Toynk Toys Announces Upcoming Release for Smithsonian T-Rex Fossil Replica

Press Release – updated: Nov 26, 2019 08:00 CST

The Specimen USNM 555000 replica is hand-painted and fully licensed by the Smithsonian Institute
Available for purchase December 2019 at
ADDISON, Ill., November 26, 2019 ( – Toynk Toys has officially announced the upcoming release for one of its most highly anticipated replica pieces: The Smithsonian T-Rex Skull Fossil Statue – Specimen USNM 555000. 
Specimen USNM 555000, also known as “the Nation’s T. rex,” was discovered on federal land in 1988 by Montana rancher Kathy Wankel. A team of paleontologists from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, led by paleontologist Jack Horner, excavated the fossil from 1989 to 1990. It was then transferred to the Museum of the Rockies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for preparation and eventual housing at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where it resides today. It is one of the largest and most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered, with 80–85 percent of the skeleton recovered.
In partnership with the Smithsonian Institute, Master Replicas Group has created an extremely accurate polystone resin replica of the USNM 555000 skull fossil through the use of advanced 3D-scanning technology. This process enabled MRG to capture all of the detail of the original specimen and present it to collectors, dinosaur enthusiasts, and educators in the form of this amazing 1/10th scale replica.
The replica is currently available for pre-order at and will be available for purchase in December 2019.
Source: Toynk Toys

Edmund Optics® Announces 2019 Educational Award and Norman Edmund Award Recipients

Press Release – updated: Nov 26, 2019 09:00 EST

BARRINGTON, N.J., November 26, 2019 ( – Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announces the recipients of its 2019 Educational Award program. This award is given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs at non-profit colleges and universities worldwide.
The EO Educational Award Team evaluated hundreds of applications to select 20 global finalists. $45,000 USD in EO products will be awarded to the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in the Americas and Europe to support their research. The remaining finalists will all receive a $500 product award. Additionally, the recipient of the Norman Edmund Inspiration Award, which best embodies the legacy of Edmund Optics’ founder Norman Edmund, is chosen from the 20 global finalists and will receive an additional $5,000 in EO products.
Meet the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Recipients
In the Americas, the Gold Award of $10,000 in EO products was awarded to Emily Bedell at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, for their design of an in-situ fluorimeter for the real-time detection of microbial risk levels in drinking water sources in low-income areas.
The Silver Award of $7,500 in EO products was awarded to Travis Sawyer at the University of Arizona, USA for the development of a novel endoscope for early detection of esophageal cancer.
The Bronze Award of $5,000 in EO products was awarded to Guanjun Tan of the University of Central Florida, USA, for the resolution of several remaining optical challenges in head-mounted display systems, including virtual reality and optical see-through augmented reality.
In Europe, the Gold Award of €7,000 in EO products was awarded to Jan Sperrhake of Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institute of Applied Physics, Germany, for the development of a multipurpose, contactless medical sensor device for observing the vital signs of newborns.
The Silver Award of €5,000 in EO products was awarded to Andreas Riedo of the University of Bern, Switzerland, for the development of a robust and sensitive detector for the reliable in-situ detection of signatures of life on extraterrestrial bodies within the solar system.
The Bronze Award of €3,000 in EO products was awarded to Alejandro Madrid Sánchez of Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, for the development of a novel 3D printing solution for wound dressings that reduces printing time by producing tailored voxels, which can enable large-scale 3D structures to be implemented in biomedical applications.
Meet the Norman Edmund Inspiration Award Recipient
The Norman Edmund Inspiration Award was awarded to Cobey McGinnis at University of North Carolina Charlotte for developing a single-pixel hyperspectral imaging camera that can identify malignant tissue and can allow for real-time margin assessment by surgeons. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019 and that over 600,000 people will die from the disease. Surgery remains the primary treatment for solid mass tumors with the objective being to remove malignant tissue while minimizing damage to adjacent healthy tissue. This project demonstrates an impactful, applicable research opportunity in the field of optics that could lead to more positive outcomes for cancer patients who require surgery.
To learn more about the Educational Award recipients and their applications, please visit
About EO:
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology that has served a variety of markets including Life Sciences, Biomedical, Industrial Inspection, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense since 1942. EO designs and manufactures a wide array of optical components, multi-element lenses, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment, while supporting OEM applications with volume production of stock and custom products. With locations in more than seven countries across the globe, EO employs over 1,000 employees and continues to expand. Customers can purchase items by calling 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog or the website at
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Lucas Group Announces Advancement of Talented Associates

As we do with our Candidates, Lucas Group is proud of our tradition of providing our Associates with a clear career path, not only a job.

