How to Select the Location of Your New Manufacturing Plant

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Looking for a location for your new manufacturing plant? Read about these 5 relocation factors that have a direct impact on employees and corporate tax rates.

For each candidate location, it’s crucial to calculate the total impact of local, state, and national taxes, including property-based taxes.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — Determining where to locate your next manufacturing plant can be a difficult decision, and it’s one that requires significant due diligence. We take a comprehensive look at the key factors — from the availability of skilled workers to effective corporate tax rates and quality of life issues — that can make your manufacturing relocation plan a success.

First, a quick disclaimer: as well all know, no two manufacturing operations are alike. For example, the needs of a specialized, R&D-driven medical devices company will be different from a price-sensitive, mass-market consumer goods operation. Likewise, an OEM electronics component supplier whose output delivery needs to be timed to the minute to satisfy a major automotive manufacturing plant will have different location requirements than a manufacturer processing raw materials sourced from a mining operation in Wyoming.

In other words, even though we’re presenting a comprehensive framework of manufacturing relocation factors, we hope it’s obvious that the importance of any one factor will be determined by the specific needs of your organization! Having said that, let’s take a look at hard costs first, followed by indirect, soft costs. Then we’ll look at some future trends to consider when weighing a manufacturing relocation decision, followed by a short list of some of the leading low-cost domestic and foreign locations. Finally, we’ll take stock of the pros and cons that could influence your own decision.

Manufacturing Relocation: Direct Hard Cost Factors to Consider

In this section, we’ll look at five relocation factors that can have a direct, measurable impact on the bottom line.

1. Supply Chain Infrastructure / Logistics and Access to Customer Markets

Does the candidate location bring you closer to your customer markets? Moving your manufacturing plant closer to your customers can help you increase profits or build up market share by speeding up delivery times, reducing inventory, and cutting costs.

Can you build an efficient, end-to-end supply chain in the candidate city, or will delivery of some components or raw materials be compromised by long distances or unreliable connections? Will weather conditions create unacceptable delays during part of the year?

We recommend performing a complete review of the region’s infrastructure, e.g. deepwater ports, freight rail access, trucking and highway connections, international airports, expediting and transshipment services, as well as Internet, communication, power and water utilities to determine if they are reliable and efficient enough to meet your specific needs.

2. Effective Corporate Tax Rates and Incentives

For each candidate location, it’s crucial to calculate the total impact of local, state, and national taxes, including property-based taxes. Quite a few jurisdictions offer tax breaks and rebates to companies in exchange for activities that benefit their community, such as renovating existing facilities or remediating brown-field sites, investing in targeted industries that create new jobs or conducting research and development activities.

(If your customer includes the Federal Government, don’t overlook preferential contract treatment set-asides — through the HUBZone program, for example — for companies headquartered in historically low-income census tracts.)

It’s also becoming more common for major companies, such as Boeing or Amazon, to conduct highly-publicized campaigns when choosing the location of a new facility. Many cities, regions, and states are willing to negotiate multi-year tax incentives or abatements in exchange for creating new jobs or locating facilities in their jurisdictions. Incentives may be available at the country level as well; for example, France has become notably more aggressive in courting tech-oriented companies.

3. Tax Domiciles, Exchange Rates and Economic Conditions

While smaller manufacturing companies are likely to keep things simple by limiting themselves to domestic operations, large corporations, such as Apple and Nike, have recently been thrust into the news as details of their highly complex tax domicile and ownership structures have been leaked to the press.

That’s quite a bit beyond our remit to provide that level of corporate advice*, as we’d rather stick to much more transparent considerations, such as exchange rates and general economic conditions. With respect to exchange rates, quite a few multi-national companies find it advantageous to hedge against dramatic shifts in exchange rates by having multiple manufacturing bases around the world. When one currency goes up, production can shift to a location with a more favorable exchange rate. And countries with long-term economic growth (and rising consumer incomes) obviously make better candidates for locating consumer goods manufacturing plants — unless your goal is to export 100% of the goods from countries with very low, depressed wages.

*We do note that proposed changes to the US Corporate tax code now before Congress (as of late November 2017) are worth careful monitoring as potential changes to the tax code may encourage US companies to repatriate their foreign-earned profits back to the USA.

4. Business Regulatory Regimes and Customs/Trade Agreements

Substantial trade agreements (such as NAFTA in North America), customs unions (such as the European Union), and special economic zones (such as China’s Shenzhen, the city immediately north of Hong Kong) have helped create regional manufacturing zones, where goods in process (as well as completed goods) can travel across country borders with minimal delays or customs duties. Harmonizing regulations across borders has also reduced non-tariff-based trade barriers. This combination has led to the development of highly-sophisticated manufactured goods supply chains; for example, oftentimes the individual components of automobiles produced North America make multiple trips across the Mexican, US, and Canadian borders before final assembly.

There are also new agreements are on the horizon that may impact manufacturing relocation decisions as well, such as the revived negotiations for a pan-Pacific trade agreement (once known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership) that will stretch from Canada to Chile, to New Zealand and Australia, to Japan and, potentially, Korea. (The US has opted out, and China has yet to be invited.

On the one hand, so important are the ramifications of major trade agreements and customs unions, such as NAFTA and the EU, that they can be considered in some cases to be the sole determining factor when deciding where to locate a new manufacturing plant. On the other hand, these agreements can be politically controversial: witness the UK’s vote to leave the EU over issues such as free movement of people — despite repeated warnings from companies, such as Honda and Airbus, that a ‘hard’ Brexit would put their UK manufacturing operations at risk. Similarly, many American workers have come to resent NAFTA, for whom the agreement represents nothing more than jobs shifting to Mexico. However, changes to the NAFTA agreement recently proposed by the US trade representatives may prove just as disruptive to workers in the Detroit automobile industry as it will to mid-west farmers who depend upon grain sales to Mexico.

The bottom line: when choosing a manufacturing location, have your eyes wide open to potential treaty and regulatory regime changes that may be on the horizon. Carefully investigate business regulations, permitting times (maddeningly long in Brazil and Greece), environmental regulations, and labor rules that would apply in your proposed new location. For example, European Union rules governing environmental pollution (such as the elimination of lead in manufacturing processes) and greenhouse gas reduction can be surprisingly strict, as can requirements for compensation and notice due to workers facing potential layoffs.

5. Business Operating Costs

Performing due diligence on direct business operating costs is next. You’ll want to collect data on these areas:

Facility / Real Estate Costs
What is the market for purchasing or leasing real estate? Will it be more advantageous to build or rent a new facility or renovate an existing one? Can you get an option for potential expansion? What are the tax implications (mentioned above) for owned property, including tools and inventory?

Utility Costs
Is the country self-sufficient in energy or could its supplies be disrupted by an energy boycott or cutoff? Are the utility costs favorable and services reliable? Will you need to budget for more than just emergency backup generators? Industries with high energy demands, such as data centers or aluminum alloy manufacturers, tend to gravitate to locations with low-cost energy resources, such as hydroelectric power.

Labor Unions and Wage Costs
What is the availability of skilled workers required for your manufacturing plant? What are the current local wage rates and minimum wage standards? Are there local training centers that graduate workers with the skills you need, or will you need to invest in training programs or pay to relocate staff? Are most manufacturing plants unionized in this location? Does the location have open or closed shop union regulations? How would you characterize the labor union’s relationship with local industry?

Employee Benefits such as Healthcare, Pensions, Unemployment, Insurance
What are the customary employee benefits in this location?

For example, will defined-benefit retirement plans (e.g. traditional pensions) or defined-contribution retirement plans (e.g. 401K) planned-benefit pensions be required as part of the compensation package?

What about employer-provided healthcare plans? Keep in mind that outside the USA most healthcare plans do not require employer contributions, these are provided either by direct insurance plans paid directly by individuals or funded by the government directly.

Is the employer responsible for paying unemployment, occupational accident or life insurance policy premiums in the proposed location? While these are benefits typically offered by American companies, this can vary worldwide.

Manufacturing Relocation: Indirect and Soft Cost Factors to Consider

Now let’s take stock of some of the indirect factors that you should consider when undertaking a manufacturing plant location analysis.

1. Network Effect / Industry Clusters / Talent and Knowledge Base

Historically, many industries tend to cluster in certain geographic areas. Examples of this include the auto and truck industry in Detroit, computers, and software in Silicon Valley, pharmaceuticals in New Jersey, entertainment and media in Los Angeles, and finance in New York City or London. If there is such a cluster of industry in your sector, you should weigh potential pros and cons of the “network effect” that comes from being located near your competitors. When a region is known for a particular industry segment, it can attract talent and support institutional “know-how” that takes many beneficial forms, from informal industry contacts to educational programs in area schools and universities. It could also lead to job poaching or worse, such as compromising industrial secrets, which may lead you to decide to avoid being located anywhere near a competitor!

2. Business Transparency and Criminal Activity

As Americans, we tend to think of successful business transactions in terms of offering the best deal, the best product, the best service. As such, the idea that you have to pay a bribe to a potential customer or an official to secure a deal, or obtain a license or agreement doesn’t happen that often (not the least of which because it’s illegal this country). However, this level of business transaction transparency is not universal around the world. Paying money to customers, government officials, and organized crime figures can be commonplace in some parts of the world, which in turn, can pose problems for Americans who want to avoid these practices and also avoid violating American law. The stakes can be even higher. Criminal activities can be life-threatening in countries such as Mexico, Honduras, or El Salvador, where kidnapping company officials (or their spouses or children) for exorbitant ransoms are not unheard of. In these regions, hiring bodyguard protection and the use of secure, armored vehicles are considered a good investment.

3. Cost of Living for Employees

Can your employees afford to live well in the proposed location or will high or rising costs drive up wage costs? Take a look at housing affordability, the effective income tax rates (for national, state, and city taxes, if applicable) as well a property taxes.

Is there a way for employees to get to work efficiently, such as via a cost-effective public transportation system? Will they spend hours commuting to work — either because the road/transit system is poor and overcrowded or the commute distance between the manufacturing plant and affordable housing is too far?

4. Quality of Life Consideration

Health and Safety

What’s the homicide rate? How many deaths occur on the highway due to accidents? Are there drug and crime epidemics in the region? Do the area’s hospitals and doctors provide sufficient preventative and emergency care?

Educational Institutions

Are the public schools high quality, or will it be necessary for employees to educate their children privately, for example, at expensive, English-language international schools?

Are there institutions of higher learning that can attract candidates and provide a source of skilled, creative employees?

Cultural Institutions, Language, Religious Worship

Does the city offer museums, symphonies, theater and other enriching cultural institutions? Will company executives and family members need to learn a foreign language? Does the city or state allow for freedom of assembly and religious worship?

Diversity and Inclusion

Are the city and its workforce culturally and racially diverse? If located abroad, are there equal opportunities for women, or will female managers or expat family members find themselves excluded from many aspects of daily work and home life? Will LGBT employees and expat family members be accepted or discriminated against?

Recreation and Leisure

Are there amateur or professional sports teams in the city or region?

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Jennifer Stigliani Bowen to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — Music, dance, visual arts and yoga have unequivocally been proved to promote remarkably therapeutic effects on our minds, bodies and souls. But with a tremendous amount of people still not aware of its superior benefits, awareness of these tools is crucial. What if there was an individual so exceptionally skilled in the healing arts with such a profound ability to help people that her work literally triggers others to be their greatest selves?

Jennifer is an esteemed healing artist, yoga instructor, middle eastern dancer and exceptional vocalist. She has an undergrad degree in visual arts and a graduate degree in Chinese and East Asian Studies and has exhibited world- wide.

“I have combined languages with the visual and healing arts because they are truly a magical balm to soothe the traumas that many of us experience in our lives,” says Jennifer. “The way I resourcefully combine all of these various healing arts in unique combinations has brought my students all over the world particularly transformational results.”

Jennifer was profoundly inspired by her extremely resilient sense of family values and solicitous nurturing from her mother’s rich culture. At just 16 years old she began studying the lulling effects of yoga. Now with her very extensive back ground in both traditional art, music and dance, as well as healing arts, she holds a remarkable presence in her field that has touched the lives of many all around the world.

“Early on I was very driven to study visual arts, and subsequently focused on immersing myself into many art forms, not superficially, but very deeply,” says Jennifer. “So even though I have a wide range of skills, all are very cohesively related.”

Some of Jennifer’s remarkable contributions include volunteering to educate inner city teens with HIV/AIDS, teaching them how to create mandala paintings, a testament for her aptitude to harmoniously mix arts with an amazing ability to connect with people.

“Teaching is an ideal way to share my compassion in an extremely organic way,” says Jennifer. “There is a social and spiritual healing element in all art forms.”

Jennifer’s outstanding work is dedicated to bringing out positivity and has also brought her tremendous joy.

“It’s absolutely critical to pay attention to one’s own internal dialogue,” says Jennifer. ”Take time to tap into yourself and consider your hopes and dreams. It is always our authentic internal conversation that ultimately connects us to something greater.”

CUTV news will feature Jennifer Stigliani Bowen in an interview with Jim Masters on Thursday June 21st at 1 p.m. EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have any questions for our guest please call (347) 996-3389

Author: Beatrice Maria Centeno

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Antique bottles from the East and West coasts will be up for bid in American Bottle Auctions' online sale June 29-July 8

Goudie & McKeley Peppertree Saloon (San Pedro, Calif.) coffin-shaped amber Western flask, graded 9.9.

Original Pocahontas bitters bottle, aqua in color, graded a 9.8

Lafayette GI 86 bottle in the half-pint size, medium olive amber, with a bust of Lafayette.

Gold Dust Barkhouse Brothers Kentucky Bourbon bottle, with a mint grade of 9.5.

Blue-green Geo. Eagle soda bottle with applied top and iron pontil, plus a unique ribbed design.

Auction 65 will cater to collectors from coast to coast, with Western whiskies, bitters examples, soda bottles and Western, early American and Masonic flasks.

We’ll try to oblige with Gold Dust Whiskey bottles in four different variants, a fine showing of Cutter bottles and dozens of other examples in excellent condition.”

— Jeff Wichmann

SACRAMENTO, CA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – American Bottle Auctions’ next big sale – Auction 65, with bidding set to start on Friday, June 29th and end on Sunday, July 8th – will cater to collectors from coast to coast, with rare and important Western whiskies, rare bitters examples from East and West, soda bottles from Kentucky and Arizona, plus Western, early American and Masonic flasks.

Also offered will be a thorough selection of medicine bottles – Eastern and Western examples – as well as some great teakettle inkwells and master inks that are certain to garner attention. Most American Bottle Auctions online sales are weighted in favor of Western bottles, but Auction 65 will have an equal number of fine Eastern bottles. In all, around 250 bottles will come up for bid.

“Western whiskies have come on hard times but can still sell for decent numbers depending on the variant,” said Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions. “That’s especially true when you have the best of the best. We’ll try to oblige with Gold Dust Whiskey bottles in four different variants, a fine showing of Cutter bottles and dozens of other examples in excellent condition.”

A Gold Dust Barkhouse Brothers Kentucky Bourbon bottle (N. Vanbergen, Sole Agents), with applied top, boasts a mint grade of 9.5 out of 10. The bottle, produced circa 1871-1874, medium amber in color with lots of whittle, is one of nearly all of the variants known in this auction, all of which are in outstanding shape. Gold Dust was named after a famous race horse of the time.

Another whiskey to watch is a Turner Brothers (N.Y.) barrel-shaped quart bottle, reddish amber (or puce) in color and a strong example with an 8.5 grade. Turner Brothers also marketed bitters bottles, but this one is believed to be a whiskey. Fans of Western flasks will be wowed by the Goudie & McKeley Peppertree Saloon (San Pedro, Calif.) coffin-shaped amber flask, graded 9.9.

Other Western flasks will include some rare pumpkinseeds and amber flasks, plus an Arlington flask. Tops among the early American flasks is a beautiful Lafayette GI 86 bottle in the half-pint size, a nearly perfect piece of glass in a medium olive amber color. The flask, showing a bust of Lafayette (Coventry / C-T – Liberty Cap / S & S) grades 9, just for the wear, otherwise perfect.

The rare bitters bottles, representing both coasts, will feature a run of Drake’s Plantation Bitters, including a green example and a purple variant, both in mint condition; a run of National Bitters shaped like an ear of corn; and some lovely Western bitters, including the Henley’s IXL Bitters, an Alex Von Humboldt, a Lacour’s bottle, a dozen rare amber squares and other rare examples.

A Horse Shoe Bitters H 189 bottle (Horse Shoe Medicine Co., Collinsville, Ill.), with embossed galloping horse and tooled top, one of only a few known, is amber in color and graded mint 9.5. Also, a Baker’s Orange Grove Bitters bottle with applied top, smooth base, roped corners and a great name and shape, colored a nice orange amber and with light overall crudity, is graded 9.9.

An Original Pocahontas Bitters bottle, aqua in color, is graded a 9.8. Also, a Great Universal Compound Stomach Bitters bottle, patented 1870 (Professor Geo. J. Byrne, New York, USA), with applied top and an unusual flower design base, medium to deep amber, is graded at 9.5.

Sodas are a big hit with collectors. The sale features some rare bottles from Kentucky, to include the Garrison, J. Brosee Maysville and Lamppin’s Mineral Water, all from Kentucky. A genuine head-turner is the blue-green Geo. Eagle soda with applied top and iron pontil, an unusual bottle with a unique ribbed design having a beautiful color. It’s had a repair to the back top of the lip.

A J. Brosee (Maysville, Ky., formerly known as Limestone) Mineral Water bottle, circa 1848-1861, with an applied top and graphite pontil, was sold at a prior American Bottle Auctions sale, in 2008, for $7,500. Also, an early and rare J.W. Garrison Bullit (St. Louisville, Ky.) soda bottle with applied top and open pontil, covered with whittle and crudity, is a beautiful emerald green.

A Lamppin’s Mineral Water (Louisville, Ky.) bottle with applied top and smooth base, colored a brilliant medium green (not aqua, as in another example), has been cleaned and as a result is graded an 8.5. From the medicines category, a Wynkoop & Co. Tonic Mixture bottle (N.Y., “Warranted to Cure Fever & Ague”), 6 ½ inches tall, with applied top, open pontil, is graded 8.5.

Interested bidders may register for Auction #65 now, on the American Bottle Auctions website, at The lots will be numbered in consecutive order. Invoices will be issued after the auction unless American Bottle Auctions is instructed otherwise. A 15 percent buyer’s fee will be applied to all purchases. Inquires may be made to

Standard auction rules will apply. American Bottle Auctions does not do callbacks but, rather, has a 10-minute rule that applies to bids at the end of the auction. In essence, every bidder has a last opportunity to make a last winning bid. An online printable color catalog will be available soon, and all of the lots will be photographed and displayed in pictures and a streaming video.

Every effort will be made to present the items as close as possible to the real bottle. Additional pictures or videos are available on request. Potential customers are encouraged to come by the American Bottle Auction showroom, for an in-person look at all the bottles in the sale, although an appointment must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 806-7722.

American Bottle Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign a single bottle or an entire collection, you may call them toll-free, at 1-800-806-7722; or, you can e-mail them at To learn more about American Bottle Auctions and Auction 65, slated to go online June 29th and end July 8th, please visit

Jeff Wichmann
American Bottle Auctions
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THE CITIZEN, A Poignant and Rigorous Portrait of 21st Century Immigration, Opens Friday July 6 at Metrograph

THE CITIZEN is a “poignant drama” – Chicago Reader

First-time actor Cake-Baly, who brings breathtaking grace and nuance to the role

A culturally biased citizenship exam promises to be the undoing of African immigrant Wilson (Cake-Baly, who brings breathtaking grace and nuance to the role).

In the midst of the current refugee crisis and Hungary’s role in it,THE CITIZEN is more than brave to touch upon this issue that both divides and dominates the current European landscape of politics.”

— ANNA BATORI – East European Film Bulletin


NEW YORK CITY – July 6-12, 2018
The Metrograph
Other cities to follow.

THE CITIZEN / Az allampolgar
A Poignant and Rigorous Portrait of 21st Century Immigration
2017/109 mins/Color/DCP
An ArtMattan Films release

Beginning Friday July 6, Metrograph will present the exclusive NY theatrical run of The Citizen. The story follows Wilson, a political refugee from Guinea Bissau, as he attempts to find his place in Hungarian society. He decides to acquire the Hungarian citizenship and meets history teacher Mary. Their interaction takes an unexpected turn…a situation further complicated by his paternal feelings for a fellow immigrant.

At a time of ethno-nationalist rhetoric and refugee crisis headlines, Hungarian director Roland Vranik's deft, tender third feature, offers an austere powerhouse work using mostly nonprofessional performers. The Citizen is palpably connected to the most morally serious tradition of European cinema—the screenplay is co-written by the legendary Iván Szabo—while the movie’s combination of rigor and compassion beg comparison to Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.

Publicity Contacts:
Diarah N'Daw-Spech, ArtMattan Films –

ArtMattan Films celebrates in 2018 twenty six years of exposing US audiences to a large variety of films about the human experience of people of color in many parts of the world. Films released by ArtMattan Films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Tracker, Gospel Hill, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, The Pirogue and most recently Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba. More info at Commercial DVDs released by ArtMattan Films are available at

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ArtMattan Films
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Cuomo Denies Disabled Basic Protections & Equal Access to 911 Medical & Police Services

Gov. Cuomo has looked the other way for years as many extremely vulnerable people die because staff did not call 911

Emergency Legislation Must be Passed Now to Ensure Equal Rights & Protect 1,000,000 New Yorkers with Disabilities

Governor Andrew Cuomo has failed to protect and ensure the equal rights of our most vulnerable. No longer can people with disabilities be denied equal access to 911 medical and police services.”

— Michael Carey – Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — Governor Andrew Cuomo has failed to protect and ensure the equal rights of our most vulnerable. No longer can people with disabilities be denied equal access to 911 medical & police services and assistance. The 911 Civil Rights Bill S4736D/A6830C will end decades of discrimination and finally provide swift emergency assistance and save countless lives.

Cameras are in place everywhere to deter crimes and to catch criminals, yet Governor Cuomo has failed to take these basic steps to protect our most vulnerable. S5089/A10845 ensures that cameras will finally be installed in facilities caring for people with disabilities.

The New York Times exposed systemic rampant abuse and neglect through their “Abused and Used” investigative reporting series and these two basic steps to save lives, prevent sexual assaults, and catch sexual predators have not been put in place yet, the question is why has Governor Cuomo looked the other way?

The recent tragic death of 34 year old Christopher Blair in a State facility as reported in the New York Times occurred because he was denied 911 emergency medical assistance. Christopher’s preventable death should catapult the 911 Civil Rights Bill to passage.

New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie must ensure that both the 911 Civil Rights Bill & Camera Bill, which have massive bi-partisan support, are swiftly brought to the floor for a vote. New York State's legislative leaders must do what is right now because Governor Cuomo abandoned people with disabilities.

Currently, approximately 7,800 calls are reported to the State abuse hotline every month and between 11-13 deaths on average every day. Emergency reform bills are ready to go that will dramatically reduce crimes and deaths. Staff not calling 911 regarding medical emergencies is the number one known reason for what are being called “untimely” deaths, but in most cases these are negligent and preventable deaths. It is an outrageous injustice to sit by a do nothing as so many women and children are victims of sexual assault or rape by State and private caregivers. Almost all reported sexual assault and rape cases are being kept by the State from local police and county elected District Attorney’s and the sexual predators are protected from prosecution.

These vital reform bills will get these crimes to the rightful authorities and provide the tools to prosecute the Larry Nassar’s within the system that are preying on and victimizing our most vulnerable. Thousands of sexual assaults are occurring annually within New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health care system.

The New York Times Editorial Board called on Governor Cuomo to bring these basic safety reforms over four and a half years ago, but they were ignored.

Now is the time that the New York State legislature must act and take the responsibility to end the unequal treatment of denying people with disabilities 911 first responder services. Now is the time to put in place the strongest tools to prevent crimes and to be able to prosecute people that harm the disabled.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers

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Confidence Runs High at Goliath Resources Drill Targets, Golden Triangle BC

GOT.V’s projects in Golden Triangle

Goliath’s Prosperity Bullseye Zone

11 metre Copper and Silver sample open at surface

Goliath Resources Limited (TSX-V: GOT) highly prospective for major Gold, Silver, and Copper discoveries of significance as indicators are strong.

Goliath Resources Limited (TSX:GOT)

Goliath will start drilling in high-grade mineralization — the only question is how deep and what grade. The share share price of GOT.V appears to be a coiled spring.”

— Mining MarketWatch Journal

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 / — Goliath Resources Limited (TSX-V: GOT) (Frankfurt: B4IE) is the subject of a Mining MarketWatch Journal review. Goliath Resources offers one of the best opportunities for extraordinary gains in the resource sector at the moment as it prepares to drill two of its four properties proximal to the Golden Triangle in British Columbia. The virgin targets which were previously under glaciers that only recently retreated are exposing exceptional Gold, Silver, and Copper mineralization at surface. GOT.V share price is apt to rise into drilling as the target indicators are of such quality it appears Goliath has potential to realize significant resources;

1) the 'Prosperity Bullseye Zone' on Goliaths' Lucky Strike Property is a drill ready target with strong and textbook porphyry potential, the zone registers high Au-Cu-Mo in-soil anomalies, believed to be the source of 6 oz nuggets historically found downstream in creeks encircling.

2) the Copperhead Property will see exposed volcanic breccia targets drilled starting in 8% Copper and 45 g/t Silver mineralization at surface — the only question is how deep and what grade.

Full copy of the Mining Journal Review may be viewed at online.

Both of Goliath's properties are highly prospective for major discovery from upcoming drilling this Summer-2018. The Copperhead Property has widespread highly mineralized volcanic breccia at surface, and Goliath's Lucky Strike Property's Prosperity Bullseye Zone, besides quality placer, also has a huge soil sampling grid that ticks all the boxes for porphyry, SkyTEM affirms this belief with the potential to be massive. In fact, the Prosperity Bullseye Zone has high-grade multi-ounce silver, and almost one ounce gold in bedrock at surface, with zinc, copper, and lead, which appears to be the by-product of a porphyry engine down below — this porphyry appears to have caused pollymetallic quartz veining at surface which has been documented.

A very real possibility exists for investors to experience a major appreciation in share price when a discovery is announced. Analogies for what GOT.V investors have potential to see are what happened to the share prices of GT Gold Corp. (TSX-V: GTT — $0.20 to $2.76) and Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GGI — $0.12 to $5.27) when they hit their discovery drill holes in 2017.

GOT.V currently has a market cap of ~$23.68 million (~84.6 million shares outstanding recently trading at $0.28/share), ~155M fully diluted (with most warrants at ~$0.18 strike price, exercising of warrants will bring in ~$11.5 million to the treasury to fund most of 2019). Entering the Summer-2018 Goliath Resources is cashed-up (having raised ~$3M in an oversubscribed financing in Q2-2018) to complete all its 2018 drilling and exploration plans. The current share float is closer to only ~33 million, there is believed to be a very large contingent of strong hands going into drilling later in 2018 — the share price is apt to rise substantially pending fireworks.
The backstory on Goliath Resources Limited:
The Founder, President & CEO of Goliath Resources is Roger Rosmus, MBA. He optioned the Company's 4 projects from the J2 Syndicate. The J2 Syndicate had explored from Terrace BC all the way North to the Yukon boarder, specifically looking for original elephant-size potential discoveries resulting from glacial and snowpack recession. Having funded the founder of the J2 Syndicate for many years (Mr. Rosmus is an individual well known in the mining industry for financing/nurturing mining ventures to successful fruition/hand-offs for decades, making money for investors), he had first dibs on the most prospective of J2's properties in 2016. Goliath Resources Limited was incorporated in February of 2017, and $2.2 million was privately raised (they had orders for $3.2 million); most of the people that were putting money into the deal were mining engineers, geologists, and people from the industry that could recognize that Goliath had something really special. All four properties have widespread high-grade mineralization of gold, copper, and/or silver at surface, in bedrock, splattered everywhere — the bulk of the $2.2M went into the ground in 2017, exploring the ground on its four properties that had previously been hidden under glaciers for the last 15,000+ years and were being seen for the first time.

Goliath Resources' M.O.:
The Company's business model is looking for new elephant-size projects that will tick all the boxes for senior mining companies to do a strategic investment, JV, and/or a potential take-out. Goliath is essentially a 'project generator', it has no intention of taking anything into production. Goliath will take its projects as far up the value curve, as far as it can, and at some point hand it off to the mining engineers and its job is done. 'Probability of success' is what Goliath is looking for.
Quality people are behind the management, governance, and technical team:
We urge readers to view the CV's of key people at the bottom of the Mining Journal article, it is an impressive assemblage of talent. E.g.; Goliath's Senior Exploration and Corporate Development Consultant, Bill Chornobay, has seen a lot of press. He was lead on the team that discovered the Golden Mile in Ontario, which eventually got taken out by Argonaught for $327 million. He originally discovered the Coffee Creek asset up in the Yukon, the Supremo Zone, which was ultimately bought out by Goldcorp for $520 million. A couple years ago he did a $53 million JV with Newmont Mining on his brand new discovery that he generated in the Yukon. He has a proven track record with well over $1 billion in value by following this model that zeros-in on the big and obvious, that tick the boxes for majors, and intends on replicating success for Goliath Resources.

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James O'Rourke
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Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Massachusetts to Call Them for Direct Access to the Nation's Top Attorneys Who Produce the Top Compensation Settlements

Hiring a local car-accident attorney or personal-injury attorneys to handle a mesothelioma compensation claim could result in you losing hundreds of thousands of dollars”

— Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 19, 2018 / — The Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "If you are a US Navy Veteran who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, or this is a family member, please call us at 800-714-0303 so you do not hire an inexperienced lawyer/law firm. If you want the very best mesothelioma financial compensation you need direct access to one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys who exclusively handles mesothelioma compensation claims on a full-time basis and nationwide. The mesothelioma lawyers we suggest overachieve on compensation results for their US Navy Veteran clients.

"When it comes to mesothelioma compensation for a US Navy Veteran, it is also incredibly vital the attorney you hire has years of experience with Navy Veteran asbestos exposure cases. Hiring a local car-accident attorney or personal-injury attorneys to handle a mesothelioma compensation claim could result in you losing hundreds of thousands of dollars." http://Massachusetts.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The mesothelioma attorneys suggested by the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center are some of the top ranked lawyers in the nation and they have an extremely thorough understanding of navy ship engine rooms, most places on a navy ship where a sailor could have been exposed to asbestos, as well as detailed information about specific manufacturers of pipe insulation, pumps, gaskets, and more. They also can name every single US Navy shipyard because these are the types places where a US Navy Veteran could have had super exposure to asbestos as the group would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Massachusetts.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center has experience helping US Navy Veterans who were exposed to asbestos on the following types of US Navy ships:

* Destroyers
* Air Craft Carriers (Essex & Nimitz Class)
* Cruisers
* Battleships (Battleships were used in the Korean & Vietnam Wars)
* Fast Attack Submarines (Los Angeles Class)
* Boomers (Ohio Class Submarine)
* Amphibious Assault Ships
* Oilers and Cargo Ships
* Navy Tugs/Support Vessels
For a listing of all former and current US Navy ships, please refer to the US Navy's website that addresses these topics. navydata/our_ships.asp

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Massachusetts the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at these hospitals.

* The Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston for their cutting-edge mesothelioma treatment options.
* Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center:
According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. http://Massachusetts.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize their unsurpassed free services are available to a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma statewide including Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester, Springfield, or Cambridge. For additional information a diagnosed victim or their family members are urged to call the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Massachusetts include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, maritime workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists,school custodians, railroad workers or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://Massachusetts.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

Michael Thomas
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Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company Lited – 20 Years of Ayurveda Excellence Marked by a Grand Anniversary Celebration

Lamp lighting Ceremony

Sunitha P, Director India operations receiving the excellence award

State of New Jersey honors Santhigram for its excellent healthcare services

Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda with its presence in India and USA Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at New Delhi

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

— Thomas Edison

NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, June 18, 2018 / — Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company Limited – 20 Years of Ayurveda Excellence Marked by a Grand Anniversarial Celebration

Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company Limited embarked on another milestone on 2nd June 2018 as they celebrated their 20th anniversary in New Delhi. Established in 1998 by Dr Gopinathan Nair and Dr Ambika Nair, Santhigram has expanded by leaps and bounds. It achieved a multi national status as the ayurveda services provided reached UK and the United States in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

New Delhi, June 5, 2018 – Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company Limited is a leading provider of Kerala specific Ayurvedic and Panchakarma treatment in India and abroad, namely, UK and the US. On June 2nd 2018, they celebrated their 20th anniversary at Le Pacific Banquet Hall, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. Santhigram’s expansion to UK and the US is a unique achievement among various Ayurvedic Service Providers. The event was graced by more than 250 esteemed guests and fond memories of them in association with Santhigram were shared.

Founders of Santhigram expressed their journey and unravelled future plans to extend ayurveda to benefit more people

The Founder Director of Santhigram, Dr Ambika Nair, in the welcome address said,
“Our efforts and that of our dedicated team have brought solace to hundreds of people suffering from various chronic health ailments who were frenetically in search for a side-effect-free solution to address their health issues.”

Founder Chairman and Managing Director of the company, Dr Gopinathan Nair took the opportunity to describe the journey of Santhigram for the last 20 years and unveiled its future expansion plans to meet the ever increasing demand of Santhigram’s Healthcare Services,

“We need to humbly acknowledge and accept the fact that the multitude of hurdles and challenges we faced in our paths encompassing various arenas were in plenty. We are pleased to say with great pride that we have moved forward by overcoming various obstacles we confronted and successfully managed to spread our wings not only in India but also to as many as five states in the United states , namely, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin and have stablished our Centers to as many as 12 locations in US as of date. This would not have been possible without the support of our dedicated team, well-wishers, friends and above all the clients who have availed our services by putting absolute faith in the effectiveness of the unique system Kerala specific Ayurveda Treatments propounds to alleviate various health issues.”

Felicitations and product launch

The chief guest, the eminent music directer and producer, Padma Shri Mr Jawahar Wattal narrated his experience with Santhigram. Congratulating Santhigram for its cardinal role in expanding Ayurvedic medicine as an alternative and complementary medical care for growing numbers of people, he also pledged support for efforts taken by Santhigram – a number of clients, relieved from their health problems expressed their gratitude to Santhigram.
Not wanting to be outdone, Santhigram felicitated more than 15 important persons who have supported its 20 years of Journey in India and helped Santhigram’s efforts to establish its business since its inception.
During the event, Santhigram Ayurveda training School and Santhigram Herbal Products were formally launched. Trained persons from the school would fill the gaps within Ayurveda modalities – they are also a part of Santhigram’s future venture, meeting the shortage of critical specialist workforce. Santhigram Herbals sees Santhigram manufacturing its own branded products, particularly to meet the highest quality control and regulatory requirement of the US and FDA standards.

The video of Senator of New Jersey handing a Joint Legislative Resolution from the Senate and General Assembly of New Jersey to Dr Gopinathan Nair was shown. It’s a proud moment of recognition and honour of Ayurveda in the US and Santhigram is overjoyed for being a part of the movement.

Award ceremony for the best employees

More than 10 of Santhigram’s key employees were honoured by an award ceremony, notably Miss Sunita Puttaninghatt, one of the Directors of the company handling the India operations. Dr. Gopinathan Nair revelled in the fact that Santhigram is providing employment to more than 50 Ayurveda professionals in UK and USA by obtaining Work Visas for them which no other Ayurvedic Company was ever able to achieve. Santhigram’s professionalism and friendly work environment has great employer for many people in India and abroad.

Dr Gopinathan Nair thanked everyone who made the 20th anniversary of Santhigram a grand success. Santhigram wishes to have more such anniversaries and take up the task of making Ayurveda a global mainstream alternative medicine.

Santhigram Contact Information:
India please call +91-9911349335 or email:
USA please call 1-888-537-2987 or email :

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Santhigram’s 10 years of journey in the United States

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iDislclose Joins the Indiegogo Expert Directory

iDisclose, a New York based legal technology company, announced today they have joined Indiegogo's Expert Network with their LawCloud product.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2018 / — iDisclose, a New York based legal technology company, announced today they have joined Indiegogo's Expert Network. iDisclose will make available its LawCloud product to the worldwide Indiegogo community of entrepreneurs. LawCloud is a "smart" library with dozens of business and human resources documents. The suite of documents in LawCloud can serve a company from its formation to capital raising activities to preparing employment agreements and NDA's. Every document in the library prepopulates as the entrepreneur answers the proprietary questionnaire once, saving time and expense and avoids unnecessary repetition and inefficiency.

LawCloud formation services allow an entrepreneur to form a company in any jurisdiction at very competitive rates and have access to most of its future legal documentation requirements as it matures. The rest of the library can be purchased as a monthly subscription or form by form.

"We are very pleased to be included in Indiegogo's Expert Directory," said Michael Knox, CEO of iDislcose. "Indiegogo is a well-respected brand and recognized by entrepreneurs everywhere. LawCloud can help companies through all stages of development and growth. We are looking forward to a long relationship with Indiegogo and its global community of entrepreneurs."

iDisclose was formed to help small companies raise capital under the JOBS Act and is now expanding to support entrepreneurs with a wide variety of legal documents. Established by well-known corporate securities attorneys with over 25 years' experience, iDisclose seeks to make the experience of good corporate governance easier for entrepreneurs. iDisclose also offers automated filing for SEC Forms C, C-AR, D and ID, as well as a robust Private Placement Memorandum tool.

About iDisclose
iDisclose, founded in 2015, is an industry leading platform in the crowdfunding legal disclosure space. For more information about iDisclose, visit their website at

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iDisclose Forms Partnership With iDisclose Law

iDisclose, a New York based legal technology platform, announces that it has formed a partnership with iDisclose Law to support the legal needs of its users.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2018 / — iDisclose, a New York based legal technology platform, announced that it has formed a partnership with iDisclose Law to support the legal needs of its users. This partnership will pair the legal technology platform with a full service law firm to provide a cost effective and complete legal solution for startups and other small businesses.

IDisclose Law was formed by G. Alex Araujo, a corporate and securities attorney who also serves as Chief Innovation Officer at iDisclose. Alex formed the law firm due to continual needs for assistance with various legal issues surrounding equity crowdfunding campaigns and other legal needs of startups and small businesses, including employment and general business documents that require an attorney. The new law firm will support companies raising capital and in particular support the legal needs of clients referred to iDisclose by the equity crowdfunding platforms that work with iDisclose.

iDisclose Law will focus primarily on project-based and fixed fee matters for various legal services to help ensure that clients understand their legal costs and are not subject to the uncertain hourly model of many law firms. "Having a technology-first law firm built on the iDisclose legal technology platform will enable us to provide seamless support to our crowdfunding platform clients and other small and start-up company clients who need legal assistance," said Alex Araujo.

iDisclose supports the legal filing and disclosure requirements of companies seeking to raise capital and is currently the legal backbone of several large equity crowdfunding sites with its simple to use technology platform designed to reduce legal costs for startups and small businesses. iDisclose Law will support those clients who need additional assistance from an attorney under primarily a fixed cost fee structure.

About iDisclose

iDisclose is an industry leader in the crowdfunding legal disclosure space, major relationships with platforms such as Republic and Microventures. It also supports entrepreneurs with a wide range of legal documents through its LawCloud product. For more information about iDisclose, visit their website at

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