CCHR Warns Against Antidepressant Nasal Spray and Electroshock for Veterans

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights warns that President Trump is being misled about a nasal spray depression drug, esketamine, being the answer to veteran suicides.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights warns that President Trump is being misled about a nasal spray depression drug, esketamine, being the answer to veteran suicides.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR applauds White House action to curb suicides among veterans but the idea that dosing the brain through a nasal spray is purely hypothetical.

We are doing a great disservice to veterans when drugs and ECT are recommended. The wrong solution is to approve and enforce more damaging treatments at the expense of veterans’ lives.”

— Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), warns that President Trump is being misled about a nasal spray depression drug, esketamine, being the answer to veteran suicides. The President has offered to help Veterans Affairs negotiate down the price of the new drug with its manufacturer to make it more accessible to vets. However, Bloomberg News and experts report the drug hasn’t been proven to reduce the risk of suicide and has other issues. [1]

Esketamine has potential serious risks because of its molecular similarity to ketamine, a “club” and “date rape” drug that can cause disassociation, meaning victims enter a state in which they feel as if their mind and body aren’t connected, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. [2] It comes with a prominent warning: “Patients are at risk for dissociative or perceptual changes after administration” and has the potential, like ketamine, to be abused. [3] The dissociation can include difficulty with judgment, attention and thinking. [4] There are also reports of esketamine inducing “psychosis-like” effects. [5]

CCHR applauds White House and Congressional action to curb suicides among veterans but the idea that dosing the brain through a nasal spray can heal depression is purely hypothetical, [6] essentially making veterans, already subjected to suicide-inducing antidepressants and electroshock, virtual guinea pigs.

Dr. Jess Fiedorowicz, director of the Mood Disorders Center at the University of Iowa and a member of the FDA expert committee that reviewed esketamine, described its benefit as “almost certainly exaggerated.” He considered the study design for the drug flawed. [7]

Kaiser Health News (KHN) said no information was presented to the FDA committee about the safety of esketamine or long-term use, reporting: “The FDA approved it anyway, despite deep misgivings expressed at its day-long review meeting and in the agency’s own briefing materials, according to public recordings, documents and interviews with participants.”

KHN’s investigation found:

• The manufacturer provided just one successful short-term, double-blind trial of esketamine. Two other trials to test efficacy fell short. Six participants died during clinical studies, three by suicide, compared to no suicides in the control group. The manufacturer and the FDA dismissed the deaths as unrelated to the drug.

• Kim Witczak, the FDA expert committee’s consumer representative, found the conclusion about the suicides unsatisfying. “I just feel like it was kind of a quick brush-over,” Witczak said. She voted against the drug. [8]

• The single positive efficacy trial also showed only a 4-point improvement in depression symptoms compared with placebo on a scale used to measure depression severity.

• The manufacturer had the FDA designate esketamine a “breakthrough therapy” (putting it on a fast track for approval) because it showed a potential to reverse depression rapidly, yet this was based on a two-day study during which 30 patients were given esketamine intravenously.

• Steven Meisel, the system director of medication safety for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis stated: “I don’t think that we really understand what happens when you take this week after week for weeks and months and years.” [9]

Adding to the Opioid Crisis?

Esketamine is used in combination with oral antidepressants. [10] Chemically similar to ketamine, three doctors wrote a commentary on esketamine in Vice recently, stating that because ordinary ketamine is generic, the manufacturer of esketamine “simply isolated one of the two molecules in regular ketamine so that it qualified as ‘new.’” [11] Ketamine’s antidepressant effects are theorized to be from it activating opioid receptors. [12]

“My concern about this [ketamine] compound is that it is a disguised form of opiates," said Dr. Mark George, a professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. “I'm alarmed that there is pretty clear evidence [that] the way ketamine works is through the opioid system. [13]

“In the wake of the opioid crisis, perhaps the biggest worry is that loosening the reins too much on the use of ketamine and similar drugs could lead to a new abuse crisis,” Bloomberg Business Week reported. [14]

Add Brain Damaging Electroshock

Ketamine is used as an anesthetic with electroshock therapy (ECT), a treatment also recommended for the arbitrarily defined “treatment-resistant depression.” The VA reports hundreds of veterans are given ECT every year. [15]The FDA has never required Congressional-mandated pre-marketing applications (PMAs) with clinical trials proving the safety and efficacy of ECT devices. An online petition supports a total ban on ECT.

In 2008 the FDA cleared TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) even though the agency’s advisers said the data failed to establish its effectiveness, calling it “marginal”, “borderline” and “questionable.” [16] As of 2018, the VA had spent more than $3.4 million acquiring dozens of the machines and related supplies, based on the FDA’s approval. Yet, a 2018 VA report on TMS found it made almost no difference in patients’ depression. [17]

Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International sums up: “We are doing a great disservice to veterans when drugs and ECT are recommended. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a term invented to mislead consumers into thinking the problem is theirs and not the failure of treatments given them. The wrong solution is to approve and enforce more damaging treatments at the expense of veterans’ lives.”

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-13/trump-offer-to-negotiate-j-j-depression-drug-for-vets-is-all-show
[2] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320409.php; https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-05/ketamine-could-soon-be-used-to-treat-suicidal-ideation; thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(17)30099-8/fulltext
[3] https://www.rxlist.com/spravato-drug.htm
[4] https://www.livescience.com/64937-ketamine-nasal-spray-depression.html
[5] https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2009/nov/heavy-ketamine-use-affects-short-term-memory
[6] Op. cit, Live Science, 6 Mar. 2019, https://www.livescience.com/64937-ketamine-nasal-spray-depression.html
[7] https://khn.org/news/fdas-approval-of-new-depression-drug-overlooked-red-flags-in-its-testing/
[8] Ibid.
[9] Ibid.
[10] https://www.statnews.com/2019/02/20/psychiatry-awaits-esketamine-with-excitement-hesitation/
[11] https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pajkjy/opinion-the-new-ketamine-based-antidepressant-is-a-rip-off
[12] https://www.livescience.com/63457-ketamine-depression-opioid-receptors.html
[13] Op. Cit. Live Science, 6 Mar. 2019
[14] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-05/ketamine-could-soon-be-used-to-treat-suicidal-ideation
[15] https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/psychologists-support-ban-of-electroshock-treatment-on-military-and-veterans-300462418.html
[16] https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2018/11/27/us-goal-to-be-first-on-devices-worries-former-regulators
[17] Ibid.

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R4G Launches Pilot Program to Help Fund Fun Mom Business in L.A.

www.FictionJewelry.com Authored By Parrish Walsh

www.FictionJewelry.com Authored By Parrish Walsh

We're Using Recruiting Placements to Help Fund Mom Start-Ups in LA www.RecruitingforGood.com

We’re Using Recruiting Placements to Help Fund Mom Start-Ups in LA www.RecruitingforGood.com

www.HypeWorld.com Founded By an Awesome Mom

www.HypeWorld.com Founded By an Awesome Mom

Staffing agency, Recruiting for Good has been funding 'Our Moms Work,' community service; and now is helping fund 'Fiction Jewelry' a business by Parrish Walsh.

We're excited to help Parrish Walsh realize her dream to positively impact the community thru her creative jewelry designs.”

— Carlos Cymerman, Fun Advocate+Founder, Recruiting for Good

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good (RG4) is working to help fund local causes. Since, October 2017 has been funding 'Our Moms Work,' a cost free career mentoring service. And now is launching a pilot program to help fund fun mom businesses that make a difference. Our first mom business is 'Fiction Jewelry' founded by Parrish Walsh.

According to Recruiting for Good, Founder Carlos Cymerman, “At R4G our mission has always been to find talented professionals kickass jobs they love. We are grateful to do the same for Parrish find joy at work; and realize her dream to positively impact the community thru her creative jewelry designs."

How Recruiting for Good Funds Mom Businesses

Carlos Cymerman, adds "We will be using recruiting placements to help fund 'Fiction Jewelry's' marketing, PR, and social media with another mom owned business, Hype a boutique communications agency that provides services to creative companies."

About

Recruiting for Good is a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals awesome jobs they love, since 1998. Companies retain us to find them the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, and Information Technology, Marketing, and Sales. www.RecruitingforGood.com

We're Celebrating Women…Since October 2017, Recruiting for Good has been sponsoring 'Our Moms Work,' a cost free career mentoring service, based in Santa Monica. Want to enter the workforce, unhappy at your current job, or looking to strategize about a promotion?…Can't talk to your boss, or your significant other?…Let's meet for coffee, we love to listen and help to learn more visit www.OurMomsWork.org.

