Electro Scan Inc. to Inspect Entire Wastewater Collection System of La Grange, North Carolina

Town of La Grange, North Carolina, Population 2,800.

Town of La Grange, North Carolina, Population 2,800.

Electro Scan's award-winning machine-intelligent leak detection solution added to a standard CCTV truck.

Electro Scan’s award-winning machine-intelligent leak detection solution added to a standard CCTV truck, performing scans at 45-60 ft/min. with 3/8th inch locational accuracy, and defects expressed in gallons/minute.

Electro Scan's early field tests at La Grange found CIPP with major leaks & pinholes and CIPP without leaks.

Electro Scan’s field tests in La Grange found CIPP with major leaks & pinholes and CIPP without major leaks.

Electro Scan Finds & Measures Leaks at Every Joint of Vitrified Clay Pipe (VCP), where CCTV can't tell leaks through bell & spigots of joints.

Electro Scan finds & measures leaks at every joint of Vitrified Clay Pipe (VCP), where CCTV can’t tell leaks through bell & spigots of joints.

Cloud-based pipeline assessment immediately accessible on the web, without third-party data interpretation.

Cloud-based pipeline assessment immediately accessible on the web within minutes of completing each scan, without third-party data interpretation.

Machine-Intelligent Technology to Find & Quantify Infiltration in 30-Mile Network, Replacing Less Accurate and More Subjective CCTV Inspection

In 2004, our town spent $2.4 million on sewer rehabilitation. That helped temporarily. But, those repairs either failed or other issues developed.”

— John Craft, La Grange Town Manager

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today Electro Scan Inc. announced that it has been selected to inspect the Town of La Grange, North Carolina's entire wastewater collection system. Representing over 30-miles (160,000 feet) of sewer main, Electro Scan will use its award-winning and patented Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) machine-intelligent technology to locate sources of infiltration and report all leaks in Gallons per Minute (GPM).

"We are delighted to serve La Grange in this important project," stated Mike App, Vice President, Electro Scan Inc.

"Town administrators had identified several pipes suspected as having leaks, and were surprised when FELL precisely located all the defects they could see and a few others they couldn't," stated App.

On October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina as a Category 1 storm, bringing record flooding to many areas in eastern North Carolina’s coastal plain, sound, and coastal communities. During a 36-hour period, up to 18 inches of heavy rainfall inundated areas in central and eastern North Carolina.

Last month, on September 5 & 6, Hurricane Dorian passed by North Carolina as a Category 2 Hurricane with La Grange receiving 6.5 inches of rain at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Rainfall increased treatment plant flows from 350,000 Gallons per Day (GPD) –– the day before Hurricane Dorian – to as high as 2 million GPD after the storm.

Prior to Electro Scan's FELL technology, cities and towns could only rely on visual inspection using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, or less reliable smoke or dye testing, to detect sources of infiltration.

"In 2004, our town spent $2.4 million on sewer rehabilitation," stated La Grange Town Manager, John Craft. "That helped temporarily. But, those repairs either failed or other issues developed."

"Given that Electro Scan can find defects that go undetected using CCTV inspection and other methods, and can compute a defect flow in Gallons per Minute, we look forward to pinpointing our defects and prioritizing rehabilitation to address our worst leaks, first," stated Craft.

"Small agencies are usually the first to adopt new technologies," stated Mackenzie App, Director of Field Services, Eastern Region.

"If you don't have the luxury to spend money on the same things you did last year –– without getting any benefit –– you tend to be more selective in your business decisions," stated App.

"Congratulations to La Grange for your pioneering vision –– I can't wait to start work on this project," stated App.

All work will be done in accordance with ASTM F2550-13 (2018), 'Standard Practice for Locating Leaks in Sewer Pipes By Measuring the Variation of Electric Current Flow Through the Pipe Wall.'

In the past, cities have been limited to using high-resolution CCTV cameras to detect & catalog infiltration. But, industry experts have long-recognized the drawbacks in using visual inspection that leads to incorrectly prioritizing needed repairs & rehabilitation.

1. Can’t decipher cracks that leak from cracks that don't leak.
2. No repeatability. Two or more operators, same pipe.
3. No repeatability. Same operator, same pipe, different dates.
4. Can't assess watertightness of new pipes or CIPP.
5. Surcharged pipes require expensive bypass pumping.
6. Can’t assess pipe joints inside bell & spigot.
7. No leakage rates provided in NASSCO CCTV coding.
8. Risk of selecting wrong pipes to rehabilitate or accept as watertight.
9. Can't see defects hidden with encrustations, grease, roots, or silt.
10. Unable to see defects below waterline.

