Walter Kaitz Foundation celebrates 35 years of supporting diversity and inclusion

Michelle Ray, Executive Director of the Walter Kaitz Foundation welcomes crowd to 35th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Alfred Liggins, CEO of Urban One accepts Diversity Champion Award

Host Pamela Silva Conde, kicks of this year’s Walter Kaitz Dinner

Diversity means nothing without inclusion, parity and equity. We will keep that top of mind as we work with our amazing industry partners.”

— Michelle Ray, Executive Director of the Walter Kaitz Foundation

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 18, 2018 / — The Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner was both a blast from the past and a clarion call to the future. Under the theme "Painting a Picture of Diversity," the organization celebrated its 35th annual dinner while setting a tone for the future. That included welcoming the Kaitz Foundation's new Executive Director Michelle Ray, who ascended to the position just weeks ahead of the event, after serving as Deputy Director. Ray received rousing applause from the audience upon taking the stage. "Tonight, we are delighted to celebrate the Kaitz's Foundation's 35-year history, but we are cognizant of keeping a clear focus on the future," said Ray. "Diversity means nothing without inclusion, parity and equity. We will keep that top of mind as we work with our amazing industry partners."

During an evening of exquisite entertainment by violin virtuosos Sons of Mystro and a welcome by Nia Franklin, Miss America 2.0, the Foundation also recognized Boys and Girls Club of America as its Diversity Advocate and recognized TV One with the Diversity Champion Award.

This year's event was co-chaired by Josh Sapan, President & CEO AMC Networks and Dave Watson, President & CEO Comcast Cable, Senior EVP Comcast Corporation. However, the two turned over their hosting duties to three "Rising Leaders" within their companies, Danielle Phillips, Supervisor Business Operations Compliance and Affiliate Relations, Comcast; Grace Chung, Director Transformation Strategy, AMC Networks and Sowan Sawyer, Director, Scheduling Sundance TV.

Michael Powell, President & CEO of the NCTA – The Internet & Television Association closed out the evening, by offering, "In the telecommunications industry we do not shrink from our commitment to diversity, our industry recognizes that our own prosperity depends on inclusion, and the future prospects of America depend on it as well.

Proceeds from the event, held at the Marriott Marquis, will support the programs and initiatives of three key industry organizations: the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). In 2019, the Foundation will extend its support to the T. Howard Foundation.

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Nia Franklin, Ms. America 2.0 welcomes audience to 35th Annual Kaitz Dinner.

Jonathan Rodgers (second from left), founder and former CEO of TV One, presented the Diversity Champion Award to Alfred Liggins, CEO of Urban One (second from left). The two are flanked by Dinner Co-Chairs Dave Watson and Josh Sapan.

Dave Watson, President & CEO Comcast Cable, Senior EVP Comcast Corporation.

Alfred Liggins, CEO Urban One, offers remarks after receiving the Walter Kaitz Foundation's Diversity Champion Award.

Michelle Ray, the new Executive Director of the Walter Kaitz Foundation welcomes the crowd of nearly 800 to the dinner.

Dinner attendees were treated to performances by the Sons of Mystro courtesy of Ovation.

Emcee for the 35th Annual Walter Kaitz Dinner was Pamela Silva Conde, co-anchor of Premier Impacto on Univision.

Rising Leaders Danielle Phillips, Supervisor Business Operations Compliance and Affiliate Relations, Comcast; Grace Chung, Director Transformation Strategy, AMC Networks and Sowan Sawyer, Director, Scheduling SundanceTV served as co-hosts for the Kaitz Dinner.

Jim Clark, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America accepts the Foundation's Diversity Advocate Award.

Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association addresses the attendees at this year's 35th Annual Kaitz Dinner.

About the Walter Kaitz Foundation
The Walter Kaitz Foundation stands at the center of the media and telecommunications industry's long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and seeks to advance the contributions of women and multi-ethnic professionals in the media and telecommunications industry. Through the funds raised, the organizations that are supported through grants, and the vital programs produced, the Walter Kaitz Foundation serves as a catalyst for increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry's workforce and its programming content.

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 Winners Cardi B Show Video

BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 Winners Cardi B Show Video

BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2018 brought the heat to Miami on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 for the annual taping of the most prominent hip hop showcase on television

MIAMI BEACH, FL, US, October 18, 2018 / — Comedian and Actor Deray Davis hosted hip-hop’s biggest night of the year at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.

‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)’, and ‘Sweet 16,’ for her verse on Migos’ “Motorsport.” The Carters followed closely picking up three awards for ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Best Collabo’ and ‘Single of the Year’ for “Apes**t”. XXXTentacion, who passed away earlier this year, was awarded for ‘Best New Artist.’

Anderson .Paak took to the stage for a tribute to his friend Mac Miller, who also passed away unexpectedly in 2018. Lil Wayne took home the night’s biggest honor, the ‘I Am Hip Hop Award’ for his over two decades of contributions to hip hop culture.

The much anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Premier and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot 16’s including Vic Mensa, Taylor Bennett, G Herbo, YBN Cordae Duckworth, Tobe Nwigwe, Blocboy JB, Casanova, Shawn Smith, Nick Grant, Reason, Armani White, Wynne, Flawless Real Talk, Phora and Big Pale.

Erykah Badu jumped on the turntables for a special “ladies only” cypher highlighting some of the hottest “Femcees” including Neelam Hakeem, Chika, Bri Steves and Sharaya J.

The show opened with a spellbinding performance by Lil Pump featuring Gucci Mane performing a medley of “Esskeetit,” “Kept Back,” and “Gucci Gang.” Lil Baby & Gunna kept it sexy with performances of “Yes, Indeed,” “Yosemite,” and “Drip Too Hard.

” Yella Beezy brought everyone to their feet with his performance of “That’s On Me.” Over at Club Liv, Cardi B was joined by Pardison Fontaine where they performed a medley of club bangers including “Get Up 10″ and “Backin’ It Up.

” YG and A$AP ROCKY got the crowd ready for anything with their performance of “Band Drum.

” T.I. took us to an exotic nightclub for his performance “Jefe” and brought out Yo Gotti for a special performance of their single “Wraith.

” Young M.A. brought down the house with her performance of “Petty Wap,” before presenting the award for ‘DJ of the Year.’ Flipp Dinero kept the energy going with his performance of “Leave Me Alone.

” Lil Duval hit the stage with a much-anticipated performance of his Billboard Chart-topping hit, “Smile (Living My Best Life)” featuring Ball Greezy.

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Nemergent Solutions pushing Mission Critical Services towards 5G

Remarkable involvement of 3GPP-compliant Nemergent products in flagship R&D projects.

BILBAO, SPAIN, October 18, 2018 / —

While the expectation regarding the evolution and development of next generation Mission Critical Services (MCS) continues growing, the first 5G-ready components are about to come to the market as well. These components range from new 5G core networks, going through gNBs to 5G User Equipments (UEs). Until the final release of components arrives, most vendors evaluate and enhance their pre-commercial prototypes in R&D projects in order to troubleshoot and check their capabilities in different vertical sectors. In the same way, different vertical service providers test and carry out their services over 5G prototypes so as to adapt them to 5G products.

In this context, Nemergent Solutions, the recognized MCS experts, are deeply involved in different international R&D projects oriented to Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR). At the end of October of 2018, two R&D projects are about to end with successful and promising outcomes. Considering the importance of service-level performance in MCS technology, from the OC2 in Fed4FIRE+ (H2020) Nemergent Solutions brings the first feasibility analysis and service-level Key Performance Indicator (KPI) analysis in 4G and 5G-alike network conditions in a controlled environment. Taking into account the increasing presence of IoT devices for monitoring and protection (i.e. the so called Internet of Life Saving Things), from OC1 in INTER-IoT (H2020) Nemergent’s OAM and dispatch solution is integrated with IoT solutions in the Port of Valencia, enabling the management of IoT-assisted Public Safety scenarios.

Nemergent Solutions is also involved in US NIST/PSCR Public Safety Innovation Acceleration Program (PSIAP) working on the integration of required components to achieve end-to-end MC communications according to 3GPP specifications together with Sonim and their FirstNet Ready™ XP8 ruggedized devices, one of the most advanced 3GPP-compliant UE.
In the recently launched 5GENESIS European 5G project Nemergent Solutions will bring the first real-world mission critical integration and use-cases over 5G technology with a clear focus on the services provided to first responders in the field.

Eneko Atxutegi, Nemergent Solutions R&D Manager, stressed, “The two main branches in R&D are clear and are equally important for Nemergent. On the one hand, we achieve adaptation of our products to 5G technology and procedures. On the other hand, we analyze standardized KPIs and evaluate the involvement of delays in every component in the end-to-end chain so as to improve them when required,”.

