New E-Learning method introduced to empower youth financially during COVID-19 situation

StartupCell Project-Based Learning workflow

StartupCell Project-Based Learning workflow

Sujai G Pillai

Workshop profile http://startupcell.org/sujai/

StartupCell Project-Based Learning Outcomes

StartupCell Project-Based Learning Outcomes

Newly introduced “Project-Based Learning” becoming popular among the youth of India.

With PBL students gain practical hand-on-experience in creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and project management. These qualities considered a heart for successful Startups”

— Sujai G Pillai

BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA, July 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — An Indian company StartupCell has introduced a new e-learning method called “Project-Based Learning”. StartupCell Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Startupcell helps Education Institutions in opening Virtual Incubation centers where students can take Project-Based Learning for New venture creation through peer group collaboration and mentor support. Students can avail 1000’s of resources and avail support of Industry experts for doing Startups.

It aims at promoting entrepreneurship among students and helping them to identify entrepreneurship opportunities, competencies, team management, explore business ideas, market analysis to generate revenue. Students also gain practical hand-on-experience in creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and project management. These qualities are considered a heart for successful entrepreneur startup. Mr. Sujai G Pillai, founder of StartupCell said in a statement.

Project-Based Learning is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic online classroom approach that helps students to gain knowledge and skills in exploring real-world challenges and identify solutions to address these challenges. The program offers many courses like app development, UI, design thinking.
The unique feature of the StartupCell is that it is not only empowering youth and other people through learning but also helping them to connect with investors to get funds for startup. The government grant opportunities also explored, he added.

Mr. Sujai G Pillai said that “the Covid-19 lockdown has pushed millions of people into poverty. Due to the corona situation, many people have lost their jobs and hundreds of the graduates are seeking new employment opportunities. We have introduced a project-based-learning program to help people to start entrepreneurship. It will open a new door of prosperity to the youth of India”.

Mr. Sujai G Pillai is an expert in entrepreneurship and marketing. He has won several awards like Limca Book of Records. He is the founder of many startups like Mandapam and One Library Per Village. In the past, one of the pioneers' online tutoring portal www.2tion.com was also introduced by Mr. Sujai G Pillai. He also runs numerous successful campaigns like #SaveLibrary, #BookBucketChallenge, it is among the top ten viral marketing campaign in the globe. He is among the 20 people who have been selected for “MyGov Ambassadors” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India Samvaad. He is also serving as a “Mentor of Change” in Atal Innovation Mission, a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog.

Akshay, a 20-year-old college student shared his experience. Once he ordered a birthday cake but it was not up to mark in taste. I decided to develop an app like Zomato or Swiggy so that no one should be disappointed on the day of his birth. But lack of technical knowledge was a great barrier to accomplish the aim.
I heard about startupcell and posted my idea on its portal. I received a quick response. I enrolled in a course. I have developed an app and we are planning to launch it with investor support.

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Final day On Kickstarter, “Where Am I ? Alice In A Mad Teaparty,” An Exciting New Social Deduction Game

Kickstarter now! Where am i? Alice in a mad tea party.

We’re breaking 200%!

This game components real miniature pottery included.

This game components real miniature pottery included.

Photos from our exhibit at Spiel 2019

Sold out at Spiel 2019!

Final day On Kickstarter, “Where Am I ? Alice In A Mad Teaparty,” An Exciting New Social Deduction Game! Now

SHINJYUKU, TOKYO, JAPAN, July 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Now seeking community support via Kickstarter, a new Alice in Wonderland-themed board game project made in Japan!
Today is the last day! We're passing 200% now!

A social-deduction game, “Where Am I? Alice In A Mad Teaparty” is set at the Mad Hatters Teaparty and challenges players to figure out who each other is, including notable figures like Alice, the Queen, and the Mad Hatter. With imperfect information bluffing and deduction, players immerse in the Alice in Wonderland theme from within Alice’s worldview. Small aesthetic components, like porcelain dinner sets, chairs, and characters, with additional secret letters, reference sheets, postcards, pocket watches, and stamps, help bring the game to life as players set the table, seat the guests, and try to discern just who each other is.

Perfect for small groups of two to four players, “Where Am I? Alice In A Mad Tea party” was a hit at the EssenSpiel 2019 convention, selling out by just the second day and receiving acclaim for its high-quality components, game mechanics, and social deduction challenge. With a playtime of around twenty minutes, the board game creates a fun, fast-paced experience for everyone to enjoy, complete with a fair bit of controlled chaos. Simple rules and instructions make getting started fast and easy.
The rulebook is available in English, Japanese, and Chinese, bringing “Where Am I? Alice In A Mad Tea party” to players around the world. A faithful reproduction of Alice’s theme, including John Tenniel’s original and stunning paintings, “Where Am I? Alice In A Mad Tea party” is now available on Kickstarter here. For a limited time, pledge just ¥100 to support the project or ¥4,500 or more to get a copy of “Where Am I? Alice In A Mad Tea party” at a special discounted rate. The game will release to Kickstarter backers worldwide in December 2020.

About
“Where Am I? Alice In A Mad Tea party” is an Alice in Wonderland-themed board game set at the infamous Mad Hatter Teaparty. Developed by GOTTANI Co., Ltd., an independent game design and production studio in Japan, “Where Am I? Alice In A Mad Tea party” sold-out at the EssenSpiel 2019 convention and will release to global Kickstarter backers in December 2020.

Contact:
Contact Person: Yanagawa Kazutaka
Company: GOTTA2 Ltd
City: Tokyo
Country: Japan
Phone: +81-3-6873-5139
Email: gotta2@gotta2.jp
Website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/where-am-i-alice/where-am-i-alice-in-a-mad-teaparty

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA: A CLINICAL HANDBOOK Provides Up-to-Date Insights on the Science of Cannabis and Its Medicinal Use

Medical Marijuana:  A Clinical Handbook book cover

Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook

Medical Marijuana:  A Clinical Handbook back cover

Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook

This timely medical marijuana clinical handbook is the most comprehensive and best book on the topic.”

— Stephen Ross, MD, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new textbook, Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook (Wolters Kluwer, September 2020), provides an objective look at the history and science of the plant and strips away the cultural and political baggage that often clouds any meaningful examination of cannabis's therapeutic value.

The authors, Drs. Samoon Ahmad and Kevin P. Hill, wrote the book to provide clinicians with the most accurate information available on cannabis and empower them to give their patients the best advice on treatment. Cannabis continues to be the single most misunderstood plant on Earth. It has been cultivated and used for thousands of years yet remains not just enigmatic but deeply polarizing.

"Both sides of the argument often fail to see through the fog of the culture war, and both sides are at times guilty of being more intent on winning a political argument than approaching the issue with a clear head and an agenda couched solely in the tradition of empiricism and science," Drs. Ahmad and Hill write in Medical Marijuana. "This book hopes to change that."

Both authors have extensive clinical experience and impressive resumes. Dr. Hill is an addiction specialist and currently Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University, and author of Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About the World's Most Popular Weed. Dr. Ahmad is a practicing physician in New York City, Founder of the Integrative Center for Wellness, and a Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He has also written extensively about PTSD and coauthored multiple books, including recent editions of Kaplan & Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry and Kaplan & Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment.

The authors focus on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the intoxicating substance in cannabis and typically the focal point of medical marijuana programs. They also examine the relevant science on many other cannabinoids found in the plant, especially cannabidiol (CBD). Included in the book is detailed analysis of local and federal laws governing the use of cannabis and a state-by-state guide for clinicians and patients. They have also created a companion website, cannabistextbook.com, that will monitor changes to local, state, and federal regulations as they occur, and share recently published cannabis-related research.

"This timely medical marijuana clinical handbook is the most comprehensive and best book on the topic in my opinion," said Stephen Ross, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Addictive Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. "Excellently written, the book provides an enormous amount of concise and clinically relevant information on everything related to medical cannabis including historical and regulatory aspects, the dizzying diversity of the many cannabis constituent components, review of the endocannabinoid system, relevant pharmacology, therapeutic preparations and the existing and potential clinical applications of medical cannabis throughout medicine, psychiatry and neurology."

