Clocks, watches, art glass, signed jewelry and lamps all do well in Miller & Miller's online-only auction held Nov. 21st

Beautiful Swiss Omega ‘Pre-Moon’ Speedmaster watch (1962, Ref. 105005-62), in a stainless-steel case, engraved to the previous owner on the caseback (CA$23,600).

Rolex Explorer wristwatch (Swiss-made, 1966, Ref. 1016), featuring a matte ‘frog’s foot’ dial with tritium hour markers, original box and papers, and an engraved caseback (CA$29,500).

Original painting signed by the renowned Western American artist Frederic Remington (1861-1909), depicting horses moving through rocky terrain, done in the 1890s (CA$8,850).

1880s William Gilbert Jewelers floor standing regulator in a walnut case with 8-day weight-driven regulator movement (CA$8,850).

Cartier Nigeria 18kt white gold diamond and onyx dress dome ring (French, 1970s), having brilliant cut diamonds enhanced with black onyx spots representing a panther’s skin (CA$7,080).

The 298-lot auction was headlined by the single-owner lifetime clock collection of Bruce Walsh. It grossed a total of $231,525 (amount is in Canadian dollars).

Men’s luxury watches are on fire right now. We are consistently producing the kind of ‘estate fresh’ wristwatches collectors want. All vintage luxury watches in this sale surpassed our expectations. ”

— Ethan Miller

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Rolex Explorer wristwatch and an Omega ‘Pre-Moon’ Speedmaster watch, both from the 1960s, sold for $29,500 and $23,600, respectively; an 1880s Gilbert No. 8 floor standing jewelers regulator clock realized $8,850; and an 1890s watercolor painting by the renowned American artist Frederic Remington also brought $8,850 in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Watches, Jewelry & Decorative Arts auction held Nov. 21st.

All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

The 298-lot auction was headlined by the single-owner lifetime clock collection of Bruce Walsh and was filled with luxury watches by makers such as Rolex, Omega and Patek Philippe, fine jewelry, Pairpoint lamps, silver by Buccellati and Georg Jensen, glass by Lalique, paintings and fine art, Asian objects, silver, carvings, decoys, art glass, art pottery, decorative arts and more.

“Men’s luxury watches are on fire right now,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “We are consistently producing the kind of ‘estate fresh’ wristwatches that collectors want. All vintage luxury watches in this sale surpassed our expectations. The Rolex Explorer stole the show. It’s a rare model. ‘Tool’ watches like the Explorer and Submariner were often bought by professionals to use and abuse, and often were used and abused. This one was a rare survivor.”

The stainless-steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer, from 1966, was the auction’s top lot. It boasted a matte ‘frog’s foot’ dial with tritium hour markers and original creamy luminous hands. The caseback was engraved to the previous owner. The Omega Speedmaster, from 1962, was the sale’s runner-up top lot. It featured “DON” (dot-over-ninety) bezel and alpha hands, caliber 321 movement, and a non-Omega steel band. The caseback was also engraved to the previous owner.

The Gilbert No. 8 floor standing jewelers regulator, made in America during the 1880s, was from the Bruce Walsh collection and was housed in a handsome walnut case, 91 inches tall. It boasted a high-quality, 8-day, weight-driven regulator movement. The watercolor painting by Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909), titled Sackrider, featured three horses roaming hillside. It was artist signed lower right edge and measured 11 ¼ inches by 8 ¾ inches (sight, less frame).

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which grossed $231,525. Nearly 300 users registered to bid online, via www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. A total of 4,411 bids were placed; 41 percent of lots met or exceeded estimate, while 18 percent surpassed even the high-end estimate. Telephone and absentee (or left) bids were also accepted.

“While the Old World British art fell flat, good clocks, art glass, signed jewelry and lamps did extremely well,” Mr. Miller said.

Examples: a platinum diamond convertible pin, containing pear, round brilliant and baguette cut diamonds having a total weight of 9.23 carats garnered $7,670; a Patek Philippe 18kt white gold and diamond ladies’ Calatrava wristwatch, having bezel and lugs set with 62 well-matched VS quality diamonds of about 0.10 carats each, finished at $6,490; and an opalescent glass vase by Rene Lalique (French, circa 1920s), 9 ½ inches tall, hand-engraved on the base, made $5,015.

