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  • Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It

    Arbitrary Lines by M. Nolan Gray

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    In "Arbitrary Lines", Nolan Gray argues that it's time to abolish zoning. He shows how to better manage urban growth and create more livable, equitable cities.

    A welcome manifesto for rethought urban spaces and their outliers, bringing social justice into the discussion.”
    — Kirkus
    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Zoning. It determines where a person can live, and just as importantly, where they can’t. It frequently makes corner grocery stores illegal and public transit infeasible. And it’s one of the most successful segregation methods ever devised in the U.S. From its humble origins as a way to delineate land uses and regulate densities, zoning has become a set of impossibly detailed parameters that divide up cities among arbitrary lines, controlling nearly every aspect of daily life and stifling innovation.

    In "Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It" (Publication Date: June 21, 2022), city planner M. Nolan Gray argues that it is time to abolish zoning. He details steps to better manage urban growth and create more affordable, equitable, and sustainable cities. Gray shows how zoning often has little to do with city planning and has failed to address even basic concerns over how cities regulate growth.

    Using engaging stories and explanations, Gray lays the groundwork for eliminating zoning by defining what zoning is (and what it isn’t), how it works, and common myths about how cities manage urban growth. He addresses contemporary critiques of zoning, exploring how it has limited new housing supply, created an affordability crisis, mandated sprawl, and segregated American cities. Many American cities still have blatantly segregationist zoning codes, pushing their most vulnerable residents into the most undesirable areas.

    But reform is in the air: Gray details how cities from Minneapolis to Fayetteville are scrapping apartment bans, dropping minimum lot sizes, and eliminating minimum parking requirements. However, Gray argues, reforms can only do so much to fix a fundamentally broken policy. He makes the case for completely abolishing zoning and charts out how planning tools could be more effective in the post-zoning American city.

    Donald Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles and author of "The High Cost of Free Parking" writes, "Nolan Gray has the insights of Jane Jacobs and the prose style of Mark Twain. In his aptly-titled new book, 'Arbitrary Lines', Gray argues that zoning in America is a disease masquerading as a cure. He also proposes a post-zoning style of planning for fair, sustainable, and livable cities."

    As zoning approaches its 100th anniversary, it’s time reevaluate a failed policy with deep roots in classism and racism. "Arbitrary Lines" argues for a new path forward and shows how moving past zoning is a critical step towards creating more vibrant, equitable, and prosperous cities.

    M. Nolan Gray is a professional city planner and an expert in urban land-use regulation. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in urban planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gray previously worked on the front lines of zoning as a planner in New York City. He now serves as an Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he advises state and local policymakers on land-use policy. Gray is a contributor to "Market Urbanism" and a widely published author, with work appearing in outlets such as "The Atlantic", "Bloomberg Citylab", and "The Guardian". He lives in Los Angeles, California and is originally from Lexington, Kentucky.

    "Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It"
    Island Press Paperback | Publication Date: June 21, 2022
    256 pages | 6 x 9 | Price: $30.00
    ISBN: 978-1-64283-254-9
    Book Page: https://islandpress.org/books/arbitrary-lines

    Founded in 1984, Island Press works to stimulate, shape, and communicate the information that is essential for solving environmental problems. Today, with more than 1,000 titles in print and some 30 new releases each year, it is the nation’s leading publisher of books on environmental issues. Island Press is driving change by moving ideas from the printed page to public discourse and practice. Island Press’s emphasis is, and will continue to be, on transforming objective information into understanding and action. For more information and further updates be sure to visit www.islandpress.org.
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  • The Transition of Replace Your University from a Startup to a Corporate Juggernaut

    Replace Your University

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    Replace Your University featured in Digital Journal

    Replace Your University recently recognized in Digital Journal

    Replace Your University with Ryan Niddel and Kevin Nations

    Replace Your University

    The company known for helping clients learn financial strategies has surpassed multiple milestones and developments in their transition to a corporate entity

    Our first live event performed beyond expectations and our other departments are showing solid improvements. We are very excited and look forward to what we will achieve by the end of the year”
    — Michael Lush, CEO of Replace Your University
    BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Replace Your University, one of the leading brands in the financial education industry, has transitioned from a startup to corporate juggernaut and rebranded their culture to match. The transitioning process has been followed by the rapid growth of the company, increased revenue, and refined company systems. Consequently, they have made remarkable progress, exceeding all expectations in the financial education sector.

    Replace Your University started in 2014 when Michael Lush used an ingenious strategy to accelerate the payoff of his mortgage in 3.5 years, resulting in eventually sharing the strategy with others. Since then, the company has grown exponentially largely due to the incredible success clients consistently achieve. With most clients being referrals, it is clear the strategy is effective. Recently, the company was recognized as the #3 mover and shaker in the financial education industry.

    Replace Your University has accomplished positive improvements in every aspect of the company. This can be seen in the growth of revenue, reforms in the company culture, and the overall growth and expansion of the company. The marketing and sales team has reported an increase in leads and an improved sales conversion rate, and a reduction in the customer acquisition cost. The executive team has reformed the workplace culture, company values, and policies to ensure it matches with the next stage of growth and where this company is quickly moving towards.

    Michael Lush, the Chief Executive Officer, recently had this to say about the progress and growth within the company, “We have expanded our program offerings from one to five and have more in the works. While the new programs are young, they are already generating great results for our clients. In addition, our first live event performed beyond expectations and our other departments are showing solid improvements to our KPIs. We are very excited with how the company is rapidly growing and look forward to what we will achieve by the end of the year!”

    The team at Replace Your University is excited to continue moving forward and are looking forward to changing more lives in meaningful ways. With each of the executives believing deeply in Christian principles, charity, and service to the community, they have found this to be one way to take their expertise and help thousands of people move forward in their financial lives. Their vision is to ultimately enable more families to have more financial resources, so they can help serve their communities as well.

    Replace Your University has built a solid foundation in the financial education industry. The evolution from a startup to an established company has further helped them make significant improvements in every part of the company. This recent development is expected to take the company to a greater height in the financial education sector.

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    You can learn more about Replace Your University by going to their website replaceyouruniversity.com. Replace Your Mortgage does not offer mortgages, Helocs, or loans of any kind. Replace Your Mortgage is not a bank and does not provide credit offers. Replace Your Mortgage is strictly for educational and informational purposes only.


    Chris B.
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  • Klever showcases its blockchain ecosystem on a Time Square billboard

    Klever showcases its blockchain ecosystem on a Time Square billboard

    The time for Klever to dominate the global crypto scene has arrived.

    CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE , SOUTH AFRICA, June 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The past decade’s remarkable growth of Bitcoin to establish itself as a globally recognized force in the world of finance has fundamentally changed the way we view ownership, freedom, and the individual’s right to public financial tools. With Bitcoin's simplicity, universal accessibility, audibility, and properties of non-censorship, the BTC network is an ideal base layer to power the emerging crypto economy.

