Take Time This Fall to Reset Before Winter Sets In

Once the leaves start to change color and litter the ground, we slow down a bit to take in the kaleidoscope of color that Mother Nature presents.

BANCROFT, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — There’s something about fall that changes the speed at which we experience life. Once the leaves start to change color and litter the ground, we slow down a bit to take in the kaleidoscope of color that Mother Nature presents.
Of course, city living changes that slowing process. The experience is often rushed by all the commotion of city life.
Getting away from the city and the hustle of life is good for the soul. And more so in the fall. The cool air is refreshing and clears the head to allow new thought processes, and clears the mind of negative thoughts and energy.
Take a trip into the scenic area of the Ottawa Valley, Kawarthas and the Muskokas and discover a beautiful world full of fun surprises. The drive alone is a pleasure, with it’s twists and turns. One never knows what they might see around the next bend.

Many small towns dot the area, each with their own treasures to discover. Farmers Markets and antique stores are plentiful so hop out of your car to stretch while touring the area and find that perfect item you’ve been looking for. Fall is the time for Studio Tours, and most towns host one where you can visit local artists in their own studio. Why not start your Christmas shopping early?

Pumpkin patches and corn mazes are quite easy to find once you’ve left the city, where you can pick your own pumpkin. This is the time for apple picking as well, and the farmers in the area are waiting for you!

Why not head out for the weekend and take a mini vacation before winter sets in? There are plenty of small inns and B&B’s in the area. If you’re headed to the Bancroft area, check out Footprints Resort, an adults only boutique resort, that rents out rooms and cabins on their 10+ acre property. When you’re tired of travelling all day, enjoy their nightly campfires or soak away the stiffness in their hot tub. The view of the fall leaves across their private lake is incredible. They close for the winter at the end of October, so get out there now.

Whatever you do this fall, take some time to breath in the fresh air and enjoy the spectacular colors that Mother Nature is presenting. Soon, it’ll all be under snow.

About Footprints Resort: Located in central Ontario in a pristine, natural setting where time stands still, Footprints Resort is an Adults Only retreat where guests can relax and reconnect. Enjoy our natural, child free vacation destination just a few short hours drive from both Toronto and Ottawa and feel the stress of life melt away. Enjoy time on our private lake and beach, hike or bike the trails, soak up the sun and reconnect with nature. For more information about Footprints Resort, accommodations, rates and more, please visit www.footprintsresort.com

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Zenus selected as finalist for IBTM Tech Watch Awards

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The Zenus analytics dashboard

Zenus analytics dashboard

Zenus selected as finalist for IBTM Tech Watch Awards, again.

Our analytics service is extremely powerful and protects people’s privacy…It provides truly superhuman analytics.”

— Panos Moutafis, Ph.D. – CEO of Zenus

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Zenus, a leader in machine intelligence and face recognition solutions for the events industry has been selected as one of seven (7) finalists in the IBTM Tech Watch Awards to be held in Barcelona, Spain this November 19 – 21.

Last year, Zenus won the IBTM Tech Watch Award with its face recognition check-in application. This year, the company is demonstrating its AI-powered Analytics Service, which can provide a range of demographics and audience engagement information. All, anonymously.

“Our analytics service is extremely powerful and protects people’s privacy. Event planners receive a count of attendees, their aggregate sentiment, demographics breakdown, and even their level of attention,” said Panos Moutafis, Ph.D., CEO of Zenus. “This provides immediate feedback of attendee engagement to an event planner or trade show exhibitor. It provides truly superhuman analytics,” said Moutafis.

Although recently released, Zenus’ analytics service has already been successfully deployed at several events in Europe and the United States. Key partnerships with GO WEST 2020 and Digital Now 2020 will let event professionals experience the full gamut of Zenus’ offerings.

About Zenus, Inc.: Zenus powers the world's fastest check-in and superhuman event analytics. The company’s award-winning service has supported hundreds of events in over 30 countries. Number of attendees across all events have ranged from a few hundred to tens of thousands. Zenus implements privacy by design to protect end user information, offer peace of mind, and drastically improve the attendee experience.

To learn more connect with Zenus via email at info@zenus-biometrics.com

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Flotilla Week and Airlie Gardens kick off the Coastal Carolina Holidays

North Carolina Holiday Flotilla – Courtesy Blockade Runner

Airlie Garden’s Enchanted Airlie – Courtesy of New Hanover County

North Carolina Holiday Flotilla – Courtesy of Lydian Altman

Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, launches the coastal Carolina holiday season with two long-running traditions..

WILMINGTON/WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, launches the coastal Carolina holiday season with two long-running traditions, the 36th annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla, and Airlie Gardens’ 15th annual Enchanted Airlie.

A highlight of the weekend, Saturday night’s flotilla unveils a procession of beautifully decorated yachts and watercraft, each glittering with thousands of lights, slowly motoring past an estimated crowd of 50,000 revelers.
Immediately following the parade, a stunning and captivating 20-minute, 4,000-round fireworks display illuminates the night sky and showers the waterway with sound and color.

The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla weekend is filled with family options, including Friday’s tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, and the evening’s Flotilla Launch Party featuring the Jack Jack 180 dance band.

Saturday’s schedule includes the well-known Festival in the Park with nearly 100 pop-ups featuring arts, crafts, treats, and local merchants. Activities onsite offer bouncy houses for the children, slides, climbing walls, the Shriner’s Arab Choo Choo, live music, and The Antique, Classic, and Special Interest Car Show.

Early arrivals during Flotilla week begin the celebration Thanksgiving Day with a seafood-centric feast at host hotel Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Harbor Island tours depart the resort’s docks 3-times per day with Cape Fear Naturalist, Captain Joe Abbate. Prominently located on the flotilla parade route, Blockade Runner is within easy walking distance of all activities on the island.

Airlie Gardens’ Enchanted Airlie is open 19 evenings this year, including Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30 during flotilla week, and every night Dec. 6 thru 22. There are two event times per night, 5-7 PM, and 7-9 PM. Enchanted Airlie tickets are available on the Airlie Gardens website, or Blockade Runner guests may contact the hotel to make arrangements.

“We are very excited to be celebrating our 15th year for Enchanted Airlie,” said Janine Powell of Airlie Gardens. “Each year, we sell out faster and faster, and this year we’re approaching the half-million mark for cumulative attendance.”

Created by the Airlie Gardens Foundation, Enchanted Airlie brings to life 35-acres of night-time forest with more than one million sparkling lights, holiday displays, and seasonal music. The walking trails offer an indoor visit with Santa, plus food and beverage vendors with hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, cookies, unique local brews, and more.

“Enchanted Airlie has gained national and international prominence, attracting visitors from across the country and many nations,” said Powell. “Visitors should make a plan. We will sell out all dates and times.”

Proceeds from Enchanted Airlie benefit the preservation and improvement of New Hanover County’s historic Airlie Gardens.

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Hotel Mama Cuchara: First Green Globe Property in Ecuador

Hotel Mama Cuchara

Green Globe Certification was recently awarded to the Hotel Mama Cuchara with the hotel receiving a magnificent compliance score of 89%.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Hotel Mama Cuchara is situated in the Historic Center of Quito, the best-preserved and least altered historic center of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in Latin America. The hotel is within walking distance from the Plaza Santo Domingo, La Ronda, and many of the city’s most popular old sites.

Green Globe Certification was recently awarded to the Hotel Mama Cuchara with the hotel receiving a magnificent compliance score of 89%.
One of the most notable practices at the property is the meticulous restoration of a Spanish-colonial house built in the 1860s. The recognized UNESCO World Heritage building in the old downtown area has been transformed into a modern boutique hotel that first opened its doors in 2017. With sustainability at the forefront of renovations, natural lighting has been incorporated along with water and energy saving measures whilst conserving the original infrastructure and history behind the house. Construction materials from the original building were also reused where possible to minimize waste from restoration works.

As a family owned and operated property, Hotel Mama Cuchara shares a philosophy and vision with fellow Art Hotels that focuses on management working closely with staff members, neighbors, guests and people in the wider community. Art and music are other key areas that are valued and promoted to preserve indigenous culture in Ecuador. Vibrant, creative local art adorns walls and areas within the property while local musicians performing songs are also part of daily life here. Guests may be surprised to discover staff members double as musicians or artists displaying their hidden talents. Through these interactions, guests are seamlessly immersed in the traditional culture of the region. In addition, unique culinary dishes highlight Ecuadorian products and gastronomy.

In line with equal opportunity initiatives, Hotel Mama Cuchara employs men and women of different ethnic groups and socio-economic backgrounds as well as people with disabilities. The hotel supports the Just Be hospitality program where team members with disabilities are employed in various hotel departments providing them with opportunities to pursue productive livelihoods.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com


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Green Globe Certification Awarded to Atlantis by Giardino

Atlantis by Giardino

Green Globe recently awarded the Hotel Atlantis by Giardino its inaugural certification.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Atlantis by Giardino is a 5-star urban retreat that combines the best of both worlds. Ten minutes from the city centre, the luxurious modern hotel with a Mediterranean feel has views of Zurich and the luxuriant Üetliberg mountain.

Green Globe recently awarded the Hotel Atlantis by Giardino its inaugural certification.

Volker Salentin, Purchasing Manager at the hotel said, ““It feels great to be part of the Green Globe community, and we are proud of our commitment to work more sustainably. Green Globe has guided us and helped us to work through the process of becoming a greener hotel. Given all the efforts we have already made, achieving Green Globe certification provides a specific framework that will sharpen our team’s focus and motivate us to keep on setting even more ambitious goals.”

Being so close to nature, the Swiss hotel is motivated to minimize its footprint in every possible way. In 2018, the property’s comprehensive waste management strategy included the collection of 15 different recyclable materials adding up to a recycling rate of 71%. In addition, before the end of this year, PVC bottles as a chief source of water for all employees will be phased out. Instead, staff members will be provided with reusable thermos bottles with additional water refilling fountains installed throughout the hotel. As a result, 12.000 PET water bottles per year will be diverted from landfill.

Atlantis by Giardino participates in the Too Good To Go food donation program. More than 2.3 million tons of food is thrown away in Switzerland alone annually. Too Good To Go works with hotels and other gastronomic outlets to combat food waste. Via a free app, food that would otherwise be discarded can be ordered by customers and picked up at a reduced cost. Over the past year, as a Too Good To Go member, the hotel has supported this worthy cause by offering affordable delicious foods and also contributes to the National Swiss Soup Day.

Nature is very much a part of daily life here. Chefs at Restaurant Ecco use local seasonal produce in tasty dishes and also try to incorporate as many herbs as possible that grow in the area surrounding the hotel. To encourage biodiversity in the region, surrounding grounds were planted with wildflowers after the renovation of the property was completed in 2015 while rainwater is captured for irrigating gardens.

For further information please see https://giardinohotels.ch/en/zurich/

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com


Giulia Raths
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Estey & Bomberger attorney says, ‘Don’t be tricked by ride-hailing goblins and ghouls’

We’ve asked Lyft and Uber to digitally record all rides but they refuse, so it’s apparent that women have to take matters into their own hands.”

— Attorney Michael Bomberger

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It was one year ago this week that Gladys A’s life changed dramatically: Gladys was sexually assaulted on Oct. 28, 2018 when she called Lyft after attending a Halloween party.

Although Gladys was intoxicated, she knew the ride-hailing driver had turned off his app, so that it showed she had been dropped off. He also engaged his vehicle’s childproof locks.

Gladys was trapped. The driver was drinking and doing drugs, and eventually took her to a beach where he brutally assaulted her.

She was finally dropped off at her mother’s house five hours after she called Lyft.

“I was scared out of my mind because he kept telling me horrible stories about things he’d done to other people,” Gladys said.

Gladys is a plaintiff in a Lyft mass action lawsuit that was filed Sept. 4 against Lyft by the San Diego-based law firm Estey & Bomberger (San Francisco Superior Court, case #CGC-19-578975).

“Gladys’ ordeal is a perfect example of why the ride-hailing companies need to improve passenger safety,” attorney Michael Bomberger said. “While sexual abuse isn’t 100 percent preventable, there are steps women can take to better protect themselves.”

They include:
• Practice using your phone’s voice recording app (standard on most phones) or download one prior to your ride, so you can record your ride. “We’ve asked Lyft and Uber to digitally record all rides but they refuse, so it’s apparent that women have to take matters into their own hands,” Bomberger said. “I’m convinced that drivers won’t rape or assault passengers if they know they’re being recorded.”

• Familiarize yourself with the Uber and Lyft in-app “panic buttons” that connect you to 911 dispatchers. Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you feel threatened.

• Let someone know you’ll be getting into a ride-hailing vehicle before requesting a ride. Give them your destination and estimated arrival time.

• Take a screen shot of your confirmed ride after you’re paired with a driver and be sure to share your status/route with a trusted friend or relative so they can monitor your ride. Calling them during your ride to re-confirm your whereabouts is also a good idea, Bomberger said, because this tells the driver that people are watching.

• If the driver doesn’t say your name when you approach their vehicle, ask them for it. Don’t get in if the driver doesn’t know your name. Also, make sure their name, appearance, vehicle model and license plate number match the name, photo and vehicle information sent to your phone.

• Try not to ride alone and do try to sit in the back seat. “If you sit in the front seat you can bypass childproof locks if they’re engaged by the driver but sitting in the front seat makes you more vulnerable to groping,” Bomberger said. “If you can’t unlock your door, or the driver says he or she can’t disable the locks, call Lyft or Uber immediately and demand they be unlocked.” A Texas victim, who was sexually assaulted by a Fort Worth Uber driver last February said, “The driver told me I had to sit in the front seat for ‘safety’ reasons. But shortly after I got in, he started groping my hands, legs and breasts, and tried to kiss me.”

• Be polite but do not engage the driver in conversation.

Estey & Bomberger represents more than 100 women who have been raped or sexually assaulted by ride-hailing drivers. Victims are encouraged to visit https://www.ubersexualassaultlawyer.com/ for more information or contact the law firm at 619- 295-0035.

Ed Vasquez
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The Best of Los Angeles

CEO Sherri Murphy and VP Tammi Pickle (right) of Elite Connections.

Elite Connections CEO Sherri Murphy with Dr. Phil

Damara Titmus and Richard Biglia in the adagio from “On The Town” for the Pacific Ballet Theatre. Photo Credit: Tom Pease.

The Hollywood Sentinel reports here the Best of LA; including new Taylor Swift, MOCA, Elite Connections' Party with a Purpose, and Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is extremely pleased to announce a founding gift for WAREHOUSE Programs from longtime MOCA Trustee Wonmi Kwon, her husband Kihong Kwon and family.”


MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, US, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Best of L.A.

Music News:

Universal Pictures announced this week that the beautiful and brilliant global music star Taylor Swift has teamed up with legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to collaborate on a new, original song written for Universal Pictures’ film Cats, based on Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical. The song, “Beautiful Ghosts,” will feature in both the film and in the end credits.

Cats, in theaters December 20, is directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech), and stars Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward. In the film, the song is performed by Hayward, who stars in the role of Victoria. The version of the song performed by Swift, who plays Bombalurina in the film, will play over the end titles.

Charity Events:

Elite Connections; Party With A Purpose

Sherri Murphy states that "Plans are underway in Los Angeles way for an unforgettable evening of food, fun, and music, all while benefiting an extraordinary cause. Elite Connections; Los Angeles’ leading matchmaking agency for 25 years, is proud to sponsor their premiere event "Party with a Purpose," benefitting children in-need, in Los Angeles. The event is in its 20th year and seeks to make the holidays brighter for children in the area.

This year's holiday gala will be held at the Angelino Hotel Los Angeles on Saturday, November 23, 2019, 6:30pm-12:30am, and promises to be an evening that revelers won’t soon forget. Elite Connections’ lively matchmakers will be volunteering at this year’s event, creating a magical evening to kick off the holiday season.

Following the gala, Elite Connections staff will be putting the gala’s proceeds to good use, hosting a children’s Christmas party for the kids, helping to nurture and inspire local homeless youth, and provides them with solutions and resources to transform their lives. Elite Connections is proud to help the area’s most vulnerable children have a warmer, safer, and brighter holiday season. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for Party with a Purpose. Gala organizers are also still accepting silent auction donations as well as donations to fill gala gift bags.

Tickets to the event are $160, which gain revelers entry to the event that will feature a buffet, drinks, music, dancing, a raffle, and a silent auction. Valet parking is included free. Tickets can be purchased at info@eliteconnections.com/events or at 800-923-4200. All proceeds benefit local youth." Companies or individuals looking to sponsor or donate may also reach out to Elite Connections at: Elite Connections: 855-566-7497 htps://www.eliteconnections.com/events/ Also Visit: https://www.eliteconnections.com

Film Industry News:

Former President of Paramount Pictures and legendary film producer Robert Evans passed away this week. He will always be remembered.

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has written a new film that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott. "Little Women" will be in theatres this Christmas.

Art News:

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is extremely pleased to announce a founding gift for WAREHOUSE Programs. This generous and transformative gift comes from longtime MOCA Trustee Wonmi Kwon, her husband Kihong Kwon and family. Located in MOCA’s Little Tokyo space, WAREHOUSE Programs will include curated programs that highlight performance and performing arts, artistic experimentation, experiential installations, a wide range of contemporary and social practices, and festival-like open events such as conventions, summits, readings, idea fairs, concerts, screenings, dance, as well as group, family, and community-oriented activities that encourage diverse, intergenerational experiences for new and established audiences. This gift will make possible a significant increase in programming and the infrastructure needed to support the space and its activities for years to come.

Dance News:

Tammi Pickle and Sherri Murphy of Elite Connections were recently spotted Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the Alex Theatre, for The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre performance titled "Goes Broadway." A unique, interpretive fusion of jazz and ballet. Celebrating Broadway’s most beloved and memorable moments, artistic director Natasha Middleton seamlessly blended a mixture of the original classic dances with vibrant and innovative choreography.

Alex Theatre Fire

Sherri Murphy stated, "We thought the show was wonderful. We had a great time!" Sherri stated "the fire-alarm went off a little past halfway way through. At first we thought it was part of the show! We went next door and got a glass of wine and appetizers. 45 minutes to an hour or so later they let everyone back in. They performed all our favorites from so many shows we’ve seen. It was fabulous!" Sherri added, "History repeats itself. The Alex Theatre caught fire 71 years ago in 1948."

About Natasha Middleton

Artistic Director and choreographer of The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre; Natasha was born into a ballet legacy. Her grandmother, Elena Wortova, danced with the Ballet Russes, and her father, Andrei Bill Tremaine, with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She was a ballerina with the original Pacific Ballet Theatre, under the direction of her father. She trained and danced in Los Angeles and in New York with Joffrey II, as well as in Europe and Asia performing in ballets including The Nutcracker, Spartacus, and Carmen. She is the daughter of former San Francisco Opera Soprano Natalie Garrotto, and the niece of the late film star Yvonne de Carlo (Lily on The Munsters).

Choreographer to the Stars

Middleton began choreographing professionally on Broadway for Jazz artist Chick Corea and went on the world tour with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. In 2001, she founded the Media City Ballet Company and staged numerous ballets in Los Angeles including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto #3. She has choreographed the feature film "Love Hurts" starring Carrie Anne-Moss and Richard E. Grant, and television shows including "Hearts Afire" with Billy Bob Thornton. She also led the production of Men of the Ballet Russe honoring her father, and other such Ballet Russe greats including; Fredrick Franklin, Mark Platt, George Zoritch, Victor Moreno, and Paul Maure. Natasha established the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre in 2012. To learn more, visit: https://www.pacificballetdancetheatre.com

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Go Tour Announces Affiliation with Viator and Hotwire.com to Provide a Better User Experience

Henry Todd Stella, CEO of Go Tour, announces affiliate agreements with Viator and Hotwire.com to give users a better experience.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, USA, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The CEO of Go Tour, Henry Todd Stella, announced that Go Tour will be affiliated with Viator and Hotwire.com.

Go Tour is an online travel search engine that compares thousands of travel deals to provide users with the cheapest rates and best travel deals on airfare, hotels, car rentals, tours, and activities around the world.

