HISTORIC NEW CANAAN, CT INN LIKELY TO BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT

CONCERNED RESIDENTS ASK FOR HELP TO SAVE 1740 ROGER SHERMAN INN

New Canaan, CT, USA – February 25, 2017: Bad news for New Canaan as its Historic Landmark, Roger Sherman Inn, is likely to be partially or wholly soon demolished.

The Inn is older than the United States. Built in 1740 when millions of buffalo still roamed, it endured the Revolutionary, Civil and 2 World Wars and is loved by generations.

The plan requiring demolition requires a zone change – it is not currently the right of the owners. To give owners a $5M contract sale price, on Tue Feb 28th 7 PM, P&Z has been asked to change the zoning from Commercial (Historical) to 6 house Residential on 1.9 acres – both nonconforming in a 1-acre zone.

If demolished, New Canaan will have no hotels. It is also the last of 3 Historical Inns that remained (Maples Inn demolished in 2011 – by the same developer – and Melba Inn demolished in 2004).

P&Z can protect valuable assets – the ten-year town plan cites “Preserve Historic Resources.”

Concerned? Contact P&Z by Feb 28th: Steve.Palmer@newcanaanct.gov Fax: 203-594-3127

7 Role-Playing Scenarios and What American Couples Really Think of Them

(Aarhus, Denmark) — (Feb, 12th) The mobile app iPassion explores the role playing habits of sexual partners in the US and reveals the hottest and funniest role playing fantasies.

With the trailer of “50 Shades Darker” steaming up screens, there’s a lot of buzz around bondage games, dominance role playing and how to have hotter sex when you’re in a relationship.

The iPassion team from Denmark has taken a closer look at what US couples really think about different role playing scenarios and the difference between men’s and women’s preferences in this area.

iPassion is an app game for couples that was launched in late July 2016, and in 6 months it has registered more than 140,000 players. 1% of the Danish population has it. And every month, 10,000 new American users download it for free from the App and Play stores.

Since iPassion is geared to make intimate conversations fun and non-threatening in a game-like setting, its questions cover all kinds of turn-ons, turn-offs, preferences, fantasies and of course role playing desires.

After accumulating anonymous data from its large US based user pool, the app team have found that more than 4 out 5 couples are open to role playing. And a deeper dive into the stats reveals what people want behind closed doors…

“Boss & Secretary”

A classic scenario! The strict boss staying late to finish the boring report and the secretary who must help out with the exhausting deadline – well past midnight! Who hasn’t heard about this one before?

4 out of 5 couples would like to engage in this hot scenario and it’s easy to understand why. The needed outfits are already in the closet and the scenario is pretty straightforward and easy to imagine. About half the men wish to be the boss only and half the women wish to be the secretary only. 24% of women and 33% of men say that they’d like to try both roles. And 12% of women only want to play if they get to be the boss!

“Lord & Servant”

More BDSM than the Boss and Secretary set-up, Lord and Servant is one partner losing all sense of empowerment and even identity to cater to the wishes of the other. This may require considerable trust to explore in the relationship, but it is definitely not off the table for couples, as only 19% of men and 26% of women rule out this scenario.

“Lord & Servant” literally needs no preparation to pull off. Couples may even start off with an order to strip from the lord. It’s a wild and open role play option where anything goes.

About 20% of men are okay with being the “Servant” and around 21% of women want to be the lord! More and more couples are keen on breaking gender stereotypes and it would seem that 1 out of 5 people in the cinema watching “50 Shades Darker” actually wishes the roles were reversed. Interesting!

“Police & Criminal”

One partner disciplining the other. And with authority! The police and criminal scenario takes the bad boy/bad girl fantasy to the next level, and police uniforms are always on the top 10 list of uniforms on sex shops and for Halloween. The best part? Using cuffs is natural in this scenario.

The team found that most couples are really into the Police-Criminal setting. For men, it’s almost 50-50 regarding wanting to be a criminal or a police officer. For women, however, almost 3 out of 4 want to be the criminal.

“The Plumber”

This role-playing scenario is an erotic movie classic along with the pizza delivery guy scenario. Indeed, there are also couples who would love to have “their pipes fixed” and enjoy the idea of getting down and dirty with the plumber.

But a third of men and women don’t find this scenario sexy at all and about another third would be open to trying it out but are not convinced that it’ll work, which makes this scenario the least popular one on our list. Perhaps it depends on the reasons for having needed a plumber in the past.

Most people fit the gender stereotypes for this scenario as most men who want to play this game want to be the plumber and almost all women want to be the ones whose “pipes need fixing”.

“Strangers who meet at a Bar”

One night stands are the stuff fantasies are made of! Picking up a handsome stranger or a beautiful diva from the bar is a popular role play option for modern and cautious couples who wouldn’t really like to bring home someone they don’t know.

25% of players do not want to act out this fantasy and another 25% would really like to get it going this way. The remaining 50% of men and women might want to try it out sometime but aren’t completely sure that it’s a good idea.

This hot scenario is often used in movies and could be a fun way to spice up a relationship in which the couple have been together for many years. What might be turning some people off, could be the fact that this role play takes place in public which could be a challenge.

“Vampire and Victim”

Fangs and helpless souls. The bite and the heated sexual tension. Vampire and victim scenarios seem tailor made for role play and there have been countless movies and TV series about the charming blood-sucking character and the beautiful, innocent victim.

However, 2 out of 5 men and women don’t want to try out this scenario in real life which may or may not have something to do with the huge success of the Twilight movies in which both vampire and victim are portrayed by young teenagers instead of sexy adults. Or it may simply be due to the fact that it requires some special props and costumes to get it right and that it may make it hard to keep a straight face throughout the entire session. Or maybe it’s the vegan trend – who knows?

With that said, it’s very easy to see why 3 out of 5 people would like to act out this scenario as it entails danger, submission, mystery, a little pain and a lot of enjoyment. Most men still want to be the vampire while most women want to be the innocent victim. However – fun fact – 17% of women state that they would prefer to be the vampire.

“Prostitute”

This setting is interesting because it toys with the concept of prostitution which is obviously illegal in most places and frowned upon in other. But roleplaying doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with reality. And iPassion has explored how people feel about “paying” for the act.

Barely 1 out of 3 men and women will rule it out right off the bat. The numbers show some hesitation amongst women where only a third is convinced that it’s a good idea compared to about half the men.

This role play scenario seems to be catching on as people shed their inhibitions. It doesn’t necessarily require any costumes and done right, it can channel a romantic “Pretty Woman” vibe.

Role playing is a great way to try out new, fun and sexy things in a relationship and a great way to get started is to ease into it and perhaps buy a few accessories that will help bring the role playing to life.

For every individual who is jittery about finding out what his or her partner secretly wishes or would simply like to spark fun conversations about each other’s preferences, the iPassion app is free for download in the Play Store or the App Store.

iPassion has been created by J. Martin Moller and his girlfriend who are committed to helping people engage in authentic intimacy by finding out more about the sexual preferences, wants and safe limits of their partners. Reviews and ratings can be found in the App Store and Play Store.

Image and video material related to the app can be found here: http://bit.ly/2l2YkYF

Freddie Achom joins the board of Vivid Technologies as Non-Executive Chairman

Vivid Technologies has named Freddie Achom as its new Non-Executive Chairman as part of the company’s plans to expand into the Middle East Telecoms sector.

Vivid Technologies are very pleased to announce the appointment of Freddie Achom as its Non-Executive Chairman. The appointment follows a recent joint venture exclusive agency distribution agreement with Kuwait-based Media Phone Plus that will serve the Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq region of the Middle East. Freddie Achom comes with a wealth of experience within the Private Equity and Venture Investment sector; he is the CEO & Founder of Rosemont Group Capital Partners an offshore based venture capitalist group who last year announced a seed investment in the company. Achom has joined Vivid Technologies’ team to help navigate the company’s expansion into developing markets.

Omer Khan Founder and CEO of the Pakistani-based customer services technology platform, Vivid Technologies says, “with a wealth of experience and knowledge Freddie’s contribution to the team will be of insurmountable importance. This appointment undoubtedly will help take the company to the next level by drawing on his wealth of experience in assisting businesses to scale up. It marks a significant milestone for Vivid Technologies to have such an accomplished visionary on board at this juncture where the company is going from strength to strength. With his addition, we are another step closer to achieving our goals.”

The company previously incubated at Plan9 and accelerated at LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, before joining Microsoft Ventures London and BlackBox Connect (sponsored by Google), last year completed a seed-stage funding round, with investments from Sunbridge Ventures, Telefonica, Conrad Labs and Rosemont Group Capital Partners.

“The Vivid team has made real inroads into the telecom sector, with a particular focus on the Middle East and I believe the technology is much needed to move the old IVR technology into the new age. I am pleased to join the board and keen to assist in road mapping and implementing growth strategies within the region,” said Freddie Achom. “Of course safeguarding our investment is always paramount, but we are also very excited to be active in bringing this groundbreaking technology to the forefront.”

ABOUT ROSEMONT GROUP CAPITAL PARTNERS:

Rosemont Group Capital Partners LLC is an early stage venture capitalist firm co-founded in 2003 by British Entrepreneur and venture investor Freddie Achom. Its portfolio is as wide ranging as digital technology, biotechnology, solar technology, financial services, land, and property development to more high-profile ventures in the entertainment sectors. Rosemont groups headquarter in London with international offices in New York and Mumbai.

Rosemont Group is actively seeking interesting ideas, concepts, and businesses to invest in and should be contacted via their website:

http://RosemontGroup.net

We are social: @RosemontGroup #RosemontGroup
ABOUT VIVID TECHNOLOGIES:

Vivid Technologies is a next generation voice platform which is integrated into your smartphones and device, allowing users to access information more efficiently with an optical feature, replacing regular client service which is trouble-free to obtain with a touch screen experience and making inquiries much quicker to deal with and reducing queue time. The technology also gives users the privilege to view how long queue times may take and do a face to face video chat.

Vivid Technology is an intermediary firm with its global presence in the United States and the UK. Since its launch, the company has been able to raise investments from leading companies like Telefonica, Sunbridge Ventures, and Microsoft UK from the countries across the globe that include the US, UK, and Japan.

Vivid Technologies recently made a deal with Telenor Pakistan, a move that will help boost Telenor’s customer experience. Vivid Technologies is a USA based company which has set a benchmark by introducing visual navigation IVR to enhance the client experience. Armed with Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology, the company aims at improving customer services by making them cost effective, engaging and interactive.

Currently, Telenor Pakistan has a total subscriber count of 38 million and has 27% SIM market share. Vivid seeks to reduce enterprise call center costs by 26%; improve customer satisfaction by 65%; and help to reduce incoming call traffic by 30-35% making it cost effective, engaging and interactive. The IVR technology will save customer time ten fold and optimize staffing efficiency by 12%.

Integrating the technology with their contact centers, Vivid will be introducing this entire setup for Telenor customers through their 345 helplines by early 2017.

The deal with Vivid Technologies was finalized in November 2016, and as part of the deal, Vivid will also be moving to other Telenor business units in the Asia-Pacific region such as Myanmar and Bangladesh.

This is one of the major milestones achieved last year after Freddie Achom joined the board of Vivid as Chairman.

NEW PROFERRED.COM WEBSITE #IamAPro

Santa Fe Springs, CA –Brighton Best International (BBI) the developers of The Proferred Brand, have launched a new website. Proferred.com a site aimed at the professional tool and industrial supply buyers.

The new website combines a comprehensive listing of tools, safety and brand fastener products with a directory of authorized distributors. The site will be a tremendous value to the DIY, craft, home repair, construction professionals, and consumers. “This is a cutting-edge internet site far superior to anything in the marketplace,” said Rosa Hearn, Product Manager of the Proferred Rivet line. “At Proferred.com, we know that price and quality matter. This is why the makers of Proferred are dedicated to bringing you high quality, professional luxury products at a fraction of the price.”

The new generation is looking for that user-friendly easy on-line solution. With Proferred, many industries in the maintenance, industrial, and construction fields will now be able to obtain a quality product for much less.