A Cartier Nigeria 18kt white gold diamond and onyx dress dome ring having a bombe design (French, 1970s), crafted with pave set round brilliant cut diamonds enhanced with pentagon shaped black onyx spots representing a panther’s skin, brought $7,080. Also, a 14kt yellow and white gold and diamond trinity ring with a finger fit shank, 3.97 grams total weight, with 1.75 total diamond weight VS1 HI diamonds, accompanied by a certificate, knocked down for $3,835.

An 18kt white gold diamond and ruby bracelet containing 8.28 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds of VS-SI quality, G-H-I color and good to medium cut, and 5.25 carats of fine quality rubies in an intense dark red color, finished at $5,015; and a Birks ‘Rosee du Matin’ double row flex diamond bracelet, VVS-VS diamonds with a total diamond weight of .73 carats, hit $4,425.

Three sterling silver sculptures by Mario Buccellati (Italian, 20th century) piqued bidder interest, with a 16 ½ inch tall sculpture of a silver eagle on a wood base, hallmarked to the upper foot ($4,130); a 5 ½ inch tall Kantharos Cup (1891-1965) with a gilt bronze insert, hallmarked ‘900’
on each handled ($3,245); and 7 ½ inch tall bear sculpture mounted to a quartz plinth ($3,245).

Miller & Miller Auctions has two winter sales planned. The first is an Advertising, Toys & Historic Objects auction slated for Saturday, December 12th. That will be followed by an Antiques & Historic Objects auction on Saturday, February 6th. Both will be held online and, possibly (if COVID-19 has abated), in the New Hamburg, Ontario gallery at 59 Webster Street.

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, e-mail to info@millerandmillerauctions.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions and the firm’s upcoming auctions, visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Updates posted often.

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Brave seven-year-old girl who survived meningitis features in calming Christmas storybook for children

Covi and Harmonie Rose

A courageous little girl who fought back after losing all her limbs to meningitis is to feature in a comforting children’s storybook this Christmas.

BATH, SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A courageous little girl who fought back after losing all her limbs to meningitis is to feature in a children’s storybook designed to provide comfort this Christmas.

Seven-year-old Harmonie-Rose Allen, of Bath, contracted meningococcal septicaemia as a baby and was given only a 10% chance of survival.

Her arms and legs were amputated, but she survived and now, thanks to prosthetic legs, she loves jumping and skipping and even completed a half-marathon in her home city when she was just five.

An ambassador for the charity Meningitis Now, Harmonie-Rose will feature in the children’s illustrated storybook ‘Covi, the little Christmas dinosaur!’ written by author Susie Cullen and illustrated by Chay Winter.

Harmonie-Rose meets Covi, who is a little green dinosaur sent by Santa to save Christmas. The book is the third tale in the series ‘The adventures of Covi, the little green dinosaur’.

‘Covi, the little Christmas dinosaur’ launches for pre-sales on November 24th.

Susie’s first two books – ‘Covi, the little green dinosaur’ and ‘Covi, the little seaside dinosaur!’ – proved hugely successful.

In the new book, Covi becomes a hero when he stands in for Santa to deliver presents to children during a Christmas lockdown.

When Covi visits Harmonie-Rose, the little girl is wide awake. He pops her on his knee to tell her a magical story of kindness and hope for the world.

Susie said: “Covi is a helpful little dinosaur who came to help the children when the world was stuck by Covid-19.

“As a T-Rex, Covi, like Harmonie-Rose, has limb differences that do not stop him doing anything he wants! As a strong supporter of inclusivity for all, I am thrilled that Harmonie-Rose’s parents agreed I could feature her in the Christmas tale.

“Her own story is such an inspiration, and I hope that other children (and adults) with limb differences will be as pleased as I am to see that dinosaurs and Santa do not discriminate!”

The latest book was commissioned by Singapore-based publisher British Theatre Playhouse in association with Worldwide Entertainment.

Cecilia Leong-Faulkner, chief executive of British Theatre Playhouse, said: “Covi the little green dinosaur is a fantastic character and it’s amazing that we can feature Harmonie-Rose in the story too.

“This year has been very difficult for children with the Covid-19 pandemic, schools being closed and families in lockdown but this story is uplifting and inspirational and can really show children that we can come through this if we are all brave and determined.

“We hope parents, teachers, and, of course, little readers will love Covi's Christmas adventure as much as we’ve enjoyed producing it with Susie.”

For every book sold, 50 pence will be donated to Harmonie-Rose’s charity of choice.

The paperback which will be available on Amazon just in time for Christmas costs £9.99, and the ebook which is available for pre-sale from November 24th will be just £3.99.

ENDS

Written by Leuly PR on behalf of British Theatre House. For more information, please call 07583094867 or email gemma@leulyppr.co.uk.

Notes to editor

Harmonie-Rose

Harmonie-Rose Allen is a meningitis survivor who lost her arms and legs to the dreadful disease at the tender age of just 11 months.

The brave seven-year-old, from Bath, Somerset, was given a ten per cent chance of survival when she was struck with the infectious disease and by the time she was a year old, she was a quadruple amputee and had also lost part of her nose to the illness.

Now, aged 7, she refuses to let her disability hold her back and is a paralympic gymnast, international superstar and the first junior ambassador for charity Meningitis Now.

The British Theatre Playhouse

The British Theatre Playhouse is a professional theatre production company incorporated in Singapore in 2004 and is internationally focused with a strong British connection – a long-standing member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and the Patron is the British High Commissioner to Singapore H.E. Kara Owen.

In 2012, The British Theatre Playhouse established a UK branch in order to work more closely with established British playwrights, writers, actors, directors, musical directors, set and costume designers. The company is proud to have produced and presented a series of highly successful British productions in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and the UK.

The theatre production company prides itself on high standards equivalent to London’s West End and offers UK casts comprising prominent stage, television and film actors. Every one of BTP shows has featured stars from London’s West End, including Jane Seymour OBE who starred in Noel Coward's The Vortex.

Susie Cullen, Author

Susie Cullen is an English children's fiction author and inspirational speaker. During the coronavirus lockdown of 2020, Susie joined forces with two young illustrators to publish the first two storybooks in the series, 'The adventures of Covi, the little green dinosaur'. The books are set in the lockdown period whilst the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the world. Whilst the people stay at home, the magical creatures come out to roam…

Since the release of those first two books, Susie has collaborated with the British Playhouse Theatre to write and publish a third book in the series. 'Covi, the little Christmas dinosaur' is a magical tale in which Santa Claus is isolating and cannot make his usual Christmas Eve trip! Of course, our little hero steps in to save the day.

Susie is passionate about supporting and promoting charitable causes and is proud that for every book sold, a donation is made by her publisher to children's charities.

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Dr. Gummer’s Good Toy Guide hailed an ‘absolute saviour’ this Christmas by TV presenter & author, Anna Williamson

Anna Williamson and Dr. Amanda Gummer featured on live web chat

Anna Williamson and Dr. Amanda Gummer

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Good Toy Guide, founded by play expert Dr. Amanda Gummer and known for cutting through a world of fake reviews and questionable ratings, has won the support of Broadcaster and mum of two, Anna Williamson. The comprehensive resource is a one-stop-shop for users, featuring only toys and games which have met the rigorous standards of Dr. Gummer’s independent vetting process.

Anna comments, “I know first hand how important it is to have good quality, great value, enjoyable toys, and trusted well-researched opinions. The Good Toy Guide provides all this and more! Working out what to buy my little ones this Christmas, I genuinely couldn’t do without it. Every parent should log on right now!”

The comprehensive guide rates toys and games on fun, ease of use and skills developed, giving parents the tools to ‘buy wisely’ this Christmas.

Play expert, Dr. Gummer and Anna Williamson, who have been toy industry colleagues for years, can be seen chatting through the dilemmas that all parents face when balancing budgets and choosing the latest must-haves for their little ones in an exclusive video shared on Anna’s IGTV.

As well as sharing the challenges of managing screen time and keeping kids entertained on a budget, the pair also discuss the key themes we’re seeing at retail – including toys to inspire home learning, games to promote good mental health and wellbeing, connected tech toys and reliable options such as puzzles and board games to bring the family together, all of which are trends, set to continue as we head into 2021.

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South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Gears Up For Festive Holiday Season

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens is one of the most acclaimed holiday events in the South.

With an average high temperature of 63 degrees in December, the Hammock Coast is an ideal holiday destination

MURRELLS INLET, SC, US, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The “Most Wonderful Time of Year” is nearly upon us and while Christmas celebrations in 2020 will be different, they will be no less special along South Carolina’s Hammock Coast.

Comprised of six coastal communities – Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, southern Garden City, Georgetown and Andrews – the Hammock Coast is one of South Carolina’s most popular destinations through every season, including the festive holidays.

