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Author Dr. John Lewis’s Newly Released “Voices from the Field”Provides Invaluable Insights into the Criminal World of Gangs
23 03 2018
DOWNEY, Calif. March 23, 2018
“Voices from the Field: A Step-by-Step User’s Guide for the Completion of Dissertation”: the stories of ex-gang members and how they escaped their lives of crime. “Voices from the Field: A Step-by-Step User’s Guide for the Completion of Dissertation” is the creation of published author, Dr. John R. Lewis, PHD, LCSW, CADC II, SAP, SAE.
A licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Lewis is currently a mental health clinical supervisor with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Dr. Lewis received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Services from Walden University of Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary of Pasadena, California. He also holds a Masters in Ministry degree from the Southern California School of Ministry, Inglewood, California, as well as a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Services...
American Diabetes Association® Releases "Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S." Report at Annual Call to Congress Event Urging Legislators to Make Diabetes a National Priority
23 03 2018
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 -- Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its new "Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017" (Economic Costs of Diabetes) report, detailing the fiscal impact of diabetes on American citizens individually and on the nation as a whole. Diabetes is now the most costly chronic illness in the country, with diagnosed diabetes expenses in the U.S. totaling $327 billion in 2017. The data indicate one of every four health care dollars is incurred by someone with diagnosed diabetes, and one of every seven health care dollars is spent directly treating diabetes and its complications. The Economic Costs of Diabetes report's release kicked off the ADA's annual Call to Congress advocacy event, with including more than 150 diabetes advocates, researcher and professional football players who held 179 meetings with members of Congress and staff urging them to make diabetes a national priority.
ADA's Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission...
Ammunition Depot Releases Informative New Infographic Targeting the Truth About Gun Control
22 03 2018
The notion that gun control is an effective means to lower crime rates is simply not true, and this infographic clearly and effectively demonstrates that restricting the constitutional rights of honest, law-abiding citizens is not the answer.
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. March 22, 2018
Though the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States has been in effect for nearly 250 years, there is no shortage of political opposition to this foundational piece of legislation. Gun control advocates spend a considerable amount of time trying to undo the 2nd Amendment, all in the name of reducing gun violence and keeping our “streets safer.” The problem is, it isn’t that simple - and gun control doesn’t really work… Just ask concerned citizens of Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Washington D.C. - all cities with intensely tight gun control laws. These areas lead the nation in terms of violent gun crime. To help dispel many of the underreported myths about gun control, leading...
Ineffective Laws and Overregulation are Strangling Education Opportunity, CER Charter School Law Research Finds
22 03 2018
WASHINGTON March 22, 2018
Despite increasing demand for charter schools throughout the United States, an increased supply of new education opportunities for students has been compromised. This is owing to poorly written charter school laws and overregulation in many states, according to a new report from the Center for Education Reform. The 2018 National Charter School Law and Rankings is “the Essential Guide to Charter School Laws,” and provides not only state by state analyses and data but research and case studies which make the case for radical change.
“There is a huge gap between the best and worst state charter school laws,” said CER’s Founder and CEO, Jeanne Allen. “Too many states and some advocates have forgotten the vision that built the original charter school movement: enhancing choice for families and providing flexibility for school operators in exchange for being accountable for results."
“Too often regulations and cookie-cutter accountability systems force...
Forest City Announces Conclusion of Strategic Review Process and Substantial Board Refreshment
22 03 2018
CLEVELAND, March 22, 2018 -- Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA) ("Forest City" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors concluded its previously announced review of strategic alternatives. After extensive evaluation and deliberation, including review and analysis of multiple offers, the Board has determined that stockholder value would be better enhanced on a standalone basis than by pursuing a transaction on the terms and pricing indicated by the offers received.
The Board has issued a letter to stockholders in connection with the conclusion of its review. The full text of the letter follows:
Dear Stockholders of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.:
We are writing to report on the conclusion of the Board's strategic review process and on governance changes we have agreed to going forward.
The Board of Directors announced a review of the Company's strategic, operating, financial and structural options to enhance stockholder value on September...
