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Astrological beliefs still popular with youngsters looking for arranged marriage …

New Delhi, 07th Sep, 2011: A study by shows that over 60% profiles posted on the site has listed themselves under the manglik/non manglik brackets. It is also interesting to note that the acceptance of mangliks among the non manglik community is as low as 9%, which clearly shows that astrological compatibility is still one of the key criterions considered during arranged marriages. A look at the demographics of the

Harris County Attorney’s Office and Houston's AZA Law Firm Settle Environmental …

HOUSTON, Texas – Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and the Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C. successfully represented Harris County in a case developed by the Harris County Pollution Control Services Department (HCPCS) against Shell Chemical L.P. that resulted in a $500,000 payment to the county, and a mandate that Shell provide Harris County with actual notice of future air pollution events.

Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing Elevated to Name Partners at Houston Commercial Litigat …

HOUSTON – Complex commercial litigation attorneys Amir Alavi and Todd Mensing have been elevated to name partners in Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C., a dynamic and growing boutique law firm also known as AZA. “These two lawyers are among the best litigators I know and we’re proud to have our already tough-to-pronounce name become even longer to include them,” says John Zavitsanos, one of the founding partners. “We

From 9/11 to 2012 – 'Global Spectral Dominance'

A retired oilfield executive turned researcher into events following 9/11 is to give a public lecture in London on Friday 9 September on 'Global Spectral Dominance'. Mr Ian Crane will speak at the Indian Y.M.C.A, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ from 7.00pm. From 2007 Ian Crane focused his efforts on raising public awareness on what he calls "the pernicious attack on the global population in the name of corporate

The Best of Two Worlds, A New Playground For Independent Candidates To Challenge …

TORONTO - A Brand New Alternative For People Who Have Had Enough Of The Bickering In Mainstream Political Parties. “Political Parties in Ontario fall into two main categories: mainstream and fringe parties. Regardless of the parties’ sizes, they follow one common dominator, they have their own policies. At election time all they do is force feed the public with their agendas, and in the case of the mainstream parties, they exaggerate

Tougher training for younger drivers wins support

A Leeds law firm has welcomed calls for younger motorists to have more training. Winston Solicitors LLP expressed its support for the proposal after a survey showed that more than half of the accidents involving younger drivers were due to either poor reactions or errors at the wheel. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) commissioned the survey and found that accidents which involved driver error were highest in drivers aged in their

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Queens Father Sued for Human Rights Violations

A Far Rockaway man is has been sued in civil court for human rights violations and abuse of power in a move that stunned the community. McKinly Coleman, an officer with the New York City Department of Corrections, was slapped with a $550,000 lawsuit today that alleges that he abused his law enforcement powers, filed false police reports and caused physical and emotional injury to the mother of his

Pan Am Flight 103 - Lockerbie Bombing - al-Megrahi CIA Files Published by Paperl …

Los Angeles - BACM Research/ has announced the publishing of CIA files related to the Pan Am Flight 103, Lockerbie Bombing. The files can be downloaded for free at: The files date from 1984 to 1999. These are the most recent files on Pan Am 103 released by the CIA. This set of files is unique because it includes memos on the direct handling of an intelligence source. This type of

School for Startups, Founded by Doug Richard, Sends Delegate to One Young World …

Doug Richard's School for Startups has sponsored Irina-Mihaela Mondea as delegate to the One Young World Conference September 1-4 in Zurich, Switzerland. More than 1600 are receiving advice, instruction and support from humanitarian, economic and government leaders from around the world. Bishop Desmond Tutu, despite a recent announcement of his retirement, has appeared to speak at the opening ceremonies. Former Dragon, successful serial entrepreneur and early stage investor, Doug Richard spoke

MEDIA AVAILABILITY Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Support FDNY’s Fi …

Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, say they support the scientific study published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, and released by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), which found that firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 attacks had a greater chance of getting cancer than those who were

Two of the Nation's Finest Trial Firms Unite: Hennigan Dorman Joins McKool Smith

McKool Smith and Los Angeles-based trial firm Hennigan Dorman are pleased to announce that they will join effective September 12, 2011. The combination solidifies a national litigation powerhouse with over 165 trial lawyers in seven offices nationwide. The combined firm, McKool Smith, will conduct business as McKool Smith Hennigan in California. The joining of Hennigan Dorman will add 35 talented trial attorneys to McKool Smith’s elite group of courtroom lawyers. “This

Plan to launch $2million emergency drought operation in Kenya: half sponsored ch …

PLAN is to launch a $2.5 million aid operation for children and families in Kenya affected by the East Africa drought. Emergency assessments have found that more than 27,400 sponsored children are affected by the crisis, which is around 38 per cent of total sponsored children in Kenya. Latest assessments have found the situation to be worse than previously believed. Immediate aid will target around 114,000 people, including sponsored children

Stateside Associates Releases 2012 Bill Introduction Deadlines FactPad Insert

ARLINGTON, Virginia –Stateside Associates has released the 2012 Bill Introduction Deadlines FactPad insert. The reference document features the deadlines for state legislators to introduce bills during the 2012 legislative sessions. Each state has unique deadlines for bills to be introduced into the legislative process. Knowing these dates for all fifty states is a crucial component of any state government relations strategy. Stateside Associates has recognized this need and

DEMIRA - 100 Days after the Disaster in Japan

Munich, 18.06.2011. DEMIRA is continuing to provide assistance to the affected people one hundred days after Japan’s triple disaster. On the 11th March an earthquake followed by a Tsunami caused widespread damage in northern Japan. The disaster claimed more than 15,400 lives and a further 8,100 are still missing. It is estimated that as many as 90,000 people are still residing in emergency shelters three months after the disaster. The

MEDIA AVAILABILITY Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Praise Decision t …

Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, say they support the decision by Sheila Birnbaum, Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, to expand the coverage area for those who were sickened by toxins at the Ground Zero area. Both Mr. Rosasco and Mr. Hansen say these people deserve to receive compensation after suffering from physical illnesses as a

Brazilian President makes 'Most Powerful Women' list

You would think that behind every great man there’s a great woman, but according to Forbes, the only person the most powerful women are driving are themselves. Surprisingly enough, the top ten list consisted of women from politics and business, with Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor coming in at number one, Hillary Clinton came in second place, while Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, rounded off the top three.

ANNA, You are threatening India’s Sovereignty – A Song by Thomas Easaw

Musician writer and philosopher, released his new song, 'Anna aap hazaro ke hai, Lekin karodo ke nahi'. Thomas Easaw, the author of the book, Justice Theory and The Ten Amendments, fears that Anna is threatening India’s sovereignty and requests parliamentarians to not let that happen. If Anna’s real intention is to save the country than to protect his prestige, he should be open to debate as in any democracy. The

Six Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named to “International Who’s Who of Oil and Gas …

Dallas (August 26, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight is pleased to congratulate its six attorneys named to the “International Who’s Who of Oil and Gas Attorneys 2011” list by Who’s Who Legal. The following attorneys, listed by their principal office location, were selected for this honor: Algiers Hassan Yassine Dallas Andrew B. Derman Houston Timothy R. Brown William Prescott Mills Schwind Monterrey Gabriel Ruiz New York Marcello Hallake This prestigious list is comprised of only

Kabul Siege Highlights Need for Panic Rooms

Two British women and a South African colleague had their lives saved by being ushered into a panic room during last week’s siege on a charity HQ in Kabul. Up to five Taliban suicide bomb attacks targeted the British Council claiming many lives but the panic room proved to be priceless in saving the traumatised trio. Steve Brook, Business Development Director of British-based the Panic Room Company, comments, “Whilst undoubtedly

Panic Room Becomes Latest Superyacht Accessory

Entry level for inclusion in the world’s largest 100 yachts 2011 is a mighty 72.6 metres with Abramovich’s Eclipse topping the tables at a monstrous 167m with an estimated price tag in excess of half a billion pounds. It follows therefore that security is a major concern for this elite band of boat owners – both on and offshore – and the latest accessory is a personalised Panic Room. Steve