The Proferred Brand is the new generation of tools, safety and construction products. Proferred.com can help you achieve your full professional tool set at a budget you can afford. Whether you are located in the U.S. or around the world, you have access to a beautiful professional product with just a simple click.

Contact the company’s website at www.proferred.com which contains additional information or finds us on social media using #IamAPro and tell us how you put the Pro in Proferred!

Contact Rosa Hearn

Phone: 562-756-6765

Email: rhearn@brightonbest.com

Norwalk Integrated Medical Center Offers Non-Invasive Treatments for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain as Recommended by the ACP

The American College of Physicians’ new guidelines recommend non-invasive treatments to combat abuse of pain medication, and iMed Center in Norwalk is leading the way for local treatment.

Norwalk, Connecticut—The American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines in February 2017 to control symptoms of acute and subacute low back pain. The guidelines emphasize noninvasive treatment over addictive medication prescriptions. Their recommendations include Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Exercise, Spinal Manipulation and Prescription anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxants. Integrated Medical Center (iMed) in Norwalk offers each of these treatments to aid patients in reducing low back pain without the use of medications.

“It’s great that The American College of Physicians created these guidelines emphasizing conservative non-pharmaceutical treatments for low back pain,” said Dr. Diego Murcia of iMed Center. “This will help fight the current epidemic of dependence to pain medications while still assist the patient in getting pain relief.”

An epidemic of abuse and addiction to pain medication sparked the ACP to put forth these new guidelines, and iMed Center of Norwalk offers their recommended non-invasive treatment plan in house. The ideal treatment plan will eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by acute or subacute low back pain without exposing patients to highly addictive substances.

The Norwalk iMed Center specializes in massage therapy, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, and exercise. They also have highly trained physicians that can careful analyze each situation to determine whether prescription medications are required for further treatment.

People suffering from low back pain can get more information on the iMed center’s website www.imedcenters.com or visit iMed Center of Norwalk at 365 Westport Ave, Suite 3, in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Norwalk Integrated Medical Center offers a conservative approach to low back pain which involves massage therapy, exercise therapy, and spinal manipulation. If prescription medication is required, our medical doctors are available to help manage the condition.

For more information, please call or write the iMed Center at:
Norwalk Integrated Medical Center
365 Westport Ave, Suite 3
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 845-0400

Abstract Artist Explores Asperger’s Syndrome in a Thought-Provoking Exhibit

(READING, Berkshire, February 25th, 2017) – Mahlia Amatina will be introducing her newest art exhibition, On a Spectrum – an exploration of Asperger’s syndrome, at The Peacock Gallery in Reading, Berkshire (UK) from 25th Feb – 16th March.

Known for her desire to immerse herself fully in her subject matter, Amatina’s intimate relationship with her exhibit evolved from her personal experience as an adult who was diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2015. This ‘late’ diagnosis has added a unique authenticity to this enlightening and ambitious project.

After learning of her condition, Amatina studied current research related to Asperger’s and began to attend a support group for adults who had been diagnosed with the status as an adult.

Per Amatina, “I was keen to hear more from others and how they experience their Asperger’s. I decided to create a questionnaire that would then lead on to an art exhibition. I wanted to be able to tell our story.”

Her approach was to inspire respondents to complete her questionnaire by hand and to use ‘mark-making’ as a way to illustrate their primary Asperger traits. ‘Mark-making’ in this context means using any line, dash, shape or symbol – anything non-literal – to describe how someone experiences their Asperger’s condition. They were also encouraged to include any colors that represented their experiences. Completed surveys were returned to her from the UK, Europe, Asia, and the United States.

In developing the exhibition, Amatina compiled their responses, along with her personal introspection, to create paintings, videos and creative writings. Per Amatina, “The narrative came to life, as an Asperger’s community came together to help inform the art.”

With an increasing number of adults being diagnosed with Asperger’s, Consultant Neuropsychologist Dr. Trevor Powell comments that “there is a greater awareness of the condition, in particular through the media.” The expert who has been diagnosing adults with Asperger’s for more than ten years is attending the private view and looks forward to the exhibition: “I’m very excited to see the outcome of this hugely impressive art project.”

The National Autistic Society estimates that there are currently around 700,000 people living with autism in the UK. Autism is more evident in a child than in an adult. As an adult, those with Asperger’s are often perceived as being only ‘quirky’ and having difficulty connecting with others in social interactions. Many are also preoccupied with particular interest that borders on obsessive. Most of them are exceptionally intelligent with unique gifts. In some cases, the reaction they experience as someone who is different than the norm leads to anxiety and depression and a diminished opportunity to fit in the community.

On a Spectrum – an Exploration of Asperger’s Syndrome is a creative, provoking and inspiring exhibit that calls awareness to the challenges and opportunities that an adult with Asperger’s faces.

For more information, contact Mahlia Amatina at +447725 366966 or email at mahliaamatina@gmail.com.

Amatina interviews Dr. Trevor Powell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAoZCvbhyQY

Amatina talks about the exhibition and its background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzFSoExiB1U

Dutch invention: A great ‘Plop’ with every bottle you open

A great sound. That nice hard plop when you open a bottle of champagne. That great plop can now be heard whenever you open a bear or a coke. Thanks to the Plopr. A dutch invention that has been worked on for several years. As of today Plopr is listed on Kickstarter to crowdfund money for a first production.








Johan van de Pol (27) from the Netherlands, is the inventor of the Plopr. He says: “Five years ago during a party a friend of mine opened a bottle of beer with the backside of a lighter. It opened with an amazing ‘Plop’ sound. Later that evening after several tries I finally succeeded to open my bear with a ‘Plop’ using a lighter. I learned that every human movement can be replicated using a machine or a tool. I promised my friends that I would invent something that would be easier to use than a lighter. I still hear them laughing at that statement. That event made me even more determined to invent a tool with which everybody would be able to make that great ‘Plop’ sound.”

Bookshelf Bracket

Johan has been busy for a number of years developing all kinds of prototypes that look nothing like how the Plopr eventually came out. In the summer of 2016 he finally achieved a breakthrough. Nothing other than a bookshelf bracket eventually formed the inspiration for the working prototype that Johan developed with his brother-in-law, who is an engineering student. They invested thousands of hours and as a result, everybody is now able to open his bottle with a ‘Plop’. And a great side-effect is that the cap flies through the air. Don’t you want to plop it? You can also use the Plopr to open a bottle the ‘old school’ way.

Kickstarter

Starting today, the Plopr can be found on Kickstarter with the goal to fund €10.000. With this starting capital we can produce and distribute the first openers and we can search for a distributor. The Plopr can be personalized on orders consisting of a minimum 100 pieces, making it a great personal gift to use for promotional purposes for brands.

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For more information: Johan van de Pol, jvandepol@innerva.nl

www.plopr.nl/

The North America Association of Coaches and Counselor (NAACC) launched on February 14, 2017, and will help find top rated coaches and counselors near you.

Atlanta, US, (February 14, 2017) – The North America Association of Coaches and Counselor (NAACC) helps connect people to counselors and coaches near them. The members of NAACC are trusted leaders in their niches. NAACC makes it easy for people to search their reliable network and find top-rated counselors and coaches from the same. The organization is launched on February 14, 2017 (Valentine’s day).

NAACC was established due to a couple, both of whom are certified and licensed counselors and coaches. The couple developed the website as a solution for people who kept looking for a single platform that blended counselors and coaches and assisted them to get qualified clients. It was set up as a solution to the problem.

The corporate office of NAACC is based in Atlanta. A private corporation, it presently has five staff members but is growing. The organization offers certification and training to aspiring counselors and coaches. Mentors and coaches can be listed free of cost, and begin to get clients at the official website of NAACC. People can quickly search for a top rated counselor or coach close to them.

The official website of NAACC also offers blog posts on a broad range of related medical topics, such as the best apps to find a coach or counselor, advantages of working with a coach or how to find the best therapist. These posts and helpful articles are highly assistive for users.

