Women Who Used Johnson & Johnson Talc Products at Risk for Ovarian Cancer One Jury awarded $110 Million to Cancer-Stricken Victim

Johnson & Johnson, maker of the famous “Johnson’s Baby Powder” as well as “Shower to Shower” and other popular product containing talc, has been hit with a slew of lawsuits by women who claim that their ovarian cancer was caused by the use of J&J’s products. Moreover, Court’s have been agreeing with them.

A Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene was awarded $110 million.

Approximately 2,400 lawsuits are pending nationwide against J & J for claims that its products caused harm. The basis of most of the claims is that they accuse J & J of not adequately warning consumers about the cancer risks of its talc-based products. The most famous of which is it is “Johnson’s Baby Powder.”

“The supplier of talc to Johnson and Johnson, Imerys Talc America, Inc., is often included as a co-defendant, ” says Attorney Ed Kramer of the injuredGo.com Law Firm. “The supplier would have liability if its talc was contaminated or otherwise compromised.” “However,” added Kramer, “Imerys was only found 1% liable in the biggest claim thus far.”

Most recently, after losing a claim against it, Johnson & Johnson released a statement stating that “it sympathized with women impacted by ovarian cancer but planned to appeal.” Further, the statement added, “We are preparing for additional trials this year, and we continue to defend the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder.” Keep Reading



Tickets are Now Available On www.besomeonesmiracle.org/project-flourish

Los Angeles, CA, USA – May 11, 2017: Be Someone’s Miracle has announced that they are hosting a gala dinner to help the homeless women and children in the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County. In Los Angeles County alone, there are more than 14,000 homeless women and children, and the organisation is determined to help them. Organised under the program of ‘Project Flourish’, the fundraiser gala dinner will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Altadena Country Club and tickets are now available online.

“Project Flourish is our annual fundraising gala benefiting women and children from transitional homes throughout the San Gabriel Valley community to rebuild their lives.” Said the spokesperson of Be Someone’s Miracle while introducing the fundraiser. “An evening of great speakers, food, music, silent auction and networking to benefit women and their children in transition to flourish, thrive and excel,” she added. According to the organisers, each ticket purchased for the event will significantly contribute in helping people transition out of homelessness.

The motto of this fundraising gala dinner is to rebuild ‘HOPE’. The game will start at 6 PM with a cocktail followed by the dinner at 7. Moreover, there will be inspiring guest speakers and a silent auction as well to raise funds. Every single dollar raised is important to help the unfortunate, and the organisers welcome the free participation from everyone. More information about the homeless is available in this video: www.youtu.be/c1QUGGKtvII

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Two Honoured at West Hartford’s Annual Recognition Ceremony

WEST HARTFORD, CT, May 7 – On Wednesday night, firefighters and police officers honored two men for their dedication and worked last year. Christopher Typer awarded police officer of the year and Robert Howe III named as firefighter of the year.

Robert Howe III is a 40-year-old apparatus operator whose heroism during a four-story apartment fire at 140 Kane Street in March 2016 was honored and recognized as West Hartford’s firefighter of the year.

Howe III’s battalion chief, William Kall, stated that Howe III went into the burning building and carried many residents out to safety. Firefighters responded to the fire where numerous people trapped inside of a building filled with fire and smoke. Responding firefighters stated that one resided jumped off a porch and several people were hanging out their windows calling for help. Crews reported that fire and smoke were visible coming from the building.

Mayor Shari Cantor made a proclamation that Howe III disregarded his safety and deployed an extension ladder without hesitation and rescued two adult occupants from their upper-level balcony by himself.

Two Honoured at West Hartford's  Annual Recognition Ceremony

Kall stated his actions contributed to more than 100 people evaluated from the burning building. Of those 100 people, 18 were rescued by firefighters. Additionally, some of the residents in the building were in wheelchairs and safely recovered.

Howe III, a Tolland resident, has worked for the West Hartford Fire Department for the last 17 years. Howe III was promoted to apparatus operator in July 2012 and used his training to rescue those whose needed recovering from the fire. Keep Reading

A Young Autistic Man Finds Success and Independence in Meaningful Work – Thanks to Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia

Parents, teachers, siblings, friends, the community, and the government – both state and federal, want autistic people to be independent; both financially and personally. An initial investment in resources and facilitation can produce a lifetime of benefits to individuals with autism. A working person, regardless of disabilities, isn’t a burden on society. Quite the contrary, they earn money and pay taxes. Unfortunately, it is hard to be optimistic because there aren’t many success stories to raise the hopes of those experiencing this challenge. There isn’t enough recognition for those institutions that are providing these invaluable services. There is too much attention on limitations and not enough on possibilities. Many people feel helpless and discouraged. Let’s look at a success story – successful because of advocate parents, early intervention/facilitation, and utilization of available resources, like Wilson Workforce and Rehab Center!

Listen to the fantastic podcast of a graduate from WWRC, Alexander P. Cullison. http://vrworkforcestudio.com/ His is a success story that should inspire all that are in a similar situation. Alexander was misdiagnosed when he was a toddler as retarded and remanded to “one size fits all” special education classes until appropriate classroom accommodations could be negotiated. Few believed he could obtain a standard high school diploma, but he did. He acted in school plays and participated in Special Olympics basketball. Teachers, counselors, and his parents worked hard to help him, but none worked so diligently as Alexander plowing through the limiting “Rain Man” stereotype. Given the opportunity to attend WWRC ( https://www.wwrc.net/ ), Alexander lived in a dormitory, away from home, and learned database management. WWRC also provided a driver’s education course that ultimately resulted in his getting a driver’s license.

Shortly upon graduation (2009), Alexander was hired for a job with CSC (now CSRA). As a clerk/administrative assistant, he works with client fulfillment related to mail and other related services. Having worked for almost a decade, driving to his job in the worst traffic in the nation, he is a contributing member of our society. He works hard, saves for retirement, pays taxes, and travels on vacation whenever he can.

Please listen to his podcast at http://vrworkforcestudio.com/ Alexander’s website is www.The-Autistic-Kid.com You can read about his life story in a short biography, “A Journey of Inches” at Amazon: http://a.co/2Lso2Aw


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Patent Attorney Rahul Dev Launches New Small Business Program to Grow his IP Consulting Practice

Inventors and small business owners have always found the patent strategy a complicated maze for navigation, and patent attorney Rahul Dev has recently launched an innovative intellectual property creation program to address such needs. Not only this program is cost-effective, but his decade-long experience as patent attorney and technology business lawyer has also proven to be an invaluable asset during the development of this program aimed at innovative companies worldwide.

Rahul Dev, patent attorney, and the corporate lawyer has launched a new small business program, called ITPAS (Ideas to Patents and Strategy), which will seek to expedite the process of creating valuable patents to (or “intending to”) adding value to a company’s intangible assets. The idea is to get global investors and innovative business owners to define the title and ownership of creative business models, which can further be patented across multiple jurisdictions (US, Europe, Asia Pacific), subject to the patent eligibility criteria.

This would mean lesser chances of disputes between Startup CoFounders in cases one or more founders decide to leave the venture midway. ITPAS would create a tool to sidestep the often long and complicated process of defining and claiming intellectual property ownership.

“It is a strategic patent creation program intended to eliminate the friction of the possible conflicts relating to copyright ownership,” explained Patent Attorney Rahul Dev in an interview. “So the typical patent process for small businesses and individual inventors is challenging, exact patent scope and rights of ownership are difficult to identify for both clients and patent lawyers. Customers tend to start out high believing their innovative products will disrupt the market and patent lawyers tend to start out low citing complicated procedure to obtain patent rights, and negotiations can take months instead of weeks.”

Dev further explained, “So what this program does is instead of filing full-fledged patent applications right away, clients are counseled to first define their inventions in a proprietary format provided to them, which is subsequently vetted to determine the most valuable and innovative features. After that, such features are protected by way of an initial level IP protection, including provisional patent applications, copyrights, trademarks and design patents. This helps in saving costs and in certain cases, big contracts and agreements are drafted to ensure protection via trade secret.”

“plans include actively growing the patent consulting portfolio,” Dev said. It is part of the broader efforts to improve the patent consulting practice beyond Asia growing forward and expand the business in the US and Europe.” In past, Rahul Dev has handled multiple issues regarding false defamation on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter), and while this isn’t directly related, you can likely bet his experience in getting defamatory content removed promptly by closely communicating with legal cells of tech companies is helping this aggressive new IP creation strategy. Keep Reading


Just over one month ago, the US announced that as a security measure, laptops, tablets, and even mini-tablets would be banned indefinitely from the cabins of 9 non-domestic airlines with direct flights from the Middle East and northern Africa to the US. In reality, the cabin laptop ban implies one of two things. Either—disturbingly–that no international flight from anywhere in the US and no domestic flight anywhere is safe from a terrorist bringing a laptop filled with explosives into a passenger cabin or that US protectionism is the ban’s underlying motivation, to hurt international airlines from places like Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Qatar. I thought that over the last month someone in the US would reverse this wrong decision, but since that has not occurred, I wish to make my disagreement with the decision a matter of public record.

I believe that that the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) cabin laptop ban cannot be based on security considerations alone and has the perverse impact of actually increasing the terrorist threat confronting Americans.

In fact, the US’s reaction to the danger of a terrorist boarding a flight with a bomb hidden in a laptop or tablet is a startling admission of its inability to keep Americans safe from terrorists. By implementing “extreme vetting” of persons and their carry-ons on all US domestic flights and international flights to the US.

Why? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security explained its decision as follows: “We have reason to be concerned about attempts by terrorist groups to circumvent aviation security…Implementing additional security measures enhances our ability to mitigate further efforts against the overseas aviation industry.”

But what are these additional security measures? Banning laptops and iPads from cabins, but not from the cargo hold because a laptop bomb is more dangerous in the cabin than it is in the cargo hold? This is an admission by DHS that it believes that no airport’s security measures, whether technological, animal or human, can stop terrorists from boarding flights or from detecting bombs hidden in laptops or tablets.

This admission is especially sharp considering the advanced security in some of the banned airports, which then-candidate Donald Trump praised as “incredible” and first class, in contrast to American airports. In light of the threat of terrorists with laptop bombs flying to the U.S, and the admission that the U.S. government believes it cannot stop them, why hasn’t the U.S applied the cabin laptop ban to all incoming flights from anywhere in the world and to all domestic flights, just as it applies the now well-known ban on liquids of a certain amount from all flights? Keep Reading

Ohm House Announces Release of Dylan St. John ‘s new R&B/Pop Single “DreamBoat”

Building off the momentum of his live gigs and previous releases Dylan St. John recently dropped his new single “DreamBoat.” Expect dance floors, fans and smart DJ’s to all catch fire in a very fun and exciting way, to this New York pop star on the rise.

April 30th, 2017

New York vocalist and songwriter Dylan St. John is quickly becoming a hot topic of discussion among people who love great, high energy, R&B and pop music. Sure to add to the power, Ohm House recently announced the release of his new single “DreamBoat,” a song infused with the rising star’s signature R&B/pop music style and gave a good look at his lyric writing ability that is winning constant praise from all directions.

“We are thoroughly excited about ‘DreamBoat, really ‘ and we know not only are Dylan’s current fans going to love it, but it is going to win over new fans too,” commented a spokesperson from Ohm House sets the stage in an awesome way for his EP release. The more people who hear Dylan’s songs and have a chance to appreciate his lyric-driven releases the better.”

According to his label the Dylan St. John EP project “Crkd Halo” will debut soon. The artist has over 600,000 streams, shows with Jadakiss, A$AP Ferg, Hi-Rez and Soulection, which has helped to build lots of anticipation over the release, which he and Ohm House promise will not disappoint. Early reviews of “DreamBoat” have been very positive.

Janice C., from a local New York Music blog, recently said in a five-star review, “I love ‘DreamBoat,’ the new single from Dylan St. John. I saw him perform live and was impressed and was looking forward to hearing him in the studio. He did not let me down; this is an excellent song.” Keep Reading


“First Look” compilation trailer included PC and augmented reality projects made by students

APRIL 26, 2017 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – The Univesity of Southern California’s premier video games program USC Games releases its DemoDay: Class of 2017 line up and compilation trailer showcasing this year’s student sets, it was announced today by Tracy Fullerton, the Director of USC Games and Chair of the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division. The annual exhibition will take place on May 10 at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA).

Demo Day “First Look” compilation trailer: (link here)

States Tracy Fullerton: “The games showcased at this year’s Demo Day: Class of 2017 festival is perfect examples of the creativity, skill, and artistry of video game design our students show every year. These games are a message to the video game industry and the public that innovation, teamwork and the next generation of great video game makers are here at USC Games.”

The Demo Day: Class of 2017 list of games includes:

A Slime In Time: An augmented reality, player versus player, real-time strategy game where a Hololens scans the environment and includes physical obstacles into the game.

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BOCA RATON, FL – April 14, 2017 – Yes, it’s true. In the midst of many shops closing its doors, one entrepreneur is not willing to give up on the retail industry. That person is David Beinhacker, the owner of a small tennis apparel line called nu sportswear.

“It was a complete accident, ” says David. While working out of his garage which he explains is not as cool as it sounds, growth was being accomplished, but the lack of space was evident. So one day he decided that he couldn’t fight it any longer and needed to find an office/warehouse to move the tennis apparel line operation. While doing so, he stumbled upon a small RETAIL space in a shopping center on St. Andrews Blvd, next to one of the highest grossing malls in America(Town Center Mall of Boca Raton). He then said to himself “for a few more dollars a month he could have the office space for his tennis line and then use the front of this space and create a full tennis retail store!” Three weeks later he signed a lease, installed the sign and started working on the creation of Boca’s newest and coolest spot called “tennis inc.”

Tennis players will now have new a place to drop in when looking for tennis racquets, apparel, tennis shoes, stringing services, sports jewelry, and even tennis art. The shop will open in ______ and will cater to a more young tennis clientele of Boca with a modern and “fun vibe.” With a contemporary, white, silver and lime green look, the store will be a great fit for Boca Raton.

‘tennis inc.’ is a modern tennis shop that will carry the most popular brands from Asics, Wilson, Babolat, Nike, Stella Mccartney Adidas and many of the best selling tennis brands on the market today. The new tennis shop reportedly sports a more “boutique” style, not the typical tennis shop that people are used to.

Additionally, the store will offer a broad range of services that will appeal to the busy professionals. Free delivery to your office or home and price matching are two of the benefits that ‘tennis inc.’ will provide. Moreover, tennis inc. Has a feature where if they do not have your particular size and style, you can just order them right from the in-store tablet and the product will be shipped within 24 hours at no extra charge.

Finally, one of the unique concepts the store will offer is… The “T-Shirt Wall.” Where customers will have a broad range of practice shirts with fun and cool sayings and images. They have a social media idea to let customers create their shirts for the wall and send friends to purchase one of the unique creations. The designer will be able to receive points/money on sales of those t-shirts. ‘tennis inc.’ is planning the grand opening party, so make sure to stay tuned!

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Forthcoming location, Rock Out Loud, to debut in early 2018

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 – Leading Staten Island music school, The Staten Island School of ROCK, today announced the expansion of its brand with the launch of its forthcoming Central New Jersey location. The new music education school, Rock Out Loud, will debut in early 2018.

With its unique hands-on approach and highly skilled professional teaching staff, the new Rock Out Loud location will provide Central New Jersey residents with the same high caliber quality of music education that Staten Island students have enjoyed for 13 years at The Staten Island School of Rock location.

“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our brand and the forthcoming launch of Rock Out Loud,” says Michael Grande, Founder, and CEO of The Staten Island School of Rock and Rock Out Loud. “The incredible response we’ve received over the years from The Staten Island School of Rock location has been overwhelming and validated our notion that there is a demand for a high-quality music establishment for kids of all ages,” he added. “After having succeeded in providing exceptional music education on Staten Island for over a decade, it is our honor to expand our services to the residents of Central New Jersey early next year.

Providing an array of services including an introduction to and development of various musical instruments including piano, guitar, bass and drums, as well as vocal instruction in a state of the art recording studio, the new Rock Out Loud location will serve both adults and children as young as 4. Featuring private teaching rooms equipped with Pro Tools recording software and a LIVE room where students can get that correct ‘Rock Star’ experience, accompanied with lights and a stage.

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