Experts: To Counter Threat from Iran’s Regime, Side with the Iranian People Rising for Freedom, Keep Maximum Pressure

Washington, DC – June 3, 2020 – NCRI-US holds an Expert Panel to Discuss the Growing Threat from Iran’s Regime, Snapback of UN Sanctions

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the NCRI-US, moderates the panel on Iran

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Hon. John Rood, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, addresses the NCRI-US panel on Iran.

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Olli Heinonen, Distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, Former deputy director general of the IAEA, addresses the NCRI-US panel on Iran.

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Amb. Joseph DeTrani, Former Director of National Counterproliferation Center, addresses the NCRI-US panel on Iran.

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Amb. Robert Joseph, Former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, addresses the NCRI-US panel on Iran.

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Dr. Olli Heinonen: The Iranian noncompliance was exposed in August of 2002 [by NCRI-US’s Alireza Jafarzadeh] for the first time. Since that date there is no one day that Iran has been in full compliance with its nuclear obligations.”

Washington, DC, June 3, 2020 – Amb. Robert Joseph: “If you go to camp Ashraf 3 and you talk to the residents, you can feel the commitment. You can feel the spirit, the dedication of these people to achieve a free Iran.”

It may be necessary for the United States and our partners to undermine the regime for years before it eventually falls given its unpopularity with the Iranian people.”

— John Rood, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 5, 2020 / — On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), held a stellar panel of experts, to discuss “The Growing Threat from Iran’s Regime.”

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, John Rood; former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Ambassador Robert Joseph; former Director of the National Counterproliferation Center and Special Adviser to the Director of National Intelligence, Ambassador Joseph DeTrani; and distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, and former deputy director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr. Olli Heinonen were the panelists. Deputy Director of the NCRI-US, Alireza Jafarzadeh, moderated the online panel.

Panelists focused on subjects with regard to the Iranian regime and the threat it poses to the international community. Some of the subjects were: the expiring United Nations arms embargo on the Iranian regime, the snapback of UN sanctions, the Iranian regime’s regional aggression, whether direct or through supporting proxy militias, its terrorism and assassination of dissidents abroad, the regime’s missile and nuclear programs and its domestic oppression and crackdown on the Iranian people.

In his opening remarks, Alireza Jafarzadeh, explained the key role the nationwide network of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) has played inside Iran to expose the horrific extent of COVID-19 deaths, covered up by the regime and its criminal incompetence and depraved indifference during the pandemic. He said, “our movement has played a significant role in exposing the Iranian regime and the role of the regime’s foundations and the IRGC to plunder the Iranian nation.” Jafarzadeh also emphasized that none of the regime’s rogue behavior and policies are supported by the Iranian people. Instead, the people have been chanting “leave Syria alone; think about us,” or chanting, “neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, I give my life for Iran.”

The panel’s first speaker, the Honorable John Rood, enumerated a long list of malign actions of the regime in the region. He warned that “I'm concerned that more modern conventional capabilities will be open to Iran for the first time since the revolution, as the UN arms embargo is scheduled to end in October of this year. These more modern arms are likely to fuel an increased adventurism by the regime, as it continues to spread its malign influence.”

“What do we do about this situation? I think one thing that is important is to continue the maximum pressure campaign to deplete and limit the ability of the regime, to export its malign influence across the region. It would be preferable if we saw a more multilateral approach as most of those sanctions have been the unilateral US sanctions… US military forces need to continue to work with partners in the region to deter and where necessary take steps like the strike on Soleimani, to restore deterrence, where it has frayed,” Mr. Rood said.

Undersecretary Rood also noted that “it may be necessary for the United States and our partners to undermine the regime for years before it eventually falls given its unpopularity with the Iranian people, if the regime does not eventually show a willingness to support a negotiated settlement.”

The next speaker, Dr. Olli Heinonen, stated: “The other things which are of concern are related to these atomic archives, which were revealed in 2018… They give the indication that Iran has not really dismantled its nuclear weapons-related R&D. Why? First of all, why to keep those documents stored in that warehouse in Tehran. The second thing, what happened with this equipment, which was brought to Turquz Abad, which also showed some contamination of natural uranium particles, which is an indication that there might be some undeclared nuclear material in Iran.”

Dr. Heinonen said that Tehran has produced “about one ton of low enriched uranium, enriched up to 4.5 percent. This amount is actually enough to make one nuclear device if Iran wants to enrich it further to the level of 90 percent.”

Dr. Heinonen, a nuclear compliance expert, added that “the Iranian noncompliance was exposed in August of 2002 for the first time. Since that date there is no one day that Iran has been in full compliance with its nuclear obligations under the NPT safeguards agreement. I don't think that the international verification regime should tolerate such a behavior.”

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani noted that, contrary to the assertion at the time, the JCPOA “wasn't transformational in a positive way. It was transformational in a negative way. [the Iranian regime] felt more emboldened that they could be more active, and they use the IRGC and the Quds Force in a very, very aggressive manner.” He added that the JCPOA, “was a path for Iran to eventually pursue nuclear weapons.”

“Until the regime shows their behavior is changing and they're not causing regional havoc with the IRGC and the Quds Force, whether it's a Yemen, whether it's in Lebanon, whether it's Gaza Strip, or whether certainly in Syria or Iraq, and they are more overt with not only their nuclear programs but their missile programs, we have to keep the pressure on this regime. Understanding that it is the people of Iran that we care about. And we would always be supportive of the people of Iran, but not a regime that exploits the people, and that is adventuresome in their region and a threat to the region and eventually.”

Ambassador Robert Joseph, noting that “the people of Iran are the first and foremost victims of the regime,” remarked that “This is a regime that has lost all legitimacy. It can stay in power only through brute force and the denial of the aspirations of the people for freedom and democracy.” Mr. Joseph emphasized that “Regime change must come from within – from the people of Iran. We can and should help them to accomplish this goal through moral support and through the policy of maximum pressure, but it is on the Iranian people to determine their own future. It is their future to be determined by their efforts and their sacrifices.”

In his closing remarks, Mr. Joseph shared his main observations following a visit last year to Ashraf 3 in Albania, home to some 3,000 members of the main Iranian opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), saying that “If you go to the camp and you talk to the residents, you can feel the commitment. You can feel the spirit, the dedication of these people to achieve a free Iran.” He said he found it to be truly amazing because, despite the torture and execution of many of their relatives, their spirit t is positive, and optimistic – not regretful or revengeful. He also noted that “I also had the opportunity to witness some concrete things that the residents are doing to achieve the goal of a free Iran. For example, reaching out to the people of Iran with a message of hope, with the message of truth, and also activities that relate to the organization of the resistance inside Iran. And I think the MEK has been key to the resistance across the nation. And when you visit the camp, when you look at what they're doing, when you feel the spirit of these people, there is no doubt why the regime brands the NCRI and the MEK as public enemy number one. And to me, that's a badge of honor.”

Alireza Jafarzadeh, concluded the panel with his closing remarks and said:

1) The uprisings in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 proved that the Iranian people want change, they are willing to pay the price for it, as 1,500 people were killed by the regime in Nov 2019.

2) COVID-19 pandemic proved that this regime cannot solve any problems.

3) The supreme leader, Ali Khamenei and all other senior officials of the regime have repeatedly talked about the danger of another wave of uprising and that they may not survive the next one. In the height of the pandemic, the regime arrested two elite award-winning students of Sharif University of Technology, which is referred to as the MIT of Iran, because of what the Judiciary said was their ties with the main Iranian opposition the MEK. Another 18 individuals were arrested for similar charges.

4) In the past two years, European countries expelled seven “diplomats,” jailed another one; U.S. arrested 2 MOIS agents in the U.S. charged with spying on the officials of the NCRI, in what the Justice Department complaint described as “capture and kill operations,” and they are in jail now. Of these ten regime officials and agents, eight were arrested in connection with plots against the NCRI and its member organizations. This clearly shows that Tehran’s main preoccupation is to stay in power, and it sees this movement as having the capability and intent to lead the charge for regime change.

5) The stepped-up pressure on the Iranian regime has weakened the mullahs. Maximum pressure has worked. Snapback of all prior UN Security Council resolutions and sanctions associated with them is the way to go forward.

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Transvaginal Mesh Aggregate Settlements Failed to Compensate the Most Injured

Matrix settlements provided little relief for women with catastrophic pain syndromes that lead to a lifetime of disability and need for ongoing medical care.

Simply put, it appears to me that these injuries were not always worked up in the litigation. Our team is preparing these cases for trial.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 / — There is little dispute that the Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of West Virginia failed to provide a path to adequate compensation for the most injured victims. One of the purposes of product liability lawsuits is to protect the rights of injured persons by compensation for injuries caused by dangerous products placed in the marketplace. Another is to serve the public’s interest in having access to safe and effective products. The fact that some of the most dangerous TVM devices remain on the market is itself evidence that one of the purposes of product liability litigation has not yet been completely served.

The women most injured by the TVM devices used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), are those with neurological complications of these devices which create recognized catastrophic pain syndromes including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This conclusion is bolstered by the fact that the three neurological injury cases that have gone to verdict from the MDL—those with pudendal or obturator neuralgia—garnered an average verdict of thirty-seven million dollars.

Matrix settlements uniformly provided little relief for women with the catastrophic pain syndromes that lead to a lifetime of disability and the need for ongoing medical care. In essence, the TVM MDL led to one of the most inequitable mass tort cases in US legal history.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner explains several factors that led to the inequities in the TVM MDL:

“First, the MDL was focused on erosions, and despite the extensive discovery provided by the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC), the individual litigation of an erosion case is many times not economically viable because the monetary damages are generally small for these injuries compared to the costs to litigate the case which can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Second, an erosion case in some ways is more difficult to litigate than a pudendal and obturator neuralgia case because of the fact that many times when a medical device is implanted under the skin, it is subject to erosion. Pacemakers and some other medical devices can erode for instance. Pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia cases allow for specific causation testimony as experts are able to describe how the defect of the device caused the injury, and evidence of safer alternative designs exists. Plain and simple, neurologically injured women many times have stronger cases from a litigation standpoint.

Third, the number of erosion cases compared to the smaller number but many times more serious neurological injury cases may make it economically unfeasible to litigate all of the cases."

Dr. Vigna adds, “It is clear by looking at the work product of the MDL there was little attention paid to those with pudendal and obturator neuralgia given that many of the expert reports in the MDL don’t even mention the diagnoses in devices known to cause these injuries. Simply put, it appears to me that these injuries were not always worked up in the litigation. Our team is preparing these cases for trial."

On May 29, 2020, Martin Baughman, PLLC and Greg Vigna, MD, JD with local counsel filed a case in New Jersey Federal Court involving a woman with neurological injuries caused by Ethicon TVT-O that had been dismissed without prejudice with a tolling agreement after she had declined a settlement offer from an aggregate settlement (Case #: 2:20-cv-06561).

Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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What Can We Do as Actors to Spread Love, Acceptance, Respect to Each Other & Make Real Change in the World?

Nicole Brandon, Talented Actress and Motivational Speaker

By Actress Nicole Brandon

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 / — My heart is breaking today. To watch the world, to watch people be divided instead of standing as one. One being, one humanity, one heart, one world, one love. I remember, I was on a date after 9/11, we were at dinner and my date asked me; if you were the President and 9/11 happened, what would be the very first thing you would do. I would cry, I answered. You would cry; he asked. Yes, I said. I would not vote for you; he said. Of course I told him, I would take steps towards unity and peace but first, the first thing I would do, is cry. Today is no different. Any caring being aches today from inside. No man or woman of any race or color should ever feel less than or compromised. How do we let that happen? In our world, under our care and watch.

I was reminded today of a Disney movie that changed my life, called the Color of Friendship. It was released in 2000 and takes place in 1977. The movie recounts the actual events and the flourishing friendship between two girls one from the United States and the other from apartheid South Africa. The film is based on the Dellums family who hosted a white South African teen as an exchange student. Their fears, the raw truths, the unfolding of dreams and their friendship is beautiful to watch. It's so heartfelt to watch these girls unlearn untruths and come together as best friends sharing teen years and learning from one another that friendship is not the color of your skin, or where you're from, friendship is a bond between people, who care and truly know how to love. Today I received an email that touched me so deeply from Erin Elizabeth Burns the entire email reminded me why I love her so much. This is an excerpt from her email. It pertains to all of us not just actors, may it move you as I was moved and may we all come together in peace harmony and love. There are resources listed here, use them, go to them, reach out and make a difference.

What can we do as Actors to spread love, acceptance, respect to each other & make real change in the world?

We can support films with a message.

We can educate ourselves.

We can donate to Anti-Racial organizations.

We can write scripts on these topics.

We can listen.

**Resources that other leaders I respect have recommended >>

Color of Change

Black Lives Matters

You are valued. You are loved. You are accepted here

Nothing can brighten a day more than peace, unity, oneness and love. I close this post with my favorite male dancer of all time. He has broken through every barrier of society, and old beliefs and archaic ideas. He is stunning in every way and his smile is the most radiant smile, he effervesces joy. Even in the darkest hour, he stands up tall and he himself is the beacon and light. I love you Christopher Charles McDaniel. Thank you for the beauty you bring to the world. Thank you all for sharing your own individual lights. Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter and as Erin so poignantly said; You are valued. You are Loved. You are not only accepted here, you are here within my heart. Peace everyone – Be kind to one another, and ask; what would love do and Just Love.


Nicole Brandon

Nicole Brandon is a powerhouse and known around the world for her extraordinary versatility in touching people’s lives. On and off the camera her name is synonymous with success and change creation around the globe. Nicole is known internationally for her five popular and highly success radio shows, "Unlimited Life," "Hour Glass Bride," "Parenting Today," "Keys to Success," and "Happily Ever After." Her online segments "Ready to Look Younger" compel audiences to tune in and to learn the secrets, hints, tools and keys to eternal youth and happier and healthier living.

Nicole is a New York Times Bestselling author having penned 32 books and numerous television programs. Today you will find her as a Producer for Goliath Films and Media Holdings Inc. To add to the recipe of success, Nicole was inducted into the "Martial Arts Hall of Fame" and she was inducted into the "Elite Black Belt Hall of Fame". Nicole is a "National and International Title Winner" in the World of Dance and her "Hotel Workout Videos" can be seen in 5 Star Hotels throughout the globe.

Nicole is most highly recognized as a Philanthropist and Humanitarian titled the "Ambassador of Kindness" around the world. Nicole has been "Knighted" for her Humanitarian work and most recently she received the "Presidential Volunteer Service Award" for her Humanitarian efforts, service and love. She is a proud member of the Transformational Leadership Council (The Secret) and a she is a chosen carrier of the World Peace Flame. On May 25th "The USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame" will name her "International Actress of the Year" recognizing her work and "Motion Mastery in Motion Picture Arts and TV".

Nicole Brandon owns and operates Nicole Brandon Worldwide, Unlimited Life, The Hotel Workout, Hour Glass Bride and "Artistry in Motion", a phrase she coined, which of course, is the way, she lives.

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Update to the Paycheck Protection Program Provides Flexibility to Borrowers

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LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 / — As we have reported in recent newsletters, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), brought upon by the CARES Act, helps small businesses by keeping employees on payroll through this difficult time. Please see our previous entries for PPP details. Today’s significant update is that the U.S. Congress drafted changes to the PPP giving borrowers more flexibility in terms of loan forgiveness. It passed Congress almost unanimously.

The key update with this new bill is that borrowers now have 24 weeks rather than eight weeks to use the funds from the date it is funded. The issue solved here is that many employers could not use the PPP funds within that initial eight week period because their employees filed for unemployment insurance benefits and were resisting returning to the office (especially due to the extra $600 per week provided by the federal government). We received daily calls and emails from clients asking what they can do when employees refuse to return to work as they are making more on unemployment than when they are employed. This update will give those employers more time to use the PPP funds. Now, employers will not be penalized when an employee refuses to return to work when it comes time for the forgiveness calculation.

Another important update with this bill is the reduction from 75% to 60% that the loan proceeds must be used on payroll with respect to loan forgiveness. Now, this new amount gives employers more flexibility on how to use the money to keep their business afloat. More of the funds can be used towards rent and utilities. In addition, the businesses have a longer time period to keep the loan as it is now five years instead of the original two years. The interest rate remains at 1%.

Although these changes are beneficial, we would still like to see more updates. For instance, we would like to see clearer guidance on how to obtain forgiveness, especially for the smaller loans. We would also like to see forgiveness extended to other categories that are required to keep the business viable – other than payroll, rent and utilities – such as marketing, paying for those who make more than $100,000 annually, and helping sole proprietors and independent contractors with additional guidance.

As we receive additional information, we will keep you updated. In the interim, feel free to call or email us with any questions.

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Over a Thousand People join Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Webinar on Developing Communication in Children through Play

Free Autism Workshop: "Developing Communication in Children Through Play" A presentation by Leah Diamant M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD.

Free Autism Workshop: “Developing Communication in Children Through Play” A presentation by Leah Diamant M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices presented an online workshop webinar free of charge through the generosity of the New York City Council of Autism Initiative.

Play is essential. Kids learn everything through play”

— Leah Diamant, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 / — On Wednesday, June 3, Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices (SKHOV) hosted a free webinar workshop, “Developing Communication in Children through Play”. The presentation was led by speech-language pathologist, Leah Diamant, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD, and was attended by over 1,000 participants around the world using the Zoom webinar portal.

In this two-hour workshop, Diamant discussed the benefits of using play to promote better speech and social skills. “Play is essential. Kids learn everything through play," Diamant said. She used many studies and video examples to show how much can be learned about communication and problem solving through using toys and interaction with other children.

There are a variety of methods that parents and teachers can utilize in order for play time to become beneficial for development. Parallel play, for example, is a form of play where children play in close proximity to each other and with share toys, but do not directly interact. By playing alongside another person, children will learn how to effectively speak and work with others in an enjoyable setting. She gave comprehensive examples of how parents can promote this type of environment at home.

With proper guidance during play time, educators and parents are able to develop better communication skills and vocabulary in young children. Diamant also stressed the importance of supporting children at the level they are at rather than pushing them further before they’re ready. This practice is very beneficial for development and allows children to have fun while learning.

The workshop, along with all others by SKHOV, was provided free of charge through the generosity of the New York City Council Autism Initiative.

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. As a nonpublic, nonprofit, multi-cultural school, we provide quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring.

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Leading anti-slavery group leaders issue solidarity statement on racial violence and justice in the US

Slavery still exists because its root causes still exist: racism and white supremacy, poverty and prejudice, and all forms of discrimination and exploitation.

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 / — On behalf of Free the Slaves, we stand in solidarity with the growing global outcry against racial violence and for racial justice in the United States.

Free the Slaves is appalled by the ongoing systemic injustices directed at Black people and other people of color in the United States. Though the protests we have seen in recent weeks are powerful responses to the vigilante killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, these are just the latest, and most visible, manifestations of longstanding anti-Black violence, racist policing, and institutionalized white supremacy – all of which are legacies of slavery in the United States.

Since its founding in 2000, Free the Slaves has been a leader in the fight to eradicate all forms of modern slavery throughout the globe. This work necessarily involves a shared commitment to dismantling slavery’s root causes, which include racism and white supremacy, poverty and prejudice, and all forms of discrimination and exploitation that both perpetuate slavery and persist after its abolition.

As a human rights organization, we understand the urgent need for brave and intentional moral leadership in this moment. We also understand that freedom work is a long-term struggle. It always has been and always will be. As we continue to stand for the values of social justice, equal rights, and human dignity, we will work in solidarity with other individuals and institutions of conscience to move freedom forward in the United States and everywhere in the world.

And that can only happen if we demand – clearly and emphatically – that Black Lives Matter.

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Best of Los Angeles Award Winning Author, Adrienne Rubin, Shares Short Piece On Responsibility & Freedom Amidst COVID-19

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"In spite of our need for freedom, most of those who responded are choosing responsible behavior"- Adrienne Rubin

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, June 4, 2020 / — In the midst of the national protests that have taken place throughout the nation, it has become easy to drown out all other news. “If it bleeds, it leads”. Recent winner of the Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best New Memoir – 2020” for her memoir “Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business”, Adrienne Rubin takes a closer look into the mindset behind responsibility and freedom in this country in response to COVID-19. Having just received a Members Spotlight in Modern Luxury/Angeleno Magazine for this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2020, Adrienne has written a short piece entitled "A New Mindset," hoping to raise awareness of a topic that has often been overlooked during these unprecedented times. Read Adrienne’s piece here:

"A woman on the beach on our east coast was proud not to be wearing a mask in public. As an independent thinker, she refused to be told what to do. Her freedom was too important.

The dictionary defines freedom as “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” In other words, it is the state of being allowed to do whatever you want to do whenever you want to do it, which would be fine if we each lived alone and apart from the presence of others.

In society, along with freedom, there must come the other side of the coin: Responsibility. How does your freedom affect mine? And today more than ever, how does your not wearing a mask affect me? You ignore science and the fact that your very breath holds a potential invisible weapon. According to what experts are saying, should you come within my air space, you put me in danger. Neither of us can know for certain, but when you confront me without a mask on, my instinct for survival is telling me to flee.

At a news conference in March of this year, Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player found to have Covid-19, elicited careless behavior by touching all the microphones and recording devices at a news conference. Cameras captured him while he blatantly, although unknowingly, infected others. His later apology was widely accepted. But to flaunt independence and personal freedom at the expense of others, now that we know better, threatens us all.

Our new mindset requires a return to ethical behavior. Let’s assume we choose to follow suggested guidelines, putting others as a priority, behaving responsibly by valuing the gift of life, and universal good health above all else. We willingly give up feelings of entitlement, replacing them with a heightened sense of the environment and a social consciousness. Ideally, this leads to empathy and more purposeful existence, and yet, even so, we still anxiously await a return to work and a semblance of life before COVID.

Our new normal lives will be different and slow in coming. Many of us expect to return to work in the coming weeks and months, while far fewer expect to resume social activities in the near future. Many businesses around the world will have vanished, unable to withstand economic pressure. Those with online sales will enjoy double-digit growth, as digital habits become firmly entrenched. Virtual shopping sessions will peak our interest, as we search for items to buy. Even though luxury sales will return faster than expected, since those who can afford it will indulge, prices will be lower, and even this sector will take longer to recover.

As we begin the month of June, fewer than half of us will book medical appointments, even essential ones. The same is predicted for grocery shopping in person, eating in restaurants, going into stores to shop, and any activity that involves close contact with others. According to the Bain/Dynasta American Workers Survey taken earlier this month, public caution will remain high, with the majority of Americans continuing to avoid community and large social events, flying on airplanes, using public transportation, and sending children to school or camp. This survey shows, in spite of our need for freedom, most of those who responded are choosing responsible behavior. The truth is, “We are in this together,” and that applies to us all, including the woman on the beach who refuses to wear a mask".

Adrienne Rubin’s memoir, Diamonds and Scoundrels: My Life in the Jewelry Business is available through,, or, and can be ordered through your local bookstore.

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André El-Mann Arazi: Los trabajadores son lo primero en la nueva cultura de salubridad

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Andre El-Mann Arazi Director de Fibra Uno sobre la preparación para proporcionar condiciones seguras a los trabajadores

CIUDAD DE MéXICO, CDMX, MEXICO, June 4, 2020 / — La reapertura del sector de la construcción se tiene planificado para el 18 e Mayo y los capitanes de la industria se preparan para brindar condiciones seguras a los trabajadores.

“Es importante poner al trabajador como prioridad en ésta reapertura. Tomará más tiempo, pero es necesario para adaptarse a esta nueva realidad” – declaró André El-Mann Arazi, Director de Fibra Uno.

El Gobierno Federal por su parte ha lanzado una serie de principio a seguir en el periodo de reactivación:

Privilegiar la salud y la vida: Basado en el derecho a la salud de todas las personas garantizado en el artículo cuarto Constitucional y el derecho a una vida digna, hay que comprender que lo más importante son la salud y la vida de todos, por lo que siempre deberán ponderarse como los elementos prioritarios. Se busca no sólo que las personas trabajadoras se protejan y cuiden de sí mismas y de sus familias, sino también mejorar su sentido de seguridad y pertenencia en la sociedad y en sus centros de trabajo, así como en la corresponsabilidad en el cuidado de la salud.

Solidaridad con todos y no discriminación: La solidaridad con personas empleadoras y trabajadoras sin distinción por su nivel económico, educativo, lugar de origen, orientación sexual, edad, estado de embarazo o discapacidad, será necesaria para alcanzar la reactivación económica de manera integral. Durante los niveles de alerta máximo, alto y medio, se deberá apoyar a las mujeres trabajadoras, toda vez que siguen siendo ellas, las que mayoritariamente se encargan de la supervisión escolar en casa. La reanudación de actividades en los centros de trabajo se deberá dar en un marco de no discriminación y con la estricta aplicación de sus derechos laborales, con independencia de su rama de actividad o sector y condición de vulnerabilidad ante la infección por el SARS-CoV-2.

Economía moral y eficiencia productiva: El regreso a las actividades laborales deberá darse en el marco de una nueva cultura de seguridad y salud en el trabajo, necesario para lograr el bienestar de personas empleadoras y personas trabajadoras y el impulso a la economía. El impacto de las medidas que se implementen deberá ser perdurable, transformando los procesos productivos, promoviendo el desarrollo y la salud de las personas trabajadoras y sus familias, con un consecuente impacto en la productividad de los centros de trabajo.

Responsabilidad compartida (pública, privada y social): El desarrollo de México y la efectividad de las medidas son una tarea de todos. El proceso de reactivación económica no se entiende sin una participación coordinada de los sectores público, privado y social, en un marco de desarrollo incluyente, priorizando el bienestar social y transitando juntos hacia la Nueva Normalidad

“El apoyo y confianza del presidente Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador ha sido vital para reactivar la industria. Nosotros, por nuestra parte, cuidaremos al trabajador con horarios escalonados y periodos constantes para aplicar medidas de higiene: lavado de manos, ajustes en el equipo de protección y procesos de capacitación” afirmó André El-Mann Arazi Director de Fibra Uno.

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Global Achondrogenesis Market | COVID-19 Impact on Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends Forecasts 2025

Latest Industry Research: Global Achondrogenesis Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2026

PUNE , MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, June 4, 2020 / — Global Achondrogenesis Industry

New Study on “Achondrogenesis Market: Global Industry 2020 Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2026” Added to Wise Guy Reports Database

Report Overview

The Global Achondrogenesis Market report on Wise Guy Report reveals the comprehensive study done by proficient analysis on the market. Different factors influencing the Global Achondrogenesis Market through the review period 2020 to 2026 are elaborate in the report. Matter of high importance and effective solutions for surfacing issues are elaborated in the report. COVID-19 disease outbreak after it took a form of pandemic resulted social distancing and lockdown. This is observed to have a strong impact on the Global Achondrogenesis Market. Changes in world economies and it impact on the Global Achondrogenesis Market in the years to come is studied in-depth.

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Market Dynamics

SARS-CoV-2 disease outbreak is observed to influence the Global Achondrogenesis Market in multiple ways. However, along with COVID-19 there are other disasters that are also observed to impact the Global Achondrogenesis Market performance across the study period. Different causes that are likely to hinder Global Achondrogenesis Market business and impact the revenue generation. Solid solutions and effective measures to meet these issues are vividly prescribed in the report. The expansion rate of the Global Achondrogenesis Market across the review period amidst such issues are revealed in the report. The COVID-19 pandemic analysis on the Global Achondrogenesis Market are detailed in this report.

Segment Study

Proficient analysts studied the Global Achondrogenesis Market via a segment analysis. Components, region, types, and size of organisation are umbrella terms used for the study of the Global Achondrogenesis Market. Growth scopes and flourishing trends of the Global Achondrogenesis Market are analyzed for the study period across the study period. The meticulous analysis of the Global Achondrogenesis Market, especially after SARS-CoV-2 disease outbreak is elaborated in the report. Data related to demographic factors and information on geographic causes responsible for change in Global Achondrogenesis Market dynamics are revealed in the under the area specific analysis of the Global Achondrogenesis Market.

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Major players functioning in the Achondrogenesis world market have are observed of their significant contribution to the market. Interview of popular personalities in the market, chiefs of notable companies, finance magazines, and other documents, such as financial reports and white papers were referred to get better understand of the rise of the Global Achondrogenesis Market through the analysis period.

Key market players
Major competitors identified in this market include Cook, Thermo Fisher Scientific, CooperSurgical, Illumina, Siemens, FUJIFILM Holdings, Koninklijke, Philips, Stryker, Toshiba Corporation, Invivoscribe, Abbott Molecular, INVITROGEN CORPORATION, Roche Molecular Systems, etc.

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1.1 Research Scope
2 Global Achondrogenesis Quarterly Market Size Analysis
3 Quarterly Competitive Assessment, 2020
4 Impact of Covid-19 on Achondrogenesis Segments, By Type
5 Impact of Covid-19 on Achondrogenesis Segments, By Application
6 Geographic Analysis
7 Company Profiles
7.1 Cook
7.1.1 Cook Business Overview
7.1.2 Cook Achondrogenesis Quarterly Revenue, 2020
7.1.3 Cook Achondrogenesis Product Introduction
7.1.4 Cook Response to COVID-19 and Related Developments
7.2 Thermo Fisher Scientific
7.3 CooperSurgical
7.4 Illumina
7.5 Siemens
7.6 FUJIFILM Holdings
7.7 Koninklijke
7.8 Philips
7.9 Stryker
7.10 Toshiba Corporation
7.11 Invivoscribe
7.12 Abbott Molecular
7.14 Roche Molecular Systems
8 Key Findings
9 Appendix

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The Levine Law Firm Releases Top 6 Tips For Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right legal counsel after an accident is critical and can make the difference between a good experience and a disaster

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 4, 2020 / — The Levine Law Firm, one of Austin’s most trusted personal injury law firms, today shared a list of their top six tips for choosing the right legal counsel after being injured in an accident or having to deal with the wrongful death of a loved one. The right lawyer should be a combination of experience and capability, but while there are many obvious aspects to look for, there are an equal number of red flags to avoid.

The latest list from Jeremy Levine, the lead attorney at The Levine Law Firm, continues the firm’s educational content to help individuals make the right choice specific to their unique needs. The below lists out the top six aspects to research and the best questions to ask before you sign a contract for legal services.

#1: Experience

The most important aspect about choosing the best attorney for your personal injury or wrongful death case is their experience level and track record of success. First, this means determining which lawyer will actually work on your case. It is very common, especially among large firms, to have a lead attorney meet with you, then hand a case over to a junior lawyer once a contract is signed. This is the most important decision factor on the list.

HOT TIP – get in writing which attorney will work on your case. If they won’t provide details on who will represent you, choose a different lawyer.

#2: Communication

Lawyers are very busy by nature and constantly in court or depositions, so it can often be difficult to get an attorney on the phone for updates. Moreover, large firms (often with late-night TV commercials) will work to fill their caseload at extreme levels to offset advertising costs and expensive downtown office space – this leads to further trouble in communicating updates to clients. The best approach is to confirm communication style and regularity with your attorney beforehand – if they don’t have communication as a top priority, you will most likely become frustrated quickly.

HOT TIP – ask if your lawyer will give you their personal mobile number.

#3: Staff

While it may seem like a small thing, it’s actually very important to interview the support staff as well as the attorney that will be covering your case. You’ll be working directly with the staff a lot over the months that you case takes to get a conclusion, so it’s important to work with a staff that respects you and acts with compassion.

HOT TIP – when you first call a firm, be sure to see how the team interacts with you. Do they ask you questions nicely, or do they treat you like a number and keep you on hold for a long time?

#4: Familiar with Austin

As with any industry, it’s a lot about who you know not what you know. Obviously, an attorney should be very experienced, but it’s important to also choose an attorney that has been in Austin for a long time and has great relationships with everyone through the court system. A good relationship cannot win a case for you, but it can make the process easier and more fluid.
HOT TIP – ask an attorney who they know that might have influence on your case.

#5: Case Importance

In the personal injury field, the larger the case the more money will be at stake from an insurance company. This means that some cases will typically take priority and can leave you feeling left out. Choose an attorney that views your case as important as you do. At the end of the day, it should always be about helping the client, not the money involved.

HOT TIP – ask how many cases the team is currently working on and how much time will be allocated to your case.

#6: Personality

A lot of what happens in personal injury law comes down to personality and likeability, it’s basic human nature. Be sure to ask yourself if a judge or jury would like the person representing you. Often a personal injury lawyers can have a powerful personality and come across as egotistical or be perceived negatively – this can end up being a disadvantage to your case overall.

HOT TIP – bring a friend with you to the first in-person or Zoom meeting and ask them for their opinion.

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At The Levine Law Firm, our attorney has more than 20 years of experience working with injured individuals in Austin and the surrounding communities of central Texas. Jeremy Levine has been an active member of the Texas State Bar since 1994. Before founding The Levine Law Firm in 2007, he was a partner in the Austin offices of Cantey Hanger LLP and Walker, Bright & Lewis, P.C.

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