What Lies Beneath: the Mystery of Coronavirus and Shincheonji-phobia

Over 500 church members of Shincheonji (SCJ) tested positive for the virus and have become the target of scapegoating and blame.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, February 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The rapid proliferation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) resulted in 13 deaths and 2,022 confirmed cases as of February 28 2020 in South Korea. While the cause and solution of the infection have not been identified, over 500 church members of Shincheonji (SCJ) tested positive for the virus and have become the target of scapegoating and blame.

On February 19, South Korean President Moon Jae-In stated that a full survey and diagnosis of Shincheonji members were necessary. On Feb 25, SCJ submitted a list of 210,000 members to health authorities with the condition the personal information of their members remain protected. On 26th, health authorities began telephone surveys and tests on those who showed symptoms.

Chosun Ilbo, a major newspaper in South Korea, reported that 5 people with pneumonia were found positive with the virus according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters before any Shincheonji member was involved. The medical community noted that the COVID-19 cases had already proliferated before the mass infection of members of the church. This raises doubts on reports echoed by some Western media that patient 31, a female Shincheonji member, had been the main agent spreading the infection throughout the country.

The mass infections focused attention on the Shincheonji Church. Unfortunately, several media reports relied on low-level internet sources and interviews with Christians who regard Shincheonji as a serious competitor and have labeled it a cult.

“Shincheonji members generally do not recognize themselves in reports they read in the media. For instance, they do not regard their founder, Chairman Lee Man Hee, as the second coming of Jesus or as God. Publishing these claims without fact-checking shows media do not do their homework and only relied on bias sources,” said Mr. Kim Shin Chang, General Director of Department of International Relations of Shincheonji Headquarters.
Shincheonji Church is controversial in Korean society. This is mostly due to its rapid growth in the past decade which has occured the at the expense of the politically influential conservative and fundamentalist Christian churches in Korea. Shincheonji’s members exceeded 200,000 in 2018, and this spectacular growth contrasts with the gradual decrease of members in conservative and fundamentalist Christian groups in South Korea, which have been plagued by corruption scandals.

Another example of societal pressure against SCJ was covered by Munwha Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), a leading South Korean television. They reported on February 26th that a female Shincheonji member fell from a window of her house and died as a result of her husband’s violence. The husband tried to coerce her to leave Shincheonji. Before her death, the police received reports of domestic violence.

As confirmed in several reports by Belgian NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF), Shincheonji members have been the main target of kidnapping and confinement promoted by pastors with the aim of compelling them to renounce their faith, called forced conversion or deprogramming, resulting in over 1,000 human rights violation cases.

When one of its members died during a coercive conversion attempt, Shincheonji reacted with protest of more than 120,000 Korean citizens in January 2018 to demand justice. The annual 2019 International Religious Freedom Report by the U.S. Department of State mentioned the incident. However, the Korean government did nothing.

“We are asked why we hide our identity or affiliation to Shincheonji. What is happening now with the virus outbreak clearly answers the question. When the fact that we belong to Shincheonji becomes known, we are forced to quit our jobs. We cannot send our kids to school. Vulnerable members are exposed to domestic violence. We fear the coronavirus, and we also fear the virus named hatred and insult.” states a member of Shincheonji.

Jane Jun
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Cinergy Entertainment Partners with Upbring Amarillo

Cinergy Entertainment Hosts a Day of Fun for Local Amarillo Foster Children

This is a great opportunity for us to give back to our community and bring joy to these children”

— Traci Hoey

AMARILLO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Traci Hoey, Vice President of Marketing
Phone: (972) 895-9905
Email: thoey@cinergy.com

CINERGY ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH UPBRING AMARILLO
Cinergy Entertainment Hosts a Day of Fun for Local Amarillo Foster Children

Dallas, TX- DATE, 2020 Cinergy Entertainment Group, a leader in family entertainment, is hosting a free day of fun for Upbring Amarillo foster children of all ages. Last year Upbring Amarillo placed 70 children in need in safe homes. Cinergy is honored to provide a day for these children to enjoy free games, movies and attractions.

“We are so happy to welcome Upbring Amarillo children into our center to enjoy a day of worry-free fun,” says Traci Hoey, Vice President of Marketing. “This is a great opportunity for us to give back to our community and bring joy to these children”.

Upbring Amarillo aims to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. They see a future guided by faith, education, and action in which communities will be free of child abuse.

Cinergy Entertainment is excited to give back to the local community, always striving to bring joy and fun to as many children and families as possible. For more information visit www.Cinergy.com

About Cinergy Entertainment
As an Inc 5000 recipient, Dallas, Texas-based Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc. is a visionary industry innovator and regional operator of five luxury cinema entertainment centers in Texas and Oklahoma with 51 screens, 44 lanes of bowling and 6 new axe throwing lanes. The company, which was recently named 2019 Top FEC of the World by IAAPA, has additional locations under development across the country. All Cinergy centers feature recline and dine cinemas serving alcoholic beverages and a menu of chef-inspired American favorites. In addition to upscale cinema amenities, all Cinergy locations feature a unique selection of interactive games and a variety of other amenities, including bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, Hologate VR, Triotech Dark Ride, Sky Walker, an elevated ropes course with zip lines and axe throwing lanes.

Cinergy is privately held by the Benson family. For more information, visit Cinergy at www.Cinergy.com.

Traci Hoey
Cinergy Entertainment
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The Signature Real Estate Companies Welcomes the New Decade with Inaugural SGB Volunteer Day

Signature Gives Back Presents its First Volunteer Day

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

— Mahatma Ghandi

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Boca Raton, Florida) — With a single-day, planned closure of its 18 offices, The Signature Real Estate Companies’s discrete 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm, Signature Gives Back (SGB), is amassing volunteer teams for Friday, March 27, 2020 to help the needs of community organizations for its first-ever Signature Gives Back Volunteer Day. SGB and Signature expect 10,000 hours of community service from its Team Members, which would make it one of the most cohesive volunteer events in South Florida’s history. One Blood will be on-site to take blood donations throughout the day.

The companywide event commences at 9 a.m. at Signature’s Corporate Headquarters
(901-C Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33487), with a formal award of its Proclamation from The Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida, originally sponsored and to be presented by Vice Mayor Robert S. Weinroth.

Following the presentation, Signature’s Team Members will head to their volunteer destination for the day to complete a variety of tasks improving the communities served by the corresponding organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Showering Love, Community Greening, The Soup Kitchen, Beach Cleanup (for Jupiter, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale), Grand Villa Memory Care Village, Quantum House, Tri-County Animal Rescue, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, and Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Additionally, Signature Team Members will prepare and distribute sandwiches to housing insecure people who gather at John Prince Park, Lake Worth, FL.

Voted as “Humanitarian of the Year” for Signature, Vice President of SGB, Ms. Wendy Pressner, and Executive Vice President for both Signature and SGB, Mr. Jack Jaiven, will join Mr. Ben G. Schachter, who co-founded SGB in 2016, at its Corporate Headquarters. Mr. Schachter, the Broker-President & Principal of The Signature Real Estate Companies and SGB’s President, has chartered Signature’s course to 18 offices in and out of state, spearheaded its historical path to more than 1,000 real estate professionals, Affiliates and Vendors, and fostered the ever-increasing appeal of en masse volunteerism.

Please register to volunteer at www.SignatureGivesBack.org. Media are welcome throughout the day at Corporate Headquarters and select volunteer sites.

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Dana A. Levy, REALTOR, MHS, CRC, MRP
Signature Gives Back
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Int’l Community Urged to Reject Sri Lankan Domestic Justice Mechanism & Refer Sri Lanka to ICC, ICJ: TGTE

Sri Lanka Foreign Relations Minister’s Speech to UNHRC Prime Example of State’s Sinhalese Buddhist Chauvinism, Promulgation of Lies & Deflection of Blame.

Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing Commissions to ward off international pressure to pursue a legitimate accountability process in accordance with international standards.”

— Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

NEW YORK, USA, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urges the United Nations Human Rights Council and the international community at large to reject a “domestically designed and executed reconciliation and accountability process” as described by Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday before the UNHRC as a suitable replacement for the international judicial process mandated by UNHRC Resolution 30/1, which Sri Lanka unilaterally withdrew from on bogus pretenses, and instead proceed with a remedial justice initiative that includes referring Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) under the Genocide Convention.

Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing Commissions to ward off international pressure to pursue a legitimate accountability process in accordance with international standards. For example, according to Amnesty International’s 2011 review of the Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) created in bad-faith by the former Rajapaksa administration, where the LLRC “appears to really falter is in ignoring the serious evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other violations of the laws of war by government forces…[t]here is a clear sign of the bias we had feared and already detected in the LLRC’s composition and conduct.”

Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific director at the time went to say, “The LLRC has admitted its own inability to establish the facts about the conduct of the fighting and points out legal complexities beyond its abilities. This is why the international community must now follow up with an investigation, bringing to bear the full resources and assistance of the UN and the international community.” In his speech yesterday, Minister Gunawardena failed to give the international community any reason to believe a new domestic mechanism would a yield a different outcome from past domestic pursuits.

On the contrary, Minister Gunawardena’s speech yesterday shows Sri Lanka’s true colors as a rigid ethnocratic Buddhist Sinhalese State only interested in “victor’s justice.” By criticizing former High Commissioner for Human Rights Hussein’s 2015 Report on Sri Lanka (OISL) on the grounds that it “unjustly vilif[ies] the heroic Sri Lankan security forces,” the Minister exposes the State’s entrenched bias in favor of the state forces that a domestic mechanism would be tasked with investigating and holding accountable, revealing that a domestic mechanism would never work.

The Minister’s statement that “[t]he end of the brutal conflict advanced, secured and protected one of the fundamental human rights – the ‘right to life’ for all Sri Lankans- Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslims and others” displays Sri Lanka’s total disregard for Tamil lives and dignity. There is no greater violation of ‘the right to life’ than the genocidal campaign waged against Tamils by State forces during the final stage of the conflict, which resulted in the death of 70,000-100,000 Tamils.

Third, the Minister’s description in his opening statement of the new administration’s “policy framework” as one “envisaged to achieve sustainable development and peace in the country, firmly anchored in safeguarding ‘national security without compromising the democratic space available to our people” glaringly omits any mention of “accountability.” Given the Minister’s repeated statement that a domestic mechanism must be in line with Sri Lanka’s “policy” and “priorities,” the Minister’s description shows that the State has no interest in pursuing justice.

The Minister’s speech also includes many statements that are on their face outright lies, offering critical insight into the lack of credibility that any domestic mechanism would carry. For example, the Minister accused fellow UN Member States of using Sri Lanka as a “pawn” for geopolitical gain. However, the fact is that Sri Lanka used its strategic location in Indian Ocean to keep international powers away from intervening militarily and diplomatically while Sri Lanka carried out the Tamil Genocide in 2009. Sri Lanka continues to play the victim card while ignoring the suffering of the armed conflict’s actual victims: the Tamil People.

The Minister also claimed, “The government led by the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, of which the current President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, initiated a sustainable reconciliation process in Sri Lanka to bring about ‘healing and peace building’” that was an “ an inclusive process.” This is outright delusional. One need look no further than President Gotabaya’s recent statement that any political resolution should be based on the support of the Sinhala people to discern the State’s total lack of interest in reconciliation and inclusion. The Minister’s closing remarks quoting Buddha and spoken in Sinhalese underscores the vapidness of the Minister’s claim.

TGTE therefore maintains its decade-long position that a domestic mechanism to investigate and prosecute “credible allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity” (2011 UN Panel of Experts’ Report on Sri Lanka) perpetrated by Sri Lanka against Tamils during the armed conflict serves only to attempt to deflect calls for referral of Sri Lanka to the ICC and delay other meaningful actions on accountability and will never deliver justice to Tamils given neither the State nor the judiciary is ethnically neutral, the judiciary is not independent, and there is no known instance of a State guilty of international crimes investigating itself.

No fewer than 10 UN reports substantiate TGTE’s position, as do reports by many highly respected international NGOs as well as the US Department of State. In his 2015 Report on Sri Lanka (OISL), former High Commissioner Hussein stated that “the domestic criminal justice system” in Sri Lanka “needs to be strengthened and reformed” and that that process “needs to be undertaken in parallel to the establishment of a special hybrid court, not in place of it.” High Commissioner Hussein also called attention to widespread “reprisals against judicial and other professionals who try to prosecute human-rights related cases involving State officials.”

Minister Gunawardena’s baseless allegation that the Commissioner’s report is “much flawed,” among his other stern words for fellow Member States, is the equivalent of such a reprisal on the international stage. His attack of OISL is also an attack on fellow UN Member States that adopted the Report. This hurling of insults against the UN, its experts and its processes as “flawed,” “biased,” “politically motivated,” and a violation of Sri Lankan “sovereignty” is a longstanding strategy imparted by Sri Lanka to manipulate the country’s Buddhist Sinhalese majority, undermine all justice initiatives, and perpetuate the State’s culture of impunity.

In her 2017 report, which Sri Lankan Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe called “a harm to Sri Lanka's sovereignty”—one of Sri Lanka’s go-to false pretenses for rejecting UN findings that contradict its ongoing narrative of lies—UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Monica Pinto, who Minister Rajapakshe also accused of impropriety in her reporting, noted the “inadequacy of the State’s domestic legal framework to deal with international crimes of this magnitude.”

“In the past, when Sri Lanka has prosecuted conflict-related cases, it has relied on offences in regular criminal law, sch as murder. fails to recognize the gravity of the crimes committed, their international character, or to duly acknowledge the harm caused to the victims. It also constrains and undermines prosecution strategies, as it does not follow the chain of responsibility and prosecute those who planned, organized or gave the orders for what may be system crimes,” she reported.

The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister claimed that one of the reasons for Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from Resolution 30/1 is that the accountability process envisaged by the UNHRC can't be carried out within the Sri Lankan constitution. But that is exactly why the UNHRC called for constitutional reforms to accommodate an accountability process that meets international standards. However, the fact of the matter is that the Sri Lankan polity will never allow for any kind of amendment that integrates international human rights and humanitarian legal norms, such as the prohibition of torture and the commission of war crimes, that would deny the State the convenient (albeit lame) excuse upon which it has come to rely to eschew international justice and force the hand of the State to investigate its own.

The State’s abandonment of the UNHRC transitional justice initiative it co-sponsored under Resolution 30/1 is only the latest example of Sri Lanka’s historic betrayal of Tamils, which also includes the State’s abandonment the Bandaranaike–Chelvanayakam Pact and Dudley- Chelvanayakam Pact.

Against this backdrop, anyone can sees that Sri Lanka’s declaration that it will create a domestic mechanism to investigate international crimes perpetrated during the armed conflict is nothing more than a pretense for the State to continue its “delay and never deliver” tactic used to sabotage the UNHRC transitional justice initiative, which TGTE repeatedly tried to impart unto the international community was a fool’s errand.

Former High Commissioner for Human Rights Hussein stated in his report, “[t]he High Commissioner remains convinced that, for accountability to be achieved in Sri Lanka, it will require more than a domestic mechanism.” He also said, “Importantly, the report reveals violations that are among the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole.”

How the UNHRC, other UN bodies and the international community at large react to Sri Lanka’s unilateral declaration that it plans to create a domestic justice process as articulated by the Foreign Relations Minister before the 43rd Session of the UNHRC will have implications not only for Tamil victims but also for the future of international justice and accountability globally.

Given Sir Lanka’s string of broken promises and deeply entrenched culture of impunity, which is a threat to international peace and security, Tamils and the international community should get together and see that accountability does not involve Sri Lanka, but rather Sri Lanka, as part of a remedial justice agenda, is referred to the ICC and the ICJ.

ABOUT THE TRANSNATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL EELAM (TGTE):

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected Government of over a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world.

TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

TGTE thrice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has two chambers of Parliament: The House of Representatives and the Senate and also a Cabinet.

TGTE is leading a campaign to realize the political aspirations of Tamils through peaceful, democratic, and diplomatic means and its Constitution mandates that it should realize its political objectives only through peaceful means. It’s based on the principles of nationhood, homeland and self-determination.

TGTE seeks that the international community hold the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Tamil people to account. TGTE calls for a referendum to decide the political future of Tamils.

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

Twitter: @TGTE_PMO
Email: pmo@tgte.org
Web: www.tgte-us.org

BACKGROUND

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

According to UN internal review report on Sri Lanka, over 70 thousand Tamils were killed in six months in early 2009 and Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by the Sri Lankan Security forces. A report by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) published details of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as sex slaves. There are over 90,000 Tamil war widows and thousands of Tamils disappeared due the conflict.

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

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

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

Twitter: @TGTE_PMO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TGTE.Secretariat/

Email: r.thave@tgte.org
Phone: +1-614-202-3377

Web: www.tgte-us.org & www.tgte.org

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சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவையில்லை, அரசுடன் பேசியே தீர்வைப் பெற முடியும் : இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சி துரைராஜசிங்கம் .

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவையில்லை, அரசுடன் பேசியே தீர்வைப் பெற முடியும் : இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சி துரைராஜசிங்கம்
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ஆசிரியரின் குறிப்பு:
"இது சுமந்திரனின் யோசனை, ஆனால் சுமந்திரன் வெவ்வேறு நபர்களைப் பயன்படுத்தி தனது கருத்துக்களையும் சிந்தனையையும் வெவ்வேறு நபர்கள் மூலம் பரப்புகிறார். இந்த முறை சுமந்திரன் செயலாளர் துரராஜசிங்கத்தைப் பயன்படுத்துகிறார்.

இந்த கட்டுரையை வாலம்புரி செய்தித்தாள் 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு வெளியிட்டது. இது அவரது அசல் மற்றும் பொதுவான சிந்தனை. ஆனால், தேர்தல் காரணமாக அவர் தமிழர்களிடம் பொய் சொல்லி தனது அறிக்கையை மாற்றியமைப்பார்.

சுமந்திரனின் கருத்தை தமிழர்கள் மறந்துவிடக் கூடாது.

இந்த சிந்தனை சிங்கள போர்க்குற்றவாளிகளைப் பாதுகாக்க உருவாக்கப்பட்டது."

2017-03-28 அன்று வலம்புரி எழுதிய கட்டுரை இங்கே:

மூன்றாவது தரப்பால் பிரச்சினைகள் தீராது. அரசுடன் பேசியே தீர்வைப் பெற முடியும் என இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சியின் பொதுச் செயலாளரும் கிழக்கு மாகாண விவசாய அமைச்சருமான துரைராஜசிங்கம் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவை. எமது விடயத்தில் சர்வதேசம் தலையிட வேண்டும். சர்வதேச அழுத்தம் இருந்தால் மட்டுமே இனப் பிரச்சினைக்குத் தீர்வு கிடைக்கும் என்றெல்லாம் தமிழ் மக்கள் குரல் எழுப்பி நிற்கையில்,

தமிழினத்துக்கு துரோகம் செய்வது போல தமிழரசுக் கட்சியின் பொதுச் செயலாளர் துரைராஜசிங்கம்; சர்வதேசத் தலையீடு தேவையில்லை. நாங்கள் அரசுடன் பேசியே பிரச்சினையை தீர்க்க வேண்டும் என்று சொல்லியுள்ளார் எனில்,

இவருக்கும் கருணா அம்மானுக்கும் உள்ள வித்தியாசம் என்ன? என்று கேட்பதை விட வேறு வழிதெரியவில்லை.

அரசுடன் பேசியே பிரச்சினையைத் தீர்க்க வேண்டும் என்று துரைராஜசிங்கம் இப்போது கூறுவதை கருணா அம்மான் சற்று முன் கூட்டியே செய்துள்ளார் என்று கூறுவதில் என்ன தவறுண்டு?

தமிழினம் அழிவதற்கும் பல்லாயிரக்கணக் கான தமிழ் மக்கள் படுகொலை செய்யப்படுவதற்கும் கருணா அம்மான் காரணம் என்று தமிழ் உலகம் குறை கூறுகிறது.

ஆனால் கருணா அம்மானின் அதேநிலைப்பாட்டை கிழக்கு மாகாணத்தைச் சேர்ந்த துரைராஜசிங்கம் செய்கிறார் என்றால்,

விடுதலைப் புலிகளில் இருந்து விலகி இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்துடனும் இலங்கைப் படையினருடனும் கருணா அம்மான் இணைந்து செயற்படுவதற்கு மேற்குறிப்பிட்ட நபர்களின் சிந்தனைகளும் கருத்துக்களுமே காரணமாக இருந்துள்ளன என்று எண்ணுவதில் தவறில்லை.

இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்துடன் பேசித் தீர்க்கலாம் என்றால், இதுவரை காலத்தில் என்ன பேசித்தீர்த்தீர்கள்.
வருடக்கணக்கில் சிறைகளில்வாடும் தமிழ் அரசியல் கைதிகளை விடுவிக்க முடிந்ததா?

காணாமல்போனவர்களின் உறவுகள் இன்று வரை அழுது புலம்பி அந்தரிக்கும் அவல வாழ்வுக்கு முடிவு கிடைத்ததா?

தமது சொந்த மண்ணில் குடியமர ஏங்கும் அப்பாவித் தமிழ் மக்களுக்குத் தீர்வுதான் காணப்பட்டதா? எதுவும் இல்லாத போது அரசுடன் பேசுவதன் மூலமே பிரச்சினையைத் தீர்க்க முடியும். மூன்றாவது தரப்பால் பிரச்சினை தீர்க்க இயலாது என்று நாக்கூசாமல் சொல்லுகின்ற படுதுரோகத்தனத்தை பார்த்திருக்கும் பரிதாபத்திலேயே தமிழ் மக்கள் இப்போது இருக்கின்றனர்.

சம்பந்தனைப் புகழ்வது தேவையென்றால் புகழுங்கள். அவசியமாயின் அவர் முன் அட்டாங்க நமஸ்காரம் செய்யுங்கள். இது உங்களின் சீவியத்துக்கு ஆதாரமாக இருக்கும்.

இதைவிடுத்து சர்வதேச விசாரணை தேவை என்று வலியுறுத்துகின்ற வேளையில் அதற்கு நாசம் விளைவிக்கும் வகையில் கருத்துரைப்பதைத் தயவுசெய்து தவிர்த்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள்.

நான்கு பிள்ளைகள், மூன்று பிள்ளைகள், இரண்டு பிள்ளைகள் என்று போரில் பலிகொடுத்து வயிற்றில் நெருப்பைக் கட்டி வாழும் வயோதிபப் பெற்றோர்களின் மனநிலையை இம்மியும் உணர்ந்து கொள்ள முடியாத பிரகிருதிகள் மத்தியில் எங்கள் தமிழினம் எப்படித் தப்பிப் பிழைக்கப் போகிறது?

ஆ! கடவுளே அரசுடன் பேச்சு நடத்தி தங்களுக்கு வாகனம் பெற்றதை, வாகனத்துக்கான அனுமதிப்பத்திரம் கிடைத்ததை நல்லாட்சி நல்லது செய்கிறது என்று கூறுவோரை என்ன செய்வோம் இறைவா!
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German Mourners Shout ‘Nazis Out!’ at Vigil — Acclaimed Documentary, Hate Among Us, Highlights Problem

Hate Among Us

Dean Cain, Executive Producer

Montel Williams, Executive Producer

Thousands Gathered for a Vigil in Hanau

The Guardian reported that the mourners were holding signs that read "Take racism personally" and "Never again!" and could be heard chanting "Nazis out!"

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — After a far-right gunman opened fire and killed nine people at two hookah bars, thousands of people gathered for vigils across Germany on Thursday, Feb 20th, night hours. Vigils took place in Hanau, where the deadly shooting took place, and large crowds had assembled in Frankfurt and Berlin. The Guardian reported that the mourners were holding signs that read "Take racism personally" and "Never again!" and could be heard chanting "Nazis out!"

The attacker has been identified as Tobias Rathjen, 43, who was found dead with his 72-year-old mother in his home after the gunshots. Federal Chief Prosecutor Peter Frank said that the nine people killed were between 21 and 44 and that they all came from a "migrant background”. Frank also said that evidence showed Rathjen had “a very deeply racist attitude.” Inge Bank, 82, who lives near the bar where one of the shootings took place, said: “I couldn’t be any more upset… We have to nip it in the bud if the Nazi Party is coming back.”

History ominously repeats itself in "Hate Among Us," a disturbingly relevant but noticeably selective assessment of the global resurgence of anti-Semitism co-hosted by executive producers of the documentary, Dean Cain and Montel Williams.

Cain and Williams survey the recent spike in hate crimes leveled against Jews around the world in “Hate Among Us”. The two also served in a similar behind-the-scenes capacity for “Architects of Denial,” chronicling Armenian genocide. They are joined by travel show personality Laura McKenzie (also an executive producer) on one of her “voluntourism” trips to Israel.

Along the way, director David McKenzie draws a chilling though-line from the ascendancy of Hitler in the 1930s to the current rise of emboldened Islamic terrorists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremist factions who, unlike members of the Ku Klux Klan, do not feel they have to hide their hatred under hoods.

Back in America, the film briefly addresses incidents in Charlottesville, Va., as well as synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway, California, but while referring to social media as a frighteningly effective tool for recruiting hate groups, it continues to circumvent any conversation about how explosive tweets and retweets emanating from the White House could further fan those flames of hatred.

While the rise of anti-Semitic abuse and bigotry is justifiably disturbing, "Hate Among Us," which spends a lot of screen time covering attacks in Paris and Berlin, would have had more incisive viewing if its exploratory journey kicked off closer to home.

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Denise Gibbs of Modesto: Human Resources and Administrative Expert

Denise Gibbs Modesto

MODESTO, CA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Denise Gibbs of Modesto uses her thirty years of social work experience to help underserved communities including senior citizens, domestic violence victims, and low-income families.

Focusing her social work experience on human resources and administration efforts, Denise Gibbs of Modesto has dedicated her life to helping the underprivileged. She specifically focuses on senior citizens, domestic violence victims, low-income families, and inmates incarcerated for non-violent crimes.

Because she has spent thirty years in the social work field, Denise Gibbs understands that resources should adjust to the needs of the population. She has developed personnel handbooks for various non-profit agencies to help them hone their policies and procedures. Putting the right policies and procedures in place streamlines operations and enables these agencies to best serve their target populations.

In her thirty years, Denise Gibbs of Modesto has overseen staff at non-profit organizations and used her human resources and administrative experience to resolve conflict and create solutions that help both staff and clients meet their needs.

Denise Gibbs is dedicated to the social work field because she believes that it is crucial to United States society. She encourages others to become involved in social work because, in her experience, there are not yet enough social workers to meet the growing needs of the public.

Denise Gibbs of Modesto has viewed firsthand the negative effects of poverty on society resulting in homelessness, unemployment, declining health, and inability to access resources. Many people who are impoverished suffer from mental illness, making it even more difficult for them to seek the help that they need. Based on Census Bureau* records from 2017, twelve percent of Americans are living in poverty. This is why she has developed and suggested her own housing development strategy. Denise Gibbs understands that social workers are educated in dealing with poverty and mental illness.

Mental illness strikes regardless of economic status presenting in the form of mood disorders, substance abuse, and psychosis. Social workers are trained to identify and provide resources for those with mental illness and are in a position to propose policies that will best help those who are suffering.

Social work is necessary to help those who are victims of child neglect and abuse and victims of domestic violence. Denise Gibbs of Modesto has worked with non-profit agencies to identify these victims and serve her community in a way that provides them with assistance and safe places away from their perpetrators.

Denise Gibbs has also spent her career helping those who have been incarcerated for non-violent crimes find employment upon release. She understands that reintegrating can have a positive impact on the economy and remove the negative stigma. She was involved in developing AB 109* in the state of California, public safety legislation that allowed non-violent offenders to be supervised at the county level and enroll in an eighteen-month skills training program. This program includes vocational training and post-secondary education. This motivates these individuals to maintain their employment and has a positive impact on employers.

Denise Gibbs of Modesto intends to continue contributing to the social work field and collaborating with non-profit organizations to serve the underserved communities and provide those in need with valuable, necessary resources.

Census Bureau* – https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/faq/what-current-poverty-rate-united-states
AB 109* – https://probation.lacounty.gov/ab-109/

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New 12-book “Why Are They Like That?” Series by Y Forum founder recaps 20 years of taboo cross-cultural questions

Phillip Milano has released a new 12-book series based on his groundbreaking cross cultural web project

Dare To Aks is a pioneering 20-year effort to promote provocative cross-cultural dialogue

The “Why Are They Like That?” book series aims to breathe new life
into diversity courses with edgy discussions from a pioneering global project.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A newly released 12-book series based on the 20-year ground-breaking “Y” cross-cultural Q&A project is designed to breathe new life into diversity training and courses.

The “Why Are They Like That?” series finally brings together the most profound, heart-warming and hilarious conversations from the past two decades of author Phillip J. Milano’s take-no-prisoners project, with real people, celebrities and experts addressing unfiltered questions related to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability and more. It’s meant to uplift all audiences, and be assigned reading in college diversity courses to enhance students’ readiness for the polarized world that awaits them.

The timing is designed to address a new era in which bigotry and its evil twin political correctness are rising to new heights in the U.S., Milano said.
”We are seeing racism and hatred reach an almost cataclysmic level in our society,” said Milano, founder of YForum.com (now DareToAks.com) and author of the 12-book Why Are They Like That? series. “Yet the unflinching give-and-take we so desperately need to explode fears and ignorance is being suffocated by censorship and hypersensitivity. We need fewer trigger warnings and more myth-busting.”
Taboo questions are unflinchingly addressed such as: Do white girls want sex more often? Do gay guys get off looking at their own bodies? Are Muslims OK with killing infidels? Do amputees get asked out on dates? Why do black comics joke about childhood beatings?

Milano is a 30-year journalist and media professional who breached the boundaries of a sheltered white suburban upbringing to create Y?, which has generated 10 million visits and more than 50,000 postings worldwide since its creation in 1998.
He has been a breakout on BET, CBS, CNN, the BBC and FOX News with his bold dialogue project, and featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post and many more outlets. He is the author of the Perigee book I Can't Believe You Asked That! and writer of the pioneering newspaper column/blog "Dare to Ask."

At a critical juncture when falsehoods and lies are trumping facts and ideas, Milano said his stirring call to action is simple: Love and respect others by courageously learning everything about them.

Milano’s project is at DareToAks.com. He can be reached for interviews at yforum@yforum.com, facebook.com/DareToAks and on Twitter at @PhillipMilano. The Why Are They Like That? series is available on Amazon.com. Books can be purchased individually or as part of a collection by visiting Amazon.

Praise for Phillip Milano, his cross-cultural sharing project and books:
“Quietly revolutionizing cross-cultural communication…” — Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts

“Tells more about who we are than you're likely to learn from a dozen sociology texts…” — Washington Post News Service

“Mr. Milano has dared to open the field of debate to the maximum…” — Le Monde, Paris

“Even the most potentially insulting questions can be peacefully discussed…” – College Press Network

“(A) remarkable contribution to cross-cultural understanding…” — The (London) Guardian

“Both hilarious and serious…” — FOX News

“A very bizarre book …” – Comedian/Podcaster Marc Maron

“Whoa! Now for some gut-level dialogue on race…” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Cinequest and Kaiser Permanente Present Thrive Award to Shannon Harvey about her Journey of Healing through Meditation

Cinequest will be from March 3 to March 15, 2020

Shannon Harvey had her dream job as a radio journalist at age 24 when she was diagnosed with a devastating auto-immune disease.

My Year of Living Mindfully chronicles Shannon Harvey determination to find a treatment using the cutting-edge techniques of mind-body medicine.

Is it really possible to ease suffering and promote physical and mental healing using the simple practice of meditation that can be done by anyone at any time or anywhere?”

— Shannon Harvey

SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every year the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente, honors one film for its life-affirming themes and resonance with the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award. This year the award is being bestowed on My Year of Living Mindfully.

Shannon Harvey had her dream job as a radio journalist at age 24 when she was diagnosed with a devastating auto-immune disease. Her immune system had become hyperactive and was attacking normal, healthy tissues. Her muscles and joints were inflamed and she was told if her disease continued to progress she could end up with organ failure, or wheelchair bound.

My Year of Living Mindfully chronicles her determination to find an effective treatment using the cutting-edge techniques of mind-body medicine. Cinequest will be its North American premiere.

Shannon wondered: is it really possible to ease suffering and promote physical and mental healing using the simple practice of meditation that can be done by anyone at any time or anywhere? The film follows Shannon’s worldwide journey from her home in Australia to Manhattan to the dusty refugee camps of the Middle East and then back Down Under where she learns from an Aboriginal elder about the ancient practice of Dadirri — deep listening and silent awareness.

She undertakes a year-long experiment with herself as the subject that synthesizes the works of leading scientists with the ways of mystics. Her goal is to learn if meditation can dramatically improve her health and well-being, or is it just another over-hyped self-help fad? My Year of Living Mindfully is sure to inspire countless individuals to not only find their own inner strength and peace but also see the world in new ways. It is a must-see for those seeking insight and questioning their place in the world.

Previous winners of the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award have included such stirring films as Clownvets (2019), the inspiring story of legendary Dr. Patch Adams and his team’s trip to Guatemala on a mission of “humanitarian clowning” to help veterans suffering from PTSD; Pick of the Litter (2018), which follows the lives of a litter of Labrador Retriever puppies from birth through their training to be guide dogs for the blind; and The Bullish Farmer (2017), the story of a Wall Street investment banker who turned his back on high finance and transformed his life by becoming an organic farmer.

My Year of Living Mindfully director, producer and star Shannon Harvey is available for interviews and will receive the award at the Hammer Theatre in Downtown San Jose on March 5 at 7 p.m. after the North American Premiere screening of her film.

About Cinequest:
The Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival fuses innovation with the arts to empower great creations and to connect audiences, youth, artists, and innovators with these creations and with each other— forging community, joy, and our future. Set in Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness, impact, and legacy result from applying this powerful integration of creativity and technology to democratize opportunity and to transform lives. Cinequest does this through the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, Mavericks Studio, and Picture The Possibilities global youth programs. The 30th edition of the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival occurs March 3 – 15 in San Jose and Redwood City, CA (Silicon Valley) We're commemorating CINEQUEST's 30th Anniversary by celebrating the power of creativity today and the future of CINEQUEST itself! www.cinequest.org Please watch The Story of Cinequest.

Cinequest 2020 Partners (partial list):
TJ & Valeta Rodgers, Clos De La Tech, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT), Kaiser Permanente, ZOOM (NASDAQ: ZM), Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), Canon (NYSE: CAJ), Seagate (NASDAQ: STX), AT&T (NYSE: T), Panasonic (OTCMKTS:PCRFY), Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Hint Water, Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), Agile Ticketing Solutions, Barco (BAR.BR), Cinionic, VTA, Eddie Lira, The Wolff Family, NBC Bay Area, Metro, KQED, SF Media Co., T48 Telemundo, El Observador, India Currents, Cinemark (NYSE: CNK), Fairmont San Jose, Marriott San Jose (NYSE: MAR), AC Hotels by Marriott San Jose * Santa Clara, SV Creates, San Jose Downtown Association, The Morrison & Foerster Foundation, Team San Jose, and the City of San Jose.

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FULTON MEDICAL CENTER DEPLOYS DANOLYTE GLOBAL’S INNOVATIVE DISINFECTANT SYSTEM TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND STAFF

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Danolyte Global’s Human and Environmentally Safe
Disinfectant System is 100-Times More Powerful Than Bleach

LEAWOOD, KS, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fulton Medical Center announced today that it has installed Danolyte Global’s innovative disinfectant system that will greatly reduce infection risks from most known bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungus. The system, produced by Lenexa, Kansas-based Danolyte Global, is EPA registered to kill even the most resistant microbes including staphylococcus, C. diff, MRSA, listeria, legionella, and the influenza virus. FMC is the first Midwest hospital to deploy the system. It is anticipated that the Danolyte disinfectant will also kill the novel coronavirus now sweeping Asia and the world.

Danolyte Global’s system produces a non-toxic, noncorrosive, EPA-approved solution that can be applied directly to both hard and soft surfaces and applied throughout a room or area using a form of electrostatic spraying. This form of spraying allows the disinfectant solution to attach evenly to all surfaces, even hidden surfaces under tables, beds, seat-cushions, curtains, and equipment. “Our solution is completely safe for humans and animals,” said Jody Julian, Co-Founder, and President of Danolyte Global LLC. “Yet, unlike bleach, which is both poisonous to humans and corrosive to most surfaces, it’s 100 times more effective at killing germs,” he said.

Don Peterson, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Noble Health Corp said, “Noble Health is mandating that every effort be made to defend its patients and staff from the novel coronavirus and that we implement new innovative solutions to radically decrease the risk of hospital-acquired infections,” he stated. Noble Health Corp said that it is covering the approximately $35,000.00 cost of the system. “The Danolyte generator installed in Fulton will produce enough disinfectant solutions to cover several hospitals, physician offices, and nursing facilities. We hope other healthcare facilities in the area will be open to using the disinfectant and eventually in sharing the cost,” Peterson said.

Terry Nichols, President of Noble Health Management, manager of Fulton Medical Center, said the Danolyte system is a central part of a larger strategy to improve health outcomes. “Defending against the coronavirus brought this matter to a head as has the increasing number of flu cases we’ve been seeing. While deploying the Danolyte system improves our defenses it will also serve to reduce the risk of sepsis and other HAI’s (hospital-acquired infections) where existing solutions have not. Our goal is to improve health outcomes for all of our patients,” he explained.

About Danolyte© Global
Danolyte Global designs manufactures and markets generators of biocidal solutions that are EPA registered to kill any pathogen it encounters. The solution is safe for humans and animals, non-toxic, and noncorrosive to the environment. Danolyte's generators are deployed to industries where large-scale disinfecting is required, such as hospitals, food service, and the hospitality industry. Danolyte’s Organic certified crop solution Agrowlyte© destroys bacteria like listeria, powdery mold, and other contaminants on plants, fruits, and vegetables. Danolyte Global is located in Overland Park, Kansas and is dedicated to human and environmentally safe disinfecting solutions.

About Noble Health Management Corporation
Noble Health’s mission is to provide high-quality medical care that addresses the needs of the communities we serve. Our goal is to serve the community and its residents with comprehensive medical services delivered at reasonable prices and with the highest integrity. We will work diligently and forthrightly with local, state and federal governments towards a sustainable model that provides medical services for all.
Noble Health Management is a subsidiary of Noble Health Corporation headquartered in Leawood, Kansas. Noble Health Corp is dedicated to the mission of revitalizing community healthcare through service, quality, and integrity.

About Fulton Medical Center
FMC is a community hospital located in Fulton, Missouri in Callaway County. FMC is an acute care hospital with 35 beds, 24/7/365 emergency department, and a walk-in clinic. It has proudly served the residence of Callaway and surrounding counties since 1985. Noble Health Management took over operations at FMC in December 2019 and is on the process of expanding health services and implementing leading-edge technology.

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