MegaplanIT is a contributing organization for the 2019 Verizon Payment Security Report

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2019 / — The 2019 Verizon Payment Security Report is Required reading for CyberSecurity, Information Security and Data Security professionals. MegaplanIT is proud to be a contributing organization to the 2019 report.

The report is available here:

Verizon’s annual Payment Security Report on payment card security and compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) has become vital reading for those responsible for data security or compliance with security standards like GDPR, HIPAA or FISMA.

Organizations need to develop the visibility, control, and predictability in compliance performance that powers proactive rather than reactive data protection. The 2019 report provides guidance to accomplish these tasks, and identifies new tools that can help you move your compliance management to new levels.

The 2019 Verizon Payment Security Report (PSR) provides guidance to help organizations develop the visibility, control and predictability in compliance and performance that power proactive, rather than reactive, data protection.

Take a look at it today to see what you can learn and reach out to us to see how MegaplanIT can help you with your Payment Security.

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Stephen Odzer – a Businessman Who Balances Philanthropy, Family, and Business

HENDERSON, NV, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2019 / — As the CEO of the new YBT Industries of Henderson, NV, Stephen Odzer is a man who appears to be able to do it all. Although YBT Industries is a new business in the landscape of distribution, Stephen Odzer has over 30 years of experience in the industry. His new business venture is the result of a lifetime of experience many trials and errors throughout the years.

Stephen Odzer had his humble beginnings in entrepreneurship when he was very young. “I started my first company at age 18 out of my parents’ basement,” He explains. It was his education that propelled him in the right direction. He learned determination and responsibility from the people he encountered, “I went to Yeshiva of Flatbush High School and then to the Brooklyn College Scholars program,” he says.”

Stephen Odzer continued to work hard and challenged every obstacle. In 2000, his hard work paid off, “I was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 in the area of distribution,” he says. 30 years later, instead of thinking about retirement, Stephen Odzer formed a new company.

During all those years he spent building his business, Stephen Odzer also raised a large family. “I have seven kids and nine grandkids,” he proudly says they keep him on his toes. When he is around his grandkids, there is never a dull moment. Aside from chasing after his grandkids at home, Stephen Odzer also stays connected to his extended family. “I also have many family members living in Israel,” Stephen says. His extended family is quite important to him. In fact, everyone came together to honor his cousin, Nachshon Wachsman, on the 25th anniversary of his kidnapping and murder.

Stephen Odzer’s extended family is a large motivator for his philanthropic work. Stephen says, “I am a large supporter of both Jewish and non-Jewish causes.” Stephen Odzer also advocates for Arab-Jewish business cooperation. He is also a large supporter of Bris Avrohom, a large non-profit that helps Jewish immigrants from Russia integrate into life in the U.S. and continue to foster their religious traditions. Some of the non-Jewish causes he supports include the AHRC, a non-profit that benefits individuals and children suffering from intellectual disabilities.

Even with all of the work he does, Stephen Odzer still has time to spend time on what he loves, sports. Stephen Odzer is also a big fan of the New York Yankees. He will cheer for them when they make the playoffs in 2019. Aside from baseball, Stephen Odzer also likes to follow the Las Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League.

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i2Chain announces Chief Technology Officer

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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2019 / — i2Chain, the maker of advanced cybersecurity solution bolsters its technology leadership by announcing Sanjay Jain as its Chief Technology Officer to lead the product and technology tracks of the company.

Previously, Sanjay as the Chief Architect at i2Chain, led the design, innovation and architecture teams. Prior to i2Chain, Sanjay had a proven track record of accomplishments at tech companies such as VMware, Microsoft, and Openwave. Sanjay has Masters in Computer Science from IISc, Bangalore, and Bachelors in EE from BITS Pilani.

“At i2Chain, Sanjay has demonstrated thought leadership, brought together diverse teams to deliver on a complex promise and has contributed immensely towards progressing the mission of the company. I’m delighted to promote Sanjay as our Chief Technology Officer”, said Ajay Jotwani, Cofounder & CEO of i2Chain.

In the new role, Sanjay will lead the technology, product and innovation organizations, and partner closely with business and marketing to drive the development and implementation of i2Chain application. Additionally, Sanjay will be responsible for the company’s technical vision and enabling it to execute on its business objectives.

“In today’s digital environment, businesses are unable to protect sensitive information by building secured walls around it. The information itself must be “inherently” secured. i2Chain drive to solve this important and challenging problem using advanced cryptography, access rights and immutable traceability, and its high caliber team of researchers and developers inspires me every day”, said Sanjay Jain, now the Cofounder & CTO of i2Chain.

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i2Chain is a Santa Clara, California based SaaS startup is designing, defining and building am infosec application to protect information and identity. i2Chain leverages cryptography and rights management to secure identity information and records transactions on an immutable ledger for auditability and traceability.The startup has a world class team, a combination of experienced former technology executives from leading tech enterprises specializing in cybersecurity, heuristics, zero trust governance models and sharing a passion for developing innovative solutions for clients.

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Cronos Group, Organigram Holdings And More In The News On Trading Tuesday

NYC, NY, USA, November 12, 2019 / — Jetblack Corp (OTC: JTBK) is down 7.83% on the day. The company released news that they are finishing formulation of a wellness product the company believes to be a unique product. JTBK is keeping the details confidential for now but is expected to give more details in the coming weeks. The company stated the product does not contain any cannabis or cannabinoids but will be marketed towards cannabis users along with non-cannabis users.

Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) issued guidance for its fiscal fourth-quarter of 2019 and full year guidance for 2019, which will be reported on November 25. For 2019, the projected full year net revenues is expected at $60.7 million USD. A lower fourth-quarter net revenue may possibly result in a negative EBITDA for the quarter.

Elsewhere, news reports have stated Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) has paid $300 million for a small CBD company of which the CEO’s private equity firm will collect $120 million of it.

Market leader Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) was down slightly as of this article.

In other news, Drake is attempting to trademark Canada’s pot warning label, but the trademark is expected to be contested.


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Mente Group Aircraft Brokers Certified by IADA

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As a strong IADA accredited aircraft dealer, Mente Group will eventually have all of our aircraft sales brokers certified by IADA.”

— Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor

DALLAS, TEXAS, US, November 12, 2019 / — Mente Group's Vice President of Transactions Brian Hammer and Vice President of Strategic Consulting Cole White have been designated certified aircraft sales brokers by the International Association of Aircraft Dealers (IADA). They join Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor, who is also an IADA-certified aircraft sales broker.

"Brian and Cole are both consummate pros and certainly well deserving of this designation," said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor "As a strong IADA accredited aircraft dealer, Mente Group will eventually have all of our aircraft sales brokers certified by IADA."

"IADA is very pleased to include Mente Group's VP of Transactions Brian Hammer, and VP of Strategic Consulting Cole White, in the ranks of IADA-certified aircraft sales brokers," said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. "They join an exclusive group of professional brokers who have passed rigorous evaluations in order to achieve recognition as highly skilled brokers at the top of their profession."

IADA's broker examination conducted by Joseph Allen Aviation Consulting measures the skills and competencies that are required of aircraft brokers in order to effectively conduct their work. Joseph Allan has considerable experience in curriculum development as well as the development and management of examinations measuring knowledge-based competencies.

BRIAN HAMMER: As vice president of transactions, Brian Hammer is involved in business aircraft acquisitions, sales and leasing activity, and all aspects of the aircraft transaction process. Previously, Hammer was vice president overseeing the technical aspects of aircraft transactions, including inspections, pre-buy inspections, completions, and aircraft modifications.

He has a broad-based background in aviation and has been involved in numerous transactions since joining the company in 2009. Prior to Mente, he was a technical consultant at another aircraft and brokerage firm.

Hammer's nearly 30-year aviation career includes serving as an aircraft technician in the United States Air Force, in corporate aviation as a maintenance supervisor for a leading 135 certificate holder, as well as working as a director of maintenance for a Fortune 200 flight department.

Hammer has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. He's based in Dallas.

COLE WHITE: Cole White heads Mente Group's strategic consulting activities. His division provides robust fleet planning and feasibility studies for business aviation owners and fleet operators. Mente specializes in evaluating client travel requirements and developing solutions that consider all lift options, including new or used aircraft purchases, fractional operations, card membership programs, and charter.

White holds a degree in Systems Management from the United States Military Academy West Point with a focus on Systems Engineering. He has also accomplished post-graduate work at Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, where he studied Financial Reporting for Managers, Strategic Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Planning and Valuing of Projects and Investments, Managerial Accounting and Corporate Strategy, and Value Creation.

He served his country as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army after graduating from West Point, where he was recruited to play baseball. White was drafted into the Pittsburg Pirates organization, where he played professional baseball for three years. He is based in Dallas.

ABOUT IADA: IADA is a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, IADA now offers the world's only accreditation program for dealers and the only certification program for individual brokers. The process delivers high standards of business conduct and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient and reliable marketplace. For more info about IADA, go to

ABOUT MENTE GROUP: Mente Group professionals have handled more than $10.5 billion in aircraft transactions, compiled more than 60 years of aviation experience, and executed more than 500 business jet deliveries. Mente has developed proprietary algorithms and advanced modeling capabilities involving millions of complex data points along with the aviation management expertise to provide superior customer solutions.

The company offers completion management services to include interior outfitting oversight and new business aircraft delivery. Mente serves large corporations, growth companies and private individuals worldwide. For more info see

Mente Group partners with many of the world's largest corporations, prominent entrepreneurs, growth companies, and private individuals, including Andor Capital, Bank of Texas, BNSF Railway, Capital One, Delhaize Group, Entergy, Food Lion, JPMorgan Chase, LG, MassMutual Financial Group, Medical Properties Trust, MetLife, Quexco, Inc., Raytheon, Sprint, Stanley Black & Decker, Summit Alliance, and Williams-Sonoma.

Mente Group is a member of Air Charter Safety Foundation, International Business Aviation Council (IS-BAO), International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). It is an IADA-accredited aircraft dealer.

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SUIC iDrink Installation of Two New iDrink Smart IoT Beverage Vending Machines in New York, USA

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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, November 12, 2019 / — SUIC iDrink is set to install two new iDrink Smart IoT Beverage Vending Machines in New York, USA, its first ever in the North American market. SUIC is optimistic that this will demonstrate SUIC’s market development expertise that focuses not only on market expansion globally, but also on adopting localization strategies to provide maximum growth opportunities for iDrink Smart IoT Beverage Vending Machines in North America. SUIC and iDrink together employ technological expertise required to advance significant technology in the beverage industry.


The North American beverage market is relatively mature, with the major suppliers dominating the North American beverage market (Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Kraft, Tyson, and Cargill among others). The beverage market in North America maintained relatively stable growth from 2014 to 2018. By 2018, the North American beverage market reached US$394.56 billion, ranking first in the global market.

Market Growth & Innovation Strategy

SUIC will implement strong strategies to grow and innovate the iDrink business in North American beer and beverage vending market. SUIC employs specialists that will steer iDrink business to a more stable development through iDrink added value segments that will benefit both SUIC iDrink and their customers and will inspire loyal following with a positive brand image.


The iDrink machine is set apart by its exceptional USP: iDrink is a self-service, mobile payment, money-making machine that creates an ecosystem for connecting advertisers and partners in the value network through their 4-touchscreen advertising monitors, allowing OEM, other brand partners, servicers, retailers, stockers, investors, consumers to advertise and promote their products and services, and to share content across platforms that can reach iDrink customers in different ways.

Additionally, SUIC will boost the iDrink brand and image by installing iDrink Smart IoT vending machines and logos with Hashtags and QR codes in public and private locations, i.e. restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, pubs, clubs, cafes, shopping malls, hospitals, ball games, and many more; and by engaging customers on an individual level with influencer and experiential marketing through the use of its very own Drink Coin cryptocurrency. The iDrink brand delivers the best drinking experience as its Smart IoT vending machine also dispenses its beer and beverage Bottoms Up, which is the most efficient beer and beverage dispensing system in the market today!