    After working for more than 10 years for big enterprise companies as consultants, the Klever team was not happy with the working environment. They wanted to work remotely, at their own time; at their own pace; without the timesheets, without the office politics, and without the many meetings that result in poor decision-making.

    Since its founding, Klever Finance has focused on building blockchain solutions and cryptocurrency products for millions of users across the globe. Since Klever launched its first wallet in 2017, cryptocurrency has evolved tremendously thanks to a growing number of industry players, more users around the world, mainstream adoption, and a variety of products and services. Klever builds their products and services on top of the world’s leading blockchain networks and currently offers 100+ blockchain nodes on top of 20+ major blockchain protocols to ensure global users’ every crypto need is met with optimal uptime.

    As a result, Klever has acquired extensive expertise in blockchain technology, cryptography, immutability, and which technologies facilitate high performance, speed, security, and reliability.

    Klever blockchain (KleverChain) is days away from launch, and there could not have been a better place to showcase its brand, products, and blood, sweat, and tears than a giant billboard at Times Square in New York.

    The launch of KleverChain will be a game-changer for Klever as they will now have no limitations as to what they can build. Nowadays, launching your crypto project and integrating the most useful and essential features desired is very challenging, since developing popular blockchain-integrated dapps requires specialized and still rare development skills. Furthermore, blockchain building becomes increasingly complicated and expensive every day.

    Their marketing team is warming up, and exciting times are coming.

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  • Google Business Profile Listings Added as a Standard Feature on All Press Releases Distributed Through EIN Presswire

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    EIN Presswire announces a new standard feature benefit; Google My Business

    Clients asked and EIN Presswire delivered. Adding Google My Business is yet another add-on benefit that differentiates us from competitors and increases the value to our customers.”
    — Jeremy Fields
    WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- EIN Presswire is announcing a free new standard feature to its press release distribution service, Google My Business. A Google My Business listing shows searchers where and how to visit businesses having websites. Google Business Profiles improves local search engine optimization (SEO) and this information can now be presented in press releases distributed by EIN Presswire.

    EIN Presswire’s clients have the option to embed their Google My Business listing into each press release easily with a simple link that will render a Google map with their business profile directly onto their press releases. The Google Map listing will be reprinted on potentially thousands of EIN Presswire’s publishing partners’ web portals.

    Jeremy Fields, VP of Business Development at EIN Presswire says “Clients asked and EIN Presswire delivered. Adding Google My Business is yet another add-on benefit that differentiates us from competitors and increases the value to our customers. Our mission is to stick with the popular and straightforward pricing plans with no add-ons fees.”

    About EIN Presswire:

    EIN Presswire - Everyone's Internet News Presswire™ - is where professional communicators and organizations turn when they need to get their news in front of the media, stakeholders, and the public. EIN Presswire is an operating division of Newsmatics Inc., a Washington, DC-based news tech company

    About Newsmatics

    Newsmatics Inc. is an independent privately held news tech company headquartered in Washington, DC, focused on news technology platform development. Its activities include media monitoring, custom media analysis, and advanced intelligence software applications. Its product line includes EIN Presswire, Affinity Group Publishing, APEX News Index, and the Perspectify mobile app, among others.

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  • When New York Real Estate Is a Killer: A Hilarious Tale of Money and Social Class in America

    Please Cooperate

    Jeffrey Harper

    Please Cooperate: A Comedy of Bad Manners by Jeffrey Harper

    An acid-tinged take on the disintegration of civility in a Manhattan co-op. With a steady eye, Harper picks apart the relationships between the tenants until it all unravels.”
    — Jonathan Spencer, Review on Amazon
    NEW YORK, NY, US, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In today’s society, does anyone actually “love thy neighbor?” In Jeffrey Harper’s recently released, sharp, smart comedy, PLEASE COOPERATE: A Comedy of Bad Manners, psychotherapist Derek Guston loves his neighborhood friends almost as much as the middle-class cooperative brownstone apartment they share on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

    The story opens with a spectacular set piece – the Manhattan wedding of Nick Donleavy – a long-time bachelor and Derek’s downstairs neighbor. Thanks to the cooperative, ingenious, DIY spirit of Derek and his brownstone’s neighbors Paul, Stephanie and Danielle, they overcome numerous obstacles and near disasters to create a perfect wedding for Nick and his wife. But soon after the marriage, relations among the neighbors start to fray when a leak in the apartment of owner and entitled trust-fund baby Emil Savić slowly erodes, then destroys, relations in Derek’s once perfect building.

    Like the progression of their building’s leaking roof, demonstrations of money and social class, drip by drip, threaten the integrity of their building and the social connections that once united Derek and his middle-class neighbors.

    As the neighborly bonds and mutual support begin to crumble, the characters are progressively engulfed in self-destructive recriminations, comic confrontations, love affairs and betrayals, lawsuits and rage – culminating in a riot in Central Park that changes their lives forever.

    In exquisite, often hilarious, detail, PLEASE COOPERATE vividly portrays the social mores of New York – the intersecting worlds of the poor, the middle class and the rich – from museums to holiday festivals to prisons to box seats at NFL games, spanning the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and wealthy Connecticut suburbs – and how inequality, envy and antagonism infect every aspect of American life.

    The middle-class pursuit of the “common good” collides with the power of money in this comedic and poignant story about traditional American neighborliness, threatened by the changing values of the new world of money. A microcosm for American life at large, PLEASE COOPERATE shines a light on the fears of the dissolving middle class through an ensemble of deeply connected New Yorkers and will attract fans of Tom Wolfe, Jay McInerney and Nick Hornby.

    PLEASE COOPERATE is available on Amazon and other popular retail outlets where books are sold.

    JEFFREY HARPER is a national prize-winning playwright, novelist, librettist and lyricist, as well as a psychotherapist in practice for thirty-five years. His theatrical works have received productions and staged readings in New York, Los Angeles and London. He is also the winner of the Playwrights First Award for original American play. He is the author of Thy Will Be Done and A Few Thoughts from a Small Life. Born in Montreal, he currently resides in New York City.

    Jeffrey Harper
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  • TROM Computers Development Suspended while Project Health Control (PHC) Switches to Neo4j Database Technology

    Neo4j - Query on the wall

    Neo4j - Query on the wall

    The Concerns Iceberg

    The Concerns Iceberg

    Common concerns of a community near you.

    Common concerns of a community near you.

    We are scheduling an operational gap of six months for replenishment of exhausted money reserves and will return with a graph data model in the form of Neo4j.

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
    — Mark Twain

    SOUTHMINSTER, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- After a sustained three-year attempt at establishing the basis of an expansive network of community centres, TROM Computers is calling a halt to further development for the time being. The initiative started with the establishment of TROM Computers CIC at the beginning of the pandemic in 2019.

    The primary reason for pausing is slow adoption by private benefactors and lack of support from UK Government's Department of Employment and Labour. The project's commercial model is based on income that comes entirely from donations, and a main component is a target projection of government funding in line with current unemployment benefit payments. The government essentially pays for people to work with TROM Computers while job searching.

    As a fundamental principle of the project, the TROM Computers staff are paid in a reward-for-effort model where value generated by the project is distributed among people involved, in direct proportion to their individual contributions. Each person records their contribution as 'time chunks' in a web-accessible database where each 'chunk' consists of date, duration and narrative of what is done. There is no distinction between grades of staff, and all value generated is distributed, so there is no mechanism in the share scheme for any one individual in the project to become wealthy from the project, but opportunity in the project for many staff to gain significantly more than they would on a minimum wage assignment or from government handout.

    "This method of sharing has proven a very difficult concept to understand because it is far from what is 'normal' in commercial structures," says Nishanth Shiraj, web applications specialist, "It is only since I experienced a share out myself that I came to fully understand the concept. You work on the project because you want to, regardless of money reward, and what you get paid varies according to what value is produced overall. We all do this anyway in family situations, so the TROM Computers payment method is simply the same but applied to the commercial settings in social projects."

    A major vision of the TROM Computers project is the harnessing of massive amounts of human capacity built into the many people on low incomes or unemployed. Within the project's organisation structure, there will be opportunity for participants to apply efforts to the resolution of local and national concerns like homelessness, isolation, antisocial behaviour and poverty. Concerns for which it is abundantly evident that Politicians are unable to solve, except for when additional effort is expended to harness the power of the Community Concerns initiative that is a core element of the TROM Computers project.

    A priority target for TROM Computers when it re-emerges with full funding, is to implement the Community Concerns initiative by infiltration of local County Councils and Parish Councils and disrupting their bureaucratic operations. Motivation to join Local Councils is in many cases not by genuine interest in resolving community problems, but by self interest and usually related to personal financial gain. As recorded in TROM Computers history when acquisition of public building for use as local premises was filibustered out of the Burnham Town Council agenda in 2020.

    When the TROM Computers project is underway, government policy that sustains a condition of below-poverty-line existence for recipients of social benefits, will be challenged. As an alternative to current policy, benefits recipients will be offered the opportunity to work on the TROM Computers Community Concerns project, utilising their input and at the same time providing them with incentive for self improvement.

    "The main lesson we can learn from our largely unsuccessful start-up, is to accept that the money game is played always for personal gain and hardly ever for community development,' says David Winter, TROM Computers founder, "No politician or local councillor in the current social system is ever going to promote community development unless it involves some kind of personal advantage."

    During the down time of TROM Computers operations, trials will be conducted on a small scale experiment using donations that individuals make in any case for parties considered of worth in community development. An example of these is the Richie Allen radio show that provides a platform for guests whose opinions are often considered unpopular or offensive, but valid nevertheless on the principle that all opinions should be heard and challenged. Richie Allen is a strong proponent of free speech, and plans are in preparation for a 'share out experiment' involving his regular donors who will be offered the option to donate via TROM Computers as a showcase of how the method works as a precursor to pressure on government to support the TROM Computers project.

    For the global scale of operation envisaged for the TROM Computers project, graphing database technology is the way forward. Graphing technology of choice for the emerging project's data model is Neo4j - https://neo4j.com

    Order Efficiency Ltd is the creator of the Project Health Control (PHC) methodology behind the PHC Consortium, a collaboration of companies and individuals promoting performance improvement for business and individuals.

    TROM Computers CIC is the hub of a network for community development through service via the PHC Portal, an interactive online window to information on community based projects. New users register by sending a blank email to addme@phcportal.com

    Richie Allen is an award winning radio and television presenter and the host of The Richie Allen Show, the most listened to independent radio show in Europe. https://richieallen.co.uk

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  • BVS Film Productions Launches New Video Documentary About Legendary Sales Trainer, Tom Hopkins

    Tom Hopkins Documentary

    One of the greatest salesmen of his time

    Tom Hopkins

    Tom Hopkins

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    Dan Portik owner of BVS Film Productions and Tom Hopkins at his home in Arizona

    As an inspirational motivational speaker and millionaire maker that transformed the lives of millions, he is considered as one of America’s greatest salesmen

    Some of the most successful individuals in their industry will tell their inspiring story of success with the help of Tom Hopkins.”
    — Dan Portik

    CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, June 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- BVS Film Productions, LLC announces the launch of the Tom Hopkins, Master Of Sales documentary that profiles the life and rags-to-riches success of one of America’s greatest salesmen, Tom Hopkins. Over the years, his seminars and books influenced the lives of millions over five decades, and the new documentary not only reveals Tom’s legendary charismatic style and techniques, but also features an impressive list of business luminaries that attribute much of their success to his teachings.

    “Tom Hopkins is a true American success story”, states Dan Portik, owner of BVS Film Productions. “His books and seminars have played a pivotal role in helping hundreds of thousands of people transform their lives for the better. After a glorious career of training over five million people on five different continents, Tom has recently announced he is moving towards retirement. With that, I decided that his legacy should be preserved forever in a full length movie. With that, I met with Tom and his team to develop this documentary to not only pay tribute to his life and career, but to also educate people worldwide about his timeless sales techniques and overall outlook on life.”

    After three years in the making, the completed documentary encompasses the many milestones of Tom’s career and includes interviews with some of the most influential and successful individuals in the motivational training and business world. People like Sharon Lechter, seven-time NY bestselling author and coauthor of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series., Tom Ziglar, son of Zig Ziglar and supplement giant 1st Phorm’s owner and president Sal Frisella. After attending one of Tom’s seminars, Sal was inspired to develop and grow his health supplement business into a worldwide success.

    Master Of Sales will inspire business people of all ages to realized sales is an honorable profession that if practiced correctly will offer limitless resources and freedom. Mater Of Sales is available at http://www.tomhopkinsdoc.com for rent or purchase as well as on vimeo at http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/masterofsales

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  • Anthony Rosado Launches Game-Changing Book in Home Flipping Industry

    “As-Is: The Roadmap to Flipping Houses” provides readers with secret steps to investing and flipping real estate with little resources.

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Author Anthony Rosado is pleased to announce the release of his latest book and ultimate guide to flipping properties, As-Is: The Roadmap to Flipping Houses.

    Anthony Rosado is a successful real estate investor, realtor, and author from sunny Florida. With over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Anthony has solidified his position as one of the top realtors and investors in the state, having helped hundreds of clients to reach their financial dreams.

