CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION BECOMING PANDEMIC WITH ADVANCING TECHNOLOGIES

March 14, 2019

Has your child has been victimized through sextortion, social media exploitation, sex trafficking or child pornography?The year 2020 will be the most important time in all of history as the entire world is connected by Internet. Over SIX BILLION people will be connected by technology. It will change crime and crime solving forever. IT IS INDEED A SOCIETAL SHIFT.Think about this. A world without borders for our children is also a world without borders for pedophiles, predators, pimps, cartels, gangs and organized criminals. Researchers say that 87% of teens sleep with their phone. That means while you are sleeping bad guys can access your children. Advancing technologies like mass audience live streaming, encrypted chat rooms, block chain, cryptocurrencies and the dark net challenge law enforcement in crime solving and make it challenging for a parent to keep a child safe. A recent study indicated...

New Technology Simplifies Finding Live Salespeople on the Internet

March 14, 2019

Sales technology startup ™ announced today it is developing a solution to answer one of biggest questions of the Internet: why is it so hard to find live salespeople?  The platform enables customers to instantly find and communicate with salespeople. This is especially important for the purchase of expensive or complex goods and services as global e-commerce approaches $4 trillion.“Although e-commerce is now two decades old, in many ways it’s still in its infancy and it’s a very exciting time to be an entrepreneur building the future,” said Lief Larson, co-founder of Salesfolks. “I believe people still prefer to buy from people they know and trust and so we’re designing a tomorrow where sales help is immediately available when you’re researching your next purchase on the Internet.”Salesfolks has partnered with SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform providing access to invest in hot startups. It is now possible to invest in Salesfolks...

Simplecast Debuts Its All-New Podcast Distribution and Analytics Platform

March 13, 2019

Simplecast Debuts Its All-New Podcast Distribution and Analytics PlatformSimplecast debuts its all-new podcast distribution and analytics platform to give creators the tools they need to thrive in the exploding audio landscape. The company has also raised a $5 million Series A to continue investing in its platform. When serious creators have serious tools and data, they can invest in their content and expand their audience. This is how creative markets flourish. Podcasting is evolving from an early adopter-driven medium to a global movement, driven by a small group of companies rapidly building tools for creators to thrive. Leading the way, today is launching its new platform, which provides podcasters with: A best-in-class set of discovery tools, from cutting-edge web players to Recast®, which empowers creators and their listeners to easily clip and share customized audiograms of their favorite...

"Good Morning Miss America" by Phyllis Yes Directed by Katie O'Regan - Decorah, Iowa

March 14, 2019

Artist Phyllis Yes has scored a triumph in authoring a play that will resonate with anyone dealing with aging parents, as well as caregivers and friends experiencing this life transition with its attendant dysfunctions and expectations. Phyllis Yes is most known for her recognizable work; a silver 1967 Porsche that she painted pink, covered in lace, and drove across the country as a mobile art piece. Much of her art openly subverts the expected, whether it’s gender roles or physical materials, utilizing lace and sequins alongside objects that are traditionally seen as masculine. This new play is her first, and yet it openly subverts the expected as well.  After a smash opening in Portland, Oregon March 2018 the play's Midwestern premier opens at The Steyer Opera House in Decorah, this newly imagined and newly directed bi-coastal cast will take the stage in Decorah, Iowa April, 18 through April 27, 2019, with five performances over two weekends. Producer...

The CBD Market Has Grown By 557% in the Last 3 Years

March 14, 2019

The number of CBD oil users has grown rapidly both in the US and worldwide over the past few years, making it a growing business sector for companies in the United States, and easily accessible for users. Both the usage and sales of CBD are expected to have an even higher increase in the next couple of years with the recent passing of the by President Trump towards the end of 2018.  This Farm Bill contains a clause that legalizes hemp, the strain of the cannabis plant that does not contain enough THC to have psychoactive effects on someone who takes in its extracts. CBD is made from this strain of cannabis therefore, is . The production and sales of CBD had been quietly flying under the radar in 2014 and before, with a very small market size. It is only recently that its use has spread out to more people, and indeed the mainstream public, shocking many in the process with the increasing CBD oil market size and growing sales.  The Growing...