B2B Sales and Marketing Teams in USA

SUIC iDrink sales and marketing teams in various States around the USA will connect and work together with local breweries, merchants, partners, and distributors, and will accelerate development of new channels, partner marketing, and support sales training and initiatives.

About iDrink Technology Co. Ltd.

iDrink Technology Co. Ltd., Taiwan (“iDrink”) designs the iDrink Smart Vending Machine, for the global trillions- dollar beverage industry, utilizing cloud platform services that consolidate consumption data from beverage manufacturers and consumers alike, and uploading the data to its blockchain-enabled iDrink Smart Vending Machine. iDrink Smart Vending Machine is a beverage vending machine and a cryptocurrency mining machine, as well as a O2O digital currency ATM terminal. iDrink Smart Vending Machine manages real-time inventory information, track fleet of beverage suppliers, offer myriad of data about its consumers’ habits and spending through a seamless cryptocurrency payment system, using business intelligence and analytics solutions with Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth and RFID tags.

About Sino United Worldwide Consolidated Company

The Sino United Worldwide Consolidated Company provides Venture Financing and Blockchain services to five sectors including: “Logistics & Trade”, “Vehicle & Transportation”, “Finance & Coin”, and “Medical & Healthcare”, and a new addition, “Fintech.” The addition of the Fintech sector to SUIC’s Blockchain services includes a comprehensive update in which SUIC will build up its own internal capabilities by actively starting a Blockchain training program, developing a 3rd generation Smart Contract Blockchain under the SUIC brand, and using these capabilities to offer a comprehensive ICO consultancy. Shareholders of SUIC will be exposed to the diverse application of blockchain services in various parts of the economy. Additionally, existing and potential customers can benefit from this company’s diversified portfolio of technologies and consulting services in the four sectors. As one of the first publicly traded technology companies, SUIC serves as an innovative leader by integrating these five sectors. To learn more, please visit

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New Orleans, LA. Trahan Architects is Ranked the #1 Design Firm in the US by ARCHITECT 50, awarded by ARCHITECT Magazine

The Coca-Cola Stage at The Alliance Theatre

111 North

Moody Pavilions- Laguna Gloria

It’s beyond buildings, right? It’s about arriving at a place where you believe that architecture can create or result in an attitude of kindness…. architecture has a voice in that.”

— Trey Trahan, FAIA

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED_STATES, November 12, 2019 / — Trahan Architects ( a global architecture firm based in New Orleans with design studios in New York City and Chicago, founded by philanthropist Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, was named as the #1 Design firm in the U.S. for 2019, by ARCHITECT 50, a national ranking of architecture firms published by ARCHITECT magazine. The ARCHITECT 50 tries to answer one simple question: “Who had the best year?” Quoting “Transforming complex conceptual ideas into realized physical spaces is no simple task, but Trahan Architects excels at this alchemy.” When asked about the accolade and his perception of architecture Trahan said “It’s beyond buildings, right? It’s about arriving at a place where you believe that architecture can create or result in an attitude of kindness…. architecture has a voice in that.”

Since its inception, Trahan Architects has built a portfolio with a wide range of building types and scales, including academic, cultural, performing arts, ecclesiastic, residential, athletic, commercial, mixed-use and urban projects throughout the US and overseas. Notable projects include The Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, The Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana and an important conservation and preservation undertaking at Corcovado National Park in Patagonia, Chile.

The firm is pleased to share the following projects submitted:

The Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre
The Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Georgia
The Alliance Theatre, founded in 1968, is a Tony award-winning regional theatre located within the celebrated Woodruff Arts Center campus. The 650-seat theatre incorporates over 70,000 sq. feet of performance and support spaces – transforming the Alliance’s capabilities for the next generation of artists in Atlanta. Comprised of solid oak sourced from fallen trees, the final material system is a marriage of contemporary digital technology and time-tested hand craft. Trahan Architects assembled a world class team to implement handcrafted steam bending techniques and artistry on an architectural scale. From concept to construction the project demonstrates innovation through collaboration between the Trahan team, artist Matthias Pliessnig, and fabricator CW Keller. The design of the Performative Millwork at the Alliance Theatre has been awarded the 2019 AIA Innovation Award and the R + D Award for its innovative use of material and digital fabrication techniques.

The Moody Pavilions at The Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria
The Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas The new welcome pavilions enhance the museum entrance experience into the sculpture garden beyond, where visitors discover works of art framed by the vibrant natural landscape. As the first phase of a much broader Master Plan devised by landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand, the new Arrival Garden with its Moody Pavilions establishes a new public face for the institution and clarifies a dedicated pedestrian entry from West 35th Street just south of the historic gate. Here, architecture and landscape are conceived as an integrated and unified experience. A series of vertical steel plate and glass pavilions draw visitors into the park through a sequence of shaded outdoor spaces. Concrete site walls, stone dust paving, and lush plantings further enclose two outdoor courts for patrons to gather and linger while taking in views of the property’s mature live-oak canopy, 100-year old Italianate villa, and compelling works of art.

Conservation Foundation Headquarters
New Orleans, Louisiana

The design of the building is centered on creating a place of quiet contemplation and repose in a city filled with excess and revelry. Located within the Picayune Place historic neighborhood of New Orleans’ Central Business District, the Foundation Headquarters is a contemporary intervention situated on a vacant site in the heart of the city. The structure itself is a simple cast-in-place concrete box which is spaced back from a monumental weathering steel sculpture wall. This project was also awarded the 2019 International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum and the Architecture MasterPrize for residential Architecture.

111 North
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
111 North is a slender twenty-six story residential tower proposed along the Mississippi River in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge. With a lot size of only 2,265 sq. feet, the project utilizes an efficient core and innovative structural design to provide twenty-three dwelling units (one unit per floor). The units include custom walnut cabinetry, beautiful marble counters and accents, architectural cast-in-place concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass which offers stunning views of the surrounding downtown area.

Ochsner Center for Innovation
New Orleans, LA
The new Ochsner Center for Innovation will serve as the headquarters for innovationOchsner (iO), an innovation group Ochsner Health Systems formed in 2015. The 32,000 SF Center will be a state-of-the-art collaboration space for Ochsner and its partners to develop, test, and implement innovative healthcare solutions with a focus on digital health, precision medicine and advanced analytics to shape the future of healthcare. In addition to iO staff workspaces, key components of the Center include: a makerspace, where new technologies can be created; a prototype virtual and augmented reality lab, where new technologies can be tested; flexible office space for visiting partners and digital health technology companies; a full kitchen to promote organic tenant interactions; and a conference center to host national and local conferences and community events, including job trainings, business assistance programs, and educational seminars.

For more information please contact Julia LeBlanc, Director of Business Development and Communications at jleblanc@trahanarchitects

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NuSierra Colombia SAS Receives Approval to Export Cannabis Oil into Canada

NuSierra is excited to have received this approval from Health Canada, and is now one of the few internationally approved, medical cannabis oil export companies”

— Matias Gaviria – CEO, NuSierra

RIONEGRO, ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, November 12, 2019 / — NuSierra Colombia SAS (NuSierra) is excited to announce that approval from Health Canada has been granted to import 500 g. of NuSierra cannabis oil extract into Canada for scientific research purposes. This is in addition to NuSierra’s previous announcement in October 2019 that Health Canada approved import 1 kg. of NuSierra cannabis flower to a Canadian licensed producer and testing laboratory.

NuSierra believes that verification of a GMP compliant supply chain is necessary to ensure the highest quality and consistency of cannabis-based medicines. The exported/imported oil will be used to compare the analytical results of Colombian labs to Canadian labs and the stability of oil during transport. “NuSierra is excited to have received this approval from Health Canada, and is now one of the few internationally approved, medical cannabis oil export companies” says Matias Gaviria CEO of NuSierra. With this validation, “NuSierra will be able to ensure its customers that the quality of the cannabis oil they receive is the same that NuSierra ships.”

NuSierra is a fully, licensed, compliant operating Colombian medical cannabis company, with large-scale organic cultivation, CO2 extraction and controlled environment manufacturing capacity including capsules, tinctures and topicals. Its founders and management team have experience founding and managing large medical cannabis companies in highly regulated markets within the U.S., Canada and Australia. For more information, visit or send an email to

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A Sam Francis Painting and a Spectacular Diamond Ring at Michaan's Winter Fine Sale

A Sam Francis Painting and a Spectacular Diamond Ring at Michaan's Winter Fine Sale Featuring Property from the Sylvia Blumenfeld Trust

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A Sam Francis Painting and a Spectacular Diamond Ring at Michaan's Winter Fine Sale, Featuring Property from the Sylvia Blumenfeld Trust

In a special auction event on Friday, December 6, Michaan's Auctions will present exceptional property from fine estates including the Sylvia Blumenfeld Trust. Sylvia Blumenfeld was a sophisticated collector whose education and world travels informed her interests, shaped her taste, and guided her selection of fine art, jewelry, furnishings and decorations. This fine property forms the core of Michaan's Winter Fine Sale, which also features the contents of an apartment designed by San Francisco's celebrated interior designer Steven Volpe. The apartment was featured in Architectural Digest, August 2017.

Sylvia Blumenfeld (1921-2018) collected modern art for many decades. The works in this sale came from galleries such as John Berggruen, Solomon & Co. Fine Art, and Hirschl & Adler Modern. An untitled 1983 work by Californian Sam Francis (1923-1994) is a leading highlight. Estimated at $150,000-$200,000, the massive Sam Francis acrylic, on paper laid on canvas, is a dynamic work that will thrill collectors. Hans Hoffman's exuberant oil "Circles" (1951) is offered at $50,000-$80,000. The Bay Area Figurative Movement is very well represented in this collection with works by James Weeks, Elmer Bischoff and Nathan Oliveira. Watercolor portraits by Diego Rivera and Toulouse-Lautrec are offered, each at $20,000-$30,000.

Michaan's Furniture & Decorative Arts department offers beautiful property from the Sylvia Blumenfeld Trust. A pair of fine commodes, a center table and a bench feature beautiful woods and elegant craftsmanship. A group of fine Mexican silver of .920 and .930 standard includes a tea and coffee service with an urn en suite. Its bold lines and shimmering surfaces will make an elegant statement in its next home.

Sylvia Blumenfeld's exquisite taste extended to her collection of fine jewelry. Designers include Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and Buccellati. Piaget's "Miss Protocole" diamond and 18k white gold, leather wristwatch is offered at $4,000-$6,000. The Blancpain diamond and platinum covered wristwatch, circa 1950, is estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Fine jadeite jade and diamonds are featured in the 18k white gold ring ($8,000-$12,000). Sterling silver jewelry pieces include the designs of Antonio Piñeda, David Yurman and John Hardy.

The superstar of the Blumenfeld Trust jewelry collection is the ring centering a pear-cut diamond weighing 7.92 carats, flanked by additional pear-cut diamonds set in a platinum mounting and accompanied by a yellow gold ring guard. This treasure of astonishing proportions and superb quality is estimated at $80,000-$100,000. The Winter Fine Sale will also feature jewelry and timepieces from other fine estates, curated by Michaan's jewelry specialist and GIA gemologist, Elise Coronado.

In addition to the Sylvia Blumenfeld Trust collection, the exciting works of fine art offered on December 6 include sculptures by Robert Indiana and Louise Nevelson. Indiana's "PREM" — a variation on the theme of his famous work, "LOVE" — spells out "love" in Hindi. The steel sculpture, an earthy terracotta in color, is estimated at $250,000-$300,000. It would make an outstanding focal point in a meditation garden or on a campus lawn. The Nevelson work is an abstract collage assembled from wood and paper. It measures 40 x 30 inches and dates to 1957. From a San Francisco apartment designed by Steven Volpe, the Nevelson collage is estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

Michaan's Winter Fine Sale also boasts two fine and complementary collections of Art Deco furniture and decorations. The first, from a San Francisco apartment appointed by interior designer Steven Volpe, has some extraordinary examples of furniture and decorative appointments by design houses such as Adnet, Ramsay and Maison Baguès, and designerarchitects such as Prue, Adnet, Colon and Marx. Gilt bronze and chic appointments by Line Vautrin, among others, make this small but fine collection very compelling.

A notable highlight is the very rare all-glass guéridon by Colon and Adnet, possibly designed for the 1937 Paris Exposition. The round table top is black and engraved SECURIT. The tripodal, angular legs are formed of of flat clear, uncolored glass. Chromed brass accents complete the design. The table stands roughly 17" high and is estimated to realize $8,000 – 10,000.

A collection of Art Deco from a San Francisco house includes bronzes and furniture by Majorelle, cold-painted; gilt and silvered bronzes by French, German, and Eastern European artists; glass by Lalique; porcelain and pottery by Robj and Rosenthal; and fine furniture of extraordinary woods. A vase by Daum, sheathed in a bronze frame by Majorelle, is estimated at $2,000 – $3,000. Most pieces from this collection will be offered at Michaan's monthly Gallery Auction on Saturday, December 7, but highlights will be sold at the Winter Fine Sale on Friday, December 6.

In the United States one does not often encounter the designs of Anthony Redmile, the quirky English designer of posh animalier furnishings. A quartet of Redmile articles, circa 1975, will bring the furniture and decorative objects section of the Winter Fine Sale to a modern plateau. The pair of fine low round tables of glass, horn and "stone" is estimated to realize $7,000 – $10,000. The crane vessel on stand and the resting stag are also quite wonderful.

Bidders may preview Michaan's December 6 Winter Fine Sale at the auction gallery in Alameda, CA on December 1 and December 5. A complete catalog will be available at

Talesa Eugenio
Michaan’s Auctions
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Source: EIN Presswire

Alliance Background Welcomes Jolene Chullen-Johnston as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Alliance Background Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Mrs. Chullen-Johnston brings over a decade of highly relevant operational, sales and strategic expertise.

USA, November 12, 2019 / — As a seasoned industry executive, Mrs. Johnston brings over a decade of highly relevant operational, sales and strategic expertise. Jolene’s primary responsibility will be successfully executing Alliance’s long-term strategic plan, setting policies, procedures and operational best practices. Jolene’s relationship building approach combines operational, strategic growth and compliance proficiency, ensuring that Alliance delivers the highest level of quality, service and integrity to its clients and partners. Jolene is passionate about service and continued education having served on both the Education and Best Practices Committees as a member of the Professional Background Screening Association. Jolene has received numerous awards and holds a multitude of certifications including being Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified, Advanced Fair Credit Reporting Act Certified and holds PBSA FCRA Advanced Certification.

I’m happy to welcome Jolene to our team stated Alliance Founder and President Brittany C. Bollinger. “I’ve known Jolene since I entered the industry almost a decade ago and I can’t think of anyone that demonstrates as much passion for the background screening industry as Jolene. I am extreamly confident that she will prove to be a tremendous asset to both the company and our clients.”

“I am extremely excited to join Alliance Background and Ms. Bollinger to deliver an unparalleled product and service to our clients.” Commented Mrs. Johnston. “It’s my privilege to join the team and help advance our mutual strategic goals by providing the latest innovation and exceptional service.”

About Alliance Background, LLC. Founded in 2018, Alliance Background leverages both a fresh point of view with years of industry experience, leading edge technology and a superior commitment to service. Alliance founder Brittany Bollinger is active in many associations and organizations including Junior Leagues International, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Delta Gamma and currently serves on the Board of HR Tampa. Ms. Bollinger previously served as the youngest elected board member to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

Brittany Bollinger
Alliance Background LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire