Oustanding Leaders Receive Humanitarian Awards From Scientology

2018 Humanitarian Awards Recipients

Recipients of the Humanitarian Award for Religious Freedom

Rev. Sue Taylor introducing the recipients of the 2018 Humanitarian Awards by the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office

Awards bestowed during the celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office

A being is only as valuable as he can serve others”

— L.Ron Hubbard

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ten outstanding professionals received humanitarian awards for their long-term work on international religious freedom, opioid education, law enforcement through community outreach, and disaster response. The award ceremony took place in the heart of Washington, D.C. at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office and brought together diverse local and national leaders to acknowledge the recipients and celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Church’s office.
The awardees were:

• Kristin Wright and Greg Mitchell, for their dedicated work in the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, advocating for religious freedom for all faiths around the world.
Kirstin Wright has been a strong voice for religious freedom, advocating and speaking out for Muslims, Christians, atheists, Scientologists, and Hindus, among those of all backgrounds.

Greg Mitchell, a prominent D.C. lobbyist who has been in national politics and government since 1991, works to improve religion-related policies and advance religious freedom around the world. He serves as the managing co-chair of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, and has become one of the foremost leaders in the religious freedom world not only in Washington, D.C., but also traveling to foreign countries promoting the value of the Religious Freedom Roundtable model.

• Joava Good, for her 12 years of exemplary work in the disaster response field.

Joava Good is the Deputy National Director of the Churches of Scientology Disaster Response. She is a specialist in volunteer and donations management, and has responded to over 23 federally declared disasters over the years in Utah, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana, California, Texas, Oklahoma and others states, as well as Haiti. She recently returned from North Carolina’s Florence worst flood disaster, where she helped those who suffered tremendous damage.

• Brenda Horner, Supervisory Community Outreach Specialist for the United States Attorney’s Office and her Community Outreach Specialist team, for their long and hard work in combatting drug abuse at all levels.

In her role within the United States Attorney’s Office, Brenda Horner oversees and coordinates all community outreach activities performed by Community Outreach Specialists assigned to teams located in the seven Metropolitan Police Districts. Her work and that of her team is unique among U.S. Attorney’s Offices because it serves as both the local and the federal prosecutor for the nation’s capital. Ms. Horner, and each of the district Community Outreach Specialists: Carolyn Crank (1st District), Baretta Francis (2nd & 4th Districts), LaToya Davenport (3rd District), Monica Veney (5th District), Floyd Carson (6th District), and Lenney Lowe (7th District) were awarded for their work in responding to the devastating opioid epidemic.

In acknowledging all the recipients, National Affairs Office Executive Director Beth Akiyama shared that the initiative is inspired by the words of humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard quoting “A being is only as valuable as he can serve others.” “These awards recognize exemplary humanitarian leadership and achievement,” she continued.

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office was established to address and promote collaboration on solutions and forward public policy to challenging social issues through Church-supported secular humanitarian and social betterment programs that address literacy, drug education and rehabilitation, criminal rehabilitation, human rights education and morality.

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GWU President Receives North Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor

Recipient of North Carolina's Highest Civilian Honor  - the Long Leaf Pine

GWU President Dr. Frank Bonner

North Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor

GWU President Frank Bonner (left) NCICU President Hope Williams (right)

Frank Bonner Awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Hope Williams

Dr. Frank Bonner Awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

This is a great recognition for Dr. Bonner. Under his leadership, the University has made so much progress, and he’s played a great part in making Gardner-Webb what it is today.”

— Ron Beane, vice chair of the GWU Board of Trustees.

BOILING SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a surprise presentation at Gardner-Webb University on Oct. 19, GWU President Dr. Frank Bonner was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine—North Carolina’s highest civilian honor. Conferred by Gov. Roy Cooper, this prestigious award recognizes exemplary service that has made a significant impact and strengthened the state.

A. Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, presented the award at a gathering of the GWU Board of Trustees, senior staff and guests. “It was my great honor as a member of the Governor’s Education Cabinet, and on behalf of the state of North Carolina, to present the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to Gardner-Webb University President, Dr. Frank Bonner, for his outstanding career in higher education, which exemplifies the impact that innovative leadership can have on a university, faculty, and students," Williams said.

“This is a great recognition for Dr. Bonner,” affirmed Ron Beane, vice chair of the GWU Board of Trustees. “Under his leadership, the University has made so much progress, and he’s played a great part in making Gardner-Webb what it is today.”

Bonner, who is retiring in January 2019, has served the University for more than three decades in total and as president for nearly 14 years. The award presentation took him completely by surprise. “I am overwhelmed and more appreciative that I can possibly say," he reflected. “I am deeply grateful for all those who had a role in planning this event and were here to be a part of this special honor.”

He joined Gardner-Webb in 1987 as vice president for Academic Affairs. His role later evolved into vice president for Academic and Student Affairs and then provost and senior vice president. In May, 2005, he was named GWU’s 12th president and took office on July 1. A 1969 graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C., with a bachelor’s degree in English, Bonner earned his master’s degree in 1971 from the University of Georgia in Athens and his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977.

Some highlights of his Gardner-Webb tenure include leading the University’s largest-ever capital campaign raising $46 million, receiving gifts to name the Hunt School of Nursing and Godbold School of Business, starting new doctoral programs in education and nursing, launching a Physician Assistant Studies Program, building the 110,000-square-foot Tucker Student Center, purchasing and renovating the former Crawley Hospital for the College of Health Sciences, adding a science lab annex facility and joining the Big South Conference as a full member for athletics. Bonner was also instrumental in developing several programs of academic enhancement and building state-of-the-art athletic facilities.

Among the most sought after and valued awards conferred by the governor of the State of North Carolina, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the state. Established in 1963, television and film personality Andy Griffith and network news legend David Brinkley were the first to be honored with this award.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants in the global community. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb ignites learning and service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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Two Ways Intermountain Healthcare Is Improving Access To Healthcare In Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, October 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Intermountain Healthcare gives donations to many community partners to support its mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible — and here are just two examples of recent community giving.

Intermountain made a $30,000 donation to the Kazan Clinic in rural Garfield and Wayne counties. Kazan Clinic is a member of the Behavioral Health Network, and its system of clinics serves uninsured or underpriviledged patients who need behavioral health services and referrals. Intermountain has helped support the clinic for about five years to enhance its care and staffing. Drop boxes for prescription medications have also been installed in the network for properly disposing unused or expired medication, which supports Intermountain's opioid misuse prevention work.

"Kazan Clinic has been very successful at helping more people get care much faster," says Debbie Hardy, community giving manager at Intermountain. "This partnership improves healthcare access to a wide area of Utah."

The Maliheh Free Clinic in Salt Lake City has received nearly $100,000 in Intermountain donations and grants since 2009. The clinic supports the uninsured with preventive care and patient education — specifically diabetes prevention. Intermountain gave a grant of more than $30,000 to their diabetes prevention clinic in May.

"The Maliheh Clinic has built a wonderful reputation for good care and education, particularly in the Pacific Islander population," says Hardy. "We've found Pacific Islanders feel safe attending classes and getting preventive treatment at the clinic."

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

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As of October 19, 2018, about 78,000 people have signed the Petition for the release of Corvain Cooper

Corvain Cooper, for whom Patrick Megaro is petitioning Clemency

Corvain Cooper, for whom Patrick Megaro is petitioning Clemency

Change dot org page for Corvain Cooper (Attorney Patrick Megaro)

Change dot org page for Corvain Cooper (Attorney Patrick Megaro)

The Megaro Criminal Law Library Website

The Megaro Criminal Law Library Website

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Patrick Megaro, Attorney, on Today Exclusive Television

Video Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro YouTube Video

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U.S. Supreme Court denied review, thus the Petition is Cooper’s only chance, explains attorney Patrick Megaro

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This case has broader implications, it is estimated that there are about 2,000 people … men and women, fathers and mothers, in prison for life for non-violent drug offenses”

— Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As of October 19, 2018, about 78,000 people have signed the petition for the release of Corvain Cooper. Cooper has been sentenced to life in prison for non-violent marijuana offenses under the “Three Strikes” law. The Petition is online at https://www.change.org/p/donald-trump-release-corvain-cooper-from-life-imprisonment-without-parole-for-marijuana.

Explains Cooper’s pro bono attorney, Patrick Megaro: “This Petition is of crucial importance for Corvain and his family. We had a filed a petition for review with the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Court declined to review the case. Thus, this Petition is Corvain’s only hope.”

Nevertheless, there is much support in the Community for Cooper, evidenced by almost 78,000 people who have signed the Petition for Cooper’s release (and the number keeps growing). Attorney Megaro has petitioned President Donald Trump for executive clemency and commutation of his sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

Patrick Megaro explains that he “felt compelled to help Cooper and his family. He has two little daughters who miss
him dearly. This case has broader implications, it is estimated that there are about 2,000 people … men and women, fathers and mothers, in prison for life for non-violent drug offenses, oftentimes involving very small amounts of such substances. This punishment does not fit the crime. Marijuana is now legalized, decriminalized, or approved for medicinal use in one form or another in the majority of States. Fundamental fairness is at the heart of this case.”

Mr. Megaro explains the underlying story. Corvain Cooper was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana. Of particular importance in this case is that Cooper had two prior drug-related felony convictions in California state courts. This triggered the so-called “Three Strikes” law. It can result in a mandatory life sentence in prison.

Subsequent legal changes in California make this case even more disturbing. The State of California enacted Proposition 47 in 2014, which re-categorized several non-violent offenses as misdemeanors. Prior to enacting Proposition 47, possession of marijuana was considered a felony. This also allowed people who had prior felony convictions under the old statute to vacate them.

Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) was enacted on November 9, 2016, by the State of California which legalized the use of recreational marijuana. This Act permitted certain people who had been convicted of marijuana felony offenses to apply to vacate those convictions and reclassify them as misdemeanors.

Thus, in all fairness, the “Three Strikes” law should not apply to Cooper. Patrick Megaro concludes that he will continue to assist Corvain Cooper “no matter how long it takes.”

About the Corvain Cooper Case

According to a press release of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, “from in or about 2004 through January 2013, Cooper was involved in a drug conspiracy that trafficked marijuana from California to the Charlotte area. Court records show that Cooper was charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute at least one thousand kilograms of marijuana as well as money laundering conspiracy and structuring financial transactions through banking institutions to avoid IRS reporting requirements. Cooper, along with two co-defendants, Evelyn LaChapelle and Natalia Wade, were convicted of all charges on October 18, 2013, following a three-day trial.” He was sentenced to life in prison on June 18, 2014. See https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdnc/pr/california-drug-trafficker-sentenced-life-prison-drug-conspiracy-and-related-charges

The order of the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review the Corvain Cooper case is at https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101518zor_l5gm.pdf

Please join the other supporters of Corvain Cooper who have signed the petition at:
https://www.change.org/p/donald-trump-release-corvain-cooper-from-life-imprisonment-without-parole-for-marijuana

About Patrick Megaro

Patrick Michael Megaro is an attorney at Halscott Megaro PA. His primary areas of practice are criminal defense, criminal appeals, post-conviction relief, civil appeals, and civil rights litigation.

Website: https://www.appealslawgroup.com/our-attorneys/patrick-megaro-esq/

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Life Care Planning: Post-Sanchez Decision

Dr. Greg Vigna

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Sanchez adds an additional burden on Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys. Our experts in the trauma related medical fields have reduced this burden in time and expense to zero.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC provides Sanchez proof testimony for its defense and plaintiff life care plans that relates to the anticipated cost of necessary future medical care by providing opinions in its life care plans from neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and Board-Certified physicians in Physical Medicine.

Historically, evidence that was presented to the jury that relates to the cost of future medical care for an injured person was provided by costing research obtained from sources that include CPT Codes (Current Procedural Terminology) and data obtained by phone calls to vendors (doctors, hospitals, equipment) of the actual cost charged for goods and services in the location where the injured person resides. California Evidence Code requires that an expert base their opinion on their ‘knowledge, skill, experience, education, and training’. In addition, California Evidence Code allow an expert to ‘state on direct examination the reasons for his opinion…., unless precluded by law from using such reasons.’

The Sanchez Decision by the California Supreme Court in June of 2016 has precluded a physician or nurse from relying on costing research provided for by this historic practice of obtaining cost data by life care planners, as this case has ruled that this testimony and reliance on these costing data essentially becomes ‘testimonial hearsay’ and is now barred by the confrontation clause of the Sixth Amendment.

Attorneys must now incur significant costs for expert opinions that independently can be relied upon a physician’s ‘skill, knowledge, experience, education, and training’ as it relates to the cost of future medical care. Non-catastrophic injuries such as disc herniations, rotator cuff tears, and knee injuries all have anticipated future care to patient’s life expectancy. Catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, burns, and amputations have future medical care in the millions. Plaintiff and defense attorneys must now get evidence of future care cost in by relying on experts with the ‘knowledge and experience’ that relates to cost.

Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC, led by Dr. Greg Vigna, provides Sanchez proof testimony by using neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, prosthetic experts, trauma surgeons, plastic surgeons trained in burn care, and Board-Certified Physician in Physical Medicine Rehabilitation for its opinions that relate to all necessary future care and its cost, and life expectancy analysis. The physicians also have experience in fees related to facility fee cost.

Dr. Vigna adds, “Sanchez adds an additional burden on Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys. Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC, through its experts in the trauma related medical fields, has reduced this burden in time and expense to zero.”

Dr. Greg Vigna, owner of Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC, is a practicing attorney, Certified Life Care Planner, and Board-Certified Physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation currently is the Medical Director of HealthSouth Modesto. Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC provides this service with no additional cost for its defense and plaintiff life care plans.

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Holocaust Scholar Dr. Mary J. Gallant to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

GLASSBORO, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, October 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Holocaust represented the utter destruction of the European Jewish community, and yet there have been 37 incidents of mass genocide since 1945. How do we make sense of the human capacity for such atrocities?

Dr. Mary J. Gallant is an associate professor of sociology at Rowan University. As a dedicated academic, Dr. Gallant is a Holocaust scholar with an awareness of the Holocaust as a turning point in the lives of millions of European Jews. Her latest efforts in post-Holocaust research focus on new strains of antisemitism and what surviving genocide means globally for individuals and their families caught in the chaos.

“What I’m interested in exploring this time in our history and giving voice to the people who experienced these atrocities,” says Dr. Gallant. “I wanted to use their testimonies to teach all of us something that we may grow closer to the Jewish tradition that informs all of the traditions.”

There are fewer than 100,000 survivors of the Holocaust still alive today, and those who are still alive were only small children at the time. Inspired as a student by Elie Wiesel’s Night, which explored the deep the bond between a father and son in this time of great ordeal, Dr. Gallant became fascinated by the sociological implications of the Holocaust.

“I could hardly keep from crying on every page,” says Dr. Gallant. “This was my introduction to the sociology of the Holocaust, and I needed to learn a lot more clearly.”

Dr. Gallant’s first position was with a small graduate school where she developed grant proposals to support her own research. One of these research grants involved a community ethnography and in-depth interviews with Holocaust survivors who had remained silent about their traumatic memories but could not forget.

“We thought of these interviews as a portrait,” says Dr. Gallant. “I was interested in what had been imprinted on their souls. I wanted them to show me what was important to them because I believed they had something important to tell us. What can we see in all of these children that helped them survive? I was looking for miracles but also how they composed themselves. Through captivity and abuse, how did they persevere?”

These interviews inspired Dr. Gallant’s book Coming of Age in the Holocaust: The Last Survivors Remember, which explored aspects of their survival as emerging from the ingenuity of the survivors themselves under captivity and abuse.

“The Holocaust survivors who had been children that survived the camps or in hiding or with the resistance in different ways became something I explored in great depths,” says Dr. Gallant. “They shared their experience of cruelty, hatred, and indifference, opening a window into the soul that inspires both grief and wonder. What they shared left an imprint on my soul that is still sharp and clear in my memory.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Mary J. Gallant in an interview with Jim Masters on October 23rd at 3pm EDT.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

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ICare4Autism Hosts National Apprentice Conference in Washington, D.C.

Founder and CEO, Dr. Joshua Weinstein shares his vision at 2018 ICare4Autism National Conference

Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez III insightfully responds to questions from the audience.

Professor Dr. Stephen Shore, Psychologist Dr. Robert Naseef, and Mr. David Kearon of Autism Speaks host an open panel discussion.

One Step Forward for Comprehensive Workforce Plan for High School Students with Special Abilities

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES, October 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES – On October 10th, 2018, ICare4Autism hosted the National Conference on Apprentice Training Programs focusing on high school students with special abilities in apprenticeship programs prior to entering the workforce. The event was attended by people from a variety of professional fields and served as a pathway to introduce the comprehensive plan for the national apprentice training program.

Dr. Beth Diviney, New Initiatives Director for ICare4Autism and primary organizer of the conference highlighted in her opening remarks the purpose of the ICare4Autism initiative, noting that “a lot of people are out there doing really marvelous, wonderful things…part of what we are trying to do is find a pathway to bring people together so that these things may be pulled together and shared by all.”

Dr. Joshua Weinstein, CEO and founder of ICare4Autism shared his vision with stakeholders, “Our ultimate goal is the high school graduation of each student with a general education degree, and the readiness skills needed to pursue higher education and/or a well-paying job that will enable them to live full and independent lives.”
Distinguished speakers showcased their perspectives and efforts in the spirit of the national collaboration. Mr. Julian Alvarez III, Commissioner at Texas Workforce Commission and representative of the Labor of the Texas Workforce, featured the high school pre-apprenticeship programs that happen in Texas. Dr. Stephen Shore and Dr. Robert Nassef shared their findings on the development of the neurodiverse curriculum in Philadelphia. Mr. Donald M. Payne Jr., a Congressman from New Jersey, shed light on the state with the highest rate of disabilities and declared, “We need to take action to ensure that people with special abilities are free to fully engage in the workforce, in civil society, and in public service.”

Other eminent speakers included Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia and Ms. Carol Schall, a Special Education Director of the Virginia Autism Resource Center. Panel discussions were held by professionals who work in the field, Mr. David Kearon, Director of Adult Services at Autism Speaks, Business Connections Program Manager Ms. Rachael Rounds, and Ms. Jennica Johansen, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. The conference was also attended by representatives from the Department of Labor. Dr. Scott Michael Robertson, the policy advisor from the ODEP discussed the competitive integrated employment. Ms. Jennifer Sheehy, ODEP Deputy Assistant Secretary presented her vision on inclusive apprenticeships.

In the closing session, Dr. Weinstein thanked everyone for attending the conference and emphasized the importance of increasing awareness and collaboration. He also announced the plan for an ICare4Autism Workforce National Training Program Committee and its formation in the nearest future.

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Dan “Tito” Davis’s Gringo Wins Gold Medal from Reader’s Favorite

Out of the thousands of books submitted in the Readers’ Favorite book awards, I’m thrilled and grateful that they recognized my life story as worthy of the "Gold Metal,”

— Dan "Tito" Davis

SACRAMENTO, CA, UNITED STATES, October 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive was selected as the Gold Medal award-winning book by Reader's Favorite in the Non-Fiction Autobiography category. Readers’ Favorite annual book awards highlight their worlds best books with an annual awards ceremony in Miami Florida.

“Out of the thousands of books submitted in the Readers’ Favorite book awards, I’m thrilled and grateful that they recognized my life story as worthy of the "Gold Metal,” said the books' author, Dan “Tito” Davis.

Gringo is Davis’s autobiography of his time on the run as an international fugitive from the US government and his eventual kidnapping and rendition from Venezuela. While he was a fugitive, he lived in and traveled through some of the world’s most dangerous places. Since his release from prison, Davis has been on a world tour, sharing his story and visiting some of those same places again as a free man. Along the way, he’s met with extreme sports athletes, explorers, and even the Dalai Lama.

According to the Portland Book Review, Davis is a famous South Dakota author, and the story of his life is what movies are made about.

Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today Thriller Award-winning author of The Shroud Key and The Embalmer had this to say about Gringo; “Dan “Tito” Davis’s memoir, Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive, hit me with all the force of a rifle stock to the skull. Raw, edgy, told with the authenticity of a man who was forced to live with eyes in the back of his head, Gringo is both spellbinding as it is a remarkable book. There are times you’ll think you’re reading something that’s been made up. But then, you can’t possibly make this stuff up. Prepare yourself to work up a good sweat with this book. And prepare to stay up all night.”

The audiobook version of Gringo is finishing production and will be available in November 2018. Professionally voiced and produced, it is just over 9 hours long and will be available exclusively on Amazon.com and Audible.com.

Dan “Tito” Davis comes from a town in South Dakota so small that everyone knows their neighbor’s cat’s name. But once he got out, he made some noise. While at UNLV, he started manufacturing White Crosses, aka speed and soon had the Bandidos motorcycle club distributing ten million pills a week. After serving a five-year prison sentence, he got into the weed game, but soon after was set up on a phony charge by his childhood friend. Facing thirty years, Davis slipped into Mexico, not knowing a word of Spanish. He became Tito and began a thirteen-year odyssey that led him to an underground hideout for the Medellín Cartel in Colombia; through the jungles of the Darien Gap, the world’s most dangerous passageway; being interrogated in Cuba, and much more. Davis is discussing the rights to his story with multiple studios, agents and actors while he finds the best outlet for it. He can be reached through gringobook.com. A Wikipedia page about Davis can be found HERE.

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Psychiatric Drugs Harm Children Says Panel on World Mental Health Day

Visitors view panel on Industry of Death by CCHR at Church of Scientology Tampa

Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health'.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, October 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On World Mental Health Day, October 10th, a panel of experts spoke out against the psychiatric drugging of youth at the Church of Scientology Tampa in Ybor Square. The panel included Diane Stein, President Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Florida, local physician Dr. Richard Wallace, School Principal Barbie Rivera, and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Candace Stewart-Sabin. They addressed a group of over 50 mental health professionals, child advocacy/education specialists and interested citizens.

About CCHR:

Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

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P2Sample's JD Deitch receives Diversity Award for Market Research Industry

Women in Research (WIRe) presented their MRX Diversity Champion Award at the TMRE Event yesterday

Diversity opens our eyes to differing points of view. It’s an essential quality in the market research space and a elemental component of our shared humanity. ”

— JD Deitch, P2Sample

ATLANTA, GA, USA, October 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — P2Sample's JD Deitch was presented with the 2018 MRX Diversity Champion Award from Women in Research (WIRe), a non-profit focused on diversity and education in the market research space. Deitch, Chief Revenue Officer at P2Sample, received the award for his work in promoting and investing in diversity within all aspects of the market research industry. Babita Earle, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at ZappiStore, was also recognized as a leader in the 2018 award program.

"It is a privilege to be able to recognize and honor Babita and JD with our Diversity Champion Award for the work they’ve been doing to drive greater inclusion and diversity. This effort is a vital component of industry growth and innovation, and it starts with individuals working to make a difference," said Kristin Luck, Founder of Women in Research.

Deitch, who is a 20-year veteran of the market research industry, serves as a mentor for the WIRe mentoring program which empowers supportive business relationships among women in the industry. He has a track record of hiring and promoting women and is an outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion on social media, and through his speaking and thought leadership work in the insights industry as it evolves to tackle the challenges of the digital age.

He said, “I feel very grateful for the personal fulfilment and professional success I have enjoyed. I owe it to the profoundly positive influence of a very diverse group of individuals over the years, especially that of women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and people of all nationalities. Diversity opens our eyes to differing points of view. It’s an essential quality in the market research space and a elemental component of our shared humanity. We should constantly strive to promote and guarantee diversity.”

The MRX Diversity Champion award was created to honor individuals—male and female—who are actively embracing all aspects of diversity: encouraging investment in a diverse workforce in market research, and embodying the values of respect, dignity, autonomy and equality. The award was created in collaboration with TMRE and presented Denene Jonielle Rodney, Founder of Zebra Strategies, in its inaugural year.

About WIRe
Women in Research (WIRe) is a global non-profit that champions diversity in the marketing research industry, supporting events and educational programming across five continents. WIRe programming facilitates leadership, entrepreneurship, mentoring and other career development goals. WIRe’s mission is to foster inclusion and advance the contributions and voice of women and other marginalized groups in research, both for themselves and the greater good of the market research industry. www.womeninresearch.org

About P2Sample
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