Former Carleton University Student Injured Launches Court Action in Canada

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Meladul Haq AHMADZAI injured three times while enrolled in class at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada which left his left eye in pain launches court action.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 9, 2019 / — In 2015, Meladul Haq AHMADZAI was injured three times while enrolled in class at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada which left his left eye in pain. The university failed to take his safety (three times) seriously while he repeatedly informed them about the repeated attacks. He has launched a civil court action against Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario (case file number is CV-19-00080663-0000).

He says, "I was forced to drop out from school and left in fear. I am requesting $1,000,000.00 (One Million Dollars Canadian) for this matter to be resolved from the school."

He further adds, "the fear is still here today, and I am unable to do anything like unable to work."

The Ontario court has issued a notice of action stamped as proof of the said matter between Ahmadzai and Carleton University.

The court action refers to injuries Ahmadzai sustained to his left eye while studying at Carleton University in the year 2015. The attacks happened three times in the class which left Ahmadzai in fear and making him to drop out from school.

Ahmadzai is also a former candidate in the Municipal Elections in Ottawa in 2014 running for city councillor position in his community ward. He came in last place in the election.

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Badanamu Joins Edutainment Platform, ZPlus, with an Innovative “Learn and Play” Solution for Vietnamese Families

Bada and Jess featured at the ZPlus launch event.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, July 9, 2019 / — Badanamu, Asia’s leading education brand for ages 0 to 8, partnered with Digital Power Media Co., Ltd to enhance learning through the education-entertainment platform, ZPlus.
ZPlus is an integrated platform that delivers highly engaging content on various educational topics. Aligned with Badanamu’s “Learn and Play” slogan, ZPlus fosters learning and imagination through technology, games, and merchandise. Through the platform, children are encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills as well as their emotional intelligence. 

On Friday, June 28, key stakeholders of Badanamu joined the ZPlus launch event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Many young children engaged with Badanamu’s beloved characters through animated video content, interactive books and IOT devices, and an arts & crafts activity. In addition, live performances of “Ponytail” in Vietnamese and Badanamu’s rendition of “Xúc Xắc Xúc Xẻ,” a traditional Vietnamese children’s song, entertained the event’s guests and young Vietnamese families.

Badanamu looks forward to the ongoing collaboration with Digital Power Media to transform modern education through ZPlus. Using emotional engagement and localization, Badanamu will continue to provide unique content and tools for effective early learning for children in Vietnam.

About Calm Island Co., Ltd.
Calm Island is an education technology company that pairs emotionally engaging content with science and data to improve early childhood reading and literacy levels. Through its educational brand, Badanamu, Calm Island provides learning solutions in over 30 countries across the globe. 

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Arecont Vision Costar Joined by Desjardins Technologies for Eastern Canada

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Desjardins Technologies Added to Arecont Vision Costar Manufacturer's Representative Program for Pre-Sales Coverage In Parts of Eastern Canada

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Desjardins Technologies brings a wealth of experience in the Ottawa area and throughout the provinces of Quebec & New Brunswick for bilingual expertise in both security & home automation systems.”

— Kyle Parker, VP, Americas Sales, Arecont Vision Costar

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2019 / — Arecont Vision Costar, the leader in network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the addition of Desjardins Technologies to its Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative Program to increase coverage for customers in Canada. Desjardins Technologies will deliver bilingual French and English pre-sales support in much of Eastern Canada, including the National Capital Region and the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.

“Desjardins Technologies brings a wealth of experience in both the Ottawa area and throughout the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick,” said Kyle Parker, Vice President, Americas, Arecont Vision Costar. “They offer expertise in both security and home automation systems that will be of benefit to our customers in this part of Canada, including for training and design assistance in both English and French.”

Based in Blainville, Quebec, CEO and Founder Jean Pierre Desjardins brings twenty-five years of experience providing outstanding pre-sales support and assistance to customers across the region.

“Arecont Vision Costar and its web-enabled Total Video Solution are an ideal fit for those in the region who are looking for proven video surveillance products combined with an easy to deploy and manage offering,” stated Mr. Desjardins. “I look forward to the opportunity to bring the company’s solutions to customers throughout the Ottawa area and across both Quebec and New Brunswick.”

“Jean Pierre and his team will enable Arecont Vision Costar to reach many new customers in this region for the first time,” stated John Bujarski, Senior Regional Sales Director, Arecont Vision Costar. “Our Total Video Solution is proven, simple to deploy, and a truly modern cloud-enabled offering that will benefit those in this part of Eastern Canada, just as it has across the United States and around the world.”

Desjardins Technologies and the other members of Arecont Vision Costar’s Manufacturer’s Representative Partner Program are focused on bringing the industry’s best, cyber-
secure video surveillance offerings to their assigned regions. Participants in the program extend the reach of Arecont Vision Costar by providing expert pre-sales assistance while interfacing with and educating customers, system integrators, and distributors on available solutions for even the most challenging video surveillance requirements.

Contact Desjardins Technologies about Arecont Vision Costar by calling or emailing Jean Pierre Desjardins at or by phone at 514.730.7479. You can also learn more about Desjardins Technologies by visiting them online at

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Arecont Vision Costar, LLC (AV Costar), a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), is the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. Launched in 2018, we are committed to providing the industry’s best customer experience, through outstanding customer service, product reliability, and innovation. We deliver the Total Video Solution, composed of our award-winning megapixel cameras (MegaIP® & ConteraIP®), advanced ConteraVMS® video management system, cyber-secure ConteraWS® (cloud-based web services), and ConteraCMR® (cloud-managed video recorders) platforms for both local and cloud-based video surveillance.

Most Arecont Vision Costar products are Made in USA. We support integration with leading 3rd party products via ONVIF compliance and go beyond via the Arecont Vision Costar MegaLab™.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

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Phone: +1.818.937.0700

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PDFpen 11.1 Improves Table Data Selection, Adds Automatic Page Rotation

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Smile releases PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11.1 with improvements to column and table data selection, adds automatic page rotation options for scans.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, US, July 9, 2019 / — Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac®, iPhone® and iPad®, has released PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11.1, an update to its all-purpose PDF editing tool for Mac. Version 11.1 improves column and table data selection and adds automatic page rotation options for scans.

Version 11.1 improves column and table data recognition in documents, providing greater accuracy for selecting and copying data from a table’s columns or cells.

Rotated pages in scanned documents can be detected and automatically corrected, necessary for accurate OCR results.

“In paperless workflows, the ability to reliably extract data, or quickly correct page orientation in scans adds tremendous value and improves efficiency. Version 11.1 now makes selecting and copying column and table data much easier,” said Philip Goward, Smile founder. “Also, we’re excited to add automatic page rotation options for scans. Double your productivity and let PDFpen detect and correct rotated and skewed pages for you!”

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11 work with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone version 4, allowing seamless editing across devices when used with Dropbox or iCloud.

PDFpen retails for US $74.95, PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family Pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses start at $224.95 for PDFpen (5 users) and $349.95 for PDFpenPro (5 users).

Upgrades from earlier single-user versions of either application are US $30, and free for users who purchased on or after January 1, 2019. Upgrades from any previous version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 11 are US $50. Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs available in our web store.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11 require macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and later. For macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and earlier, see our website for compatible PDFpen versions. Demo versions are available on our site. Full versions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro are also available for purchase on Apple's Mac App Store. PDFpen is also available via subscription from Setapp.

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– Create and edit Table of Contents
– Convert websites into PDFs
– OCR multiple documents in batch
– Add and edit document permissions
– Automatic form creation makes existing PDF forms fillable
– Gather submitted form data via backend integration
– Add and delete file attachments and annotations
– Create Portfolio documents, combining related files
– Correct typos in OCR text layer
– OCR horizontal Chinese, Japanese & Korean


– Add text, images and signatures to PDFs
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– Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
– Redact or erase text, including OCR text
– Search and replace, search and redact, and search and highlight text
– Export in Microsoft® Word format, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and flat PDF
– Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
– Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
– View OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages, or remove OCR layer
– Edit original images, including adjusting resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
– Sign PDF forms via drawing, interactive signature fields, or AATL or self-signed certificates
– Insert and remove pages; reorder pages in a PDF with drag & drop; combine PDFs maintaining Table of Contents entries
– Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
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– Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
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PDFpen Pricing:
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Family Pack: $94.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
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(Free upgrades for purchases made on or after January 1, 2019; no free upgrades available on the Mac App Store)

PDFpenPro Pricing:
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Family Pack: $149.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
Office Pack: starts at $349.95 for 5 users
Single user upgrade from earlier versions of PDFpenPro: $30
Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs:
(Free upgrades for purchases made on or after January 1, 2019; no free upgrades available on the Mac App Store)

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Dupilumab – A Biologic Drug Option for Allergic Contact Dermatitis

SKIN-The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine® Article: The Role Of Dupilumab In Managing Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Dupilumab’s benign side effect profile, particularly its lack of immunosuppression relative to other systemic therapies, makes it a reasonable option.”

