Gov. Cuomo and AG Underwood allowing known sexual offenders in with the developmentally disabled

The most dangerous people and criminals are those that protect and shield sexual predators and rapists allowing them to continue to rape and destroy more innocent victims’ lives – Governor Andrew Cuomo is the worst of the worst and extremely dangerous.

Both NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and NY Attorney General Barbara Underwood are knowingly endangering the welfare of incompetent individuals

It is illegal and nothing could be more negligent than to put a known sexual predator and sex offender that is likely to re-offend in with people with developmental disabilities who are like children.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation continues to shout out these civil rights and human rights atrocities from the rooftops, but Cuomo and Underwood continue to commit state and federal crimes that endanger our most vulnerable.

“As the founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation and a well known and respected Civil Rights and Disability Rights Advocate many people reach out to me for help because of the horrific crimes committed against their children within New York State’s extremely dangerous and deadly mental health care system.” – Michael Carey

Sharon Ashe, the mother of Scott Ashe notified me that the State of New York was and still is intending to put a level 2 Sex Offender in with her developmentally disabled son Scott who is approximately developmentally a 7-8 year old. Rumors were brought to my attention before that New York State was having New York State employed doctors give mild disability diagnoses to sex offenders coming out of prison so they could be placed in group homes. It is illegal and nothing could be more negligent than to put a known sexual predator and sex offender that is likely to re-offend in with people with developmental disabilities who are like children. Well this is what Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Underwood are allowing as they claim to be champions for protections of the vulnerable. Nothing could be further from the truth, numerous actions and blatant in-actions prove that both Gov. Cuomo and AG Underwood are directly involved in some of the most egregious and dangerous civil rights and human rights atrocities in the history of New York State.

https://poststar.com/news/local/families-protest-decision-to-put-sex-offender-in-group-home/article_3d2e8a1b-5135-5909-a8f2-555d437df25a.html

You cannot make this up, who in the right mind would allow such atrocities? It is important to bring to light the magnitude of sex crimes being covered-up by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center; they are in the thousands annually. Almost all sex crimes against a disabled person disappears internally and are kept from local police, kept from being criminally investigated and kept from county elected prosecutors. This is wide-scale obstruction of justice that is ordered by Governor Cuomo and is currently being protected by Attorney General Underwood.

Both Cuomo and Underwood know that if Scott or any other person with a disability is sexually assaulted or raped they have everything in place to cover-up these sex crimes – Governor Cuomo’s bogus Justice Center. This State agency operating under its new name was relocated after it was basically caught with their pants down for massive cover-ups. The New York Times “Abused & Used” award winning investigative reporting series exposed the horrific care and services and the cover-ups occurring throughout the State of New York.

http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/nyregion/13homes.html

You would have thought any Governor would finally do the right things necessary to stop and prevent the rampant sexual assaults, physical assaults and deaths of the disabled following an extremely powerful investigative reporting series which was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize. But no, Cuomo instead dug in his heals and worked with everyone providing grossly negligent care and services to concoct a scheme to be able to cover-up almost all the sexual assaults and deaths. Don’t just believe me; check this Editorial piece done by the New York Times Editorial Board over five years ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/opinion/protecting-the-most-vulnerable.html

Both the 911 Civil Rights Bill and Surveillance Camera bill that Michael Carey drafted and obtained massive support on have been blocked by Governor Cuomo. Cuomo has ignored the safety and equal rights of people with disabilities and countless lives have been severely damaged as a direct result of sexual assault and rape, this is the simple fact.

The cover-ups are purposeful and ordered by Cuomo and other top State officials to conceal the shame of these sexual assault atrocities happening with his agencies from the public, but also to protect the State of New York from multi-million dollar lawsuits. This news story regarding a State employee/caregiver who is a pedophile will disgust you. Stephen DeProspero called Cuomo’s system “a predators dream”. DeProsero was caught by the feds in a porn sting or he would still be sexually assaulting disabled children in a State run group home today. "The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream." It is Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Barbara Underwood and some corrupt DA’s as well that have protected sexual predators like DeProspero and Weinstein and God only knows how many others.

Federal criminal and civil rights investigations have been requested by Michael Carey. It is time for the top officials involved in these criminal cover-ups and civil rights atrocities such as Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Underwood to be indicted and held fully accountable for their crimes against the disabled and humanity.

If you would like to help fight this evil and epic corruption, please consider making a tax deductible gift to the Jonathan Carey Foundation. Thank you.

http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

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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Cuomo & Underwood Obstructing Justice & Protecting Sexual Predators

The most dangerous people and criminals are those that protect and shield sexual predators and rapists allowing them to continue to rape and destroy more innocent victims’ lives – Governor Andrew Cuomo is the worst of the worst and extremely dangerous.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood are ensuring that most sexual assaults and rapes of the disabled disappear

Both Cuomo and Underwood are denying people with disabilities in most cases their NYS and US Constitutional rights to ‘equal protection of laws’ when they are victims of crimes.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation has done extensive research and has found that both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood are blatantly ignoring the safety and civil rights of upwards of 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. This specific group of people that are among our most vulnerable are without question and undeniably treated as lower class residents of New York State. The unequal treatment and discrimination in civil rights is off the charts. Both Cuomo and Underwood refuse to ensure children and adults within the State’s mental health care system which includes all the private subcontracted facilities and group homes have equal access to 911 first responder medical and police services. Both Cuomo and Underwood are denying people with disabilities in most cases their NYS and US Constitutional rights to ‘equal protection of laws’ when they are victims of crimes. It is as if we were back 60 years or more in the civil rights movement, but the level of disdain and discrimination in civil rights that still exists today surrounds people with developmental, physical and mental disabilities, instead of African Americans.

All attempts to stop the civil rights and human rights atrocities by Civil Rights and Disability Rights Advocate Michael Carey and the Jonathan Carey Foundation which he founded have been ignored by both Cuomo and Underwood. The discrimination permeates the New York State’s mental health care system which remains extremely dangerous and rampant with sexual assault and rape crimes.

This press release is focusing on the fact that almost all reported sexual assaults by mandated reporters within these facilities and group homes are purposefully kept from local police and criminal investigations. Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered these illegal activities which are without question wide-scale obstruction of justice and a criminal conspiracy, both state and federal crimes, to protect sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists within his agencies. Attorney General Barbara Underwood is fully aware of the State and federal crimes being committed but is doing nothing to stop them or hold those involved in the cover-ups accountable. AG Underwood is protecting Gov. Cuomo as this despicable corruption continues and countless lives are severely damaged.

Attorney General Underwood in a video she released on Twitter portrays herself as a champion fighting to protect the vulnerable, but she has done nothing to stop the civil rights atrocities occurring, nothing to stop the cover-ups of massive numbers of sexual assaults against primarily women and children with disabilities, nothing to ensure immediate 911 emergency services for people with disabilities, nothing to stop the protection of sexual predators of the disabled, nothing to stop sexual offenders from being placed with the disabled, nothing to prosecute the sexual predators or those covering-up their crimes, nothing to stop Governor Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center from concealing most of these sexual assault crimes from local police and county elected District Attorney’s etc., etc.

The four main motives that drive this corruption all surround massive amounts of money. Here are these motives;

• The protection of the massive Medicaid Fraud Ponzi Scheme
• The protection of hundreds if not into the thousands of multi-million dollar lawsuits
• The protection from class action lawsuits
• The protection of paying out crime victims funds

Governor Cuomo has met with Michael Carey in 2012 and has received hundreds of letters or emails from him since and Carey has spoken with Attorney General Underwood at the Capital and she has received nine certified or priority letters within the last three and a half months. The most egregious of state and federal crimes, civil rights and human rights atrocities continue to date in epic proportion. Countless sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists run wild in a corrupt mental health care system likened to an animal house.

According to official New York State documents, approximately 1300 sexual assaults within one of six of Cuomo’s agencies are reported annually and according to a well known study, see link below, only 3% of these sexual assaults and rapes will ever be reported. When doing the simple math, statistically the real numbers are well over 40,000 annually within one of Cuomo’s agencies.

http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html

Almost all of these horrific sex crimes committed against our most vulnerable within Cuomo’s mental health agencies are being covered-up, per the directive of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Attorney General Barbara Underwood is protecting Cuomo, countless sexual predators and what is believed to be the largest Medicaid Fraud Ponzi Scheme in the history of New York State. If you thought Harvey Weinstein, Larry Nassar, the Catholic church pedophile priests or Stephen DeProspero in this news link were really bad, think again, the far worse criminals are those in authority that protect these individuals and allow them to continue to rape and destroy many other lives.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-pay-3m-family-boy-molested-group-home-article-1.2977392

This news story regarding a State employee/caregiver who is a pedophile will disgust you. Stephen DeProspero called Cuomo’s system “a predators dream.” DeProsero was caught by the feds in a porn sting or he would still be sexually assaulting disabled children in a State run group home today. "The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream."

If you would like to help fight this evil and epic corruption, please consider making a tax deductible gift to the Jonathan Carey Foundation. Thank you.

http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

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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Lisette Melendez Releases New Record "Rise"

Rise

Nene Musik

Lisette Melendez Releases New Record "Rise" Which Focuses On Domestic Violence

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

• 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.

• 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.1 60.8% of female stalking victims and 43.5% men reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
• 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

• Women abused by their intimate partners are more vulnerable to contracting HIV or other STI’s due to forced intercourse or prolonged exposure to stress.

• Studies suggest that there is a relationship between intimate partner violence and depression and suicidal behavior.

These stats are the call of action for International Recording Artist: Lisette Melendez and the focus of her new sure to be hit single “Rise.

Lisette who continues to perform at major venues both domestically and internationally has heard the voice of her fans. Some men, some women, some children, some of alternative lifestyles, some of single parenting, some of poor economic growth who have all told her stories of domestic violence. They have thanked Lisette while in tears and have told her that her music is an inspiration for them and helps them forget their problems so they can move on. Lisette has heard these voices and decided it was time for her and her fans to “Rise”.

