Georgia Public Policy Foundation Celebrates National School Choice Week Jan. 22

Join experts Ashley Berner, Ben Scafidi in a discussion of education options for Georgia's children

ATLANTA , GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — If no two children in a family have the same personalities and needs, imagine what it's like for the children in a classroom. Children have different personalities, learn at different paces and understand in different ways.

It's why National School Choice Week is held every year: to celebrate options for children to achieve and excel no matter their academic needs. And it's why the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's event is one of 40,000 events and activities across America celebrating National School Choice Week 2019 from January 20-26.

You're invited to a Foundation Policy Briefing Luncheon on Tuesday, January 22, in the Empire Room, 20th Floor of the Sloppy Floyd Building in Atlanta, opposite the Georgia State Capitol. Register here for "National School Choice Week: A Capitol Choice."

The speakers are Dr. Ashley Berner, deputy director at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy, and Georgia Public Policy Foundation Senior Fellow Dr. Ben Scafidi.

Berner has published articles and book chapters on the relationship between educational structure and state funding in democratic nations, religious education and citizenship formation, and teacher preparation in different national contexts. Palgrave MacMillan published “Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School” in 2017. She consults regularly on projects that examine the academic and civic outcomes of different school sectors. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University Law School. She holds degrees from Davidson College (Honors A.B.) and from Oxford University (M.Litt. and D.Phil. in Modern History).

Scafidi is a professor of economics and Director of the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University. He is also a Friedman fellow with EdChoice. His research has focused on education and urban policy. He is author of the study, “Georgia 2020: Educational Opportunity for All K-12 Students in Georgia,” published in 2018. Scafidi is author of

This event is open to the public and includes lunch. Registration is $35. Register now to celebrate choice for Georgia's children!

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HumanTouch, LLC, Supports its Workforce on Furlough – CEO Gives Up Salary

HumanTouch, LLC, CEO Moe Jafari will be foregoing his entire salary for the remainder of the government shutdown to ensure contract workers remain paid.

We are humans first, and we have a responsibility to our staff to see that they are secure during this furlough.”

— Moe Jafari

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Email: communications@humantouchllc.com

McLean, VA. January 14, 2019 – HumanTouch, LLC, has taken strides to protect its workforce that directly supports federal government contracts. In response to the government shutdown, and as a gesture of accord, the HumanTouch executive team, senior management and directors will voluntarily take one day off each week in order to ensure that their staff remains paid and their health insurance covered. HumanTouch CEO Moe Jafari will not draw a salary until the shutdown is over.

“Approximately 10% of our staff is currently furloughed,” said Jafari. “We are humans first, and we have a responsibility to our staff to see that they are secure during this furlough.”

“The decision to support staff is easy but it is also good business,” he said. “The government will start up again. Our federal government clients expect readiness and innovation. We will be prepared to return to our contracts at a moment’s notice. You must invest in good people, and those dividends pay for themselves.”

HumanTouch, LLC, provides solutions for challenges in the areas of cybersecurity, infrastructure engineering, operations management, solutions engineering, strategy/modernization and more. For over 20 years, we have used our team of experts to infuse innovation, leadership and the human touch to sync with our client's mission. The hallmark of HumanTouch is the ability to strengthen our clients’ effectiveness in the marketplace by bolstering their knowledge of the industry, anticipating and responding to growth and demands, and reducing risk in the digital age. We match our expertise with integrity, acumen and execution.

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Health Care Transformation Task Force Releases Clinical Episode Model Resources for Commercial Payers

Essential Bundled Payment Design Elements

New Tools Support Payers and Providers in Establishing Commercial Value Contracts

Clinical episode value models are common in both Medicare and several state Medicaid programs. A significant opportunity for uptake of these models in commercial markets remains.”

— Jeff Micklos, Executive Director, HCTTF

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force), a group of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient organizations, today released a set of resources to support effective implementation of clinical episode models in the commercial market.

“These tools will help to simplify the process for payers and providers to develop bundled payment arrangements to drive high-quality, patient-centered specialty care for their patients,” said Dave Terry, CEO of Archway Health and co-chair of the Task Force’s Advanced Payer/Provider Partnerships Work Group. “The promising results from bundled payment initiatives in the Medicare program demonstrate that there is significant potential for clinical episode models to drive cost savings and quality improvements in the commercial market.”

The new whitepaper, Episode Groupers: Key Considerations for Implementing Clinical Episode Models, examines the role of episode groupers within the context of clinical episode payments and offers a framework for decision makers to assess various options. The Task Force also released a new contracting guidance document, Clinical Episode Contracting for Commercial Payers, to support payers and providers in launching commercial-sector clinical episode payment arrangements.

“Clinical episode value models are common in both Medicare and several state Medicaid programs,” said Jeff Micklos, Executive Director of the Task Force. “A significant opportunity for uptake of these models in commercial markets remains.”

“We see bundled payments as a crucial mechanism to engage specialists in value-based care delivery,” said Erin Smith, Director of Payment Innovation at Anthem, Inc. “Working from a common framework of essential bundled payment design elements helps us in establishing strong relationships with our provider partners.”

The development of these resources was overseen by the HCTTF Advanced/Payer Provider Partnerships Work Group, which serves as a forum for vanguard organizations to discuss the “future state” needs for value-based payment arrangements and share lessons learned by organizations trying to scale advanced payment models.

The resources build upon the bundled payment framework developed by the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network to provide implementation-focused design elements and operational considerations for episode payment models to succeed.

For more information please visit: https://hcttf.org

ABOUT HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION TASK FORCE
The Health Care Transformation Task Force is a unique collaboration of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to lead a sweeping transformation of the health care system. By transitioning to value-based models that support the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs, the Task Force is committed to accelerating the transformation to value in health care.

TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Aetna • agilon health • Aledade • American Academy of Family Physicians • Anthem, Inc. • ApolloMed • Archway Health • Ascension • Atrius Health • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina • CareCentrix • ChenMed • Clarify • Cleveland Clinic • Community Catalyst • ConcertoHealth • Dignity Health • Encompass Health • Evolent Health • Geisinger • HRHCare • Kaiser Permanente • Mark McClellan • National Health Law Program • National Partnership for Women & Families • OSF HealthCare • Pacific Business Group on Health • Partners Healthcare • PatientPing • Premier • Remedy Partners • SCL Health • Sentara Healthcare • Trinity Health • True Health New Mexico • Tucson Medical Center • Washington State Health Care Authority • UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

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CCHR Hosts Seminar on Veteran’s Mental Health Rights, Suicides and Solutions

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry's Covert Agenda

The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans account for 18% of all suicides in the United States, with 20 veterans each day committing suicide.

Veterans need to know their rights and should be given alternative solutions to dangerous psychiatric drugs.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog that exposes psychiatric abuses and is dedicated to the restoration of rights and dignity in the mental health industry, is hosting a seminar next month on the mental health rights accorded to veterans at their center located in downtown Clearwater. Led by a decorated veteran, the seminar will cover PTSD, depression and suicide in addition to alternative solutions to traditional treatment.

The most recent report from the Department of Veterans Affairs revealed that veterans account for 18% of all suicides in the United States, with 20 veterans committing suicide every day. Additionally, over the last 10 years, the U.S. government has spent more than $4.5 billion dollars solely on medicating soldiers and veterans despite the fact that there are 27 international drug-regulatory agency warnings stating that psychiatric drugs cause a myriad of alarming behavioral side effects including suicidal thoughts. [1][2]

Moreover, 1 in 6 American service members takes at least one psychiatric drug, while many veterans are prescribed dangerous combinations of up to 28 different psychiatric medications — culminating in addiction — such as one Navy veteran woman who committed suicide as a direct result. [3]

“Our veterans deserve to be properly informed about the documented risks of the drugs they are so freely prescribed,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “Veterans should be given alternative solutions to dangerous psychiatric drugs.”