Law Firm’s Warning To People Working Around Forklift Trucks

A Leeds law firm has issued a warning to all workers who are employed either using or whose work involves forklift trucks. Winston Solicitors LLP issued the warning in the same week that a Scottish firm was fined £100,000 after one of its employees was killed after being hit by a truck. The driver of the vehicle could not see George Hardie, who was walking across the firm’s yard, because

Gardere Recognizes Dedication of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP continues its tradition of extolling the work and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrates the upcoming dedication of the official Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, August 28, 2011, the anniversary of Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. “Although harmful divisions haunt us still, we are uplifted by the timeless message of unity brought to us

UK Riots: What effects have they had on UK Immigration?

Disturbing images and videos of widespread looting took over the news channels, social media networks and blogs during the UK disturbing riots. But what effect has this had on UK immigration? The riots have clearly had an effect on the global image of the UK as many citizens of international countries perceive the UK as a country unable to control its citizens. As the streets are being cleared of broken glass and

Texas’ Lead Condemnation Attorney, Kristina Silcocks, Joins Gardere

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas’ lead condemnation attorney, Kristina Silcocks, has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Austin office. The addition of Ms. Silcocks further strengthens Gardere’s condemnation team. She is also an integral addition to Gardere’s Government Affairs group and Government Litigation team. She will practice in the areas of Condemnation/Eminent Domain, Attorneys General and Government Contracts, among others. “Kristina’s experience at the Attorney General’s office will be a tremendous asset

McKool Smith’s Rosemary Snider Named to “Winning Women” Top Lawyers List

DALLAS – Accomplished trial lawyer Rosemary Snider, a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith, has been named one of the state’s top women lawyers in the inaugural list of “Winning Women” published by Texas Lawyer. The “Winning Women” listing recognizes outstanding trial and appellate lawyers who have a track record of success in high-stakes, bet-the-company cases. The exclusive listing appears in the August 22, 2011, edition of Texas Lawyer. Ms.

White Bluff Owners Sue Developer Over Use of Property Owner Fees

DALLAS – More than 450 property owners at the White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney, Texas, have filed lawsuits against development owner Double Diamond-Delaware Inc. based on claims that the company collected millions in fraudulent property owners association fees. The lawsuits filed in state district courts in both Dallas and Hidalgo counties target Dallas-based Double Diamond, its CEO and president R. Michael Ward of Highland Park, Texas, who owns over 90

Teen Girl Drops Dead From Birth Control Pill

Teen Girl Drops Dead From Birth Control Pill Santa Monica, California – August 19, 2011. The law offices of John Donahue today released an important update on the dangers of birth control pill “Yaz”, a drug also marketed under the names “Yasmin” or “Ocella”. Last fall, 18-year-old Michelle A. Pfleger collapsed on her way to morning class at Elon University in North Carolina. The Eastern Express Times reports that a few hours

Lawyers Reach the Roof of Africa for Charity

Louisa Chambers, a Personal Injury Solicitor at CS2 Lawyers and Nevil Croston, a Partner at Bryan & Armstrong Solicitors joined a team of 10 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to the dizzy height of 5895 metres in August 2011 to raise money for a Tanzanian school in the province of Chalinze. The team have been training hard since Christmas for the climb which took 7 days in total, including a mammoth 15

Thousands of Iranian-Americans to rally outside the State Department

MEDIA ADVISORY For Release On: August 22, 2011 What: In an effort to prevent a humanitarian disaster and to unshackle Iran’s democratic movement, Human Rights and Democracy International (HRDIP) will stage a rally and march to protect the rights and security of Camp Ashraf residents and call for the delisting of the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK). Thousands from around the United States and elsewhere will unite

Verification Associates Takes Delivery Of State Of The Art Equipment

Verification Associates, forensic investigators of fenestration and building envelope defects have just taken delivery and now commissioned the latest thermal camera available from FLIR Ltd, which has only been on the market in the last two months. Rod Appleyard, chartered surveyor, expert witness and principal of Verification Associates says, “With an expenditure of £24,000 this is a major step forward for our Company.” The equipment itself offers a greater degree of precision

Leading Legal Service Provider Launches Investigation Company

Jerry Colasurdo, owner of DGR: The Source for Legal Support and president of the New Jersey Professional Process Servers Association, has recently launched On The Look Out Investigations, LLC. This new private investigations company based out of Morris Plains, NJ will provide an array of services all under one roof, including asset searches, background investigations and surveillance . “Being able to provide efficient, reliable, and most importantly discreet services is

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 26

20 years of Ukrainian Independence: progress or servitude? Evaluating Ukraine’s 20 years of Independence, to be celebrated on the 24th of August, is a complex and contentious task. However, this anniversary provides a unique opportunity to reflect upon the social impact and reality of the many dramatic reformations that make up Ukraine’s brief history. Ukrainian leaders are rightly characterised by their many missed opportunities to better the quality of life for

Migration Expert Launches New Designed Website of Australian Visa and Immigratio …

Migration Expert is pleased to announce the launch of their new website design for Australian Visa and Immigration Services. The new website has a simpler layout, expanded content and enhanced features in order to better serve their client base and attract new clients. "The new look is a lot more attractive, a lot more user-friendly than our old design," according to Migration Expert’s Marketing Manager, Mr Rohit Thomas. "These improvements are

Lathrop & Gage Announces New Executive Committee Member and Partner in Charge

CLAYTON, Mo. (August 19, 2011) – Lathrop & Gage LLP has announced that Bennett Keller (Wealth Strategies – Clayton) has been appointed to the firm’s Executive Committee. The firm’s Executive Committee develops the firm’s strategic direction and policies, oversees the financial matters and department managers, and serves as a liaison to the firm’s national offices and operating committees. Keller was elected by the partnership. Lathrop & Gage also has named a new

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 25

With International observers continually ringing alarm bells Ukraine’s government pushes through questionable reforms, as the Ukrainian people experience ever-worsening poverty. Ukrainian reforms: for the people or for the elite? The new government brought in its wake the promise of 21 strategic reforms intended for immediate implementation. Despite a consolidation of power into the President’s hands and over a year in office only two of these reforms have been attempted, a new tax

Dallas Bar Association Launches New Career Center Resource for Attorneys/Legal P …

The Dallas Bar Association is committed to providing resources to help attorneys and other legal professionals in this difficult job market and has launched a new Career Center that will match attorneys and legal professionals with employers. The Dallas Bar Association Career Center, powered by Job Target can be found at Job Target is a resource used by many bar associations across the country and is a complete

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 24

Ukraine’s political direction and business regulations are failing to attract investment, causing drops on nearly every international rating and lining the pockets of corporate raiders. Rather than fight the decline the government opts to impose new restrictions on freedom of speech instead. The game of Ukraine is only as good as its rules According to the International property rights index, Ukraine is number 127 out of 129 countries when it comes to

Society in Science selects four new fellows

Zurich/Switzerland, July 26, 2011 - Society in Science - The Branco Weiss Fellowship, a program of ETH Zurich to support outstanding junior scientists, has appointed four new fellows. Daniela Andres, Josiane Broussard, Adrian Künzler and Saskia van Manen have received the prestigious award that can provide them with up to five years of complete academic freedom. The Society in Science fellowship offers a generous personal grant of up to five

Stateside Associates Lists Best State Politics Blogs

ARLINGTON, Va. – The best state politics blogs across the nation have been compiled and were published today by Stateside Associates. Formatted to fit Stateside’s trademarked, FactPad™, the State Politics Blog FactPad insert features blogs that consistently deliver the best insight into state and local political activity. With state election campaigns underway in Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky and many more on the horizon for 2012, blogs covering state politics have

Attorney Andrew Weinstein Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

Attorney Andrew Weinstein of the Weinstein Law Firm in Coral Springs was recently recognized in the 2011 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. Last fall, lawyers in Florida were asked by Florida Trend to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Ballots were processed, checked and tabulated by a third party resource. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number

Wrongly Convicted Man Sues Texas Comptroller Over Denied Payments

Johnnie Lindsey says comptroller is inconsistently applying law AUSTIN, Texas – Johnnie Lindsey, a wrongly convicted Dallas man once featured on the Discovery Channel’s reality series “Dallas DNA,” has filed a lawsuit against Texas Comptroller Susan Combs for failing to consistently follow the law when determining compensation for exonerees. In the Monday filing at the Supreme Court of Texas, Mr. Lindsey claims the comptroller is ignoring a Supreme Court opinion issued in

Thompson & Knight Expands Trial Practice

Dallas (August 15, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Nathan H. Aduddell* has joined the Firm’s Trial Department as an Associate in the Dallas office. “Nathan comes to us with an excellent record of scholastic achievement and success in trial-related competitions, all accomplishments we believe will enhance his trial skills. We are very pleased to have him join

First Book To Compare Native American Authors From the United States and Canada …

Contemporary Native Fiction in the U.S. and Canada is the first book to focus on Native American authors from the United States and Canada through the lens of postcolonialism. Bauu Institute and Press, a leading research institute and publisher of books, news, and information on indigenous peoples around the world is pleased to announce the publication of Contemporary Native Fiction in the U.S. and Canada. On the occasion Director Peter

Gardere Partner Doke to Lead ABA Audit Committee

DALLAS – Preeminent government contracts attorney Marshall J. Doke Jr., a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been appointed Chair of the Standing Committee on Audit following his re-election by the American Bar Association Board of Governors to a three-year term. The Standing Committee on Audit is responsible for the review of all internal controls of the ABA including financial, operational efficiency, and law and regulation

Texas Comptroller Lobbied to Deny Payment for Wrongly Convicted Man

Attorneys for Billy Frederick Allen: Comptroller continues to block payment after lawmakers rejected lobbying attempt AUSTIN – Attorneys for a wrongly convicted Dallas man who spent 26 years in prison have filed court documents charging that Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office unsuccessfully lobbied the Legislature to create a technicality within the Tim Cole Act of 2011 in an effort to block the man from receiving compensation for the years he spent

Thompson & Knight Expands Intellectual Property Practice

Dallas (August 10, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Peter J. Corcoran, III has joined the Firm’s Intellectual Property (“IP”) Practice Group as an Associate in the Dallas office. “Peter is a tremendous asset to our team, and we are thrilled to have him join us. His experience in the Federal Circuit, Eastern District of Texas, and U.S.

X-Pro Founder Pleased With Latest Additions

X-Pro UK, the online expert witness directory, has expressed its delight at the quality of recent additions to its ranks. "We've been pleasantly surprised" said a spokesman. "We have always been amazed at the diversity and depth of experience of UK based expert witnesses out there but it's gratifying to see that X-Pro is now attracting some real quality to its membership, and legal professionals nationwide and beyond can now

Atlanta Polish Chamber attends a conference in Seattle highlighting Polish presi …

Atlanta Polish Chamber had an opportunity to participate in a conference organized by the Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest (PACC Pacific NW) and the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC. The event took place at the Seattle World Trade Center and focused on the Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union and trade opportunities between Poland and the U.S. partners. The Conference was well attended; the

Godwin Ronquillo Adds Three Shareholders in Dallas, Houston

DALLAS – The noted Texas litigation and appellate law firm of Godwin Ronquillo PC is pleased to announce the addition of shareholders Sean Fleming, Gwen Richard and Prescott Smith. Mr. Fleming and Mr. Smith join the firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Richard joins the firm in Houston. “We are pleased to welcome these three exceptional attorneys to our firm,” says Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin. “They are proven leaders who will

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