AMERICAN GENE TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES PROGRESS TOWARD PHASE I CLINICAL TRIAL OF AGT103-T FOR HIV FUNCTIONAL CURE

Completes process development for the AGT103-T automated cell manufacturing protocol

ROCKVILLE, MD, USA, January 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — American Gene Technologies International Inc. (AGT), a leading gene and cell therapy company, today announced completion of the pilot runs of its HIV Functional Cure automated cell processing protocol. This completes a key milestone of AGT’s planned Phase I clinical trial of AGT103-T, a genetically modified autologous T cell product in development as an HIV functional cure.

“This accomplishes the second of two key developments that prepare AGT for an IND submission,” said David Pauza, Ph.D., AGT’s Chief Science Officer. “We have now produced a GMP-grade lentiviral vector stock that will modify HIV-specific T cells to make them immune to HIV entry and depletion. We fully developed the process for treating cells, in an automated unit, which reliably manufactures the cell product. The results from the most recent pilot run were nearly four times the level that we believe is necessary to restore HIV immunity in HIV-positive individuals.”

The devastating impact of HIV/AIDS was dramatically relieved due to the development and global distribution of antiretroviral drugs. While these drugs marked a landmark achievement for medicine, even decades of treatment do not cure HIV and the virus re-emerges within just a few weeks off therapy. AGT103-T is the result of advances in genetic research to develop an immunotherapeutic that will potentially create a functional cure by reconstituting each person’s immunity to HIV disease. The approach taken by AGT differs substantially from other companies’ strategies by focusing on HIV-specific immune cells responsible for building and maintaining strong immunity against the virus. AGT’s product protects these HIV-specific immune cells through genetic modifications that knock down CCR5, a key surface protein utilized by HIV, and prevents replication of HIV already resident in those T cells. AGT’s cell therapy is expected to enable HIV-infected individuals to control and eliminate their viremia over time without the need for lifelong antiretroviral chemotherapy, render them non-contagious, protect them from developing AIDS, and provide immunity to reinfection for life.

Jeff Galvin, Chief Executive Officer, added, “This product is the most complex cell therapy the industry has delivered to date, and is a further indication of the sophistication, depth and breadth of AGT’s gene technology platform for drug development. We hope to show efficacy for our HIV treatment this year and add several infectious disease therapeutics to our pipeline in 2019, while continuing to develop our monogenic disease portfolio and our gamma delta T cell immuno-oncology programs.”

American Gene Technologies

AGT is an emerging gene and cell therapeutics company with a proprietary lentiviral platform capable of broad applications including large and orphan indications, infectious disease, immune-oncology, and monogenic disorders. AGT expects to take its lead candidate for an HIV functional cure into the clinic in 2018 and is pioneering a novel immuno-oncology approach of stimulating gamma-delta (γδ) T cells to attack multiple cancers. AGT has a diverse portfolio of patent filings surrounding key tools and components in viral vectors, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine, and a key patent in AGT's novel immuno-oncology approach has already been granted. AGT has developed a modified gene (patent-pending) able to express therapeutic levels of phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) that it is deploying, along with other proprietary AGT technologies, in pursuit of a cure for Phenylketonuria (PKU). AGT expects to begin clinical activities for PKU in 2019, and for liver cancer (AGT's first immuno-oncology therapy) in 2020.

More information can be found at www.americangene.com.

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Erik Agazim to provide a free basic first aid class

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There's no denying the benefits of first aid training.

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — "Whether in the home, at work, or in the street, first aid training saves lives," says Erik Agazim. "It really is as simple as that."

Florida resident Agazim is keen to stress the importance of even basic first aid training in the community.

As a result, he plans to provide a free class for locals.

Prompt first aid is critical when a person is taken ill. With immediate care, a patient is more likely to make a full recovery than if left to simply wait for emergency services.

"Lives are saved every day by CPR provided by civilian first aiders," says Eric Agazim. "In critical circumstances, it's essential that someone can start providing treatment if the injured or unwell party is to survive."

Worryingly few individuals are currently first aid trained according to recent statistics.

"Those are statistics I want to change, starting right here in Miami," says Agazim.

In an emergency situation, even where a large group is present, a single person trained in first aid can make all the difference.

First aid can be applied in a huge number of scenarios from cardiac arrest to childbirth and from hypothermia to heat stroke. Other situations where a first aider can provide critical immediate care are cases of stroke, seizures, or where a patient presents with burns or symptoms of poisoning.

Being able to maintain calm, while correctly putting to use any first aid equipment, such as the contents of a first aid kit, is often essential in the immediate care of a sick or injured individual.

The key objectives of first aid are threefold.

Firstly, to preserve life. By ensuring an open airway and placing a patient in the recovery position, one major threat to life is immediately minimized.

Secondly, to prevent further harm. This typically involves moving a patient away from any potential cause of further injury or harm. A first aider may also take steps to stem any bleeding.

Thirdly, what's called 'promoting recovery'.

Agazim explains, "Promoting recovery is taking positive measures to best ensure successful ongoing recovery of the patient once in the care of emergency services."

"This could be administering basic treatment, or applying a tourniquet or bandage," he continues.

These are all topics and treatments which Agazim plans to see covered in the class.

"I hope attendees will leave with a much better understanding of first aid," he explains, "regardless of the level of understanding they came in with."

"If I can help to save just one life through spreading awareness of proper first aid techniques, I'll be over the moon."

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Maryland Families Celebrate a Year of Homebirth Services

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Midwives and families rally at state capital

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Midwives Expand Pregnancy and Birth Options for Women

For me, birthing at home is about having an intimate experience with my family”

— Paige Barocca

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Maryland families are celebrating the one year anniversary of the state’s first Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives (LDEMs). The newly licensed midwives give Maryland citizens increased access to midwife-attended home births. In the past, families seeking home birth midwife care were limited to the few Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) practices offering home birth.

The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill in May of 2015 allowing Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) who practice as Licensed Direct Entry Midwives to legally attend homebirths in the state of Maryland. After the bill passed, regulations were completed making way for the first licenses to be issued in January of 2017. LDEMs scope of practice encompasses the care of women experiencing normal pregnancy who choose to deliver in the safety, comfort, and privacy of their own home. LDEMs offer complete prenatal, birth, postpartum, and initial newborn care.

Hundreds of families spent years advocating for increased access to midwifery care. “For me, birthing at home is about having an intimate experience with my family and avoiding the high rates of medical intervention in the hospital,” says Paige Barocca, a homebirth mother. “With the births of my two older children I had no legal options in my area to birth at home. I had to drive over an hour to access a midwife. Now that I am pregnant again, I am excited to work with an LDEM close to me.”

Over the last 30 years, the number of people in Maryland choosing to birth at home has increased along with the national trend. Maryland is affected by the nationwide shortage of maternity care providers (nearly half of U.S. counties had no maternity care providers at all, as of 2010.)

LDEMs meet strict educational standards in preparation for a certifying exam. Numerous studies demonstrate the safety, excellent outcomes, high rate of client satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness of home birth.

The Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland (AIMM) continues to work on expanding access to birth options for Maryland families. AIMM will attend a gathering in Annapolis on February 7, 2018 hosted by Maryland Families for Safe Birth. All are welcome!

AIMM is the professional organization of home birth midwives in Maryland and supports home birth midwives in every community providing safe, affordable, care to the families they serve.

For more information and a listing of home birth midwives, go to www.aimmidwives.org or the Midwives Alliance of North America.

Dianne Sellers, CPM, LDEM
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Visiting Prince Edward Urged to Raise Persecution of Tamils with Sri Lankan Leaders and to Meet Tamil Victims: TGTE

Please remember the victims when you shake hands with military officers who committed war crimes now camouflaged as Cabinet members and President himself

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , January 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

While His Royal Highness The Prince Edward is visiting Sri Lanka to be the Chief Guest of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrations, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged him to raise the persecution of Tamils with Sri Lankan leaders and to meet Tamil victims during his visit. He will represent Her Majesty The Queen at the 70th anniversary celebration of Sri Lanka’s independence on 4 February.

TGTE submitted a memo (Please see below), highlighting the abuses faced by Tamils to be raised with Sri Lankan leaders.

