Int’l Community Urged to Reject Sri Lankan Domestic Justice Mechanism & Refer Sri Lanka to ICC, ICJ: TGTE

Sri Lanka Foreign Relations Minister’s Speech to UNHRC Prime Example of State’s Sinhalese Buddhist Chauvinism, Promulgation of Lies & Deflection of Blame.

Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing Commissions to ward off international pressure to pursue a legitimate accountability process in accordance with international standards.”

— Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

NEW YORK, USA, February 28, 2020 / —

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urges the United Nations Human Rights Council and the international community at large to reject a “domestically designed and executed reconciliation and accountability process” as described by Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday before the UNHRC as a suitable replacement for the international judicial process mandated by UNHRC Resolution 30/1, which Sri Lanka unilaterally withdrew from on bogus pretenses, and instead proceed with a remedial justice initiative that includes referring Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) under the Genocide Convention.

Sri Lanka has a long history of establishing Commissions to ward off international pressure to pursue a legitimate accountability process in accordance with international standards. For example, according to Amnesty International’s 2011 review of the Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) created in bad-faith by the former Rajapaksa administration, where the LLRC “appears to really falter is in ignoring the serious evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other violations of the laws of war by government forces…[t]here is a clear sign of the bias we had feared and already detected in the LLRC’s composition and conduct.”

Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific director at the time went to say, “The LLRC has admitted its own inability to establish the facts about the conduct of the fighting and points out legal complexities beyond its abilities. This is why the international community must now follow up with an investigation, bringing to bear the full resources and assistance of the UN and the international community.” In his speech yesterday, Minister Gunawardena failed to give the international community any reason to believe a new domestic mechanism would a yield a different outcome from past domestic pursuits.

On the contrary, Minister Gunawardena’s speech yesterday shows Sri Lanka’s true colors as a rigid ethnocratic Buddhist Sinhalese State only interested in “victor’s justice.” By criticizing former High Commissioner for Human Rights Hussein’s 2015 Report on Sri Lanka (OISL) on the grounds that it “unjustly vilif[ies] the heroic Sri Lankan security forces,” the Minister exposes the State’s entrenched bias in favor of the state forces that a domestic mechanism would be tasked with investigating and holding accountable, revealing that a domestic mechanism would never work.

The Minister’s statement that “[t]he end of the brutal conflict advanced, secured and protected one of the fundamental human rights – the ‘right to life’ for all Sri Lankans- Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslims and others” displays Sri Lanka’s total disregard for Tamil lives and dignity. There is no greater violation of ‘the right to life’ than the genocidal campaign waged against Tamils by State forces during the final stage of the conflict, which resulted in the death of 70,000-100,000 Tamils.

Third, the Minister’s description in his opening statement of the new administration’s “policy framework” as one “envisaged to achieve sustainable development and peace in the country, firmly anchored in safeguarding ‘national security without compromising the democratic space available to our people” glaringly omits any mention of “accountability.” Given the Minister’s repeated statement that a domestic mechanism must be in line with Sri Lanka’s “policy” and “priorities,” the Minister’s description shows that the State has no interest in pursuing justice.

The Minister’s speech also includes many statements that are on their face outright lies, offering critical insight into the lack of credibility that any domestic mechanism would carry. For example, the Minister accused fellow UN Member States of using Sri Lanka as a “pawn” for geopolitical gain. However, the fact is that Sri Lanka used its strategic location in Indian Ocean to keep international powers away from intervening militarily and diplomatically while Sri Lanka carried out the Tamil Genocide in 2009. Sri Lanka continues to play the victim card while ignoring the suffering of the armed conflict’s actual victims: the Tamil People.

The Minister also claimed, “The government led by the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, of which the current President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, initiated a sustainable reconciliation process in Sri Lanka to bring about ‘healing and peace building’” that was an “ an inclusive process.” This is outright delusional. One need look no further than President Gotabaya’s recent statement that any political resolution should be based on the support of the Sinhala people to discern the State’s total lack of interest in reconciliation and inclusion. The Minister’s closing remarks quoting Buddha and spoken in Sinhalese underscores the vapidness of the Minister’s claim.

TGTE therefore maintains its decade-long position that a domestic mechanism to investigate and prosecute “credible allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity” (2011 UN Panel of Experts’ Report on Sri Lanka) perpetrated by Sri Lanka against Tamils during the armed conflict serves only to attempt to deflect calls for referral of Sri Lanka to the ICC and delay other meaningful actions on accountability and will never deliver justice to Tamils given neither the State nor the judiciary is ethnically neutral, the judiciary is not independent, and there is no known instance of a State guilty of international crimes investigating itself.

No fewer than 10 UN reports substantiate TGTE’s position, as do reports by many highly respected international NGOs as well as the US Department of State. In his 2015 Report on Sri Lanka (OISL), former High Commissioner Hussein stated that “the domestic criminal justice system” in Sri Lanka “needs to be strengthened and reformed” and that that process “needs to be undertaken in parallel to the establishment of a special hybrid court, not in place of it.” High Commissioner Hussein also called attention to widespread “reprisals against judicial and other professionals who try to prosecute human-rights related cases involving State officials.”

Minister Gunawardena’s baseless allegation that the Commissioner’s report is “much flawed,” among his other stern words for fellow Member States, is the equivalent of such a reprisal on the international stage. His attack of OISL is also an attack on fellow UN Member States that adopted the Report. This hurling of insults against the UN, its experts and its processes as “flawed,” “biased,” “politically motivated,” and a violation of Sri Lankan “sovereignty” is a longstanding strategy imparted by Sri Lanka to manipulate the country’s Buddhist Sinhalese majority, undermine all justice initiatives, and perpetuate the State’s culture of impunity.

In her 2017 report, which Sri Lankan Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe called “a harm to Sri Lanka's sovereignty”—one of Sri Lanka’s go-to false pretenses for rejecting UN findings that contradict its ongoing narrative of lies—UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Monica Pinto, who Minister Rajapakshe also accused of impropriety in her reporting, noted the “inadequacy of the State’s domestic legal framework to deal with international crimes of this magnitude.”

“In the past, when Sri Lanka has prosecuted conflict-related cases, it has relied on offences in regular criminal law, sch as murder. fails to recognize the gravity of the crimes committed, their international character, or to duly acknowledge the harm caused to the victims. It also constrains and undermines prosecution strategies, as it does not follow the chain of responsibility and prosecute those who planned, organized or gave the orders for what may be system crimes,” she reported.

The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister claimed that one of the reasons for Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from Resolution 30/1 is that the accountability process envisaged by the UNHRC can't be carried out within the Sri Lankan constitution. But that is exactly why the UNHRC called for constitutional reforms to accommodate an accountability process that meets international standards. However, the fact of the matter is that the Sri Lankan polity will never allow for any kind of amendment that integrates international human rights and humanitarian legal norms, such as the prohibition of torture and the commission of war crimes, that would deny the State the convenient (albeit lame) excuse upon which it has come to rely to eschew international justice and force the hand of the State to investigate its own.

The State’s abandonment of the UNHRC transitional justice initiative it co-sponsored under Resolution 30/1 is only the latest example of Sri Lanka’s historic betrayal of Tamils, which also includes the State’s abandonment the Bandaranaike–Chelvanayakam Pact and Dudley- Chelvanayakam Pact.

Against this backdrop, anyone can sees that Sri Lanka’s declaration that it will create a domestic mechanism to investigate international crimes perpetrated during the armed conflict is nothing more than a pretense for the State to continue its “delay and never deliver” tactic used to sabotage the UNHRC transitional justice initiative, which TGTE repeatedly tried to impart unto the international community was a fool’s errand.

Former High Commissioner for Human Rights Hussein stated in his report, “[t]he High Commissioner remains convinced that, for accountability to be achieved in Sri Lanka, it will require more than a domestic mechanism.” He also said, “Importantly, the report reveals violations that are among the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole.”

How the UNHRC, other UN bodies and the international community at large react to Sri Lanka’s unilateral declaration that it plans to create a domestic justice process as articulated by the Foreign Relations Minister before the 43rd Session of the UNHRC will have implications not only for Tamil victims but also for the future of international justice and accountability globally.

Given Sir Lanka’s string of broken promises and deeply entrenched culture of impunity, which is a threat to international peace and security, Tamils and the international community should get together and see that accountability does not involve Sri Lanka, but rather Sri Lanka, as part of a remedial justice agenda, is referred to the ICC and the ICJ.


The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected Government of over a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world.

TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

TGTE thrice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has two chambers of Parliament: The House of Representatives and the Senate and also a Cabinet.

TGTE is leading a campaign to realize the political aspirations of Tamils through peaceful, democratic, and diplomatic means and its Constitution mandates that it should realize its political objectives only through peaceful means. It’s based on the principles of nationhood, homeland and self-determination.