“Rise” is Lisette Melendez first single in 10 years. In order to work on this single and with her strong fan support, Lisette boldly created https://www.gofundme.com/lisette-melendez-today. “Rise” was produced by The Santana Twins and features remixes by multi-platinum producer/remixer Charlie Babie (Tune Adiks), Tim Schommer and Industry legend; Albert Cabrera. “Rise” is a song for all fans who have been, are, or know someone who has been in violent situations. Like the ROCKY character, Lisette Melendez has put on the boxing gloves, has raised her hands high and wants people from all over the world to “Rise” to delete all violence.

Label: Lady Bug Records
UPC: 859727515843
Physical UPC: 192112714293
Release #: LB0001
Artist: Lisette Melendez
Title: “Rise”
Written by: Lisette Melendez, Ernesto Santana, Luis Santana
Published by: Melvilla Productions (ASCAP), Santana Twins Music (ASCAP)
Produced by: The Santana Twins
Mixed by: Carlos Berrios
Edits by: Santana Twins
Additional Keyboards: Mike Lorello
Backgrounds: Jessie Wagner
Remixes by: Charlie Babie for Tune~Adiks, Charlie Babie for Tune Adiks & Tim Schommer, Albert Cabrera for One Rascal Production, TST for Santana Twins Music.
Mastered by: Norty Cotto for Northcott Music

Project Consultant: Ruben Dario Martinez – Nene Musik Productions, Llc. – www.nenemusik.com
Artwork by: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Matt Kay

Official Music Video: Rebolution – Robert E Barrera – www.rebolution.org

Itunes Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rise/1425924978

Amazon Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Lisette-Melendez/dp/B07GDPV4FK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535670926&sr=8-1&keywords=lisette+melendez+rise

Lisette Melendez who was born and raised in East Harlem, New York continues to be a groundbreaking artist whose music has helped to define the Latin freestyle/pop music scene in the early 1990's. Her single “Together Forever” sold over 400,000 units and featured the hits “Together Forever,” and “A Day In My Life (Without You). Her follow-up album, “TRUE TO LIFE,” spawned the hit single “Goody Goody” as she became one of only two American artists in the early 90's (five years after Mariah Carey) to garner a coveted Best New Artist Japanese Grammy Award for the album “TRUE TO LIFE” which sold over 800,000 copies and a Triple Platinum feat in Japan. Lisette’s albums and singles have all met similar acclaim in Asian countries such as South Korea, Indonesia, and Singapore.

Lisette also recorded a Latin/Tropical album, entitled “UN POCO DE MI,” for Sir George Records, a division of WEA Latina which spawned the Salsa hit “Algo De Mi”.

During her illustrious career, Lisette has performed on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” “SOUL TRAIN,” “CLUB MTV,” Disney/Telemundo, “BET TEEN SUMMIT”, “THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW”, PBS special “IN THE MIX”, was featured in a Coca-Cola commercial, and was a guest anchor on Channel One News.

Lisette is calling on all Celebrities, World Leaders, DJ’s, Radio Stations, Television, Print Magazines, Newspapers and the world of Social Media to stand up with her and “Rise” for this call of action for a better human society…

Follow Lisette Melendez:
www.lisettemelendez.net

Ruben Dario Martinez
Nene Musik Productions, Llc.
7728827029
email us here

Lisette Melendez “Rise” Official Video


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Baopowder Poised to Dominate the Nutritional Supplement industry with its Single Serving Packs of Baobab Powder

A pack of Baopowder

Baopowder

Baobab fruit

Daring marketing

With companies struggling to be known and get their product out, Baopowder has found success in single serving packs and a daring marketing campaign

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

For those of you that do not know, the tree that Rafiki drew Simba on in The Lion King is called The Baobab Tree. Known as the Tree of Life, it;s fruit, the baobab fruit is the most nutrient dense whole fruit on the planet. A fruit used for centuries by African tribes, for its medicinal and nutritional benefits is virtually unknown in the western world. The symbolism of Rafiki using an unripe Baobab fruit to rub on Simba's forehead as a cub is lost to many.

Still considered a "new" item, there are only a handful of companies that sell baobab fruit powder here in the west, and one of the biggest obstacles these companies face is educating the public about their product. Not so much for Baopowder. Instead, they decided to build a brand and aim for convenience, as they currently boast being the only company in the world that makes single serving packs. Which is super convenient, as opposed to other companies selling in bulk, and you would have to leave it at home. Add their most recent daring marketing campaign, and it seems they have found the formula others have not.

The baobab fruit is the only fruit in the world to dry naturally on the branch. It is Vegan, Gluten free, Organic, In Africa the baobab fruit is used to naturally address many ailments. Unlike most fruits it is low in sugar and calories, as well as being low in sodium. What it does possess in abundance is Vitamin C, prebiotics, calcium, fiber, potassium, zinc, Vitamin A, magnesium, thiamin, B6 and a number of different bioflavonoids. Of course, the health benefit of all of these things, and especially receiving them in an organic nature-based way, is well known and universally established. The most popular way to consume Baopowder is to mix it into smoothies, or adding it to warm or cool water. It is one of the few fruits whose nutritional value is not affected by heat, so that opens a wide variety of consumption methods. Smoothies, juice, water, coffee, tea, soup, pancake mix are among many foods you can add baobab powder to. It can also be sprinkled on pastries. A study conducted by Oxford Brookes University found that baobab fruit powder, baked into white bread, slowed the absorption of starchy food glycemic response in humans. This reduces spikes and crashes in blood sugar and energy. Researchers believe the fruit may block enzymes that break down starch and sugar, in addition to slowing absorption with its fiber content. It is reported to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antidiarrheal, antiviral, and antioxidant properties, and to be useful in treating or preventing anemia and asthma.

Though, more research is needed into these health claims, so far, some very reputable medical institutions have backed up the claims. And Big name publications like Forbes Magazine publishing articles about it with said claims only seem to legitimize it and back up these claims

Isa Bako. The COO at Baopowder said the response they have gotten from health stores and Natural food markets has been largely positive. While only in the market for 4 months, Baopowder has seen success in stores where competition's products have stalled.

For more information, be sure to check out www.baopowder.com.

Isa Bako
Baopowder
3477970379
email us here


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Nye & Company's Sept. 12th auction will feature a diverse selection of artworks from the 17th century to the modern day

Oil on canvas Portrait of an Artist from the Circle of Caspar Netscher (1639-1684)

Oil on canvas by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled Stone Wall Old Lyme.

Color etching and aquatint by Helen Frankenthaler (Am., 1928-2011), titled Page from a Book III.

Oil on board by Edward Lamson Henry (Am., 1841-1919), titled Open Door.

Oil on board by Felix Kelly (U.K., 1916-1997), titled Riverboat and Railroad, Daytime.

Include are a spectacular offering of Self-Taught and Outsider Art from the Namits Collection and an equally exciting group of works from the Westervelt Corp.

Whether you like Dutch Old Masters or contemporary works by artists like Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, this sale has something to suit your every taste.”

— Andrew Holter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A diverse selection of artworks that span from the 17th century through to the modern day – to include a spectacular offering of Self-Taught and Outsider Art being offered from the Namits Collection and an equally exciting group of works from the Westervelt Corp. – will come up for bid at a Fine Art Auction slated for Sept. 12th by Nye & Company Auctioneers.

Also for sale are a number of fabulous frames supplied by firms such as Eli Wilner & Co., one of the leading antique frame dealers and restorers, based in New York. The mid-week sale will be held in Nye & Company’s gallery, at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The full catalog is available for viewing at www.nyeandcompany.com, as well as LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

“Whether you like Dutch Old Masters or contemporary works by artists like Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler, this sale has something to suit your every taste,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers, adding, “The group from the Namits collection, in particular, is wonderfully expressive, visually stimulating and reflective of the talented artists who created it.”

The Namits group includes works by Thornton Dial, Purvis Young, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Harriet Wiseman and Justin McCarthy. It also features a nice selection of paintings and sculpture by European artists such as Francois Bard, Jean-Pierre Ceytaire and Charlotte Cuolot. “We invite everyone to come view the works in person at the live gallery preview or online,” John Nye said.

The aforementioned work by Helen Frankenthaler (Am., 1928-2011) is certain to attract much bidder interest. It’s a color etching and aquatint from an edition of 60, titled A Page from a Book III. Also, a drypoint figural etching by the renowned American mother-with-child artist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), titled Gardner Held by Mother, signed in pencil, will also come up for bid.

The oil on plywood by Purvis Young (Am., 1943-2010), titled Freight Train, is from the artist’s Good Bread Alley era (1972-1975). The Harriet Wiseman (Am., 20th century), work, also an oil on plywood, is titled Woman with Red Jacket and is artist signed, dated (“02”) and gilt framed.

The oil on panel effort by American folk artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth (1910-2007), titled Bear Bryant, is pencil signed. Not every artist in the sale is American. The oil on canvas painting by Jean-Pierre Ceytaire (French, b. 1946), titled La Plage, is signed, dated (“77”) and framed.

The selection of works from the Westervelt Corporation includes two exceptional pieces by Felix Kelly (U.K., 1916-1997), both of which are superb commentaries on the progression of America. One is an oil on board titled Riverboat and Railroad, Daytime, artist signed lower right, dated (“1976”) and with a label on verso from the Kennedy Galleries, Inc.

The oil on board by Edward Lamson Henry (Am., 1841-1919), titled Open Door, is initialed and dated (“1872”) and bears labels on verso from Christie’s, Kennedy Galleries and The Bernice Gallery. Included is a typed note stating it is a picture of the Henry Ives home in Goshen, Conn.

Other offerings from the Westervelt Corporation include an oil on canvas by Raoul Mallais (U.K., 1901-1999), titled Bringing in the Grey Mare, with an accession label on verso; and an oil on canvas by Frank Wootton (Am., 1911-1998), titled The Last Fence, signed and dated “1969”.

Fans of the Old Masters will be intrigued by the oil on canvas Portrait of an Artist from the Circle of Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639-1684 The Hague, the Netherlands). The half-length portrait is rendered with a palette, marble busts and an orange tree. It’s signed “Netscher f”.

Additional noteworthy artworks in the sale include an oil on canvas by Wilson Irvine (Am., 1869-1936), titled Stone Wall Old Lyme, signed “Irvine”; an oil on panel by Aaron Birnbaum (Am., 1895), titled Yellow Building Farm Landscape, signed lower right; and a colored pencil on paper by John “Jack” Savitsky (Am., 1910-1991), Sun Maids, signed, dated (“65”) and framed.

The auction will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern. Telephone and absentee bids will be accepted. Previews will be held in the Bloomfield gallery Monday-Friday, September 3rd-7th, from 10-4; and Sunday, September 9th, from noon-4 pm. Light refreshments will be served on auction day.
John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson’s in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the upcoming auction slated for September 12th, please visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog is available for viewing at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.LiveAuctioneers.com and www.Invaluable.com.

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John Nye
Nye & Company Auctioneers
(973) 984-6900
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Scientology Volunteer Ministers Honor Sacrifice with Patriot Day Banquet

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers are honoring first responders to Ground Zero with their Patriot Day Awards Banquet. Pictured above was their last event for Patriot Day in the Fort Harrison.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 8th, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers are holding their Patriot Day Awards Banquet to honor those who worked tirelessly and lost their lives serving at Ground Zero. The event will be held at Downtown Clearwater’s Historic Fort Harrison at 5:30pm. There is no cost to attend.

“The first responders at Ground Zero are a perfect reminder of selfless service to others,” said Ms. Glendy Goodsell, Executive Director for the Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VM) Florida. “VMs are honored to have assisted those heroes during a very dark time in America’s history.”

Ms. Mirit Hendrickson, President of VM Florida, will serve as the MC for the banquet and present awards to several people who were on the front lines during Ground Zero. Those awardees include Judy Fagerman, a Volunteer Minister; the President of the New York Rescue Workers and a retired NYPD Detective and Lieutenant.

Each of the awardees will share their experiences during 9/11. After the awards, guests are invited to stay for a concert performance by the Church of Scientology’s Flag Band.

Taking lessons learned from assisting first responders on 9/11, VMs have since trained and partnered with more than 800 different groups, organizations and agencies including the Red Cross, FEMA, the National Guard as well as police and fire departments around the world.

In Clearwater, VMs are most noted for their work after Hurricane Irma with several hundred volunteers contributing to relief efforts on September 11, 2017. During a weeklong power outage in the Greenwood Neighborhood, the VMs cleaned the debris from every street in the neighborhood and provided food, water and ice for those in need.

The VM’s determination to help is described as L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology Founder, wrote, “A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”

To attend the Patriot Day Awards Banquet or for more information about the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, please call (727) 467-6965 or email glendy@volunteerministers.org.

The Fort Harrison Religious Retreat:

Since its construction in 1927, the Fort Harrison in Downtown Clearwater has been the home for many community events and charitable organizations. The Fort Harrison’s current owner, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, has hosted over 500 community events there since a top-to-bottom restoration in 2009. The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard, and incorporated in 1954. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
email us here


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Priceline Appears to Have Resolved Credit Czar’s Public Pricing Concern and Now Displays Mandatory Fee with Total Price

Priceline reservation with 'Facilities' fee now disclosed to pleasure and relief of Credit Czar and consumers everywhere

Priceline reservation with ‘Facilities’ fee now disclosed to pleasure and relief of Credit Czar and consumers everywhere

Prior Priceline hotel receipt at time of booking -- 'Facilities' fee concealed

Prior Priceline hotel receipt at time of booking — ‘Facilities’ fee concealed

Prior undisclosed 'Facilities' fee added at departure - federal UDAAP

Prior undisclosed ‘Facilities’ fee added at departure – federal UDAAP

Prior booking failed to disclose mandatory fee; agent read the fine print to justify. Howe filed a complaint with FTC and was refunded. Did Priceline remedy?

An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CAPITOL HILL , WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today the apparent — and highly satisfactory — resolution of a predatory scheme that resulted in unfair and deceptive pricing that may have profoundly harmed consumers through ‘fine print’ terms that concealed the ‘total price’ until check-out.

“What a difference a few weeks makes,” stated David Howe, SubscriberWise founder, USA Credit Czar, and America’s identity guardian for babies for girls and for boys. “Yesterday, Credit Czar arrived in Washington, D.C. to advocate for innocent babies and children who are exploited hundreds of times each day by identity theft because Congress has failed to implement the ‘SubscriberWise Child Identity Protection Act’ as a desperately needed common-sense child safety initiative.

The urgent child-protection effort was proposed by the self-affirmed USA Credit Czar almost 4 years ago to the day, September 11, 2014, and focuses on technology and education – not punishment and retribution so venerated by the current and prior administrations (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140911006497/en/SubscriberWise-Proposes-Child-Identity-Theft-Protection-Legislation ).

“Upon arrival, and as usual for Credit Czar, I booked a hotel on the fly for the expected one-night stay in DC,” continued Howe. “For many years now – 15 years to be exact – I’ve had an account with Priceline (https://www.priceline.com) where I maintain a profile including stored credit cards for fast and efficient booking. I also use the organization’s ‘app’ because I’m often traveling by plane, train, and ride-share — while trying desperately to avoid the unregulated car rental industry — and then on foot when I arrive in the destination city. And that’s another way of saying that yesterday I was searching for a hotel very near the train terminal since I was walking with a roller bag in toe and a back pack on my shoulders with laptop and more.

“So, as is customary for my incredibly hectic and demanding travel schedule, I followed my typical protocol and located a hotel within a half-mile of Union Station,” confirmed Howe. “I obtained a Priceline deal that was offered during the initial search which looked extremely competitive for the Hill – but I knew from prior lobbying experience that what I saw wasn’t what I’d get. In other words, I knew there’d be a remarkably misleading price since hotels have begun – for years now, frankly — deceiving consumers with ‘resort’, ‘facilities’, and other clever names to 'pick the pockets' of unsuspecting consumers — far higher than the displayed price they expected to pay without the deception.

“And why wouldn’t these hotels dramatically increase the true cost of an overnight stay,” Howe added. “Lawmakers have enabled the legal pick-pocketing through unconscionable adhesion contracts while failing to enforce 'UDAAPs' (https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/compliance/manual/7/vii-1.1.pdf). Moreover, since there’s no local accountability with organizations that engage in these predatory pricing tactics, consumer complaints are having less impact and the cost-benefit from the few consumers who do complain simply doesn’t override the greed coefficient that makes it so lucrative to the organization’s bottom line.

Related: US Credit Czar David Howe Reports Priceline and Hotel Pennsylvania to Federal Government — https://www.einpresswire.com/article/458063154/us-credit-czar-david-howe-reports-priceline-and-hotel-pennsylvania-to-federal-government

“Nevertheless, when I did continue the booking process and selected the otherwise misleading price, I was taken to another screen and the REQUIRED ‘facilities’ fee was now displayed. In other words, the true price was no longer concealed through a ‘fine print’ disclosure, hiding an extra fee that I simply could not avoid paying (i.e. minibar purchases are fully discretionary and consumers understand these types of purchases are extra and not disclosed while mandatory ‘facilities’ fee can’t be avoided and should always be conspicuously disclosed during booking). However, now I was able to make an informed decision knowing the actual price up front. Now I could choose to continue to the payment screen without the ‘sticker shock’ that I experienced weeks earlier at check-out because Priceline had failed to itemize as they correctly did yesterday.

“Yes, what a difference a few weeks makes. What a difference 'truth in advertising' makes.

“For the record, with fees and taxes added, the Priceline advertised price instantly jumped a whopping 54 percent!” Howe emphasized.

“But again, at least I knew what the total cost would be,” Howe reiterated. “And that makes a meaningful difference, particularly for families and individuals – young and old and everywhere in between – who may be traveling on a tight budget and can’t afford these expensive hidden fees that can easily catapult the total price of a hotel hundreds of dollars over an extended stay.

“Yes, I’m grateful that Priceline is now displaying the true cost prior to purchase. I’m also feeling empowered and content by my decision to file a formal complaint previously with the Federal Trade Commission when my 'pocket was picked' weeks earlier. Of course, the refund that I ultimately received was appreciated. It was a shock and a surprise that an organization would do the right thing without additional demand from the victim.

Related: New York City’s Historic Hotel Pennsylvania Refunds ‘Facilities’ Fee and Stuns Credit Czar David Howe — https://www.einpresswire.com/article/459951523/new-york-city-s-historic-hotel-pennsylvania-refunds-facilities-fee-and-stuns-credit-czar-david-howe

“It’s simple,” concluded the Credit Czar. “After respectfully admiring and observing the myriad civil and human rights landmarks in DC, for example the ‘Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial’, the ‘National Museum of African American History and Culture’, and stopping over the ‘Children’s Defense Fund’ headquarters this morning, fighting against every injustice – no matter how insignificant it may be perceived – felt like a cause worth pursuing with vigor and enthusiasm — just like the giants before us including the women and men of our Armed Services who sacrificed for the right,” the Credit Czar concluded.

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Sahara Group backs UN’s Project on Role of Sports in Achieving the SDGs

Apart from uniting the world, perhaps, the most potent role of sports lies in its power to promote empowerment and development across the globe.

The toolkit also contains information on best sports practices in relation to the SDGs, how to develop successful partnerships that can be replicated in various regions of the world”

— Oluseyi Ojurongbe, Sahara Foundation Manager

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — From endless chants to the ecstatic display of celebration of fans, sports remains a vehicle of global unity. Individuals, regardless of their color, race or creed are often united in grief and joy in response to the fortunes of their favorite teams. Apart from uniting the world, perhaps, the most potent role of sports lies in its power to promote empowerment and development across the globe.

The ideas and phenomena that make us human are entrenched in sports. From Ancient Greece where sports was originally used for religious purposes to Ancient China where it was used as a means of education (martial arts and warfare training), self-defense and health maintenance to the Aboriginals in Canada who used it for spiritual training, to develop hunting skills and for entertainment to Egypt (where modern-day sporting rules and regulations originated) who used it for health and fitness purposes, we can find that sports has lingered through and even shaped major aspects of the development sequence of humanity.

As part of Sahara Foundation’s effort towards attaining the SDGs, in May 2018, the Foundation worked closely with the UN SDG-F secretariat in developing a toolkit titled ‘Contribution of Sports to the SDGs’.

"Being part of the project was a huge privilege for us at Sahara Group to align with the plan to integrate sports into the SDG plan given our support for the SDGs and the experience we have had with the impact of the Saharalymics, an in-house biennial sporting event that celebrates competitiveness, unity and excellence at Sahara Group," says Bethel Obioma, Head, Corporate Communications.

According to Oluseyi Ojurongbe, Manager, Sahara Foundation, the toolkit sheds more light on the impact of sports at local levels to those at global scales, examples of the impact of sports in unifying people and birthing development where most other strategies have failed abound. "The toolkit also contains information on best sports practices in relation to the SDGs, how to develop successful partnerships that can be replicated in various regions of the world, case studies of successful pilots where sports has been used as a tool to address global challenges, and raising the visibility of the SDGs globally."

Ojurongbe explained that the partnership with UNSDGF rides on Sahara’s involvement and key role as part of the United Nations- Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG). In a bid to further reaffirm our commitment to the SDGs, the PSAG Nigeria was established. PSAG Nigeria is aligned towards mobilizing Private Sector and other stakeholder ownership & adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. The Nigerian PSAG, which stems from the Global PSAG – (UN SDG-F) was formally inaugurated by the Vice President of Nigeria in February 2017.

Sport has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool for achieving the SDGs especially in promoting peace and development objectives. In resolution 70/1, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, adopted in 2015, the role of sports in advancing social progress is further acknowledged.

Babatomiwa Adesida, lead author of the report and former Sahara Foundation Manager – who now works with the UNDP in New York – said the toolkit which was formally launched by the UN SDG-F in July 2018 will be adopted by the private sector, non- profit organizations, civil society organizations, and governments across the globe. "This approach will be used to promote peaceful co-existence, mentorship, education and extrapreneurship," he added.

The full report can be accessed here

Bethel Obioma
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ITsavvy Expands on Dell EMC Titanium Partnership as Cloud Service Provider

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ITsavvyjust announced they were awarded Dell EMC Cloud Service Provider status.

Many of our clients have already adopted our cloud solutions to streamline organizational innovation, optimize risk management, and realize overall efficiency benefits.”

— ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault

ADDISON, ILL., U.S., August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing complete value-added resellers and cloud solution providers in the U.S., just announced they were awarded Dell EMC Cloud Service Provider status. The Dell EMC Cloud Service Provider Partner designation along with ITsavvy’s current Dell EMC Titanium Tier Partner Reseller status, uniquely positions ITsavvy as a strong value-added reseller with demonstrated cloud services and solutions capabilities. Dell EMC recognizes ITsavvy’s integrator and cloud provider high level certifications, operations and competency capabilities to help clients adopt world class offerings in support of workloads with on premises, hybrid cloud or multi-cloud solutions.

The following Dell EMC solutions power ITsavvy’s cloud:
• Storage Platforms: Dell EMC (Isilon, Unity, VNX, Data Domain)
• Virtualization: VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon Suite
• Backup, Replication and Management: Dell EMC Avamar, RecoverPoint, Data Protection Advisor

ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault said, “We know that organizations are looking for an experienced cloud solution provider with the credentials to implement new solutions and also integrate and manage complex legacy systems. This is a rare skill set that the majority of our competitors cannot match.”
ITsavvy’s custom cloud solutions, built on the priority foundations of savvyCloud, savvyBackup and DRaaS, include consultation for cloud service selection, migration and support. Clients can replicate their onsite Dell EMC infrastructure to ITsavvy’s cloud infrastructure to support their disaster recovery, backup, or IT technology strategies. The company has built a core specialty in Isilon and RecoverPoint replication as a service.
ITsavvy’s Vice President, Cloud Solutions Joe Llano said “Clients are looking for a cloud partner that can help translate their strategic business and technology requirements into IT services that keep options open, offer simplification for the enterprise to consume, and realize a longer term lock-in avoidance technology position.”
ITsavvy’s cloud infrastructure has been servicing clients since the introduction of cloud. The solutions are delivered from massive data centers in metro Chicago and New York City/N.J. areas. Both have multiple 2N and (N+1) power and climate control systems, industry leading-security systems and are SOC audited, and HIPAA and PCI compliant.
Many organizations have invested heavily in legacy Dell EMC infrastructure to support their IT environment. ITsavvy is an official Dell EMC cloud service provider with the expertise and experience to help these organizations efficiently and effectively expand into cloud services.
“Many of our clients have already adopted our cloud solutions to streamline organizational innovation, optimize risk management, and realize overall efficiency benefits,” Theriault said. “This is a testament to the trust that we have earned across the technology solution spectrum.”
ITsavvy is a leader in tailored, end-to-end IT product and service solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller with industry-leading product availability, design and implementation, client support and delivery speed through 46 distribution centers across the U.S. ITsavvy also has data center locations in Cedar Knolls, N.J. and Oak Brook, Ill. The company’s user-friendly website provides concise, leading-edge IT decision-making resources, including an
e-commerce site with real-time pricing and availability. ITsavvy is headquartered in Addison, Ill., with offices in Chicago’s Loop; Hauppauge, N.Y.; New York, N.Y.; Naples, Fla.; Miami; Indianapolis; Warren, N.J.; Davenport, Iowa; Hayward, Calif.; and Beavercreek, Ohio. Call 855.ITsavvy (855.487.2889), email info@ITsavvy.com, visit www.ITsavvy.com.
Full release at: https://www.itsavvy.com/itsavvy-expands-on-dell-emc-titanium-partnership-as-cloud-service-provider/

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Yellow Pages Goes Green: Opting Out of Phone Book Delivery is Vital For Consumers and Environment

Companies which print paper books are burning 3.2 kilowatt of electricity per hour and wasting over 7,200,000 barrels of fossil fuel.

We believe that you shouldn't have to bear the cost of recycling something you didn't ask for in the first place. If we want a phone book, we'll ask for one.”

— Michael Keegan

NORTHPORT, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — YellowPagesGoesGreen.org ("YPGG"), a telephone directory at the forefront of the environmentally-conscious "Green" movement, is announcing the greater-than-ever need to participate in the national "out-out" movement regarding unwanted home delivery of print telephone directories. With a vast array of digital and internet-based alternatives available to consumers to consult to get the information they need, the very concept of the traditional phone book is a relic best consigned to history's garbage heap, and opting out of its delivery is not only a great way to reduce clutter in your life, but to also safeguard the environment as well.

An innovator in digital business and telephone directory listings and an advocate for staunch environmentalism, YellowPagesGoesGreen.org is a cutting-edge website that delivers over 28.5 million up-to-the-minute Yellow Page listings and over 200 million White page listings throughout the United States. In addition, YPGG is a pioneer in the national phone book "opt-out" movement that seeks to abolish obsolete print telephone directories that are not only out-of-date by the time they land on doorsteps, but find themselves clogging landfills by the millions shortly thereafter.

Every year, thousands upon thousands of phone books land upon the stoops of people who almost never even crack them open once, as their needs in that regard are already fulfilled by any number of digital alternatives, such as YPGG, easily and instantly accessible via devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, and laptops, just to name a few.

However, despite the uselessness of phone books in this day and age, much of the populace is unaware of the option to opt-out of their delivery; they instead simply accept these clumsy and out-of-date tomes as a part of everyday life that they've always known. But if they took a moment to see how destructive they are – in addition to how unnecessary – they would likely be far more inclined to take the simple step of opting out of their delivery once and for all by visiting YPGG's website: https://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/opt-out.php. Once there, it's just a matter of clicking the "opt-out" button and following a few easy steps to forever sever yourself from print phone directory delivery, stopping the unsolicited delivery of 540 million books per year.

Opting out of phone book delivery can help the Earth in many ways. First, it helps conserve energy, as the companies that print them are burning up 3.2 kilowatt of electricity per hour and wasting over 7,200,000 barrels of fossil fuel, in addition to many other finite natural resources. Secondly, opting out also helps to save trees, as already over 19,000,000 of them have been gobbled up to serve the publishing needs of phone book companies. Thirdly, phone books are expensive and difficult to recycle – on the rare occasions that the average person even bothers to do so – due to the specific nature of the paper fiber used. And finally, opting out saves the consumer time, as using online alternatives such as YPGG makes it far easier for them to find up-to date-listings for people and businesses, doing in mere moments what would take far, far longer with an actual physical book.

"YellowPagesGoesGreen.org isn't against the telephone books themselves, but the unwanted delivery of five pounds of paper to people's doorsteps," said YPGG CEO and President, Michael Keegan. "We believe that you shouldn't have to bear the cost of recycling something you didn't ask for in the first place. If we want a phone book, we'll ask for one."

As you can see, opting-out of home delivery of print telephone directories makes sense in every conceivable way that you could look at it. It saves time, it's more efficient, and it's best for the planet. Opt out today and do your part to make the Earth a cleaner, greener place for us all to live.

Yellow Pages Directory Inc., owner of both YellowPagesGoesGreen.org and PaperlessPetition.org, offers an environmentally-friendly Web-based alternative to paper telephone directories while providing a simple and convenient mechanism for customers to opt out from the receipt of printed yellow books. Both web sites have been instrumental in promoting opt-out awareness across the United States over the past several years, and allowing users to reduce their own environmental footprints in the process. Yellow Pages Directory Inc. has also taken steps to reduce its own impact on the environment through the use of the most up-to-date and energy-efficient web-hosting services available.

For more information please visit http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org.

JOHN COLASCIONE
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