Long renowned for its casual charm, the Hammock Coast offers stunning natural beauty, a sub-tropical climate and an abundance of outdoor activities, providing visitors with a destination that is socially distant by nature.

• Anchoring the area’s holiday season festivities will be the ever-popular “Nights of a Thousand Candles” at Brookgreen Gardens, one of the most acclaimed holiday events in the South and just nominated again by USA Today/10 Best as one of the nation’s Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights events.

“Nights of a Thousand Candles” opens Nov. 27 and to ensure proper social distancing, Brookgreen has more than doubled the number of nights the event will be open to 24 and reduced daily ticket sales, helping everyone who wants to attend do so safely. Brookgreen, located in Murrells Inlet and one of America’s premier outdoor sculpture gardens, comes to life under the soft glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and more than two million sparkling lights during the spectacular event.

• The Hammock Shops Village, located on mainland Pawleys Island, will be another popular spot for holiday travelers during the Festival of Trees, which runs from Nov. 30 until Dec. 6. Walk through Santa’s Village, Candy Cane Lane and Winter Wonderland while participating in fun daily events. Guests can bid on beautifully decorated table-top trees benefiting Tidelands Community Hospice patients and programs. The Festival of Trees concludes on Dec. 6 with a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Hammock Shops Village Christmas tree. The village, founded in 1938 and home to two restaurants and nearly two dozen shops, is a Hammock Coast staple and home of "The Original Rope Hammock," still created by hand — and shipped worldwide. (Talk about the perfect Christmas gift!)

• Dec. 6 will be a busy day along the Hammock Coast as Murrells Inlet, known far and wide as the Seafood Capital of South Carolina, will also be hosting its annual Christmas parade beginning at 3 p.m.

With an average high temperature of 63 degrees in December and accommodations offerings that feature beach houses, boutique properties and even properties geared to golfers, as opposed to towering hotels, Georgetown County offers natural, pristine outdoor areas, plenty of laidback charm and even the social distancing opportunities travelers are seeking while still under COVID-19 precautions.

Whether you are enjoying a walk on one of the area’s acclaimed beaches, kayaking or fine dining in Murrells Inlet or Pawleys Island, the Hammock Coast is a destination of choice for discerning travelers.

For more information, go to www.HammockCoastSC.com.

About South Carolina’s Hammock Coast
Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony, like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the county’s famed beaches. With six communities – Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, southern Garden City, Georgetown and Andrews – comprising the pristine coastal area south of Myrtle Beach and north of Charleston, visitors can experience South Carolina’s Hammock Coast like never before.

For more information about all of the Hammock Coast, visit www.HammockCoastSC.com.

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Among Us on PC by NoxPlayer: Update and Gameplay to be a Success Imposter

By downloading the mobile version of Among US on PC via NoxPlayer for free, people can utilize the keyboard to check the map, move the character, and so on

BEIJING, 中国, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Among us, the wildly popular game in 2020, is available on both mobile phones( for free) and PC. With the social attribution and friendly chatting, Among Us also triggers plenty of funny moments or memes. By downloading the mobile version of Among US on PC via NoxPlayer for free, people can utilize the keyboard to check the map, move the character, and so on. Here is full gameplay:

Note: Only the mobile version is free(including ads), so please download the mobile version via NoxPlayer on PC, which allows users to run mobile games or apps on PC as an Android emulator.Download Among Us on PC here.

Here is the Among Us update in the future as below:

1.The new map is up-coming.

In the Beta version, InnerSloth announced a Henry Stickmin themed map, which seems bigger than Polus, which contains a number of new tasks to unlock and explore.

2.Vote anonymously.

The imposters don’t need to disguise themselves anymore, which means they can work with other imposters and vote for the innocent crew. It greatly improves the winning rate of imposters in this way.

3.Brand-new taskbar mode(invisible) is supported.
The original taskbar shows the progress of tasks by default and the new options support hiding the progress, which means the imposter can’t make sure whether the crew completes the task or not.

4.Match wires by symbols.
The game is more user friendly by matching wires by symbols, which means that colorblind players don’t need to feel difficult to match the wires by color,

The full gameplay to be a successful imposter:

1.Pretend to complete the task as the crew

There are some regular tasks like fixing the wire, swiping the card, cleaning the O2 filter, unlocking manifolds, calibrating the distributor, and so on. Find the related location like storage, electrical, and pretend to complete the task. Try to leave after the taskbar fills up.