The R&D background shows the clear advocacy of the firm to improve and adapt MCS communications and the importance of future first responders, public protection and application of MC communications in verticals such as railways, ports, fleets management, airports and mining among others.

“Nemergent is proud to be part of these R&D projects where it can evolve and adapt the current products to achieve best-of-breed 5G-ready MCS solutions and lead the transformation of MC communications towards virtualized agile environments,” said Jose Oscar Fajardo, Nemergent Solutions CEO.

About Nemergent:
Nemergent Solutions SL has significant expertise in designing and deploying novel Public Safety solutions over mobile broadband technologies, with an agile development team with vast experience in broadband technologies. Nemergent’s portfolio includes a complete and fully standard MCS ecosystem. The server-side components are designed as NFV components, fostering agile and flexible deployments. The innovation-driven nature of the company promotes the establishment of research links with different UE, IMS and telco equipment leading companies.

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Lamiae Akif
Nemergent Solutions SL
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Digital Marketing Campaign for Auswest Construction and Restoration

Auswest Construction

In August 2018, Lilo launched a digital marketing campaign for Perth-based construction company, Auswest Construction & Restoration.

Improve your web presence with Lilo multi-tiered Digital marketing strategy.”

— Elodie Berland

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, October 18, 2018 / — In August 2018, Lilo launched a digital marketing campaign for Perth-based construction company, Auswest Construction & Restoration. This included search engine optimisation, web design, Google AdWords and more.
About the Client
Auswest Construction & Restoration is a leading residential and commercial construction company, employing only highly experienced builders, carpenters and managers to deliver their building projects on time and within budget.

They offer all aspects of building services, including roofing, plastering, plumbing, renovation, carpentry, project management, general repairs and maintenance, and more.

From residential projects to larger industrial, commercial and office jobs – no job is too big for Auswest.

If you’re looking for a Perth Construction company, contact Auswest Construction & Restoration for any of your construction or building needs.

About the Project
To improve their web presence, a multi-tiered strategy was implemented.

The first target was to improve their existing WordPress website, creating a more SEO-friendly environment – improving it for both Google and web users.

A massive amount of Irrelevant content was removed, and the existing content was increased with keyword-optimised copy. Next, the site images were optimised to improve site load speed, and our designers implemented a lighter, more user-friendly colour scheme across the site.

The site layout was tweaked, including moving content around to improve relevance to users, and resizing images to be consistent throughout

With the site primed for traffic, a targeted Google AdWords campaign was initiated to bring in user traffic immediately, while we started building their local web presence by building local profiles with optimised content.

The result was an immediate upturn in both site traffic, web authority and increase in keyword rankings.

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Montana Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges an Electrician or Skilled Trades Worker with Mesothelioma in Montana to Call Form Instant Access to the Nation's Top Lawyer for Much Better Compensation Results

"Compensation for an electrician or a trades worker in Montana could exceed a million dollars as we would like to discuss, provided they have one of the nation’s top mesothelioma representing them. ”

— Montana Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, October 18, 2018 / — The Montana Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging an electrician or skilled trades worker who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma in Montana or their family to call us anytime at 800-714-0303. We want to ensure a person like this in Montana or their family are dealing directly with some of the nation's most capable and experienced mesothelioma lawyers. We are convinced an electrician or skilled trades worker with mesothelioma will be amazed by the mesothelioma attorneys we recommend and the specific knowledge they possess about asbestos containing material used in construction or industrial workplaces such as a smelter, power plant or refinery.

"A compensation claim for an electrician or a skilled trades worker in Montana could exceed a million dollars as we would like to discuss anytime, provided they have one of the nation’s top mesothelioma representing them. In many instances the electrician, plumber, welder, insulator, machinist, mechanic or pipefitter could have been exposed in other states. Multi state exposure to asbestos increases the financial compensation potential for a person with mesothelioma as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." http://Montana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Montana Mesothelioma Victims Center offers instant access to a senior partner or the managing partner of one of the nation's premier mesothelioma law firms that consistently obtains the best possible mesothelioma financial compensation settlements for their clients nationwide. The group only offers direct access to the nation's most qualified mesothelioma lawyers, not someone's secretary or a lawyer fresh out of law school. For more information a person with mesothelioma in Montana or their family members are urged to call the group anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Montana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Montana Mesothelioma Victims Center's unsurpassed free services are available throughout Montana in every community including Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, Havre, Anaconda, or Miles City. http://Montana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Montana we strongly recommend the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* Providence Health Services Western Montana:
* The Billings Clinic:

High risk occupations for exposure to asbestos in Montana include the US Navy, Malmstrom Air Force Base workers, 341st Missile Wing workers, miners, oil refinery workers, smelter workers, pulp and paper mill workers, welders, plumbers, machinists, mechanics, insulators, construction workers, railroad workers and or former residents of Libby, Montana. http://Montana.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer:

For a list of building materials banned by the Environmental Protection Agency please refer to their website:

Michael Thomas
Montana Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Glosferのキム・ボギュ本部長、Glosferのキム・ビョンチョル副社長、エルトブのキム・ジソン代表、Glosfer Japanのイ・ジョンジュ代表、エルトブのキム・ジフン副社長


ソウル, 大韓民国, October 18, 2018 / — 無人案内システムのIoTデバイス・プラットフォーム専門企業「エルトブ」(代表:キム・ジソン)が、メインネットのランチングに成功した韓国のブロックチェーン・プラットフォーム「Glosferハイコン」(副社長:キム・ビョンチョル)とハイコン基盤のディーアップ(dApp)タウシュコイン(TAUSCH COIN)の開発に向けた契約を締結したことが、12日わかった。



ハイコン・ブロックチェーンのネットワークを基盤に開発されるタウシュコイン(TAUSCH COIN)は、これまでショッピングモールのプラットフォームで問題となっていた消費者の購買行動パターンの情報提供を引き換えに正当な報酬を受けられるブロックチェーン基盤のプラットフォームである。消費者が購買履歴データを提供する主体となって情報提供を行う効率的なサイクルを構築することで、完全な報酬体系が形成されることが期待される。

同社によると、韓国の最大手ブロックチェーン企業「Glosfer」の現地法人「Glosfer Japan」と名古屋の「Lif株式会社」の投資誘致に成功したが、これは日本企業が韓国企業に投資を行ったことに大きな意味を持つ。

エルトブ(代表:キム・ジソン)のキム・ジソン代表は、「今までの消費者が提供する購買履歴データに見合った報酬と購買行動パターン、購買計画、購買意思とは関連ない広告の表示を減らすためのブロックチェーン・プラットフォームが欠かせない。タウシュコイン(TAUSCH COIN)を通じて、ショッピングモールやブランド、消費者が共に参加する『データ交換ブロックチェーン・プラットフォーム』を構築し、正当な報酬が受けられるエコシステム形成を目指している」と述べた。

ハイコン・ブロックチェーンのネットワークを基盤とする初の分散型アプリケーション「ディーアップ(dApp)」によって、ハイコン(HYC)の保有者はタウシュコイン(TAUSCH COIN)のエアドロップを受けるとともに、エアドロップを通してタウシュコイン(TAUSCH COIN)エコシステムの成長に貢献することになる。

Glosferハイコン(代表:キム・テウォン)の関係者は、「一般の人々が効率よく使用できるサービスにブロックチェーンを取り入れたタウシュコイン(TAUSCH COIN)で、販売者と消費者が効率を上げられる新たなエコシステムの構築に期待を寄せている」と話した。

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elTOV Aims to Dominate Shopping Mall Market with HYCON-based TAUSCH Coin

From left, Hycon COO Bogyu Kim, Glosfer VP Byeongchul Kim, elTOV CEO Jiseong Kim, Glosfer Japan CEO Jeongju Lee and elTOV VP Jihoon Kim

elTOV to Boost HYCON dApp Ecosystem with TAUSCH Coin

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, October 18, 2018 / — elTOV announced on October 12th that it has signed an agreement with Glosfer/HYCON, a Korean blockchain platform company that has successfully launched its mainnet, to develop HYCON-based decentralized app (dApp) TAUSCH Coin.

Established in 2008, elTOV is an IoT device platform company that specializes in interactive digital directory system development. The company builds IoT devices and provides IoT-based platform services to many shopping malls and other companies in distribution and commerce. Currently, elTOV has an 85% share in the shopping mall kiosk market of Korea and Singapore and provides related service platforms to China, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

TAUSCH Coin, which will be developed based on the HYCON blockchain network, will provide fair compensation to consumers for providing information on their shopping patterns. Within the efficient and sound system, consumers are expected to actively provide their shopping data and receive compensation.

According to elTOV, the company has successfully attracted investment from Glosfer Japan, a local entity of the first-generation blockchain in Korea, and LIF Co., Ltd. based in Nagoya of Japan. The investment is meaningful in that it is from a Japanese firm to a Korean company.

CEO Jiseong Kim of elTOV said that “there needs to be a blockchain-based platform to provide proper reward to consumers for offering their data and to reduce advertisements that are unrelated to their consumption patterns, purchase plans or purchase intent,” adding that “[we] plan to establish a blockchain-based ecosystem in which shopping malls, retailers and consumers can all share data and benefit from it via TAUSCH Coin.”

TAUSCH Coin will be the first dApp on the HYCON blockchain network and HYCON holders will receive airdrops in TAUSCH Coin, which in turn will help the TAUSCH Coin ecosystem grow.

CEO Taewon Kim of Glosfer/HYCON said that “with TAUSCH Coin, which will introduce blockchain to services users can benefit from, [we] expect to create a new ecosystem where retailers and consumers alike can enjoy improved efficiency.”

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Geraldine Marie releases Magnificence, the new signature collection

Geraldine Marie unveils her signature collection, and goes live on December 17, 2018.

Magnificence goes live on December 17, 2018

This jewelry is made with embedded pinecones, shamrocks, etc in non-toxic Eco epoxy resin, real gemstones, and pearls with gold filled/silver filled components.

Geraldine Marie is known for helping women who feel a deep connection to nature and want to take it with them so they can be inspired by nature.”

— Geraldine Doble

NEW PORTLAND , MAINE, USA, October 17, 2018 / — Geraldine Doble from Geraldine Marie is releasing the brand new Magnificence Collection. This is her signature collection, and each product will be individually made by the designer herself. Geraldine Marie is known for helping women who feel a deep connection to nature and want to take it with them so they can be inspired by nature.Thus, for the first time, Geraldine Doble has created an entire product line of her favorite and most popular necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

The new Magnificence Collection is scheduled to go live on December 17, 2018. The necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are designed to showcase nature & natural with real freshwater pearls strung on natural silk cord. They make women who want to take nature with them feel as if they were ambling though the forest and hearing the gentle breeze rustling through the leaves.

Several products come in white pearls, pink rose quartz, navy blue lapis lazuli, and green aventurine with all .925 silver filled or 14k gold filled metals to capitalize on today's trends. Some necklace pendants are made from non-toxic, Eco epoxy resin which mean women will be able to buy resin jewelry with confidence and safety in mind. Her collection also includes jewelry cleaning cloths as well as a custom jewelry box with each purchase to keep the jewelry pieces looking like new. The collection will be exclusively sold on the website .

Each individual piece has its own distinct name and are also part of a two piece set that is also named. A few examples are: White Luster Lady, Shimmering Shamrock Lady, Elegant Nacre Drops, Lustrous Sparkle and Unconditional Stone. Magnificence ranges in price from $60 to $190, and sets range from $140 to $260. Geraldine Doble is excited to welcome her fans to her the new handmade product line collection they've been requesting.

Geraldine Doble started designing fine quality jewelry using embedded preserved items after she was faced with a very real problem. When she discovered a preserved flower pendant for the first time, it brought back her youthful wonder of nature. She rediscovered her love for the outdoors & wanted to know everything she could about this. She watched countless how-to videos, as well as reading many articles. Unfortunately she also learned how under appreciated this jewelry art form truly was. She was saddened and could not believe how disrespectful this was to the magnificent flowers and plants within. To her, nature deserves respect and appreciation. There is nothing like it, the way it keeps going regardless of the obstacles, or how breathtaking and exquisite it can be. She chose to respect those beautiful organics by elevating all the other components to match its beauty and wonder. After many months of creating these premium quality pieces, Geraldine Doble's products started gaining notoriety amongst the jewelry industry.

She has a very close bond to nature from growing up in the western mountains of Maine. The outdoors has always been her safe haven through the ups and down in her life, and she still uses nature to gain perspective. There is this serenity that comes over her seeing the first flower after the long winter, or seeing the first splash of red, orange or yellow at the beginning of every fall.

But these beautiful things don't last very long. Its just how it is, right? Thats what she thought until she discovered this method of preserving these beautiful things forever, and she was hooked. She is so passionate about this and loves every single part of making this jewelry. She has made this her life's work to love and respect each flower, pinecone, and leaf. By taking it from something that would surely wilt and disappear, to making it into something unique, loved and cherished.

She has always adored any type of rock and can remember how excited she was the first time she saw a real opal on her mother's ring. It mesmerized her, with the sheer beauty and tiny colorful flecks. Where did this come from? It was so beautiful. It was so exciting for her to see all these amazingly precious stones turned into trinkets, like the quartz she grew up collecting and admiring.

To her, adding gemstones (in any form) to the jewelry she designs is exactly the same in terms of value as an embedded flower. It starts off in a natural state and is transformed into a polished, magnificent wearable piece of nature. So it was an easy decision for me to add gemstones and pearls to resin encased flowers and leaves.

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Walking On Thin Ice in the Arctic – Raising Awareness for the Cholera Crisis in Yemen

The Yemen Cholera Crisis has taken the lives of 2,300 in the last year

Guinness World Record holder to travel to the Arctic Circle in Winter to raise money for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 17, 2018 / — Holiday Swap is raising awareness and financial support to purchase and distribute essential medicine in Yemen to combat the cholera epidemic, which is currently affecting over 1 million people and has already taken the lives of over 2,300 individuals in the past year.

To kickstart the initiative, James Asquith, Holiday Swap CEO, will be travelling as close to the North Pole as possible (80 degrees north of the Arctic Circle, where it will be dark for 24 hours a day) on November 26, 2018 to shed light on the public health crisis in Yemen.

After Asquith officially became the youngest person to travel to all 196 countries in the world, he said of the fundraising project that “the purpose of this trip is to push my limits, as I trek through the Arctic during the 24-hour dark winter, and raise much needed awareness for the public health crisis that Yemen is currently facing.

“The crisis in Yemen is hugely under reported, and this trip 1,300 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle does not come without high risks; however, I am willing to take those risks to highlight this cause.”

The initial goal at Holiday Swap, initiated by the CLO Harley Auerbach, is to raise $50,000 to help fight against a very treatable and preventable disease. All donations are welcome, no matter how big or small. 100% of the contributions will go directly to supporting those suffering in Yemen.

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Employment Attorney Curt Surls comments on recent California law regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

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Legislative package received strong support from the entertainment industry which had highly publicized cases of sexual misconduct in recent years.

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California’s legislative actions are in line with a growing trend among states … Many states are enacting or amending laws to strengthen the protection against sexual harassment in recent years”

— Curt Surls, Employment Lawyer

MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 17, 2018 / — California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed four bills that toughen the protection against sexual harassment in the workplace. The bills were part of a legislative package that received strong support from the entertainment industry, which had to deal with numerous cases of highly publicized cases of sexual misconduct in recent years. California Employment Lawyer Curt Surls commented on these bills.

Senate Bill 820 deals with confidentiality provisions in settlements relating to sexual misconduct. Specifically, settlement agreements “that prevents the disclosure of factual information related to a claim filed in a civil action or a complaint filed in an administrative action . . . is prohibited”, if such agreement is regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, workplace sexual harassment or discrimination, or sexual harassment or discrimination by owner of housing accommodation. The bill also prohibits courts from entering any order that prohibits the disclosure of such information. Interestingly, the bill does contain an exception that allows the claimant to request the inclusion of a confidentiality provision to keep such information private. While the purpose of such exception is understandable, it remains to be seen as to whether the exception could eventually swallow the whole, especially if most defendants or accused will simply require the claimant to request such a confidentiality provision as a condition of settlement.

Senate Bill 826 requires California public companies to have at least 1 female board of director by end of 2019. Then, by 2021, any public company with 5 board of directors must have at least 2 female directors and any public company with 6 or more board of directors must have at least 3 female directors. The presence of female decision makers on the board have been advocated by sexual harassment experts as a way of meaningfully impacting the corporate response to sexual harassment and discrimination problems.

Senate Bill 1300 and 1343 seek to broaden the scope of protection by sexual harassment laws. Specifically, Senate Bill 1300 strengthens employer liability where sexual misconduct is committed by independent contractors and non-employees in the course of business. This was viewed as a very important measure by the entertainment industry. Senate Bill 1343 strengthens employer requirements pertaining to sexual harassment training.

Mr. Surls notes that "California’s legislative actions are in line with a growing trend among states across the United States. Many states are enacting or amending laws to strengthen the protection against sexual harassment in recent years."

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