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Gulrez Alam explains how students can convert COVID-19 lockdown disadvantage to advantage

So the Government of India has extended the Lockdown. One of the burning issues of every citizen at this time is the solution to how they can productively spend their quarantine days. While celebrities are engaging in social media challenges and office goers are helping out at home, this is a tricky time for students across the nation. 

Most students get rusty with basic concepts and their study flow during summer vacations itself, and now the situation is such that we don’t know how the upcoming academic year will be handled. If you as a parent are worried about keeping your child engaged during this lockdown period or being a student if you’re wondering how to convert this to your advantage, look no more. 

Below are the important points explains by Badshah Ansari and Gulrez Alam Co- founder of Sarkarinaukriind.com that will help students to convert lockdown into an advantage. 

Here are 7 ways in which students can turn COVID-19 lockdown disadvantage to an advantage: 

  1. Enroll for Online Courses 

Due to the temporary shutdown of schools and colleges, the Online Course industry has seen a significant boom. This is the best time for students to learn ahead of their curriculum and add more knowledge to their bank. Free online course and sarkari naukri exam mock test series offering by major education education portal in India and around 140 global leading universities. 

  1. Read Books 

Whether you’re a book worm or have wanted to clean up the dust off your book shelf, what a better time than this. Reading school books might be boring considering the summer vacations debate, but there are enough must reads or best sellers that one definitely read. 

  1. Learn a New Language 

Have you ever wanted to add a foreign language to your resume or maybe considered applying for universities abroad but couldn’t find time to get smooth with your French or German. There are 100s of videos on YouTube available for free; all you have to do is make up your mind. And if you have been binging too much of Netflix, why not learn some Spanish and watch Money Heist without subtitles? 

  1. Study ahead 

Keeping in mind the uncertainty of the current corona virus situation worldwide, many schools and colleges have started conducting classes online with the help of platforms like Zoom and Google Classroom. It is being treated like usual classrooms and attendance is being marked as compulsory in most cases. If your school happens to be one of them, please consider that your teachers are putting their best foot forward keeping your best interests at heart. Kindly attend the classes and don’t let the pandemic come in the way of your normal academic studies. If your educational institute hasn’t announced anything as such, there are online libraries available to make use of. What’s better than a head start? 

  1. Encourage a New Skill 

Have you ever thought of building a website from scratch? Or wanted to brush up your last summer internship skills? Now’s the time to encourage that thought. The whole world has more or less come to a pause due to the global pandemic corona virus. Everyone else apart for Healthcare workers, Police Force, Media and people providing necessary items are strictly advised to stay at home. This time can be used productively and can help you take a lead. Use it wisely. 

  1. Pick up a leftover Hobby or Start a new 

Did you enjoy painting as a kid? Have you been waiting for the right time to pick up your favorite instrument and hum a tune or two? Indulge in your guilty pleasures and get more in touch with yourself. If you have wanted to pick up simple hobbies like doodling or calligraphy, this lockdown period sure can be an opportunity in disguise. 

  1. Learn basic Life Skills 

Students often have this fascination of studying abroad in global universities. But little do they realize that managing life on their own can be quite the struggle. If you also happen to have ambitions of living in another country, start shadowing your mom at home. From doing the dishes to learning how to make a meal, children all around the world are attending home science lessons. Ready to get your hands dirty? 

We understand being locked down at home can be really taxing emotionally and there are only a handful of productive things one can do to stay engaged. Parents at home are doing their best to manage work and house duties, these 7 things can ensure that you do your part. 

Posted in: Government & Politics,Public Affairs

Viet Cong Redefined In New Book By Ohio Soldier

The book unveils the inside picture of the war and posts some serious indictments of Ameri-Cong Media and political bureaucrats in "the Swamp" of Washington DC who wrongfully denied benefits to the Warriors. The book delivers an unforgettable proud legacy. This book had to be written!

To read more, visit http://www.unbreakableheartsbook.com or see recently published article at http://finance.dailyherald.com/dailyherald/news/read/39431951/

In a recent conversation with Reporter Bob Gaetjens Trimmer says that the book provides a form of redemption for U.S. soldiers who served in Vietnam by redefining the Viet Cong as worthy adversaries with a tradition of military strength. More than once in their history, the Vietnamese used guerrilla tactics in the cover of the jungles to repel tough enemies, including Mongols, the author adds. 

“We don't have to hold our heads down,” said Trimmer.

Trimmer said the U.S. didn’t prepare soldiers for an enemy with the Vietnamese pedigree for defending itself.“They never, never ever indoctrinated us and prepared us for what’s ahead,” he said.

After returning to the states Trimmer was drawn to the jungle for years. He calls the Vietnam War “the greatest adventure of my life” which is ironical given the misery of warfare and all the health problems that he suffered later.Trimmer says he took trips to South America and other places to recreate the excitement of the experience.“That was the greatest adventure we ever had,” he said. “There’s no way to go back.

Unbreakable Hearts has received rave reviews, and the most profound praises have come from have come from high ranking VA employees, the families of Vietnam Vets and the Vets themselves, as follows

 

-“Hello brother Dusty So many things you wrote about brought back memories, good and not so good...88 straight days in the boonies being one of them. We had everything thrown at us then, we were both there then. I could hardly put your books down until I finished Thanks for giving such good renditions of the war for us, I am urged to give the VA doctors copies..".....Stephen  Earp, B Co 3rd 22nd 25th Infantry Vietnam 1968-69

-"Dusty I am one of the survivors of the Ia Drang Valley Battle of 1965.Your book was a great read !, Our battle was made into a book and a movie...WE WERE SOLDIERS,  featuring Lt. General Hal Moore and author Joe Galloway. I know first hand and absolutely identify with the exasperating experiences dealing with the Veterans Administration , I had almost identical experiences with service-connected illnesses. For me your reading was Deja vu. you told it exactly like it was.....Patrick Stephenson, U.S. Army Vietnam 1965 

-"Hello Mr;.l Trimmer,as the wife of a surviving Vietnam War veteran I must thank you for stepping up to continue telling the story of this country's tragic period which is still not told often enough, not truthfully. You can count on me purchasing your trilogy of books for my husband, myself and others in our family.(The check is in the mail) We love the Vietnamese people and I hope to take him back there before he dies. Lord willing. Semper Fi and of course WELCOME HOME !".....Nancy Falster, Marine's wife-Vietnam War vet..

- "Mr. Trimmer,I began reading your new book last evening and could not put it down. Thank you for all you have done to make people aware of the plight of our  Nam veterans.. I truly have a deep; interest in healing those veterans and thank you for being a compassionate-driven, honest human being.Thank you for your service".....Robert Marcus, Ph.D. Homeless Outreach Dept of Veterans Affairs.

For more information, visit http://www.unbreakableheartsbook.com

About Earl "Dusty" Trimmer:

The image shows the author in June 1968 following a Vietnam ambush where he took a bullet through his helmet.

Earl "Dusty" Trimmer served with a highly decorated unit of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division in the bloody years of 1968-69.He began writing his books to share the horror filled  experiences of his warrior buddies in his first book "Condemned Property?" launched in December 2013. Many Vietnam vets urged him to continue writing. Despite two Ischemic Strokes and one Cerebral Vascular Stroke, leaving permanent impairments, he launched "Payback Time" in 2015 and most recently "Unbreakable Hearts". All three chastised the VA for its shameful treatment of America's Vietnam War veterans. Most important "Unbreakable Hearts" leaves a badly needed and much deserved...LEGACY THAT VIETNAM VETS AND FAMILY MEMBERS CAN BE PROUD OF FOR AS LONG AS THEY LIVE."

Media persons and journalists are contacting the author for interviews. He was interviewed by ‘The Plain Dealer’, one of Ohio’s popular newspapers as this Press Release goes out.

Posted in: Books & Literature,Government & Politics,News & Current Affairs,Society & Culture,World

Roy J. Meidinger Reveals Some Shocking Facts about the U.S Healthcare Industry In His Book ‘The Truth About the Healthcare Industry’

Roy J. Meidinger’s book ‘The Truth About the Healthcare Industry’ is the outcome of many years of hard work and deep research. The book brings out some shocking truths about how the healthcare companies across the United States have been swindling their customers by indulging in grossly illegal and unfair practices in connivance with insurance providers. 

Meidinger's book outlines how the whole healthcare industry has been scamming the public for years by entering into nefarious deals with the hospitals and the insurance companies.

My security advisor suddenly asked me what is going to happen in the Healthcare Industry?” says Roy J. Meidinger while explaining the core substance of his book. “I guess his concerns arose from listening to the various Democratic debates on the issue of universal coverage.”

According to Meidinger, the answer to this question is simple. The Democrats are not debating how they are going to pay for healthcare and that is why it is going nowhere. They have to think about it in a broader manner says the author.

For the manufacturing industry to stay competitive and profitable, they must first analyze the cost of manufacturing products and find ways of lowering them. 

In the United States, healthcare costs are paid for by the employers and are included in the costs below the break-even point for manufacturing products and hence must be covered. These are upfront costs and include the taxes for Medicare and Medicaid.

The privately insured healthcare costs the United States twice as much as other countries and they provide universal healthcare for everyone. The difference is that every other country also has government healthcare programs that cover the majority of the populace.

In the past thirty years, the healthcare industry in the U.S has grown by 11.2 percent of its gross domestic product. However, a breakdown of GDP reveals that the manufacturing industry has shrunk by the exact same percentage. 

Changing the way people pay for healthcare can help rebuild the manufacturing industry, create manufacturing jobs, make greater profits, pay higher salaries and give employees greater freedom.

Cutting the costs for healthcare will help in better management of the country’s manufacturing industry. 

The Democrats are missing this point. A universal healthcare system will have immediate cost reductions, the first is 29 percent of its costs go to collection efforts by providers, over forty-five million follow up claims to patients are issued each year, with many going to court. These claims have wiped out family wealth and caused over a million personal bankruptcies.” the author explains in his book.

According to the author, the move will also help eliminate 250,000 salesman jobs for insurance companies. The salary of doctors will have to come down, but they will not make much of an impact as they will no longer have to pay for malpractice insurance.

My security advisor came up with the question all Democratic candidates are arguing about that such moves will make the taxes go up,” says the author. “I replied that the tax revenues will go up but not the taxes. If it is done right, $ 12,000 each employer pays for healthcare benefits will be paid to the employees, increasing their income and increasing their taxes.”

Roy J. Meidinger believes that this is not enough. He expects that the companies will most likely freeze employees’ salaries for four years while all the changes take place while our manufacturing industry comes back and the society gets rebalanced.

The book claims that 34 of the 35 countries belonging to the Organization of Economic and Developing Countries collect tax revenues from company profits and personal income taxes. These countries have moved healthcare costs from below the breakeven point of cost of manufacturing, thereby lowering their prices and collecting a percentage of the profits as taxes. 

These countries have also moved all the taxes for their social programs like FICA taxes and moved them in the taxes collected from profits and income. These changes and moves can also be replicated by the United States easily, suggests the author in his book. Roy J. Meidinger is certain that everyone would vote for universal healthcare if they knew it would bring back our manufacturing industry.

He then said "It is so clear and simple, but who is going to tell the candidates about it" then he sighed.

Posted in: Business,Government & Politics,Manufacturing & Industry,News & Current Affairs,U.S

Vietnam War Veteran Earl "Dusty" Trimmer Launches His Third Book ‘Unbreakable Hearts’

“Unbreakable Hearts: A True, Heart-Wrenching Story About Victory... Forfeited!” unveils the inside picture of the war and posts some serious indictments of Ameri-Cong Media and political bureaucrats in "the Swamp" of Washington DC who cruelly and wrongfully denied benefits and honor for returning warriors of the Vietnam War. This heart-wrenching book delivers a long overdue, unforgettable proud legacy for Vietnam War vets and families, as well as Vietnam's people. This book had to be written!

“Earl “Dusty” Trimmer relates with both skill and personal experience events surrounding our most forgettable and misunderstood war in America’s history,” says Earl Kennedy, a U.S. Army Major(retired) and former Commander of the Combat Infantry Association. “Through this book, Dusty Trimmer brings to life our days and nights living and fighting in these foreboding jungle warfare conditions. He skillfully dives into the Vietnamese history and culture and brings the reader into understanding our Vietnamese enemy’s amazing resolve while brilliantly explaining the evolution of our Vietnamese enemy over hundreds of years of invasions and wars.”

It is evident that Mr. Trimmer who was a combat infantry soldier in the Vietnam War from 1968–1969, has done deep research on the subject as the author brings forth the terrifying and frustrating days and nights the American soldiers spent fighting the war in the foreboding Vietnamese jungle warfare conditions. He has been acclaimed by many Vietnam War veterans for telling their story in a manner that no one else probably could have.

The core message that the book aims to deliver is that American soldiers were not baby killers as portrayed by the evil Ameri-Cong or Fake Media to the world. The book also compellingly dispels the fake narrative spread by none other than President Johnson and pushed forth by the Ameri-Cong media that the soldiers were fighting just a bunch of primitive Vietnamese farmers with pitchforks and knives.

 “Unbreakable Hearts" has received a large number of rave reviews for the manner in which the author has daringly demolished the lies about Vietnam War and its veterans. The most profuse praises have come from none other than the present President of the United States Donald Trump.

This is what he had to say about the author's mission:

"Dear Mr. Trimmer, thank you for sending the books. I am grateful for your thoughtful gesture and of course your service to our country. I appreciate your steadfast support which strengthens me as I continue to fight for the values that you and I cherish. Melania and I send our best wishes".....Donald J. Trump. President (8/7/19)

Many other key personalities have shared their positive views on the book:

" Congratulations brother Dusty on your most timely books. I hope you are well and that we can speak out on this all important topic for our brothers". Best wishes.".. Pat Sajak, Celebrity (Army  Vietnam Vet)

Author Trimmer delivers credible messages across the VA’s minefield of issues that get

stepped on by veterans seeking deserved healthcare. He empties his heart out to help

veterans in a VA system that has lacked so much for too long. Way to take up the battle

Dusty: Hodge Wood, Reviewer Military Writers Society Of America

"Mr. Trimmer,I began reading your new book last evening and could not put it down. Thank you for all you have done to make people aware of the plight of our  Nam veterans.. I truly have a deep; interest in healing those veterans and thank you for being a compassionate-driven, honest human being. Thank you for your service". ..Robert Marcus, Ph.D. Homeless Outreach Dept of Veterans Affairs. 

For more information, visit http://www.unbreakableheartsbook.com.

About Earl "Dusty" Trimmer:

Earl "Dusty" Trimmer served with a highly decorated unit of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division in the bloody years of 1968-69. He began writing his books to share the horror filled  experiences of his warrior buddies in his first book "Condemned Property?" launched in December 2013. Many Vietnam vets urged him to continue writing. Despite two Ischemic Strokes and one Cerebral Vascular Stroke, leaving permanent impairments, he launched "Payback Time" in 2015 and most recently "Unbreakable Hearts". All three chastised the VA for its shameful treatment of America's Vietnam War veterans. “UNBREAKABLE HEARTS” leaves a long overdue and greatly deserved...LEGACY OF HONOR for Vietnam vets and families that they will be proud of.

You can purchase the book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Ingram, Dogear Publishing, Author website http://www.unbreakableheartsbook.com or direct from the author by telephone 330.842.0359 or email trimmerdusty@gmail.com.

Posted in: Books & Literature,Government & Politics,News & Current Affairs,Society & Culture,World

Glaucoma, “The Sneak Thief of Sight,” Continues to Affect Vision of Millions of Americans

According to estimates from the Prevent Blindness report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” more than 3.2 million Americans ages 40 and over have glaucoma in the year 2020. The number is expected to increase as the population ages. Glaucoma, often referred to as the “The Sneak Thief of Sight,” is a leading cause of vision loss that damages the optic nerve. Although symptoms may not be noticeable at first, glaucoma slowly diminishes peripheral vision (side vision), making activities such as driving increasingly difficult.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety nonprofit organization, seeks to educate the public on the disease, including risk factors, types of glaucoma, treatment options and more. Prevent Blindness offers a dedicated web page providing patients and their caregivers with free information at https://www.preventblindness.org/glaucoma or its online resource, Living Well with Low Vision at https://lowvision.preventblindness.org.

More women than men have glaucoma. Risk factors for glaucoma also include:

  • Age- The older you are, the greater you are at risk (especially those more than 60 years old).
  • Race- African-Americans age 40 and over are 4-5 times more likely to have glaucoma than others. Hispanics are also at increased risk for glaucoma as they age. Those of Asian and Native American descent are at increased risk for angle closure glaucoma.
  • Family History- If you have a direct relative with glaucoma, you are more likely to get glaucoma. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, strongly encourage your family members to get complete eye exams.
  • Medical History- You are at higher risk if you have a history of high pressure in the eyes, previous eye injury, long term steroid use, or are farsighted or nearsighted.

 

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) also states that those with diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation or other health problems affecting the whole body are at increased risk of glaucoma.

“The year 2020 is an ideal reminder for all of us to make the resolution today to save our vision for tomorrow,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “By detecting vision problems and treating them early, including those from glaucoma, we can help to avoid significant vision impairment.”

The AAO’s EyeCare America program provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to medically underserved seniors age 65 and older, and glaucoma exams to those at increased risk. For more information, visit https://www.aao.org/eyecare-america.

Allergan is supporting the efforts of Prevent Blindness in its public outreach efforts to protect vision from glaucoma. Allergan is a leading global pharmaceutical company with a more than 70-year heritage in eye care has launched over125 eye care products and invested billions of dollars in treatments for the most prevalent eye conditions including glaucoma, ocular surface disease, and retinal diseases such as diabetic macular edema and retinal vein occlusion. Recently, Allergan launched the My Glaucoma campaign which is designed to help people understand the burden of living with glaucoma and empower those with the disease and their caregivers to feel comfortable speaking with their doctor about a treatment regimen that fits their lifestyle. For more information, visit http://www.MyGlaucoma.com.

For more information on glaucoma, or other financial assistance programs, including Medicare coverage, please call Prevent Blindness at (800) 331-2020 or visit https://www.preventblindness.org/glaucoma.

About Prevent Blindness
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research. These services are made possible through the generous support of the American public. Together with a network of affiliates, Prevent Blindness is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America. For more information, or to make a contribution to the sight-saving fund, call 1-800-331-2020. Or, visit us on the Web at preventblindness.org or facebook.com/preventblindness.

Posted in: Government & Politics,Health & Medicine

Eliminating manual cleaning of manholes with robotic machines (Bandicoot)

In the age of automation where cars and aircrafts drive themselves, India still continues to grapple with manual cleaning of manholes and deaths incidental to it. Although employment in manual cleaning of manholes was outlawed more than 25 years ago, it is estimated that at least half a million manual cleaners across the country are cleaning, carrying and disposing of waste with bare hands and bearing the stench of sewage. This has also resulted in loss of life for many who get asphyxiated after being exposed to harmful gases. This job is not just demeaning, humiliating and fatal, but is the worst example of social injustice leading to social stigmatization, discrimination and exclusion of people employed in such activities from the mainstream of economic growth.

To eliminate manual cleaning of manholes and energize the dignity, health, safety and skills of safai karamcharis involved in such work, Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s Mumbai Refinery, under its umbrella of Corporate Social Responsibility, provided two Robotic Manhole Cleaning Machines (named Bandicoot) to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai Ward M-west, Chembur, on 21st November, 2019.  Mr. C. J. Iyer, Executive Director Incharge, Mumbai Refinery,  Mr. R. R. Nair, Executive Director HR (MR & JVRs) and Mr. Kurian Parambi, CGM HR (Mumbai Refinery) handed over  two Bandicoot Robots to Dr. Prithviraj C. Chauhan, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, MCGM M-west Ward. The Bandicoot robots were developed by M/s. Genrobotics Innovations Pvt. Ltd, a leading robotic start-up and funded under BPCL’s start-up support initiative, Project Ankur.

Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, the Bandicoot which is equipped with a user interface, limbs, cameras and sensors, can be lowered into manholes to determine the amount of unclogging needed and scoop / collect the silt from different angles inside the manhole. The Bandicoot can work with efficiency, precision and save many man-hours. Work that would take four to five hours manually can be completed in about an hour.

Before the robotic manhole cleaning machines were handed over to the Municipal Corporation, they were pilot tested at the BPCL's Mumbai Refinery. Furthermore, to ensure that there is no job loss caused due to robotic manhole cleaning,  BPCL will up skill the safai karamcharis of MCGM M-west Ward, to use the robots through a training with rehabilitation session. This is a profound initiative to reintegrate safai karamcharis into a healthier and more dignified worklife.

By leveraging technology to eradicate manual cleaning of manholes, BPCL aims to address the longstanding challenges posed by social and health hazards and serve as a catalyst to change manholes to roboholes. Participating in the developmental journey of the country, BPCL is focused and proactive in its commitment to energize the dignity of marginalized communities and enable sustained social change or transformation across the nation.

Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Government & Politics,India,News & Current Affairs

Department of Justice Filing Motion Allowing Uncollected Taxes in Healthcare Industry to Continue

Almost every privately insured employee receives an Explanation Of Benefits form from their insurance company. Listed on the form is the amount billed by the provider and the amount the insurance company pays. The unpaid difference is a cancelation of debt. This canceled debt is not taxed. The canceled debt given to the insurance company is 85% of the debt the patient was billed and owed.
 
The IRS is claiming it has the discretionary authority not to enforce the tax code imposed on the cancelation of debt on the private side of the health care business. The amount of tax revenue lost each year is approximately one and one-half trillion dollars. This year the United States has a tax short-fall of one trillion dollars, that is added to the National Debt.

There is no tax law that allows for the write-off of the canceled debt.
 
On December 2nd, 2019, the DOJ will file, in U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Meidinger v. United States, the reason why the IRS has the authority not to enforce the tax laws.

Posted in: Finance,Government & Politics,Health & Medicine,Services,U.S

Energy Marketing Conferences Announces its Next Free Educational Virtual Seminar for the Retail Energy Industry

Tuesday July 9th at 11:00am EST, EMC will be runining a free Virtual Seminar entitled: “Retail Energy Regulatory Trends – What’s New, What’s Coming Soon, and What You Should Do About It."  It is sponsored by P.R. Quinlan.  

Feeling like all the regulators are pointing their fingers at you? The onslaught of new rules and enforcement actions issued by Public Service Commissions is hard to keep up with and can drive marketers crazy. While new regulations can seem to come out of nowhere, the truth is there are patterns we can identify and use to predict what might be coming next – and how to prepare. 

This seminar will identify positive and negative regulatory trends that you can expect to spread throughout North American markets in the next several years. We will then outline a four-step process you can use to stay on top of your obligations, out of trouble, and focused on growing your business.

The presenter: will be Frank Caliva III.  As president of P.R. Quinlan, Frank helps energy companies understand and respond successfully to public policy opportunities and challenges. Frank and his team have over three decades of experience in retail electricity, natural gas, and clean energy markets, with specific experience working in retail energy markets in more than 21 U.S. states and three (3) Canadian provinces, P.R. Quinlan’s team of professionals provides reliable and informed regulatory and political insight; drafts and delivers testimony in both regulatory and legislative venues; and builds issue coalitions and alliances with other stakeholders on a regular basis.

Who should attend: CEO’s, COO’s, CMO’s and CFO’s of retail energy suppliers should tune into this seminar. 

Click HERE to see EMC’s Virtual Seminar page.

 

Click HERE to register for free.

The next Energy Marketing Conference will take place at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 12th 2019.  CLICK HERE to register for the largest retail energy event ever.

ABOUT Energy Marketing Conferences:

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences LLC is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.  The EMC Monthly e-Newsletter goes out to more than 15,000 retail energy executives each month with important articles written by industry professionals. The EMC Virtual Seminars are the newest program of EMC, designed to help educate the industry on a host of topics – free of charge.  Visit https://energymarketingconferences.com/ for more information.

 

Posted in: Business,Finance Market,Government & Politics,Public Affairs,Technology

Urgency of Civility--What Can Be Done to Turn the Tide? Special Conference to Be Held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Va April 30 to May 1

Time is running out to register for the Urgency of Civility—A Springboard for Action conference. Held at the majestic George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA April 30—May 1, this hands-on summit will bring together organizations and individuals who are all working to restore civility in society. A reenactment of President Washington’s first inauguration will set the stage for probing discussion and innovative training with the objective of providing the resources needed to stem the tide of incivility.

Choose from six tracks:

Government – How does incivility manifest in government and politics, national, state, and local? How does incivility impede all peoples’ voices from being heard, and make it more difficult to reach common ground? Are there any positive signs that civility can re-emerge? We will explore what various actors – elected officials, government employees, and citizens – can do and are already doing to promote civility.

Workplace – How does incivility manifest in workplaces? How is it experienced by customers, employees, managers, and executives? Who are the perpetrators, targets, and bystanders in acts of incivility? This track will explore what anyone affected by incivility in the workplace can do to increase civility in workplace relationships.

Communities – How does incivility manifest in communities? What are the signs of incivility? What are practices that encourage civility to increase? We will explore what various community actors, including civic organizations, religious organizations, community organizations, and individuals can do to counter incivility and defend and increase civility.

Media (social and public) – Social media platforms and news media organizations are frequently accused of furthering incivility, by promoting, publicizing, even profiting from it. What needs to change, and how to make this occur? What are the incentives and disincentives to their doing so? What actions are social media and journalism taking to help civility stage a comeback? This track will explore the possibilities for what roles these vital institutions can play, and how all of us can be wise consumers as well as advocates for increased civility.

Education – How does incivility show up in schools – elementary, middle, and high schools – and on college and university campuses? What are schools and colleges/universities doing to teach and practice civility at each of these levels? Are they doing less than they used to? What more needs to be done? We will explore the roles that educators, educational administrators, parents, and of course students themselves play and can play to strengthen civility.

Families and Youth – Does civility begin at home, and start in childhood? Certainly, habits of behavior, how to treat others, and how to discuss and resolve conflicts are all begun early. What can family members, especially parents, do to raise children who are thoughtful problem-solvers and engaged citizens? Do families need help in doing this from other institutions in society? This track will explore the critical role played by families and youth in creating a society characterized by civility.

Among the highlights of the conference will be honoring the Father of Civility, Dr. PM Forni as a Civility Pioneer.

Register today at Civility--A Springboard for Action.

Single-day and student rates are available.

For more information: info@CivilityConvening.org

Posted in: Education,Government & Politics,Media & Communications,U.S

Defense Attorneys for SMOG Stations & STAR Program Participants in CA, Automotive Defense Specialists Announces Post on How to Fight the Bureau of Automotive Repair

Automotive Defense Specialists, a team of lawyers defending SMOG shops, STAR Program participants, and technicians against California's Bureau of Automotive Repair at https://automotivedefense.com/, is announcing a new post on how to fight the Bureau. Many station owners and technicians are, unfortunately, intimidated by the high-paid lawyers who work for the state of California. Unfortunately, they may therefore not seek out legal representation to aggressively defend their rights under the law.

"We see our first duty as to fight for the rights of SMOG shops and technicians who participate in the STAR Program, are threatened with invalidations, and work to keep them serving the people of California," explained attorney William Ferreira of Automotive Defense Specialists. "Our new post explains in layperson's language the steps necessary to fight the Bureau and defend one's rights."

To read the new post, visit https://automotivedefense.com/2018/12/07/time-to-give-thanks-for-a-top-defense-lawyer-ready-to-fight-against-the-bureau-of-automotive-repair/. Importantly, the post has a key link to a web page that explains the services offered by the law firm at https://automotivedefense.com/about/services/. Persons or Repair Shops who may be concerned about their licensing status vis-a-vis California's Bureau of Automotive Repair are urged not only to visit the website but also to contact the law firm for a consultation. No two situations are alike, and only competent legal counsel can work with a client, assess the facts, evaluate the law, and determine the best course of action. What is not recommended is "going it alone" against the highly paid and skilled attorneys of the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

TALKING TURKEY ABOUT FIGHTING THE BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

Here is the background for the release. Every Californian can agree that the people of California have an interest in clean air and that, within the constraints of the law, the State of California and the Bureau of Automotive Repair have a job to do to make sure that every reasonable and lawful effort is undertaken to this end. That said, technicians and repair shop also have rights especially when they are formally or even informally accused of misconduct. Fortunately, the law provides them the opportunity to have legal counsel and support. Many of them may still be intimidated by the attorneys paid by the state, and so the new blog post helps them understand the logistical steps necessary to find a defense attorney and investigate by means of a consultation whether he or she can help them.

For these reasons, Automotive Defense Specialists is proud to announce a new post to their blog.

ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SPECIALISTS

Automotive Defense Specialists is a top law firm representing auto repair facilities, SMOG check stations, and technicians in every facet of their legal needs including Bureau of Automotive Repair letters, citations, and invalidations. The company offers phone consultations to auto shops, mechanics, technicians and others who are facing disciplinary actions from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.

Web. https://automotivedefense.com/ 
Tel. (415) 392-2886

Posted in: Government & Politics

Dr. Pradeep Ganguly Congratulates Shivaji College Faculty

Dr. Pradeep Ganguly, founder and CEO of MKK-USA, congratulated Shivaji College for facilitating the scholarship process for meritorious and needy students. Dr. Ganguly stated, “I congratulate Shivaji College. Ms. Anshu Chopra and her colleagues at the Department of Economics did an outstanding job screening, selecting and awarding MKK-USA scholarships. I am very proud of this institution, its leader Dr. Shashi Nijhawan, and the Economics faculty led by Anshu Chopra.”

Dr. Pradeep Ganguly was invited to speak on “U.S.-India Business Relations” at Shivaji College. The auditorium was packed with bright and eager students, as well as faculty members, all ready to listen, engage, learn and participate. The Q&A session was equally stimulating. Dr. Ganguly further stated, “Kudos to Dr. Shashi Nijhawan, Principal of Shivaji College, and the Department of Economics faculty for organizing such a wonderful event.”

The lectures and scholarships are part of Dr. Ganguly’s proud association with Shivaji College. He personally thanked Dr. Shashi Nijhawan, Principal, and the Economics Faculty: Anshu Chopra,Mamta Datt, Iti Dandona, Reetika Rana, Sumeet Raheja,Shivani Goel,Priyanka, Md. Irfan Alam and Ms. Aditi. I look forward to working with this team for a long time.” For more information on this amazing Economics team, log on to: http://www.shivajicollege.ac.in/academics/departments/faculty.php?department=economics

Posted in: Education,Government & Politics,Non Profit,Society & Culture,U.S

OpsCompass Releases Healthcare Compliance Product for the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Today, OpsCompass, a leading public cloud governance and compliance company, announced new regulatory compliance capabilities for their flagship SaaS product, Helm.

The new functionality comes in the form of a module add-on for Helm that provides deep compliance automation and real-time reporting to Helm’s existing suite of continuous public cloud governance capabilities. Initially supporting HIPAA, with additional regulatory standards coming soon, the Helm compliance module will immediately help the healthcare industry create value in the cloud by providing a complete, turn-key governance and compliance solution so they can focus on the innovative applications.

“This new functionality will allow our healthcare related clients to leverage the power, flexibility and inherent security of the cloud with even greater confidence and ease than was previously available in traditional infrastructure environments,” commented John Grange, Chief Technology Officer for OpsCompass. He continued, “With cloud-native governance, including regulatory compliance and policy controls, organizations can now have visibility into their real-time compliance posture as well as a greatly improved ability to report and audit.”

OpsCompass worked closely with engineers at the Nebraska Applied Research Institute (NARI) and with a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The new Helm module meets the changing demands of HIPAA and other key regulatory standards while allowing clients to leverage robust governance and compliance across Azure and AWS using a single SaaS platform.

“This was a very focused use of resources for a specific outcome. We enjoyed working with this unique combination of expertise, it was a real collaboration of academic, public interest and private sector alignment,” added Ken Hansen, Executive Director of NARI. The joint effort allowed the project to be accelerated, finishing phase 2 ahead of schedule and creating a commercially viable product in far less time that would normally be required.

The compliance module for Helm, and specifically the initial support for HIPAA, allows both public and private organizations to more quickly and confidently build the next generation of innovative, data and AI driven applications that drive better outcomes in healthcare. By leveraging a cloud-native product like Helm, organizations can focus more of creating value through innovative applications knowing that their cloud platform is compliant and governed.

“We currently have the compliance module enabled for existing Helm customers in the healthcare space with excellent results thus far, and we are prepared to release the commercial edition in the next couple of weeks,” commented Scott Griffith, senior vice president of Corporate Development for OpsCompass. He continued, “this is an example of how the flexible, integrated nature of the cloud, lends itself to sensitive workloads that require both cloud scale features and precise controls.”

Helm helps companies take advantage of the cloud more rapidly and provide visibility and control, an important factor in the public cloud’s shared risk model.

For a detailed look at OpsCompass’ compliance module: https://waypoint.opscompass.com/helm-a-better-way-to-do-public-cloud-compliance/

About OpsCompass

OpsCompass, LLC is a Nebraska based provider of enterprise software that drives operational control, visibility, and security in Microsoft Azure and other global cloud platforms. Purpose-built for the cloud, OpsCompass replaces legacy controls that are not designed for contemporary, API-driven, cloud infrastructure. The company was formed by former tech executives that have experience in a variety of cloud related industries and who have lived many of the challenges facing large enterprises in the transition to cloud-based systems. https://opscompass.com or https://waypoint.opscompass.com

About the Nebraska Applied Research Institute

The Nebraska Applied Research Institute is a 501(c) affiliate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha that provides applied research and development, hands-on training, data analytics, and cybersecurity services within the cyber physical system domain to industry and Government clients. Built around multiple high-fidelity hardware-in-the-loop testbeds, NARI’s offerings provide real-world solutions to some of the most complex and difficult cybersecurity challenges facing the high-tech digital world. The Institute was formed by tech executives and cybersecurity professionals with vast experience in vulnerability research, exploitation, data analytics, modeling, simulation, and visualization. http://nari.unomaha.edu.

About the Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Since 1967, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has focused on growing and diversifying the state’s economic base by bringing new investment, businesses, and people into the state. DED’s mission is to provide quality leadership and services that enable Nebraska’s communities, businesses, and people to succeed in a global economy. DED’s primary divisions of Business Development and Housing & Community Development are equipped with a variety of programs to advance Nebraska businesses and communities by assisting with business formation, retention, and expansion and by supporting Nebraska communities with development efforts. To find out more about the programs that DED offers to businesses and communities, please visit https://opportunity.nebraska.gov

Posted in: Government & Politics,Health & Medicine

Governor Kim Reynolds Visits Spin Markket On Condition Of The State Tour

Iowa Workforce Development recommended Spin Markket as a business that the Governor should visit. The discussion focused on how Spin Markket works with businesses around the state to tell their story about their business for customers and use that same strategy for recruiting new employees.

Governor Reynolds’ Condition of the State Tour is talking to businesses about Future Ready Iowa and Empower Rural Iowa Initiative that focuses on broadband, housing, and workforce across the state.

How a business appears online is a critical element in creating that positive story. With 95% of future customers viewing businesses online before they decide to buy, how that business appears is the deciding factor between a sale and no sale. The exact same scenario applies to recruiting employees. The first place that a potential employee goes is online to learn more about that business before submitting a resume or inquiry about the job opportunity.

“We use a variety of digital and social media marketing strategies to tell that story about the clients we serve,” states Cheryl O’Hern with Spin Markket. “That same strategy is used when that client is looking at growing their employment opportunities within their business. Posting an open job position is just not enough anymore with such a low unemployment rate across the state”.

Governor Reynolds also had a great conversation with Jessica Nemechek who will be an intern with Spin Markket starting in March. Jessica is a student at Buena Vista University and will be graduating in May with a degree in business and marketing. Internships are just one of the ways businesses can recruit future employees and create jobs that keep our graduating youth in the state.

The discussion also addressed two additional initiatives that Spin Markket participates in that focus on recruitment and community branding.

Dental Connection is a non-profit advisory group that works with dental professionals and graduating dental students in providing practice management support. The Advisory Group with Dental Connection is composed of professionals that specialize in services for dental professionals. In the group, dental professionals and students can network with a cpa, bank loan officer, healthcare real estate specialist, lawyer, dental equipment, construction and technical advisor, dental supply and systems advisor, marketing advisor, dentist and dental hygienist.

Branding communities to recruit future workforce along with potential businesses is the focus of #ThisIsFortDodge. The community branding campaign kicked off in 2016 and has grown to reach thousands every week through a strategically managed digital and social media marketing plan. It is common to receive posted comments from visitors across the world every week that routinely follow the community through #ThisisFortDodge.

Spin Markket is located at 726 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA. Additional information on the business can be found at http://www.spinmarkket.com, by emailing to info@spinmarkket.com or calling 515-302-8026. Everyone is invited to follow along on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter

Posted in: Business,Government & Politics

Housing Court Favors Landlord Mogul in Veteran Eviction Case

New York, NY. In a matter now filed with the Attorney General’s Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force, the New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision to charge a veteran for all legal fees incurred by his landlord in his attempts to evict him. Landlord, Larry Ginsberg, of Algin Management and owner of over thirty NY high-rise buildings, filed to evict a 40-year tenant on the basis of a claimed late payment of one rental check.

Tenant Gerard Sunnen, a Vietnam–era U.S. veteran (USAF-MC 71-73; USAF Reserves 73-82), states that this one check was duly sent, but not cashed. “For forty years the landlord happily took rent checks, Sunnen said, “ then one month, nothing except for a City Marshall eviction notice pasted on the door. While this may be a case of bias and discrimination, now known is that this is also a common tactic of certain NY landlords eager to flip apartments out of rent stabilization, flouting the rent stabilization guidelines of New York’s Department of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).“

.The matter landed in NY City’s Housing Court, where months of court appearances ballooned legal fees. Algin demanded some ,800 - reflecting the rates of the landlord’s lawyers, Belkin, Burden, Wenig and Goldman, LLP. - The matter went to Justice Anne Katz, head of NY’s Housing Court. Katz upheld the landlord’s demands.

Appealing the decision to the NY Supreme Court Appellate Term, First Department, the matter awaited final adjudication. In their decision, appellate justices Martin Shulman, Martin Schoenfeld, and Doris Ling-Cohan upheld Katz’s order.

“Tenants’ rights are sacrosanct in many cities around the world,” Sunnen added, “where community cohesion is protected. In these turbulent times breaking down New York’s cultural fabric via massive real estate upheavals, veterans, as all New Yorkers, should have housing shielded from powerful predatory interests, all in the context of a benevolent judicial system.“

Attribution:

Gerard Sunnen

200 East 33rd Street, 26J

New York, NY 10016

Tel. 212-6790679

gsunnen@aol.com

References: Index No. L&T 92116/02

L&T 078335/2015

NY County Clerk # 570869

Posted in: Government & Politics,Law & Legal,News & Current Affairs,Public Affairs

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