Estate of Fashion Executive Margot Rogoff & Others Auction

March 12, 2019

Previews at Showplace Antiques + Design Center March 4th through March 17th Auctions at Showplace is excited to present items from the Estate of fashion executive Margot Rogoff (American, 1935-2018) a former spokeswoman and director of public relations for Bloomingdale’s. Throughout her lifetime, Rogoff amassed an eclectic collection ranging from designer jewelry and accessories to modern art to Pre-Columbian antiquities.  Featured items include strong offerings in Asian art and decorative arts. An Indian Pala-type 6-Arm Shiva stele is carved from black basalt and depicts the figure seated on a lotus flower. Three elegant paintings signed Xu Beihong all depict horses while an 18th C. gouache on paper six panel folding screen illustrates a lush array of flora and fauna. Collectors will find two matching 19th century Chinese Zitan wood cabinets with meticulous relief carving and previously sold at Christies, two Southeast Asian Khmer sandstone figural...

DRIVE Markets Adds Canadian Dollar

March 13, 2019

Account funding and trading now available for the Canadian Loonie.DRIVE Markets announced the addition of Canadian Dollars to the exchange, allowing traders to fund accounts in CAD. The exchange recently announced the launch of its institutional crypto and fiat currency exchange, offering derivatives trading for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple and Ethereum. “While our operations and community touch many markets, Canada is close to our hearts,” said Peter Coffey, Head of Sales at DRIVE Markets. “Canada is a hotbed for blockchain innovation and home to a thriving, cryptocurrency trading community. We’re here to service that demand.”DRIVE Markets brings a connectivity first approach to cryptocurrency trading, a model familiar to the global financial markets.“By connecting their trading systems to DRIVE, our clients access pro grade, high frequency trading which is something that Bay Street is familiar with but was...

Searching for Matthew Crocker

March 14, 2019

On June 9, 1983, Matthew Crocker, just four months old at the time, vanished without a trace. According to Sergeant Daniel Perry with the Van Buren Police Department, Matthew Crocker’s mother was introduced to a woman in June of 1983 who called herself “Kathy Johnson.” Kathy claimed to be working at a carnival in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the time. Sgt. Perry further explained that Matthew’s mother needed help with child care, so she invited Kathy to stay with her family in their Van Buren home for the week. There was a party at the Crocker home on the night of June 9, 1983. The next morning, Matthew’s mother discovered that both Matthew and Kathy Johnson were missing. Kathy had stolen a car parked at the Crocker home in order to sneak away with Matthew in the middle of the night. Neither Kathy or Matthew have ever been seen again. Sergeant Daniel Perry remains optimistic that answers are close. “This case is solvable. We need that one piece of information...

King and Rose Optical Introduces New Optomap Retinal Scanning Technology at Austin Office

March 13, 2019

The New Technology is Affordable and EffectiveKing and Rose Optical recently introduced Optomap retinal scanning technology at their Austin office. The technology is the latest in the improvements brought to the industry and is designed to identify hidden eye problems. Performed with the help of an Optomap retinal scanner, it lets optometrists see all the structures of the inside of the eye in detail, without having to use the vision-blurring dilating drops that are used in regular microscopic exams. These tests are important to be able to see inside the eye and identify current and potential problems. A large number of patients find it very uncomfortable to sit in front of a microscope with dilated eyes. It can be painful and very discomforting as well. Hence, they often stay away from optometrists. King and Rose Optical is working to remove the stigma attached to these visits by introducing the latest technology into the mix. One of the representatives said, “At King and Rose...

Historic PG&E Lawsuit: California Lawyers Won't Let Them Get Away With Camp Fire

March 13, 2019

At around 6 am, on November 8th, 2018 the deadliest wildfire in U.S history would spark the historic PG&E lawsuit. Now, against all odds, California lawyers are determined to not letting them get away with causing the butte county camp fire. First responders arrived to contain the fire within 30 minutes of it starting only to come to a horrific conclusion: the fire was raging so rampantly that they needed to evacuate the nearby city of Paradise. And so the race begun. In what can only be described as intense chaos, first responders attempted to clear out the elderly town of Paradise, district by district. Meanwhile, Camp Fire was spreading at a rate of 1 football field per second. The evacuation was not entirely successful. Although many people made it out alive, flaws in the evacuation plan meant that entire neighborhoods failed to be alerted of the impending doom. 17 days later, and the Butte County Camp fire had claimed the lives of 80 mostly...

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