitter telephone reproductions, marked “Historical Replica Reproduced by Bell Telephone Laboratories”, made in the 20th century ($15,000).

One lot consisting of two 19th century square transmitter telephone boxes, including one box marked “Blake Transmitter 320644 Edison Carbon Telephone” on the front ($7,500).

Group of six 19th century butter stamp telephone receivers, including five solid colored receivers of simple design and one black receiver with carved decorative flower patterns ($7,500).

Pair of 19th century diminutive Bell wall mount telephones, black painted wood cased phones with glass transmitters by Maxim New York, marked “American Bell Company” ($8,750).

19th century mahogany telephone switchboard box, made in the United States by an unidentified company but an interesting piece nonetheless, overall 12 ¾ inches by 11 ¼ inches ($13,750).

Offered were antique historical telephones and related items from the early days of phone communication, all from the Telephone Pioneers of America Museum.

These rare items from the Telephone Pioneers of America are some of the coolest things I’ve seen sell. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for collectors. ”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Antique historical telephones and other collectibles from the early days of phone communication, all from the Pennsylvania chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America Museum, fetched nice high prices at a New Year’s Estate Fine Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction held January 4th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Cranston showroom.

“It just goes to show that when an item is top quality, collectors will come out of the woodwork,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “These rare items from the Telephone Pioneers of America are some of the coolest things I’ve seen sell. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for collectors. Antique phones have become quite popular as a collectible.”

Just some of the top-selling lots from the category included the following:

• A group of four early horn transmitter telephone reproductions, marked “Historical Replica Reproduced by Bell Telephone Laboratories”, made in the 20th century from wood and metal, the largest of which measured 7 ½ inches by 10 ½ inches ($15,000).
• A 19th century mahogany telephone switchboard box, made in the United States by an unidentified company but an interesting piece nonetheless, overall 12 ¾ inches by 11 ¼ inches, made from wood and metal and with no apparent signs of damage ($13,750).
• A pair of 19th century diminutive Bell wall mount telephones, both black painted wood cased phones with glass transmitters by Maxim New York, marked “American Bell Company” around the transmitter and the sides of both marked “July 11, 1893” ($8,750).
• A group of six 19th century butter stamp telephone receivers, including five solid colored receivers of simple design and one black receiver with carved decorative flower patterns around the ear piece, with one piece marked “Property of Bell Telephone Co.” ($7,500).
• One lot consisting of two 19th century square transmitter telephone boxes, including one box marked “Blake Transmitter 320644 Edison Carbon Telephone” on the front and the other, unidentified transmitter having a decorative mount and receiver holder ($7,500).

The auction got off to a roaring start with the very first lot, a 1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit car with just 35,000 miles on the odometer. The full-size, British-made sedan was a full-size luxury Rolls that had been perfectly maintained. The car boasted an ivory colored interior with the finest burl wood inlays, with all service records, title and registration. It sped off the lot for $13,750.

“Talk about a non-stop, action-packed auction,” remarked Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “Between the Rolls Royce, the telephones and fine art, bidder cards were flying from every corner of the room. There were over 200 absentee bids, 45-plus phone bidders, and over 5,000 registered bidders online. It was a great sale to kick off the New Year.”

The sale featured a fine selection of listed artist paintings, etchings and prints; a collection of Austrian and Bohemian art glass and figural lamps from a Long Island, New York collection; a great single-owner collection of Japanese robes; a nice selection of Asian arts; and five rare 18th and 19th century Rhode Island and Massachusetts almanacs.

Also offered were sterling silver chalices and estate sterling lots, jewelry and sculptures. Online bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, plus the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Following are additional highlights from the sale. Prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

The fine art category was led by a watercolor painting by Maqbool Fida Hussain (India/England, 1913-2011), dubbed “the Picasso of India”. The Cubist figural work depicted two blue horses galloping beneath a monochromatic sky with a purple sun. The framed 2002 painting was signed “Hussain” lower right and measured 19 ½ inches by 16 ½ inches (sight). It sold for $13,750.

An abstract bronze grey spirit sculpture by Joel Perlman (N.Y., b. 1943), geometric form with a pierced design, 42 inches tall by 25 inches wide, went to a determined bidder for $7,500. Joel Perlman is well known for his abstract shape sculptures. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both in New York.

Bruneau & Co. will conclude winter and usher in spring with a full slate of auctions, starting with a DiscoverIt Comic & Toy Auction on Friday, February 7th. That will be followed by major two-session auction on Saturday, February 15th – a single-owner Steam Engine & Pre-War Toy Auction at 10 am Eastern, followed by an Estate Fine Art & Antiques Auction at 12:30 pm. Then, a Comic & Toy Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, starting at 11 am Eastern.

Bruneau & Co. is currently accepting quality consignments for all of its future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a good time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at (401) 533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

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Travis Landry
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
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AKVIS Refocus 10.0 Makes Your Photos In Focus! Now with Improved Bokeh

AKVIS Refocus 10: Improved Bokeh Effects

AKVIS Refocus 10: Improved Bokeh Effects

AKVIS announces the major update of Refocus, software to fix out-of-focus photos and apply blur effects. Version 10 offers the enhanced bokeh effects.

