Hitting Home for Community Youth

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Makers Nutrition is proud to announce its 2019 sponsorship of the Nassau Baseball Academy. Donating a total of $1,500 to help facilitate the team’s success, with full faith in their ability to achieve their goals.

Finishing in the top three in all standings and winning two championships so far, the Nassau Baseball Academy is well on its way to more titles. Makers Nutrition is always on the lookout for ways to help the community and local groups.

“Baseball, a game of dedication, sportsmanship, and perseverance, is much like the dietary supplement industry,” says Senior Account Manager Matthew Daddino. “There are challenges and setbacks, but with the right mindset, no defeat. It’s an honor to sponsor the Nassau Baseball Academy, and our ability to support local youth especially makes what we do all worthwhile.”

About Nassau Baseball Academy

The goal of the Nassau Baseball Academy is to provide young athletes a program to improve their baseball skills, while learning within a tight-knit community of family, coaches and inspiring contributions from other professional athletes. While having the luxury of dedicated coaches with a passion for the game, who have played at advanced levels of the game, an outstanding group of parents also contribute in any way they can. With indoor winter workout sessions, spring and summer games, tournaments, and a full fall schedule, the Nassau Baseball Academy supports youth through high school and college years, increasing the potential for scholarships along the way. The Nassau Baseball Academy is most proud of the 11 and under team capturing the Hot Stove League Championship this year and heading for next year’s tournament in Cooperstown, NY, home of baseball’s Hall of Fame. To show your support for the Academy, please follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Nassau_Baseball_Academy. #Practiceperfect #Workhardplaytough

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2019 United Nations Global Engagement Summit Promotes Human Rights and the Need to Act

The theme of the conference was #USAforUN (Photo curtesy of the UNA-USA)

With the theme #USAforUN, the Summit attracted large numbers of youth participants. (Photo courtesy of the UNA-USA)

United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. António Guterres, speaking at the 2019 UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit

United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. António Guterres, speaking at the 2019 UNA-USA Global Engagement Summit

Advocates gathered in the General Assembly Hall for the Global Engagement Summit

Advocates gathered in the General Assembly Hall for the Global Engagement Summit (Photo courtesy of the UNA-USA)

Youth for Human Rights International Engages on Pressing Global Issues at Historic UN Headquarters Event in NYC.

Even as the most powerful country in the world, we can accomplish a great deal more when we partner with other countries rather than go it alone.”

— U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY)

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A historic number of Americans–including a delegation from Youth for Human Rights International—showed their support for the peace and global engagement at the United Nations Association of the United States of America's (UNA-USA) annual Global Engagement Summit at UN Headquarters in New York City in February, 2019. The Summit was opened by United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. António Guterres. With more than 1,800 global activists in attendance, the Global Engagement Summit was one of the largest assemblies of Americans gathered in support of the UN goals.

The convening took place at a pivotal moment for the world and for the U.S.-UN relationship. The planet is facing the worst humanitarian and refugee crisis since World War II. Human rights violations, human trafficking, terrorism, and threats from the effects of climate change are a concern for the global community.

“There are many human rights issues that must be addressed within the United States and around the world such a human trafficking, education and addressing discrimination in all its forms, “said Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights International who attended the summit. “In order to address these problems I feel we must make further efforts to encourage schools and institutions everywhere to better educate citizens on the rights listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN’s functions to promote peace. An increased understanding of basic human rights would assist in addressing these issues as a whole.”

While political leaders may be in disaccord, research shows that American voters registered in both major parties agree that sustained U.S. leadership at the UN is vital. A nationwide poll released last month by the Better World Campaign stated that 83% of Americans believe it is better for the U.S. to work with allies and international organizations than going it alone. This sentiment was furthered by U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) when he addressed the group at the Summit and said, “Even as the most powerful country in the world, we can accomplish a great deal more when we partner with other countries rather than go it alone.”

Ms. Rodgers, after attending the Summit said, “The protection of human rights was fundamental in the founding of the United States over 200 years ago. The promotion of human rights is an important national interest to the United States. One duty of the U.S. Department of State is to ‘Hold governments accountable to their obligations under universal human rights norms and international human rights instruments’ and to ‘Promote greater respect for human rights, including freedom from torture, freedom of expression, press freedom, women's rights, children's rights, and the protection of minorities.’ This is why the U.S. must lead the way though human rights education. The U.S. must increase education on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the history of the United Nations. This should be taught in our school classrooms as a part of each states curriculum to promote peace and tolerance at home and abroad.”
Youth for Human Rights continues to promote the UN Declaration and offer free educational materials to schools and organizations to better promote human rights for everyone – everywhere.

About the UNA:
The Global Engagement Summit is hosted by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and included Americans from 45 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) is a grassroots movement of Americans who support the vital work of the United Nations in U.S. communities, colleges, and Congress. For more than 70 years, UNA-USA and its national network of 20,000 members and 200 Chapters have promoted strong U.S. leadership at the UN through advocacy campaigns, youth engagement, outreach programs, and public events.

About Youth for Human Rights:
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through art series, concerts and other interactive community events. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights list of the 30 human rights every person has – and how these become interwoven into everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or watch
https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/mary-shuttleworth.html You can also register for our upcoming U.S. National Human Rights Conference by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-national-human-rights-conference-working-to-stop-human-trafficking-tickets-53447391587

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TUNE IN As Marty Brown Rocks The “Global Front Porch” Of RFD-TV’s WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Marty Brown Photo Credit: Pete Mroz

Airs Nationwide on TV stations March 1 and March 6,as well as over 500 Public Radio stations

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — America’s Got Talent alum MARTY BROWN rocks the “global front porch” of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour Friday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The popular, traditional-style radio program is filmed for television and broadcasts on the RFD TV network in major markets nationwide, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, New York and Boston. The show airs on 500+ affiliated public radio stations; check RFD-TV for additional channel and airing information, including a Wednesday, March 6 repeat. For a sneak peek of Marty performing on the show, click HERE.

The hit songwriter and popular Country recording artist’s latest single, “Umbrella Lovers,” was released to radio on February 18 and fans can stream the hypnotic track now. The single is from Brown’s highly-anticipated upcoming album, AMERICAN HIGHWAY (Plowboy Records).

Upcoming live performances include:
3/8 – WBKR Radio Owensboro, KY
3/8 – WWKY Radio, Madisonville, KY
3/8 – The Crowded House, Madisonville, KY
3/14 – WKMZ Radio, Hartford, KY
3/14 – WBIO Radio, Owensboro, KY
3/15 – WBKO TV, Midday Live w/ Laura Rogers, Bowling Green, KY
3/15 – National Anthem WKU Baseball
3/16 – El Portrero’s Exit 6, Franklin, KY
3/18 – WRUS Radio, Russellville, KY
3/18 – 650 AM WSM “Nashville Today” show
3/27 – GREAT DAY LIVE – WHAS TV, Louisville, KY
4/9 – TN Songwriters Association Awards Show, Nashville, TN
4/19 – 650 AM WSM / HEARTLAND TV “Coffee, Country & Cody”
5/17 – WSMV TV Ch. 4 – “Today in Nashville” show
5/18 – Overtime Sports Grille, Franklin, KY
5/30 – Lewisport Heritage Festival, Lewisport, KY
5/31 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Mt. Vernon, KY
10/4 – Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Mt. Vernon, KY

About Marty Brown
Born in Maceo, Kentucky, Brown first rose to fame as an artist on MCA Records in the 1990s, but he is also known as the songwriter behind mega-hits for Tracy Byrd (“I’m From The Country”), Brooks & Dunn (“It Ain’t Me If It Ain’t You”), and Trace Adkins (“When I Stop Loving You”). After a lengthy hiatus, Brown returned in typically dramatic fashion with a show-stopping performance on America’s Got Talent in 2013. His touching rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” went viral, generating over 11 MILLION views on YouTube. The rest, as they say, is history. His Top 10 AGT finish convinced Marty to get back into the spotlight and since then he has performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, returned to the Grand Ole Opry, and signed autographs at CMA Music Fest.

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Hit Musical 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show' Commences Its Tenth Season With Added Tour Dates and New Website

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show

Lisa Dawn Miller as “Frank’s One Love”

Sandy Hackett as “Joey Bishop”

With Performances Across the U.S., the Long-time Running Hit Makes Its Long Island Debut at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, March 2

Sandy is brilliant as Joey Bishop and is the comedy genius that has made our show so successful!”

— Lisa Dawn Miller

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A., February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The crowd-pleasing musical, "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," now in its tenth season, announced the launch of a new website at www.SandysRatPack.com and additional tour dates for 2019. The theatrical production stars Sandy Hackett, son of the illustrious comedian Buddy Hackett, and his wife, Lisa Dawn Miller, daughter of legendary songwriter, Ron Miller. The two produce the show under their jointly-led production company, Hackett Miller.

“I’m so excited to release our new website. We’ve been working on it for quite a while now, both in its artistic design and state-of-the-art technology,” Miller said. “I think our fans and our presenters will love it. There is a lot of multimedia content for fans, a downloadable media catalogue for arts presenters, never-before-seen photos and behind-the-scenes footage of the show. We are also getting ready to release our first ever EP which is a collection of cast and fan favorites. It’s all very exciting!”

Hackett Miller also announced new tour dates which can be found at the new website, including a return engagement at Theatre by the Sea in South Kingstown, Rhode Island (July 27) and at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center Hyannis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod (July 29).

“Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show,” which has stacked up rave reviews over the years, is a theatrical, musical production which recreates what it would have been like to see legendary icons, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop live onstage together. “God sends the Rat Pack back to do one last show. They arrive in their prime but they are sent back to modern day so we get to weave current events into show,” said Miller who plays “Frank’s One Love,” a character based on Sinatra’s relationship with Ava Gardner. “Sandy’s father, Buddy Hackett, plays God. Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean were all his friends and Sandy grew up with them. There is a lot of room for improv in the show, as it was with the real Rat Pack. Sandy is brilliant as Joey Bishop and is the comedy genius that has made our show so successful.”

Lisa has her own connection to the Rat Pack. Her father was songwriting legend, Ron Miller. “Every singing member of the Rat Pack recorded and performed my father’s classic standard, ‘For Once in My Life,’” Miller said. Hackett continued, “My wife brings her musical genius to the show, both as a creator and performer, which really sets our show apart from anything else out there,” Hackett said.

Fresh off its holiday tour with performances at Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway, Ark.; the Valentine Theatre in Toledo, Ohio; Flagler Auditorium in Bunnell, Fla. and; Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” kick off its tenth season with performances in Brookville, N.Y. at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts (March 2) and will follow with a Florida run in Orange Park, Fla. at Thrasher-Horne Center (March 22). From there, the show performs at the Seminole Theatre (March 23) in Homestead, Fla.; the Coral Springs Center for the Arts (March 24) in Coral Springs, Fla.; the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (March 25) in Fort Myers, Fla.; The Olive Grove (March 26 and 27) in Brooksville, Fla.; and the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts (March 25) in Melbourne, Fla.

Other performances for the show’s nationwide run include performances in Bartlett, Tenn. at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center (March 30); Bristol, Pa. at the Bristol Riverside Theatre (April 5); Newport, Ark. at the Arkansas State University (April 23); and Ruston, La. at Howard Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University (May 2).

Sandy, who just completed a book about his father, “My Buddy,” to be released in April 2019, tours nationwide as a comedian and with his one-man show of the same name (directed by Miller), a live theatrical production about his close relationship with his dad and the ten years they spent touring together.

Lisa, a producer and singer/songwriter, is developing a new musical, “For Once in My Life,” about the life of her father whose hits, in addition to “For Once in My Life,” include “Touch Me in the Morning,” “A Place in the Sun,” “Heaven Help Us All,” “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday,” "If I Could,” “I’ve Never Been to Me,” “Someday at Christmas,” “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time” and many more. She has released several recordings and directed numerous music videos. She also heads up her own music publishing company, LDM Publishing; manages her father’s vast legacy catalogue; tours throughout the country and manages the careers of her children, 18-year-old actor/singer, Oliver Richman, freshman at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and 13-year-old actor/singer/dancer, Ashleigh Hackett, a middle schooler, also a student of the performing arts.

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Spotlight on Branding Specialist and Serial Entrepreneur Fotis Georgiadis

Hospital GPS Smartphone App - Connexient

Hospital GPS Smartphone App – Connexient

Lawrence "LG" Greaves, CEO of OPKIX

Lawrence “LG” Greaves, CEO of OPKIX

Greg Shepard - Angel Investor/VC

Greg Shepard – Angel Investor/VC

A whirlwind tour of Fotis Georgiadis' work, interviews and interests.

