Crank Media Inc Announces the official Name and Symbol Change

Crank Media

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, February 25, 2021 / — Crank Media Inc, formerly Team 360 Sports Inc (OTC: TSPO) has officially changed its name along with a new symbol (OTC: CRKM) effective February 26, 2021.
About Crank Media Inc.
Crank Media Inc (OTC: CRKM) is a multifaceted media company based in Vancouver. The Crank Media team is extremely well-versed in a variety of media and content delivery platforms in Music, Film, TV and Virtual Reality and is fast becoming a top-tier global media company.

This press release includes “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside the control of us, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include: our ability to execute on our business plan; our ability to retain key personnel; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for our products and services; adequacy of our funds for future operations; our future expenses, revenue and profitability; our ability to develop new products; our dependence on key suppliers, manufacturers and strategic partners; and industry trends and the competitive environment in which we operate. These and other risk factors are discussed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Stephen Brown
Crank Media Inc.
+1 604-558-2515
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Businesses Declare Victory: Fracking Banned in the Delaware River Basin

ASBC, NY, NJ, and DE SBCs and PA businesses applaud historic decision following years of advocacy

It is time to celebrate this historic victory, resolving to protect our environment and communities now and in the future, to build an equitable, sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy.”

— Bob Rossi, NYSBC

WEST TRENTON, NEW JERSEY, USA, February 25, 2021 / — The multistate Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing—known commonly as fracking—after over a decade since the DRBC imposed a moratorium and years of public and private sector pressure and mounting evidence of the negative impacts from hundreds of scientific studies.

For the past several years, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) has convened the New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC), New Jersey Sustainable Business Council (NJSBC), Delaware Sustainable Business Council (DSBC), and Pennsylvania business leaders in an effort to protect the Delaware River Basin and the regional economy dependent on its water. We applaud the DRBC for this momentous decision.

“Businesses in poisoned environments struggle against workplace absenteeism, reduced productivity, employee turnover, and increased healthcare costs—and to what benefit?” asks Bob Rossi, Executive Director of NYSBC. “The only long term beneficiaries of fracking are the oil and gas executives who live nowhere near the fracking sites. We should instead be investing in our states’ growing renewable energy companies. They are employing local labor, spending money locally, and strengthening our regional economy in this time of economic crisis.”
The DRBC is an interstate agency with 5 ex officio members: the governors of the four basin states (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) plus a federal representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Since it formed in 2013, NYSBC has been working on the fracking issue in partnership with ASBC. NYSBC’s collaborative effort to engage over 1,000 business leaders to demand a ban on fracking in New York that helped lead to New York’s Governor Cuomo ban on December 17th, 2014.

Today—February 25th, 2021—represents another critical milestone in US history. While the Delaware River Basin fracking ban will protect the water for 15 million people, it also sets an important precedent that we need to build on to protect more watersheds and regional economies, because clean water is good for business. As highlighted in ASBC’s Business Case for Supporting Clean Water in the Delaware River Watershed, “the waterway contributes over $22 billion in annual economic activity and supports 600,000 direct and indirect jobs, with $10 billion in wages.”

“ASBC’s 2015 report The Business Case for Rethinking Fracking clearly demonstrated an economic case for transitioning from fracking to renewable energy, which would create more jobs per unit energy than natural gas and other fossil fuels and protect business from disruptions due to climate change,” says David Levine, President and Cofounder of ASBC. “This decision helps us establish next steps.”


The New York Sustainable Business Council (NYSBC) is an alliance of over 2,000 businesses and business networks committed to advancing a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy in New York State.

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. ASBC represents over 250,000 sustainable businesses in a wide range of industries and geographies.

Bob Rossi
New York Sustainable Business Council
+1 607-592-2222
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Brandinc PR Announces New Campaign Highlighting Women In Business

Brandinc PR has announced a new campaign called Women Who Hustle, focusing on women entrepreneurs and business professionals across the country.

LAWTON, OK, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2021 / — In honor of Women’s History Month, Brandinc PR has announced a new campaign called Women Who Hustle, focusing on women entrepreneurs and business professionals across the country during the month. Each business will have the opportunity to be highlighted in a celebration of women by entering their submission through the Brandinc PR official website.