— Andrew S. Desrosiers, MA

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2019 / — Allergic contact dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that results from the skin’s excessive reaction to an allergic material. One widely recognized example is the rash one gets during poison ivy. Patients suffer from itchy, inflamed red skin that can be impossible not to scratch. It is a common condition that affects 15-20% of the population and can significantly decrease quality of life.

A recent article published in SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine thoroughly reviews how allergic contact dermatitis can be managed by dupilumab, a new injectable medication. Dupilumab is the first biologic drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. However, this drug could also possibly help alleviate the suffering of patients with allergic contact dermatitis.

In this article, the authors discuss how allergic contact dermatitis exerts its negative symptoms, the mechanism by which dupilumab can reverse these processes, and guides doctors on how to use the medication. Authored by Desrosiers et al, the article states “Dupilumab’s benign side effect profile, particularly its lack of immunosuppression relative to other systemic therapies, makes it a reasonable option… in ACD [allergic contact dermatitis] to certain allergens known to elicit a significant type 2 immune response who have failed other treatments.”

An alternative, non-immunosuppressing treatment to a common condition would represent a major breakthrough. Although more research needs to be performed to better understand which patients would most benefit, Desrosiers et al. note “Recently, there has been vigorous debate about the value of using dupilumab… in the management of recalcitrant ACD [allergic contact dermatitis].”

SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine® is a peer-reviewed online medical journal that is the official journal of The National Society for Cutaneous Medicine. The mission of SKIN is to provide an enhanced and accelerated route to disseminate new dermatologic knowledge for all aspects of cutaneous disease.

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(DOI: 10.25251/skin.3.4.1)

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University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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EMDR Pioneer Katie O’Shea to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

NAMPA, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2019 / — Trauma is defined as a threat we were not prepared to handle. At the core of trauma is a sense of helplessness that lingers long after the traumatic event has occurred, disrupting your life and your search for happiness.

Katie O’Shea has been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly 45 years and a pioneer in the therapeutic use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR.

O’Shea was first introduced to EMDR in 1989.

“When we found out EMDR, we were totally amazed by its potential,” recalls O’Shea. “It's the most efficient, effective, empowering therapy I've ever been able to find. People have an opportunity to really experience what incredible beings we are and how everything is connected and how we learn automatically.”

Prior to EMDR, O’Shea worked primarily through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. EMDR accelerates the processing of emotions associated with trauma to the body level without asking people to revisit their trauma repeatedly or repeatedly rehearse changes in their thinking.

“We don't know what associations are going to be made with the traumas that we're dealing with,” says O’Shea. “We need to take the time to review these experiences in a safe way to determine what was important, what wasn’t, and what we can and cannot do about it.”

According to O’Shea, the right hemisphere of our brain holds all the connections to unreviewed experiences; the left hemisphere holds what we've already learned. EMDR attempts to connect what still needs to be reviewed with what we've already learned through bilateral eye-movements and the imagination.

“It's empowering because the client sees what they're capable of and the potential for change,” says O’Shea. “The two primary ways we store memory are when something happened and where we were. EMDR helps us register the importance of the event and the trapped emotional energy dissipates.”

O’Shea says the structure of the scripted EMDR protocol provides a predictability to the experience for the clients.

“We have more research on EMDR than any other therapy method,” says O’Shea. “Every single person on the planet ought to do a whole-life review. We need to make sure that we are allowing ourselves time to feel our feelings and respond to them with love.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Katie O’Shea in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on July 10th at 11am and with Jim Masters on July 17th at 11am EDT

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

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

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Alex Morgan Free Classroom Poster Now Available

Get Caught Reading is Proud to Feature the U.S. Women’s World Cup Winner

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 8, 2019 / — Alex Morgan, co-captain of the 2019 World Cup winning U.S. Women's National Team, is featured on a classroom and library bulletin-board poster available free from Get Caught Reading, a program for teachers and librarians sponsored by Every Child a Reader. Posters are available now, and the free offer will run into the fall school semester.

Over 40 mini-posters of beloved athletes, musicians, TV stars, authors, and animated characters are available free to every classroom and library in America. At 8 ½” by 11”, they are perfect for bulletin boards. Famous people “caught reading” include Queen Latifah, Neil Gaiman, Alicia Keys, Mayim Bialik, Laurie Hernandez, and Keira Knightly. Famous characters include Dora the Exlorer, Horton, Clifford the Dog, Yoda, and more.

All are reading a classic book; Alex Morgan is reading The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konisburg.

A complete listing and order form for these free posters for teachers and librarians can be found at Over 50,000 posters have been distributed to date.

About Get Caught Reading
Launched in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers and now managed by Every Child a Reader, Get Caught Reading provides teachers and librarians with small posters of TV stars, famous athletes, authors, and beloved book characters reading a book for use in classrooms and libraries.

About Every Child a Reader
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens. Every Child a Reader’s national programs include Children’s Book Week (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, Get Caught Reading, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program (in conjunction with the Library of Congress).


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Disability Supports of the Great Plains Opens Second Location of The Clayworks​ on Main Street in Hutchinson, Kansas

Disability Supports celebrates the grand opening of The Clayworks at 1125 N. Main in Hutchinson, Kansas. Building on the strong traditions of artistic entrepreneurship at The Clayworks in McPherson.

19,000 square feet commercial building completely rebuilt and remodeled for use by people with disabilities and the community.

The Clayworks at 1125 N. Main in Hutchinson features an expansive studio where our exceptional artists explore their creative potential, and a retail gallery in which to display and sell their works.

Clayworks in Hutchinson showcases user-friendly design, including four feet of impact-resistant drywall and three feet of tile wainscoting, plus restrooms with lift systems.

At Clayworks, creativity and independence flourish, both for Disability Supports clients and for members of the community.

Inside are new areas for connecting and learning: a demonstration and teaching kitchen, an industrial arts space, a coffee shop and more…

Disability Supports of the Great Plains is proud to announce the July 16t​h opening of The Clayworks at 1125 N. Main St. in Hutchinson, Kansas.

When we first planned on building on the success of our McPherson Clayworks by adding the Hutchinson location, our focus was featuring our artists as the creative visionaries that they have become.”

— President and CEO of Disability Supports

HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, UNITED STATES , July 8, 2019 / — Disability Supports of the Great Plains is proud to announce the July 16t​ h opening of The Clayworks at 1125 N. Main St. in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Clayworks in Hutchinson, like its sister location in McPherson, is the entrepreneurial creation of Disability Supports, featuring an expansive artists’ studio where individuals with disabilities create works of art and a retail store where the artists exhibit and sell their work, receiving 100 percent of the proceeds.

“When we first planned on building on the success of our McPherson Clayworks by adding the Hutchinson location, our primary focus was featuring all of our artists as the creative visionaries that they have become. The expansive space of the Hutchinson Clayworks facility, now allows for an unprecedented level of community engagement for not only our artists, but — with the additions of a state of the art culinary arts kitchen, an industrial arts facility, Scuttlebutts at the Clayworks and CosmoWorks — we are embracing participants who will engage with, and learn from our artists, literally from around the world,” says ​Rick Staab, President and CEO of Disability Supports.

Those community spaces inside the new Clayworks include the Midtown Gallery, for local, regional and national artists; the retail gallery, where Clayworks artists sell their work; meeting spaces; an outdoor basketball court; Scuttlebutts Coffee Shop, and CosmoWorks. CosmoWorks is a collaboration between the Cosmosphere Science Education Center and Space Museum and Clayworks. It will bring hands-on STEM education experiences and a wide range of other engaging activities to Clayworks clients and the community.

The 19,000-sq.-ft. building, originally for medical offices, has been completely renovated and rebuilt with materials both friendly to people with disabilities and to the environment. It features a closed-loop geothermal heating and cooling system, programmed LED lighting and is 100 percent accessible and ADA friendly. The studio includes two pottery wheels and space for 36 artists, plus indoor and outdoor kilns. A demonstration kitchen features roll-up access and overhead monitors; an industrial arts workshop is designed for on-site assembly and fabrication projects; and a hexagon-shaped room, dubbed “Songs for the Trees,” features a 12-foot, laser-cut steel tree for displaying wind chimes and other art pieces.

More than 60 subcontractors and vendors worked on the project, led by Hutchinson-based Jim Nunns Construction. “Taking this building from where it was to what it is now and will be in the future has been a challenge – a fun challenge,” says Gregg Alexander of Nunns Construction. “It’s a pleasure to be part of it, for the uniqueness of the design, but especially because who it is for.”

Becca Hardenburger of Salt Creek Interior Design in Hutchinson says the space balances accessibility with aesthetics. “We’ve used four feet of porcelain wainscoting throughout the interior to protect the drywall and because it’s simply beautiful in the space.”

In the gallery, stainless steel perforated screens line the walls, offering display flexibility for framed, unframed and three-dimensional art, and preventing the need to repair the drywall after each show.

Hardenburger invites visitors to notice a few special details incorporated into the design. “The stylized trees outside the ‘Songs for the Trees’ room feature leaves and birds made by Clayworks artists, and pieces of clay are used on the steel column at the entrance,” says Hardenburger, which she says serve as the “signature of the artist.”

Bob Harper, Chairman of the Board for Disability Supports and the parent of a Disability Supports client, says the new location represents a vision realized. “Rick has a vision and the board shares that vision— to dream big and see how far we can get,” Harper says. “Our board is made up of parents. Everything we do is for the kids. Here, they can expand their horizons, put a canvas on the floor and paint or build a birdhouse. We’re giving them the tools and they will bring their creativity to it. I’m amazed at the things they make.”

MEDIA INVITED to these private events:
Thursday, July 11, 2019​, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Remarks from Officials, 4 p.m. – RSVP at Confirmed Guest: Kansas Secretary of Commerce, David Toland
Friday, July 12, 2019​, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting, 4 p.m. – RSVP at


About The Clayworks
The Clayworks, with locations in McPherson and Hutchinson, Kan., use creativity as a way to help people find a sense of place as well as a livelihood, and a place to share their gifts with the world. Guided by professional art educators and staff, Disability Supports clients work with various media and choose their level of contributions to the artistic process, from design to production, finishing, and the marketing of their completed pieces. Artists receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their work. Visit​ ​​ for more information, or visit The Clayworks in McPherson at 107 N. Main St., and in Hutchinson at 1125 N. Main St.

About Disability Supports of the Great Plains
Disability Supports is a unique caring community committed to providing the best in full-time and part-time services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1996 by parents who insisted on a personal model of care for loved ones, Disability Supports is located in McPherson and Hutchinson, Kan., offering day supports and residential programs, social enrichment, meaningful employment, continuing education, modern housing, case management, and wellness support. Visit​ ​​ for more information.

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Women Empowerment Panel is the Highlight of the Conference

I am extremely proud of the power these panelists wield, of their community involvement and their unique perspectives of inclusion. I believe this is the most important panel of the conference.”

— Ms. Courtney Reynolds, Chairman, NBCC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2019 / — The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) convenes in Atlanta, Georgia July 24-27, 2019. The theme: Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurial Pursuits demonstrates the importance of entrepreneurship in economic parity. The conference kicks off with a reception at Hotel Indigo at the Atlanta Airport in College Park with Trav Wright and the All Stars.

On July 25-26 of the conference the group meets at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture & History. The attendees are comprised of entrepreneurs and dignitaries from the United States, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Ghana and Senegal.

A highlight of the conference is the Women Empowerment panel comprised of 8 successful women of various industries.
One such panelist,Tammeisha Smith currently serves as the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Dunbar Center, Inc. The Dunbar Center, Inc. is a community health & wellness facility, which was selected as an anchor project for the City of Newark’s Model Neighborhood Initiative under the administration of Mayor Ras Baraka.

Attorney Kimberly K. Haynes, another esteemed panelist, is among Atlanta and Baton Rouge's elite civically engaged leaders within the professional community. A graduate of Spelman College and Tulane University School of Law, Haynes is Founder and CEO of OMBI Group LLC, a premier sports and entertainment firm that specializes in the representation of sports and entertainment professionals and executives.

Ms. Courtney Reynolds, Chairman of the National Black Chamber of Commerce and moderator of the Women’s Empowerment panel, says “I am extremely proud of the power these panelists wield, of their community involvement and their unique perspectives of inclusion. I believe this is the most important panel of the conference.”

There are many, many panel topics including: Modern Medicine, Inclusion & Diversity, Opportunity Zones, Cannabis, Privacy, Capital Access, Ports & Trade, Artificial Intelligence, Infrastructure, Diaspora Trade, Film making and The Business of Fashion.

The conference is open to everyone and registration can be completed here: To make reservations at the Hotel Indigo – Atlanta Airport go here: http://bit.lyNBCCINDIGO.

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New Jersey Insurance law attorney Jared Stolz comments on Certain Underwriters at Lloyds court opinion

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Jared Stolz, insurance lawyer in New Jersey

Jared Stolz, insurance lawyer in New Jersey

New Jersey Superior Court, App. Div., addressed the scope of damages available to a displaced homeowner. Insurance law attorney Jared Stolz explains the case.

that plaintiffs were provided motel rooms and reimbursed meal and transportation costs by their insurance carriers did not foreclose their right to seek other damages resulting from the loss”

— Jared Stolz, insurance lawyer in New Jersey

FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2019 / — In a recent case, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division addressed the scope of damages available to a displaced homeowner.

Insurance law attorney Jared Stolz reviewed the case in a published comment, available on his blog at

“In February 2014, a winter storm caused a high-voltage power line in Willingboro belonging to defendant Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) to fall and ignite fires in plaintiffs' homes; they were displaced from their homes for ten months.” Plaintiffs already received reimbursement from their own insurance company for repair costs and motel stay, but sued PSE&G for loss of use of the home, emotional distress, and personal injuries.

“In managing the case, the trial judge bifurcated the issues and first considered PSE&G's liability. In January 2018, a jury found PSE&G liable for the occurrence. A month later, PSE&G moved for summary judgment, arguing plaintiffs were undamaged beyond the compensation provided by their insurers. The motion judge agreed and entered judgment for PSE&G.” Plaintiffs timely appealed.

The appellate court noted that scope of damages has been addressed in other contexts. For example, a plaintiff whose car was stolen while being repaired could pursue damages for loss of the vehicle’s use. Thus, the Court concluded “that the mere fact that plaintiffs were provided motel rooms and reimbursed meal and transportation costs by their insurance carriers did not foreclose their right to seek other damages resulting from the loss of the use of their homes or any other reasonable damages caused by the inconvenience. Damages in such circumstances ‘are not limited to pecuniary losses which are capable of precise measurement.’"

The Court also rejected PSE&G’s argument that there was insufficient evidence to support inconvenience. One plaintiff discussed the inconvenience of multiple moves due to insurance issues and spent Thanksgiving at a hotel. That plaintiff also died prior to trial, without access to items of personal value. That plaintiff’s daughter gave premature birth to a child during the motel stay, adding to the inconvenience. Thus, the Court held “that damages based on loss of use or inconvenience are largely unique to the plaintiff and ultimately turn on the factfinder's view of each plaintiff's circumstances.”

The case is Certain Underwriters at Lloyds Subscribing to Policy Plh-0013397 v. Public Service Electric and Gas, (A-4128-17T4).

About J. Elliott Stolz, Esq.

Jared Elliott Stolz is an attorney in New Jersey, focusing on insurance law and litigation. He is the managing partner of Stolz and Associates. Jared Stolz received his undergraduate education at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and graduated with honors from Seton Hall University School of Law. Jared E. Stolz has been the managing partner of Stolz and Associates since 2004, specializing in providing individual and customized attention to insurance carriers needs on substantial coverage disputes. Mr. Stolz has nearly two decades of experience in the insurance industry and strives to offer the clients a combination of tried and true legal analysis along with tactic, brought to it by today’s technology, with a focused eye on expenses. He has represented prominent clients in numerous noteworthy cases with published opinions and has published and given seminar on insurance law topics.

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