The best moments in life are unplanned. We designed a camera to capture them – OPKIX ONE”


GREENWICH, CT, USA, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fotis Georgiadis, owner of the blog by his namesake, is a branding and image consultant with a robust background and is a visionary interviewer.

Technology is shaping the future in ways that we didn't expect, even a few short years ago. With the advent of 5G, ubiquitous Wi-Fi, realistic virtual reality, artificial intelligence and more, the technological landscape has changed dramatically. Fotis Georgiadis has jumped on the high speed train to the future and interviewed a number of company representatives on the “Bleeding Edge” of technology. Thereby bringing this view of the future to the masses.

One such company recently interviewed by Fotis Georgiadis is Connexient. CEO Mark Green took some time to discuss 'indoor GPS' technologies. The interview is not just about the specific technology but brings out the person being interviewed. Hospitals are one area where indoor GPS systems can really help patients, doctors and visitors. Gone are the days of trying to find the name and location of a doctor or specific wing of a hospital by looking at the sign on the wall and trying to figure out where 'I am here' really is. Grab your smartphone, input your destination and the software will find the best route. As a result, people will no longer miss appointments because they can't find the correct office, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

“Was there a “tipping point” that led you to this breakthrough? Can you tell us that story?”

“The tipping point that led us to MediNav was realizing that people would come to expect the same type of mapping and navigation experience indoors, as they get outdoors. Using Google Maps or Waze while driving has become a way of life.”

This technology can be used for stadiums, race tracks, office complexes, cruise ships and more. Coming to an app store near you! Read all about Mark Green and Connexient here: https://tinyurl.com/yyfw72bt

Using a smartphone to capture life's moments can be fantastic but also challenging. Fotis Georgiadis took Lawrence “LG” Greaves, CEO of OPKIX, to the mat for some 1 on 1 discussions. Not only is OPKIX making “the world’s smallest, smartest, wearable cameras and video editing app”, they are also “looking to leverage the next phase of artificial intelligence to enhance the user experience of photo and video sharing” explained Lawrence “LG” Greaves, CEO of OPKIX. By interviewing the OPKIX CEO, Fotis Georgiadis is helping solidify their brand recognition, thereby increasing the reach of this new technology to a wider audience.

“All credit for the initial concept goes to my business partner, Shahin Armirpour. Shahin is an avid snowboarder. While snowboarding during 2016 in ultra low temperatures, his wearable camera not only died in the cold, but took forever to transfer video files…Not to mention, it wasn’t aesthetically designed, either.” commented Lawrence “LG” Greaves when asked about the tipping point that led to this wearable camera breakthrough.

Delve deeper into OPKIX and Lawrence “LG” Greaves by visiting http://www.fotisgeorgiadis.com

Fotis Georgiadis helps develop branding and awareness of both companies and individuals. A recent interview of Greg Shepard, a private angel investor/venture capitalist, not only furthered Greg's name/brand, but also brought to the forefront one of his current brand projects “a transit company looking to change the way people use public transportation. Subway, bus and metro rail riders across the country, both within big cities and in the surrounding areas, will attest to the frustrating inefficiency of the transit system.” Greg Shepard went on to explain how this company is changing the old magnetic strip technology to a chip that provides real time data to a cloud based system. As a result of better scheduling, location data, commuter congestion at a location and more, riders no longer are in the dark as to when the next bus or train will arrive.

“Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” – Greg Shepard

– Seek out mentors that fill your gaps
– Always take the high road
– Stay humble
– Surround yourself with honest people who carry similar values as you

Read the full interview over here: https://tinyurl.com/y66m626h

We can see by the above examples that Fotis Georgiadis is generating brand awareness for these companies and individuals in a more extensive way. The interviews serve as a mini biography of the individuals. Where they came from, how the project they are working on came about, what they see coming down the road. All of this information helps strengthen the 'imprint' of a brand across the web. In this digital age, there is no perfect way of getting word out about a company, a product or an individual. It becomes a combination of multiple avenues including, but not limited to, press releases, blog posts, social media, written/audio/video interviews and more, something Fotis Georgiadis specializes in. Head on over to his website for more articles and information.

