G-SHOCK's Latest Metal Timepieces Marry Luxurious Looks and Street Style
DOVER, N.J., Jan. 27, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces brand new GM6900 timepieces for Spring 2020, bringing an edgy, lux street-style look to a classic G-SHOCK silhouette. The all-new GM6900-1, GM6900G-9 and GM6900B-4 models are a nod to today's elevated streetwear style with their forged metal bezels.
Inspired by popular music icons and created for today's street fashion enthusiasts, the new timepieces come in a stylish chromatic colorway for a trendsetting look. Taking from the popular GM-5600, these models feature metal bezels with a unique, eye-catching accent buckle.
Sure to turn heads, the GM6900-1 features a silver bezel with a matching silver metal button while the GM6900G-9 stands out with a gold IP bezel and button. Additionally, the GM6900B-4 comes with a black IP and metal bezel, metallic red dial and transparent red band.
The new GM6900 timepieces come equipped with G-SHOCK features such as:
DENVER, Pa., Jan. 24, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Gold and silver may set the standard for commodities on Wall Street, but medieval steel was the metal that ruled the day on January 16 at Morphy's $2.3 million auction of the Susquehanna Collection. To the delight of a packed house that had gathered to bid on a 40-year collection of early Pennsylvania antiques and European heirlooms, a rare and outstanding early 16th-century composite suit of armor with royal provenance claimed top-lot honors at $270,600.
"The suit of armor was a constant source of interest in the run-up to the sale and a very popular attraction at the preview," said Morphy Auctions founder and president Dan Morphy. "We were contacted by collectors from all over the world who wanted to bid on it. They were very familiar with its provenance and importance."
The circa-1510 to 1520 Maximilian suit of armor, which is similar to an example shown in a book published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art titled Of Arms and Men: Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan 1912-2012, was assembled in the 1920s by Dr. Bashford Dean (1867-1928). Dr. Dean, who was the first president of the Arms & Armor Society and first curator of the Arms & Armor Gallery at The Met, used period elements in composing the historically accurate 75-inch-tall suit. Some of the components came from the distinguished collections of Carl, Prince of Prussia and the Princes Radziwill, Nieswiez Castle, Lithuania. Its pre-auction estimate was $75,000-$150,000.
The 219-lot Susquehanna Collection boasted many exceptional, historically significant 18th-century firearms. A pair of Revolutionary War flintlock pistols dated and marked for its original owner, "Robert Roberts 1775," had once been owned by R.H. Coleman, president of Remington Arms Co., and appeared in the July 1972 issue of The American Rifleman. Roberts served in the militia and participated in several engagements in Maryland, as well as at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown in Pennsylvania. The coveted guns, which were accompanied by extensive documentation, sold above estimate for $110,700.
Leading the selection of first-rate Kentucky rifles was a Jacob Kuntz (1780-1876) design with the Pennsylvania State Seal on its patchbox. Described by Dan Morphy as "undoubtedly one of the finest rifles Kuntz ever made," it was crafted in Philadelphia but displayed many of the Lehigh Valley characteristics typical of firearms Kuntz made while learning his trade in Allentown, Pa. It sold above estimate for $61,500. Another standout was a beautifully relief-carved Revolutionary War-era flintlock Kentucky rifle signed "J. Ferree," referring to a Lancaster County, Pa., gunsmith who produced guns and gun barrels under government commission during the Revolutionary War. Among its highly attractive embellishments are fleurs-de-lis, possibly a tribute to Ferree's French Huguenot ancestry. The rifle surpassed its estimate to reach $55,350.
An incredible collection of 18th-century powder horns was offered, none more profusely decorative than the 1763 example engraved with a map of Havana and such landmarks and sites as "Mooro" (Morro) Castle and Shepherds Battrey (Battery). Attributed to a British corporal posted in St. Augustine, Florida, during the French & Indian War and a presumed participant in the Battle of Havana, it sold for $50,430.
There was strong competition for a circa-1740 Philadelphia tall-case 8-day moon-phase clock made by Peter Stretch. The earliest known example of a clock with ogee feet, it more than doubled its high estimate, reaching $166,050.
Samsara Launches Pre-Sales for groundbreaking new generation of smart carry-on suitcase, introduced to the market at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Samsara Luggage announced today the launch of its online pre-sale for their next generation of smart carry-on suitcases with Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities, making Samsara the first to market this innovative technology.
Samsara unveiled its new generation of smart luggage at this year's CES. Forbes broke the news to its online audience calling the new product line "incredible." The review continues with, "A competitor of Away, Samsara wasn't content to stick a battery in their bag and call it smart."
The new Samsara smart carry-on features more breakthrough innovation including an IoT tracking solution that offers consumers the most accurate location data for their smart-case. The new generation builds upon the original model's ergonomic on-the-go workstation design with a sleeker smart unit that is accessible from the exterior of the case and features a portable wireless charging dock for cell phones. This new generation is currently available for pre-order on the Samsara website for $199 without the Hotspot feature or $279 with it.
"I'm so excited to offer our new generation of smart luggage at such a competitive price point during the pre-sale," says Atara Dzikowski, Co-founder and CEO of Samsara Luggage. "Adding durable polycarbonate to the product line in vibrant colors and styles offers our diverse clientele the options they want leading into peak travel season. As part of the company's continued efforts to create an effortless travel experience, we brought together exclusive tech features with an enhanced design to show our customers a better way to travel."
Samsara Luggage recently announced its partnership with Monogoto, an affordable and reliable cellular provider, to enable its new Wi-Fi Hotspot feature. Customers will be able to subscribe to Monogoto at a preferred rate and enjoy access to a secured Wi-Fi Hotspot while traveling.
Franciscan Women's Health at Virginia Mason opens in Seattle
SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason continue to fulfill their commitment to expand women's health care options with a new outpatient obstetric and women's health clinic, Franciscan Women's Health at Virginia Mason. The clinic, located on the Virginia Mason campus in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood, will offer convenient access to prenatal care and comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services beginning Monday, Jan. 20.
This summer, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason will open a new birth center at Virginia Mason.
"The greater Puget Sound region continues to experience unprecedented growth, creating an increased demand in every specialty," said Ketul J. Patel, chief executive officer of CHI Franciscan. "CHI Franciscan has the largest and most comprehensive women's care program in the state and we are pleased to expand our premier services into Seattle with Virginia Mason to better serve our communities."
The new 3,800 square-foot outpatient obstetric and women's health clinic, located on Level 8 of the Virginia Mason Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., combines CHI Franciscan's regional leadership in personalized obstetric care with Virginia Mason's focus on quality and innovation. To schedule an appointment, call (206) 287-6300.
"We are pleased to have CHI Franciscan as a partner in expanding women's health services in the Seattle market," said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. "Adding high-quality obstetric services, in conjunction with our existing gynecological program, allows us to offer comprehensive care and continuity to better serve our patients and their families."
In addition to Franciscan Women's Health at Virginia Mason, the two organizations will open a full-service birth center with a Level II Special Care Nursery this summer, called the Virginia Mason Birth Center, an Alliance with CHI Franciscan. The new program will offer personalized birth experiences and easy access to high-quality care for mothers and families throughout the region.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- For the second year in a row, Earnest, the country's second-largest lender for student loan refinancing, has been named NerdWallet's 2020 Best-Of Award winner in the Best Student Loan Refinancing Overall category.
Earnest uses technology and design to build better and more responsible education finance products. Earnest sets itself apart by offering a personalized and unique repayment plan. Its "Precision Pricing" model is a key reason Earnest continues to earn the "Best-Of" title.
Earnest is on a mission to help graduates take control of their financial wellness and empower them with the capital they need to live better lives. Since its inception in 2013, the company has refinanced over $7.2 billion in student loans for over 98,000 clients across the U.S. and receives a Trustscore of 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on verified customer reviews.
"One in five adults in the U.S. has student debt," Earnest Chief Product Officer David Green said. "We're committed to providing exceptional products and service to make it easy for both students and graduates to pay for their education."
NerdWallet's award winners are selected using a rigorously designed grading rubric, which assigns points for various product features and attributes.
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