ATLANTA (PRWEB) November 26, 2019
Lucas Group, ranked sixth on Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms list for 2019, announced the recent promotion of 20 Associates to advanced recruiting positions, including Executive Senior Partner, Senior Partner and Senior Executive Search Consultant.
“As we do with our Candidates, Lucas Group is proud of our tradition of providing our Associates with a clear career path, not only a job,” said Lucas Group Chief People Officer Carolina King. “The advancement of these Associates during the fourth quarter of 2019 represents the continued growth of our practice groups and offices as we move forward with fiscal year 2020.”
The promoted Associates represent all of the company’s practice groups, which include Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Military, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain & Operations.
The following Associates were promoted to Executive Senior Partner:
Michael Lyles, Legal, Atlanta
Shirley Ray, Human Resources, Tampa
Lisa Rossi, Human Resources, New York
The following Associates were promoted to Senior Partner:
Dave Letourneau, Supply Chain & Operations, Dallas
Gaby Marroquin, Supply Chain & Operations, Houston
James Oliver, Information Technology, Atlanta
KJ Semien, Information Technology – Contract, Houston
The following Associates were promoted to Senior Executive Search Consultant:
Doug Anthony, Human Resources, Chicago
Alex Breh, Supply Chain & Operations, Cincinnati
Jeff Cook, Military, Dallas
Nic Dunsworth, Military, Dallas
Ben Franklin, Sales & Marketing, Dallas
Jay Frey, Sales & Marketing, Chicago
Brian King, Legal, Chicago
Ellen Koh, Legal – Contract, Atlanta
Michael Masek, Accounting & Finance – Contract, Denver
Daniel Olas, Human Resources, Chicago
Maureen Reese, Accounting & Finance, Washington, D.C.    
Shawna Rice, Accounting & Finance, Las Vegas
Savannah White, Legal – Contract, Atlanta
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices across the country, Lucas Group employs expert, localized search with national reach, tapping into a passive talent network to deliver a curated list of candidates uniquely suited to a company’s talent needs.
About Lucas GroupLucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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INNFOS Announces the Launch of the Modular Desktop Collaborative Robotic Arm by SCA

Press Release – updated: Nov 26, 2019 08:00 EST

BEIJING, November 26, 2019 ( – Industry experts INNFOS recently launched an advanced smart and compliant robotic arm that brings precision to the desktop and provides human-like flexibility for applications in prototyping, production, STEM and maker tasks. Their new product is available now on Kickstarter:
Desktop robot arms are growing in popularity due to the wide variety of applications they can be applied to, from education to assembly and automated tasks. Until now, these smaller desktop robots were limited by the performance of the stepper motors that drive them. Now, INNFOS Gluon has created an advanced desktop robot arm that is built around its industry-leading, self-developed SCA smart compliant actuator that provides the highest possible level of performance for precise control of position, velocity, and torque.
“Most desktop robotic arms are built for hobbyists and use a stepper or hobby servos motor that can only perform simple actions, thereby limiting their usability. Our goal was to bring the high performance of industrial-grade servo systems and compliant control to the desktop at an affordable price, allowing greater precision and the ability to perform more complex tasks. INNFOS Gluon is the most advanced robotic arm of its type and can perform virtually any task,” said David Yan, CEO, INNFOS.
As the world’s first desktop robotic arm with compliant control, INNFOS Gluon can handle multiple tasks with human-like flexibility and suppleness and includes safety features such as an advanced algorithm to stop the arm in the event of a collision with a person or object.
In addition to outstanding precision and load capacity, the arm features a wide range of different swappable end effectors, such as suction cup, universal ball gripper, micro servo gripper, electromagnet head and others. By simply changing the end effectors, the robot arm is capable of virtually any task, including pick and place, assembly, drawing and writing, and games.
INNFOS offers SDK, IAS and IRS for users. SDK offers APIs for various programming languages as well as logging tools for developers to control INNFOS SCA in different environments and the robot is compatible with MAC, Linux, Raspberry pi and Windows operating systems.
The INNFOS R&D team was founded in 2011 and is made up of a group of robotics experts that has been focusing on the development of intelligent compliant actuators for high-performance robots for many years. This latest release puts high performance on the desktop and makes robotics easy and affordable for anyone.  
INNFOS Gluon is available now via Kickstarter campaign with special deals and discounts for early adopters.
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MailPix announces top five personalized photo gifts for 2019

