Friday, June 7, 2019
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Kalamata Capital Group Joins
Commercial Alternative Finance Company List
New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
and Related Industries
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Credit Analyst with Franchise Experience/Sales NY or Remote
Channel Partners May 2019: Sample Deals
FICO, TIB/Amt. Revenues/Funding Amt./Term (mos.)
June Beige Book Positive Despite Trade Worries
Reports Moderate Pace, Moderate Job Growth
The Ascent of Chinese Banks
The World's Top 10 Banks by Brand Value
Mexico is the Top Source of U.S. Car Imports
Value of new passenger car/light vehicle imports to US in 2018
Ascentium Capital Reports Record Breaking Month
in Funding Volume Representing 23% YoY Growth
Dragged Across Concrete/Everybody Knows/Blue Velvet
Film/Digital Reviews by Leasing News' Fernando Croce
Shepherd Mix puppy
Arlington, Virginia Adopt-a-Dog
2019 Advanced Legal Issues Workshop
Commercial Finance Association
U.S. Bank closing 21 local branches
most of them in the suburbs
Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could
Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits
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Kalamata Capital Group Joins
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New Hires/Promotions in the Leasing Business
and Related Industries
Sherry Antonakos was promoted to Senior Vice President, Commerce Bank, N.A., Saint Louis, Missouri. She joined the bank July, 2005 as Vice President, Credit Manager. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Management, GE Commercial Distribution Finance (2002 - 2005); Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Management, GE Capital (2002 - 2005); Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Management, Deutsche Financial Services (1995 - 2002); Division Investment Manager, ITT Capital Finance (1990 - 1995); Financial Analyst, Fremont Financial Corporation (1989 - 1990); Credit Analyst, The CIT Group (FKA Manufacturers Hanover Leasing) (1986 - 1989); Processor/Credit Assistant, United States Leasing Corporation (1985 - 1986). Licenses & Certification. GE Six Sigma Green Belt. Issued September, 2004. No Expiration Date. Education: University of Missouri, Saint Louis. MBA, Finance (1989 - 1993). Eastern Illinois University, BS, Business (1981 - 1985). Activities and Societies: Delta Zeta Sorority. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherryantonakos/
Craig Ault was hired as Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager, Wintrust Commercial Finance, Frisco, Texas. He is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Previously he was Chief Sales Marketing Officer, Sertant Capital (January, 2018 - May, 2019). Prior he was with CSI Leasing, joining the firm in 1993 as Account Executive, promoted June, 2002, Senior Vice President, Marketing; promoted June, 2010, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing; promoted, June, 2016, Executive Vice President, Sales Training and Development. Account Manager, Bell Atlantic Systems Leasing (1985 – 1993); Account Executive, Burroughs Corporation (1984 – 1985). Education: University of Missouri, Columbia, Master of Business Education (1982 – 1984). University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. in Education (1978 – 1982). https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigaulta46b0913b/
Jonathan Bernal was hired as Sales Associate, Reliant Capital, LLC, San Diego, California. He is based in Orange County, California. Previously he was National Accounts, Partners Capital Group. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-bernal-8a8a355a/
Dustin Bond was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, Mazuma Capital, Draper, Utah. He joined the firm in 2015 as Vice President of Sales. Previously, he was Director of Intermediary Relations, Onset Financial (2012 - 2015); Director of Sales, Partner, EPS (2010 - 2012); Senior Relationship Manager, Marquette Financial Companies (2006 - 2010); National Account Executive, Tetra Financial Group (2004 - 2006). Volunteer: American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers, Marketing Committee Chair (2013 - 2018). 2011: Japan, Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami (May, 2011, one month) Disaster and Humanitarian Relief. Volunteer, New Orleans, LA USA, Catholic Charities, Hurricane Katrina (April, 2007). Disaster and Humanitarian Relieve. Education: Western Governors University, BS, Finance Minor in Business Management. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinbond/
Jeremy Borkowski was hired as Managing Director, Corporate Finance, Crestmark Equipment Finance, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is based in Exton, Pennsylvania. Previously, he was Senior Director, PNC (April, 2017 - May, 2019); Senior Director, Structured Finance, Element Financial Corporation (September, 2015 - April, 2017); Senior Vice President, GE Energy Financial Services (September, 1994 - September, 2014). He joined ITT Capital Finance 1992 as Analyst; promoted 1993, Analyst. Commercial Credit Analyst, Continental Bank (1992 - 1993). Volunteer: Advisor. SBA Small Business College. Education: Saint Joseph's University, BS, Finance (1987 - 1991). https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-borkowski-6372384/
Laura Wallsten Cook was announced as Transaction Manager, ATEL Capital Group, San Francisco, California. She joined the company October, 2018. Previously, she was Vice President of Lease and Loan Administration and Operations, Bank of the West (July, 2016 - July, 2018); Director of Lease Administration and Syndication, CORTECH Leasing (May, 2009 - March, 2015); Director, Commercial Loan Closing, First Republic Bank (May, 2008 - May, 2009); Vice President and Manager, Lease Administration, US Bank Oliver Allen Tech Leasing (November, 2005 - April, 2008); Vice President, Contract Administration, Bank of the West (December, 1998 - November, 2005); Manager, Lease Administration, USBancorp, Oliver Allen (November, 1993 - December, 1998); Senior Accounts Specialist, Private Placement, GE Capital Computer Lease Corporation (February, 1996 - October, 1999). Volunteer: English as a second Language and Mentor, Refugee Transactions, San Francisco (June, 2011). Technical Advisor to Women's Cooperative, United States Peace Corps, Cameroon, West Africa. Education: San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business Administration and Management General.