These alarming statistics prompted the Florida chapter of CCHR to host a seminar on this issue as well as veteran’s rights. In addition to hearing from a veteran how PTSD affected him and his family, those in attendance will be shown excerpts from the award winning documentary “The Hidden Enemy.” The complimentary seminar is open to the general public. For more information or to reserve a seat please call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

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[1] https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2016/07/07/new-va-study-finds-20-veterans-commit-suicide-each-day/
[2] https://www.cchrint.org/issues/the-hidden-enemy/
[3] https://www.cchrint.org/2013/07/03/navy-veteran-kelli-grese-a-victim-of-deadly-military-drugging/
[4] https://www.cchrint.org/issues/the-hidden-enemy/veteransandmilitarydeservesupportnotdrugs/

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Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti Praises Rene’s Van & Storage Inc. for its 85th Anniversary in L.A.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

“On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, it is my pleasure to congratulate Rene’s Van & Storage on their 85th anniversary.” – Mayor Eric Garcetti

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rene’s Van & Storage, Inc. a family-owned business, California’s oldest licensed moving company, and a recent winner of the Best of Los Angeles Award for “Best Moving & Storage – 2018” recently celebrated its 85th Anniversary at the Santuari Restaurant in Toluca Lake.

“With over 85 years in the moving and storage industry we had the privilege of coming along for the ride,” explains Marshall Lambert, President of Rene’s Van & Storage, “as well as accompanying many of our long-term clients on this journey. We have moved many generations in and out of their homes and now their children are calling us to help them out.”

Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, even took the time to send his praise. “On behalf of the City of Los Angeles,” Garcetti said, “it is my pleasure to congratulate Rene’s Van & Storage on their 85th anniversary.”

It all started in 1920's, when the Lambert family relocated to the United States of America, bringing a specialized technique of moving with them. This skill was passed down through generations and still sets a high-quality standard of moving in the industry today.

The family opened Lamberts Van & Storage in 1933, which became one of the premier moving companies in Los Angeles. One of the Lambert’s children, Rene J Lambert, decided to venture out on his own fresh out of the U.S. Military. Along with his wife Marjorie, they opened Rene’s Van & Storage in 1945. The company was embraced by the community. Rene and his wife Marjorie made a name for themselves in the moving industry by being one of the first companies to offer public storage.

In the 1940’s and 1950’s, the couple purchased several moving companies around the Los Angeles area which helped grow the business and bring in high-profile customers. In the 1960’s, Rene and Marjorie purchased the family business (Lambert’s Van & Storage) from Rene’s siblings, further expanding their customer base.

In 2011, Lambert’s Van & Storage Inc. was merged into Rene’s Van & Storage Inc. combining two elite companies into one. Today, Rene’s Van & Storage is now managed by its third generation and currently holds the oldest California Moving License; the closest carrier is over 6,000 numbers away.

“For four generations, this family business has helped Angelenos from Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope to Marilyn Monroe and President Reagan move from Point A to Point B,” Mayor Garcetti praised, “their commitment to customer service, honesty, quality care, experience, and innovative moving has cemented the company’s legacy as a L.A. institution.”

Rene’s has several locations including an 88,000 square foot facility in Los Angeles, as well as multiple on-staff installation specialists for high-valued items. “We know life can be stressful and at times unpredictable,” concludes Lambert, “but Rene’s can make your move as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can count on us with our impeccable attention to detail and white glove service every step of the way.”

“Congratulations again on achieving this remarkable milestone,” Garcetti concludes, “and I send my best wishes for a memorable celebration and continued success.”

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IRS Changes Cellphone Deduction Laws, mobilityView the Only Way to Comply Says America's Leading Tax Planning Expert

mobilityView recommended in the 2019, 36th edition, of Jeff A. Schnepper ‘s bestselling book, ‘How to Pay Zero Taxes’

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, January 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Toronto, 14th January 2019 – Jeff A. Schnepper (Cherry Hill, NJ) – America’s leading, if not number one, tax planning expert for the last 35 years is recommending that every employer and employee in the USA use mobilityView’s Mobile Cost Management (MCM) solution.

Jeff’s book ‘How to Pay Zero Taxes’ is now in its 36th edition and is a testament not only to his stature and expertise in the USA, but also to the popularity of his book. For over three decades ‘How to Pay Zero Taxes’ has helped business owners and employees save money on their taxes. In all this time Jeff has not seen a solution, such as mobilityView’s, capable of tracking every call, text message and data byte in real-time, delivering detailed tax compliant reports showing business / personal usage and cost calculations.

“Effective January 1st 2018 there have been significant changes to the Tax Code that affect every employee and employer in the country. A solution like mobilityView is the best tool that can keep employers and employees tax compliant as it pertains to the specific changes in the Tax Code around cellphone and portable computer deductions. I was so impressed that they are featured in the 36th edition of my best selling book ‘How to Pay Zero Taxes’,” said Jeff Schnepper.

With many individuals and companies still unaware of the tax exposure with respect to their cellphones, mobilityView CEO, Thom Damstra, provides some timely advice in managing this issue, “Global tax authorities have for years required employers and employees to keep a mileage book for the personal use of a corporately provided automobile (corporate provided asset / car) and / or the business usage of a personal automobile (bring your own asset / car). Effective January 1st 2018 the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) now requires a mileage book for the cellphone and wireless subscription plan. Business and personal usage is required to be documented and substantiated for every call, sms, and packet of data. The new IRS requirement applies in ALL scenarios including:

• Corporate paid cellphone and / or wireless subscription plan
• Employee provided cellphone and / or wireless subscription plan with reimbursement via a Stipend (monthly allowance, defined by the employer, and paid to the employee for business use of a cellphone), full expense reimbursement or partial expense reimbursement

All the following wireless deployment strategies, used by employers, are affected by the new changes from the IRS:

• COPE (Company Owned/Personally Enabled)
• COBO (Company Owned/Business Only)
• COLD (Corporately Owned Locked Down)
• CYOD (Choose Your Own Device)
• BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
• BYOO (Bring Your Own Operator)
• Stipend (monthly allowance, defined by the employer, and paid to the employee for business use of a cellphone).”

Consider purchasing ‘How to Pay Zero Taxes’ by Jeff Schnepper to obtain a 60 day free trial, and a special purchase discount, for mobilityView’s MCM (Mobile Cost Management) cloud service, which can track usage & cost to the penny – all calls, text messages and data – and automatically creates detailed tax compliant reports showing business / personal usage and cost calculations.

The MCM Platform by mobilityView is a cloud service that enables individuals to properly account for the business and personal usage and cost of a mobile smart device (smartphone, tablet, phablet, etc.). The technology has been patented in the USA (and in 3 continents) and is patents pending in over 83 other countries. The tool is great for any individual to automate their mobile smart device expense claim process for economic reimbursement and accounts for voice, SMS, data and roaming scenarios. The solution is also highly applicable for businesses of any size, seeking to only pay for business usage of mobile assets. It provides a complete view of all mobile costs, previously not thought possible.

Employers can sleep at night knowing that their costs are contained and employees can experience mobile democracy – they are freed up to do whatever they want on their mobile device: Play video games, watch movies; engage in social media with utter privacy. “The MCM Platform provides clear unequivocal and immediate return on investment for businesses of any size”, said Thom Damstra, CEO of mobilityView. “The flexibility of the platform opens up the tantalizing possibilities to simultaneously reduce cost, provide new flexi benefits, and increase the usage of mobility within any organization. Until now these three simultaneous benefits have been impossible to deliver.”

About Jeff A. Schnepper

Jeff A. Schnepper (Cherry Hill, NJ) is the author of multiple books on finance and taxation, including all previous editions of ‘How to Pay Zero Taxes’. He is a financial, tax, and legal advisor for Estate Planning of Delaware Valley and operates a tax, accounting, and legal practice in Cherry Hill, NJ.
He has been invited to the White House to consult in tax law changes and has testified multiple times before the Senate Finance Committee and The House Ways & Means Committee. He was Microsoft’s MSN Tax Expert for 16 years and is economic editor for USA Today and tax counsel for Haran, Watson & Company.

About mobilityView

mobilityView’s Smart Business Insight (SBI) Platform drives a series of solutions, such as the MCM Platform, which all deliver quantifiable and unambiguous digital transformation. The solutions are applicable for businesses of all sizes, as a function of data-driven insights from mobile smart devices (smart phones, phablets, tablets, etc.). mobilityView exists to drive business process change that results in accelerating the achievement of business goals and objectives, and profitability.

mobilityView enables any business to align mobile smart devices to business goals and objectives, to drive efficiency and profitability, plus an increase in measurable sales and marketing engagement effectiveness with customers. mobilityView transforms mobile smart devices into powerful strategic assets driving measurable productivity improvements and lower costs for a leaner, more competitive, business.

mobilityView enables businesses to gain insight, understand mobile spend, reduce mobile costs and simplify mobile expenses, to ensure tax compliance, while putting end users in control of their own privacy. The solution allows enterprises to be data-driven, customer centric and have the right combination of ideas and information to make the strategic decisions.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, mobilityView was incorporated in 2014, with an impressive Board of Directors, very knowledgeable of enterprise mobility, focused on growth and good governance. To find out more, please visit our website at https://www.mobilityview.com

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New York Lawmakers Want Return of Back-Alley Abortions

Cuomo & Hillary are pushing New York abortion Bill allowing abortions,by anyone, for any reason, at anytime,up to birth date, with no criminal law consequences.

HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Personhood New York Condemns New York's abortion Bill #A21, same as #S240.

New York's latest abortion Bill #A21 same as Bill #S240 shows that every type of abortion will be totally removed from the penal code including back alley ones by unlicensed persons. The changes to the statutes listed in the Bill are empty and have no teeth to prosecute anyone who preforms an illegal back alley abortion. 1*

Hillary Clinton, who in April 2016 stated that an unborn person did not have Constitutional Rights, still resides in New York. She announced last week that she will be helping Cuomo push his dream abortion Bill. He has waited many years for this Bill to get its opportunity to pass. The last election in New York State resulted in a Democrat majority in both Senate and Assembly, with which Cuomo claims will provide him with the votes he needs to receive what he has wanted for a long time.

Hillary, who claims she is for women's rights, wants to strip pregnant mothers of comprehensive protections for themselves and their babies. For example, a malicious act may be performed on a pregnant woman by anyone, that would cause her to lose her baby. In the past few years, there have been cases of boyfriends slipping a pregnant woman an abortion pill so that she would lose her child, without her knowledge. The mother wanted her child, but lost it due to the malicious act. Currently there are penal laws against that act, and the boy friend could be prosecuted for an illegal abortion but those will be removed with Bill #A21/ #S240. If the Bill passes, a mother would be mourning the loss of her child with no real justice in sight. This so fiercely violates the social and human rights of pregnant women. It locks them up out of fear of enjoying life freely outdoors with full protections like the rest of Americans.

Bill #A21 will allow third trimester abortions bringing with it major life threatening results to mothers. In fact, any person unlicensed or not who preforms a dangerous third trimester abortion will not and can not be prosecuted for the abortion if this bill becomes law. A former abortionist Dr. Levantino, who was a professor at Albany University stated “Long-term damage from second trimester abortion is more frequent than for abortions in the first trimester. Because the cervix has to be so widely dilated to extract the larger child, the risk of cervical damage is much greater, increasing the risk that a woman will be unable to carry a future pregnancy to term. The CDC also estimates that the risk of death increases by 38% for each additional week of gestation.” 2* Those same threats to the life of the mother increases with new threats into the third trimester.

Acting in the name of Women's Rights to choose, Hillary and Cuomo are driving women off the cliff. Could it be that Cuomo and Hillary are so keen on their goal that they are entirely blinded to all the danger signs that are out there on the road?

Personhood New York, together with seven different organizations from different parts of New York, are scheduled for a Press Conference at the Legislative Office Building, Albany , NY at 10:30am this Monday, January 14th, 2019. Exact location of the press conference will be on the third floor, stair side.

The representatives of those organizations that will be speaking out against the bill, are the following: Catherine Donohoe, President of 'Bridge to Life'. She is also President of 'The Pregnancy Service Network of Greater New York'; Vickie Paladino, New York State Senate Candidate District 11 Queens, NY; Yonoson Tel from 'Jews For Torah Values'; Barbara From Harlem; Ayesha Kreutz, 'Founder of The Frederick Douglas Foundation of New York'; Gualberto Garcia Jones, President of Personhood Alliance, a national personhood organization, and Assembly member David DiPietro Assembly District 147.

*1 Bill #A21 same as Bill #S240: https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A00021&term=2019&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Committee%26nbspVotes=Y&Floor%26nbspVotes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y&LFIN=Y&Chamber%26nbspVideo%2FTranscript=Y

*2 Immigrant teen whose abortion was ordered by a judge is now seeking Mental Health Treatment: https://www.liveaction.org/news/report-illegal-immigrant-teen-whose-abortion-was-ordered-by-a-judge-is-now-seeking-mental-health-treatment/

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Bad Blood The Unspeakable Truth

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Vic Parsons at his home in Victoria, BC

Judge Krever delivered a scathing indictment of Government Blood oversight

A recent Canadian Blood Services poll showed 61 percent of respondents have little or no knowledge of the tainted blood disaster of the '80s and '90s.

On the Criminal Trial: The Crown sent a lot of good foot soldiers, but the defence sent generals.”

— —Mike McCarthy, 2018

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, January 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Optimum Publishing International is pleased to announce the release of Bad Blood: The Unspeakable Truth, the revised and updated book on the Canadian tainted blood crisis of the ’80s and ’90s.

None of us knows when we, or a loved one, might need blood. We all have a stake in a safe blood system. Although Canada's blood system today is immeasurably more reliable than it was in the 1980s and 1990s, we need to remain vigilant against any threats to safety.

A recent Canadian Blood Services poll showed 61 percent of respondents have little or no knowledge of the tainted blood disaster of the '80s and '90s when money and expediency were put ahead of the health of those who depended on safe blood and plasma supply.

On Wednesday, January 9th CBC aired the first episode of their 8 part docudrama, Unspeakable, in part based on the original book by Vic Parsons, Bad Blood: The Tragedy of the Canadian Tainted Blood Scandal.

www.cbc.ca/unspeakable/ “This is why I am pleased to be associated with the Unspeakable series on CBC, produced by Robert Cooper,” said Parsons. Cooper had this to say about the book, “Unspeakable, the television series, would not have been the same without Vic’s detailed, compassionate and personal account of the tainted blood tragedy. If you want to know what really happened, how it affected people and the impact it still has today, read this book.”

“This is why I am proud that Bad Blood: The Unspeakable Truth, the new and revised version of my earlier book, can contribute to raising public awareness,” said Parsons.

In the new book, we update the story and tell the final chapter of many of the victims that were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C. Vic is an award-winning journalist who was directly affected by the crisis as his son battled with HIV and Hep C but remarkably he is one of the few survivors and lives with his family in Vancouver.

“One of our key goals for the new book is to provide readers with new insight and recent developments in the managing of blood, particularly the new controversy surrounding “paid plasma”, said Dean Baxendale publisher.

“Corporations are compelled to minimize the cost of goods produced in order to maximize returns to their shareholders.” Said Andrew Cumming, a severe hemophiliac before the Ontario legislative committee in December 2014. That controversy is being played out in every province and our parliament in Ottawa this year. For United States audiences, we chronicle the tainted blood coming from the US prison systems, known as one of the main sources for both HIV and HEPC infected blood. Including Arkansas.

While Canadian Blood Services was incorporated and formed after the blood crisis, as a result of incompetence and liability, they have played a pivotal role in safeguarding our blood supply. But in a hauntingly similar nod to the past, the Agency, in reaction to the TV series, released a statement that paints a rosy picture claiming that this can never happen again. Officials entrusted to safeguard our blood supply were responsible for thousands of deaths here in Canada and around the Globe and that is why the public needs to be reminded of the tragedy of the past in order that the public can hold those responsible to account for their actions. Time will tell. https://blood.ca/en/news-and-events/newsroom/op-ed

Blood, the Gift of Life?

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PCIHIPAA Establishes a $10,000 Fund to Assist Employees in Need During Government Shutdown

The Santa Monica based HIPAA compliance company encourages other businesses to join the movement to help unpaid government employees

Our company wants to help those in serious need, so we decided to establish a Shutdown Fund”

— Jeff Broudy CEO of PCIHIPAA

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the government shutdown enters its 20th day, approximately 380,000 federal employees are furloughed. They are not allowed to go to work and are not being paid. There's another 420,000 employees working in essential positions and are required to continue working without pay. It is nearly impossible to nail down a specific number of how many federal contract employees are impacted by this shutdown, however according to the New York Times, employees are impacted in every state.

PCIHIPAA, a HIPAA compliance company based in Santa Monica, California has decided to help. They've announced a $10,000 Shutdown Fund to help employees that have not, and will not get paid because of the government shutdown. "Innocent people are being harmed. It's not right, and it's not the American way. Our company wants to help those in serious need, so we decided to establish a Shutdown Fund." says Jeff Broudy, CEO.

To qualify for assistance you have to be a government employee that is currently not being paid because of the shutdown. For those that want to learn more, visit www.pcihipaa.com/shutdownhelp.

It's been reported that TSA employees received their last paycheck on Dec. 28. Many TSA workers and other governmental employees live paycheck to paycheck. Missing just one paycheck can create immense pressure. According to Joe Shuker, Regional Vice President, TSA Employee Union, "Many workers will have to choose between the cost of getting to their job at the airport and covering everyday living expenses." In addition, the US Department of Agriculture announced that funding for food stamps and subsidized school lunches for poor children would run out within a month or two. These programs all help poor families and students buy groceries and school lunches. For now, people who rely on these programs can still use them.

Broudy adds, "I'd like to encourage all businesses to try and help the workers that help us. Maybe you can establish your own fund, or you can pile on to PCIHIPAA's. We can join forces to do something good during a bad situation."

Go to www.pcihipaa.com/shutdownhelp to learn more.

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Offers Discounted Legal Services to Furloughed Government Employees

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers reduced rate legal services to help furloughed government employees.

Many of us have previously worked in the government, we understand the concerns of our community and neighbors during this government shut down.”

— Thomas Dunlap, Founding Partner

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading corporate and intellectual property law firm with law offices across the U.S., Puerto Rico, London, Toronto, and China, announces that they will offer discounted legal services in two programs for furloughed government employees and contractors.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is a veteran-owned law firm that provides businesses and individuals with a full array of business and estate legal services. Many of the lawyers are also former government workers coming from the DoD, DOJ and NSA. “Because many of us have previously worked in the government, we understand the concerns of our community and neighbors during this government shut down,” stated Tom Dunlap, Partner. “We want to help our government clients as well as family and friends who are either sitting at home stressing about not going to work– or, worse, working without pay.”

As the government enters its twentieth day of the shutdown, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig announced that the discounted legal services programs for affected government workers will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the shutdown.

In the first program, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is helping government workers start up new enterprises, form their LLC, file their trademark, or get their inventive idea off the shelf and a patent filed. David Ludwig, Partner, stated it this way, “While we sympathize with the personal impact of the shutdown on their lives, the downtime could provide an excellent opportunity to work on a shelved invention or kick off a new startup.” During the shut-down, DBL is charging half of its standard legal fees for basic business start-up services and offering free initial consultations to furloughed government workers.

In the second program, Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig is assisting government workers with legal advice about how to keep their government clearances. “Our thoughts are with those government employees suffering the consequences of not receiving pay as a result of the government shutdown. As a former Army officer who worked side-by-side many high-quality civilian government employees and contractors my heart goes out to these government employees, contractors, and their families. Our firm is committed to doing whatever it can to assist government personnel in these difficult times”, stated Ellis Bennett, Partner.

These attorney consultations are designed to help government workers with advice on getting through financial difficulty without damaging their credit rating and jeopardizing their clearance. During the shut-down for furloughed government employees, DBL is charging half of its consultation rate for these services.

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DUNLAP BENNETT & LUDWIG, PLLC
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is a leading comprehensive legal advisor to national and global businesses, entrepreneurs, and executives and their families with 16 offices nationwide, as well as Toronto, London and China. DBL was founded by US Army veterans and has over 70 attorneys licensed to practice in over 40 states. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has been recognized as one of the top intellectual property law firms by IP Watchdog. For more info visit:  www.DBLLawyers.com.

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