1. Accurately quantifies leaks in Gallons per Minute.
2. Automatically provides precise location – within 3/8th inch (1cm).
3. Unbiased & repeatable results, tested by EPA, WRc, & IKT.
4. Fast rate of inspection – 2-3x faster than CCTV daily production.
5. No third-party data interpretation required. It's machine-intelligent.
6. Approved for all gravity sewer mains & pressurized pipes.
7. Recommended to test force mains, siphons & large diameter pipes.
8. Simulating a surcharged pipe, bypass pumping is never required.
9. Assesses each pipe joint, inside bell & spigot, and lateral connection.
10. Creates a baseline GPM before rehabilitation.
11. Able to assess CIPP and Post-Rehabilitation % Effectiveness.
12. Referenced in US EPA Consent Decrees.
13. ASTM F2550 (3rd Edition, 2018).
14. AWWA M77 (1st Edition, 2019).
15. Data available on cloud app in less than 10 minutes, worldwide.
16. Cities can add FELL equipment to standard CCTV trucks or vans.
17. FELL|CCTV Integration Kits for Aries, Cues, IBAK, iPEK, Rausch.
18. Master Class by WRc, developers of NASSCO CCTV codes.
19. Used by IKT, world's largest R&D organization, in recent CIPP study.
20. Partnership with Innovyze®. FELL integrates with InfoAsset Planner®.

The Town of La Grange, population 2,800, is located in Lenoir County which is one of 15 counties within the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area (CCPCUA) as designated by the NC Division of Water Resources, Environmental Management Commission.

Funding for the project was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Kansas City, MO-based Black and Veatch was retained as the town's consulting engineer.

Hickory, NC-based ClearWater Inc. is the exclusive representative of Electro Scan products and services in North Carolina.

Separately, Electro Scan Inc. recently announced another 30-mile FELL inspection project –– currently nearing completion –– with Hillsborough County, the fourth largest utility in the State of Florida.

In 2019, Electro Scan Inc. was selected by Government Technology magazine as a GovTech 100, the top one-hundred most important applications for a government to use, was selected by Fast Company magazine to their prestigious list of World’s Most Innovative Companies, and selected by BlueTech Research as one of 15 Water Technologies to Watch.

Founded in 2011, the company designs, develops, and markets technology-based products & services for pipeline condition assessment, environmental compliance monitoring, and to determine rehabilitation effectiveness. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, the company sells and licenses equipment to local governments & utilities to conduct their own pipeline testing work and offers a Technology-as-a-Service (TaaS) solution, in partnership with authorized contractors, worldwide.

Chairman and majority shareholder, Chuck Hansen, has been delivering solutions to the sewer & water market since 1983, when he started Hansen Software Inc. with his father and brother. Selling the company in 2007 to Golden Gate Capital and Infor Global, Hansen is a former Chair of ASTM Subcommittee F36.20, Inspection and Renewal of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure. A leading authority on game-changing innovations and how to transition from legacy to new technologies, Hansen has introduced FELL in over 20 countries.


Carissa Boudwin
Electro Scan Inc.
+1 916-779-0660
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE:JT) Big Data Institute: Mortgage Rate of 23 Cities Rose in September

Graph 1 Average First-Home Mortgage Trend Nationwide in the Most Recent Year

Average First-Home Mortgage Rate in September 2019

Chart 1 – Implementation of LPR New Policy in Some Key Cities

Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) Big Data Institute: LPR Plus Basis Points Determined across Many Cities, Mortgage Rate of 23 Cities Rose in September

Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT)

BEIJING, CHINA, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — 1.The mortgage rate nationwide increased for four consecutive months, the average interest rate on first-home mortgage was 5.51%.

The monitoring data released by Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) Big Data Research Institute shows that the mortgage rate nationwide increased for four consecutive months. In September 2019, the average mortgage rate for first-time homebuyers nationwide was 5.51%, posting an increase of 4 basis points (BP) on a month-on-month (MoM) basis. Specifically, 66 BP have been added above the corresponding LPR. Additionally, the average mortgage rate for second-time homebuyers was 5.83%, posting an increase of 5 BP’s on a MoM basis. Specifically, 98 BP have been added above the corresponding LPR level.

2.Mortgage rates rose among 23 cities in September, less than one-tenth of banks piloted new housing mortgage policy before October.

On the whole, mortgage interest rates upward trend showed up across more cities. According to the data released by Rong360 Big Data Research Institute for September 2019, the mortgage rates for first-time homebuyers of 23 cities rose in that month, and 9 cities maintained prior month’s levels, but the mortgage rates for first-time homebuyers of 3 cities including Suzhou, Nanjing and Taiyuan were lower.

Before the National Day (October 1st 2019), the monitoring data of Rong360 Big Data Research Institute showed that among 533 bank branches (sub-branches) in 35 cities, less than one-tenth of the bank branches piloted the new benchmark LPR in advance. Among them, China Merchants Bank (CMB) has implemented new housing mortgage policy across the most cities, while China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. (CMBC) is still implementing in accordance with the old policy. Some state-owned banks, including the Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), and Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) have also tried the new LPR pilot quotation method in second-tier cities in advance, but these banks were more cautious for first-tier cities and there was no pilot in advance.

However, the monitoring data released by the Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) Big Data Research Institute shows that even without advance pilot initiatives, the number of banks whose mortgage interest rates are lower than the floor of the new LPR among the 533 banks still decreased. At the end of September, the number of banks whose first-home mortgage interest rates were less than 4.85% reduced to 14, and the number of banks with second-home mortgage interest rates less than 5.45% reduced to 81.

3. Key cities are increasing efforts to deploy the new policy of LPR. Mortgage rate may continue to show upward trends.

After October 8th, among first-tier cities: almost all the banks in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen have implemented the new policy, except for a very few banks. While less than half of banks in Guangzhou have started to deploy the new policy. Among second-tier cities, most banks in Tianjin, Qingdao, Wuxi, Xiamen, Shijiazhuang and Zhengzhou are using the new LPR quotation mechanism while the standard of quotation and the way Basis Points are added may need further improvement.

Although there is a transition period of more than one month in the early stages, a few first-tier cities have not been deployed yet. While for the second and third-tier cities, they may need a longer transition time to adjust the interest rate and confirm the quotation method.

Taken together, the mainstream level remained the same level or increased slightly after adopting the LPR for quoting mortgage loans. Comparing the growth ranges of first home mortgage rate within 2BP, the growth range of second-home mortgage rate increased more, and the highest level reached 6 BP.

In the future, mortgage rate may continue to show upward trends under the stringent credit quote and housing market control. Furthermore, as the spread of LPR new policy, banks that haven’t adopted LPR for the reason of facing upward pressure, may take actions in the short term, which will further push up the home mortgage rate in its city. However, there isn’t much interference from quotation and frequency of LPR for mortgage rates. The effect of new policies will gradually weaken so as to ensure the stability of the real estate market.

Disclaimer: The data in this report are obtained through public channels. Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) Big Data Institute strives to be accurate and reliable, but does not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of these data, and does not assume legal responsibility arising from data problems. Any user who cites, reprints and distributes the report to third parties agrees that the risks and consequences of the data issue are entirely at their own risk.

Di wang
Jianpu Technology
+86 138 0146 7518
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Kim Campbell Named As One Of Mortgage Banking's Most Powerful Women 2019

Kim Campbell, VP of Operations

Mortgage veteran honored as an industry leader and innovator

Kim is a vital member of our management team and we are thrilled to celebrate this honor with her.”

— Blake Priest

LEWISVILLE, TX, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — National home mortgage lender NTFN, Inc., dba Premier Nationwide Lending, is proud to announce National Mortgage Professional Magazine has selected Kim Campbell, Vice President of Operations, as a top female leader in the mortgage profession. Honorees were chosen based on accomplishments where they were instrumental to a major industry innovation as well as exemplifying three keywords, “Pioneer, Leader, and Innovator.”

“Kim is a vital member of our management team and we are thrilled to celebrate this honor with her,” said NTFN, Inc. President Blake Priest. “She truly lives out our mission statement of helping borrowers one loan at a time and has been invaluable in growing our brands and presence nationwide.”

Campbell has more than seventeen years’ tenure with NTFN, Inc. and is an innovative leader and mentor to the company’s operations team. She is passionate about educating and guiding people through the home buying process. Kim’s work philosophy is, “One rotten strawberry ruins the whole bunch. Teamwork, teaching and having a positive attitude are what matters when issues arise.”

An avid alumni supporter of Texas Tech University, Kim spends her free time with her three children and their many school and sports activities.
To view all of the honorees of NMP’s second annual list of Mortgage Banking’s Most Powerful Women 2019, please click here.

To learn more about career opportunities at NTFN, Inc., dba Premier Nationwide Lending or to obtain information on the company’s home loan products, please visit LoansByPremier.com.

About Premier Nationwide Lending
Established in 2002, Premier Nationwide Lending is a full-service mortgage lender with more than 30 locations. On average, the company funds $2 billion in mortgage loans every year and serves homebuyers across 17 state lines. Premier Nationwide Lending is an equal housing opportunity lender. Sponsored by NTFN, Inc. NMLS #75333

Anisa Johnson
NTFN, Inc.
+1 972-398-0905
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Homeowners Expected to Save Millions on Electricity This Winter with New Energy-Efficient Windows from EnerPro

Window Installation in Denver

Window Installation in Denver

Energy Efficient Windows Denver

 energy efficient windows in Denver

energy efficient windows in Denver

EnerPro Windows of Denver informs homeowners of the many benefits of having new energy-efficient windows installed before the winter chill hits Colorado.

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The expert window installation contractors from EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver are working closely with homeowners this season. The reason being, they want to inform local residents that they are spending more on their heating and cooling costs than necessary. It's mainly because of outdated, single-pane windows in homes around the state. When the freezing winter weather of Colorado blows in, they want everyone to be prepared. The team has done their research. Now, they want to notify everyone of the possible millions of dollars in savings that could be obtained with a new energy-efficient window installation project.

At EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver, the company of experts has seen first hand what old, broken, and malfunctioning windows can do to electricity bills. When an existing window is one of the older, single-pane models, there isn't enough of a barrier in place to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. While there is some protection present, it's not what it could be with the installation of more modern, thicker, double-paned glass windows with tight-fitting seals. Standing near one of the less efficient windows during subzero temperatures is enough to prove that they can't keep up with the weather. Drafts are felt, even when the window is shut and locked tight.

In a report done in 2018 by the U.S. Department of Energy, it was determined that by replacing single-pane windows with newer energy-efficient double-paned versions, residents could save an estimated $126 to $465 each year. That's the equivalent of an entire month's heating bill, or even more for some. Even some of the newer double-paned windows aren't as energy-efficient as what they could be. By swapping out those with windows that are certified as energy-efficient, people can save somewhere between $27 and $111 a year. While those numbers might not seem like much, after a few years, they will start paying for themselves. The average cost of a new window that is energy-efficient is about $150. The return on investment will depend on how many windows have to be purchased and replaced.

Most often, the technicians from EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver get asked, "what's so different about energy-efficient windows?" When the home is several decades old, and the windows aren't broken and still function reasonably well, nobody wants to pay for new window installation Denver. It's somewhat pricey, and if there's no visible issue, individuals don't see a point in making the switch.

EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver is letting everyone know that they have 60 years of combined experience. The crew has enough knowledge to understand how beneficial this home improvement project is. First of all, if the current windows have frames that are made from wood or aluminum, warm air can quickly get through the material. Cold air from the outside sneaks through just as simply. Newer windows have at least two or sometimes three panes. The greater the barrier between the inside of a home and outside weather, the lesser the frequency of that undesirable airflow.

What's most different about energy-efficient windows is the fact that they are manufactured with inert gasses like krypton or argon. The gas is inserted in the open spaces between the panes of glass. It creates an even more substantial barrier that allows less air transfer in and out of the home. These types of windows are referred to in the industry as insulated glass units or IGUs. One main feature of IGUs that other windows don't have is low-emissivity or Low-E glass. The Low-E glass reflects ultraviolet rays from the sun because of the thin layer of metallic oxides applied during production. It's similar to sunscreen, but for houses. The purpose is to lower the loss of warmth that heating systems provide in the winter and reduce summer solar heat gain.

Deciding what types of windows to have installed can be a challenging task. EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver wants residents to know that they have the expertise required to assist each homeowner through the process. They offer a wide selection of windows from top name brands at a range of prices to suit any budget. These window installation contractors want people to know that even if energy-efficient windows are purchased individually, they should always be installed by an expert. If the installation is done incorrectly, then the savings desired could be forfeited entirely.

To keep things manageable, EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver is offering all homeowners in the Denver, CO and surrounding areas free in-home assessments right now. They will send a reliable, honest, and knowledgeable window installation expert out at a convenient time. They will do a complete inspection of the current window condition for anyone interested in saving money on their energy bills. They also want to remind everyone that is a little apprehensive about taking on this kind of project that there are tax deductions available. Depending on the utility provider, there may also be additional savings or rebates available for anyone upgrading to energy-efficient windows.

For more information or to schedule a free in-home estimate, visit their website replacementwindowscolorado.com or email enerprowindows@gmail.com.

About EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver
1719 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218
(720) 730-6606

EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver is a locally owned and operated company that employs a team of licensed, highly-trained, and background screened contractors with over 60 years of combined experience. They are dedicated to providing their customers with the most energy-efficient windows on the market. The primary goal is for every person investing in a home improvement project to obtain something that will eventually pay for itself. They work diligently to ensure each job is customized to suit the individual customer. EnerPros's professionals offer free in-home evaluations. They have every consultant, designer, contractor, and supervisor necessary on their staff to get the job done in the most streamlined way possible.

EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver
EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver
+1 720-730-6606
email us here
Visit us on social media:

EnerPro Window Replacement Denver – Energy Efficient Windows

Source: EIN Presswire

David Hines Named Director of Operations of Control Point Associates, Inc.

Control Point Associates, Inc.

Control Point Associates, Inc. has announced the promotion of David Hines to Director of Operations.

WARREN, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — David Hines’ hard work and expertise have helped grow Control Point Associates’ reputation as a leader in the professional land surveying industry. His strong leadership, coordination, and keen attention to detail have enabled him to grow continuously within the company.

As Director of Operations, David will be the bridge between the operational and production sides of the business. He will be responsible for implementing procedures to increase the quality and efficiency of our offices, as well as oversee the daily operations of our company. As an experienced and efficient leader, he will improve the functionality of our business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

“I’m very excited about this new role and opportunity to provide streamlined processes and procedures throughout our organization as we continue to grow and expand.” – David Hines, Director of Operations

Throughout his career with Control Point Associates, Inc., David has worked as an Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, and, most recently, Branch Manager, focusing on the company's Core Values of Quality, Customer Service, Efficiency, Staff Development, Business Development, and Financial Management. Along the way, David has built strong relationships and trust with clients and colleagues.

“David will facilitate our continued growth, allow us to adapt to the ever-changing marketplace, and sustain our vision as the Evolution of Land Surveying.” – Richard A. Butkus, Jr., President/Managing Partner

David Hines brings with him 16 years of experience in land surveying, of which six were with Control Point Associates, Inc.

Control Point Associates, Inc. is always seeking the top skilled professionals and talent necessary to continue to provide our clients with innovative solutions and successful projects. Please visit our Careers page on our website to see the exciting opportunities we have available.

Caitlin Kane
Control Point Associates, Inc.
+1 908-668-0099
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Tarps Now® Reduces Negative Health Impacts with Mesh Tarp Offerings

Mesh Tarps Delivers Significant Protection from Over-Exposure to Wind and Sunlight Exposure

ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tarps Now® today announced a new and extended line up of specialty Mesh Tarps engineered to help reduce or eliminate exposure to intense windburn and other forms of ultraviolet radiation that are commonly linked to causing skin cancer and other harmful impacts in both humans and animals.

To meet the need for protective coverings around homes, animal habitats and other outdoor structures, the company is well known as the online leader in fabricating custom tarp coverings, as well as an extended line up of stock mesh tarps featuring a wide range of exposure ratings, weights, fabric grades and colors engineered to provide high levels of protection from intense sunlight, wind and other forces of nature. This line up also includes privacy windscreens that offer varying levels of both UV protection and wind resistance, depending on the selected material and design.

Applications for these new lines of Mesh Tarps extend to uses in and around homes, such as patios, decks, thresholds, gazebos, pools, picnic areas, barns, kennels and other outdoor recreational areas. Conversely, many businesses are adopting the use of Mesh Shade Tarps to protect employees who work in areas where prolonged exposure to the elements exists such as in agricultural processing areas, animal feedlot areas, warehousing dock areas, shipping and receiving areas, and many other applications.
Details are as follow:

Tarps Now® Shade Products:

https://www.tarpsnow.com/shade-tarps-polypro-mesh-95.html 95% Exposure
https://www.tarpsnow.com/86-knitted-shade-mesh-tarps.html 86% Exposure
https://www.tarpsnow.com/polypro-mesh-shade-tarps-70.html 70% Exposure
https://www.tarpsnow.com/polypro-mesh-shade-tarps-60.html 60% Exposure
https://www.tarpsnow.com/polypro-mesh-shade-tarps-50.html 50% Exposure
https://www.tarpsnow.com/polypro-mesh-shade-tarps-50.html 40% Exposure

About Tarps Now®

Tarps Now® features an extensive online catalog of canvas tarps, poly tarps, custom tarps, vinyl tarps and industrial divider curtains. As specialists in custom canvas and vinyl tarps, they are the low-price leaders in their category. The company offers the convenience of fast, easy, online ordering as well as a knowledgeable staff to guide customers through the specification process insuring their project will be completed on time and in budget. Tarps Now® has the experience and scale to insure customer specifications are carefully followed and expectations exceeded for every project, large or small.

Michael Dill
Tarps Now, Inc.
+1 8888001383
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Art market boom in Paris

Gallerist Heinz Playner

artist Dieneke Tiekstra

artist Bo Song

PARIS, FRANCE, October 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The French art market has been one of the most important art markets worldwide for ages.

Artists like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Modigliani had their studios in Paris and created their works in the fascination of Paris.

The French art market, especially in Paris, attracts international art collectors. The biggest art fair in France, "Fiac", takes place in October. During this time, other art fairs in Paris attract art collectors and art lovers magically. The PAKS Gallery from Austria presents selected artists from many countries in the Carrousel du Louvre.
„Contemporary art is one of the strongest internal expressions and also serves as a barometer of mood in a modern society. In times of social change, political differences of opinion and digitization, the importance of artistic freedom of expression as well as the artistic perspective of society with all its characteristics is increasing.
Therefore, it was important for me to show a wide range of art from many countries in this exhibition“ – says director of PAKS Gallery Heinz Playner. For the exhibition at the contemporary art fair in the Carrousel du Louvre, he has selected from among thousands of artists around the world 48 artists and will be showing their art from 18 to 20 October at the Louvre in Paris.

One of the highlights are the artworks of the well-known pop art artist Tanja Playner. She has shown her art in Paris many times. This year she presents her project "Bla, Blah, Blah glasses". In this project, Tanja Playner interprets that one likes to think of the influence of politics as well as the media landscape behind the protective cap or how she made it – behind the colorful glasses that "we hear too much blah, blah, blah, and so much too negative, which is sometimes pushed up by the media to make headlines "- says the Pop Art artist. To the artwork was also created in the limited edition as well as an edition "Blah, Blah, Blah game" in which the artist played with the parts of the artwork.