2.Avoid monitoring and don’t kill the crew in this situation.
There are some rooms equipped with the monitoring camera, which can be checked by crews, so avoid exposing yourself in this situation.

3.Discuss the task or the vote with other crews, take participate in their talking and be a part of them.

When you kill others on the left side of the map, try to sabotage something on the right side.

4. Utilize NoxPlayer to control your character

NoxPlayer, an Android emulator that allows users to run Android games or apps on a PC with better hardware performance, a bigger screen, and easier smart keyboard control. By running Among Us with NoxPlayer, players can take full use of the smart keyboard to control the direction of your character and chat with your crews on a bigger screen.

How to Download Among Us (Mobile) on PC with NoxPlayer
1.Download NoxPlayer
2.Click Tools→Google Play→Sign-in your Google account3. Download Among Us(mobile) on PC
3.Here is a video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8b0YttfzlM

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Karaoke Equipment Market 2020 Global Share,Trend,Segmentation And Forecast To 2026

WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On –“ Karaoke Equipment Market 2020 Global Share,Trend,Segmentation And Forecast To 2026”.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Karaoke Equipment Market 2020

Description: –

Global Karaoke Equipment market is highly classified by enriched products to help diverse industries grow with their business operations. The key players scattered across different regions of the globe are putting in their maximum efforts to make sure that the products can be developed at a higher pace to meet the growing needs and requirements of the consumers. As the demands are growing on a larger scale, the key players are also improvising the products along with the manufacturing infrastructure, in order to increase the production speed without compromising on the quality of the product. Hence, they are executing progressive measures to help grow the overall demand of the products listed under the global Karaoke Equipment market.

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Daiichikosho
Acesonic
Pioneer
TJ Media
Singing Machine
Ion Audio
Electrohome
Sakar
Krisvision
RSQ Autio
VocoPro
HDKaraoke
Memorex

The research report includes specific segments by region (country), by company, by Type and by Application. This study provides information about the sales and revenue during the historic and forecasted period of 2015 to 2026. Understanding the segments helps in identifying the importance of different factors that aid the market growth.

Segment by Type, the Karaoke Equipment market is segmented into
Fixed System
Portable System

Segment by Application
Home
For Venue
Outdoors

There are many industries that have already accepted the efficiency of the products and are implementing it for their businesses to experience a progressive hike. As a result, the industries put their trust in the primary key players who are also reputed brands across various regions. The essential players do the promotions and even handle the sales to generate revenue for the overall global market. They make sure that the supply chain of the products under the global Karaoke Equipment market runs seamlessly without much interruptions related to quality or shortage in stock. Therefore, the key players keep their brand reputation intact with all the positive implementations along with the quality manufacturing of the products.

The report focuses on the global Karaoke Equipment market strength to deal with the upcoming fluctuations. The report states the preparatory measures taken by the global Karaoke Equipment market for upgrading the selling and promoting methods to retain the lost consumers and bring new ones as well. Along with that, the report also focuses on the regional classification that states the market strength across various regions of the globe. The market size of the global Karaoke Equipment market in the previous forecast period was large, which was the highest of all time. But as the demand has grown stupendously in the past few years, the market size is expected to grow even higher, breaking its own record during the period 2020 to 2026.

Karaoke Equipment Market Regional Classification 2020

Based on the geographical classification, the global Karaoke Equipment market is widely spread across various regions that include North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The key players across these regions are putting in their collective effort to improvise the products and contribute to enhancing the overall demand and revenue for the global Karaoke Equipment market.

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1 Karaoke Equipment Market Overview

2 Global Karaoke Equipment Market Competition by Manufacturers

3 Karaoke Equipment Retrospective Market Scenario by Region

4 Global Karaoke Equipment Historic Market Analysis by Type

5 Global Karaoke Equipment Historic Market Analysis by Application

6 Company Profiles and Key Figures in Karaoke Equipment Business

7 Karaoke Equipment Manufacturing Cost Analysis

8 Marketing Channel, Distributors and Customers

9 Market Dynamics

10 Global Market Forecast

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Volga Studios Brings the Early 19th-Century Russian Empire Alive with Story-Driven Gameplay

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sitting at 30% of their goal, the developers and designers at Volga Studios are offering multiple rewards tiers for backers of its story-driven RPG, "The Emperor's Own."

A compelling, alternate universe setting and a decision-focused storyline, along with lots of rich history and detailed character design, make the game a complete experience for enthusiasts of the RPG genre.

