Changing the lives of children with special needs

Pro surfer Guy Takayama to help teach special needs surf camps in NC in July

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Pro surfer and board shaper Guy Takayama coming to North Carolina surf camps in July

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC, USA, June 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Preparing a child to meet the challenges of life is a complicated journey. The journey is extraordinarily complex and frequently laden with obstacles for children with special needs.

Surf camps by non-profit Indo Jax Charities serve children facing a variety of life challenges, including visual impairment, autism, cancer, loss of parents, and juvenile diabetes. New on the summer schedule for 2019 is a session for Special Olympians.

“We always start wherever the child is in their life. Every child has a different goal,” said Jack Viorel, founder of Indo Jax Surf Charities. “Some children are working on mobility; others might be working on communication. Some are working on fear. We work on whatever the child needs. We don’t have a set agenda. When you do that you can always be successful.”

Twelve years and more than 5,000 students later, Viorel’s unique curriculum has gained international media attention and accolades from both parents and children.

“The most powerful thing we do is to help children get out of their comfort zone and succeed,” said Viorel. “When I was a school teacher, I always knew surfing could be used to build confidence and self-esteem in children with special needs.”

World champion surfer, artist, and surfboard shaper Guy Takayama will join the Indo Jax team for the Visually Impaired and Special Olympics camps in mid-July. “He has worked with blind children and Special Olympians through his charity in California,” said Viorel. “Guy also handcrafted a surfboard to help support our North Carolina camps and had it signed by famous surfers such as David Nuuhiwa and Jericho Poppler.” The Takayama board will be auctioned at a charity event later this summer.

No child is turned away from the special needs surf camps due to inability to pay. “Thanks to individuals and organizations like Live Oak Bank, United Healthcare, the Jordan Spieth Foundation, and Blockade Runner Beach Resort, we can keep up with most of the demand,” said Viorel. “The last two years, our Autism camps filled and were closed to new registrations. We’re still working to hold more programs to accommodate the needs of these children.”

2019 Surf Camps (Partial Schedule)

July 16, 17, 18
Visually Impaired Camp in Memory of Anita Lathan (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

July 16, 17, 18
Access of Wilmington (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

July 19
Special Olympics – New Hanover County (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

July 23, 24, 25
Special Needs Camp (Cayucos, CA)

July 30, 31, Aug. 1
Juvenile Diabetes Camp (Cayucos, CA)

August 6, 7, 8
Childhood Cancer Camp in Memory of Donnalee Wilcox (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

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Family law attorney Janet Reed comments on North Carolina case addressing appeal issues in involuntary commitment

Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed, family lawyer in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed, family lawyer in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed lawyer in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed lawyer in North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

When a person is involuntarily committed in North Carolina, the law requires an examination by a second physician within 24 hours of arrival at the facility.

The Law Office of Attorney Janet Pittman Reed (N/A:N/A)

The Court noted that prior decisions addressing this issue found such a mandate to exist where 'there was a statutory mandate that automatically preserved an issue for appellate review'”

— Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, June 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a recent North Carolina proceeding, the North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously vacated the trial court’s order authorizing continued involuntary commitment of a person. The Court found that respondent need not show that the lack of examination by a second physician resulted in prejudice to the respondent; appellate relief is automatic upon a showing that the statute N.C. Gen. Stat. § 122C-266(a) was violated.

Attorney Janet Reed, based in North Carolina, has published a comment that reviews this case. The complete article will be published on her Blog at https://janetreedesq.blogspot.com/

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 122C-266(a) provides that anyone who is involuntarily committed must receive an examination by a second physician within 24 hours of arrival at the facility. Unfortunately, this did not happen for the respondent in: In the matter of E.D. Therefore, the North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously vacated the trial court’s order authorizing continued commitment. In so ruling, the Court of Appeals held that respondent need not show that the lack of examination by a second physician resulted in prejudice to the respondent, rather the appellate relief is automatic upon showing that the statute was violated. Court of Appeals also held that “N.C. Gen. Stat. § 122C-266(a) was the type of statutory mandate for which the right to appellate review is automatically preserved regardless of a failure to object in the trial court.”

North Carolina Supreme Court reviewed the Court of Appeals holdings and concluded that as a threshold matter, the assigned error is not automatically preserved. Supreme Court did note that “it is well established that ‘when a trial court acts contrary to a statutory mandate and a defendant is prejudiced thereby, the right to appeal the court’s action is preserved, notwithstanding defendant’s failure to object at trial.’” The critical issue, however, is that such automatic preservation occurs “when a statute ‘is clearly mandatory, and its mandate is directed to the trial court’ …” Here, the State and respondent disagreed as to whether N.C. Gen. Stat. § 122C-266(a) is directed to the trial court. The State argued that any such mandate must be express direct the mandate to the trial court. Respondent argued “that the Court of Appeals was correct to conclude that the issue was automatically preserved because the district court, presumably through its role in conducting hearings, is implicitly called upon to supervise state health care facilities when people are involuntarily committed to those facilities.”

The Supreme Court concluded the State’s argument was the correct one. The Court noted that prior decisions addressing this issue found such a mandate to exist where “there was a statutory mandate that automatically preserved an issue for appellate review when the mandate was directed to the trial court either: (1) by requiring a specific act by the trial judge, . . . ; or (2) by requiring specific courtroom proceedings that the trial judge has authority to direct . . . .” (internal citations omitted). Here, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 122C-266(a) provides that “within 24 hours of arrival at a 24- hour facility described in G.S. 122C-252, the respondent shall be examined by a physician.” Thus, the Court concluded that such mandate was not directed at the trial court and the issue was not automatically preserved for appeal. Having concluded the threshold issue, the Court did not reach the question of whether one must show prejudice from violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 122C-266(a)’s mandate to be afforded relief.

The case is In the matter of E.D., No. 125PA18.

About Janet Pittman Reed

Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law cases such as Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Traffic, Criminal Law, Driver’s License Restoration Services, and Civil Litigation cases.

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GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers’ Rights in Bahrain

General Federation of Bahraini Trade Unions (GFBTU) and IDWF signing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation to organize migrant domestic workers in Bahrain

The event was witnessed by over 30 representatives of the ILO, trade unions, domestic workers organizations and other labour organizations.

On the Eve of the IDWD commemorating the adoption of C189, the IDWF and GFBTU signed a MoU to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights and welfare in Bahrain.

We need IDWF and domestic workers’ leaders to reach out to workers and provide training for domestic workers so that they know their rights.”

— Mr. A. Qader A. Karim Al Shehabi, Deputy General Secretary of GFBTU

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, June 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Press Release
15 June 2019
Geneva

GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers’ Rights in Bahrain

On the Eve of the International Domestic Workers Day commemorating the adoption of the International Labour Convention 189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers (C189) on June 16, 2011, the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) and the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights and welfare in Bahrain.

The MoU is a milestone to strengthen the collaboration between GFBTU and IDWF to help migrant domestic workers in Bahrain by “empowering them through education, organizing and advocacies and to help them in their urgent problems which for many instances can be remedied by legal assistance”, stated in the MoU. This MoU is the result of 2 years of collaboration with their partners including the FES MENA Regional Trade Union Program, to exchange information and knowledge on issues faced by migrant domestic workers and examine various practices to address them.

There are around 100,000 migrant domestic workers in Bahrain. Since 2017, reforms were introduced in Bahrain followed by introduction of of a dual/tripartite unified standard contract for domestic workers. However, it needs further reform to outline working hours, minimum wage and rest time, in additional to an enforcement mechanism.

The signing of the MoU is organized on the 15th June, 2019 at the ILO in Geneva by Mr. A. Qader A. Karim Al Shehabi, Deputy General Secretary of GFBTU and Ms. Myrtle Witbooi, the president of IDWF. “We need IDWF and domestic workers’ leaders to reach out to workers and provide training for domestic workers so that they know their rights.”, said Mr. Shehabi at the MoU signing event. “IDWF will ensure all domestic workers are protected in whatever country they work. This is a great occasion and we hope it will be the start of many agreements between us. “ Ms. Witbooi told the participants at the MoU signing event.

The MoU is for two years and can be extended. It will bring the two organizations to implement joint activities together.

The event was witnessed by over 30 representatives of the ILO, trade unions, domestic workers organizations and other labour organizations. Ms Anna Biondi, Deputy Director of the ILO ACTRAV in her address, stressed that it is important that the topic of migration is being covered, “when we take up the challenges of migration in our activities, we are dealing with workers’ rights. This will give us the possibility to deal with labour protection at different levels and across countries, through collective bargaining whenever possible."

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A Free Video Game about Consent is a Finalist for the 2019 Games for Change Awards

Rispek Danis, a free culturally relevant video game intended to teach young people about the meaning and importance of consent. A collaboration between World Vision Vanuatu and Jennifer Ann's Group.

Rispek Danis, an enjoyable game about consent created for youth in Vanuatu is a Games for Change Awards finalist

A colorful outdoor market is in the background with two video game characters holding hands in the foreground. Several cards with Bislama text are available to choose the next action.

Rispek Danis is culturally relevant for ni-Vanuatu youth

A beach is in the background and in front are two video game characters smiling and looking at each other; a text box says "Yes! Good job. Remember that you should always get somebody's consent before posting their picture or information online."

Rispek Danis, here in English, reminds the player that you must get consent before sharing someone’s picture online

Rispek Danis (the Respect Dance) is a 2019 Games for Change Awards Finalist in the category of Most Significant Impact

This is an amazing way to engage young people about a sensitive issue like consent. I'm very proud of what Jennifer Ann's Group is doing to end abuse.”

— Dr. Elizabeth L. Richeson, Chair of Jennifer Ann's Group's Advisory Board

ATLANTA, GA, USA, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2019 Games for Change Festival has announced its finalists for this year's Games for Change Awards and included among the nominees is a free video game about consent.

'Rispek Danis' (the Respect Dance), is a culturally appropriate and lively game about consent created for youth in Vanuatu, a country with one of the World’s highest rates of sexual victimization of young people. The game is narrated in Bislama, a primary language of Vanuatu, and all dialogue, locations, and music are representative of ni-Vanuatu youth life.

‘Rispek Danis’ was developed through a collaboration between nonprofit organizations World Vision Vanuatu and Jennifer Ann’s Group to produce a culturally relevant video game intended to teach young people about the meaning and importance of consent. This game has been designed for World Vision International’s ‘It Takes a World Campaign’ which in Vanuatu is focused on preventing sexual violence against women and children in Vanuatu.

'Rispek Danis' is free and available to play online or from Google Play in Bislama. The game is also available to play online in English.

Other nominees in the Most Significant Impact category are 'Can't Wait to Learn Uganda' from War Child Holland, 'UNICEF Kid Power' from UNICEF USA, and 'My Memory of Us' from Juggler Games. The winners for this category and all other categories will be announced at the Games for Change Awards Ceremony on June 18 as part of the 2019 Games for Change Festival held in New York City.

More information about 'Rispek Danis' including links to the game and further background information available at RispekDanis.com.

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June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to support an ILO Convention to stop GBV

We must have a Convention with strong Recommendation. This Convention will add to Convention 189 and that will make us a strong weapon for domestic workers. But it must not be on paper only. Those Conventions must become a reality for domestic workers.

Come and celebrate the International Domestic Workers’s Day! Learn about the struggle and the victories of the domestic workers around the world!

Let’s support the ILO Convention on ending Violence and Harassment in the World of Work!

Domestic workers from across the globe will share their stories to explain why an ILO convention with a recommendation is critical to help to put end to GBV.

Governments must support a new convention to enable domestic workers a fair playing field to achieve rights, dignity and respect.”

— Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — June 16 International Domestic Workers Day in Geneva marks by a strong message to governments to support an ILO Convention to stop gender-based violence against domestic workers

This year on June 16 at 10 am in Geneva, domestic workers leaders of the International Domestic Workers Federation led by Myrtle Witbooi, the President, will gather at the IUF, a global union federation for food workers to celebrate the 8th International Domestic Workers Day and to remind governments about their unfinished business to stop gender-based violence in the world of work.

Domestic workers from across the globe will share their stories of resilience and struggle to explain why an ILO convention with a recommendation is critical to help them to put end to gender-based violence. The event will be a great opportunity for all, including governments, employers, trade unionists and advocates, to interact and learn from domestic workers themselves about their victories and challenges from Asia, Latin America, and Africa to Europe.

Eight years ago, governments, employers and workers jointly gave birth to the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Since then, 28 governments around the world have ratified the Convention and more have enacted legal reforms leading to positive changes for domestic workers in many places. “Governments must support a new convention to enable domestic workers a fair playing field to achieve rights, dignity and respect”, says Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President.

Domestic workers experience a high degree of exposure to violence due to very asymmetrical power relations, isolation, undervaluation and low recognition of their occupation and insufficient effective legal protections. “They are invisible, their work is hardly valued, and poorly paid. This is because it is connected with the unpaid care work of the ‘mother in the household’. Domestic household work is rarely seen as ‘work’ just something that women, or too often children do in the homes of others as ‘help out’”, says Novelita V. Palisoc, IDWF Asian regional representative. Violence takes place in different forms in the domestic work including physical, psychological and sexual violence. “Gender based violence is a pervasive problem in our sector, 8 out of 10 domestic workers reported to have suffered from some types of violence in their work and this is why we are here to ensure we will a strong convention to stop gender based violence" says Carmen Britez, IDWF Vice President and Latin America regional representative.

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New Feature Film "One Nation Under God" Receives Thunderous Ovation at Houston's Lakewood Church

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Poster for new film ONE NATION UNDER GOD

L to R: “One Nation Under God” actor Grayson Berry, writer/director Lisa Arnold, Lakewood Church Senior Advisor and ordained minister Jackelyn Viera Iloff

We are grateful to Joel and Victoria Osteen, Jackelyn Viera Iloff, and the members of Lakewood Church who so overwhelming embraced our film”

— Christian Briggs, Executive Producer

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fresh on the heels of the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives’ removal of the words “so help me God” from that institution’s swearing in oath, a new feature film which debates the excision of the words “one nation under God” from the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance was screened for an invited audience at Joel and Victoria Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston on June 7. The audience in the packed theatre responded with thunderous applause as the credits rolled, signaling their overwhelming approval of “One Nation Under God,” which is slated for a year-end wide release.

Lakewood Church, with a membership of more than 18,000, regularly holds Lakewood Movie Night, at which quality family films are screened. In selecting “One Nation Under God” for its most recent screening, Jackelyn Viera Iloff, Senior Advisor and one of the church’s ordained ministers, said, “Our founding fathers placed God at the center of our country, but today, it has become our greatest battle to keep Him there. #ONENATIONUNDERGOD shares the story of a Hispanic student from an immigrant family that boldly steps out to protect his first amendment right in his school and challenges the lead candidate for the Presidency of the United States to do the same. Together, they take a stand for what they believe.”

“We are grateful to Joel and Victoria Osteen, Jackelyn Viera Iloff, and the members of Lakewood Church who so overwhelming embraced our film.,” said Executive Producer Christian Briggs. “Their tremendous response tells us that this film is a rarity today – a family film about standing up for what is right that is also great entertainment. We are looking forward to bringing ‘One Nation Under God’ to audiences everywhere later this year.”

“One Nation Under God,” starring Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Sabato Jr., Casper Van Dien, Lois Robbins, Herschel Walker and Isaak Presley, has received 32 major awards at film festivals over the past year. Underscoring the film’s excellence and relevance among faith and family audiences, it has won top awards at the International Film Festival, God Country Family Film Festival, Christian Film Festival and many others.

Written and directed by Lisa Arnold, who co-produced the hugely successful 2014 “God’s Not Dead”, “One Nation Under God” dramatizes the ongoing debate surrounding the First Amendment, freedom of speech and censorship when a new student at a Louisiana magnet school questions a policy in which the words “under God” are omitted in daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

About “One Nation Under God”:
When a magnet school teacher in Louisiana (Sorbo) is confronted by a new student (Presley), a young Latino raised by a single mom, who questions the school’s policy toward his First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion, the subject becomes the basis of a debate in a juried showdown with a rival school. Casper Van Dien plays the school’s principal who staunchly defends the policy, and Antonio Sabato Jr. plays a senator who has his eye on the White House, yet whose public comments supporting a place for faith in education get him in political hot water. Football legend Herschel Walker plays himself as an alumnus of the school

“One Nation Under God” is a Suretone Pictures/Film Incito co-production. Nick Thurlow, Jordan Schur, Jarred Coates and Lisa Arnold are producers. Christian Briggs, Herschel Walker, David Mitchell and Keith Jensen are executive producers.

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Decision Point AI Operational Passports with Algorithmic Blackbox

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Decision Point AI operational passport and blackbox for regulatory and compliant working environments

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Karl Smith Director of Decision Point in Grace Building in NYC with Empire State building out the window

Karl Smith Director of Decision Point

Decision Point has adopted an Operational Passport approach in response to growing concerns around AI’s leading to legislation or certification

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Companies need proof and traceability to confidentially make decisions the Decision Point AI operational passport and blackbox establishes assurance in regulatory and compliance environments”

— Karl Smith, Director of Decision Point

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — AI algorithms operation and trust

Decision Point has unlimited potential in all verticals and sectors and can deliver information in a useful format on which to base decisions. In response to growing concerns around the operation and accountabilities of AI algorithms and the potential for legislation or certification of AI's Decision Point has decided to adopt an Operational Passport approach.  The AI Operational Passport is linked to the existing augmented intelligence platforms capacity to create regulatory point in time reporting. The functionality for the AI Operational Passport already exists as it is fundamental to defence and security to have traceability on decision making for oversight and legality of actions.  Additionally the adoption of this approach follows the recently launched United Kingdom report on Trust, Transparency and Technology: Building Data Policies for the Public Good, by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data and Analytics.

Building assurance into AI algorithms

With the levels of complexity and constant market movement experienced by organisations, enterprises, divisions defining the right question can often be a huge and expensive process. Long before being able to decide the next move, having the capacity and time to understand all the data points, opinions and perspectives requires months or years to confidently direct transformation, customer relationship management, operational risk management. And for fast moving aspects of commerce, transactions need to rely more and more on automation.

Companies need proof and traceability to confidentially make decisions an AI operational passport with an algorithmic blackbox establishes the assurance needed in regulatory and compliance environments not only explain what was done but why. Karl Smith, Director of Decision Point

Instead of just providing an AI, Decision Point creates augmented intelligence solutions with its clients. These solutions bind technology (computational power) and human subject matter expertise insights together to enable leaders and automated systems to deliver confident, effective and influential decisions driving organisations, enterprises and divisions to new levels of success.

Decision Point algorithms

Decision Point creates algorithmic logic models based upon subjective logic for each query our clients have. Each query is built with the direct engagement of client side subject matter experts to provide subjective insights on the rules and priorities within the data supplied for the algorithmic logic models which are then productised as queries and tool sets for clients.

Algorithmic operational passports

Algorithmic Operational Passports consistent of two key components;

Controlled Vocabulary for defined meanings for regulatory and algorithmic refinement purposes.
Algorithmic Blackbox for point-in-time reporting and records for regulatory and quality audit, facilitating the investigation of activity and incidents.

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Shopin Joins IEEE to establish Unified Decentralized Identity Technology Working Group

Shopin joins IEEE to set the standards for United Decentralized Identity

Shopin joins IEEE to set the standards for United Decentralized Identity

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Shopin – universal decentralized identity

Shopin leverages proprietary artificial intelligence, purchase data and blockchain

Shopin leverages proprietary artificial intelligence, purchase data and blockchain

Shopin Decentralized Identity standards to be set at the IEEE working group

Shopin Decentralized Identity

Industry leaders like Tim Cook (Apple), Microsoft are pushing for decentralized identities. Shopin to set the IEEE standards.

Industry leaders like Tim Cook (Apple), Microsoft are pushing for decentralized identities

Shopin’s new standard will offer a secure, decentralized approach for retailers to personalize consumer shopping experience and for consumer data sovereignty

We’re proud to take our place alongside prestigious members of the IEEE like Sony, Samsung, Qualcomm, AMD, Apple, Google, IBM and more. It’s humbling to see Shopin’s logo on the roster.”

— Eran Eyal

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, June 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Shopin.com blockchain, artificial intelligence, and decentralized identity solutions aim to accelerate revenue and lead the retail industry forward with unparalleled security, personalization, and decentralization, today announced it has joined the IEEE as a corporate member to establish the Unified Decentralized Identity Technology working group.

As a leader in the blockchain industry, the company is forming this working group and bringing together a consortium of experts who offer a strong foundation of web 3.0 decentralization technologies. Promoting a strong foundation and shared vision, the company expects more retailers will be ready to adopt decentralized identity technology to help drive increased personalization that can boost revenues.

Eran Eyal the CEO of Shopin shares: “The best way to improve adoption and outcomes for our clients is to encourage the industry to co-create these standards. To further our commitment to open standards we are forming this Working Group to facilitate industry wide change that we steward with our technical leadership”.

“We’re proud to take our place alongside prestigious members of the IEEE like Sony, Samsung, Qualcomm, AMD, Apple, Google, IBM and more. It’s humbling to see Shopin’s logo on the roster.”

In furtherment of these goals, Shopin will soon be revealing a proprietary patent-protected enterprise-grade GDPR-compliant data exchange which leverages a unique asymmetrical and asynchronous Distributed Hash Table (DHT), blockchain, and artificial intelligence architecture. This solution will be open-source.

Shopin invites all retail and technology companies or individuals interested in joining the UDID Working Group to contact us at IEEE@shopin.com.

Shopin can be found on IEEE here: https://standards.ieee.org/about/corpchan/mbrs5.html

About Shopin

Shopin is a universal shopper profile, built on the blockchain and powered by our proprietary visual artificial intelligence, which delivers shoppers the most personal experience in every site, app and instore by working with retailers to give shoppers control of their purchased data.

When shoppers own the best of their data, we can enable retailers to advertise directly to the shopper, who gets 85% of the ad revenue to spend back in the world of retail through the Shopin and branded tokens.

Our mission is to transform the retail web into a decentralized Amazon model through our proprietary artificial intelligence tools and blockchain approach.

Recently Shopin released its first product, the Retail Intelligence Data Engine which leverages data from over 3.5BN purchase data transactions to deliver forecasting and trends insights and recommendations to retailers and brands.

Shopin was named retail-tech “Moonshot of the Year” by thought-leader The Lead.

This release was originally posted at: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/06/12/1867549/0/en/Shopin-Joins-IEEE-to-establish-Unified-Decentralized-Identity-Technology-Working-Group.html?culture=en-us

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SA Child Protection Worker Using Fabricated Employee Pass

Double-Identity Pass

Double-Identity Pass

A mother during visitation with her child is supervised by a social worker with an expired employee pass stuck over another identity with the same number.

Is the Department for Child Protection SA sending their social workers into Adelaide homes with fraudulent Employee Passes?”

— –a protective mother

MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA, June 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A South Australian mother who is presently challenging the Child Protection Department for unwarrantedly placing her child in care, has found that the case social worker allowed someone using a fraudulent Identity pass (on a lanyard) into her home.

The young man was left to supervise, of what is insultingly called an “access” visit.

A day later the mother happened to find that he had left his ID pass behind – it had slipped down the side of a chair. She had not been introduced to him by name, so checked who had been the access worker that had come into her home.

On inspecting the pass, the mother noticed the printing did not seem right — so removed the card from the plastic sleeve. She peeled off the top ID easily, and lo and behold — below was another ID. Maybe they reuse the cards? But then she immediately noticed the many aberrations on the card/s.

The top and visible pass (belonging to “Person #1”) had expired on 22 November 2018, yet had the up to date Childrens' Act on the back. The concealed pass (“Person #2) had an expiry date of 08 September 2021, but had the outdated Act on the back.

Both visible and concealed passes had the IDENTICAL pass/card number.

On the Friday, the mother phoned the department and spoke to someone from general inquiries about the protocols for the Employment Passes. It would seem strange that a department with a $500 million-plus budget would recycle ID cards. She asked whether ID stickers are placed over existing cards. The woman said no, but she'd find out.

The woman soon rang back and said she spoke to Security Team and the people that make the cards. They informed her that,

– they do not reuse social workers cards,
– they do not reuse card numbers on Employee Passes.
– each social worker is assigned a number.
– each card has an expiry date. If an employee goes to a different department, the ID pass is handed back to their manager. That pass is put on hold for 6 months, in case the employee returns, when it can then be activated.
– if the person does not return, the card/pass is deactivated.

The employee pass in question appears to be fraudulent. The reason for this is unclear.

The mother then spoke with, and questioned Person #1 on June 11, 2019. He seemed to be unaware that his pass was lost. Only after two minutes did he say “Okay now I know who you are”. He and his supervisor sped to the house, very keen to retrieve the "badge". As it was night, the mother was not sure whether Person #1 was the man at her home before, "he seemed shorter."

The failings in the system affecting this mother are much greater than a double-printed and expired Employee Pass. That's only the tip of the iceberg. Her case has departmental failings in abundance.

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(Gumshoe Family Court Survey)

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Dr. Antoine Chevalier Treats Veterans For PTSD

While House Doctor For 20 Years

Dr. Antoine Chevalier is treating Veterans for Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting in very significant results proven with scientific documentation.

I am very honored to be treating our veterans and am excited about the results I have seen, we not only see a significant difference through the data, but a mental as well as a physical difference.”

— Dr. Antoine Chevalier

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Antoine Chevalier is treating Veterans for Post-traumatic stress disorder commonly referred to as (PTSD), resulting in very significant results that are proven with scientific documentation.

Facts about PTSD Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF): About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD in a given year. Gulf War (Desert Storm): About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans (or 12%) have PTSD in a given year. Vietnam War: About 15 out of every 100 Vietnam Veterans (or 15%) were diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime. According to recent statistics, 18 to 22 veterans die by suicide every day due to severe depression, chronic anxiety, sexual or other trauma, serious substance abuse and many other PTSD-related afflictions. Nonetheless, only 30 to 40% of veterans and military personnel diagnosed with severe mental or emotional distress seek professional help. Much of this has to do with the costliness of traditional therapy and the lack of access to military or civilian mental health providers. Over 540,000 Veterans Have Been Diagnosed With PTSD

Dr Chevalier has been a functional medicine practitioner at the White House since 2001. He has expanded his practice to include treatment of patients with Post-traumatic stress disorder, utilizing his new modality called “Neurological Integrative Therapy” which includes “Neurological Stimulation Therapy” using Dolphin Neurostim Devices. “Internal Integrative Therapy” which comprises of a form of cognitive therapy combined with an advanced form of Chi Gong healing modality.

Dr. Antoine Chevalier has been published multiple times in international peer reviewed scientific journals.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih..gov/pmc/articles/PMC5002218/

According to Dr. Chevalier “ I am very honored to be treating our veterans and am excited about the results I have seen, we not only see a significant difference through the data, but a mental as well as a physical difference in the performance of the patient. There is no reason that anyone should have to suffer with PTSD”. the following is a video of an interview of Dr. Chevalier and a veteran who was treated for PTSD.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1wxnQ0xf3Rw

COO Ridell Mackey states, “ We feel that it is extremely important to treat our veterans, who risked their lives for our freedom. There is an epidemic problem with the number of veterans who suffer with PTSD along with the shocking number of veterans who are committing suicide. The facts are that 22 veterans a day take their life, which is a higher number than lives lost in the battlefield. We are committed to changing that statistic.”

Dr. Chevalier is currently working with working through his foundation to treat the veterans as well as different veteran organizations and is currently organizing retreats where veterans receive treatment, work on their self esteem as well as learn skills to help them return to mainstream America and become positive and productive members of their communities.

Dr. Chevalier has been a featured speaker at many conferences as well as speaking at Harvard, Nasdaq, Mercedes Benz, Executive Office Building of the President of the United States of America.

Dr. Antoine Chevalier was nominated as Global Change Maker of the year by the Grandson of Gandhi. He is being endorsed and supported by his peers including but not limited to one of the top neurosurgical specialist in the world, Dr Atsuhisa Nakano MD, Ph.D who has performed more than 5000 brain surgeries at 100% success rate, including more than 300 extreme cases without any complications which include more than 32 hours of surgical time per case.

Dr. Chevalier has also received an endorsed from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ytZNjs-FXaw,

He has also gained the support and endorsement of world famous Celebrities like Richard Dreyfuss
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=paKd_NEOfzo

For more information about Dr. Antoine Chevalier and his work go to:
www.time2heal.com

Terry Warren
Global Communications Now
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the following is a video of an interview of Dr. Chevalier and a veteran who was treated for PTSD.


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