    In his latest news, Anthony has released his very first, yet highly persuasive book, As-Is: The Roadmap to Flipping Houses. The book is designed to help first-time homebuyers, investors, realtors, move-up buyers, and active adults to become a real estate investor with little to no money. Throughout the guide, Anthony explains the complex world of wholesaling and flipping with a level of clarity rarely found in this sector. His passion for real estate is evident, and his hands-on experience allows for a rare insight into this competitive field.

    “As-Is: The Roadmap to Flipping Houses is geared towards the first-time flipper and will show you the way to success,” Anthony says. “Flipping is one of the best-kept secrets to making a great deal of money – without needed much to start with. It’s a fabulous avenue for self-employment and earning cash working from home, something many people are interested in with the ongoing pandemic. In fact, Forbes indicates that real estate may be the safest, steadiest, and simplest way to build wealth, with billionaire Andrew Carnegie famously saying that 90% of millionaires becoming rich by investing in real estate alone.”

    As-Is: The Roadmap to Flipping Houses provides readers with a step-by-step blueprint that will give wholesalers the confidence and skills needed to make their first million. Even if readers have no knowledge of the industry, they will gain a firm understanding of the simple and straightforward process to getting started – and succeeding. In the book, readers will discover:

    • The secret formula to finding motivated sellers that you can copy and paste
    • The 10 most forgotten things you need to check during due diligence phase
    • How to estimate repairs on any project quickly so you can stop wasting time
    • The simple step-by-step guide you can use to negotiate a home sale
    • The 5 mistakes you need to avoid when it comes to end-to-end due diligence
    • Clean, printable, and free wholesaling contract templates to save money
    • The 3-step framework to closing your first ever wholesale deal

    To purchase a copy of the book, please visit Amazon.

    About Anthony Rosado

    Having dedicated his professional life to learning the industry inside out, Anthony Rosado has applied his skills to his own life path, achieving financial freedom and overcoming significant obstacles. Anthony has transformed his life so thoroughly that he’s passionate about sharing his skills and knowledge with a wider audience. He believes that making substantial money from real estate is accessible to anyone who’s willing to put in the work - and he’s made it his mission to help make the road more navigable.

    Anthony is a great lover of the outdoors and can often be found on the golf course, where he feels he does his best thinking. A self-confessed foodie, he also enjoys fine dining, as well as music and dancing, all of which he’s been able to enjoy much more freely since breaking free from the rat race.

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  • Central Skagit Library District has Installed Smart Parcel Lockers For Libraries from Package Nexus

    World's Most Advanced Smart Parcel Lockers

    World's Most Advanced Smart Parcel Lockers

    Central Skagit Library Smart Parcel Lockers

    Central Skagit Library Smart Parcel Lockers

    Patented Smart Package Lockers from Package Nexus

    The World’s Most Advanced Smart Package Lockers

    With the new installation, CSLD can provide even more confidential, safe, and secured library services for its community of readers and learners.

    SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, US, December 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Package Nexus, a company specializing in smart parcel lockers for libraries, announces that Central Skagit Library District (CSLD) is the latest library to purchase their smart parcel lockers (https://packagenexus.com/markets/library-smart-lockers/). With the new installation, patrons can now pick up and drop off books at their convenience, contactless.

    The smart parcel lockers are very easy to use as patrons can unlock them with their smartphones or code given to them by the library. Busy schedules have made it challenging for library patrons to get their favorite books since many libraries now operate on schedules. Before now, it was expensive to install and manage lockers indoor/outdoor that will cater to library patrons who can only come outside of any schedule.

    With the Package Nexus, smart lockers libraries now have a cost-effective means of serving their patrons and ensuring they get all the books and educational materials they need for their learning and research. The lockers provide a simple yet effective way of ensuring books and other materials get to the right people.

    Central Skagit Library District has been serving communities for many years, helping them find learning resources for education, research, and study. The library, managed by a passionate board of trustees and supported by 'friends of CSLD' and a dependable workforce, remains a driving force in the community.

    Patrons can borrow materials, attend classes and events, and reserve a meeting room. In addition, they offer ebooks, movies, music audiobooks, music, and magazine, for adults, children, and teens. Materials are available in a wide range of genres, and users can discover materials of their choice by using powerful tools at their disposal.

    Package Nexus promises to continue delivering innovative solutions to their clients, with the desire to transform the library system. They are reliable, and they offer the best services for clients at a very affordable price.

    About Package Nexus

    Package Nexus (https://packagenexus.com) is the global technology leader and provider of The World’s Most Advanced Smart Parcel Lockers for efficient and simplified package management for the multifamily communities, retailers, universities, libraries, corporate offices, and more. Package Nexus unique solutions help property, store, and office managers to improve their operations, reduce operating cost, and increase customer satisfaction at the same time. Package Nexus offers its entire suite of solutions globally.

    For more information, please visit https://packagenexus.com/.

    About Central Skagit Library District

    Central Skagit Library District serves communities with books, information, and other materials to boost education, promote knowledge sharing, and connect people. The library has a large collection of materials, and they continue to improve to serve patrons better.

    For more information, please visit https://www.centralskagitlibrary.org/

    David Baker
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  • iPhone® 11 Pro Max® Final Cut Pro® and Apple MacBook Pro® Used to Make Academy Awards® Qualifying Film

      Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Am I Next Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Stop Normalizing Murder Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin Stop Normalizing Murder

    Denise Friday, Mother of Colby Friday, Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

    Denise Friday Tells Her Story in Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, a film Faizon Love says is "the most important film of our era."

    How Much Video Do You Need Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota The Modern Day Selma Michael Douglas Carlin How Much Video Do You Need

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of Fourteen Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of 14 Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

    Faizon Love says this is the most important film of our era

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era”
    — Faizon Love
    CENTURY CITY, CA, U.S.A., December 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "Apple® has done more for Human Rights than any company in the world," said Michael Meyer, "The invention of the iPhone put power into the hands of every citizen and our film has made this a reality. Every film has the ability to spark conversations in America that are long overdue, conversations that might lead to lasting change."

    Omar Bradley, the producer of the film agrees, "When Apple® created the iPhone® it was the single most impactful change in society. They also created a seamless workflow to get the film through the editing process with Airdrop®, Final Cut Pro® and hardware that includes a MacBook Pro®. Omar is not just a filmmaker, he comes to filmmaking as the former Mayor of Compton and a former member of the City Council.

    Executive Producer Pierre Akinroluyo says, "Where we have been given so much, we must all be socially responsible. Apple® has put these powerful tools in our hands."

    "Millions of people took to the streets in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. We were simply among the protesters documenting what happened. We took no joy in being there and did not undertake to sway the narrative. Our film is an immersive experience of what actually happened during our time in Minnesota. We were in a dangerous situation as seen in the film and our low profile presence being recorded on an iPhone kept us safe," said film director Michael Douglas Carlin, "More importantly our film documents stories that family members tell about losing a loved one to police violence. These stories help audience members all experience the pain families feel." Michael Douglas Carlin is the director of the film. He comes to this having investigated corruption in Mexico (American Federale) and the Rampart Scandal (Chaos Merchants). His style of filmmaking is to let the story tell itself and Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is no exception.

    Faizon Love, a well known actor and comedian says, "Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era."

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma now boasts 14 film festival awards with the inclusion of the latest award from the Culver City Film Festival of Audience Choice Best Documentary. The film competed among 350 films that screened from December 4th - 11th at the Cinemark 18 in Culver City, home of Sony Pictures, Culver City Studios, Apple Studios and many other entertainment companies.

    With the establishment of Apple Studios in Culver City it is only fitting that a documentary utilizing Apple technology should be selected to appear in the Culver City Film Festival. Andy Libby commented, "Carlin's skillful use of iPhone technology to capture the untold stories of police brutality from the mouths of loved ones in Minnesota gives his film a fresh immediacy without sensationalism or sentimentality. He resists the temptation to insert himself into the narrative and dutifully stands his post imbedded among the peaceful protestors and those who would oppose or incite them."

    Audience Members commented overwhelmingly that Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is an immersive film. Said Libby in response, "The success of Michael Carlin's film is that he allows the narrative to tell itself without a droning narration or insertion of a hidden agenda. It is pure documentary without judgement or manipulation. Audiences feel their feet on the ground with the protestors on their sometimes perilous pilgrimage."

    "Current technology puts the power of filmmaking into the hands of each and every citizen," said former Mayor of Compton and producer of Minnesota, Omar Bradley, "this is a new era of filmmaking and we are thrilled to be on the cutting edge allowing the story to tell itself."

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is on the list of films in contention for an Oscar® among a total of 138 films this year:

    “Ailey”
    “All about My Sisters”
    “All Light, Everywhere”
    “The Alpinist”
    “American 965”
    “Ascension”
    “Attica”
    “Aulcie”
    “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
    “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
    “Becoming Cousteau”
    “Beijing Spring”
    “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
    “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
    “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
    “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
    “Bring Your Own Brigade”
    “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D–Man in the Waters”
    “The Capote Tapes”
    “Captains of Za’atari”
    “Children of the Enemy”
    “Citizen Ashe”
    “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
    “A Cop Movie”
    “Courage”
    “A Crime on the Bayou”
    “Cusp”
    “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
    “The Deadliest Disease in America”
    “Dying to Divorce”
    “Enemies of the State”
    “Ennio”
    “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
    “Far Eastern Golgotha”
    “Fathom”
    “Faya Dayi”
    “Ferguson Rises”
    “Final Account”
    “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
    “Fire Music”
    “The First Wave”
    “Five Years North”
    “Flee”
    “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
    “Found”
    “Francesco”
    “Hell or High Seas”
    “Homeroom”
    “In the Same Breath”
    “Introducing, Selma Blair”
    “Iron Temple”
    “Jacinta”
    “The Jesus Music”
    “Julia”
    “The Jump”
    “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
    “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
    “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
    “LFG”
    “The Last Forest”
    “The Last Shelter”
    “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong–Torres”
    “Lily Topples the World”
    “Little Girl”
    “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
    “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
    “The Lost Leonardo”
    “Love It Was Not”
    “Magaluf Ghost Town”
    “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
    “Marx Can Wait”
    “Mayor Pete”
    “The Meaning of Hitler”
    “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
    “Misha and the Wolves”
    “Missing in Brooks County”
    “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
    “Moby Doc”
    “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
    “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
    “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
    “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
    “The Neutral Ground”
    “A New Dawn”
    “No Ordinary Man”
    “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
    “Not Going Quietly”
    “Nothing but the Sun”
    “On Broadway”
    “Operation Varsity Blues”
    “Ostrov – Lost Island”
    “Paper & Glue”
    “The Paradigm of Money”
    “The People vs. Agent Orange”
    “The Phantom”
    “Playing with Sharks”
    “Pray Away”
    “President”
    “Procession”
    “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
    “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
    “The Race to Save the World”
    “Radiograph of a Family”
    “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
    “Rebel Hearts”
    “The Repentants”
    “The Rescue”
    “Revolution of Our Times”
    “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
    “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
    “Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words”
    “Sabaya”
    “Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam”
    “Simple as Water”
    “Sisters on Track”
    “So Late So Soon”
    “The Sparks Brothers”
    “Speer Goes to Hollywood”
    “Storm Lake”
    “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Steet”
    “Summer Nights”
    “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
    “Tigre Gente”
    “Tina”
    “Torn”
    “Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation”
    “Truth to Power”
    “Try Harder!”
    “2020: The Dumpster Fire”
    “Two Gods”
    “Val”
    “The Velvet Queen”
    “The Velvet Underground”
    “Whirlybird”
    “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America”
    “Wojnarowicz”
    “Writing with Fire”
    “Wuhan Wuhan”

    Academy members in the documentary branch can view Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma online and beginning today through December 15th can vote to get the film on the short list of 15 documentaries. So far, Minnesota has won 14 film festival awards including the current win of Audience Award Best Documentary at the Culver City Film Festival, added to other awards that include Best Feature Documentary at the Marina Del Rey and Silver State Film Festivals as well as Best Director at the Silicon Beach Film Festival.

    MVD Entertainment releases the film in January.

    The Academy Qualifying Theatrical release was in October in a time, post covid, when almost anything can happen, Minnesota racked up an impressive weekend per screen average of $1,420 on a single screen at the Laemmle Monica Film Complex in Santa Monica. Minnesota beat out big screen films including Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, 20th Century Studios The Last Duel, Free Guy, Bleeker Street’s Mass, I’m your Man, A24’s Lamb, National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau, Universal’s Candyman, Dear Evan Hansen and Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye: In most cases by nearly double.

    Most people that see the film comment that they never knew that families, other than George Floyd’s, have been impacted by police violence. Minnesota tells the stories of other incidents that happened previous to the George Floyd Murder. These stories are all extremely emotional and audience members get to experience the pain through the family members’ eyes.

    Michael Douglas Carlin comes from a well-established Hollywood family having sat on Fess Parker’s lap as a young child. Carlin’s grandfather worked in the movie business as a driver and teamster driving for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes and many others. His last assignment before retirement was as a driver on the Steven Spielberg film, JAWS. His father worked in the industry as a gaffer before working full-time in the lighting equipment rental business, Keylite PSI, a company that Carlin’s father founded.

    Michael was a kid hanging out on the movie sets including: Ode to Billy Joe, (he had a bit part as an actor where he was directed by Max Baer Jr.); the 1976 remake of the movie, King Kong where he worked as a movie extra; and young Michael spent a summer in Chicago on the film The Fury directed by Brian DePalma where he bounced between working as an extra and a set electrician. Both King Kong and The Fury were filmed by acclaimed cinematographer, Richard Kline who would reunite with Michael Douglas Carlin on the film, Body Heat directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Carlin worked on Body Heat as a set electrician.

    Carlin would later run family business Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on many notable films like Robert Redford’s Ordinary People; Brian DePalma’s the Untouchables; Oliver Stone’s JFK and Platoon; Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs; Neal Israel’s Bachelor Party; Robert Altman’s Fool For Love; John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pickup; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner; Aaron Norris’ Braddock; Blake Edwards’ That’s Life; among hundreds of others. Keylite PSI also supplied the equipment for the first night landing of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1979 & 1980 Academy Awards®, and for over a dozen years supplied the equipment on the Hollywood Christmas Parade an event that young Michael worked on every year. Carlin also ran two motion picture studios – Valencia Studios and Osmond Studios. In recent years Carlin directed American Federale, Tupac Assassination Battle for Compton, Larger than Life the Suge Knight Story and he Executive Produced along with Stephen Nemeth, Hearts Road directed by Colin Finlay.

    In the mid to late 80s Carlin teamed up with Michael Meyer to produce a dozen low budget movies. Meyer, an entertainment lawyer, came from the management side of the business having worked with David Stewart and Larry Thompson. Meyer, was also a product of the movie business as his father personally represented Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman in the formation of Music Corporation of America, Universal Pictures and Universal Studios. Marvin Meyer of the firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer, and Sussman also represented Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and hundreds of other notable clients.

    Michael Meyer and his company Native Stars reunited with Carlin to work on Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma. Meyer said, “Minnesota, fits in with Native Stars’ mission to inspire others to make a difference wherever they can. We are proud of our participation in this important film and applaud the director, Michael Douglas Carlin, with whom I have had a longstanding business and personal friendship for many decades.”

    Producing the movie, Minnesota, is Omar Bradley, the former Mayor of Compton. Bradley brought tremendous depth to the project and shaped the editing process. Bradley is known for closing down the Compton Police Department when it was discovered by internal auditors that a large amount of evidence was missing from the evidence locker including cocaine and weapons. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department took on the policing of Compton and their contract continues to this day. Bradley was unseated as Mayor in a controversial election that was overturned by a Superior Court Judge and Bradley was unseated again by the Appellate Court. When Compton was turned over to the new mayor there was no debt and $63 million in the bank, in stark contrast to the debt laden Compton of today.

    Said Carlin, “Who better to produce such as salient documentary than a man from the inner-cities that understands the delicate balance between policing and the community? Bradley served as a City Councilman and Mayor. Additionally, now Omar has become an award-winning filmmaker to add to his growing body of work that includes being a published author.”

    The film is likely to remain relevant under the current climate with qualified immunity impossible to overturn at the Supreme Court level. Communities and their police departments must work out their differences much like a family having a meeting at the dinner table. “We hope our film can help facilitate these important conversations,” said Bradley. “Families have experienced pain and every officer should at a minimum be aware of what families feel when they lose a loved one.”

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  • Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, scores victory as Buffalo Soldier Descendants Agree to Forge Alliance with Apache Tribe

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma Winner of Fourteen Film Festival Awards Michael Douglas Carlin

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    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era.”
    — Faizon Love
    CENTURY CITY, CA, USA, December 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Award Winning Film, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, scores another victory as Buffalo Soldier Descendants Agree to Forge Alliance withChihene Nde Apache Tribe in New Mexico.

    Descendants of the Buffalo Soldiers were on hand to meet with Knifewing Segura, representative of the ChiheneApache Tribe at an afterparty for the Culver City Film Festival held at the Marriott Hotel in Marina Del Rey. They all came to see, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma a film now in contention for an Academy Award® in the Documentary Category of the Academy.

    The film’s content led to the conversation that sparked an historical reconciliation of men that for generations were sworn enemies that instantly became fast friends. Knifewing agreed to forge an economic alliance with the men by building a replica of South Central Neighborhoods on his Gallup New Mexico property to be used in creating content meant for the Urban Markets.

    “So much rich content comes from America’s Inner Cities and South Central Los Angeles has been a central theme in hundreds of stories that need to be told,” said Award Winning Producer and former Mayor of Compton, Omar Bradley. “The sets in New Mexico will give us a controlled safe environment to reenact scenes that delve into these important stories.”

    “For many years the Buffalo Soldiers were used to eradicate our people,” said Knifewing “Now it is time for us to turn all of our swords into ploughshares to plant the next crop of meaningful entertainment. We are happy about our participation in creating Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma that will pave the way.”

    Buffalo Soldier Descendants and Native Americans now have forged an economic alliance to bring quality content to life. “New Mexico offers production incentives that can be used in tandem with other economic incentives that make film production more affordable,” said Minnesota Director, Michael Douglas Carlin, “When you look at the financial structures it just makes sense to film urban content in New Mexico.”

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma was filmed in the aftermath of the George Floyd Murder and has received 13 film festival awards. “There was huge support from Apache descendants in completing the film so it only makes sense that it is used as a catalyst to create these economic ties,” said Executive Producer, Michael Meyer, “We cooperated on this film and see a strong content driven path to keep the team together and expand it by creating a mini South Central on or near tribal lands.”

    Recently, Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma won the audience choice best documentary at the Culver City Film Festival and now boasts 14 film festival awards. The film competed among 350 films that screened from December 4th - 11th at the Cinemark 18 in Culver City, home of Sony Pictures, Culver City Studios, Apple Studio and many other entertainment companies.

    With the establishment of Apple Studios in Culver City it is only fitting that a documentary utilizing Apple technology should be selected to appear in the Culver City Film Festival. Andy Libby commented, "Carlin's skillful use of iPhone technology to capture the untold stories of police brutality from the mouths of loved ones in Minnesota gives his film a fresh immediacy without sensationalism or sentimentality. He resists the temptation to insert himself into the narrative and dutifully stands his post imbedded among the peaceful protestors and those who would oppose or incite them."

    Audience Members commented overwhelmingly that Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is an immersive film. Said Libby in response, "The success of Michael Carlin's film is that he allows the narrative to tell itself without a droning narration or insertion of a hidden agenda. It is pure documentary without judgement or manipulation. Audiences feel their feet on the ground with the protestors on their sometimes perilous pilgrimage."

    "Current technology puts the power of filmmaking into the hands of each and every citizen," said former Mayor of Compton and producer of Minnesota, Omar Bradley, "this is a new era of filmmaking and we are thrilled to be on the cutting edge allowing the story to tell itself."

    Voting on the film by the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® begins today through the 15th. If the film garners enough support it will be included on the short list of 15 films to be announced on the 21st of December. Faizon Love said, “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is the most important film of our era.”

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma, winner of 13 Film Festival Awards is now live in the Academy Screening Room for Oscar® consideration. Said film director, Michael Douglas Carlin, “we were in Minnesota when buildings were burning in a dangerous situation capturing the essence of the George Floyd Murder protests. Our Film sheds light on the issue of police violence as several families tell heartfelt stories detailing their loss of a family member.”

    At the event, Knifewing Segura said he understood the frustration with law enforcement having worked in their ranks for many years. He agreed that police and communities must sit at the table to sort out their differences instead to simply stripping funds from law enforcement organizations. “Much of what we are facing is due to budget cuts that eliminate valuable training,” said Knifewing. “We must make every dollar count by eliminating the drag on policing due to corrupt police officers. They need to find their way out of police departments.”

    Former Mayor of Compton and Producer of Minnesota agreed wholeheartedly. He is widely known as the mayor that stood up to corrupt police officers that stole evidence out of the Compton Evidence Locker. When he left Compton, the city had a $63 million dollar surplus and contracting with the sheriffs eliminated millions of dollars every year from the city budget. Bradley is looking forward to making films with the Apache Tribes as his alma mater is the Centennial High School Apache. “It simply feels like a homecoming to me.”

    “Knifewing and Bradley became fast friends at the event as they share so many interests,” said Carlin, “Knifewing came from a background in law enforcement to filmmaking and Bradley as the former Mayor of Compton was able to see film production through the eyes of his friend, Eazy-E. Now Bradley is a full-time filmmaker. Both men shared their stories with each other until late into the night.”

    Academy members in the documentary branch can view Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma online and beginning today through December 15th can vote to get the film on the short list of 15 documentaries. So far, Minnesota has won 13 film festival awards including Best Feature Documentary at the Marina Del Rey and Silver State Film Festivals as well as Best Director at the Silicon Beach Film Festival. MVD Entertainment releases the film in January.

    The Academy Qualifying Theatrical release was in October in a time, post covid, when almost anything can happen, Minnesota racked up an impressive weekend per screen average of $1,420 on a single screen at the Laemmle Monica Film Complex in Santa Monica. Minnesota beat out big screen films including Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, 20th Century Studios The Last Duel, Free Guy, Bleeker Street’s Mass, I’m your Man, A24’s Lamb, National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau, Universal’s Candyman, Dear Evan Hansen and Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye: In most cases by nearly double.

    Most people that see the film comment that they never knew that families, other than George Floyd’s, have been impacted by police violence. Minnesota tells the stories of other incidents that happened previous to the George Floyd Murder. These stories are all extremely emotional and audience members get to experience the pain through the family members’ eyes.

    Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma is on the list of films in contention for an Oscar® among a total of 138 films this year:

    “Ailey”
    “All about My Sisters”
    “All Light, Everywhere”
    “The Alpinist”
    “American 965”
    “Ascension”
    “Attica”
    “Aulcie”
    “Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness”
    “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
    “Becoming Cousteau”
    “Beijing Spring”
    “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
    “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”
    “Boris Karloff: The Man behind the Monster”
    “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”
    “Bring Your Own Brigade”
    “Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D–Man in the Waters”
    “The Capote Tapes”
    “Captains of Za’atari”
    “Children of the Enemy”
    “Citizen Ashe”
    “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”
    “A Cop Movie”
    “Courage”
    “A Crime on the Bayou”
    “Cusp”
    “Dave Chappelle Live in Real Life”
    “The Deadliest Disease in America”
    “Dying to Divorce”
    “Enemies of the State”
    “Ennio”
    “The Faithful: The King, the Pope, the Princess”
    “Far Eastern Golgotha”
    “Fathom”
    “Faya Dayi”
    “Ferguson Rises”
    “Final Account”
    “Finding Kendrick Johnson”
    “Fire Music”
    “The First Wave”
    “Five Years North”
    “Flee”
    “45 Days: The Fight for a Nation”
    “Found”
    “Francesco”
    “Hell or High Seas”
    “Homeroom”
    “In the Same Breath”
    “Introducing, Selma Blair”
    “Iron Temple”
    “Jacinta”
    “The Jesus Music”
    “Julia”
    “The Jump”
    “Karen Dalton: In My Own Time”
    “Kill the Indian Save the Child”
    “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time”
    “LFG”
    “The Last Forest”
    “The Last Shelter”
    “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong–Torres”
    “Lily Topples the World”
    “Little Girl”
    “The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52”
    “Los Hermanos/ The Brothers”
    “The Lost Leonardo”
    “Love It Was Not”
    “Magaluf Ghost Town”
    “Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan”
    “Marx Can Wait”
    “Mayor Pete”
    “The Meaning of Hitler”
    “Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma”
    “Misha and the Wolves”
    “Missing in Brooks County”
    “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”
    “Moby Doc”
    “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World”
    “The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses”
    “My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan”
    “My Name Is Pauli Murray”
    “The Neutral Ground”
    “A New Dawn”
    “No Ordinary Man”
    “No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics”
    “Not Going Quietly”
    “Nothing but the Sun”
    “On Broadway”
    “Operation Varsity Blues”
    “Ostrov – Lost Island”
    “Paper & Glue”
    “The Paradigm of Money”
    “The People vs. Agent Orange”
    “The Phantom”
    “Playing with Sharks”
    “Pray Away”
    “President”
    “Procession”
    “Qazaq History of the Golden Man”
    “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain”
    “The Race to Save the World”
    “Radiograph of a Family”
    “The Real Charlie Chaplin”
    “Rebel Hearts”
    “The Repentants”
    “The Rescue”
    “Revolution of Our Times”
    “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”
    “Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain”
    “Ruth –

    Michael Douglas Carlin comes from a well-established Hollywood family having sat on Fess Parker’s lap as a young child. Carlin’s grandfather worked in the movie business as a driver and teamster driving for Cecil B. DeMille, Howard Hughes and many others. His last assignment before retirement was as a driver on the Steven Spielberg film, JAWS. His father worked in the industry as a gaffer before working full-time in the lighting equipment rental business, Keylite PSI, a company that Carlin’s father founded.

    Michael was a kid hanging out on the movie sets including: Ode to Billy Joe, (he had a bit part as an actor where he was directed by Max Baer Jr.); the 1976 remake of the movie, King Kong where he worked as a movie extra; and young Michael spent a summer in Chicago on the film The Fury directed by Brian DePalma where he bounced between working as an extra and a set electrician. Both King Kong and The Fury were filmed by acclaimed cinematographer, Richard Kline who would reunite with Michael Douglas Carlin on the film, Body Heat directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Carlin worked on Body Heat as a set electrician.

    Carlin would later run family business Keylite PSI that supplied equipment on many notable films like Robert Redford’s Ordinary People; Brian DePalma’s the Untouchables; Oliver Stone’s JFK and Platoon; Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs; Neal Israel’s Bachelor Party; Robert Altman’s Fool For Love; John Frankenheimer’s 52 Pickup; David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner; Aaron Norris’ Braddock; Blake Edwards’ That’s Life; among hundreds of others. Keylite PSI also supplied the equipment for the first night landing of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the 1979 & 1980 Academy Awards®, and for over a dozen years supplied the equipment on the Hollywood Christmas Parade an event that young Michael worked on every year. Carlin also ran two motion picture studios – Valencia Studios and Osmond Studios. In recent years Carlin directed American Federale, Tupac Assassination Battle for Compton, Larger than Life the Suge Knight Story and he Executive Produced along with Stephen Nemeth, Hearts Road directed by Colin Finlay.

    In the mid to late 80s Carlin teamed up with Michael Meyer to produce a dozen low budget movies. Meyer, an entertainment lawyer, came from the management side of the business having worked with David Stewart and Larry Thompson. Meyer, was also a product of the movie business as his father personally represented Jules Stein and Lew Wasserman in the formation of Music Corporation of America, Universal Pictures and Universal Studios. Marvin Meyer of the firm of Rosenfeld, Meyer, and Sussman also represented Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and hundreds of other notable clients.

    Michael Meyer and his company Native Stars reunited with Carlin to work on Minnesota! The Modern Day Selma. Meyer said, “Minnesota, fits in with Native Stars’ mission to inspire others to make a difference wherever they can. We are proud of our participation in this important film and applaud the director, Michael Douglas Carlin, with whom I have had a longstanding business and personal friendship for many decades.”

    Producing the movie, Minnesota, is Omar Bradley, the former Mayor of Compton. Bradley brought tremendous depth to the project and shaped the editing process. Bradley is known for closing down the Compton Police Department when it was discovered by internal auditors that a large amount of evidence was missing from the evidence locker including cocaine and weapons. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department took on the policing of Compton and their contract continues to this day. Bradley was unseated as Mayor in a controversial election that was overturned by a Superior Court Judge. Bradley was unseated by the Appellate Court. When Compton was turned over to the new mayor there was no debt and $63 million in the bank, in stark contrast to the debt laden Compton of today.

    Said Carlin, “Who better to produce such as salient documentary than a man from the inner-cities that understands the delicate balance between policing and the community? Bradley served as a City Councilman and Mayor. Additionally, now Omar has become an award-winning filmmaker to add to his growing body of work that includes being a published author.”

    The film is likely to remain relevant under the current climate with qualified immunity impossible to overturn at the Supreme Court level. Communities and their police departments must work out their differences much like a family having a meeting at the dinner table. “We hope our film can help facilitate these important conversations,” said Bradley. “Families have experienced pain and every officer should at a minimum be aware of what families feel when they lose a loved one.”

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  • Clientron Ares650 is the Perfect Fit for the Restaurant in Australia

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    Ares650 is an eye-catching POS terminal with a unique streamlined design and could persist in harsh environments.”
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    NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, December 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- With so many choices of POS systems nowadays, choosing the best one that meets specific business needs can be challenging. The restaurant in the famous Australian arena was seeking a new POS terminal with high performance and excellent quality to upgrade the system. The established brand Clientron then took on the challenge by providing them the best solution with the highly acclaimed product--Ares650.

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    The requirement of the restaurant is a challenge for Clientron. The restaurant needed a high-performance POS terminal to run several systems with stylish design to go with the high-end business environment. In addition, the restaurant served a wide range of food and beverage, so the POS system needed to track all the items and provide the analytical data to the restaurant’s manager.

    Benefits
    The POS design crafted with software and hardware is the way Clientron project their products to the world. Ares650 is an eye-catching POS terminal with a unique streamlined design and could persist in harsh environments. The software can run sophisticated programs such as sales analytics, inventory management, and CRM system. Therefore, with the Ares650, you can rest assured that the restaurant will be running smoothly and beautifully every day, and the benefits of adopting it are far beyond your expectation.

    Your Hardware, Shinning Right Away
    With the ultra-slim fanless design for shinning appearance, the Ares650 is equipped with Intel® Celeron® J1900 Quad-Core 2GHz processor to run multiple tasks and is easy to install anywhere with the VESA mount standard. The Ares650 OS supports all mainstream systems such as POSReady7/ Linux/ Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, so you don’t need to learn or get used to any new system. Just plugin and redefine your business right away.

    Start Sales Analysis
    Regardless of the industry, data analytics is the name of the game. For the restaurant, it would be necessary to gather all the data from each service to generate helpful insights for the business operation. The Ares650 is built with DDR RAM up to 16 GB, which allows multiple programs to run on the system at the same time that empowers clients to monitor all those data without bogging down the operating system.

    Incredible I/O Expansion
    The Ares650 is designed with the swappable extension of up to 4 types of I/O to fit all business needs. The tool-free I/O extension allows you to switch different types of I/O ports without needing any tool, which is the most favorable feature of Ares650 for clients because it creates the possibility of expanding business in the future, thus needless buying a new POS system.

    Hard Drive Makes Things Go Smoothly
    There is an easy way to install a new POS system if you put the existing hard drive into a new POS terminal. The benefit is crystal clear that you don’t need to waste time on data transferred, and hard drive swaps are super simple because Ares650 has an easy-access 2.5” HDD for easy installation and maintenance. You don’t have to install the operating system for the new POS system or copy data to the new hard drive, and this will result in better integration while replacing the old POS system with the new one.

    Results
    A highly acclaimed product Ares650 won the Taiwan Excellence Award in 2016, reflecting the commitment of Clientron to providing high-quality products to our global partners. By implementing the Ares650, The restaurant could run multiple software on the POS system and potential to fit into any expanded business in the future. In conclusion, the restaurant owner is glad to have the Ares650 in service and has Clientron as their trusted partner and POS system provider.

    About Clientron
    For over 35 years, Clientron has designed kiosks and POS for system integrators around the world. We help you get your project from conception to the storefront quicker and easier while providing second-to-none after-sales support.
    Clientron was founded in 1983. The company is dedicated to providing highly integrated embedded solutions to our clients worldwide. With more than 35 years of experience in design, manufacturing, and after-sales service, Clientron offers high-quality and technology-leading solutions, including POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, and Automotive Electronics. Clientron commits to continue providing engineering excellence towards innovative solutions and the best services to global partners and customers. Visit us at www.clientron.com.

    Hazel Yang
    Clientron Corp.
    +886 2 2698 7068
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