Aluminum photo ornaments

“MailPix photo gifts bring something new for your holiday every year.” – Fred H. Lerner, founder and CEO.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) November 26, 2019
MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced the most-popular photo gifts for the 2019 holiday season:
Photo ornaments make great gifts. Choose from a variety of photo layouts, shapes and materials to fit in with any distinctive style and add text to further personalize the holiday ornament creation.
Photo calendars are great gifts to share. Personalized calendars show off your best photos year-round, and you can add custom dates and birthdays to never miss a moment. MailPix photo calendars come in a wide range of offerings, including wall calendars, wire-bound calendars and more.
Home photo decor products add a unique flair to living rooms, bedrooms, home offices or family rooms. No matter the occasion, the MailPix collection of personalized photo gifts are an affordable and stylish way to showcase a family’s brightest memories.
Photo magnets are now available in two sizes, a 2×3” wallet or 4×6”. They are perfect to put on your refrigerator, in a locker or even to give as gifts to family and friends.
Photo panels are ready for hanging without any framing required. Photo panels have a glossy surface and reproduce images with a crisp color and clarity making it a great addition to your home or office. Photo panels come in sizes 11×14, 12×12, 16×20 and 20×24 and have a beveled edge and are a solid 5/8″ thick with a glass-like scratch resistant surface.
“MailPix has thousands of gifts ideas for the holidays,” says Fred H. Lerner, founder and CEO, MailPix. “MailPix photo gifts bring something new for your holiday every year.”
ABOUT MAILPIX.COM is the pre-eminent site for printing photos instantly at thousands of retailers from phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. The service is seamlessly integrated to print photos from any phone, device or computer. MailPix offices are located in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Fred H. Lerner is the founder and CEO of MailPix, his latest startup. He previously founded Ritz Interactive, which included, and others.  Fred also founded two imaging companies which were acquired by Kodak and became the CEO of Kodak Processing Labs. He is a United Nations’ Hall of Fame recipient from the International Photographic Council and Past President of the Photo Marketing Association International. 
Peter Tahmin, co-founder and COO of MailPix, was the former vice president at Ritz Camera & Image and co-founder, senior vice president and COO of the Ritz Interactive e-commerce network, which included,, and others. He brings more than 25 years of e-commerce experience and a lifetime of imaging industry experience to MailPix.

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MILANJ Diamonds Announces Its $27 Million Dollar Diamond Event November 28th-30th

For all of life’s celebrations, Make It MILANJ Diamonds.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (PRWEB) November 26, 2019
For the past 35 years, MILANJ Diamonds has helped couples celebrate their life and provided meaningful gifts for locals commemorating every milestone in their lives. Located on the Plaza level of the King of Prussia Mall, MILANJ Diamonds is known for its extensive, in-stock diamond inventory. During the $27 Million Dollar Diamond Event, November 28-30, customers can pick from an expansive selection of diamond engagement rings, bridal and fine jewelry.
In this impressive three day event, MILANJ Diamonds, which specializes in exquisite fine diamond jewelry, will be featuring a huge selection of jewelry from top designers such as Tacori, Verragio, and Noam Carver as well as exquisite designs from the MILANJ collection which features hand-picked diamonds in custom settings. A master craftsman will be on-site for consultations and customers can browse from a wide variety of one-of-kind as well as designer settings. Those interested in buying a loose diamond to complete their engagement ring setting or considering upgrading their ring or diamond earrings can book a free consultation with one of the retailer’s diamond experts to discuss what they’re looking for in their dream diamond.
MILANJ Diamonds provides peace of mind when purchasing diamond jewelry through their innovative 110% trade-in program, 120-day price guarantee, 365-day exchange privilege, and interest-free financing options. MILANJ Diamonds even offers protection against loss, theft, damage or breakage as well as a free written appraisal and free plotting of diamonds for positive identification. Additionally, MILANJ Diamonds will be offering a Buy One, Get the Second Half Off promotion through December 11, 2019. Couples looking for a pair of designer wedding bands for their big day can save big on their favorite styles from top brands like Bleu Royale, CrownRing, Lashbrook, and more. Shoppers looking to get a head start on their holiday gift list can also find something everyone will love at the jewelry retailer.
This is an event that is not to be missed!
————————————————————About Milanj Diamonds:
At MILANJ their passion is diamonds. Their commitment is to the customer. Each and every diamond is hand-selected by diamond experts to ensure that every purchase will be cherished for a lifetime. Their unparalleled customer service, diamond and jewelry guarantees, the largest selections of diamonds available in the area along with their expert staff that includes Gemologists, makes MILANJ Diamonds the obvious choice. With headquarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, MILANJ Diamonds specializes in designer diamond jewelry and has one store location in the King of Prussia Mall and offices abroad. “For all of life’s celebrations, Make It MILANJ Diamonds.”
For more information, visit or call 610-992-0707. Follow Milanj Diamonds on Facebook.

