Judge Malcolm Simmons, respected international justice expert in demand by justice ministries around the world

Acclaimed international justice expert begins two projects in Asia

LONDON, UK, August 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Judge Malcolm Simmons awarded two contracts to provide technical support to judiciary in two high-profile projects in Asia.

Malcolm Simmons continues to be one of the acclaimed international judicial experts providing advice on reform of the judiciary and the administration of justice. His clients include governments, senior judiciary, prosecutors and police from Europe to Asia.

Judge Malcolm Simmons served as an international judge from 2004 to 2017 hearing war crime and serious and organised crime cases. He presided in some of the most complex war crime and serious organised crime cases in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo during their troubled post-war periods. He served as President of EU International Judges from 2014 to 2017. He worked as an appellate court judge for more than ten years hearing appeals in war crime and serious organised crime cases and complex civil cases. He is particularly well-known for his judicial reform work including conducting judicial training needs assessments, judicial ethics and conduct, judicial performance evaluation, managing long and complex cases, admissibility and use of evidence, anti-corruption strategies including money laundering and money laundering and terrorism financing and developing mechanisms to combat these offences, asset recovery and mutual legal assistance.

Judge Malcolm Simmons has more that 19 years of experience training judges, prosecutors, lawyers and police.

Since 2003 Judge Malcolm Simmons has been a justice expert on the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office list of deployable civilian experts.
In addition to his international work, Malcolm Simmons advises several law firms in London in complex criminal and civil cases.

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The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New York Endorses the Steinberg Law Group as the Best Mesothelioma Law Firm

The asbestos industry knowingly poisoned people for decades.

Asbestos was used in numerous automotive parts for decades.

The Steinberg Law Group is affiliated with doctors around the country.

The Steinberg Law Group has the experiences, resources and results to obtain the maximum financial compensation for veterans

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The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New York Endorses the Steinberg Law Group as the Best Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firm – Experience/Resources/Results

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New York is dedicated to providing the best possible legal and medical assistance to those stricken with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Anyone wishing to discuss their legal and/or medical options should call (888) 891-2200 to speak directly with an attorney from The Steinberg Law Group.

The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New York has endorsed The Steinberg Law Group because of their vast experience in handling mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cases. With offices in New York, California and Texas, The Steinberg Law Group has a national footprint that helps win the best possible financial compensation for clients.

Typically, asbestos exposure will have occurred sometime between the 1950s and the 1980s. Some of the most prevalent professions that encountered large quantities of asbestos include power plant workers, maritime workers, industrial workers, plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, mechanics, machinists, miners, railroad workers and construction workers, to name a few. Since the latency period for mesothelioma patients is approximately 40 years, most people diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer in 2020 were exposed decades ago.

Exposure to asbestos in New York has been brought to the forefront in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, but asbestos has been a problem in New York for decades. One of the first companies to popularize asbestos, the H.W. Johns Manufacturing Company (now Johns Manville), was founded in New York City in 1958. Since then, tons of asbestos have been used in a number of industries throughout the state.

Known jobsites and companies with asbestos exposure in New York include, but are not limited to, General Motors, Albany Felt Company, Spaulding Fibre, Indian Point Energy Center, American Standard, Bethlehem Steel, Dunlop Tire and Rubber, Sumitomo Rubber, Ingersoll Rand, Carborundum Company, Niacet Corporation, Niagara Electrochemical Company, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Union Carbine Company, American Cyanamid Company, Dresser-Rand, Palmyra, Garlock Sealing Technologies, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Vanity Fair Paper Mills, Inc., Corning Glass, IBM, Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Xerox Corporation, Finch, Pruyn and Company, Revere Copper Products, Inc., Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Alcoa Aluminum, American Locomotive Company (ALCO), Schenectady Chemical, Astoria Powerhouse, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Bendix Corporation (Honeywell), Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co., Charles Poletti Power Project, Consolidated Edison Company, GMD Shipyard Corporation, Kentile Floors, Todd Shipyards Corporation, Knowlton Specialty Papers, Inc., Zonolite Company/W.R. Grace, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fort Drum Army Base and Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

For the best possible medical treatment for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, call (888) 891-2200 so a member of The Steinberg Law Group can determine which hospital/doctor in our network is most convenient for you.