About NAACC:

North America Association of Coaches and Counselor (NAACC) is a private organization based in Atlanta that helps people to find top rated counselors and coaches. It also provides certification and training to budding counselors and coaches.

For further information and inquiries, please visit http://www.naacc.us/

Contact:

North America Association of Coaches and Counselors (NAACC)

Contact Person: Faith Abraham

Phone no: +1 (888) 309-9250

Email: support@naacc.us

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SQUAREGAL: DIAMONDS ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND German-based Jewelry Aims to Transform Diamonds into Everyday Accessories

Munich, Bavaria, Germany – February 12th, 2017 – Marilyn Monroe may have once sung that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but now one jewelry startup, Squaregal, aims to change that perception by reinventing their image through modern new styles and redefining prices to be more affordable for everyday wear.


Squaregal: diamonds aren’t just for evening soirees, but also for everyday wear such as jeans and t-shirts

“For too long, diamonds have been caged up as a prestigious stone, only to be worn on special occasions and kept locked away when not,” said Audrey Cheng, founder of Squaregal. “At Squaregal, we want to change that—we believe beautiful things should be on display as chic, fashionable accessories that are perfect for every outfit and every mood.”

Founded in 2016, the company’s available prices (with prices ranging between €80 and €600) are a result of a direct partnership with a Hong Kong manufacturer specializing in gemstone jewelry. With a new collection launching every month based around a different “theme girl,” the company is already showing that diamonds are a limitless stone—and one that can be shaped to fit any girl’s personal identity.

For more information and to see Squaregal’s current collection, please visit http://www.squaregal.com. For media inquiries, please contact at (+49) 163-214-5116 or email at assistance@squaregal.com.

About Squaregal

Squaregal offers handcrafted chic jewelry, perfected with authentic diamonds and gemstones at highly affordable prices. Each month, the company releases a freshly limited edition. For more information, please visit Squaregal’s website.

Website: https://www.squaregal.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Squaregal-1914615195431828/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/squaregal_jewels/

SQUAREGAL GmbH

Breisacherstr, 20

81667 Munich

Germany

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PAYG PAY AS YOU GO APPS: APP Development and financing company.

PAYG, app financing and development company designed to provide a 12-month payment plan with a 3 to 12-week app development and launch feature for all interested startups and businesses, this week officially unveiled their services for every entity intent on having an expertly optimized and fully functional app live in the App Stores this year.

Borne from a passion for providing a first-ever payment model for custom mobile and web applications, PAYG is making it possible for every sized entity, startup, and millennial entrepreneur to have a fully functioning, visual app right in the Google Play and Apple Stores.

PAYG’s goal for 2017 is to sign up 300 new businesses. They are already 33% of the way there. Currently, their financing model does not require any credit score minimum.

“For everyone who has pondered the question, ‘How do I finance my app development cost?’ our PAYG service is here to provide the sustainable solution,” said Anshul Bagai, Founder, and Owner of PAYG. “This is a unique, 12-months payment plan that is risk-free, affordable, and includes one year of support and three upgrades.”

To get started, site visitors need to fill out a free quote with the platform for providing the desired app needs, requirements, and objectives with the PAYG Business Analyst. Alternatively, site visitors can also use the free App Calculator on the PAYG website. Users then pick from a unique payment plan curated specifically for their project. From there, they are officially prompted to sign up with particular project schedules by the payment plan and make their very first payment on the PAYG automated and seamless finance processer, equipped with a customer service associate. PAYG then gets to work building and optimizing the app, and after only 3 to 12 weeks, launches the app live right in the App Stores or over the web.

After that, users are covered for one year of maintenance including three upgrades with PAYG, including cosmetic changes, bug fixes, browser compatibility, and OS updates. When the contract is completed, PAYG transfers the required documents, source code, and other project related items back to the client in a downloadable link and flash drive.

PAYG Apps is first and the only company to finance any scope of app development, build it out, and present it back to the official owner.

For more information, or to get started with a PAYG app today, visit: http://www.paygapps.com/.

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PAYG Apps Inc.
paul@paygapps.com
www.paygapps.com
Paul Gray – Relationship Manager
818-539-7891

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