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Learn & Play Montessori Announces Expansion With Plans for South Fremont Montessori School Offering Childcare, Daycare, and Preschool Options

Learn and Play Montessori is the leader in best-in-class Montessori education in Fremont, California. The company is announcing plans for a South Fremont campus offering childcare, daycare, and preschool based on Montessori principles.
Press Release – updated: Nov 26, 2019 01:00 PST

FREMONT, Calif., November 26, 2019 ( – Learn and Play Montessori, a provider of best-in-class Montessori school options in Fremont, California, at, is proud to announce plans for a new South Fremont Montessori school. The campus is being constructed from the ground up and is expected to open in summer 2020. As is true for all of the company’s schools, the new campus will offer Montessori-based education for levels from daycare/childcare through preschool to kindergarten.
“We are very excited about our expansion into South Fremont,” explained Harpreet Grewal, director of Learn and Play Montessori. “Many parents in the technology sector live, work, and commute in South Fremont. Our new school will offer them a best-in-class choice for preschool and kindergarten, based on the Montessori method.”
The new campus will be located at 41965 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont, California. It will service children ages 2 to 5-and-up to first-grade entry, thus providing a full suite of Montessori education opportunities for daycare/childcare, preschool, and kindergarten. It should be noted that the Irvington campus will remain open; information on the Irvington preschool can be found at
It is thanks to the enthusiasm of parents and children, not just at the Irvington campus but throughout the Learn and Play Montessori network, that dreams to build a South Fremont school have come to fruition.
Here is the background on this release. Parents in Northern California are increasingly concerned about providing their children with a top-rated educational experience. Private preschool options come to the fore and prior to that, many parents need preschool, daycare, and childcare options that not only mix with their busy Silicon Valley lifestyles but also offer best-in-class education based on Montessori principles. Interested parents are urged to contact the school to get on the list for school tours and waiting list opportunities.
Learn and Play Montessori ( aims to be one of the best Montessori schools in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Whether parents are looking for a Montessori School in Union City, Fremont and Niles or a top-rated Montessori School in Dublin/San Ramon, Learn and Play has a campus for their child or children. Bay Area parents searching for Walnut Creek preschool options could find the right fit in Danville. All schools use the famed Montessori method, offering programs from childcare to daycare, preschool to kindergarten, in not only Danville, Fremont, Dublin or San Ramon but also in nearby towns such as Alamo, Blackhawk, Diablo or San Ramon on the I-680 corridor, as well as Walnut Creek.
Source: Learn & Play Montessori

Uniform Solutions Announces New Post About the Benefit of Restaurant Employee Uniform Ideas for Casual Dining

Uniform Solutions, a company dedicated to online answers for commercial, hotel and restaurant employee uniform ideas, is proud to announce a new post about well-dressed servers at home style diners and how this can help the bottom line.
Press Release – updated: Nov 26, 2019 01:00 PST

SAN FRANCISCO, November 26, 2019 ( – Uniform Solutions, a leading online service for employee uniform ideas at,  is proud to announce a new post for smaller, casual-dining establishments. The newly published post offers tips and tricks for casual-dining establishments to improve their employee uniforms.
“Just because a family is looking to go out for home-style cooking doesn’t mean they expect to see the staff dressed like their relatives. We want to remind the restaurant community that waiter uniforms aren’t only for so-called ‘high end’ restaurants,” explained Bruce Bagley, Manager of Uniform Solutions for You. “Smaller, family-owned establishments can also benefit from a sharply-dressed team of servers, and should read our new post.”
Owners and managers of casual dining businesses can review the new blog post at  Families searching for an inexpensive dining option may be impressed to see friendly, well-dressed staff. Owners of smaller, individually owned diners can find a listing of stylish and affordable restaurant employee uniform ideas to help begin the decision-making process. Interested persons can review the landing page to see work-casual ideas, including Polo shirts, canvas aprons, or logo t-shirts at
Here is the background for this release. Family-owned bistros, deli’s, and bakeries can benefit from investing in a well-dressed team of employees. Customers may desire a budget-friendly, relaxed atmosphere and still expect to see a clean, good-looking staff. An online catalog of easy-to-wear restaurant employee uniform ideas is available for owners ready to raise the bar on service. User-friendly navigation can help a small business owner find the right color and style to match a popular small-town style eatery.
For these reasons, Uniform Solutions is proud to announce a new blog post about restaurant employee uniform ideas for casual establishments. 
Uniform Solutions is a division of Santa Rosa Uniform & Career Apparel, Inc. The division focuses on online sales of employee uniforms in key industries: restaurant, hotel, and casino. Clothing includes restaurant uniforms such as uniforms for waiters, bartenders, cocktail servers, and cooking staff. Uniform searches may be broken down into categories such as aprons, vests, server shirts, maid uniforms, and kitchen apparel. Owners and managers searching to buy employee uniforms online may find the website has a unique consultation request feature. Interested parties can reach out to a human uniform idea consultant to brainstorm employee uniform ideas.
Uniform Solutions
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Safe Harbor LLP, a Top-Rated Professional CPA Firm in San Francisco, Announces New Post on Business Tax Return Preparation as 2019 Comes to an End

Top-rated San Francisco CPA Firm, Safe Harbor LLP, is announcing a new post for business tax return preparation as 2019 comes to an end. Business owners can take one last look at tax issues to minimize taxes before the year closes.
Press Release – updated: Nov 26, 2019 01:00 PST

SAN FRANCISCO, November 26, 2019 ( – Safe Harbor LLP, an expert team of CPA’s in San Francisco, is proud to announce a new post for the Bay Area business community, specifically a newly updated page on business tax return preparation and steps to take as the year ends. Q4 can be a busy time around the Silicon Valley area for the businesses. Holiday shopping and celebrations can keep small and large companies occupied. Nonetheless, a smart business owner should set aside enough time to meet with a skilled tax consultant and take one last look at a filing. The effort to make last-minute changes prior to year-end could maximize tax savings.
“We understand this is the time of year where San Francisco businesses are working overtime to support the holiday rush. It’s still beneficial to squeeze in a tax review by December. Smart business owners know they won’t regret doing it,” explained Chun Wong, Managing Partner at Safe Harbor LLP. “Our team is ready to help them thoroughly review their tax returns. We’ve been known to catch some items that can minimize a payment right before filing.”
The San Francisco community can review the newly updated informational page for business tax return preparation at  
Safe Harbor, LLP is a team of CPAs expertly skilled in various tax issues, including corporate/business tax preparation, amended taxes, multi-state taxes, IRS audit defense, and international tax. Small-business owners and CFO’s can benefit from reviewing a 2019 tax filing before the New Year. Changes in the tax code and new regulations could affect a state or federal business tax return. Company leaders can reach out to a San Francisco CPA firm while there is time to make changes and gain an advantage. Interested persons can visit the reviews page at Both Google and Yelp provide five-star reviews and high praise for Safe Harbors’ professional tax consultants.
In all cases, the point of this announcement is to encourage San Francisco businesses to take advantage of Q4 tax opportunities by signing up for a private, confidential consultation on their tax planning needs.
Safe Harbor LLP is a CPA firm that specializes in accounting and tax services for individuals and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and greater California. Safe Harbor CPAs help both individuals and businesses with tax preparation, IRS audit defense, and audited financial statements. The firm prides itself on friendly yet professional service and utilizes state-of-the-art Internet technology to provide quality customer service.
Safe Harbor CPA
Tel. 415.742.4249
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