Daystar Academy Zoom Disco Dance Party Lifts Spirits Of Homebound School Kids & Their Parents

Daystar Academy, an IB School, hosts weekly dance parties via Zoom to help families cope with the stress of Covid-19 changes and continue building community.

It was especially a blessing for us to have such a fun ‘plan’ when much feels so indeterminate. We continue to be so grateful for all the efforts that the whole Daystar team puts into eLearning.”

— Daystar Academy

CHICAGO, IL, USA, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Daystar Academy transformed a planned fundraiser into a free online dance party and still raised $15,000 to benefit the school. The event was so well-received, they will host a free dance party each Saturday to keep children and families connected and help "flatten the curve" during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

Like most schools across the country, Daystar Academy, an IB World School in Chicago’s South Loop has made the transformation to online education in record time. Teachers have been providing online coursework and video chat connections to make sure that students stay on track, motivated and excited. One other transformation Daystar is making focuses on supporting the social aspects of school life.

Though it pales greatly in comparison to the gravity of everything going on across Chicago and the world this week, transforming a very important fundraising event into a free time of fun and celebration for families obeying the shelter-in-place guidelines was another way Daystar Academy contributed to flattening the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daystar Academy’s transformation of its annual fundraiser into a virtual disco dance party on Saturday evening, March 28, was an opportunity for families to dress up, Zoom in, and let loose. Daystar Academy parent, Beth Fioritto, said that her son “was so excited about the disco party and creating his costume! And, I’m not gonna lie, I had a pretty great time figuring out a disco costume from the stuff we had on hand. It was so nice to have something different to do and be able to feel like a community.”

During the party, popular disco tunes played and families from across Chicagoland could see each other in 70’s fashion dancing and greeting one another via their laptop, tablet and phone. This virtual dance welcomed 105 families. Though there was no charge to participate, the event raised more than $15,000 through previously purchased tickets, silent auctions and raffles.

The event was so well-received that Daystar Academy will now host a dance party every Saturday evening. With so much that has changed in our world, it is important to make a point to gather together and have fun, build connections, and celebrate community. This dance party is an effort to help the Daystar Academy community take a break from the stress of the week and enjoy some time together with other families with students coping with Covid-19 changes. Another Daystar parent, Tracey Brewer, commented that, "The Disco Night was especially a blessing for us to have such a fun ‘plan’ when much feels so indeterminate. We continue to be so grateful for all the efforts that the whole Daystar team puts into eLearning.”

For further information about this event or how the Daystar Academy community is addressing the Covid-19 challenges via eLearning, contact:
Tami Doig, Head of School
Daystar Academy
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Email: t.doig@daystaracademy.org

About Daystar Academy
Daystar Academy is a faith-based, culturally engaged, globally minded preschool through high school in Chicago’s South Loop, preparing students to positively impact the world. Daystar Academy is a deliberately socioeconomically diverse community. Sixty percent of Daystar families receive tuition assistance, with over $1.5 million dollars in financial aid awarded each year. For more information, go to www.daystaracademy.org.

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New York Allows Sale Of Alcoholic Beverages During Coronavirus Shutdown As Market Shrinks To $528 Billion

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 2020, the alcoholic beverages market will shrink from its estimated market size of $552 billion to $528 billion. The State government of New York has lifted restrictions on selling alcoholic beverages amidst the coronavirus pandemic, so that they can now be delivered to customers if they are ordering takeout. In the United States, New York City has been hit the hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, which has put it in a “wartime mentality” that is taking away from the life of the city. With the shutdown of settings for public gatherings such as restaurants, bars, clubs, wineries, and distilleries in order to curb the outbreak reducing exposure, such establishments are losing a large amount of business and will face economic hardships. This action by the government will undoubtedly help offset the toll that the businesses are facing during this pandemic.

The alcoholic beverages market is segmented into alcoholic beverages, beer (breweries), wine and brandy (wineries), spirits (distilleries), and liquors, among which the wineries market accounts for the largest share in the global alcoholic beverages market. As per the Global Market Model – with the year-to-year growth rate from 2019-2020 decreasing from a whopping 7.19% to 2.57%, the strategies implemented will allow the market to attempt a rise towards the original forecast.

The general growth in the alcoholic beverages market is due to the increased demand for spirits and wine in both developed and developing countries, increasing number of alcohol consumers, and rising disposable income in emerging countries. Therefore, the market is sure to make a revival. It is calculated to close the gap between the pre- and post-coronavirus forecasts through the next few years, with 2022’s estimate now coming to $603 billion.

The Global Market Model is the world’s most comprehensive database of integrated market information available. The ten-year forecasts in the Global Market Model are updated in real time to reflect the latest market realities, which is a huge advantage over static, report-based platforms.

*The model is based on the consumption of goods and services in monetary terms (nominal growth), and therefor differ from GDP forecasts published by many leading institutions such as the world bank and IMF.

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Thomas Gaiter Foundation, NAMED “2019 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits Award based on Outstanding Online Reviews

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Thomas Gaiter Foundation is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,”

— Perla NI, CEO of GreatNonprofits

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Immediate Release:

Thomas Gaiter Foundation, NAMED “2019 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits Award based on Outstanding Online Reviews

Thomas Gaiter Foundation announced today it has been named a “2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.
Thomas Gaiter Foundation (TGF) provides necessities such as safe water, food, clothing, and basic school supplies to those who need it. We aid all individuals in need, including the disabled and the veterans, as well as render health services in disaster relief programs. We also provide need-based scholarships for college education and technical schools at various universities across the country and abroad.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that Thomas Gaiter Foundation received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. "Thomas Gaiter Foundation is a wonderful organization that sets its sights on benefiting those close around us as well as around the world. Their two focus points of education and health make their mission relatable to every human on this Earth.", according to one of the reviews.

“Thomas Gaiter Foundation is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is a well-deserved recognition not only of their work but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with this organization.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers, and recipients of aid.
The complete list of 2019 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found at https://greatnonprofits.org/awards/browse/Campaign:Year2019/Issue:All/Page:1

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CCHR Encourages the Public to Report Psychiatric Abuse and Fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.”

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

Question: Who commits more healthcare fraud and abuse?  A. Hospital administrators?  B. Medical doctors?  C. Psychiatrists?  Answer: Psychiatrists commit 40% of all Healthcare fraud.

Question: Who commits more healthcare fraud and abuse? A. Hospital administrators? B. Medical doctors? C. Psychiatrists? Answer: Psychiatrists commit 40% of all Healthcare fraud.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog, operates a free hotline to report abuse.

Florida is the number two state in the country for Medicaid fraud recoveries and a 'hotspot for health care fraud.'”

— South Florida Business Journal

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the recent passage of the federal stimulus package, which allocated $425 million for mental health services and an additional $1.32 billion for community mental health centers, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International announced that they will be increasing oversight of the mental health industry. [1]

Following the lead of CCHR International, the Florida chapter of CCHR is also increasing its oversight due to concerns that there will be an increase in telepsychiatry and a potential for greater abuse and fraud across the state.

“Within days of the passage of the stimulus package a Tampa psychiatric practice sent out a press release that they are now offering ‘drive-in’ telepsychiatry,” said the president of CCHR Florida Diane Stein. “CCHR is very concerned that in an effort to provide help during the COVID-19 crisis that instead of providing help the door to rampant fraud may have been opened.” [2]

In May of 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General ‘announced charges against 24 defendants associated with five telemedicine companies for their alleged participation in healthcare fraud schemes involving more than $1.2 billion in losses”. [3]

Then in September of 2019, the “Department of Justice announced the indictment of 35 people across the country on charges connected to allegedly fraudulently billing Medicare for more than $2.1 billion in what the department called the “’largest healthcare fraud schemes ever charged.’ According to Medical Economics, at its core, the scheme, involved “illegal bribes and kickbacks to medical professionals working with fraudulent telemedicine companies in exchange for referrals of Medicare beneficiaries.” [4]

As reported the South Florida Business Journal, Florida is the number two state in the country for Medicaid fraud recoveries and a “hotspot for health care fraud.” [5]

CCHR is not the only organization that is concerned with the potential for fraud in Florida as a result of the passage of the federal stimulus package. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced today that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.” [6]

“At this time, it is more important than ever to ensure that people receive real help and do not become the victims of fraud and abuse,” said Stein. “CCHR is working remotely but more diligently than ever to ensure that if people need to report abuse, we are there for them.”

CCHR operates a hotline free of charge where people who have been the victim of psychiatric abuse or fraud can make an official report by calling 800-782-2878 or online at Report Psychiatric Abuse or Fraud.

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 please visit www.cchrflorida.org.

[1] Mental Health Watchdog Keeps Service Open for Consumers to Report Abuse & Fraud https://www.cchrint.org/2020/03/31/mental-health-watchdog-keeps-service-open-for-consumers-to-report-abuse-fraud/?fbclid=IwAR1DHx97_DvkFlK46feWSzVOzbesy3C_EMKU1BP-Pa0JU8GFA6J_UA_8fMc
[2] prnewswire.com/news-releases/health-and-psychiatry-launches-first-ever-drive-in-mental-health-clinic-301031663.html
[3] Telehealth: Two Steps Forward For Payment, Three Steps Back For Fraud? https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/telehealth-two-steps-forward-for-22452/
[4] Medicare fraud: Feds indict 35 in alleged $2.1 billion fraud scheme involving telemedicine
https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/medicare-fraud-feds-indict-35-alleged-21-billion-fraud-scheme-involving-telemedicine
[5] Medicaid fraud recoveries top $165M in Florida https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2017/03/08/medicaid-fraud-recoveries-top-165m-in-florida.html
[6] U.S. Attorney in Tampa launches coronavirus fraud task force
Investigators will target fake cures, fake charities, cyber-extortion and scams targeting people’s stimulus payments. https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2020/03/31/us-attorney-in-tampa-launches-coronavirus-fraud-task-force/

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Only Wide-Scale Use of a Fully At-Home Test Will Make a Dent in COVID-19

An at-home blood test that uses a finger prick to sample blood.

We already have a great prototype for an at-home blood test, and millions of Americans already use it every day.

To win this war and save American lives, we need an at-home sampling and processing blood test, and we need it soon.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There was justifiable excitement when Abbott announced a new 5-minute test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. More rapid and widespread testing at point-of-care will do much to help us win this war.

Ultimately, though, hospital-based or office-based testing devices, like Abbotts, aren’t going to make a big-enough dent in this battle. Only at-home sample collecting and processing will truly help us get our arms around this enormously difficult to defeat new enemy and defeat it.

In my earlier article, I outlined a 3-step plan to save lives. The third, and arguably most important, step of that plan is the rapid wide-scale deployment of a fully at-home blood test for COVID-19. In this article, I will more fully explain why this is so critical, and so doable, financially, technologically and psychologically.

WE ALREADY HAVE A PROTOTYPE UNDER WIDESPREAD USE

Can you imagine a diabetic going to the hospital four times a day, 365 days a year, to get his or her blood-sugar level tested? Because diabetics need frequent, easy-to-use blood tests, the market responded with an at-home sampling AND processing kit that helps millions of American diabetics manage their condition fully at-home.

Without this tool, it is safe to assume that many diabetics would be flying blind, living their lives at the whims of an invisible killer – much as we are today with the coronavirus.

The 5-minute Abbott test is a game-changer, to be sure. The President, the FDA, and private business should be applauded for expediting its development and approval.

But touting it as a patient/consumer-centered test is misleading. It’s only a “5-minute test” if you live at a hospital or doctor’s office. For many Americans, particularly those who rely on public transportation, the start-to-finish testing process could actually consume at least four-and-a-half hours.

This, obviously, is an impractical and psychologically intolerable amount of time for most Americans, if you want them to test themselves (and others) every time they seek entry back into their “virus-free” homes. Yet, this would be the price they would have to pay, daily, if they went back to work at their plant or office.

If you were a soldier in a foxhole, would it be reasonable to expect you to spend four hours every time you need to get a bullet to fire your next round?

HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED

What we need to win the war as soon as possible is a test kit having ALL of the following features:

1. Very fast results: If we plan to keep our homes a virus-free safe haven, we need to be able to quickly test anyone who seeks entry into it. This means we need super-fast (no longer than 15-minutes, and preferably 5-minutes) sampling and processing, combined, i.e. as fast as the current finger-prick blood sugar testing.
2. Mobile: So we can use it at home or on the road.
3. Convenient: Easy-to-carry and low-profile, so that it can be kept in the average entry way.
4. Ease-of-use: A simple finger prick should do it. The current nasal- and throat-swabs are difficult to do correctly (meaning a high, very dangerous, false-negative rate) and painful for the patient.
5. No time, energy, or transportation costs: Quick, easy, and at-home.
6. Low-aggregate costs: No personnel or labs needed to sample or interpret results.
7. No prior-authorization needed: Nobody should need an order from their doctor to quickly learn if they have COVID-19. Test can be done any time, day or night.
8. High-quality and “idiot-proof”: No medical – or even high school – degree needed.
9. Safe and effective: Proven repeatedly over many years of use.
10. Highly accurate: Very low error rate, especially dangerous false-negative rate

THREE COMPANIES READY TO ROLL

I personally know of three companies that, if soon they receive adequate funding for further development, manufacturing, and distribution, and robust regulatory support, can very quickly help us accomplish the goal of having a large-scale at-home-test program that could meet these requirements, nationwide.

Why are all of those features of great importance? Because, if the tests aren’t widely and aggressively used, we won’t come close to being able to save, by my count, 50,000 American lives. It would be like performing D-Day with only 1,000 soldiers, instead of 156,000.

Gen. Eisenhower didn’t do it, and I don’t believe President Trump will either. He is looking for “The One Big Thing,” a knock-out punch.

Based on my decades of experience in the health sciences, including previously serving as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, I know that at-home-sample-collection and processing, which will help us accomplish aggressive testing in enormous numbers, is the only way we are going to win this war.

This is doable. We just need our leaders to make this Phase I of my plan happen, very, very soon.

The Hon. John Norris is an FDA Former Principal Deputy Commissioner, a Harvard Former Health Policy and Management Faculty Member, a Massachusetts Former Chairman of the Clinical Laboratory Regulation Reform Commission, and Chairman of FDTH Regulatory Affairs Strategies, as well as an inventor-entrepreneur and frequent drug, device, Healthcare-IT, clinical lab, and hospital-system visionary, innovator, advisor, and board member. He can be reached at john.norris.jd.mba@fdthregulatoryaffairsstrategies.com.

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Domestic Violence Victims Have More To Fear Than COVID19–New Website Aims To Prevent Intimate Partner Homicide

Survivors of intimate partner homicide attempts whose stories were featured in the documentary film, Finding Jenn's Voice, gather as a group dressed in white looking to camera

Survivors of intimate partner homicide attempts featured in Finding Jenn’s Voice

Logo created for Voices4Change features concentric circles symbolizing community coming together -  in teal and purple, colors representing the "NoMore" campaign and Domestic Violence Awareness

Voices4Change Logo

Fining Jenn's Voice Film Poster featuring photos of survivors of intimate partner homicide and a silhouette of a pregnant woman.

Finding Jenn’s Voice Film Poster

Responding to the increased risk for intimate partner homicide during the COVID-19 pandemic, Voices4Change offers free film streaming, resources, and training.

READING, PA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each year, 50,000 women are murdered by their partners or family members worldwide and in the United States more than 4 women each day are killed by intimate partners. With the spread of Covid-19 and the subsequent orders for social distancing, the risks to victims of intimate partner violence are on the rise. Law enforcement officials across the country and around the world are already reporting an uptick in domestic violence calls amid fears that the current crisis increases the likelihood of lethal or near-lethal abuse.

Domestic violence perpetrators frequently use isolation to control, intimidate and facilitate their abuse. With more and more communities facing a lock down, victims find themselves literally imprisoned with their abusers, with none of their usual support systems (i.e. work, school, community) available to escape the violence. It’s a situation that some have described as a “ticking time bomb” (https://nomore.org/listening-from-home/).

“As a survivor of domestic and gun violence, I’ve been describing the situation of women and children being isolated at home right now with an abuser as a powder keg,” said Kate Ranta, featured in FINDING JENN’S VOICE and author of Killing Kate: A Story of Turning Abuse and Tragedy into Transformation and Triumph.“ Abusers thrive in situations exactly like this, where they have complete power and control. Their victims are trapped, and it’s extremely volatile and dangerous.”

During this time of uncertainty and fear, many people are turning to online resources for information and support. Voices4Change.net is a digital resource for intimate partner violence survivors and professionals. The site offers online training for healthcare professionals and law enforcement, discussion forums for survivors and professionals, and a portal to FINDING JENN’S VOICE.

FINDING JENN’S VOICE is an award-winning documentary film which examines the risks of homicide during pregnancy and reveals the nature of abusive relationships. Featuring the stories of survivors of intimate partner homicide attempts and grounded in the research of leading domestic violence experts, the film paints a picture of intimate partner violence that looks beyond the black eye.

Filmmaker and social worker Tracy Schott observes, “Film is a powerful medium in creating social change. Through this website, we hope to change the horrific statistics and consequences of intimate partner violence by helping people recognize abusive relationships before they become deadly. Given the increased dangers associated with social distancing, I think it’s important to remove any financial obstacles to getting this information where it can save lives.”

Schott has partnered with a number of organizations who are helping to get the word out to their constituents about this offer: Conference on Crimes Against Women, Global Peace Film Festival, Global Rights for Women, JWI (Jewish Women International Alliance to End Domestic Abuse), Respond Against Violence, Women Count USA, and 1GEN have all pledged to support this effort. “We’re committed to offering this service for free for the month of April but hope to find the support to continue to do so indefinitely,” says Schott.

Individuals and organizations interested in joining Voices4Change are encouraged to reach out to info@voices4change.net.

ABOUT SCHOTT PRODUCTIONS
Voices4Change was created by Tracy Schott, MSW, MS owner of Schott Productions. Ms. Schott worked as a child and family therapist, specializing in child sexual abuse cases for 15 years. In 2000, she made the unusual career change to film and video production with a goal of creating social change through media. In addition to FINDING JENN’S VOICE, Schott Productions has created television content, commercials and short films, many dealing with mental health and social issues. Schott Productions is based in Pennsylvania.

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COA Thanks CMS for Major Telehealth Expansion Allowing Community Providers to Continue Cancer Treatment During Pandemic

Significant Expansion of Telehealth Services Provides a Vital Lifeline to Patients with Cancer Whose Treatment Cannot Stop

We can't thank CMS and Administrator Verma enough for quickly moving these changes forward that will dramatically help oncology providers treat patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

— Ted Okon, executive director of COA

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for new flexibilities to telehealth regulations and rules that will allow community oncology providers to dramatically expand safe cancer treatment during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) global pandemic. This major expansion of telehealth services and relaxation of regulations provides a huge boost to the ability of community practices to care for patients with cancer whose treatment cannot stop.

The new regulatory relief and rules from CMS are extensive and include the ability for providers to furnish 80 more services via telehealth and to bill for telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits. Additionally, CMS has made it clear that providers can now evaluate patients who have audio-only phone systems, an immense easing of burdens for those patients who might not have access to, or are not comfortable with, advanced technology.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a major reorganization and restructuring of cancer care in America. CMS’ rapid response to the crisis in recent weeks means that patients with cancer, many of whom are Medicare seniors with compromised immune systems that are most at risk of infection, can continue to receive cancer treatments while staying safe.

For example, thanks to telehealth, a community oncology practice in Oregon has been able to treat an 81-year-old patient with a new diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. That person is being managed remotely, with labs drawn at the patient’s residence center. Weekly virtual telehealth meetings allow the physician to track how the patient is doing, ensuring they receive needed cancer care in a safe, cost-efficient setting.

A community oncology practice in North Texas also reports that telemedicine is allowing it to spare rural patients with long drives into urban areas that have seen COVID-19 outbreaks. This is not only reducing lengthy travel times but also greatly reduces their risk of exposure to the virus. Just this week, because of the new Medicare telehealth policies, the practice has been able to help a new patient with liver disease avoid a 133-mile drive as well as coordinate with other specialists for their cancer care.

Community oncology can't thank CMS and Administrator Seema Verma enough for quickly moving these changes forward that will dramatically help oncology providers diagnose and monitor their patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS has demonstrated an amazing ability to cut through the red tape of Medicare bureaucracy and speed up these critically important changes. They are right on target in providing a veritable lifeline to Americans who are struggling with cancer in the midst of crisis.

Across the country, independent community oncology practices have risen to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to serve as cancer care providers for millions of patients. As the providers of cancer care to the majority of patients in America, now more than ever, it is crucial that community oncology practices stay open and active for patients as cancer and cancer care do not stop during times of national emergencies. The expansion of telehealth options and reduction of regulatory burdens are important steps that allow practices to do that while also keeping patients safe and healthy.

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About the Community Oncology Alliance (COA): The majority of Americans battling cancer receive treatment in the community oncology setting. Keeping patients close to their homes, families, and support networks lessens the impact of this devastating disease. Community oncology practices do this while delivering high-quality, cutting-edge cancer care at a fraction of the cost of the hospital setting. The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) advocates for community oncology and smart public policy that ensures the community cancer care system remains healthy and able to provide all Americans with access to local, quality, affordable cancer care. Learn more at www.CommunityOncology.org.

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Export Standby Letter of Credit

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Export Standby Letter of Credit

SWITZERLAND, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) is a legal document that guarantees a bank's commitment of payment to a seller in the event that the buyer–or the bank's client–defaults on the agreement. The Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) helps facilitate international trade between companies that don't know each other and have different laws and regulations. The Standby Letter of Credit can also be abbreviated SBLC.

How a Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) Works : Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) is most often sought by a business to help it obtain a contract. The contract is a "standby" agreement because the bank will have to pay only in a worst-case scenario. Although an SBLC guarantees payment to a seller, the agreement must be followed exactly.

There are two main types of Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC):

The Financial SBLC guarantees payment for goods or services as specified by an agreement. An oil refining company, for example, might arrange for such a letter to reassure a seller of crude oil that it can pay for a huge delivery of crude oil.

The performance SBLC , which is less common, guarantees that the client will complete the project outlined in a contract. The bank agrees to reimburse the third party in the event that its client fails to complete the project.

Benefits Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC):

▪ The Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) is often seen in contracts involving international trade, which tend to involve a large commitment of money and have added risks.

▪ Avoid or secure advance payment.

▪ Obtain Credit.

▪ Secure compensation for non-fulfillment of important obligation.

▪ The banks involved will act according to the internationally accepted rules of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Common Use of Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC)- Advance payment guarantees – Payment guarantees – Performance guarantees.

Security in Foreign Trading:

Offer your trading partner a Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) to secure the fulfillment of your company's obligations under the agreement. This way your trading partner knows that you are a reliable cooperation partner.


Use Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) for managing foreign trade risks.

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Company That just Released World’s First Saliva Test for Autism Opens Up Investment Opportunity to the Public

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Quadrant Biosciences offers common shares through equity crowdfunding platform

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Company That just Released World’s First Saliva Test for Autism Opens Up Investment Opportunity to the Public

Quadrant Biosciences offers common shares through equity crowdfunding platform

Quadrant Biosciences Inc (“Quadrant Biosciences”), a leading developer of epigenetic diagnostic solutions, including the world's first saliva test for autism, announced that it is now offering common shares of the company (at a price of $3/share, with a minimum investment of $300) through equity crowdfunding platform Wefunder. The Reg A plus campaign is Quadrant’s first offering of common shares to the public — the company has previously raised over $32 million through private sales of its common shares to accredited investors only.

Quadrant Biosciences is a life science company that leverages new discoveries in the field of epigenetics and microbiome research to develop novel diagnostic solutions to many of today's critical health care challenges. In December, the company commercially released Clarifi ASD™, the first of its kind epigenetic saliva test to aid the diagnosis of autism in children 18 months through six years of age. Quadrant Biosciences collaborated with researchers from SUNY Upstate Medical University and Penn State College of Medicine to create this novel biological test that is based on the genetic sequencing and molecular analysis of regulatory RNAs and microbes in the saliva.

Clarifi ASD™is the first product to be launched from the company's Clarifi™ Epigenetic Diagnostic Platform. According to Quadrant CEO and Founder Richard Uhlig, several other tests using the same epigenetic research and next-generation sequencing technology are currently under research and development. “Our collaborative research with SUNY Upstate Medical and Penn State College of Medicine has shown that the same approach we used for developing the Clarifi autism saliva test – evaluating epigenetic molecules found in the saliva – is demonstrating similar diagnostic utility for other neurological diseases such as Parkinson's Disease and Concussion Injuries. It is exciting and extremely gratifying to be on the forefront of these life-changing discoveries.”

Prospective investors interested in learning more about Quadrant Biosciences and the investment opportunity can review offering documents and other information about the company at https://www.quadrantbiosciences.com/investor-relations/

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About Quadrant Biosciences
Quadrant Biosciences is a life science company involved in the development of functional assessments and epigenetic diagnostic solutions for large-scale health issues. The company has entered into collaborative research relationships with a number of institutions including SUNY Upstate Medical University and Penn State University to explore and develop novel biomarker technologies with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, concussion, and Parkinson's Disease. Quadrant Biosciences also participates in the Start-up NY program, a New York State economic development program. For more information, please visit www.quadrantbiosciences.com.

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Scott Patrick Carson Concludes Scholarship Program

The Scott Patrick Carson Scholarship Program concluded on March 1 and awarded two successful candidates with $1,000 USD each in both the US and Canada

PARK CITY , UTAH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Scott Patrick Carson is proud to announce that his scholarship program has ended. The Scott Patrick Carson Scholarship Program recently awarded two scholarships of $1,000 USD each to the successful candidates.

Scott Patrick Carson is an entrepreneur from Park City, Utah. He is the founder and CEO of powered by MRP.io, a worldwide leader in the distribution of medical aesthetic devices. He is happy to be able to help college and university students fund their education.

Applicants of the Scott Patrick Carson Scholarship Program were asked to submit a letter of acceptance as well as a 500-word essay detailing why they chose their program of study, what kind of career they hope to secure after graduation, and how the scholarship funds will help them achieve their goals.

The scholarship officially closed on March 1. The scholarship program received an overwhelming number of applicants.

“I would like to thank all applicants for their submissions, and I wish them luck on their future endeavors,” says Scott Patrick Carson.

“I would also like to wish them all safety during this time of the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information about potential future opportunities, please visit https://www.scottpatrickcarsonscholarships.com/.

About Scott Patrick Carson

After several years working in the automotive industry in automotive dealership management and ownership, Scott Patrick Carson had the opportunity to work in the medical industry. After noticing inefficiencies in the medical service supply chain, he created a market to refurbish and redeploy used medical equipment. He created MRP.io, which went on to become the largest online reseller of aesthetic capital medical equipment in the world.

For more information, visit https://www.scott-patrick-carson.com/.

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