PERM, RUSSIA, January 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — AKVIS Refocus enhances the sharpness of blurred images and adds artistic bokeh and lens blur effects. The program works in five modes: Refocus, Tilt-Shift, Iris Blur, Motion Blur, and Radial Blur. The effects can be applied to an entire photo or a selected area of a photo.

Version 10.0 offers the significantly improved Bokeh Effect. It is now possible to adjust the brightness of light spots and get a more intense and eye-catching effect.

Also, the updated program provides a number of new ready-to-use presets as well as some bug fixes and stability improvements.

Download AKVIS Refocus 10! The free trial is fully functional and can be used free of charge for 10 days.

The software runs on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 – 32/64-bit; Mac OS X 10.10-10.11 and macOS 10.12-10.15 – 64-bit. The product is available as a standalone application and as a plugin filter for AliveColors, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photo-Paint, and other image editors.

AKVIS Refocus Home sells for $39.00. Deluxe and Business versions with more effects and tools are also available for sophisticated users and commercial clients. Consult the official website akvis.com for more details about license types and prices of the software.

The update is free for users who bought the product in the last 12 months. Users whose licenses are older and are not valid for the new version, can get Refocus 10.0 for only $14.95.

AKVIS (akvis.com) specializes in the development of photo & video processing software. Since the company's launch in 2004, it has released a wide selection of successful products for Windows and Mac. The company always keeps up with the times and updates its products with cutting-edge technologies.

Kat Kharina
AKVIS Lab
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Brooke Horan Williams Talks Television Spin-Offs

Brooke Horan Williams dives into some of the best (and worst) TV spin-offs of all time.

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, January 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The television spin-off is a time-honored tradition: when a show is particularly successful, it would be a mistake not to think about how best to possibly capitalize on its popularity. Sometimes this train of thought results in genius, and success that outstrips the original. Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, for example, are three classics that all spun off from the same show, All in the Family. Just because a show is being spun off from a certified hit, however, doesn’t mean you’ve automatically got television gold on your hands (Brooke Horan Williams thinks of Young Sheldon in this case, and probably never in any other for the rest of her life).

When it comes to more recent successes, Brooke Horan Williams points to Daria as an example of a spin-off that was able to find its own unique voice totally separate from its progenitor. First appearing as a character on the MTV classic animated show Beavis and Butthead, Daria’s solo outing couldn’t be more different from the show she originated in. While Beavis and Butthead were famous for their extreme, manic energy and gross-out humor, Daria took a more nihilistic, ironic approach to humor.

The ‘90s weren’t all great for spin-offs, however. In 1995, Baywatch Nights first aired and ran until 1997. Retaining the star power of David Hasselhoff just wasn’t enough to save this insane spin-off. The concept was a simple one, at first: the show traded the sunny beaches for the nightlife, with David Hasselhoff becoming a private detective after the sun goes down. After one season, the format was flipped on its head, and they began introducing paranormal mysteries into every storyline (very much akin to X-Files, but nowhere near as good). Brooke Horan Williams urges anyone to look up the intro to this show on YouTube, as it will definitely provide you with a healthy dose of entertainment.

Perhaps one of the most well-known spin-offs in recent years, Brooke Horan Williams points out, is The Colbert Report. Spun off from The Daily Show, The Colbert Report gave comedian and reporter Stephen Colbert his own show that ran in the timeslot after The Daily Show for years. In the show, Stephen Colbert portrayed a fictional version of himself and satirized political punditry (in particular, Bill O’Reilly was named as an enormous influence on the Colbert character, with Colbert referring to him as “Papa Bear”).

The show was nominated for four Emmys during its first year on air and was nominated every year it was on the air thereafter. The Colbert Report won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series in 2013 and 2015, beating The Daily Show and ending its winning streak, which was the longest in Emmys history. It’s safe to say that the success of this show led Stephen Colbert—out of character, this time—to become the host of The Late Show in 2015.

There is solid proof that spin-offs can be as good, if not better than than the original shows they were spun off from. However, Brooke Horan Williams pleads, no more Young Sheldons.

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Justin Williams Laser Lists the Best Games of the Decade

Justin Williams Laser takes a look back at some of his choices for the best games of the 2010s.

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, January 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Another decade is coming to a close, and as we enter the 2020s, Justin Williams Laser wants to take a step back and review some of his favorite games of the previous decade. The ‘10s were a crazy time to be a fan of video games, with gaming becoming more of a mainstream hobby than ever before, multiple huge releases, and a wide array of exciting new ways to play.

Justin Williams Laser begins by remembering Portal 2, which released in 2011. Portal 2 was an incredible first-person puzzle game where the player character is able to shoot portals at walls in order to traverse levels. With an amazing, genuinely well-written humorous script, genius level design, and graphics that were so good they still hold up today, Portal 2 is sure to be on most, if not all, game-of-the-decade lists.

Justin Williams Laser touches on another instant classic from 2011 (a great year for games!), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is enough game to keep someone busy years—a decade, in fact, as there is a large portion of people still playing this game today. Boasting a huge open world with tons of content to explore and a cornucopia of skills and armor to customize your character with, it seems easy to play and re-play Skyrim until the end of time (or at least until the next Elder Scrolls game releases). The developers seem to have picked up on this fact as well, re-releasing the game multiple times as the decade marched on for newer systems, including the Nintendo Switch and VR headsets.

Another heavy-hitter from 2011, Minecraft made its mark on the gaming landscape with its simple, sandbox-style gameplay. Akin to playing with LEGO, the fun of the game comes from the ability to build whatever you want, however you want. The game has been released on countless platforms, including phones and even Apple TV. While Justin Williams Laser personally has never played the game, it’s hard to deny its impact on the landscape.

Justin Williams Laser admits his next choice is a bit out of the ordinary but justifies it well: Pokemon Go, which released exclusively for phones in 2016, made a huge cultural impact. In the weeks after its initial release, you could see groups of people walking down the street trying to “catch” pokemon, and there were numerous news reports detailing massive gatherings of people for the sole purpose of playing the game. One famous report shows hundreds of people gathering in New York City’s Central Park for a shot at catching a legendary pokemon.

Although there are no doubt countless other games that are worthy enough to be on this list, Justin Williams Laser makes his final choice: Rocket League. Released in 2015, Rocket League pits two teams of cars against each other. This isn’t a race, however: the game follows the standard rules of soccer, albeit with a giant ball and flying cars. The game is simple to learn how to play, but the skill ceiling is incredibly high. There is always a sense of progress as you play and get a little better every time, whether you’re learning new mobility tricks with your car, or simply improving your teamwork with your teammates.

All in all, the 2010s saw a plethora of amazing releases, and the 2020s should prove to be another exciting decade for revolutionary—and most importantly, fun—experiences.

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Eliot Pargament’s 3 Tips for Healthy Hooves

Eliot Pargament

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, January 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Eliot Pargament is a farrier and business owner. Presently, Eliot Pargament provides his services to those in and around Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. He can be reached at (703) 727-5281, or mingusman14@gmail.com.

Whether you’re an amateur horse rider or professional equestrian competitor, caring for your horse’s feet is fundamental. Eliot Pargament, an experienced farrier from Arkansas, says a number of his clients are not aware of proper foot care, something which can impact the horse’s overall wellbeing and performance. Here are his top three tips for better hoof health.

3 Tips for Healthy Horse Hooves

Nutrition

The saying, “you are what you eat” applies to horses as well as humans. Human fingernails tend to get dry and brittle if a person does not have enough protein or other nutrients, like calcium or iron, in their diet. Likewise, horse hooves do the same. Hooves, like hair, are made of protein and keratin. If a horse is lacking certain nutrients, hoofs may become cracked or grow unevenly. Feeding them quality hay and clean water is the first step. Also, make sure they have the necessary vitamin and trace mineral supplements as recommended by a farrier or veterinarian. Eliot Pargament says research shows hooves that are damaged as a result of poor nutrition can gradually be repaired with supplements of biotin, iodine, methionine, and zinc.

Keep Consistent Conditions

Horse hooves can adjust to consistently dry or damp conditions, but they may become damaged when the horse’s environment fluctuates frequently. This is a common issue in the late spring, summer, and early fall. Particularly, turning out your horse in the evening during this time of year puts your horse in the damp grass, which can make the hooves swell and soften. When they’re put back in the dry, hot stall during the day, the hooves dry and contract. With repetition, the horseshoe nails can loosen and eventually may fall out.

Try to reduce the time your horse spends in wet grass. Also, try to reduce the time they spend in environments where they must stamp flies repeatedly, as this can cause nails to loosen faster. Before turning them out in the evening, Eliot Pargament recommends applying a dressing like Tuff Stuff to the lower two-thirds of the hooves. Be mindful to avoid conditioners that leave the hoof oily, however, particularly before the farrier’s visit, as this can make it difficult to work on the foot. Also, sponge the sweat off your horse instead of giving them too many baths in the summer, which can cause them to stand in wet conditions for an extended period. A daily application of Venice turpentine can help toughen the soles.

Pick the Feet

Eliot Pargament says picking your horse’s feet at least twice a day is the most basic but important way to care for their hooves. Unfortunately, a surprising number of Pargament’s clients believe picking is an occasional job for the farrier. Pick your horse’s feet before you ride, to ensure there are no objects lodged in the shoe, and after the ride for the same purpose. While picking, check the foot for cracks, chips, or signs of issues such as thrush.

More on Eliot Pargament

Eliot Pargament has been a farrier since 2011. After graduating from the Tuscon School of Horseshoeing, he completed a training program at the “Harvard” of horseshoeing, the Kentucky Horse Shoeing School in Richmond. After apprenticing in the Washington D.C. area, Eliot Pargament started his business Metro Farrier Services. He has worked closely with an expert farrier known for his skillful handling of difficult shoeing procedures and served as an assistant instructor at the University of Maryland. Eliot Pargament has been a traveling farrier at several rodeos. He also continues his education via various training seminars and competitions around the U.S. and in Hamburg, Germany. Eliot services the Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Delaware area.

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