With over 40 days left to reach its "all or nothing" goal, the campaign features 17 tiers of varying bonuses and rewards for backers. For those who want a digital download copy of the indie game, the third tier with the early bird pricing of at least USD25 offers this perk, including a thank-you at the game's credits. Backers who appreciate collectible items can pledge USD40 or more at the fourth tier, which includes third-tier rewards as well as a digital OST, art book, and official game map. The top-most levels offer involvement in testing and development, a chance to write a minor secondary character, and an invitation to spend time with the development team in Russia.

"The Emperor's Own" will feel familiar to players who enjoy decision-making, vast player maps, branching storylines, and side quests. Players begin as a young officer in the Imperial Secret Intelligence and have a chance to engage with a memorable cast of secondary characters along the way. Each decision spirals the game into an entirely new direction, which means that players could end up with vastly different endings. This non-linear narrative style is sure to keep players engaged, giving them multiple chances to experience an entirely new world within the same game.

Volga Studios is owned and operated by the lead writer and supported by a team of 20 developers and designers. The aim of "The Emperor's Own" is to create a truly story-driven game that captivates and challenges the player at every level. Though the independent gaming studio has received offers for external funding, the investments come with a considerable requirement for a shift in characters, storylines, and game mechanics. Thus, to keep the original intent and vision alive, Volga Studios is running its Kickstarter campaign to meet its team's production schedule. Interested backers can also sample the first chapter with a live demo available on the online gaming platform Steam.

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Fairy Quest: Finally, an Exciting Chapter Book About Fairies That Doesn’t Bore the Beginning Reader or Their Parents

Fairy Quest Book Cover

For all the readers who have had enough of repeating storylines

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — When fairy babies get fairynapped, a young girl sets on an adventure that will change her life forever.
Fairy Quest is an adventure story about a young girl called Rosie, whose enchanting encounter with fairies turns into a dangerous adventure to save fairy babies. Rosie joins the Queen and her entourage on a perilous mission.
In the course of the journey, Rosie must break a promise given to her mum, conquer her fears and utilise leadership skills she didn't even know she had. With no magic powers of her own and the prospects of facing an evil fairy Queen, Rosie has to rely on her human abilities to either succeed or perish on this quest.

About author:
Iveta Ongley is a Czech author living in New Zealand who draws inspiration from her daughter’s reading requests. She loves the imagination of a five year old child and is hoping this imagination will never go away. Fairy Quest is her first chapter book after previously publishing a humorous rhyming picture book about feelings.

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Fairy Quest is available now at book retailers worldwide and on Amazon

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS QUOTES

Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. - Quote from Valentine Davies

Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. – Quote from Valentine Davies

Norma Vincent Peale Christmas Magic Wand Quote

Norma Vincent Peale Christmas Magic Wand Quote

Jesse Jackson Christmas Quote

Your children need your presence more than your presents. Quote by Jesse Jackson

Although this year’s holiday celebrations will look vastly different than most of us are used to, it’s important to remember the true spirit of Christmas.

This year, more than ever, it’s important to remember that Christmas isn’t just about the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping or the extravagant family dinners.”

— Paul Stainton

BARRIE, CANADA, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As Thanksgiving approaches, people around the world are beginning to decorate their trees, adorn their homes with lights, and shop for presents that can be wrapped up in time for the holidays.

But Christmas 2020 is bound to be quite different than any we have experienced in our lifetime, so it may feel more difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

To help kick-start the Christmas season in style, Art & Home has put together a stunning collection of some of the best, most heartwarming, and funniest quotes about Christmas, including the importance of spending time with family, friends, and good wine.

Featured quotes include favorites from Bob Hope, Norma Vincent Peale, Maya Angelou, Andy Rooney, William Morris, and Will Ferrell. In total, the collection holds over 40 lavishly designed & inspirational quotes.

These quotes have been coupled with some beautiful imagery to create wonderfully impactful quotes that can help remind everyone about the importance of coming together this holiday season.

“This year, more than ever, it’s important to remember that Christmas isn’t just about the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping or the extravagant family dinners,” says Paul Stainton, Owner & Chief Pet Wrangler at Art & Home. “This is a time to be thankful for the people you have in your life, and to show them you love them in unique and wonderful – albeit socially distanced – ways.”

