Team of Military Veterans Opens Specialty Drywall Repair Franchise in North Carolina, PatchMaster Serving Iredell County

Tim Forrest

Rob Moore

John Gallina

Veteran Tim Forrest leads the charge as group of veterans brings PatchMaster franchise to the Piedmont Region

STATESVILLE, NC, USA, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Retired Army serviceman Tim Forrest leads a group of retired Army professionals with over 60 years of combined service who are venturing out on a new mission.

Forrest and his partners are bringing the fast-growing PatchMaster drywall repair concept to Iredell County and surrounding areas in the Piedmont Region of central North Carolina. The veteran-led franchise location is now open and ready for business.

Forrest oversees day-to-day operations, but successful leaders and fellow disabled combat veterans John Gallina and Rob Moore are working with him to grow PatchMaster in the region — and ideally beyond.

“We want to not only build our own franchise as veterans, but to also grow future franchises with a focus on veteran ownership,” said Tim Forrest, co-owner of PatchMaster Serving Iredell County. “We want to continue to serve our community through this ownership.”

As military professionals, each owner has the skills to lead in diverse environments and achieve desired outcomes. In addition, each of the partners are also professionals in their civilian roles with background in engineering, business management, process improvement, and construction operations.

PatchMaster’s business model offers customers a fast, professional solution for drywall repairs. Most busy handymen, large drywall companies or contractors don’t want to perform small drywall repairs. Service professionals like plumbers and electricians often don’t have the resources to fix holes they leave behind.

PatchMaster specializes in fixing holes caused by renters, plumbing leaks and DIY projects that just can’t seem to get finished. In most cases, PatchMaster can complete the job in one visit.

“We’re really excited that this talented team of veterans and business leaders chose to join the PatchMaster franchise family,” said Paul Ferrara, CEO of PatchMaster. “Their combined skill sets, work ethic and determination to help others really makes them stand out. We also thank each of them for their service to our country.”

PatchMaster Serving Iredell County will cover Statesville, Concord, Troutman, Lake Norman, Mooresville, and surrounding communities. The business is already active in the Statesville Chamber of Commerce and committed to giving back to the community through charitable projects.

To date, PatchMaster has sold 103 territories to 54 franchisees across the U.S. and Canada. Amid a global pandemic and the sale of its sister company, PatchMaster still sold 26 territories to 17 franchisees in 2020.

The franchise currently has opportunities for growth across the United States. As an organization that values and thanks those who serve, PatchMaster offers 50 percent off royalties for the first year of business for qualified military veterans and first responders.

The initial franchise fee for a PatchMaster franchise territory, which consists of a population up to 300,000, is $49,500 USD. Ongoing fees include a technology fee and a downward sliding scale for royalties starting at 9 percent. Franchisees attend a week-long training program at the company’s headquarters in Chester, New Jersey.

PatchMaster is an in-demand franchise with a quick ramp up period. No drywall experience is required for owners – PatchMaster provides all the training, tools and resources to learn the model and run the business. Franchisees have access to support for marketing, including digital marketing and social media, job pricing, hiring, managing technicians and financial management.

For more information on this growing home services franchise, visit http://patchmaster.com.

About PatchMaster

Headquartered in Chester, New Jersey, PatchMaster is a home services franchise brand offering customers a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs. The company provides high quality drywall services for small holes, dings, and dents, typically finishing jobs in one visit. Launched in 2016 and offering franchises since September 2017, PatchMaster has sold 103 territories to franchisees across the United States and Canada. PatchMaster is positioned to revolutionize the home services industry as a pioneering drywall franchise.

Visit http://patchmasteropportunity.com or call (973) 944-4900 to learn more.

Bob Spoerl
Bear Icebox Communications
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bob@bearicebox.com


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Latest updates from the French DGA on the Jaguar EBRC presented at Future Armoured Vehicle Power Systems 2021 Conference

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2021

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2021

SMi reports: The French DGA and CTA International to give detailed insight into the capabilities of the JAGUAR, at the virtual event in September.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SMi Group’s Future Armoured Vehicle Weapon Systems conference, which is taking place virtually on 2nd and 3rd June 2021, specialises in next generation armoured vehicle weapon systems, featuring comprehensive presentations on platforms such as the Ajax, Challenger 2, Dragón, Jaguar, Boxer, Carmel FCV, CV90 plus many more.

Furthermore, attendees will hear technical briefings from top industry vendors including CTA International, BAE Systems Hägglunds and FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.

Interested parties can register for the conference at £499 for military and government personnel and just £999 for commercial organisations on http://www.fav-ws.com/pr4.

In recent news, it was announced that the French DGA conducted mobility and weapon tests with the new Jaguar 6×6 armored vehicle for the French Army. With plans to acquire 300 Jaguars for the French Army, since last December, the DGA continues to test the Jaguar EBRC including all-terrain trials and weapon firing tests using the 40mm cannon.

Attendees will receive a detailed insight into the capabilities of the new French light cavalry vehicle, JAGUAR, and how the 40mm cased ammunitions benefits a medium weight vehicle at this year’s Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference. Featured presentations include:

In a joint presentation, Captain Thomas Zundel, Technical Manager JAGUAR, and Mr Florian Wiss, Technical Manager 40 CTCA and JAGUAR Lethality Manager from DGA Land Systems, will be presenting on “A Technical Assessment of the EBRC JAGUAR Integrated Weapon Systems Capabilities”, covering:

• Overview of the French Army’s new Armoured Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle, the JAGUAR EBRC
• Working with allied nations on the development and trials of the CTAS 40mm cannon
• Integrating missile launch capabilities for greater range and anti-tank capabilities for enhanced survivability
• Addressing the balance between mobility and lethality

Mr Pierre Magnan, Head of Engineering, CTA International, will be presenting on “Technical Updates on the 40 mm Cased Telescoped Armament System (40 CTAS) and its Advantages for Future AFVs”, discussing:

• Advantages of the 40mm Cased Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) for infantry fighting and close combat engagements
• Upgrading and developing new ammunition (A3B-T, APFSDS-T, GPR-PD-T) increase lethality and reduce the number of rounds for an effective target kill
• Integrating the 40 CTAS into the French JAGUAR Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle programme and the British AJAX and WARRIOR IFV programmes

The full speaker line-up, brochure and agenda are available at http://www.fav-ws.com/pr4.

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems
2nd and 3rd June 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Sponsored by John Cockerill

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Please contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk.

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

*source: armyrecognition.com

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About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk.

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Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste to be The-Go To-Compensation Expert for a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Alabama-Compensation Might Exceed $1,000,000

"If your loved one has mesothelioma or suspected mesothelioma in Alabama-please call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 to get your questions about compensation answered.”

— Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center

MONTGOMERY , ALABAMA , USA, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center, "We have endorsed, and we recommend attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to be the-go to-compensation expert for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama. Erik Karst is one of the nation's most capable mesothelioma attorneys and he specializes in assisting Navy Veterans with this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The typical Navy Veteran we are trying to identify served in the navy in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s-and their primary asbestos exposure took place on a navy ship, submarine or at a navy shipyard where their ship or submarine was undergoing repairs or an overhaul. Shipyard exposure to asbestos can frequently be extreme. Financial compensation for a person like this might exceed a million dollars as attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste is always happy to discuss at 800-714-0303.

"If you are the family of a Navy Veteran who has just been diagnosed with or his doctors suspect he has mesothelioma please do not impulsively play mesothelioma lawyer roulette-where more often than not-you do not end up with what you want or need. If your loved one has mesothelioma or suspected mesothelioma in Alabama-please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 to get your questions about mesothelioma compensation answered. We are certain you will be glad you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize their services are available statewide for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in Alabama in any community including Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, or Tuscaloosa. https://Alabama.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Alabama-we strongly recommend the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital:

The University of Alabama’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham. https://www.uab.edu/onealcancercenter/.

According to the US Center for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. Mesothelioma also happens in New Mexico. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including Alabama. www.karstvonoiste.com/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Alabama include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, miners, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center
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Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste To Help a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer in Oklahoma to Get Compensated-If They Had Navy Asbestos Exposure

"Most Navy Veterans or people who had exposure to asbestos in the service or at work prior to 1982 and who have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer never get compensated-even though they should.”

— Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA , USA, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate, "Most Navy Veterans or people who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the service or at work prior to 1982 and who have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer never get compensated-even though many to most should. The $30 billion dollar-asbestos trust funds were set up for people like this too. To get the compensation job done for a person like this we have endorsed, and we recommend attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste is one of the nation's most experienced asbestos exposure attorneys-and he gets results. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime. Compensation for a person like who we have described might exceed $100,000.

"If your husband or dad is a Navy Veteran or person with recently has been diagnosed with lung cancer in Oklahoma and they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 to discuss compensation. As mentioned—compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Edmund, Moore, Stillwater, or anywhere in Oklahoma. https://Oklahoma.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High risk occupations for asbestos exposure in Oklahoma include US Navy Veterans, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, and the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester, oil-gas production workers, power plant workers, public utility workers, oil refinery workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, machinists, millwrights, mechanics, auto brake technicians, construction workers. www.karstvonoiste.com/

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.

Important Note from the US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate: “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact. Frequently compensation for people like this might exceed $100,000.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware. However, there are people with asbestos exposure lung cancer in Oklahoma. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH’s website on this topic:
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.

Michael Thomas
Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate
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International Line-up of Expert Speakers Announced for SMi Group’s Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems 2021 Event

Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems 2021 Conference

Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems 2021 Conference

SMi Group reports: Registration and the programme is now available for the Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems Conference in London, this September.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SMi Group are delighted to be holding the inaugural Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems conference, which is taking place in London, UK, on the 20th and 21st September 2021. As part of their leading Armoured Vehicle events portfolio, this conference will address how technological advances in power solutions will enhance the overall performance of future armoured vehicles.

As the only conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on vehicle power and propulsion systems, this unique event will bring together key host-nation decision-makers, the UK industry, international militaries, and leading OEMs and system integrators from all over the world.

For those interested in attending, there is an early bird discount of £200 when you book by 28th May 2021. Register at http://www.fav-powersystems.com/pr1.

The featured expert speakers for 2021 include:

Conference Chairman:
• Brigadier (Ret’d) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

Host Nation Speakers:
• Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Lead, UK MoD
• Colonel Simon Ridgway, Assistant Head Plans, Ground Manoeuvre Capability, British Army
• Lieutenant Colonel James De St John-Pryce*, Incoming Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
• Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, Land Platforms Group, DSTL, UK MoD
• Professor Aldo Sorniotti, Professor in Advanced Vehicle Engineering, University of Surrey

International Speakers:
• Major General Richard 'Ross' Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
• Colonel Adrián Benito, Chief of 8×8 Dragón AFV Program, Spanish MoD
• Dr Mike Kweon, VICTOR ERP Program Manager, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Lab, US Army
• Dr Carsten Cremers, Team Leader Fuels Cells, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
Industry Speakers:
• Professor Gerhard Skoff, Vice President & General Manager, Special Purpose Powertrain, AVL List GmbH
• Mr Carlos Gil, Director Engineer, Ascod and Tracked Vehicles, General Dynamics European Land Systems
• Mr Jeff Ryder, Vice President of Growth and Strategy, GM Defense
• Mr Phil Barnes, Senior Scientist, Power Sources, QinetiQ
• Mr Leon Tricot, Mechanical Systems Engineer, Advanced Services & Products; Hybrid Electric Drives, QinetiQ
• Dr Marcus Potter, Head of Mobility, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land

The event brochure has just been released and can be viewed online at http://www.fav-powersystems.com/pr1.

Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems Conference
20th – 21st September 2021
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

*Subject to final confirmation

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Please contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk.

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

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About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

Trizsa
SMi Group
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The Complexity of Murder-Suicide: A Tapestry of Voices

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A Voice at the Table

The “voices” of the Complexity of Murder-Suicide

Murder-Suicide: The psychology, the trauma, the survivors, the media, the stigma, the methodology & safety

As families, communities, a country, we must shatter the prejudice and judgement and stop avoiding the complexity of murder-suicide. Lives depend on it.”

— Annemarie Matulis

TAUNTON, MA, US, April 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The United States is still reeling from the trauma of mass shootings. Within that violence were a number of murder-suicides that left too many voices still unheard, too many stories still untold, and too many families buried under neighborhood, community and national prejudice, discrimination and judgement. It’s long passed time to bring this public health issue out of the shadows and shatter that taboo laden silence. Talk saves lives, so let’s talk.

Annemarie Matulis, Chair of the Impacted Family & Friends Division of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and co-founder of a grassroots movement, A Voice at the Table, is accustomed to receiving calls and emails requesting a referral to support resources for families impacted by the suicidal crises of loved ones, suicide attempt survivors themselves, and loss survivors, those bereaved by losing a loved one to suicide. She usually has a wealth of resources on hand to share, unless the issue is a murder-suicide.

“There’s next to nothing, a handful of survivors willing to step out of the shadows, at best, a few online sites. Even within the field of suicide prevention you feel the hush in the room when it’s mentioned,” she noted. “As families, communities, a country, we must shatter the prejudice and judgement and stop avoiding the complexity of murder-suicide. Lives depend on it.”

Matulis reached out to a few friends and colleagues in February with a “call to action.” The result is an 8-part series of webinars and livestreams that weave together a variety of psychology, science and lived experience threads to create a tapestry of voices to expand knowledge related to the complexity of murder-suicide and initiate local, state-wide, and national conversations around this public health issue: the voices still unheard, the stories still untold.

The Voices of the Tapestry

On May 6th, 2021, Dr. Thomas Joiner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University (FSU), will kick-off the series with his The Psychology of Murder-Suicide, a 2-hour live webinar. Dr. Joiner has received multiple awards of excellence and has authored or edited eighteen books including Why People Die by Suicide (2005) and The Perversion of Virtue: Understanding Murder-Suicide (2014).

Stephanie Willard is the survivor of a murder-suicide. That statement tends to stop people in their tracks. It has not stopped Stephanie, a mental health advocate and storyteller, from combining her years of alternative care knowledge as a licensed acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine practitioner, and clinical aroma-therapist with her loss experience. Her 2-hour live webinar, Effect on a Family and the Ripples Beyond: A Unique Perspective after a Murder-Suicide, is May 21st. Stephanie has become an activist and advocate with the Oregon Suicide Prevention Alliance working on prevention and legislative changes in addition to her work with both A Voice at the Table and the AAS Impacted Family & Friends Division.

On May 27th, Eric Kussin and Dr Bart Andrews will come to the table with a one-hour livestream to discuss the role of science and a lived experience perspective with media, messaging and truth related to murder-suicide – Why the Media’s Portrayal of Murder-Suicides is Setting the Convo Back: A Conversation. Eric Kussin spent years working in and around professional sports. However, a debilitating mental health crisis stopped Eric’s career and life in its tracks for over two and a half years. He learned healing practices that enabled him to dig out of his abyss, and found a higher calling, launching a non-profit at the end of 2017 called, We’re All a Little “Crazy:” The Global Mental Health Alliance. The Alliance is comprised of athletes and celebrities, along with media members, expert practitioners, advocates, and everyday heroes who’ve come together to make talking about mental health a common topic for “5 out of 5” of us.

Dr. Bart Andrews, a recognized content expert within suicidology, is the Chief Clinical Officer at Behavioral Health Response in Missouri and is dedicated to suicide and crisis intervention. Through BHR, Dr. Andrews created and implemented the first suicide follow-up program in the state of Missouri, and BHR has expanded suicide follow-up care to youth and adults throughout the eastern region of Missouri. Dr. Andrews is a person in recovery, a suicide attempt survivor, and believes that the path to suicide prevention must be framed in the context of relationships, community, and culture. Suicide is a community health problem, and everyone can help.

On June 4th, Dr. Mike Anestis, in a 2-hour webinar, will clarify how and why firearms play a central role in firearm suicide, learning more about how firearms increase the risk for suicide and then what we can do to decrease that risk. Dr. Anestis is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center and an Associate Professor of Urban-Global Public Health at Rutgers University. His research focuses primarily on the role of firearms in suicide, both within the military and among civilians. He has published over 160 peer reviewed scientific articles as well as the book Guns and Suicide: An American Epidemic (2018).

With sensitivity to the uncomfortable impact of this topic, three, one-hour livestreams have been scattered within the series and again at the end to address trauma. Dr. Kathleen carterMartinez is nationally recognized as an expert in trauma, the trauma of suicide, and advocates for mindful, compassionate recovery from personal traumatic events. Her livestreams will be on May 15th, Trauma: The Great Equalizer; June 10th, The Trauma of Suicide: Frozen in Time; and June 24th, Trauma: Fractured Spirits.

Within The Complexity of Murder-Suicide series, there is a special event: A Roundtable Conversation: Kevin Hines is an award-winning brain/mental health and suicide prevention activist, entrepreneur, multiple award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, international educator and speaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. On June 7th, Kevin will host a roundtable conversation with all of the series’ “voices” to engage in hoped for takeaways for the audiences and identify areas of action and next steps to tear down the barriers of judgement around murder-suicide and marginalization of the families impacted. We must do better. Suicide prevention is everyone’s business.

For details on how to register for any one or all segments of this series,
http://www.avoiceatthetable.org/tapestryofvoices.html or director@avoiceatthetable.org. To register for the three separate 2-hour webinars: http://www.avoiceatthetable.org/store.html. There is a modest fee for each of the three webinars. There is no cost for the four livestreams. Proceeds after expenses will be donated to A Voice at the Table/Impacted Family & Friends and the American Association of Suicidology.

For the Media: Responsible reporting on suicide, including stories of hope and resilience, can prevent more suicides. Please visit the Suicide Reporting Recommendations for more information. For additional information, please visit SuicideReportingToolkit.com.

About A Voice at the Table: A Voice at the Table was founded in 2014 as a companion to the documentary, A Voice at the Table, a call to action to bring the lived experience voices of suicide attempt survivors to all tables within suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. As a grassroots movement, it has since expanded and become the national "home base" forum for the family & friends emotionally impacted & traumatized by the suicidal experiences of loved ones. A movement: a group of people working together to advance their shared ideas. A forum: a place, meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular concern can be exchanged, in this case, nationally and internationally. For more information: director@avoiceatthetable.org

Annemarie Matulis
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ECOv2 by Pangeanic adds Document Translator, Editing Tool, Deep Adaptive MT and Anonymization

Pangeanic's ECO NLP Platform

One month after its release, the platform has managed more than 10 million segments.

We are extremely excited to launch ECO v2. Many clients need a secure system that can handle many NLP processes in a secure environment”

— Virginia Virino

VALENCIA, SPAIN, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — One month after its official release, Pangeanic has processed more than 10 million segments through its document translation, editing, Deep Adaptive Machine Translation and Anonymization platform "ECO". Current version 2 includes multilingual anonymization services in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese as well as European and Brazilian Portuguese. Services are modular and users can opt for full document translation, document editing, API use, online (real-time) neural machine translation update or off-line update. All data can be fully anonymized during translation, prior or after translation. Anonymization can also be used as a stand-alone service.

ECO version 1 began operations for instant translation and document processing in 2019, when the platform also merged Pangeanic’s previous translation API. ECO was recently upgraded to offer Deep Adaptive Machine Translation – the next generation of neural machine translation adaptive systems which is proving to close the gap with human parity. Deep Adaptive was introduced at a GALA Webinar in February 2021 and has captured enterprise and academic attention (the paper "A User Study of the Incremental Learning in NMT" was published by EAMT iin 2020). With Deep Adaptive, users can easily customize clone engines generated from Pangeanic's massive data resources and have in-domain MT engines in production in minutes. These engines are now behind the company’s ECO v2.

The ECO platform has been designed for language professionals and multilingual content producers who understand the need for efficient and speedy content management with their own. Now, deeply adapted engines can offer both quality translations with enterprise-grade security with servers in three of the world's main jurisdictions: Europe, US and Japan – including full document anonymization services.

ECO features a modern, minimalistic UI for busy project managers as well as Deep Adaptive AI capabilities. Pangeanic's ISO27001 Information Security policies and cloud-based data security infrastructure ensure complete privacy. Those seeking an on-premises solution will be happy to know that ECO v2 is on offer for on-premises use, too.

Those working online and using Pangeanic's SaaS, will enjoy bulk&batch API document translation. Smaller offices, bureaus, LSPs, etc.m can use a drag-and-drop panel, uploading documents at will. Documents will keep their original format. Pangeanic’s ECO Platform is the best combination for several NLP processes to be applied efficiently to content with enterprise-grade security and in use. Among current users are Spanish Tax Office (a government office), news agency EFE, LSPs all over the world and infrastructures giants such as FCC.

“We are extremely excited to launch ECO v2. Many clients need a secure system that can handle many NLP processes in a secure environment”, said Virginia Virino, Head of Sales and Marketing.

“Our ECO Platform has been designed to create an NLP ecosystem where clients can pick and choose a process or integrate them all. With enterprise customers in mind, we are looking forward to linking to platforms requiring custom MT and anonymization services. ECO is the result of years of R&D and our AI processes help increase productivity, reduce costs, and simplify content management and complying with increasingly relevant privacy laws” adds Manuel Herranz, CEO.

Designed for enterprise, legal firms, content producers and language professionals in mind, ECO by Pangeanic provides simplicity for users worldwide across many verticals, reducing admin costs with simple monthly subscription packages. Some of its features are_

– Easily configurable bulk / batch document translation via Pangeanic’s powerful Translation API.
– SaaS and on-premises Deep Adaptive MT and anonymization services.
– Drag-and-drop documents for instant translation or copy+paste text in a private translation panel.
– Full document translations and anonymization preserve original formatting.
– Translation Memory add-on to also leverage previous language data to enhance quality.
– Terminology management.
– Distributed cloud-based infrastructure in 3 jurisdictions with enterprise-grade security.
– Easy-to-understand subscription models for MT and anonymization with transparent and scalable monthly pricing plans – full predictability.

“I’m very proud to count with such a unique team of AI and Machine Learning experts with years of experience in pattern recognition, statistics applied to several NLP fields. PangeaMT, Pangeanic’s technical division works tirelessly to enhance our Machine Learning capabilities in fields that are transforming our industry: from automated tagging for synthetic data to Deep Adaptive Machine Translation or augmented anonymization as is the case in our ECO v2”, says Amando Estela, CTO. “Our approach to AI is deeply rooted in keeping high standards of security and privacy for our clients. We became ISO27001 Information Security certified in 2020 and that philosophy permeates all our interactions with clients and of course how we manage information and communications internally. Our anonymization tool Masker is based on the highest standard of data privacy and is designed to help organizations share information in the most secure way, complying with privacy laws.”

Manuel Herranz
Pangeanic
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The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New Mexico Endorses The Steinberg Law Group as the Best Mesothelioma Law Firm

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The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New Mexico Endorses The Steinberg Law Group as the Best Mesothelioma Law Firm – Experience/Resources/Results

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New Mexico is dedicated to providing the best possible legal and medical assistance to those stricken with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Anyone wishing to discuss their legal and/or medical options should call (888) 891-2200 to speak directly with an attorney from The Steinberg Law Group.

The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of New Mexico has endorsed The Steinberg Law Group because of their vast experience in handling mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cases. With offices in New York, California and Texas, The Steinberg Law Group has a national footprint that helps win the best possible financial compensation for clients.

Typically, asbestos exposure will have occurred sometime between the 1950s and the 1980s. Some of the most prevalent professions that encountered large quantities of asbestos include power plant workers, maritime workers, industrial workers, plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, mechanics, machinists, miners, railroad workers and construction workers, to name a few. Since the latency period for mesothelioma patients is approximately 40 years, most people diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer in 2020 were exposed decades ago.

New Mexico is home to many companies that are known for asbestos-containing products, including, but not limited to, energy production companies, manufacturing companies and industrial companies. New Mexico is also home to natural asbestos deposits, with the southwestern and central northern regions being the most potentially toxic.

Known jobsites, companies and locations with asbestos exposure in New Mexico include, but are not limited to, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal Company, Columbia Asbestos Company, Bates Lumber Company, Kent Nowlin Construction Company, H.M. Public Service Power, Reeves Power Plant, Four Corner Power Plant, San Juan Powerhouse, Albuquerque Gas & Electric, Owens Corning Fiberglass, Phelps Dodge Mining, PNM Resources, Alta Vista Middle School and the University of New Mexico.

For the best possible medical treatment for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, call (888) 891-2200 so a member of The Steinberg Law Group can determine which hospital/doctor in our network is most convenient for you.

States with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut, Florida, Texas and California. For more information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, call (888) 891-2200 or visit www.mesotheliomaoptions.com/contact/ now.

Robert L. Steinberg
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Help Heal Veterans Hosts #VigilforValor to Honor Military Lost to War and Suicide

Virtual Candlelight Event Honors Memorial Day and Mental Health Awareness Month

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., USA, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets) will host a month-long virtual candlelight vigil in May to honor service members who have fallen in battle and military members who served honorably in war and fell victim to suicide later due to the invisible scars of combat.

Help Heal Veterans is a nonprofit that provides free therapeutic arts and crafts kits to veterans and active duty military who are suffering from the physical, psychological and emotional wounds of war, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

#VigilforValor kicks off May 1, the start of Mental Health Awareness month, and concludes on May 31, Memorial Day. The United States has suffered more than 100,000 military casualties of war since 1950, and in the last 10 years we’ve lost more than 65,000 veterans to suicide.

“Our hope is to shine a light on the remarkable lives of those who have been lost,” said Joe McClain, retired Navy captain and Help Heal Veterans CEO. “Often times we honor the war dead as a group and not as individuals. This year, we want to give people an opportunity to learn about the remarkable lives represented by people who have paid the ultimate price for this country.”

Participants in #VigilforValor will:

1. Create a candleholder, either of their own design or one made from a kit provided by Help Heal Veterans for a $20 donation. (Note: a large number of candle kits will be provided free of charge to select veterans/active-duty service members).
2. Customize the candleholder for the individual they wish to honor with a photograph, drawing, patch or other item. Those who don’t have someone in particular they wish to remember are encouraged to reach out in their community, school, church or search local news to find someone to honor.
3. Light a candle and share a picture of it along with their story on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #VigilforValor so we may pay tribute to them together.

For 50 years, Help Heal Veterans has been using craft therapy to help veterans and active-duty military heal the invisible wounds of war.

“We have seen first-hand the healing power of crafting,” said McClain, “and it has been especially important over the past year, when isolation placed an extra burden on recovering veterans and military and the usual sources of support were not always available or accessible.”

Studies show that crafting can provide therapeutic and rehabilitative benefits, including improving fine motor skills, cognitive functioning, memory and dexterity, and can help alleviate feelings of anger and the severity of negative behaviors triggered by PTSD and TBIs.

To learn more about Heal Vets and the organization’s COVID-19 efforts, as well as find out how you can help, visit HealVets.org.

Veterans who are in a crisis and need support can go to https://www.veteranscrisisline.net or call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

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About Help Heal Veterans
First established in 1971, Help Heal Veterans has provided free therapeutic arts and crafts kits to hospitalized and homebound veterans for generations. These craft kits help injured and recuperating veterans improve fine motor skills, cognitive functioning, manage stress and substance abuse, cope with symptoms of PTSD and TBI, while also improving their sense of self-esteem and overall physical and mental health. Most of these kits are developed, manufactured and packaged for delivery at our production center headquartered in Winchester, California. Since inception, Help Heal Veterans has delivered nearly 31 million of these arts and crafts kits to veterans and veteran facilities nationwide, along with active duty military overseas.

Jennifer Baskerville
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Key US Speakers present on Enhancing Special Operations with Robotics at Military Robotics & Autonomous Systems USA 2021

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA 2021 Conference

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA 2021 Conference

SMi reports: Senior military speakers from the USA will be briefing on using RAS for small unit maneuver and special operations at the virtual event in June.

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SMi Group’s inaugural Military Robotics ad Autonomous Systems USA conference, which is taking place virtually on the 21st and 22nd June 2021, will provide a platform for the US ground robotics teams and strategic leaders to delve into the US military's ground robotics strategy and development programs. This one-of-a-kind meeting will explore the opportunities and challenges within the military robotics community in order to deliver the very best unmanned capabilities to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.

For those interested in attending the event, it is only $499 for international military and government attendees, $999 for commercial companies, and free for US DoD. Register at http://www.roboticsautonomous-usa.com/pr4.

In recent news, it was reported that the US Special Forces is to be equipped with ‘game-changing technology’ for counter-terror operations. The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the military branch dealing with “counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and special reconnaissance”, is looking to increase the use of artificial intelligence in all aspects of modern warfare, including drones, to maintain the lead of near peer competitors. *

With this in mind, this year’s conference is delighted to welcome the participation of the USSOCOM, US Naval Special Warfare Command and US Army Futures Command, who are set to deliver key presentations how they plan to enhance special operation with robotics. Their presentations include:

• Major Will Taylor, Product Lead for Human Machine Team, PEO SOF Warrior, USSOCOM – “Enhancing the Tactical Lethality and Situational Awareness Capabilities for Special Operations using RAS”

• Senior Chief Petty Officer James Harvey, Senior Enlisted Advisor, N9 Future Concepts and Innovation, US Naval Special Warfare Command – “Applying Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuver”

• Mr Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, Futures and Concepts Center, US Army Futures Command – “US Army Robotics at the Small Unit Level”

The full speaker line-up, agenda and brochure are available at http://www.roboticsautonomous-usa.com/pr4.

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA
21st-22nd June 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
All presentation timings reflect US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Gold Sponsor: FLIR Systems
Sponsor: Milrem Robotics and Rowden Technologies

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Please contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

*source: eurasiantimes.com

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About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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