Houston International Sports Film Festival Launches Second Interview with Houston Rockets Legend Mario Elie

Founder of The Houston International Sports Film Festival, Josh Merwin

Founder Josh Merwin is excited to follow up with Houston Rockets legend Mario Elie as the second subject in the HISFF interview series

Born out of a love for sports and film, the 1st annual Houston International Sports Film Festival aims to showcase the impact sports have on people’s lives supporting athletes, actors, & filmmakers.”

— Josh Merwin, Founder, CEO – Houston International Sports Film Festival

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Houston International Sports Film Festival Founder Josh Merwin is excited to follow up with Houston Rockets legend Mario Elie as the second subject in the HISFF interview series. The interview series features interviews from various athletes, actors, inspirational sports figures, and influential individuals in the sports and entertainment worlds. Mario Elie is featured in the festival's first accepted film, 'The Minor League Mecca.’

The series follows up it's launch featuring an interview with former Houston Rocket Mario Elie this Friday, who is featured in the documentary "The Minor League Mecca," the first film accepted to the festival — featuring the rise of the "Albany Patroons," the premier franchise in the Continental Basketball Association during the 1980s. "The Minor League Mecca" features sports icons such as Phil Jackson. Mario discusses his Haitian heritage and his family's immigration story.

In January 2021 the series will continue with an interview with Victoria Isaacson, a Paralympic Fencer, defying all odds. Born with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, a rare disease that affects the connective tissue in 1 in 5,000 people, Isaacson has battled and overcome many physical obstacles and tells us her inspirational story. The interview will also include a chat with one of the filmmakers, Brett Forrest regarding how he first came across Victoria's story and how they were able to get creative and finish this film during the pandemic.

THE FESTIVAL:

Taking place on June 3-6, 2021, the Houston International Sports Film Festival (HISFF) – www.hisff.org will feature programming focusing on the historical impact of athlete activists such as Muhammad Ali, Althea Gibson, and Billie Jean King. These films celebrating how athletes have broken down racial and gender barriers on the playing field, ultimately leading to positive change in the world.

As a Houston native, Merwin founded this festival “…to enhance Houston’s influence in the film world and celebrate the impact of sports through film. There is a vast landscape of film festivals in the U.S., but there is no major festival solely dedicated to spotlighting the sports element in the film world. I wanted to start this festival to give independent filmmakers a platform to launch their films and careers by bringing people together through sports and film, with a stand alone festival and help leave a legacy for the City of Houston.”

“Born out of a love for sports and film, the first annual Houston International Sports Film Festival aims to showcase the impact that sports have on people’s lives. Houston has the opportunity to support athletes, actors, content creators and filmmakers.

He adds, “Houston is a city that brings people of all walks of life together. Similarly, sports are played in every culture around the world, inspiring people and joining them together around a single passion. The HISFF festival will be a platform to showcase the exciting, inspiring and intense stories that sports bring to people’s lives, bringing together independent filmmakers and athletes who are producing their own content, and sports fans, to celebrate the positive impact sports has on all of us.”

The HISFF will have a mix of documentary and narrative, feature and short films. There will be a focus on social impact, as the festival aims to make a positive contribution to the city and the world through this new annual festival. Sports activations will also be part of the festival, to help kids live a more active lifestyle and integrate the basis of the festival

THE INTERVIEW SERIES:

The Festival's YouTube channel will host more information and videos regarding films that have been submitted and the stories behind making them. This channel seeks to help give the festival's filmmakers an additional platform and more visibility for their films offering more ROI on the time and energy they’ve invested in telling these stories. This will also allow our audience more of a behind the scenes look at how the festival is selecting films and the exciting and unique events we will have around them.

The series follows up with an interview with Victoria Isaacson, a Paralympic Fencer, defying all odds. Born with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, a rare disease that affects the connective tissue in 1 in 5,000 people, Isaacson has battled and overcome many physical obstacles and tells us her inspirational story. The interview will also include a chat with one of the filmmakers, Brett Forrest regarding how he first came across Victoria's story and how they were able to get creative and finish this film during the pandemic.

The Festival is offering different opportunities for audience engagement by encouraging interested parties to (1) like and follow the HISFF YouTube channel to get the weekly episode, and (2) sign up for the mailing list on the website at HISFF.org to stay up-to-date on exciting announcements and be entered to win a piece of signed sports memorabilia.

Final added perks include a $500 rebate off of a new car from sponsor River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, just ask for Blake Helfman.

For more information, visit: www.hisff.org
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Interested parties can also make a donation to support the Festival and our racial equality programming at www.HISFF.org/#donate.

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HISFF Interview #2 Founder Josh Merwin interviews Houston Rockets legend Mario Elie


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Surveys Show that People Attending Religious Services Appear to be Doing Better during the Pandemic

National VOAD Booklet “Light Our Way”

Free Volunteer Minister DVD and portfolio giving advice and help for common problems in life.

With the religious holidays upon us during this most unusual year, it is important to reflect on religious influence in society.

Nurturing people’s spiritual needs contributes to holistic healing. Everyone can benefit from spiritual care in times of disaster”

— Light Our Way booklet

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Rev. Susan Taylor

There has been a great deal of discussion about the effect stress has had on the mental health of Americans during 2020. Many have complained about the feelings of isolation the pandemic has caused and the stress of the elections.

An article entitled “Americans’ Mental Health Ratings Sink to New Low” regarding a Gallup poll completed in November of 2020 showed that “Americans' latest assessment of their mental health is worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades.”

Gallup’s Health and Healthcare survey, which has been conducted each year since 2001, asks Americans each November whether their own mental or emotional wellbeing is excellent, good, fair or poor.

This year’s rating of Americans’ Mental Health versus the same time last year by gender, party identification, religious service attendance, race, marital status, age group and household income, showed that in all cases wellbeing had decreased except for one category: weekly religious service attendance. While all other categories dropped, this category rose nine percentage points.

Another survey published in the September 2020 “Religious Freedom Index” by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, found that “more than 60 percent of respondents said that religion and people of faith are part of the solution to the issues facing our country” such as the pandemic and elections. More than 60 percent of respondents said that faith or religion was important to them during the pandemic.

2020 has indeed created great stress for everyone including the faith community. Due to being prohibited from gathering at their church, synagogue or temple, many institutions have begun holding religious services virtually. Surprisingly, some congregations reported reaching more people this way and some parishioners reported an enhanced experience online as they were able to see their religious leader better.

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), (www.nvoad.org) in their booklet entitled “Light Our Way – A Guide for Spiritual Care in Times of Disaster,” offered wisdom on the need for spiritual care during times of disaster. Affirming the importance of faith, the booklet said, “Spirituality is an essential part of humanity. Disaster disrupts people’s lives significantly. Nurturing people’s spiritual needs contributes to holistic healing. Everyone can benefit from spiritual care in times of disaster.”

The booklet continued, “Spiritual care includes anything that assists an individual, family or community in drawing upon their own spiritual perspective as a source of strength, hope and healing. In disaster, anything that nurtures the human spirit in coping with the crisis is spiritual care. Religious leaders naturally provide care for their own congregants, members, and parishioners in a manner imbued with the symbolism, meaning and resources of their own faith traditions. In fact, for individuals who belong to particular communities of faith, their own clergy and religious leaders are usually the best persons to offer them spiritual care in times of trouble.”

Many fulfill their spiritual needs in community with others during a formal religious service while others draw upon their spiritual strength with the Almighty outside of a formal setting. In either case, whatever one wishes to call it, religion or spirituality has a positive effect on a person during times of disaster or stress.

We hope that more Americans will take advantage of their spiritual opportunities online and where possible and safe in communion with others, in order to give more meaning and heath to their lives as we navigate the coming months in 2021. This non-religious educational material is available online at the Church of Scientology’s “How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center” site. (www.scientology.org/staywell)

Rev. Taylor is the National Director of the Churches of Scientology Disaster Response (CSDR) (www.csdr-us.org) and has worked during this year along with her fellow Volunteer Ministers throughout the country distributing thousands of masks as well as millions of hygiene protocol education booklets to residences, shops, community centers, government agencies, medical centers, and hospitals.

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4 Homebuyers Tell All about the keys to getting the Right Home, at the Right Price

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Sarah Scheper

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4 Homebuyers Share their tips on getting the right home, at the right price, at the right time

To get your offer accepted for a new home, be prepared. The Ready-Aim-Offer method (in that order) is better than Ready-Offer-Aim.”