About Fotis Georgiadis
Fotis Georgiadis is the founder of DigitalDayLab. Fotis Georgiadis is a serial entrepreneur with offices in both Malibu and New York City. He has expertise in marketing, branding and mergers & acquisitions. Fotis Georgiadis is also an accomplished VC who has successfully concluded five exits. Fotis Georgiadis is also a contributor to Authority Magazine, Thrive Global & several others


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The Gary Douglas Band Announce New Single and Lyric Video, “Million Miles Away” for March 1st Release

New Single Marks the 3rd Single from "Deep In The Water"

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — After encouraging hope across the nation while on tour as rebel rockers, The Gary Douglas Band gears up to release their brand new track “Million Miles Away”. This is the third single from their acclaimed LP Deep in the Water, and will release with a lyric video on March 1, 2019 via YouTube.

Gary Douglas, a Trial Lawyer and Hall of Fame Attorney, believes anyone can change. Even the many people he has fought against in the courtroom behind corrupt corporations and corporate greed. Although for certain people it may seem like a ‘million miles away’ to change their mindset, they still have the ability to let go of their anger and move forward.

Melodic guitar riffs, uplifting piano chords, and Gary’s heartfelt vocals fill the piece with warmth while, Nicholas Biello on the saxophone sends the track home with a vibrant solo that is shortly followed by a soaring chorale. For music fans of John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, The Gary Douglas Band will take you back to a time when music emphasized powerful lyricism and authenticity.

The Americana and roots rock band’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. Music Existence described Deep in the Water as  "a fresh yet timeless American classic”. No Depression said The Gary Douglas Band has "one of the sexiest and most alluring styles of roots rock in the country". Additionally, the band’s second single and lyric video for “Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” received over 120K YouTube views. Whether they are connecting with a fan through a song lyric or charming an audience live on stage, The Gary Douglas Band consistently shares positivity and genuineness. Keep up with the group’s tour dates as they continue to support their latest album.

Leading vocalist and front man, Gary Douglas, has long earned attention for his resonant song craft and unique take on Americana. His 2014 debut album, Just Another Mile, was the beginning of his authentic style, which was then followed by his breakthrough, Keepin’ Faith. The Gary Douglas Band continues to present music with meaning and passion.

The latest album, Deep in the Water fully catapults The Gary Douglas Band to the forefront of Americana and heartland rock 'n' roll, its powerful themes and searing truths perhaps more relevant now than ever before. Produced and mixed by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon) and co-produced by chart-topping songwriter/producer Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, Radney Foster), DEEP IN THE WATER sees the Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter backed by an all-star lineup of friends and fans that includes Southside Johnny and his Asbury Jukes keyboardist Jeff Kazee, The Mavericks' Raul Malo and Paul Deakin, The Jayhawks' Jennifer Gunderman, guitarist Josh Leo, saxophonist Nicholas Biello, and a host of Nashville's finest session players. Songs such as "Nothing Ever Goes As Planned" and "Devil In Her Soul" reflect the deep rift in the very fabric of our society, a division and dysfunction that threatens to tear us apart without some unifying rallying cry to bring us together.

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Arturo Duran and Doug Knopper join Advisory Board of Toronto based TMT LAB – makers of Spot Direct™


Former Freewheel Co-CEO and former Head of International of AOL join Toronto based TMT LAB advisory board

We are very excited to have people of the caliber of Arturo and Doug join us in our quest to make of Spot Direct™ a global industry standard.”

— Rodrigo Madriz

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — TMT LAB, Inc. announced today that Doug Knopper and Arturo Duran have become part of the Advisory Board of the firm. They will assist the founders in positioning the firm to attract key talent, increase the client footprint, support marketing activities, as well as with ongoing fundraising efforts.

Arturo Duran is a Partner at IVA Ventures in San Francisco, California. He is an internationally recognized leader in digital media monetization through his involvement with Prisa (El Pais) in Spain, Canwest Mediaworks (Canada), Impremedia Digital (USA). He is also the former Vice President of International at AOL. Arturo is a graduate of Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from ITAM (Mexico) with graduate degrees in Sociology & Computer Technology. Arturo splits his time between residences in Silicon Valley, Madrid, and Santiago de Chile.

Doug Knopper is former Co-founder and Co-CEO of FreeWheel where he raised over US$45M in equity financing and sold the business for US$375M to Comcast in 2014. He remained with Comcast post acquisition until 2017. Previously he spent six years as General Manager at DoubleClick in New York and London and was part of the team responsible for its US$1.1 billion sale. Doug is currently a Board Member of Telaria (NYSE: TLRA) and TripleLift Inc., and an Advisor of several technology companies. Doug holds an Honors B.A. Degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Georgetown University. Doug resides in Palo Alto, California.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, TMT LAB is the maker of a patent pending software as a service (SaaS) platform called Spot Direct™ that maps and makes actionable every single “frame” of linear television. Spot Direct™ allows broadcasters to monetize real time data from their existing linear TV operations infrastructure with valuable actionable commands to control the timing of their clients’ digital campaign to precisely coincide with TV schedules.

Multiple Spot Direct™ trials have shown that surgical coordination of digital campaigns with Prime-Time television spots increases engagement rates up to a full of magnitude, while drastically reducing cost per engagement and without materially affecting reach vs. non-coordinated campaigns. It leverages the virtues of a 20+ second TV spot (storytelling, narrative, full screen, full length, full audio) with the engagement and conversion power of second screens during prime time – in real time. What is most important is that it does so without necessarily increasing the total TV + digital advertising budgets.

Spot Direct™ first commercial implementation went live earlier this month with a tier-1 Broadcaster overseas (announcement forthcoming) with more clients on the pipeline for 2019.

“Spot Direct™ has major advantages over existing TV-online synchronization solutions that require major privacy concessions from TV viewers, lack scale and use data already on the public domain. On the contrary, Spot Direct™ is not deterministic, uses information that only broadcasters have well in advance of hitting the airwaves while providing reach as big as DoubleClick, Facebook and Twitter combined (with more in the pipe)” said Arturo Duran.

“Spot Direct™ has an opportunity to become a global defacto standard used by broadcasters, agencies and publishers alike. It provides agencies and publishers with valuable and extremely time sensitive data while monetizing existing assets”, said Doug Knopper.

“We are very excited to have people of the caliber of Arturo and Doug join us in our quest to make of Spot Direct™ a global industry standard. We are convinced that in a couple of years all prime time advertisers of popular programming will demand campaign coordination services with Spot Direct™ from broadcasters”, said Rodrigo Madriz, Co-Founder and CEO of TMT LAB.

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Introducing the first Aston Baker Cutting Edge Global Aesthetic Symposium Livestreamed from Colombia March 30-31, 2019.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, February 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Sherrell J. Aston and Dr. Daniel C. Baker are proud to announce the first Aston Baker Cutting Edge Global Aesthetic Symposium, "It's Just Surgery – Advanced Body Sculpting", which will premier this March 30 -31, 2019 from Bogota Colombia. The program has been designed for high impact learning by direct visualization of live surgery via live stream technology on the internet.

This symposium is based on the same high-level educational experience and state of the art plastic surgery innovation you have come to expect over the years from The Aston Baker Cutting Edge meeting in New York City.

High level curated content by Dr. Aston and Dr. Baker and a mix of U.S. and International surgeons operating live from four operating rooms will be simultaneously live streamed around the world, directly to your phone, tablet or computer.

Why Live Stream?

• Speed – Fastest and most efficient method of information transfer is through real-time observation of surgical operative cases. All that is necessary is a High-Speed internet connection.

• Methodology – A LIVE explanation of steps, techniques and surgical reasoning, allows for an immediate and accurate transfer of information in the latest state of the art medium that has become the second-best option after hands-on practice.

• Education – Earn CME credits in the comfort of your home, office or on the go while learning the latest advancements in Cutting Edge Body Contouring.

• Expense – Travel expenses associated with visiting physical locations for a meeting are now obsolete. In addition to a loss of revenue and time away from the office, live streaming surgery constitutes the most efficient transfer of information in the shortest amount of time.

Dr. Aston and Dr. Baker will be serving as Course Chairmen and moderating the symposium in the same format as they do for the New York City meeting every year.

Colombian Plastic Surgeon, Alfredo E. Hoyos, MD, will be acting as Program Director. Dr. Hoyos is the creator of High Definition Liposculpture and other advanced body contouring techniques, as well as author of "High Definition Body Sculpting: Art and Advanced Lipoplasty Techniques".

Surgeons Alfredo E. Hoyos, MD, Daniel A. Del Vecchio, MD, Constantino G. Mendieta, MD, Spero J. Theodorou, MD and Christopher T. Chia, MD will be performing live surgeries.

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Sumanthiran Can be Prosecuted in International Criminal Court: US Tamils

Artist Representation of Crimes done by Tamil MP and Para Militaries

Artist Representation of Crimes done by political and military leaders of Sri Lanka

By the standards established by the ICC, Sumanthiran can be charged for obstructing justice and even as a genocide enabler.”

— Tamils for Trump

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sumanthiran Can be Prosecuted in International Criminal Court

Let us look at the definition and functions of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

1. The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and international aggression.

2. The Court is participating in a global fight to end brazen acts of injustice, and through international criminal law, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent these crimes from happening again.

3. Justice is a key prerequisite for lasting peace. International justice can contribute to long‐term peace, stability, and equitable development in post‐conflict societies. These elements are foundational for building a future free of violence.

Based on the above-mentioned principle, the current political and military leaders of Sri Lanka can and should be prosecuted.

Anyone who works to help an oppressor evade the legal consequences of war crimes is also committing a crime. We can call this as “Obstruction of Justice.“

Obstruction of justice is legally defined as the crime or act of willfully interfering with the process of justice and law especially by influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, juror, or judicial or legal officer or by furnishing false information in or otherwise impeding an investigation or legal process.

Now take the case of M.A. Sumanthiran:

1. He is a card-carrying member of the UNP. He encouraged the TNA to implement UNP policies such as helping Sinhalese war criminals. It is a crime to help war criminals. According to him the Tamil victims are his clients and that he is working for their benefit, but this a lie.

2. When Sumanthiran went to London as a nominated TNA MP, he insisted that war crime case would take 30 or 40 years. This was a blatant act of dishonesty intended to cheat his Tamil clients. In comparison, the War Crime tribunal for former Yugoslavia took place within two years of the end of the ethnic conflicts.

3. Furthermore, Sumanthiran said in London that members of the Tamil diaspora community will be incriminated and indicted for helping LTTE. This was propaganda. The true war criminals are the Sinhalese military leaders and political leaders. No single diaspora Tamil was arrested in Europe or America for any international crimes. There is no LTTE commanders alive except Mr. Karuna from Batticaloa. This is willfully interfering, influencing, threatening, and harming the Tamil victims who are Sumanthiran's clients.

4. Mr. Sumanthiran always repeated in his speeches that we have to investigate both sides (i.e., military and LTTE). But we thought Sumanthiran was a Tamil side lawyer or MP elected by Tamils to help the Tamils. Why would he intimidate Tamils to believe that their side has to be investigated? This is a threat to Tamils from Sumanthiran in order that the subject of war crimes would be dropped. It is also obstruction of justice.

5. Sumanthiran promised to Tamils with his election a manifesto for merged Federalism in the north-east.This was also a lie. He never asked for a merged federal setup in the north-east. Instead, he came out debated that the north-east merger cannot be done and instead of federalism, he supported a unitary state (Ekkiy Rajja) and campaigned for it. This will weaken Tamils by separating us and leaving us defenseless or voiceless in the face of more exposure to Sinhalese pogroms. It is enabling genocide by Sinhalese.

6. Two years after first UNHRC resolution, Sumanthiran said the investigation was over. This too was a lie. What happened with the UNHRC was that it examined the validity of an accusation of war crime before trial. The trial should go to ICC. Sumanthiran made a deal to bring the case to Sri Lankan local court instead of ICC. In doing so, Mr. Sumanthiran betrayed the Tamils yet again.

7. Sumanthiran had reason to extend the UNHRC resolution for another two years because he said Tamils have no other alternative. Even if it were taken to the UN security council, he insisted, the resolution would be vetoed and the rest would be history. It is simply not true. A resolution in the UN security council can be reintroduced many times (every year) by any member state that is part of UN security council. After hearing this, Mr. Sumanthiran wanted to extend the resolution for another two years for to have international supervision in Sri Lanka. His reasons are varying. He is an extremely manipulative deceiver. It is another example of obstruction of justice.

8. Regarding the war crime case, the decision was taken entirely by himself, with no one allowed to advise him. He acted as if it were his own agenda, not the Tamil people, and he deceived us in the process.

9. Last week Sumanthiran replied to his UNP boss Ranil that he is willing to forgive the Sinhalese war criminals after the investigation by the Sri Lankan legal system. This is a violation the victims’ rights; only the victims can decide to grant forgiveness or not.

We can list all of Sumanthiran’s lies and prove his past and present proximity with the Sinhalese UNP party. It is the policy of UNP to disunite the Tamils and use its puppet Sumanthiran to sweep the war crime topic under the rug. Like the war, Sri Lankan wants to prolong the idea of a political solution and the war crimes issue for a few more years, by this time changing the Tamil demography of the population by settling Sinhalese in the north-east. Sri Lanka thinks that as a result the Tamils will lose their political voice and thus the Tamil problem will magically disappear.

By the standards established by the ICC, Sumanthiran can be charged for obstructing justice and even as a genocide enabler.

This may be the true reason Sumanthiran does not want to take the Sri Lankan war crime investigation to the ICC.

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CCHR Calls for Investigation Due to Sharp Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group.

Hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers are on potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to 2013 data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, 274,000 infants and 370,000 toddlers in the U.S. were on antianxiety and antidepressant drugs. This report also found over 1,400 infants were on ADHD drugs. [1]

Additionally, Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health states, "There are not any good scientific data to support the widespread use of these medicines in children, particularly in young children where the scientific data are even more scarce.” [2]

The alarming statistics and the lack of scientific data to support the widespread use of psychiatric drugs in children prompted the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to call for an investigation into the drugging of children and especially foster children.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group. A recent study found that “On a population basis, adults make considerably more medical visits with a prescription of antipsychotics than do adolescents or children. Yet antipsychotic treatment has increased especially rapidly among young people, and recently antipsychotics have been prescribed in approximately the same proportion of youth and adult visits to psychiatrists.” [3]

Why are more and more parents and doctors resorting to drugging children?

The New York Times interviewed a dozen experts in child psychiatry and neurology, and they said that “They had never heard of a child younger than 3 receiving such medication, and struggled to explain it. They presumed that parents and doctors, probably desperate and well meaning, were trying to alleviate thrashing temper tantrums — the kind that get children kicked out of daycare — or an overly depressed disposition, like being strikingly inhibited, nonverbal or lethargic.” [4]

Children, especially infants and toddlers, are still developing their understanding of themselves and the world around them. To intoxicate them with powerful mind-altering drugs is not only irresponsible but potentially dangerous to the child’s development.

Claudia M. Gold, M.D. believes the appropriate approach to raising children who are encountering difficulties is to parent them, not to drug them. Dr. Gold says, “Mental Health Disorder are big words to put on a small person… Based on my years of clinical experience as a pediatrician, together with evidence offered by contemporary research in developmental psychology, genetics and neuroscience, I believe that supporting parents’ efforts to understand their young child's experience of the world, to help him or her to make sense of whatever particular vulnerabilities he or she has, without labelling him or her with a disorder, is a better approach. [5]

Throughout all of human history, children have never been diagnosed and drugged at the rate they are now, yet society did just fine in raising its children. Why are psychiatrists and doctors suddenly insisting that old-fashioned parenting is insufficient? According to Dr. Thomas Dorman, and many other physicians, the reason is a morally bankrupt strategy that the psychiatric industry is using to line its pockets with insurance payouts.

“In short, the whole business of creating psychiatric categories of ‘disease,’ formalizing them with consensus, and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough,” said Dr. Thomas Dorman, internist and member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada. [6]

As if drugging countless adults over the last several decades weren’t enough, the psychiatric industry has aimed its crosshairs at its most vulnerable target: children.

“Precious young lives all over the world are at serious risk,” writes Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR International. “Contrary to psychiatric opinion, children are not ‘experimental animals.’ They are human beings who have every right to expect protection, care, love and the chance to reach their full potential in life, a chance denied them by psychiatry’s labels and chemical straitjackets.” For more information on psychiatric drugs please call (727) 442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

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

[1] https://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/02/19/why-are-so-many-toddlers-taking-psychiatric-drugs/
[2] https://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/23/world/americas/23iht-drugs.3642084.html
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4197522/
[4] https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/psychiatric-drugs-are-being-prescribed-to-infants.html
[5] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/child-in-mind/201103/psychiatric-disorders-in-young-children-be-very-careful
[6] https://www.cchr.org/quick-facts/disorders-voted-into-existence.html

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CCHR: Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder

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