Rosanne Hanley To Teach Fitness Classes To Help Community Get Into Shape

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2018 / — Over the past two years, Rosanne Hanley has noticed two trends. The first pattern consists of the price of fitness classes are rising. Second consists of lack of family-oriented programs to help children start healthy lifestyles. Because of these two unfortunate trends, Hanley hopes to plan fitness classes catered to families.

"More and more fitness classes are forming in our community, but prices are too high and don't cater to families," says Hanley. "Why not combine getting fit with adults and children in a free class? It's a win-win for everyone who wants to participate."

While more planning has to take place before Hanley announces her intentions, she does hope to gain support from city leaders and residents. The free classes would become a unique opportunity for families to get fit together. Best of all, the courses will be open to residents of the city.

High Prices For Workout Classes Discourage Membership

Hanley notes that prices for adult classes can sometimes break a budget. While these costs can be high, they force people to workout on their own. Sometimes these people need motivation from a trainer in the class.

"These high prices can discourage individuals from working out in classes," says Hanley. "Also, having children can make it hard to find time to work out. Having children involved in the class will make it a fun experience, yet teaching youngsters proper health habits."

Because of the initial idea of having free classes for families of all ages, the door is open to new methods of teaching classes. From basic working out courses to more advanced training, Hanley hopes every member of the family benefits from her classes.

Also, Hanley hopes enough members of the community sign up so she can hire multiple instructors. The more residents that sign up, the more classes can form. Hanley also hopes she can receive funding from the government to help costs for equipment and paying instructors. In the meantime, Hanley will focus on smaller classes with families.

"I do have high hopes for these classes," says Hanley. "But focusing on families and showing that these free classes are beneficial is my goal right now."

The local recreation center can hold these classes in their side rooms at no charge to Hanley. Also, Hanley hopes to receive donations from local gym businesses to get initial equipment requirements. These consist of bands for stretching, yoga mats, weights, and other equipment.

One-On-One Time For Families In Classes

Another aspect Hanley wants to concentrate on is the one-on-one instruction with families. Hanley notes individuals become lost in the shuffle. This fact leads to individuals falling behind in the class. Because of the family aspect and smaller classes, Hanley can focus on helping struggling individuals.

"When working out with classes, I have noticed that many fall behind because the instructor cannot manage a large class," Hanley adds. "I plan to manage smaller classes and help those who need it."

Hanley says she's not worried about getting negative press from the businesses that charge for services. She believes these companies are wrong for charging high prices for workout classes. These high rates deter people from participating.

"If there low-cost classes, I would have never thought of this idea," explains Hanley. "Because of high prices and the exclusive membership-feel of these classes, families seem to shut out of the opportunity to better their lives."

Also, because of the family aspect, children and adults can participate together. Instead of having children in daycare or finding a babysitter, each party will benefit from a good workout.

"The end-game of these classes will be establishing healthy lifestyles for every member of the family," Hanley concludes.

Eric Blankenship
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Glenn Almack Makes Donation To Alzheimer's Association

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2018 / — Every day, people around the country see the deadly force of Alzheimer’s disease on families. Organizations are grateful for the interest in donating to the Alzheimer’s Association. Glenn Almack is one of those interested people and has made a significant donation to the research to find a cure for his horrific disease.

Almack's donation and the donations of others, proceed to fund research to find a cure to end this disease. Also, to support all those affected by the disease including families and caregivers.

History Of Alzheimer's Association

Since awarding their first grants in 1982, the Association has grown into the most significant nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. Over the life of their grants program, they have awarded over $385 million to more than 2,500 projects. This breakthrough has been made possible by caring people like Almack.

"I have seen the effects firsthand of this awful disease," explains Almack. "Being able to donate money for the research is the first step to finding a cure and helping millions of people lead normal lives."

By donating to his local Chapter, Almack is helping the organization serve people with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers in his local area. Also, funds go across the country to other facilities in need.

Local Chapters Making A Difference

The local Chapter ranks among the top of all Alzheimer’s Association chapters for the number of requests they receive. These requests include information and referral services, care and counseling consultations, and support group programs. Also, education and training programs for staff and families touched by the disease.

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to expediting the global work to eliminate Alzheimer's disease. The organization has become the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.

"They believe in the value of collaboration and are willing to imagine a time when we will have disease-modifying treatments," says Almack. "Also, they are creating preventive strategies and gold-standard care for all people touched by Alzheimer's disease. Their work and dedication is the reason why I donated money."

The group has awarded over $405 million to more than two-thousand projects over the life of their grants program.

Also, they provide global forums to advance the reach through their international colloquium, their scientific journal and professional society. They find common ground and associate with their colleagues in politics, academia, industry and other nonprofit organizations.

Plus, the organization works to ensure that their policy and publicly funded research actions reflect the seriousness of Alzheimer's disease as a national health priority. Also, they remain flexible and nimble to recognize issues, respond to evolving science and fill gaps of research completed across the globe.

Supporting Research And Breakthrough Disease Technologies
The Alzheimer's Association supports independent investigators worldwide through the International Research Grants Program. Since awarding their first grants in 1982, the Association has grown into the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.

"They fund investigations that advance the understanding of Alzheimer's disease," says Almack. "They also identify new treatment procedures, improve care for people with dementia, and optimize assistance for their families."

The organization furthers the knowledge of brain health and disease prevention. The funding becomes peer-reviewed by a broad international system of volunteer scientists and quality-assured by their Medical and Scientific Advisory Council. This group of exceptional professionals who serve a range of dementia, including clinical care, society health, and support services.

"For people experiencing with Alzheimer's, every development offers new hope," explains Almack. "The reason why I donated to the organization is that they are leading the charge for a cure."

Finally, the association's grants application is an essential source of support for the worldwide scientific effort to build a knowledge support base and vanquish this complex disease.

Eric Blankenship
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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Poster

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba in Come Back Africa

Mika Kaurismaki's award-winning documentary traces the life, activism and music of Miriam Makeba, the first African musicians to win international stardom!

Worth watching as a compilation of the great singer's songs but even more worth watching as social history from the heyday of the civil rights movement to Black Power to the end of apartheid.”

— Louis Proyect


Directed by Mika Kaurismaki, 2011, 90 min, South Africa / Germany, documentary in English

Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in 1959.

She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also Stokely Carmichael.

Her life was tumultuous. She always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. She died November 2008 after a concert in Italy.

Mika Kaurismaki's documentary, traces fifty years of her music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba.

Two musicians who played in Miriam Makeba's band for years will be on hand for Q&As: Percussionist Leopoldo Fleming on Saturday, January 20 and bassist Bill Salter on Sunday, January 21. Details available on the film’s web site

Diarah N’Daw-Spech, ArtMattan Productions
Tel (212) 864-1760, e-mail:


ArtMattan Films celebrates in 2017 twenty five years of exposing US audiences to a large variety of films about the human experience of people of color in many parts of the world. Films released by ArtMattan Films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Tracker, Gospel Hill, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, The First Rasta, The Pirogue and most recently White Lies. More info at

Diarah N'Daw-Spech
ArtMattan Films
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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba Trailer

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Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges a Nursing Home Manager to Call About Rewards If Their Facility Is Short on Staff But billing Medicare As If They Are Fully Staffed

We are urging a staff member or manager at a nursing home anywhere in the Illinois to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if Medicare is being overbilled for insufficient staff to care for their patients”

— Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 11, 2018 / — The Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging a staff member or manager at a nursing home anywhere in the Illinois to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if Medicare is being overbilled for insufficient staff to care for their patients. This practice is called short-staffing and it happens in nursing homes in every state nationwide-including Illinois. Frequently nursing homes involved in short staffing also bill Medicare for medical procedures that never took place. If you have proof your employer-nursing home is significantly involved in these types of practices-there can significant rewards for this type of information as we would like to discuss- anytime." http://Illinois.CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com

On November 16th, 2017 the Department of Justice announced a $1,250,000 settlement from the operator of a nursing home in Mississippi based nursing home for providing effectively worthless services to residents. While the whistleblower reward has not yet been announced it is expected to be around $150,000.

The Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center intends to ramp up their efforts to assist legitimate healthcare whistleblower's package their information in the hopes of increasing their potential whistleblower reward-with a focus on the following types of practices:

* Short staffed nursing homes in Illinois that are billing Medicare as if they are fully staffed.

* Hospice providers in Illinois that are billing Medicare for end of life medical treatment for people who are not dying.

* Drug company representatives in Illinois that are bribing medical doctors with the intent—the physician will over prescribe pharmaceutical products.

* Hospitals in Illinois that are admitting Medicare patients through their ER for expensive medical testing that should have never happened.

* Blood testing companies or imaging centers in Illinois that are paying off physicians for unwarranted expensive medical tests.

According to the Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center, "We want the potential whistleblowers who call us to understand their information could result in a significant whistleblower reward-provided it is well documented, and the wrongdoing is easy to prove. If a MD or healthcare worker in Illinois knows of a multimillion dollar scheme to overbill Medicare please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 about what the reward potential could be for their information. Please don't sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever know what it might have been worth." http://Illinois.CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multimillion dollar state or federal tax evasion, or an Illinois based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.”

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Illinois can contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Illinois.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com

For attribution please refer to the November 2017 United States Department of Justice press release regarding this matter.

Thomas Martin
Illinois Corporate Whistleblower Center
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Source: EIN Presswire

நியூயார்க் மாவீரர் நாள் உரை: பேராசிரியர் மு.நாகநாதன்

பேராசிரியர் மு.நாகநாதன் – நியூயார்க்

‘தந்தை செல்வா தளம் அமைத்தார், தலைவர் பிரபாகரன் களம் அமைத்தார்’

நியூயார்க், அமெரிக்கா, January 10, 2018 / —

மாவீரர் நாள் உரை
பேராசிரியர் மு.நாகநாதன்

நாள்: 27.11.2017
இடம் :நியூயார்க்

நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் மதிப்புமிக்க பிரதமர் திருவாளர்.ருத்ரகுமாரன் அவர்களே, இவ்வரசின் பொறுப்பாளர்களே, இங்குத் திரண்டிருக்கும் நண்பர்களே, தாய்மார்களே, இளைஞர்களே வணக்கம்.

தமிழர்கள் அனைவரும் மாவீரர் நாளை என்றும் நினைவுகூறுதல்; இன்றியமையாதது. தங்களின் இன்னுயிரைஈந்து பெரும் தியாகங்களைப் புரிந்து ஈழத்தின் விடுதலைக்காக உயிர்நீத்த மாவீரர்களை நாம் இன்று நினைவு கூர்கிறோம். தமிழீழத்தின் தேசியத் தலைவராகப் போற்றப்படுகிற மேதகு பிரபாகரன் உலகத் தமிழர்களின் தலைவராக இன்றும் போற்றப்படுகிறார். தமிழீழத்தில் மட்டுமல்ல, தமிழகத்திலும், தமிழர்கள் வாழ்கின்ற உலகில் உள்ள அனைத்து நாடுகளிலும் இன்று மாவீரர் தினம் பின்பற்றப்படுகிறது. சங்க காலத்தில் போரில் உயிர்நீத்த மாவீரர்களுக்கு நடுகல் வணக்கம் செய்யும் மரபு பின்பற்றப்பட்டது. இதைப்பற்றிய விளக்கங்கள் பல சங்க இலக்கியங்களில் பரந்து காணப்படுகின்றன. இந்த உயரிய தமிழ் மரபை மீட்டெடுத்து ஈழப்போரில் உயிர்நீத்த ஈகிகளுக்கு வீர வணக்கம் செலுத்தும் நாளைத் தமிழ் மரபாக மாற்றி, முதன்முதலாக 1989 ஆம் ஆண்டு மேதகு பிரபாகரன் மாவீரர் நாள் உரையை நிகழ்த்தினார். அன்று முதல் இந்த மாவீரர் நாள் தொடர்ந்து கடைப்பிடிக்கப்படுகிறது. இந்நிகழ்வில் நான் கலந்து கொண்டு உரையாற்றுவதற்கு அழைத்த நாடு கடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பொறுப்பாளர்களுக்கு எனது வணக்கத்தையும், நன்றியையும் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.

26.11.2017 நியூயார்க் நகரில் அமைந்துள்ள அறிஞர் தாமஸ் பெயின் நினைவிடத்திற்குச் சென்றேன். இங்கிலாந்தில் இருந்து அமெரிக்காவிற்குக் குடிப்பெயர்ந்து,அமெரிக்க விடுதலைக்காக முழக்கமிட்ட உலகப் பெரும் அறிஞர்களில் ஒருவர்தான் தாமஸ் பெயின். இந்திய விடுதலைப் போர் வரலாற்றை எடுத்துக்கொண்டால்கூட காங்கிரசு என்ற இயக்கத்தை உருவாக்கியவர் இங்கிலாந்து நாட்டைசை; சார்ந்த ஹியூம் என்பவர் ஆவார். உலகத் தலைவராகப் போற்றப்படுகிற காந்தியார் இந்தியாவினுடைய தேசியத்திற்கு வித்திட்டவர்கள் என்று ஹியூம், வெடர்பர்ன் என்கிற இரு இங்கிலாந்து அறிஞர்களைக் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார். அதே போன்றுதான் தேசியம் என்ற கருத்துருவாக்கத்திற்கு வித்திட்டவர் தாதாபாய் நௌரோஜி என்று குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார். அவ்வகையில்தான் தாமஸ் பெயினும் அமெரிக்க விடுதலைப் போருக்குத் துணைநின்றவர். அவர் வாழ்ந்த எளிமையான இல்லத்தை நினைவுச்சின்னமாக அமெரிக்க அரசு சிறப்பான முறையில் அமைத்துள்ளது. “எங்கே மோதல் கடுமையாக உள்ளதோ, அங்கேதான் வெற்றியும் புகழ்மிக்கதாக இருக்கும்” என்று அறிஞர் தாமஸ் பெயின் குறிப்பிட்டார். இதே நிலைதான் ஈழத்திற்கும் பொருந்துவதாக உள்ளதாகக் கருதுகிறேன்.

சிங்களப் பேரினவாத இராணுவ அரசிடம் கடுமையான மோதல்களைத் தொடர்ந்து சந்தித்து வரும் தமிழினம் ஒருநாள் ஈழத்தை வென்று புகழ்மிக்க தமிழர் அரசை உருவாக்கும் என்பதில் சிறிதும் ஐயமில்லை. தமிழர்கள் உலகின் மூத்த குடிமக்கள் ஆவர். பல்லாயிரம் ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு கடலால் நாம் பிரிக்கப்பட்டோம். இன்றைக்கும் பல ஆய்வு நூல்கள் இதைப்பற்றிக் குறிப்பிடுகின்றன. குமரிக்கண்டம் என்ற ஓர் அமைப்பு தமிழர்களின் நிலமாக அமைந்து புகழோடு வாழ்ந்ததற்கான சான்றுகள் தொடர்ந்து கிடைத்து வருகின்றன.

2016ஆம் ஆண்டு புள்ளிவிவரப்படி இலங்கையில் சிங்களவர்களின் எண்ணிக்கை ஏறக்குறைய ஒரு கோடி என்று குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. தமிழர்கள் 30 இலட்சம் என்றும் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. ஆனால், தமிழர்கள் கண்டத்திற்கு கண்டம் இன்று பரந்து வாழ்கின்றனர். தமிழர்களின் ஒட்டுமொத்த எண்ணிக்கை ஏறக்குயை 10 கோடிக்கு மேல் உள்ளது. அமெரிக்க சுதந்திரப் போரின் போது தாமஸ் பெயின் ஒரு கருத்தைப் பதிவு செய்தார். ஒரு சிறிய தீவு அமெரிக்கக் கண்டத்தை நிரந்தரமாக அடக்கி ஆள முடியாது என்றார். அதுபோல்தான் கண்டங்கள் கடந்து வாழும் 10 கோடி தமிழர்களை ஒரு கோடி சிங்களவர்கள் நிரந்தரமாக ஆள முடியாது என்பதை சிங்கள இனவெறி ஆட்சியாளர்களும், அவர்களுக்குத் துணை நிற்பவர்களும் உணரும் காலம் வெகுதொலைவில் இல்லை.

தமிழ் மொழியும் மிகத் தொன்மையான உலக மொழிகளில் மூத்த மொழியாகப் பிறந்து இன்றைக்கு உலகில் வாழும் தமிழர் அனைவருக்கும் தாய்மொழியாக உயர்ந்து வருகிறது. தனித்தன்மையோடு இன்றும் செம்மொழியாக இயங்கி வருகிறது. தமிழ்மொழியைப் பொறுத்த வரை பல காலக்கட்டங்களில் தன்னோடு இணைந்த பல சமயப் பிரிவுகளை அனைத்துக்கொண்டது. வரலாற்றின் காலக்கட்டங்களில் பல சமய பிரிவினரிடம் மோதல்கள் இருந்துள்ளன. ஆனால் தமிழ் மொழி ஒன்றுதான் அனைத்துச் சமயப் பிரிவினரையும் தன்னுள் இணைத்துக்கொண்ட உலகின் மொழியாக (ஐnஉடரளiஎந டுயபெரயபந) உள்ளது. 2000 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முந்தைய சமணம், பௌத்தம், கிறித்தவம், சைவம், வைணவம் ஆகிய அனைத்து சமயங்களின் காப்பியங்களும் தமிழில் உள்ளன. இசுலாமியக் காப்பியமும் தமிழில் உள்ளது. இன்று அனைத்துச் சமயப் பிரிவினரும் தங்களைத் தமிழர் என்று பறைசாற்றிக்கொள்வதில் பெருமை கொள்கின்றனர்.

இத்தகைய வரலாற்று பெருமை கொண்ட தமிழினத்தின் மீது இலங்கையில் கடந்த 68 ஆண்டுகளாகத் தொடர்ந்து தாக்குதல்கள் நடத்தப்படுகின்றன. தந்தை செல்வா தலைமையில் அமைதிவழியில் போராட்டமும், நாடாளுமன்ற ஜனநாயக முறையும் முன்னிறுத்தப்பட்டன. தந்தை செல்வாவின் நாடாளுமன்ற உரைகள் தக்க சான்றுகளாக உள்ளன. ஆனால், தொடர்ந்து தமிழர்களின் மொழியுரிமையும்,வாழ்வுரிமையும் மறுக்கப்பட்டதால்தான் தனி ஈழம் என்ற கோரிக்கையைத் தந்தை செல்வா அறிவித்தார். ‘தந்தை செல்வா தளம் அமைத்தார், தலைவர் பிரபாகரன் களம் அமைத்தார்’ என்று கவிஞர் காசி ஆனந்தன் அருமையாகக் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளாhர்.

நான் ஒரு பேராசிரியராக, ஆய்வாளராக பல நாடுகளுக்குச் சென்றுள்ளேன். அங்குள்ள அரசியல் தன்மைகளை ஆய்வு செய்திருக்கிறேன். அதனடிப்படையில் இலங்கையில் இருப்பது ஒரு ஜனநாயக அரசே இல்லை என்பதை என்னால் உறுதியாகக் குறிப்பிட முடியும். அங்கிருப்பது ஓர் இராணுவ அரசாகும். இலங்கையின் பொருளாதாரத்தைத் தற்போது ஒப்பிட்டுப் பார்த்தால் மக்கள்நலத் திட்டங்களுக்குச் செலவிடுவதைவிட இராணுவத்தின் செலவுதான் பெருகி வருகிறது. இதன் காரணமாக, உள்நாட்டு வெளிநாட்டு கடன்கள் நாட்டின் ஒட்டுமொத்த உற்பத்திக்கு சமமாக கடனளவு உள்ளது. அண்மையில் வந்த சில தரவுகள்- சிங்கள குழந்தைகளின் ஊட்டச்சத்து குறைபாடு அதிகரித்து வருவதாகக் குறிப்பிடுகின்றன. கிழக்கு மாநிலங்களில் வாழும் தமிழர் குழந்தைகள் சிங்கள குழந்தைகளைவிட ஊட்டச்சத்து குறைவில் அதிகம் உள்ளனர். ஆகவே, சிங்கள அரசினை இராணுவ அரசு என்றே குறிப்பிட வேண்டும்.

2009இல் முள்ளிவாய்க்கால் போரில் தமிழர்கள் இலட்சக்கணக்கில் கொல்லப்பட்டனர். அவர்களுக்கான நீதியை ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் மன்றத்தின் மனித உரிமை ஆணையம் வலியுறுத்தியும் பன்னாட்டு விசாரணையைத் தள்ளிப்போட்டுக் கொண்டே வருகின்றனர். இப்பன்னாட்டு விசாரணையைத் தொடர்ந்து மறுத்துவந்த போதிலும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் மன்றத்தின் மனித உரிமை ஆணையத்தில் உரிய முறையில் முறையிட்டு ஒரு நீதியரசரின் தலைமையில் விசாரணைக்குழுவை அமைத்துள்ளது மிகவும் பாராட்டுக்குரியது. போர்க்குற்றவாளிகளை அடையாளம் கண்டு உரிய தண்டனைகளை வழங்குவதற்குஇந்த விசாரணைக் குழு முதல் படி என்று கருதுகிறேன். தமிழீழப் போராட்டம் ஒரு தொடர்ச்சியான போராட்டமாகும். போரில் ஏற்பட்ட ஒரு பின்னடைவு இந்தப் போராட்டத்தின் நீண்ட கால வெற்றியைத் தடுத்து நிறுத்த இயலாது. உலகின் விடுதலைப் போர்களை அறிந்தவர்கள் இதை நன்றாக உணர்வர்.

ஈழ விடுதலையை விரைவில் அடைவதற்குத் தமிழர்கள் அனைவரும் ஒன்றிணைந்து போராட வேண்டும். தமிழர்களிடம் உள்ள குறையே ஒற்றுமை இன்மை என்பதை நான் பல காலக்கட்டங்களில் உணர்ந்திருக்கிறேன். அந்தச் சிறுசிறு வேறுபாடுகளை எல்லாம் களைந்துவிட்டு ஒரே அணியில் நாம் நின்று ஈழ விடுதலைக்குப் பாடுபட வேண்டும். பல அரசியல் கருத்துகள் இன்றைய உலகில் முன்வைக்கப்படுகின்றன. ஆதைத்தான் புவிசார் அரசியல் என்று குறிப்பிடுகின்றனர். ஆனால், புவிசார் அரசியல் காலத்திற்குக் காலம் மாறிவரும் சூழலும் உள்ளது. எனவே, உலகில் வாழும் தமிழர்கள் அனைவரும் ஒன்றிணைந்து அந்ததந்த நாடுகளில் உள்ள அரசியல் தலைவர்களைச் சந்தித்துத் தமிழர்களுக்கான உரிமையையும், நீதியையும் பெற வேண்டும். அதற்குரிய அழுத்தத்தையும் நாம் அளிக்க வேண்டும். அப்படிப்பட்ட தொடர் அழுத்தத்தின் காரணமாகத்தான் அரசியல் சூழல்கள் நமக்கு சாதகமாக மாறும். இலங்கை இராணுவ அரசு நிரந்தரமாகப் பொய்யைக்கூறிப் பல நாடுகளின் தலைவர்களை ஏமாற்றி,ஈழத்தின் விடுதலையைத் தடுத்துவிட முடியாது. ஈழத்தை வென்றெடுப்பதற்கு இந்த மாவீரர் நாளில் நாம் ஒற்றுமையுடன் செயல்படுவோம் என்ற உறுதி ஏற்க வேண்டும். அதுவே அந்த மாவீரர்களுக்கு நாம் செலுத்தும் உண்மையான காணிக்கையாகும் என்று கூறி எனது உரையை நிறைவு செய்கிறேன்.

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What You Can Say What You Can Do

NEW YORK , NEW YORK , USA, January 10, 2018 / — Denim Day NYC opens the new year with stark collaborations with BK Style Foundation and The Chi Group to announce its first ever coffee table book, What We Can Do, in order to align with this year’s theme #whatyoucansay #whatyoucando.

The project showcases photographs of survivors with messages that celebrate their experience and courage supporting Denim Day NYC’s initiatives of raising awareness to support survivors. This initiative is championed through a network of advocates, community organizations, city council members, and city agencies.

The Photographer Trudy Giordano will capture these powerful moments for What Can You Say, What Can You Do. Giordano was trained in film, then later moved to digital, she was always fascinated by the science and art of photography at an early age. She’s known to capture social habits and advocacy in fashionable styles with a powerfully profound presence.

Karin Bosman is named brand ambassador representing What Can You Say Netherlands Bosman is the founder of international organization AWH, victim of sexual workplace harassment and Dutch figurehead in combating sexual harassment in politics, education and corporate situations. Advisor and keynote speaker for multinationals and universities to create awareness and help to define recognize and prevent sexual harassment from happening.

Denim Day NYC @denimdaynyc
"Peace Over Violence (POV), a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, organized the first Denim Day event in 1999. Wearing jeans on Denim Day became a visible means of protest against myths that surround sexual assault. Under POV’s leadership, the Denim Day campaign became an international movement. Every year in April, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Denim Day NYC stands in solidarity with advocates around the world to raise awareness about sexual violence."For more information visit

BK Style Foundation @bkstylefoundation
BK Style Foundation (BKSF) was founded in 2004 as a platform to support creative talent, BK Style Foundation (BK|SF) lends a voice to social causes like human rights and civil liberties, HIV/AIDS awareness, poverty, and community development by partnering with organizations like Denim Day NYC, which raises awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence. Art in Motion Show, Beauty for Freedom, Soles4Souls Foundation, MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, Colel Chabad and other nonprofit organizations along with advocates to help raise awareness for social causes, community development, and leadership programs. For more information visit

The Chi Group @thechigroup
Founded in 2015 by Connie Chi, The Chi Group was created to help revolutionize the future of brands. Our branding agency humanizes brands through experiences while focusing on unique strategic partnerships. We work with global clients in fashion, spirits/liquors, health & wellness, food, hospitality, events, and entertainment. For more information visit

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Elaine Greta Adeval of New Vista for Families to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2018 / — Millions of kind hearted people generously donate to charities and support worthy causes all over the world. But when there is someone so extremely compassionate she has literally made it her life’s mission to help others, she unquestionably deserves our deepest honor and respect.

Elaine is an expert psychologist and family counselor who has treated people suffering from anxiety and depression for over fifteen plus years. She is also the owner of New Vista for Families, a shelter for abused women desperately fleeing from their violent boyfriends or husbands.

“We provide comfort and refuge for these shattered, disheartened women and their children,” says Elaine. “By helping them find a new place to work, buy them new clothes, even pay for their job training and medical expenses, we ultimately assist them in reclaiming their lives again.”

Many years ago, Elaine was also a tragic victim of domestic abuse and consequently shares a deep- seated connection with these women. With her heartfelt, empathetic desire to help others, Elaine was so inspired to make a difference in the lives of other people she opened New Vista for Families and has never looked back.

“My own harrowing experience has taught me to recognize warning signs of a potential abuser,” says Elaine. “For instance, when you’re in a relationship does your partner treat people who service him, such as waiters and waitresses, very disparagingly? Is he unusually controlling and demanding of every move you make? Does he ridicule your ideas and opinions? When you have disagreements is he menacing, hot-tempered and vindictive? These are all red flags that women should learn to recognize because when you first meet these men they will be extremely charming and manipulative.”

Elaine passionately puts every inch of her heart and soul into New Vista providing all the support, solace, and finances to assist these women in getting back on their feet again. But now it’s extremely critical she receive donations to keep the shelter operating. With her own kids to support and an enormous amount of bills to pay, Elaine is in extreme urgent need. Her ultimate dream is to raise enough money to open a second shelter and provide more resources for these vulnerable women who are fighting for their lives. While her counseling work is thoroughly rewarding, Elaine’s heart is so enormous she charges for her services by sliding-scale fees.

“Domestic violence is an overwhelming problem,” says Elaine. “For victims of abuse it doesn’t mean your life is destroyed forever, you will eventually heal and find peace, joy, and happiness. New Vista for Families hasn’t made me any money, in fact it’s put me at a much more economic disadvantage, but I will continue to persevere because I know how much I am helping people.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Elaine Greta Adeval in an interview with Jim Masters on January 12th at 2pm EST.

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If you have any questions for our guest please call (347) 996-3389.

Donations can be made to 177 Lindenwood road Staten Island, NY.

Lou Ceparano
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NCJFCJ Announces $11.2 Million in Grants in 2017 to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

Military families, drug treatment and domestic violence continue to be key focuses

The funding we receive is critical to continuing our mission to provide judges, courts and related agencies with the skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.”

— Joey Orduna Hastings

RENO, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, January 9, 2018 / — (Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has received 24 new and supplemental awards providing more than $11.2 million in additional funding; the second highest amount in the organization’s history. The NCJFCJ is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for families and children in courts nationwide.

This year marked the organization’s historic 80th anniversary. The NCJFCJ is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization, providing judges with ongoing education, training and technical assistance to make the best possible decisions for children and families in courts.

The $11.2 million in funding will support NCJFCJ projects focused on a multitude of areas that include: domestic violence; child protection and custody; domestic child sex trafficking; child welfare and foster care; military families; tribal and state courts collaboration; juvenile justice; trauma-informed justice; juvenile drug courts; research and data; and more.

One of the highlights for the upcoming year is that the NCJFCJ has received funding from the State Justice Institute for an initiative on military families in juvenile and family courts. In partnership with the Department of Defense, this initiative will allow the NCJFCJ to identify and recruit juvenile and family courts in jurisdictions with significant military presence; create an online national resource center; develop a training curriculum for judges, military command, and key stakeholders; and hold a second summit on military families and state courts for continuing and sustaining these efforts.

“The NCJFCJ is ecstatic to continue its partnership with the State Justice Institute to address issues faced by military families in the juvenile and family court system,” said Judge Anthony (Tony) Capizzi, NCJFCJ president. “Military families face unique challenges including long separations from one another as a result of deployments or relocations, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury and mental health including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. The NCJFCJ looks forward to working with judges to address the needs of military-connected families, with access to resources like counseling and child care services, while being sensitive to the traumas they may have experienced.”

Another highlight is the continuation of NCJFCJ’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts Communities of Practice Program that outlines best practices to ensure positive outcomes and treatment for youth dealing with substance abuse issues, such as the opioid crisis. The NCJFCJ also received funds to continue its Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody program. The resource center plans to expand the capacity of the domestic violence field including family violence prevention services grantees and survivors to effectively address the implications of domestic violence in child protection, child support, and custody systems.

“Coming off a successful 80th anniversary year, the funding we receive is critical to continuing our mission to provide judges, courts and related agencies involved with juvenile, family and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice,” said Joey Orduna Hastings, NCJFCJ chief executive officer.

Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

Chrisie Yabu
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"Absence Speaks" by Bea Lamar opens at Humans of the Earth Gallery

jail bed installation at the absence speaks exhibit

jail bed installation at the absence speaks exhibit

True lilies installation at the absence speaks exhibit

Humans of the Earth Gallery is proud to present “Absence Speaks,” an exhibit by Bea Lamar.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 9, 2018 / — Humans of the Earth Gallery is proud to present “Absence Speaks,” an exhibit by Bea Lamar.

With a bold use of materials, fragrance, and negative space, Lamar relies on the ephemerality of florals that consistently impact their surrounding. The viewer faces an invitation to interact with the work, made even stronger by the sensation arising from the scent.

With the new works, Lamar exhibits the gilded jailbed installation, completed Christmas 2017, as a bow to the enormous number of people forced to be absent from their communities and families during the holidays, due to the practice of mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. The installation was created in the span of 3 weeks, in collaboration with the Justice LA's "jailbeddrop" initiative that dropped over 50 jailbed installations by artists in various LA County cities on Christmas day, to protest LA County's plans to build two new jails.

Lamar states, "the process relied heavily on subtraction, and purposeful deprivation, to alter the naturally occurring form of the true lilies. More importantly the effects of the expropriation of these essential elements are in full view. I wanted people to witness it from a different perspective, say sitting or laying down in a lower bunk of a jailbed"

Bea Lamar was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and currently lives in Pasadena, CA. She attended Art Center College of Design. Her solo exhibitions include "Climagration," HOTE Gallery, Los Angeles, (2017); "Envisions," Rearte Gallery, Vienna (2013); "UFO," Nuit Blanche, Ottawa, Canada (2012); and "Absolute Fantasy," Papillion, Los Angeles (2010).

"Absence Speaks" will be on view December 27th- January 10th, 2018 during gallery hours, viewing also available by appointment. For further information, please contact the gallery at or at 626.642.8824. All media is subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to any reproduction.

Please engage in the conversation with us via the hashtags #HumansoftheEarthGallery #BeaLamar #AbsenceSpeaks #jailbeddrop #JusticeLAnow

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Presidential Canidate Antonio Álvarez Desanti and Investor Group Suing Panama

 Álvarez Desanti Costa Rica President Canidate

Álvarez Desanti Costa Rica President Canidate

Fernando Zumbado Former Housing Minister

Fernando Zumbado Former Housing Minister

Luis Martinez Zuniga, Cost Rica Criminal Prosecutor

Luis Martinez Zuniga, Cost Rica Criminal Prosecutor

What Does Mr. Álvarez Desanti and Mr. David Aven have in Common? Both are Suing a Government. Mr. Desanti is Suing Panama and Mr. Aven is Suing Costa Rica

It’s clearly in Costa Rica’s interest to ensure that foreign investors such as Mr. Aven are not abused by corrupt officials.”

— Fernando Zumbado, Former CR Housing Minister

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 9, 2018 / — Why is Mr. Desanti and his investor group suing Panama? The same reason David Aven and his investor group is suing Costa Rica. "Two Real" Estate Developments gone bad due to Corrupt Government officials, and "two real" David and Goliath battles.

In interviewing Mr. Aven, he revealed learning something interesting about Mr. Álvarez Desanti, a successful businessman and Costa Rica Presidential Candidate. Aven said this, “Apparently the same thing that happened to Mr. Desanti and his investor group in Panama, happened to me and our investor group in Costa Rica. Mr. Desanti's group, bought land in Panama for a real estate tourist project called "Cañaveral Ecotourism Development" with the goal of building a hotel. Their project was issued lawful Government permits, and was shut down by Corrupt Panamanian Government officials over a false wetland claim.

"Our investor group bought land in Costa Rica on a beautiful beach in Esterillos Oeste and our development was called the "Las Olas Beach Community". The plan was to be build condos, hotel, beach club and time shares. Our project was issued lawful Government permits, and was also shut down by Corrupt Costa Rica Government officials over a false wetland claim."

This reporters question is this, "is there a special school these officials attend to learn how to be corrupt?"

Mr. Desanti and his investor group is suing the Panama government for $100 million for the destruction of their investment. Mr. Aven's investor group is suing the Cost Rica Government for a similar amount for the destruction of their investment. It appears Mr. Desanti’s group and Mr. Aven's group are both victims of government corruption, and were both defrauded by the governments of Panama and Costa Rica respectively.

Fernando Zumbado, in a witness statement given for the CAFTA Case on behalf of the Complainants, said the following:

“Developers must be able to rely on the permits they have lawfully obtained. The way in which the Las Olas project has been dealt with by the Costa Rican authorities is both inexplicable and unacceptable.”

The exact same thing could be said about what happened to Desanti and his investor group in Panama!

Aven said the following at CAFTA hearing. "Developers spend millions of dollars acquiring land, going through the permitting process and acquiring Government permits, those permits must be respected and honored. It's not a magic trick of now you see them and now you don’t! Developers need to know the Government is stable and will stand behind lawful permits they issue. Developers need certainty that a rogue criminal prosecutor, like Luis Martinez, won’t be allowed , for whatever reason, to shut down a project just because the power he has goes to his head, and he decides he's not going to follow Government law."

Aven stated, "Developers have to know that a Government won’t permit a rogue Prosecutor to ignored objective evidence like SETENA Resolutions, an INTA report and MINAE and SETENA reports, all saying there are no wetlands. Then when the developer questions Mr. Martinez about why he didn't accepting the reports findings, the developer won’t have to hear a corrupt Criminal prosecutor tell him, I DON’T BELIEVE THOSE REPORTS!! Aven told the Arbitration panel, "the law is not based on a belief system, it's based upon facts and objective evidence. A competent and un-corrupted criminal prosecutor would know that and would not be saying, I DON'T BELIEVE THOSE REPORTS."

Aven continued, “As I testified at the hearing, and it’s on video for all to watch, Costa Rica law is clear. SETENA was the agency granted the authority by the Government and the courts, as the only agency to issue Environmental permits that has the force of law behind them. Once issued, the SETENA resolution findings becomes a Government order that all public and private persons must comply with, even Costa Rica Judges. Mr. Luis Martinez, the Criminal prosecutor, and Mr. Luis Picardo, Director of the MINAE in Puriscal, and others, refused to follow the law. They"re directly responsible for the destruction of the US Investors multi-million dollar investment in Costa Rica, and for bringing a 100 million dollar law suit down upon the head of the Costa Rica Government. Just like corrupt Panama officials were responsible for the 100 million dollar law suit that was filed by the Desanti Group.

Mr. Zumbado in his witness statement said: “It’s clearly in Costa Rica’s interest to ensure that foreign investors such as Mr. Aven are not abused by corrupt officials." If this kind of criminal behavior is not eliminated, it will give Costa Rica a bad name and is liable to discourage future foreign investment.” The same is true for Panama. The fact that this is being published and being read by thousands all over the world, is giving Costa Rica and Panama a bad name.

Aven concluded: “I hope Mr. Desanti will not be criminally charged by a corrupt Panamanian Criminal prosecutor and reported to INTERPOL, as I was falsely criminally charged by a corrupt Costa Rica criminal prosecutor, and as a revenge tactic, then referred to INTERPOL to be red noticed. I hope Mr. Desanti won't be accused of Duping the Panama Government, as I was falsely accused of Duping SETENA by Costa Rica's attorney."

It's clear to this reporter that corruption is the number one issue on the minds of Costa Ricans in the upcoming Presidential Election. Perhaps Mr. Desanti’s "corruption experience" in Panama, will make him more determined than ever, if elected President, to make "stopping Corruption" in Costa Rica, a "top priority" in his Administration. Whoever is elected President needs to make "stopping corruption" in Costa Rica "the top priority". If not, then Fernando Zumbado’s prophecy will come to pass and ongoing corruption will start to negatively impact foreign investment, tourism and International business in Costa Rica.

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Nick Johnson
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Witness testimony at the CAFTA Hearing World Bank Washington, DC

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