National Death Doula Day Launches 4/20/2019

National Death Doula Day

National Death Doula Day

The very first national Death Doula Day is being celebrated on April 20th 2019 to celebrate the new non-medical profession changing end of life care

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 20, 2019 / — National Death Doula Day is the day set aside for Death Doulas to engage their communities, bringing awareness to the profession and benefits for patients and families. An End of Life Doula is a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) at the end of life. End of Life Doulas are also known around the world as: end of life coaches, soul midwives, transition guides, death coaches, death doulas, doula to the dying, end of life doulas, death midwives, thanadoula, and end of life guides.

Death Doula Day is a day where we recognize the positive impact these individuals can have during the end of life process. This day was created to raise awareness about the profession of Death Doulas and how they can benefit patients and families at end of life. Death Doulas provide the additional support that families need in order to feel comfortable with taking care of their dying loved one at home. They are non-medical professionals that provide holistic support for the dying and their loved ones before, during, and after death. Trained in the various end of life stages, a Doula is able to assist the family with understanding the natural processes of death while providing comfort and support. This is the day where all Death Doulas can rise together and be a voice for social change at end of life, ensuring everyone has the most positive passing possible.

Who founded this day? This day was created by Suzanne B. O’Brien RN in 2019.


Suzanne B. O’Brien RN is the proud Founder and Creator of The International Doulagivers Institute based in New York City. She created the award-winning programs Doulagivers: End of Life Doula Training, Eldercare Doula Training, and Doulagiver Care Consultant Training and has traveled the world donating her education and training programs to help support communities globally. Awarded "Worldwide Leader In Healthcare” by the International Nurses Association for creating Doulagivers, she is also an end of life educator, consultant and author of the #1 international bestselling book Creating Positive Passings & End of Life Doula Level 1 Caregiver Training (2015) — a guide to learning the invaluable skills of how to care for someone at the end of life. Suzanne is the Vice President and a founding member of NEDA (The National End of Life Doula Alliance), Facilitator of Death Cafe New York City UWS, founder and creator of "World Training Day" and Founder of National Death Doula Day.

How should this day be celebrated or observed? On Death Doula Day, we encourage the conversation about the profession of Death Doulas. This can be done anywhere in any way. Have fun with it! Post/tweet/market/share, have a discussion panel, show a documentary, give a training, host a Death Café – anything to do with end of life awareness!

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Dr. Cletus Roy Georges explains more about stress urinary incontinence

Dr. Cletus Roy Georges

Urology specialist Cletus Roy Georges, MD reveals more about stress urinary incontinence and the associated condition known as 'overactive bladder.'

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA, April 19, 2019 / — Stress urinary incontinence is a condition wherein which urine leaks out with sudden pressure on the bladder and urethra, according to the Urology Care Foundation, a 22,000-strong member organization committed to advancing urology research and education, headquartered in the community of Linthicum in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. A urology specialist with decades of experience in the field, Dr. Cletus Roy Georges explains more about the issue and the associated condition known as 'overactive bladder.'

"In mild cases, the pressure which causes stress urinary incontinence may be the result of sudden forceful activities, such as sneezing or exercise, as well as coughing or laughing," explains Dr. Georges, an experienced urology specialist based in Orlando, Florida.

Also known as 'SUI,' stress urinary incontinence is a particularly common bladder problem among female patients. "Although occurring rather less frequently in men, male patients may be affected by SUI, too," adds Dr. Georges.

In more severe cases, patients may experience the effects of stress urinary incontinence when enduring even routine, non-forceful, day-to-day activities such as walking, standing up, or bending over. "The result," explains Dr. Georges, "can range from a few drops of leaked urine to enough to soak through a patient's clothes."

Often associated with another common bladder problem, known as 'overactive bladder' or 'OAB,' those with the latter condition typically experience an urgent need to urinate which they can't control. "The main difference, however, between stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder," Dr. Georges explains, "is anatomical."

"That's because," he continues, "stress urinary incontinence is a strictly urethral problem, while overactive bladder is a problem centered around the bladder itself."

Many people with stress urinary incontinence, Dr. Georges goes on to reveal, also suffer from overactive bladder. "This is known," he says, "as 'mixed incontinence.'"

Male patients are more likely to suffer from overactive bladder than stress urinary incontinence. "Where stress urinary incontinence is an issue in male patients," explains Dr. Georges, "it is often due to prostate cancer surgery, or damage or injury to the pelvic nerve."

In the United States, around one in three women will likely suffer from stress urinary incontinence at some point in their life, according to the Urology Care Foundation. "Established more than three decades ago, the foundation is now a leading advocate in urologic health in the United States and globally, uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of urology specialists such as myself," says Dr. Georges of the organization.

Becoming more prevalent with age, predominantly affecting those aged 60-65 and above, therapeutic options available to address stress urinary incontinence include behavioral modification and pelvic floor exercises, as well as surgical intervention, according to Dr. Georges. "With regards to overactive bladder and urge incontinence, meanwhile," he adds, wrapping up, "further to behavioral modification, other treatment options include InterStim therapy, Botox, pharmacological intervention, and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation."

Cletus Roy Georges, MD graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a bachelor's degree in zoology with a biomedical option in 1987. Georges subsequently attended Weill Cornell University Medical College in New York City, graduating in 1991 and completing his residency in urology at Chicago's Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center in 1997. Shortly after that, urology physician Dr. Georges started his practice in Sebring, Florida before relocating to Orlando, where he remains settled today.

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Affordable social media growth is possible with BUYSOCIALMEDIAMARKETING


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Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda opens its Premium Ayurvedic Hospital at Gurugram, NCR Delhi, India

All rooms are air conditioned and with all amenities

Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Hospital

Santhigram manufactures all classical ayurveda products

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with the Chief Guest and the guests of honour

Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Hospital

Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda opens its Premium Ayurvedic Hospital at Gurugram, NCR Delhi, India

Health is not valued till sickness comes”

— Thomas Fuller

NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, April 19, 2019 / — Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda opens its Premium Ayurvedic Hospital at Gurugram, NCR Delhi, India
Leading provider of Kerala-specific Ayurvedic and Panchakarma treatments for alleviating several chronic ailments, Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company Limited, announces the opening of its Premium Ayurvedic Hospital with all facilities at Gurugram, NCR (National Capital Region), Delhi, India.

Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company Limited has proudly announced the opening of its Premium Ayurvedic Hospital at Gurugram, NCR (National Capital Region), Delhi, India in line with its goal of making Kerala-specific Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Treatments easily accessible to patients in different parts of India and through its subsidiary in the United States. The hospital has premium facilities for the comfortable stay for the outstation patients and those who need in-patient care and treatments. The facility is in the heart of Gurgaon, near Medicity and has easy accessibility.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatments have become increasingly popular and accepted by patients across the globe as people started realizing the immense benefits of such holistic methods of treatments free of side-effects. It has gained significance in this modern world due to its holistic approach to the well-being of the individuals. Holistic health is one of the trends of the modern world and complementary medicines are viewed by many as a solution to the spiraling health and medical care costs.” Unfortunately, such treatments are not easily accessible due to inadequate providers of quality ayurvedic and panchakarma treatments. This is where Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda has been able to make a huge difference over the years by having several locations in the US and in India, including the recently opened ayurveda hospital with premium facility at Gurugram, NCR Delhi, India.

The grand opening of Santhigram Ayurveda Hospital at 1095-P, Sector 46, Gurugram, Haryana – 122 003 took place on the 24th March, 2019. Some of the dignitaries that graced the event include the Chief Guest, Ms. Madhu Azad, Mayor of Gurugram, the guests of honour Dr. Prasanna Kumar, IAS, Director General, Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Mr. R.S.Rathee, Municipal Counsellor of M.C.G., Mr. Veer Sagar, former CEO of DCM Data Systems and the renowned Architect of Delhi Mr. John Philipose.

During the event Dr. Gopinathan Nair, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Santhigram Group has welcomed all the guests and unveiled Santhigram’s various plans including getting NABH Accreditation and facilitating Health Insurance coverage for the patients availing Santhigram’s hospital services. He has also introduced all the team members including Dr. Ambika Nair – Chief Consultant Physician, Dr. Vasanthy.P.R.-Senior Resident Doctor, Dr. Anurag Nair, Director & CEO Santhigram Herbals, Ms. Sunitha Puttaninghatt, Director handling India operations, Mr. Mohan Nair, Vice President managing the Gurgaon Hospital and Mr. Saiju Menon, Manager- Administration. All the guests have extended their felicitations and best wishes for Santhigram’s new venture.

More information about Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda and the products and services offered can be found on their website. Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda is also available across several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda

Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company was established in 1998 to offer genuine “Kerala specific Ayurvedic Treatments” to treat several chronic ailments and also to help clients maintain a healthy body and mind. The specialized therapies, that Santhigram offer, consist of several exceptional methods for total body rejuvenation with several locations throughout the US and in India. Developed thousands of years ago, Ayurvedic and Panchakarma therapies are time-proven treatments for increasing energy levels and brain function, strengthening the immune system and increasing longevity. Santhigram’s specialized Ayurvedic & Panchakarma treatments and proprietary health management packages have helped hundreds of people to alleviate specific health problems like Back Pain, Neck Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Sinusitis, Migraine, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Insomnia, Depression. Psoriasis etc. Santhigram’s unique health rejuvenation programs also help to reduce obesity and mental tension, enhances body complexion and skin luster, corrects metabolism and deficiency and recharges the body and mind. As part of its comprehensive menu of services, specifically designed to improve quality of life for busy professionals and their families, the facility also provides the highly sought-after Ayurvedic rejuvenation program which incorporates a series of customized detoxifying, balancing, and nourishing therapies.

Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company also has established Ayurveda Wellness Centers in 10 locations in the US spread over New Jersey, New York, Texas and Illinois delivering a wide range of solutions including treatments for the management of many health issues, wellness therapies and beauty therapies.

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Grand Opening Ceremony of Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Hospital, at at 1095-P, Sector 46, Gurgaon, NCR Delhi, India

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ITFirms Instances Biggest Slice of Top e-Commerce Development Companies’19

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ITFirms goes for balance in its hunt for top e-commerce development companies'19!

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2019 / — According to Michael Leboeuf, a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. Success is not tied to innovation for innovation’s sake. It is instead focused on an un-ignorable center of commerce i.e. the customer’s choice.

Every passing trend needs to be analyzed and adopted in due course as it is going to drive the e-commerce brand forward. This imparts competitive advantage to the companies and allows them to stay ahead in the competition. Marketers have identified and anticipated following E-commerce trends in 2019:

• Marketers have to apply more digitally native tactics; having known that people buy with their hearts and justify with their heads but the choice means that brands can scale by profitably serving smaller niches than legacy competitors, thus expanding from a mission-centric foundation.
• Chatbots will be driven by machine learning and AI and will become an essential part of E-commerce toolkit.
• Predictive analytics and data driven enterprises will continue to evolve
• Brands will unite to create larger marketplaces by bringing visibility and credibility and ensuring trust
• Evolution of social commerce with a certain disconnect, more online active accounts, users time spend in browsing, ad spend and penetration of www; suggests that despite the rollout of numerous “native” purchasing features, users are not actually buying, they want an experience.
• Influencer marketing will keep driving sales
• TrueView Shopping will be on the rising
• Companies with trying out to be more creative with Shoppable Instagram Stories
• Companies will experiment with Snapchat collection advertisements
• Online businesses have snatched their rights to flirt with offline retail
• Consumers will look to drive retail innovation and work via shared economy

Notwithstanding the fact that content is going to become Holy Grail (prolonged endeavor) of growth, the opposite extremes lay headlines exclaiming “VR-enabled O2O experiences”, “voice-search buying,” and “Instagram-worthy pop-ups.” ITFirms lists top e-commerce development companies that have delivered on their promises:

1. Konstant Infosolutions
2. Elsner Technologies
3. Brainvire Infotech Inc.
4. Magneto IT Solutions
5. Commerce Pundit
6. Chetu
7. Dotcomweavers
8. PerceptionBox
9. Atlas SoftWeb
10. Planet Web Solutions

For a more comprehensive listing of top e-commerce development companies, visit here:

About ITFirms

ITFirms is now being trusted equally by service seekers and service providers for its global rankings on top developers (both web as well as mobile). They have been around the corner since long and working relentlessly via client feedbacks, reputation in market and success ratio. They strive to match requisite needs with demands to create a win-win situation.

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Laffey Real Estate Recognized Among Industry Leaders

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National Rankings Agencies Solidify Firm’s Global Excellence

We are exceeding pleased with our placement in the rankings. These transactions are really people who have chosen us to represent them during one of the most important decisions they will ever make.”

— Philip C. Laffey

GREENVALE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 18, 2019 / — The much anticipated 2019 Real Trends 500 and T3 Sixty’s Mega 1000 annual real estate industry rankings reports has been released online. Laffey Real Estate, once again, has ranked among the nation’s leading residential brokerages nationwide. Both firm’s are trusted sources for ranking the performance of residential real estate companies.
REAL Trends, in its 32nd year, showed that the nation’s leading realty firms outperformed the market with data from 1,757 firms, a record number, who qualified this year. All data requires independent verification and REAL Trends is considered The Trusted Source for information about performance of the firms in the report.

T3 Sixty, a newcomer to the industry ranking platform, released their second annual comprehensive brokerage and franchise report with the Mega 1000. T3 Sixty uses sales volume as its lead ranking criteria as a benchmark of a company’s overall strength. Placing in the top 50% of the list, Laffey Real Estate ranks among the region’s best residential real estate independent brokerages.

“Without the best data available, assumptions and decisions are flawed before they’re even made,” said T3 Sixty CEO Stefan Swanepoel. “The Mega 1000 is committed to provide the most accurate and complete information possible,” Swanepoel added.

Among Top Leading Real Estate Companies of the World affiliates, Laffey Real Estate placed an impressive 111th with 13 offices in three counties. Supporting the independent brokerage model, the firm placed at 186th among the nation’s Largest Independent Brokerages and also placed in the top 500 in Total Sales Volume with $632 Million in residential home sales transactions.

“Statistically speaking, we are exceeding pleased with our placement in the rankings”, explained Philip C. Laffey, Principal, Broker/Owner. “However, we are more cognizant of the fact that every one of these closed transactions represents real people who have put their faith in our firm to represent them during one of the most important decisions they will ever make.”

About Laffey Real Estate
Laffey Real Estate is one of the largest privately held independent family-owned residential real estate firms on Long Island with a network of over 500 agents in 13 offices throughout Nassau, Western Suffolk and Queens Counties. Their global partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio® and Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate® extends their reach to more than 70 countries worldwide. The firm is a full-service provider offering expertise in sales, rentals, relocation, mortgage, new development marketing, mortgage and title insurance to the Long Island marketplace. Their pioneering sales management platforms, worldwide brand identity and industry-leading training curriculum embody best in class standards throughout the industry. Consumers trust in Laffey Real Estate name to represent their home buying and selling interests locally and globally. Consistently ranked by the two of the industry’s leading consulting and research firms, Laffey Real Estate has an exceptional record of success. With over $645 Million in Sales in 2018 and 936 total transactions, REALTrends 500 placed the firm at #186 among the largest independent brokerages, #475 in total sales volume and # 111 among Leading RE affiliates nationwide. T3 Sixty’s Mega 1000 Report placed the firm at #504 among the nation’s largest brokerages in the country.

About REAL Trends
REAL Trends has been The Trusted Source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. We are a privately-held publishing, consulting and communications company based in Castle Rock, Colorado. Residential real estate leaders look to us for timely and trusted information and analysis through our monthly newsletter, news updates, conferences and publications.

About T3 Sixty
Exclusively serving the residential real estate brokerage industry, T3 Sixty provides real estate CEOs, business leaders, association and MLS executives, brokers and high-performance teams the knowledge, best practices and support to grow their businesses. The company does this through management consulting, training and in-depth research and quality publications, such as its hallmark Swanepoel Trends Report, an annual analysis of the top trends shaping the industry for the next 18 to 24 months. The firm’s consulting divisions include brokerage, technology, mergers and acquisitions, and associations and MLSs. Find out more here.

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The lifetime collection of Sandra Clements will be sold April 27th-29th by J. Garrett Auctioneers in Dallas, Texas

A. Weinert

Carved marble grouping of a young woman playing a lyre harp with two children at her side, by Albert Weinert (Am., 1863-1947), 78 inches tall, signed and dated 1924 (est. $40,000-$80,000).

Boulle credenza

Antique French boulle credenza, museum-quality, in immaculate condition, with the two doors featuring symbolic cherub images, 47 inches in height by 44 inches wide (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Blackamoor figures

Large antique pair of Italian carved and lacquered blackamoor figures, of a man and a woman dressed in ceremonial garb with gold-gilt trim and accents, 75 inches tall (est. $4,000-$8,000).

Malachite urns

Pair of circa 1880 Russian malachite urns, 21 inches tall with a narrow neck and of ovoid form, with gilt-bronze leaf fashioned handles (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Carrara marble

Highly detailed Carrara marble grouping of Pharaoh’s daughter holding the infant Moses in a blanketed basket by the 19th century Italian sculptor Biggi Fausto, signed (est. $6,000-$15,000).

For the past 40 years, Mrs. Clements, who is retiring, has been one of the South’s most formidable figures in the antiques, auction and interior design trades.

This is, without a doubt, one of the finest collections we’ve offered to date.”

— Jeff Garrett

DALLAS, TEX., UNITED STATES, April 18, 2019 / — The lifetime collection of Sandra Clements – for the past forty years one of the South’s most formidable figures in the antiques, auction and interior design trades – will be sold over the course of three days, April 27th thru 29th, by J. Garrett Auctioneers, online and in the gallery at 9203 Diplomacy Row. April 29th will be online only, via

The sale will be packed with a fabulous assortment of boulle, palace-size Sevres vases, sterling silver, a nice collection of Imari, Meissen, Baccarat chandeliers and accessories, Lalique pieces, religious paintings, blackamoors, bronzes, unique lighting, mirrors, great garnitures, paintings (many of them large) and a wide array of superb Italian statues, sculptures and life-size bronzes.

Co-headlining the event will be the antiques collection of Dr. Marianne R. Hopkins, who amassed a fine collection of American cherry and pine case pieces, wonderful clocks, Blue Willow, primitives and nice early paintings. Start times all three days are 12 noon Central time. Online bidding the first two days will be provided by and

Sandra Clements honed her craft at an early age under the tutelage of her father, the iconic antiques dealer Charles W. Clements, Sr. Over time she became one of the South’s first and most respected female antiques auctioneers. She established her own antiques business in Destin, Fla., during the mid-1980s, where her large showroom was known as the Emerald Coast’s finest shop.

Mrs. Clements’ business acumen was well-known from New York to London, where she excelled in all aspects of the antiques trade. She also became known as one of the South’s finest interior designers and appointed many fine homes in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia and California. Now, her entire corporate collection, and much of her personal collection, will come up for bid.

Stunning marble statuary will be led by a museum-quality carved marble grouping of a young woman playing a lyre harp with two children at her side, by American sculptor Albert Weinert (1863-1947), 78 inches tall signed on the base and dated 1924 (est. $40,000-$80,000); and a highly detailed Carrara marble grouping of Pharaoh’s daughter holding the infant Moses in a blanketed basket by the 19th century Italian sculptor Biggi Fausto, signed (est. $6,000-$15,000).

Several marble sculptures signed by Ferdinando Vichi (Italian, 1875-1945) will come under the gavel, including a turn of the 20th century white marble sculpture of a young woman in a laced dress holding a vessel and standing alongside a water well, 37 inches tall (est. $8,000-$12,000); and an early 20th century grouping of a parlor scene depicting a young woman in an elegant pose as she converses with an artist holding palette and brushes, 35 inches tall (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Fans of malachite (the opaque semi-precious stone having layers of deep and light green) will be treated to a rare antique French gilt-bronze console table with a malachite top, circa 1900, crafted in the Louis XVI style with appliques across the frieze and centered by a highly detailed caryatid mask (est. $12,000-$18,000); and a pair of circa 1880 Russian malachite urns, 21 inches tall with a narrow neck and of ovoid form, with gilt-bronze leaf fashioned handles (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Following are just a few more of the many other fine items in the auction:

• An antique French boulle (decorative inlay, using tortoiseshell and fine strips of brass) credenza, museum-quality and in immaculate condition, with the two doors featuring symbolic cherub images, 47 inches in height by 44 inches wide (est. $6,000-$8,000).
• A rare 19th century American pedal harp by J. F. Browne Co. (New York), crafted of bird’s-eye maple with gold-gilt trim and highlights, finely carved in a Gothic motif with raised figures on sided columns and supported by large claw feet (est. $3,000-$4,000).
• A large antique pair of Italian carved and lacquered blackamoor figures, of a man and a woman dressed in ceremonial garb with gold-gilt trim and accents, each one holding a tazza with a horn an acanthus leaf fashioned stem, 75 inches tall (est. $4,000-$8,000).

“This is, without a doubt, one of the finest collections we’ve offered to date,” said Jeff Garrett, president of J. Garrett Auctioneers.

As a youngster, Sandra Clements eagerly tagged along when her parents traveled to New England and Europe on buying trips. Later, as an adult, she amassed her own fine collection of antiques, marble sculptures, oil paintings and objects of art.

Now approaching retirement, Mrs. Clements has chosen to share her collection at public auction. The majority of items will be sold without reserve to the highest bidder. Previews will be held Wednesday thru Sunday, April 24th-28th, from 9-5 Central time, in the gallery at 9203 Diplomacy Row in Dallas. In addition to live and internet bidding, phone and absentee bids will be accepted.

J. Garrett Auctioneers, Ltd. is a full-service auction company with over fifty years’ combined auction experience in the antiques field. The firm specializes in estate auctions and works with private individuals, trust and estate attorneys and family executors to offer a comprehensive approach to all aspects concerning an auction. J. Garrett also purchases entire estates outright.

J. Garrett Auctioneers utilizes the latest internet technology to promote sales to a live and online worldwide audience of qualified buyers. The firm is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. Interested parties can fill out a form online, or they can call 214-943-7801 for a free, no-obligation assessment; or, they can send an email to

To learn more about J. Garrett Auctioneers and the auction of the Sandra Clements collection planned for April 27th thru 29th, visit Updates are posted often.

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Park University Spearheads Effort of Congress-Led Systematic Review of Minorities Being Denied Medal of Honor

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House of Representatives and Senate Have Introduced Bipartisan Bills

PARKVILLE, MISSOURI, USA, April 18, 2019 / — The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have introduced separate bills to require the systematic review of minority veterans who served in World War I. Park University has been the driving force behind the bipartisan bills introduced in Congress on April 10 (H.R.2249) and April 11 (S.1218).

The Valor Medals Review is being conducted by the University’s George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War and the Valor Medals Review Task Force which was formed in August 2018 in conjunction with the Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars on behalf of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.

The legislation, if signed into law, will require the Department of Defense to carry out a systematic review of select members of the U.S. Armed Forces, who, in spite of valorous deeds, may have been denied the Medal of Honor due to race. The bills also waive the statute of limitations associated with any cases identified by the review, authorizing the award of a Medal of Honor to any individuals identified by the DOD in the study.

To be eligible for the review, a veteran must have received a Distinguished Service Cross and/or received/been recommended for a Medal of Honor or the French Croix de Guerre with palm. Additionally, the veteran must be African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Jewish-American or Native American. With the exception of Native Americans, this criteria is based exactly on existing precedent used by Congress since the beginning of the systematic reviews in the 1990s. Though excluded by the World War II and later reviews, Native Americans are included in this review as their World War I service predates the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 (also known as the Snyder Act).

The Valor Medals Review Task Force is comprised of volunteer scholars and veterans prepared to complete the records collection phase of the project using private donations, precluding the need for government appropriation to finance the most costly and time-consuming aspects of the effort. In its first eight months of operation, the Task Force has been endorsed by the two largest veteran service organizations in the nation — the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars — as well as by more than a dozen other veteran and military service organizations, the grandson of Alvin Cullum York (known as Sergeant York) and three retired flag officers.

The VMRTF’s research team is chaired by Timothy Westcott, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Park University and director of Park’s George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War, and Jeffrey Sammons, Ph.D., professor of history at New York University. The Centre’s namesake, a 1912 Park University graduate, was a white officer in the “Harlem Hellfighters” (the mostly black 369th Regiment of New York), a World War I hero and a 1919 Medal of Honor recipient.

Despite comprising two combat divisions, including the “Harlem Hellfighters,” which logged more combat days and casualties than any other American regiment, none of the more than 367,000 African-Americans soldiers who served in the World War I received the Medal of Honor.

The House of Representatives bill, which has been referred to the House Committee on Armed Services, is sponsored by J. French Hill, (R-Ark.), and co-sponsored by Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), Sam Graves, (R-Mo.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.). The Senate bill, which has been referred to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, is sponsored by Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and co-sponsored by Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.).

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Founded in 1875 in Parkville, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, Park University is a nonprofit, private institution that is a national leader in higher education. In 2000, Park achieved university status and currently serves 16,290 students at 42 campuses in 22 states and online, including Parkville, Independence and Kansas City, Mo.; Lenexa, Kan.; Gilbert, Ariz.; Barstow and Victorville, Calif.; Austin and El Paso, Texas; and 33 military installations across the country.

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Josh Kodner can help maximize your property’s value.

Joshua Kodner’s professionalism and experience can help determine your property’s true value

DANIA BEACH, FL, USA, April 18, 2019 / —

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Dania Beach, Florida: We all want to maximize our value. With so many sellers, consignors, and online bidding platforms, it can be a challenge determining how. Joshua Kodner’s professionalism and experience can help determine your property’s true value and maximize your auction sale income.

Now in our fourth generation, Joshua Kodner’s lifelong experience providing expertise in gems, fine jewelry, and fine art properties, attracts attention from numerous platforms that bring interested buyers to you. From appraisal to auction, each of our items are individually appraised and evaluated by Joshua so you can rest assured you receive the true value of your property.

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Joshua Kodner: Since the 1940s we’ve offered a tradition of excellence in the world of gems, antiques and auctions. Now in our fourth generation, Joshua’s wealth of experience and knowledge helps clients maximize their estate’s value with a hint of New York style.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 18, 2019 / — For far too many years, the American people have been lied to about the situation on the southern border by the politicians in Washington. Members of Congress from both parties continue to stand in the way of securing our border. It is time to once and for all bring about a real solution to secure our nation and protect our citizens. What I’m proposing is we use current technology such as live stream cameras and motion sensor lights to deter illegal crossings and allow the public to assist our border patrol by making the live streams available online for public viewing.

We can all agree that Illegal immigration needs to be stopped, deadly drugs, unaccompanied children, cartel members and millions of people are pouring in uncontrollably. I believe this technologically advanced wall can save money and save lives by getting the public involved. Accessing live video streams 24 hours per day with the ability to notify the border patrol will allow concerned citizens to help secure the border and help protect our nation.

It also goes unnoticed many times, but many immigrants travelling to the southern border from south American countries are faced with deadly obstacles and horrible tragedies. America has always been a compassionate nation with compassionate people who almost always rise up to the call to help others in need. There is not a more critical time then now do so.

My Smart Wall proposal utilizes the people, technology, and the border patrol at an optimal level. This solution to border security allows every day Americans to play a part in securing our borders, while allowing the government to save taxpayers money and lives.

What are we waiting for?

It’s time to act now.

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