TGTE seeks that the international community hold the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Tamil people to account. TGTE calls for a referendum to decide the political future of Tamils.

The Prime Minister of TGTE is Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, a New York based lawyer.

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Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka faced repeated mass killings in 1958, 1977, and 1983 and the mass killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of the killings.

According to UN internal review report on Sri Lanka, over 70 thousand Tamils were killed in six months in early 2009 and Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by the Sri Lankan Security forces. A report by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) published details of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as sex slaves. There are over 90,000 Tamil war widows and thousands of Tamils disappeared due the conflict.

According to this UN report, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide.

Members of the Sri Lankan security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese community and the victims are all from the Tamil community. A Buddhist Monk shot and killed a Sri Lankan Prime Minister 1959 for having talks with Tamils.

Tamils overwhelmingly voted in a Parliamentary election in 1977 to establish an independent and sovereign country called Tamil Eelam. This Parliamentary election was conducted by the Sri Lankan Government.

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James Lukezic Shares How to Become a Sommelier

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PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — James Lukezic is currently the Executive Managing director of Old Slip Capital Partners and has over two decades of experience working for large financial corporations as a retirement consultant. While he spends most of his day making critical financial decisions, he doesn’t let his job distract him from his other passions. James Lukezic is also a sommelier and avid wine collector. “My family has been making and selling wine for centuries. They have owned wineries in Slovenia and the Collio region of Italy,” James says.

His family’s winery background inspired him to become a sommelier and grow his wine collection. “My favorite wines are Napa Cabernet Sauvignons and Pinot noirs from Oregon’s Willamette Valley,” says James Lukezic. How did James Lukezic become a sommelier? He shares a few tips.

For those who wish to become sommeliers, James Lukezic recommends they learn as much as they can about wine. Beginners often like to start writing down notes when tasting wines since it’s one of the essential steps to becoming a sommelier. According to James Lukezic, familiarizing themselves with the most famous wine regions in the world also helps a sommelier in the making.

The French wine region remains one of the top producers in the world, even though wine production in France has gone down by 11% since 2007. James Lukezic, whose family has owned wineries in Italy, mentions Italy remains a large wine producer. Some of the primary grapes in Italy include Prosecco, Barbera, Trebbiano Toscano, and Nero d’Avola. The California one region is one of James Lukezic's favorite regions, and 99% of the wine produced in the United States comes from this area. Argentina has also recently emerged as a top wine producer in the world. Over the last few years, wine production in Argentina has seen a growth of 8%.

James Lukezic mentions traveling to the wine regions is the best way for sommeliers in the making to learn about wine, but it’s not always financially possible. Instead of traveling, potential sommeliers should read books about the major wine regions.

One of the best ways to get their training as a sommelier is by working in the industry. James Lukezic, for example, comes from a background of winemakers. There are many other ways to learn about the industry, such as working at a restaurant, tasting room, wine bar, or catering company. An overlooked skill is often learning the proper way to pour wine, which can be acquired by working in the industry.

Individuals who can to fast track their sommelier skills can enroll in a certificate program. These programs provide them with the hands-on training required to become a professional sommelier.

James Lukezic also enjoys belonging to the United States Polo Association, New York City’s Fencers Club, and the American Helicopter Society.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Breath with Danielle Jarman of Sarasota

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SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — Breathing isn’t something that many people give a great deal of thought to, unless they have trouble catching their breath, Daniele Jarman of Sarasota explains. As an autonomic process, the breath occurs whether we concentrate on it or not — which is a darn good thing! When you being to practice yoga, however, you will soon find that the breath, or pranayama, is every bit as important as the poses, or asanas, themselves. In fact, many yogis consider pranayama to be the pinnacle of a yoga practice.

Teacher Danielle Jarman of Sarasota says that it’s not uncommon for beginners to feel overwhelmed by or even confused about yoga’s obsessive focus on the breath. Knowing a bit about why it’s so important can help you go with the flow! Today we’re taking a look at the benefits of good breath hygiene.

In With the Good…

You already know that if you’re upset, taking a moment to slow your breath can result in lowered heart rate and blood pressure — and ultimately, a cooler head. But there are even more science-backed benefits to controlled breathing techniques, according to Daniele Jarman of Sarasota.

