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Six candidates for Belarus presidency submit registration papers

MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) - Six people have filed documents with the CEC to get registered as presidential candidates, BelTA learned from Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Belarus Nikolai Lozovik. The Central Election Commission has received registration documents from incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko and also from Yaroslav Romanchuk, Vitaly Rymashevsky, Andrei Sannikov, Nikolai Statkevich and Vladimir Provalsky. However, the latter stands no chance for registration as

Personal Injury Experts in Scotland

Around 1.2 million people die in road accidents and 50 million people get injured every year around the globe. If you are injured in an accident, it is always better to hire a personal injury lawyer instead of getting help from a public prosecutor. Lawford Kidd is a leading firm of personal injury solicitors in Scotland. Lawfordkidd have been awarded with the placement in 2009 Chambers Directory in the top

Positioning Your Eggs in the Media's Baskets

On September 21, 2010 free publicity site founder Michelle Tennant Nicholson, hosted a PR Happy Hour entitled “Positioning Your Eggs in the Media's Baskets” featuring Bonnie Lowell, author of Maternally Speaking: I Gave Birth to Four Eggs! (One Scrambled, Fried, Over Easy & Sunny Side Up). During the call, Tennant and Lowell discussed Lowell’s platform and branding, providing valuable insight to authors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners on how to

Foreclosure Rates Rising in California

Approximately $25 million was spent at foreclosure auctions in the Sacramento and Oakland areas last weekend. Several homes were sold at less than half the cost of their previous high property values. This trend of increasing foreclosure activity has been prevalent in California communities in the past years, and experts predict the trend will only continue to rise in the near future. Foreclosure cases in California have increased 50% in the

Homeowners say Loan Modifications Lead to Foreclosure

In October 2008, the US Senate’s $700 billion Wall Street rescue package reaffirmed homeowners’ faith in mortgage lenders and banks, and many homeowners applied for trial loan modification programs. Today, a large number o f these same homeowners are blaming banks for unfair foreclosure practices. Class-action status lawsuits are currently being filed in many states including California, Kentucky, and Massachusetts. Federal officials have said that some homeowners were offered trial modifications

Connect To Charity Launches in the Peoria Area Making Giving to Nonprofits Easy …

Peoria, Illinois– The New Way of Giving© is here with Connect To Charity is the first of its kind and sure to change the future in giving and fundraising for the nonprofit industry and its donors. Donors can make quick and informed donations to all their favorite nonprofits, set up recurring donations to make giving easy, promote Causes online to fundraise, and spread the word about their favorite nonprofits

McKool Smith Named One of Dallas’ Top Workplaces

DALLAS – McKool Smith is ranked No. 7 in The Dallas Morning News’ 2010 listing of the Top 100 Workplaces in Dallas/Fort Worth - the highest ranking received by a law firm in the area. McKool Smith earned high marks in the midsize category. The firm’s Dallas office is home to nearly 70 attorneys and more than 100 staff members who applauded McKool Smith for providing a hospitable and nurturing professional

Peter Senese And Carolyn Vlk Release New Comprehensive Report On Child Abduction …

Child abduction prevention advocates Carolyn Ann Vlk and Peter Thomas Senese released today ‘Crisis In America: International Parental Child Abduction Today’ (2010). The far-reaching study focuses on the growing rate of international parental child abduction in America, while analyzing previous studies and erroneous reporting methodologies responsible for past reporting inaccuracies. The number of reported cases of illegal cross-border parental child abduction for fiscal year 2009 as reported to Congress Offers A Free Copy Of The Book “Grace Based Parenting” By Ti … is an online Christian ministry whose mission is to encourage others to develop a closer relationship with God by opening and studying His word. For the month of November, is offering a free copy of the book “Grace Based Parenting”, by Christian author Tim Kimmel. The album will be awarded to one of the new subscribers to’s weekly newsletter. Anyone can enter the contest. Simply sign up

Rebel Financial advisor’s one-man crusade to teach Los Angeles that divorce does …

The holiday season makes divorce even more agonizing for families. Resolving financial issues is often the most painful part of the divorce experience. Jerry Cohen challenges the notion that settling finances during divorce has to be contentious. LOS ANGELES – Jerry Cohen, the owner of California Divorce Financial Planning is on a mission. He plans on changing the way people think about divorce – one couple at

Are You Legally Prepared For An Accident Over the Dangerous Holiday Travel Seaso …

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - it’s that time of the year again where the stores are packed, traffic is horrendous and holiday parties are in full swing. And no matter what holiday you celebrate, this is certainly not the safest time to be out-and-about on the roads. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve in 2002 alone, alcohol related crashes killed 1,561 people. That doesn’t even account for the people who were

Ten people line up for race for Belarus presidency

MINSK, 9 November (BelTA) – Ten people have real chances of becoming the president of Belarus, Secretary of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Nikolai Lozovik told BelTA. Following preliminary examination of the authenticity of signatures given in support for nominating the presidential candidates, ten aspirants, who have provided over 100,000 signatures, except for Vladimir Provalsky, retain the right to continue the election campaign and the possibility of becoming presidential

Munck Carter Adds Jeffrey B. Chugg to Labor and Employment Practice Group in Dal …

DALLAS – The Dallas-based technology law firm Munck Carter, LLP, is strengthening its labor and employment practice group with the addition of attorney Jeffrey B. Chugg. Mr. Chugg focuses his practice on assisting businesses in all aspects of labor and employment disputes and business litigation. His work includes representing employers in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,

Mike McKool to Receive Anti-Defamation League's Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence A …

DALLAS – Mike McKool, co-founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, will receive the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2010 Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award. Mr. McKool will receive the award at a luncheon on December 9th. The event is chaired by Ray L. Hunt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Oil Company. The ADL's Jurisprudence Award is presented each year to legal professionals who demonstrate a devotion to the principles enshrined in the

Peter Senese’s Documentary Film ‘Chasing Parents: Racing Into The Storms of Inte …

Child abduction prevention advocates Carolyn Vlk and Peter Thomas Senese are pleased to announce the addition of the ‘Prevent Departure Program’ to the ‘CHASING PARENT: Racing Into The Storms Of International Parental Child Abduction’ documentary film series produced by Pacifica TWST. According to the two advocates, the little-known ‘Prevent Departure Program’ may be one of America’s most useful and powerful tools capable of preventing international parental child abduction.  In a joint

U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Margot Wallström to Speak a …

Adelphi University is pleased to welcome United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström. She will deliver “Ending Sexual Violence: From Recognition to Action,” on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY. The event is free and open to the public. Ms. Wallström has been an advocate of women’s rights throughout her political career,

Survivor of Pentagon Attacks on 9/11 to Share His Inspirational Story with a Loc …

In “Pentagon Prayer,” Dan Holdridge shares his personal experience on 9/11/01 and how he survived our nation’s worst tragedy while learning his purpose of life. NEW YORK CITY — November 2, 2010 — All Americans remember where they were on September 11, 2001. When the Pentagon was attacked on 9-11, 184 heroes as little as 10 feet away from author Dan Holdridge were killed. Now, Dan travels the country delivering high


Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2010 - On Veterans Day, November 11, the nation celebrates the brave men and women who serve in our military. But what happens when they return home, especially those veterans recently discharched from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan? For many veterans, making the transition back to civilian life is hard, and finding a new job in today’s challenging labor market is

Voice of Women for Peace celebrates 50th anniversary on the frontlines for peace

For Immediate Release Attention: News assignment editors peace, world affairs, politics, activism, events Media contact: Lyn Adamson, National Co-chair & United Nations Representative, VOW t 416-596-7328 c 416-731-6605 Janis Alton, National Co-Chair & United Nations Representative, VOW t 905-274-6191 Voice of Women for Peace celebrates 50th anniversary on the frontlines for peace Inaugural celebratory conference at the University of Toronto November 12-14 NOVEMBER 4,2010,TORONTO,CANADIAN VOICE OF

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Asbestos Verdict Against John Crane Inc.

CHARLESTON, W.V. – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a liability verdict issued late yesterday in Charleston, W.V., against industrial manufacturer John Crane Inc. after jurors found that the company’s asbestos-laden products caused a retired pipefitter to contract the deadly lung disease mesothelioma. Robert L. Wood and his wife Candice were represented at trial by attorneys from the Houston and Los Angeles offices of The Lanier Law Firm and the Mt.

Name Change at Dallas’ Quilling Selander Lownds Winslett & Moser Signals Firm Gr …

DALLAS – Backed with an 18-year history of providing aggressive litigation and bankruptcy services for clients, the Dallas law firm of Quilling, Selander, Cummiskey & Lownds, P.C., is announcing the firm’s name change to Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. The move acknowledges the longtime contributions of new name partners Gregory K. Winslett and Christopher J. Moser, as well as the firm’s steady growth and increasing capabilities. Founded in

EU: freer election campaign in Belarus this year

The European Union praises a freer presidential election campaign in Belarus in 2010. This statement was made by Bundestag member, Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs Ronald Pofalla in Minsk on 4 November, BelTA has learnt. “We see that the situation has improved in Belarus. The restrictions that existed before, in particular on collecting signatures for potential candidates, have been lifted,” he said. Ronald

Dr Nirupama Prakash from JUIT Solan India attends 2010 Barcelona Spain East West …

Nobody has doubts about the fact that empowerment of women can transform them into powerful agents of social change for the larger task of nation building. Women are the key for a nation’s ability to innovate and their socio-economic status is one of the strategic indicators of a country’s development. However, an analysis of the UN’s Gender-related Development Index (GDI) shows major differences between men and women in the areas of

Futuristic Innovations Pty Ltd Company Helping Small Business Entrepreneurs Succ …

Rouse Hill Australia Oct. 11, 2010 – In this world that is full of business opportunities, Capital is the main issue that most business entrepreneurs are having a problem with. Without capital, a business entrepreneur cannot purchase the equipment that he or she needs and hire people that will assist him on everything he do. Capital-raising through ASSOB is an amazing thing to create and enhanced business. John M. Richardson,

Andrew B. Wachler Shines Light on Medicare RAC Audits for Long-Term Care Nursing …

Royal Oak, Mich. - October 13, 2010 - Andrew B. Wachler spoke on the latest developments related to the Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and the impact the contractors will have on long-term care providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice. RACs are government contractors paid on a contingency basis to recover Medicare overpayments to health care providers and to identify underpayments. Wachler addressed the Michigan

Ashworth Law Offers Free Client Consultation Time

A Harrogate-based law firm is breaking the mould by offering clients free legal advice! Ashworth Law has launched a Free Time Clinic, where members of the public can seek expert legal advice without paying for the privilege. These legal surgeries are being held between 3pm and 6pm every Thursday, at its Grove Park Court offices, when two experts in civil law will be on hand to speak to members of the public

Pandit Lokesh Jagirdar Astrology services

Wednesday, 3 November 2010. Pandit Lokesk Jagirdar is imparting astrological consultations to people for the past 15 years or so and in this period has studied and gone through thousands of Horoscopes. Astrology held a fascination for Pandit Lokesk Jagirdar since he was studying in school and this passion for Astrology lead him in to studying various astrological books, studying many charts over that period. With growing years of experience

Conference on Korea’s Nation Brand

Participants engaged in a vital discussion on the impact of the upcoming G20 Seoul Summit and North Korea’s leadership succession on South Korea’s nation brand - The Presidential Council on Nation Branding (Chairwoman: Lee Bae-Yong) hosted a Conference on Korea’s Nation Brand on Wednesday, October 27 from 14:00 to 17:00 at the Convention Hall of the Grand Hilton Seoul. Discussions were held on the impact of the upcoming G20 Seoul Summit

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named Best Lawyers’ 2011 Lawyers of the Year

Dallas – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce The Best Lawyers in America® has named three of the Firm’s attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice. The attorneys are: ** P. Mike McCullough, Dallas Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year; ** R. David Wheat, Dallas Tax Lawyer of the Year; and ** Arthur J. Wright,

Cowles & Thompson Adds Senter as Shareholder in Dallas Office

DALLAS – Cowles & Thompson, P.C., is proud to announce the addition of attorney Mark S. Senter as a shareholder. Mr. Senter’s practice focuses on commercial and construction litigation on behalf of business owners, partnerships and corporations throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico and Dubai. He has successfully represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, commercial real estate matters, insurance issues, construction cases, telecommunications disputes and zoning issues. He also

The Widening Atlantic: Market Gap – War Gap – God Gap

NEW YORK (November 2, 2010) – The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), in cooperation with the Heidelberg University Association, will host a transatlantic discussion on forces of internationalization, power shifts in an increasingly multi-polar world, and the structural differences of social policy between Germany and the United States. The event will take place on Monday, November 8, from 6:30-8:30 P.M., at the German House New York (871 United

Improve your Future and Become Successful with Astrology

Tuesday, 2 November 2010. Pandit Lokesh Jagirdar is an experienced and learned astrologer working in his field from last several years. Many of his predictions ahs come true and he has many clients around the world who thank him for the assistance and guidance he has provided to them in making their life more successful and less complex. His expertise is in Predictive Astrology of Horoscope, Shad Bal, and remedial,

Going Going Bike Supports Latest London Tube Strikes and Thanks Bob Crow

Going Going Bike support the latest round of tube strikes, which are scheduled to start on Tuesday evening. In their five point blog of support for the industrial action Going Going Bike set out why the strike is good for Londoners and provide reasons for Londoners to embrace the bicycle during the strike period. During a period when there are a number of planned industrial actions, Going Going Bike Launches It's Beach Wedding Planner Guide, the premier place to find everything you need when planning your beach wedding, now offers a free beach wedding planner guide! This beach wedding planner guide is the ultimate resource for every couple planning their perfect beach wedding. With a budget worksheet to help you keep track of how much you’re spending, as well as information about planning for and obtaining the legal requirements and licensing for your wedding

Washington insider Rick Robinson praises Andrew Klavan’s The Identity Man

Former Capitol Hill Staffer, Daily Caller Blogger Recommends The Identity Man by Andrew Klavan Readers love to read about regular people working to be liberated from their demons while searching for personal salvation. In The Identity Man, Edgar Award winning author Andrew Klavan puts a new twist on the time-honored topic of redemption. In this newly released thriller, petty thief John Shannon gets a shot at redemption forced upon him when

Belarus’ CEC: No blind eye to violations of election laws

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – The Central Election Commission of Belarus is not going to turn a blind eye to violations of election laws during the collection of signatures, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Lidia Yermoshina told media on 1 November. Asked whether the liberal approach that the Central Election Commission showed during the collection of signatures will stay in place for the registration of candidates, Lidia Yermoshina said

MDB International announces new division "LifeAfter The Badge"

MDB International announces new Division “LifeAfter –The Badge “ Alexandria VA: - MBD International is excited to announce the formation of their new division, “MDB LifeAfter -The Badge”, a recruitment consultancy, specializing in the placement of professionals at all levels of corporate security, risk mitigation, compliance and investigations. To Anthony E. Daniels, formerly the Deputy Director of the FBI Academy, Quantico and Assistant Director in charge of the Washington DC Field Office,

Dr. Leigh-Davis, Yuin U. Law Professor, Goes to Attorney General About the Low C …

Recently, Dr. Leigh-Davis, a Yuin University law professor, made a lengthy written request to California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr., requesting an investigation of numerous incompetent federal CJA panel attorneys. After witnessing, and having been informed of, numerous failures; professional responsibility violations; and complete incompetence by numerous federal CJA panel attorneys, Dr. Leigh-Davis has taken action. Last week, Dr. Leigh-Davis, a Yuin University law professor, submitted a lengthy and

Dr. Leigh-Davis, Yuin U. Law Professor, is Concentrating on Being a Television L …

Law professor, retired attorney, and media personality, Dr. Leigh-Davis, plans to be an omnipresent television legal analyst. Last year, law professor Dr. Leigh-Davis made the difficult decision to focus all of her scholarly research and writing on two legal subjects: tort law and legal ethics (also referred to as professional responsibility.) Dr. Leigh-Davis, a former entertainment attorney who is a full-time law professor at Yuin University, had previously taught

David Edmisten, President of, has become the Atlanta Liberal …

We are pleased to announce that David Edmisten, President of, has become the Atlanta Liberal Christian Examiner for! is one of the fastest-growing local content networks in the U.S., powered by the largest pool of knowledgeable and passionate contributors in the world. Launched in April 2008 with 60 cities, now serves 234 U.S. markets and 6 Canadian markets. connects consumers with a

“Spotlight” Takes a Look at American Resolve Created by the Current Recession …

“Spotlight” to showcase the people and ideas helping to inspire economic progress. In these hard economic times, Americans are becoming more money conscious. With the stock markets dwindling and unemployment on the rise, many are beginning to buy less, save more and make significant changes to their lifestyle. Yet despite these adjustments, the recession continues to take a considerable toll on families. According to a recent Pew survey, “Americans have changed

Nitin Walia: A case of identity theft

With the increasing penetration of computers and internet there is huge splurge in cyber crime. Nitin Walia is yet another victim of Cyber abuse in India although the case did not reach upto the stage of any financial transactions or heavy loss but a widespread case of Identity Theft or Website Spoofing can entirely crush the online reputation of an individual. Mr Nitin Walia claims is a website created

Jeffrey Bercow Selected for Inclusion in 2011 Edition of "Best Lawyers in Americ …

MIAMI, FL (October 27, 2010) – Miami attorney Jeffrey Bercow has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law. Selection is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 3.1 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Bercow is the senior partner of Bercow, Radell &

OSCE ODIHR observation mission to arrive in Minsk in early November

MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) – Long-term observers from OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights are expected in Minsk in early November, Head of the OSCE Office in Minsk Benedikt Haller told media on 27 October. A total of 40 long-term and nearly 400 short-term observers are expected to arrive. OSCE long-term observation mission will focus on the social and political situation in the country, election legislation and its application, monitor

Dallas Attorneys William Munck and E. Leon Carter Honored Among Nation’s Top Law …

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm of Munck Carter LLP is pleased to announce the selection of name partners William Munck and E. Leon Carter to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Munck, managing partner of the Dallas-based firm and chairman of the firm’s Intellectual Property Section, is highlighted in the intellectual property litigation category. Mr. Carter, who serves on the firm’s executive committee, is highlighted in

Mesothelioma Treatment Tomudex Receives International Support

Mesothelioma treatment Tomudex, made by a global pharmaceutical company, is receiving approval from a panel of international experts. Tomudex falls in the group of anti-cancer drugs known as antineoplastics. It prevents cell growth. By doing so, it leads to the elimination of tumors. In a study examining people diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, the use of Tomudex in conjunction with Platinol resulted in improved response rates of 23.6% as opposed to

A Different Kind of Guardian

With childhood idols such as Laurence Tureaud and favorite films like “Man of Fire”, there was only one career path that seemed obvious for Michael Saad. Though, as Saad recalls - it wasn’t a straight path to his dream job as a professional bodyguard. “I started out like most in this industry,” explains Michael, “I had no clue as to how to go about becoming a bodyguard, and law enforcement seemed Announces the Addition of 11 New Stores to its Growing Site

Online shoppers have it easy when looking for the best deals using the premier online savings hub, With over 2,400 stores represented and nine new stores recently added to site and two more stores added to the UK site, shoppers have even more saving choices available to them. The nine new stores include: ~ Identity Edge: ~ Little Miss Matched: ~ Sport

Dan Cogdell Recognized as Houston’s Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer

HOUSTON – Noted criminal defense lawyer Dan Cogdell has been singled out by The Best Lawyers in America as Houston’s White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2011. Earlier this year, Mr. Cogdell was recognized among the 2011 Best Lawyers in America, marking the 18th consecutive year he has earned a spot among the country’s top attorneys. To compile the annual listing, Best Lawyers researchers conduct an exhaustive peer-review survey

Strictly legal presidential election in Belarus, Lukashenko vows

MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) – President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will do his best to make sure that the forthcoming presidential election will be in strict compliance with national laws and international standards. Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he received credentials from foreign ambassadors on 25 October, BelTA has learned. The Belarusian head of state told the foreign diplomats that the country's political and economic life is open to

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