Tumblebit™ from Stratis – a Trustless, Decentralized, Privacy Solution for Sending or Receiving Bitcoin

In a recent interview with Chris Trew, head of Stratis, and Krushang Patel, head of communications, I discovered how Stratis’ Masternode system within their Breeze Wallet is going to work – and it’s exciting to see what they’ve created.

(In full disclosure, I own, stake, and have profited from Stratis, and I personally believe they’re an up and coming superstar in the crypto world)

Here’s an analysis of Tumblebit, including the pros and cons:

If you own 25,000 Stratis or more, you can earn staking rewards. To earn staking rewards (i.e. “free Stratis”), all you have to do is hold 25,000 or more Stratis in your QT (core) wallet, and keep a synchronized full node running on your computer. Although the amount of Stratis you can stake is variable, for each 25,000 Stratis you hold, you’ll stake / earn approximately 1 Stratis per day.

To be clear, if you hold 100,000 Stratis, you’ll earn approximately 4-6 Stratis per day.

Stratis has recently opened up another tier of rewards for holders of 250,000 Stratis or more – masternodes. By running a masternode, you can earn additional benefits above and beyond staking rewards of 12-15 Stratis per day:

Masternode owners can provide a Tumblebit™ service, acting as a Bitcoin tumbler. A Bitcoin tumbler allows users to send or receive Bitcoin in a more anonymous fashion, because your transaction is mixed, or ‘tumbled’ with dozens of other transactions of the same amount / size, obscuring whose Bitcoin came from where and was sent to where.

Imagine I had a black box, and 20 different people all put in 1 Euro. I shook the box, then told 20 other people to pick out 1 Euro each. Assuming the serial numbers or other identifying information were not previously known (this is far easier with Bitcoin), you couldn’t tell that “your” Euro went to a specific person, but the intended recipient would still receive their 1 Euro as agreed. In this way, you could anonymously send or receive money – this is what Tumblebit™ promises to do for Bitcoin (and other crypto) in the future.

As a masternode owner, here are benefits:

  • You earn 1% of all Tumblebit™ transaction fees, which, over time as transaction volume grows, will likely double the value of your staking rewards, or possibly a lot more
  • There will be a very limited number of masternode owners, which will keep your transaction revenue high.
  • You’re helping to provide people with a way to send or receive Bitcoin in a trust-less, anonymous, and private way.
  • You can continue to stake AND receive Tumblebit™ fees. In fact, your Stratis never needs to leave your QT wallet. Soon, you’ll be able to keep your Stratis on a hard wallet and run a masternode as well.
  • Your IP address is hidden from prying eyes, because masternodes that help tumble transactions do so through the TOR (the onion router) network.
  • You may not incur liability for tumbling Bitcoin (although I’m not an attorney and you should always consult legal counsel for advice) because all transactions are encrypted and unknown to you, the tumbler.
  • The fee to allow you to send / receive Bitcoin anonymously is minimal – 1% of the transacted amount.
  • If you’re an enterprise client, such as an exchange or financial services business, you’re a honeypot for hackers who want to steal your money. By tumbling incoming and outgoing transactions from customers, you can potentially reduce a hacker’s ability to sniff your traffic and steal from you, due to the encryption, anonymity of tumbling, and IP obfuscation of the TOR network.
  • You can receive tumbled Bitcoin without having to have Stratis’ Breeze Wallet – you can use your own preferred wallet, if you wish.
  • You can use Stratis’ Breeze Wallet as a secure Bitcoin and Stratis wallet, from which you can send your Bitcoin through a tumbler, even if you don’t run a masternode (more tokens supported soon in the Breeze Wallet).
  • Coming soon, you’ll be able to invest money in ICOs (again, check with legal counsel) in a more secure way, using Tumblebit™. Stratis is soon to launch an ICO platform that allows companies to create and promote their ICOs and accept tumbled Bitcoin (possibly tumbled Ethereum soon).

Although these features are awesome, there are some drawbacks that, in fairness and full disclosure, I need to point out:

  • Tumbling takes time – to ensure that ‘enough’ transactions are tumbled at the same time to preserve anonymity, privacy, and a trust-less environment, sending or receiving a tumbled transaction takes 10 blocks to confirm (10 minutes per block * 10 blocks = 100 minutes on average to send or receive a tumbled transaction).
  • To keep transactions anonymous, you can send or receive increments of 0.1 BTC only at this time – this will soon change and be expanded to other denominations.
  • You must pay an extra tumble fee of 1% of your transaction, but this is a small price to pay for anonymous, private, and trust-less transactions that were the promise of Bitcoin since its inception.
  • To tumble your BTC, you must first send your BTC to a Breeze Wallet, then tumble it – an extra step. To receive tumbled BTC, this is not required.
  • Not only must you have 250,000 Stratis, but you must also pledge and hold 5 BTC in your Breeze Wallet to qualify to run a masternode. Yes, this process is expensive, but worth it, if you believe in Bitcoin and crypto and its promise of anonymity, decentralization, peer-to-peer transactions, and more.

To find out more about Stratis token and their ongoing and upcoming projects, including Breeze Wallet, Masternodes, their ICO Platform and more, visit www.StratisPlatform.com, join their slack, telegram channel, and find them on social media.

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METRUMCOIN – THE NEW WAY TO DO REAL ESTATE.

Real Estate Blockchain Platform METRUMCOIN Announces Pre-sale!
METRUMCOIN — is a new generation digital Real Estate market platform that unites B2B, C2C and B2C into a single worldwide net designed for simplicity of use.

About the platform:
METRUMCOIN —  a multifunctioning, multilevel platform based on the Blockchain technology with the use of iDeals (the next generation of smart contracts). The platform is capable of bringing any participants’ business processes to life.  The main purpose of the platform is to remove geographical, bureaucratic and transactional barriers, while uniting all participants within a single digital space for the international RE market. It substantially simplifies the activities of buyers, brokers, investors, developers, construction companies, and all those who consider the RE business their lifestyle. We are making the market available in just a few clicks. Transparency, speed and safety are in METRUMCOIN’s DNA.

About the project:
The idea of METRUMCOIN project belongs to Mr. Telman Abbasov, a specialist with more than 25 years of real estate experience, and the President of the World Council of Developers and Investors FIABCI 2015-2017. The project was presented to the public at significant industry events such as “MIPIM-2017” in Cannes and “BlokTex-2017” in Kuala Lumpur. It has sparked great interest among RE specialists, as well experts from the IT industry. A team of highly qualified RE specialists determines company strategy. In addition, leading international experts assist METRUMCOIN. In 2017, we obtained a patent, which protects our methodology for attracting investments in real estate objects with the help of crypto-instruments.

Why to participate?
Real Estate allows quick and safe capital investment. Unlike other assets, RE assets do not devalue. We are offering unprecedented opportunities for conducting business both online and offline. Never before has conducting deals and transactions in the RE market been so easy!  But that’s not all. Early participants of the project are guaranteed a 20% discount for purchase of METRUMS token.
Every single investment you make is your personal contribution towards the evolution of the RE market in the 21st century, as well as contributing to the project that will forever change the way business is conducted. 
For further information about our project and technical details of the platform we recommend looking at the Website: https://metrumcoin.com/  and White paper.
Join METRUMCOIN’s pre-sale, and become the key to global RE market transformation.

Kansas City Entrepreneur Patrick Kucera To Receive Humanitarian Award

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Kansas City – Nov 9, 2017

 

Patrick Kucera, affectionately known as “PK”, received the iChange Nations™ World Civility Award on November 4th, for his humanitarian work in disaster relief and mentoring business owners in the U.S. and in Third World International development. For over a decade, Kansas City businessman, mentor and entrepreneur Patrick PK Kucera, has used innovative leadership skills and emergency response abilities to coordinate with local authorities, business and ministries to organize frontline operations for thousands of families devastated by hurricanes.

 

The Global International Award event which was held on November 4th in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was hosted by founder and president, Dr. H.E. Clyde Rivers. iChange Nations™ is a professional institution that equips, mentors and trains highly esteemed individuals who have impacted the world with their humanitarian leadership. Former recipients of the iChange Nations™ World Civility Award include former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kuanda and Manoj Shah, former Head of Lions Clubs for the African continent.

 

One of the greatest challenges in providing disaster relief and restoration is the gridlock that often occurs between local, federal and state agencies, insurance adjustors and restoration contractors. PK has used his unique set of skills to provide a voice of reason in the midst of death and destruction. In dozens of communities, Kucera helped facilitate cooperation, rallied crowds of locals to rebuild lives, reopen businesses and restore schools. Over the last decade, PK assisted ground zero efforts with tornados, floods, fires and for Hurricanes Katrina, Ivan, Ike, Irene and spent months helping in New York, New Jersey, Brownsville and the Gulf Coast.

 

In the business world, PK is a businessman, mentor, innovator and speaker. His enthusiasm and “entrepreneurial mindset” for individuals and corporations make him a highly sought-after speaker and business advisor both locally and internationally. His inspiring book, The Revival of Revenue will be released in early 2018.

 

A life-long entrepreneur and minister, PK recently returned home from Houston Texas, where he and his wife, Mari, provided direction, support and contributions to local relief efforts that have provided critically needed food, water and supplies for thousands of families victimized by Hurricane Harvey.

 

Throughout his life, PK has served people of all ages and backgrounds, given to those who are less fortunate, and has been involved in ministry and business. However, his passion is to touch and change the lives of people. PK states “Life is filled with disasters, both personal and natural. It is important to use our God given talents and resources to help others to restore what has been lost and discover the hope of what lies ahead.” PK is currently exploring running for an elected office in the great State of Kansas.

 

The iChange Nations™ Global International Golden Rule Honor Event featured several world leaders in attendance. The Global Day of Honor also launched its historic Women of Golden Rule Dialogue feature and concluded with the prestigious Global Golden Rule International Award Night of Honor.

 

For Media Contact: Dr. Terry Warren, 949 743-4065 Terry_warrenpr@yahoo.com

 

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Dubai UAE and Australian Real Estate Investment CEO Wins BURJ CEO Award

Dubai, UAE- October 16, 2017 – On 10 October, one of the real estate world’s up-and-coming young entrepreneurs, Zaki Ameer, founder and CEO of Dream Design Property, travelled to London to receive the “Best Global Real Estate Investment Company” BURJ CEO award from the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide. Royal family members from both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK) attended, as did UK government officials and members of the UK Parliament, top international business executives, and VIPs from all over the world.

The award, which CEO Clubs Network Founder Tariq Nizami dubbed “an Oscar for CEOs,” honoured Ameer for his positive contribution to the booming Sydney real estate market, which he has recently expanded into the UAE and Eastern Africa. A panel of international judges chose Ameer for his work in mentoring investors to choose real estate investment strategies that produce hefty returns on their investments.

Says Ameer, “In a competitive market like Dubai’s, investors must choose their properties wisely. At Dream Design Property, we teach our clients to make wise choices and stay in the market for the long term.” He adds, “Although this award is a great honour, it’s even a greater honour to be a part of the lives of people building financial security for a lifetime.”

Ameer hasn’t always been so successful. At only 18, he came to Australia as a student with only debt and a dream. Determined to stay, the plucky young man worked days and studied nights to claw his way out of debt to a bachelor’s degree in business. After finding a mentor, Ameer tried his hand in real estate investment. Fast forward a few years, and Ameer had amassed a successful real estate portfolio worth three million dollars.

With this successful venture under his belt, Ameer founded Dream Design Property in 2012. Since then, he has used his savvy to guide his clients through the investment process.

Dream Design Property (http://www.ddpproperty.com.au/) provides clients with opportunities to invest in prime real estate in the greater Sydney area, as well as in Dubai and Africa. Staffed with expert financial advisers, the company helps its clients become more informed real estate investors through education.

OTT Financial Hosts Event Educating Canadian Merchants on Connecting with Chinese Consumers through Alipay

“Helping Globalize Your Business” Held in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, October 05, 2017 — OTT Financial, a Canadian financial services company, and Alipay, the world’s leading third-party payment platform, announced “Helping Globalize Your Business” on September 26th, an event bringing Canadian merchants together with senior Alipay team members to discuss significant business opportunities available through connecting with Chinese consumers.

With more than 520 million global active users, Alipay is the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform, and the primary means of online and mobile payment for Chinese consumers. In June, OTT Financial announced that its merchants would be able to accept Alipay through OTT Pay. OTT Pay now offers a full suite of simple solutions to help Canadian merchants diversify their customer base, appealing to Chinese consumers by enabling payment in their currency of choice through Alipay.

“We’ve seen incredible success in working with Alipay, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this important event to Canadian retailers and brands,” said Cory Taylor, Head of OTT Pay. “Chinese consumers continue to seek out Canadian items they can’t find at home while they are visiting as tourists or shopping online. This event is an excellent opportunity for Canadian merchants to meet and network with senior members of the Alipay team and learn how to leverage payment platforms like Alipay to tap into new sales opportunities in China and globally.”

“Chinese consumers want to be able to buy items from North America,” said Souheil Badran, President of Alipay North America. “Through Alipay, Canadian merchants can more easily connect and engage with Chinese consumers because it eliminates payment and language barriers that can create stress at the point of sale. We are excited to partner with OTT Pay on this important event.”

About OTT Financial

OTT Financial and its affiliate companies have multiple lines of business in the Canadian financial services industry. OTT Financial Canada Inc. is an investment dealer registered with the securities regulators in Canada and a member of IIROC and CIPF. OTT Capital Corporation is an exempt market dealer as well as a portfolio manager and investment fund manager. OTT Financial Inc. provides foreign exchange services and OTT Pay is the payment platform that serves Canadian merchants and Chinese consumers. Since 2006, OTT has been dedicated to delivering values for its clients and creating positive impact for the communities served by the OTT group of companies.

About Alipay

Operated by Ant Financial Services Group, Alipay is the world’s largest mobile and online payment platform. Launched in 2004, Alipay currently has over 520 million active users and over 200 domestic financial institution partners. Alipay has evolved from a digital wallet to a lifestyle enabler. Users can hail a taxi, book a hotel, buy movie tickets, pay utility bills, make appointments with doctors, or purchase wealth management products directly from within the app. In addition to online payments, Alipay is expanding to in-store offline payments both inside and outside of China. Over 10 million brick-and-mortar merchants now accept Alipay across China. Alipay’s in-store payment service covers more than 30 countries across the world, and tax reimbursement via Alipay is supported in 24 countries and regions. Alipay works with over 250 overseas financial institutions and payment solution providers to enable cross-border payments for Chinese travelling overseas and overseas customers who purchase products from Chinese e-commerce sites. Alipay currently supports 27 currencies. Follow us on Twitter @antfinancial and @alipay.      

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5140 Yonge Street, Level 5,
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ThatShirt.com Announces Expansion of In-House Print Production Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The screen printing company expects the new expansion to decrease order turnaround time while improving customer support

 

OAKVILLE, Onatrio, Canada, Sept. 28, 2017— ThatShirt.com has announced that it has recently expanded its production line through the purchase of new screen printing equipment. The company hopes that the new machinery will decrease order turnaround time and increase customer satisfaction.

“This equipment acquisition is expected to speed up our average order delivery times. We understand how important it is to deliver t-shirts and apparel on time to our customers, whether they’re a local sporting team or a national company with a big event coming up,” said Peter Mulnor, production manager at ThatShirt.com. “This expansion ensures that we can continue to service our customers with the highest trust, and is proof that we’re always working to better our product.”  

ThatShirts.com was founded in 2000 as a one-stop-shop, in-house screen printing facility. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, the company currently has three print locations all across Canada.

ThatShirts.com specializes in custom t-shirts and hoodies, and prints products for a variety of industries; from custom school shirts to company work shirts to non-profit awareness t-shirts. ThatShirts.com also features ready-to-use design templates, allowing customers to design and order a shirt with minimal effort.

“We were already capable of printing and delivering high-volume orders,” said David Stinton, IT manager for ThatShirt.com. “But with this expansion, we’re really able to bring it to the next level.”

For more information about ThatShirt.com, including customers interested in designing and purchasing custom t-shirts and hoodies, visit https://thatshirt.com/

 

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2017 WTCF Los Angeles Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit Kicks Off, World Tourism City Development Shifts to High Gear in the New Era of Globalization

September 21st, 2017, Los Angeles – WTCF Los Angeles Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2017 was held on the September 19. The Summit, themed “Impact of Globalization on World Tourism City Development”, attracted about 400 delegates from 51 countries and 87 cities. A total of 37 ministers and mayors, senior managers from international tourism organization and representatives from international organization including UNWTO and PATA were invited to attend the summit.

The opening ceremony was hosted by Mr. Ernest Wooden Jr., Vice-Chairman of WTCF Council and President and CEO of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. Chen Jining, Chairman of WTCF Council and acting Mayor of Beijing; Li Jinzao, Chairman of China National Tourism Administration; Zhu Shanzhong, Executive Director of UNWTO; and Mr. Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles delivered remarks at the ceremony.

Song Yu, Secretary-General of WTCF; Ms. Pia Riika Birgitta Pakarinen, Vice Mayor of Helsinki; Karl Wöber, Director of the Expert Committee of WTCF; and Jeanie Buss, Controlling Owner and President of the Los Angeles Lakers made keynote speeches under the theme of “Globalization and its Impact on World Tourism City Development”.

In his remarks, Chen Jining, Chairman of WTCF Council and Acting Mayor of Beijing, expressed his hope that a deeper understanding of globalization would be obtained through the insightful discussions during the summit. He also noted that a more open collaborative platform should be built as a result of the summit to promote a more inclusive and balanced globalization in favor of robust tourism growth worldwide.

19 new members were sworn into WTCF at the opening ceremony where promotional films featuring the world tourism city data platform and tourism investment guide were released. Mrs. Raisa Banfiled, Vice-Mayor of Panama City, delivered a speech on behalf of all new members.

During the ceremony, the Los Angeles Declaration of World Tourism Cities Federation was unveiled. Under the theme of globalization and collaborative development of world tourism cities, the declaration makes the following six-point proposal to all its members: 1) further boost the tourism industry worldwide; 2) improve tourism service quality across the world; 3) facilitate a collaborative and balanced development of world tourism; 4) make tourism service more accessible and efficient; 5) build up security to assure tourists; 6) effectively protect tourism resources.

Three bid cities made presentation to the Council Meeting, and city of Helsinki was finally chosen to host the WTCF Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2019. 

During this Summit, events such as the tourism exhibition, tourism trade and investment fair and tourism promotion meeting were held by WTCF to facilitate better communication and collaboration among its members who were able to showcase innovate tourism products and explore new market potential.

The Tourism Investment Fair, co-hosted by the Committee of Investment, the Sub-Committee of WTCF, and the World Trade Center Los Angeles allowed participants to engage in efficient dialogue and cooperation opportunities between famous Chinese tourism and their counterparts from Spain and the US. During the tourism trade fair, 17 of the top 20 Chinese enterprises including CITS, CYTS, CTS, BTG, Ctrip and Tuniu.com had exchanges with nearly 100 enterprises from L. A. and others.

During the press briefings, tripartite agreements were signed by WTCF and with Helsinki, Tencent, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Qingdao Tourism Development Committee, and Xiamen Airlines. WTCF will continue to promote win-win development between and among cities and institutions and build a wider platform for all members.

Four themed forums of the summit will be held the on following day. The topics of the four themed forums are “Solutions to Challenges Faced by Tourism Cities, Competitive Strengths and Brand Building of Tourism Cities, Policy Environment Promotes Tourism Investment, and China’s Outbound Tourism: New Trend and Market Dynamics”. Mayors from tourism cities, executives from tourism institutions, and scholars are invited to discuss the most concerned topics such as travel security, brand marketing, advantages of infrastructure and resources, investment, etc.

The Research Report on World Tourism City Development 2017 and UNWTO-WTCF City Tourism Performance Research is scheduled to be released during the 2017 Summit. The former aims to steer world tourism development along the modern, standardized, and collaborative path by analyzing individual cases of tourism cities and benchmarking evaluation criteria.

UNWTO and WTCF jointly launched the City Tourism Performance Research in 2016. The research is an instrument with a set of criteria that could be used globally to benchmark tourism performance. So far, case studies conducted in 16 sample cities have been completed, which lead to the discovery of25 profound issues that may determine the development of world tourism cities.

2017 WTCF Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit has won WTCF worldwide acclaim by exhibiting its quality service, superb leadership, and increasing influence on its members and the global tourism industry. It is predicted that WTCF will usher in a new era of global development for the world tourism cities.

Bones Like Snowflakes to Kick Off Tour with Acclaimed Drummer Avinash Ramachandra

LOS ANGELES, Calif. –  The rock band Bones Like Snowflakes will kick off its 2017 tour with new drummer Avinash Ramachandra in October in Los Angeles.

“I’m very excited about joining the band taking part in this upcoming tour,” Ramachandra said. “The most exciting thing of being in a band is going on tour, you get to travel to so many cities and countries together and you’re getting paid to pretty much have fun while making music!”

Although dates for its upcoming shows are still pending, Bones Like Snowflakes will launch its nationwide tour in Los Angeles at The Echo sometime in October.

Known for energetic drumming and work with a slew of bands, most recently the Acid Quartet, Ramachandra brings an energy and playful approach to his work that has earned him a strong following and growing fan base.

“He blew us away at the audition and we knew right away he would do a great job for us.” Joseph said of the band’s new drummer. “We’re very excited to have him on board.”

The band, established in 2010 by Marvin Joseph, is known for its eclectic post-rock sound which features electric guitars and synthesizers in a blend of rock, jazz and reggae into a compelling blend of instrumental sound. The band is made up of Joseph on lead guitar, Marvin Zenarosa on rhythm guitar, Denise Santos on keyboards, Drew Elder on bass and Ramachandra on drums.

Born in Bangalore, India, Ramachandra found a passion for drumming began when he first watched Iron Maiden performing live at the age of 16. It was at that moment that he realized he wanted to play music for life.

 After taking private drumming lessons and going on to join several bands, he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Engineering in Computer Science and decided to seek his fortune in the U.S. where he began studying music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He would go on to perform with bands such as the Acid Quartet, Caleb Mark and others.

“Bones Like Snowflakes is a very unique band. Every song has a certain theme even though they are just instrumental and have no lyrics,” Ramachandra said. “The music has a very weird way of speaking to the audience through sound and visual backgrounds. The whole thing live is just a beautiful audio/visual trip.”

Bones Like Snowflakes is known for its recent album “Winter Quay/Summer Blankets,” as well as its other albums “Second Star to the Right,” and “Silent Movies I,” as well as the EP “Rewriting Icarius.”

Bones Like Snowflakes, is online at https://boneslikesnowflakes.bandcamp.com/

For more on Avinash Ramachandra, please visit www.avinashdrums.com or follow him at www.facebook.com/avinashdrums and www.instagram.com/avinashdrums.

“Time is for Dragonflies and Angels” by J.M. Erickson Win’s Gold at Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards

J.M. Erickson’s Time is for Dragonflies and Angels wins gold medal in the fiction anthology category at the Readers’ Favorite 2017 International Book Award Contest.

Time is for Dragonflies and Angels is a collection of flash science fiction and novellas that embraces the ideas of multi-universes and dimensions, critical decisions and judgments, and human struggles associated with racism and dystopian societies.

Divine Zape, Reader’s Favorite Reviewer describes this award-winning anthology well:

Time is for Dragonflies and Angels by J.M. Erickson is a beautiful offering for fans of sci-fi and fantasy who are also into short stories and novellas. The collection features powerful themes, including parallel universes, man’s struggle to come to grips with his human predicament, racial discrimination, and many more. This collection has a lot to offer readers with diverse tastes. Those who enjoy dystopian themes will feel very comfortable with Rogue Event featuring the game that many people are familiar with, the struggle for control where a select group wants to control the workings of the lives of others. Read about a widower and an autistic young man in a one-of-a-kind adventure to find meaning in Recount Our DreamsThe Gray is a moving tale that features the mechanics of bias, of racism, and beautifully portrays how a group can elect itself as the judge of others based on what makes them look different. And there is more!”

Time is for Dragonflies and Angels has garnered more critical praise:

Time is for Dragonflies and Angels, the new book from sci fi author J.M. Erickson is a collection of short stories in the tradition of the classic science fiction writing compendiums, evoking well-loved writers such as Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, with clear influences from other giants of the genre as we go along.” – Self-Publishing Review

“This book falls into that rare group that tells unexpected and original stories that don’t rely on cliché’s or overused plot devices – nice, especially in the Sci-Fi genre where it is hard to find really unique plotlines and genuine character development.” – Indie Book Reviewers

“In every story, the author displays bright moments of humor alongside darker bits of existential dread. His stories succeed on two levels, both as diverting bits of adventure and as deeper commentary on our modern life.” – Pacific Book Reviewer

About the Author

In addition to creating the Birds of Flight series and the other award-winning science fiction stories Future Prometheus and Intelligent Design, Erickson holds a BA in psychology and sociology from Boston College, a master’s degree in psychiatric social work from the Simmons School of Social Work, and post-graduate certification in post-trauma treatment from Boston University School of Social Work. Certified in cognitive behavioral treatment and a post-trauma specialist, he is also a senior instructor of psychology and counseling at Cambridge College and a senior therapist in a clinical group practice in the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts.

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Crocs™ Enters Cambodia Market with 3 New Store Openings in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH, August 17, 2017 /Media Company/ – Crocs™ officially enters the Cambodia market as of April 14, 2017 with the opening of its first store at TK Avenue Mall, followed by the opening of its second store at Exchange Square Mall on June 15, 2017 and third store to be opened at AEON Mall, all locations in Phnom Penh. The Grand Opening of TK Avenue Mall was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speech by Mr. Henry Horn, Managing Director of SOHO Diversified Lifestyle Co., Ltd.

“SOHO Diversified Lifestyle is honored to bring this popular and iconic footwear brand to Cambodia. The Crocs brand celebrates authenticity, individuality, and the courage to be who we are in every aspect of life,” said Mr. Horn. “We believe this message, along with our wide variety of fashionable designs, will resonate well with the people of Cambodia.”

The store opening events at TK Avenue Mall and Exchange Square Mall was attended by first-time Crocs customers as well as loyal Crocs fans who have spent months eagerly awaiting the store launches. Festivities included free popcorn and refreshments, and a celebrity spin wheel for shoppers with prizes ranging from special discount cards to free Jibbitz™ shoe charms. Inside the store hung posters of Korean superstar YOONA posing playfully in her Isabella jelly sandals and Asian celebrity Henry Lau sporting his Citiline Roka slip-on sneakers.
The latest Crocs store which will open at AEON Mall on August 26, 2017 will be the latest addition to the mall’s expansive tenant mix of international fashion and lifestyle brands.  SOHO Diversified Lifestyle has also confirmed plans to open additional Crocs stores at Downtown 93 Mall and Eden Garden Center in Phnom Penh before the end of 2017.