HOW TO STOP THE KILLING OF UNARMED BLACK MEN

The deaths of unarmed young black men, is in many instances, the result of statistically based associations between black men and violent criminal behavior.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — HOW TO STOP THE KILLING OF UNARMED YOUNG BLACK MEN
By Jack Levine
A discussion on why unarmed young black men are frequently shot, is long overdue. Scientific research studies indicate that the main cause of this tragic phenomenon is the perception that there is, in fact, an association between African Americans and violent criminal behavior. This translates into an instinctual fear on the part of many whites, including police officers, by a distorted assessment of the threat posed to them when confronting a young black man. Is this racism? Or is it the result of unfortunate cultural patterns in the black community that can and should be changed.
This fear on the part of white people is not without some statistical justification. While blacks only comprise 13% of the U.S. population, they comprise 29% of those arrested for violent crimes. In black neighborhoods, homicide remains the most common cause of death for African American men, aged 15 to 34. As a result of these statistics, many white Americans associate violent crime with African Americans.

The publicity surrounding the beating of Rodney King; the shooting of Trayvon Martin; the shooting death of Michael Brown; the death of Freddy Gray and, many other reported incidents, have attracted national attention. The more recent shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick Ga. and the strangulation death of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police have most recently engaged the nation.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson reportedly once told a Chicago audience, “there is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery – – then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” Scientific studies have demonstrated why this is so. In these studies, white college students were shown images of black men and white men and asked whether an object being held was a gun, or something else. The studies demonstrated a marked reduction in accuracy on the part of white students, causing them to mistake ordinary objects for guns, when shown a black face and, some other object, when shown a white face.
This study may explain the fatal March 2018 Sacramento police shooting, which occurred at night, in which a 22-year-old African American, Stephon Clark, was confronted by two police officers, responding to a 911 call, Clark was instructed: “Show me your hands.” At that moment, Clark was merely holding a cell phone in his hand, which was mistakenly perceived as a weapon by the police officers.
Furthermore, it is unlikely that racial bias training for police officers, by itself, will have any effect on the perception that there is a correlation between violent criminal behavior and young black men. Studies conducted on the incarceration of African Americans convicted of various crimes, support this correlation. In 2014, a study conducted by the NAACP showed that African Americans, while only 13% of the general population, constituted 34% of the nation’s prison population, a rate more than five (5) times that of whites.
Although this disparity may, to some extent, be accounted for by racial prejudices that may exist in our criminal justice system, the only way to change this perception of a correlation between crime and African-Americans, is for the black community to undertake a major effort to institute cultural changes. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed the way in his “I Have a Dream Speech”: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Social scientists believe that building character, begins at an early age by children adopting their parents as role models, with fathers being the principal role model for male children. With 77% of African American children born out-of-wedlock and, raised only by their mothers, the opportunities to develop good character are thereby greatly reduced. Instead, young black males, raised in single parent homes, may by default, look to street gang leaders and drug dealers as models to fill the void left by absent fathers.
Because the black community appears to tolerate black fathers abandoning their children, this cultural tradition must change if we are to eliminate the unfortunate perception of a correlation between young African American males and criminal or violent behavior.
In addition, the drop-out rate of African American school children must be drastically reversed. In a 2005-2006 study conducted by the NAACP, the high school dropout rate for black students was reported to be over 50%. The nation-wide drop-out rate for black college students in recent years has remained steady at approximately 65%, compared with a drop-out rate of only 38% for white college students. Understandably, those without either a high school or college education have greatly reduced prospects for obtaining a job that will adequately support themselves, or a family. This inevitably leads to a feeling of low esteem for many black youths and a multi- generational reliance on welfare benefits and food stamp which entrap many into a life of poverty.
Although few would doubt that pockets of racial prejudice still exist in America, perhaps it is time that the African American community looks inwardly, as well as outwardly to identify the sources of racial prejudice. In addition to Police Departments stressing racial sensitivity in their personnel training programs, perhaps the leaders of our black communities should organize neighborhood meetings to discuss these issues and try to understand the real reasons for some of the perceptions that large portions of the white community have unfortunately developed.
If these measures are undertaken, when Black Lives Matter organizes their next demonstration, instead of angrily over-turning police vehicles, they should, perhaps consider marching through our inner cities with slogans on their banners and signs: “We have met the enemy, and they are us?”
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(Jack Levine is a retired lawyer and a former F.B.I. Agent),

