McSally, Booker, and Gillibrand Champion Animal Protection Provisions in Senate Spending Package

When domestic abuse victims seek shelter and safety, they shouldn't have to worry if their beloved pet will be abused if left behind—nor should they have to give them up.”

— U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, the U.S. Senate passed two critical animal protection provisions to protect survivors of domestic violence and their pets and urge robust enforcement of federal animal welfare laws. The measures were included as part of the Senate’s multi-Agency spending bill for FY20 and carried strong bipartisan support.

Led by U.S. Sens. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the first provision provides $3 million for a new grant program to help domestic violence shelters accommodate companion animals. The program was originally authorized by the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which was included in the Farm Bill signed into law in December 2018 and requires annual funding through the congressional appropriations process. The U.S. House included a lesser amount – $2 million in that chamber’s Agriculture Appropriations bill. AWA helped pass the PAWS Act last year, and our effort to secure funding was a logical follow up.

Far too many victims of domestic violence are forced to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pet, with few shelters having the ability to house pets, and the PAWS Act was passed with the aim to address this problem so that more shelters can accommodate pets. Both Sens. McSally and Gillibrand were cosponsors of the PAWS Act in 2018 – Sen. McSally then as a House Member, and Sen. Gillibrand, as a Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

"When domestic abuse victims seek shelter and safety, they shouldn't have to worry if their beloved pet will be abused if left behind—nor should they have to give them up,” said U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ). "That's why I pushed to get funding for the PAWS Act into this bill. Now, shelters can receive funds to accommodate abuse survivors and their companion animals who are truly a part of the family. It is great to see strong bipartisan support for my amendment.”

“We applaud Sens. McSally and Gillibrand for their leadership in funding the PAWS Act to protect domestic violence victims and their pets,” said Holly Gann, Director of Federal Affairs at Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation. “Pets are a significant source of support, and oftentimes, a family member. No one should ever be forced to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pets.”

The Senate also included a provision led by McSally and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) that reflects a move toward enhanced and robust enforcement of federal criminal animal welfare laws, including the animal fighting law, Horse Protection Act, and Crush Video law. It requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide a report detailing enforcement activities of these laws and assesses any barriers to enhanced enforcement. This move comes on the heels of language adopted by the Senate in September directing DOJ to make enforcement of federal animal welfare laws a priority and passage of the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE) Act, championed by Animal Wellness Action, and was also included in the 2018 Farm Bill. The PACE Act upgraded the current federal animal fighting law to clarify that the law applies to the U.S. territories and takes effect in December of this year.

“We’re grateful to both McSally and Senator Cory Booker for championing the effort to ensure strong enforcement of existing animal cruelty statutes, added Gann. “This sends a strong message to animal fighters that the Congress expects the Justice Dept. to prosecute animal abusers to the fullest extent of the law.”

“We are seeing the enactment of strong federal anti-cruelty laws, and we need enforcement if they are to have meaning and to protect animals from malicious cruelty,” said Wayne Pacelle, Founder of Animal Wellness Action.

The U.S. House also took bipartisan action to crackdown on animal fighting and other federal animal welfare crimes, voting by an overwhelming margin of 381 to 50 earlier this year to dedicate $2 million to the effort earlier this year. The effort was led by U.S. Reps. Haley Stevens (D-MI), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Peter King (R-NY), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Cindy Axne (D-IA).

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Global Charity Initiative Black Tie Event Attended By Celebrities and Members of Royal Families

Dr. Gershom Sikaala Founder With Royals On The Red Carpet

Global Charity Initiative Black Tie Event in Beverly Hills held on October 27th, for the purpose of eradication of poverty on a global scale was a success

My passion is to touch and change the lives of millions around the globe and eradicate poverty.”

— Dr. Gershom Sikaala

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global Charity Initiative Black Tie Event and Benefit in Beverly Hills held on October 27th, for the purpose of eradication of poverty on a global scale was a success. The Global Charity Initiative gave out over 100 free VIP Tickets and was supported by Celebrities, Sports Figures, Business Leaders and Corporations. Attending and supporting the event was the Crown Prince HRH Crown Prince Dani Chamoun Beddawi of the Kingdom of Assyria as well as the HRH Princess Temashayina Sibahle Dlamini and HRH Princess Sentelweyinkhosi Diamini from the Kingdom of Eswatini along with superstar Chadwick Boseman and many others. Sponsors for the event included HBO, MBS Center, His Presence Fire, Pebblekick, Wellness Beverages 4 kids and the Breakthrough Thinking Book.

According to the founder of the Global Charity Initiative and the creator of the event Dr. Gershom Sikaala “ My passion is to touch and change the lives of millions around the globe and eradicate poverty.” However I realize that charity begins at home and that we need to start in our own backyard.
The Global Charity Initiative will use proceeds from the event to feed homeless families in shelters in Los Angeles as well as participating with one of the local missions to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving. As we gain support and are able to expand our efforts on a larger scale our goals are to accomplish the following:

The Global Charity Initiative wants to be part of the eradication of poverty by implementing the following solutions:
. Introducing new technologies that can sustain mankind.
• Improving infrastructures that will eradicate poverty.
• Work with key people in communities, states, and countries, with the goal of building a network of decision-makers.
• Building an ecosystem of change.
• This will be done by using books including “Break Through Thinking” and many more mindset centered texts to change their perceptions.
• Connecting businesses to businesses for profit will not only stimulate positive relationships between entrepreneurs, but also ensure funding for the non-profit, as certain percentages will go directly towards our charity.
• Connecting the arts and entertainment industry with our charity to foster interest and speedy proliferation of our initiative.
• Working closely with some of the greatest minds and financial moguls to share and pass on their knowledge to the world.

Global Charity Initiatives vision is provide capital to people who need it most by implementing the following strategy:
• Rather than giving out handouts, we will focus on changing the mentality of the poor by lifting them out of poverty consciousness.
• Poverty mindset is an illness that needs to be cured by providing the right information; we will spread this information.
• Every person on the planet deserves an opportunity to change their lives.
• We will be there for them and encourage them to improve themselves.
• We will train the nationals and locals in areas of need, by helping them see the already existing resources in their country or community. The purpose of this is to empower them to end the struggle.
• We will not be taking away from other charity organizations; rather, we will inspire them to work together.
• This is how we will bring people together and form lasting relationships of success and empowerment.
• We will help them with our tools and connections, especially successful mentors, people who have succeeded from nothing.
• We will encourage the spirit of self-dependency, rather than the act of depending on someone else. This is to successfully eradicate the “victim” mindset.
• However, we will encourage partnerships of empowerment, not self-reliances.

The Global Charity Initiative Black Tie Event and Benefit was the first of many events that will take place around the world and was to create an awareness of the organization as well as it’s vision for the eradication of poverty on a global scale by empowering people to take charge of their lives, primarily by achieving a shift in mindset.

The event was produced by the Founder of Global Charity Initiative Dr.Gershom Sikaala is a businessman, humanitarian, author, speaker, television host, media personality, and global peace ambassador. He was born in Zambia and studied Business Administration at the University of Cambridge. He holds a Statesman Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy & Humanity from the United Graduates College in Richmond, Virginia. Gershom is also the founder of Zambikes, a company that specializes in bamboo bicycles. As an international speaker, Gershom has orated on every continent of the world. he has met with several world leaders. He has also lectured at several universities. As a humanitarian, Dr. Sikaala was not only responsible for bringing $250,000 worth of medical supplies to Zambia, but was also part of an outreach program that gave over 35,000 pairs of shoes to the poor in South Africa. Dr. Sikaala’s organization also provides blankets and food for those on skid row in Los Angeles.

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Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz Visits Shema Kolainu

Dr. Joshua Weinstein (left), Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (middle), Mr. Ezra Friedlander (right) greeting students at SKHOV

Dr. Joshua Weinstein (left), Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (middle), Mr. Ezra Friedlander (right)

Dr. Joshua Weinstein (left), Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (right) outside of SKHOV

Dr. Joshua Weinstein (left), Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (right)

Dr. Joshua Weinstein (left), Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (middle), Mr. Ezra Freidlander (right) meeting students at SKHOV

Dr. Joshua Weinstein (left), Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (middle), Mr. Ezra Freidlander (right)

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz paid a visit to SKHOV for a formal tour of the school while he learnt about the wonderful programs currently offered.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices (SKHOV) hosted Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Chairman of the Assembly’s Housing Committee and who represents the 45th Assembly District in Brooklyn.

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz paid a visit to SKHOV for a formal tour of the school while he learnt about the wonderful programs currently offered. The tour began with a discussion about the history and future of Shema Kolainu’s activities and programs.

Following the discussion Assemblyman Cymbrowitz was given a tour of the school where he had the opportunity to meet students and observe the hallmark facilities of SKHOV – The Multisensory room as well as the Adaptive Daily Living Skills Center.

The tour continued to the roof – to discuss SKHOV’s current initiative the Raise the Roof Campaign – an initiative to increase the size of the current Brooklyn-based school, by adding two additional floors and a state-of-the-art rooftop playground. With proper funding SKHOV will have the opportunity to double its current registration, servicing more families in need!

Today’s meeting concluded in the onsite parking lot, which is available to SKHOV staff and guests thanks to support from Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz. Access to this has vastly improved the lives of many teachers and staff at Shema Kolainu. Dr. Weinstein thanked Assemblyman Cymbrowitz wholeheartedly, after a lovely visit to the school.

“This is a phenomenal program, obviously known worldwide and we thank you for all that you have done for all of the children that have passed through these doors,” remarked assemblyman Cymbrowitz.
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Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices founded by Dr. Joshua Weinstein, offers a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapeutic programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD) and related disabilities in a warm and nurturing environment. A nonpublic, nonprofit, multi-cultural school, we provide quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring.
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Chaim Steinberger Speaks at the ABA Family Law Section 2019 Fall Conference in Austin, TX: Divorce Without Destruction

New York Attorney Chaim Steinberger

New York Attorney Chaim Steinberger

New York attorney Chaim Steinberger recently spoke at the American Bar Association Family Law Section 2019 Fall Conference in Austin, TX.

People don’t fight because they’re nasty and vicious. People fight because they’re hurt, angry, and most importantly, afraid.”

— Attorney Chaim Steinberger

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Chaim Steinberger of the New York-based law firm Chaim Steinberger, P.C. recently spoke at the American Bar Association Family Law Section 2019 Fall Conference in Austin, TX. His presentation can be seen here.

Attorney Steinberger’s message discussed the basic psychological imperatives that often drive good people to fight unnecessarily during a divorce. He said:

“People don’t fight because they’re nasty and vicious. People fight because they’re hurt, angry, and most importantly, afraid. When people are scared, their autonomic nervous system (the amygdala and related circuitry–the body’s survival mechanism), takes over, and focuses them intensely on the perceived threat, ignoring all else. That means they get ‘tunnel vision,’ sometimes focusing on issues that seem important instead of the ones that are, and unable to see the real-world solutions that might be right in front of them. That's why it's so much easier for us to advise others and why, when we’re faced with the same situation, we forget to take our own advice.”

Mr. Steinberger outlined what lawyers can do for their clients so that the clients' transition out of ‘survival mode,’ feel safe, and become capable of exploring and considering suitable settlement options for their immediate and long-term benefit, both for themselves and their loved ones.

About Divorce Attorney Chaim Steinberger

After graduating at the top of his class, clerking for a federal judge, and working at some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, Attorney Steinberger dedicated his life to practicing matrimonial, divorce, and family law with dignity and integrity, helping his clients achieve better outcomes through the use of advanced mediation and negotiation techniques and applying game theory and military strategy to family problems. He now uses those skills to help his clients obtain the outcomes they want with a minimum of pain, angst, and expense.

Attorney Steinberger has been characterized a thought-leader and is well-respected by his colleagues on the bench and bar. The New York Law Journal published his article “Divorce Without Destruction,” and the American Bar Association his article “Make More Money by Being More Ethical.” He currently chairs the Custody Committee of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section among other bar leadership positions. For more information or to discuss your family law case, visit his AskTheLawyers.com™ profile or call 888-981-0039.

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Canned Food Drive Expected to Provide 6,000 Meals to Area Hungry

Indian Head Casino is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, represented by the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute tribes

Indian Head Casino is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, represented by the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute tribes.

Indian Head Casino Partners With the Warm Springs Food Bank
During Annual “Cans for Coins” Event

The fall season is typically one of abundance. By raising awareness of hunger at this time of year, we remind people that hunger is present every single day of the year.”

— Belinda Chavez, Director of Marketing, Indian Head Casino

WARM SPRINGS, OREGON, USA, October 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Three tons of food will nourish the bodies and minds of hungry Oregon neighbors this fall. That's the goal set by Indian Head Casino during their annual Cans for Coins food drive benefiting the Warm Springs Presbyterian Church Food Bank according to Belinda Chavez, Director of Marketing. And that's the equivalent of providing 6,000 meals for those in need.

Indian Head Casino has a long history with the Warm Springs Presbyterian Church Food Bank in support of its mission to end hunger in Central Oregon. Through partnerships with this organization and others, Indian Head Casino makes giving back to the community a corporate priority.

"We recognize the need in our own community," Chavez said. "And as a company, we're in a unique position to do something about it. We ask that our guests and gamers get involved by bringing in cans of food, and in doing so, they earn slot play here Indian Head Casino."

The Cans for Coins food drive kicks off on November 4. Guests who bring in 10 cans of food earn $10 in Bonus Slot Play every Monday through Thursday for the duration of the food drive, which ends December 19. Canned goods must be a minimum size of 10 oz, with an expiration date of beyond six months.

Warm Springs Presbyterian Church Food Bank is a partner agency with Oregon’s Hunger Prevention Coalition, Oregon Food Bank and Neighbor Impact. Indian Head Casino plans to deliver all donated canned goods to the Food Bank in both late November and late December, benefiting local families and individuals within Warm Springs Reservation.

It's no coincidence that the Cans for Coins food drive takes place every autumn, said Chavez.

"The fall season is typically one of abundance," she said. "By raising awareness of hunger in our community at this time of year, we make a lasting impact in hearts and minds. We remind people that hunger is present every single day of the year."

Canned food items may be dropped off at the Player’s Club, located inside Indian Head Casino.

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About Indian Head Casino: Link: www.IndianHeadCasino.com

Indian Head Casino is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, represented by the Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute tribes. The exterior of the casino was designed to resemble the historic fishing scaffolds at Celilo Falls, an integral aspect in the culture of the Warm Springs tribes. It is situated across Highway 26 from the Museum at Warm Springs, allowing visitors to experience the rich history and culture of the region.

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Secret Government List, 7,000+ Banned Publications Revealed

GLENDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Secret Government List, 7,000 Banned Publications: Revealed by George Kayer

Which one of the statements below is true?

1. In the southern sates during the 1950’s and 60’s the government banned 7,000 + publications from segregated black schools.
2. Until 1998 over 7,000 publications covering the LGBTQ genra were banned from America’s schools and public libraries.
3. In 2010, Native American Indians discover collusion among government censors who banned 7,000+ publications from reservations.
4. A few weeks ago it was discovered that censors at Arizona State Prisons had banned over 7,000 more music CD’s, books, magazines and catalogs.

Before I reveal which one is factually correct, the point of my questions is to remind us that humans, Americans have a long history of discriminating against people who differ from ourselves. Also, to highlight why it is illegal for government agencies to censor citizens and the press.

It concerns me when I read that censors in the European Union are banning fee speech for Americans. Some of those laws are already in effect in California. When I read about Judges in Arizona instructing parents in child custody issues not to speak out against the process to the media, I’m like what law school in China did this guy attend?

The answer to the question above is number four, but before you say “who cares about censorship in prisons,” I suggest sincerely, you should. Because what is happening in American prisons is spreading out to the rest of America. Look at these eye-popping examples of banned titles: 101 Family Card Games, 100 No Equipment Workouts, 3D printing, Game of Thrones, most Bibles that are not Christian, Prisoners Health Care Handbook, African American in Art, American Indian Design, Abnormal Psychology, and all other health/medical books and journals. Taken from me by the censors, just to name a few, Business Week, Inc and Entrepreneur Magazines and performance analytics from my publisher. Yet these same censors, Sgt Ramos, Diane Miller and Loresa Purden have never banned a copy of the Wall Street Journal (full of business analytics) nor the Arizona Republic Newspaper, who printed the same stories on the “emerging legal pot industry” that they banned the a fore mentioned business magazines for. The entire list has been posted, Prisonlivingmagazine.com, click on facebook button. This article was supposed t be posted with it, but prison censors blocked its delivery to my Publisher.

For too many decades, attorneys for prisons have fooled judges by spouting junk science and unfounded claims about how a picture of Barbie doll or a copy of Prisoners Health Care Handbook, will “jeopardize the safe and secure operations of our prisons.” And why not, prosecutors conned judges for decades with now debunked junk sciences including: bite marks, hair comparisons, ballistics and partial fingerprints.

At least one inmate supported organization, The Human Rights Defense Center (HDRC) publisher of Prison Legal News, has sued Arizona Dept. of Corrections (ADC) for illegal censorship practices. See case #CV-15-02245-PHX-ROS. In summary judgement for HDRC, on page 20, the judge ordered ADC’s current policy on censorship unconstitutional on its face. The judge stated, “Not with common sense nor good judgement does ADC staff use in censorship practices.” The judge’s statement was made to rebuke the carefully crafted message used by ADC and their media guy, Andrew Wilder. The statement reads: “ADC personnel are trained to exercise common sense and good judgement in their review, and to critically analyze their exclusion decisions.”

Upon reading some of the above banned titles by Ramos, Purden and Miller, you can see Mr. Wilder’s official response is patently out of touch with actual practices. As I went through the list it is easy to spot obvious patterns of racism, religious discrimination and female body issues from the censors.

George Kayer is an author and Editor of Prison Living Magazine. He has been writing prison rform content for ten years and can be emailed at george@prisonlivingmagazine.com or through Jpay.com (if the prison censors stop retaliating and unblock his email).

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New technology empowers consumers to steer toward a Sustainable Future

Simply scan the PaperTale Smart Tag with your smartphone to enter the world of PaperTale

The founder of PaperTale, Bilal Bhatti, proudly showing the first ever product made with PaperTale Smart Tag, connected to the blockchain

As a proof of concept, PaperTale technology has been implemented in the fashion industry and has made a concept collection consisting of three garments for men and three for women

PaperTale makes it possible for consumers to scan a product with a smartphone and get information about the supply chain and the products environmental impact

MALMOE, SKANE LAN, SWEDEN, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The new Swedish blockchain platform PaperTale makes it possible for consumers to simply scan a product with their smartphone and get authenticated information about the supply chain and the product’s environmental impact. The platform also shows information about the workers who made the product and confirms lawful salaries. Consumers are therefore given the power to make informed decisions about the things we buy, which could transform the consumption behavior and strengthen companies who work sustainably.
PaperTale launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, November 13th.

Consumer trust crisis
According to the study “2019 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: In Brands We Trust”, only 34% respond that they trust most of the brands they buy or use. The figure has dropped steadily from 2012 (47%) when the survey began.

Through advertising, news and other information, it becomes increasingly difficult to assess the truth in all claims made. Legislation and various forms of certifications have sought to force more sustainable production and reduced environmental impact. However, there are many indications that, for example, certifications often do not lead to any actual change, but are instead used as so-called "greenwashing". Consumers seem to rely less and less on the companies' claims, since there’s no way for consumers to verify that companies’ claims are correct. This is where PaperTale comes into the picture!

The Future is here
PaperTale AB is a Swedish company that has developed a technology which allows consumers to verify the claims made by companies. PaperTale enables traceability throughout the production process and has a built-in “Environmental Calculator” which shows the product's environmental impact, based on production methods and materials being used.

The platform shows basic information about the employees behind the products and confirms whether the workers received law abiding salaries and if they have written employment contracts. A large number of people in developing countries are working under slave-like conditions with wages below minimum wages and never gets the chance to receive education. "If we recognized and nourished the competence of the developing countries, we might have already visited Mars," says PaperTale's founder Bilal Bhatti.

With the PaperTale technology, there’s a possibility for the consumers to be interactive with the people who produce our products. The platform also gives consumers the opportunity to send tip to the workers or make contributions via crowdfunding of education to their children. Imagine having the opportunity to give a small tip to the person who made your favorite product.

With PaperTale's platform, every step in the production, i.e. material, source, work etcetera, is verified through the Blockchain. All transactions, such as donations or tip, can be tracked and ensured that it is transferred directly to the intended recipient.

PaperTale's "Proof of Concept"
After two years of developing PaperTale, the platform is ready to be presented to the world. As a Proof of Concept, PaperTale has implemented the technology in a textile factory in Pakistan, where all clothes are now manufactured with the new technology. The possibilities with the technology are almost endless and PaperTale wants to further develop the concept and in time implement additional features as well as for other industries.

PaperTale wants to show the world what the technology can accomplish and launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, starting on November 13th. Everyone who supports PaperTale on Kickstarter receives the first products ever produced with the new technology.

Take action and support PaperTale in the fight for true sustainability, environmental consideration and better working conditions!

More information to be found here and on PaperTale’s website.

For any inquiries:

Bilal Bhatti, Founder and CEO
Telephone: +46 76 801 00 68
E-mail: bilal.bhatti@papertale.org

Daniel Andersson, Partner
Telephone: +46 73 914 04 50
E-mail: daniel.andersson@papertale.org

Press contact:
Johan Öljemark
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Website: www.papertale.org
PaperTale is also present on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram and on the hashtags #choosethis and #traceabilityofthings

About PaperTale
PaperTale AB is a Swedish limited company that has developed a blockchain based technology to empower consumers to directly impact climate change and other environmental issues as well as giving them the opportunity to help people in the developing world to get out of poverty. The team of 15 enthusiasts – or Proud PAPERTELLERS as they like to call themselves – consists of developers, designers and engineers who have vast experience of developing technology solutions as well as managing complex manufacturing processes. PaperTale is a cutting-edge company working toward a truly sustainable future and strives to be CLIMATE POSITIVE by investing in measures to improve the environment. PaperTale also wants to eradicate the exploitation of workers in the developing world. To demonstrate a "Proof of Concept" by implementation in a supply chain on a larger scale, PaperTale AB has created a complete scenario of the Fashion supply chain by introducing a Concept Collection created in Sweden and partnered up with a mid-sized garment factory in Pakistan. The platform is being developed to enable factories in all industries to implement the technology in their production processes. PaperTale's vision is to become a new industry standard and has coined the concept of "Traceability of Things", abbreviated ToT.

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AMCD Supports the Protestors in Lebanon

Demonstrations in Beirut (photo credit: Shahen Araboghlian)

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy supports the Lebanese demonstrators fully and shares in their hopes and demands for a democratic, sovereign state free from corruption, domestic militias, and foreign domination.

“The rampant corruption throughout Lebanon has facilitated Hezbollah’s control of the Lebanese government and military,” said AMCD co-chair, Tom Harb. “This corruption combined with Western sanctions against Hezbollah is now plunging the economy into collapse. As a result, the poverty rate in the country is skyrocketing. We receive reports from the suffering people daily.”

“The resignation of PM Hariri and his cabinet is welcome news,” continued AMCD co-chair, John Hajjar. “We urge the Lebanese Armed Forces to continue to keep the peace and to put down any violence forcefully, including the attacks on peaceful protesters by vicious Hezbollah thugs. Furthermore, we call on General Joseph Aoun, head of the Lebanese armed forces, to protect the people as they demonstrate for their just cause. And we demand full accountability for all those who have served in government and any related entities or parties who have looted the country for years.”

“We encourage all friendly nations to stand in support of the Lebanese people and their God-given rights to live in a free, prosperous nation that abides by the rule of law,” added AMCD vice-chair, Hossein Khorram.

“Hezbollah should be disarmed and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard expelled from the country so that the people can finally be free from their corrupt domination,” continued Mr. Harb. "We fear that Hezbollah may exploit the current crisis to tighten its grip on Lebanon and suppress the will of the people. We call on the US, France and other Western nations to take any and all steps to prevent this from happening."

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LandAjob Advice: How to Job Hunt with a Criminal Record

Gavel in Front of Judge

Gavel in Front of Judge

Approximately 77 million Americans have a criminal record, LandAjob discusses how Americans with disabilities and a criminal record can come back to work.

Americans with disabilities just want a second chance at finding a new job. We know from our experience people are grateful for new opportunities and are willing to work hard for those employing them.”

— Director of Operations for LandAjob

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Approximately 77 million Americans have a criminal record, one of three people face the possibility of being denied employment due to past offenses.

To put that in perspective, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, there are as many criminal convictions as there people with college degrees. The United States Justice Department stated a past conviction reduced the likelihood of getting a job offer by 50 percent.

“It can be additionally difficult for Americans with disabilities who have a criminal record,” said John Bertram, Director of Operations for LandAjob. “You have to stress you are committed to making positive contributions to society and this job would be a great way to accomplish that.”

LandAjob is a nonprofit that helps individuals with disabilities find work through job services and provide job-expense reimbursements to help them transition back into the workplace. They have an exclusive database of over 600,000 active positions for individuals with disabilities. Once a person attains a job, they may qualify for up to $13,000 in job-expense reimbursements. Job-expense reimbursements can come in the form of a work computer, daycare, or even the cost of transportation traveling back and forth to work.

Two factors are helping Americans with disabilities. A strong economy has created a demand for more workers and companies are finding that people with criminal records provide equal or greater value to companies than people without records.

A nation-wide study by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Industries found more than 80 percent of managers and two-thirds of human resource professionals said people with criminal records brought as high or even higher value to the company than workers who didn’t have a record.

“Americans with disabilities just want a second chance at finding a new job,” said Bertram. “We know from our experience people are grateful for new opportunities and are willing to work hard for the companies employing them.”

Employers can commit discrimination by not checking the background of Americans with disabilities, according to Accurate Information Systems. By not checking background, an organization would be treating an American with a disability differently than a candidate without a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act insures people with disabilities aren’t treated differently in the criminal justice system.

To check and see if there is anything in your background that doesn’t belong, you can use a third party to conduct the research on yourself. If there is incorrect information, contact the company or agency that is providing the information and dispute the error and then file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission to have the background check investigated.

“It’s very helpful to check out your record before you start applying for jobs,” said Bertram. “You should also Google yourself to see if there is any incorrect information about you.”

However, if you do have a criminal record when applying for a job, you should also be aware that your criminal offense will eliminate possibility you from consideration. For example, if you have been convicted of a financial wrongdoing, you probably aren’t going to be considered for a bank teller job. Also, be truthful on the application about the criminal record. By not including the information, will be considered deceitful once they conduct a background check.

“Companies are focused on getting the best employee possible, regardless of their history,” said Bertram. “Human resource professionals say they are willing to work with people with criminal records. Just stress your willingness to make contributions to society, and, if you have it, stress long work history.”

If you are an individual with a disability and interested in coming back to the workplace, take advantage of LandAjob’s job resources and job-expense reimbursements of up to $13,000 by registering at http://laj.work/recordreg.

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Assault and discrimination trial starts Nov. 4 over guard’s claims against private prison operator GEO Group

A lieutenant’s harassment escalated until he tried to run down the pregnant black corrections officer, who later lost her baby, according to a lawsuit

This is one of the most horrifying cases that I’ve ever seen of a company’s managers targeting and harassing a female employee. The racist remarks started on Day One… and quickly escalated…”

— Attorney Raymond Babaian

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF., USA, October 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Private prison company GEO Group goes on trial Nov. 4 for alleged assault, racial discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation against an African American corrections officer.

The illegal activity started on Ashly Broussard’s first day of work, and a lieutenant and others increasingly harassed her and even tried to run her over with a car — causing a miscarriage, according to her lawsuit.

Trial is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Dept. S-26 at San Bernardino Superior Court, 247 W. Third St., San Bernardino.

“This is one of the most horrifying cases that I’ve ever seen of a company’s managers targeting and harassing a female employee,” said Raymond Babaian, founding partner of Valiant Law, who represents the plaintiff. “The racist remarks started on Day One, then included sexual harassment and quickly escalated over the next few months — especially after the victim complained to human resources at GEO Group.”

According to the lawsuit, a black inmate spat on Broussard on her first day of work inside the prison. She immediately told a supervisor, Lieutenant Laurel Withers, who pulled the inmate into an office where Broussard had been directed to write a report about the incident.

“Withers began to aggressively cuss at the detainee and began a pattern of referring to African American detainees as ‘black mother—-ers’ and ‘n—–s’,” according to the complaint. Shocked, Broussard shook her head in disbelief. Withers immediately confronted her and demanded to know if she had “a problem,” according to the complaint. Then, after pointing out that the room had no surveillance camera, he encouraged her to take revenge on the prisoner for spitting on her. “What do you want to do about it? I’ll turn around,” he said, according to the complaint.

In the following days, other supervisors showed Broussard areas of the prison without cameras where she could assault detainees, the complaint states.

A few weeks later, Withers allegedly exposed himself to her when the two were alone in an area near a bathroom. He continued to make sexually suggestive comments and lewd gestures, and created and maintained a hostile work environment, according to the complaint.

Three months later, Broussard was walking through the prison parking lot when she noticed a car speeding towards her. Afraid for her life, she ran out of the way and found shelter behind parked cars. Withers was driving the speeding car, according to the complaint. A prison surveillance video of the incident has since disappeared.
Other prison staff also threatened Broussard, calling her a snitch and a rat after she filed a report against Withers, the complaint says.

The harassment, hostile work environment and assault, “had a significant impact on her health and well being during her pregnancy,” and she was constantly denied proper rest breaks, the complaint states. One day during her shift, Broussard experienced immense pain, cramping and bleeding. She asked for permission to leave work early to seek urgent medical help; she was not only denied, but forced to work an additional six hours without a break, the complaint states.

When Broussard finally got to a doctor, she learned she had suffered a miscarriage. When she took leave following the miscarriage, GEO fired her.

Broussard is suing Geo Group and Withers for assault, sexual assault, sexual harassment, discrimination, creating a hostile work environment and retaliation, among other causes.

“Ashly suffered greatly through a continuous onslaught of harassment, discrimination, and threats, including a very real attempt to cause her bodily harm. The GEO Group and its managers bear responsibility for the loss of her unborn child. She hopes this trial will help bring an end to these kinds of illegal treatment of women prison guards, and show that no agency is exempt from the law,” Babaian said.

The case number is CIVDS1722295.

Valiant Law of Ontario, Calif., represents various individuals and entities in all aspects of employment claims, including harassment and discrimination, and wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts, with more than a decade of legal practice in Southern California, including the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Diego County, as well as Las Vegas

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