The book enables clinicians to easily find information that is pertinent to specific body systems and disciplines. It also provides a wealth of information about the plant itself. The book begins by examining its classification, morphology, history and constituents. It then moves on to a cultural history of cannabis in the United States to provide a context for the regulations and laws currently governing its use. The book then describes the body's endocannabinoid system and the pharmacological profile of CBD and THC before moving on to specific applications for cannabis in specialty practices such as:

Endocrinology
Oncology
Gastroenterology
Neurology
Psychiatry
Gynecology
Rheumatology
Internal medicine
Ophthalmology
Hepatology
Dermatology

Finally, the authors describe the dangers of excessive cannabis use and potential adverse effects.

"It is our hope that we can eliminate unwarranted stigmas that continue to hound this quirky plant and to dispel any notions that cannabis is either a miracle drug or the devil's weed," the authors write. "If nothing else, we hope to provide our peers in the medical community with some degree of clarity so that they can make decisions based on the best available evidence and pass on accurate information to [their] patients."

About the Authors

Samoon Ahmad, M.D. is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and serves as Unit Chief of Bellevue Medical Center's Inpatient Unit. A practicing physician for over twenty-five years, Dr. Ahmad has dedicated his professional life to helping individuals find balance in their mental and physical well-being. He founded the Integrative Center for Wellness to execute his innovative vision of incorporating psychiatric treatments with holistic therapies—including nutritional therapy, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and plant-based medicines—to emphasize wellness of both the body and the mind. He specializes in treating patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, stuttering, and weight management issues.

Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S. is an addiction psychiatrist and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hill has conducted clinical research and written on a wide variety of topics including medical cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), and addiction to alcohol, cannabis, and opioids. As a leading cannabis expert, he has spoken nationally and appeared often on radio and television on the topics of cannabis policy and treatment, offering a balanced, evidence-based stance on these issues.

Reviews

"Drs. Ahmad and Hill are to be congratulated on producing a book that is a complete and thorough guide to cannabis, is most timely and highly informative, and will appeal to a large audience."

-Benjamin Sadock, MD, Menas S. Gregory Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health

"This timely medical marijuana clinical handbook is the most comprehensive and best book on the topic."

-Stephen Ross, MD, Director of the Addictive Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

"The authors have written an extremely comprehensive book that will give readers
a more nuanced appreciation of cannabis. This includes its potential therapeutic value, its effects on the endocannabinoid system, and the parts it has played in cultures throughout the world."

-Joyce Cenali, Founding Partner & COO of Big Rock Partners, a strategic advisory firm

"Though written primarily for healthcare practitioners and clinicians,
anyone hoping to gain a greater understanding about cannabis and its therapeutic applications
will find this work extremely informative and helpful."

-Marion Mariathasan, CEO of Simplifya, the leading regulatory and compliance software platform serving the cannabis industry

Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook
By Samoon Ahmad, M.D., and Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S.

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication Date: September 2020
Price: $69.99
ISBN: 9781975141899

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA: A CLINICAL HANDBOOK The Most Up-to-Date Insights on the Science of Cannabis and Its Medicinal Use

Medical Marijuana:  A Clinical Handbook book cover

Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook

Medical Marijuana:  A Clinical Handbook back cover

Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook

This timely medical marijuana clinical handbook is the most comprehensive and best book on the topic.”

— Stephen Ross, MD, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new textbook, Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook (Wolters Kluwer, September 2020), provides an objective look at the history and science of the plant and strips away the cultural and political baggage that often clouds any meaningful examination of cannabis's therapeutic value.

The authors, Drs. Samoon Ahmad and Kevin P. Hill, wrote the book to provide clinicians with the most accurate information available on cannabis and empower them to give their patients the best advice on treatment. Cannabis continues to be the single most misunderstood plant on Earth. It has been cultivated and used for thousands of years yet remains not just enigmatic but deeply polarizing.

