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Attorneys Mary Alexander and Bobby Thompson Obtain $4.9 Million Settlement Against Chico Unified School District

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Friday, July 19, 2024

CHICO, Calif., July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander of Mary Alexander & Associates and co-counsel Bobby Thompson of Thompson Law Offices obtained a total of $4.9 million in two settlements against Chico Unified School District in a pair of school sex abuse cases involving the same middle school teacher.

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  • CHICO, Calif., July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Alexander of Mary Alexander & Associates and co-counsel Bobby Thompson of Thompson Law Offices obtained a total of $4.9 million in two settlements against Chico Unified School District in a pair of school sex abuse cases involving the same middle school teacher.
  • Ms. Alexander and Mr. Thompson represented two plaintiffs who were middle school students at Bidwell Junior High School.
  • Both students were sexually abused by Jennifer Smith, a teacher at the school for several years.
  • Smith sexually abused these girls at different times, demonstrating a pattern the school should have recognized over the course of several years.

Amir Ismail & Associates Announces Global Expansion of Immigration Consultancy Services

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 19, 2024) - Amir Ismail & Associates, a prominent firm in the immigration and citizenship consultancy sector, is pleased to announce its global expansion.

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  • Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 19, 2024) - Amir Ismail & Associates, a prominent firm in the immigration and citizenship consultancy sector, is pleased to announce its global expansion.
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    Founded by Amir Ismail in 1991, the firm has a long-standing history of providing comprehensive immigration services.
  • The expansion into these new markets allows Amir Ismail & Associates to serve a more diverse clientele, offering their services to individuals and families from different parts of the world.
  • For more information about Amir Ismail & Associates and their global expansion, please visit their official website or contact their office directly.

Hurricane Recovery: ImpactLife continues support for blood supply in Houston

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Davenport, Iowa, July 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ImpactLife continues to send blood components to support patient needs in the area of Texas hit by Hurricane Beryl earlier this month.

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  • Davenport, Iowa, July 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ImpactLife continues to send blood components to support patient needs in the area of Texas hit by Hurricane Beryl earlier this month.
  • Many blood drives throughout the region were canceled after the hurricane made landfall early on July 8, 2024, and several community donor centers were temporarily closed due to power outages, hindering the region's available blood supply.
  • While continuing to meet commitments to local hospitals, ImpactLife is participating in a national effort to support the region's blood supply, and has made additional shipments of platelets and red blood cells each of the last two weeks to Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and to M.D.
  • Additional donations from type O-positive and O-negative blood donors, and from platelet donors of all blood types, are needed at this time.

Cheeky diet soft drink getting you through the work day? Here’s what that may mean for your health

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Many people are drinking less sugary soft drink than in the past. This is a great win for public health, given the recognised risks of diets high in sugar-sweetened drinks. But over time, intake of diet soft drinks has grown. In fact, it’s so high that these products are now regularly detected in wastewater. So what does the research say about how your health is affected in the long term if you drink them often? What makes diet soft drinks sweet?Diet soft drinks are designed to taste similar to regular soft drinks but without the sugar.

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Many people are drinking less sugary soft drink than in the past. This is a great win for public health, given the recognised risks of diets high in sugar-sweetened drinks. But over time, intake of diet soft drinks has grown. In fact, it’s so high that these products are now regularly detected in wastewater. So what does the research say about how your health is affected in the long term if you drink them often?

What makes diet soft drinks sweet?

  • Diet soft drinks are designed to taste similar to regular soft drinks but without the sugar.
  • Instead of sugar, diet soft drinks contain artificial or natural sweeteners.
  • Diet soft drinks are marketed as healthier alternatives to regular soft drinks, particularly for people who want to reduce their sugar intake or manage their weight.

What does the research say about aspartame?

  • The artificial sweeteners in soft drinks are considered safe for consumption by food authorities, including in the US and Australia.
  • People who drink diet soft drinks regularly and often are more likely to develop certain metabolic conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease) than those who don’t drink diet soft drinks.

Will diet soft drinks help manage weight?

  • Despite the word “diet” in the name, diet soft drinks are not strongly linked with weight management.
  • In other words, artificial sweeteners may not directly help manage weight over the long term.
  • This resulted in the WHO advising artificial sweeteners should not be used to manage weight.

What about inflammation and dental issues?

  • High amounts of diet soft drinks have also been linked with liver disease, which is based on inflammation.
  • Many soft drinks contain phosphoric and citric acid, which can damage your tooth enamel and contribute to dental erosion.

Moderation is key

Genovese Named NSU's 21st President

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

NATCHITOCHES, La., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice James Genovese was named the 21st president of Northwestern State University during a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Thursday, July 18.

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  • NATCHITOCHES, La., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice James Genovese was named the 21st president of Northwestern State University during a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Thursday, July 18.
  • Genovese was named the lone finalist July 16 after a day of meetings and forums with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community stakeholders, as well as a public interview.
  • Genovese practiced law in Acadiana from 1974-1995 and served as president, vice president and secretary-treasurer of the St. Landry Parish Bar Association.
  • Genovese succeeds Dr. Marcus Jones as president of Northwestern State.

The Advanced Leadership Institute and Carnegie Mellon University Celebrate the 2024 Graduates of the Executive Leadership Academy

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- A new chapter is beginning for 21 impressive graduates of The Advanced Leadership Institute's (TALI) Executive Leadership Academy.

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  • PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- A new chapter is beginning for 21 impressive graduates of The Advanced Leadership Institute's (TALI) Executive Leadership Academy.
  • On July 19th, TALI and its academic partner, Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business (CMU), will celebrate this milestone alongside the graduates with a ceremony at Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business.
  • "I continue to be amazed by the exceptional leaders who have come through the Executive Leadership Academy, and this year is no exception.
  • "At Carnegie Mellon University, we are proud of our ongoing commitment to fostering leadership growth through the Executive Leadership Academy.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): WHAT IMPACT DO VIDEO GAMES HAVE ON OUR HEARING?

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ --

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  • There is comparatively little information about the state of video gamers' hearing and their listening habits, as well as their interest in hearing protection.
  • However, once informed of the potential for hearing loss, the majority of video gamers say they are likely to change their listening habits and are very receptive to proposed safe listening features for video game devices.
  • Less than a third of video gamers overall feel they are at risk of hearing loss from playing video games.
  • Lindsay S. Creed, AuD, CCC-A is an Associate Director of Audiology Practices at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Global Heat Pump Market Size to Reach USD 136.2 Billion by 2034, Driven by Increased Investments and Energy Efficiency Regulations | Future Market Insights, Inc.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.

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  • The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.
  • The country's rising residential and commercial sectors are surging the demand for heat pumps in large quantities for advanced energy efficiency.
  • The rising industrialization, commercial, and residential sectors are increasing the demand for energy savings and better performance, bolstering the German heat pump market.
  • The global positive displacement pumps market is expected to garner a market value of nearly USD 14.12 billion in 2023.

Global Heat Pump Market Size to Reach USD 136.2 Billion by 2034, Driven by Increased Investments and Energy Efficiency Regulations | Future Market Insights, Inc.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.

Key Points: 
  • The United States market is anticipated to capture a CAGR of 8.9% in the global market during the forecast period.
  • The country's rising residential and commercial sectors are surging the demand for heat pumps in large quantities for advanced energy efficiency.
  • The rising industrialization, commercial, and residential sectors are increasing the demand for energy savings and better performance, bolstering the German heat pump market.
  • The global positive displacement pumps market is expected to garner a market value of nearly USD 14.12 billion in 2023.

Patrice & Associates Awards 20 Franchise Licenses So Far in 2024; Rolls Out New AI Recruitment Tools

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Patrice & Associates, a leading hospitality staffing and executive search franchise, celebrates a successful first half of 2024 with significant franchise expansion and promising growth prospects. The company has awarded 20 new franchise licenses in markets across the U.S. and Canada and is on pace to award 40 by the year's end. Patrice & Associates achieved several significant expansion milestones in the first half of the year, most notably entering the state of Wisconsin for the first time.

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  • Patrice & Associates achieved several significant expansion milestones in the first half of the year, most notably entering the state of Wisconsin for the first time.
  • "The job market has stabilized — it's similar to what it was in 2019 prior to the pandemic," said Brian Miller, CEO of Patrice & Associates.
  • In addition to franchise growth, Patrice & Associates is also expanding its presence into new business verticals.
  • As Patrice & Associates looks to the rest of the year, the goal is to add 20 more franchisees in North America.