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How Companies Can Stay Afloat During the Pandemic Explains Rachel Daddesio

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Companies Need to Learn How to Adapt During the Pandemic, Explains Rachel Daddesio

MONTGOMERY, TX, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many companies are unable to operate “as usual” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Either due to their business being deemed non-essential or because of social distancing, companies have had to consider exploring how they will stay afloat financially. CPA Rachel Daddesio explores some of the options that are available.

One of the first things that Rachel Daddesio suggests doing is to examine what government benefits are available. Small businesses are able to get some financial relief from the federal government. Applications can be made in order to get grants that will provide funding, though it can take a month or longer to get approved.

Rachel Daddesio also identifies that many small businesses can push sales and payroll taxes for several months. This can help to offer some financial flexibility to businesses that are struggling during the pandemic.

Rachel Daddesio has worked with a number of businesses to build sustainable budgets before and during the pandemic. With so many companies struggling to bring in the needed revenue, she explains that it involves creativity. She has referenced several companies that have learned to adapt during the pandemic, changing the products they offer, or how the products are offered.

With many states lifting alcohol regulations, restaurants and bars are able to offer to-go alcoholic beverages. As such, restaurants and bars may not be able to offer in-house dining but they can offer pitchers of margaritas, gallons of rum punch, growlers of beer, and more. It can be a way to generate revenue in the unique economy that the U.S. is faced with.

Other companies have adapted, Rachel Daddesio points out, by thinking outside the box. What a business would have typically offered within their location is now being offered online or via a curbside pickup. It’s allowing businesses to generate revenue despite having to close their doors. Additionally, it can ensure that people who are loyal customers are still able to get what they need.

Rachel Daddesio suggests that small businesses look at what their competition is doing. This will allow them to stay competitive while also driving at least some income in until it is possible to open up. She also warns that even when businesses can re-open, it may take 12 months or longer to resume normal income levels.

As a CPA, Rachel Daddesio has seen firsthand how the pandemic has affected businesses in every industry. Even those that are considered essential are still faced with financial struggles. Those who want to stay afloat need to find a new normal so that they can adapt to what people need. Businesses need to be creative while offering plenty of safe options for customer interactions.

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WHTB PODCAST WELCOMING SPECIAL GUESTS FOR NEW SHOW ABOUT REDEMPTION, EMPOWERMENT AND RECOVERY

MR. VISH

Mr. Vish WHTB Podcast Host

WHTB Podcast is available on Itunes, Spotify and Google Play. For information on being a guest on the show contact mrvish@mrvishmedia.com

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, May 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Outspoken personal empowerment advocate known as Mr. Vish is inviting special guests for his new podcast program, “Who’s Holding the Bag?” The show, which premiered on March 17 of this year, promotes guests of entertainment, business, arts and sports renown who want to share their redemption and empowerment-over-adversity narratives in the testimonial-based interview format.

It’s the kind of storytelling the host himself knows firsthand. In 2013 Dimitry Vishnevetsky, an Oxford-educated then-34 year-old financial advisor, pled guilty to investment fraud in a Chicago federal courtroom. He was sentenced to six years in federal prison. Out of that experience Mr. Vishnevetsky became Mr. Vish. The latter is banking on his creative and reflective sides to make his newer, abbreviated moniker one he can promote not so much without the smear of scandal, but as a been-there-done-that rehabilitated and insightful version of the sports-car driving, jet-set traveling banking hotshot.

Enter “Who’s Holding the Bag?” While the podcast covers the requisite social issues like culture, lifestyle, politics, and economics, what gives the show its brash, fresh perspective is the integration of these topics with elements of the human condition most people are afraid to talk about. “Who’s Holding the Bag?” interrogates our assumptions about personal redemption over issues like addiction, incarceration, and temptation, among other no-no’s. Mr. Vish weaves these dialogues into his and his guests and, ultimately, our own larger life narratives in questions like, What really constitutes right from wrong? How might the justice system and some of our socio-cultural mores about good and bad better benefit from appreciating some of the subtleties and grays in personal decision-making, the things that aren’t always so concrete or black-and-white in life as they are in law? Marketed across a spectrum of demographics, from millennials to Gen Xers to Baby Boomers, “Who’s Holding the Bag?” is a weekly discussion about choices and decision-making in an often deceptive and uncertain world. These issues traverse all populations and ultimately make (or break) what we recognize as the human condition.

“Who’s Holding the Bag?” is available on Apple itunes, Spotify and Google Play. For information on being a guest on the show or for more information about Mr. Vish contact WHTB@therealmrvish.com

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Concierge Auctions Announces Pending Sale of Miami One Thousand Museum Condo with Great Estates International Realty

Transparency and predictability are important now more than ever, especially in this time of uncertainty, and remain core to what we deliver every day.”

— Chairman, Chad Roffers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce One Thousand Museum Residence 3601 is pending sale following a bidding war among 10 buyers from London, Germany, California, New York, and Florida, in cooperation with Broker Sylvia Fragos of Great Estates International Realty. Previously offered for $7.1 million, the property auctioned No Reserve, to the highest bidder, today via the firm’s digital marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid remotely all over the world.

The global exposure generated by Concierge Auctions in the five weeks prior to the auction closing resulted in over 1,300 prospects and 26 showings by interested buyers—a tremendous result for a property of this caliber. The winning bidder is from Germany.

“In our 12-plus years in business, we’ve been focused on matching sellers with the most capable buyers in the world. Today, traffic to our website is the highest it’s ever been, with hundreds of inquiries received from sellers and agents—proof of the market’s need for our real-time solution in partnership with the agent community. Transparency and predictability are important now more than ever, especially in this time of uncertainty, and remain core to what we deliver every day,” stated Chad Roffers, Chairman of Concierge Auctions.

Located on the 36th floor of the coveted Pritzker-Prize-winning architect’s only landmark residential tower in the United States—with remarkable architecture and sweeping, unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay and South Beach through floor-to-ceiling walls of glass—this exceptional 4,876-square-foot, half-floor residence has been completely furnished with refined custom Italian pieces. Additional amenities include a custom-designed open floor plan a sleek, eat-in chef’s kitchen by Poliform with custom cabinetry and integrated wall vanity cabinets, and a serene master suite with two accompanying spa baths, a unique upgrade to this residence, which offer enclosed steam showers, a stand alone soaking tub, and a space for restoration after a long day of sun and sand.

One Thousand Museum amenities include a house car for transport to airport, shopping and private beach club access in South Beach; sundeck and swimming pool with poolside service in addition to an indoor pool on the 60th floor; private sky lounge, a fitness center, and the only residential rooftop helipad in Miami—all with a premier location in Downtown Miami within 4 blocks of the Adrienne Arscht Center, Ziff Opera House and AmericanAirlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat; 10 minutes to Miami International Airport; and 30 minutes to Fort Lauderdale and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agent. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit ConciergeAuctions.com or call +1.212.202.2940.

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 40 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit conciergeauctions.com.

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Victor Hardy Attorney Finds Success in Intellectual Property Law Supported by His Background in Art and Philosophy

Victor Hardy

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AUSTIN, TX, USA, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the past twenty years, Victor Hardy has been scoring win after win while representing his clients in patent infringement litigation. What helps Victor continue to find success in this challenging type of law practice? A complete understanding of PTO proceedings, the ever-changing law regarding digital media, and a creative approach to litigation ensure that he arrives in court fully prepared for the challenges ahead. As an avid creator of miniature art and student of philosophy in his free time, Victor Hardy brings the unique aspects of each discipline together to the benefit of his clients.