"Both sides of the argument often fail to see through the fog of the culture war, and both sides are at times guilty of being more intent on winning a political argument than approaching the issue with a clear head and an agenda couched solely in the tradition of empiricism and science," Drs. Ahmad and Hill write in Medical Marijuana. "This book hopes to change that."

Both authors have extensive clinical experience and impressive resumes. Dr. Hill is an addiction specialist and currently Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University, and author of Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About the World's Most Popular Weed. Dr. Ahmad is a practicing physician in New York City, Founder of the Integrative Center for Wellness, and a Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He has also written extensively about PTSD and coauthored multiple books, including recent editions of Kaplan & Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry and Kaplan & Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment.

The authors focus on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the intoxicating substance in cannabis and typically the focal point of medical marijuana programs. They also examine the relevant science on many other cannabinoids found in the plant, especially cannabidiol (CBD). Included in the book is detailed analysis of local and federal laws governing the use of cannabis and a state-by-state guide for clinicians and patients. They have also created a companion website, cannabistextbook.com, that will monitor changes to local, state, and federal regulations as they occur, and share recently published cannabis-related research.

"This timely medical marijuana clinical handbook is the most comprehensive and best book on the topic in my opinion," said Stephen Ross, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Addictive Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. "Excellently written, the book provides an enormous amount of concise and clinically relevant information on everything related to medical cannabis including historical and regulatory aspects, the dizzying diversity of the many cannabis constituent components, review of the endocannabinoid system, relevant pharmacology, therapeutic preparations and the existing and potential clinical applications of medical cannabis throughout medicine, psychiatry and neurology."

The book enables clinicians to easily find information that is pertinent to specific body systems and disciplines. It also provides a wealth of information about the plant itself. The book begins by examining its classification, morphology, history and constituents. It then moves on to a cultural history of cannabis in the United States to provide a context for the regulations and laws currently governing its use. The book then describes the body's endocannabinoid system and the pharmacological profile of CBD and THC before moving on to specific applications for cannabis in specialty practices such as:

Endocrinology
Oncology
Gastroenterology
Neurology
Psychiatry
Gynecology
Rheumatology
Internal medicine
Ophthalmology
Hepatology
Dermatology

Finally, the authors describe the dangers of excessive cannabis use and potential adverse effects.

"It is our hope that we can eliminate unwarranted stigmas that continue to hound this quirky plant and to dispel any notions that cannabis is either a miracle drug or the devil's weed," the authors write. "If nothing else, we hope to provide our peers in the medical community with some degree of clarity so that they can make decisions based on the best available evidence and pass on accurate information to [their] patients."

About the Authors

Samoon Ahmad, M.D. is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and serves as Unit Chief of Bellevue Medical Center's Inpatient Unit. A practicing physician for over twenty-five years, Dr. Ahmad has dedicated his professional life to helping individuals find balance in their mental and physical well-being. He founded the Integrative Center for Wellness to execute his innovative vision of incorporating psychiatric treatments with holistic therapies—including nutritional therapy, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and plant-based medicines—to emphasize wellness of both the body and the mind. He specializes in treating patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, stuttering, and weight management issues.

Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S. is an addiction psychiatrist and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hill has conducted clinical research and written on a wide variety of topics including medical cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), and addiction to alcohol, cannabis, and opioids. As a leading cannabis expert, he has spoken nationally and appeared often on radio and television on the topics of cannabis policy and treatment, offering a balanced, evidence-based stance on these issues.

Reviews

"Drs. Ahmad and Hill are to be congratulated on producing a book that is a complete and thorough guide to cannabis, is most timely and highly informative, and will appeal to a large audience."

-Benjamin Sadock, MD, Menas S. Gregory Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health

"This timely medical marijuana clinical handbook is the most comprehensive and best book on the topic."

-Stephen Ross, MD, Director of the Addictive Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratory and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

"The authors have written an extremely comprehensive book that will give readers
a more nuanced appreciation of cannabis. This includes its potential therapeutic value, its effects on the endocannabinoid system, and the parts it has played in cultures throughout the world."

-Joyce Cenali, Founding Partner & COO of Big Rock Partners, a strategic advisory firm

"Though written primarily for healthcare practitioners and clinicians,
anyone hoping to gain a greater understanding about cannabis and its therapeutic applications
will find this work extremely informative and helpful."

-Marion Mariathasan, CEO of Simplifya, the leading regulatory and compliance software platform serving the cannabis industry

Medical Marijuana: A Clinical Handbook
By Samoon Ahmad, M.D., and Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S.

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication Date: September 2020
Price: $69.99
ISBN: 9781975141899

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Trainer Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Book About Joint Pain From Sitting

NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, July 10, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — An American trainer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the creation and publishing of his debut book, "Compete as an Athlete in the Game of Life," which aims to help people with sitting-related joint pain. His goal is to raise US$10,000 by July 22 so the book can be completed and published for Thanksgiving 2020.

Matt Peale has been a personal trainer since 2008, specializing in work with older adults and children. Through this work as a trainer, he became deeply passionate about educating others about the proper mechanics of movement. A sedentary lifestyle, which involves too much sitting, can result in back, neck, and hip pain. This type of pain is common in America and can be debilitating to many. Mr. Peale hopes that his book will give people the tools and knowledge they need to take on life with an enthusiastic and competitive nature.

Current events have only escalated the need for this book, as hundreds of millions of people around the world are now required to stay at home. Many are unsure of how to maintain proper posture or to correct poor posture, which can't be fixed just by working out. This book will provide everyone from teenagers to executives to retirees with all the specific information they need to improve their posture and eliminate sitting-related joint pain.

"Compete as an Athlete in the Game of Life" will offer both valuable information and tangible solutions to readers. Portions of the book will be dedicated to explaining joint pain, why it happens, and, more specifically, how that pain is a direct result of sitting. The remainder will focus on the original online coaching program Mr. Peale has developed to overcome these issues in a way that is detailed and informed but accessible and easy to follow for readers.

The raised funds from this campaign will go towards the $13,500-worth Advantage Forbes Publishing program, with Matt Peale himself committing to self-funding the remaining $3,500 if the $10,000 goal is not surpassed. The cost covers the writing services as well as the publication and release of "Compete as an Athlete in the Game of Life" both online and in bookstores.

There are 20 spots available for contributors that donate $500-plus to have their name written in the book's Acknowledgement page in appreciation of their support.

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Kathy Stricker of Day Star Natural to be Featured on Close Up Radio

WYOMISSING, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are all different ways to help people get well. No matter what modality we use, we must listen to the feedback that our body gives us.

Kathy Stricker is the founder of DayStar Natural, where she is dedicated to helping people achieve whole body wellness.

“People are always looking to get healthy without the use of surgery and drugs,” says Kathy. “Many of my clients come to me because they are tired of all of the medications and serious side effects. They’re interested in doing things more naturally.”

The author of Redesign Your Life: A Blueprint For Health, Kathy’s journey was inspired by her own experience.

“I couldn't breathe out of my nose no matter the season,” recalls Kathy. “It was just an ornament on my face. My body was failing me. It was exhausting and frightening.”

“Natural therapies take a little longer because your body has to build itself to a level of health and wellness it maybe never had,” says Kathy. “In my case, one day I woke up and realized I had no symptoms. I felt good. This was how life is supposed to be!”

From that experience, Kathy was able to tailor a program to help other people to get well without the use of surgery and drugs by helping them to change their eating habits and lifestyles.

Kathy has since advanced beyond nutrition to be certified in The Emotion Code and Body Code, an energy healing modality using muscle response testing or kinesiology.

“I had been doing nutrition response testing for several years, but there was always a piece missing: the emotional aspect of the chemistry of the body,” says Kathy.

That missing piece was The Emotion Code and The Body Code.

“Emotions can be trapped in our organs,” says Kathy. “Through muscle responding testing, kinesiology, we receive precise feedback from the body to design a program specifically for them.”

Today, Kathy offers a combination of nutrition and emotion code to get to the root of her clients’ problems.

“The body is happy because we're giving it everything it needs to be nutritionally supported and then we clear the static energy.”

Close Up Radio will feature Kathy Stricker in an interview with Jim Masters on July 13th at 12pm EDT

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

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

For more information, visit www.daystarnatural.com

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Disabled NFL Players File Suit in Federal Court Over Broken Promises, Altered Contract Language, and Mistreatment

This is a screenshot of the language used in the contract on march 5 for players.

Above is the March 5 Language as voted on by Players.

This is a screenshot of the March 15 language that adds a significant amount of benefit reductions.

Language added March 15, after the Players voted.

Class Action Filed after 2020 CBA found to be altered.

UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release Contact: Attorney Ray Genco 716.640.4257 ray@gencolaw.com

Disabled Players File Suit in Federal Court Over Broken Promises, Altered Contract Language, and Mistreatment
Promises Broken

1. In 2007 Roger Goodell told Congress, including Senator John Kerry and Representative Maxine Waters, “If a player has been determined to be eligible for disability benefits by Social Security, no separate medical assessments will be needed. Instead, the determination of the Social Security Administration will govern the former player’s medical eligibility for NFL disability benefits.”

2. The 2020 CBA: “a Social Security determination of disability does not establish a player’s eligibility for benefits under this Disability Plan.”
Over 400 disabled players and their families have been promised modest disability benefits will continue “for life.”

3. Language was altered in the 2020 NFL CBA after it was signed.

4. The new language and the 2020 CBA illegally reduces benefits to over 400 former players who are permanently disabled as a result of football. These families were promised that the benefits they were receiving would not be reduced and were “for life.”

July 10, 2020 – A lawsuit has been filed in Washington D.C. federal court to compel the NFL's Disability Plan to honor the promises it has made to disabled players and their families. The NFL’s new 2020 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) breaks promises made to disabled players.
The Complaint was filed by R. Joseph Barton, Partner and Chair of the Employee Benefits practice at Block & Leviton LLP (), Attorney Paul M. Secunda a prominent scholar, ERISA and class action attorney, and Partner at Walcheske & Luzi, LLC , and athlete advocate and sports attorney, Ray Genco of Genco Law.

This filing addresses an issue that gained national attention earlier this summer, when it was widely reported that the 2020 collective bargaining agreement given to the NFL players for a vote, was significantly altered after the players voted.
Attorney Secunda stated “It is elemental in sports that you do not change the rules of the game in the middle of the game. Yet that is exactly what the NFL and NFLPA did to its most vulnerable members. By reducing total and permanent disability for the most severely injured players after they had already been receiving those benefits for years is inhumane and displays the height of greed. Thankfully, not only is what the NFL and NFLPA are doing to these disabled former players morally repugnant, but it is also very much illegal under federal employee benefits law and federal labor law. I will not rest until these disabled former players receive the justice they so urgently deserve.”

Attached is a simple, yet blunt comparison showing the changes made after the players voted. These changes drastically reduced the benefits to currently disabled former NFL players.

Attorney Ray Genco , who routinely represents athletes in asserting and protecting their rights, says, “I’m in awe of the grace, perseverance, and courage demonstrated by my clients in this case, and all of the hundreds of families being taken advantage of here. They each are totally and permanently disabled as a result of playing football, and each has been promised modest disability benefits for life. Not only are Defendants attempting to unlawfully break that promise, but have attempted to do so by secretly adding language to a previously signed contract. In all of my experience, I’ve never heard of new terms being snuck into a contract after the contract was signed, it's simply not done, not for any reason whatsoever, full stop. In this case not only did I find added language, but the added language was planted for the sole purpose of stripping disabled people of basic benefits. I was shocked at what I saw when I first discovered it- and remain shocked. This added term, reduced disabled player's monthly checks, and saved defendants about point zero, zero, zero, zero, 4 % of the CBA's projected worth. I can’t explain it, and it seems the PA can’t either, so here we are. I’m excited to bring these facts to a federal judge and demonstrate what is being done to over 400 sports legends.”
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NEW BOOK RELEASE FROM RENOWNED BRITISH AUTHOR LULU WOOD: MILKSHAKES FOR THE ALMOST DEAD

Book cover Milkshakes for the Almost Dead

Milkshakes for the Almost Dead is trending now on Amazon's Hot New Releases (Teen, Young Adult Girls & Women Fiction eBooks).

I wrote Milkshakes for the Almost Dead to celebrate teenage girls and remind them to believe in themselves and respect each other. I’d like society in general to respect teenage girls more.”

— Lulu Wood

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — – Editorial book giveaways and interviews available with leading author Lulu Wood –
Novel out now available now through Amazon – Kindle unlimited, e-book (£2.99), paperback (£8.99)

London: MILKSHAKES FOR THE ALMOST DEAD is the hotly anticipated new novel from renowned four-time published women’s author, Lulu Wood; the first in the series from the Girls and Monsters Trilogy.

Milkshakes For The Almost Dead is a gripping page turner that follows the story of Diana in the sleepy seaside town of Lattering, which in itself is full of secrets and lies. Join Diana's journey as she makes the best friends she's ever had during the worst summer of her life. From her first love to missing girls, hot boys and psychopaths in cowboy boots, she is forced to live with with her crazy Aunt Vita. Her Dad has just been arrested and with two boring jobs, Diana thinks things can't get any worse. Until the morning they find a body on the beach…

An established British author, Lulu Wood made her impact in the publishing industry by dealing with issues such as weight and extreme weight loss (The Perfect Ten), women and ageing (Material Girl), relationships deconstructed (Toasting Eros) and mental health (Boyfriend in a Dress).

A percentage of the sales from Milkshakes for the Almost Dead will support Plan International UK, which works to advance child rights and equality for girls across the world.

For interviews with Lulu Wood, to request a copy of the book, images or further information, please contact Olivia Gourlay at Sussudio. Email: olivia@sussudiogroup.com. www.sussudiogroup.com. Instagram: @sussudiogroup.com.

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Novelist Struggles With Own Love Story in C.D. Hamilton’s “Blind Expectations”

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In this romance novel an author strives to write his own happily ever after when his soulmate gets engaged to another

A kind, naive young man seeking true love must open his eyes to the women who can make his ultimate dream a reality”

— C.D Hamilton

UNITED STATES, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Turns out finding true love is harder than beating writer’s block. C.D. Hamilton's debut novel follows an aspiring author seeking his soul mate, who faces a tough journey ahead of him as he goes through college, faces painful family conflicts and navigates the treacherous perils of the
heart, which he delves into with "Blind Expectations."

Readers will follow Peter Michael Webb during his days in Stepney Green College, having made it to the prestigious institution despite his modest origins. Seeking a better life than that of his mother, who provided for her family through hard physical work, while avoiding the path his wayward older brother took, he sets his sights on achieving a college degree. And finding the woman of his dreams, too.

College life and romance prove far from easy for Pete, though. The hopeless romantic's naivete is shattered, disabusing him of his lofty notions. The women he pursues leave him heartbroken. All but one. His closest friend, Corinne Aldrich, yearns for him but after all the hurt he has faced, Pete is only interested in friendship.

After graduation, Pete has not only accomplished his goal of a college degree, but also his dream of becoming a published novelist. Yet there is something missing, deep down in the recesses of his heart. At the same time, Corrine becomes the envy of women everywhere after receiving a marriage proposal from a dashing Englishman – which she accepts.

News of this rocks Pete, who realizes that the woman who he has known for a long time, who has been there for him through life's highs and lows, who he pushed away because of his wounded heart, is the one who can make his dreams come true. But as he finally opens his eyes and admits that he loves her, she is bound to leave the country with her fiance.

Now it is up to Pete to write the next chapter of his story. Readers will see what fate has in store for him, whether he pens the conclusion on his own terms, or if his dreams will remain a rough draft.

With “Blind Expectations,” Hamilton’s narrative immerses us in New Jersey's mountainous northwest and Hamilton deftly juxtaposes it with Pete's upbringing in a working-class community. This touches on universally relevant issues and grounds the protagonist, making him and his struggles relatable to audiences. Moreover, Pete's hard working blue collar mother and the dark path his brother fell into comprises not only an edgy family drama subplot, but also shows us why Pete and everyone like him are trying their best to build better lives. College and romance are not the only thing going on in Pete’s life, readers are given a glimpse of the harsh realities facing the American working-class, the hazards and the aspirations driving their search for success or even just survival. All this makes “Blind Expectations” and Pete’s story moving. "I was inspired to write an old-fashioned, feel-good love story, with an edgier family drama subplot, so that my work may touch people’s hearts." Hamilton says. "It is my wish that readers will be inspired to dream, take chances in life, and to always be grateful and treat others with kindness."

About the Author

Having worked in the writing and editing fields for more than two decades, C.D. Hamilton finally makes his literary debut with "Blind Expectations," both a love story and family drama in one

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Accomplished Polymath Shares “Messages” On Better Living

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Your Road Starts Here!

Denny Daikeler’s collection of experiences and insights convey how to maximize one’s potential in life

The universe had decided it was time for me to be aware of possibilities, communion, and the huge amount of power within me and us all around intuition, communication, manifesting, and knowing.”

— Denny Daikeler

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A greater connection to the universe, the powers that guide life and tie people together, this is what Denny Daikeler conveys with her “Messages,” a collection of recollections and insights drawn from her myriad experiences. Designer, instructor, interfaith minister, yoga teacher, artist and writer, these are just some of the fields Daikeler delved in. Her pursuits of these studies, disciplines and passions – as well as the people she encountered in these times – informs her, makes her attuned, and has left her with a repository of sagely knowhow to and meaningful moments to impart upon readers. Just as these moments comprise Daikeler’s life and changed it, so too do they offer audiences the opportunity for revelation.

“The universe had decided it was time for me to be aware of possibilities, communion, and the huge amount of power within me and us all around intuition, communication, manifesting, and knowing.” Daikeler says. An accomplished woman, she has spent years teaching and mentoring while honing her own understanding of her chosen fields and capabilities. And in doing so, she found greater meaning and connection with her fellow people and, perhaps, even higher forces.

“I wrote this book because of the amazing accumulation of experiences and guidance from spirit, the universe and life,” she explains. “I realized that not recording them would be withholding fascinating information that everyone needs to know…our possibilities of relationship with all, the answers to asking for guidance, the truth of what is possible, and the power each of us has.”

Once, she wrote a book about interior design. But this is not about that, the writings on design. Rather, it is about how she learned to create and shape narratives. The process of writing, not just penning words on paper or even publishing books, but writing one’s life. Her own journey entailed effort, sweat and tears and blood, all in order to succeed. But it was not just pure effort alone, it was also insight. Wisdom, acquired through the long and difficult road, which proved instrumental in opening different paths to new and rewarding destinations.

This is not a memoir nor a didactic instructional work, it is not just Daikeler on a metaphoric podium delivering sermons. While it is done with the medium of her experiences and memories, ultimately her “Messages” pass on these insights to readers and build it within them. It aims to develop awareness and, with that, agency.

“I encourage you to believe these stories and accept them as your own possibilities,” she says. This is what she hands to her readers. “The reader can learn how to live closely with a new reality. I had always been a student of theology, but I had no awareness of how to personally ask for and communicate with all of life. Now I know how simple it is.”

About the Author

Denny Daikeler is a graduate of Drexel University and a modern day Renaissance Woman. An interior designer, an instructor in design, an interfaith minister, a yoga teacher, a writer, a speaker, even a student in painting – she does it all. She did the first makeover television shows on interior design in Philadelphia. Daikeler has written articles for magazines and has been featured in newspapers and magazines. She is a mother of three grown children and a grandmother of four. She also loves kayaking, dancing, counseling and life itself.

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