Debunking the Myths Surrounding Suicide Assessments and Suicide Rates

Nearly two-thirds of the newspaper stories linking the holidays and suicide over the 2016-17 holiday season supported a false connection between the two, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found.

Nearly two-thirds of the newspaper stories linking the holidays and suicide over the 2016-17 holiday season supported a false connection between the two, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found.

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 headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

NBC News reported on April 22, 2018 that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) findings show that suicides in the U.S. are at the highest level in “almost three decades”.

NBC News reported on April 22, 2018 that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) findings show that suicides in the U.S. are at the highest level in “almost three decades”.

100 million people worldwide take psychotropic drugs, convinced they are correcting a physical or chemical imbalance in their body.  In reality, they are taking substances so dangerous their side effects range from hallucinations to psychosis and suicide.

100 million people worldwide take psychotropic drugs, convinced they are correcting a physical or chemical imbalance in their body. In reality, they are taking substances so dangerous their side effects range from hallucinations to psychosis and suicide.

While many people believe that suicide rates are highest during holidays this is a myth according to the CDC with December actually having the lowest rate.

Too often people rely on unproven suicide risk assessments as a catchall when dealing with a person experiencing a crisis and unfortunately the assessments just don’t work according to some experts.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each year an average of 44,965 people commit suicide in the United States making it the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide deaths were more than double those due to homicides in 2015, which means that for every murder reported in the news, there were at least 2 other deaths that occurred due to suicide. [1] [2] [3]

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit watchdog that exposes human rights violations in the mental health industry, is holding an open house this month at their center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater to raise awareness on the subject.

While many people believe that suicide rates are highest during holidays or the winter months, this is a myth according to the CDC with December actually having the lowest rate. [4] This myth is perpetuated by media stories falsely linking holidays and suicides. [5]

Another myth is that risk assessments can help prevent suicides.

An article published under Mental Health in Scientific American in March of 2017, reported that new research of the past 40 years of suicide risk assessment research suggests that not only do these assessments not help but may actually cause harm by increasing the risk of suicide. [6] [7]

According to the article, “there has been no improvement in the accuracy of suicide risk assessments over the past 40 years” and “no statistical way of identifying individuals with a high risk of suicide exists.”

Using these ineffective suicide risk assessments, individuals are labeled with depression or suicidal ideation and then in many cases receive prescriptions for dangerous psychotropic drugs which come with known side effects that encourage the exact symptoms they are marketed to treat, suicide and suicidal ideation. One common antidepressant, Celexa, is linked to a staggering 559 cases of documented suicide. [8]

In response, CCHR Florida launched a campaign to educate individuals on the connection between the use of antidepressants, the reliance on suicide risk assessments and death by suicide. As part of this campaign CCHR is hosting an open house where visitors will be able to obtain information on how suicide risk assessments may increase the risk of suicide and psychiatric drug side effects.

“With 1 in 6 Americans currently taking psychotropic drugs it is vital for people to know the truth about suicide risk assessments and psychiatric drug side effects,” said Diane Stein, president of the Florida chapter of CCHR. [7]

For more information on the open house or the truth about psychiatric drugs 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

Sources:
[1] https://save.org/about-suicide/suicide-facts/
[2] https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/
[3] https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide.shtml
[4] https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/holiday.html
[5] https://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/suicide-rate-is-lower-during-holidays-but-holiday-suicide-myth-persists/
[6] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/suicide-risk-assessment-doesnt-work/
[7] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0156322
[8] https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/antidepressantsideeffects/celexasideeffects/
[9] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/1-in-6-americans-takes-a-psychiatric-drug/

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Chair Grijalva, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Write to Appropriators Urging Clarity, Funding Limits on BLM Horse Program

A terrifying wild horse roundup in action

A terrifying wild horse roundup in action

We must continue to do everything within our power to defend these symbols of our nation from their strategically planned eradication negotiated by the pro-slaughter crowd.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers today wrote to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate appropriations panels with oversight of the Department of the Interior (DOI) to urge funding limits and additional clarity on a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) pilot program to manage wild horse populations in the West.

The letter, available at http://bit.ly/2RDM29C, is directed to Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.), chair and ranking member respectively of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Reps. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and David Joyce (R-Ohio), the chair and ranking member respectively of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

The House and Senate versions of the Interior-Environment appropriations bill – which are currently being reconciled – each include funding for an untested pilot project that calls for a dramatic increase in round-ups and removals. The House bill provides $6 million in additional funding for the program while the Senate bill provides $35 million, and each bill includes report language calling for a total removal of 130,000 horses over the next decade.

As the authors point out, “That plan has never been presented for consideration in the authorizing committees of jurisdiction, would triple the number of horses and burros in holding, and could cost taxpayers billions.” They also note concerns that the House and Senate report language “opens the door to surgical sterilization procedures” that face opposition “by many stakeholders, including veterinarians.”

The authors urge appropriators to take three steps in a final conference version of the funding bill:

– Limit new funding for the pilot program to the $6 million contained in the House bill;
– Clarify report language so new funding can be used solely on implementing the Porcine Zone Pellucida fertility control vaccine; and
– Clarify report language to ensure it prohibits use of any appropriated funds to conduct surgical sterilization procedures.

In addition to Grijalva, the letter is signed by Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), who chairs the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands; and by Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.).

“We applaud Chairman Grijalva’s tremendous leadership and tireless work to prevent the devastating roundup and incarceration of our iconic American wild horses, whose very backs this country was built upon.” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action, and a lifelong horseman. “We must continue to do everything within our power to defend these symbols of our nation from their strategically planned eradication negotiated by the pro-slaughter crowd.”

"We commend House Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva for leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers in requesting restrictions on funding appropriated in the FY 2020 spending bill that would impact America’s federally protected wild horse and burro populations,” said Suzanne Roy, Executive Director of the American Wild Horse Campaign. “We are deeply grateful to Rep. Grijalva for continuing his longstanding work as a great champion for wild horses.”

“We thank Chair Grijalva for his leadership on this important issue," said Ginger Kathrens, Founder of The Cloud Foundation. "The appropriation of additional funds to this program, especially as BLM has failed to present any kind of plan to Congress, would be a grave mistake. If Congress chooses to appropriate additional funds, we strongly support Chair Grijalva. There are intelligent, cost-effective ways to manage healthy herds on healthy rangelands but this plan is not one.”

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‘Affordable Housing Solutions in America’ Presentation Draws High Praise at the IAAO 2019 Annual Conference

NTLA Executive Director and County Collector in MO, address a looming crisis with real solutions

JUPITER, FL, USA, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A packed house came together to celebrate affordable housing solutions at the 85th Annual Conference of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The presentation covered the affordable housing crisis in America, imbuing a renewed concern among IAAO’s constituency, made up of professionals in the fields of property valuation and property tax policy.

Brad Westover, NTLA Executive Director, and Lydia McEvoy, Revenue Collector in Clay County, MO, shared statistics on the devastating lack of affordable housing in America. For every 100 low earning households, there are only 37 rental available units and affordable. The remainder is renting homes they simply cannot afford.

Affordable housing, by definition, is ‘housing which is deemed affordable to those with a median household income or below as rated by the national government or a local government by a recognized housing affordability index.’

Westover did share a growing number of viable solutions through tax sales. "Providing renovated and restored properties back into affordable housing pool is a sweet byproduct of tax sales," said Westover.

“Today, there is not a single state or even city in America that has sufficient affordable housing for the demand required,” exclaimed Westover. “Tax sales provide one more avenue to turn renters into homeowners on an affordable cost basis. Being part of the solution is simply the right thing to do!"

From the perspective of an elected government official on the front lines at the county level, McEvoy shared, “The fundamental goal of every assessor is to achieve a fair and equitable result.”

In addition to serving as a dedicated member of the NTLA Board of Directors, McEvoy also serves on the NTLA Public Relations and Education Committee. “It was a pleasure to discuss the commitment of the NTLA to finding ethical, proactive solutions when rising housing costs start to erode value in a community,” McEvoy concluded.

“Our goal was to bring real solutions to attendees and help them understand the dire need and pushed them to think about being part of the solution,” said Westover. A rapt audience saw examples of successful city-wide programs founded not only to solve the affordable housing crisis but to also help abate homelessness altogether. They included:
• “Tiny Homes” in Detroit, MI;
• “The Block Project” in Seattle, WA;
• “Veterans Community Project” in Kansas City, MO; and,

The presentation concluded with a resounding ovation for Westover and McEvoy in shining a light on the need for affordable housing in America and promoting viable solutions that are working today.

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Attorney Marty Fogarty Interviewed Online Regarding When to Start Inheritance Planning

Estate planning attorney Marty Fogarty

Estate planning attorney Marty Fogarty

In a recent interview with AskTheLawyers.com™, probate attorney Marty Fogarty urged everyone over age 18 to start taking some basic estate planning measures.

When you turn 18, you need to have a power of attorney for property and for healthcare. What that means is, you have the right to name somebody to make healthcare decisions for you if you can’t.”

— Marty Fogarty

GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent video interview with AskTheLawyers.com™, probate attorney Marty Fogarty urged everyone over the age of 18 to start taking some basic estate planning measures.

Attorney Fogarty went into great depth on many estate planning topics in the interview. He explained that the one-size-fits-all approach offered by downloadable online forms is a poor choice for estate planning. He explained that since these forms are static, it is hard to incorporate any new life changes into them. He said that trusting these forms is the second most common mistake he sees, and that failing to do any kind of estate planning is the most common mistake. He said that there is a general reluctance to call a lawyer to get the process started, but that once people actually start planning it out, they find education, support, and ultimately relief.

Fogarty said that while you don’t necessarily need to have wills and trusts when you turn 18, that is the age when you should start taking some basic precautions.

“When you turn 18, you need to have a power of attorney for property and for healthcare,” he said. “What that means is, you have the right to name somebody to make healthcare decisions for you if you can’t, who can make a financial decision or sign your name if you can’t. That can be your parents or someone else you trust. Once you’re 18, you’ve got a responsibility to get those basic documents in. You don’t really need a will until you have a job, an apartment, a relationship. Once you own real property and have kids, that’s when it starts to make a little more sense to have a trust.”

Marty Fogarty is a probate attorney and founder of The Heartland Law Firm, based in Glenview, Illinois. He has provided estate planning assistance for nearly 30 years. He helps clients with matters related to asset protection, business transitions, estate planning, guardianships, Medicaid, probate, special needs planning, and VA benefits.

To learn more, contact Marty Fogarty by calling 888-981-5604 or by visiting his AskTheLawyers.com™ profile.

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The Political Animal: Animal Wellness Announces Rewards Program to Ensure Enforcement of National Anti-Cockfighting Law

Cockfighting Map

Cockfighting Map

Cockfighting Match

Cockfighting Ring

Puerto Rico, Guam, and other U.S. territories must stop staged animal fighting Dec. 20th

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Wayne Pacelle

From Alabama to Wyoming, every state forbids cockfighting. So too does the federal government. And hundreds of local governments restrict this kind of cruelty. The courts, at every level, have repeatedly held these laws as a proper exercise of government authority.

When it comes to opinion about the wide range of uses of animals in society, cockfighting brings us as close to consensus as we may get.

Yet a small percentage of the American population treats cockfighting as a “God-given” or “cultural” right. More than a few of our brethren have boldly proclaimed they’ll defy these laws. That’s not exactly big news when it comes to this clan, because cockfighting busts happen routinely. There are plenty of scofflaws willing to roll the dice when it comes to their freedom for the pitiable opportunity to see an animal choke on its blood.

The U.S. territories are the current backdrop for the tension between an enthusiasm for animal fighting and an adherence to the rule of law. These are the only jurisdictions in the U.S. that have openly allowed cockfighting over the last decade or so. In fact, when I went to Guam in September, I attended a fight at a place called “The Dome,” with perhaps 175 people betting on the blood baths that played out in front of us all.

But like never before, risk looms for cockfighters, especially in the territories where a federal law taking effect on December 20th threatens to upend their industry. The law bans animal fighting everywhere, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The Governor of Guam has already told 17 village mayors not to seek special permission for cockfights at their local festivals. She's said that she cannot authorize a practice that is explicitly illegal. But the question remains, what about other cockfighting events? Will cockfighters, as an excuse to continue their favored practice, lean on the rickety argument that cockfighting is an essential part of their culture?

I have news for them. Their ace-in-the-hole argument is a dud. It’s the phony trope that cockfighters sputter everywhere when their hobby is at legal risk.

Oklahoma and New Mexico cockfighters said their practice was part of their culture. Guamanian cockfighters say it’s part of their Pacific Island ethos. Filipinos say so, too. Vietnamese say it’s in their blood. Latino cockfighters say it’s their tradition.

You get the point.

When people of every ethnic heritage lay claim cockfighting as a cultural right, there is a dilution effect, giving the argument no taste or color. No relevance.

The reality is, cockfighting probably started 3,000 years ago during the Roman era and spread as the empire expanded. It’s been practiced throughout much of the world ever since.

There were plenty of other moral horrors that were part of the human experience. Flaying as corporal punishment. Bull or bear baiting. Slavery.

In other words, cockfighting isn't the only form of persecution that was widespread and enduring.

In the United States, and in so many other parts of the world, shameful practices do not persist indefinitely.

Responsible people call them out as shameful. That’s precisely why government policymaking is an ongoing enterprise in society.

Today, Animal Wellness Action announced rewards of $2,500 for people who deliver information that results in the arrest and prosecution of illegal cockfighters. We’ll be promoting this rewards program in the coming weeks and months, especially in the U.S. territories.

It’s hard to believe that anyone would risk 5 years of imprisonment and a $2,500 fine to watch animals hack each other to death. Really, there must be some other form of entertainment that can bring these people joy. But more than a few will tempt fate, and that’s why we must encourage law enforcement to treat this crime with the seriousness it deserves. And it's also proper to ask regular people to report cruelty when they see it.

Our rewards campaign is featured on our new campaign website, www.endcockfighting.org. As Edmund Berke famously said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
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Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Appeals to A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Nebraska to Call For Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Don't Roll the Dice on Compensation

"We also offer a free service that is designed to help the Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma document how, when and where they were exposed to asbestos. We call this free service the "list." ”

— Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

OMAHA, NEBRASKA , USA, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is appealing to a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Nebraska or their family members to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for a brief explanation about mesothelioma compensation and an introduction to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Erik and his colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste specialize in representing Navy Veterans or people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people like this.

Additionally, Erik Karst or his law firm partners make house calls in Nebraska to a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma because a face to face conversation about how the person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos is the compensation claim. The more specific or detailed the information about the person's exposure to asbestos the better the financial compensation.

As the Advocate would like to discuss with a Veteran or person with mesothelioma at 800-714-0303, "Talking directly with attorney Erik Karst is a much better option than a 'free' book, kit or overnight package about mesothelioma-because he can answer specific questions and map out a compensation strategy. This is a much better option for a person with mesothelioma in Nebraska." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We also offer a free service that is designed to help the Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma document how, when and where they were exposed to asbestos. We call this free service the "list' and as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303-this service is all about making certain the person with mesothelioma receives the best possible financial compensation. For some Navy Veterans financial compensation could exceed a million dollars as we would like to discuss." https://Nebraska.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, North Platte or anywhere in Nebraska. https://Nebraska.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Nebraska the Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* Creighton University Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska: http://medschool.creighton.edu/centers/hcc/welcome/.

* University of Nebraska Medical Center Eppley Cancer Center Omaha, Nebraska: www.unmc.edu/cancercenter

About one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family retain the services of a lawyer or law firm, they are urged to call the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303. https://USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However-Mesothelioma happens with people in Nebraska-especially to US Navy Veterans. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For a listing of various classes of US Navy ships or submarines please visit the US Navy website on this topic: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/our_ships.asp.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

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Florida US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Now Offers A Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer Because of Asbestos Exposure on a Ship-Sub Direct Access to the Law Firm of Karst von Oiste-Get the Best Possible Compensation

"To assist a Navy Veteran with asbestos exposure lung cancer to receive the best possible financial compensation results we have endorsed the amazing lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. ”

— Florida US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is appealing to a Navy Veteran with asbestos exposure lung cancer in Florida or their family members to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 to discuss possible financial compensation. Most Navy Veterans who now have lung cancer and had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy while serving on a ship or submarine do not realize the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. Financial compensation for Navy Veterans with asbestos exposure lung cancer could exceed a hundred thousand dollars. https://Florida.USNavyLungCancer.Com

The Florida US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "To assist a Navy Veteran with asbestos exposure lung cancer to receive the best possible financial compensation results we have endorsed the amazing lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. These remarkable attorneys are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for Navy Veterans and people with asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma and they work overtime for their clients. For direct access to the attorneys at the law firm of Karst von Oiste please call us anytime at 800-714-0303." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Florida US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is now offering a free service they call the 'list' for a Navy Veteran with asbestos exposure lung cancer. The list documents how, where and when a Navy Veteran with lung cancer or mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos. It is this vital information that becomes the basis for a financial compensation claim and it is vital at they would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303. https://Florida.USNavyLungCancer.Com

The Florida US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is proud to help the people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Port Saint Lucie, Cape Coral or anywhere in Florida.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos now living in Florida include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, miners, manufacturing workers, public utility workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists or construction workers. Most people who are diagnosed in Florida were probably exposed to asbestos in the North East or Midwest. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH's website on this topic: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.

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Middle East companies to take main stage at The New York Investment Week 2020

Larry Smith - Ex Global CIO and US CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management and Ex Head of Global Asset Allocation for JP Morgan Asset Management - Past Event Bervann Capital Dec 2018 at 1 World Trade Center and JW Marriott Central Park

Larry Smith – Ex Global CIO and US CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management and Ex Head of Global Asset Allocation for JP Morgan Asset Management – Past Event Bervann Capital Dec 2018 at 1 World Trade Center and JW Marriott Central Park

Francisco Sanchez - Former Undersecretary of International Trade at US Department of Commerce - Past Event Bervann Capital April 2019 at The Harvard Club of New York City.

Francisco Sanchez – Former Undersecretary of International Trade at US Department of Commerce – Past Event Bervann Capital April 2019 at The Harvard Club of New York City.

Kent Swig - Multibillion Real Estate Mogul and President of Swig Equities - Past Event Bervann Capital August 2019 at The Metropolitan Club New York

Kent Swig – Multibillion Real Estate Mogul and President of Swig Equities – Past Event Bervann Capital August 2019 at The Metropolitan Club New York

A Robust Cohort of Families and Companies from the fast improving region of the world, to gather with US counterparts on March 16 – 20, 2020 in Wall Street.

The world is once again at a historic crossroads where several agreements and situations need to go right, to prevent a global economic clash. Attending these types of events is crucial for leaders.”

— Tariq Hussain, Chief Executive Officer at Bervann Capital

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2020 signals key alerts in endless fronts:
– An upcoming recession
What to expect?
What may trigger it?
How may past lessons help us in the future?

– The US-China tensions
The impact on both economies?
The up and down sides for the rest of the world?

– The 2020 US election
As seen and observed by the global investment and business communities?

– The Global Mobility of Capital and Information
The world is evolving before our very own eyes. Money and Information move from West to East at a record pace. How did we get here?
Who are the biggest winners?
How do we see this playing out?

– The aggressive pace of the Middle East via its 2030 visions
What are the most efficient ways to engage with the Middle East?
How is the region to be perceived going forward by the rest of the world?
What place is it to occupy in the upcoming world order?

Known for staging high-powered corporate and investment gatherings, Bervann Capital (a New York City based private investment and business development consulting firm leading an investors' ecosystem with over $900 billion AUM), is once again, planning a State of the art Meeting of the Brightest at the world's financial heart – Wall Street.

From Monday March 16 to Friday March 20, 2020 – seven hundreds to a thousand investors, companies' executives, fund managers, entrepreneurs, government representatives, non-profits and medias from 100 countries, will convene in Manhattan, NY to exchange on the pressing challenges and uncertainty looming over the global economy, and take tangible steps towards strategic partnerships and active investing. Registration and More Info Here.

It's no surprise to notice a high participation from companies and individuals from the Middle East which is on a record pace of improvement and acceleration, with substantial budgets invested and visionary strategies being applied to drive local appeals towards foreign businesses, and strengthen their overseas investments with strategic partners.

The New York Investment Week 2020 is a week-long of investment conferences, fireside chats, panel discussions, breakout sessions, roundtables, capital introduction B2B meetings, pitch room presentations, exclusive sessions and networking gatherings held in the Wall Street area, in New York City.

The convention is sector agnostic, with featured industries as:
– AgriTech
– Artificial Intelligence & Data
– Aviation & Aeronautics
– Banking & Financial Services
– Climate Change
– Consumer Goods
– Defense & Aerospace
– Energy & Natural Resources
– Healthcare
– Infrastructure
– Insurance
– Logistics & Shipping
– Manufacturing
– Real Estate & Hospitality
– Sport & Lifestyle
– Technology, Media & Telecommunications
– Venture Capital
– Women Investing.

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Judge Goodwin Transfers Remaining Bard TVM Cases to the State Federal Court

Judge Goodwin oversees the TVM Mesh Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) which at one time totaled over 100,000 cases. 14,183 of those cases were Bard cases.

It has been a long road for these women and their families as they search for justice…We will represent women injured by these devices until the last device is removed.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On December 3, 2019, Judge Joseph Goodwin ordered the transfer of 14 of the 15 remaining cases in the Bard Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of West Virginia to their individual federal home courts across the country. Judge Goodwin oversees the transvaginal mesh (TVM) MDL which at one time totaled over 100,000 cases. 14,183 of those cases were Bard cases.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney and practicing physician and certified life care planner, represents one of the 14 women with injuries caused by the Bard devices. That case will be transferred to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (2:15-cv-05998). Dr. Vigna represents women with disabling injuries who failed to achieve adequate redress in the MDL Tier Settlements, women who are involved in current Wave Discovery Procedures in the MDL, women who had their case dismissed without prejudice from the MDL, and new injury cases.

Dr. Vigna states, “It has been a long road for these women and their families as they search for justice. My trial teams and I will work for all women who are gravely injured by these devices that have caused crippling injuries to the neuromuscular structures of the pelvis, destroyed sexual function, impaired mobility, caused embarrassing impairments in bowel and bladder function, and worst of all caused ongoing life-long catastrophic pain. New injures are surfacing as these devices harden, contract, and create progressive scar tissue within the pelvis of women across the country who have them. We will represent women injured by these devices until the last device is removed,” says Vigna.

Dr. Vigna adds, “Bard smartly took their vaginal mesh devices off the market on March 8, 2019, calling it a ‘business decision and not a safety concern.’ Unfortunately, that was one of the only smart decisions the company made as it relates to its transvaginal mesh product line—to the detriment of a generation of women.”

Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington, DC lawyer who focuses on the neurological injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome; he works with national pharmaceutical injury attorneys to pursue justice for his clients.

For TVM resources, or to find out more about Dr. Greg Vigna, visit https://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com.

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Animal Wellness Announces Rewards Program, Aimed at U.S. Territories, for Information About Illegal Animal Fighting

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All Citizens in the U.S. Territories Must Comply
With New Federal Law Forbidding Animal Fighting

I am convinced the people of Guam care about animals and want to see the winding down of cockfighting on our beautiful island.”

— Chanel Cruz Jarrett, a former Miss Guam with the Animal Wellness Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) and Animal Wellness Action (AWA) today announced a rewards program to run for an indefinite time that provides a $2,500 reward for any individual who provides critical information that results in a successful federal prosecution of an individual or set of individuals who violate the federal law against animal fighting (7 U.S.C. § 2156). The publicizing of the rewards program will concentrate on the U.S. territories, where cockfighting is explicitly outlawed starting on December 20, 2019. The reward program is mentioned on the new campaign website, www.endcockfighting.org, which will serve as a comprehensive resource about the issue and call citizens to action to help.

If you have information about illegal cockfighting activities, citizens can send tips and other information to us at animalcrueltytips@animalwellnessaction.org. You can also consider contacting the appropriate U.S. Attorneys or state or territorial attorney general representing the jurisdiction where the crime occurred, the USDA’s Office of Inspector General at 1-800-424-9121, or the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

“I am convinced the people of Guam care about animals and want to see the winding down of cockfighting on our beautiful island,” said Chanel Cruz Jarrett, a former Miss Guam and the anti-cockfighting spokesperson for the Animal Wellness Foundation. “We are an appealing destination for people across the Pacific Rim and it’s time to remove the stigma of any form of animal cruelty on Guam.”

“Cockfighting does not represent the true values of Puerto Rico and it is a great relief that it will end on our island,” said Ana Maria Hernandez, an animal law attorney in San Juan and also a spokesperson for AWF. “The people of Puerto Rico abhor animal cruelty and want to see the end of cockfighting.”

Under the federal anti-animal fighting law, it is a crime to:

 -Knowingly sponsor or exhibit in an animal fighting venture;

 -Knowingly attend an animal fighting venture, or knowingly cause an individual who has not attained the age of 16 to attend an animal fighting venture;

 -Knowingly buy, sell, possess, train, transport, deliver, or receive any animal for purposes of having the animal participate in an animal fighting venture;

 -Knowingly use the mail service of the U.S. Postal Service, or any “written, wire, radio televisions or other form of communications in, or use a facility of, interstate commerce,” to advertise an animal for use in an animal fighting venture, or to advertise a knife, gaff, or other sharp instrument designed to be attached to the leg of a bird for us in an animal fighting venture, or to promote or in any other manner further an animal fighting venture except as performed outside the U.S.;

 -Knowingly sell, buy, transport, or deliver in interstate or foreign commerce “a knife, a gaff, or any other sharp instrument” designed or intended to be attached to the leg of a bird for us in an animal fighting venture.

“I grew up on Guam, and I know the people of the territory care deeply about the well-being of animals and the rule of law,” said Marion Look-Jameson, a board member with Animal Wellness Action. “Our organization will pay the rewards as necessary, but my hope is that we don’t have to pay out a dime because every American will adhere to the law.”

Penalties for each violation of any one of these provisions allows for a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for perpetrators, except for an adult attending an animal fighting venture. Penalties for an adult attendee are 1 year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

An “animal fighting venture “involves a fight conducted or to be conducted between at least two animals for purposes of sport, wagering, or entertainment.

Prohibitions on attending on selling, buying, possessing, training, transporting, delivering, or receiving an animal in an animal fighting venture; attending an animal fighting venture; or trafficking in knives or gaffs for use on a bird have long applied to all U.S. territories. On December 20, 2019, these prohibitions are effective in the U.S. territories: sponsoring or exhibiting an animal in an animal fighting venture or knowing using the mail service of the U.S. Postal Service, or advertising an animal for use in a fighting venture, to advertise a knife or gaff, or to promote an animal fighting venture.

“Federal agencies and officers have a duty to enforce our laws against the barbaric practices of cockfighting and dogfighting,” said Wayne Pacelle of the Animal Wellness Foundation. “But their good works depend on the cooperation and alertness of citizens. We ask people who know about illegal animal fighting activities to help us stop these forms of cruelty.”

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