Kevin P. Collier, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who
22 03 2018
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 22, 2018 -- Kevin P. Collier, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who's Who as 2018 Gastroenterologist of The Year in the field of Medicine in recognition of his role at Capital Digestive Care. Specializing in digestive health, Capital Digestive Care has served the Silver Spring, Maryland area for over nine years. Devoted to offering quality healthcare services, the facility has united more than fifty physicians across the tri-state area in an effort to "advance the delivery of care for patients suffering from all types of digestive health conditions." A trusted name in the medical industry, Capital Digestive Care consists of the largest clinical research program that focuses on gaining "a better understanding of each patient's individual condition and ensure the very best in patient care, medical diagnosis, and the most effective treatment."With over twenty two years of...
JCP&L Line Crews and Other Utility Personnel Continue Restoration Process Following Third Nor'easter to Impact Service Area
22 03 2018
MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 22, 2018 -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is using more than 3,500 line workers, contractors and other personnel to restore electric service to customers who lost power following the third major nor'easter to hit New Jersey in the past several weeks.
About 61,000 customers have been restored as of 2:30 p.m. after significant accumulations of wet, heavy snow caused outages beginning last night. Currently, approximately 11,000 customers remain out of service, with the majority of outages being reported in Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Prior to the storm, JCP&L opened a staging site in Jackson Township in Ocean County to handle the influx of outside workers from as far away as Canada. With the Ocean County site being in an area with the most significant damage, crews are able to quickly gather supplies and be directed to work locations. A second staging site also was opened in Essex County.
Kona Grill Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2017 Results
22 03 2018
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 22, 2018 -- Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.Fourth Quarter 2017 Key Items Compared to Fourth Quarter 2016Revenues decreased 2.5% to $42.5 million.Same-store sales decreased 6.5%, including an estimated 0.5% impact from the temporary closure of our Puerto Rico restaurant as a result of Hurricane Maria.Restaurant operating profit*, a non-GAAP measure, improved to $4.8 million or 11.4% as a percentage of revenues compared to $4.7 million or 10.7% as a percentage of revenues.Net loss of $12.4 million, or ($1.23) per share compared to net loss of $16.6 million, or ($1.58) per share in 2016,Non-cash asset impairment charges for three restaurants of $9.3 million, or $0.92 per share compared to non-cash asset impairment charges of $12.5 million or $1.19 per share for five restaurants.Fiscal 2017 Key Items Compared to Fiscal 2016Revenues increased 5.6% to $179.1...
Money One FCU and Pyramid FCU to Offer CU RateReset Products
22 03 2018
“The CU RateReset solutions give us an affordable way to enter into our digital transformation journey with award winning and tested solutions that we know will make a difference.” Dustin Powell, Vice President of Lending for Pyramid FCU
MCLEAN, Va. March 22, 2018
CU RateReset, the provider of Financial Product Reset, Acquisition and Retention Software, today announced that Money One Federal Credit Union and Pyramid Federal Credit Union have agreed to license its Reset Auto and Digital Pre-Approval Credit Card, Auto Recapture and Home Equity. The agreements with CU RateReset provide these credit unions with cost effective, simple, easy and attractive digital solutions to retain existing loans, as well as recapture and generate more loans.
CU RateReset’s three primary product programs are:
Reset – for Auto, Mortgage, Credit Cards, CDs, and Personal Loans:
CU RateReset enables a member to reset existing financial products they have with a credit union...
CatchMark Announces Exercise of Overallotment Option in Public Offering
22 03 2018
ATLANTA, March 22, 2018 -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (CatchMark) today announced that the underwriters of its previously-announced public offering exercised in full their overallotment option by purchasing an additional 750,000 shares of Class A common stock at a public offering price of $12.60 per share. With this exercise, the public offering totals 5,750,000 shares of Class A common stock, increasing the gross proceeds of the offering to $72,450,000 prior to deducting the underwriting discounts and offering expenses. The option was granted in connection with the public offering of 5,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at a public offering price of $12.60 per share, which closed March 16, 2018.
Raymond James, Citigroup, Stifel, and RBC Capital Markets served as joint book-running managers for the offering.
A copy of the final prospectus supplement for the offering, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2018, may be obtained...
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