Great attention is drawn to works of art by South Korean artist Bo Song. Her artworks were selected for the exhibition in Paris. She connects her circular paintings with the philosophy of Buddhism.

The artworks of the Israeli artist Michal Avrech are also exhibited in Paris by the PAKS Gallery. Her abstract dynamic landscapes fascinate with the expressive colors.

Also photography such as the work of the Thai artist Yanika Anukulpun will be on view from 18 to 20 October in Carrousel du Louvre Paris. Her photographs are based on the snapshot of life. Most of the photographs are black and white in high contrast. With that she wants to enhance the effect of the motif.

Among the selected artists of the exhibition is the artist Vera Kober from Belgium. The artist likes to paint still lifes in a discreet, contrasting color palette.

Also art by Ette (Taylor Hengesbach) from the USA can be seen in Paris. Her expressive works of art seem like a scream from the soul and draw attention to it.

Among other things, graphic works by the French artist Antoine Aizier are shown. Her artworks are the inspiration of her dreams, which she creates in a mixture of Impressionism, Symbolism and Pietism.
The works of Elena Dobrovolskaya from the USA are classical, emotional and aesthetic. In the work of art "Desire", which will be on display in the Carrousel du Louvre Paris, she combines abstract ingressive strokes with the beauty of the body in a snapshot. With the snapshot of the body as well as with the emotions works also the artist Charles B. Strahan from the United States. His highly stylized works of art impressed curator Heinz Playner. The artist Dieneke Tiekstra from the Netherlands also deals with the body. From small puzzles she creates great sculptures. Emotions and fascinating expressions are an important topic in art. Strong contrasts and thus intensified emotions are shown in her artwork by artist Stivi from Belgium.

Symbolic works of art can also be seen at the art fair in the Louvre, such as the artwork "The Phantom of Notre Dame" by Victoria Ascanio. The artist, who lives in the United Kingdom, dealt heavily with the fire of Notra-Dame and created a series of works of art. One of them will be on display in Paris.

Abstract art will also be on display in the Carrousel du Louvre. Gallery owner Heinz Playner has selected the artwork "Image Nero" by the artist Mona Askaer from Denmark. Abstract subtle circles on a black background seem like a simple fascination.

Colorful abstract art will also be on display in the Carrousel du Louvre, such as the artwork "Flow" by Aneta Kvedaraviciene from Lithuania. For the artist, inner freedom is important, which she translates onto canvas and uses it to create experimental expressive works of art.

The exhibition will be shown at booth D1 / PAKS Gallery at the contemporary art fair in the Carrousel du Louvre Paris from 18 to 20 October 2019.

Heinz Playner
MAMAG Modern Art Museum and Gallery GmbH
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Liz Carter & Team Realty Wins Fifth Consecutive Pulse of the City News Customer Satisfaction Award

Liz Carter & Team Realty Wins 5th Pulse Award for Customer Satisfaction.

Liz Carter & Team specializes in the Katy real estate market.

Liz Carter & Team provides outstanding customer service.

Katy-based real estate team earns its fifth straight Pulse Award by providing excellent customer service.

Everyone’s needs and circumstances are different, so we make a true effort to listen to and get to know each client and what their priorities are. ”

— Sandie Acord, Broker-Owner

KATY, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Liz Carter & Team Realty, Inc. has just received its fifth consecutive Pulse of the City News Customer Satisfaction Award for providing an outstanding experience to home sellers and buyers.

The real estate experts at Liz Carter & Team Realty all know Katy and the surrounding areas thanks to decades of experience in the local real estate market. The company is a third-generation, family-run business that is focused on helping homeowners in the region buy and sell.

The team attributes this to treating each and every client as if they are the most important and only one client. They want all their clients to know they are each very important and their business is valued.

“Everyone’s needs and circumstances are different, so we make a true effort to listen to and get to know each client and what their priorities are,” says Broker-Owner Sandie Acord, who started her real estate career in 1999 with her Great Aunt Liz Carter as her mentor. Sandie took over the family business when Liz retired. “Clients are usually already on a first-name basis with all our team, so when they walk in to our office they’re greeted with warm smiles and feel right at home.”

Selling or buying a home in today’s market can be stressful and overwhelming. Now more than ever, it’s imperative to have a local expert, such as Liz Carter’s Team, to represent you and your best interest. When you buy or sell a home with Liz Carter’s Team, you’ll rest assured knowing you have the very best group of strong, competent women in your corner who all have your back. They’ll be there with you through the entire process and then celebrating with you at the closing table!

“Here at Liz Carter & Team Realty we understand that your house is more than just a piece of real estate — it’s the place your family calls home, it’s your investment for your future, it’s your slice of the American pie and so much more,” says Acord. “When our buyers are ready to search for their new dream home we strive to ensure that the process and experience is seamless, enjoyable and hassle free!”

Each team member has a role to play in ensuring clients receive the best service. “The real estate business is extremely complex and includes so much more than just placing a sign in a yard or opening a door for someone. Real estate transactions are multifaceted and no two are ever the same, so having a team with the knowledge, skill and experience to back it all up, is critical.”

Liz Carter & Team’s five consecutive Pulse Awards are evidence of its satisfied customers.

“Highly, highly, highly recommend Sandie Acord and the Liz Carter Team!” says Frank & Penn. “Sold my home in two days and we received full price! Sandie gave us very honest and thorough advice in preparing our home for sale and she was dead on correct. She knows what she's doing! Very professional. Her entire team made this sale one of the easiest and most stress-free events I've ever experienced. Thank you all, again.”

“My wife and I recently found our perfect house with the help of Liz Carter & Team,” says Timothy Neal. “We can't say enough good words about our agent, Cheryl. She is beyond professional, having taken all of our meticulous requirements into consideration to guide us towards selecting that perfect home. Once we found the place she worked tirelessly (late at night/early morning) to make sure that we could get in a comprehensive offer before other interested potential buyers. Highly recommend Cheryl and all of the Liz Carter Team.”

“Sandie was our agent and made our first-time home-buying experience such a smooth one,” says Sonia K. “She always made herself available and went above and beyond what she needed to in order to help walk me through my thoughts and fears of being a first-time homeowner. We have and will continue to refer our friends and family to her.”

Pulse of the City News is committed to finding and honoring those companies in the building and construction, real estate and trades industries, such as Liz Carter & Team Realty, which have provided an excellent experience for their customers. The Pulse research team analyzes research and information gathered from many sources, including online business and consumer reviews, blogs, social media, business-rating services, and other credible sources, and determines a yearly rating for each company. Companies that receive the highest possible rating of 4 to 5 stars earn the Pulse Award.

About Liz Carter & Team Realty, Inc.
Liz Carter & Team Realty is located at 21949-D Katy Freeway in Katy, Texas. For more information, call 281-391-7653 or go online to www.lizcarter.com. Visit the agency on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lizcarterteam and visit its Award Page at https://awards.pulseofthecitynews.com/the-liz-carter-team-katy-tx.

About Pulse of the City News and The Stirling Center
The leaders behind Pulse of the City News and The Stirling Center have a lifetime of experience in the real estate, building and construction fields in news and publishing. The two firms are dedicated to recognizing companies and individuals that successfully embrace the combination of quality product and exemplary customer service. Pulse of the City News and The Stirling Center are located in Lapeer, Michigan. For more information, call 866-732-9500 or go online to www.pulseofthecitynews.com.

Jamie Rawcliffe
Pulse of the City News
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Inc. Conducted the 2019 RAVING FANS CLUB Luncheon

Rudy Lira Kusuma Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Inc. Raving Fans Club


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Inc., the leader in the real estate industry, recently conducted the 2019 RAVING FANS CLUB Luncheon on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. It was held at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Pasadena, California.

Headed by their founder and CEO, Rudy Lira Kusuma, the company defines a Raving Fan as someone who has referred the team, whether a past/forever client, a strong friend supporter, a contractor, vendor, parent, or spouse. They are the people who are very happy with the level of service and the team, and would most likely refer the company to anyone they know. Those who rave about the company or an agent/team member of the Your Home Sold Guaranteed, Inc can also be considered as Raving Fans.

Rudy Lira Kusuma also gave a presentation about the company's mission and their worthy cause to take a portion of their income to donate to a few non-profit organizations that they support, such as Children Hospital's of Los Angeles and the World Harvest. This year, the real estate company is on a mission to raise at least $100,000 to donate to both organizations. Dr. Daniel Hanafi, the founder of the World Harvest, was also present at the event and gave a presentation about their recent mission camp in Tanzania, Nepal, and other countries to help build medical camp and education for the impoverished children and families in those countries.

The said event was also a way of the company to show their gratitude for the continuous support and trust that they receive from their clients and team. They are empowered to enhance their good relationships with their clients and to the community. With the success that they experience, the team of the real estate company is more inspired to develop the best solutions to make the best of their services.

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Inc. is composed of a dedicated team that only wants the best for their clients. They treat their clients like family, so they always serve with great responsibility to bring positive results for their clients.

About Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Inc.

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Inc. is a leader in the real estate industry that serves aspiring homebuyers, sellers, brokers, and real estate agents. They implement the best approach to deliver the best service for their clients.

With their successful years in the business, they already know the needs of their clients. They value their good name in the industry, so they work with the best level of professionalism and respect with their clients. The quality of their service already made more happy customers. They also have a hardworking team that works with the best approach to reach the satisfaction of their clients.


For more details about Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty, Inc. and their services, contact them at 626-789-0159 or email them at rudy@teamnuvision.net.

email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire

Superior HVAC Prepares for Ban of R22 Refrigerant in Heat Pumps & Air Conditioning Systems

Superior HVAC Logo

Superior HVAC Logo

 HVAC Repair in Houston

AC Repair in Houston TX

AC Repair in Houston TX

HVAC contractors at Superior HVAC are taking the initiative to be fully prepared for changes that are coming in 2020 from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Providing excellent products and superior service has always been our #1 priority. As we prepare for this regulation change, our goal is to educate homeowners on why this change is happening.”