The collection includes something for everyone. For the sentimental Christmas lover, there are classic quotes, such as:

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things, not the great occasions, give off the greatest glow of happiness.
~ Bob Hope

And those with a bit more of a tongue-in-cheek attitude can enjoy the funnier side of Christmas quotes, including:

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red.
~ Unknown

Readers are invited to browse the entire collection of Christmas quotes and share their favorites with their friends, family, and loved ones.

Art & Home is a family-owned & operated home decor website, dedicated to exploring the beauty of home. We know how important it is to have your home reflect who you are, your individual style, your taste, and more. That’s why we consider ourselves the curator of beautiful things for the fine art of living.

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With the Surge in COVID-19 Cases This Thanksgiving and Music Venues Closed, Here’s Where to Find Live Music!

Mary Bolton #VirtualMusicParty November 20, 2020

Mary Bolton #VirtualMusicParty November 20, 2020

Mary Bolton #VirtualMusicParty November 6, 2020

Mary Bolton #VirtualMusicParty November 6, 2020

Mary Bolton #VirtualMusicParty June 26, 2020

Mary Bolton #VirtualMusicParty June 26, 2020

Mary Bolton performs her 36th weekly Friday Facebook Live event, The House is Rockin’, on November 27 at 8 pm central

I want to say thank you, Mary. I’m trying to pump your numbers up this week, because it’s really great – not just reaching out to her students or but using her talents to brighten the day.”

— Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the Thanksgiving weekend is fast approaching and bars and music venues are shut down across most of the USA due to the spread of COVID-19, is there live music to be found on Fridays?

Look no further than Facebook Live, where elementary school music teacher turned music performer, Mary Bolton, takes the virtual stage Friday nights at 8 pm central on her page @MaryBoltonMusic, just as she has since the stay-at-home order was announced in mid-March.

Bolton’s smooth, sultry voice and keyboard skills allows her to move easily between the rock, country, smooth jazz, folk and trop rock genres. Every Friday night Mary performs – what she calls a #VirtualMusicParty – a 75-minute musical party emceed by her husband, Chuck, at their Orono, Minnesota home.

This Friday, November 27th, Mary will perform The House is Rockin’ set at 8 pm central. She will play and sing covers from The Black Crowes, Kiss, Tom Petty, REO Speedwagon, Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Cheap Trick, Lover Boy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin and others.

When Minnesota Governor Tim Walz shut down schools and ordered stay-at-home in mid-March, schools began distance learning shortly afterwards. While Mary’s first priority is her daily teaching, she felt there was more impact that could be made to help others through music. As a lover of live music, with the live music venues closed, Mary took matters in her own hands, to lift the heart and spirits of others and help them forget about their worries every Friday night.

Mary Bolton’s purpose is, “I know how powerful music can be in someone’s life and how much joy and positive energy it can add. My purpose is to bring joy to young and old by sharing songs that inspire.” She lives her purpose each day as music teacher at Hanover Elementary School and now as a Friday night musical performer.

With the November four-week executive order to dial back activities to slow the spread of COVID-19 in place, Mary said, “People miss going out and hearing live music. We’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable future. But people can still enjoy live music. We just have to be a little more creative.”

Since her first #VirtualMusicParty, Mary has sung and performed thirty-six Fridays, typically performing 14 songs. Each week brings a new theme and Mary has performed over 500 songs from 148 artists. The livecast is full of audience participation and engagement, with her husband commentating and giving online shout outs to make the viewers a part of the party. Mary enjoys a global audience with fans from across the USA and regular viewers from Canada, Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Each week’s performance is chronicled @MaryBolton with the videos receiving nearly 200,000 views.

On May 7, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called out Mary and her weekly Facebook Live events as his “Good Story of the Day”, during his COVID update. Walz said, “I want to say thank you for that, Mary. I’m trying to pump your numbers up this week, because it’s really great – not just reaching out to her students or others but using her talents to kind of brighten the day.”

Mary said, “With the live music scene being shaky due to the crisis, I plan on continuing to perform Friday nights on Facebook Live until we get back to a new normal.”

With the COVID-19 crisis raging and many suffering from illness, fear, loneliness and grief, Mary Bolton is lifting hearts, having a great impact on others during a time of need. At a time when we could all use a little more inspiration, she’s bringing joy to young and old by sharing songs that inspire.

Chuck Bolton
@MaryBoltonMusic
+1 612-229-1020
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Mary Bolton Music American Girl #VirtualMusicParty October 2, 2020


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