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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Wastage of EB-5 Investor Visas

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 4:02am

This lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to follow the plain language of its own regulations...

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  • This lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to follow the plain language of its own regulations...
  • Approximately 18,000 EB-5 visas were wasted last fiscal year and cannot be used anymore without Congressional action.
  • In fiscal year 2022, ending September 30, 2022, over 11,000 immigrant visas should be available to China-mainland EB5 investors, and it is almost certain most of these will be wasted.
  • Without judicial intervention, they will be waiting many more years for a green card while the government wastes thousands of visas.

PARKER WAICHMAN LLP APPLAUDS EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ADULT SEX ABUSE CLAIMS AGAINST THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 10:51pm

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 4, 2022, Judge Martin Glenn of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York said he would set a new bar date for adult sex abuse claimants in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre. The deadline for filing claims had expired in 2021. A new window will allow additional filings for adult sex abuse claims in 2022.

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  • A new window will allow additional filings for adult sex abuse claims in 2022.
  • The Rockville Centre Diocese, which represents New York's Nassau and Suffolk counties, filed its petition seeking relief under Chapter 11 on October 1, 2020.
  • At the time, the diocese faced 223 suits by alleged victims of child sex abuse under New York's Child Victims Act.
  • Jerrold Parker, Founding Partner of Parker Waichman LLP, explains that adequate time is essential to these victims: "Survivors of sexual abuse often do not tell their story immediately.

New Book NO LIPSTICK FOR ME Considers The Cost Of Settling For A Less Than Desirable Mate

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 5:02pm

Desperate to be loved, MacNeil deluded herself into thinking things would get better, but she faced continual brutality and abuse.

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  • Desperate to be loved, MacNeil deluded herself into thinking things would get better, but she faced continual brutality and abuse.
  • Clinging to all the strength she had left; she remarkably forged a path toward self-reliance, beating the odds while also raising four children.
  • Wanting a better life for her children than she experienced, she found a way to become financially independent, and made her escape.
  • Her story is proof that leaving a toxic relationship is possible and reminds readers that everyone deserves love and respect.

Non-Profit Organization Raises Funds for Childhood Abuse Support

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:30pm

Today, Andy Bhatti is the founder of Survivors Supporting Survivors, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources for survivors of childhood victimization.

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  • Today, Andy Bhatti is the founder of Survivors Supporting Survivors, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources for survivors of childhood victimization.
  • Donors like Cameron Schiffner have helped survivors receive the support they need to overcome abuse and begin healing from their trauma.
  • The organization was founded in 2014 to raise funds for victims of abuse and agencies across Canada that provide services for victims.
  • Survivors Supporting Survivors believes that anybody can overcome childhood trauma and abuse with the right support and professional help.

curaJOY Reveals Global Emotional Wellness Directory For Underserved Communities

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 6:10am

curaJOY launches a free emotional wellness directory which gives marginalized communities access to global mental health providers and evidence-based methods.

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  • Las Vegas, Nevada--(Newsfile Corp. - August 5, 2022) - Nonprofit developer of the family emotional wellness platform Quest Depot, curaJOY, is launching its global emotional wellness directory, ensuring that Asian Pacific Islander, multicultural, cross-cultural, and third-world adults and children have access to inclusive and effective health care that caters to their specific needs.
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    curaJOY's newly launched directory aligns with the company's vision to drive greater advocacy, acceptance, and innovation of emotional wellness programs for families across different cultures.
  • The new directory and curaJOY's emotional wellness platform aim to provide preventative approaches to mental health and reduce inequity and service costs.
  • curaJOY's transformative emotional wellness programs are tailored to children and available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Point32Health Foundation commits $1 million to organizations working on social and racial justice

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 5:00pm

CANTON, Mass., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Point32Health Foundation today announced grants totaling $1 million to advance social and racial equity. The funds will support nonprofit organizations that include diverse voices and perspectives, eliminate systemic barriers, and advocate for stronger communities. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation, which combined to become Point32Health Foundation, have committed more than $5.5 million to support racial equity since 2020. 

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  • CANTON, Mass., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Point32Health Foundation today announced grants totaling $1 million to advance social and racial equity.
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation, which combined to become Point32Health Foundation, have committed more than $5.5 million to support racial equity since 2020.
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation , to help seed newly established Racial Justice Fund, a community-advised fund to advance racial justice in New Hampshire.
  • Point32Health Foundation builds on values of giving and service that were central to both Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER AND ACTRESS LAUREL HARRIS LAUNCHES LAUREL LEAF PRODUCTIONS WITH 2022 SLATE

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 4:11pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Laurel Harris, an award-winning producer and actress—best known as Willem Dafoe's wife in the screen adaptation of Dean Koontz's best selling novel, "Odd Thomas," and for the American Girl film, "Saige Paints the Sky," opposite Jane Seymour—announces the launch of Laurel Leaf Productions, a multimedia company aimed at creating conscious film and television content. On the heels of her recurring role on the hit television series, "Big Sky," Harris unites an award-winning team of collaborators to present the 2022 slate of projects, including "47," "Pink Boa," and "I Met Her at Birkenau."

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  • At Laurel Leaf Productions, we spark intelligent conversations around delicate or less popular topics, while creating content that inspires and empowers people from all walks of life."
  • Laurel Leaf Production's first film, "47," which begins filming this month, focuses on the often lonely anguish facing women with infertility issues.
  • Award-winning writer, director and producer Rick Ramage serves on the Laurel Leaf Productions Advisory Board.
  • Founded in 2022 by Emmy-winning producer and renowned actress Laurel Harris, Laurel Leaf Productions explores bolder, often delicate topics, with grace, all the while seeking to inspire humanity to greater levels of connection with themselves and each other.

Driven by Consent Advocates, Andrea Constand and Joyce Short, House passes breakthrough amendment to define "consent" in US military law

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 4:00pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Representative Annie Kuster (NY-02) led the House of Representatives in passing a critical amendment to conquer sexual assault and sexual harassment through the National Defense Authorization Act. Now the bill is being considered by the Senate.

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  • Consent Awareness Network announces that the House of Representatives passed the amendment to correctly define "consent" in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, achieving a major win for conquering sexual assault and sexual harassment throughout the US military.
  • Representative Kuster says: "Military sexual assault and harassment are at an all-time high with the military's own internal surveys indicating a staggering 38% increase in unwanted sexual contact in recent years.
  • We owe the brave men and women who protect our nation the highest concern for their personal safety."
  • Advocates from the Consent Awareness Network (CAN), led by its founder Joyce Short, the author of Your Consent The Key to Conquering Sexual Assault, launched this transformational fix for the flaw in military law (UCMJ).

Trilliant Food & Nutrition Gains More Than 5,500 New Points of Distribution Via Hostess® Branded Ready-to-Drink Iced Lattes

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 1:17pm

LITTLE CHUTE, Wis., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilliant Food & Nutrition, a leading U.S. manufacturer of shelf stable, ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages, today announced significant growth of its Hostess® Iced Lattes in classic Twinkies® & Ding Dongs™ flavors at national retailers, including Walmart. Shoppers now can find Hostess® RTD iced lattes in 13.7oz bottles at their local Walmart stores across the country.

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  • Shoppers now can find Hostess RTD iced lattes in 13.7oz bottles at their local Walmart stores across the country.
  • Hostess Twinkies & Ding Dongs Iced Lattes Now Available at Retailers Nationwide, Including Our Newest Partner Walmart
    "Consumer demand for ready-to-drink coffee remains strong especially for unique flavor experiences that Hostess snack cakes can help deliver," said Tom Lehocky, Vice President of Sales for Trilliant Food & Nutrition.
  • About Trilliant Food & Nutrition, LLC
    Founded in 1979, Trilliant Food & Nutrition is a vertically integrated, high-quality manufacturer in the coffee, powdered, ready-to-drink, and wellness beverage categories.
  • / The HOSTESS, TWINKIES, and DING DONGS trademarks are used under license from Hostess Brands, LLC.

Lieff Cabraser Announces That Judge Grants Final Approval to Settlement Aimed at Implementing Landmark Reforms in University of Michigan Campus Sexual Abuse Class Action

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 12:11am

On August 3, 2022, U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts issued an Order granting final approval to the settlement of the class action lawsuit against the University of Michigan arising out of UofM campus sexual misconduct.

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  • On August 3, 2022, U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts issued an Order granting final approval to the settlement of the class action lawsuit against the University of Michigan arising out of UofM campus sexual misconduct.
  • In comments from the bench, Judge Roberts called the settlement an outstanding outcome that she hopes is emulated around the country.
  • We are proud of this Settlement, notes Lieff Cabraser senior partner Jonathan D. Selbin, who represents the plaintiffs in the case.
  • The decades of abuse by Dr. Anderson are a dark stain on the history of the University of Michigan.