— Andrew Young

HOUSTON, TX, USA, October 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put into place a ban on all the importing and production of R22 refrigerant. It is otherwise referred to as HCFC-22, and it is currently used in older heat pumps and air conditioners in the United States. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The team of licensed and certified HVAC contractors at HVAC Superior in Texas wants residents to know that they are buckling down and getting ready for the changes ahead.

In most air conditioning systems and heat pumps built and installed before the year 2010, R22 refrigerant was used during the making of the equipment. It is considered to be affordable and relatively efficient, but it's not the best decision environmentally to keep using it. The EPA has labeled it as an ozone-depleting substance (ODS), resulting in the ban.

Superior HVAC wants to be prepared for what's to come as a result of the prohibition. They are taking all the steps necessary to serve homeowners through this process as well as helping to avoid any unnecessary issues. It will still be legal to use heating and cooling systems that already have the R22 freon in it. However, there will be a different method implemented when repairs or maintenance are required.

Currently, the prices of R22 are on the rise and will continue to increase until the ban is put in place. Those prices will affect the cost of routine ac maintenance and repairs because the HVAC contractors are paying more. Additionally, warranties on existing systems could potentially be voided because of using an alternative refrigerant in place of the R22 freon. Some homeowners could even find themselves in a position where a completely new heating or air conditioning system will have to be purchased.

The HVAC technicians at Superior HVAC Houston are in the process of obtaining all of the data surrounding the new law. They are reviewing all of their research to come up with the best plan of action for assisting customers through the transition. Depending on the type of air conditioner or heat pump installed in Texas homes and businesses, they have discovered that for some, a system replacement could be the best option. While it costs a little more upfront, they are learning that it will give their customers a less expensive, longer-lasting unit. New ac installations in Houston provide quicker cooling with a quieter performance. The carbon footprint is lower, too, which is what the EPA is aiming for. New units also come with new warranties and can cut up to 40% off of utility bills, depending on the age and design of the existing systems.

For those clients that can't afford an air conditioner or heat pump replacement right away, Superior HVAC is experimenting with alternative refrigerants. It's a short-term solution, but an effective way to keep systems operational until something new can be afforded. Some of the AC refrigerants that they are considering to use as replacements include R-404A, R-438A, and R-407A. These freons can keep systems fully operational, but they are less efficient. Also, warranties often don't cover issues after a replacement refrigerant has been used.

Superior HVAC isn't pushing their customers to purchase a new air conditioning system or heat pump right away. They do want everyone to be aware of the possibilities that are to come with the new law in place. When emergency ac repairs in Houston are required, they won't be able to use the same R22 freon as before. The team has discovered that drop-in replacements using alternative refrigerants can be used, but it could be a more significant project than what it was previously. That's because these refrigerants can't simply be swapped out without doing major modifications to the existing units.

Each type of freon operates at different pressures, so there are vital changes to the engineering required to ensure that safe and effective functioning is still possible with the replacement. The team of experienced HVAC contractors are confident in their abilities to make these proper retrofits. They just want their customers to be aware that it could cost more for the adjustments than what it would to purchase a new system.

To prevent these expensive repairs and replacements of heat pumps and cooling systems, Superior HVAC is urging local residents to get routine maintenance now. By catching any small issues right away through regular inspections, the more expensive retrofitting and complete replacements can be avoided, at least for the near future.

Most new ac systems have already been designed with the more eco-friendly refrigerant alternatives. If you're not sure about your heat pump or air conditioning unit meeting the criteria for the new law, Superior HVAC encourages you to contact them at your convenience. They are making appointments now for complete inspections. They can give you answers about what will happen in the event of an emergency repair. You can also get help with deciding if a replacement for your outdated equipment might be the better alternative.

For more information on the ban and to discover how it will affect you, visit Superior HVAC's website www.superiorhvactexas.com or email info@superiorhvactexas.

About Superior HVAC
1919 Decatur St Houston, TX 77007
(281) 288-7777

Superior HVAC is a locally owned and operated HVAC company out of the Houston, TX area. They also serve heating and cooling needs to customers located in The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, Magnolia, Conroe, Tomball, and all of the Greater Houston area. The licensed and certified HVAC contractors have over 20 years of experience in the industry. They offer 24/7 emergency air conditioning and furnace repairs, maintenance, and installations. At Superior HVAC, the knowledgeable crew can handle both residential and commercial HVAC projects of all sizes. The experts at Superior HVAC value their community and give a portion of their profits from every job to the Wounded Warrior Project. 10% discounts are offered to military, police, and senior citizens. Superior HVAC is also a factory authorized dealer of Carrier products.

Superior HVAC
Superior HVAC
+1 281-288-7777
email us here
Visit us on social media:

Source: EIN Presswire