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    Independent Candidate Michael Maloney's Platform on Justice Reform

    BOSTON (PRWEB) October 06, 2018

    Treatment will be expanded to avoid prosecution and incarceration for non-violent drug cases, diversionary programs to include non-violent offenders under the age of 25 will be utilized, a five member panel will be created and charged with re-sentencing inappropriately long addiction sentences stemming from past minimum mandatories, accountability and transparency will be enacted within the local justice system and sensible use of tax dollars will be sought in the battle over the current opioid epidemic under Michael Maloney’s responsible criminal justice reform plan for the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.

    Running as an Independent with ten years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, Michael Maloney is a progressive reformer capable of enacting these revolutionary changes.

    “I’ve spend over ten years as a defense attorney advocating for treatment over incarceration in our community. I’ve devoted my career to helping countless individuals suffering from addiction and mental health as well as advocating for single-parent families, the LGBTQ community, at risk-youth, homeless, veterans and domestic violence survivors. I’ve worked to expand diversionary programs for juveniles allowing them to avoid a judicial system that would be better utilized on serious crime.”

    Michael is keenly aware of the effect the current opioid epidemic has had on the local community. He envisions the Suffolk DA’s office as a partner with the community that will advocate for bail reform and expand diversionary programs that seek treatment over incarceration for those suffering from addiction and mental illness.

    “In the past twelve months alone I’ve seen too many people over-dose or die from opioids. I’ve repeatedly seen minorities disproportionately affected by drug crimes. Minorities do not use drugs any more frequently, but are prosecuted at a higher rates. Sentences for minorities tend to be more frequent and extreme in comparison to sentences for the same offense committed by non-minorities. Many of these individuals suffer from addiction and mental illness where treatment and reform would benefit not only the individual, but the community as a whole. Our community cannot simply incarcerate its way out of the current opioid epidemic.

    With my plan for responsible criminal justice reform we will help victims become survivors while making sure justice is fair and equitable for all by reasonably prosecuting crime including open drug dealing and shoplifting.”

    Here are the main points of Michael’s “RESPONSIBLE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM” plan:

    NON-VIOLENT DRUG OFFENSES: Triage offenders so that addicts and mentally ill receive treatment over incarceration. Treatment will be expanded to avoid prosecution and incarceration for non-violent drug cases.

    YOUTH DIVERSONARY PROGRAMS: Right now these programs are only utilized for defendants under the age of 18. All diversionary programs would be expanded to include non-violent offenders under the age of 25. A diversity task force will be established to create opportunities for local youth to connect with the Suffolk DA’s office to avoid becoming victims or defendants.

    MINIMUM MANDATORIES: Minimum mandatories for non-violent offenders preclude judges from considering the circumstances surrounding the allegation. Treatment will be sought in-lieu of prosecution for non-violent addiction cases. A five member panel will be created and charged with resentencing arguably inappropriately long addiction sentences stemming from past minimum mandatories. Sheriff Tompkins will be asked to serve as a member.

    ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY: All prosecutors will participate in mandatory implicit bias training. Out-of-county prosecutors will be utilized to investigate criminal allegations against Suffolk County police. Total transparency on department metrics, e.g., race, gender, and ethnicity of all individuals prosecuted. Increase police body-camera program.

    THE OPIOID/ADDICTION EPIDEMIC: Cannabis is an exit drug therefore, testing positive for THC will never result in a probation violation. Alternative justice programs will be utilized to avoid charging defendants whenever possible for non-violent offenses and inclusion of harm reduction zones.

    SENSIBLE USE OF TAX DOLLARS: Reallocate money to aggressively pursue violent criminals.

    About Michael Maloney

    Michael Maloney is an experienced trial attorney who built his career in the Commonwealth. He is originally from Plainville, MA and is a 2006 graduate of New England Law in Boston.

    Michael started his legal career as an independent public defense attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). Michael worked tirelessly advocating for those who have been victimized by the conditions of poverty, addiction and mental health, growing his criminal justice practice from a single office in Attleboro to offices in Boston and Brockton.

    Michael continues to run his successful law firm in Boston and Brockton where he’s licensed to practice law in four states and numerous federal jurisdictions. He has handled hundreds of cases from arraignment through trial including misdemeanors and life-sentences throughout Massachusetts.

    Michael has had a successful, multi-faceted career managing many priorities. He helped build a highly respected chain of medical cannabis evaluation facilities from the ground up and sold the 180+ employee company in December 2017. He also owns an alternative wellness company, CBD Thera. Through these businesses Michael has donated time and money to the causes he advocates for including assisting veterans suffering from addiction and mental health issues and expansion of programs to help youth in the community.

    Michael manages a large staff for his businesses which include many former addicts who have broken the cycle of addiction through treatment over incarceration. Michael has tremendous respect for these individuals and believes they have added substantial value to his companies’ successes, a model he can replicate across many spectrums as District Attorney for Suffolk County.

    As an Independent autonomous of obligations to any political party, Michael is completely committed to the diverse community he serves and knows well. And as counsel for the community, he welcomes the opportunity to re-establish a relationship of credibility and trust where voices in the community that have previously been silenced or overlooked will be heard through public forums and open debates. Mike envisions a shared partnership between the community and the Suffolk DA’s office capable of reducing crime by enacting reasonable prosecutions ultimately advancing community safety, fairness and due process for all.

    When Michael isn’t advocating for criminal justice reform across Massachusetts, he enjoys hiking with his best friend, his golden-retriever Yoshi and spending time with his friends and family. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    Terry Nelson is expanding his revolutionary company, Aqua Running, to the United States, and wants 50 U.S. veterans to mentor. Nelson wants to set each one up with five hydro buoyancy suits – which retail for $300 each - and help them build their own rehabilitation and fitness training businesses. Reported by 5 hours ago.

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    Tokyo market holds last tuna auction before move Tokyo fishmongers yesterday gathered before dawn for one final tuna auction at the world-famous Tsukiji market before it closed its doors to move to a new site. It was an emotional moment for veterans of the market, the beating heart of Tokyo’s culinary scene for decades, which many acknowledged had become too rundown to support its... Reported by WorldNews 21 hours ago.

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    Homes 4 Families took a unique approach to fundraising today and raised more than $100,000 to build homes for low-income veterans and their families.

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (PRWEB) October 06, 2018

    Homes 4 Families took a unique approach to fundraising today and raised more than $100,000 to build homes for low-income veterans and their families. Six celebrities, veterans, business leaders, and LAPD SWAT Team members took part, rappelling 25 stories from the roof of the Universal Hilton Hotel at the charity’s third annual “Over the Edge for Veterans.”

    Money raised at “Over the Edge for Veterans” will be used to complete the remaining 7 homes of the 78-home Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® in Santa Clarita. The Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® model provides more than just a home – it includes services such as financial literacy workshops and veteran-specific trauma informed services. This model has shown measurable outcomes in the neighborhoods built by Homes 4 Families for more than decade.

    “Over the Edge does not only raise critical funds to build homes and provide services for veterans; it is also a small way to honor the risks that they took for us in preserving our dreams,” said Donna Deutchman, President and CEO of Homes 4 Families. “We can only hope that by stretching our own limits that we can begin to empower them and serve them in return.”

    Among those rappelling to raise funds are:·     Keesha Sharp, Fox’s Lethal Weapon
    ·     Johnathan Fernandez, Fox’s Lethal Weapon
    ·     Justin Melnick and Dita the dog, CBS’ SEAL Team
    ·     Alison Haislip, Discovery Channel’s BattleBots
    ·     Natacha Karam, NBC’s The Brave
    ·     California State Assemblymember Tom Lackey
    ·     Lily Knight, on behalf of the office of Congressman Steve Knight
    ·     Homes 4 Families’ Veteran Homeowners

    Sean Maguire, Once Upon a Time, Alison Haislip, BattleBots, and Natacha Karam, The Brave served as announcers for the event which launched with an LAPD SWAT helicopter flyover and members of the SWAT Team setting the tone by being the first to rappel down 25 stories. Veterans rappelled as well to help raise money to build their homes, and the homes of their brothers and sisters in service. The evening cocktail reception was hosted by Karam; Live entertainment was provided by Oscar-nominated actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Blindspot) who sang with the music ensemble Ian Roller and Friends.

    Sponsors at the event included:

    Duct Testers, Air King, Industrial Metal Supply Company. Reception Sponsors were Rosenheim & Associates, Inc. and Planning Associates Inc. Lunch Sponsor was Pacific Coast Civil. Breakfast Sponsor was Jeff & Karen Brown. Premium Hire a Hero Sponsor was WFG National Title Company. Hire a Hero Sponsors included Cinmark, Premier America, LAPD SWAT, Logix, Poms & Associates, Fallbrook Capital, Coast to Coast Computer Products, The Green Shield, Anheuser-Busch, Westfield, and Stater Bros. Charities. Media Sponsor was Calabasas Style. Additional Sponsors included Next Architecture, Legacy Construction and Development, Aflac, HR Highridge, Variel Court, Brad Rosenheim, Eric Steinhauer, and Somerset Group.

    The rappelling aspects of the event were produced by Over the Edge, a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations anywhere in the world. Participants are invited to raise pledges in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of rappelling over the edge of a prominent building.

    About Homes 4 Families:
    Homes 4 Families ( empowers low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class through affordable, full-equity homeownership combined with holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth. Through its outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model, the nonprofit provides service members, veterans, and their families with comprehensive wraparound services that equip them to succeed in civilian life, including financial education, therapeutic workshops, trauma-informed programs and veteran-to-veteran support. With more than ten years of research-backed experience and success, Homes 4 Families works closely with the California Department of Veterans Affairs and others to build permanent, thriving veteran communities.

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    Craig Lowndes is now a seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner, while Steve Richards has five to his name, after the veterans combined to take a dramatic victory in Supercars' premier event Reported by Autosport 12 hours ago.

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    Some veterans are going into debt waiting for overdue GI bill benefits Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE If Jane Wiley and her husband Ryan Wiley, both retired Marines, don’t receive the housing allowance they get through the GI Bill by November 1, she expects that they will run out of money for … Reported by The News Articles 7 hours ago.

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans.Ohio's... Reported by New Zealand Herald 4 hours ago.

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    VA will penalize any gifts and other transfers of resources for less than fair market value that occurred in the three years prior to applying for needs-based benefits.

    VIENNA, Va. (PRWEB) October 09, 2018

    On September 18, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) issued major changes to its Veterans Pension, including “Aid and Attendance,” and other needs-based benefits. The rules go into effect on October 18, 2018.

    “This is a major change and understanding its full impact on veterans who need long-term services and supports (LTSS) will take time.” says Michael Amoruso, Esq., President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

    By law, veterans who served during wartime, or their spouse, may qualify for a needs-based pension. Those who require LTSS may qualify for an enhancement known as “Aid and Attendance.” Aid and Attendance benefits can pay a little more than $2,000 a month at its maximum.

    Individuals in need of LTSS pay on average $7,148 a month for a semi-private nursing home room and $3,750 a month in an assisted living facility. While Aid and Attendance cannot cover all LTSS expenses, it can help to offset them. The benefit has helped many Veterans and their spouses pay for LTSS without needing to impoverish themselves for Medicaid.

    The biggest change to the program is that the VA will now penalize any gifts and other transfers of resources for less than fair market value that occurred in the three years prior to applying. Importantly though, the VA will not look at any gifts or other transfers prior to October 18, 2018.

    “Although more vague, the rules prior to October 18 are much less restrictive, so it’s still possible to do some immediate planning now that will not be penalized under the new rules.” said Amoruso.

    Learn more about NAELA’s advocacy and public policy efforts.

    About NAELA
    Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit Reported by PRWeb 23 hours ago.

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    Milestone represents turning point for the organization

    LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STWC Holdings (OTCPK: STWC) announced today that it has filed its two most recent annual reports (10K) along with its interim quarterly reports (10Q) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings provide key information to shareholders and other members of the public.With these filings brought current, the company can now continue to focus on furthering its business plan. STWC shareholders and prospective investors can now have confidence that the company is committed to timely public filings.

    “We are pleased to have reached this benchmark,” said Erin Phillips, President and CEO of STWC Holdings, Inc. “We are now positioned to take a pre-eminent role in the cannabis industry on a national level. The team that we have assembled is uniquely qualified to fortify our position as an industry leader. We look forward to updating shareholders and the public as our progress continues.”

    The most recent filings can be viewed in their entirety at

    About STWC Holdings, Inc.
    Headquartered in Lakewood, Colo., STWC Holdings plans on becoming a complete ecosystem of entities and services that support the burgeoning cannabis industry. From capital, strategic partnership, and seed-to-sale consulting to design, marketing and advertising services, we intend to be highly diversified within the industry. We are a team of highly capable industry veterans that creates value for our partners by providing access to our comprehensive suite of assets. We develop made-to-order solutions to address the range of challenges that cannabis entrepreneurs and businesses face. ­­We believe in the value of cannabis, and we’re laying the foundation for its future. For more information: 303-736-2442.

    *Forward Looking Statements: *This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology including "could", "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential" and the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested in this report. Except as required by applicable law, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements so as to conform these statements to actual results. Investors should refer to the risks disclosed in the Company's reports filed from time to time with OTC Markets (
    Media contact: Steve Caulk,, 303-410-4971.

    STWC Holdings, Inc.
    Investor Relations:
    All other inquiries: Reported by GlobeNewswire 23 hours ago.

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    The team needed to create cap room anyway to re-sign pending free agents, but timing creates speculation. Reported by 19 hours ago.

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    A request to hand over documents to Congress related to accusations that three business pals of President Donald Trump have been privately influencing department decisions has been shut down by Veterans Affairs officials, according to the Military Times. Reported by Newsmax 18 hours ago.

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    Veterans Affairs officials have shut down a request to hand over documents to Congress related to accusations that three business pals of President Donald Trump have been privately influencing department decisions, Military Times reported Tuesday. Reported by Newsmax 19 hours ago.

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    Toronto, Ontario, Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Real Property Management (RPM) welcomes Fayah El-Rayyes to its network of franchisees. El-Rayyes, along with his son Kamal, have opened Real Property Management Care in Toronto, Ontario.

    As first-time homebuyers, the El-Rayyes team “experienced the value of having the right property management agency”. They currently own multiple properties, and have found their success has stemmed from their ability to balance homeowner and tenant needs. “We chose the property management business because of our passion for connecting homeowners with qualified tenants through high quality tailored services”, says El-Rayyes.

    During their first three months in operation, El-Rayyes plans to successfully launch and manage 25 properties. Over the year they plan to be highly connected, locally, in the industry, and manage over 100 units.

    “We believe each of us possess different skills that compliment the business. I, Fayah, am a great leader and people manager, while Kamal has great attention to detail and loves to analyze market data to find trends in the industry”, El-Rayyes notes.

    “Fayah and Kamal have direct experience as investment property owners, which gives them a unique perspective and understanding of property management on both sides of the table” says Kap Hiroti, Managing Director at Real Property Management. “This experience coupled with the support of the Real Property Management brand directly benefits our client owners and tenants.”

    As a member of the Toronto community for the past three years, the team loves its’ diversity and liveliness. The team have helped immigrants with their relocation efforts, and understand different cultures as a basis of how they operate.

    “We are partnering with the best property management organization in the real estate market. Our experience in the market gives us a real understanding of what homeowners and tenants want. Our commitment to delivering a tailored services enables us to balance homeowner needs and wants”. El-Rayyes says.

    Real Property Management Care will focus its growth in the Downtown and rest of GTA areas. You can reach Fayah and Kamal at or

    *About Real Property Management*

    Real Property Management Limited Partnership ( is a residential property management master franchisor with complete rights to the Real Property Management brand in Canada.

    Real Property Management is the largest residential property management company in North America, managing tens of thousands of properties for individuals, investors, and institutions throughout the continent. For the past 30 years, Real Property Management has refined and streamlined the business of property management for the benefit of our clients.

    With over 300 locations throughout North America, Real Property Management are the leaders in property management. Entrepreneur Magazine ranked us #1 in Property Management, and Forbes recognized Real Property Management as a Top 10 Franchise, $0-$150,000 investment. In addition, we have been ranked in the Franchise 500 for seven consecutive years, and the Inc 500 for four consecutive years. We have also earned awards for franchise worthiness for veterans and for franchisee satisfaction.                      

    Real Property Management’s purpose is to continuously elevate property management standards in a professional and consistent manner. 

    CONTACT: Allison Taylor
    1.855.727.6579 Reported by GlobeNewswire 15 hours ago.

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    Chinmayi’s bold statement against Vairamuthu is winning hearts, the talented singer also shared a lot of shocking stories on veterans from Carnatic music industry.  Reported by Sify 14 hours ago.

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    Welcome to [INS: Small Humans :INS], an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


    One pair of e-commerce veterans wondered why it was so difficult to find quality kids clothes in vibrant colors without logos or designs. A technology professional wanted to figure out a simpler way to help busy parents find a trusted babysitter, even at the last minute. 

    They channeled those frustrations in the manner they knew best – by launching a startup.

    “Over and over again, I’d hear parents tell me they couldn’t find good childcare,” said Lynn Perkins, founder of UrbanSitter, an online childcare booking service. “The technology and innovation were in just the right spot at that time to solve two challenges related to parenting – helping families find quality childcare they could trust and doing it efficiently.” Read more...

    More about Startups, Parenting Family, Small Humans, Small Humans, and Tech Reported by Mashable 9 hours ago.

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    Friends of the IDF supporters to cycle across Israel 32 participants, including wounded IDF combat veterans to cycle over 250 miles across the country. Reported by Jerusalem Post 9 hours ago.

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    Vizient Publishes Field Guide for Improving Care for Veterans IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient publishes “Trends in Demographic Data Collection and Use in Healthcare: A Field Guide for Improving Care for Veterans.” Reported by Business Wire 9 hours ago.

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    U.S. veterans are forgoing treatment at Veterans’ Affairs clinics due to the high cost of lodging in some areas, but one group has a solution. Reported by 8 hours ago.

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    USAA Named the Best Auto Insurance Company for New Drivers, Says Insurance Panda *Insurance Panda Just Posted a New Article to its Website that Names the Top 10 Car Insurance Companies for Brand New Drivers*

    *NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 10, 2018 /* The founders of Insurance Panda, a New York-based car insurance quote provider and comparison service, are pleased to announce that they have just named the top 10 companies that offer auto insurance for new drivers.

    *To read the new article in its entirety, please visit the Insurance Panda website at *After conducting hours of thorough research and looking into a number of companies, the founders of Insurance Panda have concluded that USAA is the best auto insurance company for new drivers.

    As the founders understand, getting car insurance is intimidating enough - especially for brand new drivers. Fortunately, thanks to the helpful advice in the article, it does not have to be a scary process.

    When researching the best auto insurance companies for new drivers, Insurance Panda focused on people with no prior history of being insured; for example, all teen drivers are new drivers, as are older people who are just getting their driver's license for the first time.

    "Certain companies have a reputation for being particularly kind towards new drivers," the new article noted, adding that some companies offer surprisingly low prices to new drivers.

    "Other insurance companies are famously user-friendly, making it easy for drivers of all experience levels to navigate their policy."

    For new drivers who are veterans or are active duty military - or if they have an immediate family member who is a veteran or serving active duty, USAA is a great and affordable option.

    "If you qualify, then USAA may be your best option as a new driver," the article noted.

    Other companies that made the top 10 list include GEICO, which is known for offering competitive rates for drivers of all experience levels, State Farm and Progressive.

    Allstate is another solid option, the article noted. As a bonus, in addition to competitive rates for all drivers, the company also offers good student discounts, which can definitely come in handy for brand new teen drivers who want to find affordable car insurance.

    *About Insurance Panda:*

    Insurance Panda is a car insurance quote provider and comparison service based in Manhattan, New York City. Since 2011, Insurance Panda has provided over one million car insurance quotes to happy consumers. Please visit to get a free car insurance quote today. For more information, visit


    Stef Chan
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    *SOURCE: *InterestSpring LLC
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    Hear Rohit Talwar in Los Angeles. Global futurist, award-winning speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future speak about his newest book: A Very Human Future - Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World.

    LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 10, 2018

    Mr. Talwar will be signing books after his presentation. Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6-9pm PT at Vortex Dome Los Angeles 1201 W 5th St F-185, Los Angeles, CA 90017 and Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6-9pm PT at Porsche Downtown LA 1900 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

    "The book is designed to challenge our thinking about the inevitability of technology taking over and humans becoming servants of the machine." ~Rohit Talwar

    The events are open to the public. To register for Monday, October 22, click HERE. To register for Tuesday, October 23, click HERE.

    If you would like to arrange an interview with Rohit Talwar during his visit to LA please contact rohit(at)

    A Very Human Future acknowledges the powerful technological shifts reshaping our world and the commercial and competitive drive from companies and countries to be leaders in the race to dominate world changing fields such as AI, blockchain, and genomics. Indeed, the central argument of the book is that we cannot and probably should not try to hold back innovation. Instead the book argues that we need to overturn the death grip of decaying orthodoxies and assumptions. A Very Human Future is a call to experiment with a range of actions and initiatives to prepare ourselves for a radically different world and range of possible futures - because we simply don't know if AI and its disruptive cousins will eliminate more jobs than they create.

    Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6-9 pm PT
    Vortex Dome Los Angeles
    1201 W 5th St F-185, Los Angeles, CA 90017
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Registration and Networking
    6:45 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation and discussion led by Rohit Talwar
    8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Partner presentations from SparkiCreative and other guests
    8:20 pm - 9:00 pm Book Signing & Networking

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6-9pm PT
    Porsche Downtown LA

    1900 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 9007
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Registration and Networking
    6:45 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation and Discussion led by Rohit Talwar
    8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Host and partner presentations from Jay Huffschmidt, Julie Fogg, and other guests
    8:20 pm - 9:00 pm Book Signing & Networking

    As lead author, Rohit has been captivating audiences across the globe from California, DC, and New York to Singapore, St. Petersberg and Dubai, pulling no punches on the hurdles we must overcome. He has been inspiring attendees to go beyond expressing concern to starting practical trials of actions that individuals, businesses, governments, and society can undertake to begin preparing for fundamental and unpredictable shifts in everything we take for granted from employment to schooling.

    A Very Human Future presents a hard hitting twelve point manifesto of how we can prepare ourselves for deep disruption and backs up these core themes with a range of ideas and actions through which we can start to experiment our way through the potential shocks to employment, civil society, and the economy.

    "Each chapter looks at how new ideas enabled by emerging technologies are straining the old social fabric, and proposes radical future scenarios, strategies, and actions to safeguard humanity from harm and enhance opportunity for all. The scale of the new technologies requires a protective logic for moving forward, keeping humanity at the centre of the story so that we avoid dehumanizing ourselves and future generations." ~Alexandra Whittington

    Read more about the book: A Very Human Future - Enriching Humanity in a Digitized World.

    "Ultimately, A Very Human Future is about a fundamental shift in the scale of priority placed on people and the investment required to enable a more equitable and inclusive future for all." ~Rohit Talwar

    Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future. His prime expertise lies in helping clients understand and shape the emerging future. He has a particular interest in how we can create a very human future by putting people at the center of the agenda.

    Rohit is the co-author of Designing Your Future, lead editor and a contributing author for The Future of Business and Beyond Genuine Stupidity—Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, The Future Reinvented—Reimagining Life, Society, and Business, editor of Technology vs. Humanity, and co-editor and contributor for two forthcoming books: Unleashing Human Potential—The Future of AI in Business and 50:50—Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.

    Twitter @fastfuture

    SparkiCreative is co-hosting the event because the book covers topics critical to the underserved groups it supports. The skills for the workforce over the next 5-10 years will be very different from what people are using today and this is why SparkiCreative has partnered with Fast Future to co-host the US book launch.

    Julie Fogg is the founder and chairman of SparkiCreative, a 501(c)3 that supports women, minorities and veterans with economic independence through soft skills and work experience in technology. She is the founder of Active Port, an established Long Beach business specializing in business communications infrastructure technology.

    TO RSVP:
    Daniel Lee
    (818) 395-6272
    daniel(at) Reported by PRWeb 7 hours ago.

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