'Fiction Jewelry' Authored By and Founded by Parrish Walsh, "I believe that self expression can transform us and empower us. There is so much beauty and freedom when we reflect our true selves. I make jewelry because of and for that reason." www.FictionJewelry.com

Hype is a boutique communications agency that provides brand-strategic PR, Marketing and Social Media services to creative companies. We provide an extremely hands-on approach to client service and a collaborative philosophy that positions us as a preferred resource to members of the media. Dedicated to the entertainment industry as a community, Hype is committed to keen storytelling and promoting the creative process. www.HypeWorld.com

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Spanish MoD to present exclusive briefings on the F110 Frigate Programme at Maritime Information Warfare 2019

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

SMi reports: The Spanish MoD will be presenting on the F110 Frigate Programme at the 3rd annual Maritime Information Warfare conference in London this November

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Earlier this year, Spain’s Ministry of Defence signed a US$4.9 billion contract to build five new frigates, which started construction this May. The F-110 frigates are the Spanish Navy’s next generation of multi-mission surface vessels with the most advanced integrated control and simulation systems, equipped with a Spanish combat system – SCOMBA.

The frigates will also be the first ships in the fleet to have an integrated cybersecurity system that shields ships against increasing threats and enabling the ship to have reduced crew for its operation and high standards of habitability.

With this in mind, delegates at the Maritime Information Warfare conference, taking place on the 18th-19th November 2019 in London, will hear from Commander Juan Jose Nieto Conde, SCOMBA Technical Director, Spanish Ministry of Defence on day-1 of the event.

Commander Juan Jose Nieto Conde will be presenting on ‘Advancing Future Combat Management Systems: The Spanish F110 Frigate Programme’. The presentation will cover:
• How the F110 Frigate programme is strengthening Spanish information warfare capabilities
• Developing data-capture techniques to build greater operational information superiority at sea
• Development of SCOMBA combat management system to integrate and display data from a range of sensors
• Utilisation of open source architectures within SCOMBA to ensure multi-mission interoperability
• Prioritising combat information system development and advancement in future acquisitions

Download the brochure with the two-day agenda and speaker line up at http://www.maritimeinfowarfare.com/einpress

Delegates will have the chance to hear latest updates on the newest information warfare platforms, as well as a comprehensive coverage of themes from the Royal Navy's Information Warrior exercise, which includes AI, Cyber Warfare (and Machine Learning), Information Exploitation, C4I, ISR, and more.

Snapshot of past attendees include: Agency for Defense Development, Korea | Airbus |Architectes Sans Frontières Congo| Arpege |BAE Systems | BT | Canadian Armed Forces | Canadian High Commission | Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence |CyberSmart |Deloitte | Department of National Defence, Canada |UK MoD, DSTL |Egyptian Defence Office | Elbit Systems | EU Naval Force | Finnish Defence University | Finnish Navy | German Navy | Hexagon Geospatial | ImageSat International N.V. | Janes | Liquid Robotics | Lockheed Martin | Luciad | MASS | Met Office, UK | NATO Allied Maritime Command | NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center | NATO STO-CMRE | NAVAL GROUP: SIREHNA | Naval War College | Navantia | NCHQ Information Warfare Division, UK |Netherlands Maritime Headquarters | Netherlands MoD | Netherlands Navy | Nextlabs| Portuguese Navy | Radley Consulting | and much more!

For those interested in attending the only event that approaches the concept of 'information warfare' in the maritime domain, there is a £300 early bird discount expiring on the 28th June 2019. Register at http://www.maritimeinfowarfare.com/einpress

Acting military and government personnel rates are available.

Maritime Information Warfare
18th-19th November 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

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SpinCar Partners with Carfax to Promote Transparency in Vehicle Merchandising

Platform integration provides consumers with one-click access to Carfax vehicle history reports from 360° WalkArounds®

SpinCar and Carfax both share a commitment to helping people more confidently shop for used vehicles”

— Jim Sharifi

SYRACUSE, NY, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — SpinCar, the global leader in digital automotive merchandising software, announced today a partnership with Carfax that enables car shoppers to seamlessly access Vehicle History Reports directly from 360° WalkArounds. Carfax dealers can now showcase Vehicle History Reports from within both exterior and interior vehicle views for any used car. The integration enables auto dealers to provide greater transparency to car shoppers by offering them an easy way to access Carfax Reports while they are exploring vehicles on a dealer’s website. SpinCar is the first and only digital merchandising platform to offer this integration.

SpinCar’s digital merchandising platform enhances online vehicle detail pages (VDPs) by delivering more engaging and personalized experiences for shoppers. In partnership with Carfax, Vehicle History Reports have been added as clickable feature buttons on all exterior and interior 360° vehicle WalkArounds. Shoppers can access the Vehicle History Report by clicking on the Carfax button from within any walkaround. This new capability is available for all active Carfax dealers.

“SpinCar and Carfax both share a commitment to helping people more confidently shop for used vehicles,” said Jim Sharifi, spokesman for Carfax. “Whether it’s by providing valuable vehicle history information or by delivering interactive tools to empower consumers, we share a common goal of helping buyers and sellers build trusted relationships. This partnership is a win for both consumers and dealers, and we look forward to working with SpinCar to find even more ways to create greater levels of transparency in the car buying process.”

“Carfax is the most trusted source of vehicle history information for used car shoppers, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to make it even easier for consumers to access the information they need to make more informed buying decisions,” said Devin Daly, SpinCar Co-Founder and CEO. “The increased visibility and seamless access to Vehicle History Reports make virtual walkarounds an even more engaging online experience. For dealers, this integration provides a powerful new way to promote Carfax Reports for their vehicles and build even greater levels of trust and confidence for online shoppers.”

About SpinCar
SpinCar offers automotive dealers, wholesalers and OEMs the industry’s most advanced platform for digital automotive merchandising. The company’s 360° WalkArounds® and Feature Tour® products build trust between buyers and sellers by bringing the physical showroom experience to car shoppers wherever and whenever they want. SpinCar’s proprietary shopper behavioral data and VINtelligent® Retargeting solution enable vehicle sellers to deliver hyperpersonalized interactions across the entire car shopping journey. To date, more than 260 million virtual WalkArounds have been experienced by car shoppers across 15 countries. To learn more about SpinCar, visit SpinCar.com.

About Carfax
Carfax, a unit of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, own and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by Carfax vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, Carfax provides exclusive services like Carfax Used Car Listings, myCarfax, Carfax History-Based Value and the flagship Carfax® Vehicle History Report™ to consumers and the automotive industry. Carfax owns the world’s largest vehicle history database and is a nationally recognized top workplace by The Washington Post and Glassdoor.com. Shop, Buy, Own, Sell – Show me the Carfax™. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

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Rosoka Software & Net Vision Consultants awarded DOJ Data Analytics Solutions and Services blanket purchase agreement

Under the estimated $500 million in solutions and services over the multi-year term Rosoka has agreed to provide enhanced metadata and advanced analytics.

HERNDON, VA, USA, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rosoka Software today announced that its teaming partner Net Vision Consultants has been selected as one of several prime contractors for the Department of Justice (DOJ) Data Analytics Solutions and Services blanket purchase agreement (BPA). The DOJ estimates that it will purchase $500 million in solutions and services over the multi-year term of this Blanket Purchase Agreement. Under this agreement, Rosoka has agreed to provide enhanced metadata and advanced analytics, which will include language identification, entity extraction, geo-mapping of locations, a gazetteer for places entity coordinates, anaphora resolution, entity multi-vector sentiment analysis, salience analysis, and relationship extraction in any of 200+ languages.

“This award is further validation that Rosoka's proven NLP-based entity extraction and text analytics technology delivers measurable value to system integrator partners as they design, propose and deploy innovative solutions for managing the growing volumes of unstructured data for federal and commercial clients,” said Gregory Roberts, the company’s founder and CEO. This was the second major multi-million dollar, multi-year subcontract received by Rosoka in the past few months. The Net Vision Consultants team consisted of Norseman Defense Technologies, Southern Cross Engineering (an Entegra Systems subsidiary), Rosoka Software, Inc., Jovian Concepts, Inc, and Enlighten IT Consulting (a Macaulay-Brown, Inc. company).

For more information please contact Kurt Michel

About Rosoka Software
Rosoka pioneered the philosophy that the content should speak for itself. Rosoka's multilingual product suite is used to enhance mission-critical solutions in a wide range of applications and markets. Today Rosoka software provides optimized insights by extracting entities, relationships, sentiment, and location from documents in over 200 languages.

For more information visit www.rosoka.com or contact us at info@rosoka.com.

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British Army, US Air Force and Navy Command Headquarters to present at the Defence Safety Conference

Defence Safety Conference 2019

Defence Safety Conference 2019

SMi Reports: Three senior leaders to join the Defence Safety line-up in London this October.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The second annual Defence Safety conference, returning to London on 7th – 8th October, will feature briefings from across the air, land and maritime domain, as well as from defence leaders, to industry, to policy makers. The conference will also identify good practice to be learned from and inform the views of those who procure, provide and operate Defence equipment and services.

Latest speakers to be added to the 2019 agenda include:

1. Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell CBE, Deputy Chief of General Staff, British Army presenting ‘The Army’s Approach to the Safety Challenge is Through Effective Risk Management’

2. Major General John T. Rauch Jr, Air Force Chief of Safety Commander, US Air Force presenting ‘The Air Force Safety Centre: Delivering Maximum Air Effect Whilst Optimising Safety’

3. Rear Admiral Martin Connell, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Navy Command Headquarters presenting ‘Aviation Safety Considerations for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Army’

The event brochure is now available to download online at: http://www.defencesafety.com/einpr

As the only event dedicated to Defence Safety, this conference is the global meeting point for the military community. Therefore, SMi are thrilled to bring a diverse range of international military and industry experts to the speaker line-up, ready to explore the latest updates on maritime, air and land safety, including how senior leaders are changing the ways they reduce risks and maximise platform and system safety.

Other organisations who will also be presenting at this year’s conference include:

Defence Safety Authority (UK MoD), DE&S (UK MoD), US Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Military Aviation Authority (UK MoD), Swedish Air Force, Netherlands Army, German MoD, Austrian MoD, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters, US DoD, MoD Netherlands, Department of National Defence (Government of Canada), United States Marine Corps, Royal Australian Navy and more

For those interested in joining 250 attendees from around the world, registrations can be made on the event website at http://www.defencesafety.com/einpr

For commercial organisations that wish to sponsor, speak and attend the conference, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or smalick@smi-online.co.uk

Proudly sponsored by BMT and tlmNexus
Supported by The Defence Safety Authority, UK MOD

Defence Safety Conference
7th – 8th October 2019
London, UK

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Interview with Sponsor & Exhibitor Mynaric AG released for the 4th Annual UAV Technology Conference

UAV Technology Conference 2019

UAV Technology Conference 2019

SMi reports: A Q+A has been released with sponsor and exhibitor Mynaric AG, who will also be presenting at the UAV Technology conference in London

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, June 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 4th annual conference on UAV Technology, taking place on the 30th September- 1st October 2019 in London, not only invites the programme managers, requirement planners in the land, air, and maritime domains, but also operational users and industry technical experts to share their knowledge and experiences in the enhancement of UAV and C-UAS technologies at this international symposium.

With the upcoming UAV Technology conference 2019 on the horizon, SMi Group caught up with Mr Hubertus Von Janecek, Member of the Executive Board, Mynaric AG to discuss current developments, priorities and the upcoming event.
Snapshot of Mynaric’s interview:

Q: What is Mynaric doing to enhance UAV Technology?

A: "UAVs exist to collect and send data. They enable operators to monitor activity over defined areas and are integral to defense plans and to the protection of key infrastructure and personnel.

We are enhancing UAV technology by extending the workbench of existing defence systems.

The current Achilles Heel for all UAV systems is communication. If you look at developments in theatres such as Afghanistan and the Ukraine you can see how catastrophic this Achilles Heel is proving. The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine reports regularly on the effect that jamming is having an ‘operational impact’ of the organization’s UAVs. In some cases leading to actual, physical losses.

Laser communication eradicates this inherent weakness simply through its technological working principle. Our new airborne lasercom terminal uses beams with very small beam divergences which are physically inaccessible to radio frequency technologies.

In addition to preventing the loss of communication and the loss of platforms due to jamming, we are also enabling reliable real-time data transfer and addressing the challenge of increased data collection. Laser communication allows for data rates far in excess of those achieved by RF."

Q: What are the future challenges for UAS/UAV technology in supporting military operations?

A: "The major challenges remain focused on EW, such as jamming, and counter-UAV capabilities. The challenges for UAV technology are (1) improvements in data collection and data transmission between drones and to the ground; and, (2) changes in the design and ability of the airframe itself. In the field, data must be secure and free from jamming and tapping. It needs to be delivered to control and command in real-time to inform operational decision-making and analysis ‘in the moment’. There will also be a growing desire for networks of UAVs over various theaters communicating with each other in the stratosphere to widen UAVs’ scope and application. Drones will also need to transform to be able to survive and function in increasingly high threat environments. They will need to become stealthier and become much more autonomous.

Mynaric believes it has the right connectivity product to solve the first piece of this UAV technology challenge."
The full interview is available on the event website, as well as the two day agenda and speaker line up at http://www.uav-technology.org/einpress

Delegates will also hear an exclusive briefing on day one of the conference from Mr Hubertus Von Janecek presenting an exclusive briefing on ‘Laser communication — an alternative to RF communication in Disaster and Security Scenarios’. His presentation will cover:

• Analysis between laser communication and RF communication
• Information transfer between flying platforms
• Laser communication beams, data security & resistance to tapping
• Laser communication terminals & ground stations – size, weight and power
• Frequency coordination and regulation

Those who register by the 28th June at http://www.uav-technology.org/einpress can secure a £200 discount.

UAV Technology Conference
30th September and 1st October 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel
London, United Kingdom

Proudly sponsored by
Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Enterprise Control Systems Ltd, Fizoptika, Leonardo, Mynaric AG, Robin Radar Systems

For sponsorship and exhibition queries, please contact Justin Predescu on jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For delegate queries, please contact Alan Lam on alam@smi-online.co.uk

For media queries, please contact Natasha Boumediene at nboumediene@smi-online.co.uk.

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Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Offers A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Alabama Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get Answers About Compensation-It's Better Than A 'Free' Book

If a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama or nationwide would call us at 800-714-0303 we offer direct access to famed mesothelioma attorney Erik Karst of the law firm Karst von Oiste.”

— Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

MONTGOMERY , ALABAMA, USA, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate, "We do not want one US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama or anywhere in the country calling for a free generic book about mesothelioma when they can be talking to one of the nation's foremost lawyers about mesothelioma compensation. If a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama or nationwide would call us at 800-714-0303 we offer direct access to famed mesothelioma attorney Erik Karst so specific question can get asked and answered on the spot. Again, we think this is a much better deal than calling about a 'free' book about mesothelioma." https://Alabama.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is also appealing to a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama or nationwide to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 so that they can briefly explain how the mesothelioma financial compensation process works and what type of information the lawyers will need to get the Navy Veteran with this rare cancer the best settlement results. The Advocate has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste and their founding partner Erik Karst because they do such high quality work for their Navy Veteran clients. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa or anywhere in Alabama. https://Alabama.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Alabama the Alabama US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed Veteran, or their family get to the right physicians at these hospitals.

* The University of Alabama’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham. http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/

* The VA-For a state by state listing of VA Medical Centers nation wide please visit their website: https://www.va.gov/directory/ guide/FindLocations.cfm.

Every US Navy ship vessel built up to 1980 contained asbestos. Extreme exposure to asbestos may have occurred to US Navy Veterans if they were assigned to a navy ship's engine room, as a machinists mate, electrician, plumber/pipefitter, mechanic, in engineering, as a repair crew member, as a crew member on a nuclear submarine or as a member of the Navy Seabees. Additionally, a US Navy Veteran could have received extreme exposure to asbestos if they were required to stay on their ship or submarine for a major repair, overhaul or retrofit at a shipyard. Asbestos exposure was so extreme on US Navy ships and submarines, about one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. https://USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The states 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.

However, based on the calls the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma advocate receives a US Navy Veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, New Hampshire, Vermont, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For a listing of various classes of US Navy ships or submarines please visit the US Navy website on this topic: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/our_ships.asp.

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 US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate
+1 800-714-0303
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Michigan Mesothelioma Now Urges a Construction or Skilled Trades Worker in Michigan With Mesothelioma to Call for Instant Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Super Hard-Working Compensation Lawyers

“We are urging a construction worker or skilled tradesman anywhere in Michigan who has mesothelioma to take their compensation very seriously and to call us anytime at 800-714-0303-we can help.”

— Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA, June 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a construction worker or skilled tradesman who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma anywhere in Michigan to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for instant access to attorney Erik Karst and his remarkable colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Erik Karst and his team at Karst von Oiste are committed to seeing that their very valued clients receive the very best possible financial compensation results-and they put in the time to ensure the best possible compensation results happen.www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are urging a construction worker or skilled tradesman anywhere in Michigan who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma to take their potential financial compensation very seriously and to call us anytime at 800-714-0303. As we would like to explain the best possible mesothelioma compensation settlements are a result of hard-working, and extremely skilled lawyers who specialize in this specific area of the law. It is for this reason we have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste for people with mesothelioma in Michigan and nationwide." https://Michigan.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

If the Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center had one vital compensation tip for a skilled tradesman or construction worker in Michigan who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family members it would be, “Please call us at 800-714-0303 before you hire or a law firm to ensure you are talking directly with attorney Erik Karst and his amazing team at Karst von Oiste. To get the best possible financial compensation settlement for mesothelioma you will need extremely hard-working attorneys who are focused on their client's exposure to asbestos-with an attention to detail. This attention to detail becomes the basis for a mesothelioma compensation claim as we would like to discuss-anytime." https://Michigan.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center’s services are available to diagnosed person anywhere in the state of Michigan including communities such as Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Warren, Battle Creek, Marquette, Farmington Hills, Lansing, or Ann Arbor.

Aside from their passion about making certain a diagnosed victim in Michigan gets the best possible compensation, they are also focused on medical treatment for this rare cancer. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Michigan the Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities:

* University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Ana Arbor, Michigan: https://www.mcancer.org/

* Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Detroit, Michigan: https://www.karmanos.org/

* Marquette General Cancer Center Marquette: https://ww4.mgh.org/cancer/SitePages/Home.aspx

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Michigan include US Navy Veterans, auto plant workers, power plant workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically, these types of workers had significant exposure to asbestos during the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

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. www.karstvonoiste.com/

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

Michael Thomas
Michigan Mesothelioma Victims Center
+1 800-714-0303
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

SMi Group announce nine key reasons to attend Global MilSatCom 2019

21st Annual Global MilSatCom

21st Annual Global MilSatCom

SMi reports: Global MilSatCom remains a key diary date for anyone within the military space domain.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, June 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 5th, 6th and 7th November 2019, alongside a Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology focus day on the 4th November. Attending this year will provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of how allied partners are working to maintain and sustain space superiority.

The brochure with the agenda and speaker line up can be downloaded on the event website at http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/einpress

Event organisers, SMi Group, have released 9 key reasons to attend this year’s Global MilSatCom:

1) Delegates will hear SATCOM updates from the following nations: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA and more.

2) The agenda features over 50 key presentations discussing the latest topics on ‘space superiority’, UK’s SKYNET programme and international SATCOM programme developments, allied collaboration and future military programmes, resilience and protection in future architectures, next generation LEO small sat constellation and more.

3) There is critical host nation support, providing comprehensive coverage of the UK’s space sector and SATCOM goals.

4) Delegates will learn about collaboration between industry and military on current and future SatCom issues.

5) With an international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, delegates will receive updates from established and emerging space-faring nations across the globe.
6) Delegates will understand the latest technological solutions.

7) There is a dedicated focus day looking at how small satellite constellations and disruptive space technology is revolutionizing space-based communications.

8) Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and network with 550+ attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 16 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 (invitation only) conference dinners.

9) Delegates will have the chance to explore developments on US SATCOM – analysing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans.

For those interested in attending Global MilSatCom 2019, there is a £200 early bird discount ending on 28th June. Places can be booked online at http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/einpress

21st Annual Global MilSatCom
Conference: 5th – 7th November 2019
Focus Day: 4th November 2019
The QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, UK

Lead Sponsor: SES Networks

Gold Sponsor: Airbus

Silver Sponsor: Eutelsat

Sponsors: Avanti, COMSAT, GetSAT, GovSat, Inmarsat, Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Laser Communications Coalition (LCC), Newtec, Oneweb, Raytheon, SES Government Solutions, Thales, Viasat

Exhibitors: Datapath, Hytec Inter, Idirect, Inster, Media Broadcast Satellite, SCISYS UK, Skyrora, Spectra Group, Teledyne, US Air Force, Xtar

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

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or amalick@smi-online.co.uk

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, 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

Shannon Cargan
SMi Group
+442078276138
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire