IT Governance’s executive chairman Alan Calder to speak at The Future of Cyber Security Manchester

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, January 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cyber security expert Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, will speak about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Network and Information (NIS) Directive and cyber resilience at The Future of Cyber Security Manchester conference on 24 January 2017.

The Future of Cyber Security Manchester is a national cyber security conference that brings together over 300 senior decision makers and specialists in cyber security to deliver presentations and speak on current and emerging information security threats. The conference covers the strategic needs of all types of organisations and aims to provide delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from thought leaders and practitioners in the cyber security industry.

Alan Calder said: “The Future of Cyber Security Manchester conference is a great opportunity to discuss the GDPR and NIS Directive, which come into effect from May 2018. We’ll emphasise the immediate actions organisations will be required to take to achieve GDPR and NIS Directive compliance and highlight that data protection and information security is about more than technology alone.

“As information security practitioners, we encourage organisations to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS (information security management system) in conjunction with achieving compliance with the Regulation and the NIS Directive. Organisations certified to ISO 27001 provide the assurance that the three pillars of information security – people, processes and technology – are addressed and that the organisation has implemented a management system to achieve cyber resilience and maintain a strong information security posture.”

Alan Calder will be speaking on “NIS, GDPR and Cyber Security: Convergence of cyber and compliance risk” from 14:45. The presentation will provide an overview of today's cyber threat environment, the key requirements for GDPR compliance, data breaches and notifications, the technical and organisational measures that organisations need to adopt to comply with the NIS Directive, cyber resilience and the role of international standards, and the Cyber Essentials scheme.

The conference will take place at Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford. Clients and information security professionals attending the conference are encouraged to visit IT Governance at stand No. 1.

To find out more and register to attend the conference, please visit The Future of Cyber Security Manchester website, email info@psbefutures.co.uk or call 0845 307 6277.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

IT Governance Ltd is the single-source provider of books, tools, training and consultancy for IT governance, risk management and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.

Mihaela Jucan
IT Governance
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Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Power Plant Worker with Mesothelioma in Idaho To Call Them About the Compensation Process and Attorneys Who Get the Best Financial Results

As we would like discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 you need experienced, national caliber mesothelioma attorneys if you want to get the best mesothelioma compensation for a diagnosed person in Idaho

— Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, January 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "One of the things we specialize in is helping power or energy workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma get the best possible financial compensation. If we had a vital piece of advice it would be, “Please think out of the box when it comes to hiring a lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim involving a power or energy worker in Idaho.

"As we would like discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 you need experienced, national caliber mesothelioma attorneys if you want to get the best possible mesothelioma compensation for a diagnosed person in Idaho." http://Idaho.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Center's focus is making certain a person with mesothelioma in Idaho receives the very best financial compensation for this extremely rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Power and energy make everything in Idaho work and as the Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303 these types of victims of mesothelioma are not exclusive to Idaho. They are in fact nationwide-so are the fulltime mesothelioma attorneys who help these types of people with this asbestos exposure form of cancer. http://Idaho.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Vital Mesothelioma Compensation Tip for a diagnosed person in Idaho or their family members: “Think big when it comes to mesothelioma compensation if we are talking about a power or energy worker in Idaho with this rare cancer. There really are top mesothelioma attorneys who specialize in helping these types of people or their family get the best financial compensation. Why settle for less-or a lot less?" http://Idaho.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Idaho the Idaho 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: St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute Boise, Idaho: https://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/services/cancer-care

The Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center’s unsurpassed services are available to a diagnosed person anywhere in Idaho including communities such as Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls, Wallace, or Lewiston.

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Idaho include US Navy Veterans, miners, power plant workers, manufacturing workers, smelter workers, pulp or paper mill workers, military base workers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. In most instances these types of people were exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://Idaho.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, mesothelioma does happen in Idaho as the Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
Idaho Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here


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2017: The Year of Immigration Reform

As the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump can demonstrate true leadership—and secure a proud place in history—by bringing both sides to the middle

— Mark Jason, Director, Immigrant Tax Inquiry Group

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, January 12, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Successful immigration reform can happen if responsibility is placed where it should be, on the shoulders of the immigrants themselves and those who employ them.

The third way uses a renewable 10-year Special Work Permit that comes with enticing benefits for both employers and workers, but the permit must be earned. The permit remains in effect as long as the laws are obeyed going forward and both immigrants and their employers each remit a nickel for every dollar earned.

This small amount will fund a 10-year $167 billion reserve dedicated to immigration issues, including healthcare, border security, infrastructure repair, and compensation for government administration of the program.

An immigration bill based on the third way principles . . .
• Creates 1.3 million jobs
• Eliminates more than $5 billion in tax fraud annually
• Generates $100 billion in revenue for state immigration issues
• Provides $67 billion for infrastructure repair and maintenance
• Distributes funds immediately for border security
• Brings order and accountability to immigration

The third way upholds the rule of law, as people who have entered the U.S. illegally have already broken the law. The efficient way to emphasize that the United States is a country of laws is to require undocumented immigrants to enter their embassy or consulate and re-entering the U.S. legally after paying a flat fine of $150.

The fine of $150 is based on fines described in 8 U.S. Code § 1325 which calls for "at least $50 and not more than $250" for each such entry (or attempted entry). A flat fee is used to limit administrative costs and minimize bureaucracy—two guiding principles that help define sound public policy.

Republicans and Democrats are focusing on 2017 as the year the United States will get immigration right for the first time in over 225 years. As the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump can demonstrate true leadership—and secure a proud place in history—by bringing both sides to the middle and defining a common sense approach to immigration that brings dignity, respect and fairness to us all.

Mark Jason
Immigrant Tax Inquiry Group
310-456-2604
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Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges a Just Diagnosed Factory or Skilled Trades Worker in Ohio To Call Them About for Better Attorney Options and Improved Compensation Prospects

The more experienced the attorney when it comes to a mesothelioma compensation claim typically the chances for improved financial compensation for the diagnosed person improve dramatically.

— Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, January 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a former factory or skilled trades worker in Ohio who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 to make certain they are talking directly with some of the nation's most skilled and capable mesothelioma attorneys. As we would like to explain anytime the more experienced the attorney when it comes to a mesothelioma compensation claim typically the chances for improved financial compensation for the diagnosed person improve dramatically.

"We are strictly talking about attorneys who devote at least 75% of their legal practice to people with mesothelioma compensation for people like factory workers, a plumber, an electrician, a welder or a Veteran. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure." http://Ohio.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The reason the Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center is so focused on trying to assist former factory or skilled trades workers in Ohio who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma is because the potential financial compensation for these types of people can be so significant.

As the group-would like to discuss anytime with a person in Ohio in this situation or their family members if they call 800-714-0303,"If you want to get the mesothelioma compensation settlement you deserve you will need to have the most qualified mesothelioma attorneys in the United States. Please don't shortchange yourself with mesothelioma compensation if you have this rare form of cancer in Ohio." http://Ohio.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize there is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Ohio including communities such as Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, or Youngstown.

Aside from their focus on the best possible compensation the Center is also extremely passionate about the best possible medical treatments. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Ohio the Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital:

* Case Western Reserve University Cancer Research Center Cleveland, Ohio: http://cancer.case.edu/
* Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Columbus, Ohio: http://cancer.osu.edu/
* The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, Ohio: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/cancer

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Ohio include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, coal miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.http://Ohio.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here


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Connecticut AG Office Asked To Investigate CONNSTEP For Alleged Business Defamation and Mishandling of Federal Funds

CONNSTEP (Office Park)

Daryl Guberman

The complaint cites one or more employees of CONNSTEP have sent a number of malicious emails to one or more customers of G-PMC Group

It's important for Connecticut manufacturers to understand they have the option to use the certification body of their choice for ISO registration, whether it's accredited or not accredited.

— Daryl Guberman

HARTFORD, CT, USA, January 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Connecticut small business owner is requesting Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen to investigate the alleged business defamatory and anti-competitive practices of CONNSTEP, a federal-funded business management consultancy firm in Rocky Hill.

Daryl Guberman, CEO of G-PMC Group, LLC and former bodybuiding champion (Mr. Connecticut), filed a complaint with the Attorney General office alleging CONNSTEP employees knowingly and willingly engaged in business defamation and anti-competitive practices targeting Guberman's company and its accreditation body, the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC).

The complaint cites one or more employees of CONNSTEP in the position of 'Business Growth Advisors' have sent a number of malicious emails to one or more customers of G-PMC Group consisting of false statements about ISO certificates issued by Guberman's company by deliberately claiming the documents lacked accreditation.

According to the complaint, the misleading statements made by CONNSTEP employees was purposely and strategically executed as part of a smear campaign that singled out Guberman in retaliation of complaints he previously submitted to CONNSTEP leadership and state officials regarding a third party accreditation scheme promoted by the organization. The complaint cites CONNSTEP's actions was intended to hurt the reputation of G-PMC Group by making the company appear to its customers to be an invalid issuer of ISO 9001 certification.

According to Guberman, CONNSTEP leadership was informed of a similar incident before the Attorney General was asked to investigate. Guberman said he notified Bonnie Del Conte, the CEO of CONNSTEP multiple times, including once by certified mail about the matter, and has yet to receive a response from the organization.

A copy of Guberman's original complaint delivered by registered mail to Ms. Del Conte can be found at: http://dguberman.com/CONNSTEP_Letter.pdf

According to Mr. Guberman after no response from Ms. DelConte, he mailed a second letter by certified mail to Ms. DelConte, which also went unanswered. A copy of the second letter can be found at http://dguberman.com/CONNSTEP_Complaint_2.pdf

Being ISO 9001 Certified means an organization has met the requirements in ISO 9001. It defines an ISO 9000 Quality Management System (QMS). ISO 9001:2015 is focused on meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction so businesses must pay attention to their customers. G-PMC Group has issued hundreds of accredited ISO certifications to businesses nationwide, including sub-contractors of Lockheed Martin, the largest government contractor in the United States.

Records show G-PMC Group is incorporated in the state of Delaware and accredited by the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC). Therefore, malicious claims, directly or indirectly of G-PMC Group lacking accreditation may hold a person or organization libel for business defamation. Under U.S. law, it is illegal to make false, derogatory statement(s) in private or public about a person's business practices, character, financial status, morals, or reputation. Oral defamation is a slander whereas printed or published defamation is a libel.

As a federally funded organization, the Attorney General of Connecticut is being asked by Guberman and Donald LaBelle, the Chairman of ABAC to look into the possible malfeasance and mishandling of the $7.4 million recently awarded to CONNSTEP in a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The complaint addresses concerns of CONNSTEP allegedly using tax payer money to compensate staff engaging in business defamatory practices while promoting an anti-competitive accreditation scheme in collusion with ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB® ).

Guberman said ANAB® leadership accepts and recognizes his accreditation body (ABAC™) and therefore, CONNSTEP should apologize for making misleading statements about certifications issued by G-PMC Group, LLC. The Vice President of ANAB® Randy Dougherty stated in a recent email to Guberman, “We recognize and accept that there are conformity assessment bodies and accreditation bodies, such as your body and your AB.”

"It's important for Connecticut manufacturers to understand they have the option to use the certification body of their choice for ISO registration, whether it's accredited or not accredited," said Guberman. He added, "The International Organization for Standardization, the developer of all ISO standards, clearly states that accreditation is not compulsory, and non-accreditation does not necessarily mean it is not reputable, all it does is provide independent confirmation of competence." He added, “Any organization believed to be maliciously making false statements about accreditation in the ISO certification marketplace to unjustly gain market dominance should be investigated by the state's Attorney General and the Federal Government for violating U.S. antitrust laws.”

"It's fundamentally flawed and a disgrace to small businesses nationwide if a federally-funded consultancy firm affiliated with the state of Connecticut is allowed to utilize tax dollars to unfairly and unethically dominate a marketplace by harming the reputation and financial stability of its competitors, particularly small businesses such as Guberman's company" says LaBelle.

Guberman and LaBelle has consulted with a Westport Attorney, widely considered the state's leading expert in business defamation and anti-competitive laws for possible compensatory and economic damages for lost compensation, emotional and physical distress and damage to their reputation.

Contact:
Daryl Guberman
G-PMC Group, LLC
203-556-1493

Daryl Guberman
G-PMC Group
203-556-1493
email us here

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Brightleaf Upgrades its Information Security Standards to ISO 27001:2013

Progressed from ISO 27001:2005 to ISO 27001:2013

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brookline, MA – Brightleaf Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of contract abstraction and analytics solutions that helps its clients overcome the challenges of mining important information from structured or unstructured text-based documents, has successfully upgraded its information security standards from ISO 27001:2005 to ISO 27001:2013. This is a reaffirmation of Brightleaf’s continued commitment to the highest standards of information security for its clients.

With the increasing number of cyber security threats, strengthening physical and logical information security is of utmost importance for Brightleaf, since it deals with the clients most critical information. Brightleaf is legally and morally bound to safeguard every bit of processed and unprocessed data for their clients.

“We are committed to maintaining and improving information security within our practice. We do this by minimizing its exposure to risks by ensuring confidentiality, security and integrity of the information that is processed and delivered to relevant stakeholders”, said Samir Bhatia, CEO of Brightleaf Solutions “As Brightleaf always ensures to protect interest of its clients, all the essential statutory and regularity requirements regarding information security have been followed by us”.

The ISO 27001 ISMS Standards is a process-based approach established and updated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of international standards. The ISO 27001:2013 ISMS Standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS) within the context of an organization.

Brightleaf’s technology that can extract meta-data from contractual documents, is built using natural language processing alongside AI technologies, and capable of handling structured, semi-structured and unstructured legal and contractual documents and is customized to client requirements.

ABOUT BRIGHTLEAF SOLUTIONS, INC.

Brightleaf provides a technology powered service to extract information from your contracts using our own proprietary semantic intelligence/natural language processing technology, our own team of lawyers to check the output, and our own Six-Sigma process to deliver end-to-end, highly accurate, extracted data from your contracts.

The data can be virtually anything, and it is customized for each of your type of contracts. All meta-data, terms and conditions, legal provisions, and even all obligations (which are usually scattered throughout your contracts) are extracted by our software. This extracted data is checked by our team of lawyers, and provided in a format for easy upload into any system, such as a Contract Lifecycle Management System (CLM), for tracking and reporting (download Strategy Brief).

This allows you to leverage the knowledge in your existing contracts, report on the extracted data, even recover hidden revenue (e.g. by policing penalty clauses in your supplier agreements) and comply with current and upcoming regulations.

Brightleaf was voted one of the top five data mining companies, and the only one in the legal space.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Daniel Berdichevsky
Account Executive, Brightleaf Solutions, Inc.
p: (888) 489-1800 x627
c: (617) 671-8061
dberdichevsky@brightleaf.com

Brightleaf Solutions, Inc.
1600 Beacon St. Suite 211
Brookline, MA 02246
(888) 489-1800
www.brightleaf.com

Daniel Berdichevsky
Brightleaf Solutions
(617) 671-8061
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King’s crusade for justice eludes disabled



Jonathan Carey “Champion for the Disabled” Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

The truth must be told, people with disabilities are treated in many ways unequally and of far less value than the general public which is discrimination

There will not be many individuals that will acknowledge this fact publicly because it is so shameful, but like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we too must stand up and speak out against such injustices.

— Michael Carey

DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — We have severe life threatening matters that are clearly discriminatory and unconstitutional, but the disabled are a forgotten and almost always an ignored group of people. Some of our most vulnerable among us that need us in many cases for their daily care are being treated as far lower class people. There will not be many individuals that will acknowledge this fact publicly because it is so shameful, but like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we too must stand up and speak out against such injustices. Just because a person happens to have a disability does not change the fact that they are equal, not only in Gods eyes, but the eyes of our laws and Constitution. Here is where the problem lies, just because the laws and Constitution are in place to ensure us the same rights and protections, there are people and institutions that still ignore these rights for certain groups of people. This press release is to expose that people with disabilities living outside of their family residences in residential care facilities and group homes are almost always denied immediate 911 emergency medical and police services when victims of crimes or in medical distress. Most people when they here of this they are first shocked and in disbelief and then it hits them and they usually say emphatically, what did you just say. Then the anger and outrage usually comes out and I would hear again something like this emphatically, you got to be kidding me. Then I explain how the disabled are treated as unequally valuable people and deemed not worthy of the same emergency assistance that everyone benefits from. We don’t have the money or time for them is the overwhelming pervasive attitude. When I explain to people that the disabled in most cases suffer similar discriminatory and civil rights violations that African Americans did and many still do, they get it. The light bulb goes on and they see it for what it really is, they see the ugliness and the evil of such behavior. No one is better than anyone else and since when can anyone or any group of people continue to purposefully deny people with disabilities 911 first responder emergency medical and police services or deny this specific group of people their constitutional right to equal protection of laws any longer?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against such injustices so eloquently and it is important for us all to remember not only him, but all that he stood for and against. “God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.” This famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who has influenced my life greatly reveals that he fought against all injustices, regarding all people. http://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/inspiring-quotes/31-powerful-quotes-by-dr-martin-luther-king-jr.html “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” and “Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly” are famous quotes penned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a letter from the Birmingham, Alabama Jail in 1963. These quotes speak volumes on how injustices affect us all in one way or another, we cannot deny this fact. As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and his awesome accomplishments fighting for civil rights I am compelled to shout it from the rooftops and bring to light this gross discrimination and civil rights violations occurring today that are sickening, extremely dangerous and deadly, that must be stopped. Dr. King also said that “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” So what must be brought into the bright light is the fact that over 50 years have passed since Dr. King boldly spoke the truth, “that all men are created equal” that some of our absolute most vulnerable fellow citizens amongst us, people with disabilities, are being treated as far lower class people, they are victims of egregious discrimination that in many circumstances this discrimination is costing so many innocent people their lives, like my precious son Jonathan.
Jonathan had autism and he was developmentally disabled and only 13 when he was denied 911 emergency services a few times before he was ultimately killed. Jonathan was only 13 when he was suffocated to death by his New York State caregiver. What happened to Jonathan speaks loud and clear today for equal rights for the disabled and to end such gross injustices. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/nyregion/boys-death-highlights-crisis-in-homes-for-disabled.html and https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000000849083/a-failure-to-protect.html . As Jonathan’s father and the founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/ I cannot remain silent. The horrors and literal atrocities that Jonathan suffered and endured within the three short years he lived in residential care facilities before he was killed demand massive reforms.
It is important to bring out a fact that in New York State the person that is disabled living outside of their family home is in grave danger of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or premature death because of the problem I have brought to light, but also the fact that almost all safety and abuse prevention measures are not in place to provide safe care. Governor Cuomo has known of the wide-scale discrimination and unsafe care of the disabled since he was the Attorney General and throughout his entire time as Governor of New York State, yet 7,000 calls continue to go to his abuse hotline for the disabled on average every month. The 911 emergency call systems are almost always bypassed. The physical and sexual abuse, neglect and death of the disabled in New York State is rampant and nothing significant is being done to stop it and everything imaginable is being done to circumvent 911 call systems, local authorities, laws, County elected District Attorney’s, Medical Examiners and Coroners, as well as local courts. It is as if the disabled are not really human beings, it is that bad. At the same time this is going on Governor Cuomo invokes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his crusade for justice not being over in an attempt to move to help another group of people that he favors. I have attached the Daily News piece that he wrote which came out on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/gov-cuomo-martin-luther-king-crusade-justice-not-article-1.2947176 . It is very interesting that on the same day my letter titled, “Clean your own house, gov” http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/jan-16-waldorf-politics-paris-article-1.2946199 (towards bottom) was two pages over in the Daily News Newspaper. Governor Cuomo is ignoring the rights and immediate safety, health and lives of upwards of 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. It is both outrageous and appalling that the disabled are being such victims of discrimination and civil rights violations still in 2017. The same emotions exist regarding Governor Cuomo’s attempts to move on to help another group of people that are nowhere near as vulnerable as the disabled that are living in known unsafe and extremely dangerous and deadly facilities and group homes under Governor Cuomo’s control. Governor Cuomo cannot continue to look the other way regarding the discrimination and atrocities occurring against the disabled, 5-6% of New York State residents, when he can take decisive actions to stop what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be horrified over.
It is the disabled that can no longer be treated unequally and denied emergency 911 first responder services and their basic constitutional right to equal protection of laws. We must work together to end this gross injustice and discrimination against our most vulnerable. We must prevent the further loss of precious innocent lives and ensure that 911 is no longer bypassed for our disabled. We as a civil society cannot sit by and allow this evil and the purposeful denial of equal protection of laws to continue any longer, it is without question discrimination in civil rights.
Stand with us for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at www.jonathancareyfoundation.org. No longer can 911 be bypassed, 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all physical and sexual assaults, gross negligence of care, significant and suspicious injuries and when a person with a disability is in medical distress or has stopped breathing. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
Mr.
5188529377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Construction Worker with Mesothelioma in Nevada To Call for On the Spot Advice About-Why Hiring the Most Qualified Lawyers is Vital

We are urging a construction worker, or an electrician, plumber, insulator or welder who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Nevada to call us anytime at 800-714-0303

— Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, January 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a construction worker, or an electrician, plumber, insulator or welder who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Nevada to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so we can try to explain why it is so vital they hire some of the nation's most skilled and capable attorneys. The more qualified the attorney the better the mesothelioma financial compensation—–especially if we are talking about a construction worker or skilled trades worker in Nevada with this rare form of cancer caused my asbestos exposure." http://Nevada.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Ways a construction worker or an electrician, welder, insulator or plumber could have been exposed to asbestos in Nevada from the Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center:

* Commercial or residential electricians could have been exposed to asbestos on regular basis by doing simple repair jobs at a casino, commercial or residential building that required them to dig into a wall or ceiling that was insulated with asbestos.
* In new construction prior to 1980, a commercial or residential electrician would probably have been in the building/casino/home at the same time asbestos products were being installed.
* In a commercial project, like a casino, the exposure could have been extreme prior to 1980.
* Commercial or residential plumbers anywhere in Nevada could have been exposed to asbestos on a regular basis if they were doing plumbing repairs that involved removing sections of walls or ceilings insulated by asbestos.
* Most residential or commercial plumbers prior to the 1980's had experience working on boilers, pumps, furnaces, or pipes which may have contained parts wrapped with asbestos.
* Plumbers involved in a major commercial project such as the construction of a casino/hotel could have had daily exposure for months or longer. http://Nevada.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize their unsurpassed services for a diagnosed victim are available statewide anywhere in Nevada including communities such as Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Henderson, Paradise, and Enterprise.

In addition to their focus on making certain all diagnosed victims get the best possible mesothelioma compensation lawyers the Center is also incredibly focused on the best possible treatment options. In the instance of Nevada some of the best possible treatment facilities may be in California, or Utah as the Center would like to explain:

* Comprehensive Cancer Clinic Las Vegas, Nevada: http://www.cccnevada.com/
* UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, California: https://www.uclahealth.org/reagan/Pages/default.aspx
* The Huntsman Cancer Institute Salt Lake City, Utah :http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Nevada include Veterans of the US Navy, former power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, miners, factory workers, miners, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s, and typically the exposure to asbestos did not occur in Nevada. http://Nevada.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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. However, mesothelioma can happen in Nevada as the Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

Michael Thomas
Nevada Mesothelioma Victims Center
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IT Governance launches new secure and redesigned website

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, January 16, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance, the leading provider of ISO 27001 and information security solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website www.itgovernance.co.uk. The new website has been upgraded to provide clients and visitors with an improved and optimised platform to enhance experience.

The new optimised website provides a “user-friendly” experience across all digital devices, including desktop, tablet and phone.

A major improvement to our website’s security is that it now uses HTTPS across the whole site, which helps ensure our client’s data is fully encrypted in transit and secure from any cyber threats.

The website has also been revised to give clients and visitors an easier way to navigate the website and find information, resources, products and services. Visitors can easily find support for compliance projects relating to standards and Regulations such as GDPR, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, the PCI DSS and many more. The site also offers faster searches for product and information pages to enhance the visitor’s overall journey.

The training course webpages have also been redesigned to provide clients with a clear overview of training course dates and locations.

The new design provides a single-page checkout that allows customers to purchase products and services through a secure checkout quickly and efficiently. The customer account area provides improved access to account details and digital product downloads.
To find out more about IT Governance’s products and services, please visit our website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

IT Governance Ltd is the single-source provider of books, tools, training and consultancy for IT governance, risk management and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.

Mihaela Jucan
IT Governance Ltd
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Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit settled just days before heading to trial


Schmidt National Law Group now accepting cases

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Lawsuit trimmed by judge's order before ultimately being settled out of court

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Another Risperdal lawsuit was settled just days before heading to trial this month. It would have been the seventh case to go before a jury in the Risperdal mass tort program out of Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center.

The court was notified of the settlement on Jan. 6, merely three days before the trial was scheduled to begin on Jan. 9, according to court records. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The lawsuit involved a young man from New York who claimed to have developed gynecomastia as a result of taking the antipsychotic medication Risperdal. Gynecomastia is a condition in which boys and men develop tender and swollen breasts. It is caused by hormonal imbalances and often requires surgery to treat.

The young man took Risperdal for nearly a decade between 2002 and 2011 before stopping treatment with the drug. He was prescribed the antipsychotic medication “off-label,” meaning for an indication not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA cleared Risperdal for the treatment of certain mental health conditions in 1993, but the agency would not approve it for use in children and adolescents until 2006 – four years after the plaintiff started treatment.

In April 2013, he filed his lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary and the maker of Risperdal.

Janssen attempted to get the lawsuit thrown out of court entirely this past October when it filed a motion for summary judgment.

Judge Arnold L. New, who has presided over the vast majority of these Risperdal cases, granted Janssen partial summary judgment in late December, dismissing all but two of the 13 claims against the company.

The surviving claims included negligence and failure to warn about the risks of Risperdal.

This is not the first case to end in a settlement mere days before heading to trial. In November, Janssen settled two cases for undisclosed amounts, one just four days before its scheduled trial.

Janssen has also been found liable in other Risperdal cases that have gone before a jury in Philadelphia. So far, four trials have ended with verdicts in favor of plaintiffs.

In the first-ever Philadelphia Risperdal trial, which concluded in February 2015, a jury awarded the plaintiff $2.5 million. The third and fourth Risperdal trials returned verdicts of $1.75 million (later reduced to $680,000) and $500,000 for plaintiffs, respectively. And the fifth case to head to trial this past July ended with a whopping $70 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff, which was later increased by more than $6 million.

But plaintiffs haven’t always come out the victors in these Risperdal cases.

The second-ever trial returned a verdict in favor of Janssen, though jurors determined the Risperdal labeling did not adequately warn about the drug’s potential risks. And plaintiffs were quickly deflated following the massive verdict in July when the sixth Risperdal case was dismissed midtrial for insufficient evidence.

Another case was also thrown out completely before it ever went to trial in late October after Judge New granted Janssen’s motion for summary judgment. The case is now on appeal before Pennsylvania’s Superior Court.

Two Risperdal cases are slated for trial next: N. et al vs. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al (130600734) and Hibbs vs. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al (130600861). Both are scheduled to begin on Feb. 21, according to court records.

Janssen has filed motions for summary judgment in both cases, records indicate.

The case is Z.S. et al vs. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al (130402100) in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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About Schmidt National Law Group

In his 30 years as a trial attorney, Martin Schmidt has represented many victims of defective drugs as well as those injured by defective products and personal injury accidents. Martin Schmidt has been recognized as a leading personal injury attorney, having been chosen as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the American Association for Justice. Schmidt National Law Group is a personal injury firm located in San Diego, California, and its attorneys represent victims of all types of injuries.

Melissa Beltz
Schmidt National Law Group
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Source: EIN Presswire