“As a woman owned and operated business, I felt it was necessary that we highlight every-day business women who make an impact in their communities and navigate their businesses against all odds”, said Brandi Sims, Founder & CEO of Brandinc PR. “Women History month is not only a month to recognize women in American history that have made significant contributions but also celebrate those that are making strides today”.

There is no cost to participate and submissions will be accepted from all industries. For more information or to submit a business for inclusion, please visit

About Brandinc PR, LLC

Brandinc PR LLC is an Oklahoma based public relations agency committed to helping grow businesses and brands. Founded in 2019, Brandinc PR LLC is focused on serving the needs of beauty, entertainment and lifestyle brands. We strive to represent those businesses and brands who are as passionate about their products and services as we are about brand image and development.

Brandi Sims
Brandinc PR
+1 580-749-9042
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Dental Marketing Leader To Deliver Two High Impact Courses at 156th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

AIM Dental Marketing Logo

Since 1989 AIM has helped dentists across North America take aim with their marketing

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Daniel A. Bobrow, AIM Dental Marketing's president will deliver lectures on telephone skills mastery and dental cause marketing.

Bobrow is also Exec. Dir. of Climb for a Cause, creator of The Art of First Impressions, host of the Practice Perfection web-based education series, and co-inventor of the Dental Marketing Dashboard.”

— Andrew Sutton

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2021 / — At 8:00 a.m. Central on Saturday, February 27th, AIM Dental Marketing president Daniel A. "Danny" Bobrow, MBA (finance), MBA (marketing) will deliver an abbreviated version of his acclaimed Master The Art of First Impressions: Make Every Call An Appointment lecture.

Drawing upon his 31 years of experience, Bobrow will share and guide attendees through the mind and skill sets that make it simple to connect with any caller to schedule a solid and kept appointment.

Mr. Bobrow will reveal how to quickly and easily establish rapport, convey empathy, exude enthusiasm, ask the right questions in the right way at the right time, and employ effective listening technique to connect with and guide callers to a firm dental appointment.

Learn more about Bobrow's Lecture at:

Then at 11:00 a.m., Bobrow will Deliver Doing Well By Doing Good: Wrap Your Practice In A Blanket Of Caring. Attendees will be exposed to a dental practice builder that requires no selling, costs nothing to implement, enhances patient loyalty, encourages referrals, attracts new patients, builds team camaraderie, positions the dentist as a coveted media source, and does far more good for ones chosen cause than ever imagined possible.

Attendees will leave equipped with the skills to: reduce team turnover, enhance team engagement, increase job satisfaction, and generate more production from new and existing patients.

Learn more about Bobrow's Lecture at:

Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow is President of AIM Dental Marketing. He is also Executive Director of Climb for a Cause, creator of The Art of First Impressions telephone skills mastery curriculum, host of the Practice Perfection web-based education series, and co-inventor of the Dental Marketing Dashboard.

Danny lectures nationwide, and has been published in numerous professional publications. He is a Certified mediator and arbitrator, Charter Member of the Speaking Consulting Network, and founding executive chair for the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The University of Illinois, and Masters of Business Administration Degrees (MBAs) in finance and marketing from The University of Chicago and K.U.L. Belgium, respectively.

His passions include skiing, cycling, adventure racing, kayaking, and mountaineering.

Danny is a certified health coach and personal trainer, which serves to round out his passion for helping professionals lead by example.

Daniel A. Bobrow
American Dental Corporation
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

The Eastern Colorado Bank – keeping that Friendly, Community Bank Feeling as they Continue to Grow

The Eastern Colorado Bank - logo

Greg J. Weed, CEO, The Eastern Colorado Bank

Greg J. Weed, CEO, The Eastern Colorado Bank

CEOCFO Magazine logo

CEOCFO Magazine interviews The Eastern Colorado Bank CEO Mr. Greg J. Weed on the Company’s mantra of Your Friendly Bank®

Your Friendly Bank®, someone said that somewhere along the way and it stuck, it is our website, our mantra and what makes us different.”

— Greg J. Weed

CHEYENNE WELLS, COLORADO, US, February 25, 2021 / — CEOCFO Magazine, an independent business and investor publication that highlights important technologies and companies, today announced an interview with Mr. Greg J. Weed, CEO of The Eastern Colorado Bank, a Cheyenne Wells, Colorado-based community bank.


“Your Friendly Bank®, someone said that somewhere along the way and it stuck, it is our website, our mantra and what makes us different,” said Mr. Weed during the interview with CEOCFO’s Senior Editor Lynn Fosse. Continuing his thoughts on one of the key messages about The Eastern Colorado Bank, Mr. Weed said, “Until just recently it had been a small community bank in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. In the last 20 years we have expanded to other places but from 1944 until 2000, we were just a single branch bank, servicing the one community and the only bank in town. Our culture has been to the service of the community because that is all we did for so many years.”

In the interview, Mr. Weed explained how they transfer service to the community as the bank has continued to expand and grow, “It has been really hard but we have been able to do it so far and it will always be a challenge going forward. We have been able to grow people within the system that are familiar with our culture and deploy those people to the branches. When we talk about expansion it is always a major factor in the decision process. We are very visible in the branches trying to make this a priority. I spend a lot of time on the road talking to our bankers, trying to make sure that they get how we treat people and how we service them a little differently than your big banks.”

Asked about who their primary customers are, Mr. Weed replied, “When you are a community bank you do a little bit of everything. Eastern Colorado is predominantly an agricultural-based economy, so small business farmers are our main customers and we do the consumer accounts, car loans, home loans and all that goes along with that. But there are fewer people in these small towns so that is not a lot of accounts. But it takes a lot of money to run a farm with equipment, cattle and real estate, it keeps us busy.”
Explaining changes to that customer focus, Mr. Weed continued, “In 2003, after a major drought, we decided we needed to diversify ourselves a little better and went into Colorado Springs, Colorado with the idea of servicing small businesses and take the Your Friendly Bank® approach into a metro area in a setting where you don’t see that very much. It has been a great experience and we have built long term relationships with people that want that small town, honest approach to banking. We say “always do what you said you would do”. Recently we have expanded into residential lending and wealth management. We try not to give a customer a reason to visit a too big to fail bank or mega credit union.”

As to what they understand that sets them apart, Mr. Weed told CEOCFO, “One thing that makes us a little different is our understanding of agriculture, the increased capital needs and slow business cycle. Financing a farm is different than any other business and understanding that is a real advantage. When you only raise one crop per year it takes a long time in a down cycle but the up cycle may last for quite a while. A couple bad quarters in our economy is a recession, in farming that is called winter and is not even one business cycle. It is much different from other businesses and you have to be there to understand it.”

Addressing how The Eastern Colorado Bank stays on the list of the top healthiest banks in the country, Mr. Weed responded, "We have good management that are not overreaching. We are trying to stick to what we know, not take big risks, not living quarter to quarter. We can make investments for the long term, those are the things that make for a solid bank, not to mention the fact that it is a family-owned bank. This is not just an investment for us, this is what we do, so we take it very seriously and we do not take large risks that would jeopardize that future.”

For more information:
Lynn Fosse
Senior Editor
CEOCFO Magazine

Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor
CEOCFO Magazine
+1 352-431-3400
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Luke Battiloro, Founder and CEO of Vavoom, Discusses Building an E-commerce Business with Tekrati

Luke Battiloro, Founder and CEO of Vavoom

Luke Battiloro, Founder and CEO of Vavoom

Luke Battiloro

Luke Battiloro

Battiloro was recently featured in an exclusive interview with Tekrati to discuss building a successful e-commerce business in 2021

MILAN, ITALY, February 25, 2021 / — Founder and CEO of Vavoom Luke Battiloro knows how to build a successful e-commerce business, having built several successful companies before he launched the Vavoom brand. Battiloro started his career as an entrepreneur with health supplements before investing in CBD. In a recent interview with Tekrati, a prominent news source for business and technology news, Battiloro discussed strategies for building a successful e-commerce business in 2021.

Vavoom has seen extensive growth over the last few years. In his exclusive interview with Tekrati, Battiloro discussed the challenges of growing an e-commerce business during a pandemic.

"Last year, with COVID and all the repercussions that came along with it, being able to ship goods was one of the biggest challenges that many companies in our industry dealt with. Suffice to say, it had almost everyone struggling," Battiloro said.

But, with experience in growing several successful businesses, Battiloro offered some sound advice for e-commerce entrepreneurs. "When it comes to e-commerce businesses, one of the more important things is definitely marketing," Battiloro added. "This is one of the things that I've always prioritized, especially as someone who used to work strictly as a marketing producer — creating leads for other businesses."

Battiloro goes on to discuss creating urgency with sales. Vavoom has employed quick flash sales to increase sales with customers who may be hesitant to purchase. He also discusses the importance of excellent customer service in building a brand reputation.
For those just getting started, Battiloro recommends using Shopify. "Shopify is undeniably one of the best software for building up an e-commerce business on your own, after all. It's highly intuitive and highly effective," Battiloro said.

Vavoom has overcome the challenges of building a successful business and rising to the top of the brand’s $30 billion industry.
"We don't want to be just another brand, we thrive on exclusivity and instant brand awareness at the most exciting places around the world," says Battiloro. "Our product is instantly recognizable, and people will know they're in the right place for an incredible night when they find us on the top shelf."

About Luke Battiloro
Luke Battiloro is the founder and CEO of Vavoom, whose signature glass packaging is handcrafted in Milan, Italy, and evokes the figure of a beautiful, young woman stretching skyward. Vavoom aims to bring its Italian influences and benchmark values of beauty and art to life at each step in the design and production process. Additionally, through doing so, Vavoom hopes this product can do more than satisfy, empowering women around the world to live their lives to their fullest. Battiloro is passionate about every side of the business, from production to engineering, software, technology, design, creativity, and philanthropy. He is involved every step of the way.

Visit Battiloro's Instagram page at
# # #

Hugh Taylor
HB Publications, LLC
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Save the Date for Armstrong & Associates’ Ninth Annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2021

Leading Third-Party Logistics, Innovation, E-Commerce, Investors, and Industry Experts Explore Value Creation Strategies Driving Competitive Advantage

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, USA, February 25, 2021 / — On October 20-21st, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the ninth annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit. This year’s event analyzes important third-party logistics industry events (such as the impact of the e-commerce growth, digitalization, M&A trends, and advancements in technological innovation) in a fully engaged way. The summit is a strategic event where C-level 3PL executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators gather to assess the current and future state of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation in a rapidly changing environment.

Through a combination of industry-focused market research, insightful question and answer style panels, and thought leadership, the event takes an unparalleled deep-dive into the operational, financial, and technological aspects of the global 3PL industry. Learn about how the value-added services within E-Commerce Fulfillment and Last-Mile Delivery, Warehousing and Distribution, Domestic Transportation Management/Freight Brokerage, Dedicated Contract Carriage, and International Transportation Management/Freight Forwarding will define the future competitive landscape.

Key takeaways from the virtual 2020 event included:

• Agility and adaptation have been essential to 3PLs during the COVID pandemic. Realigning labor and capacity have required ingenuity and patience. The demand for quality labor is high. Trucking and warehousing capacities have been strained particularly in the major markets–Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and New York/New Jersey.

• Significant modifications have been made in shipper/3PL relationships as parties adapted. Food, Consumer products, Healthcare and Technology have boomed while Automotive, Industrial and other verticals have slumped.

• Imports and exports to the Chinese market have fallen following a trend beginning with the passage of the Section 301 tariff regulations and their 25% tax levied in 2018. Brexit is the next major challenge.

• Major acquisitions are at a standstill. Platform companies are hard to find. Sales of smaller, bolt-on companies continue to proceed at a rapid pace.

• 2021 will see the expansion of 3PL automation capabilities in transportation management and warehousing. 2021 should be a good year for all 3PLs as the economy rebounds and COVID vaccines take effect.

• While private equity may dominate the number of deals in 2018 and 2019, strategic buyers are looking for good fits. Strategic buyers are often looking for a niche business, with a good cultural and geographic fit, with a sticky customer base, and one that can be quickly accretive to the business. Major international strategic buyers want to capture U.S. consumer spending.

• Innovative technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence are being used to augment existing business models and operations to drive disruption.

The 3PL Value Creation North America Summit will be held at Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. Extra safety precautions will be in place. For further event details or to register, please visit


Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for 3PL market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s 3PL market research is frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 88,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 23 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

For more information, please contact:
Lauren Willman at +1-414-545-3838, or email

Lauren Willman
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
+1 414-530-8608
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Spectacular Oceanfront Florida Home to be Sold at No-Reserve Auction with Supreme Auctions

No-Reserve Auction March 20 - Vero Beach FL

No-Reserve Auction March 20 – Vero Beach FL

New Oceanfront Vero Beach Florida Auction March 20th

No-Reserve Auction March 20 – Vero Beach FL

Florida No-Reserve Auction March 20 - Vero Beach FL

No-Reserve Auction March 20 – Vero Beach FL

Seabloom offers an impeccable location to get away from it all in the paradise that is Vero Beach, Florida and will be sold to the highest bidder on March 20th

This breathtaking property is new construction and has never been lived in.”

— Listing Agent, Roman Pavlik

VERO BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, February 25, 2021 / — Positioned in a highly desirable and quiet part of Vero Beach, Florida, Seabloom is a hidden-gem in this sought-after vacation destination. Being a newly built luxury beach-front residence, Seabloom is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and offers a rare opportunity for you to own. Supreme Auctions will offer this custom oceanfront home at auction on March 20, in cooperation with Roman Pavlik with Laurie Finkelstein Reader Real Estate.

“Directly facing the Atlantic Ocean, this luxurious property delivers on every level when looking for a vacation home, investment property or private residence,” stated Jennie Heal, President of Supreme Auctions. “Vero Beach is an elegant city located along Florida's Atlantic Coast. With its peaceful 26-miles of pristine beaches, it offers a relaxed, small-town vibe that is a quintessential vacation destination.”

Offering something for everyone, Seabloom will answer your need for the ideal living situation with its four bedrooms plus overflow, three car garage, elevator, picturesque balconies and patios, and an ocean-facing, large, heated pool with Jacuzzi. This fabulous home delivers on every account… whether you wish to entertain, enjoy time with family, soak up the Floridian sun, or just sit back, relax and hear the ocean waves breaking on the sand.

“This breathtaking property is new construction and has never been lived in, so you literally get to be the first to enjoy all its splendor,” stated listing agent, Roman Pavlik. “This home did not leave anything to chance with its hurricane-resistant construction and unobstructed 150+ feet of ocean beach access. The potential of this property is truly endless. You can keep this home as your full-time residence for the whole family, use it as a rental property, or make it your home-away-from-home vacation retreat.”

With its uncrowded and beautiful atmosphere, Vero Beach is a true jewel on Florida’s east Atlantic coast. Its motto of “sunrises not high rises,” rings true in every corner of the community.

“Being close to the amusement parks of Florida, numerous golf courses and outstanding restaurants really drew us to build in this area,” stated the current owner. “We ensured that every detail of this home took advantage of the beauty of the ocean and provided sea views in almost every room… even the saltwater pool offers wonderful oceanfront views.”

This impeccably designed home in an unmatched location will be sold at a no-reserve auction on March 20, to the highest bidder. To learn more, contact Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243 or visit

About Supreme Auctions
Supreme Auctions, the firm who started the Luxury Real Estate Auction Industry, is a leader in luxury real estate property auctions, providing proprietary accelerated marketing services unique to each distinctive property represented and sold. The company has a dedicated team of auction marketing professionals that provide decades of expertise, integrity, and knowledge. As the Architects of the Industry™, Supreme Auctions provides the highest level of service to both sellers and buyers of multimillion-dollar luxury properties by combining experience with the most current technology and marketing resources. The company offers sellers and luxury brokerages worldwide the optimal auction strategy to ideally suit each exclusive property, providing services that are unparalleled in the luxury real estate auction industry.

Jennie Heal
Supreme Auctions
+1 866-929-2243
Visit us on social media:

Vero Beach Florida No-Reserve Auction March 20th – New Spectacular Oceanfront Property

Source: EIN Presswire

Leading New York State Hospitals Deploy Intelligent New Autonomous Robots to Combat Pandemic

Black-I Environmental PureTech autonomous disinfectant robot at work in Rochester, NY, hospital

Among the first hospitals in the country to embrace mobile robot for fast, deep, cost-effective disinfecting

Hospitals, hotels, offices and other facilities were traditionally cleaned by low-cost laborers, now at risk of Covid. Today, institutions are deploying autonomous robots that clean deeper, cheaper.”

— Brian Hart, CEO

TYNGSBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, February 25, 2021 / — Two leading healthcare providers in New York state recently began sanitizing their facilities in Rochester, New York, and outlying clinics with a new breed of leading edge, autonomous robots, according to Brian Hart, CEO of Black-I Environmental. Black-i’s PureTech brand autonomous robots are programmed to safely sanitize space at half the cost and in half the time of most traditional methods, Hart says.

Hospitals need disinfection around the clock. Traditionally, that job was handled by low-paid workers using water, soap, rags and elbow grease. Now, these workers risk catching the Covid virus and bringing it back to family and friends. Given that labor for such jobs are scarce and getting more so, hospitals, professional cleaning companies, hotels, restaurants, schools, real estate managers and others have been looking for alternatives. Increasingly they are looking to technology to help.

“Autonomous robots are available virtually 24×7, making them perfect for cleaning any indoor space that requires deep and constant sanitizing, which today is virtualy all facilities, "Hart says. “Robots never get sick, never get tired and never ask for a raise. They pay for themselves in a matter of months, while cleaning orders of magnitude better than in the past.”

Black-I Environmental is part of the Black-I Robotics family, which has been in the robotics business since 2008. Its compact, powerful robots — equipped with computers, cameras, laser radars and collision sensors — are programmed to move safely on their own through mapped surgical suites, nursing stations, examination rooms and other facilities using ultraviolet light (UV-C) to destroy the DNA of viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens, Hart says. “The robot not only decontaminates surfaces, its HEPA filters purify the air, capturing up to 99.7 percent of all contaminants 0.3 microns or greater.”

Black-I, headquartered in Tyngsboro, MA, has designed and deployed robotic systems for the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Army Corps of Engineers, and a range of well-known universities, including Princeton, and MIT.

Hart, citing studies, says the need for disinfectant robots will continue to grow exponentially because the virus isn’t going away. “Experts agree that the CoV-2 virus will be with us basically forever,” Hart says, quoting Stephane Bancal, the CEO of Moderna, which designed one of the first vaccines. “The virus continues to mutate rapidly, with most variants more deadly and transmissible than the original strain,” Hart explains.

Hart points out that hospitals have had to cut back on many procedures, both “elective” and non-elective due to Covid. “People are afraid to go to the hospital, afraid even when their lives may depend on surgery, chemo or other treatment,” he says, “Besides the devastating effects on the sick, the pandemic has had a profound effect on hospital revenues and healthcare workers’ income."

Black-I worked closely with Rochester-based CleanCraft, the professional cleaning company, to develop and execute a plan that hospital staff embraced. The plan included training by Black-I of CleanCraft staff to program and operate the robot. Training was completed in less than 20 hours.

Want to know more? Deploying autonomous robots in healthcare and other institutions isn’t difficult. Ask for our DISINFECTING YOUR HOSPITAL: A CASE STUDY which details høw the work was done in Rochester, providing a blueprint for bringing the latest technology to bear on the pandemic.

Brian T. Hart
Black-I EnvironmentaI, Inc.
+1 978-703-1236

Black-I Environmental PureTech autonomous ultraviolet (UV-C) robot sterilizing hospitsl nurses’ station, Rochester, NY

Source: EIN Presswire

Pax Romana’s March 7 auction explores Chinese decorative art for interiors, from Qing Empire through 20th century

Pair of large Chinese porcelain vases decorated with elaborate scenes and calligraphy. Each 600mm high x 250mm wide. Estimate: £600-£900

Chinese gilded bronze Buddha (or Bodhisattva) holding a sword up to his head, 370mm high x 300mm wide. Estimate: £1,000-£2,000

Pair of large, finely modeled Chinese iron-red porcelain ‘foo dog dragons,’ 450mm high x 600mm wide. Used in feng shui as powerful symbols of protection. Estimate for the pair: £600-£900

Collection of three Chinese celadon porcelain vessels, including two bowls with ribbed decoration and a distinctive, long-neck vase. Pale blue color. Estimate: £300-£500

Elaborately carved Chinese white jade figure of seated Buddha in meditation, 260mm high x 205mm wide. Estimate: £2,000-£3,000

Featured: Beautiful porcelains, white jade figure of Buddha, Sino-Tibetan bronze Guan Yin, bronze seated Buddha holding sword aloft, iron-red foo dog dragons

Chinese decorative art is a classic. Whether the theme of a room or entire residence is Art Deco, traditional or very modern, there’s a piece of Chinese art to complement its look and feel.”

— Dr. Ivan Bonchev, Director, Pax Romana

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, February 25, 2021 / — Internationally acclaimed for its auctions of connoisseur-level antiquities, ancient jewelry and weaponry, Pax Romana will add a new string to its bow on March 7 with the debut of Asian Interiors: Chinese Decorative Arts. The 243-lot sale of hand-picked, fully vetted Chinese porcelain and art focuses on exquisite decorative treasures that add color and sophistication to the home, with a timeline that starts with the Qing Dynasty and concludes in the 20th century. All items are being offered with no reserve and will be sold to the highest bidder at or above the starting price. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

“Since the 17th century, Chinese vases, censers and accent pieces have been favored as decorative elements in fine European and American homes,” said Pax Romana’s director Dr. Ivan Bonchev (PhD, University of Oxford). “That tradition is still very much alive today. Whether the theme of a room or entire residence is Art Deco, traditional or very modern, there’s a piece of Chinese art to complement its look and feel. While making the final selections for our March 7 auction, we made every effort to choose striking artworks that would suit any decorating taste. Chinese art is truly a design classic.”

Chinese vases are admired for their graceful symmetry and hand-painted detail work. Several exceptional examples are entered in the auction, and like many items from other categories, they come from estate collections in the United Kingdom or Continental Europe, or in some cases were acquired decades ago at upscale antique fairs.

A pair of large Chinese porcelain vases decorated with elaborate scenes and calligraphy, each measuring 600mm high by 250mm wide, are offered with a lot estimate of £600-£900. Another appealing entry is a Chinese porcelain vase decorated with dragons and an imaginative red, green and white botanical motif. The 355mm high by 165mm wide vase carries an affordable estimate of £200-£300.

Executed in a gorgeous pale blue shade, a collection of three Chinese celadon porcelain vessels includes two bowls with a deeply ribbed decoration and a distinctive, long-neck bottle vase. The trio is ready to impress on auction day with a group estimate of £300-£500.

Who needs a home security system when a pair of large, finely modeled Chinese iron-red porcelain “foo dog dragons” are on duty? The delightful duo offered as Lot 249 characterize the intimidating, lion-like mythical creatures also known as “komainu” or “shishi” and represent prosperity, success and guardianship. They are typically used in feng shui as the ultimate sign of protection. Sized 450mm high by 600mm wide, the fearsome pair will cross the auction block with expectations of reaching £600-£900.

An elaborately carved white jade figure of Buddha in meditation measures 260mm high by 205mm wide and is presented on a contrasting carved wooden stand. This exceptional statuette a highly coveted shade of pale white jade is expected to realize £2,000-£3,000.

A very different depiction of the Buddha (or Bodhisattva) is seen in Lot 187. The gilt-bronze figurine depicts the seated spiritual leader with a sword held up to his head. Its size is 370mm high by 300mm wide, and its catalogue estimate is £1,000-£2,000.

One of the most highly prized pieces in the sale is a Sino-Tibetan bronze figure of a Guan Yin – the Chinese female interpretation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. She is seated in rajalilasana and wears heavy robes, jewelry and a pierced crown that features a diminutive figure of Buddha, specifically Jina Amithaba, the spiritual father of Guan Yin. Also incorporated into the bronze artwork is a snow lion with a finely engraved mane and tail. Measuring 450mm high by 270mm wide, the figure weighs 11kg (24lbs 4 oz) and is estimated at £2,000-£3,000.

Ranging from bronze statuettes to delicately painted vases and intricate stone carvings, the selection of art available in Pax Romana’s March 7 auction elegantly reflects the core genres of Chinese art that have been admired for centuries across the world. The auction will start at 8 a.m. US Eastern time/1 p.m. GMT (UK time). White-glove in-house packing and worldwide shipping are handled exclusively by Pax Romana staff. View the fully illustrated catalogue and sign up to bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers. Questions: Call Pax Romana, London, on +44 7424 994167 or email Online

Dr. Ivan Bonchev
Pax Romana
+44 7424 994167
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire