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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    MaidPro has joined forces with The Hometown Hero Project to make it easier for veterans to become business owners.

    BOSTON (PRWEB) September 20, 2018

    MaidPro has joined forces with The Hometown Hero Project to make it easier for veterans to become business owners. Through its Veteran Discount Program, MaidPro now offers veterans discounted franchise packages valued at $15,000.

    The goal of the program is to make it easier than ever for veterans to join the MaidPro family and to own and operate their own home cleaning franchise.

    The veteran discount package includes:· a $3000 discount on the initial franchise fee;
    · a $100 invoice credit each month for the life of the 10-year agreement;
    · direct financing or financial assistance enabling veterans to get started with little up-front capital.

    “The costs for purchasing our franchise are very low in comparison to other franchise start-up costs, and this discount program now makes purchasing a MaidPro franchise even more affordable for our service men and women,” said CEO Mark Kushinsky.

    MaidPro was recently one of only 80 franchise companies named on Franchise Business Review’s elite list of Top Low-Cost Franchises. MaidPro has also been named a Top Franchise for Veterans for 2018.

    “We’re very honored to be able to show our appreciation to our veterans by giving them substantial discounts to business ownership,” Kushinsky said. “We’re also thrilled to be able to partner with an organization like The Hometown Hero Project that does so much to give back to our veterans.”

    The Hometown Hero Project connects active and retired military, police officers, firefighters, first responders and teachers with organizations and businesses that provide them with resources and services.

    MaidPro is a Boston-based franchisor of house cleaning services with over 255 locations in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1997, takes pride in its strong owner community, cutting-edge technology, and creative marketing. It has been honored with the Franchise Business Review’s Four-Star Rating and Franchise 50 awards every year from 2006 to 2018 for owner satisfaction. MaidPro was named one of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities by USA Today’s Franchising Today. MaidPro is also a proud member of the International Franchise Association, Canadian Franchise Association, and the New England Franchise Association. The company can be found online at Reported by PRWeb 16 hours ago.

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    Lone Star Analysis and it Director of Prescriptive Analytics Tom Abraham received the Above and Beyond Award and the Service Member Patriot Award, respectively, from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

    DALLAS (PRWEB) September 20, 2018

    Yesterday, Lone Star Analysis, a Dallas-based specialist in leading-edge predictive and prescriptive analytics solutions, and its Director of Prescriptive Analytics Tom Abraham received the Above and Beyond Award and the Service Member Patriot Award, respectively, from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

    Lone Star has a long history of working with government and military agencies, and understands the need to be committed to those who serve. That commitment showed true with Lone Star Analyst Lt. Weston Woerner, the nominator. Abraham and Lone Star received their respective awards due to their efforts supporting Woerner as he prepares to become an Apache Longbow pilot.

    “Over the past five years, around five percent of our employees have been reservists and another 20 to 25 percent are veterans,” said Steve Roemerman, CEO, Lone Star Analysis. “The difference they make at Lone Star is only outdone by their contributions to our country and its freedom. Supporting Weston throughout his journey has been extremely rewarding, and we look forward to watching him succeed from afar. We’re truly honored to receive his and ESGR’s recognition for our support.”

    The Patriot Award, given to Abraham, recognizes individual supervisors for support provided directly to service members or their families. This often translates to supervisors being flexible with and supportive of reserve members through various means including flexible scheduling, time around deployment, allowing leave of absences and helping assist the service member’s family.

    The Above and Beyond Award, given to Lone Star, is an award that is eligible to companies who have had supervisors receive the Patriot Award. It is given in limited quantities to employers who have exceeded the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their National Guard and Army Reserve employees with extra benefits such as recuperation of pay to offset lost wages, expanded health benefits and other additional support beyond the scope of the act.

    ESGR, a Department of Defense program that distributes these awards, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers, and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. ESGR helps foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.

    To learn more about Lone Star, visit:

    About Lone Star Analysis
    Lone Star Analysis is a Dallas-based predictive and prescriptive analytics specialist enabling customers to make smarter decisions faster by leveraging data and insights to provide foresight and enhance the decision-making of its customers. Lone Star’s TruNavigator® and AnalyticsOSTM software programs provide transparent, auditable and explainable solutions for clients. Additionally, Lone Star applies the right combination of data, people and processes to get results with its 15 years of experience and more than 800 subject matter experts, across several industries, including aerospace, defense, energy, logistics, manufacturing and transportation.

    For more information on Lone Star, visit

    Media Contact:
    Andrew Williams
    MCC for Lone Star
    972-480-8383 ext. 273
    andrew_williams(at) Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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    Presentations on Artificial Intelligence, Wearable Devices, and Surgical Robotics to be Featured

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIOMEDevice San Jose 2018, Silicon Valley’s leading event for medtech professionals, today announced that it will feature over 20 hours of industry-specific educational content on emerging technologies in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), surgical robotics, wearable devices, nano technology, and more. Returning for its eleventh year on December 5 – 6, 2018, BIOMEDevice San Jose will feature more than 250 leading organizations across medtech and more than 1,500 medical device industry professionals. *To apply for a media pass to attend, please visit:*BIOMEDevice San Jose will host two dedicated areas on the show floor, Center Stage and Tech Theater, to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about the latest technology in the industry from leading experts. Center Stage will host conference-level presentations on the most notable trends in the industry, while the Tech Theater provides a glimpse into the new technologies about to hit the market. Leading companies participating at both Center Stage and Tech Theater include Arterys, Alivecor, Galen Robotics, Intuitive Surgical, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic, Proteus Digital Health, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), among others.

    “We constantly strive to bring the latest developments in the industry directly to our attendees by hosting industry experts and offering a platform to highlight their groundbreaking work,” said Amy Sklar, Group Senior Vice President, UBM. “Medtech is a rapidly evolving industry that we work endlessly to stay abreast of, and this year we are excited to host presentations that explore the challenges and developments that are impacting the day-to-day work of engineers and medical professionals alike, such as minimally invasive surgery and digital health.”

    Notable presentations at BIOMEDevice San Jose 2018 include:

    · How Artificial Intelligence is Moving the Needle in Medtech – In recent years the development of AI has made a major impact across many different industries. In this panel, experts from Kaiser Permanente, Galen Robotics, and more will explore the potential of AI for medical devices, and discuss how medical companies can adapt to this growing technology.
    · Robotic Surgery – Visions of the Future – Surgical Robotics are advancing rather quickly with more companies joining the marketplace each year. In this panel, veterans of robotic surgery companies will discuss their thoughts about surgical robotics technology, and where its headed in the near future.     

    · Nano Technologies for Implantable Devices and Drug Delivery Systems – In this presentation, Murty Vyakarnam, Founder and Principle of VYTAL Group, will discuss the possibilities offered by utilizing nano technologies in bio-medical applications. Vyakarnam will cover specifics concerning recent advances in nano technologies, nano technologies that can alter biological response, and material options for medical implants.
    · Challenges and Trends of Wireless Technologies for Wearable Medical Devices – Leaders from Medtronic will cover the challenges that medical device manufacturers are facing in relation to the dependence wearable medical devices have on wireless communication. The presenters will cover the latest wireless trends and technologies for wearable medical devices and how manufacturers can successfully deploy wireless technologies to their devices.

    To learn more about the content at BIOMEDevice San Jose, please visit: 

    *Connect with BIOMEDevice San Jose: #BIOMEDevice*       

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    *Media Contacts:*
    Lauren Lloyd,, (310) 266-4792

    Rich Trunzo,, (424) 316-7169

    *About Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences:*
    UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit and

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at Reported by GlobeNewswire 13 hours ago.

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    The flag was used during a ceremony when recovered remains of presumed U.S. soldiers killed in the war were returned to U.S. soil Reported by CBS News 11 hours ago.

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (*CSE: FFT*) (*OTCQB: FFRMF*) is pleased to announce thatit has entered into an Extension to its Conditional Lease Commitment with Veterans Capital Corp, a specialty finance company providing financial and leasing services to various types of business clients (“Veterans Capital”). Veterans Capital has agreed to extend to March 1, 2019 the period of time during which the Company can access its secured lease line of credit in an amount not to exceed US$500,000.00."We are pleased to continue working with Veterans Capital,” says William Gildea, CEO of Future Farm. “Veterans’ line of credit provides Future Farm with access to capital that will help to expand our cannabis and industrial hemp extraction business.”

    “Veterans Capital Corp recognizes Future Farm Technologies as a leader in the sustainable production of both wholesale and retail cannabis products throughout North America,” says Joe Wold, President of Veterans Capital Corp. “Our Lease Line will continue to provide the Company with a sound alternative of growth capital for its current expansion requirements."  

    Future Farm also announces that with respect to the equipment lease financing extension with Veterans Capital Corp., the Company issued 1,250,000 warrants with a five-year term exercisable at C$0.38 per warrant, each warrant entitling the holder to purchase one common share in the capital stock of the Company. 

    For further information, contact Investor Relations at investor@futurefarmtech.comor (888) 387-3761 Ext. 710.

    On behalf of the Board, 

    *Future Farm Technologies Inc.*

    William Gildea, Chairman and CEO

    *About Future Farm Technologies Inc. *

    Future Farm is a Canadian company with holdings throughout North America including California, Massachusetts, Florida, Maine, Puerto Rico and Newfoundland. The Company’s mission is to advance sustainable agriculture through production of wholesale and retail cannabis products, including hemp. As a leader in its field, Future Farm is committed to using only the highest quality processes and products. Towards this goal, the Company acquires or partners with licensed cannabis operators, and acquires or develops leading technologies in cannabis production, breeding, genetics, and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Future Farm’s scalable, indoor CEA systems utilize minimal land, water and energy resources. The Company holds an exclusive, worldwide license to use a patented vertical farming technology that, when compared to traditional plant production methods, generates yields up to 10 times greater per square foot of land.

    Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. The Canadian Securities Exchange has not in any way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. 

    This news release may include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking.  Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties.  We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required under the applicable laws.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations

    888-387-3761 Reported by GlobeNewswire 11 hours ago.

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    Vice President Mike Pence voiced optimism regarding the denuclearization of North Korea and pledged to bring "our missing fallen home" from the Korean Peninsula during a flag presentation ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Thursday. (Sept. 19)

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    Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is the most unhinged atheist organization in the nation. They are looking increasingly foolish, taking on cases that undermine their credibility.

    Taylor County, Texas has drawn the ire of FFRF. Why? Among other things, employees in municipal buildings have been known to have crosses on their desks. Another worker had the nerve to have a painting with a Bible verse on his desk. “God Bless America” signs were also found, including one on the door of the Veterans’ Service Office.

    FFRF sees all Christian symbols as analogous to swastikas. That’s just how far gone they are. Ironically, their zeal in scrubbing the public sector free of every vestige of Christianity is reminiscent of Nazism. Freedom of religion, and freedom of speech, are twin liberties found objectionable by fascists in every nation.

    Lawyers for Taylor County had to remind FFRF that the Supreme Court has said many times that historical phrases such as “God Bless America” do not violate the Constitution. Neither do religious symbols owned and worn by citizens as part of their apparel: Americans do not lose their rights by stepping inside a government facility.

    Similarly, just last week, the Cullman County School Board in Alabama voted unanimously to add “In God We Trust” to school displays. It is, of course, our national motto, but to FFRF that doesn’t count—it is still an obscenity. They said they were “considering the best legal options for this rash of legislation.”

    We would encourage the leadership of FFRF to sue. That way they can drain their coffers in another losing effort.

    Losing is one thing. Losing while looking foolish is quite another.

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    Seminars This Year Include a 25-Year Retrospective of Spanish Wine in the US, Along with Tutored Regional Tasting Seminars

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 20, 2018

    The Trade Commission of Spain in New York and Wines from Spain will host the 25th annual Spain’s Great Match, the largest comprehensive Spanish wine and food event in the U.S, on Wednesday, October 4 at New York’s iconic IAC HQ Building. A second event will be held in Los Angeles on November 8.This collaborative extravaganza with Wines from Spain, Foods from Spain and Interiors from Spain celebrates the distinctive wines, food and culture of Spain. Over 300 wines representing the varieties and wine regions of Spain will be featured in a walk-around tasting format. Importers and distributors of Spanish wines will present their best products, including new wines and the latest vintages, to wine industry professionals and consumers.

    To kick off the day’s festivities, select members of the wine media and trade will be invited to attend a panel discussion, “A Tribute to 25 Years of Spain’s Great Match,” moderated by noted wine educator Steve Olson, and joined by Spanish wine veterans Michael Schachner of Wine Enthusiast, Steve Metzler of Classical Wines, and Jordi Paronella of Jaleo and Think Food Group. All will share their experience with Spanish wines and look back at certain milestone events over the last 25 years. Additional tutored seminars focusing on wines from Navarra, Castilla y Leon, and the Canary Islands will also be held later in the afternoon. In the evening, Spain’s Great Match will open to the public for a ticketed lifestyle event which will feature over 30 wine stations and tapas prepared by special guest chefs from Spain as well as New York City’s top Spanish restaurants and tapas bars.

    “We are thrilled to be able to offer exciting new seminars presented by leading wine educators at this 25th anniversary Great Match,” said Katrin Naelapaa, Director of Wines from Spain. “We are particularly excited to celebrate Spanish wine milestones of the last 25 years that have had a significant impact on the growth of Spanish wine in the US.”

    Trade & Press Seminar Schedule:
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm: “A Tribute to 25 Years of Spain’s Great Match” hosted by Steve Olson, wine educator with Michael Schachner of Wine Enthusiast, Steve Metzler of Classical Wines, and Jordi Paronella of Think Food Group
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Walk Around Tasting
    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: "Spain’s Undiscovered Gems from Navarra" by Marnie Old, Wine Educator
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: "Wine-ing Down the Duero River: A Look at Castilla y León" by Leslie Sbrocco, Award-winning Author, Speaker, Consultant, and Television Host
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: "The Volcanic Terroirs of the Canary Islands" by Joshua Greene, Editor-in-Chief, Wine & Spirits

    To register for Spain's Great Match trade event in New York, please visit:

    The evening portion of Spain’s Great Match will be ticketed and open to the public from 6:30-9 p.m. To purchase tickets to the evening portion of Spain’s Great Match in New York, please visit: .

    Follow Spain’s Great Match on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with username @WinesFromSpain and use the hashtag #SpainsGreatMatch

    About Wines from Spain: The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior, ICEX) is the public platform for the promotion of Spanish exports and Spanish companies abroad. Vinos de España - or Wines from Spain - is ICEX's brand for a wide range of promotional activities designed to inform trade and consumers about Spanish wines. Wines from Spain has been promoting Spanish wines in the United States for nearly 30 years. For more information about Wines from Spain, please visit Reported by PRWeb 10 hours ago.

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    Many people living with spinal cord injuries apply for disability benefits, receive much-needed income and access to assistance with returning to work

    Belleville, Illinois, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and an important time to increase awareness of the resources available to those living with spinal cord injuries (SCIs), according to TrueHelp, a division of Allsup, the nation’s premier provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation. Allsup is joining organizations including the United Spinal Association to promote these resources.


    Not only do spinal cord injuries pose challenges when it comes to everyday activities, but they can also impact financial security and the ability to work. If an SCI prevents an individual from working in any capacity and is expected to last for at least 12 months or is permanent, he or she may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.


    “Allsup has helped many individuals with SCI to get the disability benefits they deserve—and need to survive,” said Mike Stein, Allsup assistant vice president. “During this awareness month, and every day, we want people to know there are resources available to them and financial support they can access.”


    It’s estimated there are between 250,000 and 350,000 Americans living with SCI. About 17,000 new cases develop each year, according to the United Spinal Association.


    “Spinal cord injury may mean the end of one of life’s chapters, but many of our members are writing new chapters with courage, determination and hope,” said Bill Fertig, director, United Spinal Association Resource Center. “There are many resources available to help individuals to foster their internal strength and progress.”


    Visit United Spinal’s website for a wealth of resources, including free online publications, peer support and answers to questions. 


    Although symptoms can vary greatly, many spinal cord injuries are the result of accidents—such as a fall or vehicle collision—rather than a pre-existing disease or condition. In fact, the leading cause of SCI are vehicle crashes. Most of these injuries lead to some loss of function, pain and numbness. These symptoms can be temporary or permanent, and some individuals experience a profound loss of function.


    Allsup has helped more than 300,000 people to receive their SSDI benefits. The online tool empower by Allsup® combines an assessment for eligibility and Social Security disability application support, along with return to work guidance for those who may reach medical stability. Allsup has a 50% higher success rate at the application level compared to the national average.


    Learn more about eligibility or apply for disability benefits at

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    *Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, return to work, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, their employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Learn more at and @Allsup or download a free PDF of Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance: Getting It Right The First Time.

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    United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

    CONTACT: Tom Scott
    United Spinal Association
    (718) 803-3782 ext. 7223

    Lyndsey Ellis
    (618) 236-8573

    Rebecca Ray
    (618) 236-5065 Reported by GlobeNewswire 9 hours ago.

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    About 1,200 veterans will be in Dover to receive basic services, information, clothing and housing.

      Reported by Delawareonline 8 hours ago.

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    The country's bleeding carriers are making fliers bleed now. More than 160 passengers of a Jet Airways plane that took off from here for Jaipur on Thursday morning started bleeding from the nose and ears because the pilots didn't flip on a switch that regulates in-flight pressure. The Boeing 737 had to turn around after half an hour and landed back in Mumbai at 7 am.

    National aviation watchdog DGCA said the cockpit crew forgot to turn on the 'bleed' switch. Because of this, the cabin pressure onboard the jumbo jet dropped abnormally low, making at least 30 heads throb. The oxygen masks dropped in front of the passengers midair, but not before the mass bleeds.

    Upon returning to Terminal 2 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, five of the sickly passengers were rushed to Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle, a nearby suburb, and were discharged later the same day. Most others were accommodated on alternative flights.

    Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an inquiry which will be conducted by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.

    Until the probe concludes, the staff responsible for the goof-up have been taken off duty.

    "The crew is being derostered," the ministry said.

    It has also asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to submit a report on the blunder immediately.

    While the incident did not result in grievous casualties, aviation veterans say the investigating agency should look into whether the airline's strained finances have stressed its pilots out. Flying expert Vikram Saxena said, "If the pilot forgot to put on the switch, it is basically a human error, and it could have been due to stress or poor training."

    The Naresh Goyal-owned carrier is facing acute cash crunch. It posted back-to-back losses for two quarters this fiscal. The quarter ended March saw Jet's losses at Rs 1,036 crore, which jumped to Rs 1,300 crore in the subsequent quarter. Soon after, the carrier proposed salary cuts up to 25 per cent for staff, but had to defer the plan in the face of resistance from its pilots' union.

    "Jet Airways Mumbai-to-Jaipur flight 9W 697 made an air turn back due to loss in cabin pressure. The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and five crew, landed normally in Mumbai. All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc. Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests," it said in a statement.

    A pilot said on the condition of anonymity, "There are various standard operating practices that are crucial for cockpit crew to follow, and turning on the switch for maintaining cabin pressure is one of them. But the investigation will tell if the cockpit crew's absence of mind that led to the incident."

    Airport operator Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) refrained from commenting on the incident.

    About the passengers who were hospitalised, Dr Rajendra Patankar, chief operating officer at Nanavati, said, "All the five patients from the airport were evaluated by our ENT consultant. They suffered barotrauma, with bleeding from the nose and/or ears. They are hemodynamically stable now and are advised to avoid air travel for at least a week."

    Many of the fliers took to microblogging site Twitter to share their mid-air ordeal. Amit Relan, who was onboard and witnessed the horror of mass bleeds, said, "The incident was scary and alarming, and has made me very uncomfortable today. We were given no clue mid-air as to what has happened. However, only after landing safely at the airport we were informed that the oxygen masks got deployed due to low pressure. (Sic)"

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    October Conference to provide insights and updates on the mental health treatment and research landscape in the United States.

    WASHINGTON (PRWEB) September 20, 2018

    Cohen Veterans Bioscience and the Cohen Veterans Network will jointly host the 3rd annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit on Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of healthcare leaders and professionals, veterans and other community members are expected to attend.

    Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) and the Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) are leading national nonprofit organizations funded by philanthropist Steven A. Cohen to advance the state of brain health and mental health for America’s post 9/11 veterans, including an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) care. This year’s theme is “Upcycle,” and focuses on the future of Learning Mental Health Systems as well as the CVB-CVN model for continuous growth in the field of mental health treatment and research.

    “The Cohen Veterans Care Summit is the pre-eminent convening event for private and public sector leadership to gather and advance the veterans mental health research agenda and clinical care delivery model,” said Cohen Veterans Network President & CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan. “By integrating research and clinical care feedback loops, we can create a continuous upcycle of care and research for veterans, service members and all individuals affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury as well as broader mental health issues.”

    The two-day Summit will highlight advancements in bioscience, clinical treatment, and precision medicine, while world-renowned brain health and clinical experts will share the state-of-the-art in biomarkers, diagnostics, translational models, therapies, genetics, biosensors and mobile health for PTSD and TBI. Attendees will be able to imagine the future of mental and brain health care with world-renowned scientists, clinicians and policy makers and collaborate in interactive sessions and networking breaks.

    An array of speakers will focus on topics including the military needs for the future of mental and brain health, the current state and future of mental healthcare access, tools of change and the future of innovation. In addition, Steven A. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Point72 Asset Management, Anthony Hassan, PhD. President & CEO of Cohen Veterans Network, and Magali Hass PhD., President of Cohen Veterans Bioscience, will all speak during the Summit.

    The Cohen Veterans Care Summit will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington D.C. Select industry-related professionals are invited to attend. For more information, visit

    Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a national, nonpartisan research 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders. To support & learn more about our research efforts, visit

    The Cohen Veterans Network is a 501(c)(3) national not for profit philanthropic organization for post-9/11 veterans and their families. CVN focuses on improving mental health outcomes, with a goal to build a network of outpatient mental health clinics for veterans and their families in high-need communities, in which trained clinicians deliver holistic evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions. Learn more about the Cohen Veterans Network. Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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    (Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention. Reported by Reuters 8 hours ago.

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    In the latest First-and-Orange podcast episode, Broncos beat writers Ryan O'Halloran and Kyle Fredrickson break down the play of Denver wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas -- a pair veterans trending opposite directions after two games. And, a deep examination of the Broncos' passing game entering Week 3 against Baltimore. Reported by Denver Post 5 hours ago.

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  • 09/20/18--16:39: Rising Star: Meghan Ogilvie
  • Since 2012, Meghan Ogilvie has helped lead Dog Tag Inc. as it works with service-disabled veterans, military spouses and caregivers through its fellowship program and Georgetown bakery. A former professional soccer player in Iceland, Ogilvie has helped grow Dog Tag’s following, including working to get a product in Starbucks stores earlier this year and bringing in $1.3 million in revenue in 2016. One thing you wish you’d known when you started this career? To celebrate the small victories every… Reported by bizjournals 5 hours ago.

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    104 Golfers Participated to Raise Funds for Homeless Veterans and Programs in Support of Permanent Supportive Housing for Families and Individuals

    MIDWAY CITY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Family Housing (AFH)—a nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to low-income and homeless families and individuals—hosted its first annual “Victories of Spirit” Charity Golf Classic in Irvine on Thursday, Sept. 13. Approximately $117,000 was raised to support the organization’s mission of providing permanent supportive housing and programs for homeless veterans, individuals and families in Southern California.“The Victories of Spirit Charity Golf Classic at Oak Creek Golf Course was a huge success this year,” said Milo Peinemann, AFH’s chief executive officer. “The proceeds from this event will allow us to continue to support our expanded homelessness initiatives for veterans, as well as families in their time of need, throughout Southern California.”

    The event, supported by title sponsor Pacific Premier Bank and presenting sponsor Crisp Imaging, drew 104 golfers and 120 supporters for the post-event dinner and auction. The golf classic was part of AFH’s ongoing commitment to serving the Southern California community and its mission to end homelessness, especially among veterans. Participants met with other community-minded players and each attendee was invited to participate in silent and live auctions. Following the rounds of golf, a dinner event celebrated the inspiring stories of AFH families and the veterans who now live at Potter’s Lane, where AFH repurposed shipping containers to house formerly homeless veterans.

    For more information about American Family Housing, visit For more information about the Victories of Spirit Golf Classic, contact Steven Forry at or at 714-897-3221 x117.

    *ABOUT AMERICAN FAMILY HOUSING:* Founded in 1985, American Family Housing (AFH) is a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of housing and services to vulnerable populations facing barriers to achieving housing stability. AFH provides services to 300 units that serve more than 1,300 unduplicated adults and children each year in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. AFH is committed to permanently ending the cycle of homelessness, helping low-income families and adults achieve a self-sustaining way of life. For more information, follow American Family Housing on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and Instagram, and visit

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    XPT Mad 2 Kilometers (M2K) Driver's Racing - Nanjing Stop, Round 2 Comes to A Successful Conclusion *A festive and trendsetting racing event and a party for the youth of Nanjing *

    NANJING, China, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- XPT Mad 2 Kilometers (M2K) Driver's Racing held the last-day competition in Nanjing Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone on September 16. Through several rounds of fierce competition, Wang Jianfeng, from the SPC-LANDSAIL-SPORSKY RACING TEAM, became the winner of the professional 1.6 L Driver Cup, while his teammate Chen Daxing won the competition for the professional 2.0 L Driver Cup. In the street racing contests, Wu Fan (45.030 seconds), Yao Shengmo and Chen Cong were, respectively, the winners of Groups A, B and C. In addition, Dai Xiangsheng became the winner of XPT ES8 Driver's Racing when he clocked in at 52.634 seconds; Wang Qi, from the RZOIL DRS team, took home the honors of the Liqui Moly Drift Invitational; while a driver from abroad identified as Jean brought home the honors for the Street-drive Fixed Gear Competition.F3, recreational vehicles, drift cars and XPT ES8 come together on the Niushou Mountain track

    Last weekend, with the backing of Jiangning Development Zone, Nanjing Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone and XPT, XPT Mad 2 Kilometers (M2K) Driver's Racing - Nanjing Stop successfully took place as scheduled in Nanjing Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone. On what is considered in the racing world as one of the most beautiful tracks, drivers, immersed in a racing atmosphere, not only were racers able to enjoy the thrill of racing but also made new friends and garnered new fans.

    As a new event, M2K is unique in how it differs from conventional competitions, both in China and abroad. In addition to terms that are rarely uttered in the racing community, "street racing" and "one-on-one ", the organizer of Round 2 collaborated with Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone to transform the race into an event that will not be soon forgotten. The core action was moved from the trade and racing maintenance areas to near the track, the auditorium was placed immediately trackside, while a "guess the winner" feature taking place in real time was added, giving audiences an opportunity to have an "up close and personal" experience with the event.

    In addition to traditional gas-guzzling race cars, several electric vehicles joined the competition. XPT, the title sponsor of this round, is a technology company offering intelligent solutions. Front and rear dual engines coupled with a storage system equipped by XPT ES8 formed the high-performance EDS electrified system and light-weight ESS storage system offered by XPT. XPT will take full advantage of its advanced technologies in the intelligent and electrified solution sectors to consistently support Chinese EV racing, as the firm continues in its efforts to become the leader in driving the development and adoption of electric vehicles.

    With the second round having come to a close, the "1 to 1 street racing" event has become a unique feature of M2K. Combined with the simply designed yet challenging Niushou Mountain Track, M2K has attracted the attention of countless motor sports enthusiasts and received wide acclaim. Yet, racing is just one of the important components of M2K. Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone, the venue for the event, and M2K organizer Wasai hope to create a carnival targeting the youth segment. New events in this round, including the Liqui Moly Drift Invitational, XPT ES8 Driver's Racing, Street-drive Fixed Gear Competition, Ming Dynasty Guard of Honor and the promotional event for the soon to be released film Golden Job, resonated with the lifestyles of today's young adults. The lineup of events coincided with Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone's objective of further promoting the development of sports tourism, sports events and the sports industry. M2K is another important step taken by Niushou Mountain to promote the diversified and integrated development of "tourism plus culture", "tourism plus sports", "tourism plus healthcare" and "tourism plus research" as well as to accelerate the development of the locale from a relatively simple scenic spot to a comprehensive industrial park.

    Niushou Mountain and M2K plan to add more popular and fresh elements to future editions of the event, transforming M2K into the "go-to" racing event for the youth demographic.

    *Professional group: PK** with competitive spirit*

    Compared to the rush in the opening round, everyone was obviously better prepared in Round 2. Faster racing, stronger lineup and more adequate spare parts supply made the 1 to 1 PK among professionals all the more exciting. The 10+ professional drivers included some newcomers as well as seasoned "veterans" who had participated in the opening round. Facing what, on the surface, appeared to be a very simple track, no one took anything for granted and the competition was fierce. Several collisions took place in the corner, bringing the audience to their feet on several occasions.

    The results of the fierce competition led to Wang Jianfeng, Rao Long and Liu Hailin being hailed as the top three winners of the 1.6 L driver cup. Chen Daxing and the 109 Racing team's Deng Baowei came in as the top two receiving the 2.0 L driver cup. The SPC-LANDSAIL-SPORSKY RACING TEAM garnered the team cup.

    *The street racing group: the ultimate challenge*

    Compared to the 1 to 1 PK in the professional group, the street racing group more resembled an "every man for himself" free-for-all. Following the "real test", drivers who just came on board began to reacquaint themselves with the seemingly simple track. As they became more familiar with the track's makeup, they started clocking in faster lap times. Every time they finished, the drivers huddled and exchanged tips on how to improve, with an eye to picking up the pace in subsequent races. Yao Shengmo, the overall winner of the first round, met his biggest opponent Wu Fan in Round 2. Although they were not in the same group, both of them gave their upmost to win the championship.

    *The Drift racing category / XPT ES8 Driver's Racing / Fixed Gear Racing *

    As new categories were added the round, the Liqui Moly Drift Invitational, XPT ES8 Driver's Racing and the Street-drive Fixed Gear racing garnered much attention from the spectators.

    Drift is one of the most popular motor sports. The spectators jumped to their feet and cheered as soon as they saw the white smoke exit from the exhaust pipes with engines roaring and tires screaming. One of the more popular EVs, the XPT ES8 is powered by XPT's leading intelligent electric power platform. XPT ES8 competed with gasoline-powered cars during this round, reflecting a contest between the contemporary and the future. One can sense the vigor and vitality of the young adults who attended the event when they cheered during the trendsetting fixed gear racing segment.

    Wang Qi, from the RZOIL DRS team, won the Liqui Moly Drift Invitational and set the fastest lap, followed by runner-up Chen Wenqian and second runner-up Xia Changhao from Shanghai Drift Team (SDT). Dai Xiangsheng was the winner of the XPT ES8 Driver's Racing with Duan Yuqiang coming in second place and Lv Jiahai claiming the third spot. At the excitement-filled Street-drive Fixed Gear racing event, Li Dongda finished as the runner-up, as he became exhausted and fell to the ground before the end of the race. As a result, the foreign contestant Jean crossed the finish line first. Zhou Xing came in the third place. These young men demonstrate what it means to hold on to the end despite the difficulty, exemplifying the spirit of the sport.

    Following the inaugural competition, the event operation team of M2K plans to review every detail of the event with Nanjing Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone with the aim of transforming M2K into a true car racing competition loved by all and one that promotes the culture of motor racing. The event will conclude on November 11, when M2K will be fully upgraded and even more exciting.

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    Fall brings plenty of flea markets and antiques shows; collectors and antiques lovers have a wide choice of places to visit, explore and buy, so here are 7 Kovels favorites that are worth a trip. Some come around a few times each year and all are overflowing with treasures just waiting to be found.

    CLEVELAND (PRWEB) September 21, 2018

    Temperatures are starting to drop up north, but collectors and antiques lovers still have a wide choice of flea markets to explore throughout the country. Here’s a roundup of 7 of Kovels' favorite large markets that are worth a trip. Some of these markets only come around a few times a year and each is renowned for its scale, variety of items, negotiable prices and popularity among both locals and tourists. Best of all, they are overflowing with treasures waiting to be found.

    1. Burton Ohio Antiques Market
    Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, Ohio
    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    Now in its 58th year, this twice-a-year market is held rain or shine at Ohio’s oldest county fairgrounds. With dealers under tents on the racetrack and inside under the grandstand, dealers from across the U.S. and Canada will be displaying silver, china, jewelry, porcelain, glassware, textiles, advertising, Americana, furniture, decorative accessories, rugs, primitives, old tool and much, much more. Burton advertises itself as the only antiques event in the U.S. where show employees pick up your purchases from the dealers and take them to a loading area where they put them in your car for free. Earlybird shoppers pay $25 to enter at 8 a.m.; general admission is $8 after 10 a.m. Closing time: 4:30 p.m. Burton is located just east of Cleveland and is home to one of the largest Amish communities in the world.

    2. Randolph Street Market
    1340 W. Washington St., Chicago, Illinois
    Saturdays and Sundays, September 29 and 30, October 27 and 28, November 17 and 18, and December 15 and 16, 2018; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Downtown Chicago’s Randolph Street Market, located west of the Loop, features vintage, antique, and global goods with a mix of price ranges from thrifty to extravagant. Open one weekend during almost every month of the year, it’s considered one of the hippest markets around. Booths are separated into categories within the market: Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market and Modern Vintage. For those looking for just about anything retro or vintage, this is a great place to go. From embroidered hankies and estate jewelry to vintage and indie fashion, household and kitchen items, memorabilia, and art it’s one-stop shopping for treasures and memorable holiday gifts. $10 admission, $8 pre-paid, family package available with drinks and snacks.

    3. Renninger’s Antique and Collector's Extravaganza
    Kutztown, Pennsylvania
    Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, September 29, 2018
    Located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Renninger’s hosts a flea market extravaganza three times a year — September 27 to 29 is the final market of the year. The extravaganza is set up behind Renninger’s Antique & Farmer’s Market, with exhibitors outside, under tents and in two 350-foot long pavilions. Admission for Thursday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is $10; Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is $6; and Saturday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is $4. Exhibitors switch it up a bit so each day is a different and unique experience. The event goes on in all weather conditions, so prepare accordingly.

    4. Round Top Texas Antique Week
    4036 Texas Hwy. 237, Round Top, Texas 78954
    Monday, October 1 through Saturday, October 6, 2018
    Everything is bigger in Texas, and its premiere flea market is no exception, especially in its 50th year. Round Top offers three shows a year – Spring and Fall Antiques Fairs and a newer Winter Antiques Show in the Big Red Barn. Round Top prides itself on being 100 percent antique and vintage—no reproductions or new merchandise. VIP ticket holders pay $20 and can shop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first day, October 1. General admission is $10. One ticket is good for all 6 days of the show. Thousands of other dealers from across the country line Highway 237 in communities around Round Top and Warrenton, showcasing arts and crafts and a wide variety of merchandise, as well as antiques and collectibles. These shows open and close on different dates from September 20 to October 8 and attract tens of thousands of buyers. For information on other venues and their opening days contact the Round Top Chamber of Commerce or the City of Warrenton.

    5. Scott’s Antique Market
    Atlanta Expo Center, Atlanta, Georgia
    Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
    Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
    Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
    Scott’s advertises itself “America’s favorite treasure hunt.” It’s one of America’s largest antiques shows, with over 2,000 booths both outdoors and in two buildings with a shuttle that runs back and forth. Browse through furniture, rugs, architectural elements, silver, copper, jewelry, pottery, glass, paper, and housewares for hard-to-find antiques from a variety of eras and regions. Plenty of bargains. Thursday 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $5. Parking free. Other fall Scott shows are held at Fayette County Fairgrounds in Washington Courthouse, Ohio: September 28 to 30, 2018, and at the Columbus Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio: November 24 and 25 and December 15 and 16, 2018.

    6. Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show 2018
    Portland Expo Center, Portland, Oregon
    October 27 and 28, 2018
    With more than 1,000 vendors, outstanding collectibles, and even prizes and contests, the Portland Expo thinks they are all things to all people. Content covers items from the mid-1880s to early 1970s. They advertise “cool” things for the collector who remembers G.I. Joe, Star Trek and Fisher Price as well as the baby boomer who wants to connect to the things that were around when they were in their teens. Other categories include vintage sterling flatware, smalls, rare books, advertising, clothing, decorative items and estate jewelry. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., $8; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $7. Look for another fair by the same organizer at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington, on November 3 and 4, 2018!

    7. Long Beach Antique Market
    Veterans Stadium, Long Beach, California
    Third Sundays: September 16, September 30 – Special Sale, October 21, November 18, 2018
    The Long Beach Antique Market calls itself “the flea market with style.” Over 800 sellers feature a huge selection of antiques, collectibles and everything chic, cheap, unique and vintage, all at bargain prices. Find collectibles, home décor, jewelry, furniture, vintage clothing and more. The sale is spread out over 20 acres at the Veterans Stadium in Long Beach come rain or shine. But please leave pets at home! Early admission from 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m., $12. 6:30 until 2 p.m., $7; children under 12, free.

    Terry Kovel is America’s foremost authority on antiques and collectibles. She is the well-known columnist and author of more than 100 books on antiques and collecting. The 2019 edition of Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide will soon be available at and local bookstores. This all-new 51st edition of Kovels’ popular annual price guide features 16,000 prices and more than 2,500 photos, larger than ever before, on items in categories most sought-after by collectors. New this edition – 300 marks to help identify pottery, porcelain, glass and other collectibles. Terry Kovel will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)kovels(dot)com.

    About, created by Terry Kovel and her daughter, Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, the Kovels have written some of America’s most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. The website,, online since 1998, offers more than a million free prices, and includes a free weekly email, “Kovels Komments.” It gives readers a bird’s-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions and answers and much more.

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