States with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut. For more information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, call (888) 891-2200 or visit www.mesotheliomaoptions.com now.

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Moms Demand Action Names Michael Weinstein a “Gun Sense Candidate” for House District 81

Michael Weinstein, Democrat, for State House

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Weinstein receives support from gun safety organization and leader Fred Guttenberg, Parkland parent and gun safety activist

This will be an important election for Florida’s future. That’s why I am endorsing Michael Weinstein for Florida House of Representatives, District 81. ”

— Fred Guttenberg

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michael Weinstein, Democratic candidate for State House, District 81, announced Moms Demand Action, a nonpartisan, grassroots movement for Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people against gun violence has awarded Michael the distinction of “Gun Sense Candidate”, and Fred Guttenberg, Parkland parent and local gun safety advocate, has endorsed his campaign for Florida State House District 81.

As an Assistant State Attorney, Michael saw first-hand the horrific consequences of gun violence. That is why he is committed to fighting for the common-sense gun legislation we need to keep our communities, schools, and residents safe. Michael will fight for:

*Expanded firearm storage laws to better prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands
*Strengthened firearm prohibitions for domestic abusers, including non-married partners
*Expanded background checks on weapons and ammunition
*A ban on assault weapons
*A limit on high capacity magazines
*Gun violence is preventable, and Michael looks forward to working with Moms Demand Action to pass critical gun legislation that makes our neighborhoods safer.

Moms Demand Action has named Michael Weinstein a “Gun Sense Candidate.” About 1,912 candidates are committed to governing with gun safety in mind if elected in 2020. Along with supporting candidates for gun safety, Moms Demand Action petitions for Red Flag Laws, updating background checks, as well as disarming domestic abusers to prevent gun violence in America.

Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and Washington, D.C. and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly 6 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.

Fred Guttenberg, Parkland Parent and Gun Safety Activist also endorsed Weinstein’s campaign saying, “This will be an important election for Florida’s future. That’s why I am endorsing Michael Weinstein for Florida House of Representatives, District 81. As an Assistant State Attorney, Michael saw first-hand the horrors of gun violence. He is committed to fighting for the changes that need to occur to keep our communities, schools, and residents safe from gun violence. In addition to the law that we passed after Parkland, which resulted in Red Flag laws that save lives and raised the age to 21, we need additional common-sense gun safety legislation including expanded background checks on weapons and ammunition, a ban on assault weapons, and a limit on high capacity magazines. The time to act is now. We cannot afford to wait. Michael Weinstein has my support.”

As State Representative, Michael Weinstein will fight every day to ensure District 81 has a voice that reflects community values. He will get things done, pass meaningful legislation and bring home results for families, children and businesses.

Michael Weinstein is a life-long Democrat who has spent his entire career as an advocate for justice. Michael served our community as an Assistant State Attorney, where he was recognized as one of the county’s top prosecutors in 2001. He served 3 terms on the Florida Criminal Procedure Rules Committee drafting court rules and procedures to be used across the state and was appointed to the United States Military Academy Board Nominating Committee by Senator Nelson.

Raised by generations of Democratic leaders, Michael Weinstein learned at an early age the importance of public service and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in. Michael’s grandfather Moses Weinstein served as Speaker of the New York State Assembly, and his father Peter Weinstein was the Florida Democratic Senate Majority Leader and a former Chief Judge. His mother, Dr. Barbara Weinstein, served as CEO of Family Central, a non-profit that works to support kids and families across South Florida.

House District 81 is an open seat. Michael Weinstein and his wife are raising their nine-year-old daughter in the district. He is the only candidate in the Democratic Primary who lives in the District. The election is on Tuesday, August 18th.

To learn more about Michael Weinstein, please visit Weinstein for State House and connect with him on Facebook.

Jonathan Cooper
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Once Upon a Time All Humans Had Dark Skin

Variations in human skin color are adaptive traits that correlate closely with geography and the sun's ultraviolet radiation.

Variations in human skin color are adaptive traits that correlate closely with geography and the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

Annual mean ultraviolet-B intensity.

Annual mean ultraviolet-B intensity.

Skin color, eye color, and hair texture are the primary ways human bodies adapt to intense sunlight in the tropics

We live in a very delicate Goldilocks balance of how much solar ultraviolet-B radiation reaches Earth’s surface and how much is absorbed by the cells making up our skin.”

— Dr. Peter L. Ward, U.S. Geological Survey retired

JACKSON, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Humans thrive on Earth only when they absorb just the right intensity of just the right types of solar radiation. Low-frequency, infrared sunlight keeps us warm. Moderate-frequency visible sunlight allows us to see and powers photosynthesis, causing plants to grow. But too much high-frequency ultraviolet sunlight and neither animals nor plants flourish. Life on Earth exists only because of a very delicate Goldilocks balance in the frequencies and intensities of solar radiation reaching Earth’s surface.

Earth’s atmosphere filters sunlight. The highest energy components of sunlight, including gamma rays, X-rays, and extreme ultraviolet radiation, are completely absorbed in the uppermost atmosphere where they cause ionization of nitrogen and oxygen—forming and heating the ionosphere, 620 to 62 miles above Earth.

Ultraviolet-C solar radiation is completely absorbed primarily by molecules of oxygen, forming and heating the mesosphere and stratosphere 62 to 6 miles above Earth.

Ultraviolet-B solar radiation is absorbed by ozone molecules, forming and heating the ozone layer 22 to 9 miles above Earth. Ultraviolet-B is the highest energy solar radiation reaching Earth’s surface. But normally, 98% of all ultraviolet-B is absorbed in the ozone layer. This is fortunate because ultraviolet-B has high-enough energy to cause sunburn, skin cancer, cataracts, and disruption of DNA, ultimately causing mutations in plants and animals. Thus, too much ultraviolet-B radiation is damaging and even fatal to life on Earth.

On the other hand, solar ultraviolet-B radiation, when absorbed by human skin, forms vitamin D, which is crucial for healthy bone growth and for healthy immune systems. Furthermore, ultraviolet-B is required for healthy plant development. Thus, not enough ultraviolet-B is also damaging to life on Earth.

“The crux of this delicate Goldilocks balance,” according to Dr. Peter L. Ward, a geophysicist for 27 years with the U.S. Geological Survey, “is how much solar ultraviolet-B radiation reaches Earth’s surface and how much is absorbed by the cells making up the skin of animals and the surface layer of plants.”

The intensity and duration of sunlight is greatest in the tropics, decreasing toward the poles. The primary way our bodies adapt to these changes is by adjusting skin color, eye color, and hair texture.

Our ancestors evolved from apes in the jungles of eastern Africa 6 to 7 million years ago. Around 1.2 million years ago, as the world descended deeper into the last ice age, a megadrought drove early humans into open savannah grasslands. They began to walk upright in open sunlight. They lost their body hair, evolved more efficient perspiration, and evolved short, curly, Afro-textured hair to protect their brain from the heat of direct sunshine.

But the primary evolutionary adaptation to bright sunlight is skin color produced by melanin. Melanin is a dark brown to black pigment that occurs naturally in the hair, skin, and the iris of the eyes in people and animals. Melanin is generated by exposure to ultraviolet radiation causing tanning of skin. Melanin absorbs up to 99.9% of ultraviolet-B radiation before it can penetrate deeper into the body, where is can damage tissue and DNA. Too much ultraviolet-B radiation causes depletion of folate that is required for the body to make DNA and RNA and to metabolize amino acids.

Thus, humans living in intense sunlight in equatorial regions, long before clothes were invented, developed dark skin, short, curly, dark Afro-textured hair, and brown eyes. Beginning 70,000 to 50,000 years ago, some Homo sapiens, members of our species, began migrating out of the tropics into mid-latitudes where sunlight was less intense. At higher latitudes, they evolved lower levels of melanin, leading to lighter skin, lighter eye color, and lighter hair color so that they could absorb adequate sunlight. Plus, they evolved straighter hair that blankets the head, providing increased warmth. These lower levels of melanin appear to have evolved in a heritable way in as little as 100 generations—approximately 2500 years.

There is a very high correlation between skin color and the latitude at which a population lived for thousands of years. The less intense the sunlight, the lighter the indigenous people’s skin. That is why fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes are so prevalent in Scandinavia.

As humans moved to higher latitudes, they developed clothing which meant less skin was exposed to sunlight, hastening decreases in melanin. They also developed diets rich in vitamin D, such as seafood, fatty meats, egg yolks, mushrooms, and, more recently, fortified foods such as milk, orange juice, and cereals.

During the last 12,000 years, after the last ice age, humans began living in the far north. Innuit developed a diet rich in vitamin D, emphasizing fatty fish and sea mammal blubber. Eurasian populations emphasized reindeer meat, organs, and fat.

Light-skinned people can produce vitamin D in their skin at rates 5 to 10 times faster than dark-skinned people. With the rapid dispersal and mixing of populations worldwide in recent centuries, up to 50% of world population today may not get enough sun and 40% of U.S. residents are deficient in vitamin D. How much sunshine is needed for a healthy body is a function of skin color—the darker the skin, the more sunshine is required.

The intensity of sunlight in the tropics has also influenced social customs. For example, the modern siesta, a nap after a midday meal, is a common way for those working outside to avoid the most intense sunshine in the early afternoon.

Thus, the existence and health of humans and plants living on Earth is determined by having just the right Goldilocks balance between how much solar ultraviolet-B radiation is absorbed by the ozone layer versus how much reaches Earth’s surface. Human bodies adapt over thousands of years to solar intensity at the latitude where their ancestors lived. Dark skin, brown eyes, and Afro-textured hair made it possible for early humans to thrive in the bright sunlight of tropical East Africa. Lighter skin, lighter eyes, and straighter, more insulating hair made it possible for humans to survive at higher latitudes as they roamed the world in search of food.

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SHERIFF BRADSHAW DELIVERS CRITICAL SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

Sheriff Bradshaw

Sheriff Bradshaw

PBSO partners to assist frontline workers, seniors and families

I am proud of our deputies, civilians and volunteers that have stepped up to serve the neediest in our community during COVID-19”

— Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sheriff Bradshaw and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) moved quickly to help support our front-line workers and families in need who were suffering from COVID-19.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation partnered with the Association of Hispanic Ministries of Palm Beach County and local businesses to help feed families who have lost their income due to COVID-19.

In two short weeks, PBSO working with various community partners, delivered at least two weeks’ worth of food to over 50 local churches to distribute to their parishioners in need.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw expanded the Sheriff’s Senior program to assist Palm Beach County elderly residents unable to get out of their homes to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy.

The Sheriff’s office also worked to deliver food to nurses in our county’s hospitals to support them during the crisis. Essential needs, including clothing, were provided to residents who lost employment and needed resources to get by. Ric Bradshaw has worked to make sure the Sheriff’s office is working to assist those most impacted by COVID-19.

“I am proud of our deputies, civilians and volunteers that have stepped up to serve the neediest in our community during COVID-19,” said Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

To learn more about Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, please visit: http://www.pbso.org/sheriff-ric-bradshaw/.

About Sheriff Ric Bradshaw
Ric L. Bradshaw was born and raised in Palm Beach County and graduated from Lake Worth High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served our country with honor. He began his law enforcement career as a patrolman with the West Palm Beach Police Department where he eventually was promoted to Chief of Police. Bradshaw was elected Sheriff in 2004 and subsequently elected since then due to his experience and leadership.

Sheriff Bradshaw has specialized training on Homeland Security, Mental Health, Field Operations and Community-Based Policing. He currently services as chair of the South Regional Domestic Security Task Force and the Florida Sheriffs Task Force for Region 7, and he’s a member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force Executive Board and the Law Enforcement Planning Council of Palm Beach County. These experiences provide Sheriff Bradshaw with the national security clearances, background, and knowledge necessary to keep Palm Beach County safe – not only from gangs and violent criminals, but also from potential terrorist and overseas threats.

The Primary Election for Sheriff is on Tuesday, August 18. The General Election is on November 3, 2020.

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North Dakota US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Implores the Family of a Navy Veteran in North Dakota with Lung Cancer to Call the Lawyers at Karst von Oiste if He Had Asbestos Exposure-Get Compensated

"We are imploring the family of a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer in North Dakota to call the attorneys at Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 if their loved one also had heavy asbestos exposure.”

— North Dakota US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA , USA, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The North Dakota US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "We are imploring the family of a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer anywhere in North Dakota to please call the attorneys at the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 if their loved one had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work. The compensation for a person like this could exceed $100,000-even if they smoked cigarettes. The typical person we are trying to help is over 60 years old and their asbestos exposure took place prior to 1982.

"If you friend or family member spent his career in the navy or the oil and gas business and he now has been diagnosed with lung cancer there is a good chance he had extreme exposure to asbestos. Financial compensation for a person like this might be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste are full time asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma attorneys, they have been assisting people like this for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for their clients nationwide. For direct access to the lawyers at Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303. We think you will be glad you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The North Dakota US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, West Fargo, Dickinson, Mandan or anywhere in North Dakota. https://NorthDakota.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High risk occupations for asbestos exposure in North Dakota include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, construction workers, plumbers, electricians, public utility workers, welders, Camp Grafton, Minot Air Force Base, Grand Forks Air Force Base, machinists, mechanics, auto/truck repair technicians, and pipefitters. www.karstvonoiste.com/

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.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

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. However, there are people with asbestos exposure lung cancer in North Dakota. 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.

Michael Thomas
North Dakota US Navy Lung Cancer Advocate
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Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center Appeals to the Family of a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Indiana to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Make Certain Your Loved One Gets the Best Compensation Results

"For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303. "We think you will be glad you did. ”

— Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center

INDIANAPOLIS , INDIANA , USA, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are appealing to the family of a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Indiana to get involved to help make certain your loved one does not get shortchanged on compensation. There are so many law firms offering gimmicks to people with mesothelioma that we call hiring a lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma compensation-'lawyer roulette'-because you have no way of knowing what you are getting.

"To add a little clarity for a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Indiana we have endorsed attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste-and if you call Erik at 800-714-0303 you will be talking to one of the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys-who will know exactly what will be involved in making certain you or your loved one receives the very best possible compensation results." www.karstvonoiste.com/

Attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste and his colleagues have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in compensation results for people like this. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303. "We think you will be glad you did. Frequently mesothelioma compensation for a Navy Veteran might exceed a million dollars." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center’s unsurpassed services for diagnosed people with mesothelioma in Indiana is a statewide initiative and available to a diagnosed person with mesothelioma in communities such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Hammond, or Bloomington.
https://Indiana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. High- risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Indiana include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. In most instances, the diagnosed person’s exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Indiana the Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital: Purdue University Center for Cancer Research West Lafayette, Indiana: https://www.purdue.edu/cancer-research/index.php.

The states indicated 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. Mesothelioma also happens in Indiana as the Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303. https://Indiana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.com

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.

Michael Thomas
Indiana Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Louisiana US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Offers A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma Anywhere in Louisiana Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get Better Service and Maximum Compensation

"If your husband or dad has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 for at least the basics about mesothelioma compensation. ”

— Louisiana US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

NEW ORLEANS , LOUISIANA, USA, August 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Louisiana US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We are extremely passionate about making certain a Navy Veteran or shipyard worker in Louisiana who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma receives the best possible compensation results. Mesothelioma compensation for a person like this might exceed a million dollars. For a career Navy Veteran or shipyard worker the compensation could be millions of dollars. To get the compensation job done for a Navy Veteran or shipyard worker in Louisiana we have endorsed attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. If a person with mesothelioma in Louisiana would call 800-714-0303 typically Erik Karst will call back within 30 minutes. This is a much, much better deal than a free booklet about mesothelioma.

"We are encouraging the family of a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma to also get involved to help their loved one. The typical age for a person with mesothelioma is 72 years old and because of the Coronavirus your loved one's mesothelioma diagnosis may involve a more advanced stage. If your husband or dad has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 for at least the basics about mesothelioma compensation. You deserve the best possible results-and Erik Karst and his team deliver results. Call Erik anytime." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate’s services are available to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe or anywhere in Louisiana. https://Louisiana.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

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

* Oshner Cancer Institute New Orleans:

* The MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas: https://www.mdanderson.org
Note: The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas may be one of the most capable mesothelioma treatment centers in the world.

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. 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.

Michael Thomas
Louisiana US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate
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Kentuckians Among Top Traffickers of Birds to the Philippines, Mexico, Honduras, for Cockfighting, Investigation Alleges

Cockfighting that runs rampant in the U.S. | Photo: Shutterstock

Cockfighting that runs rampant in the U.S. | Photo: Shutterstock

Wayne Pacelle

Wayne Pacelle

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

I’m asking my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join in creating a bright-line standard through legislation that makes animal fighting and these types of activities, a crime.”

— Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Animal Wellness Action (AWA) and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) today asked U.S. Attorneys Robert M. Duncan and Russell Coleman, respectively covering the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, to investigate allegations that seven Kentucky residents appear to be deeply involved in illegal trafficking of fighting animals, with most of them sending birds to far-flung destinations across the world including the Philippines, Mexico, and Honduras. In the same press conference, Senator Morgan McGarvey, based on the findings of the investigation, has announced he will introduce state legislation to make cockfighting and closely associated activities in felony in Kentucky.

“Kentucky is at the center of the American and global cockfighting industry, with major operators shipping birds all over the world” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. ”We have amassed an abundance of evidence to demonstrate these individuals are almost certainly violating federal law.”

A detailed report covering the findings of the investigation points to apparent illegal animal fighting activities by seven individuals.

-Dink Fair Gamefarm, apparently run by Albert Dink in Smithfield, is one of the largest gamecock farms Animal Wellness Action has discovered in the United States, with thousands of birds seemingly raised for fighting purposes.

-Chris Copas, of Bowling Green, described his participation in cockfighting at the World Slashers Cup Derby in the Philippines earlier this year. He stated that he won 2nd place and appeared on the cover of a cockfighting industry journal. (picture the journal).

-Cody Boone proudly announced on his Facebook page that he’d sold out his “cocks and stags again” and shipped them to “Hawaii, Guam, Honduras, Philippines, Kansas, Colorado, California, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, New Mexico, Mexico, and many more.”

-Bobby Fairchild, of Clearcreek Farm in Manchester, and a broadcaster he conducted an interview with discuss that the mayor of a town in the Philippines has been importing and raising birds from Clearcreek Farm for over a dozen years for the purpose of cockfighting.

-“I’ve been involved in the sport for 31 years,” Tammy Shive-Ayala, of Green River Gamefarm in Columbia, told one interviewer. “I married a man in 1990 and he fights the roosters and we really enjoyed it and he got me involved in it” and that “we send to breeders all over the world, Philippines, Guam, Mexico, Vietnam, Hawaii, everywhere, they go all over.”

-An interview described Ron Isaac’s home and alleged cockfighting complex in Carlisle this way: “The striking images of poultry that decorate the stairways and hallways are a nod to Ron’s hobby – he breeds fighting cocks. And although this throwback to the pre-civil war south is now banned in the US, his birds find a welcome home in the Philippines where they fetch a good price.”

-William Nall, of Windy Gamefarm in Boston, described his birds as having “great cutting ability.” At one derby where his birds were entered to fight, he bragged, “We fought 9, won 7. Should have won, really should’ve won 8…”
Possessing and shipping birds for cockfighting have been banned under federal law since 2002 and has been a felony since 2007, when President George W. Bush signed the enhanced penalty provisions into law and also criminalized the sale of cockfighting implements.

“There has been legal confusion about Kentucky dating back to my time as Kentucky Attorney General,” said Chris Gorman, who served as the Democrat AG between 1992 and 1996. “Cockfighting is a bloody and barbaric practice, and state law should align with the federal government’s tough policies on this form of animal cruelty.”

Kentucky Senate Democratic Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, announced today the need for stricter animal cruelty laws next legislative session. “For too long, we’ve had a major gap in the legal framework against animal cruelty in the Commonwealth,” Sen. McGarvey said. “I’m asking my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join in creating a bright-line standard through legislation that makes animal fighting and these types of activities, a crime.”

Recently, a Philippines-based cockfighting broadcast company, known as BNTV came to the United States, with its hosts and production crew and visited 50 or so major cockfighting farms. During this U.S gamefarm tour, they produced and broadcast dozens of incriminating videos. With seven videos, Kentucky was second only to Oklahoma in the number of game fowl farms visited.

“These videos, combined with other evidence we’ve compiled, makes it apparent that these individuals are deeply involved in the cockfighting industry,” said Marty Irby, executive director of Animal Wellness Action and former agricultural policy advisor for former Congressman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. “Law enforcement should put a stop to their lawbreaking and animal cruelty without delay.”

While federal law bans animal fighting anywhere in the U.S. and a range of associated activities, including transporting animals for fights elsewhere, Kentucky law is anemic. It wasn’t until 1974 that the Kentucky General Assembly passed an animal cruelty law that made cockfighting a misdemeanor. But just a few years ago, “under the ruse that a weakening of the law was necessary to deal with a blackbird infestation in Western Kentucky, fowl was omitted from the definition of “animal” in the cruelty law, effectively legalizing cockfighting,” according to the Courier Journal. There was dispute about whether Governor John Y. Brown’s veto of the measure was timely, and that further muddled the legal status of cockfighting. In 1994, when someone charged with cockfighting challenged the validity of the law, the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld cockfighting as illegal. Yet, even with that ruling, Kentucky’s prohibition on cockfighting is misdemeanor only, and there is no ban on training or possessing fighting animals, being a spectator at a fighting spectacle, or possessing cockfighting implements.

In 2014, in his failed attempt to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary in Kentucky, former Governor Matt Bevin attended a rally of cockfighters. He apparently thought he had an opening on this subject because McConnell had supported a provision in the Farm bill to make it a crime to attend or bring a minor to an animal fighting venture. Bevin later claimed not to understand that the people assembled at the venue were cockfighters and he disavowed any support for cockfighting. Yet, during his four-year term, he took no actions to strengthen the law against cockfighting.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Denver Company Teams with MERIDIAN to Make Safer Streets

A fleet of Archer 1200 Vehicle Barriers are ready for deployment.

A fleet of Archer 1200 Barriers are ready for deployment.

Anti-Vehicle Barriers Now at Work in Colorado

We realized we could save a lot of time while still making the area we’re responsible for really safe and secure. And in the end, that’s the most important thing for me.”

— Ted Ott, President and CEO of Colorado Barricade

PASADENA, CA, UNITED STATES, August 6, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is a new team in town. Colorado Barricade Co. and Meridian Rapid Defense Group are now working together to create safe streets throughout the state.

Colorado Barricade now has the latest in mobile anti-vehicle technology and is ready to roll it out to clients. Meridian’s Archer 1200 is the barrier of choice for police, fire and construction companies looking for a quick solution to closing down streets and construction sites.

“We went looking for a company that was highly respected with great relationships and great contacts and that certainly applied to Colorado Barricade,” said Peter Whitford, Meridian’s CEO. “For a start, like us, they specialize in deploying their equipment on the streets and we saw they have the same principles as Meridian. We both set out to keep people safe in highly trafficked and sometimes dangerous areas.”

The Archer 1200 is 700lbs of American made steel and in many cases these days replaces the concrete and water barriers so often used. It has the strength to stop a car or a truck coming at speed head-on.

“Meridian has been a great new addition to our company. It has a couple of really unique products including its Archer barriers and beam gates,” said Ted Ott, President and CEO of Colorado Barricade.

“They are Meridian’s own design and once we used them, we realized we could save a lot of time while still making the area we’re responsible for really safe and secure. And in the end, that’s the most important thing for me,” he said.

While ideal for use in construction zones and street closures the Archer 1200s have found a new role and were recently used to protect restaurant patrons in newly created outdoor dining areas as well as COVID-19 testing stations.

Meridian Archer 1200 Barriers are “SAFETY Act Certified” by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) providing the ultimate standard in keeping people, communities and places safer.

For more information about Meridian Rapid Defense Group and the Archer 1200 Vehicle Barrier visit https://www.meridian-barrier.com/

Eric Alms
Meridian Rapid Defense Group
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