The company is the brainchild of Henry Todd Stella, who founded it after leaving a career in investment and wealth management in Los Angeles. As an entrepreneur who loves to travel, Mr. Stella wanted to help others to seize the day and tour the world.

Hotwire is a leading discount travel site within the Expedia Group, working directly with suppliers to book unsold inventory. Hotwire can offer customers deep savings on hotel rooms, rental cars, and flights.

Viator is a leading global tours and activities provider for travelers. It provides online and mobile access to thousands of curated trip activities, including tours, attractions, shore excursions, and private guides in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. With more than 600,000 verified reviews and photos plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide.

In addition to the flagship site – Viator.com – travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners, including some of the world's top airlines, hotels, and online travel agencies.

For more information, visit www.gotourinc.com

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Poll Shows Majority of Americans Oppose Wild Horse Roundup Plan as BLM Scapegoating of Wild Horses Provokes Backlash

A terrifying wild horse roundup in action

A terrifying wild horse roundup in action

This dangerous proposal is the greatest threat to wild horses and burros in decades, and the American taxpayer is going to finance…upwards of $5 Billion.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — New polling released today by the American Wild Horse Campaign finds a strong bipartisan majority of Americans oppose a new plan to round up mass numbers of federally protected wild horses and burros from America’s Western public lands. The plan, which would reduce wild herds by 70%, is currently being touted by Acting Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director, William Perry Pendley and livestock industry lobbyists, but is opposed by the vast majority of wild horse protection and animal welfare organizations. Pendley is expected to make an appearance at the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

“Our recent polling documents that the nearly three in four Americans oppose the costly and cruel mass roundup and incarceration plan for America’s cherished wild free-roaming horses and burros,” said Suzanne Roy, Executive Director of the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC). “Americans do not want their tax dollars used to clear the public lands of wild horses and burros in order to replace these iconic animals with subsidized commercial livestock.”

“This dangerous proposal is the greatest threat to wild horses and burros in decades, and the American taxpayer is going to finance the whole shebang – even the BLM has admitted removals could cost upwards of $5 Billion,” said Marty Irby, Executive Director at Animal Wellness Action and a lifelong horseman. “If this ghastly proposal is executed, we’ll see massive roundups, swelling captive wild horse populations, and jubilation from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association that secured political cover from the Humane Society of the U.S., Humane Society Legislative Fund, and ASPCA for their long-time aspiration to cement a government-funded wild horse depopulation program.”

The Public Policy Polling survey conducted a poll of 686 registered voters on Oct 25-27 last weekend and found:

– 74% of respondents oppose the removal of nearly two-thirds of the wild horses and burros living free on America’s public lands today.

– 78% oppose the holding of tens of thousands of more horses and burros in pens and pastures at taxpayer expense, which could increase pressure to slaughter these animals over the long run.

– 79% of Americans oppose the surgical sterilization of wild mares (female horses) via a procedure that removes their ovaries.

At the same time, conservationists are reacting strongly to BLM chief Pendley’s recent claim that wild horses are “an existential threat” to the public lands, particularly given the fact that 88% of BLM land has no wild horses on it.

In response, Erik Molvar, wildlife biologist and Executive Director of the Western Watersheds Project, wrote, “Pendley’s misstatements about wild horses and the magnitude of environmental threats on the lands that his agency manages speaks either to a monumental incompetence and ignorance, or to an aggressive dishonesty and commitment to a “fake news” approach to informing the public about Western public lands.”

Last week, Molvar – a leading expert on the environmental threats to Western public lands posed by commercial livestock grazing – joined Nevada business leaders and wild horse advocates at a press conference in Reno to address the propaganda campaign being waged against wild horses, stating, “The administration’s obsession with wild horses, while turning a blind eye to the real and serious problems that livestock overgrazing causes on these same lands demonstrates a systematic myopia and willful desire to ignore and perpetuate ecological problems caused by the livestock industry.”

An editorial in last week’s High Country News, a non-profit magazine and news operation dedicated to informing and inspiring people to act on behalf of the West’s natural and human communities, echoed Molvar’s sentiments.

“The real problem with wild horses is that there’s no money to be made from them. And by focusing on them, Pendley hopes to divert our attention from the true threat to public lands: unbridled greed,” the editorial concluded, referencing Pendley’s history of fighting for the “private property rights” of extractive industries (oil/gas/mining/livestock) to exploit the public lands.

According to AWHC, the intensifying propaganda campaign by Pendley and his industry allies against wild horses is aimed at convincing Congress to fund the expensive new plan to clear the public lands of virtually every wild horse and burro remaining wild today. Misleadingly dubbed a “Path Forward for Wild Horse and Burro Management,” the plan would accelerate the removal (by helicopter roundup) of wild mustangs from public lands and allow for inhumane management methods, such as cruel surgeries to sterilize wild mares by ripping out their ovaries. Although billed as a “non-lethal plan,” the proposal actually makes slaughter more likely over the long run by dramatically increasing the number of horses and burros maintained in captivity at taxpayer expense with no guarantee of funding for their long-term care.

The plan is opposed by the vast majority of animal welfare and wild horse protection organizations.

The American Wild Horse Campaign, Animal Wellness Action, and The Cloud Foundation will hold a congressional briefing, Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 12:30 – 1:30 in the House Natural Resources Committee Room, Longworth HOB 1334. Members of the media are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, with more than 700,000 supporters and followers nationwide. AWHC is dedicated to preserving the American wild horse and burros in viable, free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage. In addition to advocating for protection and preservation of America’s wild herds, AWHC implements the largest wild horse fertility control program in the world through a partnership with the State of Nevada for wild horses that live in the Virginia Range near Reno.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Marty Irby
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Compass Furnished Apartments Honored with 2019 Supplier Award From Sterling Lexicon

The event, attended by more than 250 partners, was held to recognize customer satisfaction, performance and partnership excellence.

2019 Caring Core Value Award from Sterling Lexicon

Compass was honored to receive a 2019 Caring Core Value award by Sterling Lexicon in a Celebration of Suppliers ceremony in Boston, MA on October 15th, 2019.

It is an honor to have been recognized by our client and valued partner, Sterling Lexicon. This award is the culmination of our crew’s dedication and hardwork.”

— Jill Lamb, Marketing Manager

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Compass Furnished Apartments, a leading provider of fully furnished apartments throughout the Northeast was recently honored with a 2019 Caring Core Value award by Sterling Lexicon in a Celebration of Suppliers ceremony in Boston, MA on October 15th, 2019. The event, attended by more than 250 partners, was held to recognize customer satisfaction, performance and partnership excellence. After a welcome opening statement by Craig Donovan, SVP of Global Network Integration, the awards were presented by Darren Wagner, Vice President of Real Estate Services.

A total of 43 global providers were recognized by Sterling Lexicon’s Global Network Integration professionals from among a field of qualified entrants within the global mobility industry. Core Value awards were also presented for, trust, teamwork, and agility.

“We are so excited to have been given this award based on our company’s core values. It is an honor to have been recognized by our client and valued partner, Sterling Lexicon. This award is the culmination of our crew’s dedication and hardwork.” – Jill Lamb, Marketing Manager

About Compass Furnished Apartments:

Compass is a leading provider of both short-term and long-term fully furnished apartments throughout the Northeastern United States. We create immersive, elevated experiences by bringing the best of your personal home to your temporary one. Our comfortable homes, streamlined reservation process, and “concierge-style” client services enable us to provide our guests with an exceptional experience, all at a tremendous value. Our forward-looking approach to technology, sustainable business practices, and heightened experience factor lead many to choose Compass for their furnished apartment needs. Visit, www.compasscorp.com for more information.

About Sterling Lexicon
Sterling Lexicon offers companies end-to-end relocation solutions that enhance the mobility experience, delivering happy, productive employees at destination. Whether you are mobilizing talent for a new office, managing overseas assignees or recruiting college graduates, a partnership with Sterling Lexicon means your employees get a personalized, caring approach and you receive tailored solutions to fit your business goals.

Maddy Khentigan
Compass Furnished Apartments
+1 617-849-9557
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