“Life Between Seconds” by Douglas Weissman Now Available from Histria Books

 Histria Books is pleased to announce the release of Life Between Seconds by Douglas Weissman. The book is published by Addison & Highsmith Publishers, an imprint of Histria Books dedicated to outstanding original works of fiction.

For fans of Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! comes a new tale of found family and magic. After his mother dies, Peter Berry collects memories in broken watches the way others collect photographs. Peter takes his box filled with broken watches and flees his childhood home to a battered apartment complex in San Francisco — his mother’s favorite city — in an attempt to bury the box with the dark truths of her haunting memory before she returns to take him too.

The night Sofia Morales’s daughter disappears, Sofia begins to hear her daughter’s voice. Her world crumbles — her marriage crumbles. After demanding her husband leave, Sofia runs from Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Francisco — a city she always wanted to visit — renting an apartment in a beat-up complex at the edge of North Beach.

Peter and Sophia become close friends in the confined space of the city, finding companionship in the shadow of their unspoken nightmares. When Sofia receives a letter from her estranged husband, and Peter proves unable to bury his box of watches, the ghosts of their pasts once more threaten the lives they have created, now tearing at the fabric of their friendship with the tormented memories they keep, whether real or imagined.

Unfolding over three decades, Life Between Seconds sets Peter and Sophia on a collision course with their respective pasts propelling them toward either redemption or damnation. Engrossing, heartbreaking, and surreal, Douglas Weissman’s first adult novel is a meditation on trauma, family, and how to heal after a great loss.

Douglas Weissman is an author and travel writer who has spent time exploring diverse corners of the world. He is the husband of a museum educator, father of a delightful girl, and lives in Los Angeles. He has an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco and spent time in Buenos Aires.

Life Between Seconds, 276 pp., ISBN 978-1-59211-174-9, is available at HistriaBooks.com and from all major book retailers. It is also available as an eBook. Titles published under the various imprints of Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Independent Publishers Group (IPG). For information on publishing with Histria Books, please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com.

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 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today, 20 Apr 22, between Indian Navy (IN) and M/s Larsen and Toubro (L&T) by Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, Chief of Materiel (COM) on behalf of Indian Navy and Shri Jayant Damodar Patil, Whole – Time Director (Defence & Smart Technologies) and Member of the Board, L&T. 

            The MoU aims to engage M/s L&T as a Knowledge Partner for nurturing technologies in various domains, for induction into the Indian Navy. Further, the MoU aims to bring together IN and L&T to collaborate on innovative and pioneering projects related to contemporary and emerging technologies of mutual interest. 

            The MoU encompasses all the aspects related to Electrical, Weapon, Engineering, Machinery and Control, and Hull of a Naval Warship.


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A Firm Handshake Between Friends: Gaines and Verbica Endorse Each Other’s Campaigns

 Ted Gaines, Board of Equalization (“BOE”), District 1, and Peter Coe Verbica, CAGOP State Delegate and candidate for the Board of Equalization, District 2, exchange endorsements for each other’s campaigns. Gaines describes it as “a firm handshake between friends.”

“Ted is a proven leader who’s consistently taken a stand against wasteful spending, high taxes and burdensome regulations,” says Verbica. “And, we’re both fifth generation California natives. We care about our state and believe in its future.”

Gaines is optimistic about having Verbica join the BOE Board: “Pete’s a fiscal conservative and we need that kind of approach to counter Sacramento politicians’ tax-and-spend attitude. And, with no incumbent running for the office, now is a great time for Pete to be elected.”

“Anyone who’s had a conversation with Ted knows that he’s principled and a man with unerring convictions,” says Verbica. “He puts the people of California first and I’m looking forward to the opportunity of serving with him.”

For more information, please go to www.tedgaines.com or www.peterverbica.com.

Peter Coe Verbica for Board of Equalization District 2

Peter Coe Verbica, JD, CFP­®





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MoU Between Verofax Asia and Distichain to Enable Empowered Digital Global Trade

Under the patronage of YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar Bin Musa, Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, and with the participation of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on January 12th, 2022, between Capt. Koh Chen Tien, Chairman of Verofax Asia, and Mr. Haisam Jamal, CEO of Distichain. The event took place at the Address Dubai Marina, where attendees from around the world were present for the opening of Malaysia Digital Week, taking place at Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE.
The aim of the MoU is to create the first digital ASEAN B2B cross-border trade platform to facilitate a potential of RM 50 Billion Malaysian trade internationally with seamless digital transactions over the next 5 to 10 years. The collaboration between Distichain and Verofax Asia will offer a platform that delivers Digital B2B marketplaces as a service (MAAS) to enterprises by offering full marketplaces or through API integration.