Victor Hardy Leads the Charge to Numerous Wins in Patent Infringement Litigation

While Victor Hardy does specialize in internet search and multimedia streaming technology, his legal acumen is regularly tested in other areas where patent infringement cases arise. He has challenged corporate giants such as Google, Netflix, and Acer, coming out on top with findings and settlements in the favor of his client. When representing clients in such a wide range of industries, Victor Hardy must constantly seek new ways to present his case while fully comprehending the details of the case.

Exploring the World of Art Fuels Creative Thinking for Victor Hardy

Since no two cases are quite the same, it always requires a unique approach to the table when seeking the argument that will sway the judge and jury. As a dedicated enthusiast and award-winning artist in the miniature art world, Victor Hardy says, "As painters, we're constantly searching for ways to improve our paintings with whatever resources we have. We learn to think outside the box from the get-go."

Favorite Philosophers Give Victor Hardy More Reason to Research and Question the Status Quo

Along with a love for art, Victor Hardy holds a deep-seated passion for philosophers, specifically those great thinkers who challenge the world around us. Some of his favorite quotes include, "Cogito, ergo sum," from Rene Descartes and, "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance,’ by Socrates.
By giving great thought and thoroughly investigating every detail associated with each patent infringement case he tackles, he ensures that every client receives the best possible representation when the litigation begins.

Victor Hardy continues to expand his portfolio of winning cases for patent infringement and intellectual property law at his law offices in Austin, TX.

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Prime Ritz-Carlton Dallas Residence to Auction Online via Concierge Auctions and Allie Beth Allman & Associates

We’re pleased to partner once again with Concierge Auctions. Our track record together in the Dallas area is impressive.”

— Listing Agent, Sanders Avrea

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Located within the exclusive Tower Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, 2555 North Pearl Street #202 will auction online next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Sanders Avrea of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Previously offered for $3.495 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding will be held June 23rd–25th via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace, ConciergeAuctions.com, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

“As the clear leader in luxury real estate auctions, I’ve partnered with Concierge Auctions as the listing agent on a number of properties over the last six-plus years, incorporating their auction platform into my own selling strategy for clients of unique, high-end properties and am also on their Advisory Board. We knew that bringing our own property to auction was not only the smart choice, but the best choice to enable us to sell on our timeline. In conjunction with our team at Allie Beth Allman & Associates, as well as my own experience directing sales and marketing of numerous high-rise luxury projects, including The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, we look forward to showcasing our property to a worldwide audience of buyers,” said Kyle Crews, Seller and President of Allie Beth URBAN and Executive Vice President of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, adding, “We’re excited to include our own sale to our many successes together and welcome the new owners to enjoy this property and its many amenities as much as we have.”

This expansive four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence showcases elegant materials and custom finishes. More like a luxurious estate than an uptown condominium, the 2nd-floor setting is surrounded by lush greenery and offers views of the resort-style pool and courtyard below.

“What makes this particular residence unique, and one of the main reasons we fell in love with this property, is its large terrace, giving it more of a home feel. Waking up to a cup of coffee overlooking the spa and trees—especially in these times—has been magical,” added Crews.

Additional features include floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that allow sunlight to filter throughout; a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen and catering kitchen; custom cabinetry; granite countertops; two serene master suites with private spa baths; a full guest suite; custom closets and dressing rooms; marble flooring; custom hardwoods; two climate-controlled storage rooms; and four parking spaces. Resort-style amenities include the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel, Spa, and Fearing’s Restaurant; resident lounge and conference room; and complimentary valet.

“We’re pleased to partner once again with Concierge Auctions. Our track record together in the Dallas area is impressive,” stated Avrea. “A merger of two units in one, Unit 202 at the Ritz-Carlton Residences offers the best of city-living with all the luxury of resort amenities—and space that is truly one-of-a-kind. You simply can’t ask for more at this prestigious building in such a highly-sought-after Uptown Dallas address.”

Located in the walkable Uptown neighborhood close to cultural sites, shopping, dining, DART transit, and downtown, just blocks from the property are Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Garden and the Dallas Symphony, Winspear Opera House, and the Perot Museum are just minutes away. Walk to the American Airlines Center to catch the Mavericks or the Stars on their home turf or enjoy the services and amenities of the Ritz-Carlton. A concierge team stands at the ready to meet every need with signature Ritz-Carlton service.

2555 North Pearl Street, #202 is available for showings daily by appointment, virtual open houses, and for private virtual showings.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, including property details, exclusive virtual tour, diligence documents, and more, visit ConciergeAuctions.com or call +1.212.202.2940.

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 40 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit conciergeauctions.com.

About Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Since 1985, the name Allie Beth Allman has been synonymous with the best estates, high-profile clientele, and superior customer service in the Dallas luxury real estate market. Founder and President/CEO Allie Beth Allman has earned legendary status from her peers within the industry while maintaining consistent community civic leadership. Formed in 2003, Allie Beth Allman & Associates is recognized as the most productive single office residential real estate firm in Dallas and one of the fastest growing in North Texas. In 2015, Allie Beth Allman joined HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices of America, the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage firm, is known for its strength and stability, consistent with Allie Beth Allman’s high standard of service, integrity and community involvement.

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Prominent West Hollywood Gym Owner, Tom Nelson, Reacts To Economic Impairment Report

Tom Nelson, West Hollywood’s Top Trainer

Muscle Mechanics

“Small businesses like mine that were denied an EIDL loan and are having difficulty receiving a PPP loan are forced to open whether given 'permission' or not”.

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — While the world is gradually starting to open its doors to customers one step at a time, its hard to ignore the economic punch this pandemic has taken on small businesses such as fitness studios and other players in the fitness field. In an article published by Bloomberg News, investment bank Harrison Co. has claimed that fitness clubs hit by Covid-19 closures are facing a swell of bankruptcies with more than $10 billion in sales wiped out as clients abandon memberships. Winner of the Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best Gym in Los Angeles – 2020”, Tom Nelson, is no stranger to these tough times and reflects on how his popular West Hollywood gym, Muscle Mechanics, has taken a toll from this pandemic.

Gyms already filled with debt face long-term income declines amid social-distancing initiatives to counter the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. In response, Tom states, “As the owner of Muscle Mechanics I can honestly say that my company has lost $100,000 in revenue and gone $80,000 in debt since closing on March 16.” Unfortunately, a number of other fitness owners are also being forced to deal with these staggering numbers that continue to increase as the days go by. People also aren't exactly feeling eager to run to their gym amidst some openings, according to the report. To avoid being in close proximity to other individuals, folks are likely to continue shunning closely packed fitness centers.

Federal and state assistance is also a consideration that Tom does not believe is supporting small businesses to the best of its capacity. Tom says, “Small businesses like mine that were denied an EIDL loan and are having difficulty receiving a PPP loan are forced to open whether given 'permission' or not”. He continues by saying, “This, in effect, makes law-abiding, tax-paying citizens outlaws for opening their businesses to provide for their families”.

A Harrison survey of 1,000 fitness club users, reports that more than a third of gym members have canceled or plan to terminate existing memberships. Some ideas the leaders of the fitness industry are considering to keep clients safe are using painters tape to mark spaced out areas to practice social distancing, masks for members and employees, extensive disinfecting, and no community chalk buckets. Members of the fitness industry stress that, while they really need to reopen soon to save their businesses, they will work with the state of California and local officials to do it safely.

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Tom Nelson is West Hollywood’s Top Trainer and owner of Muscle Mechanics, which is a gym that is completely private, fully stocked with commercial quality exercise equipment.

Tom has been a fitness enthusiast his entire life but decided to make it his career 15 years ago. In that time, Tom scored the highest in the history of the ISSA certification board, built the largest Private Training Facility in Los Angeles, and have been named West Hollywood’s Top Trainer by his peers in the fitness industry. He has also had an outstanding record as a bodybuilding and figure trainer that is unequalled in the industry – 5 first place wins for men in bodybuilding and 16 first place wins for women in figure contests.

As opposed to simply being a Fitness Trainer, Tom considers himself to be a Fitness Teacher. In all his years as a Fitness Teacher and Nutrition Specialist, Tom has learned that the more someone understands about what they are trying to accomplish, the more successful they will be at it. So, instead of simply telling you what to do in each session, Tom teaches you how to exercise properly, which means you learn the most effective, efficient and safest ways to exercise.

In addition, he will teach you “everything” you need to know about nutrition and how to apply that knowledge to your life. Tom is one of the most sought-after Nutrition Specialists in the Los Angeles area, and has developed a system (patent pending) that simplifies nutrition so anyone can understand it. You will know exactly what to eat, and when, in order to accomplish any goal you set for yourself. You will also understand how to effectively “cheat” on your nutrition plan with absolutely no guilt.

Tom is one of the most sought-after Nutrition Specialists and Trainers in the Los Angeles area. His goal is to reach as many people as he can to spread his message of fitness and nutrition. “While my achievements are very public and well documented, it is my lesser-known accomplishments that are the most rewarding: helping many people lose over 100 pounds; providing nutritional guidance that can reverse illness and disease; improving quality of life for seniors; sponsoring Olympic and Paralympic Athletes; and, of course, the volunteer work that I do,” states Tom Nelson. “These are the things that make my job and life interesting, challenging, fun and rewarding!”

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Vincent Imhoff and Shannon Dorvall of Imhoff & Associates, Dive Into Lori Loughlin’s Sentencing Over College Scandal

Vince Imhoff, Famed Criminal Attorney

Shannon Dorvall

"Despite overwhelming proof of governmental misconduct, the court failed to impose any punishment on the prosecution"- Imhoff & Associates Newsletter

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The United States Attorney’s Office has repeatedly suffered embarrassing incidents where their pattern of withholding exculpatory evidence has been exposed. Although the government has a history of withholding case damaging evidence, recently the tactics have been employed and exposed in very high-profile cases including the Lori Loughlin “Varsity Blues” case. The government ignored the rules and in doing so, broke the law and got caught. Their punishment should be swift and severe as the government would loudly demand against any defendant caught doing the same thing. Dismissal of the case would be true justice. Vincent Imhoff, Managing Director of Imhoff & Associates, and Shannon Dorvall, attorney at Imhoff & Associates, co-authored an article outlining these details in the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter. Check out the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter below for their reflections.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pled guilty on Friday, May 22, 2020, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office putting an end to the U.S. Attorney’s publicity nightmare of having been caught yet again withholding evidence in a high profile case. However, unlike the Michael Flynn case, the charges are not being dismissed. Instead, the defendants are being offered a remarkable deal of recommending to the court a two-month sentence, $150,000 fine and 100 hours of community service for Loughlin and a five-month sentence, $250,000 fine and 100 hours of community service for Giannulli despite waiting well over a year to enter a guilty plea. According to Imhoff & Associates Newsletter, “Other defendants who pled earlier received harsher sentences despite the early cooperation.”

Loughlin’s suggested sentence is in the middle of the sentences already handed down in the case. Has the U.S. Attorney’s Office suddenly gone soft and forgotten their longstanding practice of punishing defendants for pursuing trial and forcing the government to do actual work? Or is it more likely the government recognized the optics of the situation and chose to make an offer so irresistible that only a fool would choose trial when faced with more than 10 years in federal prison

The Imhoff & Associates Newsletter continues, “Although the court denied their motion to dismiss, he made it clear that the defendants could cross-examine on the “aggressive” tactics used with Marty Singer against parents in the alleged bribery scheme. The information gathering in cross-examination of the agents could embarrass the United States Attorney’s Office. Best to avoid such a light being shown in their dark corners by enticing the defendants into a deal that would seal off the defendants’ need to question the agents and expose the truth. A trial could have given ammunition to challenge guilty pleas of already sentenced defendants”.

In denying Loughlin’s attempt to dismiss the case, the court found that the actions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office were an “imprudent underestimation of the context, relevance and potential exculpatory nature of the notes”. The court also found their actions in withholding the evidence as “irresponsible and misguided” but not “willful”. The Imhoff & Associates Newsletter goes on to state, “One hopes the attorneys in this case quote that language in their sentencing memorandums to the court and describe their client’s actions as ‘irresponsible and misguided’ because apparently the court feels there is no need to punish such actions. What is trying to find a work around to get your child into a competitive college by paying someone to go around the red tape but 'irresponsible and misguided'. The court still has the option of sentencing Loughlin beyond the negotiated two months but that seems unlikely given the propensity of the system to protect the government from deeper scrutiny in the prosecution of criminal cases".

In our system of criminal justice, the fairness of procedures takes precedence over the conviction of any single person. The procedural safeguards, while seen as the boring and unsexy part of a criminal cases, are set forth in the Bill of Rights and the presumption of innocence is enjoyed by all of us and enforced by the defendant in a criminal case. Without a meaningful challenge to the government, prosecutors have no incentive to follow the very rules they are supposed to uphold. Hearing the words “on behalf of the Government of the United States versus” is terrifying when your name finishes that sentence. The full weight of the United States behind the charges is supposed to be scary to make people think before they break the law. It takes fortitude to stand up and make them prove their case instead of folding at the first court appearance.

The courts have lost their desire to hold the government to such as standard. Despite overwhelming proof of governmental misconduct, the court failed to impose any punishment on the prosecution. One of the tenets of the criminal justice system is that punishment acts as a deterrent to future bad acts. If the courts never punish the U.S. Attorney’s Office for their oft repeated bad acts in withholding crucial exculpatory evidence, how can anyone expect their behavior to change when the incentives to beg at the ever-flowing fountain of forgiveness from courts.

“Although defendants Loughlin and Giannulli derived some benefit from the government’s misdeeds, the court should demonstrate true blind justice by dismissal of all charges”, concludes the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter.

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Imhoff & Associates, PC, provides the highest quality representation for individuals who have been accused of committing criminal offenses. They understand that people who come to them are going through some of the most stressful times in their lives and want these individuals to know they do not have to work through these matters alone. Their nationwide criminal defense attorneys are prepared to provide creative, hard-hitting defenses for clients across the nation, no matter what the case may entail, how complicated matters may seem, or what crimes the accused are charged with. "We have a powerful and highly experienced team of attorneys from different legal backgrounds in your area and we bring the determination to win, a great deal of resources, and extensive knowledge to every case we handle", states Imhoff & Associates. "Let us put our extensive experience and successful track record of defending thousands of clients to work defending you!"

If you have been accused of committing a criminal offense, it is essential that you reach out to their firm as soon as possible. The sooner you begin working with them, the sooner they can begin examining every detail surrounding your case, gathering all the evidence, and building the strongest defense possible. Because they have experienced lawyers throughout the nation, they are knowledgeable of every state’s criminal laws, and know how all of these states’ criminal proceedings are carried out.

"Individuals who turn to our firm for defense are met with respect, honesty, and diligence throughout the entirety of their case," states Imhoff & Associates. "No two cases are alike, and we ensure every client is provided with the customized defense needed to meet their unique needs. We believe in doing everything we can to put our client's minds at ease, which is why we also implement one-time, flat-fees. This means you do not have to worry about how long you are on the phone with us or how many times you meet with us; you will never be charged any hidden expenses." With Imhoff & Associates, it looks like no matter what your case entails, you will work with the right attorney for your case; someone who is from your area, is well-versed in that particular area of law, and knows how to customize the best possible defense for your specific case.

Aurora DeRose.
Michael Levine Media
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Source: EIN Presswire

Jim Thomas Leads City of Hope National Cancer Institute With Technology and Innovation

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Jim Thomas City of Hope

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO, CA, USA, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jim Thomas Leads City of Hope National Cancer Institute With Technology and Innovation

Jim Thomas City of Hope has stated that innovation can be hard but technological advances are needed for efficiency and growth. He has focused on modernizing the workplace to improve efficiency, comfort, and capabilities. Jim Thomas City of Hope has extensive experience in leadership, IT service management, and cybersecurity. Jim Thomas City of Hope offers solutions. He is skilled at identifying problems and solving issues with innovation and technology.

Jim Thomas City of Hope Leads With Innovative Thinking

Jim Thomas City of Hope Vice President and CTO of Enterprise Technology is known for taking charge, solving problems that need innovative solutions, and making positive change. However, he has stated that he recognizes innovation can be difficult. This is what makes him a skilled VP of CTO and Enterprise Technology, he sees all sides of a situation and helps the institution adjust to the changes in a way that solves problems without creating new ones.

Jim Thomas City of Hope witnesses daily the hard work that healthcare professionals put in every day in the battle against cancer. He knows that for the system to improve innovative thinking must be applied to make the daily tasks of the hardworking caregivers and doctors easier yet more efficient.
Jim Thomas City of Hope has focused on bringing top innovation and technology to the City of Hope facilities. He knows that modernizing the workplace means more patients can be seen with greater efficiency. He works diligently to upgrade and keep up to date all the systems at City of Hope so the technology can work at maximum capabilities. He also leads the Cyber Security Operations team to protect patient and employee information and to defend from cyber threats. In his 25 years of experience as a team leader, he has had coworkers report that he is easy to work with with a keen mind for looking at things outside the box and a dedication to a deadline.

Jim Thomas City of Hope is an asset to the City of Hope National Cancer Center and he is proud to play his part in keeping their systems safe, technologically advanced, and efficient. He knows it will continue to take an alert mind and the ability to recognize where innovation is needed and how to apply it to a situation.

Jim Thomas City of Hope has proven his dedication to innovation, technology for the good of the healthcare systems, and to have a passion for his work. His employers and coworkers recognize that asset that Jim Thomas City of Hope brings to the company and after so many years with City of Hope he hopes to continue to make positive and innovative changes where problems arise to simplify the lives of patients and healthcare providers alike.

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SmartERP to Host a Complimentary Webinar: Managing Change During Uncertain Times with NetSuite Planning and Budgeting

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In this complimentary webinar, attendees will learn how they can take steps to protect their organization from being financially compromised during uncertainty

PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Smart ERP Solutions (SmartERP), a leading provider of Enterprise Business Applications solutions and services, will host a complimentary educational webinar: "Managing Change During Uncertain Times with NetSuite Planning and Budgeting.” This one-hour event will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 11:00 AM (PST)/2:00 PM (EST). Registration for this complimentary webinar can be accessed here – REGISTER.

The webinar will be presented by Steve Ekanger, Master Principal Solutions Engineer, Oracle NetSuite. Ekanger is a Certified Oracle and Hyperion Consultant with over 23 years of experience in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Market Space. Ekanger holds a Master's Degree in Finance and Accounting from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Finance from the University of Northern Colorado.

In this webinar attendees will learn how they can utilize Oracle NetSuite Planning and budgeting (NSPB) to view plans and reports on the web or their mobile devices. Attendees will also learn how to easily create robust dashboards and reports for streamlined access to information as well as budgeting task lists, instructions, dashboards, and graphical reports.

Other key takeaways:
• Quickly navigate plan versions and details in Excel
• Create Full ad-hoc and free form analysis
• Manage data from multi-dimensional sources
• Create unique data perspectives for users

“In this current state of uncertainty and given the impact COVID-19 is having on the economy, business executives are forced to re-evaluate their financial and workforce strategy — planning has become more important, not less,” stated David Testa, Vice President North America Oracle Cloud Services, Smart ERP Solutions. “Oracle NetSuite Planning and Budgeting offers a tool for organizations to effectively and efficiently manage their businesses. It enables flexible driver-based planning to help connect your operational assumptions to financial outcomes and supports a hierarchical planning process that encompasses both corporate finance and lines of business within your organization.”

About Smart ERP Solutions

Founded by Oracle/PeopleSoft veterans, Smart ERP Solutions® is a unique organization in the Enterprise Business Applications space providing innovative, cost-effective, and configurable services and solutions that efficiently extend the capabilities of ERP/HCM systems to meet specific business process needs. SmartERP enables clients to seamlessly integrate their people, processes, applications, and data, across an enterprise, enabling the organization to streamline its operations and support business growth.

Dave Reik
Smart ERP Solutions, Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire