New Certified EU GDPR Foundation training to launch as classroom course this November

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

IT Governance has announced the launch of classroom training for its popular Certified EU GDPR Foundation course.

WYOMING, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2017 / — IT Governance, the leading provider of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance solutions, has announced the launch of classroom training for its popular Certified EU GDPR Foundation course. IT Governance also delivers GDPR training courses in Live Online and distance learning formats.

This one-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR and the requirements to achieve compliance. It is aimed at board-level decision makers who want to understand how the GDPR will affect their organization, and managers involved in, or responsible for, GDPR compliance.

The certified GDPR training courses are the European market leader for GDPR training and accredited qualifications. IT Governance's GDPR training courses have been delivered in an increasing number of cities across the EU and UK to more than 2,000 attendees in the past 15 months.

The GDPR extends the data rights of EU individuals and will affect every US organization that provides services into the EU. The GDPR requires evidence of compliance through control measures and incident response planning. To avoid financial and reputational damage, organizations must comply with the GDPR even if they are not physically present in the EU. Organizations found to be in breach of the Regulation may face fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million (about $21 million) – whichever is greater.

Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Training is key to achieving best practice in data protection and information security. Organizations will need to have managers in place who understand the requirements of the GDPR.

“Our high-quality training courses have been designed to equip those at the forefront of data security with the specialist knowledge and skills to implement controls for the prevention of data breaches. We’re pleased to offer a choice of GDPR training formats to suit their needs and circumstances.”

The first course will take place on November 28, 2017 in Boston, MA and will be delivered by IT Governance GDPR expert William Gamble. Attendees who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-accredited EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) qualification by IBITGQ.

To register for the Certified EU GDPR Foundation course and to view the full training program, visit the course information page.

IT Governance helps organizations address the challenges of GDPR compliance with a comprehensive suite of information resources, toolkits, software, training, and consultancy services. For more information, visit the IT Governance website, email, or call (877) 317-3454.

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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Announces the Addition of Kirk Bogue as Vice President of Operations

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)

Bogue is a seasoned screening industry professional who brings ESR a wealth of executive management experience in operations, client services, and technology.

Kirk’s unique background will help ESR leadership further develop a people-focused culture that promotes professional and personal growth.”

— ESR President Brad Landin

NOVATO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 21, 2017 / — Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a leading global background check firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, has announced that Kirk Bogue has joined the company as Vice President of Operations with overall responsibility for ESR’s operations and client services.

“Kirk is a seasoned screening industry professional who brings ESR a wealth of executive management experience in operations, client services, applied technology, business and product development, and organizational leadership,” said ESR president Brad Landin.

Before joining ESR, Bogue was on a fast track leadership path at Conoco, Vice President at ACNielsen/Dun& Bradstreet and ADP, Vice President of Strategic Product Development at ChoicePoint, and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Technology Services at ClearStar.

In addition to his operations and product development experience, Bogue was Vice President of Client Services at ADP for four years. He is client focused in his approach and believes that enduring business relationships are built on a foundation of integrity and respect.

Bogue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Sciences from the University of Florida which has enabled him to manage large development projects and software development teams in several of his prior positions.

The combination of operations, client services, and technology competencies makes Bogue uniquely qualified to help deliver and improve upon ESR’s technology-driven professional screening products and services, and to understand, anticipate, and serve ESR client needs.

Bogue also brings experience in leadership and corporate development. He served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Kennesaw State University Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character and has worked as a professional consultant in these areas.

“Kirk’s unique background will help ESR leadership further develop a people-focused culture that promotes professional and personal growth that increases the effectiveness of our people and the quality of the services that we deliver,” added Landin.


Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a leading global background check firm and a strategic choice for employers wanting accuracy and compliance in screening programs. ESR is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) and undergoes yearly SOC 2® audits. To learn more about ESR, visit

Thomas Ahearn
Employment Screening Resources (ESR)
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Too Much Noise in Today’s Workplace

Too much noise in today’s open office

Industry best noise cancelling, speech recognition microphone

Irritating noise can come from all kinds of sources, especially—from other people’s voices.

the annual cost to Europe from excessive noise levels is estimated at £30 billion. With over 70% of offices now open plan, with little to no worker segregation – think of all that lost productivity.”

— The World Health Organisation

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 21, 2017 / — What do hypertension, sleep disorders, cardiovascular disease, impaired cognition and being annoyed have in common? All are possible outcomes of too much noise around us. Many people complain about noise, but fewer realize how harmful it can be. Turns out, hearing loss and ailments such as the ringing ears of tinnitus aren’t the only things we should worry about. Evidence of the non-auditory effects of noise on health is growing, too.

In offices, irritating noise can come from all kinds of sources: air conditioning, obnoxious ringtones, traffic, nearby construction, unsophisticated sound-masking systems and—especially—from other people’s voices, says Julian Treasure, chairman of a United Kingdom-based consultancy, The Sound Agency. Noisy environments tend to only get worse over time, because people start speaking louder as it gets noisier around them (known as the Lombard effect).

Being constantly alert to our environment, and noise easily makes us uneasy. Lab studies on humans as well as animals have shown that exposure to noise arouses the nervous system, causing rising blood pressure and the release of stress hormones. Over time, these instinctive responses can stress the cardiovascular system and give rise to negative outcomes such as anger and exhaustion.

Without an effective acoustical solution, experts say, the negative impacts of day-to-day noise in many office environments can also be significant.

“Cognitively, there is plenty of research now that shows that the most destructive sound of all is other people’s conversations,” agrees Treasure. “We have bandwidth for roughly 1.6 human conversations. So, if you’re hearing somebody’s conversation, then that’s taking up 1 of your 1.6. Even if you don’t want to listen to it, you can’t stop it: You have no ear lids. And that means you’ve just .6 left to listen to your own inner voice.”

The noise level of 60-65 decibels that’s common in some open-plan offices is not only too loud for concentration, it can also impede effective collaboration by causing speech interference. The sound level of speech is about 60 decibels if people talk to one another, in normal tones without raising their voices, at a distance of about one meter (3 ¼ feet). This means any other noise within that same range—someone else talking nearby, for instance—can cause speech interference, so not all the words may be fully heard. “Nevertheless, a sentence may be understood because of cortical processing. This, however, is an active process that may cause reaction leading to adverse effects in the longer run of chronic noise exposure.”
In other words, in noisy environments with poor acoustics, workers can as easily get stressed by trying to hear others as by trying not to hear others—a lose/lose proposition.

The World Health Organization estimates that the annual cost to Europe from excessive noise levels is £30 billion. With over 70% of offices now open plan, with little to no worker segregation – think of all that lost productivity.

If you think the acoustic environment in your office could be harming employee productivity and well being, you don’t have to shell out tens of thousands of dollars. Consider a practical solution to reducing noise levels in your space that can be implemented immediately at little cost.

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Regulation for Autonomous, Connected and Secure cars-report

Auto2x's new report provides analysis of the regulatory status and timeline for Autonomous Driving, Automotive Cyber Security & V2X in major car markets

As the automotive and technology industries race to higher vehicle autonomy the regulatory barrier becomes a determinant of their commercialisation strategies”

— Auto2x

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, September 21, 2017 / — Auto2x expands its "Autonomous, Intelligent & Secure car" research portfolio with the addition of a new report which analyses the regulatory landscape for the transition from Supervised to Unsupervised-Driving (SAE Level 4-5) to allow deployment of higher levels of autonomy. Since the future is also Secure and Connected, our analysis also provides insights on regulatory developments in Automotive Cyber Security and V2X (V2V-V2I).

Key findings:

– 2017 will see the introduction of technology that allows “eyes-off” the road

The first-ever SAE Level 3-automated driving system in Audi’s flagship A8 has already been announced but customer availability is subject to regional regulatory approval. What’s more, there are inherent differences between the regulatory and legal framework across major car markets, i.e. Europe, the USA and China. This could adversely affect harmonisation of common standards and also delay the adoption of higher vehicle autonomy.

– As regulation shifts from driver-centric to Automated Driving Systems worldwide harmonisation challenges deployment

Amendment of international regulations as well as national traffic laws in will soon give the green light for deployment in Europe but will there be regional inconsistences between what’s legal and what’s not between the world’s leading car markets?

– New data recording requirements for L3 and the liability shift present challenges and opportunities for the auto value chain

The transition of control between the driver and the system has been met with mix reactions with concerns over safe transition control resulting to some carmakers announcing plans to skip L3 altogether and target L4 directly. Data recording and sharing capabilities when Level 3 systems are active will be key for accident reconstruction and determination of liability in higher levels of autonomy.

– Cyber Security is the new frontier for Automated and Connected Cars

Connected Car security needs to expand from its Physical dimension to cover the Cyber-Physical dimension and from the In-Vehicle-Network to the Internet-of-Things. While recent “white hack” demonstrations have raised awareness of the risk the automotive industry faces amid the proliferation of Connected Cars, connected devices and V2X, the slow progress of regulation and the absence of common standards restrict adoption of ACS solutions.

– Standardisation of the medium for V2V-V2I, i.e. DSRC vs cellular, restricts deployment

Even though V2V-V2I communications are not a technical prerequisite for Level 3 or higher, they can enhance safety by helping to overcome the limitations of on-board ADAS sensors, e.g. line-of-sight, weather conditions.

Table of contents

Executive summary
1. Key findings
2. Overview of regulations and legals by key category examined in this report

1. Autonomous Driving regulation (26 pages)
1.1. AD regulation: the gap between current and future tech vs regulation
1.2. Inherent differences in regulatory process & race to autonomy raise concerns over the lack of harmonization of AD regulation
1.3. How does regulation affect deployment? Favorable geographies for L3 deployment
1.4. Europe: The amendment of UN R79 vs a Horizontal regulation
1.4.1. The amendment of the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic
1.4.2. The amendment of UN R79 is the critical step towards self-steering systems that will unlock Level 3-4 deployment
1.4.3. Three concerns arising from the R79’s amendment
1.5. Germany to lead AD deployment in Europe driven by supportive AD framework
1.5.1. L3 automated driving to become legal in Germany from autumn’17
1.5.2. Review of Germany’s AD Ethical Guidelines
1.6. Great opportunities for the UK to compete as a global hub of AD innovation, testing and deployment
1.6.1. Overview of the UK’s AD regulatory activity
1.7. Flexible AD regulatory framework in USA but concerns over safety enforcement and harmonisation
1.7.1. L3 deployment strategy in the U.S based on the regulatory landscape
1.7.2. The USA has opened up the road to L3-5 with voluntary guidelines: ADS Vision for Safety-v2
1.7.3. Overview of the U.S Federal Autonomous Vehicle Policy
1.7.4. Assessment of USA AD policy: Guidelines (voluntary) vs Regulation (mandatory)
1.7.5. Action to harmonise state law: LEAD’R Act & SELF-DRIVE Act
1.8. China’s regulation for Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (ICVs)
1.8.1. Status of AD regulation in China & roadmap for ICV standards
1.8.2. Concerns over the regulatory action needed in China
1.9. Japan’s AD regulatory status
1.10. Summary of AD regulatory developments in other leading markets
1.10.1. Europe
1.10.2. Asia, Asia-Pacific & North and South America

2. Data recording and liability in SAE Level 3-Conditional Automation (3 pages)
2.1. Learn why we need Automated Driving-Event Data Recorders
2.2. Regulatory guidance on data recording and storage for L3 is immature
2.3. L3 vehicle automation presents challenges & opportunities for the insurance value chain

3. Automotive Cyber Security Regulation in major car markets (8 pages)
3.1. The absence of regulatory mandates restricts the timely adoption and standardisation of Automotive Cyber Security solutions
3.2. Automotive Cyber Security regulatory action in the USA
3.3. UN regulation on Automotive Cyber Security: European Union and Japan
3.4. What regulatory/legal action is needed to secure Connected Cars?

4. V2X (V2V, V2I) Regulation (4 pages)
4.1. How could V2V and V2I communications help towards road safety?
4.2. V2V isn’t a technical prerequisite for HAVs but can enhance their safety
4.3. State of the art: V2V & V2I already on the road today
4.4. V2V-V2I regulatory roadmap: UN, USA and China
4.5. Security and privacy in DSRC-based V2V and V2I

For more information on this report, including sample pages and full Table of Contents, please contact us on (+44) (0)20 3286 4562,

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Mesothelioma Victim Receives Record Asbestos Verdict in New England

$7.55 Million Awarded to Victim in Case Against Insulation Company

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, September 21, 2017 / — A Superior Court jury in Boston returned a verdict of $7.55 million dollars against New England Insulation, a Canton company that distributed and installed asbestos insulation material until the early 1970s. Former New Hampshire power plant worker Gerald Sylvestre developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, in 2015 and is currently undergoing treatment.

“No one should have to go through this illness, and I particularly hate the suffering it has caused my family, especially because it could have been prevented,” said Sylvestre. “My wife and I were very happy with the verdict, but what meant the most was that we got to tell our story and the jury heard it and responded as they did.”

“The jury recognized the devastation this disease creates for families of workers exposed to hazardous materials,” said Sylvestre’s attorney, Andrew Wainwright of Boston’s Thornton Law Firm, “Had New England Insulation shared the knowledge they had of the dangers of asbestos with men working near them and with their products, this all could have been avoided.”

Today’s verdict is the largest asbestos award to date in New England, and was the result of a team effort between Thornton Law Firm, New England's leading asbestos firm, and Waters and Kraus, a nationally recognized asbestos trial firm.

“The jury’s verdict is a rare bit of good news for the Sylvestre family, given the suffering the family has endured,” said Gary Paul, a Waters Kraus & Paul partner, who served as lead trial counsel. “The jury placed blame squarely where it belongs — with NEI, who had long-standing knowledge of the dangers of asbestos and selfishly chose profitability over people’s lives.”


Thornton Law Firm was founded in 1978 by Michael Thornton and two other attorneys doing groundbreaking work for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Now the leading injury law firm in Massachusetts and the largest plaintiff law firm in New England, the firm has 18 attorneys representing thousands of clients in a wide variety of plaintiff-side work. The firm has represented asbestos victims in New England for nearly 40 years and this commitment led Thornton Law Firm to aid in the creation of the Thornton House, which provides housing for mesothelioma and asbestos disease patients and families.

David McMorris
Thornton Law Firm
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Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of an Ohio Based Company That Is Overbilling Any Federal Agency To Call About Potentially Significant Rewards

If you can prove your Ohio based employer has overbilled the US Government and the amount of overbilling is at least a million dollars please call us anytime”

— Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 21, 2017 / — The Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “We are urging an employee of an Ohio company that is providing any type of imaginable service to a federal agency to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if their employer is involved in significant overbilling, fraud or if the company is out of compliance with their federal contract. As we would like to discuss the rewards for this type of information can be significant.” http://Ohio.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

The Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center is especially interested in hearing from an employee with proof their Ohio based employer is overbilling the US federal government for the following types of services:

* An Ohio based company providing transportation or logistics services to the US Department of Defense or any other federal agency.
* An Ohio based company providing any type of food, fuel or security services to the US Department of Defense or any federal agency.
* An Ohio based road builder or construction company providing services to the Department of Transportation or any other federal agency.
* A Ohio based company providing housing services to the Department of Defense, HUD or GSA
* A company in Ohio that is overbilling the US General Services Administration on a contract, or out of compliance with a GSA contract.
* An Ohio based food distribution company that is overbilling the Department of Agriculture for school lunch programs, or any other type of food service.
* A Ohio based environmental contractor that is overbilling the EPA for work being done at a Super Fund site or anywhere in the United States.
* Special note the business could be located anywhere in Ohio including Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, or Youngstown.

According to the Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center, “If you can prove your Ohio based employer has overbilled the US Government and the amount of overbilling is at least a million dollars please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and let’s discuss how the whistleblower reward program works. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might have been worth?” http://Ohio.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multimillion dollar state or federal tax evasion, or an Ohio based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.”

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information, a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Ohio can contact the Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Ohio.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com.

Thomas Martin
Ohio Corporate Whistleblower Center
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Social Justice Activist Susan Burton is in Washington, DC to Address the Injustices of Mass Incarceration of Women

Social Justice Advocate Susan Burton serves on a panel in Washington, D.C. at the Congressional Black Caucus on September 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Room 206.

A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project in Los Angeles, founded by Ms. Susan Burton, provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing.

The mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. is to advance the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public.

The Sojourner Truth Legacy Project today hosts a town hall on African American women and girls’ exposure to the US criminal justice system and best practices towards reducing mass incarceration among Black women and girls.

Sojourner Truth Legacy Project Town Hall about Black Women & Girls in the U.S. Criminal Justice System at the Annual Legislative Conference Today at 4:30 p.m.

The [prison] guard told me, 'You'll be back.' I came back and led women up out of that place.”

— Susan Burton, dubbed the Modern-Day Harriett Tubman.

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, September 20, 2017 / — Social Justice Activist and Book Author Susan Burton will serve on the Sojourner Truth Legacy panel at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBC) 47th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Room 206, Washington, DC 20001. Watch live by clicking link:

Sojourner Truth Legacy Project, in collaboration with the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls (CBWG), will host the Town Hall: Black Women & Girls in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: School to Prison Pipeline for the purpose of an in-depth discussion about African American women and girls’ exposure to the US criminal justice system and explore best practice intervention strategies, and the role the women of the Congressional Black Caucus can play towards reducing African American women and girls mass incarceration.

"The [prison] guard told me, 'You'll be back' and I came back. I came back and led women up out of that place," said Burton. As a formerly incarcerated woman, Burton understands the challenges people, especially women, face when leaving prison. To address the needs of the women, she found a solution and established, "A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project," to provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing.

Burton is considered by nationally known activists as a Modern-Day Harriett Tubman because of her work to provide a better future for formerly incarcerated women. After Burton spent nearly two decades cycling through systems of incarceration, one person helped her access treatment in an affluent area of Los Angeles. While there, she noticed a disparity in how substance abuse was treated in wealthy, resourced communities as compared to communities of color and poverty. She has since made it her life’s work to bring needed resources to communities of women with stories similar to hers.

Ms. Burton has helped more than 1,000 women out of the system.


Introduction by Dr. Kwamme Anderson, VP, Programs CBCF P/CEO

Welcome, STLP History & Introduce Sponsor by A. Shuanise Washington, P/CEO

Sponsor Greetings by Ms. Sharon Taylor, Prudential

Introduce of Rep. Yvette D. Clarke by A. Shuanise Washington, P/CEO

Welcome, Acknowledgements & Introduction of Moderator April Ryan by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, Chair, STLP

Brief Remarks to Open Panel by April Ryan, White House reporter, American Urban Radio Networks

Panel 1: Framing the Issue:
Panel Discussion Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Terri Adams-Fuller, Associate Professor of Criminology, Howard University
Gilda Daniels, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore

Panel 2: The Lived Experience:
Panel Discussion Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman
Susan Burton, Founder, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and Justice on Trial Film Festival
Lashonia Thompson-El, Executive Director, Women Involved in Reentry Efforts
Monalisa Johnson, Founder, Parents with Incarcerated Children, Inc.

Q & A follows each panel discussion

Closing Remarks NY Assemblywoman Latrice Walker

The ALC is expected to attract more than 10,000 participants from around the nation and offers 100 forums on public policy issues facing African Americans and the global black community. The conference theme, “And Still I Rise” reflects a legacy of resilience that emphasizes the collective strength of the black community to rise above continued racial inequalities. Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois and Congressman Marc Veasey of Texas will serve as honorary co-chairs of this year’s conference.

For press inquiries or speaking engagements for Ms. Burton, contact Marie Lemelle, publicist for ANWOL at 213-276-7827 or

About Susan Burton
Susan Burton, described as the Harriet Tubman of our time, is the founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (ANWOL) and the annual Justice on Trial Film Festival to visually raise the awareness about social justice, mass incarceration, and the need for criminal justice reform. ANWOL collaborated with McKinney & Associates, to launch JustUS Voices Storytelling for Change℠ – a multimedia initiative aiming to transform the policy and public dialogue on mass incarceration through the lived experiences of formerly incarcerated women.

About A New Way of Life (ANWOL)
Founded in 1998 by CNN Top Ten Hero Susan Burton, A New Way of Life, based in Los Angeles, provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing. ANWOL also works to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people and empowering, organizing and mobilizing advocates for social change, civic engagement and personal transformation. Burton is the author of her memoir, "Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women" available at and Amazon.

About McKinney & Associates
McKinney & Associates is the first Black woman-owned firm in the nation’s capital dedicated to social justice communications. For more than 25 years, the firm has promoted, marketed and advocated on behalf of progressive public policy including criminal justice reform, voting rights, health equity and racial justice by advancing authentic leaders and initiatives that embody those values.

Connect with Ms. Burton and A New Way of Life Re-entry Project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Twitter: @anewwayoflife1 and @susanburtonLA
Instagram: @justiceontrialfilmfestival @anewwayoflifereentryproject

#BecomingMsBurton #ANewWayOfLife #UpAndOut #FreeAmerica #JusticeOnTrial #ExposingInjustice #ExploringSolutions

Facebook: JustUs Voices
Twitter: @JustUSStories
Instagram: JustUs_Voices

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CNN Hero Susan Burton’s nonprofit “A New Way of Life Re-entry Project,” provides sober housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women.

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Amne Suedi announces Shikana Law Group New Online Resources for Investors in African

Amne Suedi of Shikana Law Group

Amne Suedi of Shikana Law Group

Shikana Law Group, trusted advisor to firms investing in Africa

Shikana Law Group, trusted advisor to firms investing in Africa

Shikana Law Group today announces the launch of their new online presence with resources for foreign investors interested in making direct invests in Africa

Our team is especially adept at helping clients to navigate the various government authorities in Tanzania and East Africa.”

— Amne Suede

KINONDONI MUNICIPALITY, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, September 20, 2017 / — Shikana Law Group today announces the launch of their new online presence with resources for foreign investors interested in making direct invests in Africa. The site which can be found at includes lists of the firm’s in-house experts and will include posts on critical issues to investors.

Shikana’s practice areas include international trade and taxation, regulatory affairs, strategic communications, dispute resolution and litigation, intellectual property and research and analysis. The firm is the trusted advisor to private and public institutions across Africa and the West and is a leader serving several sectors which are strategic to many African economies. Their focus sectors include natural resources, energy, construction, banking, finance, capital markets, telecommunications, technology, tourism and gaming, among others. Amne Suede is widely recognized as a global expert advisor and trusted guide to entering African markets.

The new site includes profiles of The Shikana Law Group's experts in a broad range of matters that are critical to investors including immigration, labour issues, tax, contract negotiations, and disputes. They are especially adept at helping clients to navigate the various government authorities in Tanzania and East Africa. The firm promises to address all client needs.

Amne also expects to post articles on the site of interest to investors in the US, EU & UK that cover the firm’s key practice areas. These include trade and taxation, business formation, growth strategies, diplomatic and political outreach and dispute management, among others.

Amne’s experience includes asset and fund management as well as private equity funds for a total of five years as a legal adviser for Capital Dynamics and later Pictet & Cie in Switzerland. She advised on offshore investments, optimal company structures, wealth and estate management. Also on fund formation and structured products, fiscal law, financial and securities regulations of major financial markets and general legal considerations with regards to financing and financial products and cross-border company law matters.

She has acted as adviser to the East African Community (the “EAC”) and the World Trade Organization (the “WTO”). Amne also possesses a strong understanding of regional integration matters, particularly the economic law of regional integration, international trade as well as bilateral and multilateral negotiations.

Amne is an expert in high-level mediation government agencies and ministries. Amne received her License in Law from the University of Geneva, where she graduated with honours. She read her L.L.M. in International Trade and Financial law at University College London. She has been named Recommended Lawyer in Tanzania for Investment Law by the Global Legal Experts and Shikana Law Group is Recommended Law Firm for Investment Law in Africa.

Amne Suede
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DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, September 20, 2017 / — Dallas, Texas (September 20, 2017) Principals Jeff Hatley, Bob Pacheco and Roy Plattel announce the availability of litigation financing for its eDiscovery and related services. Many litigants face the challenge of paying for the collection, processing and managing of large amounts of data needed to prosecute or defend their lawsuits. As data populations grow, so do the costs associated with litigating on the facts contained in the data. HP2 helps lawyers concentrate on litigating and eliminates the cost concerns by offering financing for its services in qualified cases.

In a recent presentation, Roy Plattel, HP2 Principal and Co-founder said, “with the increasing costs associated with litigating lawsuits, many cases are being prematurely settled or not getting filed at all. Lawyers are rejecting profitable cases because the “cost to verdict” is too high. In our big-data world the costs of processing and managing the electronic discovery can out pace all other line item costs in the lawsuit.” The principals at HP2 seek to help put those cases on the docket and the lawyers in the courtroom by providing financing for eDiscovery costs.

HP2 has several financing options available for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. There is no preset amount. Your case needs dictate the amount and terms of the funding.
About HP2 eDiscovery
HP2 eDiscovery is a boutique eDiscovery and data processing firm offering advanced data analytics and litigation management services to law firms and corporate legal counsel. The HP2 team of consultants and data scientists have decades of experience in eDiscovery and data manipulation. The Principals have worked in some of the world’s largest and most complex lawsuits. HP2’s big data experience and understanding is unmatched. HP2 works on all types of cases, small or large. Whether you have a couple of gigabytes or hundreds of terabytes, HP2 has the experience to successfully complete your projects.
The HP2 client centric approach involves you in our processes from beginning to end. HP2 believes working with an eDiscovery company should be easy with predictable and sane pricing.
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Staring Down the Barrel: What to Do In An Active Shooter Situation

Stop My Crisis with Vivian Gaspar – Understand Gun Violence and Protect Yourself While in a Mass Shooting

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY, USA, September 19, 2017 / — In the last 10 years alone, there have been 45 mass shootings leaving over 390 people dead and over 370 wounded. The most devastating of which was Sandy Hook, Ct. where 14 elementary school children were killed by a 20 years old lone gunman. If you suddenly heard gunshots in a school, office or any public place would you know what to do?

"Stop My Crisis" is a television show aired in ten states on forty stations in which host Vivian Gaspar interviews local experts who bring knowledge to help viewers with coping with a variety of today's common hardships. There are over 300 million handguns in the U.S. and even though it is unknown how many of those guns are illegal weapons it is known that 86% of juveniles in correctional facilities are reported to have owned a gun at some point, all of which would have been illegal weapons. Over 500,000 youths are brought to correctional facilities in the U.S. in a given year. Every 1 in 3 victims of mass shootings in the U.S. is a child.

Our first esteemed guest, Bobby Kimbrough, a former Senior Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Justice, helps us to understand the current state of affairs of gun violence in America as a whole. Our second guest, Steve Crimando, is an Violence Prevention and Anti-Terrorism expert here to give us insight as to who a mass shooter is likely to be as well as easy tips on what to do if you are in an active shooter situation.

Stop My Crisis with Vivian Gaspar will air on television on Thursdays, 10:00 PM and Fridays, 9:30 AM on Past episodes are available on the Stop My Crisis website.

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Source: EIN Presswire