Elliott Hansen was hired as Finance Manager, Amur Equipment Finance, Grand Island, Nebraska. He is located in Dover, New Hampshire. Previously he was at Direct Capital Corporation, starting October, 2013, Business Development Representative; promoted, October, 2014, Jr. Strategic Account Manager. Education: University of Plymouth, Business Administration and Management General. https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliot-hansen-iii-169252a0/
Jay Haverty was officially appointed President and CEO of TimePayment, Burlington, Massachusetts, Boston-based FinTech company owned by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group; Fortress is owned by SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984)). Previously, he was President of MicroFinancial, Inc., parent company of TimePayment, March, 2018; promoted President and Chief Executive Officer, May, 2109. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer, d50 Media (November, 2014 - March, 2018), serving as Chief Operating Office (April, 2011 - November, 2014. He joined Sokolove Law LLC April, 2009; promoted December, 2009, Chief Technology Officer; promoted April, 2010, Chief Operation Officer until March, 2018).Principal, Celsius Capital (November, 2003 - June, 2006); Consultant, Mercer Oliver Wyman (formerly Oliver, Wyman & Company) (August, 2002 - November, 2003; Analyst, Credit Suisse First Boston (2000 - less than a year). Licenses: AdWords Display, Google, Issued January, 2016, expired August, 2017. AdWords Mobile, Google. Issued January, 2016, Expired, August, 2107. AdWords Search, Google. Issued January, 2016, expired August, 2017. AdWords Shopping, Google, Issued January, 2016, Expired August, 2017; AdWords Video, Google, Issued January, 2016, Expired August, 2017. Google AdWords Certification, Search Advertising. Google. Education: University of Pennsylvania, Masters, Telecommunications Systems (2001 -2002). University of Pennsylvania, BSE, Systems Engineering; Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (1997 - 2001). University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. BS Economics, Financial & Information Systems, Mgmt.; Jerome Fisher Program in Management ad Technology (1997 - 2001). Military Academy. Diploma (1993 - 1997). https://www.linkedin.com/in/jhaverty/
Douglas Lee was hired as Director of Pricing, Crestmark Equipment Finance, Bloomfield Hill, Michigan. He is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, he was Vice President, Equipment Finance, Presidential Bank (May, 2018 - April, 2019); Syndication Manager, Element Fleet Management (September, 2009 - April, 2008); Business Development Manager, Cisco (February, 2008 - September, 2009); Deal Manager, GE Commercial Finance (April, 2005 - January, 2008). Education: Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, MBA, Finance. Villanova University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dou
Dillan Moriarty was promoted to Account Executive II, Balboa Capital, Costa Mesa, California. He joined the firm December, 2018 as Account Executive. Previously, he was at State Farm, starting February, 2013, as Licensed Customer Service Representative; promoted Account Manager, June, 2017; Telephone Operator, TAB Answer Network (October, 2011 - April, 2013). Licenses: California Property & Casualty Insurance License Issued February, 2014. Expired November, 2018. Volunteer: Public Speaker, Community Service (January, 2009 - June, 2015). Education: Orange Coast College. Associate's Degree, Communication, General (2014 - 2018). Cypress High School. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillan-moriarty-75a63578/
Melissa Perkins was hired as Counsel for Crestmark Equipment Finance, a division of MetaBank Bloomfield Hill, Michigan. She will be based in the corporate offices in Troy, Michigan. Previously, she was Attorney, Hainer & Berman, PC (August, 2017 - April, 2019); Attorney, Shaheen, Jacobs & Ross, PC (2009 - August, 2017); Staff Attorney, First Place Bank (March, 2009 - September, 2009); Attorney, Shaheen, Jacobs & Ross, P.C. (November, 2002 - March, 2009). Education: Wayne State University Law School, Doctor of Law (J.D.). (1999 - 2002). Albion College. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (1995 1999). https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-perkins-b42b44139
Bill Peterson was hired as Financial Solutions Manager, Cisco Capital, San Jose, California. He is located in Loretto, Minnesota. Previously, he was at Microsoft, starting February, 2007, Enterprise Financing Executive; promoted July, 2008, as North America Sales Manager; promoted July, 2013, as North Senior Financing Executive, State and Local Government and Education (SLED). Education: St. Cloud State University, BA, Business/Managerial Economics.
Randall Pundzus was hired as Regional Vice President by Crestmark Equipment Finance, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He will be based in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Previously, he was Senior Vice President Bank of America and GE Capital Corporation (May, 1990 - November, 2017). Education: Southern Connecticut State University, Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration and Management, General. (1986 - 199). https://www.linkedin.com/in/pundzus-randy-94a50264
Dennis Roesslein was hired as Vice President, Lease Banking, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is located in Rosemont, Illinois. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Lease Banking, MB Financial Bank (1999 - April, 2019); President & COO, Financial Corporation of Illinois (1980 - 1999); Regional Credit Manager, Skil Corporation (1976- 1980); Credit Analyst, GE Capital (1973 - 1976). Education: Quinland School of Business, Loyola University, Chicago, MBA, Finance (1978 - 1980). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. BS, Business (1965 - 1968). Activities and Societies: Finance Research.
Michael Smith, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer of Firestone Financial, Needham, Massachusetts, assumed the company’s top leadership position as CEO. Founded in 1965, Firestone Financial is a nationwide finance company serving the amusement, carnival, fitness, vending and laundry industries. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. He joined the firm May, 2008 as Senior Vice President/Portfolio Risk Officer/Counsel. Prior, he was at AMGRO, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hanover Insurance Group (January, 2005 - May, 2008); Director of Operations, AGFA Financial Services, Inc. (1990 - 2005); Director of Operations, Bayer Financial Services, In., Bayer Corporation (January, 1993 - January, 1996). License: Attorney. Licensed in Massachusetts. Education: Suffolk University Law School. Juris Doctorate, Law, Cum Laude (1993 - 1996). University of Notre Dame. Executive Certificate, Executive Management/Bay Corporation. (1996). American International College. BS, Management. Activities and Societies: Hockey, All American, ECAD Player of the Year, Hall of Fame, 20015. https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-smith-a43a8320/
Cody Thompson was hired as Director of Operations, Reliant Capital, Phoenix, Arizona. He is located in Long Beach, California. Previously, he was Senior Underwriter, Partners Capital Group (January, 2017 - December, 2018); Credit Manager, Matrix Business Capital (December, 2014 - January, 2017); Account Manager, Balboa Capital (July, 2013 - August, 2014); Member Services, Butte Creek Country Club (January, 2012 - July, 2013); Sales/Retail, Skyway Golf Park (March, 2007 - January, 2010).Volunteer: Tournament Coordinator, Spikeball, Inc. (September, 2014 - January, 2017). Education: CSU Chico, Bachelor of Science (BS), Human Geography (2010 - 2013). Chico High (2004 - 2008). https://www.linkedin.com/in/cody-thompson-62775958/
Paul Vecker, CPA, was hired as President and CEO, Macrolease Corporation, Plainview, New York, a subsidiary of Bank Rhode Island, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. Previously, he was at PNC, starting February, 2007, Senior Vice President, Head of Vendor Finance; promoted March, 2017, Chief Growth Officer; Founder, President and CEO, The Navigator Group, LLC (February, 1999 - January, 2007); Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Paramount Financial Corporation (April, 1994 - December, 1998); Chief Financial Officer, COS Computer Systems (1989 - 1993); Controller, Unilease Computer Corporation (November, 1983 - 1989); Accountant, Laventhol & Horwath (August, 1981 - November, 1983). Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, New York State Education Department. Education: University of Albany, SUNY. BS, Accountant (1977 - 1981). https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulvecker/
Heather Wlkens was hired as Vice President, Documentation, Liberty Commercial Finance, LLC, Tustin, California. Previously, she was Senior Transaction Coordinator, GE Capital (June, 2013 - April, 2019); Credit Analyst, People's United Equipment Finance Corp. (May, 2013 - June, 2013); Contract Administrator, First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. (September, 2012 - May, 2013); Transaction Coordinator, GE Capital (July, 2005 - July, 2011). Education: University of California, Irvine. Bachelor's Degree, Biology/Biological Sciences (1994 - 1998). https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-wilkens-103a23109/
Leasing Industry Help Wanted
June Beige Book Positive Despite Trade Worries
Reports Moderate Pace, Moderate Job Growth
Overall Economic Activity
Economic activity expanded at a modest pace overall from April through mid-May, a slight improvement over the previous period. Almost all Districts reported some growth, and a few saw moderate gains in activity. Manufacturing reports were generally positive, but some Districts noted signs of slowing activity and a more uncertain outlook among contacts. Residential construction and real estate both showed overall growth, but both sectors saw wide variation in sentiment across Districts. Reports on consumer spending were generally positive but tempered. Tourism activity was stronger, especially in the Southeast, but vehicle sales were lower, according to reporting Districts. Loan demand was mixed but indicated growth. Agricultural conditions remained weak overall, but a few Districts reported some improvements. The outlook for the coming months was solidly positive but modest, with little variation among reporting Districts.
Employment and Wages
Employment continued to increase nationwide, with most Districts reporting modest or moderate job growth and others reporting slight growth, an assessment similar to the previous reporting period. Solid hiring demand was noted for retail, business services, technical, manufacturing, and construction jobs and by staffing agencies in general. However, stronger employment growth continued to be constrained by tight labor markets, with Districts citing shortages of both high- and low-skill workers. Competition for workers reportedly applied some wage pressures across a wide range of occupations and induced improvements in benefits to attract more workers and to improve retention of existing employees, according to several Districts. However, overall wage pressures remained relatively subdued given low unemployment rates; a majority of Districts reported modest or moderate wage growth.
Overall prices continued to increase at a modest pace in most Districts since the previous report. While several Districts noted faster growth in input prices than in final selling prices, firms generally reported input cost increases in the modest-to-moderate range. Contacts in several Districts reported higher freight prices. Reports from manufacturers on input prices were mixed, with some Districts citing an easing in steel and other metals prices, while contacts in others noted that raw materials prices remained elevated. Construction materials prices, including those for lumber, also eased in several Districts. Retailers generally reported flat to slightly increased selling prices. Despite increases for certain agricultural commodities, prices remained low relative to historical levels.
Highlights Plus 12 District Reports:
The Ascent of Chinese Banks
The World's Top 10 Banks by Brand Value
Full Report from 2009 to 2019:
Shares of the largest American automakers have been dropping
regarding President Trump planning to impose tariffs on Mexican imports starting June 10th, this Monday.
“The United States will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming into our country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming from Mexico, and into our country, stop,” Trump wrote on Twitter adding that the tariff would gradually be increased until “the illegal immigration problem is remedied”. The White House later explained that the tariff would gradually increase from the original 5 percent to 25 percent by October 1, unless Mexico takes action to reduce the flow of immigrants to the United States.
The reason that U.S. car industry shares dropped after the announcement is clear: not only do American carmakers manufacture a significant portion of the cars they sell in the U.S. south of the border, but Mexico is also the most important source of automotive parts. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the United States imported 2.66 million light vehicles worth a total of $52.6 billion from Mexico, plus another $59.4 billion worth of parts.
According to Deutsche Bank, GM, Fiat Chrysler and Ford import 29, 24 and 17 percent of the parts for its cars and trucks from Mexico, respectively, plus a double-digit portion of finished cars. Assuming the maximum tariff rate of 25 percent, the investment bank estimates that the big three automakers are set to lose between $3.3 billion (Ford) and $6.3 billion in pre-tax profit annually, unless they pass the costs on to consumers, which would result in price hikes between $1,600 and $2,400 per vehicle, according to Deutsche Bank’s estimates. American carmakers wouldn’t be the only ones hurt by the tariffs however, as virtually every major player in the industry produces cars for the U.S. market in Mexico.
By Felix Richter, Statista
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Ascentium Capital Reports Record Breaking Month
in Funding Volume Representing 23% YoY Growth
Ascentium Capital LLC, an award-winning commercial lender, announced today a record in monthly funding volume since the Company started in 2011. Ascentium Capital obtained $131.6 million in originations during the month of May, representing 23% growth over the same period last year.
Tom Depping, Chief Executive Officer at Ascentium Capital said, “We’re extremely pleased with reaching another milestone.
“Our people and our specialized finance processes deliver financing flexibility, allowing us to meet a broad array of business needs. This drives our differentiation and is the catalyst for the demand of our financial products.”
The Company has provided financing to nearly 90,000 businesses in the United States. Ascentium’s footprint continues to expand and this drives recruitment efforts for financing sales professionals in key vertical markets. Personnel are expected to increase by nearly 20% at the corporate office located in Kingwood, Texas as well as additions to the national sales locations.
Richard Baccaro, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer commented, “Our focus remains on delivering shared successes with our vendors, end-users and employees,” remarks.
“We are very proud of the value we deliver and even in this extremely competitive business climate, we anticipate another record-breaking year.”
As a direct lender, Ascentium Capital LLC specializes in providing a broad range of financing, leasing and small business loans. The Company’s offering benefits equipment manufacturers and distributors as well as direct to businesses nationwide. Ascentium Capital is backed by the strength of leading investment firm Warburg Pincus LLC. For more information, please visit www.AscentiumCapital.com.
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By Fernando F. Croce
A coming-of-age comedy (“Booksmart”) and a twisty thriller (“Domino”) come to theaters, while DVD releases serve up muscular action (“Dragged Across Concrete”), compelling drama (“Everybody Knows”), and a rhapsodically disturbing classic (“Blue Velvet”).
Booksmart (Annapurna Pictures): In the recent tradition of “Lady Bird” and “Edge of Seventeen,” here’s another critically acclaimed directorial debut depicting the highs and lows of high-school protagonists. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldestein) are best friends who, as their senior year comes to an end, are looking forward to getting into good colleges. When they’re hit by the realization that their studious ways may have gotten in the way of their fun, the two become determined to make it for it by going to a no-holds-barred party. Getting there proves to be easier said than done, however, as the girls discover over one night filled with comic misadventures. Directed by Olivia Wilde and elevated by the appealing leads, the film’s mix of raunchiness and sentimentality has reminded reviewers of “Superbad.”
Domino (Saban Films): In his first film in seven years, suspense specialist Brian De Palma (“Dressed to Kill”) takes a twisty look at a world gripped by terrorism and paranoia. The story follows the obsessive revenge of Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a Danish police officer who, wrecked by guilt over the murder of his partner, becomes determined to hunt down the man he believes to be guilty. Suspended by his department yet aided by policewoman Alex (Carice von Houten), Christian tracks down a Libyan suspect named Imran (Eriq Ebouaney). The chase is complicated, however, by a CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who has his own plan to uncover terrorist connections. Though cut by the producers after a notoriously difficult shoot, the film deserves a chance with audiences as it builds to an explosive conclusion.
|Nextflix: Though best remembered by movie buffs from “Creature of the Black Lagoon,” Julie Adams (1926-2019) had a long career that showcased her versatility. So check out Netflix for her best films, which include “Bend of the River” (1952), “The Man from the Alamo” (1953), “Tarawa Beachhead” (1958), and “The Last Movie” (1971).
Dragged Across Concrete (Summit Entertainment): Having distinguished himself with “Bone Tomahawk” and “Brawl on Cell Block 99” as a specialist of leisurely yet grisly action, director S. Craig Zahler continues to explore his dark worldview with this sprawling, pulpy thriller. Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn star as Ridgeman and Lurasetti, a pair of police officers fueled by brutal desires. Suspended after being act abusing their power, the two decide to dive straight into the underworld for money. This leads to a connection with Henry (Tory Kittles), an ex-con being drawn back to his old life of crime to help his family. Their paths cross explosively as a daring heist is planned. Though its violence might be too much for some viewers, there’s no denying the craft that Zahler brings to the film.
Everybody Knows (Focus Features): Biting melodrama is the specialty of Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”), and he offers another cogent look at human relationships in this mystery-tinged tale. Returning to her hometown of Madrid to celebrate her sister’s wedding, Laura (Penelope Cruz) reconnects with a former flame, Paco (Javier Bardem). When her daughter Irene (Carla Campra) vanishes, however, the joyful mood soon becomes dour. The search exposes a welter of familial tensions, which is only exacerbated by the arrival from Buenos Aires of Alejandro (Ricardo Darin), who turns out to be Laura’s husband. Using his ensemble of characters to examine cracks in the community, Farhadi’s film is a poignant and layered look into the unknown corners people don’t dare to admit even to themselves. With subtitles.
Blue Velvet (Criterion): Master surrealist David Lynch became a household name with this brilliant 1985 mix of film-noir and drama, which sent shock waves through mainstream cinema. Set in a small, seemingly quaint North Carolina town, the story goes on to rip off the idyllic veneer to reveal the dark desires lurking underneath. Our guide through it is Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle McLachlan), a clean-cut college student who becomes fascinated with a gorgeous yet troubled lounge singer named Dorothy (Isabella Rossellini). As he becomes involved with her, Jeffrey finds himself face to face with the nightmarish side of the world, unforgettably embodied by Dennis Hopper as psychopath Frank Booth. Making remarkably stylized use of performances, textures and music, Lynch creates a darkly comic masterpiece that still continues to shimmer disturbingly and rhapsodically
Arlington, Virginia Adopt-a-Dog
ALICE NEEDS A FOSTER OR FOREVER HOME!!!!
Name: Alice Best Guess for Breed: Shepherd Mix
Best Guess for Age: 12 weeks as of 25 MAY 2019 SEX: FEMALE
Approximate Weight: 12LBS as of 25 MAY 2019
Gets Along With: Most puppies are in the prime of their socialization window and will do well with other dogs, cats and kids so long as they receive patience and proper training.
Currently Living at: SC Shelter. Arriving in the area soon.
Special Adoption Considerations: Puppies under 6 months of age need to have multiple potty breaks/exercise throughout the day. Potential adopters with a standard 8-hour workday must be willing to make arrangements to meet the needs of their puppy. ALICE IS A SHY PUPPY AND MUST GO TO A HOME WITH ANOTHER DOG ALREADY PRESENT! NO EXCEPTIONS.
I’m Looking For: I'd love to have a family to love on, I'll do best in a home with another dog present to show me the ropes and help me build my braves, I'm a bit shy. Exercise and socialization will also be super important so I can grow up to be a well-mannered pup.
Puppy Vetting Requirements: Lucky Puppies have had their age appropriate vaccines, but may not yet be “fully” vaccinated. It is the adopter’s responsibility to ensure that the remaining puppy vaccines are given at the appropriate time. Please also keep in mind that, until your puppy is fully vaccinated, they are at greater risk for illness than an adult dog.
Due to this puppy’s young age, she/he has not yet been spayed or neutered. As part of the adoption contract, it will be your responsibility, as the adopter, to ensure that this is done no later than 24 AUG 2019. There are NO EXCEPTIONS and NO EXTENSIONS to this date.
Your new puppy will need to work on their housetraining and will also need to go to obedience school so they can grow into a well-socialized dog!
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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue does our best to provide accurate information about the dogs we have for adoption. That said, we cannot make any guarantees about age, breed or temperament.
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2019 Advanced Legal Issues Workshop
Commercial Finance Association
Starts: Jun 19, 2019 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends: Jun 20, 2019 5:00 PM (ET)
Associated with CFA Professional Education Programs
230 Park Ave
New York, NY 10169
The Advanced Legal Issues Workshop is designed specifically for the non-attorney. Over the course of two days, leading lawyers in the ABL industry will take you through the legal process of ABL deals, how to protect yourself and mitigate risk, and what you need to know about getting out of a bad deal. In the end, you will learn about legal principles that affect your current job, and be prepared for any legal question that comes your way.
Wednesday, June 19 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 20 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
A continental breakfast will be served each morning at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is provided.
Lee Podair, Partner, Hahn & Hessen LLP
David Morse, Partner, Otterbourg P.C.
Dan Ford, Partner, Hahn & Hessen LLP
For more information, click here.
Who Should Attend?
Program Level: Advanced
Senior managers, account managers, loan officers, new business staff, credit officers and others with a minimum of five years of asset-based lending experience.
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The Commercial Finance Association reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment.
We recognize that plans can change due to business priorities, and we will work with you to find another workshop date that better suits your schedule. In order to receive a refund, you must submit written notification no less than five business days prior to the program start date.
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Recommended CPE Credits: 19
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This Day in History
1498 - Christopher Columbus left on his third voyage of exploration.
1712 - The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves.
1769 - Daniel Boone arrives in Kentucky, celebrated today as “Boone Day.”
(as stated by a relative here, many of the stories about Daniel Boone were invented and are not true; however, he was an American pioneer, nevertheless).
1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress the resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence: that "these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States..." Congress delayed the vote on the resolution until July 1.
1777 - The Second Continental Congress voted to replace the phrase “United Colonies” in all legislation with the phrase “United States of America.” The Congress represented only twelve colonies at this date, Georgia not having sent delegates yet.
1816 - At Danville, Vermont, snow and sleet drifted to a depth of 20 inches. The higher elevations remained white the entire day. snow flurries were reported as far south as Boston, Massachusetts. Waltham, Massachusetts reported a low temperature of 33 degrees and New Haven, Connecticut had a low of 35 degrees.
1828 - A party led by Jebediah Smith completed a journey down the Klamath River and were on the verge of starvation when they were visited by Indians who brought food. Smith's party proceeded north to Oregon and most of the party was killed by Umpqua Indians. Smith was killed in 1831 by Comanches on the Cimarron River. Smith’s party was the first white people to see Lake Earl, the biggest lagoon on the West Coast. 1860 - As more Americans learned to read, the first mass-market paperback book was a fiction entitled: “Malaeska: Indian Wife of the White Hunter,” by Mrs. Ann S. Stephens. It was the trend then to hire writers, as was done for the Nancy Drew series, gives them an outline and flat fee, no royalties. Mrs. Stephens had never left New York City, had never met an Indian. It was published by Irwin P. Beadle and Company, New York, and first advertised this day in the New York Tribune as “Beadle's Dime Novels No. 1.”
1862 - Union General Benjamin Franklin Butler was hated in New Orleans and it perhaps started with this incident, which saw the first person hanged for treason, William Bruce Mumford, a retired gamble. During the Civil War, Captain Theodorus Bailey was sent by Admiral David Glasgow Farragut to New Orleans, LA, where he hoisted the American flag over the mint on April 28, 1862. After the troops left, Mumford tore down the flag. On May 1, General Butler arrived in New Orleans with 2,000 troops and took possession of the St. Charles Hotel. A Crowd gather in front of it, among them Mumford, who boasted of his exploit in humbling the “old rag of the United States.” Mumford was arrested, tried under the direction of the provost marshal of the district of New Orleans, convicted, and hanged on June 7, 1862.
1864 – “BURGLAR ARRESTED” was written by Mark Twain for The San Francisco Daily Morning Call. John Richardson, whose taste for a cigar must be inordinate, gratified it on Saturday night last by forcing his way into a tobacconist's on Broadway, near Kearny Street, and helping himself to fourteen hundred "smokes." In his hurry, however, he did not select the best, as the stolen tobacco was only valued at fifty dollars. He was congratulating himself last evening in a saloon on Dupont Street, in having secured weeds for himself and all his friends, when lo! a Rose bloomed before his eyes, and he wilted. The scent of that flower of detectives was too strong even for the aroma of the stolen cigars. Richardson was conveyed to the station-house, where a kit of neat burglar's tools was found on his person. He is now reposing his limbs on an asphaltum floor - a bed hard as the ways of unrighteousness.
1887 - Revolutionizing printing, Tolbert Lanston of Washington, DC, received five patents for a monotype machine. The machine cast new type, letter by letter, from matrices that were used over and over again.
1892 - African-American GJ Sampson received patent for clothes dryer.
1892 - Wyoming, which recognized women's rights early, perhaps to attract more women to the state, also became the first state with women at a national political convention. Therese A. Jenkins of Cheyenne, WY, and Cora G. Carleton of Hilliard, WY, were sent as alternate delegates to the 10th Republican Party convention at Minneapolis, MN, on June 7-10, 1892.
1892 - Homer A. Plessy refuses to move to segregated railroad coach in New Orleans, initiating Plessy v Ferguson.
1897 - Birthday of George Szell (d. 1970), Hungarian-born American conductor.
1902 - Birthday of trombonist Ed Cuffee (d. 1959), Norfolk, VA.
1906 - Birthday of bandleader Glen Gray, born Glen Gray Knoblauch (d. 1963), Roanoke, IL.
1909 - Birthday of Virginia Apgar (d. 1974), Westfield, NJ. Dr. Apgar developed the simple assessment method that permits doctors and nurses to evaluate newborns while they are still in the delivery room to identify those in need of immediate medical care. The Apgar score was first published in 1953 and the Prenatal Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics is named for Dr. Apgar.
1909 - Birthday of Jessica Tandy (d. 1994), British-born U.S. actor. She won the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 1986; won an Academy Award for the lead in “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989). She won her second Tony award for “The Gin Game” (1978). Most remember her in her old age and are amazed that her first Tony award was for her creation of Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1947) - opposite Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden.
1915 - William Jennings Bryan resigned as secretary of state in a disagreement with President Woodrow Wilson over the wording of a second note to Germany. Robert Lansing was named acting secretary of state.
1917 - Birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks (d. 2000), Topeka, KS. Brooks' mother had taught at the Topeka school that later became involved in the famous Brown v. Board of Education racial desegregation case. Family lore held that Brooks' paternal grandfather had escaped slavery to join the Union forces during the Civil War. A poet, her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 for “Annie Allen,” making her the first African American to receive the Pulitzer. Throughout her prolific writing career, Brooks received many more honors. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968, a position she held until her death, and what is now the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress for the 1985–86 term. In 1976, she became the first African-American woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
1917 - Birthday of singer/straight man and movie/tv star Dean Martin, born Dino Paul Crocetti (d. 1995), Steubenville, OH. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed "The King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance. He and Jerry Lewis formed the immensely popular comedy duo Martin and Lewis, with Martin serving as the straight man to Lewis' slapstick hijinks. A member of the “Rat Pack,” Martin went on to become a star of concert stages, nightclubs, audio recordings, motion pictures and television. Martin was the host of the variety programs, “The Dean Martin Show” and “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.” His relaxed, warbling, crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles, including his signature songs “Memories Are Made of This,” “That’s Amore,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” ”Sway,” “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?,” and “Volare.”
1921 - Guitarist Tal Farlow (d. 1998) birthday, Greensboro, NC.
1930 - The New York Times agreed to capitalize the word from n- to Negro.
1930 - Gallant Fox, with jockey Earle Sande, became the second horse to win the Triple Crown. Trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, Gallant Fox won the Belmont Stakes by three lengths over Wichone in 2:31.3
1932 - Over 7,000 war veterans march on Washington, D.C. demanding their bonuses for service in World War I.
1934 - Country honky-tonk and ballad singer Wynn Stewart (d. 1985) was born in Morrisville, Missouri. He is best known for his 1967 country chart-topper, "It's Such a Pretty World Today."
1940 - Singer Tom Jones was born Thomas John Woodward in Pontypridd, Wales. After building a reputation in London clubs, Jones was offered a recording contract in 1964. His first records weren't successful, but in 1965 he achieved international success with "its Not Unusual," a song written by his manager, Gordon Mills. Jones next reached the top of the charts with the title song from the Peter O'Toole movie "What's New Pussycat?" He followed this with a series of country-flavored pop hits, among them "Green, Green Grass of Home," "Delilah" and "Love Me Tonight." Tom Jones became one of the biggest selling acts in Las Vegas and had his own US network TV show for a few seasons.
He returned with much gusto in 1994 with a new image, a new label and a new record. Titled 'The Lead and How to Swing It,' the ZTT (Trevor Horn's label) released disc featured the hit single 'If I Only Knew' and a duet with Tori Amos called 'I Want You Back.' Tom also covered the early 80s Yaz tune 'Situation.'
1941 - Whirlaway won the Belmont Stakes by 2 ½ lengths over Robert Morris to become the fifth horse to win the Triple Crown. Trained by Ben Jones for Calumet Farms and ridden by Eddie Arcaro, Whirlaway finished the Belmont in 2:31.
1942 - It is not very well remembered but it was very important to the building fear of the times when the Japanese occupied the undefended island of Attu and the island of Kiska in the Western Aleutians, which was American territory. The capture was announced by the Navy on June 13. The islands were retaken by American Forces in May, 1943 and is the only battle fought on U.S. soil during World War II.
1942 - The Battle of Midway, one of the most decisive U.S. victories in its war against Japan, comes to an end. In the four-day sea and air battle, the outnumbered U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers with the loss of only one of its own, the Yorktown, thus reversing the tide against the previously invincible Japanese navy. In six months of offensives, the Japanese had triumphed in lands throughout the Pacific, including Malaysia, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, and numerous island groups. The United States, however, was a growing threat and Japanese Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto sought to destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet before it was large enough to outmatch his own. A thousand miles northwest of Honolulu, the strategic island of Midway became the focus of his scheme to smash U.S. resistance to Japan's imperial designs. Yamamoto's plan consisted of a feint toward Alaska followed by an invasion of Midway by a Japanese strike force. When the U.S. Pacific Fleet arrived at Midway to respond to the invasion, it would be destroyed by the superior Japanese fleet waiting unseen to the west. If successful, the plan would eliminate the U.S. Pacific Fleet and provide a forward outpost from which the Japanese could eliminate any future American threat in the Central Pacific. Unfortunately for the Japanese, U.S. intelligence broke the Japanese naval code and the Americans anticipated the surprise attack. Three heavy aircraft carriers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were mustered to challenge the four heavy Japanese carriers steaming toward Midway. At the Battle of Midway, Japan lost four carriers, a cruiser, 292 aircraft, and suffered 2,500 casualties. The U.S. lost the Yorktown, the destroyer USS Hammann, 145 aircraft, and suffered 307 casualties. Japan's losses in the hobbled its naval might, bringing Japanese and American sea power to approximate parity, and marked the turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. In August 1942, the great U.S. counteroffensive began at Guadalcanal and did not cease until Japan's surrender three years later.
1943 - The worst of the L.A. Zoot Suit Riot violence occurs as soldiers, sailors, and marines from as far away as San Diego travel to Los Angeles to join in the fighting. Taxi drivers offer free rides to servicemen and civilians to the riot areas. Approximately 5,000 civilians and military men gather downtown. The riot spreads into the predominantly African American section of Watts.
1944 - Birthday of guitarist Clarence White (d. 1973) of the Byrds was born in Lewiston, Maine. After appearing as a session musician on recordings by such artists as Rick Nelson, the Everly Brothers and the Byrds, he became a permanent member of the Byrds in 1968. White remained with them until the group broke up in 1973. In July of that year, White was killed by a drunken driver in Lancaster, California, while he was loading equipment on to a van following a concert.
1950 - Top Hits
“My Foolish Heart” - The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (vocal: Eileen Wilson)
“Bewitched” - The Bill Snyder Orchestra
“The Third Man Theme” - The Guy Lombardo Orchestra
“Birmingham Bounce” - Red Foley
1951 - HANSON, JACK G., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment. Place and date: Near Pachi-dong, Korea, 7 June 1951. Entered service at: Galveston, Tex. Born: 18 September 1930, Escaptawpa, Miss. G.O. No.: 15, 1 February 1952. Citation: Pfc. Hanson, a machine gunner with the 1st Platoon, Company F, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an armed enemy of the United Nations. The company, in defensive positions on two strategic hills separated by a wide saddle, was ruthlessly attacked at approximately 0300 hours, the brunt of which centered on the approach to the divide within range of Pfc. Hanson's machine gun. In the initial phase of the action, 4 riflemen were wounded and evacuated and the numerically superior enemy, advancing under cover of darkness, infiltrated and posed an imminent threat to the security of the command post and weapons platoon. Upon orders to move to key terrain above and to the right of Pfc. Hanson's position, he voluntarily remained to provide protective fire for the withdrawal. Subsequent to the retiring elements fighting a rearguard action to the new location, it was learned that Pfc. Hanson's assistant gunner and 3 riflemen had been wounded and had crawled to safety, and that he was maintaining a lone-man defense. After the 1st Platoon reorganized, counterattacked, and re-secured its original positions at approximately 0530 hours, Pfc. Hanson's body was found lying in front of his emplacement, his machine gun ammunition expended, his empty pistol in his right hand, and a machete with blood on the blade in his left hand, and approximately 22 enemy dead lay in the wake of his action. Pfc. Hanson's consummate valor, inspirational conduct, and willing self-sacrifice enabled the company to contain the enemy and regain the commanding ground, and reflect lasting glory on himself and the noble traditions of the military service.
1953 - Kukla, Fran (Allison) and Ollie, along with the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler, were featured on the first network telecast in ‘compatible color.’ The program was broadcast from Boston, MA.
1953 - At age 90, Mary Church Terrell lead the struggle to end segregation in Washington DC restaurants, culminating at the Supreme Court. On June 8, 1953, the court ruled that segregated eating places in Washington, D.C., were unconstitutional.
1954 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella steals home in the 12th in a 7-5 victory over the Cardinals.
1954 - With Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" riding high on the Billboard R&B chart, Bill Haley and His Comets enter Decca Records' New York studio to record the same number. Haley's version will enter the Pop chart next August for an amazing 27-week run and rise to #7, becoming the first Rock and Roll tune to sell a million copies.
1955 - First President to appear on color TV (Dwight Eisenhower)
1958 - Prince is born Prince Roger Nelson (d. 2018) in Minneapolis. His biggest hit is "When Doves Cry," which tops Billboard's Hot 100 for five weeks and sells more than 2 million copies. On his 35th birthday in 1993 he changed his name to a symbol.
1958 - Top Hits
“The Purple People Eater” - Sheb Wooley
“Secretly” - Jimmie Rodgers
“Do You Want to Dance” - Bobby Freeman
“All I Have to Do is Dream” - The Everly Brothers
1963 - The Rolling Stones' first record, “Come On,” was released.
1965 - The executive committee of the American Football League met in New Jersey and voted to expand the league to nine teams from eight. Two months later, the league awarded the expansion franchise to Miami for $7.5 million. The ownership group headed by Joe Robbie and entertainer Danny Thomas named its team the Dolphins.
1966 - Top Hits
“When a Man Loves a Woman” - Percy Sledge
“A Groovy Kind of Love” - The Mindbenders
“Paint It, Black” - The Rolling Stones
“Distant Drums” - Jim Reeves
1967 - Dr. David E Smith opened the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, the first free clinic in the U.S. without a religious affiliation. His goal was to provide free medical care for everyone under the motto "Health care is a right, not a privilege." The clinic operated in the Haight-Ashbury District through 2007, then moved most of its operations to the Mission District of San Francisco and continues to provide medical care to those who would otherwise lack access to it. Forty years later, his book: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/20/MNSOLSMITH20.DTL
1968 - The Grateful Dead and The Airplane at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco.
1969 - The rock group Blind Faith made its British debut at a free concert at London's Hyde Park. Over 100,000 fans attended what was called “the most remarkable gathering of young people ever seen in England.” The group was composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Stevie Winwood and Rick Grech.
1969 – “The Johnny Cash Show” premiered on television, CBS.
1974 - Top Hits
“The Streak” - Ray Stevens
“Band on the Run” - Paul McCartney & Wings
“You Make Me Feel Brand New” - The Stylistics
“Pure Love” - Ronnie Milsap
1975 – “Thank God I'm a Country Boy,” by John Denver hits #1.
1971 - Carole King's album "Tapestry" goes gold. The album retains on the charts for three years and produces her biggest single, "It's Too Late."
1971 - Elton John's album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" enters the U.S. chart at #1 where it stayed there for seven weeks.
1972 - The musical “Grease” opened on Broadway. It had been playing off-Broadway for about 4 months
1974 - "The Entertainer," the original music from the motion picture "The Sting," earned a gold record for pianist and conductor, Marvin Hamlisch
1975 - Sony Corporation released its videocassette recorder, the Betamax, which sold for $995. RCA and others introduced the VHS format, selling originally for $1,295. The Betamax was cheaper and supposedly a better system, but Sony would not release the patent and more manufacturers produced VHS, making it cheaper and cheaper. Perhaps what happened to Apple not releasing its software to programmers and Microsoft giving it to software developers for free, happened as Sony stopped making Betamax. If you remember, people were saying the video tape would put the movie industry out of business---just as they are saying today the internet will put the retailers out of business. In reality, both were enhanced and the consumers became the winners. VHS was eventually replaced by DVD which fell to online video and streaming services.
1976 - "The NBC Nightly News," with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time. The partnership lasted until Brinkley moved to ABC News. Chancellor then held the solo anchor spot until retiring.
1980 - Rocky Burnette's "Tired of Toeing the Line" peaks at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rocky bills himself as “The Son of Rock and Roll” as his father, Johnny Burnette, had scored a 1960 number one hit with "You're Sixteen." The feat of father and child both scoring a Top Ten hit has also been accomplished by Ozzie and Rick Nelson, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Nat and Natalie Cole, and Pat and Debbie Boone.
1982 - Top Hits
“Ebony and Ivory” - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
“Don't Talk to Strangers” - Rick Springfield
“I've Never Been to Me” - Charlene
“Finally” - T.G. Sheppard
1982 - Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey becomes only the fifth player in Major League history to play in 1,000 consecutive games.
1984 - 42 tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest with 21 of them occurring in Iowa. An F4 tornado tracked 30 miles through Mahaska and Keokuk counties in Iowa, killing 2 people and injuring 51. The small town of Wright was practically wiped out. Barneveld, Wisconsin was devastated shortly before midnight as a F5 tornado chewed up the town. 90 percent of the town was damaged or destroyed, 9 people were killed, and 197 were injured.
1990 - Top Hits
“Vogue” - Madonna
“All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You” - Heart
“Hold On” - Wilson Phillips
“I've Cried My Last Tear for You” - Ricky Van Shelton
1993 - The Who's Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry are among those present for the ground breaking ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, seven years after the city won the right to host the building. Guests stood on a guitar shaped stage at the construction site on the shore of Lake Erie.
2006 - US forces in Iraq killed terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. A Jordanian jihadist who ran a paramilitary training camp in Afghanistan, he became known after going to Iraq and master-minding a series of bombings, beheadings, and attacks during the Iraq War, reportedly "turning an insurgency against US troops" in Iraq "into a Shia-Sunni civil war.” In late 2004, he joined al-Qaeda and pledged allegiance to bin Laden. He dispatched numerous suicide bombers throughout Iraq to attack American soldiers and areas with large concentrations of Shia militias. He is also thought to be responsible for the 2005 bombing of three hotels in Amman, Jordan. Zarqawi was killed in a targeted killing by a joint U.S. force while attending a meeting in an isolated safehouse.
2013 – According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula.
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