Regular breath exercises can lead to better lung health, improved metabolism, and an increase in cardiovascular stamina. A study out of Harvard University described a link between breathwork and the suppression of genetic pathways related to inflammation.

Deep breathing increases the level of oxygen in your blood, giving you a boost of energy, says Danielle Jarman of Sarasota. Better concentration and a renewed clearness of mind are two other benefits of focused, mindful breathing.

…Out with the Bad

According to a paper published in the medical journal Cognition & Emotion, controlling our inhalations and exhalations can mean a 40% reduction in negative emotions such as anger, fear, and sadness. That’s not too shabby!

Lastly, there is even evidence that breathwork can affect levels of leptin in the body. What’s leptin and why should you care about its levels? Leptin is a hormone that signals the inhibition of hunger by the brain. Proper breathing can also boost the body’s ability to burn fat. In other words, if you master your breath, you could actually lose weight.

Yogic Breathing

When it comes to your breathing during a yoga class, Daniele Jarman of Sarasota says, all you really need to do at the beginning is to follow the teacher’s instructions. She or he will let you know when to inhale, whether to hold the breath for a moment, and when to exhale. Marrying the breath with your body’s movement can help you get into a pose and perform it better, prevent injury, and improve your overall experience of the practice.

As you move deeper into your exploration of yoga, you may be asked to learn certain specific types of breathwork, such as ujayii breathing, breath of fire or skull-shining breath, and alternate nostril breathing. For now, says Danielle Jarman of Sarasota, simply focusing on steady, deep breaths will be enough to help you as you begin to explore your yoga practice. Namaste!

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Denise Gibbs of Modesto: Human Resources and Administrative Expert

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MODESTO, CA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — Denise Gibbs of Modesto uses her thirty years of social work experience to help underserved communities including senior citizens, domestic violence victims, and low-income families.

Focusing her social work experience on human resources and administration efforts, Denise Gibbs of Modesto has dedicated her life to helping the underprivileged. She specifically focuses on senior citizens, domestic violence victims, low-income families, and inmates incarcerated for non-violent crimes.

Because she has spent thirty years in the social work field, Denise Gibbs understands that resources should adjust to the needs of the population. She has developed personnel handbooks for various non-profit agencies to help them hone their policies and procedures. Putting the right policies and procedures in place streamlines operations and enables these agencies to best serve their target populations.

In her thirty years, Denise Gibbs of Modesto has overseen staff at non-profit organizations and used her human resources and administrative experience to resolve conflict and create solutions that help both staff and clients meet their needs.

Denise Gibbs is dedicated to the social work field because she believes that it is crucial to United States society. She encourages others to become involved in social work because, in her experience, there are not yet enough social workers to meet the growing needs of the public.

Denise Gibbs of Modesto has viewed firsthand the negative effects of poverty on society resulting in homelessness, unemployment, declining health, and inability to access resources. Many people who are impoverished suffer from mental illness, making it even more difficult for them to seek the help that they need. Based on Census Bureau* records from 2017, twelve percent of Americans are living in poverty. This is why she has developed and suggested her own housing development strategy. Denise Gibbs understands that social workers are educated in dealing with poverty and mental illness.

Mental illness strikes regardless of economic status presenting in the form of mood disorders, substance abuse, and psychosis. Social workers are trained to identify and provide resources for those with mental illness and are in a position to propose policies that will best help those who are suffering.

Social work is necessary to help those who are victims of child neglect and abuse and victims of domestic violence. Denise Gibbs of Modesto has worked with non-profit agencies to identify these victims and serve her community in a way that provides them with assistance and safe places away from their perpetrators.

Denise Gibbs has also spent her career helping those who have been incarcerated for non-violent crimes find employment upon release. She understands that reintegrating can have a positive impact on the economy and remove the negative stigma. She was involved in developing AB 109* in the state of California, public safety legislation that allowed non-violent offenders to be supervised at the county level and enroll in an eighteen-month skills training program. This program includes vocational training and post-secondary education. This motivates these individuals to maintain their employment and has a positive impact on employers.

Denise Gibbs of Modesto intends to continue contributing to the social work field and collaborating with non-profit organizations to serve the underserved communities and provide those in need with valuable, necessary resources.

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Full Gallop Jumps Into Optics & Photonics Marketing

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Full Gallop Communications founder, Amanda MacDonald

The dynamic marketing branding and strategy services from Full Gallop Communications are now officially available for the photonics manufacturing community.

ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — The dynamic marketing branding and strategy services from Full Gallop Communications are now officially available for the optics manufacturing community. The marketing consultancy announced today that it has expanded into supporting the optics & photonics market. Providing branding and marketing strategy as well as web design, SEO growth, and content marketing, Full Gallop has delivered experienced and knowledgeable support in the equestrian, veterinary, sporting goods, and non-profit sectors.

“Because we had already been supporting the optics space behind our official branding, we outgrew the equestrian-only niche that had been our original home. Over the past summer, we determined that a move to visibly incorporate a wider market to our established base would be necessary for continued growth,” stated Amanda MacDonald, Founder/Principal.

Formerly the Director of Marcom for IDEX Optics & Photonics, and a team member at the University of Rochester Medical Center, MacDonald has 18 years of experience working with B2B and B2C companies at a national and global level.

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Full Gallop Communications was launched in 2015 in the greater Rochester area, New York. Contact for more detail on how we can help you reach your goals in 2020.


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With years of experience working with product launches, promoting manufacturers, and helping distributors, we know how to create more comprehensive brand visibility and increased interest, resulting in measurable sales for your group.

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Ronaldinho Gaucho and Betcris get Together for Unique Media Creation Event

Ronaldinho Gaucho

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Former FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho Gaucho and Betcris get together for unique media creation event in Brazil.

TA' XBIEX, MALTA, February 27, 2020 / — Betcris is targeting Brazil as one of its primary expansion locations. The country is working diligently to embrace gambling, both retail and online, and Betcris recognizes the importance of the market to its future. The company just wrapped up a marketing photo and video shoot in the country, bringing in Betcris Ambassador, and international soccer star, Ronaldinho, to lend a hand.

Betcris Chief Marketing Officer Aurelien Lohrer traveled to Brazil last week to coordinate the marketing efforts. Once finalized, the content will be used primarily on the Betcris social media accounts, as well as other digital properties managed by the company. There will be a variety of video offerings made available, from ten-second clips to sixty-second spots, all designed to capture the beauty of Brazil and highlight the important role Betcris has in the country’s gambling development. Betcris also took advantage of the opportunity to capture footage that will be used for online marketing, as well as for banners and other forms of print marketing.

Ronaldinho was asked to participate in the activity, as both a Brazilian soccer star and an ambassador of Betcris. He spent around five hours assisting in the production of the media content and was an important part of the photo and video shoot. The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year signed on as an ambassador for Betcris last October, and his participation in the marketing efforts was announced when he signed on with the company at that time.

Having Ronaldinho as the face of Betcris throughout Latin America is a huge victory for the company.

His international status as a superstar is unparalleled, and his ability to attract attention gives Betcris an advantage over the competition.

The marketing op took place in Rio de Janeiro, just ahead of the world-famous Rio de Janeiro carnival.

The content is being produced with the assistance of international sports broadcasting channel DAZN in a local Polario studio in Barra de Tijuca, a neighborhood of Rio.

Betcris has become the leading gambling platform in Latin America because of its dedication to the customer and focus on transparency. As it continues to attract new markets, such as Brazil and Argentina, it will be able to bring that same business strategy to more gambling enthusiasts throughout the region, giving them a reliable and secure portal through which they can participate in their favorite activity.

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NeuroPsychiatric Hospital Announces Expansion in Conroe, TX

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Neuropsychiatric hospital opens medical center to help psychiatric patients with complex medical and neurological conditions

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, LLC (“NPH”) is pleased to announce the development of a new location opening in Conroe, Texas. The hospital will serve patients with complex psychiatric disorders in addition to medical and neurological conditions in the greater Houston area.

“I am happy to announce our expansion in the Conroe area, which will serve the greater Houston northern metropolitan communities,” said NPH’s Founder and Chairman, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “Our unique patients require full time treatment from both psychiatry and internal medicine and belong to an excessively growing population of patients with little or no treatment options.”

NeuroPsychiatric Hospital patients are people who have not been able to be treated appropriately at a traditional medical hospital due to severe psychiatric impairments that is coupled with a medical issue. Likewise, these patients are often excluded from receiving care at a traditional psychiatric hospital due to the presence of complex medical and/or medical disorders, such as an infectious disease or renal failure.

One example of a NeuroPsychiatric Hospital patient would be a 55 year-old patient who is acutely psychotic and a danger to self and others and also has wounds, uncontrolled diabetes and AIDS. Another example would be a 20-year-old who is autistic and also suffers from extreme mood swings and violent outbursts.

“Most NPH patients go to local emergency rooms for treatment, which doesn’t always offer any real treatment or solution for the patient or family,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “Other patients come from nursing homes, group homes, other psychiatric hospitals, and law enforcement. All referrals are community-based and not physician dependent as our hospitals serve as a safety net for local communities.”

“NeuroPsychiatric is proud to serve the communities in the surrounding Houston area,” said Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. “The expansion will create hundreds of local jobs and supply communities with dedicated staff and expert clinical care.” “Our Conroe hospital will complement our Clear Lake Houston hospital opening in just a few months (Medical Behavioral Hospital of Clear Lake).

NPH plans to expand throughout the U.S. to provide state-of-the-art patient care for individuals suffering from complex medical and behavioral conditions.

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Nick Stroboulis of Tampa Shares Bail Bondsman Red Flags

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TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — As someone who used to own a bail bond company, Main Street Bail Bonds, Nick Stroboulis of Tampa knows all about the red flags clients shouldn’t ignore. When people look for a bail bond agent, they’re doing it in a time of need, so the last thing they need is to deal with a company that doesn’t have their best interest. Nick Stroboulis shares how to spot red flags when looking for a bail bondsman.

Negative Experience
According to Nick Stroboulis, when people are looking for a bail bondsman, the last thing they need is a negative experience. Since this can be a stressful process to many, if the agent is negative or rude, they should consider this a red flag. Professional bail bond agents should treat their clients with the utmost respect.

Lack of Communication
Like any other professional service people hire, customers need to be able to communicate well with their agents. If the agent doesn’t reply to phone calls, messages, or emails, it’s a red flag, according to Nick Stroboulis of Tampa. Dealing with court hearings and possible jail time is a sensitive issue, so customers shouldn’t feel like they can’t get a hold of their agent.

Higher than Average Fees
Nick Stroboulis mentions that the state sets most bail bondsman fees. If customers encounter a bail bond agent wanting to charge higher than average prices, they should take it as a red flag. Those who suspect a bail bondsman wants to charge them a high fee should call around to get a sense of what other agents charge.

Location, Location, Location
Location can also help those looking for a bail bondsman identify red flags. Most reputable agencies have locations near detention centers or courthouses. Having the right geographical location helps with client accessibility. The last thing someone facing possible jail time wants to do is drive across town to find a bail bond agent. Nick Stroboulis of Tampa mentions that is the bail bond agent is in a questionable location, and they should take this as a red flag.

Nick Stroboulis is originally from Greece and moved to the United States with his family at the age of three and settled in New York. Nick Stroboulis of Tampa is currently the owner of Bella’s Cleaning Service, Inc. in Davenport, FL. Before starting Bella’s Cleaning Service, Inc., Nick Stroboulis also owned New Jersey Fugitive Recovery Group. He has also worked for American Express Co., Airlines Reporting Corp, Arpol Travel Agency, and. He currently lives in Florida with his wife.

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Brooke Horan Williams Discusses Ways to Get Your Child into the Acting Industry

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — If you’re like most kids, you’ve daydreamed about being the one up there on the big screen. With so much attention focused just on you, acting seems like a dream come true for most. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been approached,” Brooke begins. “All the moms I’ve dealt with want advice on how to get their kid into the industry.” Today, Brooke Horan Williams talks about some of the ways to get your child work as an actor.

Having your child be the star of the show might be a dream come true for some families. “It’s pretty hard work,” Brooke says. On a production set, the kids need to do everything adult actors do in addition to doing daily schoolwork. In the theater, it’s even harder since there are so many rehearsals and many production companies travel. “However, it’s not impossible,” she adds.,

Brooke Horan Williams says the first thing she’d recommend is to make sure this is something your child really wants to do. “Many times, it’s the parents who are trying to recreate their childhood,” she says. While it sounds like a lot of fun at first, this isn’t going to be sustainable in the long run for the child. “But if your kid is keen on the idea, has a tendency towards an extrovert personality, and loves to be in the spotlight; this might be something that you’d like to explore further,” she adds.

Probably one of the most famous companies for getting kids’ acting careers launched is Disney. Brooke Horan Williams says there are several things that Disney looks for when recruiting new talent for their channel. First and foremost, Brooke says, Disney looks for professionals. If you have the “triple threat” that producers are looking for, you’ll stand the best chance of getting an audition. These talents include acting, singing, and dancing, although “not all of these are mandatory to getting an audition,” she says. “However, if you’re experienced in performing and have these skills, it really helps.”

Brooke Horan Williams recommends beginning dancing lessons at an early age. “These could include jazz, tap, modern dance, or even ballet,” she says. “I’d say a combination of all of them is best.” It’s more important that your child feel comfortable in his skin, she adds. This is because dancing helps with movement, muscle training, rhythm, and other performance-based skills. The ability to sing helps as well. Brooke says that your child won’t have to be pitch-perfect; even the ability to carry a tune and perform it well will help immensely. Church choir and chorus classes in school can help with this skill. Talent contests can also help your child gain confidence and self-esteem if they’re good, she adds.

Acting lessons are probably the biggest thing you’ll need to do, Brooke says. Whether it’s private acting lessons or drama class in school, just getting out there and performing will make a huge difference. Brooke Horan Williams says to have your child join acting clubs if possible, she says. “Anywhere he’ll have a chance to perform will help your child strengthen his skills.”

While your child is working on his skills, you, as a parent, should be doing your part, such as getting your child the best headshots money can buy and helping them create a good resume. “This is where a talent agent can help,” Brooke says. “Good agents have connections that normal people don’t know about.” She suggests finding agencies that already work with Disney stars* which will help you get your foot in the door when your child is ready.

“You’ll also need to be ready to move to the big city,” she adds, “but it’s not really necessary unless your child is hired.” Brooke says keeping that in the back of your mind will help to be ready when and if that day comes. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” she says. “There’s a lot of competition out there, and they’re looking for new talent all the time, so don’t give up.”

Brooke Horan Williams has been involved with theatre as long as she can remember. At the age of six, she starred in her first school play as Snow White, and ever since, she’s been passionate about the stage.
After graduating from college, Brooke began her career in stage management, pursuing her passion as soon as she was able. Brooke Horan Williams' love of acting translates to her hobbies, as she spends most of her free time taking in films and television. Brooke Horan Williams is proud to be involved with her local theatre and has recently started auditioning for film and television.

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AlertNest, Inc., Reaches Agreement With Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

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AlertNest CEO Becky Wanta

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Agreement focuses on joint sponsorship programs between SBG, providing services to 191 TV stations in the US, and AlertNest's neighborhood social media apps.

We are happy to have Sinclair support our vision so strongly, and we look forward to working with their team.”

— Becky Wanta, AlertNest CEO

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2020 / — AlertNest, Inc., Reaches Agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., ( is a diversified, integrated media company and leading provider of local sports and news. AlertNest, Inc., is a nationwide social media web and mobile app company that's building a market-leading content ecosystem focused on communities and personalized to individual users.

Contact: Emmie Sperandeo, alertnest,

February 24, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV – AlertNest, Inc., ( has announced a broad-based agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., ( AlertNest, Inc., provides a platform for events, crime, alerts, weather, traffic and related information for any location within the United States. With this agreement, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., is providing direct access to the AlertNest map through its websites, promotion via websites and television stations, and joint sponsorship services.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., operates and/or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets and 23 regional sports network (RSN) brands. AlertNest, Inc., is building a nationwide market-leading content ecosystem. The company began operations in May 2019 with its website service, released its mobile app in November 2019 and continues to develop and release new capabilities.

“This agreement is a unique opportunity for both AlertNest and Sinclair,” said, Rob Weisbord, President, Local News and Marketing Services for Sinclair and a member of the AlertNest, Inc., Board of Directors. “AlertNest is building and delivering a valuable new information platform for communities and individual users coast to coast. The agreement with Sinclair significantly strengthens AlertNest's distribution capacity, while providing Sinclair with this new and dynamic app and service.”

AlertNest, Inc., CEO Becky Wanta said, “Our vision at AlertNest is built upon creating and delivering an unmatched content ecosystem that delivers highly targeted information to our users, distributing that content with uniquely strong partners, and ensuring the highest privacy standards found anywhere on the Worldwide Web.”

She added, “We are happy to have Sinclair support our vision so strongly, and we look forward to working with their team. Rob has been a strong advocate for how we are developing our content and protecting our users, and I value his voice and support as a key member of our Board.”

Becky Wanta is CEO and President of AlertNest, Inc. Her career has been focused on transforming IT into a differentiated competitive advantage for several Fortune 100 enterprises, including PepsiCo, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, and MGM Resorts International.

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