— Sarah Scheper

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In fishing, the early bird gets the worm. With real estate offers, he who hesitates, loses. Today’s real estate market has high homebuyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of houses for sale, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. You have to be prepared and ready and willing to make an offer, at the right time.

Here are a few ideas on what some of my past homebuyers have shared with me. I asked of my past homebuyers what they thought worked for them and here's some feedback from four of my past "real world" homebuyers who got into the homebuying arena and live to tell about it:

1. From Shaina T. in Ontario, CA — "It's important to listen and learn from your real estate agent. It's their life, and they are experts. It's an emotional time, and frightening, so you need an agent who listens with their eyes, who is empathetic and caring. It takes a strategy, and a plan. The agent needs to listen to your ideas and then make the final call and execute on the game plan."

2. From Michael R. in Aliso Viejo, CA — "You better know the numbers — inside and out. From top to bottom, you need to know what the monthly payment will be "all in." By "all in," I mean principal, interest, taxes, insurance, and HOA dues. Meet with a professional, top-notch lender who will not sugar coat things and will tell the truth. Have the loan officer help you with cash flow projections, budgeting and future plans for equity formation. And, above all, get pre-approved for a set loan amount and sales price before wasting time looking at homes that are way out of reach. It's better to say no to homes out of your price range and say yes to homes you can afford. Comfort and peace of mind are the key and you need a realtor and lender who can give you both."

3. From Susan M. in Irvine, CA — "Be ready to act when the right home, at the right price, in the right location, at the right time becomes available. I was pre-approved twice before the perfect home popped up. My pre-approval was good for 90 days, and then I renewed it for another 90 days. It's not hard if you are patient and prepared. As soon as you find the right home for your needs, be prepared to submit an offer as quickly as possible. To get lucky, you have to be prepared and the right opportunity needs to develop. A great real estate agent will be two steps ahead and proactive and ready. This is a preparedness and speed game. He who hesitates, loses."

4. Scott S. in San Diego, CA — "There's an old saying that pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered. Don't be too greedy. Make a fair and reasonable offer. We all want a deal so get a realtor who will fight for you and demand a fair price. But get a realtor who will tell you the truth if you are offering too low, aka: a low-ball offer. Get an agent who will help you make an informed offer based on the market value of the home, the condition of the home and recent home sale prices in the area. Get the numbers, the charts, the graphs from a great realtor and have the realtor present it to the seller. If it's well documented and reasonable and sensible then there is a good chance you will get the offer accepted."

Final Word:
As a professional realtor, remember to be prepared. Be strategic, be logical, and be ready. Today’s competitive market makes it even more important than ever to have a plan, a strategy and a roadmap to success. Buyers must find an agent who will be your advocate, your coach, your partner and your expert. An agent needs to be in your court, helping you every single step of the way, each day, and do it the right way. And, get a realtor who lives with a servant leadership approach — whereby they lead with their heart, and are obsessed with what I call "The Servant's Golden Rule," which is this: Serve buyers the way you would want to be served.

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Richard Sorgnard Discusses How Electronic Medicine May Supplement and Replace Prescriptions

Richard Sorgnard Discusses How Electronic Medicine May Supplement and Replace Prescriptions

Richard Sorgnard Discusses How Electronic Medicine May Supplement and Replace Prescriptions

Richard Sorgnard believes medicine still has a long way to go and that more breakthroughs will occur in the future

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Medicine has come a long way over the last century. Just a few centuries ago, doctors had little understanding of the body and what caused diseases. Treatment options were limited. Now, medicine is among the most heavily researched and technologically advanced industries in the world. Yet Richard Sorgnard believes medicine still has a long way to go and that more breakthroughs will occur in the future.

“We should be grateful for how far we’ve come over the hundred or so years,” Richard Sorgnard says. “Modern healthcare is far better than what we had just decades ago. Still, we can continue to advance medical technology and I believe eletronic medicine in particular will lead to many breakthroughs.

With electronic medicine, doctors can use electronic technologies to address conditions and supplement traditional forms of treatment, such as prescriptions. Richard Sorgnard believes this field has a lot of room to grow.

“We’re already using electronic medicine to treat headaches, chronic pain, and in some cases, even depression,” Richard Sorgnard notes. “Still, this is an emerging field and I believe the electronic technologies we’re using today will look primitive in 50 years.”

One possible way to treat people is to use an electronic device that will then activate and stimulate nerves when needed. By directly stimulating nerves it’s possible to reduce or eliminate pain, to control immune responses, and perform other things. Richard Sorgnard believes such devices could have a huge number of applications.

“Electronic medicine is being used to treat diseases that were previously hard to control. Crohn’s disease has been very difficult to treat, for example, and while prescription drugs can sometimes control symptoms, many people quickly build up immunity to said drugs,” Richard Sorgnard argues. “Electronic medical technologies are already being used to treat Crohn’s disease. I believe many other serious and debilitating conditions could be treated.”
In some cases, electronic medicine can also be used to supplement traditional treatment methods, such as prescription drugs. Some electronic systems can automatically deliver insulin by using tiny needles to monitor and inject drugs at the right time.

“Some patients don’t take drugs as prescribed and that can reduce their effectiveness. With electronic technology, we can automatically deliver drugs when needed,” Richard Sorgnard argues. “This could dramatically increase the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and the like."

Richard Sorgnard Discusses Nanotechnology and Future of Medicine

With nanotechnology advances rapidly, we may be on the cusp of a golden age of electronic medicine. As electronics become smaller, smarter, and more energy efficient, opportunities to develop groundbreaking technologies will increase.

“Definitely, I am keeping an eye on nanotechnology,” Richard Sorgnard says. “Improvements in nanotechnology could lead to massive improvements in electronic medicine. When we look at medical technology at the start of the 20th century, it seems primative to our modern sensibilities. A hundred years from now, people will probably look back on our medical technology and find it similarly primative."

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Eagle I Announces Change in Management

Eagle I Announces Change in Management

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — EAGLE I CAPITAL CORPORATION

NEWS RELEASE

Eagle I Announces Change in Management

Eagle I Capital Corporation (“Eagle I” or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Neil Novak has been appointed to the board of directors of the Company.

Mr. Novak (Cambridge, Ontario) is a senior executive with 4 decades of experience in the junior resource and mining sector. Since graduating from University of Waterloo in 1977, he has been working as an exploration geologist in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, providing management expertise in the role of senior officer for numerous junior resource companies. Neil was instrumental in several significant discoveries including 10 kimberlites in Ontario and a few in Quebec. At the 2010 Prospectors and Developers Convention in Toronto, Mr. Novak, along with four others, was awarded PDAC’s Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award 2009 for his key role in the discovery the “Ring of Fire” exploration area with its numerous deposits of nickel, copper, zinc and chrome. Mr. Novak is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada (F.G.A.C.). Mr. Novak brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the team.

About Eagle I

The Company is a mineral exploration company with no current activities or operations.

For additional information:

Michael Lerner
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Director
T: 416-710-4906
E: mlerner10@gmail.com

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Avenue Development Partners with LTC REIT To Create Turnkey Smart Design Program

Smart Design provides custom, affordable, easily installed equipment and technology to give your communities a competitive edge and create safer environments for residents, staff and families.

Customizable Equipment and Technology for Buildings of the Future

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, USA, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Avenue Development announces a partnership with LTC REIT to create a customizable, turnkey Smart Design program for installing equipment and technology in senior care communities in an effort to help improve infection prevention procedures and increase safety for residents and staff. Smart Design is a program that allows operators and their communities to gain a competitive edge by creating safe environments year-round where residents, families and staff can more freely socialize and utilize virtual marketing platforms to improve efficiencies.

“A number of months ago, we realized being a partner in the senior living space meant we needed to find ways to help positively impact the perception our industry faced as lacking innovation,” Brian Lane, VP of Strategic Development, Avenue Development said. “We are all continuing to fight the current pandemic and while it is great news about the emerging vaccine, the experience this year has highlighted the crucial need for our communities to not only provide cleaner and safer environments to help drive increased resident safety, but also create a framework of technology that helps operate more efficiently and cost effectively. How we could lead through these issues, both now and going forward, launched our journey to the Smart Design program.”

There are four key elements of Smart Design that collide to create one great program: safety and infection control, operational expense and staffing efficiency, energy and environmental efficacy, and positive market perception. The program is focused on creating a platform for our residents and dedicated staff to regain a sense of community. Interaction and engagement are vital to the mental wellbeing of residents and the benefits of the recommended Smart Design program provide a fresh perspective of how our staff interacts with future residents and their families.

LTC REIT recognized the financial burden that operators are experiencing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and quickly realized that underwriting the affordable turnkey program including consultation to implementation would aid in the immediate needs as well as long-term improvements for communities.

“We are proud to partner with Avenue Development on this unique and timely Smart Design program,” said Clint Malin, LTC’s Co-President and Chief Investment Officer. “Our operators are being inundated with infection control and safety procedure regulations, recommendations, and vendor solicitations. Avenue Development has done a tremendous job sourcing, pricing and installing this turnkey program, helping operators make informed decisions. Furthermore, Smart Design implementation could help communities gain a competitive edge by showcasing how they’ve created safer environments for residents, staff and families during the pandemic and far beyond.”
Smart Design products include air filtration options, touchless temperature scans, remote monitoring, virtual marketing, branded signage, touchless equipment, custom dividers, and other devices and disinfectant equipment.

“If we emerge from this pandemic and revert back to status quo, then I believe the industry has missed a great need to improve the safety and lives of the residents,” Lane said. “Smart Design is a program that was born as a result of the pandemic, but those within the industry understand that there will continue to be germs and pathogens within a community going forward and implementing elements of this program to help curb the spread of these pathogens will be vital in the ongoing focus to improve the lives and safety of the residents.”

The Smart Design program is available to operators and communities who are invested in efforts that help improve safety procedures and increase ongoing operational and energy usage efficiencies.

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Controversial 'Canaan Land' Contends for Oscar

Canaan Land Film Poster

Canaan Land Film Poster

Kelly, president of Richard Rossi Fan Club, with the Canaan Land novel

Kelly, president of Richard Rossi Fan Club, with the Canaan Land novel

Canaan Land is releasing for Christmas

Canaan Land is releasing for Christmas

Richard Rossi penned the script "Canaan Land" to expose fake preachers. Televangelists are trying to ban his film

I refuse to let my critics define me or my movie, I will finish Canaan Land and show it to all willing to watch. They help me because they compliment Canaan Land as worthy of being talked about.”

— Richard Rossi

HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Richard Rossi was a maverick minister in Pittsburgh when he discovered televangelists faking miracles for money. He vented his anger with writing. Rossi journeyed from scripture to script, writing "Canaan Land" a novel about a con-man preacher who falls in love with a sincere Christian and repents of fleecing the flock.

After decades of staging the story as a play, and a dream of making it into a movie, "Canaan Land," directed by Rossi, is an entry in the 2021 Oscars. The drama stars Knight Rider actress-singer Rebecca Holden as Sister Sara and Rossi playing guitar-playing preacher Brother Billy.

The Academy Awards is Hollywood's most prestigious award. Since 1927, nominees are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Pictures.

"Canaan Land," though made with volunteers on a shoestring, is on the lips of insiders predicting its David challenging Goliath, giving big-budget films a run for Oscar gold.

Theater closures and release delays made the state of this year's Oscar race unusual, but the race is on to make the 2020–21 awards season exciting. One of the changes is a rule that allows streaming movies that had planned theatrical releases eligible.

Rossi released "Canaan Land" as a novel that rocked the religious world, exposing fraudulent preachers, and is the basis for the film.

Canaan Land is a modern telling of an "Elmer Gantryesque" story. The plot revolves around Sara's redeeming Billy, who turned her online ministry into a Tinseltown racket.

The story contrasts Billy's focus on offerings with Sara's genuine faith. The intention is to show the authentic by exposing the counterfeit. Rossi said, "Some are upset about my movie for exposing the fake preachers, but the truth shall set us free."

The novel Canaan Land is available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook. Proceeds are used to finish the film.

Christianity Today reported that the film's office received messages of support as well as opposition from groups wanting to stop the film owing to its subject matter.

"Sister Sara is motivated to serve God and people," Rebecca Holden said. "Billy is more self-motivated. We must keep our eyes on God and have discernment in choosing spiritual leaders."

Richard Rossi's filmography includes a film about evangelist Sister Aimee and Baseball's Last Hero, about baseball superstar Roberto Clemente.

"Canaan Land" is set for a release by year-end in time to qualify for awards.

Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ICWE6Yogs

Film Website: https://www.canaanlandmovie.com

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Classic Mallorca Villa to Auction Online via Concierge Auctions in Partnership with Geremia Luxury Properties

Opulent luxury awaits in this captivating Mediterranean villa

Opulent luxury awaits in this captivating Mediterranean villa

Every finish has been thoughtfully planned, from the Portuguese and Italian marble bathrooms crafted by master stonemasons to the exotic African wood built-ins, cabinets and trim.

Every finish has been thoughtfully planned, from the Portuguese and Italian marble bathrooms crafted by master stonemasons to the exotic African wood built-ins, cabinets and trim.

Expansive windows flood the villa with natural light and make the very best use of its perfect panoramic and seaside views.

Expansive windows flood the villa with natural light and make the very best use of its perfect panoramic and seaside views.

Stretching for 1.84 manicured acres, the property boasts lush established gardens with exotic plants and fruit trees, an immaculate pool with spacious deck to relax and lounge, several ponds and water fountains, plus walking paths to enjoy every inch.

Stretching for 1.84 manicured acres, the property boasts lush established gardens with exotic plants and fruit trees, an immaculate pool with spacious deck to relax and lounge, several ponds and water fountains, plus walking paths to enjoy every inch.

Magnificent inside and out, this magical property is truly one-of-a-kind.

Magnificent inside and out, this magical property is truly one-of-a-kind.

Having witnessed the firm's recent successes in the market, I’m eager to combine my resources with their vast database and highly targeted marketing to secure the perfect buyer for this property.”

— Gino Geremia, listing agent

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Located atop a coveted and ideal hilltop location in Mallorca, Spain, Villa Malaika will auction online in February via Concierge Auctions in partnership with Gino Geremia of Geremia Luxury Properties. Currently listed for €17.5 million, the masterfully finished villa will sell with No Reserve on 12–17th February via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

“I am incredibly excited to partner with Concierge Auctions for the first time,” stated Geremia. “Having witnessed their recent successes in the market here, I’m eager to combine my firm’s resources with their vast database and highly targeted marketing to secure the perfect buyer for this incredible property.”

Stretching for 1.84 manicured acres, the property boasts lush established gardens with exotic plants and fruit trees, an immaculate pool with spacious deck to relax and lounge, several ponds and water fountains, plus walking paths to enjoy every inch to its fullest. The crown jewel of the property is the villa itself, with private guest quarters, terraces, and numerous places to entertain and impress any size gathering. Expansive windows flood the villa with natural light and make the very best use of its perfect panoramic and seaside views. Other features include Portuguese and Italian marble; African wood cabinets and features; marble floors; a swimming pool and expansive deck; terraces; ponds featuring water fixtures and fountains; well-established gardens; fruit trees; an eight car garage; guest quarters; and service quarters—all just 15 minutes from Palma de Mallorca Airport and 10 minutes to legendary Golf Son Vida, the first course in all of Mallorca.

“Anyone who visits this villa will be transfixed by the unmatched climate of Mallorca. With the best views around, Villa Maliaka stuns and offers the ultimate retreat for buyers searching for a permanent home or a vacation home away from home,” stated the seller.

Genova is a quiet town home to top-rate restaurants and luxury estates, and it is close enough to busier hubs for which privacy is paramount without sacrificing any convenience. Palma, the capital of Mallorca and the largest city on the island, is 10 minutes away and is known best for its lively nightlife, boutique shops, incredible beaches, rich cultural heritage, and beautiful historical quarter. Palma’s countless markets, restaurants, and cultural attractions ensure every need will be met. Yachting and sailing enthusiasts will also enjoy the proximity to the best ports in Mallorca as is the case for Port of Palma and Port Adriano where several competitions are held each year. Palma and Genova both are surrounded by pine forests, palm trees, coves, mountain ranges and near many jaw-dropping beaches that beg to be explored and enjoyed.

Villa Malaika is available for showings daily from 14:00 to 17:00 and by appointment on the weekends, and is additionally available for private virtual showings. For property details, diligence documents, and more, please visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit ConciergeAuctions.com or call +1.212.202.2940.

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 44 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc 5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit conciergeauctions.com

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Andrew Jones Auctions will ring in 2021 with a pair of online DTLA Collections & Estates auctions, January 12th and 27th

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) ship’s passport, signed in April 1805, countersigned by James Madison (1751-1836), estimate $3,000-$5,000.

Full-length oil on canvas portrait of a girl in a white dress with flowers thought to be Elizabeth O’Kane, 1842, by George Henry Durrie (American, 1820-1863), estimate $5,000-$7,000.

Pair of Chinese hardwood side chairs, height 41in (104cm); width 19in (48cm); depth of seat 16in (40.5cm), estimate $10,000-$15,000.

19th century oil on canvas Hudson River School painting titled View Between 6th & 7th Lake, John Brown Track (North Woods), Rockwell Pt., estimate $3,000-$5,000.

16th/17th century Tibetan repoussé gilt copper model of a Nagaraja on a stand, height 8in (20cm), width 5 1/2in (14cm), estimate $3,000-$5,000.

The Jan. 12 sale will contain American and English decorative arts. The Jan. 27 event will be broad and varied, featuring fine Chinese and Asian works of art.

We start strong in 2021 with a marathon of nearly 900 lots over two sales in January. The auctions are full of eclectic, whimsical and interesting items spanning hundreds of years of world culture. ”

— Andrew Jones

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Andrew Jones Auctions will greet the New Year with two big online sales in January. Both will be DTLA Collections & Estates auctions. The first, on Tuesday, January 12th, will feature select American and English decorative arts. The Wednesday, January 27th event will be broad and varied, highlighted by fine Chinese and Asian works of art.

“As we head into 2021, after an amazingly successful 2020, we start strong with a marathon of nearly 900 lots over two sales in January,” said Andrew Jones, the president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “The auctions are full of eclectic, whimsical and interesting items spanning hundreds of years of world culture.” Both auctions will begin promptly at 10 am Pacific time.

The January 12th auction will be led by rare American and English decorative arts, pulled from lifetime collections across southern California. Offered will be American and English antiques, decorative arts, paintings, ceramics, glassware, folk art, books, documents and ephemera, including a ship’s passport signed by Thomas Jefferson and countersigned by James Madison in April 1805 (est. $3,000-$5,000), and a land grant signed by Andrew Jackson (est. $500-$800).

The fine art selections range from paintings to prints and sculpture, and feature a full-length portrait of a girl, thought to be Elizabeth O'Kane, done in 1842 by George Henry Durrie (est. $5,000-$7,000); a moody Hudson River School riverscape of a View Between 6th & 7th Lake, John Brown Track (North Woods), Rockwell Pt. (est. $3,000-$5,000); as well as a portrait bust of Abraham Lincoln, after the model rendered by George Bissell (1839-1920) (est. $800-$1,200).

Also sold will be pieces by Carducius Plantagenet Ream, Stanley Arthurs, Walter Markmann, Arthur Hoeber, Ransome Gillet Holdredge, Winifred Hunt-Waldner, George Howell Gay, the Prior-Hamblin School, Simon Peter Shafer, William Henry (Harry) Hilliard, Edward Borein, Jane Wooster Scott, Streeter Blair, Carmelita Geraghty Wilson, Henry Otto Wix, Max Weyl, Dan Muller and others.

Antique furniture will feature an American Classical carved mahogany drop leaf table by
Michael Allison, circa 1817 (est. $2,000-$4,000); an early 19th century Federal parcel gilt mahogany fret carved mirror by Charles F. Montgomery of Boston (est. $800-1,200); a late 18th century Pennsylvania Chippendale walnut two-part Dutch cupboard (est. $4,000-$6,000); and a pair of Federal inlaid flame mahogany fold top card tables, Massachusetts, early 19th century (est. $800-$1,200).

Also up for bid will be a Chippendale cherry tall chest of drawers, Northampton County, Pa., fourth quarter 18th century (est. $1,000-$1,500); A Federal parcel ebonized faux grain painted tall case clock, Riley Whiting, Winchester, Connecticut, early 19th century (est. $600-$800); as well as Windsor chairs, jelly cupboards, candle stands and armchairs and an ottoman by Stickley.

Unusual folk-art finds include tramp art frames, theorems, a whirly gig, textiles and samplers, carnival game wheels, walking sticks, a barber pole, a 48-star American flag commemorating Arizona and New Mexico statehood, 1912-1959 (est. $400-$600), and photos and memorabilia from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The January 27th sale features a strong section of Chinese works of art, highlighted by a pair of hardwood side chairs (est. $10,000-$15,000); ceramics, including an array yixing pottery, a jade buckle, formerly in the Renezhai Collection (est. $2,000-$3,000); a Ming Dynasty carved stone head of Buddha (est. $3,000-$5,000); a bamboo brush pot (est. $500-$700); scroll paintings, a hongmu seal chest (est. $700-$900), as well as other Asian works.

These include a Korean miniature silver inlaid iron cabinet (est. $700-$900); a Tibetan repoussé gilt copper model of a Nagaraja, 16th/17th century (est. 3,000-$5,000); a gilt metal model of a seated lama (est. $1,000-1,500); a 17th century Japanese noh mask (est. $600-$800); an organic form burlwood and bamboo basket from the Meiji Period (est. $400-$600); and a collection of woodblock prints among a host of other items.

Fine art offerings include a Rinaldo Frattolillo screenprint titled Mr. Goodbar (Testosterone), 2007 (est. $2,000-$3,000) and other works by Donald Bradford, two post Cubist still life paintings by Claude Lacaze (each est. $800-$1,200), Bernard Lorjou, Arthur Heyer, Rodney Smith and multiples from Jean de Paleologue (Pal), George Rochegrosse, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Frans Masereel, Edward Beckett, Jules Cheret, Jules Alexandre Grun, Henri Fantin-Latour and many others.

Furnishings and accessories range from antique English vernacular to mid-century modern, with examples that include a George III oak settee, 18th century (est. $800-$1,200); a William and Mary oak gateleg table, late 17th/early 18th century (est. $500-$700); plus cricket tables and joint stools to a Mogens Koch Danish mahogany cupboard, mid-20th century (est. $1,000-1,500),

Also up for bid will be a set of six Emeco brushed aluminum Navy stools (est. $300-$500); Craig Wright designed carpets, a Bjorn Wiinblad four-tier blue and white earthenware fountain, circa 1968 (est. $400-$600); two Cedric Hartman brass and stainless-steel floor lamps (est. $1,500-$2,000) and a Lolita suspension ceiling light by Nika Zupanc for Moooi (est. $100-$200).

Internet bidding for both online-only auctions will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Safe, physically distanced previews will be held by appointment only at the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery prior to each auction. Plans may change in accordance with Los Angeles County Department of health Covid-19 restrictions. Contact the gallery for details. The gallery is located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. Absentee bids will also be accepted. To schedule a preview appointment, call (213) 748-8008.

Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century.

The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from the antiquity to today.

For more information about Andrew Jones Auctions and the online-only DTLA Estates & Collections auctions planned for January 12th and 27th, visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com.

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Aileen Ward
Andrew Jones Auctions
+1 213-748-8008
email us here


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ASA Insurance Discussed Claim Submission vs. Paying Out of Pocket

Car Insurance in Salt Lake City

ASA Insurance is a top provider of car insurance and home insurance within the Salt Lake City area.

Car insurance in Salt Lake City recently shared important information for drivers deciding between paying out of pocket or submitting a claim.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES, December 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A leading provider of car insurance in Salt Lake City recently shared important information for drivers deciding between paying out of pocket or submitting a claim after an accident is the best choice. ASA Insurance understands how frustrating this situation can be, so they were eager to share helpful information with Utahns.

They encourage drivers to keep these considerations in mind when making this decision.

ASA Insurance suggests drivers look at the number of people involved in the accident before making a claim. This is something that can be used to help determine whether they should submit a claim or pay out of pocket. If it was just you as the driver involved in the accident then you will have full control on how to handle the situation and decide on whether or not to submit a claim.

However, as ASA Insurance shares, if two or more drivers are involved and the other drivers want to file a claim then you might not have as much of a choice. They may go ahead with filing a claim, which means that you will automatically be involved in the claims process.

At the same time, if you are the one at fault, then it is more than likely that your insurance premiums will increase if you are to submit a claim. If the other person involved is at fault, then their insurance will cover the repairs necessary on your vehicle, as well as any medical expenses.

Finally, ASA Insurance shares what is perhaps the most important factor in helping drivers make their decision is the price of the repairs. For smaller accidents with minimal repairs, then drivers might be more inclined to pay out of pocket. For bigger collisions, it is less likely that it will make sense financially for you to pay out of pocket. In that case, filing a claim may be the better choice.

For those with more questions about auto insurance in Salt Lake City and the claims process, ASA Insurance can be contacted at 801-486-7463.

Creed Anderson
ASA Insurance
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