“While you receive the Guard of Honor during the Independence Day celebrations, please remember that these troops that give Guard of Honor are the same troops that according to UN killed over 70 thousand Tamils in six months in 2009 and raped scores of Tamil women” said TGTE. "There are around 90 thousand Tamil war widows facing numerous challenges."

Furthermore, a recent report by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) (http://www.itjpsl.com/reports/submission-to-cedaw ) published details of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as sex slaves.

“Given the gravity and serious nature of these killings and sexual violence, your own British Government sponsored a Resolution at the UN Human Rights Council stipulating that Sri Lanka to bring those responsible for these international crimes to face justice with the participation of International Judges, Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys.”

“Instead of bringing those responsible for these mass atrocities, they were promoted, given diplomatic and other senior positions and even made as senior Cabinet Ministers. There are also allegations that even the President himself is responsible, given his position as the acting Defense Minister during the final phase of the war when thousands of Tamil civilians were killed and starved to death. Please remember the victims when you shake hands with these military officers now camouflaged as Cabinet members and the President himself” said TGTE.

"We urge you not to miss this opportunity to raise the persecution of Tamils with the Sri Lankan President and Prime minister and to meet Families of the Enforced Disappearance, families of those killed, family members of those currently in prison and women who were sexually assaulted and raped during your visit to Trincomalee and Batticalow Districts. There are thousands of these victims and victim’s families who will be waiting for you when you visit these districts. We urge you not to turn a blind eye to these victims and families of the victims" said TGTE. "Sri Lankan Government will take you on a “guided tour” and avoid you see the true picture of the plight of Tamils".

TGTE URGE THE FOLLOWING ISSUES TO BE RAISED WITH SRI LANKAN LEADERS:

1) Rape Camps run by Sri Lankan Security Forces, where Tamil women are held as Sex Slaves.
2) Justice for victims of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide.
3) Plight of the “Disappeared”.
4) Tamil Prisoners of War (POW).
5) Military occupation of Tamil Lands.
6) Very large Military presence in Tamil areas.
7) Tamil’s safety in danger.
8) Restrictions on Freedom of Expression (6th Amendment restrictions).

BELOW, PLEASE FIND THE DETAILS OF THESE CONCERNS:

1) RAPE CAMPS RUN BY SRI LANKAN SECURITY FORCES, WHERE TAMIL WOMEN ARE HELD AS SEX SLAVES:

A recent report by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) (http://www.itjpsl.com/reports/submission-to-cedaw ) published details of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as sex slaves.

The report states the following:

"A senior officer came into the room and was asked to take his pick, like we were meat in a meat market. He looked around and chose me. He took me to another room and raped me"

"Two of the women describe being detained in a group in one room, available for any soldier to come and choosefrom and take to an adjacent room or tent to be raped,"

48 of the victims had been detained under the Government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and seven of them under the new Government of President Maithripala Sirisena.

ITJP has also provided details of six military men including a major and a lieutenant colonel who are alleged perpetrators of rape and torture in the military.

Details: http://www.jdslanka.org/index.php/news-features/human-rights/669-un-told-of-sri-lanka-military-operating-qrape-campsq

2) JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF WAR CRIMES, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE:

Getting Justice for victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide received a setback due to Sri Lankan Government’s unwillingness to prosecute civilian and security forces for have committed mass killings of Tamils and rape. According to UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lankan up to 70 thousand Tamils were killed in six monthsin 2009 and scores of Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by Sri Lankan Security forces.

UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) got involved to bring justice to these abuses and Resolution (30/1) was cosponsored by Sri Lanka in the September 2015 Session of the UNHRC and Sri Lanka committed to bring perpetrators to face justice by March 2017, in a hybrid court consisting of foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators.

But Sri Lanka reneged in its commitment and came to UNHRC in March 2017 to seek extension of two years, which was granted. But the Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister have already rejected one of the main conditions of the UNHRC Resolution of establishing a Hybrid Court with foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators.

The current President, who as Acting Defense Minister during the war had command responsibility and a possible suspect for committing war crimes, crimes against humanity.
Due to Sri Lankan Government unwillingness to bring perpetrators to face justice, Tamil victim’s quest for justice is denied.

Tamils now appeal UN Human Rights Council to refer Sri Lanka to the UN General Assembly, along with a recommendation to the UN Security Council that Sri Lanka be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or that an ad-hoc International Criminal Tribunal be created on Sri Lanka, similar to the procedure followed to assure accountability for North Korea’s Crimes Against Humanity.

Here is the Link for details: http://world.einnews.com/pr_news/369076202/sri-lanka-war-crimes-tamil-leaders-and-victims-jointly-urge-un-not-to-give-extention-and-refer-to-un-general-assembly

3) PLIGHT OF THE DISAPPREARED:

The plight of thousands of Tamils who were subjected to enforced disappearance, including several who surrendered to the Sri Lankan Security forces, remain unknown for several years.

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe made a statement that thousands of Tamils who surrendered to the Sri Lankan Security forces are no longer alive. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister made this statement on January 15, 2016 in Jaffna, when he spoke at a celebration of Thai Pongal, a Hindu festival. Despite repeated requests by family members of the “disappeared” the Prime Minister refuges to give details about how these “disappeared” were killed and where their remains are.

The relatives have a right to know what had happened to the victims, the relatives are also victims. The denial of the right to know is a violation of article 7, 9, and 10(1) of the convenant. E.Quinteros and M.C. Almeida de Quintero v Uruguay Doc A/38/40

4) TAMIL PRISONERS OF WAR (POW):

Hundreds of Tamil Prisoners of War (POW) are imprisoned, some for over fifteen years.
They are held primarily under Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), which Sri Lankan Government promised to repeal to UN Human Rights Council, but still using PTA to arbitrarily arrest Tamils and detaining.
The current Government gave several assurances that these prisoners will be released. But years have passed without any results.

5) MILITARY OCCUPATION OF TAMIL LANDS:

Large number of private lands belonging to Tamil civilians are forcibly occupied by the Sri Lankan Security forces. Using them to commercial projects like farming, luxury hotels, shops, fishing etc., depriving Tamil’s livelihood.

The above is a deprivation of property without due process. Taking lands belonging to the Tamils on account of their nationality also constitutes a violation of article 2 of the covenant.

6) VERY LARGE MILITARY PRESENCE IN TAMIL AREAS:

According to several independent sources, Tamil areas have a ratio of one soldier for every five civilians, the highest number of soldiers to civilian ratio in the world.

In one Tamil District in the North, the ratio is one Sri Lankan soldier to every two Tamils civilians (Source: Report by think-tank Adayaalam Center for Policy Research).

Eight years have passed since the war came to an end but not a single soldier was brought to justice and the Government is trying to shield the soldiers even from the UN mandated inquiry.

Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister have already rejected one of the main conditions of the UNHRC Resolution of establishing a Hybrid Court with foreign judges, prosecutors and investigators.
The current President, who as Acting Defense Minister during the war had command responsibility and considered a possible suspect for committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and Genocide.

According to the UN, Sri Lankan security forces have committed mass killings and large scale rape of Tamil women. The same security forces that committed these abuses are still stationed in very large numbers in Tamil areas; among the same women they committed sexual violence. Tamil women have to undergo fear and humiliation to live among these soldiers and to see them walking free and enjoying full protection and support of the Government.

The suffering of 90,000 Tamil war widows is continuing, having to live with pain of losing their husbands and to take care of the children with great difficulty and facing threats, intimidation and abuse from the same soldiers who killed their husbands.

7) TAMIL'S SAFETY IN DANGER:

Since UN Human Rights Council’s decision to give extension of time to Sri Lanka for the Resolution 30/1, Tamil’s fear for their safety since it embolden and encourage Sri Lankan security forces to commit human rights abuses against Tamils without any fear.

Tens of thousands Sri Lankan Security forces who committed mass killings and sexual violence are still stationed in Tamil areas and live among the victims.

There are numerous reports of current abuses against Tamils, including a recent report by UN Special Reporter on torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Mr. Juan Mendez.
A recent report by Associated Press (AP), highlight the abuses faced by Tamils in a story titled: "Dozens of Men Say Sri Lankan forces raped and tortured them."

To Ensure Tamil’s safety UN is urged to deploy UN Human Rights Monitors in Tamil areas.

Here is the link to Associated Press (AP)Report: https://apnews.com/ced017bd441f46ba838aaedf6ff5dbe2

8) RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: 1,705 LAWYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD APPEAL TO UN.

The 6th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution, criminalizes freedom of speech and conscience, guaranteed in Articles 18 and 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Recently, One thousand seven hundred and five lawyers (1,705) from around the world have joined the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and filed a complaint on December 8th, 2017 with the UN Human Rights Committee that the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is a violation of freedom of speech and conscience, and the right to self-determination guaranteed in Articles 18, 19, and 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The Complaint was filed by former US Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, Justice K.P. Sivasubramaniam (Retd), Former Judge of the High Court of Madras, India, and the Prime Minister of The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran.

1,705 Lawyers from across the globe including heads of Bar Councils, law professors, and retired judges from U.S.A., U.K., Canada, France, Switzerland, South Sudan, and India (Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka & New Delhi), provide legal representation to the above complaint.

Here is the link:
https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/421304185/sri-lanka-s-sixth-amendment-challenged-at-the-un-by-1-705-lawyers-from-around-the-world-tgte

ABOUT TRANSNATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL EELAM (TGTE):

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected Government of a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world. TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

TGTE twice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has two champers of Parliament: The House of Representatives and Senate and a Cabinet.
TGTE is leading a campaign to realize Tamils’ political aspirations through peaceful, democratic and diplomatic means. The Constitution of the TGTE mandates that it should realize its political objective only through peaceful means.

The Prime Minister of TGTE is Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, a New York based lawyer.

For information contact: pmo@tgte.org

BACKGROUND:

Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka faced repeated mass killings in 1958, 1977, and 1983 and the mass killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of the killings.

According to UN internal review report on Sri Lanka, over 70,000 Tamils were killed in six months in early 2009 and Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by the Sri Lankan Security forces. There are over 90,000 Tamil war widows and thousands of Tamils disappeared due the conflict.

According to this UN report, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide.

Members of the Sri Lankan security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese community and the victims are all from the Tamil community. A Buddhist Monk shot and killed a Sri Lankan Prime Minister 1959 for having talks with Tamils.

Tamils overwhelmingly voted in a Parliamentary election in 1977 to establish an independent and sovereign country called Tamil Eelam. This Parliamentary election was conducted by the Sri Lankan Government.

Contact: pmo@tgte.org

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TGTE Parliament Works out New Political Strategies

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TORONTO , CANADA , January 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam's (TGTE) Parliament which concluded its three- day session in Canada has worked out key political strategies it must pursue to achieve its objectives.

The eighth direct session of the second tenure of the TGTE Parliament was held on the 19th, 20th and 21st of January at the City of Markham’s Aaniin Community Centre on Vanni Street, Markham, Toronto, Canada.

Among the participants were TGTE Members of Parliament from various countries of the world along with members of the TGTE Senate, members of the Advisory Committee, academia and renowned historians.

Mr. Rudrakumaran, the TGTE Prime Minister, had, in his opening-day address, insisted on the necessity, by way of basic ethics and political strategy, for organizations fighting for the realization of the Tamil people’s right to self-determination and for securing remedial justice for Mulivaikaal genocide through political and diplomatic means, to subject their formations and activities to conform to democratic norms and values.

The Work Reports of each ministry, the observations and motions from the Senate members and many other topics were placed before Parliament and discussed.

Political Analyst, M. Thirunavukkarasu, Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Madras, Professor Manivannan, Law Professor at Queen’s University, Canada, Sharry Aiken, Tamil Historian and Researcher, ‘Orissa Balu’, Markham Regional Councillor, Nirmala Armstrong, Tamil Political leader and Toronto City Councillor, Neethan Shan and former TGTE Speaker, Pon. Balarajan shared their valuable insights, making fruitful contributions to the deliberations.

The session reached decisions on key political strategies to be worked out by TGTE in order to keep pace with contemporary developments – the modalities for these new strategies will be revealed and become apparent in the near future.

The TGTE Prime Minister further enumerating on TGTE’s priorities had this to say to Tamils living Canada:
“The Tamil people living in Canada are obliged to play a great role in winning the liberation of our Homeland. We should act in such a way as to utilize the liberal order, the political space and the political network available in Canada to further the cause of the political liberation of the people of the Homeland.”

The session coincided with TGTE’s annual ‘Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal’ celebrations on 20th January.

The public and the various representatives of the Tamil community who had the opportunity to watch the sittings on the three days, either directly or through media, have come to place new faith and trust in the TGTE which, they feel, has clearly charted the right course and is going in the right direction to win Tamil Eelam.

அரசியல் மூலோபாயங்களை வகுத்துக் கொண்ட நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் அமர்வு
Link in Tamil: http://www.tamilwin.com/statements/01/171888

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CCHR Florida Exposes Psychiatric Ties to the Holocaust Using Acclaimed Documentary

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum is open daily in downtown Clearwater, Florida

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum is open daily in downtown Clearwater, Florida

CCHR co-hosted an event in commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day where attendees learned more about ties between psychiatry and the Holocaust.

The Nazis killed millions. Their justification was psychiatry and psychology’s theory of eugenics—that certain people were inferior and should be exterminated and their kind bred out of the race.”

— CCHR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog organization dedicated exposing abuses in the field of mental health, co-hosted a complimentary dinner event in commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday, January 26, 2018 with the Tampa Church of Scientology at the National Historic Landmark, Ybor Square, where those in attendance learned more about ties between psychiatry and the origination of the Holocaust.

Joined by international Israeli singer Ms. Judy Bechar, who performed a special song in memory of the victims of this horrific period in history, attendees discussed personal ties to the Holocaust and shared actions that can be taken to spread more awareness of tolerance after learning about psychiatry’s shocking role in the systematic murder of 6 million Jews as exposed in the documentary Psychiatry: An Industry of Death.

This documentary was the inspiration behind the creation of a permanent exhibit which presents the history of psychiatry as well as information on the state of psychiatry today using interviews with more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators, survivors and experts on the mental health industry to shine the light of truth on the multi-billion dollar psychiatric industry. Located at the CCHR center in downtown Clearwater, almost 5,000 people have toured the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum since it opened in 2015 including elected officials, attorneys, psychiatric nursing students and concerned individuals from across the state. The 2-hour self-guided tour is free of charge and open to the general public 7 days a week. For more information or to schedule a tour of the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum please call CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org.

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Rudy L. Kusuma and Ji Chang Makes a Difference as ‘Miracle Agent’ for Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — RE/MAX agent Rudy Lira Kusuma Ji Cheng has made a difference in San Gabriel Valley – Greater Los Angeles Area by becoming a Miracle Agent. Through the Miracle Home program, Rudy Lira Kusuma and Ji make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® after each transaction. And all of the donations benefit the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

“Our business is only as healthy as my community,” says Rudy Lira Kusuma, CEO of RE/MAX Titanium. “Sixty-two children enter a CMN Hospital for treatment every minute. I feel better knowing that I’m doing my part to make sure every child in our community who needs care has a shot at the best care possible.”

RE/MAX Miracle Agents, Offices and Teams help make a significant impact on the lives of children treated at CMN Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the years, their support of CMN Hospitals has helped provide life-saving treatments, advanced medical equipment and valuable research and education. And the local hospitals determine the best way to allocate those funds based on local need.

Since 1992, RE/MAX Affiliates across the U.S. and Canada have raised $157 million for 170 member hospitals. RE/MAX Miracle Agents, Offices and Teams are dedicated supporters who pledge to make a donation after each closed property sale.

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Rudy L. Kusuma and Amy Lin Makes a Difference as ‘Miracle Agent’ for Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles

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Active Member of the Business Community Makes Donations and Raises Awareness to Help Kids Get Better

ALHAMBRA, CA, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — RE/MAX agent Rudy Lira Kusuma and Amy Lin has made a difference in San Gabriel Valley – Greater Los Angeles Area by becoming a Miracle Agent. Through the Miracle Home program, Rudy Lira Kusuma and Amy Lin make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® after each transaction. And all of the donations benefit the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

“Our business is only as healthy as my community,” says Rudy Lira Kusuma, CEO of RE/MAX Titanium. “Sixty-two children enter a CMN Hospital for treatment every minute. I feel better knowing that I’m doing my part to make sure every child in our community who needs care has a shot at the best care possible.”

RE/MAX Miracle Agents, Offices and Teams help make a significant impact on the lives of children treated at CMN Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the years, their support of CMN Hospitals has helped provide life-saving treatments, advanced medical equipment and valuable research and education. And the local hospitals determine the best way to allocate those funds based on local need.

Since 1992, RE/MAX Affiliates across the U.S. and Canada have raised $157 million for 170 member hospitals. RE/MAX Miracle Agents, Offices and Teams are dedicated supporters who pledge to make a donation after each closed property sale.

For more information about the Miracle Home or Miracle Property program, please visit www.TeamNuVision.net or call 626-789-0159

Your Referrals Help the Children…

For every house we sell this year, we are donating a portion of our income to the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. We are on a mission to raise $50,000 for the Children's Hospital.

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award winning service, but we donate a substantial portion of our income on every home sale to the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

It's easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Simply call me direct at 626-789-0159

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RUDY LIRA KUSUMA
TEAM NUVISION – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team
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Untapped Top 30 Social Entrepreneur Award Winners Announced

Honoring the world’s Untapped Top 30 pro-social digital marketers and entrepreneurs

Award winners selected for their support of the Social Enterprise Efforts: Digital Marketing Summit benefiting Ugandan Water Entrepreneurs

, Elizabeth and Patrick Shores, Summit Co-hosts and Founders of the Untapped Top 30 Social Entrepreneur Awards

Untapped Shores International announces the selection of the “Untapped Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs” Award winners live during their annual summit.

ROCHESTER, NY, USA, January 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Untapped Shores International announces the selection of the “Untapped Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs” which honors 30 of the top pro-social digital marketing professionals in the world.

The Class of 2017 winners will be recognized at the 2018 Untapped Marketing Secrets Summit, taking place January 25-27.

Candidates are distinguished by professional achievements, industry leadership, and charitable service endeavors, and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from Untapped Shores International’s current leadership.

“We realize the importance of infusing service and a spirit of giving back into every business model,” said Untapped Shores CEO Patrick Shores. Executive Director Elizabeth Schirmer Shores added, “Our continued success as one of the world’s leading safe water social enterprise charities depends in part on our ability to identify and promote future leaders in the digital business arena.”

These honorees were chosen from small and medium-size businesses that they founded or co-founded from every region of the country, and represent diverse industry areas such as marketing, advertising, consulting, lead generation, branding, finance, and more.

The 2017 Untapped Top 30 Social Entrepreneur Award winners are:

Hannah Ashcroft
Bushra Azhar
Liz Benny
Ellie Burscough
Casey Casburn
Chee Chai
Trevor Chapman
Dan Culver
Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman
Jason Goldberg
Kandra Hamric
Dan Henry
Michelle Jamesina
Virginia Salas Kastilio
Morgan Lapresi
Leah Latini
Kathy McDougal
Tara Simionescu
Akbar Sheikh
Mitchell Sholly
Randy Sleem
Rashad Sleem
Julie Stoian
Rhonda Swan
Chad Thibodeaux
Rita Veiga
Dave Williams
Chase Woodhams
James Wrest
Angela Wright

Nominations for the class of 2018 can be submitted via the contact form on the organization’s website, https://untappedsecrets.com, through which professionals can nominate themselves or a colleague.

For more information or to nominate an individual for the Untapped Top 30 Social Entrepreneur Award Class of 2018, visit https://untappedsecrets.com.

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Untapped Shores International is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise that exists to bring novel clean water technology to the most vulnerable populations and disaster relief zones around the world. Their flagship technology is a handheld device which is compact enough to fit in a child's hand and is powered simply by sunlight and salt water. This portable equipment is deployed as a "water business-in-a-box" with entrepreneurs in developing areas, and can create clean water for up to 2,000 people per day. Untapped Shores is empowering women, orphans, and rural villagers to sustainably impact their community health outlook in as little as one day. For additional information, visit https://untappedshores.org.

Elizabeth Shores
Untapped Shores International
(585) 376-0803
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Zaev-Tsipras Meeting in Davos: Zaev Once Again Puts on Display His Contempt for Macedonia’s Name, Identity and History

Our Name Is Macedonia billboard beside Macedonia’s parliament. End the name negotiations NOW.

Zaev openly indicated that Macedonia's name would be changed to meet Greece’s racist objections and to smooth its path towards “Euro Atlantic integration”.

Join MHRMI’s Our Name is Macedonia campaign and our call to end the racist name negotiations. Defend our right to exist – as Macedonians. Don’t let Zaev & the West denationalize the Macedonian people.”

— Bill Nicholov, President, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

TORONTO, CANADA, January 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 24, 2018, the foreign-installed leader of the puppet government in Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, met with Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, to discuss Greek-Macedonian relations and the irrational Greek objection to Macedonia’s historical and rightful name, Republic of Macedonia.

At the joint press conference held after the meeting Zaev, in a cringing attempt to ingratiate himself with the Prime Minister of a country which has made no secret of its desire to eradicate Macedonian identity, put on a display of fawning obsequiousness that surpassed his previous humiliating attempts at “accommodation”. Aside from the humiliating announcement that Macedonia would be renaming Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje and the main highway in Macedonia which also bears the name Alexander the Great (reportedly to the “Friendship Highway”; we won’t comment on the irony of this) as a gesture of “good will”, Zaev openly indicated that the name of his country Macedonia would also be changed to meet Greece’s racist objections and to smooth Macedonian’s path towards “Euro Atlantic integration”. How otherwise to interpret the fact that during the entire press conference Zaev, while standing next to his overlord Tsipras, did not once mention the word Macedonia as the name of the country?

While the false leftist Tspiras arrogantly referred to Macedonia consistently as “Skopje” and “FYROM”, Zaev did not once have the courage- as if any national leader should require courage to utter the name of the country he represents- to use the name Macedonia, preferring to refer to it inanely and servilely as “my country”, “our country”, “the country I lead”. He has done so consistently in the past and did so as recently as last week when interviewed in Macedonia by a journalist from the Greek TV station “Alpha”. Zaev’s reluctance, indeed almost obsessive refusal, to say his country’s name in front of Greek politicians is unmistakable evidence that he and his quisling government are preparing to change Macedonia’s name, thereby dealing a mortal blow to Macedonian identity, history, language and culture and by extension Macedonia’s existence as the national state of the Macedonian people. At the same time Tsipras unequivocally stated that apart from the name, Macedonia would also have to change its national identity and language in order for Greece to “support” its Euro Atlantic aspirations. Zaev did not challenge Tsipras’s demands, but instead obediently nodded like a school boy being lectured to by the school principal.

MHRMI publicly calls on Zaev to answer the following questions: Which country are you the ostensible leader of? What is the name of that country in its Constitution which you are sworn to uphold? Will you continue being the leader of the Republic of My Country/ Our Country/ The Country I Lead or the Republic of Macedonia? When will you stop being the servile pawn of the USA, NATO, EU, Greece, Bulgaria and Albania. Do you have an ounce of Macedonian national pride in your body or will you continue being the only leader of a government in the world who refuses to use a country’s official name, utter the name of its language and the name of its people when he leaves the country and increasingly within the country?

Zaev’s reluctance to use Macedonia’s official name is incontrovertible proof that he and his installed government are prepared to change Macedonia’s name at all costs to satisfy the racist demands of Greece and their EU/USA/NATO allies. However, he and his nefarious plans can be thwarted through the united actions of Macedonians in and outside of Macedonia. We therefore call on Macedonians worldwide to resolutely and unwaveringly defend Macedonia’s centuries-old name. All Macedonians must unite in defence of our name. Join MHRMI’s Our Name is Macedonia Campaign and our call to end the anti-Macedonian name negotiations. Defend our right to exist as Macedonians. Don’t let Zaev and the West denationalize the Macedonian people. Macedonia is all that we have!

— Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. For more information: 1-416-850-7125, info@mhrmi.org, www.mhrmi.org, twitter.com/mhrmi, facebook.com/mhrmi, mhrmi.org/OurNameIsMacedonia

Bill Nicholov, President
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
416-850-7125
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