Using blockchain and AI as core technologies, the platform digitizes global trade with end-to-end transactions through its ecosystem of supply-chain, verification, and trade finance providers. The solution enables suppliers to readily plug their catalogs, update product data, manage routes and orders, verify documentation and access aggregate financing and logistics all in one place. This unique platform that simplifies, secures, and empowers every participant in a trade.

“The signing of this MoU is an important step for Distichain’s ambition to continue the further development and expansion of its solution. We are especially pleased to be taking this step alongside our partner Verofax Asia, and impact the ASEAN trading industry with rapid digital transformation through our one-day marketplace activation approach,” said Mr Haisam Jamal.

Captain Koh added, “This platform will instantly digitalize the entire export and import process in governmental, non-governmental enterprises as well as SMEs. It will generate low-cost opportunity to digitize processes, introduce trade finance and automate supply-chain across all industries, accelerating economic growth in Malaysia and the ASEAN region. Through this partnership agreement signed today, we will further develop our technologies to meet the ongoing digitalization of international trade. Verofax Asia will have a massive impact on the performances of exports and imports with rapid digitalization, all the while building a resilient digital infrastructure and foster innovation for the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Participation (RCEP) Trade Agreement, which came into effect on 1st January 2022.”

About Verofax:
Verofax utilizes patented technology incorporating Blockchain, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence to provide ‘Traceability as a Service’, enabling brands to turn their offline products interactive, and manage their entire supply chain to trace goods, fend off counterfeit activities, and improve manufacturers’ productivity. Brands can extend their reach directly to end-consumers, thereby increasing consumer intimacy with direct engagement, and leveraging the boom in NFTs and metaverse experiences. Visit: www.verofax.com, or Email: info@verofax.com.

About Distichain:
Distichain delivers B2B marketplaces as a service (MAAS) to customers using blockchain and AI, digitizing global trade with end-to-end transactions through its ecosystem of supply-chain, verification, and trade finance providers. SMEs and enterprises alike benefit from automated transactions governed by the system to deliver door-to-door border agnostic trading, with on-platform trade compliance present rules. Using smart contracts, Distichain ensures the highest levels of data privacy, and by connecting to innovative solutions within Fintech and Supply Chain, it facilitates transactions backed by instant trade finance with zero email trading. Distichain’s objectives are to simplify cross-border trading, secure end-to-end transactions, and empower decision-makers with real-time AI analytics. Visit: www.distichain.com, or Email: info@distichain.com.

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The Partnership Between Rayco Wylie and Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is Making Construction All Over America Safer

 There’s no denying that construction is one of the most dangerous fields to work in. A survey of the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed the 34 most dangerous jobs in America, and most of them had to do with construction. Some of these jobs included construction workers, construction equipment operators, operating engineers at construction sites, construction trade helpers, construction supervisors and roofing contractors.

One of the most crucial yet dangerous aspects of construction is the operation of cranes. Data from BLS reveals that hundreds of deaths and injuries occur every year due to crane-related accidents. However, CWSA, short for Crane Warning Systems Atlanta, is doing commendable work by partnering with RaycoWylie to ensure that every crane in America is equipped with crane safety products.

When asked about CWSA’s mission to promote crane safety, a company representative said, “Our mission from the beginning has been to make sure that every crane has a crane warning system. Our partnership with Rayco Wylie, a pioneer and industry leader in crane safety equipment, allows us to distribute specialized crane safety equipment all over America. We believe that the loss of life and revenue due to crane-related accidents are absolutely avoidable. Our product lineup features ATB warning systems, wind speed indicators, load indicating systems as well as other safety equipment that are helping make cranes around America safer as well as more efficient.”

Rayco Wylie has been a leader and innovator in the global crane monitoring system industry with almost nine decades of experience. The company focuses on developing lasting partnerships with its clients by designing crane indicators to meet the specific requirements of the industry. Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is the largest and the oldest national distributor for RaycoWylie products in the US.

CWSA offers parts, service, sales, and support to a variety of clients all over the US. From ATB warning systems to Load Moment Indicators, CWSA is home to state-of-the-art Rayco Wylie products. The company also offers instruction manuals and troubleshooting help in their support section and free quotes for anyone interested in doing business with them.

About the Company

Crane Warning Systems Atlanta is a crane safety instrumentation and service provider for parts and products created by Rayco Wylie. It has been the national distributor for Rayco Wylie products for two decades and is their largest distributor. The company provides different construction sites across the United States with technologically advanced crane indicators and warning systems. They also pride themselves on providing budget-friendly options for their clients’ safety needs as well as technical support on their website.

Contact Information

Website: www.cranewarningsystemsatlanta.com

Email Address: sales@cwsa.biz

Direct Phone Number: 1-770-888-8083

Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-877-672-2951

Crane Warning Systems Atlanta

Jeff Beardsley



Address: 6175 Hickory Flat Highway,

Suite No 110-376

Canton, GA 30115, United States



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